‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Cross Branding Continues In New Animated Series and Disney Infinity Game Pack

- 07-29-14Comics, TV, Videogames Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Marvel Studios have demonstrated they have the tools, talent and know how in delivering quality super hero movies – comic to screen adaptations that service fans and appeal to mass market audiences. It took their partnership with Disney, however, to be champions of the market place. The house of mouse has allowed Marvel to become a powerhouse in brand recognition across all demographics, well beyond the original target audience of 20 something year old’s livin’ in their parents basements.  This is largely in part to extending properties across multiple platforms and revenue streams. Marvel makes a hit movie… and ready are the mountains of merchandise, new animated series, video games and more.

With Guardians of the Galaxy garnering more and more attention lately – damn near reaching critical mass – from eager and cheerful fans, you can bet Marvel/Disney are ready to keep the tidal wave of excitement and subsequent profits going.

Waiting in the wings of the films August 1 release, comes a new animated series and a Disney Infinity video game add-on. Both of which are sure to please fans and keep the property pulsing. (more…)

Guillermo del Toro Talks Monster Making On The El Rey Network

- 07-29-14Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by James Daniels

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Guillermo del Toro has made a name for himself as the CGI generation’s answer to Ray Harryhausen. With films such as Pan’s Labrynth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim under his belt, he has emerged as the 21st century’s premiere creator of cinematic monsters both terrible and wondrous.

And he’s prepared to share his secrets to building a better monster with the viewers of the recently launched Hispanic-Interest network El Rey–brainchild of Robert Rodriguez, acclaimed director of such films as Spy Kids, Sin City, and From Dusk Til Dawn. Rodriguez hosts a show on El Rey called The Director’s Chair where he sits down with fellow filmmakers, and discusses the art of cinema. Watch a trailer for an upcoming edition of Rodriguez’s show where he chitchats with del Toro after the jump: (more…)

Wildcat Is The Latest DC Comics Character To Join the ‘Arrow’ Crew

- 07-29-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Just when you thought season three of CW‘s Arrow would be full enough with the likes of Ras al Ghul, word is making the Internet rounds that Arrow has added a new superhero to its ranks with the casting of J. R. Ramirez (Emily Richards, MD) as Wildcat. What’s this mean for the show? (more…)

Air Date For Netflix Series ‘Daredevil’ Hits The Radar

- 07-28-14Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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With the insanity of Comic Con in our rear-view mirrors, it’s back to business as usual in the geek news reporting world. This bit comes from last weekend’s panel headed by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. Tagging along were writers Mark Waid and Dan Slott, all fielding questions concerning Daredevil’s 50th Anniversary. Eventually the grilling leaned toward what they and Netflix were planning to do with the upcoming 13-episode television series. Now, we’ve all heard the news about Double-D taking on a “gritty” feel with a 70′s New York City flair. But there was never any mention of when the show was expected to air. Up until now, anyway. (more…)

Bruce Campbell to Star In ‘Evil Dead’ TV Series?

- 07-28-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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EDITORS NOTE: Story updated from 1/25/14. Original article carries on below.

Fans of the Evil Dead franchise we’re surprised when Bruce Campbell, Rob Tapert and his brother Ivan Raimi announced at San Diego Comic Con that a Evil Dead TV series was in the works (see below).  As if that wasn’t exciting enough, a recent tweet by Bruce “The Chin” Campbell has implied he will not just be involved in the series, but actually be starring in it, reprising his role as Ash Williams.

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SDCC14: Check Out the Hot New ‘Flash’ Promo Spot

- 07-27-14Comics, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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If it’s one thing that SDCC has been rife with, it’s footage from upcoming movies and television shows. One show that didn’t get left out is CW’s upcoming Flash series. They let loose with a promo spot that, while it has little to do with the actual plot of the series, is still a bit of fun none-the-less. Scroll on to check it out. (more…)

SDCC14: ‘Simpsons’/’Family Guy’ Crossover Previewed

- 07-27-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s an event that’s forever been in the making, doubly so since it was announced before last San Diego Comic Con, but Fox previewed the inevitable Simpsons/Family Guy crossover today at the event otherwise known as “Nerd Fest 2014.” Call it a cheap ploy for ratings, call it the last grasp of two once-great animated franchises, or call it the entertainment event of fall, but “The Simpsons Guy” is coming, and it’s the hour-long opening of season 13 of Family Guy. If you can’t wait though, a preview clip has been posted to the interwebs. (more…)

SDCC14: Coolest Thing EVER – Adult Swim Drops Trailer for Mike Tyson Cartoon

- 07-27-14TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Love him or hate him, Mike Tyson is an American icon that has wormed his way into our culture and will likely stay there for centuries to come. This time around, he’ll be playing himself. Or rather he’ll be voicing himself on a new Adult Swim cartoon entitled Mike Tyson Mysteries. It’s basically like a bastard combination of Scooby Doo, The Venture Brothers and… well, just watch the trailer that they unveiled at SDCC for yourself and you’ll see. (more…)

New ‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 Teaser – ‘Listen’

- 07-26-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Doctor Who skipped SDCC14 this year, they’re too busy planning their world tour to attend, but that doesn’t mean they’re keeping quiet. The BBC has just released this teaser for the eighth season of Doctor Who. What’s the good Doctor (Peter Capaldi) have to say? You’ll have to listen to find out! (more…)

SDCC14 Panels: ‘The Walking Dead’ ‘Arrow’ & ‘Game of Thrones’ Panel Videos

- 07-26-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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The full video of some of the major SDCC14 panels are starting to hit the Internet and these you can actually see and hear what everyone’s saying! This time around we’ve got the panels from The Walking Dead, Arrow, and Game of Thrones. (more…)