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TheWrap has an exclusive first look at ABC's new show “Forever,” starring Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four”) as Henry Morgan, a medical examiner who happens to be immortal. For more than 200 years, Morgan has lived an “exciting, adventurous and intriguing long life has blessed him with amazing insight and observational skills.” Also read: 3 TCA Takeaways: ABC Focuses on Rebuilding, Doing What It Does Best, and Diversity Having hid his unexplained immortality for so long, his relationship with new partner Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza, “Law & Order”) — who rivals him in complicated and well-hidden pasts — will »
- Alex Reed
Marvel Studios holds ultimate control over the film rights to Namor the Sub-Mariner.
President Kevin Feige explained that, if a movie were to be released featuring the Atlantean anti-hero, it would be from Marvel.
Rumours have previously placed the film rights to the character in the hands of Universal and Legendary Pictures.
Feige denied that Legendary could release such a film, although the control of rights is not completely clear cut.
"[It's] slightly more complicated than that," he told IGN.
"Let's put it this way - there are entanglements that make it less easy. There are older contracts that still involve other parties that mean we need to work things out before we move forward on it.
"As opposed to an Iron Man or any of the Avengers or any of the other Marvel characters where we could just put them in."
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Big Hero 6, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man, Venom, The Sinister Six, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Powers, Heroes Reborn, SuperTed and more….
Wow, there’s been so much superhero news this week, you’d think it was Comic-Con already! We will of course start things off with Marvel Studios’ hotly-anticipated sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, with Entertainment Weekly giving us our first look at the film thanks to a cover image featuring Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans) and the new bad guy Ultron (James Spader), which was followed up by a batch of »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel Entertainment head man Kevin Feige told IGN that the film rights to their first character, Namor the Sub-Mariner, are back with Marvel once again. Well, almost. There’s a caveat. Read on to find out the full details.
In 1939, Marvel—then known as Timely—published their first super hero story. The main character was called Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner, who was created by Bill Everett. He was the hybrid, half human Prince of Atlantis. Namor was not only the inspiration for Aquaman, his physical appearance also inspired the look of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock. The name Namor is Roman spelled backwards.
Through his long comic and animated cartoon career, the character has never appeared in live action form. Universal Studios held the film rights to Prince Namor for a long time and did nothing with the character, despite the popularity of super hero films these days. That meant »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Fox, Disney and Sony all own Marvel superhero properties. The bulk of the characters are over at Disney, while Sony controls the world of Spider-Man and Fox very tightly holds onto X-Men and Fantastic Four. But the very first Marvel superhero, back from the days when they called themselves Timely, is still not spoken for. That would be Namor the Sub-Mariner, and for the longest time the suggestion was that the rights to the character were over at Universal. But talkative Marvel head Kevin Feige is here to debunk such thoughts. IGN recently sat down with Kevin Feige to talk about whether Marvel and Disney were free to make a Namor movie, and his answer was yes. Basically yes. With a caveat. It.s slightly more complicated than that. Let.s put it this way . there are entanglements that make it less easy. There are older contracts that still involve »
Born on the planet 'Hala', capital of the 'Kree Empire' in the 'Greater Magellanic Cloud', Ronan, as an adult, became a member of the 'Accuser Corps' military governors and jurists.
His rise through the ranks was extraordinary, and he eventually became the third-most powerful being in the Kree Empire. The 'Supreme Intelligence' appointed him 'Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire', and in this role he is known simply as 'Ronan the Accuser'.
Ronan possesses superhuman strength, endurance, speed and reflexes, enhanced by devices in his suit of full-body exoskeleton armor. »
- Michael Stevens
Guardians of the Galaxy is on the cusp of its release in just three weekends, which means Marvel president and producer Kevin Feige has been out and about promoting this huge sci-fi spectacle. One of the questions on everyone's mind, especially since it was teased that they'd be teaming up with Hulk in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, is when we'll see Star-Lord and his team crossover on the big screen with Marvel's The Avengers.
If the rumors we've recently heard are true, it would have to happen in The Avengers 3. But is that the case?
"Part of the fun of the comics is that could happen. Any character could interact with any other character because they inhabit the same time period and the same universe. And certainly it is the inclusion of Thanos most specifically that is a declaration to audiences who are paying attention that this is connected to those other universes. »
There's been a lot to talk about recently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (we're only 2 weeks out from Guardians and we've been getting our first looks at Avengers: Age of Ultron), but the most interesting questions and answers have to do with properties in question.
