03/02/2015 - 1:59am | Updated: 6 hours 46 min Ago
Mark Millar recently attended the Glassgow Film Festival where he participated in a QnA with IGN about his Civil War Marvel comic book and Spider-Man returning to Marvel.
Millar offered the following about Spider-Man, and you can listen to more above where Millar compares writing the Civil War comic with juggling gasoline due to all the tie-ins, talks using the likeness of Samuel L. Jackson in the comic and more.
People kept saying to me 'they can't do [Captain America] Civil War' without Spider-Man,' but in the actual book Spider-Man only appears in about six pages.
In the end what they've got is Spider-Man back, which is actually great as somebody who has been baffled by the last two Spider-Man films, the idea of Marvel getting it back does feel like 'coming home' a little bit. It's not that they can do no wrong. Thor 2 wasn't very good and Iron Man 2 wasn't very good, so they have their misfires as well, but I think Spider-Man is like the holy grail for them. They are not going to mess this up. They are going to make it great. All eyes are on them, so they have to bring their A-game.
Mark Millar is known for Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and his Starlight comic is coming to the big screen with Star Wars writer Gary Whitta on the screenplay.
03/02/2015 - 1:17am | Updated: 7 hours 26 min Ago
Something Suicide Squad this way comes.
David Ayer has been tweeting Suicide Squad set images and teasing the fans with mention that the Jared Leto Joker is "majestic."
Now the latest tweet from Ayer states "Something will happen. Tomorrow" along with the hashtag "#skwad."
As Suicide Squad is set to begin filming in Toronto, it's possible we may get a first look at the cast of Suicide Squad or at least members of the cast on Monday, March 2nd.
Ayer also answered questions on Twitter confirming Suicide Squad is set in the same universe as Batman Vs. Superman and announced Zack Snyder is onboard as executive producer.
"Suicide Squad" has an August 5, 2016 release date starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang and Viola Davis is playing Amanda Waller.
Something will happen. Tomorrow. #skwad— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) March 2, 2015
Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) March 1, 2015
@DavidAyerMovies Mr. Ayer is Suicide Squad in the same universe as BatmanvSuperman?? I'm a film major at WKU.— TC (@TylerCobaugh) March 1, 2015
03/02/2015 - 1:04am | Updated: 7 hours 40 min Ago
Watch previews for the next episode of The Walking Dead, "Forget."
The Wallking Dead airs Sundays at 9pm ET on AMC.
After the tragic events of the mid-season finale -- as well as losing the possibility of a cure in Washington, DC -- Rick Grimes' band of survivors find themselves on the road, surviving day to day and trying to hold on to their shredded humanity and dwindling hope.
Stripped of security and without a direction for the future, some of the group near their breaking point, some find themselves hardened and cold and some just try to grasp on to what little they have left.
Though they are still breathing, the line between Rick's group and the dead is starting to blur.
Could there be anything at this point that brings them back to life?
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos and Josh McDermitt.
03/01/2015 - 9:07pm | Updated: 11 hours 37 min Ago
William Shatner previously tweeted he would be unable to attend the funeral of Leonard Nimoy, who passed away due to complications from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Shatner let it be known he was going to a Red Cross charity ball on Saturday night instead of the funeral.
Now Shatner may have had a change of heart as it's reported that William Shatner landed in Los Angeles around noon.
It's unclear if Shatner arrived in time for Leonard Nimoy's funeral or if that was just his normal landing time, which may have been after the funeral.
Twitter and social media sites have been ablaze with with comments from fans regarding Shatner's decision (possibly) not to attend.
On one hand, Shatner claims Nimoy is like a brother to him, yet how many out there wouldn't attend their brother's funeral?
On the other hand, fans argue to leave Shatner alone and let him mourn in his own way (he didn't attend Gene Roddenberry's funeral, either).
Of course, there is the argument that Shatner could have just kept quiet through the whole thing and not turned it into a Twitter spectacle by announcing he wouldn't be able to attend the funeral, but offering instead, to have a Twitter tribute to Nimoy.
Regardless what's what, Shatner may have rectified the situation by attending the funeral of Leonard Nimoy, but again, it's not yet confirmed that he has.
