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DC's Raven Set For TV Series On The CW: Thoughts?

It seems that the Teen Titans' leggy, psionic-powered half-demon Raven will be the next DC Comic property to grace the small screen. According to the report from Variety over the weekend, the CW, set at the end of this season to send-off its longtime superhero drama Smallville, will look to adapt the powerful demoniac temptress as its genre-similar replacement. Set to serve as Writer and Executive Producer, is Diego Gutierrez, who will be bringing loads of experience from his time as Co-Exec Producer on ABC's revival of V, as well as serving in various capacities on Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. While the CW network has recently reinvented itself to focus on "teen" type shows like Gossip Girl, it's also managed to maintain shows with a bit of an edge like Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, as well as this season's new show Nikita. While Raven may seem like an odd DC property to use, taking the network's lineup of shows consisting of teen drama, monsters, and femme fatale's into consideration, it's actually a perfect fit. The question is, how will they approach her story?

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Deadpool Creator Calls Out Fox; Is The Movie In Trouble?

It's been a while since we heard anything about the live-action solo debut of Marvel's Deadpool. The film, despite being set to feature Ryan Reynolds reprising his character from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, will not be directly connected to the storyline of that film. Therefore, this direct spin-off that would be a reboot, was set to start anew with a gritty script by Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, which has been said to be filled with the sarcastic, dark humor that embodies Deadpool's comic book exploits. Yet, there seems to be some dragging of the feet over at 20th Century Fox. Whether this delay was due to the curve-ball Warner has thrown them by monopolizing star Ryan Reynolds with back-to-back sequels to next summer's Green Lantern, the official reason for the production's inertia remains a mystery. One person who's certainly had his fill of the setbacks is the character's creator Rob Liefeld, who as of late, has been using Twitter as his soapbox to play ombudsman to the stalled film production. His latest tweets have been nothing short of a glove slap to the studio and it's pretty clear that he wants the movie made in the worst way -- and made right.

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Ubiworkshop Drops Assassin's Creed: The Fall Issue #2 Details

Assassin’s Creed lovers hungry for a glimpse at the next installment in the franchise’s new comic book series, Assassin’s Creed: The Fall, are in luck, as Ubiworkshop have posted a story synopsis and some artwork for the forthcoming The Fall issue #2.

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Will Heath Ledger Appear In The Dark Knight Rises?

It's certainly been a mixed bag of reactions towards the recent rumor alleging that the late Heath Ledger's Joker would resurface in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises using cut footage. What could be seen as a powerful tribute to one, may be seen as another exploitation moment to another. Well, if we were to take the word of the latest report from MovieHole: "It's just not real." According to a contact identified as being a Warner insider, the rumor in question likely stems from nearly five year-old old plans that were legitimately in place to have the Joker appear in Nolan's third film. The scene allegedly would have had an incarcerated Joker reluctantly helping Batman with info in sort of a Silence of the Lambs-type context to stop Two-Face. However, Ledger's passing notwithstanding, Aaron Eckhart's Two-Face character took a nasty plunge at the end of The Dark Knight and is presumed dead. The rumor's legitimacy is therefore looking less likely. Of course, Batman rumors being as prevalent as they are, it seems that the debunking report also had some rumors of its own to contribute to the ever-churning mills. What, you ask? Well, what if I told you that after Nolan bows out of the Bat-franchise after this film, Warner has plans to take the Caped Crusader to Metropolis?

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Will Heath Ledger Appear In The Dark Knight Rises?

We wish we knew how to quit Heath Ledger's Joker. While his tragic passing may have slightly inflated the legend of that performance, its power and intensity is still one of the few things that fans can agree upon almost universally. So, one can imagine going into the upcoming third film in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, that he'll leave a noticeable gap that may be hard to fill. Well, according to a rumor reported by ShowBizSpy, thanks to the miracle of technology which put Fred Astaire in vacuum commercials and Marlon Brando in Superman Returns, that gap may at least be somewhat filled. Their "sources" are telling them that director Christopher Nolan plans to use cut footage of Ledger's Dark Knight performance as the basis for a cameo in Rises. So, while even in the best scenario, we won't be graced with another Oscar-winning performance, it may be a nice gesture to both Heath and the fans that bridges the gap between this film and the last. So, should we be "so serious" about this latest tidbit? Or is it just the weekly wacky Batman rumor?

