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Marvel Studios Begins Production On Ant-Man

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Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.

Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.

The film also includes outstanding additional cast including Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “The Bourne Legacy”), Bobby Cannavale (“Danny Collins,” “Annie,” “HBO’s “The Long Play”), Michael Peña (“End of Watch,” “American Hustle”), Abby Ryder Fortson (“Togetherness”), Judy Greer (“13 Going on 30,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), David Dastmalchian (“The Dark Knight,” “Prisoners”), Wood Harris (“Remember the Titans,” “The Wire”), John Slattery (“Mad Men,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 2”) and Gregg Turkington (“The Comedy,” “On Cinema”) and multi-hyphenate T.I. (“American Gangster,” “Takers”).

Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1962, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in Marvel’s “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the upcoming Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

Director Peyton Reed’s creative team also includes Oscar winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter (“Titanic,” “21”), production designer Sheppard Frankel (“Identity Thief,” “Horrible Bosses”) costume designer Sammy Sheldon Differ (“X-Men: First Class,” “Kick Ass”), visual effects supervisor Jake Morrison (Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” “The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers”), stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad (Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and six-time Oscar® nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudik (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”).  The editors include Dan Lebental, ACE (Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” Marvel’s “Iron Man”) and Colby Parker Jr. (“Lone Survivor,” “Hancock”).

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Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Comic Art

Marvel Comics will celebrate 75 of years of comics excellence in 2014. DK commemorates this special anniversary with Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Comic Art, a beautiful, large-scale book featuring some of the most impactful, inspiring, and unusual comic cover art to come out of the Marvel vault.

With access to the rarest and most interesting cover art in Marvel’s 75-year history, DK brings together an unforgettable gallery spotlighting the most iconic covers along with never-before-seen concept art from all over the world. Featuring the likes of Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Avengers, as well as the writers and artists who gave them life, including Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, this book brings together the beloved Marvel characters like no other has done before.

Spreads feature blown-up versions of the beautiful comic art capturing every detail while captioning facts and information about each cover’s artist, storyline, and history. Marvel Comics Cover Art is the only book of its kind to span the breadth of Marvel’s cover art and is an imperative addition to any collection.

The 320 page hardcover will be released on July 21, 2014.

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S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 Welcomes You to Level Eight This December

High-tech weaponry. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! This is S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 – the all-new in-continuity Marvel series inspired by the hit ABC television show! Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil) brings you a new series that explodes off the page with done-in-one missions each drawn by some of the top artists in the industry including Carlos Pacheco, Alan Davis, Chris Sprouse and more!
“[S.H.I.E.L.D.] has the best toys,” says series writer Mark Waid, in an interview with Marvel.com. “And the best allies – anyone and everyone in the Marvel Universe is a potential guest-star in this book, from Dr. Strange to the Thing to Spider-Man to Cloak and Dagger to Groot – if they’ve got the skills needed for the task at hand, they’re on the front lines (like it or not).”

Leading the charge is special Agent Phil Coulson, as he brings together the best and brightest, the gifted and the elite – normal people and superhumans alike from all corners of the Marvel Universe! If you’ve got the skills, S.H.I.E.L.D. has a mission for you! Phil Coulson, Maria Hill, Skye, Melinda May, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and more team up with the Marvel Universe’s most iconic characters each and every issue to confront, combat and curtail cataclysmic threats and world threatening dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peace-keeping force!

“We’ve got what amounts to an unlimited budget and the ability to bring in any character at any time,” says Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “So that’s an advantage that we’re going to press, with the most spectacular set-pieces we can dream up, and involvement from characters from every corner of the Marvel Universe.”

Each and every issue: One mission. Twenty pages. Non-stop action. Guest stars from across the Marvel Universe. And a helper monkey. Hold on to your hats Agent, as S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 brings thrilling espionage and high-octane superhero action to comic shops and digital devices this December!

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Box Art & Bonus Features For Batman: The Complete Television Series Revealed

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For the very first time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the fan-favorite original 1960’s Batman TV Series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. On November 11, 2014, just in time for the holiday season, Batman: The Complete Television Series Limited Edition will hit shelves on Blu-Ray  ($269.97 SRP). Batman: The Complete Television Series DVD ($199.70 SRP) and Batman: The Complete First Season ($39.98 SRP) will also be available.  Additionally, The Complete Series will be released for purchase on Digital HD.   This highly collectable set is one fans won’t want to miss!

Batman: The Complete Television Series features all three classic seasons of the fan-favorite show spanning all 120 original broadcast episodes – completely remastered – as well as more than three hours of never-before-seen enhanced content including interviews with both Adam West (as Batman) and Burt Ward (as Robin). In addition to favorites West and Ward, the series featured a long list of notable guest stars and cameo appearances over the course of three seasons including Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Liberace, Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, Bruce Lee, Art Carney, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more!

