Last month, we told you about the upcoming comic book based on the life and career of "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling. Now we have the first, exclusive peek at the issue.
Published by Bluewater Productions, the unauthorized biography is part of their "Female Force" line of comics, and promises to chronicle the "rags to riches story of a woman receiving government financial assistance through her ascendancy in becoming one of the world’s most recognizable writers."
Bluewater has provided Splash Page readers with an exclusive preview of "Female Force: J.K. rowling," which hits shelves in December in a standard, 23-page comic and a "double-sized collector’s edition." The comic is written by Adam Gragg with interior art by Matthew Filer (“Masque of the Dragons”) and cover art by Joshua Labello. Read More...
By Aly Semigran
FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: New Directions are about to join the ranks of some very famous television alumni. Joss Whedon, the man behind the fan-heavy series’ “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (which included his classic musical episode, “Once More, With Feeling”) and the legendary Neil Patrick Harris online musical sensation “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog,” will direct an upcoming episode of “Glee,” according to EW.com. Whedon will take a short break from his other Fox series “Dollhouse” to guide the kids of “Glee” into, well, a new direction.
But, that wasn’t the only joyous news from EW.com regarding “Glee.” One of the students of McKinley High School is about to have their first big reunion moment. No, it’s not time for a ten-year reunion flash-forward episode just yet, but Lea Michele (the uppity, but very talented songstress Rachel) will welcome her “Spring Awakening” costar Jonathan Groff to the show.
Continue reading 'Glee' News! Joss Whedon To Direct An Episode + Rachel (Lea Michele) Gets A New Love Interest at HollywoodCrush.MTV.com.
FROM MOVIES BLOG: Just last month, producers David Goyer and Brannon Braga were touting their latest television effort "FlashForward" here on Movies Blog. Both viewers and critics alike mostly embraced the ABC series following the premiere — but flash-forward one month later to today, and the Joseph Fiennes/John Cho-starring series seems to have hit a significant snag.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer and co-showrunner Marc Guggenheim is abandoning his "FlashForward" post, leaving David Goyer as the sole showrunner.
Continued reading Marc Guggenheim Departs 'FlashForward' Leaving David Goyer As Sole Showrunner at MoviesBlog.MTV.com.
Longtime Sam Raimi collaborator and "Spider-Man" cameo aficionado Bruce Campbell is said to have a "meaty role" in "Spider-Man 4," but whether that means he'll play one of the film's villains or just have a larger guest stint is unclear at the moment.
Right now, Splash Page readers have the opportunity to weigh in on who Campbell should play in the fourth "Spider-Man" movie, but the brainstorming doesn't end there!
Campbell—an absolute superstar in the geek genre thanks to the "Evil Dead" franchise, "Bubba Ho-Tep" and more—would be great in a variety of comic book roles outside of "Spider-Man 4," don't you think? Read More...
Several months ago, "X-Men: The Last Stand" director Brett Ratner told MTV News that there are few characters left in comic books for him to adapt—and while that may be true for the eventual "Youngblood" filmmaker, it's certainly not true for Kevin Smith.
Smith, who recently made a colorful appeal for Jon Hamm to star as both Superman and Batman, declared that there is one comic book character that has yet to be tapped, one franchise that remains to be treated with the respect and dignity it deserves on the big screen—and one hero that wears a snug-fitting diaper.
"I think there's a brilliant, revisionist take to be done on 'Hot Stuff, the Little Devil,'" Smith told MTV News. Read More...
As "Astro Boy" prepares to lift-off into theaters this weekend, the many cast and crew members of the film are making the press rounds to discuss the upcoming manga adaptation's plot and thematic elements.
In an interview with Comic Book Resources, director David Bowers described the basic set-up for the plot of "Astro Boy," which is essentially an origin story focusing on the relationship between a scientist named Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage) and his son Toby, who is tragically killed — paving the way for Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) to enter the scene.
"Astro Boy is created and given Toby's memories," said Bowers of the plot. "When Astro comes back, he really is [much] the same kid, so I don't think you feel as though there's a horrible loss even though there has been." Read More...
What does a new scripted comedy series about college football have in common with comic books? According to the cast of "Blue Mountain State," quite a lot!
Comics Continuum spoke with Darin Brooks, Alan Ritchson and Sam Jones III, three of the stars behind Spike TV's upcoming football-centric comedy series "Blue Mountain State," about their own interests in the comic book medium.
For Brooks, his experience is relegated to mere fandom, but both Ritchson and Jones have appeared on the CW's "Smallville." Fans will remember Ritchson as Arthur Curry, the aquatically-inclined hero better known to comic book readers as Aquaman. Read More...
Stan Lee met up with the the staff at the "The Simpsons," and according to his unprecedented tweets, he may have finally met someone more clever than himself. Meanwhile, Chris Ryall ordered a boxed set of Matt Groening's other series "Futurama" and received his own surprise from eBay.
In other comics-related tweets, Joe Quesada's accused the Guggenheim Museum of supporting the Phillies, while Ben Templesmith seems to be skeptical of Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system. Check out all of those after the jump, along with which comic creator may have a collection of Shia LaBeouf photos and what Ron Marz thinks of T&A comics critics.
It's all in the Twitter Report for October 22, 2009. Read More...
Sure, we're all looking forward to Marvel's superhero team-up extravaganza "The Avengers" in 2012, but seeing Iron Man, Captain America and Thor on the screen together isn't the only reason it has fans excited.
"Iron Man 2" director Jon Favreau recently wondered how the supernatural world of Thor would blend on the big screen with the reality-based universe Iron Man, and he's not alone in questioning how "Avengers" will handle this mix. So, when I had the chance to pose the question to "Avengers" comic book writer and one of the chief architects of the current Marvel Universe, Brian Bendis, I had to ask what advice he's giving the Marvel movie team when it comes to mixing Thor and Iron Man.
"My advice is, has been, and will be, that much like the comics, you look at movies like the 'Oceans' movies that have all these different flavors, you put the flavors together and you cook 'em," Bendis told MTV News. "It absolutely can be done." Read More...
When it comes to "Spider-Man 4," the upcoming superhero sequel directed by Sam Raimi, all eyes are on figuring out who the film's villains are going to be.
Based on the results of our recent poll, many Splash Page readers are hoping that the fourth "Spider-Man" outing finally focuses on The Lizard, Dr. Curt Connors' reptilian alter-ego that's been teased over the past several films. While Raimi himself previously said that the villain's story would likely be told eventually, he conceded that it might not happen in "Spider-Man 4."
Even though the Lizard's involvement still isn't a certainty, actor Dylan Baker—who played Connors in previous "Spider-Man" films—will indeed reprise his role in "Spider-Man 4," offering hope to fans of Spidey's scaly-skinned nemesis. Read More...