This is the cover to today's edition of the NY Daily News:
A tweet from the NY Post stating Shatner arrived in LA:
@PageSix) March 1, 2015
03/01/2015 - 6:03pm | Updated: 14 hours 35 min Ago
It's learned that Faith No More bassist Bill Gould is a big fan of Nova.
The band has a new single coming out with "Superhero," with Gould talking to Marvel.com about the song and Marvel characters.
"'Superhero' actually just started from the sound of the song, where it has these pounding drums and it has like this throbbing kind of pulse, and we just called it the 'Superhero' song. Because, a lot of the ways we write we visualize things," Gould offered.
Gould continues with mention he was a fan of comics growing up.
"To put things into perspective, I ceased being a comic collector in 1976 but up till then, I was really into it for about three years. Like obsessively into it," Gould said. "I had Silver Surfer #1, Conan #1 and #2, I had some really cool stuff.
"Nova was a big one," Gould added. "That was my big hope for the future. I was hoping it would go another thousand [issues] into the series. Yeah, I was really into it. [When] I turned 15 years old, [I found out that] my next door neighbor really admired my comic collection. There was this scooter [he owned that] I really wanted to get, because I didn’t need a license to drive it, and I traded my entire collection for this scooter and I really regret it now."
Gould also says he has renewed interest in Nova.
"I’m actually really interested now," Gould said. "It’s funny because I hadn’t really thought of the Nova character until I heard I had this interview, and I was thinking back in my mind like, 'what was I into?' and I started remembering. Actually Nova now kind of has a cult following doesn’t it?"
Faith No More's "Super Hero Will be available as a limited edition 7-inch single on March 17th, with the album "Sol Invictus" released on May 19th.
Regarding Mr. Gould's statements, Nova does indeed have a cult following as the fans of the character support Richard Rider even though Marvel Comics replaced the character with a lower selling and less popular version. Richard Rider Nova happened to be the best selling action figure of the Guardians of the Galaxy film (even though he wasn't in the movie) and was also voted in ahead of his replacement for a video game. In addition, a new Richard Rider Nova action figure was recently announced at Toy Fair.
Cosmic Book News would like to recommend that Mr. Gould pick up the Annihilation Marvel Comics event that spearheaded Richard Rider Nova into the spotlight as well as the 2007 Nova comic book, which was written by the writers that inspired the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.
Faith No More
03/01/2015 - 4:59pm | Updated: 15 hours 45 min Ago
Ray Fisher, playing Cyborg in Batman Vs. Superman, Justice League and a standalone film, tweeted out that he is going to be first in line for the new Cyborg monthly comic book from DC Comics.
"Cyborg is getting his first solo comic series this summer?!?" Fisher tweeted to DC Comics chief creative officer and Batman Vs. Superman producer Geoff Johns. "I'll be the first in line!"
The new Cyborg comic book will follow DC's upcoming Convergence event from the creative team of writer David L. Walker and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.
03/01/2015 - 6:00am | Updated: 1 day 2 hours Ago
Then it was revealed Pacino participated in talks with Marvel.
Cosmic Book News also exclusively revealed that Al Pacino may play the Grandmaster in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Now while participating in a Twitter QnA, director James Gunn drops Pacino's name as he answers the question, "Which actor would you like to work with?" by responding, "Al Pacino."
Gunn also answers a range of other questions including he would like to use Rom the Spaceknight if Marvel owned the rights and also said that he will be using a favorite superhero in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.
Check out the series of tweets below.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has a May 5, 2017 release.
