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Adult Swim is Planning a Tsumani of Fun at NYCC

6:00 PM, Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Adult Swim will be taking NYC by storm with fun events scheduled for New York Comic-Con, taking place October 9-12 at the Javits Center. Debauchery will reign supreme through panels for fan-favorite animation and live-action series as well as new shows. And, for the first time, the Adult Swim Tyrannic Maiden Voyage will take lucky fans on a three hour cruise along the Hudson for a chance to take in the sights, enjoy a surprise musical guest and hang out with the AS family.

To take a shot at boarding the Tyrannic Maiden Voyage — which boards Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m. — visit AdultSwimPresents.com on September 29 to submit your RSVP for free boarding. If you miss the RSVP, dazzle one of the AS panelists during the convention with an astute question and you might received a Golden Ticket! This event is open to adults 21 and over and is first come, first served. Tickets for signing sessions will also be made available through AdultSwimPresents.com soon.

Animation panels scheduled include: Rick and Morty (Friday, Oct. 10, 3:20 - 4:05 p.m. at Main Stage) featuring exec producers Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland and voice star Chris Parnell — signing on Saturday from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.in Hall 1B. Robot Chicken (Friday, 4:15 - 5 p.m., Main Stage) with co-creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, writer/actor Breckin Meyer and guest star Clare Grant, moderated by Keith Crofford — signing Saturday, noon - 1 p.m. in Hall 1B. Black Dynamite (Sat., 5 - 5:45 p.m., Panel Room 1A10) with exec producer Carl Jones, producer Scott Fuselier and voice stars Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson and Byron Minns. And last but not least, Mike Tyson Mysteries (Sat., 6:45 - 7:30 p.m., Panel Room 1A10), with star Mike Tyson, voice actor Rachel Ramras and producer Hugh Davidson.

Source: Animation Magazine

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Fox has Ordered Vertigo's Lucifer Pilot

5:00 PM, Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Warner Bros. TV is really bringing the comic book world to life.

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Lucifer, based on the property from DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, EW has confirmed.

The one-hour drama stars—you guessed it—Lucifer, who resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous and shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.

Californication's Tom Kapinos will write and executive-produce the project, which hails from Warner Bros. and Kapinos' Aggressive Mediocrity.

Warner Bros. will have five primetime comic book series on air this season, including Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham and midseason entry iZombie. If all goes according to plan, Supergirl and Titans could eventually join the fray.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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John Glenn Joins Daredevil Cast

8:00 PM, Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that acclaimed actor Scott Glenn has joined "Marvel's Daredevil," an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.

Best known for his work in blockbuster films such as "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Silence of The Lambs" and "The Hunt For Red October," Scott Glenn will play Stick, the mysterious martial artist and mentor of Matt Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil).

Scott Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), with Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the critically-lauded cast of "Marvel's Daredevil."

"Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey," said Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television. "There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt's journey to become the super hero we call Daredevil."

"Marvel's Daredevil" follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

Marvel's first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus," "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer," "Angel") and Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods," "Lost," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," in addition to writing the first two episodes of "Marvel's Daredevil"), along with Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Smallville," "Heroes").

"Marvel's Daredevil" is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix

Source: Marvel

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Amanda Pays Comes to CW's Flash

6:00 PM, Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

It's been almost a quarter century since the CBS aired The Flash, a shortlived but fondly-remembered(-by-a-couple-people)(-including-yours-truly) attempt to tell an ongoing superhero saga on the small screen. In recent years, superpowered dramas have become quite common on television-to the point that DC Entertainment has a new Flash show launching this season on the CW, alongside network sibling Arrow and Fox's Batman-minus-Batman prequel Gotham.

Although the new Flash is constructed as a completely new story about superspeedster Barry Allen, the show will honor the character's TV past. We already knew that CBS-Flash John Wesley Shipp would appear as Barry Allen's father on the new series. Now, EW has confirmed that original series star Amanda Pays will appear on the CW's Flash-and in an intriguing twist, she'll be playing Dr. Tina McGee, the same character she played on the 1990 series.

On the original series, Tina was the Flash's sidekick-and over the course of the single season, Tina and Barry developed a kind of will-they-won't-they relationship. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tina will appear on the new Flash as an employee of a rival Very Big Science Company.

