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Green Lantern & Planet Of The Apes Covers Revealed & Info

This past October saw DC Comics and IDW Publishing announce the Green Lantern and Planet of the Apes crossover, and now the cover of the first issue and a variant have been revealed featuring a Brightest Day for the Apes. The regular cover is by Ethan Van Sciver, with the variant from Paul Rivoche. Updated: …

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Marvel and Fox Talks Rumored Again (Avengers & X-Men)

Once again it’s being said that Marvel and Fox could potentially come to an understanding.

It’s been rumored that an Avengers and X-Men movie is in the works for quite a while now.

Even the X-Men execs have stated they are interested in working with Marvel.

Now the latest comes from a producer on Kevin Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast, Matt Key.

Matt Key doesn’t go so far as to make claims that an Avengers and X-Men movie is happening, but he does at least say there has been talk at Fox about hooking up with Marvel.

“I’ve heard from a few of my sources, my little birds that Fox and Marvel have… kind of talked, but not really, but like there’s interest from Fox, like, ‘Ooh, y’know, what they did with Sony and Spider-Man is actually pretty cool, like, maybe…’ We’re years away from that ever possibly happening… but I think that’s what it would take… Fox joining hands with Marvel…”

If Spider-Man: Homecoming happens to be a billion dollar success, that may give Fox further incentive to work with Marvel.

As noted, if it ever does happen, it looks to be years off.

However, the Avengers and X-Men movie rumor did state 2020, so that’s at least four years away.

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X-Men Rumored To Marvel & Avengers Again; Singer Leaving Franchise?

Once again it’s being rumored that the X-Men will be coming back to Marvel.

Back last July saw a rumor hit that Fox and Marvel are planning an Avengers and X-Men move for 2020.

Now it’s being said that following X-Men: Apocalypse, the X-Men will be rebooted within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though Fox will still retain the rights.

The latest info comes from Comic Planet Culture For Life that also states X-Men: Apocalypse will be Bryan Singer’s last X-Men movie.

It’s also again said an announcement will be forthcoming; the first rumor stated an announcement about the X-Men and Marvel Avengers movie would be made at this year’s Comic-Con, which follows the May premiere of X-Men: Apocalypse. Whether the announcement comes this year (if it happens) remains to be seen, but Disney could always announce the Avengers and X-Men event in 2017 at their D23 Expo which just moved to the month of July (the month Comic-Con is normally held).

Regarding any evidence that Fox is teaming with Marvel for Avengers and X-Men, back about two years ago Kevin Feige said “never say never” regarding Marvel teaming up with any of the other studios. Of course, now we know Marvel is working together with Sony on Spider-Man.

Notable X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner is also close to Marvel’s Kevin Feige, as the two worked together, and previously offered she would “love it” if the characters worked together with an enthusiastic “yeah, absolutely,” when questioned about a potential X-Men and Marvel crossover.

Possible further evidence may lie with the recent smash hit Deadpool movie, which features Marvel’s Avengers hellicarrier in the climactic scene. The Hellicarrier in Deadpool was confirmed by the concept artist: “[I] was asked to redesign the helicarrier so it looked as different as possible from the one in The Avengers. And it had to look like it had been taken apart in some places,” Emmanuel Shiu said.

It’s also suggested the previous rift between Marvel Comics and Fox may be over as Marvel Comics is now producing various X-Men related comic books. Marvel Comics previously killed off various X-Men characters including Wolverine and blew up the cast of the Fantastic Four reboot in one of their books. There is also the fact Marvel and Fox are working together on the FX X-Men TV series Legion and Hellfire.

Regarding Fantastic Four, no rumors have suggested the property may be going back to Marvel, but if the X-Men rumors pan out, more than likely Kevin Feige and Marvel will be coming in to save the day for FF as well.

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Marvel & Fox Developing X-Men’s Hellfire Club TV Series

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Hot on the heels of the Legion FX TV series announcement, now Marvel has announced a new FOX TV series based on the X-Men’s Hellfire Club.

Similar to the Legion announcement, once again we see no mention of the X-Men or mutants in the official info, but the X-Men producers are on board the project as well.

In the comics, the Hellfire Club members include Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Harry Leland, Donald Pierce, Tessa, Selene, Magneto, Storm, Shinobi Shaw, Trevor Fitzroy, Madelyne Pryor, Sat-yr-9, Phoenix and Sunspot.

