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"The Walking Dead" -'Rick Grimes'

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Sneak Peek "The Walking Dead" 'Rick Grimes' 10-Inch Deluxe Action Figure, laser-scanned from the image of actor Andrew Lincoln, featuring multiple points of articulation and character-specific accessories:

Own "The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes" 10" Action Figure 

"...'Rick Grimes' is the protagonist and a survivor of 'the outbreak' in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'. He is a former police officer of the 'King County Sheriff's Department', who was shot in the line of duty and fell into a coma, only to wake up and find himself in the midst of the zombie apocalypse.

"Grimes travels to Atlanta, Georgia, searching for his wife 'Lori' and his son 'Carl', who have traveled to Atlanta with Rick's best friend, 'Shane Walsh', in search of a safe-haven. After he finds his wife and son, along with a group of survivors, he gradually takes on the role of their leader..."

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'Lois Lane' Is In "Vogue"

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Take another look @ revealing images of 5-times Oscar nominated actress Amy Adams aka 'Lois Lane' in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", plus video footage of Adams from the December 2014 issue of "Vogue" magazine, photographed by Annie Leibovitz:

During her interview for the magazine, Adams was in Detroit, reprising her role as 'Lois Lane' in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", filming night-scene exteriors in a helicopter.

"Not my favorite," said Adams about the chopper shoot. "I don’t like things with sharp rotors that fly."

"But...when I come on set, I’m like a golden retriever at a dog park, because I’m just so happy to be around people and eager to please."

"I’m a perfectionist...With my work! Not with life. I'm never satisfied with the take. 

"I’ll walk away from it, but I could go and go and go. I've had to »

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"Ant-Man" and 'The 'Wasp'

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Actress Evangeline Lilly playing Marvel Comics' 'Hope Van Dyne' in Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man", provides some updates about her character and her superhero parents in anticipation of her becoming a modern-day version of 'The Wasp':

Lilly is signed for several 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' films.

"I was raised by two superheroes," said Lilly about her character, "so, I'm a pretty screwed up human being.

"I am also fairly capable, strong, and kick-ass, which is wonderful to play, but the most fun to play was just how messed up she was from being raised by two superheroes. 

"And the clear message sent by name is that I'm not a big fan of my father and so I took my mother's name."

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, 'The Wasp' debuted in Marvel Comics' "Tales to Astonish' #44 (June 1963), with the ability to shrink to a height of several centimeters...

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"Agent Carter: Now Is Not The End"

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Sneak Peek footage and images from the premiere episode of Marvel's "Agent Carter" titled "Now Is Not The End", airing January 6, 2015 on ABC:

"...'Peggy'(Hayley Atwell) is contacted by old acquaintance 'Howard Stark' (Dominic Cooper) when he is framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons and can trust no one else.

"To help Peggy clear Stark's name, he insists his butler, 'Edwin Jarvis', be at her beck and call--whether she likes it or not. 

"But the risk is great: If caught, Agent Carter could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison...or worse..."

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"The Simpsons: The Man Who Came To Be Dinner"

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Sneak Peek images from "The Simpsons" episode, "The Man Who Came To Be Dinner", directed by David Silverman, airing January 4, 2015:

"...during a trip to 'Dizzneeland', the 'Simpsons' board the wrong ride, 'Rocket To Your Doom' and are transported through the galaxy to the home planet of drooling aliens 'Kang' and 'Kodos'...

"...where they are held captive at the local zoo and the inhabitants decide to eat 'Homer'..."

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Kate Mara Is "InStyle"

19 December 2014 10:52 AM, PST

Sneak Peek new images of  "Fantastic Four" actress Kate Mara aka 'Sue Storm' the 'Invisible Woman',  in a recent issue of "InStyle" magazine:

The older sister of actress Rooney Mara, Kate Mara starred in "House of Cards" as 'Zoe Barnes" and appeared in "24" as computer analyst 'Shari Rothenberg'.