Bringing the series’ vivid colors to life in stunning high definition, the Blu-ray Limited Edition will be individually numbered, making the set a true must-have for both fans and collectors alike. The set will include sought-after premiums including:

- An exclusive Hot Wheels Replica Batmobile

- Adam West Scrapbook – featuring never-before-seen photos from Adam’s own archives

- 44 Vintage Trading Cards

- Ultraviolet Digital Copy of all 120 episodes

- Episode guide – includes synopsis of all episodes, photos from the series and a personal letter from Adam West to the fans

Batman: The Complete Television Series also features more than three hours of all-new enhanced content:

Special Features include:

- Hanging with Batman – A true slice of life in the words of Adam West.

- Holy Memorabilia Batman! – A journey into the most sought-after collectibles through the eyes of three extraordinary collectors.

- Batmania Born! – Building the World of Batman – Explore the art and design behind the fiction.

- Bats of the Round Table –  A candid conversation with Adam West and his celebrity friends, chatting all things Bat ’66.

- Inventing Batman in the words of Adam West (episode 1 &2) –  A rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life in the first and second episodes. 

- Na Na Na Batman! — Hollywood favorite’s stars and producers recount their favorite Batman memories.

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IDW Announces Orphan Black Comic Series

Orphan Black, the acclaimed sci-fi series by Temple Street Productions, assumes a new identity in the form of a comic-book series from IDW Publishing. IDW’s series will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black.

“Orphan Black, in addition to being a captivating TV series, is a perfect premise for comics,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “And as the second season has expanded the series in exciting new directions, that has only increased the amount of stories we’ll be able to tell in comic-book form.”

 Orphan Black, which has just been renewed for a third season, centers on Sarah Manning, who after witnessing the suicide of a woman that appears to be her doppelgänger comes into the knowledge that this woman and indeed herself, are two of many biological clones. Sarah takes on the woman’s identity and uses her position as a police detective to uncover the mystery behind what she is and what that means.

 IDW Publishing is known for its authenticity and attention to detail when approaching licensed properties and Orphan Black is sure to be a comic book series a delight existing fans and make new ones.

 “We’re so thrilled for Orphan Black to take shape as a comic series and join the ranks of IDW’s impressive roster,” said John Young, Managing Director of Temple Street Productions. “Orphan Black was met with an enormous amount of enthusiasm at last year’s Comic-Con which really inspired us to give back to fans of the show through a medium so vital to the science fiction world.”

 IDW will be working closely with the show’s producers to expand the Orphan Black world. The first cover image seen here is by artist Nick Runge. The full creative teams and series details will be announced soon, with the first comic-book series launching in early 2015. Striker Entertainment on behalf of Temple Street Productions brokered the deal.

 Follow IDW Publishing on Facebook and Twitter for more information and details as they become available.

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Every Batman Cowl Ever In One Infographic

Artist Salvador Anguiano has done something truly impressive as a part of Poster Posse’s celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary.

The ongoing art project has produced some seriously great pieces of Dark Knight art, but Anguiano’s catalog of every cowl that every iteration of Batman has ever worn is truly impressive and shows just how many times the character has changed in 75 years.

Check out the cowls below and head over to Poster Posse to see the rest of the Batman 75th anniversary art.

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Batman: The Complete Television Series Coming November 11, 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Batman: The Complete Television Series on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on November 11, 2014.

The most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history will be featured on thousands of hotel key cards at Comic-Con International in San Diego next week. Spread across more than 40 hotels in the greater San Diego area, the key cards feature images of Batman, Robin, the iconic series logo, and the November 11 street date. Pre-orders are now available at your favorite online retailer.

Batman stars Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar will discuss the landmark home entertainment release at a special Comic-Con panel in Hall H on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00pm. Moderated by Ralph Garman, the panel will give fans an inside sneak peek at dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series, as well as an advance look at the limited edition box set and reveals of the exclusive bonus content.

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Meet The Saviors of San Fransokyo In Big Hero Six

When the city of San Fransokyo is in danger, a group of youngsters comes together to take down evil, science-style, in the Disney/Marvel animated film Big Hero 6 (in theaters Nov. 7). Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams provide the rundown on this new superhero team.

