Remember a few years ago when Tokyopop was at the head of the manga revolution and was at one point the second largest manga publisher in the U.S. next to Viz media? Remember that? And then things started to head south for the publisher.
The Fantastic Four reboot, directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle), is set to release March 6th 2015, and will most likely be in competition with the rumored Justice League film and Avengers 2. This new take on FF is supposed to be “funny and likeable” which is going to be a much needed departure from the almost obsessive “dark” quality being attached to many superhero films. (For this, I blame Nolan’s Batman trilogy).
AMC’s The Walking Dead made headlines when writer and showrunner Glen Mazzara announced his departure last December. Rumors flew that Mazzara was leaving due to issues with creator Robert Kirkman and AMC, but Kirkman wants it known that there are no hard feelings, and that the parting was amicable.
This year comic book fans will be saturated with a bunch of superhero films, and one that many are anticipating with much delight and a little nervousness - as it can’t possibly be as bad as that previous film which shall remain nameless - The Wolverine. Opening July 26th, the film is directed by James Mangold, who has helmed films such as 3:10 to Yuma and Knight and Day. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mangold discussed the film at great length and gave fans even more details about the film, which will definitely put any nervousness to rest.
This summer will mark the 20th anniversary of Jurassic Park (feeling old yet?) The legendary film has already received 3D post-conversion for its re-release this year. Now it will be getting digitally re-mastered for IMAX as well. Jurassic Park will be released in IMAX for just one week, beginning April 5, 2013.
A few months ago, Spider-Man writer Dan Slott posted a tweet that he quickly deleted. At the time, many assumed that his tweet was supposed to be a direct message to his artist Ryan Stegman. The tweet mentioned a “Miguel” and many fans assumed that this Miguel was Miguel O’Hara, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man of 2099. Which led fans assume that The Superior Spider-Man would be Miguel.
Finally! After months without news on the Y: The Last Man film adaptation, New Line Cinema has appointed a director. Dan Trachtenberg, whom you may know from his live-action Portal short film, will direct the adaptation of the dystopian comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.
The celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who has only started to heat up. Big Finish Audio has just announced their plans on celebrating the 50th with the audio drama, Doctor Who: The Light at the End. The audio drama will bring together Doctors of multiple incarnations, with Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann, reprising their roles as the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Doctors.