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Thursday, January 18, 2018



"John Carter" - Enter "Dejah Thoris"

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 09:35 PM PST

Dynamite Entertainment's "Dejah Thoris #2, available March 14, 2018 is written by Amy Chu and illustrated by Pasquale Qualano, with covers by Mike McKone, Stephane Rous and Sergio Davila:

"...Dejah Thoris is on a secret mission to save her planet, but first she and the battle scarred 'Red Martian' warrior 'Sajad Surma' must keep the scientific team alive as they trek through the dangerous deserts of 'Barsoom'. 

"Then the 'Princess of Mars' learns some hard leadership lessons after a deadly encounter with a white ape..."

Dynamite Entertainment's "Dejah Thoris" #1, is written by Amy Chu and illustrated by Pasquale Qualano, with covers by J. Scott Campbell, Frank Cho, Mike McKone, and Sergio Davila, available February 8, 2018.

"...'Dejah Thoris', obsessed with finding the legendary 'Gardens of Mars'...

"...recruits her own expedition team of scientists. 

"But once outside the palace walls, things don't go as planned...

"...and the Princess learns the hard way, just how dangerous 'Barsoom' really is..."

Lynn Collins ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine") played 'Princess Dejah Thoris' in Disney's 3D, live-action fantasy adventure "John Carter".

According to author Burroughs, "...the sight which met my eyes was that of a slender, girlish figure, similar in every detail to the earthly women of my past life.

"Her face was oval and beautiful in the extreme, her every feature was finely chiseled and exquisite, her eyes large and lustrous and her head surmounted by a mass of coal black, waving hair, caught loosely into a strange yet becoming coiffure.

"Her skin was of a light reddish copper color, against which the crimson glow of her cheeks and the ruby of her beautifully molded lips shone with a strangely enhancing effect..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Dejah Thoris'....


"Barbarella" Live-Action

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 09:18 PM PST

Dynamite Entertainment's "Barbarella" #4, in support of the developing live-action "Barbarella" cable TV series, is written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Jorge Fornes, with covers by Stephane Roux, Vincent Aseo, Stephanie Jans, Goran Sudzuka and Kenan Yarar, available March 14, 2018:

"...'Barbarella' may have narrowly averted a galactic war -- as only she could -- but she's still in need of a 'null-d regulator'. 

"Hitching a ride on a cargo transport seems like a no-brainer, but these great seas in the final frontier are rife with pirates. 

"Plus someone's about to learn first-hand the dangers of emotional intimacy!..."

The  "Barbarella" live-action TV series pilot continues in development with a script by writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade of "Skyfall" fame.

"Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn is attached to direct. adapting creator Jean-Claude Forest's erotic sci-fi comic strip.

"I kind of went back to the original comic," said Refn "and really began to close my eyes and fantasize about women in outer space and it looked pretty good." 

'Barbarella' is a young woman who travels from planet to planet and has numerous adventures, often involving sex.

The aliens she meets often seduce her, and she also experiments with a 'machine excessive' or 'orgasmatron'. 

The original comic book version of 'Barbarella' was modeled on French actress Brigitte Bardot.

"Barbarella" will be produced and distributed by Gaumont International Télévision.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Barbarella"...

"Red Sonja" Movie Updates

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 09:03 PM PST

Dynamite Entertainment's "Red Sonja" #15, available March 28, 2018, is written by Amy Chu, Erik Burnham and illustrated by Carlos Gomez, with covers by Mike McKone, Carlos Gomez, Juan Doe and Anthony Marques, in support of Millennium Media's developing "Red Sonja" feature film:

"...'Sonja' returns to where her adventure started, the nation of 'Meru', to find it completely under the iron rule of 'Kulan Gath' -- who is using native magic to grow more powerful than ever.

"The wizard needs to be stopped once and for all, before he finally gains the omnipotence he craves...but there's one thing still standing between Gath and Sonja -- and it's something she never expected to face..."

In other 'Red Sonja" news,  Millennium Media ("The Expendables") are currently developing a remake of the 1985 feature "Red Sonja", with Millennium's Avi Lerner and Joe Gatta producing alongside Cinelou's Mark Canton.

