Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Want to Ride Captain America Movie’s Coattails

It’s no surprise that Captain America: The Winter Soldier had a dynamite opening weekend, setting a new box office record for April with a $96+ million take. Internationally, it’s also doing well, taking in more already than the first Captain America made overseas in total. The sequel is expected to far surpass the original overall. Thus, it’s also no surprise that the struggling Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is doing its best to grab some of that success and interest. Marvel sent […]

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Preacher on TV? From Seth Rogen?!?

News broke today — I saw it on hitfix.com — that Seth Rogen (The Green Hornet, Knocked Up) and Evan Goldberg (co-writer and co-director on This Is the End with Rogen) are adapting the Vertigo comic series Preacher for TV. The comic was Garth Ennis’ modern take on the Western, as Jesse Custer, a Texas preacher with the Voice of God, the ability to command people to do what he says, journeys across America accompanied by skilled shooter Tulip and […]

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Agents of SHIELD Takes Jump in Filesharing — ABC’s Policy Outdated?

Interesting example they use in this analysis of ABC’s online streaming policy. Basically, the channel has decided to enforce a delay. Previously, ABC shows were available to watch online for free (through Hulu or ABC.com) the day after they aired. Now, it’s a week. While the studio likely wants to drive customers to pay outlets, the end result is that viewers are turning to free but non-legal methods. Easy availability is key, and promptly. So, for example, when it comes […]

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J. August Richards Returns to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I’m not sure Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has really found its groove yet, but I’m willing to keep giving it a chance. I like Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Wolverine Melinda May (mysterious bad ass with secret past) is terrific, and the British Fitz-Simmons scientists amuse me. (I could really do without more of Agent Beef and the hacker chick, although I suspect that they’re supposed to be the interesting characters to us.) When I think of several […]

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Marvel Announces Plans for Four Series on Netflix

Continuing the trend of original TV shows airing elsewhere than traditional television networks, Disney/Marvel announced plans to create live-action programming for Netflix. The four serialized shows will feature street-level, Hell’s Kitchen heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage in at least 13 episodes each beginning in 2015. After “multiple years of original programming”, the four will come together in The Defenders, a “mini-series event” that will form them into a team. Netflix is also the “exclusive US subscription […]

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DC Gets TV, Marvel Does Movies: iZombie Announced for Potential Series

I don’t think it’s arguable to say that Disney/Marvel’s superhero movies do better than Warner/DC’s. Marvel has the third biggest US movie of all time (based on box office) in The Avengers, and while DC’s Dark Knight trilogy also ranks highly on that list, they haven’t been able to make Superman an unqualified success or build a universe the way Marvel has with related films, each with multiple entries in their series (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America). Yet this year, […]

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Teen Titans Go! Gets a Second Season

Hey, maybe humor and superheroes DO go together! Since Teen Titans Go! “is the #1 program (excluding movies) on Tuesday on all TV among kids 2-11, 6-11, & 9-14 and boys 2-11, 6-11, & 9-14”, Cartoon Network has picked up a second season. (The first season seems to have been seven episodes, each having two cartoons.) It airs Tuesdays at 7:30 PM. As the network describes the show, The character-driven comedy series Teen Titans Go! focuses on the funny that […]

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Naoki Urasawa’s Monster Coming to TV?

I don’t normally talk about a lot of media adaptation announcements, because most of them, who knows if they’ll ever happen? (Although personally, I’d watch a Supernatural Law movie. Remember that plan?) I’m really eager to see this one, though, because the manga original was a terrific, twisty read, and the talent involved in the proposal is great. Deadline reported that Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy director) is developing a series with HBO based on Naoki Urasawa’s manga. He will co-write […]

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