‘MARVEL’S INHUMANS’ DEBUTS FIRST TEASER

‘MARVEL’S INHUMANS’ DEBUTS FIRST TEASER

'MARVEL'S INHUMANS' DEBUTS FIRST TEASER

Press Release

Published May 5, 2017 By Marc Strom

Coming to IMAX & ABC!

The first teaser for “Marvel’s Inhumans” has arrived with rumblings of treason in the city of Attilan!

Debuting in IMAX theaters September 1 before the entire series comes to ABC, “Marvel’s Inhumans” tells the story of Black Bolt and the Inhuman royal family like you’ve never seen before.

Check out the first teaser below, and follow @TheInhumans on Twitter and Inhumans on Facebook for the latest!

Teaser Trailer for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Unleashed

Teaser Trailer for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Unleashed

Teaser Trailer for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Unleashed

Press Release

The official teaser trailer for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok has been unleashed. Imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer, Thor finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. Thor: Ragnarok thunders into U.S. theaters on November 3, 2017.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Fight Back in Teaser Trailer

The Guardians of the Galaxy Fight Back in Teaser Trailer

The Guardians of the Galaxy Fight Back in Teaser Trailer

Press Release
Published Dec 3, 2016 By Christine Dinh

It’s showtime. During the CCXP Brazil, director James Gunn shared with his panel audience the teaser trailer for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Watch it above. Obviously.

Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits earthbound theaters May 5, 2017. Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and keep up with @Guardians on Twitter and Guardians of the Galaxy on Facebook!

Luke Cage is Coming

Luke Cage is Coming

Luke Cage is Coming

Bob McFadden

The Marvel Cinematic Universe became a cultural phenomenon with its feature films, but these works are frequently criticized for repeating the same formula every time, for having pitifully underdeveloped antagonists, and for putting the importance of crazy airport action sequences above storytelling and character development. Agents of SHIELD came along with the opportunity to dive deeper into its storytelling, as it would put out more hours of content than all of the previous installations of the MCU combined by the end of its first season. Unfortunately, the show initially fell victim to many of the same criticisms, and both expectation and viewer-ship waned.

It wasn’t until Netflix came along that the live-action story-creating potential of this universe was realized. The Marvel Netflix shows have been an interesting and largely successful experiment so far. While they are certainly created for a different breed of audience, with much more violence and mature themes than would be profitable on the big screen or permissible on broadcast TV, it is undeniable that they are carefully crafted works of art in their own right. And on Friday, September 30th, we will all be able to binge-watch what may end up being the most fun show to come out of Marvel TV so far.

The Netflix series includes a throwback to Luke Cage’s classic costume, including the tiara.

The Netflix shows are definitely hard to stop watching. When one episode ends, it doesn’t matter if it is three in the morning, you watch as your cursor mysteriously drifts itself towards the “next episode” button, leaving your body barely aware of what is happening as you continue to dive deeper into the season. Each episode ends leaving you wanting and needing more. Hopefully, Marvel TV is able to maintain a high level of quality, even with their push to get more and more of these series out more quickly.

And more than I was with any of those series, I’m excited to see Luke Cage. Daredevil takes his job way too seriously, and Jessica Jones carried the burden of some very serious subject matter, but Luke Cage is literally unbreakable, so it should be a good time, right? (I mean, yeah, he was seriously injured when he got shot in the head in Jessica Jones, but… he got better!) Luke Cage avoids the Daredevil problem by being reluctant to take on the role of a superhero, much different from Matt Murdoch who is addicted to it. And he avoids the brooding problem of Jessica Jones by… music!

We get to have swagger. A compelling hero and compelling villains. We spruced it up a little bit and added some music but it was going to be fun either way.

Cheo Hodari Coker

Luke Cage showrunner

Cheo Hodari Coker, the executive producer and show-runner of Luke Cage, cites music as an enormous source of inspiration for the show. Coker, who is most well-known as the writer of the 2009 Notorious B.I.G. biography, tells fans to prepare for “the Wu-Tangification of the Marvel universe.” We can expect this to start right from the first few moments, as Coker personally wrote the first two episodes of the series. Each episode of Luke Cage is named after a Gang Starr song, and the season plays out much like an album, with episodes instead of tracks.

Season 1 Episodes

  1. Moment of Truth
  2. Code of the Streets
  3. Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?
  4. Step in the Arena
  5. Just to Get a Rep
  6. Suckas Need Bodyguards
  7. Manifest
  8. Blowin’ Up the Spot
  9. DWYCK
  10. Take it Personal
  11. Now You’re Mine
  12. Soliloquy of Chaos
  13. You Know My Steez

Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge are responsible for the show’s musical score, and if the trailers are any indication, Luke Cage will breathe and bleed hip-hop. So far, trailers have included tracks such as an Isaac Hayes rendition of “Walk On By,” (which was sampled by the Wu-Tang Clan); Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”; Miike Snow’s “Heart is Full (remix)” featuring hip-hop duo Run the Jewels; and Nas’ “Made You Look” from his 2002 album, God’s Son.