She made her film debut in 1999 with "Random Hearts", followed by "Brokeback Mountain" and "We Are Marshall".

Mara filmed "Shooter" in 2007.

She filmed "Transsiberian" in 2008, "Stone of Destiny" in 2008 and "The Open Road" in 2009.

Mara also co-starred in the TV series "House Of Cards".

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"Captain America" vs "The Shield"

19 December 2014 10:52 AM, PST

'The Shield' was a patriotic comic book superhero created by "Mlj" (now "Archie Comics"), appearing almost a year and a half before 'Captain America'.

DC Entertainment now owns the Shield property and other Mlj characters and will roll them into their DC Universe line of superhero characters, giving some star-spangled competition to Marvel's 'Steve Rogers':

The Shield first appeared in Mlj's "Pep Comics" #1 (Jan. 1940), created by writer Harry Shorten and illustrator Irv Novick, debuting as the comic book industry's first patriotically themed hero. 

"He was soon followed by three other patriotic comic characters, "Minute-Man" (Feb. 1941), "Captain America" (March 1941), and "Captain Battle" (May 1941).

The Shield is chemist 'Joe Higgins', son of 'Lieutenant Tom Higgins' who was slain in an explosion orchestrated by Third Reich saboteur 'Hans Fritz', while Tom was working on a chemical formula for super-strength. 

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron": Hot Toys Revealed

19 December 2014 9:44 AM, PST

Sneak Peek new close-up display images of Hot Toys' 'Hulkbuster', 'Captain America', 'Thor', 'Black Widow', 'Hawkeye' and 'Hulk' as they appear in director Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age of Ultron", plus a spitting image of 'Thanos' from Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy":

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the 'Avengers', produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, intended to be the sequel to 2012's "Marvel's The Avengers" and the eleventh installment in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' (McU).

"...with 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' destroyed and the 'Avengers' on hiatus from stopping world threats, 'Tony Stark' aka 'Iron Man' creates 'Ultron'...

"...a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence, who can assess threats and control Stark's 'Iron Legion'.

"However, his plan quickly backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth. »

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Marvel's "Daredevil" Updates

19 December 2014 9:42 AM, PST

Sneak Peek more new images of  Brit actor Charlie Cox as Marvel Comics' blind lawyer 'Matt Murdock' and as costumed superhero crime-fighter 'Daredevil' from the upcoming Marvel/Netflix live-action TV series:

"...Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed writer, director and producer Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus") has joined 'Marvel's Daredevil' as Executive Producer & Showrunner...

"...on the all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.

"Drew Goddard, who also wrote the first two episodes, will continue to serve as Executive Producer on 'Marvel's Daredevil' as he writes and preps 'The Amazing Spider-Man' spin-off film, 'The Sinister Six'..."

Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and illustrators Bill Everett and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in "Daredevil" #1 (April 1964).

"...living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, 'Matt Murdock' is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an oncoming vehicle.

"While he no longer can see, the »

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - The 'Quinjet'

18 December 2014 9:03 PM, PST

Sneak Peek more new action figure toys from "The Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" and the Hasbro 'Legends Infinite Series Line', including 'Captain America', 'Maria Hill', 'Hulk' and the 'Avengers Quinjet':

"...to go along with these highly articulated figures is the 'Avenger's Quinjet'...

"...styled after the Avenger’s primary vehicle in the 2015 sequel.

"The cockpit can fit up to three figures (not included) and can launch an additional figure on the motorcycle, which is included, into battle with the push of a button..."

Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens May 1, 2015.

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Krysten Ritter Strikes A Pose

18 December 2014 5:50 PM, PST

Take another look @ "Breaking Bad" actress Krysten Ritter, recently cast as Marvel TV's "Jessica Jones" posing for photo spreads in both "Maxim" and "Esquire" magazines.

