Kevin Melrose

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Brubaker and Rucka Respond to "Gotham" TV Series News

Wed, September 25th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Gotham" has received a series commitment from Fox, and Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka -- who co-wrote Gotham Central" for DC Comics -- have both commented on the news, and whether it has anything to do with their work.

"Man of Steel" Writer David Goyer Addresses Film's Controversial Ending

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Acknowledging that he and director Zack Snyder knew the ending of "Man of Steel" would be controversial, screenwriter David S. Goyer explains why, in this case, Superman had to kill.

Watch Bale Test For "Batman Begins" While Wearing Kilmer’s Batsuit

Mon, September 23rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Among the special features on "The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition" is footage from Christian Bale’s screen test, with Amy Adams, for "Batman Begins."

Venezuelan President Blames Spider-Man for Nation’s Violence

Sat, September 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro says a "factory of anti-values" is to blame for his country's rampant violence, something he says he realized while watching "Spider-Man 3."

Pittburgh Police Arrest Spider-Man in Store Robbery

Fri, September 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Was J. Jonah Jameson right? According to Pittsburgh police, a man wearing a Spider-Man costume robbed a local business before being apprehended by a University of Pittsburgh police officer. ROBOT 6 has details.

Marvel's "Agent Carter" May Follow "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." to Television

Thu, September 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel reportedly has plans to follow up on its "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." series with a show centered on "Captain America's" Peggy Carter, who makes her solo debut in the "Agent Carter" short on the "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray.

Joss Whedon Rewrote Problem Scenes in "Thor: The Dark World"

Wed, September 18th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

When director Alan Taylor ran into problems shooting "Thor: The Dark World," Marvel Studios called in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" director Joss Whedon to rewrite the troublesome scenes.

VIDEO: Man of Steel Teaches Elmo and Friends About Respect

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

"Man of Steel" star Henry Cavill dropped in on "Sesame Street" to explain the meaning of respect to Elmo, the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs in a skit from the PBS series' Season 44 debut episode

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."