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Japanese animated series “Cowboy Bebop” is getting a live-action adaption from Tomorrow Studios, Deadline reports. Christopher Yost, a writer on “Thor: The Dark World” and “Thor: Ragnarok,” is writing the script. His earlier credits include several animated TV series, including “X-Men: Evolution,” “Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
“Cowboy Bebop” is a Western set in space that follows Spike Spiegel and a group of bounty hunter cowboys who go after the biggest criminals in the galaxy, saving the world in a series of misadventures. The remake will be executive produced by Sunrise, which produced the original series, and Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and Matthew Weinberg. Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio will also executive produce.
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- Graham Winfrey
It looks like Melissa Benoist’s Girl of Steel is set to kneel before Zod, with Bleeding Cool reporting that Canadian actor Mark Gibbon is currently shooting scenes as the Kryptonian warlord in Supergirl.
Gibbon has plenty of previous experience with comic book roles, having appeared in the likes of Man of Steel, Arrow and Smallville, along with voice roles in the Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, X-Men: Evolution and Spider-Man Unlimited animated series.
- Gary Collinson
David Crow Mar 23, 2017
As with the revelation last week that a Venom spinoff was back on at Sony Pictures, the studio is still making the best of their Spider-Man license, as it was revealed late Wednesday that a Black Cat and Silver Sable spinoff from the web-head franchise was being turned into a priority by the studio.
Previously, it was unclear how far Sony came in pursuing a Black Cat movie, but now the answer indicates… pretty darn close. Indeed, THR broke that Sony has tapped Christopher Yost to rewrite a previous existing script for the project. Furthermore, the script he is reworking is one turned in by Lisa Joy, who recently co-created a little genre show you might have heard about: Westworld.
This project has apparently been long in the works, »
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It's only March, but Logan has already delivered what will likely be the breakout role of the year. In Logan, Dafne Keen's Laura is both tragic and comic; brutal and heartwarming — and just maybe, the successor to Hugh Jackman's Wolverine in the X-Men movie universe.
Craig Kyle created the character in 2003 for the animated series X-Men: Evolution, after a Kids WB executive asked if he could make Wolverine a kid (the show featured younger versions of many of the X-Men). The answer was no. But it got Kyle thinking, and he pitched the idea of a young, female »
- Aaron Couch
The character was created by writer Craig Kyle for the "X-Men: Evolution" (2003) TV series, as the 'clone' daughter of 'Wolverine'. with a regenerative healing factor, enhanced senses, speed and reflexes.
She also has retractable adamantium-coated bone claws in her hands and feet.
Cloned from a damaged copy of Wolverine's genome, X-23 was created to be the perfect killing machine. For years, she proved herself a capable assassin working for an organization called the Facility.
"Logan" Synopsis (spoilers):
In the film, Laura is half Mexican, bred by a Spanish woman with Logan's DNA at 'Transigen'. 'Gabriela', a nurse at Transigen, helps Laura and the other bred, mutant children escape the facility after they discover the scientists planned to kill the children after they perfected their cloning procedure into 'X-24', »
- Michael Stevens
Animated TV shows for Spider-Man and Big Hero 6 are on the way in 2017, but according to Bleeding Cool, a show featuring the X-Men is now in the works. Details beyond that are scarce, but they do say that an announcement is going to hit some point this year. With any luck, this will be a little more mature than the recent Disney Xd efforts which have clearly been aimed at a much younger audience. We already know from X-Men and X-Men: Evolution that there's a huge amount of potential for these characters in this format, especially as what's happening in the movies is such a massive clusterf**k. This marks a big change in the relationship between Marvel Entertainment and Fox, something which has been evident for a while now thanks to TV shows like Legion and Matt Nix's untitled family drama, not to mention a sudden resurgence of X-Men merchandise. »
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