Friday, October 29, 2010

Captain America, Batman The Dark Knight Rises, Battlestar Galictica: Caprica

No caption.This week's Entertainment Weekly (on sale October 29) features a cover giving us a first look at actor Chris Evans in his red, white, and blue Captain America costume that will be seen in Marvel Studios' Captain America: The First Avenger. The issue will feature a story giving readers more details about the movie and the actor's thoughts on bringing Cap to the big screen. You can see the cover now at
As reported yesterday, director Christopher Nolan told the Los Angeles Times' Geoff Boucher that his third Batman film will be titled The Dark Knight Rises and not feature The Riddler. Today, Nolan is back and discusses his decision to not shoot the film in 3-D. Source:

  • SyFy has announced that it has cancelled Battlestar Galactica: Caprica, with the last five episodes of its first and only season to air in Q1 2011. Earlier this week it was announced that the network had greenlit Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, apparently Caprica's successor. Source:
  • The Hub Presents Five-Day Original Mini-Series Event Showcasing Transformers: Prime

    The Hub Presents Five-Day Original Mini-Series Event Showcasing Transformers: Prime
    Courtesy of Diamond Comics

    Official Press Release
    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fans of the enormously popular Transformers action-adventure entertainment franchise will revel in the upcoming television event on The Hub cable network – a five-part original mini-series, Monday-Friday, November 29 – December 3, showcasing “Transformers: Prime,” a new CGI-animated television series coming to the network. The Hub, a TV network for kids and their families, is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., and is available to 60 million U.S. cable and satellite households.

    “Transformers: Prime” is produced for The Hub by Hasbro Studios. Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci and Jeff Kline are executive producers. Kurtzman and Orci served as executive producers of the feature films
    “Transformers,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Star Trek.” Kline was also executive producer of the animated series “Jackie Chan Adventures.”

    Prior to the five-day mini-series event, The Hub will spotlight “Transformers: Prime” with a Thanksgiving holiday weekend sneak preview of the mini-series and an action-packed lineup of “Transformers: Prime”-related programming that begins Friday, November 26. Kicking off the Transformers schedule is a special episode of the original series “Hubworld,” a weekly, half-hour, pop culture magazine that will be dedicated to the Transformers phenomenon, Friday, November 26 (3 p.m. ET).

    “Hubworld”’s special “Transformers: Prime” episode will be followed by a half-hour behind-the-special, “Hub Exclusive: “Transformers: Prime’” (3:30 p.m. ET), which culminates with the premiere of the first two half-hour episodes (at 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET) of the “Transformers: Prime” mini-series, in which arch rivals the Autobots and Decepticons once again face-off in their epic rivalry for control of Earth. The all-new mini-series will feature iconic characters of the franchise, including Autobots Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and the ominous Decepticon Megatron, as well as introducing new human characters to the action series.

    Following the “Transformers: Prime” Friday lineup of programming, The Hub will showcase the highly anticipated new series with the five-day mini-series event, Monday-Friday, November 29-December 3 (6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET). The week-long run will include three additional new episodes of “Transformers Prime” on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 1-3.

    A full schedule of the “Transformers: Prime” and related programming follows. (All times ET).

    “Hubworld”Transformers-themed episode (Friday, November 26, 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) “Hubworld” is a weekly, live-action pop culture magazine show that infuses what's happening in the life of everyday kids with what's happening on The Hub television network. Actor-magician Justin Willman will hosts.

    “Hub Exclusive: ‘Transformers: Prime’” (premiere: Friday, November 26, 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Encore presentations: Monday, November 29, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Friday, December 3; 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday, December 4, 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

    “Transformers: Prime” - Part 1 of “Darkness Rising” (premiere: Friday, November 26, 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Encore presentations: 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.; Monday, November 29, 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Tuesday, November 30, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 4, 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.)

    “Transformers: Prime” - Part 2 of “Darkness Rising” (premiere: Friday, November 26, 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Encore presentations: 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.; Tuesday, November 30, 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, December 1, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 4, 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

    “Transformers: Prime” - Part 3 of “Darkness Rising” (premiere: Wednesday, December 1, 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Encore presentations: Thursday, December 2, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

    “Transformers: Prime” - Part 4 of “Darkness Rising” (premiere: Thursday, December 2, 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Encore presentations: Friday, December 3, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 4, 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.)

    “Transformers: Prime” - Part 5 of “Darkness Rising” (premiere: Friday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Encore presentations: Saturday, December 4, 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.)

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    Disney To Secure Distribution Of Marvels Avengers and Iron Man 3

    The parent company of Marvel Studios, Disney has secured the distribution and marketing rights to Marvel's The Avengers and Iron Man 3 films from Paramount, with Paramount to receive distribution fees for both films of no less than $115 million, to be paid upon the release of each film. Source:

    Monday, October 18, 2010

    Peter Jackson To Direct Two Film Adaptations Of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

    Peter Jackson will direct two film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, it was officially announced through a joint statement from Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema, Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros., and Steve Cooper, co-Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. Both films will be released in 3D. A filming location was not named, but principal photography is expected to begin in February 2011. Source:

    Tom Hardy Given Role In 3rd Batman Installment

    Deadline is reporting that actor Tom Hardy has been given a role in director Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film. Hardy recently appeared in Nolan’s Inception. The role Hardy will play has not yet been revealed. Source:

    The Hulk and Cloak and Dagger Coming to ABC Family

    Marvel Television, the Jeph Loeb-led division of Marvel Studios, has begun development of two new TV shows that are planned for different Disney-owned channels – The Hulk for ABC and Cloak and Dagger for ABC Family. Source:

