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Had a series like The Tick originally aired today, it almost certainly would have had a better chance at success. Superheroes have since saturated the American zeitgeist, where in 2001 they’d only begun taking over the summer box office. Digital streaming outlets like Hulu allow new series to find their audience, rather than the other way around, giving struggling shows a better chance.
Luckily for The Tick, today is also the age of once canceled series getting second chances. With the growing number of digital streaming outlets, the odds a once canceled show can be resurrected are only increased as member-hungry streaming services compete to offer exclusive content for their subscription fee.
When The Tick live-action series first aired, it ...
- Sarah Moran
The Tick is returning to live-action television. News of the big dumb blue guy coming back was one of the most unexpected bits of revival news we’ve heard all year, but also among the most welcome. Patrick Warburton will once again play The Tick, a not-all-there hero who fights for justice in The City. Original […]
- Russ Fischer
Following a successful showing at this year’s FrightFest (read our review here), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced that Bad Milo! will be released on DVD here in the UK on 20th October 2014.
Here’s the press release:
For over a century, Hollywood has been scaring audiences around the world with its terrifying monsters…but none as terrifyingly funny as Bad Milo!, available on DVD on 20th October from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Ken Marino (We’re the Millers, Wanderlust) and Gillian Jacobs (TV’s “Community,” The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) star in this shockingly original horror comedy about a man named Duncan (Marino) who discovers he has an actual pint-sized demon living inside him. In order to keep it from popping out and murdering anyone who angers him – including his sweet but pressuring wife (Jacobs) – Duncan must learn to embrace his inner demon and control its killer appetite!
- Luke Owen
It was revealed last month that Amazon were planning on giving the green light to a pilot episode of The Tick, resurrecting the 2001 series which lasted for only nine episodes but gained a huge cult following. Creator Ben Edlund would confirm these reports and even alluded to original star Patrick Warburton returning, and in a recent interview with Movie Web, the Ted star had this to say about the current status of the project. "I love The Tick. I’d love to do it again. I never would have thought I’d have the opportunity to do this again. I think it would be a blast to do it again. We’ll see what happens. One thing about The Tick, he is an insane character. I guess he doesn’t have to be 29 years old like Thor. He’ll be 50 battling evil. I’d love to see what Ben Edlund »
I’m just going to put this out there: romantic comedies are now really hard to write. I mean, as a creative endeavour, it’s a full-on cliché minefield. To correctly balance all the elements required – chemistry, tension, humour, romance – while avoiding the most well-worn cinematic devices, is monumentally difficult. A fool’s errand, some might say. And yet, still they appear, because still writers try to bring something new and fresh to the genre. Still we buy those tickets, and sit in the dark – hoping to be pleasantly surprised, but knowing we will probably be disappointed.
So, here we are again, with a new trailer for another daring attempt. The film is titled Playing It Cool in this preview, but was previously known as A Many Splintered Thing. Does it achieve the impossible dream? Is this film that most elusive of treasures – that mythic creature that continually slips our collective grasp? »
- Sarah Myles
Following on from the confirmation earlier this month that the cancelled 2002 Fox live-action series "The Tick" would be making a comeback, the show's star Patrick Warburton has spoken with Movieweb about what the new take on the material will bring. Warburton can't say much at the moment, but is excited about the property coming back:
"I'm really not at liberty to discuss anything in regards to The Tick right now. I will say, isn't it ironic that Captain Liberty's friend isn't at liberty? Are there discussions? I would say things look very interesting and positive.
I love The Tick. I'd love to do it again. I never would have thought I'd have the opportunity to do this again. I think it would be a blast to do it again. We'll see what happens.
One thing about The Tick, he is an insane character. I guess he doesn't have to be 29 years-old like Thor, »
- Garth Franklin
Are you ready for more love to be bestowed upon the 1980 Flash Gordon in Ted 2? Returning star Mark Wahlberg has tweeted the first image of himself on set, seated on a custom red Indian Scout motorcycle that has been adorned with the semi-iconic 80s Flash Gordon logo.
