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Marvel Studios has finally released the video shown at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 that reveals what Thor was getting into during the events of Captain America: Civil War.
The obviously non-canonical video shows that, after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Asgardians God of Thunder, played by Chris Hemsworth, wanted to get to know the average people of Midgard. To do so, he got a roommate in Australia, which just happens to be where Thor: Ragnarok is filming. Continue reading
Forbidden Panel is proud to announce that we will be participating in Nerdbot-Con 2016. This fun filled convention will be located in the beautiful city of Pasadena on September 24th, 2016.
Come get your nerd on and meet your favorite artists, creators and writers of Forbidden Panel. We will have books, art and much more for purchase.
Our booth is M87, bring your family and join in on the fun. Stop by our booth and say Hi!
Following the leak of this news earlier today, Sony has now made it official with a posting on thePlayStation blog which confirmed the reports – Sony’s PlayStation Now service is making the jump to Windows PC.
PS Now is a subscription service that lets you stream hundreds of PS3 games. It is currently available for PS4, but will finally be available on Windows PC.
When it is, it will bring with it a wide selection of PlayStation exclusive titles that have never been available on the platform before such as the “Uncharted,” “Infamous,” “Killzone,” “God of War” and “Ratchet and Clank” franchises along with acclaimed one-offs like “The Last of Us,” “Heavy Rain,” “Journey,” “The Unfinished Swan,” “Catherine” and “Shadow of the Colossus”. It will sadly not include PS4 exclusive titles though like “Uncharted 4,” “Bloodborne,” “Infamous: Second Son” and “Until Dawn”. Continue reading
In a few months Tony Stark will be hanging up his Iron Man mask in the Marvel comics, with 15-year-old tech wiz Riri Williams taking his place as the star of the “Invincible Iron Man: comic line.
With that change though comes an understandable change of name. Wired has revealed that Riri will be taking on a new moniker – Ironheart. Series writer Brian Michael Bendis says the name was suggested by Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada:
“Iron Woman seemed old fashioned to some Iron Maiden looked like a legal nightmare. And Ironheart, coined by Joe Quesada, after I told him my planned story for Riri, speaks not only to the soul of the character but to the Iron Man franchise as a whole. Tony first put on the armor to save his heart. Riri puts it on for different reasons altogether but still heart-related. When people see her story, you’ll be amazed at how simple and brilliant Joe’s suggestion was.”
Tony won’t be gone from the series though. The site says that the A.I. in Riri’s suit will be based on Tony’s personality, acting as her support when she’s out and about. The Invincible Iron Man #1, which won’t change its title for now, will be out this Fall.
Hulu is getting into the Marvel business with an order to Runaways, a drama series based on the fan-favorite Marvel Comics books. It comes from Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage, Marvel Television and ABC Signature. The order is for a pilot plus additional scripts with an eye toward a full-season greenlight.
Every so often, geeks get a chance to have an epic experience meeting their heroes and idols. If we’re lucky, we accidentally bump into them at conventions and have a brief, flustered moment where we blurt out things like, “OMGILOVEYOUYOUAREMYHEROPLEASESIGNTHISICANTBREATHEWHATSMYNAMEAGAIN!?!?!
Oh …maybe that’s just me?
Rare is the moment when a true fan is able to immerse themselves in the culture of their favorite thing in a small room where the creator can be seen casually wandering around, the voices of your idols are willing to take photos and listen to you no matter how flustered you sound, and the friends and family of cast and crew are hanging out as though they’re just regular folks, totally approachable and kind to everyone.
Guys, my five year old got to have that moment.
That’s right, my five year old had that golden experience most fans wait lifetimes to have. It took place at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra last night at the opening of the #FarewellToTheFalls exhibit, dedicated to the two-season hit on Disney XD; Gravity Falls, created by Alex Hirsch.
Josh Mond, who wrote and directed the 2015 Sundance Film Festival pic James White, has been tapped to direct Jake Ellis, 20th Century Fox’s movie adaptation of Nathan Edmonson’s Image Comics graphic novel Who Is Jake Ellis? Chernin Entertainment’s Jenno Topping and David Ready are producing.
At one point David Yates was attached to the project, with a script by Hannah scribe Seth Lochhead. We’re hearing the project is out to writers now.
Mond is also a partner with Sean Durkin and Antonio Campos in Borderline Films, and they traded off directing and producing Borderline pics Martha Marcy May Marlene (Durkin directed) and Afterschool (Campos directed) along with James White. All three were nominated for Spirit Awards for best first film.
The project, in the early development stages, is considered a sequel-reboot and, in a modern-day twist, will be headlined by a black female character.
Brigham Taylor, who produced The Jungle Book with Jon Favreau, is producing along with Blake Griffin of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and Ryan Kalil of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Griffin and Kalil are partners in a new venture called Mortal Media and approached Taylor with the idea for the reboot. Continue reading