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    Guggenheim, Green, and Berlanti Working on Scripts for Flash & Green Lantern 2

    The writers behind the script for Green Lantern, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Green, and Greg Berlanti are apparently working on both scripts for the Flash and Green Lantern 2 films Warner Bros./DC, and the first drafts are expected to be submitted by Christmas. Source:

    Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) To Play Villian In Upcoming Spider-Man Film

    Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) To Play Villian In Upcoming Spider-Man Film

    Sony Pictures has announced that Welsh actor Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) will play a villain in the upcoming Spider-Man film directed by Marc Webb. The cast is shaping up quickly, with Emma Stone now officially confirmed as Gwen Stacy and Andrew Garfield to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man. The villain Ifans will bring to the big screen was not announced; look for the actor in Warner Bros' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Source:

    Monday, October 11, 2010

    Titan Merchandise’s Hammer Horror Mini-Busts Dracula

    Count Dracula and Countess Dracula
    Courtesy of Diamond

    Titan Merchandise’s Hammer Horror Mini-Busts: Dracula has risen from the grave, and he’s launching Titan’s new series of limited edition, high-quality, detailed mini-busts. Christopher Lee as Count Dracula recreates one of the actor’s most famous roles in an 8” H piece showing Dracula in full, fanged pursuit of his next victim. Ingrid Pitt as Countess Dracula celebrates the beautiful actress’s 1971 portrayal of the demented Countess Elizabeth Bathory with every voluptuous detail of her likeness intact. Each ¾- length mini-bust is limited to 1,000 pieces and is certain to attract Hammer fans for whom these characters remain eternally appealing.

    DC Direct Statue Presents Wonder Woman's New Look

    DC Direct Statue Presents Wonder Woman's New Look
    Courtesy of Diamond Comics

    The unveiling of Wonder Woman’s latest costume garnered international news coverage in diverse outlets like The New York Times, TheWashington Post, CNN and NPR. Now, DC Direct offers a three-dimensional keepsake of the historic wardrobe change with the limited edition Wonder Woman #600 Statue. When J. Michael Straczynski was asked to write Wonder Woman, he told DC “If you’re going to make a statement about bringing Wonder Woman into the 21st century, you need to be bold and you need to make it visual. I wanted to toughen her up, and give her a modern sensibility.” Thus, the iconic heroine‘s new fighting togs are more contemporary, functional, and darker in color as designed by DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee. The handpainted, cold-cast porcelain statue, based on the Wonder Woman #600 Variant Cover art of Don Kramer and sculpted by Jack Mathews, reflects this dramatic shift in a stunning piece measuring approximately 9.75” H x 4.75” W x 3.75” D. The statue is advance-solicited to ship in a four-color box on May 4.

    Saturday, October 9, 2010

    The Walking Dead: Premieres Sunday October 31 Trailer

    Trailer of AMC's Walking Dead.

    Mainstream excitement continues to build as the fall premiere of the six-episode series draws closer, and Image & AMC have orchestrated a major campaign to bolster awareness of the comic and the retailers who carry it. The Walking Dead blog is helping to add fuel to the fire of fan anticipation, recently posting a new trailer (below) as well as interviews with the show's Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal).

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    Jack Snyder Named to Direct the Upcoming Superman Film

    Jack Snyder Named to Direct the Upcoming Superman Film
    Courtesy of Diamond Comics

    Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have named Zack Snyder as the director for the upcoming Christopher Nolan-produced Superman film. Snyder is known best for his work on the comic book-based 300 and Watchmen. Nolan and his Batman Begins collaborator David S. Goyer are credited with the Superman story, with Goyer providing the completed script. Source:

    Movie Replicas Direct is proud to present the Christopher Reeve as Superman Statue Sculpted by Karen Palinko.

    It's the quintessential Man of Steel! One of the most fondly remembered depictions of Superman is now available as a commemorative statue exclusively from DC Direct. Christopher Reeve strikes an iconic pose from the classic 1978 feature film Superman - the movie that made the world believe "a man could fly" and turned the actor into a star.

    Standing atop an S-shield base, the Christopher Reeve as Superman Statue is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 12.50" tall x 5.5" wide x 3.75" deep. (The base measures approximately .75" high x 6.5" diameter.)

    The statue includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.

    For other Superman Merchandise see our Superman Section at

    Wonder Woman Coming Back to TV

    Wonder Woman Coming Back to TV
    Courtesy of Diamond Comics

    As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment plan to give Wonder Woman her a new TV show, presenting a modern take on DC Comics’ super-heroine. David E. Kelley, the creator of TV sensations like The Practice, Boston Legal, and Ally McBeal, has signed on to both write and produce the project.
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    Friday, October 1, 2010

    Batman Dark Knight Director Christopher Nolan to Direct 3rd film

    Batman Dark Knight Director Christopher Nolan to direct 3rd film
    Courtesy of Diamond Comics

    The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan has now confirmed that he’ll be back to direct a third Batman film for Warner Bros./DC. Source:

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    LucasFilm plans to release all six Star Wars films in 3D

    LucasFilm plans to release all six Star Wars films in 3D
    Courtesy of Diamond Comics

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, LucasFilm plans to rerelease all six Star Wars films in 3D, with the new version of Episode I, The Phantom Menace, planned for an early 2012 release, followed yearly by each subsequent 3D episode. The new effects will be applied by Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic, and the new versions will once again be released in theaters by 20th Century Fox. Sources: and

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