"Red Sonja" was created by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Barry Smith, as a female foil to their Marvel Comics version of author Robert E. Howard's "Conan the Barbarian".

Howard created female warriors 'Bêlit' and 'Valeria', for the "Weird Tales" magazine stories "Queen of the Black Coast"...

...and "Red Nails"...

...also creating character 'Red Sonya', aka 'Sonya of Rogatino', who although not a 'sword 'n sorcery' hero, carried a pistol, debuting in "The Magic Carpet Magazine" (1934).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Red Sonja"...

"Green Hornet" - Daughter of 'Kato'

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 08:34 PM PST

Dynamite Entertainment's "Green Hornet" #1, available March 7, 2018, is written by Amy Chu and illustrated by German Erramouspe, with covers by Mike Choi, Carl Ihde, Mike McKone and CP Wilson III:

"...'Britt Reid Jr.', scion of the 'Daily Sentinel' publishing empire, vanishes during a wild party on his friend's yacht. Meanwhile, crime spikes in the streets of 'Century City' with the mysterious criminal/secret vigilante the 'Green Hornet' absent.

"It's only a matter of time before someone puts two and two together, and it's up to 'Kato', former partner of Britt's father, and his daughter 'Mulan' to protect the city AND the Green Hornet legacy, while finding out what happened to Britt..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Green Hornet"...

"Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack"

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 08:02 PM PST

While Fox contemplates a remake of writer, director John Carpenter's "Big Trouble In Little China", Sneak Peek Boom! Studios' sequel to the original film, "Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack" #7, written by Carpenter, with Anthony Burch, continuing the adventures of 'Jack Burton', illustrated by Jorge Corona and Greg Smallwood, available March 2018:

'Jack Burton' and his increasingly improbable team break into the 'Tower of Skulls'...

" save an old ally who could change the tide of this fight...if they can make it in time!

"Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack" #1, now available is also from John Carpenter and Anthony Burch:

" is the story of old man 'Jack Burton' and his final ride in the 'Pork-Chop Express'.

"The year is 2020, and hell is literally on Earth. 'Ching Dai', sick of relying on screw-ups like 'Lo Pan' to do his bidding, has broken the barriers between Earth and the infinite hells, while declaring himself the ruler of all.

"Jack Burton is alone in a tiny corner of Florida with only his broken radio to talk to, until one day it manages to pick up a message. Someone is out there in the 'hellscape' and they know a way to stop Ching Dai..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Big Trouble In Little China"...

Emily VanCamp Is 'Sharon Carter'

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 08:04 PM PST

Take another look @ revealing images of actress Emily VanCamp aka 'Sharon Carter', a 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' agent assigned to protect 'Steve Rogers' in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier":

"I play 'Agent 13/Sharon Carter' which everyone knows, but we don't really touch on that in this film," said VanCamp.

"We're just sort of introducing her.

"When we first see her we realize she's living next to 'Captain America'...

"...they sort of have a little 'thing' going on...

"...and as we all know in the comic books they had a love affair off and on for years. 

"They had a very complicated relationship.

"It's almost as if they are planting the seeds now. Sort of leaving room to go wherever they want to go with it."

"We wanted someone that 'Cap' would have an immediate interest in, " said co-director Joe Russo.

"It had to be a strong-willed person, and we felt that Emily's work on 'Revenge' was a great test tube for what this character could be. 

"She's obviously very credible with physicality, she holds the screen really well, and she even looks like the character from the comic books..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Sharon Carter'...

"The Originals" Vampire Spin-Off

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 02:49 PM PST

According to reports, The CW have ordered a new spin-off TV pilot from "The Originals" vampire TV series, created by Julie Plec, focusing on 'Hope Mikaelson', the supernatural 'tribrid' daughter of 'Niklaus Mikaelson' and Hayley Marshall-Kenner':

"...'tribrids' have the genes of a witch, werewolf and vampire. She was named 'Hope' by her father, after inspiration from his half-brother 'Elijah'..."