@JamesGunn) February 28, 2015
“@MarioMurgueitio: James, is there a favorite superhero you want to bring to the big screen?!!” And will do so in GotG2!— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 28, 2015
“@Szejbach2011: Any clues to what's gonna be on it :-)” Okay. No Winger.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 28, 2015
“@Alexis_Jahic: Who is your favorite fictional character and why? ^_^” Popeye, because we have similar forearms.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 28, 2015
“@Lobben85: Playing any good videogames right now?” Defense Grid 2 on XBox One.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 28, 2015
“@holtzy65: What is the hardest thing about becoming a filmmaker?” Lack of sleep/getting accustomed to public criticism.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 28, 2015
“@DarthCMPunk: which DC film are you most looking forward to?” Probably Suicide Squad. Fingers crossed.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 28, 2015
“@Da5vi: have you ever had a moment where you felt like things would never work out?” Daily. I act according to commitments, not feelings.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 1, 2015
“@Lonebinky: what's one thing you really want to do but haven't had the chance to do yet?” Write a comic series or graphic novel.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 1, 2015
“@adelutzap1982: Which actor would you like to work with?” Al Pacino.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 1, 2015
“@fend112: What is your favorite movie of all time?” Once Upon a Time in the West/Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind/long-titled stuff— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 1, 2015
“@TweetTinyTim: which Marvel character do you wish you could reclaim the rights to so they could appear in your films?” ROM Spaceknight!— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 1, 2015
“@BrianCSykes: Settle a debate, what is the best film directed by Stanley Kubrick?” Barry Lyndon.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 1, 2015
Okay, that was fun, but I have to get back to work. Thanks for the questions. Sorry I couldn't answer them all.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 1, 2015
02/28/2015 - 10:57pm | Updated: 1 day 9 hours Ago
The controversial Power/Rangers fan-film by director Joseph Khan and producer Adi Shankar is back on YouTube with over 12 million views after being taken down by the request of Saban Entertainment over copyright issues.
As Power/Rangers is now back on YouTube, Khan has obviously asserted he owns the rights to the film as it falls under "pardoy" copyright laws, which enables someone to imitate another's work (short explanation).
Joseph Khan recently participated in a Reddit QnA where he did state he signed papers to the effect.
I am literally at my agent's office signing paperwork right now to get it back on. You should see it soon. Internet YOU WON.
Khan also explains why his Power/Rangers fan-film is not a PG-13 version.
I'm not a studio blaming guy. This business is run by people and people are all flawed and nuts. Especially in the creative field. We are all fucking insane. I think the biggest problem is the R rating. In POWER/RANGERS was making a point about the ratings system. The people who want me to tone this down and make this a "PG-13" version - you know how I do that? Take out a few fucks and take out the blood when there's a gunshot. That's it. And suddenly everyone would have their kid friendly PG-13. But what exactly is that? The absurdity is people will accept this very short as entertainment for kids as long as you show guns are bloodless and people just kind of fall down when they get hit. This is a weird hypocricy of the ratings system, commercial necessity rather than a moral one. Even before PG-13 was invented a PG film like RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK would show that guns, when shot at someone, would blow blood off his head into the lens. So this film is a response to that and making a more honest depiction of this sort of violent entertainment. To get a PG-13 all I have to do is cut our the cursing, keep the killings but just sanitize them. And no tits.
Khan goes on to explain it's not aimed at 12 year olds.
I can't front that I'm a fan of Power Rangers. Most people when they do projects always say they're fans but 90% are lying just to please the fans. I was already shaving in 1993 when Power Rangers came out. It was aimed at 12 year olds. I would have been weird as fuck if I was going into clubs raving about a reappropriated Sentai show for kids. I would have never gotten laid (which I didn't anyway so what did it matter). It was an interesting experiment to play with reboot culture and tone control. When I finally made it I was fully invested in the characters and the property but I didn't come into it to please a fan base, per se, but to experiment with pop culture.
It's not necessarily made for Power Ranger fans NOW, especially kids. It was made for Power Rangers fans in the 90's who grew up and out of it. I'm making a piece of nostolgia for adults in their late 20's and 30's, who haven't thought about them in a minute. And I think that is the vast majority of people in the world. If you're 30 and still into Power Rangers and dress up in the costumes and all that, then more power to you, but this is not for you.
Khan explains how Power/Rangers is a parody of the original.
Parody in that it is a conceptual straight faced hyperbole. Every scene is straightfaced and serious and believable. If you watched it and enjoyed every minute of it literally - you're not stupid, you're honest. That's what I wanted. And when it ended and you laugh and go what the fuck did I just watch, you're acknowledging you just legitimately enjoyed a fucking Might Morphin Power Rangers movie where they fucked porn stars, did coke, and blew people's brains out a face value. THAT'S irony, THAT's the comedy, THAT's the parody.