It's unclear if Shipp's character will ever interact with Pays, although presumably if they do interact, it would cause some kind of continuum-bursting TV-canon-rebooting Crisis event that would somehow involve Adam West's Batman teaching the Batusi to Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman and Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season One Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD

7:00 PM, Monday, September 15th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

With the Season 2 premiere of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just over a week away now, there's no better time than the present to catch up on last season. And as of last Tuesday, Season One of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is available on Blu-ray and DVD!

You can check out some new video clips, images, and the official press release below. And be sure to tune into the Season Two premiere of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesday, September 23rd at 9pm Est! Comic Related's own John Wilson will once again be live-Tweeting during the show as it airs!

Chloe Stunts

Hacker Kind of Life

Asgardian Bar Fight

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Relive All 22 Thrilling Episodes, Plus Get Level 7 Access
with Newly De-Classified Bonus Features Available On
Blu-ray and DVD. In Stores September 9, 2014

The mind-blowing saga that began in Marvel's The Avengers continues in ABC's action-packed series, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Complete First Season.

In the wake of The Battle of New York, the world has changed forever. An extraordinary landscape of wonders has been revealed! In response, mysteriously resurrected Agent Phil Coulson assembles an elite team of skilled agents and operatives: Melinda May, Grant Ward, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and new recruit/computer hacker Skye. Together, they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. But every answer unearths even more tantalizing questions that reverberate across the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe: Who is "The Clairvoyant"? What is Hydra's sinister master plan; what dark secret lies behind Skye's puzzling origins, and most importantly of all, who can be trusted?

Cast: "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grand Ward, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.

Bonus Features:
Journey Into S.D.C.C. - Hop on the bus and share the thrill of a lifetime as the series makes its first ever appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, where the cast is welcomed with open arms by a sea of enthusiastic fans
Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe TV Special
5 Behind-The-Scenes Field Reports - Get exclusive access to the show's classified sets for the making of some of your favorite episodes

  • "The Malibu Jump"
  • "The Bridge"
  • "Asgardian Bar Fight"
  • "Classified"
  • "Cello Duet"

VFX Breakdowns - Explore the layers of effects in sequences with split-frame comparisons to the final version
Audio Commentaries with Filmmakers & Cast
Gag Reel
Deleted Scenes

Writers: Varies by Episodes

Executive Producers: Joss Whedon ("Marvel's The Avengers", "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"), Maurissa Tancharoen ("Dollhouse", "Spartacus", "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog"), Jed Whedon ("Dollhouse", Spartacus", "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog"), Jeffrey Bell ("Angel", "X- Files", "Alias") and Jeph Loeb ("Heroes", "Lost", "Smallville")

Release Date: September 9, 2014

Rating: TV PG
Run Time: Approx. 946 minutes; 22 episodes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1, 16x9 Widescreen
Audio: Blu-ray: 5.1 DTS-HDMA, DVD: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages: English Audio
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French

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Agents of SHIELD Season 2

4:00 PM, Monday, September 15th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

ABC and Marvel have a new, 30-second TV spot for the second season of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Check it out in the player below!

The "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." cast includes Clark Gregg as fan favorite Phil Coulson, along with Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.

The series is executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb. Season Two will premiere on September 23.

Source: Superhero Hype

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Gotham Actor Cracks Head During Fight Scene

1:00 PM, Sunday, September 14th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

It can be a hell of job fighting bad guys on Gotham. And if you're a crime crusader like Detective James Gordon, you have to watch for pillars as well as swinging fists...because pillars always like to hit heads.

Actor Ben McKenzie who plays Gordon clunked his noggin against such pillar during a fisticuffs scene on Friday. McKenzie, who celebrated his birthday yesterday, Ben McKenzie injured on set of 'Gotham'posted some photos of his gash on Instagram saying, "Holy concrete wall, Batman!" and "Happy Birthday to me. Fight sequence gone awry. Don't ram your head into concrete pillars kids."

All bandaged up, McKenzie gave props to his medic, exclaiming, "Doc Sherman at New York-Presbyterian, you are a career saver. Thanks for stitching me up nice. Back to work Monday."