Ant-Man had a director shakeup, we heard rumors of a Namor The Sub-Mariner movie in the works and Hugh Jackman has been saying he'd love to see Wolverine on The Avengers team or fighting the Hulk. These are the questions only the top man can answer, and he did.
From IGN on Namor and Wolverine:
The company has insisted that the ongoing case over the rights to many of its classic characters does not "remotely merit" a review, according to Deadline.
The Kirby heirs have recently received backing from Hollywood guilds, trademark experts and comics veterans, who filed friend-of-the-court (amici curiae) briefs petitioning that the highest authority of the Us judicial system judge on the case.
The case hangs on the reading of the ambiguous term 'work for hire' in relation to whether Kirby's family can terminate the rights to the characters.
Marvel claims the situation is such that there is no reason the Supreme Court should take a hearing on the rights case, »
Marvel Comics' first family of superherodom, the Fantastic Four, hits the big screen in a light-hearted and funny adventure. It begins when down-on-his-luck genius Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd) has to enlist the financial and intellectual help from former schoolmate and rival Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon) in order to pursue outer-space research into human DNA. Also on the trip are Reed's best friend, Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis); his former lover, Sue Storm (Jessica Alba), who's now Doom's employee and love interest; and her hotshot-pilot brother, Johnny Storm (Chris Evans). Things don't go as planned, of course, and the quartet becomes blessed--or is it cursed?--with superhuman powers: flexibility, brute strength, invisibility and projecting force fields, and bursting into flame. Meanwhile, Doom himself is undergoing a transformation. Fantastic Four featured: Director: Tim Story Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic Jessica Alba as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman Chris Evans as »
ABC had their Television Critics Association presentation on Tuesday, and we were there to get the latest scoop on their new fall TV lineup. Panels for Shonda Rhimes's new Viola Davis show, "How to Get Away With Murder" and the Anthony Anderson comedy "Black-ish" were among the highlights. What were some key takeaways from the network's big day?
1. ABC is "bullish" about Wednesday
So says ABC president Paul Lee, who was particularly enthusiastic about its comedy block that day this fall. "I personally believe 'The Goldbergs' is going to be discovered by a lot more people this year," he noted. There was a lot of love for the '80s-set comedy, which will now air between successes "The Middle" and "Modern Family."
2. There's a push for diversity
Lee also talked about the network's diverse programming."It is a mission statement to reflect America," he explained. "In a way it's »
- Alana Altmann
There's been a lot of changes happening to Marvel's Ant-Man movie. Peyton Reed is now at the helm, having taken over for Edgar Wright who left the project back in May. Many assume that with all the changes, which also include having multiple writers working on the script, the film might turn out to be a disaster. But Marvel's Kevin Feige has come out in support of Reed, assuring us that the right people are making the movie.
While screening footage from Guardians of the Galaxy in London yesterday, IGN asked Feige about the Ant-Man issues and why Reed was the right man for the job. He said:
"Peyton is someone that I’ve been a fan of for a long time. People may not remember, though probably your readers remember, that he was attached to Fantastic Four more than 10 years ago. We spent a lot of time together… and »
- Laura Frances
What's All This Then? It's a weekly column where I - Dave "Da7e" Gonzales, a man with many opinions - dissect and report on the news and rumors surrounding superhero megafranchises.