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The Hobbit To Film In 3D With

It may not exactly be breaking news that Warner Bros. seems intent on having the two-part event of The Hobbit film in digital 3D. Yet, director Peter Jackson, now free from the constraints of studio bankruptcy and Union drama, has begun to shift his attention to the logistics of the 3D process to film the long-awaited prequel to his Lord of the Rings films. Seeing as all the behind-the-scenes drama has already inflated this film's production costs to one of the most expensive of all time (estimates range around the $600 million mark,) Jackson is using that opportunity to acquire the best technology money can buy. Enter the all new Epic camera. It's the next technological step from the much-touted Red One, which he used to shoot his 2008 short Crossing the Line. -- Okay, so why is this a big deal? Well, us laypeople are just going to have to take Peter Jackson's word on how greatly it will enhance our impending return to Middle Earth.

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Fresh Ink Online: Graphic Novels Superman, Saga Of Rex, Jam! »



While Fresh Ink Online host Blair Butler celebrates Thanksgiving, please enjoy this graphic novel roundup. You’ll surely be thankful for reviews of The Last Days of American Crime, Jam! Tales From The World of Roller Derby, The Saga of Rex, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, and Superman: Earth One (a.k.a. emo Superman).

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Emma Stone Talks Spider-Man Reboot, Describes Character

Despite numerous casting news/rumors that have hit regarding Marc Webb's upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, details are still rather sketchy as to how it will handle the approach. While this quickly-refreshed rendition of Marvel's legendary wall-crawler will be the first big jitter-inducing moment in the spotlight for its title star Andrew Garfield, his romantic lead co-star Emma Stone is also feeling the pressure when she steps into the high heels and blonde hair (she's a natural blonde btw) of Spidey's girlfriend Gwen Stacy. The actress recently spoke with MTV and reveals her plan of attack. Ready to finish off what was a stellar year with the success of Easy A, the SNL hosting gig, and the landing of this role, she's finding that 2010 might be hard for her to match. This is especially true as shooting begins in just a few weeks and she gets ready to perfect the art of hanging from suspension wires in the arms of a weird dude dressed in blue and red pajamas. Oh, but don't let her catch you calling her a "damsel in distress." Stone's got a plan of attack for her interpretation of one of the most famous dead women in comics history.

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Fresh Ink Online Graphic Novels: Walking Dead, Alan Moore »


Fresh Ink Online host Blair Butler reviews a slew of new graphic novels, including The Walking Dead Covers, 7 Psychopaths, Secret Six, and perennial favorite Y The Last Man. Yet it’s Alan Moore’s Absolute Promethea that really fascinates her. Read on and join her fascination, won’t you?

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Who Will Be The New Superman? The Casting Call Begins

With director Zack Snyder firmly in place, a script by David Goyer on the table, and Christopher Nolan on board as producer, the impending film reboot of Superman seems ready to move to the next phase: Casting. So, it's hardly a surprise that the latest report, courtesy of Deadline, implies that the process has indeed begun to nab our new Man of Steel. Yes, a "new" Man of Steel, as in NOT Brandon Routh. (Who was passable, but quite frankly, got a raw deal with his run.) The report indicates that a "wide net" has been cast in the search, which will likely see hundreds of candidates to audition for the role of the Last Son of Krypton. (Are you hearing this, Donald Glover?) The cattle-call style casting is quite a clear indication that this Superman will be an unknown, who will be swept into the role of his lifetime. Oh, but don't just think that if you part your hair and hit the gym semi-regularly that your chances are good. There seem to be some top, "not quite unknown" candidates that have already made their way into the spotlight. So, let's take a look at the three which were identified in the report.

