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Twenty years after prying our way from the clutches of extinction, humanity is thrust into grave danger once more in Independence Day: Resurgence, with today’s barnstorming five-minute trailer – five minutes! – outlining much of the plot underpinning Roland Emmerich’s long-awaited sequel.
The elevator pitch? Commemorating two decades since the War of 1996, and after advancing military tech in the form of the unified Earth Space Defense program, the world’s leading powers stand defiant against any alien threat. But for all of their bravado, complacency creeps through the bleeding-edge defenses when Jeff Goldblum’s David Levinson stumbles upon an alien ship – one that just so happens to be transmitting a distress signal to the stars.
What follows is a deluge of cinematic destruction that hews closely to Emmerich’s M.O. in that the world’s monuments are literally torn asunder and, in the spirit of the ’96 original, the fate »
- Michael Briers
The final battle begins this May as these three wallcrawlling, webslinging women charge headlong into danger in Spider-Women Omega #1, the epic conclusion to the Spider-Women crossover from writers Jason Latour, Dennis Hopeless and Robbie Thompson – who join forces along with artist Nico Leon to bring this 8-part crossover to its blockbuster end.
With Silk out of commission, Spider-Woman and Spider-Gwen make their way back to Earth-65 for a desperate, impossible battle. They’re outgunned, outmanned and out planned. How could they possibly match up to the might of Earth-65’s Cindy Moon and her agents of S.I.L.K.? They don’t know either – but they have to try. Don’t miss the Earth-shattering finale that will shake Cindy Moon, Jessica Drew and Gwen Stacy to their very cores! Spider-women Omega #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices this May!
Spider-women Omega #1 (MAR160795)
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- Phil Wheat
Bayard Johnson, a screenwriter and producer, died February 10 in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He was 63.
Johnson wrote and produced feature films for Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures, MGM/UA and 20th Century Fox. He made two feature films in Africa and wrote movies based on both the classic Tarzan character (1998’s “Tarzan and the Lost City”) and on Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” (1997’s “The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo”). His first African movie, “Damned River” (Zimbabwe, 1988), written with John Crowther, is among the top 20 action movies of the 1980s in the Netflix database.
- Carmel Dagan
And lo’ there came a day unlike any other, in February of 1991, when merc and mouth united for a common goal. And on that day, Deadpool was born! Now, a mere quarter of a century later, Marvel are celebrating Deadpool’s 25th Anniversary with the colossal sized Deadpool #7.
That same regenerating degenerate who tore through the New Mutants and into your very hearts is turning 25, and he wants to party with you! Featuring a massive 80 story pages and an all-star creator lineup, Wade’s silver anniversary is sure to be a night to remember. First, Gerry Duggan and Scott Koblish bring you a full length Merc With a Mouth adventure. Then, Deadpool creators past and present regale you with tales of Wade’s newest allies – the Mercs for Money! Get ready for more Terror, Foolkiller, Slapstick, Massacre, Stingray and Solo and shine a spotlight on Deadpool’s newest employees. So »
- Phil Wheat
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