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The CW Announces Superman & Lois’ Midseason Return On May 18

The CW has announced Superman & Lois’ midseason return with a new poster which confirms that the new series will return for the second half of Season 1 on May 18. 

The show has been on a brief hiatus due to a COVID-related production interruption earlier this season.

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Watch Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi And The Legend of The Ten Rings Teaser Trailer

This morning the teaser trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” debuted! 

Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng. 

“Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and produced by Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth serving as executive producers. David Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in theaters on September 3, 2021. 

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Discover A Brilliant New Vision of The Marvel Universe In Kaare Andrews’ ‘Amazing Fantasy’ #1

This July, experience your favorite Marvel heroes like never before in Amazing Fantasy! From award-winning creator Kaare Andrews comes a brand-new series that will blend different Marvel eras and genres for one epic adventure starring Captain America, Spider-Man, and Black Widow. Known for his unforgettable work on series such as Spider-Man: Reign and Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Year One, Andrews is back at Marvel Comics and ready to capture readers’ imaginations with this astonishing take on the Marvel Universe.

Red Room Black Widow, teenage Spider-Man, World War II Captain America—the most iconic versions of your favorite Marvel characters from across time and space all wake up on an island of intrigue, darkness and…Amazing Fantasy. Are they dead? Are they dreaming? Or have they truly been transported to another fantastical realm? And is there any way for them to return home? This isn’t just a love letter to your favorite Marvel eras, it’s a reinvestment in the seminal characters you’ve always loved, plucked from their quintessential timelines.

Here’s what the Andrews has to say about his incredible new series: “My very first memories of reading anything, even before I could read words, were of holding a Marvel comic in my hands at the age of four. I had no idea what the characters were saying, but I was enchanted with the story told through pictures. It is a thrill to return to a new Marvel limited series, writing and drawing not just my favorite characters—but my favorite versions of those characters. I just had to come up with a plan to put WWII Captain America, teenaged Spidey and spy school Black Widow into the same adventure.

“This is a story that combines not just different Marvel eras but different art styles to depict them. As a creator, sometimes you want to invent new heroes and villains to expand the universe into different places or ideas, but sometimes there is an even greater power in embracing what has come before. In telling fresh and passionate tales with heroes that an audience has already invested a lifetime in. There is a beating heart to these archetypes. And they need to live again!”

Amazing Fantasy #1 hits stands on July 28!

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Hallmark Announces DC Comics Batman Classic TV Series To The Batcave! Ornament

This very well might be the coolest Hallmark ornament ever! Of course I am biassed as I am a huge fan of Batman and I collect Hallmark’s Christmas Tree pop culture danglers!

Slide into the holidays with the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder. 

Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson use the Batpoles hidden within Wayne Manor to enter the Batcave, which is equipped with gadgets galore, including the Batcomputer. 

This Magic Light, Sound, and Motion Christmas tree ornament features Batman and Robin in their secret Super Hero headquarters from the 1966 Batman Classic TV Series, complete with moving doors, flashing lights and memorable dialogue from the show. 

The ornament measures 4.6″ W x 5.5″ H x 3.4″ D and will require (3) AAA batteries, not included.

Pre-order HERE for $60. The ornament will be released October 2.

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The Wakandans Are Back: Watch The New Featurette For Marvel Studios’ The Falcon And The Winter Soldier

A new featurette for Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is available now, showcasing Ayo and the Dora Milaje’s return to the MCU. 

Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, director Kari Skogland, Florence Kasumba and Wyatt Russell share thoughts on the warriors in action. The penultimate episode begins streaming exclusively on Disney+ this Friday.

Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman as head writer, the six-episode series stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell, Erin Kellyman, Adepero Oduye, Amy Aquino and Danny Ramirez. “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is now streaming on Disney+.

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Here Are All The Covers For Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #1

The first major cross-company crossover in Sandman history begins next week with Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #1 (of 2). 

This milestone crossover bridges Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Universe from DC with Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key from IDW Publishing. The three creators are all involved, with Hill writing, Rodriguez drawing, and Gaiman acting as a story consultant.

Ahead of this event, here are the 22 covers for the first issue of this eagerly anticipated event comic book.

There are five Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #1 covers available through all retailers: the primary cover by Gabriel Rodriguez, others by J.H Williams III (colored and uncolored), Kelley Jones/Jay Fotos, and an uncolored version of Rodriguez’s primary cover.

A sixth cover, by Mike & Laura Allred, is being sold as an exclusive to the upcoming Comic-Con International: San Diego 2021.