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FOX is in development on an action-adventure series HELLFIRE (working title), it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. 

Set in the late 1960s, the series — which will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling the physical production — follows a young Special Agent who learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary abilities is working with a clandestine society of millionaires – known as “The Hellfire Club” – to take over the world.

“We are thrilled to partner with Marvel to bring this world to television and build upon the vibrant mythology that has captivated fans for years,” said Madden. “These powerful and dynamic characters are complicated and larger-than-life, the pace and visual imagination are unrelenting, and the story takes place during one of the most explosive eras in recent history. We are so looking forward to working with this incredibly talented team.”

“HELLFIRE is a unique opportunity to be able to go deeper with some of these extraordinary characters, but to also dramatize new characters and give TV viewers a chance to experience this expanded world in an explosive way that everyone will be talking about,” commented Jonathan Davis, President, Creative Affairs, 20th Century Fox Television.  “The action at the center of HELLFIRE will be dynamic and will satisfy the rabid fans, but that said, newcomers will surely be addicted too!”

HELLFIRE is a co-production of 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television. Evan Katz (“24: Live Another Day”), Manny Coto (“24”), Patrick McKay (“Star Trek 3”) and JD Payne (“Star Trek 3”) are co-creators. McKay and Payne will write the pilot script, based on a story by Katz, Coto, McKay and Payne. Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Wolverine”), Bryan Singer (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “X-Men: Apocalypse”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Fantastic Four”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “Marvel’s Daredevil”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Daredevil”) will executive-produce the pilot, alongside Katz and Coto, who will serve as showrunners.

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Avengers X-Men Movie Rumored For 2020 From Marvel & Fox


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We’re not sure how legit this rumor is, but it’s being said Marvel and Fox Studios are mending their relationship and are planning an Avengers / X-Men movie for 2020.

The rumor comes from the Pete’s Basement Facebook page via Mikey Sutton on FB.

“Marvel and Fox are in the process of making up!!!” the post reads. “They are currently bringing a movie to us by 2020. The movie would feature the Avengers and X-Men.”

In the comments following the post, fans questioned the legitamacy of the information, with Pete’s Basement offering up that Mikey Sutton, owner of Paper Cuts in Seattle Washington, is their source.

Sutton followed up by posting he thinks the big announcement will be made at next year’s Comic-Con as the deal is still going through.

“Won’t be public until the deal is done,” Sutton offered. “Have a feeling they’ll drop it in San Diego next year.”

Marvel and Fox have been reportedly at odds over the film rights to the Fox-owned Marvel characters (Wolverine, X-Men, Deadpool, Fantastic Four), with Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter even going so far as to order the cancellation of the Marvel comics containing the characters as well as not having Disney produce Fox character merchandise.

Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige stated about a year and a half ago that anything’s possible when questioned about an Avengers /  X-Men movie. 

“So I would say not anytime soon… Would we be in a position to team up with other studios that have a few of our characters, because we have so many characters ourselves?  But I would never say never,” Feige said.

Likewise, at one point, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner stated she would be up for a crossover between the two franchises as well.

“I would love it. I would love it,” Donner said. “I personally have close ties to Marvel because of Kevin Feige, because Kevin worked for me. But to take our characters and mingle them in the way that they were written, yeah, absolutely.”

Marvel did recently come to a deal with Sony to have Spider-Man featured in their movies, so as Feige stated above, a potential Marvel/Fox relationship can’t be totally ruled out.

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FOX TV 2015 Comic-Con Panel Schedule & Details

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Check out Fox TV plans for this week’s Comic-Con below which includes Scream Queens, Minority Report, Lucifer, Gotham, X-Files, The Simpsons and more.

Comic-Con runs July 8-12.

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FOX BURSTS INTO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

WITH WORLD PREMIERE SCREENINGS AND PANEL DEBUTS OF

“SCREAM QUEENS,” “MINORITY REPORT” AND “LUCIFER”

 

SCREAM FOR YOUR LIFE ON THE

“SCREAM QUEENS” ULTIMATE SCREAM DROP RIDE IN

THE PETCO INTERACTIVE ZONE

 

KKT SORORITY SISTERS AND FRAT BROS

PASS OUT KILLER “ICE SCREAM” THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND

 

“GOTHAM’S” VILLAINOUS PENGUIN RELEASES HIS LOOKALIKES ON SDCC!