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Trailer For Cowboys & Aliens Moseys Its Way In

Not since the 2006 magnum opus Snakes on a Plane, has a film's title been so gratuitously transparent for the benefit of the obtuse as next summer's Cowboys & Aliens. Yes, after much buzz generated at Comic-Con over the summer, the trailer has hit for this graphic novel adaptation, which has become one of the most talked-about films. While sitting-out the financial difficulties of MGM which kept his franchise grounded, current James Bond, Daniel Craig took some time to film this surreal, genre-blending action tour de force helmed by Iron Man's Jon Favreau. It's going to be a doozy of a stuggle, as even the great heroes of westerns past like Gary Cooper, John Wayne, James Arness, and Clint Eastwood never had to contend with hordes of giant UFO's devastating their small strip towns with sorties of plasma energy. (Although John Marston did have to contend with a zombie outbreak.) How did this mash-up consisting of the old-school and the new turn out? Take a look at the trailer just below.

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The Spider-Man Reboot Gets Dennis Leary

Marc Webb's upcoming Spider-Man reboot may be starring a relatively unknown in Andrew Garfield, but it may end up with a supporting cast that more than makes up for its new Web-Slinger's lack of name recognition. Right off the heels of rumors citing the addition of Martin Sheen and Sally Field, The Hollywood Reporter is now adding another name to that mix: Denis Leary. Introduced to the mainstream world as an abrasive, fast-ranting, chain-smoking comedian on MTV, his film career, full of hits and misses, would gain critical acclaim on the FX series Rescue Me and as the voice of sabre-tooth cat Diego in the Ice Age movies. According to the report, Leary will be playing the role of Captain George Stacy, the famously-martyred father of Peter Parker's (also famously-martyred) girlfriend Gwen Stacy who will be played by Emma Stone.

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Which Villain Will Tom Hardy Play in The Dark Knight Rises?

With the latest news about The Dark Knight Rises shifting focus to a pool of candidates for two potential leading ladies, it's easy to forget that the actor who could likely play the film's central villain in Tom Hardy (Inception, Star Trek: Nemesis), is still floating around out there without a character officially revealed. However, the folks over at Batman-News may just have obtained that scoop. While even they insist that this is still just a rumor, their sources are of the mindset that he will be set to play one of Batman's oldest and most underrated villains Hugo Strange. With the longtime top contender for the villain spot in The Riddler officially eliminated from the picture, along with any "supernatural" type villain that goes beyond director Christopher Nolan's gritty realism (like Mr. Freeze, Clayface, Man-Bat, etc.), the field had suddenly narrowed. Would Arkham Asylum's resident Mad Scientist translate well through Tom Hardy?

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The Green Lantern Trailer Has Hit: What Did You Think?

The much-awaited trailer for next summer's Green Lantern made its official debut last night on Entertainment Tonight. (Even though that didn't stop a day early leak on "teh internets" from beating them to the punch at their own exclusive.) Nevertheless, in all its "official" glory, we finally have our sneak peak at Ryan Reynolds' glowing green, Tron-inspired Hal Jordan. In fact, unlike most teaser trailers, this one serves as pretty good summary of the film's arc. This approach may possibly have been taken due to what may be a lack of brand recognition by mainstream movie audience, but it was still a pretty damn epic trip for any fan. We got an excellent glimpse of Green Lantern's hero origin, life/job, and the challenges he will face in an empowered or possessed Hector Hammond, whose cranial Viagra seems to have taken full visual effect by the end of the trailer. If you haven't seen this yet, do so immediately just down below.

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Would A New Batman TV Series Be A Good Idea?

The upcoming third (And likely final) film in Christopher Nolan's Batman series only just got its name in The Dark Knight Rises and the film still won't hit theaters until July 2012. Yet, rumors are already starting to pop-up regarding its aftermath. With Marvel set for a big invasion of the small screen within the next few years, it's only natural that DC Comics get its own players set-up to compete. While David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman has been the most prominent of those projects, it seems that the post-Nolan era won't have Batman taking that long of a break. According to one of ComicBookMovie's insider sources, Warner Bros is already in early stages of planning the Caped Crusader's return to live action serial television since the kitschy 1960's TV show starring Adam West. However, don't expect over-the-top "dastardly" type villains. This should be a series very much in tune with the atmosphere projected in the Nolan films. In fact, the report indicates that it will be used as a vehicle to resuscitate the legendary villain made even more legendary by the late Heath Ledger, The Joker! So, is putting Batman back to work soon after the last Nolan film a good idea? Let's get a discussion going.

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