Kevin Melrose

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Guy Pearce to Appear in "Iron Man 3"

Fri, April 20th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

"Memento" actor Guy Pearce is in final negotiations to play geneticist Aldrich Killian in Marvel's "Iron Man 3," based loosely on the 2005-2006 "Extremis" story arc by Warren Ellis.

Warner Bros. Hires Director Brad Peyton for "Lobo"

Fri, April 20th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Warner Bros. has hired "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" director Brad Peyton to direct and rewrite a live-action film adaptation of DC Comics' "Lobo."

Disney Chairman Resigns on Eve of "Avengers" Release

Fri, April 20th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Rich Ross has resigned as chairman of Walt Disney Studios two weeks before the release of expected hit "The Avengers," sparking debate as to whether he quit or was fired.

"The Amazing Spider-Man" Debuts New Theatrical Poster

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Following the release of today's international trailer, Columbia Pictures has debuted a new theatrical poster for "The Amazing Spider-Man" that puts the wall-crawler - and his web shooters - front and center.

"Sin City" Sequel Officially Announced

Thu, April 12th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Co-Directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have announced production is finally set to begin on the long-awaited sequel to 2005's "Sin City." CBR News has all the details.

Creators and Producers Amend "Smallville" Lawsuit

Thu, April 12th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

A federal judge has ruled the creators of "Smallville" can amend their 2010 lawsuit against Warner Bros. and the CW over "unreasonably low" licensing fees for the series. CBR has details.

AMC Options Kirkman's "Thief of Thieves" Heist Series

Wed, April 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

AMC has optioned "Thief of Thieves," Robert Kirkman's new Image Comics heist series co-written by Nick Spencer and illustrated by Shawn Martinbrough.

Ben Kingsley In Final Talks To Join "Iron Man 3"

Tue, April 10th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Oscar winner Ben Kingsley is in final negotiations to play a villain in Marvel Studios' "Iron Man 3," though exactly which bad guy he'll portray on the big screen remains unknown.

Black Widow, Agent Coulson Featured in First "Avengers" Clip

Wed, April 4th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Clark Gregg's Agent Phil Coulson take the spotlight in the first clip from Marvel Studios' "The Avengers."

AMC's "The Walking Dead" Finds Its Michonne

Mon, March 19th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

AMC has announced that the role of "The Walking Dead's" Michonne, the popular sword-wielding character from Robert Kirkman's Image Comics series, will be played by actress Danai Gurira in season 3.

Legendary Artist Jean Giraud, Alias Moebius, Passes Away

Sat, March 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, the influential French artist behind such comics as "Blueberry," "The Airtight Garage" and "Silver Surfer: Parable," has died after a long illness at age 73.

Mark Forster To Direct Universal Pictures' "Cowboy Ninja Viking"

Tue, February 28th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

"Quantum of Solace" director Mark Forster has signed on to direct Universal Pictures' adaptation of Image Comics' "Cowboy Ninja Viking."

"The Walking Dead" Casts David Morrissey as The Governor

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

David Morrissey, best known to American audiences for his role in "The Doctor Who" episode "The Next Doctor," will play the ruthless Governor in the third season of AMC's "The Walking Dead."

First "Amazing Spider-Man" Clip Debuts

Sat, February 18th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Columbia Pictures has premiered the first clip from director Marc Webb's "Amazing Spider-Man," featuring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker attempting to get past the doorman at Gwen Stacy's building.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Sues Dynamite Over John Carter, Tarzan

Fri, February 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The family-owned company that holds the existing rights to the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs has sued Dynamite Entertainment, accusing the publisher of trademark infringement and unfair competition.

"Arrow" Lands Katie Cassidy as Dinah "Laurel" Lance

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

"Supernatural" alum Katie Cassidy has been cast as as the female lead Dinah "Laurel" Lance in "Arrow," The CW drama pilot based on DC Comics' Green Arrow.

Jonathan Liebesman In Talks to Direct "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Film

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

"Wrath of the Titans" director Jonathan Liebesman is in final negotiations to helm the Michael Bay-produced "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" big-screen reboot for Paramount Pictures.

Robert Kirkman Calls "Walking Dead" Lawsuit "Ridiculous"

Sat, February 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman calls the lawsuit filed against him by former "Walking Dead" collaborator Tony Moore "ridiculous," and insists the artist is being properly paid for his contributions to the series.

Columbia Drops "The Boys" Movie

Sat, February 11th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Columbia Pictures has abandoned development of "The Boys," an adaptation of the superhero satire comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, and put the project into turnaround.

David Ramsey Joins "Arrow" Cast

Thu, February 9th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

"Dexter" alum David Ramsey has joined the growing cast of The CW's "Arrow," a pilot based loosely on DC Comics' fan-favorite Green Arrow. Ramsey will play John Diggle, a character created specifically for the pilot.

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