Kevin Melrose

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Megan Fox Tackles April O'Neil Role in Bay's TMNT Reboot

Fri, February 22nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

After a public falling out, director Michael Bay and actor Megan Fox have reconciled their differences and are set to work together with Fox starring at April O'Neil in the upcoming TMNT big screen reboot.

"Batwoman" #17 Puts Marriage Equality In The Spotlight

Wed, February 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Even as DC Comics remains under fire for hiring anti-gay marriage activist Orson Scott Card for its new Superman anthology, the latest issue of "Batwoman" puts the issue of marriage equality front and center.

"The Walking Dead" Midseason Premiere Sets Basic Cable Record

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Sunday's midseason premiere of "The Walking Dead" not only brought Rick Grimes and the other survivors one step closer to all-out war with The Governor, it delivered the AMC drama its best ratings to date.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" Casts "Parks & Rec's" Chris Pratt as Star-Lord

Tue, February 5th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

After a lengthy search, Marvel Studios reportedly has settled on "Parks & Recreation" actor Chris Pratt for the lead role of Star-Lord in "Guardians of the Galaxy," which opens Aug. 1, 2014.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Casts Emily VanCamp as Female Lead

Fri, February 1st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has signed "Revenge" actress Emily VanCamp as the female lead, presumably in the role of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Sharon Carter. The Marvel Studios sequel opens April 4, 2014.

New "Iron Man 3" Poster Puts Tony Stark In Freefall

Thu, January 31st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

After teasing fans with a preview of its "Iron Man 3" Super Bowl spot, Marvel Studios has released a dramatic new poster depicting a battle-damaged Tony Stark plummeting from the sky.

"Young Justice, "Green Lantern" Absent from Cartoon Network's Fall Schedule

Mon, January 28th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Teen TItans Go!" and "Beware the Batman" will replace "Young Justice" and "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" on Cartoon Network according to the network's announced Fall schedule. UPDATE: "Green Lantern" producer confirms cancellation.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" Brings Back Paquin, Page & Ashmore

Sat, January 26th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer has announced franchise veterans Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin and Ellen Page will return for the sequel to 2011's "X-Men: First Class."

"Doctor Strange" Confirmed For Marvel Studios' Phase Three

Sat, January 26th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirms the long-rumored Doctor Strange movie will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three, which kicks off in November 2015 with the release of "Ant-Man."

NBC Orders "The Sixth Gun" Pilot

Tue, January 22nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

NBC has ordered a pilot for "The Sixth Gun," a supernatural Western based on the Oni Press series by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt. "Lost" co-showrunner Carlton Cuse is producing.

Gimple Succeeds Mazzara as "The Walking Dead" Showrunner

Mon, January 14th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Following the news of current "Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara's departure after the conclusion of season three, AMC has announced executive producer Scott Gimple will step in as the drama's third showrunner.

New Line Announces "Y: The Last Man" Director

Thu, January 10th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

New Line Cinema is moving forward with its long-dormant "Y: The Last Man" project, naming Dan Trachtenberg as director of the feature film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's award-winning comic.

Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Pilot Fills Final Casting Slot

Thu, December 20th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Joss Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D." pilot has rounded out its casting with the addition of "Nashville" actress Chloe Bennett who takes on the role of Skye, a young, intelligent woman with a bit of a superhero obsession.

Singer Confirms Jackman as Wolverine in "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

Wed, December 19th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Director Bryan Singer has confirmed that Hugh Jackman will reprise the role of Wolverine for the upcoming" X-Men: Days of Future Past," joining the returning Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan on the Fox sequel.

CW's "Arrow" Casts Colton Haynes as Roy Harper

Wed, December 12th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Continuing its embrace of DC Comics mythology, the CW's "Arrow" has cast "Teen Wolf" alum Colton Haynes in the role of Roy Harper, better known in the DCU as Speedy, Red Arrow and Arsenal.

WB Debuts Full Trailer for Snyder's "Man of Steel"

Tue, December 11th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Warner Bros. has released the first full trailer for Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" that contains all the gravitas of the teasers and touches upon many of the same lofty themes. The Superman reboot bows in theaters June 14

Snyder and Paquette Leaving "Swamp Thing" With Issue 18

Mon, December 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Swamp Thing" writer Scott Snyder has confirmed what the DC Comics solicitations only hinted: that he and artist Yanick Paquette will end their well-regarded run on the series with March's Issue 18.

Webb Casts Dane DeHaan as "Amazing Spider-Man 2's" Harry Osborn

Mon, December 3rd, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

"Chronicle" star Dane DeHaan has been cast as Harry Osborn, Peter Parker's best friend turned archenemy, in the sequel to Sony's "Amazing SPider-Man" director Marc Webb announced today.

"Arrow" Casts Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson

Fri, November 30th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

The CW's Green Arrow-inspired drama "Arrow" has found its Slade Wilson, casting "Spartacus" actor Manu Bennett as the man under the mask of Deathstroke the Terminator.

UPDATED: "Amazon" Begins Search For The CW's New Wonder Woman

Fri, November 30th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

The CW's planned Wonder Woman series is moving forward with the launch of a search for an actress in her early to mid-20s to play the iconic DC Comics superheroine in "Amazon." UPDATE: WW remains princess Diana!