Morbius Artist Marcelo Ferreira Signs Exclusive Agreement With Marvel

Announced this past weekend at New York Comic-Con’s Retailer Panel, artist Marcelo Ferreira has signed an exclusive agreement with Marvel Comics. Known for his work on books like WAR OF THE REALMS: PUNISHER, FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN, and ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS. DEADPOOL, Ferreira has already garnered praise from fans and critics alike for his takes on some of Marvel’s most iconic characters.

Now he’ll be bringing Morbius the Living Vampire to life with writer Vita Ayala in an all-new ongoing series debuting in November. Proven to be a powerhouse in delivering fearsome action sequences, Ferreira’s skills will no doubt make MORBIUS’ struggles and adventures more frightening than they’ve ever been before!

“I have been working with Marvel for the past 12 months, and I am nothing but thrilled that I have been offered this exclusive deal,” says Ferreira. “Starting with MORBIUS, I am sure we will be able to deliver great comics to the fans for another year and on!”

“Working with Marcelo is an amazing collaborative experience! He is always excited for and engaged in the project, and always has so many ideas to bring to the table,” says Ayala. “Every page I see on MORBIUS is a thousand times more intense and dynamic than I imagined. I am so happy to be able to work with him!”

“Marcelo is an incredible talent, one who I was fortunate enough to work with before MORBIUS on ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS DEADPOOL. In reading those issues before they went to the printer I – and I think everyone here at Marvel – was struck by Marcelo’s classic action sensibilities,” says Editor Devin Lewis. “Marcelo’s style fit in perfectly with what we were building across ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, and when it came time to start building a MORBIUS book, he immediately caught my eye. It’s clear from the very first page of his work that you see that Marcelo is a huge Marvel fan and has done his homework. HOW TO DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL WAY is in the marrow (hah!) of his work, and Marcelo gives the reader something on every single page, if not every single panel. The work he’s been doing in MORBIUS is some of the most visceral, scary and, yes, bloody stuff I’ve ever worked on in my time at the House of Ideas, and I’m so excited for everyone out there to sink their teeth into it!”

Mark Sable & Kristian Donaldson’s The Dark Debuts on comiXology Originals

Today, ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics service, debuted the original graphic novel The Dark – written by Mark Sable, with art by Kristian Donaldson, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Thomas Mauer, and edited by Will Dennis, with consultant Mey Rude. The Dark is set in the year 2045 after a worldwide cyberwar ends technology as we know it. The Dark original graphic novel is available to read now at no additional cost for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited members, and is available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.

The Dark features two unforgettable protagonists: a U.S. marine whose eyes were destroyed in combat and healed using advanced biotech, allowing him to return to the field on a dangerous retrieval mission, and an intelligence operative turned spy, who is a trans woman seeking to further her transition using cutting edge – and stolen – biotech. They’ll travel across a world which has been rocked by a terrorist tech plague and mass blackouts to uncover a conspiracy that could change all of humanity.
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Birds of Prey Trailer Unveil’s Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn

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Warner Bros. and DC Comics has finally released the first official full-length trailer for its Margot Robbie led ensemble film “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.”

Directed by Cathy Yan from a screenplay by Christina Hodson, the trailer debuts Robbie as antihero Harley Quinn, a former crazed criminal turned vigilante, a character she debuted in David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad.

“The Joker and I broke up,” Harley says at the beginning of the trailer. “But it turns I wasn’t the only dame in Gotham looking for emancipation.”

The trailer sees Harley (who also narrates the trailer) joining up with Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), all on an effort to save Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco), a young girl who is threatened by Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).

Birds of Prey will be released on February 7, 2020.

Four Harley Quinn Posters Revealed Ahead Of Trailer Releae

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As Joker heads into theaters this weekend, Birds of Prey releases its own colorful set of posters on the film’s official Twitter page.

In all of the posters, the film’s official title, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), is replaced with a much shorter “BOP HQ”.

Check out the stylish new posters below, and head over to https://twitter.com/birdsofpreywb to see the rest.

Birds of Prey is set to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on February 7, 2020.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Four years after the events of Suicide Squad, Batman has disappeared, leaving Gotham City unprotected from crime, and Harley Quinn has left the Joker. When Cassandra Cain, a young girl, comes across a diamond belonging to crime lord Black Mask, Harley joins forces with Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to help protect her.

Director James Gunn Reveals All-Star Cast Of Suicide Squad 2

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The Suicide Squad cast has officially been announced by writer-director James Gunn on Friday, and it comes with a few exciting surprises.

The director took to Twitter to announce the list which features a few original cast members reprising their roles including Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Viola Davis as Squad mastermind Amanda Waller, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag.

Joining this time around are John Cena, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Idris Elba, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, Gunn’s brother Sean Gunn and Nathan Fillion, who Gunn directed in the 2006 horror film Slither.

Conspicuous missing are Jared Leto and Will Smith, who played Floyd Lawton / Deadshot and The Joker respectively in the original film.

However, as the director revealed the cast, it also comes with a caveat: “Don’t get too attached,” says “Guardians of the Galaxy” director. What this means exactly on the lineup and the characters they’re set to play remains to be seen.