In a recent interview, Ritter explained about her full-frontal nude scene in a notorious early episode of "Don't Trust the B in Apt 23". 

Although she played the scene in the nude, her body was blurred strategically by the network censors.

"I was dancing in a rap video" she said about the scene. "I wasn’t going to find anything flashier, so I was down for it...

"But on the day I was supposed to actually be naked...in front of all the crew guys. 

"You catch them looking and you’re like, No!...

"But I got a 'Mystic Tan'...

"...so that made me feel less naked..."

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"Gotham: Rogue's Gallery"

18 December 2014 5:34 PM, PST

Take another look @ footage from the Mid-Season premiere of the Fox produced "Batman" prequel TV series "Gotham" airing January 5, 2015, as 'Detective Gordon' reports to duty @ 'Arkham Asylum', plus Sneak Peek a new featurette recapping the past season:

"...Gordon’s assignment at 'Arkham Asylum' gets off to a rocky start...

"...when the murder of a guard ignites an investigation, leading him to meet 'Dr. Leslie Thompkins' (Morena Baccarin).

"Meanwhile, crippled killer 'Cobblepot' continues to build his army..."

Guest cast also includes Drew Powell as 'Butch Gilzean', David Zayas as 'Maroni', Allyce Beasley as 'Dorothy Duncan', Isiah Whitlock Jr. as 'Gerry Lang', Kyle Massey as 'Mackey', Christopher Heyerdahl as 'Jack Gruber', Kevin McCormick as 'Aaron Helzinger' and Anthony Grasso as 'Ganza'.

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"Orphan Black" Season 3

18 December 2014 4:24 PM, PST

Sneak Peek new Season 3 footage from BBC America's "Orphan Black", returning April 2015:

Created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, "Orphan Black", the TV series stars actress Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are revealed to be clones...

...focusing on 'Sarah Manning', a woman who assumes the identity of one of her clones, 'Elizabeth Childs', after witnessing Childs' suicide.

The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on issues of personal identity:

"...in the new Idw series, the life of 'Sarah' was changed dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looked just like her.

"Sarah learned that, not only were she and the woman 'clones', but there were others just like them, and dangerous factions at work set on capturing them all.

"Now, the mysterious world of 'Orphan Black' widens, with new layers of the conspiracy being peeled back. »

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"Beowulf" The Mini-Series

18 December 2014 4:23 PM, PST

UK Television Network ITV is prepping a new 13-part 'warrior drama' mini-series, based on the saga of "Beowulf", starting April 2015:

Created by James Dormer, Tim Haines and Katie Newman, the series will be written by James Dormer ("Outcast") set in the mythical 'Shieldlands' "...a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures..."

"...set in the 'Dark Ages' of Britain's past, the first episode sees 'Beowulf' who, after spending many years wandering as a mercenary warrior, returns to 'Herot' to pay his respects to the recently deceased 'Thane', 'Hrothgar' - the man who raised him. But when Herot is attacked by the terrifying monster 'Grendl', Beowulf has no choice but to hunt it down, winning favour with Herot’s new female Thane and the wider community..."

"Hundreds of years ago our ancestors listened to the story of 'Beowulf' because it was a great adventure story," said Dormer, »

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Belfast In "'71"

18 December 2014 1:35 PM, PST

Sneak Peek actor Jack O’Connell ("Unbroken") in the new dramatic feature "'71", directed by Yann Demange, set during the 'Belfast Riots' in 1971, opening February 27, 2015:

"...the film takes place over a single night in the life of a young Brit soldier (O’Connell) accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971.

"Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape..."

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Terrence Malick's "Knight Of Cups"

18 December 2014 8:58 AM, PST

Sneak Peek footage from director Terrence Malick's Hollywood-set dramatic feature "Knight Of Cups", starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Antonio Banderas, Brian Dennehy, Isabel Lucas, Imogen Poots, Wes Bentley, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer, Armin Mueller-Stahl and the voice of Ben Kingsley:

"...once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. 'Rick’ (Bale) had his father read this story to him as a boy. The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth?..."

