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Defenders Set For NYC-Based Netflix Debut

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Disney has set a deal to film a Marvel series – “The Defenders” – on Netflix. While the roster of the Defenders [who were defending Earth from all sorts of evil] was rather large, for the purposes of the Disney-Netflix-Marvel series, there will be four NYC-based Defenders – Daredevil, Iron Fist Jessica Jones and Luke […]

CLIP: Kevin Eastman Guest Stars in New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on March 2, 2014

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Constantine Gets Pilot License From NBC

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Snarky British supernatural detective/con man/magician John Constantine has returned from the pages of 1980s DC Comics for a possible new television series on NBC. The pilot episode will have Matt Ryan [who voices pirate Edward Kenway on “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag”] in the lead role. Keanu Reeves played the character in a live action […]

Dark Horse and Nickelodeon to Produce More "Avatar," "Korra" Merchandise

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Dark Horse Comics and Nickelodeon are expanding their successful publishing partnership of comics based on Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra to begin selling merchandise based on the two shows starting in May 2014. Among the merchandise being planned are limited-edition statues, figurines, busts, plush figures, drinking glasses, cups, coffee mugs, coaster […]

Pixar's Mark Andrews Reported as Possible Director for "Doctor Strange"

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The Hollywood Reporter states that several directors have met or are slated to meet with senior Marvel Studios management to helm a planned movie based on Doctor Strange, Marvel Comics’ Master of the Mystic Arts created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Among the names mentioned was Mark Andrews from Pixar Animation Studios, who co-wrote […]

Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Steve Jobs Planned as U.S. Postage Stamps

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The Washington Post has uncovered a list of planned designs for upcoming U.S. postage stamps for 2014-2015, which includes Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Apple co-founder and seminal Pixar figure Steve Jobs. Rudolph is listed as “Design Approved” for release in 2014 (alongside stamps commemorating events of the Civil War, the War […]

Fantastic Four Cast Announced

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The upcoming feature film from Fox, “Fantastic Four”, based on the popular comic book series, has its cast with the announcement of Kate Mara [“House of Cards”] as the Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan [“Fruitvale Station”] as the Human Torch, Miles Teller [“The Spectacular Now”] as Mr. Fantastic and Jamie Bell [“The Adventures of TinTin”] […]

Exclusive First Look at MAD Magazine Gravity Parody

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MAD Magazine artist and Groo creator Sergio Aragones is the man. I probably ruined my eyesight squinting at his “marginals” in the corners and gutters of MAD Magazine over the years, and I don’t care, it was worth it. So this exclusive early look at Aragones’ take on the Sandra Bullock thriller Gravity is quite […]

DreamWorks News: New Publishing Imprint; Katzenberg to Keynote Licensing Expo 2014

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., will be launching a publishing imprint to produce digital and print books based on the studio’s intellectual property library. The imprint will be titled DreamWorks Press and will be run by Emma Whittard, a veteran of Disney’s publishing arm. The Perseus Books Group will manage sale and distribution of the imprint’s […]

The Age Of Ultron Has A Vision

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The upcoming Avengers sequel “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” now has a Vision and his name is Paul Bettany. Bettany is already familiar with the Avengers, having been the voice of Jarvis from the “Iron Man” films. The Vision is an android initially created as a henchman for Ultron but who eventually turns against him. […]

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