Several stores have arranged specific variant covers exclusive to them. Here is the list of the artists and retailers:

– Megan Hutchison (colored and uncolored) versions, 616 Comics
– Dennis Calero, AOD Collectables
– Raymund Lee, AOD Collectables
– Mark A. Nelson, Bedrock City
– John Giang, Big Time Collectibles
– Alan Quah, Comic Kingdom of Canada
– Unnattributed art of Sandman key, Jetpack Comics / Forbidden Planet
– Jae Lee/June Chung, Oasas Comics
– Justine Frany (with and without trade dress), Sanctum Santorum / Slab City
– David Mack (with and without trade dress), Scorpion Comics
– Two by Peach Momoko, Scorpion Comics
– Miguel Mercado, Yesteryear Comics

The two-part Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone event comes ahead of the return of Netflix’s Locke and Key later this year – and the debut of the live-action Sandman TV series, also streaming on Netflix.

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Hasbro Marvel Legends Doctor Strange Eye of Agamotto

Green and glowing at the center, this premium role play Eye of Agamotto electronic talisman is the ultimate combination of costume and collectible! 

Specifically modeled on the Sorcerer Supreme’s powerful possession, the premium role play Eye of Agamotto talisman is immediately recognizable, with exceptional detailing and premium aged-looking finish for play or display. This Marvel Legends Eye of Agamotto is an exotic addition to any Marvel fan collection.

This Eye of Agamotto electronic talisman features a glowing green Time Stone, a cord to wear around the neck like Doctor Strange does, and a quality stand finished with a patina of antiquity.

Highly detailed, this premium Eye of Agamotto is designed to replicate the ancient, exotic look of the mystical token of power passed down from the first Sorcerer Supreme.

With over 80 years of comic book and movie history, Marvel has become a cornerstone of fan collections around the world. With the Marvel Legends Series, fan favorite Marvel Comic Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe characters and role play items offer premium detailing for Marvel fans and collectors.

Pre-order HERE for $50.

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Locke & Key Creators Preview Their Sandman Crossover Comic

Crossover events are one of the signature joys of reading comic books. Seeing characters who you never thought would interact suddenly collide can be an unexpected delight, especially when the heroes in question come from different publishers. The latest entry in a long tradition that includes the Justice League fighting the Avengers and Batman meeting Fortnite is Locke & Key/Sandman: Hell and Gone, which kicks off this month and brings together two of the most beloved dark fantasy comics of the last few decades.

Written and illustrated by the Locke & Key creative team of writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, with the blessing of The Sandman co-creator Neil Gaiman, Hell and Gone is set in 1927, during the opening sequence of The Sandman in which Morpheus, the King of Dreams, is held captive by the human sorcerer Roderick Burgess. Mary Locke, an ancestor of the Locke children who populate the main Locke & Key story, reaches out to Burgess to see if his occult society can help her save her brother’s soul from hell. 

Entertainment Weekly caught up with Hill and Rodriguez to discuss how this crossover came together.

Check out that interview HERE and watch an exclusive trailer for the new comic. Stay tuned for Locke & Key season 2, set to debut later this year on Netflix.

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Avengers Campus At Disneyland Set To Open On June 4

Super Heroes Assemble!

Avengers Campus – an entirely new land dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of Super Heroes – will open June 4, 2021 at the Disneyland Resort!

At this fully immersive land inside Disney California Adventure park, you will be invited to team up with the Avengers and their allies and live out your Super Hero dreams. Avengers Campus is comprised of several heroic locations, each hosted by a different Avenger to share their unique powers, technology and knowledge with recruits.

Sling webs with Spider-Man and unite with the Guardians of the Galaxy

The first key area is the Worldwide Engineering Brigade – also known as WEB. It brings together bright innovators like Peter Parker who have been assembled by Tony Stark to invent new technologies and equip everyday people to become Super Heroes like the Avengers. WEB will house the new WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, the first Disney ride-through attraction to feature the iconic friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!

Tom Holland will reprise his role as Spider-Man in the new family-friendly attraction, which invites you to put your web-slinging skills to the test and experience what it’s like to have powers alongside Spider-Man – a feat accomplished with innovative technology adapted specifically for this attraction, perfect for up-and-coming recruits of all ages.

The second anchor attraction looms high above the land, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, a fan-favorite that opened in 2017. This rockin’ adventure blasts you straight into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” story, alongside characters from the blockbuster films and comics. As you help Rocket bust his fellow Guardians of the Galaxy out of the Collector’s Fortress, you will experience raucous mayhem, music inspired by the soundtracks from the movies, thrilling free-fall drop sequences and six different story lines!

Power up with tiny treats and massive meals

When it is time to take a break from the heroics, several new dining spots at Avengers Campus will offer dishes that are rich in both flavor and storytelling. Pym Test Kitchen is a food innovation science lab where the food and drinks tell a story. Just as Ant-Man and The Wasp use “Pym Particles” to grow and shrink just about anything, Pym Technologies applies this science to the creation of shareable bites, inventive entrees and sweet treats. You will be able to savor such items as the Impossible™ plant-based large and micro meatballs with pasta, or the “Pym-ini,” a panini served by the slice or as a long, multi-portion sandwich.