 

“THE LAST MAN ON EARTH” MAKES ITS COMIC-CON DEBUT

WITH SERIES STAR WILL FORTE

 

NEW ANIMATED SERIES “BORDERTOWN” JOINS A RAUCOUS

SETH MacFARLANE MEGA-PANEL

 

BOB’S BURGERS, FAMILY GUY,

GOTHAM and THE SIMPSONS Also Return to SDCC

 

FOX FANFARE Booth #4229 Features Appearances by

FOX Talent and Producers, plus Giveaways of 2015 Poster Tubes,

Collectible Mini-Posters and More

 

“SCREAM QUEENS” – ULTIMATE “SCREAM” DROP AMUSEMENT RIDE

Where:             Petco Interactive Zone

When:              Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12

Hours:             10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

 

FOX gives fans the thrill of a lifetime with the SCREAM QUEENS Ultimate Scream Drop ride at Comic-Con!  Screams will be heard all over San Diego as fans drop 120 feet on this customized ride at the Petco Interactive Zone. Special cameras will capture fans’ screaming faces so they can share and post on social media. The Kappa Kappa Tau sorority sisters and their Dickie Dollar fraternity boyfriends will be at the ride, passing out SCREAM QUEENS-branded premium items. PLUS! Check out the exclusive SCREAM QUEENS “Devil Mirror” with fun shareable photos. Follow @ScreamQueens to find out when the SCREAM QUEENS cast will make appearances at the experience. Use #ScreamQueensDrop to join the conversation.

 

ICE CREAM FOR “SCREAM QUEENS”

Where:            Downtown San Diego

When:              Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12

Hours:             Thursday – 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

                        Friday – Noon – 8:00 PM

                        Saturday – Noon – 11:00 PM

                        Sunday – Noon – 4:00 PM

 

You scream, I scream, we all scream for SCREAM QUEENS. Cool off at San Diego Comic-Con this year at the bloody good ICE CREAM FOR SCREAM QUEENS carts. The Girls (and Boys) of Kappa House are dying for new pledges and will be stationed outside of the San Diego Convention Center Area passing out some free, devilishly good ice cream to all those who give them their best screams. Follow @ScreamQueens to track where the carts are located throughout the weekend. Use #IceCreamForScreamQueens to join the conversation.

 

“GOTHAM” – PENGUINS ON THE LOOSE

Where:           Downtown San Diego

When:             Friday, July 10 & Saturday, July 11

Hours:             9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

 

Oswald Cobblepot aka “The Penguin” has lookalikes everywhere, including San Diego Comic-Con. Keep an eye out for a mass Penguin breakout as Oswald Cobblepot look-a-likes waddle their way through the streets of downtown San Diego on Friday and Saturday, passing out free pairs of Oswald’s signature sunglasses. Follow @Gotham to track where the Penguins are stationed throughout the weekend and you might even meet The Penguin himself (aka GOTHAM star Robin Lord Taylor). Use #Gotham to join the conversation.

 

“GOTHAM” VILLAINOUS 3-D PHOTO

Where:            Petco Interactive Zone

When:              Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12

Hours:             10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Daily

 

GOTHAM fans go gothic with the opportunity to pose in a special 3-D photo with their favorite series villains (The Penguin, The Riddler, Selina Kyle and Mr. Freeze, among others) at the Petco Interactive Zone. In addition to sharing their most villainous pose with friends and family – special GOTHAM-branded premiums will be giveaways through the day – and you never know which of your favorite actors from the series may stop by in person! Follow @Gothamto find out when GOTHAM cast will be making appearances at the experience. Use #Gotham to join the conversation.

 

“X” MARKS THE SPOT

THE X-FILES “X” will be placed in different locations around San Diego at Comic–Con. If you spot one, take a photo and tweet it out using #TheXFilesSDCC. Clues as to where to find the “X” will be tweeted out daily from @TheXFilesFOX Twitter handle on Friday and Saturday.

 

BOOTH  #4229

The FOX FANFARE Booth (#4229) will feature an incredible lineup of talent on the convention center floor for star-studded autograph signings and exciting booth activities, including distribution of the exclusive 2015 FOX FANFARE poster tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways and merchandise sales.

 

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION COMIC-CON ITEMS

Drop by the FOX FANFARE booth (#4229) daily to pick up the 2015 FOX FANFARE Poster Tube, as well as Exclusive and Collectible Mini-Posters from BOB’S BURGERS, BORDERTOWN, FAMILY GUY, GOTHAM, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, LUCIFER, MINORITY REPORT, SCREAM QUEENS and THE SIMPSONS, among other FOX FANFARE properties.

