Friday, November 16, 2018

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from November 11th to 17th, 2018 - Update #17

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CELEBRITY - From YahooLifestyle:  Lee Child, the author of the "Jack Reacher" novels, explains why Tom Cruise won't reprise film roles as Reacher in a proposed TV reboot of the film franchise.

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ANIMATION - From THR:  Director Ralph Bakshi, known for his cult animated films ("Wizards," "Fritz the Cat") talks about how the battle for "Lord of the Rings" almost broke him.

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MOVIES - From Deadline:  Oscar-winner Robert Zemeckis returning to science fiction with two film projects, ""Bios" and "Project Blue Book."

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MOVIES - From Deadline:  James Cameron says that the "Avatar" sequels have wrapped production.

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STREAMING - From Variety:  Netflix has obtained rights to Chiwetel Ejiofor's directorial debut, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind."  The exceptions are China (where Netflix isn't) and the U.K. and Ireland where the BBC has the free TV rights.

SCANDAL - From Deadline:  2019 will see Bill Cosby face trial in civil court for an alleged assault of a minor at the Playboy mansion in 1974.

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BOOKS - From TheRoot:  Forever First Lady Michlle Obama's new book, "Becoming," is poised to be the biggest selling book of 2018.

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PIXAR - From Yahoo:  First teaser trailer for "Toy Story 4" introduces new character.

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MOVIES - From Variety:  The German edition of "Playboy" is standing by its article that film composer Ennio Morricone called the films of Quentin Tarantino "trash."  Morricone won his only Oscar for composing music for Tarantino's 2015 film, "The Hateful Eight."  Morricone has been denying he said that.

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CELEBRITY - From YahooSports:  NFL quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, Jared Goff, caught Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry's attention when he used her name for a play call.

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BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 11/9 to 11/11/2018 weekend box office is Univeral and Illumination Entertainment's "Dr. Suess' The Grinch" with an estimated take of $66 million.

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AWARDS - From Deadline:  "Won't You Be My Neighbor?," the Mr. Rogers documentary, won "Best Documentary" at the Critics Choice Documentary Awards.

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MOVIES - From TheGuardian:  With the release of the J.J. Abrams-produced, "Overlord," here is a look at films that fuse the horror and war genres.

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From Variety:  Legendary Hollywood screenwriter and author, William Goldman, has died at the age of 87, Friday, November 16, 2018.  Goldman won an Oscar for his original screenplay for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and another Oscar for his adapted screenplay for the film, "All the President's Men." A novelist, Goldman also adapted three of his novels, including the beloved "The Princess Bride," for the screen.  He was a chronicler of the film business, as seen in his book, "Adventures in the Screen Trade," and was also a noted "script doctor," doing uncredited rewrites and touch-ups on movies such as "The Right Stuff" and "Indecent Proposal."

From NPR:  Country music legend, Roy Clark, has died at the age of 85, Thursday, November 15, 2018.  An guitarist and singer, Clark may be best known the co-host of the long-running country music variety series, "Hee Haw."  Clark was also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and of Grand Ole Opry.

From Variety:  Actress and model, Kim Porter, died at the age of 47, Thursday, November 15, 2018.  Porter dated mogul, Sean "Diddy" Combs, and was the mother of three of his children.  She appeared on the cover of magazines such as "Essence" and "Runway."  She appeared in the film, "The Brothers," and on the TV series, "Law & Order."

MARVEL COMICS' STAN LEE:

From TheWrap:  Legendary comic book writer, editor, and creator, Stan Lee, has died at the age of 95, Monday, November 12, 2018.  Lee took Marvel Comics from a second-tier publisher to a global empire by co-creating comic book characters such as the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, X-Men, and the Hulk, to name just a fraction of many.  Lee also made a numerous cameo appearances in films based on the characters he helped to create.

From Variety:  "Stan Lee, Marvel Comicbook Legend, Dies at 95"

From YahooEntertainment:  An interview from 2015 that Yahoo did of Stan Lee on the eve of San Diego Comic-Con International 2015.