Khan goes on to explain how Power/Rangers got to be and hints at the cost.
I was going to a sci fi short anyway with Russ Bain (Tommy, green ranger) and Adi Shankar convinced me to make it about Power Rangers. I self funded it and shot it over 7 days. It was taken down because it was awesome.
More than a Mercedes. Less than a condo in Los Angeles.
I paid for it myself. But a couple rich friends threw in a little money when they saw it just because they wanted to. Seriously. I didn't need it. They were like this is cool, we were going to just bet it on golf. Go buy some more blood shots. Not kidding.
On Kate Sackhoff being a part of the film:
Katee only had one day to shoot her interrogation scene so I had to shoot all her shots first. Then I had to back through all the set-ups and shoot James, regardless of which way the camera was pointing. Holy shit, that was tough to keep track of in my head.
Khan also says there is no interest in making it a full-length feature film:
I strictly made it as a short film. No interest in making it a real movie. It's designed to be 14 minutes, no more no less.
Power/Rangers Director Joseph Khan with fight coordinator Don Thai Theerathda setting up a fight in the Power/Rangers fan-film
02/28/2015 - 10:32pm | Updated: 1 day 9 hours Ago
As many fans know, NBC cut short a full season of Constantine and also hasn't announced a season 2.
The good news is they haven't officially cancelled Constantine, and showrunner Daniel Cerone says we won't find out until May.
Now NBC has actually set up a voicemail for Constantine as anyone calling in and asking to speak to NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt regarding Constantine Season 2 will be forwarded to a voice mail.
You can then leave your thoughts about the show and suggestions.
Update: It appears the call-in campaign is not officially approved by NBC, so we took down the number and information.
02/28/2015 - 10:00pm | Updated: 1 day 10 hours Ago
Marvel has official released the eight new Daredevil images previously seen.
Check them out below.
Daredevil premiers with all 13 episodes on April 10th.
Daredevil stars Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil) Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Vincent D’Onofrio (WilsonFisk), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Scott Glenn (Stick), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsley), Toby Leonard Moore (Wesley), Vondie Curtis Hall (Ben Urich) and Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa Marianna).
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.
02/28/2015 - 9:40pm | Updated: 1 day 11 hours Ago
Lately, Hollywood has been replacing white characters with minority actors, and while their spiel is usually "the best actor got the job," some think it to be a form of racial diversity.
Earlier saw Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriquez questioned about potentially playing Green Lantern, with Rodriguez laughing it off and suggesting Hollywood stop replacing white superheroes and come up with their own.
Now Rodriguez has taken to her Facebook page to further clarify her statements.
You can watch the video below or check out the text:
Yeah, guys, I want to clarify about my comment yesterday. I stuck my foot in my mouth once again, and I said that people should stop trying to steal white people's superheroes. I guess it got taken out of context 'cause a lot of people got offended or whatever. I have a tendency to speak without a filter. Sorry about that.
What I really meant was that ultimately at the end of the day there's a language, and the language that you speak in Hollywood is successful franchise. I think there are many cultures in Hollywood - that are not white - that can come up with their own mythology. I mean we all get it from the same reservoir of life. The fountain of life, and it doesn't matter what culture you come from. I'm just saying that instead of trying to turn a girl character into a guy, or instead of trying to turn a white character into a black character or a latin character, I think that people should stop being lazy. People should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology. And you know what? If being American is your mythology, and the American culture is deep embedded into who you are and what makes you or the archetype that you are trying to portray in a Hollywood feature or in a comic book -- so be that, but I'm just saying that the different cultures from around the world that are in Hollywood - latin, black, asian, so on and so forth - considered "minorities," because there are not a lot of writers representing them, they should start focusing that on making that a serious priority.
It's not about taking Catwoman or Superman or Green Lantern or whatever these characters are and trying to make them fit to whatever cultural background you are. I just feel like it should be more creative than that. I think that people need to stop being lazy. That's what I meant by my comment. You know, I'm taking it to heart as well. I'm considering this while I am out there coming up with projects to do and things to write. I just think it's time to stop. Stop trying to take what's already there and try to fit culture into it. I think it's time for us to write our own mythology and our own story. Every culture. That's what I really mean, and I am sorry if it came off rude or stupid. It's not what I meant.
