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…Read more >
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…Read more >
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…Read more >
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.Read more >