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"Jurassic World": Raptors In Your Face

18 December 2014 8:25 AM, PST

Take another look @ footage from director Colin Trevorrow's "Jurassic World", plus check out the illustrated 'dinosaur park' brochures used as props during filming:

The brochures also reveal that NBC's "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon, will appear in the new film, introducing a welcome video @ the 'Gyrosphere' to all visitors to 'Isla Nubla'.

"Jurassic World" is being directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Screenplay is written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, set 22 years after the events of the first film.

Cast includes Chris Pratt ("Guardians of the Galaxy"), Irrfan Khan ("The Amazing Spider-Man"), Vincent D’Onofrio ("Men In Black") and  Bryce Dallas Howard ("Spider-Man 3").

Also appearing are Ty Simpkins ("Iron Man 3"), Judy Greer ("Two And A Half Men"), Katie McGrath ("Dracula"), Lauren Lapkus ("Orange is the New Black") and Nick Robinson ("The Kings Of Summer")..."

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"Spider-Girl" Is "Spider-Gwen"

18 December 2014 8:21 AM, PST

What if...producers considered a "Spider-Girl" movie, showcasing 'Gwen Stacy' aka Marvel Comics' "Spider-Gwen", alongside other 'Spidey' clones and hybrids ? :

In an alternate timeline first appearing in Marvel's "Spider-Verse" crossover comic, "Edge of Spider-Verse" #2...

...'Gwen Stacy' is bitten by a radioactive spider, becoming superhero 'Spider-Woman' aka 'Spider-Gwen':

"...she’s smart, she’s tough, she’s charming and she can lift a car – she’s 'Gwen Stacy'! Patrolling the New York City of her universe, she keeps the streets safe as the vigilante known as 'Spider-Woman'! Just don’t tell her father, 'NYPD Police Chief George Stacy'..."

Variations of 'Spider-Man' in the new film would include 'Ben Reilly' aka 'Scarlet Spider', 'Mac Gargan', possessing the 'Venom' symbiote... 

...'Spider-x', a demonic Spider-Man, 'Mattie Franklin', niece of 'J. Jonah Jameson'...

...'Ai Apaec', the South American spider god, the robot 'Timespinner', clones 'Kaine' and 'Spidercide'...

...'Blood Spider' and the 'Spider Doppelganger'.

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - 'Cyborg'

18 December 2014 7:16 AM, PST

Take another look @ the origins of DC Comics' 'Victor Stone' aka 'Cyborg' (Ray Fisher), who appears in director Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" sequel, "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice":

'Cyborg' was created by writer Marv Wolfman and illustrator George Pérez, debuting as a 'special insert' in "DC Comics Presents" #26 (October 1980). In 2011, Cyborg was established as a founding member of the "Justice League".

In the comic book origin story, Victor is the son of scientists 'Silas' and 'Elinore Stone', who use the young man as a test subject for 'intelligence enhancement' projects.

As the treatments begin to take effect, Victor's Iq grows to genius-levels, but he resents further treatment, striking up a friendship with 'Ron Evers', a young rebel who leads him into trouble with the law.

When Victor visits his parents @ 'S.T.A.R. Labs', an experiment in dimensional travel goes awry when »

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"Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis"

17 December 2014 8:12 PM, PST

Sneak Peek more footage from "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis", available January 27, 2015 on Blu-ray and DVD:

"...'Cyborg' discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed 'Justice League'.

"Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter 'Arthur Curry', a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient 'Atlantean' world with our own.

"'Superman', 'Batman', 'Green Lantern', 'Wonder Woman' and the rest of the Justice League must band together...

"...as they face off against warmongering 'Orm', an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds.

"In this all-new epic adventure from the 'DC Universe', mankind's only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man -- 'Aquaman'..."

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