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Big Bang Theory Lands Batman Star Adam West For 200th Episode

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The Big Bang Theory has tapped Adam West to appear in its 200th episode.

Best known for playing the Caped Crusader in the campy 1960s Batman series, West will portray himself in the landmark episode, which will also feature Christine Baranski returning as Leonard’s mom, Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, John Ross Bowie as Barry Kripke, Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle, and Wil Wheaton as himself.

The episode will air Thursday February 25, 2016.

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Coca-Cola Is Teaming Up With Marvel to Run a 60-Second Spot On Super Bowl 50

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Coca-Cola and Marvel are joining forces for a superheroic commercial in Super Bowl 50, the soda brand has confirmed to Adweek. Adweek received a package Wednesday containing co-branded mini-cans of Coke, featuring illustrations of Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, Ant-Man, Captain America and Falcon. A teaser note read, “02.07.16. The Big Game is just the beginning. Follow @CocaCola to watch the story unfold.”

The Super Bowl commercial will be a 60-second spot and will air during the second quarter of Sunday’s CBS telecast.

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DC Entertainment Announces New Slate of Hanna-Barbera Titles

The classic Hanna-Barbera characters are back in a big way. As revealed by Entertainment Weekly, DC will launch a new line of comics dedicated to the classic characters, featuring titles like “Scooby Apocalypse,” “Future Quest,” “Wacky Racers,” “The Flintstones,” and possibly others. The creators involved include Amanda Conner (“The Flintstones”), “Mad Max: Fury Road” designer Mark Sexton (“Wacky Raceland”), Jeff Parker, Jim Lee and Howard Porter.

DC co-publisher Dan DiDio told EW that he “was always a fan of the old Hanna-Barbera characters, having grown up on them. I think what you find right now is there’s so much material on pop culture, and these characters resonate with so much of our fanbase. It was so fun to go out and look at them, but not just bring back versions that existed 40, 50 years ago and really look at it the way of saying, if these characters were created and interpreted today, how would they exist? So we handed off our materials to a number of top creators, and what came back was an exciting look that felt very true to the existence of the characters.”

Details are still forthcoming about the line, including the final lineup of titles and creators involved. As revealed by DiDio on Twitter, the line will include:

– The Flintstones by Amanda Conner and written by Mark Russell
– Wacky Racers by Mark Sexton and Ken Pontac
– Future Quest, starring the Hanna-Barbera action heroes (including Space Ghost and Johnny Quest) by Jeff Parker and Evan “Doc” Shaner
– Scooby Apocalypse from Jim Lee, Keith Giffen and Howard Porter

Lee and DiDio refer to “Scooby Apocalypse” as the “crown jewel” of the line. “I’m a huge Scooby Doo fan, as I think most people are,” said Lee. “I mean, look at these iconic series and they were cultural touchstones for everyone. All my kids know of Scooby Doo from the various cartoons and live action movies, and we’re in a period where you have people my age that are spending their days thinking about cartoon and sci-fi action movies. It’s a multigenerational obsession at this point, and we just thought it would just be really interesting to take the cartoon version of these characters and see where they would be if we took what existed in the very first iteration of the cartoon and moved it into this day and age.”

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Warner Bros. Animation Announces Justice League Action Coming To The Cartoon Network

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Warner Bros. Animation today announced that a new take on DC‘s classic superhero team is headed to Cartoon Network. Justice League Action is the name of the new show.

Said to be a “quarter-hour” animated series, Justice League Action boasts the return of Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman. Conroy has been voicing Batmen throughout the DC Multiverse since his debut on Batman: The Animated Series.

Justice League Action is officially described as follows:

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start, each eleven-minute episode jumps in with lightning-paced action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge.

Justice League Action marks the first DC Comics-based franchise to launch on Cartoon Network since the highly-successful Teen Titans Go!, which in 2015 ranked as a top five animated series among Kids 2-11, 6-11 and all key Boys. Teen Titans Go! also ranks as Cartoon Network’s #1 property for cross-platform video plays and on VOD.

Justice League Action will also deliver an all-star lineup of regular and guest cast voices, including Mark Hamill as Joker, James Woods as Lex Luthor, Diedrich Bader as Booster Gold and many more portraying your favorite DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) serves as executive producer with Butch Lukic (Justice League, Batman Beyond), Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) serving as producers.

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Harrison Ford To Unveil Disney’s Star Wars Theme Park Plans In TV Special On February 21, 2016

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Harrison Ford will be unveiling some of the plans for upcoming Star Wars attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in a TV special set to air February 21, 2016

The Wonderful World of Disney special, which will be broadcast on Disney-owned ABC, will celebrate the 60-year legacy of the Disneyland theme park with participants including Elton John, Josh Gad, and Witney Carson.

