The announcement this weekend that Evangeline Lilly would be playing a character called Hope Van Dyne in Marvel’s troubled Ant-Man came as a surprise to many comic book fans that had been expecting her character to be called Janet Van Dyne—better known to most as the Wasp, founding member of the Avengers (indeed, the character who named the team), former wife to Ant-Man and Marvel Entertainment’s second female hero, behind the Fantastic Four’s Invisible Woman.
Mythology Entertainment, the production company run by Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis, has teamed with comic company Zenescope Entertainment to adapt the latter's title The Library.
Library is a spinoff from Zenescope's Grimm Universe series. The story follows the adventures of a teenage girl and her brother as they accidentally unlock various portals within a historic library that physically transport them into the strange worlds of the books that surround them.
In what might be yet another sign that Marvel should begin to fret that the U.S. Supreme Court could review a massive superhero rights dispute, the respected attorney Tom Goldstein is now co-representing Jack Kirby's family members. Goldstein is perhaps most famous for running the invaluable SCOTUSblog, which on July 21 highlightedKirby v. Marvel Characters as its "Petition of the Day."
IFC Midnight has picked up U.S. rights to Schorr Pictures’ demonic possession tale Inner Demons, directed by Seth Grossman, produced by Robin Schorr and written by Glenn Gers. The film stars Lara Vosburgh as a 16-year-old girl fighting addiction, who may be possessed by a demon, as she is being followed by a reality show crew.
The cast also includes Morgan McClellan, Colleen McGrann, Kate Whitney and Brian Flaherty.
An attempt to build excitement for the Australian release of Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by JonathanLiebesman, went awry Tuesday when the studio’s @ParamountAU Twitter account shared a poster featuring the characters jumping toward the viewer from an exploding building emblazoned with the movie’s Australian release date: Sept. 11.
[Warning: Spoilers ahead from The Walking Dead comic book series.]
Is AMC's The Walking Dead planning to bring in current comics villain Negan?
In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment from the newly released season-five trailer, Glenn (Steven Yeun) seems to be in imminent danger from an unknown character seemingly armed with a baseball bat about to take a swing at his head (see photo above).
His first installment won’t be released for years, but director Rian Johnson is already talking about his involvement with Disney’s Star Wars franchise, as both director of Episode VIII and developer of Episode IX.
Baymax is ready to steal your heart. Or at least shock it back to life.
The robotic hero of Disney’s Big Hero 6—adapted from the Marvel comic of the same name—has already stolen the show in the two trailers released for the movie so far, so it should come as no surprise that he’s equally charming when given his own TV spot for the fall release.
Warner Bros. is in negotiations to acquire a pitch from the team behind Focus Features' sci-fi thriller The Signal.
Titled TauTona, the project chronicles a dangerous rescue operation at the world’s deepest gold mine in South Africa that turns into something much bigger when an ancient lost city is discovered. William Eubank, Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio are writing. William Eubank is attached to direct the thriller with a sci-fi twist.
The FiftyShades phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down.
The first trailer for the erotic drama based on the best-selling EL James novel has racked up a stunning 36.4 million YouTube views since its release on July 24, according to technology firm Zefr, which tracks the numbers.
For most procedurals, one murder is enough to keep the protagonist’s busy. In Si Spencer’s new comic Bodies—illustrated by Meghan Hetrick, Tula Lotay, Dean Ormston and Phil Winslade, and launching this week—things get just a little more complicated, and THR has an exclusive look at the opening pages of the series.
The end is nigh for Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, with the first trailer for the final film in the sequence — The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies — being released online following its debut at San Diego Comic-Con.