From THR:  How Stan Lee brought humanity to Superheroes.


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Marvel Studios Link-o-Rama 2018 - Update #127

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TRAILER - CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Marvel:  Here is the first official trailer for Marvel Studios next film, "Captain Marvel," starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.  The film arrives in theaters March 8, 2019.

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From ScreenRant:  Marvel Comics' legendary writer-editor, Stan Lee, who recently died, has made cameo appearances in numerous films based on Marvel Comics characters.  He has appeared in all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, beginning with 2008's "Iron Man."  He reportedly already filmed cameos for the upcoming "Captain Marvel" and "Avengers 4."

BLACK PANTHER - From ThePlaylist: Director Ryan Coogler admits that he did not think that "Black Panther" would work, and also talks about the pressures of the sequel.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From CBR:  The latest photo image from "Captain Marvel" may indicate what year in which the film is set.

AVENGERS - From WeGotThisCovered:  Is there more evidence that "Avengers 4" will be entitled "Avengers: Annihilation."

KEVIN FEIGE - From ThePlaylist:   Marvel Studios boss, Kevin Feige, gives updates on "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" (It's on hold.).  He also says that a trailer for "Avengers 4" is due before the end of the year.

SPIDER-MAN - From YahooUK:  Tom Holland shares Instagram post as "Spider-Man: Far From Home" wraps production.

AVENGERS - From ComicBook:  Jim Starlin, who created the Marvel Comics' character, Thanos, wanted Arnold Schwarzenegger or Idris Elba to play the character.  In the Marvel Studios films, Josh Brolin plays Thanos.

BLACK PANTHER - From THR:  Ryan Coogler has signed on to write and direct "Black Panther 2."

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From BleedingCool:  Brie Larson apparently has a 7-picture deal to play Captain Marvel for Marvel Studios.

BLACK WIDOW - From THR:  According to this article, Scarlett Johansson, will get a $15 million payday for a "Black Widow" stand alone film.

AVENGERS - From GeekTyrant:  Chris Evans ("Captain America") has announced that he has officially wrapped production on "Avengers 4."  He leaves a heartfelt message for fans... that sounds like a goodbye.

AVENGERS - From GoldDerby:  The site writes "5 reasons why ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ deserves a Best Picture Oscar nomination"

AVENGERS 4 - From TheWrap:  Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson head to Atlanta to the set of "Avengers 4"...

THE ETERNALS - From Variety:  Chloe Zhao is reportedly the director of Marvel Studio's in development film, "The Eternals," based on the comic book created by Jack Kirby.

MARVEL TV - From Variety:  "Wonder Woman" screenwriter developing a Marvel female superhero series for ABC.

STREAMING - From Variety:  Marvel Comics characters like Loki and Scarlet Witch will get their own series on Disney's new streaming TV service.  The actors who portrayed them in film are expected to portray them on the new television series.

AVENGERS - From Deadline:  Mark Ruffalo says that "Avengers 4" reshoots are about finishing the film.

AVENGERS - From DarkHorizons:  Jeremy Renner teases his return to the next "Avengers" films as Hawkeye.

BLACK PANTHER - From TheNewYorker:  Contributor Awol Erizku takes a look at the career of costume designer Ruth E. Carter, who designed stunning costumes for "Black Panther."

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From EW:  Entertainment has an exclusive "first look" at Marvel Studios' next film, "Captain Marvel," with 10 images from the film.

BLACK PANTHER - From YahooGQ:  Marvel Studios' smash hit film, "Black Panther," is now on Netflix.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - From Deadline:  Dave Bautista says that he may not return for "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" in the wake of Disney firing Guardians franchise director, James Gunn.

BLACK PANTHER - From YahooEntertainment:  Yahoo has a first look at the "Black Panther" animated series, "Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest," which is the fifth season of Disney XD's "Avengers Assemble" series.

KEVIN FEIGE - From BleedingCool:  The Producers Guild of America will honor Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige with the "David O. Selznick Achievement Award."

