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Apparently, Marvel’s Kevin Fiege dropped a fantastic bit of news in an interview for this week’s Entertainment Weekly. Marvel has gotten back the movie rights for Blade, Punisher and Ghost Rider. When you add the recent return of Daredevil, that’s some serious awesome coming back to Marvel.

While Fiege said there aren’t current plans for the characters, it’s nice to know that they’re back within the MCU. It’ll be interesting to see if they make small appearances in upcoming Marvel movies that might set them up for a larger showcase down the road.

Just don’t hold your breath for Marvel to get back Spider-Man and Wolverine.

(via io9 / Photo via Canerdian Nation)

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Remember the talk about Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell revving up Evil Dead again from a while back? Well, Shock Till You Drop reported that Sam Raimi, his brother, and Bruce Campbell revealed that they’re working on an Evil Dead TV series during Friday’s Screen Gems panel.

However, Campbell’s role in the series was unclear, so a fan asked later.

You can check out Bruce Campbell’s reply after the break.

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Pardon me while I hyperventilate, but news has broken that the Marvel Universe is gaining a warrior princess. Yep, TV Guide is reporting that Lucy Lawless will be joining Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD but there are no details yet on how many episodes she will appear in or who she’ll be playing.

It’s so amazing to know that she’ll be part of the MCU because that could lead to some really awesome things down the road.

I hope she gets to beat people up and fling a weapon at someone. Maybe have a really cool battlecry.

Not that I’m basing my ideas on anyone. Nooooo.

(via The Mary Sue)

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If you didn’t watch The Colbert Report last night, you might not know that Sam Wilson will be taking over as Captain America. The news was officially announced by Joe Quesada, Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer.

For many, the news is not all that unexpected (unlike announcing that the new Thor is a woman on The View of all places).

Marvel also took to Twitter to post the first pic of Wilson in costume. You can see the full tweet after the break along with Stephen Colbert’s answer as to who should replace The Falcon.

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Doctor Who fans have noticed that a robotic character briefly glimpsed in the season 8 trailer bears a striking resemblance to Garrus from Mass Effect. Eurogamer picked up on the similarities too, but they noted that the show’s creators are pretty big fans of Mass Effect. So maybe this whole delicate situation is more of a homage than outright thievery? Honestly, the Doctor Who crew are all rather creative, so I’m inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt.

In case you missed it, you can watch the new Doctor Who trailer after the break…

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We got our first look at Avengers: Age Of Ultron thanks to Entertainment Weekly and it looks good. These aren’t our bright and shiny, newly minted Avengers. This team looks beat up but determined, which works perfectly within the larger timeline.

This is a teaser for the magazine itself in which EW’s Anthony Breznican sat down with Joss Whedon and Robert Downey for an in depth look at the movie, so you’ll have to buy it to read that, but they did give us a synopsis – which is after the break to protect you from spoilers. But, I say spoil yourself.

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Back in 2102 it was first announced that a Shannara TV series based on the Terry Brooks novels was a possibility. Fast forward to 2014 and it appears that the show will definitely be a reality as MTV pulled the trigger and greenlit a 10-episode first season.

Jon Favreau was originally going to direct as well as executive produce, but had to step down from the former role due to a scheduling conflict, so Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will take over to direct the first 2 episodes. EW reports that Terry Brooks and Dan Farah are still in place to executive produce and the show will be written by writer-producers Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville).

There are no casting announcements yet, but we’ll keep you apprised once we have more news.

While this is probably not a show MTV would have done before Game Of Thrones, it’ll be interesting to see how it will do in the shadow of its popularity. On that note, prepare for the uninitiated to call the show a “ripoff” despite the fact that the first Shannara book (The Sword Of Shannara) came out in 1977. However, the series will be based on the second book (The Elfstones Of Shannara) as it is the book that really cemented the series.

(via /Film)

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I was already excited about the news that Ian McKellen is going to play Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming A Slight Trick of the Mind, but he went and tweeted out this picture and now I seriously can’t wait.

Sure, I also have a crush on him, but who doesn’t?

You can see his tweet after the break.

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J.K. Rowling has left another little present for Harry Potter fans over on Pottermore in the form of a short story written from the perspective of Rita Skeeter for the Daily Prophet.

Skeeter is reporting from the 2014 Quiddich World Cup and, while the story is only 1500 words, there’s an update on Harry, Ron and Hermoine (who are in attendance). She notes:

“About to turn 34, there are a couple of threads of silver in the famous Auror’s black hair, but he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient twelve-year-old.”

He also has a mysterious cut on his cheek that Skeeter believes might be the result of his work as an Auror.

You need to be a member of Pottermore to read the story in its entirety, but it’s a quick sign up so fly on over there and take a look.

(The Guardian via CNN)

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Dark Horse has released part of their list of 2014 Exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con and there’s some good stuff in here.

Here’s what we know about so far. The following SDCC exclusives will be available in the expanded Dark Horse Exclusives Store at booth #2615!

  • Itty Bitty Hellboy Plush: 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive
  • Mass Effect Alliance Cruiser: Convention Exclusive Bronze Edition
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #5 San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 Variant Cover
  • Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir #1 San Diego Comic-Con International Variant Cover
  • Captain Midnight: Stolen Future Convention Exclusive Slipcase Edition
  • Hellboy in Hell, Volume 1: The Descent—San Diego Comic-Con International Hardcover Edition
  • EVE: Source Limited Edition
  • Usagi Yojimbo San Diego Comic-Con International Exclusive Lithograph
  • Itty Bitty Hellboy Convention Exclusive Hardcover
  • The Witcher #1 Convention Variant Cover

Head after the break for more pictures. Editions are limited, so good luck!

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