It’s the pre-Comic Con week once again. I’m hoping to have some more info about what to expect come next week, as I won’t be on the ground in San Diego, but funnelling in reports and the like to distribute to y’all from my perch in Brooklyn. I’ll be the M.O.D.O.C.C. of the site for Friday and Saturday (Mobile Organism Designed Only for Con Coverage), trying to piece together what’s happening in Hall H, probably. Until then, I’m basking the glory of not having to know what »
It's now a year until "Ant-Man" rolls into theaters, and so begins Marvel's long campaign of winning over fanboys still not pleased that Edgar Wright, who had been with the project for years, was forced to bow out after creative clashes with the studio. And that's not all, as Marvel will also have to convince the die hard faithful that Peyton Reed, primarily known for comedies like "Bring It On" and "Yes Man," is the right guy to sit in the saddle and see the movie through. Well, there has been no better advocate and visionary for Marvel movies than Kevin Feige, and he's pumped about the Reed and what that means for "Ant-Man." Chatting with IGN, the first thing Feige wants to make clear is that Reed is someone he has looked at before to direct superhero tentpoles. "Peyton is someone that I’ve been a fan of for a long time. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A lot of fans were disappointed when the amazingly talented Edgar Wright was replaced by Peyton Reed as the director of Ant-Man. During a Q&A for Marvel's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, IGN asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige why he decided on hiring the Bring it On director to helm the movie. This was his response:
"Peyton is someone that I've been a fan of for a long time. People may not remember, though probably your readers remember, that he was attached to Fantastic Four more than 10 years ago. We spent a lot of time together… and I got along with Peyton very, very well and he had awesome ideas and an awesome vision for the movie, and for various reasons he ended up leaving that movie...'Peyton was always on our lists, and so when this happened and Edgar [Wright] said 'Not for me' we met with a handful of people, »
- Joey Paur
Kevin Feige has been discussing the departure of Edgar Wright from the Ant-Man director’s chair, and what made him think Peyton Reed would be a suitable successor. “Peyton is someone that I’ve been a fan of for a long time,” says Feige. “He was attached to Fantastic Four more than 10 years ago. He had awesome ideas and an awesome vision for the movie, and for various reasons he ended up leaving that movie.” “He’s come in to meet on a lot of our movies over the years, in particular Guardians,” he continues. “We met with a handful of...
- George Wales
The dust has settled somewhat on a bumpy few months for Marvel, that have seen Edgar Wright leave his long-nurtured Ant-Man project, to be replaced at pretty much the last minute by Peyton Reed. The studio's current focus is Guardians Of The Galaxy, which finally opens in two weeks. As such, Kevin Feige, head honcho at Marvel Studios, has been on the press rounds for the new film. You can guess what he's been asked about.
Chatting to IGN, Feige said that "Peyton is someone that I’ve been a fan of for a long time", recalling the time when he was originally set to direct the first Fantastic Four film, before departing that project (Tim Story eventually directed the film).
Feige revealed that Reed was a contender to »
(Cbr) It's been a crazy few months for "Ant-Man": Edgar Wright left the film in May due to creative differences, and new director Peyton Reed took over in June. While many have weighed in on Wright's departure -- from "Ant-Man" actor Michael Douglas to "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2" director Jon Favreau -- a clear picture of why Peyton Reed was Marvel's choice to fill Edgar Wright's shoes hadn't yet emerged. However, IGN spoke with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige during a special "Guardians of the Galaxy" footage screening in London on Tuesday, where he gave a better idea of what qualified Reed for the job. The studio head referenced Reed's longstanding relationship with Marvel -- not only was he once attached to 2005's "Fantastic Four," but he also pitched for "Guardians of the Galaxy" and other Marvel Studios films -- as well as details about the »
- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources
In case you haven't heard, the Television Critics Association is currently in full swing.
Each day different networks trot out the casts of their new upcoming Fall TV pilots, introduce them to a ballroom filled with press, and encourage reporters to launch question after question at them for a average of 45 minutes. It's pretty much like a series' debutante ball—and it is absolutely exhausting for everyone involved.
However, as we all know, some of the most hilarious and random sentences that come out of our mouths happen at our most draining moments. Today we're taking a look at the casts of ABC's newest series—Selfie, How to Get Away with Murder, Black-ish, Forever, Manhattan Love Story and Cristela—and the best lines that came from each panel.
Read on to get »
Since Edgar Wright’s departing of Ant-Man, we’ve been pretty gutted that he is no longer involved. His replacement, personally, I don’t hold much hope for. Peyton Reed isn’t a bad director, but I feel that he may well lack the grand vision for something like Ant-Man. But, what would I know right? Kevin Feige spoke to IGN on why he decided that Reed should sit on the directors chair so one of the Marvel Universe’s “smallest” characters! "Peyton is someone that I've been a fan of for a long time. People may not remember, though probably your readers remember, that he was attached to Fantastic Four more than 10 years ago. We spent a lot of time together… and I got along with Peyton very, very well and he had awesome ideas and an awesome vision for the movie, and for various reasons he ended up leaving that movie. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
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