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - From THR:  Disney and Marvel Studios has put production on "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" on hold, in the wake of the firing of director James Gunn.

FUTURE - From WeGotThisCovered:  "Ironheart" rising?  Is it evident?

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From WeGotThisCovered:  New promotional art reveals a fuller look at Brie Larson in Captain Marvel suit.

AVENGERS 4 - From ExpressUK:  Leaked photos from the "Avengers 4" set may be validating fan theories that Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor travel through time to stop Thanos.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - From Variety:  Disney AND Marvel are reportedly standing firm on the firing of "Guardians" director James Gunn from the third installment of the franchise.

From ThePlaylist:  Marvel Studios is apparently trying to convince their Disney bosses to reverse the firing of "Guardians 1 & 2" director James Gunn as director of the franchise's third film.
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CAPTAIN MARVEL - From WeGotThisCovered:  Actor Ben Mendelsohn is assumed to be playing the villain in Marvel Studio's 2019 film, "Captain Marvel."  Some believe he will play a Skrull (a classic Marvel Comics alien race) general.

BLACK PANTHER - From THR:  "Black Panther" finally crosses the $700 million mark in domestic box office, becoming the third film to do so, without adjusting for inflation.  [Several films from the distant past would cross that mark if their tickets sales were converted to today's prices.]

SPIDER-MAN - From BleedingCool:  Marvel and Sony release the official logo for next summer's "Spider-Man: Far From Home," the sequel to "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - From CinemaBlend:  The primary cast of Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy" films release a statement in support of the "Guardians" franchise director, James Gunn, who Disney recently fired.  Read the full statement at the link.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - From Deadline:   James Gunn responds to Disney firing him from the third "Guardians of the Galaxy" film.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP - From THR:  David Dastmalchian plays Russian ex-con, Kurt, part of Scott Lang/Ant-Man's crew.  "The Hollywood Reporter" has a feature on Dastmalchian, who got a big break in Chris Nolan's "The Dark Knight."

RUMORS - From WeGotThisCovered: Marvel Studios commissioned a script in which Iron Man go from being Tony Stark to Riri Williams, a character in the comic books who is mentored by Stark.  Oh, and Riri is an African-American girl.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - From Deadline:  Disney has fired James Gunn, the director of Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Franchise, over old social media posts.

FRANCHISE - From Deadline:  "Iron Man" At 10: How One Film Set A Dominant Path For Marvel, Kevin Feige, Robert Downey Jr. & Jon Favreau

BLACK PANTHER - From Forbes:  "Black Panther" still stalking the $700 million mark in domestic box office.

BLACK WIDOW - From Collider:  Cate Shortland will direct the "Black Widow" stand-alone movie... according to sources.

BLACK PANTHER - From Variety:  Sean "Diddy" Combs calls "Black Panther" film a "cruel experiment."

SPIDER-MAN - From ShadowandAct:  Actor, comedian, pitchman, JB Smoove, joins "Spider-Man: Far From Home."

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP - From Variety:  "Ant-Man and the Wasp" leads the global box office with an estimated haul of $161 million.

From Variety:  "Ant-Man and the Wasp" leads the 7/6 to 7/8/2018 weekend box office with an estimated haul of $76 million.
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THE FUTURE - From Polygon:  Here’s who could direct the Black Widow movie that’s finally happening

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP - From BRAdvocate:  Michelle Pfieffer threated to quit "Ant-Man and the Wasp," in which she portrays "Janet Van Dyne"

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR - From DenofGeek:  Details and release date for the "Infinity War" DVD/Blu-ray.

ANT MAN & THE WASP - From CinemaBlend:  8 Things to Remember Before Seeing Ant-Man and the Wasp

AVENERS 4 - Esquire:  Is "Avengers 4" really entitled "Avengers: End Game."

THE FUTURE - From WinonaDailyNews:  Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, says that will Marvel will continue to introduce new characters.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP - From THR:  The Hollywood Reporter reviews the new film and says, "An enjoyably goofy respite from Marvel's A-list musclemen."

