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Michael Shannon hired for SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL to play General Zod

Michael Shannon at the premiere of THE RUNAWAYS - March 11, 2010 in Hollywood, CA | ©2010 Sue Schneider

Now that the heroes have almost all been cast for the new Superman movie reboot MAN OF STEEL (which is what Warner Bros. is now officially calling the film ), it’s time to move on to casting the villains. Today, Warner Bros. announced that REVOLUTIONARY ROAD and HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE star Michael Shannon will take on the role of General Zod originally made famous by Terence Stamp in Richard Donner’s 1978 original SUPERMAN and 1981’s SUPERMAN II. SUPER PUNCH helmer Zack Snyder is in the director’s chair for MAN OF STEEL while BATMAN reboot director Christopher Nolan is in the […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: New SUPERMAN Henry Cavill finally talks about playing the MAN OF STEEL

SUPERMAN logo | ©DC Comics/Warner Bros.

It’s a given there’s a lot of excitement and anticipation surrounding Zack Snyder’s reboot of SUPERMAN alongside producer Christopher Nolan. And the announcement that Henry Cavill is the new Superman/Clark Kent brings with it a whole other level of mystery. So while at Wondercon 2011 promoting his new Greek Gods film IMMORTALS (arriving November 11, 2011), it was almost a necessity to get the actor to speak a bit about this landmark role. “I am excited about it,” says Cavill. “Who wouldn’t be? It is a mega-opportunity. We are just getting started and I can’t wait to get the suit […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: Robert Kirkman Unveils WITCH DOCTOR and new imprint Skybound

WITCH DOCTOR #1 by Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner | ©2011 Image/Skybound

Robert Kirkman may have made a mainstream name for himself thanks to THE WALKING DEAD series on AMC, but he began and continues to thrive in the realm of comic books. At WonderCon 2011 in San Franciso on Friday, Kirkman was promoting his newly-launched division of Image Comics, Skybound designed to develop the next generation of comic book talent. The first original comic from the imprint is coming in June is WITCH DOCTOR from Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner. Kirkman wanted the book because: “It is the smartest comic book I’ve ever read,” he says. “It is wholly original about […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: DC Comics unveils plans for RETRO ACTIVE comic books

SUPERMAN Issue 349 | ©1980 DC Comics

After the DC Nation panel during WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco on Friday, the editors, writers and artists from the publisher announced that they will be rolling out a new series of comics under the label of RETRO ACTIVE. This will include ’70s, ’80s and ’90s versions of the Flash, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America and Green Lantern. These comics will be written by classic writers and artists that will return to the interpretations that they were best known for. Each comic will be one-shots and pay homage to these different generations of heroes. The artists and […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: First look at DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT banner poster

DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT Banner poster at WonderCon 2011 | ©2011 Assignment X/Peter Brown

WonderCon 2011 has just kicked off in San Francisco, and we have a photo of the new DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT banner poster on display there. Check it out below … CLICK HERE to check out all of ASSIGNMENT X’s news and you can also follow our coverage on TWITTER by CLICKING HERE.

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WonderCon 2011: GREEN LANTERN star Blake Lively thinks women will love the new DC superhero movie

GREEN LANTERN teaser poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

During WonderCon 2011, Blake Lively, who plays Carol Ferris in the upcoming Warner Bros. film GREEN LANTERN (due in theaters on June 17, 2011), took some time to explain why the film  will appeal to more than just men who enjoy action flicks. “Someone said something about a six-pack and all the women in the audience [viewing the trailer at the WonderCon panel] started screaming and throwing their first borns,” Lively says. “I think it is nice for women to see other women portrayed as a strong and powerful person. You don’t see this is the man, this is the hero […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: Ryan Reynolds talks about GREEN LANTERN and Hal Jordan

GREEN LANTERN teaser poster - Hal Jordan | ©2011 Warner Bros.

While Ryan Reynolds won’t give up many spoilers for the upcoming action blockbuster GREEN LANTERN (hitting theaters June 17, 2011), he is happy to give some hints. During WonderCon 2011, Warner Bros showed an extended clip of the movie during the panel including a cool construct of Hal Jordan using a green-powered giant machine gun. But was that Reynolds favorite Jordan construct? “I have a few favorites but I’m afraid if I start talking about constructs an executive from Warner is gonna pop around a corner and blow dart me,” Reynolds says. “But I like [the machine gun construct] but […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: Will there be anymore HEROES? Former producer Bryan Fuller chimes in (Exclusive)

HEROES - Season 1 - DVD | ©NBC Universal

Bryan Fuller was both a co-executive producer and consulting producer for NBC’s HEROES during its run before moving to PUSHING DAISIES on ABC and then briefly returning to HEROES for its final year. So does he hear about anything happening with the series either movies or otherwise? “Nothing,” Fuller says. “I wouldn’t be surprised if they waited for a while and then they reinvented it entirely. There have been two regime changes at NBC since HEROES came out and neither of those had a vested interest in the show. I can’t imagine they would go back into the vault, but […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: PUSHING DAISES mini-series on Starz? Creator Bryan Fuller would love that! (Exclusive)

PUSHING DAISIES - Season 1 DVD | ©Warner Bros.

Creator and writer Bryan Fuller at WonderCon 2011 | ©2011 Assignment X/Peter Brown Bryan Fuller’s baby PUSHING DAISIES only lasted two seasons on ABC and one could argue at the treatment it received during that second season. However, he isn’t saying goodbye just yet and would love to have it appear on another network at some point. “I am really emboldened by what Starz is doing with TORCHWOOD and I would love to do a PUSHING DAISIES mini-series on Starz,” Fuller says. “This would be a great way to wrap up the show properly. [We could] do six great episodes […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: DOLLHOUSE comics mini-series coming in July (Exclusive)

DOLLHOUSE: EPITAPHS comics | ©2011 Dark Horse Comics

While speaking with ASSIGNMENT X during an exclusive interview at WonderCon 2011, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie reveals that DOLLHOUSE: EPITAPHS one shot comic book is just the beginning of the story for the company. Get ready for a five-issue mini-series with hinted plans at more if things go well. Allie also admits that while Dark Horse was on board about doing a DOLLHOUSE comic, Allie says, they were unsure about whether creator Joss Whedon would be down for supporting it. “Joss was unsure about doing a DOLLHOUSE comic and he came up with the EPITAPHS episodes, he said this […]Read On »

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