Along with Plec, producers of the pilot include Leslie Morgenstein, Lance Anderson and Michelle Paradise.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Originals"...

More "A Wrinkle In Time"

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 01:21 PM PST

Sneak Peek more new images, plus footage from the upcoming science fiction feature "A Wrinkle In Time", directed by Ava DuVernay based on the 1962 novel by Madeleine L'Engle, starring Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine, opening March 8, 2018 in Real D 3D and IMAX 3D:

"...after learning her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet deep in the grip of a universe-spanning evil...

"...'Meg Murry' works with her highly intelligent younger brother, her classmate, and three astral travelers to save him..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "A Wrinkle In Time"...

'Hit-Girl' Covers "Glamour"

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 01:41 PM PST

Sneak Peek images of actress Chloë Grace Moretz aka 'Hit-Girl' from the "Kick-Ass" movie series, in "Glamour" magazine:

"The way I look at it is, I'm trying to start conversations," said Moretz. "You might not agree with my opinions, and that's great—I would love to talk about it."

"With movies like 'Kick-Ass', 'Carrie' and 'Let Me In', I was able to push boundaries at a really young age. Now that I'm able to get projects funded, curate scripts, and make movies, it means a lot to me to go against gender norms. My biggest thing now is making gender-equalizing movies, where you can put a male actor or a female actor in that role, and it would work the same way.

"The word 'feminism' meant something very different when I was 13. I had four older brothers and a single mom, and we were providing for each other. It was a collective effort between men and women. So for me, it was about familial equality.

"I like to push myself as an actor and an artist, and directing, writing, producing, cinematography—all these are things that I haven't accomplished yet. They're big life hurdles that I've set out in front of me, and they're just waiting for me to take them on headfirst. So why not?..."

Meanwhile "Kick-Ass" creator Mark Millar has confirmed there will be a "Kick-Ass 3".

"I love the idea of there being 'Hit-Girl' movies, " said Millar. "We have a crazy idea for it, and every now and then I think, is this too crazy? 

"Because it's kind of insane. Would the world accept this? 

"It makes 'Kick-Ass' look like 'Finding Nemo'. 

"It's funny, because Hit-Girl was slightly pre-dated by about a year, before those kick-ass action heroine characters...

" 'The Hunger Games' and those kinds of things came along.

"And now I feel is a great time for her, so it could be really interesting."

The first "Kick-Ass" feature released in 2010 on a budget of $30 million, earned $100 million theatrical world-wide, selling over 1 million DVDs, scoring an additional $24 million. 

"Kick-Ass 2" on a budget of $28 million, released in 2013, earned $63 million world-wide plus an additional $15 million in DVD sales.

Although those numbers are not blockbuster, there is a dedicated fan-base including director Quentin Tarantino, that supports Chloë Grace Moretz' portrayal as young female vigilante 'Hit-Girl'.

"I'd always planned it as three books and three movies," said Millar about "Kick-Ass".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Chloë Grace Moretz as 'Hit-Girl'...

"Blade Runner" Director Mounting "Cleopatra"

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 01:39 PM PST

Denis Villeneuve ("Blade Runner 2049") is in negotiations to direct "Cleopatra", with Angelina Jolie attached to star, based on author Stacy Schiff's best-selling book "Queen of the Nile":

Elizabeth Taylor previously played "Cleopatra" (1963).

The historical 'Cleopatra VII Philopator', believed to be the re-incarnation and embodiment of a goddess...

... was Greek-born, to become the last person to rule Egypt as a 'pharaoh'. After she died, Egypt became a Roman province.

"...her palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, 'Cleopatra' was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. 

"She had children by both 'Julius Caesar' and 'Mark Antony', two of the most prominent Romans of the day. With Antony she would attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled both their ends..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Cleopatra"...

More 'Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay"

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 11:52 AM PST

Sneak Peek new footage, plus more images from the upcoming animated feature "Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay" showcasing DC Comics' 'Harley Quinn', 'Deadshot', 'Killer Frost', 'Copperhead' and a whole lot more :

"...'Task Force X' retrieves a powerful mystical object that they will risk their lives to steal..."