THE FUTURE - From EW:  Marvel Studios chief says that Marvel Cinematic Universe will soon include two openly LGBTQ characters.

SPIDER-MAN - From TechnoBuffalo:  "Spider-Man: Homecoming" sequel has a title.  It is "Spider-Man: Far From Home"

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP - From Yahoo:  Marvel screens "Ant-Man and the Wasp" for entertainment writers, who seem to like the film.  The film opens in North America July 6th.

From YahooView:  "Ant-Man and the Wasp" star Evangeline Lilly was on ABC daytime talk show, "The View," to talk about the fim.

BLACK WIDOW - From ThePlaylist: Australian director, Cate Shortland, is reportedly on a shortlist to helm Marvel's possible "Black Widow" film.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From WeGotThisCovered:  Samuel L. Jackson says that Captain Marvel is the most powerful hero in the Marvel Universe.

AVENGERS - From JoBlo:  "Avengers: Infinity War" has crossed the $2 billion dollar mark.

THE BOSS:  From Deadline:  Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talks about Marvel's success, female directors, and "Infinity War 2."

THE FUTURE - From ComicBook:  Writer-director Jay Chandrasekhar (the "Super Troopers" films) says Marvel Studios has reached out to him to gauge his interest in a future project.

BLACK PANTHER - From QZ:  There is a lawsuit over a music video from Kendrick Lamar related to the Black Panther soundtrack.

SPIDER-MAN - From PopSugar:  Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to play Spider-Man supervillain, Mysterio, in the follow-up film to "Spider-Man Homecoming."

From WeGotThisCovered:  Tom Holland Tips His Hat To Marvel Legend Stan Lee Following Spidey Praise

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Nerdist:  Here are new "Captain Marvel" rumors.

BLACK PANTHER - From ComicBook: Marvel Stunt Drivers Describe 'Black Panther' On-Set Experience

THE FUTURE - From TheWrap:  Marvel Studios boss, Kevin Feige, says that the studio will develop a film starring Muslim female superhero, Ms. Marvel, who is 16-year-old Pakistani-American, Kamala Kahn.

AVENGERS - From ComicBook:  "Avengers: Infinity War" is now the highest grossing superhero movie of all time.

THE FUTURE - From CinemaBlend:  Simon Pegg wants to bring "Captain Britain" to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

IRON MAN - From Yahoo: Robert Downey, Jr.'s original "Iron Man" suit was stolen from a prop facility in Pacoima, California.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From SlashFilm:  Annette Bening has a secret role in 2019's Captain Marvel.

THOR - From THR:  "The Boundless Potential of Thor"

AVENGERS - From CNNMoney:  "Infinity War" makes its to $1 billion in worldwide box office in record time, 11 days.

AVENGERS - From Variety:  Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to Hit $1 Billion in Record Time

ANT MAN AND THE WASP - From ScreenRant:  There is a new "Ant Man and the Wasp" trailer.

BLACK PANTHER - From BleedingCool:  Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Gets Honorary Doctorate, Will Deliver Howard University Commencement Address

SPIDER-MAN - From BritishGQ:  Rising star, Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming") is the future of the Marvel franchise.

AVENGERS - From Deadline:  "Avengers: Infinity War" may have an opening weekend box office gross ($245 million) that will be second only to the record set by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

AVENGERS - From TheVillageVoice:  Yes, “Infinity War” Goes on Forever, but Thanos Makes It Worth the Time

AVENGERS - From TheNewYorker:  Complete List of Characters in “Avengers: Infinity War”

AVENGERS - From Variety:  $39 million in Thursday night shows for "Infinity War," the fourth highest total in box office history.

AVENGERS - From Variety:  "Avengers: Infinity War" opens in 21 overseas markets for a total $39 million.

AVENGERS - From Variety:  "Avengers: Infinity War" Heads to Monster $225+ Million Opening Weekend

AVENGERS - From Variety:  First reactions on "Infinity War" are in.  Full reviews are embargoed until 3 pm, Tuesday, April 27, 2018.

