* According to Variety, Marc Webb will return to direct the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, set for May 2, 2014 release.

* The Greater Cleveland Film Commission has announced that Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Solider will be filming in northeast Ohio next year.


* Michael Emerson provides the voice of the Joker and Mark Valley provides the voice of Superman in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2.


I saw loopper. It’s an interesting movie.

Some of the time travel stuff leaves you scratching your head.

but it’s an interesting movie about futuristic time traveling hitmen

in people with telekinetic powers. But I think the main messages

is we can always change our future or fate by offering ourselves.

I guess it’s saying our future is always changing by the choices we make.

This is definitely the summer of Joseph Gordon Levitt with The Dark Knight Rises,

Premium Rush, hosting Saturday Night Live and this movie.



Twentieth Century Fox has announced it has brought on comics writer Mark Millar to serve as a creative consultant on the studio’s upcoming projects based on Marvel Comics properties.

Millar wrote several celebrated Marvel books such as The Ultimates, Civil War and Wolverine: Old Man Logan, before moving on to found Millarworld, where he continues to develop existing film franchise titles Wanted and Kick-Ass, as well as newer comic properties The Secret Service, Superior, and Nemesis — the latter also in development at Fox. Millar will work with Fox on developing new avenues for its X-Men and Fantastic Four tentpoles.


Commented TCF production president Emma Watts: “We are excited to be working with Mark. In addition to his groundbreaking Marvel work, he is simply one of the most original voices in comics today and will be an invaluable resource to us and to our filmmakers as we look for fresh opportunities to innovate within our shared Marvel universe.”


Upcoming Marvel movies from Fox include The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, directed by James Mangold; X-Men: Days of Future Past, helmed by Matthew Vaughn; and a reboot of Fantastic Four to be directed by Josh Trank, who helmed Chronicle.


“As someone who has spent his entire life obsessed with both comic-books and movies, this is essentially my dream gig as it’s a unique combination of both,” Millar said. “I spent 10 years working at Marvel and am really happy with the work I did on the comic side of things, so the idea of working with these characters now in a brand new medium is enormously exciting for me.


“I really like the Fox team, love this bold new direction they have for their franchises and am proud to be working alongside some of modern cinema’s biggest talents. James Mangold is incredible, Matthew Vaughn’s one of my closest pals and Josh Trank gave us, in my opinion, one of the greatest superhero movies of the last decade with Chronicle. The invitation to join this crew was maybe the coolest phone-call I’ve ever had.”

* DC Entertainment has declared Wednesday, Oct. 10 as “Arrow Day” and will commemorate the premiere of The CW’s Arrow television series with a free Arrow #1 Special Edition through comic-book retailers.

The book will offer insight into the television version of Oliver Queen, and will also contain a six-page excerpt of Green Arrow #0. Also on Oct. 10, readers can download the first chapter of the new Arrow digital comic book series written by show executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, with art by Sergio Sandoval and Jorge Jimenez and the first two covers by Mike Grell. The weekly series will be collected in print, with three digital chapters on sale in one print issue starting on Nov. 28.


Well this year marks my third time going to The Philadelphia Zombie Prom!

I can’t wait until Saturday!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 Premieres Saturday at 9:30 AM on Cartoon Network

Followed by the Return DC Nation at 10 AM!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premieres on Nickelodeon this Saturday at 11 AM.

And Animation Domination returns on Fox Sunday night.

And finally the Travel Channel is premiering Making Monsters Season 2 This Sunday.



Lucasfilm has released two clips, a gallery of images and a description from “Revival,” the episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiering on Cartoon Networkon Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m. a.m. (ET/PT).

For the first clip, CLICK HERE.


For the second clip, CLICK HERE.


Here’s how the episode is described:


Darth Maul and Savage Opress are reunited and brimming with rage. They bring terror across the galaxy, invading other worlds and forcibly recruiting Hondo and his pirates into their army. Brave Jedi confront the brothers in an effort to stop them and must fight for their lives while vying to save the Republic.”


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The Dark Knight Returns placed 15th $1.2 million to push its domestic total to $443.1 million. The Batman sequel moved Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s chest for seventh worldwide all time with $1.066 billion.


* Marvel has released the first official image of Hugh Jackman from The Wolverine.


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 FX has ordered a pilot for The Strain, based on the novel trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan that is currently being featured as a Dark Horse Comicsseries.

Del Toro will direct and executive produce the pilot, and will co-write with Hogan. Carlton Cruse, whose credits include Lost, will be showrunner and executive producer. Comic BookMen will return for a second season on AMC beginning Sunday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 p.m.




* AMC has released a gallery of 17 head shots from the cast members of Season 3 of The Walking Dead, which premieres on Oct. 14.



The Dark Knight Rises placed 11ith with $2.1 million, pushing its total to $441.0 million. It will pass Shrek 2 ($441.2 million) this week for seventh place all time.The Avengers added $0.5 million over the weekend, pushing its total to $622.1 million.
This weekend, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences held the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys, and The Walking Dead was honored with the award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for the Season 2 Premiere “What Lies Ahead”.The award — the second Emmy for The Walking Dead — was presented to Special FX Makeup Designer and Co-Executive Producer Greg Nicotero and his KNB EFX team, who together bested stiff competition from FX’s American Horror Story, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, HBO’s Game of Thrones and ABC’s Once Upon A Time.

Arrow pictures.



Marvel Comicshas announced that Professor Charles Xavier dies in Avengers Vs. X-Men #11, in stores on Wednesday.

In the penultimate chapter of the series by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel, the forces of the Marvel Universe rally against the final two members of the seemingly all-powerful Phoenix Five — Cyclops and Emma Frost. As the battle rages, Cyclops makes a decision that not only takes the life of the man who formed the X-Men and raised him like a son, but that also may damn both the Avengers and the X-Men.


“When we first crafted Avengers Vs. X-Men, we didn’t set out to kill any characters but as the story progressed it became obvious that this had to be the last stand of Charles Xavier,” said editor in chief Axel Alonso. “He’s one of my favorite characters and while like all fans I’m sad to see him perish, both Brian and Olivier deliver a powerful, dramatic conclusion to his story. Rest assured his death will reverberate across the Marvel Universe, leading into major launches like Uncanny Avengers and All-New X-Men this fall.”


In the series finale on Oct. 3, the remaining Marvel heroes launch their final assault on the Phoenix Five and the force that threatens to consume all of reality.