Adjacent to the Pym Test Kitchen, an oversized beer can overhead signals that grown-up beverage tastings are available at Pym Tasting Lab. You can order a craft beer, ranging from a blood orange hefeweizen to an amber lager, or try one of the Pym Research Staff’s Pym Particle-infused cocktail experiments. Both locations will offer mobile ordering via the Disneyland App.

Visit one of The Avengers favorite food joints, Shawarma Palace. Enjoy a shawarma wrap at this food cart, which is decked out with memorabilia for Avenger fans. Lastly, Taneleer Tivan did not limit his collection to lovable misfits; he is also curating a weird and wonderful menu of intergalactic eats at the Terran Treats food cart near Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

Team up with the Avengers and their allies like never before 

Throughout Avengers Campus, Super Heroes will come to life in more exciting ways than ever. You may have heroic encounters with Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, the Dora Milaje, Black Widow, Ant-Man and The Wasp, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor and even villains like Loki, some of whom are making their first appearances at the park.

You may even have the chance to witness Spider-Man swinging into action high above Avengers Campus with gravity-defying, acrobatic feats never seen before in a Disney theme park.

At a nearby ancient sanctum, Doctor Strange will train recruits in the mystic arts by bringing this ancient sanctum to life with powerful spells. At night, the area glows even more vividly with majestic colors and lights, pulsating with mystic energy.

Suit up with the latest Super Hero gear

The WEB Suppliers store will offer the latest inventions, including interactive Spider-Bots much like the ones you will see in the new attraction, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. Each Spider-Bot has a remote control, and all eight articulated legs move forward and backward. You may customize your Spider-Bot with tactical upgrades to harness the powers and style of favorite Super Heroes, including Black Panther, Iron Man and Black Widow, as well as Ant-Man and The Wasp.

Other must-have items at WEB Suppliers include a specially-designed backpack to carry Spider-Bots when they are not in action, Spider-Man light goggles, a take-home spider web kit and Funko Pop! vinyl figurines of Spider-Man and Iron Man.

The Campus Supply Pod is the place to power up with official Avengers Campus gear, including performance fleece hoodies and tees, headwear, drinkware and other Super Hero supplies.

We are all counting down the days till we can team up with the Avengers and their allies, sling webs with Spider-Man, taste-test inventive food and drinks and become part of a bigger universe alongside some of our favorite Super Heroes!

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Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One Coming To Digital & Blu-ray On June 22, 2021

Atrocious serial killings on holidays in Gotham send The World’s Greatest Detective into action – confronting both organized crime and a mysterious murderer – in Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, the next entry in the popular series of the DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the feature-length animated film – which will be accompanied by the latest DC Showcase animated short, The Losers – is set for release on Digital and Blu-ray on June 22, 2021. 

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One will be available on Blu-ray ($29.98 SRP) as well as on Digital. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie. Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack at a later date in 2022 as a combined presentation of the film with Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two.

Inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One begins as a brutal murder on Halloween prompts Gotham’s young vigilante, the Batman, to form a pact with the city’s only two uncorrupt lawmen (Police Captain James Gordan and District Attorney Harvey Dent) in order to take down The Roman, head of the notorious and powerful Falcone Crime Family. But when more deaths occur on Thanksgiving and Christmas, it becomes clear that, instead of ordinary gang violence, they’re also dealing with a serial killer – the identity of whom, with each conflicting clue, grows harder to discern. Few cases have ever tested the wits of the World’s Greatest Detective like the mystery behind the Holiday Killer.

Lauded for his performance as Red Hood/Jason Todd in 2010’s Batman Under the Red Hood, Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, Smallville) returns to the DC Universe Movies as the title character of Batman/Bruce Wayne. The late Naya Rivera (Glee), who passed away in 2020, gives one of her final performances as Catwoman/Selina Kyle. The all-star cast includes Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas) as Harvey Dent, Billy Burke (Twilight, Revolution, Zoo) as James Gordon, Titus Welliver (Bosch, Deadwood, The Town) as Carmine Falcone, David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad, Ant-Man, Dune, The Dark Knight) as Calendar Man, Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Knight) as Joker, Amy Landecker (Your Honor, Transparent) as Barbara Gordon, Julie Nathanson (Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) as Gilda Dent, Jack Quaid (The Boys, The Hunger Games) as Alberto, Fred Tatasciore (American Dad!, Family Guy) as Solomon Grundy, Jim Pirri (World of Warcraft franchise) as Sal Maroni, and Alastair Duncan (The Batman, Batman Unlimited franchise) as Alfred. Additional voices provided by Frances Callier, Greg Chun and Gary Leroi Gray. 

Chris Palmer (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) directs Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One from a screenplay by Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen, Superman: Man of Tomorrow). Producers are Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Butch Lukic (Justice Society: World War II, Superman: Man of Tomorrow) is Supervising Producer. Executive Producer is Michael Uslan. Sam Register is Executive Producer.

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