Take a look:
Ready to ride? Mark on the set of Ted 2 with a new #IndianScoutpic.twitter.com/EjuKUxnIYh
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) September 10, 2014
The original Ted was rife with Flash Gordon jokes and references, with Mark Wahlberg's John Bennett being a huge fan of the seminal sci-fi flop. The running gag culminates with a cameo appearance from that film's leading man Sam J. Jones making a rare big screen appearance. The actor is currently not listed as part of the cast for Ted 2, but looking at John's new ride, a surprise return is certainly not out of the question. »
Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie are back together again, playing vastly different roles in the first trailer for Playing It Cool, formerly known as A Many Splintered Thing.
Chris Evans plays a screenwriter who is trying to write a romantic comedy, only he is hindered by the fact that he doesn't believe in love himself. That all changes when he meets "Her" (Michelle Monaghan), a young woman he falls for before realizing that she's engaged. Using the power of his imagination, the writer tries to conquer "Her" heart. Anthony Mackie, Aubrey Plaza, Ashley Tisdale, Patrick Warburton, Giovanni Ribisi, Topher Grace, Ioan Gruffudd and Luke Wilson round out the ensemble cast in director Justin Reardon's romantic comedy, which doesn't have a release date in place at this time. You can also check out the first photos from Playing It Cool below.
This is the »
Earlier this month, The Tick creator Ben Edlund confirmed that a reboot is in the works, which will likely debut on Amazon. No one involved with the project can say too much about it at the moment. But Patrick Warburton did chat with us about the possible return of everyone's favorite big blue superhero, whose live-action series ran just 9 episodes before being cancelled by Fox in 2002.
Unable to provide any substantial plot details, Patrick Warburton tells us that the show will be darker and edgier than the original. Creator Ben Edlund has a new take on the show, which will utilize some of the VFX and CGI that wasn't available 12 years ago.
Patrick Warburton is currently celebrating the return of his 1999 cult classic Hollywood noir The Woman Chaser as it premieres on Netflix September 20th. We took the opportunity to ask if any other original cast members will be back for the new Tick. »
In casting news that really makes you think about the significance of life on this big blue rock hurtling through space we call our world, Morgan Freeman has signed on for a “juicy role” in Seth MacFarlane‘s much-anticipated sequel to Ted, according to Variety. The aptly named Ted 2 will again be scripted and directed by MacFarlane, who will also return to voice the pesky little teddy bear with the loudest mouth. The details of the plot are scarce for the time being, but Freeman was apparently sought for his role — which makes sense, because if you’re going to attempt to go big you might as well go all the way to the top and fight for someone like Freeman. MacFarlane has been searching for high-profile celebrities to nail down supporting roles and cameos (still uncasted) to join the film and step out of their comfort zone for some gross-out humor and casual conversation with »
- Samantha Wilson
Morgan Freeman is following up Dolphin Tale 2 with another sequel about an adorable animal — or at least, an adorable-looking, animal-shaped creature. Freeman has just signed on for Ted 2, joining Seth MacFarlane (who voices Ted and also directs), Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, and Patrick Warburton. Hit the jump to find out how Freeman […]
- Angie Han
While no specific story details have been given, insiders claim Morgan Freeman is playing an iconic civil rights lawyer who helps Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) take care of some legal issues. Director Seth MacFarlane wanted a major star for this role, and he had reportedly been eyeing Morgan Freeman all along.
Mark Wahlberg is returning as John Bennett, a grown man with a talking teddy bear as his best friend. Amanda Seyfried joined the cast in February as the female lead, with a majority of the Ted supporting cast returning as well, including Mila Kunis, Patrick Warburton and Jessica Barth. Our February report revealed that Mila Kunis, who played John's girlfriend Lori, will have a much smaller role in the sequel.