 

Limited-edition giveaways will also be distributed from the booth (while supplies last):

  • FOX FANFARE Poster Tubes
  • GOTHAM Vintage Lunch boxes
  • THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Jenga Set
  • MINORITY REPORT Portable Phone Chargers
  • SCREAM QUEENS Knife Headband
  • Collect all THREE of this year’s FOX ANIMATION Sunglasses, featuring:
  • “Bart” from THE SIMPSONS
  • “Stewie” from FAMILY GUY
  • “Tina” from BOB’S BURGERS

 

PANELS, SCREENINGS & AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE (by day)

 

FRIDAY, JULY 10

Panels:

 

LUCIFER 11:30 AM-12:30 PM – Room 6BCF (Presented by Warner Bros. Television)

Catch a special screening of the upcoming FOX drama series LUCIFER, based on the characters from DC Entertainment’s best-selling Vertigo imprint graphic novels, followed by a Q&A panel with stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt and DB Woodside, along with executive producers Len Wiseman, Joe Henderson, Jonathan Littman and Ildy Modrovich.

 

MINORITY REPORT 1:45-2:45 PM – Ballroom 20

Be one of the first to take a look at the new fall sci-fi action thriller! Based on the hit futuristic Steven Spielberg feature, MINORITY REPORT follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Join Stark Sands (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), Meagan Good, (“Think Like A Man” franchise, “Californication”), Wilmer Valderrama (“From Dusk Til’ Dawn”), Laura Regan (“Murder in the First”) and executive producers Kevin Falls, Max Borenstein and Darryl Frank for a special screening followed by a Q&A.

 

BOB’S BURGERS 4:00-5:00 PM – Indigo Ballroom (Hilton Bayfront)

The always-entertaining cast and creators behind BOB’S BURGERS bring their Emmy Award-winning animated series back to San Diego for another unforgettable panel you don’t want to miss! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and the hilarious cast, including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy, will entertain with never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

 

FRIDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229 (times to be announced at SDCC):

BOB’S BURGERS Cast & Producers

LUCIFER Cast & Producers

MINORITY REPORT Cast & Producers

 

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Panels:

 

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH 10:00-11:00 AM – Indigo Ballroom (Hilton Bayfront)

What would you do if you were the last person on earth? Join us for a Q&A panel discussion with star and creator Will Forte (“Nebraska,” “Saturday Night Live”), Kristen Schaal (“Bob’s Burgers,” “Flight of the Conchords”), January Jones (“Mad Men”) and director/executive producer Chris Miller (“The Lego Movie,” “21 Jump Street”), as they discuss the surprising twists and turns of the first season of the FOX hit comedy, as well as tease the upcoming second season.

 

THE SIMPSONS Noon-12:45 PM – Ballroom 20

Going into its record-demolishing 27th season on FOX! Join us for a sneak peek at “Treehouse of Horror XXVI” and much, much more with creator Matt Groening; executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman; supervising director Mike Anderson; longtime director David Silverman; and the voice of Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz and Ralph Wiggum, Nancy Cartwright; as well as very special guest Guillermo Del Toro. Ay carumba, indeed.

 

SETH MacFARLANE ANIMATION BLOCK 1:00-2:45 PM – Ballroom 20

A COMIC-CON FIRST! Seth MacFarlane will participate in a panel featuring sneak peeks at the upcoming seasons of FAMILY GUY and “American Dad!,” plus an exclusive look at BORDERTOWN, his newest animated project for FOX. MacFarlane will be joined by the casts and executive producers from each show, including FAMILY GUY’s Seth Green, Alex Borstein and Mike Henry, along with executive producers Steve Callaghan and Rich Appel; and BORDERTOWN’s Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle and Nicholas Gonzalez, along with executive producer Mark Hentemann.

 

GOTHAM 8:00-11:00 PM – Hall H (Presented by Warner Bros. Television)

As part of Warner Bros. Television & DC Entertainment Present: Super Hero Saturday Night, join stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor, Morena Baccarin, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, Cory Michael Smith, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz along with executive producers Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens for a special video presentation and Q&A.