PHASE FOUR - From BleedingCool:  Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirms that "Eternals" is one of the projects in development.

SPIDER-MAN - From SlashFilm:  Spider-Man will travel the globe in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" sequel.

AVENGERS - From YahooGMA:  Chris Evans says "this could be it" for him and a few Marvel stars whose contracts are expiring soon.

BLACK PANTHER - From ShadowandAct:  Unsegregated 'Black Panther' Screening Marks New Age Of Entertainment In Saudi Arabia After Decades-Long Cinema Ban

AVENGERS - From ThePlaylist:  More "Avengers: Infinity War" cameos revealed... accidentally?

MARVEL TV - From EW:  Meet the cast of Freeform's "Cloak and Dagger."

BLACK PANTHER - From BleedingCool:  The post-credit scene featuring The Winter Soldier in "Black Panther" was apparently longer than what was scene in theaters.

AVENGERS - From THR:  Carrie Coon will play a villain, "Proxima Midnight," in "Avengers: Infinity War."

AVENGERS - From YahooEntertainment:  Russo Bros. not ready to reveal the title for "Avengers," which is due May 2019.

AVENGERS - From TheWrap:  Co-director Joe Russo is shocked to learn that Indonesia's Film Censorship Institute has cut seven minutes from "Avengers: Infinity War."

AVENGERS - From BleedingCool:  Anthony and Joe Russo says that "Avengers: Infinity War" finishes the story they began in "Captain Marvel: The Winter Soldier" (2014).

PHASE FOUR - From WeGotItCovered:  Rumors say Marvel Studios is set to announce a movie based on the "Eternals" comic book characters created by Jack Kirby.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From CinemaBlend:  Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson from "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD) arrives on the set of "Captain Marvel" and sends a teasing Instagram.

AVENGERS - From YahooVariety:  Fandango tracker record-setting pace for ticket pre-sales on "Avengers: Infinity War."

BLACK PANTHER - From YahooNewsweek:  "Black Panther" will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray, and "Steel Book" editions May 15th with snazzy extras.

AVENGERS - From CBR:  Even the cast has not seen "Avengers: Infinity War."

BLACK PANTHER - From YahooTheWrap:  There is a "Black Panther" toy shortage.

AVENGERS - From Variety:  Marvel release an intense new teaser trailer for "Avengers: Infinity War," entitled "The Chant."  Yibambe!

BLACK PANTHER - From THR:  Marvel's "Black Panther" is the #3 top-grossing film in North American box office (not adjusted for inflation).

MARVEL STUDIOS - From BleedingCool:  Marvel Studios Production Chief Victoria Alonzo talks social change and #TimesUp.

BLACK PANTHER - From Variety:  When Marvel's "Black Panther" (via Disney's Middle East distribution partner, Italia Film) makes its debut in Saudi Arabia on April 18th, it will be first screening of a film since movie theaters were banned in the kingdom in the early 1980s.

AVENGERS - From Variety:  "Avengers: Infinity War" on Track for Massive $200 Million Opening

AVENGERS - From YahooEntertainment: Marvel unleashes 22 poster images for "Avengers: Infinity War."

BLACK PANTHER - From Mashable:  "Black Panther" has passed "Jurassic World" in all-time U.S. box office.  Next up is "Titanic."

DOCTOR STRANGE - From CinemaBlend:  If "Doctor Strange" writer C. Robert Cargill gets to write a sequel to the film, he wants Nightmare to the be the villain.

BLACK PANTHER - From Forbes:  "Black Panther" just set another box office milestone.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From WeGotThisCovered:  Brie Larson reports for duty as "Captain Marvel" begins filming.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP:  From WeGotThisCovered:  Marvel Studios begins promo "100 Days" campaign for its upcoming film, "Ant-Man and the Wasp."

BLACK PANTHER:  From TheFederalist:  What The Success Of ‘Black Panther’ Says About The American People

BLACK PANTHER:  From SlashFilm:  Marvel's "Black Panther" is now the highest grossing superhero movie ever in the United States with a domestic take of $624 million.

