Kevin Melrose

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Affleck Recounts Seeing Internet Reaction to His Batman Casting News

Tue, September 17th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Ben Affleck appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to discuss how he became the next big screen Batman and why, despite warnings from Warner Bros., he wasn't fully prepared for Internet reactions to his casting.

Fan-Made "Dark Knight Legacy" Continues Nolan's Batman Trilogy

Mon, September 16th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Fans of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy that ended with "The Dark Knight Rises" still want to see more, and one of them has made his own short film that picks up on the end of "Rises."

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Announces A New Web-Slinger

Mon, September 16th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" has cast Justin Matthew Sargent as the new Peter Parker, replacing Reeve Carney in the leading role.

DC Comics Apologizes to Those Offended by "Harley Quinn" Contest

Fri, September 13th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

DC Comics has apologized to anyone offended by the controversial "Harley Quinn" tryout page that asks artists to depict the fan-favorite character naked in a bathtub, seemingly about to commit suicide.

Cosplayers Celebrate 10th Anniversary of "JLA/Avengers"

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The 10th anniversary of "JLA/Avengers" was commemorated at DragonCon in Atlanta via a cosplay gathering almost as epic as the original crossover, and even featured artist George Perez.

Brolin Confirms He Was Up For Batman Role in "Man of Steel" Sequel

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Oscar nominee Josh Brolin reveals at least one casting rumor was true: He was indeed considered to play Batman in Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel" sequel, a role that ultimately went to Ben Affleck.

Robinson, Pugh Introduce "All-New Invaders" to Marvel NOW!

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

James Robinson and Steve Pugh help kick off the third wave of Marvel NOW! with "All-New Invaders," the writer's first ongoing comic assignment since leaving DC Comics and "Earth 2" in May.

Judge Denies Stan Lee Media's Bid for Ownership of Marvel Characters

Fri, September 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed Stan Lee Media’s multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Disney, potentially ending its long and confusing legal battle to claim ownership of Marvel characters co-created by Stan Lee.

Dark Elf Malekith Stars in New "Thor: The Dark World" Poster

Thu, September 5th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Christopher Eccleston's Malekith, the main villain in Marvel Studios' November-releasing "Thor: The Dark World," gets his own poster for the mythical Avenger's hotly anticipated sequel.

Williams, Blackman Leave "Batwoman," Cite Editorial Interference

Thu, September 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In a statement co-posted on their personal websites, J.H. Williams III and W. Hayden Blackman have announced their departure from DC Comics' "Batwoman" title, citing editorial interference. UPDATE: DC Comics responds.

Loki Teaches Cookie Monster About Delayed Gratification

Wed, September 4th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Tom Hiddleston joins Cookie Monster in a hilarious new "Sesame Street" clip that educates children about delayed gratification, illustrating his point with a plate of cookies.

"Walking Dead" Heads to School with Free Online Course from UC Irvine

Wed, September 4th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

AMC, Instructure and the University of California, Irvine have teamed up for a massive open online course (MOOC) "exploring a broad range of scholarly topics through the lens of a hypothetical zombie apocalypse."

The CW Debuts First Official "Arrow" Season 2 Promo

Wed, September 4th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The CW has debuted the first promo spot for the second season of "Arrow," revealing the state of Starling City and the central cast following the events of the May finale. Plus, news on the casting of Barry Allen.

"Superman Lives" Documentary Debuts Teaser Trailer

Tue, September 3rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Jon Schepp's documentary about "Superman Lives," the scrapped Tim Burton film starring Nic Cage as the Man of Steel, Chris Rock as Jimmy Olsen, Tim Allen as Brainiac, has released a teaser trailer.

Johns, Lee and More Talk Villains in Clip from "Necessary Evil"

Tue, September 3rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

To mark the launch on Wednesday of DC Comics’ Villains Month and "Forever Evil," the much-publicized event series by Geoff Johns and David Finch, DC has released a clip from "Necessary Evil: Villains of DC Comics."

Vaughan & Staples' "Saga" Wins 2013 Hugo Award

Mon, September 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This past weekend at LoneStarCon 3, Image Comics' "Saga" by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story in the annual awards presented by the World Science Fiction Society.

Bryan Cranston Laughs Off Lex Luthor Rumor

Mon, September 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston has seemingly dismissed a widely circulated report that he'll appear as Lex Luthor in no fewer than six Warner Bros. films, laughing, "Six? This is all news to me."

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Gets Tell-All Book Treatment

Fri, August 30th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The troubled $75 million musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was lampooned and scrutinized from the start, and now the most expensive production in Broadway history is the subject of a tell-all book.

How To Celebrate Jack Kirby's 96th Birthday

Wed, August 28th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jack Kirby, who, with Joe Simon, created the genre of romance comics before co-founding the Marvel U with the likes of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, would have turned 96 today. ROBOT 6 has suggestions on how to celebrate.

Lobo's New Look Might Not Be As "Twilight-y" As Fans Fear

Tue, August 27th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Writer Marguerite Bennett assures fans the lewd and violent interstellar bounty hunter “is much bigger, meaner and nastier” than the concept art DC Comics released for the new-look Lobo would lead them to believe.

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