 

“SCREAM QUEENS”: WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING 9:15-10:15 PM – Room 6DE

Be the first in the world to see the upcoming comedy-horror anthology series SCREAM QUEENS! From Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Diego Bonita, Glen Powell, Lucien Laviscount, Niecy Nash, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande, this killer new series centers around a string of college campus murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a designer glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Roberts). But just as  anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Curtis) decrees that Kappa must accept all new pledges, and not only the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc.

 

SATURDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229 (times to be announced at SDCC):

BORDERTOWN Cast & Producers

FAMILY GUY Cast & Producers

GOTHAM Cast & Producers

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Cast & Producers

THE SIMPSONS Cast & Producers

 

SUNDAY, JULY 12

Panels:

 

“SCREAM QUEENS” & “AMERICAN HORROR STORY” 12:30-1:30 PM – Hall H

Get ready to scream! It’s a Comic-Con horror fest when the casts of two of the fall’s most highly anticipated series come face-to-face (and hatchet-to-hatchet) for a can’t-miss panel. From FOX’s upcoming SCREAM QUEENS: the original “scream queen” herself Jamie Lee Curtis along with Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd and Keke Palmer, as well as the cast of FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and the upcoming “American Horror Story: Hotel.” This lively gathering of headliners promises laughs, scares and secrets from the sets.

 

SUNDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229 (time to be announced at SDCC):

SCREAM QUEENS Cast          

 

FOX FANFARE 2015 AUTOGRAPH SCHEDULE – BOOTH #4229

Please note that tickets for all signings will be available every day at 8:00 AM, for that day’s signings only, at the designated FOX location in the Sails Pavilion. Tickets are distributed via a raffle system and are limited in number. Line-up information and autograph signing times are included on the tickets.

 

Friday, July 10

BOB’S BURGERS Cast & Producers

LUCIFER Cast & Producers

MINORITY REPORT Cast & Producers

 

Saturday, July 11

BORDERTOWN Cast & Producers

FAMILY GUY Cast & Producers

GOTHAM Cast & Producers

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Cast & Producers

THE SIMPSONS Cast & Producers

 

Sunday, July 12

SCREAM QUEENS Cast

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The Wayback Machine: Werewolf (1987)

 

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When it first premiered, FOX had some of the coolest new shows on TV. One of them was Werewolf, which starred John J. York, later of General Hospital fame, and The Rifleman himself, Chuck Connors, sadly in his last television role.

So many great moments from that show. It was fitting that Connors was on sporadically because the show’s protagonist, Eric Cord, reminded me of teen Mark McCain on Rifleman: a boy scout/goody two-shoes who was for some reason always getting tied up. Hmm …

Let’s find out more as I dial up the ol’ Wayback to 1987!

Werewolf follows the adventures of Eric, a college student transformed into a werewolf who undergoes a quest to rid himself of his curse by killing the apparent originator of his “bloodline,” a drifter named Janos Skorzeny (Connors). While pursuing Skorzeny, Cord himself is pursued by the persistent bounty hunter “Alamo” Joe Rogan (Lance LeGault). However, Cord then begins to hunt down Nicholas Remy (Brian Thompson), the real originator of the bloodline.

The show aired a two-hour pilot and 28 half-hour episodes before being cancelled in 1988. (Boo!)

Eric’s so-called life came to an end on the night that his roommate Ted hands him a gun loaded with silver bullets. Ted is a werewolf who has been killing people, and tells Eric to kill him, seeing this as his only way out. A red pentagram on Ted’s right palm is the sign that the change is coming.

Confronted with Eric’s disbelief, Ted decides to prove his situation, and asks Eric to tie him up in a chair (and thus it starts!) and wait until midnight, at which time he’d either see for himself or call in professional help. When midnight comes, Ted transforms into a werewolf, forcing his friend to shoot and kill him—but not before he manages to bite Eric.

Before long, Eric discovers a pentagram on his own palm, and soon after undergoes his own transformation into a seven-foot-tall werewolf. Now on the run for his friend’s murder, Eric spends the remainder of the series on a quest to find and kill the originator of his bloodline, the mysterious Janos Skorzeny, which will break the curse.

The series was similar in tone and formula to shows like The Fugitive and The Incredible Hulk, but achieved a contemporary feel by mixing a decidedly rock soundtrack with suspense-themed music. Eric wandered from place to place, hitchhiking, taking odd jobs and befriending various characters whose paths he crossed along the way, before invariably being transformed by his werewolf curse just in time to save his new friends from the clutches of some evildoer.