AVENGERS - From ThePlaylist:  Chris Evans says that he is done with Marvel Studios after "Avengers 4."

AVENGERS:  From NerdlyUK:  Disney Channels UK and Ireland launch "Marvel Avengers" channel.

BLACK PANTHER - From CNET:  "Black Panther" beats "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" as most-tweeted-about movie of all time.

BLACK PANTHER - From Forbes:  Why "Black Panther" should terrify every Hollywood studio.

AVENGERS - From WeGotThisCovered:  "Avengers: Infinity War" will apparently have a running time of 156 minutes (2 hours, 36 minutes).

AVENGERS - From YahooEntertainment:  Final riveting "Avengers: Infinity War" trailer debuts.

AVENGERS - From YahooTheWrap:  Who is that guy torturing Doctor Strange in new "Avengers: Infinity War" trailer?

BLACK PANTHER - From Truthout:  Wakanda in Schools: The "Black Panther" Curriculum Makes Its Debut

THE FUTURE - From WeGotThisCovered:  If the X-Men do make it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (via the Disney's planned acquisition of Fox), British actor, Tom Payne, "Paul 'Jesus' Rovia" of "The Walking Dead," want to play Wolverine.

LUKE CAGE - From Variety:  Marvel/Netflix's "Luke Cage" Season 2 debuts June 22, 2018.

MCU - From WeGotThisCovered:  Beyond Black Panther: 8 Black Marvel Heroes Who Should Join The MCU Next

TRAILERS/VIDEO:

From YouTube:  Watch the recent "Cloak and Dagger" promo trailer, "Powers."  The TV series, based on the Marvel Comics title, debuts on Freeform, June 7th.

From TheVerge:  Watch the first trailer for season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

VIZ Media Announces "K: Seven Stories" Premiers at Anime NYC 2018

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE GLOBAL PREMIERE OF K: SEVEN STORIES “CIRCLE VISION – NAMELESS SONG -” AT ANIME NYC 2018

Catch Special Guest Appearances From K’s Producer and Voice Talent

San Francisco, CA — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces two special premieres at this year’s Anime NYC 2018. The North American premiere of the fifth story, K: SEVEN STORIES "MEMORY OF RED - BURN -” will take place Friday of the show, and Saturday will see the world premiere of the sixth and last story, K: SEVEN STORIES “ CIRCLE VISION – NAMELESS SONG -”, along with special guest appearances.

The Anime NYC convention and fan celebration takes place November 16th-18th, 2017 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Convention tickets and additional information are available at: http://animenyc.com. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #635.

VIZ Media also welcomes special guests at the “ CIRCLE VISION – NAMELESS SONG -” premiere, including Japanese voice actor Masakazu Morita, who portrays the character, Mishakuji Yukari, as well as K: SEVEN STORY’s executive producer, Go Nakanishi. Details on guest signing times and locations will be forthcoming.

Friday, November 16th

3:15pm - North American Premiere of K: SEVEN STORIES - "MEMORY OF RED - BURN -”, Anime NYC Main Stage

Join VIZ for the exclusive North American premiere of K: SEVEN STORIES "MEMORY OF RED - BURN -.” Attendees will receive a special giveaway while supplies last!

Saturday, November 17th

3:45pm - Global Premiere of K: SEVEN STORIES "Circle Vision - Nameless Song -", Anime NYC Main Stage

Join VIZ for the global premiere of K: SEVEN STORIES "Circle Vision - Nameless Song -" that will be highlighted by special guests Masakazu Morita and Go Nakanishi. Get a behind the scenes during an audience Q&A session. Screening attendees will receive an exclusive giveaway.

VIZ Media holds the North American digital streaming, EST, home video, and merchandising rights to K (TV Season 1), feature film K: MISSING KINGS, and  K: RETURN OF KINGS (TV Season 2). Select titles are available now on home media DVD and Blu-ray formats.

For additional information on anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.


