To longtime Marvel comics readers, the news that Freeform has ordered a New Warriors show straight-to-series is exciting — if a little confusing. That it's exciting is, of course, obvious; who wouldn't want to see another Marvel property on the small screen, especially with the company moving into a new space with its first half-hour sitcom? The confusing part of the deal, however, is a little more complicated: namely, that the New Warriors series as described doesn't actually sound like the New Warriors comic book concept. For starters, it stars Squirrel Girl, a fan-favorite character, for sure, but one who has never been a part of the New Warriors comic book franchise. (No other heroes have been announced for the series.) The comic book New Warriors debuted in 1989's The Mighty Thor No. 411, before quickly getting spun out into their own comic book a few months later. While the group had a certain number of … unique characters — Speedball's power set was … [Read more...] about ‘New Warriors’: Who Are Marvel’s Next TV Superheroes?
Marvel is expanding its relationship with Freeform and getting into the comedy space. In a competitive situation with other cable and streaming outlets bidding, the younger-skewing Disney-owned cable network has handed out a straight-to-series order for New Warriors, the comic book powerhouse's first 30-minute live-action comedy. Cougar Town and Scrubs alum Kevin Biegel is near a deal to pen the script and serve as showrunner on the comedy. The 10-episode comedy will launch in 2018 and marks Marvel's second straight-to-series order at Freeform. It will join drama Cloak and Dagger at the Tom Ascheim-led cable network. The latter, starring Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph, is not expected to premiere until winter 2018. Casting will begin shortly. New Warriors revolves around six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world...even if the world … [Read more...] about Marvel’s ‘New Warriors,’ With Squirrel Girl, Ordered Straight-to-Series at Freeform (Exclusive)
September 05, 2017 8:43am PT by Kate Stanhope It was the battle of the unscripted series on Labor Day on broadcast TV. After falling second to Bachelor in Paradise the last three weeks, American Ninja Warrior claimed its first victory of the season with a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49. That made it the top show of the night and also helped NBC edge out ABC as the No. 1 network of the night. On the latter, Bachelor in Paradise fell three-tenths to a 1.3 rating. Elsewhere on NBC, scripted drama Midnight, Texas (0.8 adults) was flat. So You Think You Can Dance (0.6 adults) was steady for Fox. … [Read more...] about TV Ratings: ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Leads, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Dips
After two film installments of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Dave Bautista looks like he might move into another comic book universe, with a tweet teasing a previously unknown project featuring a character from Valiant Entertainment. Responding to a fan question, Bautista — who plays Drax in the Marvel Studios franchise, with his next appearance due in next year's Avengers: Infinity War — said that he was "really excited" about Valiant's Eternal Warrior, adding, "We are currently working to get the script fan-worthy, and then we'll be full on from there." Valiant declined to comment on the existence of an Eternal Warrior movie in development, but sources told Heat Vision that any such project would likely be related to the Archer & Armstrong movie currently being developed by Terry Rossio and director Ruben Fleischer. In Valiant's comic book mythology, the Eternal Warrior — aka Gilad Anni-Padda — is the brother of the "Armstrong" from the latter project; … [Read more...] about Dave Bautista Reveals He’s Working on New Comic Book Movie ‘Eternal Warrior’
Oscar-winning actress and fashion darling Lupita Nyong’o stepped out at the world premiere of the much-anticipated Marvel Studios superhero film Black Panther at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Monday night wearing a custom Versace gown in a vivid shade of purple symbolizing nobility and power. The harness style is densely embroidered with gold, and extras include a custom Versace clutch handbag, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and vintage jewelry from Beladora."We found out there was a purple carpet after we had chosen the dress, but it was kind of a perfect reason to go with the gown; I think it’s a new addition to the Lupita rainbow!” says Nyong’o’s longtime fashion stylist Micaela Erlanger in an exclusive phone chat with THR. Erlanger (who also counts Meryl Streep, Common and Diane Kruger as clients) has created five red carpet looks for the film’s press tour kicking off with Monday's L.A. premiere and has made bright colors the fashion … [Read more...] about Lupita Nyong’o’s ‘Black Panther’ Premiere Gown Is ‘Warrior-Inspired’