Friday, 23 June 2017

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Sweet Christmas! THE DEFENDERS #1 Returns For Second Printing

THE DEFENDERS #1

New York’s ultimate street team is off to an explosive start
                                                                                                              
New York, NY—June 22, 2017—Individually, they’ve kept the city of New York safe from its biggest threats. Together, they’re a force to be reckoned with – and the world agrees! Ahead of its highly anticipated second issue, Marvel is pleased to announce that DEFENDERS #1 has sold out and will immediately return for a second printing.

Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, and Iron Fist have all had their share of hard fights while protecting the streets of their city. But with Diamondback having returned from the dead, The Defenders are now being targeted – and it’s a fight they can only win if they stand together. Writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Marquez bring their A-game to a story that Comicsverse calls “a fantastic beginning to a series perfect for both long-time fans and new fans looking to scratch The DEFENDERS itch before the new season on Netflix.”


“The Defenders may not appeal to readers specifically hoping for a traditional take on this superhero team, but anyone who enjoyed Brian Bendis' work on books like Daredevil and Alias will be happy to see him return to this cast of characters. And with David Marquez at the helm, this series immediately gets off to a strong start. – IGN

“Defenders #1 feels a lot like a veteran musician revisiting the sound that made him great (and won Bendis Eisners) over a decade ago.” – Graphic Policy

“This team might not be A-listers like the Avengers, but that doesn’t mean that Defenders still don’t pack a heck of a punch.” – Newsarama


Don’t miss the comic everyone is talking about when it makes its way back to comic shops this July. Already caught up and itching for more? Make sure you pick upDEFENDERS #2 when it hits comic shops next week!

DEFENDERS #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY178289)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art and Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
FOC – 7/3/17, On-Sale 7/26/17


DEFENDERS #2
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art and Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
On-Sale 6/28/17


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THE DEFENDERS #1

THE DEFENDERS #1

THE DEFENDERS #1

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Every Hero! Every Title! Every Story! Tomorrow, MARVEL LEGACY Changes the Comic Book Industry!

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Get ready for a new dawn True Believers — one whose rays will touch every corner of the Marvel Universe in the days to come! Tomorrow, get ready for the return of what you’ve been longing for — and more! Prepare for the debut of MARVEL LEGACY!

"A new initiative that will take things back to our iconic history, with a firm eye on the future, MARVEL LEGACY will present stories that remind everyone — newcomers and longtime fans alike — why Marvel stands as the premier name in fiction,” said Editor in Chief Axel Alonso. “Our titles will unearth gems from Marvel’s rich history, remind readers of connections between characters, and usher in the return of some major characters who’ve been missed.  Above all else, we want to inject our comics with a massive dose of fun!"

Kicking off this September with MARVEL LEGACY #1, an over-sized 50-page, one-shot special, Marvel Comics titles step towards a bright new future – one that harkens back to what has made Marvel a household name while looking towards tomorrow. With fun and thrilling reveals primed to excite fans, both existing and new, this fall, prepare for MARVEL LEGACY!


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or simply chat with some of your favorite heroes with Marvel’s chatbot accessible through Twitter and Facebook

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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DC All Access - Tom King on Joker & Riddler, Tom Ellis Chats About Lucifer, Nightwing vs. Red Hood

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In this week's installments of DC All Access, they sit down with Batman writer Tom King to discuss The Riddler and The Joker. 

Additionally, in the below #DCTV clip, DCAA talks to Tom Ellis about the television series, Lucifer. Lastly, DC All Access pits Nightwing against Red Hood to discover which Robin reigns supreme. 

BATMAN: Joker and Riddler Break Batman
Boy, do we have a joke for you! But first you have to solve a riddle! What happens when Batman is caught in the middle when Joker and Riddler go to town on Gotham? It's the war of jokes and riddles. Get it? Writer Tom King has the punchline in this episode that breaks down this demented storyline.

LUCIFER: God Joins Cast in Season 3?
Hey, at least he should be used to the heat! Season 2 of Lucifer left our favorite devil lost in the desert and sporting a new pair of wings, but fortunately actor Tom Ellis didn't fly away before talking to DC All Access. In this #DCTV clip, the Lucifer star discusses what's ahead in Season 3, how it feels moving the production to LA and what mysterious character may be joining the show in the fall. Trust us, the devil WILL care!

NIGHTWING vs RED HOOD
When the Bat is away, the children will...fight each other to see who is best, apparently. In this week's DC All Access versus clip, we're pitting Nightwing against Red Hood to discover which Robin reigns supreme. Do you think the first Robin is truly #1? Or does Jason have victory in his sights? Let us know your thoughts on this match up in the comments below!
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Fox host an exclusive War for the Planet of the Apes Q&A panel event. Watch A Clip Here

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Twentieth Century Fox hosts an exclusive War for the Planet of the Apes Q&A panel event with guest speakers and film talent
 Ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated War for the Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century Fox hosted an exclusive footage screening of the movie, showcasing the first hour of the film, followed by a one-off Q&A panel event. 
The panel saw star Andy Serkis (who plays the central ape character Caesar in the trilogy of films), director Matt Reeves, Steve Zahn (new character Bad Ape) and special guests Lauren Brent (a primate behavioural ecologist) and Zanna Clay (a comparative psychologist specialising in great ape behaviour) discuss the themes raised within the film.
A clip from the event can be found here in which Andy discusses his research into Ape behaviour and how he brought that to the role of Caesar:
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.  As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is released in UK cinemas July 11 2017.
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Coming Soon: Elvira Rock Candy & Horror Pint Size Heroes!