About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

VIZ Media Outlines Its Plans for "Anime NYC 2018"

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL GUESTS FOR ANIME NYC 2018

Join VIZ Media For Premieres, Official Panels, Signing Events, As Well As In-Booth Activities And Retail Exclusives

San Francisco, CA — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, plans an exciting weekend of panels, premiere screenings, special guests, autograph sessions, events, and retail exclusives during Anime NYC 2018.

The Anime NYC convention and fan celebration takes place November 16th-18th, 2018 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Tickets and additional information are available at: http://animenyc.com. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #635 in the Exhibit Hall.

This year, Anime NYC attendees are invited to attend the North American premiere of K: SEVEN STORIES "MEMORY OF RED - BURN -” and the global premiere of K: SEVEN STORIES "Circle Vision - Nameless Song -". Special guests will appear at the global premiere, including Japanese voice actor Masakazu Morita, who portrays the character, Mishakuji Yukari, and K’s producer Go Nakanishi.

VIZ Media will also host an official SAILOR MOON panel that will feature several voice actors for the popular anime property including Stephanie Sheh (English Sailor Moon), Robbie Daymond (English Tuxedo Mask), Toru Furuya (Japanese Tuxedo Mask) and more! Attendees can also look forward to an official company panel, which will deliver the latest news on upcoming releases and newly acquired anime and manga titles.

The VIZ Media booth at Anime NYC will feature fun activities and premium giveaways each day of the show. Please check the daily booth schedule for activity times, including the SAILOR MOON SUPERS Pegasus Dream Chase. Participants are invited to search the Exhibit Hall for Sailor Guardians and the majestic Pegasus to receive a special prize during specified times.

The in-booth VIZ Media retail area will offer a variety of must-have convention exclusives. Each purchase comes with a special VIZ Media 2018 POKÉMON: SUN AND MOON limited edition tote bag.

Notable VIZ Media Anime NYC exclusives items include:

    Japanese Manga Replicas - $15 each
    SAILOR MOON SUPERS T-Shirt - $15
    JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – GOLDEN WIND Pin - $12
    NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Hand-Numbered Poster - $50

Special preorder, prestreet, and gift with purchase items:

    JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE SET 3 Limited Edition Blu-ray Preorder - $65
    SAILOR MOON SUPERS PART 2 Combo Pack with art card set - $55
    ABARA: COMPLETE DELUXE EDITION Manga Prestreet - $30
    WE NEVER LEARN Vol. 1 Manga Prestreet - $10
    RAN AND THE GRAY WORLD Vol. 1 Manga Prestreet - $15
    MY HERO ACADEMIA Vol. 16 Manga Prestreet - $10

VIZ Media Anime NYC 2018 Anime Premieres & Official Panels:

Friday, November 16th

3:15pm -K: SEVEN STORIES "Memory OF RED - BURN -” - Anime NYC Main Stage

Join VIZ Media for the exclusive North American premiere of K: SEVEN STORIES " MEMORY OF RED - BURN -”. Attendees will receive a special giveaway while supplies last!

Saturday, November 17th

2:15pm - Official VIZ Media Panel - Panel Room 2

Catch the VIZ editorial team as they share thrilling tales of upcoming releases! The panel will feature special guests, trivia, prizes, and the latest. All attendees will receive a special giveaway item while supplies last.

3:45pm - K: SEVEN STORIES "Circle Vision - Nameless Song -" Anime NYC Main Stage

Join us for the global premiere of K: SEVEN STORIES "Circle Vision - Nameless Song -" that will be highlighted by special guests Masakazu Morita and Go Nakanishi. Catch insightful commentary a well as prize giveaways and an audience Q&A session.

Sunday, November 18th

12:45pm - Official SAILOR MOON Panel - Anime NYC Main Stage

Join members of the SAILOR MOON English and Japanese voice cast to celebrate all things SAILOR MOON! Get ready for exclusive announcements, and awesome prizes. All attendees will receive a special giveaway item while supplies last. Voice cast special guests include Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon), Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask), and Toru Furuya (Japanese voice actor of Tuxedo Mask).