02/28/2015 - 8:56pm | Updated: 1 day 11 hours Ago
Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy passed away yesterday due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The funeral is being held tomorrow, and now it's learned that William Shatner, who played Spock's commanding officer on Star Trek, will not be able to attend.
William Shatner tweeted out that he is attending a charity even in Florida and won't be able to make it in time for Spock's funeral.
I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight. Leonard's funeral is tomorrow. I can't make it back in time.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015
I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015
So maybe tomorrow we come together here and celebrate his life.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015
So let's spend some time tomorrow celebrating Leonard's life and remembering the man.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015
Until tomorrow! #LLAP— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015
ICYMI: ""I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love." -William S… http://t.co/zd5S7K3Nki— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015
02/28/2015 - 8:23pm | Updated: 1 day 12 hours Ago
Suicide Squad director Davd Ayer has tweeted out new set pics from in addition to answering a fan's question about Jared Leto's Joker.
A fan asked if Ayer could describe the new Jared Leto Joker in one word, with Ayer tweeting back, "Majestic."
Check out the latest pics:
The craftsmanship that goes into a film set is astounding. The carpentry, sculpture and painting is worldclass. #skwad— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) February 21, 2015
Suicide Squad has an August 5, 2016 release date starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang and Viola Davis is playing Amanda Waller.
02/28/2015 - 4:14pm | Updated: 1 day 11 hours Ago
A rumor or speculation surfaced online stating Michelle Rodriguez may be the new Green Lantern.
DC Comics recently introduced a new female Green Lantern by the name of Power Ring.
Michelle Rodriguez, known for the Fast and Furious movies, doesn't pull any punches when asked about playing Green Lantern by TMZ in the above video.
"That's the dumbest thing I ever heard," Rodriguez said with a laugh. "I think it's so stupid because of this whole minorities in Hollywood thing. It's so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people's superheroes. Make up your own. You know what I am saying? What's up with that?"
Regarding minorities playing white characters, the biggest question as of now is whether the new Spider-Man will be black and/or latino.
We obviously see that Rodriguez, of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, would probably be against that.
Other notable characters that have been replaced include:
Nick Fury by Samuel L. Jackson
Aquaman by Jason Momoa
Human Torch by Michael B. Jordan
Electro by Jamie Foxx
Perry White by Laurence Fishburne
Jimmy Olsen by Mehcad Brooks
Iris West by Candice Patton
02/28/2015 - 3:53pm | Updated: 1 day 16 hours Ago
“We pick up with Thor having stayed on Earth from Thor: The Dark World," Hemsworth said. “He's part of the team. This is his home for the moment. The initial attack from Ultron is personal because it's at all the Avengers, and Thor then begins to see a bigger sort of picture here about what this threat could be potentially. And it begins to tie in to all of our films. It’s hard to say too much without talking about what I can’t talk about."
Hemsworth also lets it be known that just because the Avengers and Ultron are set on Earth doesn't necessarily mean Thor will be staying earth-bound, as Thor can bring his cosmic knowledge to the table.
"What information can I bring?’ So [Thor] calls upon some of his guardian knowledge and is able to go into another realm to pull out some information that's hugely useful [and] certainly benefits where they are at that point," Hemsworth offered.
As mighty as Thor is, and as much as Thor has seen, even Thor thinks the Avengers may not stand a chance against Ultron.
“I think he openly admits he doesn’t think we can win this one,” Hemsworth admitted. “The threat is so great that all of them are scratching their heads wondering if this it. It's just an onslaught, and it doesn't stop. It's a floodgate, and it could also set in motion is an even bigger threat. I think that's what Thor’s stuck on, or where his attention certainly is. An even bigger picture of Thor being from Asgard where he can just say, ‘Hang on, there's a whole universe here which is signaling something else.’”
Hemsworth also offers he will be fighting Iron Man in the movie (which also may help set up Captain America: Civil War).