On September 26, 2016, the final trailer for Luke Cage dropped, and somehow made the show look even cooler. The Wu-Tangification increases with a Method Man cameo, as the member of the Wu-Tang Clans surreally swaps hoodies with Luke Cage after Cage gets holes shot in his. This newest trailer, released yesterday, can (and should) be viewed, right here next to this text.

Not everyone in Harlem is bulletproof; Pops seems to pull an Uncle Ben.

The official trailer above includes Night Nurse, or Claire Temple (played by Rosario Dawson). We have seen her before in Daredevil and Jessica Jones, and she seems to be acting as the string that currently links all of the Netflix series together. (Much like Phil Coulson did for the early MCU.) Claire will probably have her most significant arc yet in Luke Cage, as her comics counterpart was primarily associated with Luke Cage. It’s funny that we will see the nurse the most here, as she shouldn’t have much healing to do. Hopefully she meets a better end than Coulson in the Avengers. (Just kidding, it has already been confirmed that she’ll be popping up in Iron Fist next year. Don’t worry.)

While on the topic of the cultural tone, it goes without saying that Marvel’s first series led by a black hero lead comes at a time where it provides a welcome relief from some of the images prevalent in the media today. Hundreds of pieces have already and will continue to be written by people much more qualified than I to speak on the subject, but it goes without saying that an unscathed black man sporting a bullethole-ridden hoodie is a powerful and inspiring image for many. “The world is ready for a bulletproof black man,” said executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker.

This is a show that celebrates black culture rather than apologizing for it. It takes place in a Harlem that actually looks like Harlem, instead of trying to filter it through a whiter lens. Mike Colter, the actor who plays the role of Luke Cage, noted “We’re just trying to tell a story. We have no agenda. But I hope the black community can feel good about the series.”

Power Man comes along to join the MCU in just a few days, to break a dude’s hand into powder with his face. Tune into Netflix on September 30th!

The official synopsis for Luke Cage is as follows: In this groundbreaking new series, audiences will witness the evolution of Luke Cage (previously introduced in Marvel’s Jessica Jones) after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones. Like the preceding Marvel series on Netflix, Marvel’s Luke Cage is a gritty, action-packed drama, grounded in the real world with heroes who focus on saving their neighborhood and have their feet firmly planted on the ground.

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DC Entertainment Storms New York Comic Con 2016 with Exciting Line-up of Events, Panels and Appearances from Fan-Favorite Talent

DC Entertainment Storms New York Comic Con 2016 with Exciting Line-up of Events, Panels and Appearances from Fan-Favorite Talent

DC Entertainment Storms New York Comic Con 2016 with Exciting Line-up of Events, Panels and Appearances from Fan-Favorite Talent

Press Release

Check out What’s Next for Rebirth, including New Story Arcs
and the Latest on JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD

Celebrate 75 Years of Wonder Woman with USPS Forever Stamps

Join “My Chemical Romance” Front Man Gerard Way
and DC’s Young Animal Collaborators for Panel Highlighting New Pop-Up Imprint

BURBANK, Calif. (September 22, 2016) – Following the record-shattering success of Rebirth, DC Entertainment (DCE) is set to take over New York Comic Con with a stellar line up of guests, panels and exclusive announcements. Fans attending the annual pop culture event, held at the Javits Convention Center from October 6-9, will be the first to learn exciting details about the first publishing event of the Rebirth era, JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, the next wave of exciting Rebirth story arcs (and some surprise new titles), and the star-studded KAMANDI Challenge. New York Comic Con will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman on the event’s official program cover with artwork by DC Publisher Jim Lee, and by revealing in person the highly anticipated Wonder Woman Forever Stamps on Friday, October 7!

DCE’s massive booth (South Concourse, Booth #4002) will be the go-to place for fans to the biggest names in comics and get the latest peeks at forthcoming releases from the world of DC. The expansive booth will also offer attendees the rare chance to get a close look at costumes and props from the upcoming “Wonder Woman” 2017 feature film – including the costume donned by star Gal Gadot – along with the original costume worn by Lynda Carter in the 1970s “Wonder Woman” television series! Fans of DC Super Hero Girls will have a chance to meet and greet their favorite Super Hero High characters in costume throughout the weekend, as well as have their pictures taken in front of “green screen” backgrounds featuring popular DC and Warner Bros themes.

