Check this out- A few photos have been released to give us a little taste of Anne Hathaway as Selena Kyle.  She’s in tactical leather, goggles, a killer bike and red lips.  She looks like a fast, serious thief with an acrobat’s frame.  Now, there is no trace of the “cat” so far in her get up as far as I can tell and there is no telling how acrobatic she will actually be.  This may be why they’re not calling her “Catwoman” at all, but only referring to her as Selena… a pretty big jump from the story arc we are all familiar with but then, so was Nolan’s Joker and I have yet to meet anyone who could criticize that choice, so I’ll just have to trust the man that’s really done no wrong so far and hope he can keep it up while showcasing my favorite femme fatale.  So far, the only concern I have is the East Coast “bump” she’s got going on with her hair in some of these photos.  She has awfully big hair for a thief, but again, I’ll hold out my judgment until I see more.  For now, I’m happy with what I see.

Thoughts?  Concerns?  I’d love to hear your take.

Images taken from http://www.cinemablend.com

Here is the first image release of Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyders upcoming film.

 

From Dark Hoirzons

Laurence Fishburne is set to play Perry White, the no-nonsense and sometimes cantankerous editor of the Daily Planet, in “Man of Steel” for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures says the trades.

The studio has no comment about Fishburne’s casting in the Superman reboot at this time. The role has previously been played by John Hamilton in the original 50’s TV series, Jackie Cooper in the Christopher Reeve films, Lane Smith in the 90’s series “Lois and Clark”, George Dzundza in the animated 90’s “Superman” series, Frank Langella in “Superman Returns”, and most recently Michael McKean in “Smallville”.

Fishburne joins a cast that includes Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Christopher Meloni, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Harry Lennix. The project is Fishburne’s first high-profile role since leaving “C.S.I.” in June.

From Hollywood Reporter

Melisa Wallack, who wrote the script that became Relativity’s high-profile Snow White project, has been drafted by Universal to pen Emily the Strange.

Chloe Moretz is attached to star as the punky goth cult figure created by skateboarder Rob Reger. Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson is producing.

Dark Horse Entertainment has been developing the character as a movie project since 2008, setting it up at Universal in 2010.

The story line is being kept under wraps, although the aim is to tell the origin of the punk and gothic figure and how she comes to gain her abilities that fuse technology and imagination. The story will also focus on her relationship with four cats: troublemaker Sabbath, schemer Nee-Chee, imaginative Miles and leader Mystery.

Reger is executive producing alongside Dark Horse’s Keith Goldberg.

There is a certain amount of irony in Wallack’s hiring since Universal has been engaged in a cat-and-mouse game of one-upmanship with Relativity over competing Snow White movies. Universal is about to start shooting Snow White and the Huntsman while Relativity is in production on its untitled movie starring Lilly Collins and Julia Roberts. Wallack wrote the spec script that has become Relativity’s tentpole to be released March 16, 2012.

Wallack, repped by ICM attorney Howard Abramson, wrote and co-directed Meet Bill, a 2007 indie starring Aaron Eckhart and Jessica Alba, as well as Science Fair, which is set up at End Game Entertainment. Both scripts were on the Black List.

 

From Dark Horizons

Warners is still sticking steadfastly with its plans for the “Green Lantern” franchise despite the $200 million-budget first film having taken in a disappointing $114 million domestically and a downright embarrassing $40.1 million internationally thus far.

WB top brass Jeff Robinov tells The L.A. Times that the film’s $53 million opening weekend demonstrated to him there is an audience there for it, however “to go forward we need to make it a little edgier and darker with more emphasis on action… And we have to find a way to balance the time the movie spends in space versus on Earth.”

The studio already had a sequel outline script on hand from Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim but that looks like it’ll be either significantly changed or be chucked out altogether to develop the sequel.

One definite change will be director Martin Campbell whom the studio was reportedly unhappy with, but his deal apparently had a sequel option meaning even if he walks away he’ll receive some kind of paycheck.

From Dark Horizons

With “The Avengers” hitting next Summer, Marvel looks to be quietening down a bit for the forseeable future. Or are they?

