DrakeWhile the career of Grammy-nominated musician Drake doesn't typically fall within our realm of coverage here on Splash Page, some recent news seemed to merit a mention — if only to provide further evidence of the power comics can occasionally wield outside their own industry.

Late last week, Epic Games and Microsoft Game Studios announced plans to cast Drake as the voice of one of the main characters in "Gears of War 3," the upcoming third installment in the wildly successful Xbox 360 video game series. Why should you care? Well, Drake will play Jace Stratton, a character who briefly appeared in "Gears of War 2," but rose to prominence in the ongoing "Gears of War" comic book series published by Wildstorm.

Apparently, the comic book series found enough of a following to merit not only a jump into the next iteration of the game, but also a high-profile casting. Hooray for comics! Read More...

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HeroesAfter NBC officially announced that “Heroes” had been canceled, fans immediately began putting together “Bring Back Heroes” petitions, and even trending the topic on Twitter for a few hours.

According to many reports, not even a television movie was discussed at NBC’s upfronts in New York City on Monday, so it appears the show’s future is all but sealed.

But is it?

“Heroes” was as close as most networks get to airing a comic book on television. In addition, NBC filled in the gaps between episodes and added backstory to most of it’s characters via the "Heroes" webcomic, two volumes of which have already been collected by DC Comics’ Wildstorm imprints, with a third on the way. All of this begs the question: Could the show continue in that format? Read More...

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X-Files/30 Days of NightX-Files investigators Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will collide with a brand new threat this July, thanks to a new series announced at this weekend's C2E2 convention in Chicago.

Written by "30 Days of Night" co-creator Steve Niles and Adam Jones, guitarist for the band Tool, the six-issue series will send FBI Agents Mulder and Scully to Alaska just in time for the long season of darkness to take over the region. While investigating a strange murder, the pair discover (as usual) that all is not what it seems in the case.

Veteran artist Tom Mandrake ("The Spectre") will provide interior art for the series, which pairs DC's Wildstorm imprint with "30 Days" publishers IDW Publishing. Wildstorm has provided Splash Page readers with the first, exclusive look at the standard cover to the series, created by Andrea Sorrentino. Variant covers by Tom Mandrake and Sam Kieth ("The Maxx") will also be available. Read More...

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Danger Girl"Hack/Slash" producers Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter are hard at work bringing Cassie Hack to the big screen, but they've got their eyes on another comic book property as well — "Danger Girl."

Speaking with Hero Complex, Askarieh revealed that he and Alter are adapting J. Scott Campbell's "Danger Girl" alongside director Todd Lincoln, who is also attached to direct "Hack/Slash." According to Askarieh, the trio is working "closely" with Campbell for a film that draws inspiration from Christopher Nolan's recent overhaul of Gotham City.

"First of all, we are taking these characters very seriously; a kind of 'Batman Begins' approach, if you will," said the producer. Read More...


Red"Red" kicked off production earlier this week in Toronto, and now the first photos from the set of Robert Schwentke's film based on the Wildstorm comic have arrived online.

The seven photos posted on The HSX Dude feature two of the film's stars, Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker, and offer the first glimpse at how the adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's miniseries will look when it arrives in theaters October 22. The comic followed a former black-ops CIA agent forced out of retirement to discover who ordered his assassination.

Previously, Schwentke told MTV News the film would be a "funny" take on the dark thriller. Ellis has since offered up his thoughts on why the changes were necessary. Read More...

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RedJohn Malkovich's status as the latest "Spider-Man" villain isn't entirely clear yet, but the actor does have some official news on the comic book front — he's joining the cast of "Red."

According to Variety, Malkovich has signed aboard the ensemble cast of "Red," Summit Entertainment's upcoming adaptation of the DC Comics/WildStorm Productions miniseries written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Cully Hamner.

Malkovich isn't just a new addition, however, as he is actually replacing former cast member John C. Reilly, who has departed the production for unknown reasons. Read More...

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Ex MachinaTHE STORY: "Ex Machina" by Brian K. Vaughan (W) and Tony Harris (A) — WildStorm Productions

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Mitchell Hundred is much more than just The Great Machine, a superhero gifted with the unprecedented ability to communicate with all forms of technology and machinery — he's also the mayor of New York City, a position he was elected into after saving one of the Twin Towers on the fateful day of September 11, 2001.

Hanging up his superhero duds for a suit and tie, Mitchell is forced to wade through the murky waters of political and super-powered threats alike, learning along the way that those two worlds aren't always mutually exclusive. Read More...

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The AuthorityWildstorm's superhero series "The Authority" has passed through several prominent writers' hands in the past, including Warren Ellis, Mark Millar and Grant Morrison, but the latest writing duo of Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman might be facing the greatest challenge of them all: taking "The Authority" home.

Bernardin spoke with MTV News about his upcoming run on "The Authority" with Freeman, revealing that the basic premise of the upcoming story arc focuses on the superhero team dealing with the fallout of the "World's End" storyline that involved the Authority's massive spaceship, The Carrier, crashing into the middle of London. Given that cataclysmic aftermath, there is literally nowhere left for the Authority to go but up.

Read on for an exclusive preview of "The Authority" #18 and more details about the creative team's plans for their run. Read More...

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Karl UrbanDirector Robert Schwentke’s adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’sRed” already boasts an impressive lineup of stars including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John C. Reilly and Mary-Louise Parker. However, a report has surfaced naming Karl Urban as the latest addition to the cast.

According to Mania.com, Urban will portray a character named “Cooper.” The report also states that Julian McMahon will play the Vice President of the United States and that Ernest Borgnine and Richard Dreyfuss have officially signed on to the film — reiterating an earlier report of their involvement. Read More...

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RedThe adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's "Red" already has an all-star cast in Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John C. Reilly and Mary-Louise Parker, and now it has a new release date, too.

According to Variety, Summit Entertainment has tagged October 22, 2010, as the premiere date for the spy thriller based on the Wildstorm comic book series. "The Time Traveler's Wife" director Robert Schwentke will helm the film, which he described to MTV News as a "funny" take on the source material.



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