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Exclusive Interview: Paul Blackthorne on ARROW Season 2

Paul Blackthorne in ARROW - Season 2 | ©2013 The CW/Mathieu Young

On ARROW, now in its second season Wednesday nights at 8 PM on the CW, Stephen Amell stars as the character first seen in D.C. Comics as the Green Arrow. To the world, Oliver Queen is the wealthy heir to the family fortune, returned to claim his birthright after spending years supposedly lost at sea (actually, going through hard times and a warrior’s education on an island). To those in the know, Oliver is really a vigilante, cleaning up big-time corruption and peculiar evildoers. Oliver is still in love with Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), whose father is law officer Quentin …Read On »

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Breaking News: First look at Marvel’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD logo

THOR: THE DARK WORLD logo | ©2012 Marvel Studios

Chris Hemsworth will once again reprise his role as the Mighty Thor in THOR 2 and now the film has an official release date, title and new logo which was unveiled at Comic-Con 2012. The film is now called THOR: THE DARK WORLD and will be directed by GAME OF THRONES helmer Alan Taylor. Click on the image below to see the logo at a higher resolution. THOR: THE DARK WORLD opens November 2, 2012 Related: Comic-Con News – The Scoop on IRON MAN 3 Related: First Look at Marvel’s ANT-MAN movie logo Related: First Look at conceptual art and …Read On »

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Convention News: HEAVEN’S ECHO writer/creator Siike Donnelly to appear at MegaCon 2012 panel this weekend

HEAVEN'S ECHO - BOOK 1 | ©2012 Siike Donnelly

With MegaCon 2012 happening this weekend in Orlando, Florida (February 17-29), ASSIGNMENT X wanted to give a head’s up to check out  the “MegaCon Artist’s Alley Spotlight” panel on Saturday presented by Nerd Nation and featuring HEAVEN’S ECHO creator/writer Siike Donnelly who will also be appearing alongside James Michael Whynot (from Blood and www.cosmictimes.net), Martin Pierro (www.cosmictimes.net), Mike Wagganer (Deep Space Tragedy, www.mikewagganer.com), Kate Carleton (Womanthology, www.naughtybicycle.com), Derrick Fish (The Wellkeeper, www.thewellkeeper.com) and Gene Hoyle (Nerd Nation and the Host with the Most). The panel will be held on Feb 18 in Hall 221C at 6:30 pm featuring panelists HEAVEN’S …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Yes, DEADPOOL will still happen with Ryan Reynolds in the lead

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE | ©2009 20th Century Fox

While speaking about the new X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Blu-ray and DVD hitting stores this Friday, September 9, ASSIGNMENT X spoke with producer Lauren Shuler-Donner about the franchise (click here for the full interview) and the status of THE WOLVERINE sequel (click here). We also asked her about the status of the DEADPOOL spin-off film set to star Ryan Reynolds who just came off another superhero film THE GREEN LANTERN this summer. Although brief, here’s what she had to say. ASSIGNMENT X: Is DEADPOOL still happening? LAUREN SHULER-DONNER: Yes. AX: And it’s still with Ryan Reynolds. SHULER-DONNER: Yes, with Ryan Reynolds. …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The current scoop on THE WOLVERINE sequel starring Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman in X MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE | ©2009 20th Century Fox

While speaking about the new X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Blu-ray hitting stores this Friday, September 9, ASSIGNMENT X spoke with producer Lauren Shuler-Donner about the franchise (click here for the full interview) and the status of the DEADPOOL movie (click here). We also asked her about the status of WOLVERINE 2 aka THE WOLVERINE to be directed by James Mangold. The talk was brief, but here’s what she had to say. ASSIGNMENT X: What’s the status of the new WOLVERINE movie? LAUREN SHULER-DONNER: We’re still working on that and moving forward. AX: Will it be the Japan storyline? SHULER-DONNER: Yes it …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS sequel and Blu-ray talk from producer Lauren Shuler-Donner

X-MEN-FIRST CLASS Blu-ray | ©2011 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

At a press event on the 20th Century Fox lot today, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner presided over a presentation of all the special features to be found on the new X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Blu-ray hitting stories this Friday, September 9. The bonus content includes the expected deleted and extended scenes and making-of featurettes on making the prequel/reboot to the X-MEN franchise. Additionally, the Blu-ray also includes 10 free digital X-MEN comic books and an interactive feature that takes you inside the mutant tracker system Cerebro. ASSIGNMENT X had the opportunity to briefly speak with Shuler-Donner after the presentation in this exclusive …Read On »

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First Look Image of Henry Cavill as Superman in MAN OF STEEL

Henry Cavill as Superman in MAN OF STEEL| ©2011 Warner Bros./DC

With Zack Snyder directing and Christopher Nolan producing, excitement for the new Superman movie reboot MAN OF STEEL couldn’t be higher. Then, Warner Bros. sneaks this first look of actor Henry Cavill as Superman, and well, it’s pretty freakin’ cool. The ghost of Christopher Reeve and near lookalike Brandon Routh is giving way for a more modern caped crusader. The movie opens June 14, 2013 – so we have a long time to wait before fanboy nirvana (or exhaustion hits), but for now, nicely done.   AGREE? DISAGREE? LET US KNOW HOW YOU FEEL – COMMENT BELOW! Click on link: …Read On »

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Comic-Con 2011 News: Spider-Man will not be a part of any future THE AVENGERS movies according to producer Avi Arad

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 | ©2011 Marvel Comics

This one is a kind of a no-brainer, but for anyone wondering if the Spider-Man character would ever appear in a future THE AVENGERS team-up movie, don’t hold your breath. First of all, even though Marvel (and now Disney) owns the character, it’s currently licensed to Sony Pictures, which makes it harder to extract him for a movie at another studio. However, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN producer Avi Arad at a press event during Comic-Con 2011 says there’s another reason for not putting him a big movie like that either. “There’s the team-ups [in the comics] that keep the publishing going, …Read On »

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Comic-Con 2011 News: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN star Andrew Garfield was given Tobey Maguire’s blessing when he took over the role

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in SPIDER-MAN 4 | ©2010 Sony/Marvel/photo by John Schwartzman

While at today’s 2011 Comic Con in San Diego, Andrew Garfield spoke to the press about finally taking over the role of Peter Parker aka Spider-man in the new reboot THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Having been a big fan since he was a kid, he loved the chance to be the poster boy for all skinny kids around the world who wish they could transform into a crime-fighting super hero. “I like the idea of a skinny kid beating up bad guys,” says Garfield. “It’s a dream of mine and what a way to do it so you can give other …Read On »

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