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SDCC2014: Captain America Directors Take On Agent Carter

by Alex Beanon July 27, 2014
“Captain America: The Winter Soldiers” directors Anthony and Joe Russo will take some time off their busy schedules to direct a pair of episodes – specifically episode two and episode three – of the new Marvel spinoff series “Agent Carter” starring Hayley Atwell and Dominic Cooper. “Agent Carter” is currently scheduled to air on ABC […]
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More Ants Jump Off Sinking Ant-Man Ship

by Alex Beanon July 25, 2014
First director Edgar Wright washed his hands of Disney/Marvel’s “Ant-Man” feature film project when he had the customary creative differences with Marvel honcho Kevin Feige and now there is more fallout as actors Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald and Kevin Weisman have all disembarked from the “Ant-Man” movie. Marvel’s official explanation is that Gerald’s and Weisman’s […]

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Joaquin Phoenix Might Be Doctor Strange

by Alex Beanon July 25, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch had been rumored to play the lead role in the upcoming Disney/Marvel movie “Doctor Strange” but it now appears that Joaquin Phoenix is the leading candidate for the role of Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who helps protect the Earth from otherworldly threats. “Doctor Strange” is currently scheduled to be released on July 8, […]
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SDCC2014: iZombie Screening Cancelled Due To Cast Changes

by Alex Beanon July 24, 2014
The 2014 Comic Con is not even 24 hours old and already there have been a pair of cancellations – first the Goonies reunion panel and now a screening of the pilot for the upcoming CW series “iZombie” about a coroner’s office assistant/zombie [Rose McIvor] who eats the brains of the corpses coming into the […]

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Christian Group Has A Problem With Adult Swim’s Black Jesus

by Alex Beanon July 24, 2014
As was probably to be expected, a Christian group has emerged to demand that Cartoon Network’s late-night Adult Swim division cancel their planned “Black Jesus” live-action show before it has even aired its first episode. Adult Swim has been airing promotional segments for the show created by Aaron McGruder [“The Boondocks”] and the American Family […]
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SDCC2014: Goonies Never Say Die Panel Cancelled

by Alex Beanon July 23, 2014
The planned reunion panel at the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego for cast members of “The Goonies” was cancelled due to schedule conflicts. The “Goonies Never Say Die” panel had been scheduled for Thursday, July 24, with Clare Kramer [“Buffy, The Vampire Slayer”] set to moderate. Two “Goonies” cast members, however, will still be […]

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SyFy Creates Sci-Fi Fantasy Improv Series

by Alex Beanon July 23, 2014
The SyFy network is moving beyond “Sharknado” sequels and into the even scarier world of science fiction fantasy improvisation game shows. The network has lined up Nick Cannon’s production company to help them create a show where teams of 4-6 people compete against each other performing sketches from popular [or obscure] sci-fi TV shows or […]
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Sinister Six, Spidey And Uncharted Get Release Dates

by Alex Beanon July 23, 2014
Welcome to Release Date Frenzy Wednesday as Columbia Pictures/Sony became the latest movie studio to hand out release dates for their upcoming superhero, comic book and video game-themed flicks. First up in 2016 is “Uncharted” – the film adaptation of the Sony PlayStation video game of the same name which follows adventurer Nathan Drake – […]

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Aye Matey – There Be A Release Date For Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

by Alex Beanon July 23, 2014
It was looking like the fifth film in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise was headed for 2016 – but a storm was a-brewin’ in the script prep and instead, Disney played it safe and moved the release date to 2017 for the film which will star Johnny Depp in his signature role as Captain […]
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Westworld Reboots Robots On HBO With Anthony Hopkins

by Alex Beanon July 23, 2014
Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie tale of a fantasy robot theme park gone astray will get rebooted as an HBO series with Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in the lead roles. Crichton passed away in 2008 but was the writer of several sci-fi classics beginning with “The Andromeda Strain” and going throughout the “Jurassic […]