Sunday, June 14, 2015

Comic Book Headlines

- First Dragon Ball Super Teaser Trailer Released

Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball franchise is returning to television in Dragon Ball Super, the first anime TV series based on the popular manga to be produced since Dragon Ball GT aired 18 years ago. The new series is set to premiere in Japan on Fuji TV in July, airing Sundays at 9 a.m.

New Masters Of The Universe Film Has Stalled Out?
In January, Kick-Ass 2 screenwriter/director Jeff Wadlow turned in his script for a new live-action Masters of the Universe movie, but it's been crickets ever since. In the latest Meet the Movie Press podcast, Jeff Sneider from The Wrap was asked if there was any progress on that front.

"Like totally not going forward or happening in its current incarnation at all," Sneider revealed. That right there will dash the hopes of a lot of He-Man fans. Jeff added, "I think that stalled out."

Jeff's co-host Mark E. Reilly of Schmoes Know shared his own with Masters of the Universe as
he was a part of writing team that came up with treatment for a film adaptation, but it too stalled out.

Marvel's Spider-Man Could Be Picked By Next Week
The young actor that will play Spider-Man/Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could be decided by next week.

The Spidey short list has been cut down to Charlie Plummer, Tom Holland, Matthew Lintz and Charlie Rowe (listed as they appear in the banner above). We've been on pins and needles waiting for a decision, but wait might be over soon. Deadline reports: "We’ve now learned that the decision could come next week."

Rumor has it, Spider-Man will make his Marvel Studios debut in Captain America: Civil War, which happens to be filming in Atlanta right now. This might just be a coincidence, but Holland is in Atlanta this weekend.

- Chris Pratt Confirms That He's Signed On For A Bunch Of Jurassic World Sequels
Jurassic World opened nationwide yesterday and it is already breaking box office records. A monster hit like that means a fifth Jurassic film can't be far behind. But is Chris Pratt signed up for a sequel?

"I am," Pratt told Entertainment Weekly when asked about his Jurassic contract status. "They have
me for I think 38 movies or something."

The Guardians of the Galaxy star plays Owen Grady, a Velociraptor expert and trainer in Universal Pictures' Jurassic World