The Suicide Squad is set for release on August 6, 2021.

Marvel’s Pull List Unveils Exclusive Preview For Upcoming Marvel Comics In December

Today, Marvel released its special edition of THE PULL LIST, unveiling exclusive information for titles coming to comic shops this December.

Presented by hosts Ryan “Agent M” Penagos and Tucker Markus, THE PULL LIST sheds light on some of the most highly-anticipated Marvel comics news, sharing details on Incoming #1, an sprawling one-shot that will shape the Marvel Universe for the year to come, and Guardians of the Galaxy #12, the exciting conclusion to Donny Cate’s legendary cosmic run, as well as first looks at new series Dr. Strange #1, Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #1, Marvel’s Avengers: Iron Man #1, and Spider-Ham #1.

“Joker” Takes Top Prize At Venice Film Festival

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Warner Bros.’s upcoming psychological thriller kicks off the award season on Saturday, winning the 76th Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion jury award, the festival’s highest prize.

Centered on the titular DC Comics villain, “Joker,” was received ecstatically during its premiere at the festival, with many praising Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of the iconic character.

“There is no movie without Joaquin Phoenix. Joaquin is the fiercest and bravest and most open-minded lion I know. Thank you for trusting me with your insane talent,” director Todd Phillips said about the film’s lead.

The win is considering somewhat a surprise, and the award is rarely bestowed upon a big Hollywood production. Recent Golden Lion recipients include Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” and Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma.”

See partial list of winners below. For the full list of winners, go to www.labiennale.org.

Venice 76 Awards

Golden Lion: Joker, directed by Todd Phillips
Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize: An Officer and a Spy, directed by Roman Polanski
Silver Lion Best Director: Roy Andersson, About Endlessness
Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Ariane Ascaride in Gloria Mundi
Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Luca Marinelli in Martin Eden
Best Screenplay Award: No. 7 Cherry Lane, written and directed by Yonfan
Special Jury Prize: The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used to Be, directed by Franco Maresco
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Young Actor: Toby Wallace in Babyteeth, directed by Shannon Murphy

2019 People’s Choice Awards: ‘Game of Thrones,’ BTS, ‘Taylor Swift’ Among Nominees

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E! People’s Choice Awards has announced its 2019 nominees on Wednesday, with some of the biggest films and popular artists making the cut.

The awards show will honor fan favorites in film, television, animation and music in 43 categories. Fans will be able to vote for up to 25 times per day, per category, per method. The awards are set to be handed out on Nov. 10.

Among those nominated in the main categories are Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Riverdale’ and ‘This Is Us’.

The movie of 2019 category includes some of the year’s biggest hits including Avengers: Endgame, Toy Story 4, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum among others.

Recording artists Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus scored a nod for Song of 2019 for or their collaboration on a smash hit remix of “Old Town Road,” a fitting nomination given how the song shattered records this summer, eventually becoming the longest-running number one song on Billboard Hot 100 charts.

See the list he nominations below.

Male artist of 2019

Bad Bunny
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Shawn Mendes
Travis Scott

Female artist of 2019

Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Cardi B
Camila Cabello
Halsey
Miley Cyrus
P!nk
Taylor Swift
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“Watchmen” Gets Premiere Date Premiere Date From HBO

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“10/20. Tick Tock.” HBO has set the premiere date for “Watchmen,” the upcoming superhero drama adaptation created and developed by Damon Lindelof.

Watchmen is set to premiere on Oct. 20, Sunday, at 9 p.m. And then a week later, this will be followed at 10 p.m. by “Silicon Valley” which is returning for its sixth and final season.

Based on the DC Comics limited series of the same name created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, HBO describes it as being set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, and that it will embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Last May, Lindelof stated via a five-page letter posted on twitter that his version will not be a straight adaptation of the comic books.

“We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues [Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons] created thirty years ago,” Lindelof writes. “Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted…they will, however, be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them.”

In 2009, Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) adapted Watchmen a live-action film.

Chilling “Joker” Final Trailer Released

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The final trailer for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker has just arrived, ahead of the highly-anticipated film’s premiere at the 76th Venice International Film Festival later this weekend.

The trailer is dark and bleak, showing the character’s slow descent into madness. Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) lives a lonely life and tends to his ailing mother. He just wants to make people laugh as a stand-up comedian, but he can’t seem to catch a break. “Can you please stop bothering my kid?,” says the mother of a child he was trying to entertain.

We also see late night variety show host Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro) mocking him. But he may have something in store for everyone. When Fleck appears on his show he said: “Can you introduce me as Joker?”, widely smiling and wearing a clown makeup as he heads onstage.

Joker is one of the most iconic in comicbook history, has been played by numerous celebrated actors on the big screen, from Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989), Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008), and most recently Jared Leto in the supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad (2016).

Director Todd Phillips is best known for writing and directing The Hangover Trilogy and Borat, for which he was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards.

Also in the film are Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge and Josh Pais.

Joker is set to invade theaters on October 4, 2019.

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