Fans who attended Disney’s D23 fan expo last August got a sneak preview of the 14-acre Star Wars additions planned for the parks in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida.

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The unnamed Star Wars world will be inhabited by humanoids, aliens, and droids, and “is one of the last ports before wild space,” according to Disney chairman and CEO Robert Iger.

“Every store and restaurant will be operated by local inhabitants, making each experience deeply immersive. Nothing in the land will be out of character or stray from mythology. By the way, we’re currently casting for roles, so if you live on the Outer Rim there maybe a job for you,” he joked.

Among the attractions will be a cantina, like the one seen in 1977’s original Star Wars, with familiar creatures from various parts of the series. It will also include a ride that allows guests to take the controls of Han Solo’s starship freighter the Millennium Falcon as it swoops into the center of an aerial battle between the First Order and the Resistance – the new film’s version of the Empire and the Rebellion.

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iam8bit & The Poster Posse Present: Conspiracies, Monsters & Mythology: An X-Files Art Show Opening On February 4, 2016

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Last week “The X-Files“ returned to television with the start of a six-episode mini-series event over on FOX.  The huge ratings proved that fans are still seeking the truth all these years later.  To celebrate the original series as well as it’s triumphant return to television, iam8bit and The Poster Posse are proud to announce a gallery show that embraces everything we love about Chris Carter’s creepy creation.

Titled, “Conspiracies, Monsters and Mythology: An X-Files Art Show”, the exhibit features all-new, officially licensed art from The Poster Posse, as well as, iam8bit’s gifted group of artists.  The opening reception is Thursday, February 4th from 7 – 10 pm at iam8bit Gallery: 2147 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026.  S

Go sign up on the official Facebook Event Page!

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New Gotham Wrath of The Villains Poster Released

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In the first-half of Season 2, the villains rose to power. In the second-half, Gotham will incur their wrath! Fox has released a new poster for the midseason premiere of Gotham, which is being billed as the “Wrath of the  Villains. You’ll notice a new face, that’s Victor Fries (played by Nathan Darrow), aka Mr. Freeze. He’ll be popping up in the next episode as “Gordon and Bullock (Donal Logue) investigate just why Fries is stealing bodies throughout the city.”

Fries won’t be the only new face we meet went the latter-half of the season begins. There’s also Hugo Strange, who is being played by Jurassic World’s B.D. Wong.

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Matt The Star Labor Radar Technician From The SNL Sketch Will Be An Actual Action Figure

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Check out this bootleg action figure based on the recent SNL ‘Undercover Boss’ skit that shows Adam Driver playing “Matt”, the Starkiller Base Radar Technician, instead of his actual Kylo Ren character in the new Star Wars film. These will be $65 plus shipping, and the first run is limited to ONLY 30 pieces. Look for the drop to happen next week sometime.

More info HERE.

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Pee-wee’s Big Holiday Teaser Trailer

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Although it is set to make its world debut at this March’s SXSW event in Austin, Texas, the Netflix movie Pee-wee’s Big Holiday will be made available soon after on the streaming service beginning on March 18 and they’ve released the zany first teaser trailer, which re-introduces the world to the delightfully off-kilter Pee-wee Herman.

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In Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Pee-wee’s Playhouse), worked together to bring the project to fruition and produced the film. It was written by Reubens and Paul Rust (“Comedy Bang! Bang!,” “Arrested Development”), and is directed by John Lee (Wonder Showzen, The Heart She Holler).

The first Pee-wee movie since 1988’s Big Top Pee-wee, the long-awaited new film stars Paul Reubens, Joe Manganiello, Jessica Pohly, Alia Shawkat and Stephanie Beatriz.

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Justice League Art Offers First Look At Cyborg & The Flash

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Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed a new promotional image for their DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League special and with it comes our first look at both Cyborg and The Flash, set to be played by Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller, respectively, in some fresh new Justice League art.

Set to premiere tonight at 9:30 PM EST on The CW, DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League invites viewers behind the scenes of the exciting new movies coming out of the DC Films universe, culminating in the thrilling world premiere of the all-new Suicide Squad, DC’s misfit crew of antiheroes forced into saving the world this summer, with director David Ayer. Hosted by filmmaker/writer/lifelong comics fan Kevin Smith, with special guest DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns, the special showcases the explosive landscape of DC’s greatest heroes, kicking off with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in theatres this March, and with a sneak peek from the upcoming Wonder Woman feature film.

Get a look at never-before-seen footage, and see interviews with such stars as Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, and directors Zack Snyder and Patty Jenkins—just a few of the creative forces behind the much-anticipated film franchise that will bring together the greatest collective of Super Heroes in the upcoming Justice League feature film. And because no Super Hero could make his or her mark without a truly formidable foe, the special also provides glimpses of DC’s most famous Super Villains.

Justice League: Part One is set to debut in theaters on November 10, 2017.

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