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    Marvel Entertainment has announced the release date for Marvel Rising: Playing with Fire. The forty-four minute special will premiere on Marvel's YouTube channel on Wednesday, December 18th at 4:00 PM PT.

    In the special, Secret Warrior Inferno has his powers stolen by a powerful villain so his teammates must defeat the new opponent. The special is executive produced by Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Eric Radomski, Sana Amanat, and Marsha Griffin. Alfred Gimeno is the supervising animation director. The special was written by Danielle Wolff.


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    Production on the upcoming series Tigra & Dazzler has come to a halt after Marvel fired showrunner Erica Rivinoja and the entire writing staff following creative differences. According to reports, Rivinoja and her team had completed multiple scripts and outlines and were fifteen weeks into the planned twenty week production cycle. Marvel intends to hire a new showrunner who will build their own team of writers to overhaul the series. Reportedly, everything Rivinoja and her team did has been thrown out. Both Marvel and Hulu remain committed to making the series, though both declined to comment. Sources noted that the change has nothing to do with the rumored departure of Jeph Loeb and the restructuring of Marvel's television wing. Chelsea Ha…

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    RIP D. C. Fontana

    December 4, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Writer Dorothy Catherine Fontana, best known under her credited name D. C. Fontana, passed away on December 2nd following a short illness. She is survived by her husband Dennis Skotak, an Oscar-winning cinematographer.

    Dorothy began her career working as a secretary for a producer on the series The Lieutenant. During this time, she was encouraged by series creator Gene Roddenberry to write. She adopted the pen name D. C. in order to avoid prejudice for being a woman. At the time, she was one of the few female writers working for NBC. When the series was cancelled, Roddenberry got her to work on his next series, a space-based western he titled Star Trek.

    Fontana's biggest contributions were to the Star Trek universe. She wrote many of the most n…

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    Chadwick Boseman Turns 42

    November 29, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the forty-second birthday of Chadwick Boseman. The actor was born on this date in 1977 in South Carolina to a nurse and textile factory worker. He studied filmmaking in New York before moving to Los Angeles.

    He got his start playing minor roles on series such as Third Watch, Law & Order, CSI:NY, and ER before landing a regular role on Persons Unknown. He got his first staring role as famed baseball player Jackie Robinson in the film 42. He later appeared as a NFL draft prospect in the film Draft Day. He also played famous singer James Brown in Get on Up..

    Boseman's most notable role came in 2016 when he was cast to play T'Challa in the Marvel Studios film Captain America: Civil War. He later appeared in his own film Black Panther before making…

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    Black Friday 2019

    November 29, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the first day of the shopping season for Christmas, also known as Black Friday, eventually ending on Christmas Eve. If you choose to go out into the crowds please remember to stay safe. This is supposed to be a joyous time.

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    Happy Thanksgiving Day 2019

    November 28, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Happy Thanksgiving Day one and all. On this day of thanks be sure not to miss all the fun at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade with the marching bands and parade balloons. At your Thanksgiving dinner enjoy your turkey, yams, and pumpkin pie. And for those intending to begin their Christmas shopping right away, have a safe time.

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    20 Years of Toy Story 2

    November 24, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of Toy Story 2. The film is the third feature from Pixar Animation Studios, a sequel to the revolutionary 1995 film, the second in the four-film series, and the studio's first sequel. The story follows Andy's gang of toys as their leader Woody is stolen by a toy collector, learns he is a valuable antique, and must decide whether to complete the collection for his new friends or stay with his old pals where may eventually be thrown out.

    The film started out as a direct-to-video feature, similar to what Walt Disney Animation Studios was doing with their sequels. However, the Disney sequels were doing poorly and executives realized that the quality of this film was good enough for a theatrical …

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  • ARTaylor

    Recently it was reported that Jeff Goldblum had confirmed that Iron Man actor Robert Downey, Jr. would return to voice the character for What If...?. However, The Wrap spoke to a source allegedly with knowledge of the series and said that Goldblum misspoke and there are no plans for Downey, Jr. to return to the series. The site reached out for comment from both Disney and Downey, Jr.'s representatives but no comments have been issued.

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    Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the premiere of Back to the Future Part II. The second in the famous trilogy, the story follows Doc Brown as he takes his friend Marty McFly and his girlfriend Jennifer into the future to fix their kid's mistakes, only to inadvertently create a dystopian alternate present requiring them to return to 1955, interacting with their past selves, to set things right.

    While the first film was meant as a single stand-alone story, this was filmed back-to-back with the third part. Several parts had to be recast when some actors chose not to return. This resulted in a lawsuit when the film used make-up and a lookalike to imply he had returned. The lawsuit became a significant moment in films as it forever changed h…

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    Frozen II Released

    November 22, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Frozen II. The film is the fifty-eighth from Walt Disney Animation Studios and the sequel to the popular 2013 film. The story follows Queen Elsa and her sister Princess Anna as they explore the history of their family and Elsa's powers.

    The film features the talents of Alan Tudyk returning as the Duke of Weselton as well as Robin Atkin Downes, Scott Menville, Fred Tatasciore, Kari Wahlgren, Grey Griffin, and Phil LaMarr performing additional voices.

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