Variety reports that the rest »
Though production on Ted 2 is currently underway in Boston, we haven't heard much about the comedy sequel from writer, director and star Seth MacFarlane. We know that Mark Wahlberg is back along with most of the suppoting cast (though Patrick Warburton is the only one who's been confirmed). And Amanda Seyfried has the female lead. Now one more cast member has been revealed with Variety reporting that Morgan Freeman has taken the role of n iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues. And considering how obnoxious Ted is, who knows what trouble he's in. While details have been scarce on the overall plot and casting of the Universal sequel set for release on June 26th, 2015, that's because most of the supporting roles that aren't from the original film will be filled with "a mix of cameos of pop culture »
- Ethan Anderton
The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one-hundred sixty of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.
Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow Sr editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we preview the fall 2014 TV season, discuss Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam in the Shazam movie, as well as Amazon bringing back The Tick TV series starring Patrick Warburton.
Screen Rant Underground is available on the iTunes Music Store or Stitcher Radio but if you’re not near your home computer, check out our latest episode in the player below.
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- Ben Kendrick
Filmmaker Ridley Scott — who in 1982 adapted Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into the big-screen drama Blade Runner — and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) will serve as executive producers on the project, which originally was developed as a Syfy miniseries.
The best-selling The Man in The High Castle presents an alternate history in which Nazi Germany and Japan won »
Lyndsy Fonseca will soon be stretching her boundaries as an actress — quite literally, at that.
Penned by Robin Schiff (Almost Perfect), the series centers on Logan (One Life to Live vet Josh Casaubon), a charming surfer who is left in charge of his ex-girlfriend’s yoga studio. Fonseca will play Winter, an instructor who becomes a love interest for Logan.
The series also stars Paget Brewster as Logan’s ex, »
Over the weekend, we reported that the cult classic series The Tick, which only ran for nine episodes before it was cancelled in early 2002, may be coming back as a pilot for Amazon Studios. Ben Edlund, who created the series, revealed on Twitter that the reports are true, and a reboot is being "pursued with vigor."
Yes for now suffice it to say the dream of a new live-action Tick is being pursued with vigor #bringbackTheTick
— ben_edlund (@ben_edlund) August 31, 2014
Series star Patrick Warburton worked out a deal with Sony Pictures Television, who has controlled the rights to The Tick ever since its cancellation, to move forward with an Amazon Studios pilot. While it remains to be seen whether or not the show will be picked up, longtime fans of The Tick will at least get one new episode to watch.
Amazon Studios always makes their pilot episodes available »
Amazon Resurrecting Live-Action The Tick TV Series. The bug blue bug of justice is finally making a comeback! That’s right, The Tick is coming back to the small screen as Amazon Studios is showing interest in reviving the 2001 superhero sitcom with Patrick Warburton returning to reprise the title role. Sources [...]
- Mufsin Mahbub
I’ve been writing about our ‘Zombie Culture’ for a few years now. For those of you who haven’t read my previous columns, here’s the textbook definition.
Zombie Culture: A world where all forms of entertainment (TV Shows, Movies, Comic Books) are eventually resuscitated and brought back to life.
Nothing stays dead anymore. In the entertainment industry anyway. Eventually every TV show will be brought back as a movie, or as another TV show. Everything will be rebooted or relaunched. Just this past week I heard of a few examples. Like the directors of The Lego Movie bringing back the old TV series The Greatest American Hero. But the biggest example of Zombie Culture came in the form of Amazon resuscitating a cult classic TV series in the form of Patrick Warburton and The Tick. Yes, that’s right. »
- Anghus Houvouras
Spoon! The Tick could be coming back to life. Yes, we're talking about that show based on a comic book from the 1980s that also had a cartoon in the 1990s. Patrick Warburton, David Burke, Nestor Carbonell and Liz Vassey starred in the very short-lived—we're talking nine episodes—series for Fox that ran from 2001-2002. Creator Ben Edlund confirmed revival talks on Twitter, but didn't share many more details. "Yes for now suffice it to say the dream of a new live-action Tick is being pursued with vigor #bringbackTheTick," he tweeted. The Tick followed a superhero with immense strength and mass. His background changed from comic to cartoon to series, but in the »
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