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JAN
22
5 DAYS

'Glee,' 'Whiplash' Breakout Set as CBS' 'Supergirl'

CBS and Warner Bros. Television have found their Supergirl.

Glee and Whiplash breakout Melissa Benoist has been tapped to play the iconic DC Comics character, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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JAN
21
6 DAYS

Simon Pegg and 'Dark Blue' Co-Creator Doug Jung to Write 'Star Trek 3'

Simon Pegg and 'Dark Blue' Co-Creator Doug Jung to Write 'Star Trek 3'

Star Trek 3 has found a new set of writers.  

Doug Jung,   the co-creator of television cop drama Dark Blue, and Simon Pegg, the geek-friendly actor who already plays Scotty in the Star Trek franchise, are co-writing the new installment of Paramount and Skydance’s sci-fi adventure franchise.

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JAN
21
6 DAYS

IDW to Publish Comics Based on Classic Disney Characters

IDW to Publish Comics Based on Classic Disney Characters

Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the rest of the classic Disney characters are headed back to comics — but, interestingly enough, not from the Disney-owned Marvel Entertainment. Instead, it’s San Diego-based independent IDW Publishing that is leading the characters’ return to the U.S. comic book shelves.

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JAN
21
6 DAYS

Marvel Unveils 'Last Days' Tie-In Branding to 'Secret Wars' Comic Event

Marvel Unveils 'Last Days' Tie-In Branding to 'Secret Wars' Comic Event

Now that Marvel has announced the end of its comic book universe with this summer's Secret Wars event, the company is doubling down on the doom and gloom of the entire situation with the announcement of "Last Days," a new branding for stories about characters facing their finales.

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JAN
21
6 DAYS

Milestone Media Relaunches, Plans New Comics and More

Milestone Media Relaunches, Plans New Comics and More

An important piece of the 1990s comic book landscape is set to return this year, with the news that Milestone Media — the studio founded by Reginald Hudlin, Derek Dingle, Denys Cowan and the late Dwayne McDuffie — is being relaunched with an eye to working with “a wide variety of companies,” including those outside the comic book industry.

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JAN
20
1 week

Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara Testing for 'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie (Exclusive)

Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara Testing for 'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie (Exclusive)

The first Star Wars stand-alone could come under attack from a clone.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Tatiana Maslany, the Canadian actress who stars as multiple replicants in BBC America's hit series Orphan Black, is testing for the female lead in the Star Wars spinoff that is being directed by Gareth Edwards.

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JAN
20
1 week

How Marvel's 'Secret Wars' Reboot Could Leave Comics Fans Underwhelmed (Opinion)

How Marvel's 'Secret Wars' Reboot Could Leave Comics Fans Underwhelmed (Opinion)

The news that Marvel Entertainment is "ending" the Marvel Universe as we know it in this summer's Secret Wars is intended to be a big deal for those following the company's comic book continuity.

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JAN
20
1 week

Marvel Confirms Comic Book Reboot in 'Secret Wars' Event Series

Marvel Confirms Comic Book Reboot in 'Secret Wars' Event Series

The Marvel Universe is about to start afresh. At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Marvel Entertainment ended months of speculation by confirming that it will reboot its comic book universe during this summer’s much-hyped Secret Wars event.

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JAN
20
1 week

First Look: 'November Criminals' Writer Sam Munson's New Novel

First Look: 'November Criminals' Writer Sam Munson's New Novel Sam Munson, the author of the well-received November Criminals, which is being adapted to screen, has a new novel, The War Against Assholes, coming June 16 and The Hollywood Reporter has the first look at the cover (see a larger version below).   Read More
JAN
20
1 week

DC Comics Co-Publisher Talks 'Convergence' and Bringing Back Old Fans

DC Comics Co-Publisher Talks 'Convergence' and Bringing Back Old Fans

The upcoming Convergence event from DC Entertainment — which will see the publisher’s superhero line suspended for two months, replaced by a number of series featuring alternate incarnations of familiar characters pulled from the company’s 75-plus-year history — is a chance for fans of every era of DC’s heroes to return to the fold, according to co-publisher Dan DiDio.

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JAN
20
1 week

New 'Gunman' Trailer Exposes How Sean Penn Triggered a Humanitarian Catastrophe

New 'Gunman' Trailer Exposes How Sean Penn Triggered a Humanitarian Catastrophe

The new international trailer for The Gunman gives more details on Sean Penn's sniper snafu. 

"We thought we were helping — it didn't work out that way," he explains in the latest trailer. "It's the biggest mistake I ever made."

Turns out that a job he was involved with has its own deadly repercussions — as one newsreel describes it, "The unclaimed assassination has triggered violent confrontations and a growing humanitarian catastrophe."

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JAN
20
1 week

Read the Justice League/TNT NBA All-Star Comic a Day Ahead of Release (Exclusive)

Read the Justice League/TNT NBA All-Star Comic a Day Ahead of Release (Exclusive)

DC Entertainment’s Justice League has some new members — TNT’s Inside the NBA hosts Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal, who team up with superheroes Superman, Batman, the Flash and Wonder Woman for a special promotional comic book exclusively debuting on The Hollywood Reporter ahead of its release this Wednesday.

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JAN
19
1 week

'Star Wars' Actor Released From Hospital

'Star Wars' Actor Released From Hospital

A Star Wars star is on the road to recovery. 

Peter Mayhew, who plays Chewbacca in the franchise, spent several days in a hospital with pneumonia, but has been released. The news of his hospital stay was confirmed Monday on Mayhew's Twitter page. 

Read more George Lucas Weighs In on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

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JAN
19
1 week

Could Noah Emmerich Reprise His 'Walking Dead' Role in Prequel?

Could Noah Emmerich Reprise His 'Walking Dead' Role in Prequel?

If The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman had the shocking season one finale to do all over again, Noah Emmerich's Edwin Jenner — the Center for Disease Control doc — could still be alive in the zombie drama.

Read more AMC's 'Walking Dead' Prequel: All the Details (So Far)

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