“Iron Man 3” and “Thor 2” are already slated for a 2013 release, whileTwitchfilm reports that a script by “Sahara” and “Conan the Barbarian” remake scribes Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer has been turned in for a “Doctor Strange” movie.

Marvel is reportedly already looking for possible directors and has forwarded candidates the script in hopes of finding someone to continue development on the project.

The news comes shortly after it was confirmed that “Scott Pilgrim” helmet Edgar Wright had finished his scripting work for Marvel’s “Ant–Man” movie – no word as yet on when that film might see the light of day.

Marvel Proceeds With "Doctor Strange" Film

UNDERWIRE by Jennifer Hayden

We loved reading Jennifer’s stories, and through them, exploring her world and meeting her family. Now we’re delighted to welcome her to the Top Shelf family and share her with you all. Check out the online preview and pre-order now!

UNDERWIRE by Jennifer Hayden
— $9.95 (US)
— ISBN 978-1-60309-076-6
— Diamond order code: AUG11-1205
— 80-page graphic novel with french flaps, 6.5″ x 8.5″

“Hayden’s work reminds me of why I began drawing comics, and why I continue. They’re comforting, straightforward and strongly connected to life.” — Gabrielle Bell, author of LUCKY and CECIL AND JORDAN IN NEW YORK

“Underwire explores the funny, and often absurd, aspects of being a lady. Cheers to the artist for spotlighting female characters… and, hopefully, getting more women psyched about comics.” — Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

“With a busy black-and-white palette of comforting cartoon grit, Hayden recalls Robert and Aline Crumb in this offkey anthem to misfit domesticity.” — Adam McGovern, COMIC CRITIQUE

Sometimes you just gotta pick yourself up by your brastraps.

UNDERWIRE collects the wise and witty autobiographical comics of an captivating new voice: Jennifer Hayden, cartoonist and politically incorrect mother of two. She may not have all the answers, but she’s not gonna let that stop her from enjoying the prime of her life — her forties!

Since its internet debut at ACT-I-VATE.com, UNDERWIRE has attracted praise for its sharp tongue, enchanting style, and warm wisdom. These everyday observations — about womanhood, parenthood, growing up, and rocking out — add up to something not only funny, but also quite profound. After a few stories, you might even feel like a member of the family.

Now, for the first time in print, Top Shelf presents twenty-two stories from the beloved webcomic, plus seventeen new pages of comics and art created exclusively for this collection.

From Variety

Paramount has tapped British TV writer-producer Drew Pearce to write “The Mighty,” an adaptation of the DC Comic series set up with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter at their Disruption Entertainment banner.

Pearce was tapped in March to pen “Iron Man 3,” already skedded for a May 3, 2013, release through Disney. Shane Black is attached to direct.

Par acquired rights to “The Mighty” in early June. Chris Bender and JC Spink will produce via their Benderspink banner, and Jake Weiner will be involved in a producing capacity.

“The Mighty,” an original graphic novel from writers Peter J. Tomasi and Keith Champagne, tells the story of Alpha-One, the world’s most powerful super-being, who has always been a force for good. But a cop whose life was saved by Alpha One as a child has uncovered his hero’s dark plan, putting them on a collision course.

Pearce’s TV producing credits include “No Heroics,” “Lip Service” and “Damage Control.”

Pearce is repped by WME.

 

Say what you will about the series but for me it’s been a favorite.  I liked the ultimate line because it gave characters a modern reboot.  Yeah they messed it up at times but Spider-Man never wavered and for that reason it remained my favorite.  I’m not here to preach a review at you, I just wanted to share this image below.  It’s the last 2 pages of Ultimate Spider-man #160 just so you can see why I will miss this series.

 

Tomorrow, August 1st, will be a very busy day for Forbidden Panel.  It will be the first day in for the Z.K.S. Pinup contest part 2 voting.  People will be able to visit various sites and vote on their favorite submission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second, presale tickets for the Inland Empire Comic Expo will go on sale.  Pre-sale ticket prices will be $10.  Tickets will be on sale at the door for $15, $10 if you come in costume and children under 13 are free with a paid adult.


 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, we will finally get to see the 3rd strip for Security.  This one is especially awesome.

So stay close to your screen, and get ready to have a lot of fun.


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