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Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter)

Like the 18-year-old playing him, Hiro is a half-Japanese, half-Caucasian kid with energy to spare. Luckily for his hometown, though, Hiro is also a super-genius who turns his nurse robot, Baymax, into a formidable, action-movie presence when a threat arises. And while he doesn’t have any actual superpowers per se, Hiro dons a flight suit with a red circle on the glove that magnetically connects to the back of Baymax, and they can act as a tag team in battle, Hall says. “They’re symbiotic in that way.”

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Baymax (Scott Adsit)

Because the character was so special to the filmmakers, they cast a wide net to find the right performer. Adsit, a comedian and former star of 30 Rock, brings both comedy and humanity to Baymax, who evolves from a passive robot into a figure ready for a fight. Adsit has such sharp timing, Williams says, that “there are moments when there’s real emotion that seems to poke through without breaking the rules of Baymax being a robot.”

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Fred (T.J. Miller)

Miller, a scholar of storytelling and comedy, melds humor and nerdiness for Fred, a big sci-fi and comic-book geek, Hall says. Fred’s really into monster movies, and he inhabits a huge, tentacled “Fredzilla” creature suit — piloted from one of its three eyes — that’s designed to be an homage to Godzillaand other Japanese kaiju movies of old. It can do some amazing things, too, Hall says. “He can jump really high, and he breathes wicked fire out of that mouth.”

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Go Go Tomago (Jamie Chung)

Hall wanted a woman of few words for the group, and Go Go is a laconic Clint Eastwood type and industrial-engineering student who’s pretty tough from the get-go. “The rest of the team are pretty hapless initially,” he says. “She’s the only one who can take care of herself.” She has also developed a bike with magnetic-levitation technology, which Hiro incorporates into her supersuit. “She can roll around on these mag-lev discs, and they can detach on a whim and become blades she can throw.”

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Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez)

A chemistry student, Honey is the glue that holds the group together because of her empathetic, sweet personality and positive attitude. While that — and her girlie duds — doesn’t exactly scream superhero material, she goes through one of the sharpest evolutions of the bunch, Williams says. Plus, Rodriguez herself is smart and was into science and robotics in school, Hall adds. “She brings some of that goofy, slightly geeky but joyful thing to the character.”

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Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.)

This poor guy doesn’t know what to do when first faced with battling evil, though he does have really cool plasma-induced lasers that come out of his arms. “When those things turn on, they can cut through anything,” Hall says. The conservative dude is the most cautious about his do-gooder role. “He’s this huge guy, but his whole thing is precision and rules, and by the end of the movie, he moves away from that and embraces the chaos of what being a superhero is all about.”

Reprinted from USA Today

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Gotham Character Posters Debut For The Fox Series

FOX and Warner Bros. Television (via EW) have debuted eight character posters for their upcoming series “Gotham” which feature all of the major characters, including a number of future Batman villains.

Before there was Batman, there was “Gotham.” Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

The cast includes Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, and Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen. “Gotham” premieres this fall on FOX.

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Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration # 1 Anthology Unites All-Star Creators From All Eras

In October 1939, Marvel Comics #1 was unleashed upon the world, creating an entire universe and laying the foundations for decades of boundless myth making. Now, 75 years later, Marvel Comics has grown to become the home of the most recognizable and beloved characters in all of fiction. Celebrate over seven decades of storytelling in the mighty Marvel manner with the Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 – a new anthology coming to comic shops and digital devices this October!

Revealed this morning on Marvel.com, peel back this stunning new cover by superstar artist Paolo Rivera to find all-new stories from some of the most legendary creators in the business! Emmy and Eisner-award winning storyteller Bruce Timm kicks off the celebration with a new story adapting Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge, a text story originally published in Captain America Comics #3 (1941) and the very first Marvel Comics work of the one and only Stan Lee!

Everyone remembers where they were the day the Fantastic Four were born. Now, witness that event through fresh eyes as comics superstars James Robinson and Chris Samnee take us back to that fateful day in Marvel History – and how it helped shape the next 75 years of Marvel Comics! Then, Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos bring you an all-new story featuring the soon-to-be star of her own Netflix series Jessica Jones as she investigates cases with connections to the history of the Marvel Universe!

But that’s not all! Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 also features legendary creators returning to their iconic takes on classic Marvel characters. Tom DeFalco joins Stan Goldberg & Scott Hanna for a classic tale starring Peter Parker! Len Wein & Paul Gulacy team for a new story featuring Wein’s most famous creation, Wolverine! And, blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis teams with a variety of Marvel’s finest artists on a series of covers devoted to the comics Marvel never published!

In addition to new stories from your favorite creators, this oversized anthology comes jam-packed with extras including articles, retrospectives, and a special tribute to Marvel creators who are no longer with us. Bursting with content, no fan can afford to miss the celebration of a lifetime when the Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices this October!

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