Gotham premieres Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on Fox and follows the Batman lore during the winged crusader's childhood days after he loses his parents.

Source: Deadline

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Showrunner Promises a Realistic Daredevil

9:00 AM, Saturday, September 13th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

We learned yesterday that Marvel Studios' first Netflix series, "Daredevil,"is set to reveal some details at next month's New York Comic Con, but that isn't going to stop showrunner Stephen S. DeKnight from sharing a few early details! Speaking with Paste Magazine, DeKnight drops some hints about what fans can expect from his take on the man without fear.

"With this version of Daredevil,"he explains, "we wanted it to be grounded, gritty, as realistic as we could portray. That naturally fits in with the Daredevil character. Matt Murdock, on a regular basis, would get the shit beat out of him. That's one thing that makes him a great character. He's not super strong. He's not invulnerable. In every aspect, he's a man that's just pushed himself to the limits, he just has senses that are better than a normal humans. He is human. The other thing that really drew me to this character is that he's one of the most morally grey of the heroes... He's a lawyer by day, and he's taken this oath. But every night he breaks that oath, and goes out and does very violent things."

DeKnight goes on to hint that, as fans might expect, Frank Miller's run on the title is serving as a huge inspiration.

"The image that always stuck in my mind was the Frank Miller Elektra run where he's holding Bullseye over the street,"DeKnight continues, "and he lets Bullseye go because he doesn't want Bullseye to ever kill anyone again. When I read that originally, when I was young, I'd never seen anything like that in comics. Superman scoops up the villain and puts them in jail. This time the hero didn't do that. It was a morally grey ground that I found absolutely fascinating. There are two sides to this character. He's literally one bad day away from becoming the The Punisher!"

Marvel's first original series on Netflix is executive produced by DeKnight and Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"), who is writing the first two episodes of the series along with Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,""Smallville").

"Marvel's Daredevil"is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

Source: Superhero Hype

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Titans Project in the Work for TNT

5:00 PM, Friday, September 12th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Warner Bros. TV is rapidly expanding its live-action DC Comics TV universe. This season, it is going from one to four primetime series, returning Arrow and freshmen The Flash, Gotham and Constantine, and already is prepping another major broadcast franchise with Supergirl. Now the studio is expanding the DC brand to cable drama with Titans, a project that is nearing a pilot order at TNT. Titans is one of three TNT drama pilots stuck on the runaway, awaiting a formal green light as the network is undergoing a regime change. The other two are Lumen from Amblin TV and the Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay-produced Untitled Cocaine project (formerly Cocaine Cowboys).

Written by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman and executive-turned-scribe Marc Haimes, Titans revolves around the eponymous group of young Super Heroes-to-be from the DC Universe. The action series centers on Dick Grayson (probably best known for his alter ego as Robin), who emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new Super Heroes including Starfire, Raven and many others. Goldsman executive produces, with Haimes serving as co-executive producer for WBTV's cable division Warner Horizon.

WBTV has been mining the Titans characters on the animation side with the kids series Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go! on sister Cartoon Network.

Source: Deadline

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Agent Carter First Look

1:00 PM, Thursday, September 11th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

She fought the good fight in the Marvel comics and the Captain America films, now Agent Peggy Carter fights it again on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The badass heroine, played by Hayley Atwell, will be seen in a 1940s-era flashback kicking off the Sept. 23 season premiere of the ABC series — and TV Guide Magazine has the first look!

Back in the day, Carter was an integral member of the S.H.I.E.L.D. prototype group Strategic Scientific Reserve and her path was similar to that of Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), who must now rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. from the ground up after the seismic events of last season.

"Coulson is a big student of history and wants to return to those old ideals of Agent Carter's time," says executive producer Jed Whedon. "He's, like, 'Let's be the S.H.I.E.L.D. we were meant to be!' He wants to do the job right this time."

Atwell, who will star in the 2015 spinoff series Marvel's Agent Carter, is joined in the flashback by Kenneth Choi and Neal McDonough, playing their Captain America characters Jim Morita and Dum Dum Dugan, respectively. No word yet if either actor has signed for the Agent Carter series.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c on ABC.

Source: TV Guide

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