“We're not as conflicted [as a team] as we were before,” Hemsworth said. “[But Thor] has a pretty solid battle with Iron Man in this one, which is cool. It's a lengthy fight scene of destruction.”
Now the interview reveals a new scene - so spoiler warning - involving Scarlet Witch in that the Avengers will be a part of a nightmare sequence.
“I think [the Avengers] will begin to have their fears held up in front of them,” Hemsworth said. “For Thor, I think it's a corruption of power. Trying to have the understanding that we're in this endless battle here and wondering when this is going to end, and how does it end. That's where he really starts to kind of move through the story. Once that dream occurs, he can see what's coming. It’s a ticking clock.”
Chris Hemsworth is also set to star in the third movie, Thor: Ragnarok, which hits November 3, 2017.
"The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" hits May 1, 2015 directed by Joss Whedon starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Paul Bettany as Vision, with James Spader as Ultron.
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
The Avengers 2 Trailer:
02/27/2015 - 8:14pm | Updated: 2 days 12 hours Ago
Tom Ellis has been cast as titular character in DC's Lucifer TV series.
Ellis will play the Lord Of Hell who resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom after becoming bored only to reside in Los Angeles where he helps the LAPD punish criminals.
Ellis, an English actor, is known for Miranda, Rush and Merlin.
Tom Kapinos (Californication) is writing the script and executive producing, with Len Wiseman executive producing and directing the pilot.
Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman will also executive produce.
Lucifer has been involved in the DC Comic since 1962, was featured in Neil Gaiman's popular Sandman series and featured in the Vertigo comic book series for 75 issues.
In the comics, Lucifer ran a piano bar.
Lucifer is set to air on FOX.
02/27/2015 - 7:57pm | Updated: 2 days 12 hours Ago
Check out a first look at the new look of Fish Mooney in this coming Monday's episode of Gotham.
Last week's episode saw Fish stab her own eye in an attempt to get control.
Now we see the end result as Dr. Dulmacher (Colm Feore) fixes the eye in the new episode.
People.com also has it from Jada Pinkett Smith that the doctor's running the prison decided against taking her other eye as anyone who "behaves in such a manner" could be "put to some use."
Gotham airs Mondays at 8pm ET on FOX.
02/27/2015 - 7:46pm | Updated: 2 days 12 hours Ago
The Force must be strong with LEGO as Disney XD has announced they are remaking the original Star Wars trilogies into a LEGO series.
THR reports Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales will retell the Star Wars saga chronologically.
The limited series will consist of five 22-minute episodes that will air later this year.
LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales isn't going to be an exact copy of the George Lucas trilogies as the series will be retold through the eyes of C-3PO and R2-D2 in a brand new story.
Here is the description:
Set after the Rebel Alliance victory on Endor seen at the end of Return of the Jedi, the droids are regaling the assembled of their adventures that led them to their present situation. An accidental kidnapping leads to a new adventure that progresses to the re-telling of the saga in the chronological order, starting from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi.
02/27/2015 - 5:43pm | Updated: 2 days 15 hours Ago
Now this is some cool casting news.
Dean Cain, the Superman in the Lois & Clark TV series, as well as Helen Slater, the original Supergirl, have been cast in the new CBS Supergirl TV series.
Deadline doesn't have much information other than the two are said to have been cast in "mystery roles."
WB has been casting actors and actresses that were involved with their previous superhero shows and movies such as Brandon Routh as Atom, John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen's father and Amanda Pays as Dr. Tina McGee.
The CBS Supergirl series is also set to star Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw and Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers.
02/27/2015 - 5:18pm | Updated: 2 days 15 hours Ago
SyFy has announced they are airing a 5 hour Leonard Nimoy tribute for this Sunday.
Here are the details:
Syfy will honor the extraordinary legacy of Leonard Nimoy with a special five hour programming salute this Sunday, March 1 from 9AM-2PM (ET/PT), kicking off with his role in an episode of the original Twilight Zone series; his guest star arc on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the final Star Trek original cast movie, Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country.
9:00AM The Twilight Zone/”A Quality of Mercy”
9:30AM Star Trek: The Next Generation/”Unification: Part I”
10:30AM Star Trek: The Next Generation/”Unification: Part 2”
11:30AM Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country