Though Eric appeared to have no control over his actions while in werewolf form and typically retained no memory of them afterward, he seemed to prey almost exclusively on villainous characters, never attacking or killing an innocent person. There were hints as the series progressed, however, that this self-control was slowly eroding, as indeed Ted had warned him it would, threatening to destroy Eric’s conscience/will if he could not end the curse soon.

Near the end of the series’ run, it was revealed that the originator of Eric Cord’s bloodline was not, in fact, the evil Janos Skorzeny but rather an even more powerful and malevolent werewolf named Nicholas Remy. The series ended before Eric could be rid of his curse.

The special effects techniques used in production were considered first-rate and impressive for the time, specifically the transformation sequences, in which, for example, the pentagram-shaped scar on Eric’s right hand would rise, thicken and grow three-dimensionally, and begin to bleed.

It was a good run and a cool show, certainly the coolest thing on FOX aside from the Simpsons bumpers on Tracey Ullman!

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Gotham Series Will Be Similar To Nolan Batman; Not Connected To Movies

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We get some further details about the Gotham TV series in addition to featuring a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne.

In their own report about the TCA press conference with Kevin Reilly, IGN offers that Gotham will be similar to the dark and gritty Christopher Nolan movies as well as not connected to the DC movie universe and Ben Affleck.

Some details mentioned:

Described as “Gotham on the brink” and  “operatic” and “larger-than-life.”

This report states Bruce will be about 13 years old.

Will function on its own, separate from the Warner Brothers DC cinematic universe. Reilly said: “We own all the rights.That’s what we’re licencing.They brought us the entire franchise for a very healthy licence fee. We’re not negotiating this piece meal. We have all of the underlying Batman rights for the entire franchise for this series.”

No connection to the Batman/Bruce Wayne that is Ben Affleck. Reilly said: “There will be an awareness of both and we’ll have to coordinate when we’re in the market place, but the productions are not piggy-backing off one another.”

The series will be in the vein of the grittier tone that Christopher Nolan established in his Dark Knight trilogy, it will be very organic to that world, though Nolan will not have a direct connection to the production. 

We won’t see Batman’s cape and cowl till the series’ conclusion.

Series doesn’t start out with capes and costumes. Reilly offered: “We’re not starting in that world where the villains are in costume. You see markers for it that are kind of delicious. You begin to see the evolution of the eccentricities that become those characters, but you really sort of arc there. We don’t start out in capes and costumes.”

Warner Bros. hoping for 22 episodes; Reilly said he hopes for spinoffs.

No premiere date has been announced.

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12-Year-Old Bruce Wayne To Be Featured In Gotham TV Series

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Yesterday saw the news surface that the Detective James Gordon Gotham TV series slated for Fox will feature Batman villains and a young Bruce Wayne.

Now we get some further details from the TCA Press Tour presentation for Fox and Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly.

Via The Collider:

REILLY: Batman is in it, as young Bruce Wayne.  This is an origin story.  This is what I love about it.  This is not like some of the things where you’ve bought a franchise, but then you have a bunch of characters no one’s ever heard of, or an offshoot that we make up.  This is all of the classic Batman characters, with a young Bruce Wayne, with Detective Gordon before he’s Commissioner Gordon, with the Penguin, with the Riddler, and with the Joker.  All of those characters are going to arc and become who they are.  I’ve read the script.  It’s really good.  It’s going to be this operatic soap that has a slightly larger-than-life quality.  And we will arc a young Bruce Wayne from a child into the final episode of the series, when he will put on the cape.

REILLY:  We’re playing with that with casting now.  He’s a young boy, but my guess would be that he’d be somewhere around 12.

Should be an interesting show as obviously it will deal with Bruce following his parents’ death as well as most likely featuring Alfred.

Related: Further details include Gotham will be in the vein of the Nolan Batman movies and not connected to the DC movie universe.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Superbowl Spot Announced

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be swinging into this season’s Superbowl as it has become known that Sony has purchased a spot to show off new footage.

Deadline has it that the Superbowl ads cost upwards of $4 million for a 30-second spot.

Paramount will also reveal a spot for Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction.

It’s reported that Disney has purchased a spot as well, but is undecided as of yet which movie to showcase. It’s possible it could be a Marvel Studios film as Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuts in April and Guardians of the Galaxy has an August 1st release.

