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Why Marvel Comics CCO Joe Quesada Thinks Comics Should Differ From Movies

There has long been a debate about how close comic based movies and television should adhere to the comics they are based on. It is Marvel Comics Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada belief that for these stories to be told in a way that would be fresh and attract new audiences, it is important for comics and movies and television to embrace the need to stay truly separate. He explains that by narrowing your choices to the comic book canon, you limit what you can do and perhaps lose an audience that you could attract with some changes being made.
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Season Recap: American Gods

There’s rarely a television concept that we haven’t seen before. How many shows out there are based around crime scene detectives or sitcoms about the all American family? Stemmed from a book, American Gods certainly offers a unique storyline. Bringing together new and old gods from mythology into modern day society makes for one strange, interesting world that at times works and at times, doesn’t work. American Gods has only had one season so far and that season consisted of eight episodes. The series opens up with Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) being released from prison a few days before his
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How Precious: Lord of the Rings TV Series Gets Writers

The highly anticipated return of Middle Earth is one step closer to being completed. Earlier today, Entertainment Weekly reported that JD Payne and Patrick McKay have been tasked with writing the scripts for the Lord of the Rings TV series, produced by Amazon. If you’re wondering who these guys are, they’re pretty new to the writing field, and have only done/are doing movies (Star Trek 4 and Jungle Cruise). As surprising as that may be, another hit show’s (and my personal favorite) writers first TV writing gig was writing for that show: Game of Thrones. Am I suggesting that instead
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Could Maggie Ever Forgive Negan on The Walking Dead?

If you’ve been a fan of the AMC hit show The Walking Dead, then you have seen the most shocking season-opening, in season seven, when we were not only given a proper introduction to Negan, but also a gruesome farewell to some characters. The previous season’s finale had left us hanging, not knowing who Negan was going to pick to receive the barbed wired baseball bat of death’s wrath. When it was Abraham chosen to be mercilessly killed by Lucille (the baseball bat), we all had a moment where we thought Glenn was in the clear. In the comics, Glenn
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Netflix’s Castlevania Returns For It’s 2nd Season

mllkatI am a 50 something child of the 70’s who admits to being a Star Trek/Star Wars/Comic Book junkie who once dove head first over a cliff (Ok, it was a small hill) to try to rescue his Fantastic Four comic from a watery grave. I am married to a lovely woman who is as crazy as I am and the proud parent of a 15 year old boy with autism. My wife and son are my real heroes. https://mllkat63.wordpress.com
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Classic ‘Iron Fist’ Look Debuts in Season 2 Trailer

For those of us who are old school traditionalist and admire the original costume our favorite heroes wore, we were rewarded when The Iron Fist Season 2 panel at the SDCC unveiled a look at the iconic yellow mask. Does that mean the green tights and yellow martial arts shoes are next? A guy can dream can’t he? Besides what good is a cool dragon tattoo if you can’t see it. Now with recently dropped teaser, we get a better look at it as Danny and Davos square off in a tradition fight in “Kun- Lun”. You can see the
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If you’re going to “Crastinate,” be a Pro..

Do you remember the scene from the “Polar Express” where young Billy hesitates to get on the train and almost misses it? Fortunately for him, the “boy” (how come this kid doesn’t have a name?) pulls the emergency brake so he can get on. That my friends is an example of “procrastination.” I know all about procrastination. I started out as an amateur “crastinator” but thru the years I have become the “Pro” you WOULD see before you, if you were looking at me and not just reading this. Procrastination is why I have been a late comer to many
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‘The Punisher’ Season 2 Is Exactly What Fans Want, Marvel CCO Promises

The Punisher season 1 is still my favorite show in the Marel Netflix universe. After introducing Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle in the second season of Daredevil, I knew that Castle’s solo series would be unlike any of the other Defenders universe shows. Gritty, raw, and explosive, The Punisher showcased the many different sides of its title character rather than just the violent soldier that we primarily saw in Daredevil. Of course, our favorite anti-hero was everything we wanted him to be, but seeing him as a friend, husband, and father was not something we were able to see before his own
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Rhona Mitra Joins ‘Supergirl’ Season 4

Actress Rhona Mitra (The Strain) has been cast as Mercy Graves in the upcoming season for Supergirl according to Deadline. Mercy is the former bodyguard for Lex Luthor who is currently in prison. Also joining the cast is Robert Baker who will portray Mercy’s brother, Otis Graves. The last time we saw Mercy Graves on screen was 2016’s Batman v Superman and the role was played by Tao Okamoto. Rhona isn’t the only newcomer to this season, actor Sam Witwer has been cast to play Agent Liberty and David Ajala has been cast as Manchester Black.  Show regular Jeremy Jordan is
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‘Sin City’ Rights Revert Back To Frank Miller

After a legal settlement between Lantern Capital Partner and Frank Miller, Miller has regained the television rights to develop his 1991 Noir comic Sin City. Miller also regained  the film rights to the first 2005 Sin City film adaptation that starred Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, and Mickey Rourke. The rights were originally tied up in the sale of Harvey Weinstein’s, The Weinstein Company, to Lantern Capital as part of his bankruptcy. Miller had objected to his work being part of the settlement so the parties worked out an arrangement where the TV rights and the first film would not be included and be transferred
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