 

Rock Candy: Elvira

The Mistress of the Dark is the
newest addition to the Rock Candy line!

This 5” vinyl figure features Elvira showing
off her classic black gown and posing with some attitude.

Add her to your collection this Summer!
elvira rock candy
Coming in September!

 
Pint Size Heroes: Horror

They might be frightening and spooky,
 but we can’t resist how cute they are!

 Our newest series of Pint Size Heroes comes from
some of your favorite horror movies and shows.

This series features Jason Voorhees, Beetlejuice, 

Chucky, Carrie, Elvira and many more!

Collect them all this Summer.
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Coming in August!
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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES - NEW BEHIND THE SCENES FEATURETTE & CLIP

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Twentieth Century Fox is pleased to present a brand new featurette which looks at the stunning visual FX behind WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES. Additionally, they have released a new clip from the film entitled 'I Came For You', which sees Caesar (Andy Serkis) confront the Colonel (Woody Harrelson). 
Featurette
'I Came For You' Clip - 

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.  As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is released in UK cinemas July 11 2017.
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Pablo Picasso announced as the subject for Genius Season 2 on National Geographic

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“I BEGIN WITH AN IDEA, AND THEN IT BECOMES SOMETHING ELSE”
– Pablo Picasso

From Imagine Entertainment and Fox 21 Television Studios,
Season Two to Chronicle the Life of Influential Spanish Painter

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Ken Biller, Francie Calfo and Gigi Pritzker to Return as Executive Producers; Biller Also Set to Return as Showrunner

Season One of GENIUS—Which Concluded Last Night—Was Watched by More Than
45 Million People Worldwide, National Geographic’s Best New Series Launch Ever

National Geographic announced today that the second season of its acclaimed scripted anthology series GENIUS will chronicle the life and work of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, one of the 20th century’s most influential and celebrated artists. The new season, from Fox 21 Television Studios, will again be executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment, Madison Wells Media’s OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow, and will premiere in 2018. The first season of GENIUS, which concluded last night, was watched by more than 45 million people around the world, and is National Geographic’s best performing new series launch ever.

The artistic career of Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso spanned more than 80 of his 91 years, much of it in his second home of France. Much like the subject of the first season of GENIUS, Albert Einstein, Picasso imagined and interpreted the world in totally new and unorthodox ways, and constantly reinvented our perceptions of art and creativity. The prolific artist generated more than 50,000 works, among the most notable being The Old Guitarist from his Blue Period, now on display at the Art Institute of Chicago; Guernica, inspired by the Nazi bombing of a small Spanish town of the same name, currently on display at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain; and Les Demoiselles D’Avignon, inspired by lover and muse Fernande Olivier, now on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

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His passionate nature and relentless creative drive were inextricably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs and constantly shifting political and personal alliances. He lived most of his life in the vibrant Paris of the first half of the 20th Century and crossed paths with writers and artists including Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Gertrude Stein, Georges Braque, and Jean Cocteau. Picasso constantly reinvented himself, always striving to innovate and push the boundaries of artistic expression.  

Showrunner, executive producer and writer Ken Biller will continue his role overseeing the new season.  The second season will also once again hail from From Fox 21 Television Studios, whose recent “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” dominated every awards contest and critics’ list; Imagine Television, the producer of “24” and “Empire” with executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard along with executive producer Francie Calfo and producer Anna Culp; and Madison Wells Media’s OddLot Entertainment, which earlier this year produced the Academy Award®- nominated film “Hell or High Water,” with executive producers Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane. Sam Sokolow and Jeff Cooney from EUE/Sokolow are also executive producers. Filming is expected to begin later this year for a 2018 premiere on National Geograhic Channels in 171 countries and 45 languages.

“We are thrilled with the enthusiastic response audiences and critics have had for GENIUS over the last nine weeks, and are excited to be delving back in to the concept with season two,” said CEO of National Geographic Global Networks Courteney Monroe. “More so than any of his contemporaries, Picasso's work dramatically expressed the modern age and defined new cultural norms. We are excited to explore his life and his genius with the incredibly talented team behind the series."

“The remarkable story of artistic visionary Pablo Picasso is the perfect subject for season two of GENIUS” said executive producer Ron Howard. “Picasso was a trailblazer who left a profound artistic and cultural impact on the world and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership with National Geographic and Fox 21 Television Studios in telling the untold story behind the brilliant individual.” 

“Season one has been a fantastic experience for all of us, and we owe a big debt to Courteney, Carolyn and the Nat Geo team for being such great partners,” commented Bert Salke, president of Fox 21 Television Studios. “Picasso is arguably one of the most influential artists of the last century with a life story almost too fantastic to be reality. It’s the perfect next chapter for Ron, Brian, Ken and this franchise.”

Hailed as “Joyful to watch” by the Los Angeles Times, “Compelling” by The New York Times, and featuring “Superb performances” according to the San Francisco Chronicle, the first season of GENIUS starred Geoffrey Rush as professor Albert Einstein, Johnny Flynn as Einstein in his youth, and Emily Watson as Albert’s second wife – and first cousin – Elsa Einstein. Over 10 episodes, the series explored how Albert became Einstein, including his rise from humble origins as an imaginative, rebellious thinker, through his struggles to be recognized by the establishment, to his global celebrity status as the man who unlocked the mysteries of the cosmos with his theory of relativity.



GENIUS is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, Imagine Television, Madison Wells Media’s Oddlot Entertainment, and EUE/Sokolow.