Comic-Con HQ Giving Away David Bowie Labyrinth Poster By Tracie Ching

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Since his death in January, David Bowie has been honored as a singer, a songwriter, a live performer, a fashion icon, and an all-around pop culture great. But it makes sense that Comic-Con should pay tribute to his acting career and, in particular, his role as the Goblin King in the much-loved 1986 fantasy film, Labyrinth.

Starting at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, Comic-Con attendees will be able to pick up a commemorative, Bowie-featuring Labyrinth poster. Available at Comic-Con HQ LIVE, outside the Hilton Bayfront next to the Convention Center, the poster was designed by Tracie Ching and also features Bowie’s costar, Jennifer Connelly.

Comic-Con HQ, the premium digital network from Lionsgate and Comic-Con International, will broadcast live noon-5 p.m. each day of the convention, and is available on the web, iOS, Android, Amazon, and now Roku. Select segments will also be available via Facebook Live and Twitch.

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Charlie The Choo-Choo: Comic-Con Fans Seek Stephen King Storybook That Isn’t Real

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In one of the strangest Comic-Con events ever staged, hundreds of fans lined up Friday to collect a children’s storybook that isn’t real and meet an author who never was.

It was all the handiwork of Stephen King — although he wasn’t there either.

More than 500 fans of his gathered on the convention floor to get their hands on one of about 150 copies of Charlie the Choo-Choo, a picture book about an intense-looking locomotive who doesn’t want to be asked silly question and won’t play silly games.

The elusive author of the bedtime book, Beryl Evans, showed up to autograph them… despite having written it in 1942… and despite having been killed a long time ago in another dimension.

Read more HERE from Entertainment Weekly.

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Kim Jung Gi Batman Black & White Statue

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At San Diego Comic Con, DC Collectibles unveiled an upcoming Batman Black and White statue by Kim Jung Gi. In one of the boldest interpretations for the line, the famed Korean artist has created a redesigned mecha style Batman with mechanical wings, gatling gun and skates.

No word on release date or price.

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Diamond Select Toys SDCC 2016 Batman: The Animated Series Black & White “Almost Got ‘Im” Batman Figure

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He is vengeance! He is the night! He is Batman! Based on his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series episode “Almost Got ‘Im,” this exclusive 9-inch scale PVC figure of Batman captures him in a monochromatic color scheme, alighting on a rooftop with a Batarang at the ready. Sculpted with a high level of detail and featuring exacting paint applications, Batman is in scale to all Femme Fatales and Gallery PVC figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! $45, Limited to 2,000 pieces from Diamond Select Toys, booth 2607.

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Diamond Select Toys SDCC 2016 Batman: The Animated Series Muddy Dark Knight Bust

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“This isn’t a trash heap, this is an operating table!” This exclusive muddy version of “Dark Knight” Batman is based on his appearance in the famous Batman: The Animated Series episode “Legends of the Dark Knight,” when he takes on the leader of a gang of mutants. Measuring over 6 inches tall, he is ready to fight atop a pedestal inspired by the iconic show’s art-deco architecture. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! $60, Limited to 1,350 pieces from Diamond Select Toys, booth 2607.

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Randy Newman Songbook Volume 3 Due on September 23, 2016

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Nonesuch Records will release The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 3 on September 23, 2016 as a stand-alone CD and digital album. The album is the third in a series comprising solo recordings of songs from throughout Newman’s five-decade career. Previous volumes were released in 2003 and 2011. (A four-LP, vinyl-only limited-edition box set, The Randy Newman Songbook, containing all three volumes in a new, thematic sequencing, is being released simultaneously.) Mitchell Froom and Newman’s lifelong friend and colleague Lenny Waronker produced The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 3.

Track Listing

1. Short People
2. Mama Told Me Not To Come
3. Love Story
4. Burn On
5. You’ve Got A Friend In Me
6. Rollin’
7. Guilty
8. Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear
9. Davy The Fat Boy
10. Red Bandana
11. Old Man
12. Real Emotional Girl
13. I Love To See You Smile
14. I Love L.A.
15. Bad News From Home
16. I’ll Be Home

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The First Official Wonder Woman Poster

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Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first official Wonder Woman poster featuring star Gal Gadot as the title hero!

Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (the Harry Potter films, The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Snowpiercer), Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I) and Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead).

Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film is being produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, with Richard Suckle, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Rebecca Roven serving as executive producers.

Following the Wonder Woman movie, Gadot’s next film as Diana Prince will be Justice League, which is already well into production. She will star alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, and Jason Momoa in the Zack Snyder-directed film.

Wonder Woman is set to open in theaters on June 2, 2017.

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Dark Tower Viral Marketing Begins

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Last week, a number of details and photos for The Dark Tower were released by Entertainment Weekly, and now they’ve got one last treat: the start of the film’s viral marketing.

Sony Pictures has released a tie-in app for the series called Sombra Group, both a reference to the Sombra Corporation from the book series (an insidious group that works in the name of the Crimson King in our world) and also released on July 19th (the number 19 a common occurrence in the series). By downloading the app HERE, you can scan the cover of the latest EW and find a hidden message: a Rose, one of the nexus of reality from the series.

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Idris Elba stars in the film as Roland Deschain, The Gunslinger, with Matthew McConaughey appearing as his rival and sworn enemy, Randall Flagg aka The man in black. The pair are joined in The Dark Tower by Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Neon Demon) as Tirana, and Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, the right hand man of Randall Flagg. The film also features Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) and Claudia Kiim (Avengers: Age of Ultron).

The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

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It’s also been confirmed that the forthcoming film isn’t a direct adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower book series but actually a continuation and sort of remix of the novels, focusing on Roland’s final cycle in his pursuit of the titular location and using elements of all the books. Nikolaj Arcel, who directed the Academy Award-nominated A Royal Affair, is at the helm the big screen adaptation, set up through Sony Pictures and MRC. Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) wrote the screenplay.

The Dark Tower is scheduled for release on February 17, 2017.

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X-Men: Apocalypse Blu-ray Details

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X-Men: Apocalypse will arrive on Digital HD on Sept. 9, 2016 and debut on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD & DVD Oct. 4, 2016.

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy lead a powerhouse cast in director Bryan Singer’s extraordinary follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past. After thousands of years, Apocalypse – the world’s first and most powerful mutant – has awakened to find a world led by humans. Intent on cleansing the Earth of mankind, he recruits a group of mutants to create a new world order. In a desperate race to save humanity, Professor X (McAvoy) leads the young X-Men in an epic showdown – against an unstoppable enemy – that will determine the fate of the world.

X-Men: Apocalypse Blu-ray Special Features Include:

– Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Introductions by Bryan Singer
– Gag Reel
– Wrap Party Video
– Hour long documentary, X-Men: Apocalypse Unearthed
– Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg
– Concept Art and Photo Gallery

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LEGO Constructs 286-Pound Batman Statue For San Diego Comic Con

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In celebration of next year’s “The LEGO Batman Movie,” LEGO has constructed a 286-pound Batman statue for San Diego Comic Con’s Warner Bros. booth. It stands at approximately 6.9 feet tall, 4.8 feet wide and is made up of a whopping 53,998 LEGO bricks.

Creating the breakout star from 2014’s “The LEGO Movie” took the Danish toy company’s master builders a total of 385 hours to design and build the model.

Will Arnett returns to voice the Caped Crusader in the upcoming film, which is scheduled for release on February 10, 2017. The movie also stars Michael Cera as Robin, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.

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