Stan Lee's With Great Power
From his early days at Timely Comics to his role in redefining the world of comics forever at Marvel, Stan Lee's epic career is profiled in a new documentary on Epix TV. Get a look at how Stan the Man inspired us all to Excelsior!-style heights in this special, called With Great Power.
The Dark Knight Rises
Ultimate Spider-Man: The Cartoon
Ultimate Spider-Man is coming to Disney XD on April 1, but our favorite wallcrawler won't be the only Marvel hero featured on the hard-hitting show. Spidey will be joined by four other super friends, including Iron Fist and White Tiger. Making the promise of this animated show even more exciting is the talent working on it behind the scenes: Paul Dini (who helped make Batman: The Animated Series so great in the '90s) is onboard, so we're looking forward to this one even more.
New Avengers Trailer
Opens: May 4, 2012
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Sequart and Respect Films have teamed up to conduct a documentary film project detailing the history of Image Comics (which is celebrating its 20th anniversary). The second Comics in Focus film (the first centered around Chris Claremont and the X-Men), The Image Revolution will show how the independent company got off the ground, its creators' roots in comics work, and the impact the company has had. The film will be produced by the same Sequart and Respect team who also developed Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts.
Green Arrow Returns to TV
For many seasons on Smallville, Green Arrow/Oliver Queen was a recurring character. Now the hero is returning to the same network in his own show, but it won't be the same familiar face from Smallville we'll be seeing. Instead, the character is getting a TV reboot, from creators and producers Greg Berlanti (Brothers and Sisters) and Marc Guggenheim (FlashForward). Arrow will star Stephen Amell as the lead, Katie Cassidy as Dinah Laurel (that's his ladybird, Black Canary), Susanna Thompson, and David Ramsey. The show's premiere has not been set yet.
Saturday Morning Cartoons Return
Remember the good old days of waking up on Saturday mornings to a solid block of superhero cartoons? Those days are about to return, courtesy of Cartoon Network. Beginning March 3 at 10 a.m., Young Justice and Green Lantern will be aired on Saturday mornings, along with superhero shorts featuring some of DC Comics' most iconic characters (think of these shorts as Schoolhouse Rock starring superheroes).
New Amazing Spider-Man Trailer
The new Spider-Man trailer is looking sweet. The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Rhys Ifans, and Sally Field, is set to be released July 3, 2012.
Too Cool to Be Forgotten
One of our favorite graphic novels of the past few years, Too Cool to Be Forgotten is the story of a man who undergoes hypnosis to quite smoking and winds up waking during his teen years...just around the time he smoked his very first cigarette. The tale is both moving and incredibly well written. We can't wait to see a film version. Here's the latest news straight from publisher Top Shelf:
The film adaptation of Alex Robinson's award-winning graphic novel TOO COOL TO BE FORGOTTEN takes another step closer to reality this week, as screenwriters Rocky Russo and Jeremy Sosenko have signed on to write the script.
Justice League: Doom
Justice League: Doom finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knight’s “contingency plans” for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waid’s much-heralded “JLA: Tower of Babel.”