Cast includes Christian Slater, Billy Brown, Liam McIntyre, Kristin Bauer, Gideon Emery, Tara Strong, Vanessa Williams, C. Thomas Howell, Dania Ramirez, James Urbaniak, Julie Nathanson, Jim Pirri, Greg Grunberg, Dave Fennoy, Cissy Jones, Natalie Lander, Trevor Devall, Dave Boat and Matthew Mercer.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay"...


'Harley Quinn' In "Wonderland"

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 11:29 AM PST

Sneak Peek images of actress Margot Robbie, aka 'Harley Quinn' in "Suicide Squad", posing for "Wonderland" magazine, photographed by Gia Coppola:

"There's nothing I dislike more than being in a photo shoot where they say, 'Be yourself'", said Robbie. "That's not why I became an actress. That's what I find so funny: that you become an actor, and all of a sudden, everyone wants to know about you. But I didn't become an actor so I could show you 'me'...

"I say this about everything: when I was on 'Neighbours,' I said, 'These are the best years of my life!' 

"When I was filming 'The Wolf Of Wall Street,' I said, 'These are the best months of my life!' 

"I always think I'm having the best time ever, and that I'll never have so much fun again...

"Everyone's like, 'overnight sensation.' It's not overnight. It's years of hard work..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Margot Robbie...

"Venom" Set Footage

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 09:17 AM PST

Sneak Peek leaked footage of actor Tom Hardy ("Mad Max: Fury Road") on the set of director Ruben Fleischer's Columbia Pictures' feature "Venom" based on Marvel Comics' 6-issue series, "Venom: Lethal Protector" (1993), that will include a cameo by actor Tom Holland aka 'Peter Parker'/'Spider-Man':

" the original Marvel Comics' story, 'Venom' makes an agreement with 'Spider-Man' that they will leave each other alone...

"...on the condition that Venom commits no crimes.

"Venom then moves from New York City to San Francisco, and takes up with a group of Californian 'mole people'.

"Shortly thereafter the father of one of Venom's victims seeks him out with a group of super-powered mercenaries to take revenge. Venom then has to take on offspring of the 'Venom Symbiote, including 'Carnage'..."

'Cletus Kasady' aka 'Carnage', debuted in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" #344 (March 1991) followed by "The Amazing Spider-Man" #360...

...created by writer David Michelinie and illustrators Erik Larsen and Mark Bagley, based on elements of the precursor character 'Venom'. 

Along with Venom, the character belongs to a race of amorphous extraterrestrials known as the 'Symbiotes'. 

'Venom', aka the 'Venom Symbiote', was originally a super-villain sentient alien, debuting in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" #300 (May 1988)...

...before evolving into an anti-hero, requiring a host to bond with for its survival.

The first known host was 'Spider-Man', who eventually separated himself from the creature when he discovered its true nature. 

The Symbiote went on to merge with other hosts. 

According to the 'Marvel Universe', the creature is considered one of the greatest threats to humanity...

...alongside 'Magneto', 'Doctor Doom' and the 'Red Skull'.

The Symbiote is capable of shape-shifting, as well as the ability to expand its size and mimic the appearance of other humanoids after it has obtained a host.

The organism can additionally conceal itself by altering its coloration or by becoming invisible, while exhibiting telepathic abilities.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Venom"...


"Arrow: We Fall"

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 07:43 PM PST

Sneak Peek new images from the "Arrow" episode "We Fall", written by Speed Weed, Spiro Skentzos and directed by Wendey Stanzler, airing January 25, 2018 on The CW:

"...'Cayden James' (Michael Emerson) ups the ante by launching his plan to take control of every aspect of the city. 

"Despite the scope of Cayden's plan, 'Oliver' (Stephen Amell) is determined to foil it with just the 'Original Team Arrow' — and without the aid of 'Rene' (Rick Gonzalez), 'Dinah' (Juliana Harkavy), or 'Curtis' (Echo Kellum). 

"But things get complicated when 'William' (Jack Moore) is endangered as a result of Cayden's handiwork..."

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