DC’s lineup of panel programming for New York Comic Con is packed with fan-favorite talent, first looks and celebrations. Download the new DC All Access mobile app for a complete list of panels and talent signings, behind-the-scenes coverage and in-depth interviews directly from DC’s web series, “DC All Access.” The app is available for free at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

  • With a record-setting 12 million copies shipped this summer, the “Rebirth – What’s Next?” panel will be packed with superstar talent dishing the latest on their current and upcoming story arcs, including Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti (HARLEY QUINN), Juan Ferreyra (GREEN ARROW), Ben Percy (GREEN ARROW, TEEN TITANS), Christopher Priest (DEATHSTROKE), Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN), Rob Venditti (HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS). Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH) will also be on hand to talk about what’s next for the Scarlet Speedster and reveal details on what’s to come in the first major event for Rebirth, JUSTICE LEAGE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD!  Saturday, 11:00am, Room 1A06
  • One of the world’s most popular Super Heroes and a powerful global symbol of justice, equality and peace will be center stage at the “Wonder Woman 75” panel. The event will include a collection of writers and artists who continue to create thrilling stories for the iconic Amazonian Super Hero including Marc Andreyko (WONDER WOMAN ’77), José Luis García-López (SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN), Yanick Paquette (WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE), Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN), Jill Thompson (WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON), Cat Staggs (ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL) and Shea Fontana (DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: HITS AND MYTHS). Friday, 5:15pm, Room 1A24
  • The DC All Access Panel is the place to be for the latest news not only on comics, but the latest news from other DC and Warner Bros divisions, including DC Collectibles, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, and more! Top talent including Shea Fontana (DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: HITS AND MYTHS), Marguerite Bennett (DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS), Kevin Kiniry (DC Collectibles), Steve Orlando (MIDNIGHTER & APOLLO) and Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH, Vertigo’s FROSTBITE) will all be on hand to talk about what’s to come in the DC Universe. Thursday, 1:45pm, Room 1A24
  • Eisner-winning writer and My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way will reveal more details about his brand new pop-up imprint at the “DC’s Young Animal” panel which will also feature fellow collaborators Nick Derington (DOOM PATROL), Jody Houser (MOTHER PANIC), Marley Zarcone (SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL), and more. Friday, 1:30pm, Room 1A06
  • Take a trip to Gotham City at the “DC Batman” panel to find out what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective and his cohorts. Alongside the BATMAN team Tom King and David Finch and ALL STAR BATMAN writer Scott Snyder this must-attend panel will also feature Julie Benson and Shawna Benson (BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY, Steve Orlando (BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN), Tim Seeley (NIGHTWING), James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS), and more!  Friday, 12:45pm, Main Stage
DC Entertainment Signs Artist Liam Sharp

DC Entertainment Signs Artist Liam Sharp

DC ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS ARTIST LIAM SHARP

Press Release

BURBANK, Calif. (August 25, 2016) – DC Entertainment (DCE) continues to add industry-leading talent to its creative roster, announcing today that it has reached an agreement with artist Liam Sharp to create comic book content solely for the company’s DC and Vertigo imprints. Sharp will continue his incredible storytelling with writer Greg Rucka on DC’s WONDER WOMAN, which began with “Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1” on June 8, 2016. Sharp currently illustrates the odd-numbered issues of WONDER WOMAN, entitled “The Lies,” with co-artist Nicola Scott illustrating the “Wonder Woman Year One” story in the even issues.

“I was floored that both Dan DiDio and Jim Lee called me up regarding a two-year contract with DC Comics,” Sharp explains. “The sales and fan reaction to WONDER WOMAN have been staggering, heralding a return to the level of popularity such an iconic character deserves.”

A world-renowned artist and writer, Sharp has illustrated many of the greatest characters in comics, including Batman, Superman and now Wonder Woman. He is founder of the award-winning Mamtor Publishing and co-founder of Madefire, where Sharp digitally published his magnum opus, Captain Stone is Missing, co-created with his wife, Christina McCormack. Sharp made his comics debut in the 1980s, illustrating for the famous science-fiction magazine 2000 AD. His fame increased dramatically when the best-selling Gears of War hit shelves in 2008. Sharp also created the WildStorm series The Possessed with writer Geoff Johns.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled about Liam coming to DC and securing him on one of our highest profile titles of 2016,” says Bob Harras, Editor-in-Chief, DC Entertainment. “I knew we needed an artist capable of dynamically bringing Wonder Woman to life on the page, and Liam’s work is simply exceptional.”

“I’m thrilled to be associated with Diana in her 75th year,” Sharp concluded. “I look forward to the many great things ahead for Wonder Woman.”

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