Lionsgate has purchased a spot in the Superbowl pre-game show, and it’s said once again that Warner Bros. has opted out.

As Superbowl XLVIII airs on Fox, maybe we’ll get a spot for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past as well.

Superbowl XLVIII airs February 2nd.

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Young Bruce Wayne To Star In Gotham TV Series?

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The new Commissioner Gordon Gotham TV series in development for Fox is reportedly being said to have a young Bruce Wayne as a featured character.

A casting call website, TV Shows Auditions Info, apparently has details on the character.

A 10-year-old Bruce Wayne is among the roles that are now being cast as series regulars on the upcoming Fox TV series “Gotham” which explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous. Shooting on the pilot episode will get underway in March, 2014 and will center on Gotham City PD rookie homicide detective James Gordon who investigates the double murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne.

Although the “Gotham” central figure of James Gordon first appears in Detective Comics #27 when Bruce Wayne is Batman, [Bruno] Heller begins the series re-creating the characters pre-#27.

It was previously said the Gotham series wouldn’t feature Batman as it’s set before Detective Jim Gordon meets the Dark Knight, which looks to be the case.

(pictured: Gus Lewis as 8-year-old Bruce Wayne from Batman Begins)

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Almost Human Episode 3 Preview “Are You Receiving?”

Below you can check out a preview for the next episode of J.J. Abrams’ Almost Human which stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy.

Almost Human airs Mondays at 8pm ET on Fox.

Episode Synopsis:

The thrilling action continues in another all-new, adrenaline-fueled episode. Detective Kennex and Dorian battle an intense and futuristic hostage situation, while Captain Maldonado (Lili Taylor) attempts to meet the terrorist’s demands, hoping to protect innocent people.

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Watch The Pilot Episode Online For Almost Human From J.J. Abrams Starring Karl Urban

Almost Human premiered last night on Fox, which stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy.

Fox has made available the pilot episode to be watched online in its entirety.

The second episode, “Skin,” premiers tonight at 8pm ET on Fox. You can check out a preview here.

Synopsis:

ALMOST HUMAN – Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”) and starring Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”) and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (“Six Feet Under,”), ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.

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Almost Human Premiers Tonight! Watch The Fox NFL Spot & New Clip

The new J.J. Abrams sci-fi series on Fox, Almost Human, which stars Karl Urban, premiers tonight at 8pm ET.

Below you can watch the new Fox NFL Robot spot and a new clip.

 

The world of Almost Human collides with the NFL as an MX-43 Android encounters Cleatus the Fox NFL robot. 

 

John learns that having an MX partner is now mandatory and hears the results of his psychiatric evaluation. 

Synopsis:

ALMOST HUMAN – Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”) and starring Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”) and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (“Six Feet Under,”), ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.

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Almost Human First Look: Ro-bromance Promo

Fox has released an extended look at the new J.J. Abrams series Almost Human starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy.

Almost Human premiers Sunday November 17th at 8pm ET.

Synopsis:

ALMOST HUMAN – Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”) and starring Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”) and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (“Six Feet Under,”), ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.

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Watch All The Easter Eggs Named In Guillermo Del Toro’s Simpsons Horror Opening (Video)

Fox recruited Guillermo Del Toro for the opening of the October 6th episode of The Simpsons, the annual “Tree House Of Horror” episode.

The folks over at Movie Pilot went out and collected all the Easter Eggs Del Toro whipped up and added them to the opening sequence.

Check it out below.

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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen TV Series Announced For Fox

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:9157:]]Fox has comitted to the pilot for a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen TV series.

Various Hollywood trade sites are reporting that Fox has committed to a “put pilot,” which means the network has agreed to produce the pilot episode.

However, if for some reason the pilot doesn’t get aired, the studio will have to pay vast penalties (which usually guarantees that the pilot will air).

The new Fox show is said to be based on the Alan Moore graphic novel of the same name set in the Victorian-era featuring characters such as Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, Dracula’s Mina Harker, the Invisible Man and Dr Jekyll/Mr. Hyde.

More than likely the League of Extraordinary Gentleman TV series will not be associated with the 2003 film that starred Sean Connery.

It’s reported that Michael Green (Green Lantern, Heroes, Smallville) will be the pilot writer and executive producer, and will also serve as showrunner if the series should get picked up for a full run.

Both Alan Moore and the graphic novel artist, Kevin O’Neill, are said not to be involved.

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