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A "Star Wars" Link-o-Rama 2018 by Negromancer - Update #72

Posted by Leroy Doureseaux - on Patreon.

THE MANDALORIAN - From SlashFilm:  Unofficial word is that actor Pedro Pascal (Netflix's "Narcos") will be the lead actor in "The Mandalorian," the new Star Wars TV series for the upcoming streaming service, Disney+.

ROGUE ONE - From Variety:  Diego Luna will reprise his "Rogue One" role of "Cassian Andor" in a new "Star Wars" series for Disney's upcoming streaming service, called "Disney+".  The unnamed series will be a prequel to "Rogue One."

BOBA FETT - From The Playlist:  Lucasfilm boss, Kathleen Kennedy says that "Boba Fett" spinoff film no longer in development.

COMICS - From BleedingCool:  "Star Wars: Age of Republic Special #1" is a Jar Jar Binks story.

RESISTANCE - From BleedingCool:  Elijah Wood will be a voice actor on "Star Wars Resistance" (Disney Channel), specifically the episode, "Fuel for the Fire," which is scheduled for Sun., Oct. 21st, 2018.

THE MANDALORIAN - From TheWrap:  Lucasfilm releases the first image from the upcoming streaming series, "The Mandalorian," and the names of people who will be directing episodes of the series.  Those names include Taika Waititi ("Thor: Ragnarok"), Bryce Dallas Howard, and Dave Filoni ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebels).

THE MANDALORIAN - From Deadline:  That is the title of the upcoming Star Wars streaming TV series from Jon Favreau, "The Mandalorian."  It will focus on the Star Wars race that gave us bounty hunter Jango Fett and his son Boba Fett.

STAR WARS TV - From WeGotThisCovered:  Jon Favreau's "Star Wars" TV series for Disney's streaming service is looking at "Game of Thrones" actor Pedro Pascal for lead role.

STAR WARS RESISTANCE - From IndieWire:  Japanese-American actor, Christopher Sean, talks about his voice acting role in the upcoming (Sun., Oct. 7th) Disney Channel animated series, "Star Wars Resistance."

LEGACY - From NewJerseyHerald:  A story about Greg Hildebrandt, his iconic poster for the first "Star Wars" film, and working with his twin brother, Tim, who also worked on that poster.

LUCASFILM - From Variety:  Lucasfilm extends Kathleen Kennedy's deal as president to 2021.

OBITUARY - From Variety:  "Star Wars" producer Gary Kurtz has died at the age of 78, Sunday, September 23, 2018.

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - From YahooCelebrity:  Billy Dee Williams pranked young Mark Hamill during the 1980 royal premiere of "The Empire Strikes Back."  Read the story.

COMICS - From BleedingCool:  "This is the Age of Star Wars! STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC, AGE OF REBELLION and AGE OF RESISTANCE chronologically tell a series of spectacular adventures featuring your favorite characters from ALL THREE STAR WARS TRILOGIES."

FRANCHISE - From Variety:  Michael K. Williams, who lost his part in "Solo" because of scheduling, still wants to be part of the "Star Wars" universe.

EPISODE IX - From BleedingCool:  Oscar Isaac ("Poe Dameron") says that the late Carrie Fisher is with the cast as they film Star Wars 9.

EPISODE IX - From Variety:  Matt Smith, who played the 11th incarnation of "the Doctor" in "Doctor Who," has joined the cast of Star Wars 9

EPISODE IX - From Deadline:  Dominic Monaghan was one of the stars of J.J. Abrams' TV series, "Lost."  Now, he reunites with Abrams as Monaghan has joined the cast of "Star Wars 9."  Monaghan also appeared in "The Lord of the Rings" films.

STAR WARS RESISTANCE - From StarWars:  See the first trailer for the new Disney Channel / Disney XD, animated Star Wars TV series, "Star Wars Resistance."

EPISODE IX - From CNET:  Latest rumor, Episode 9 may be titled "Star Wars: A New Order."

From CinemaBlend:  New photo from the set of "Episode 9."

From WeGotThisCovered:  Could there be a Hutt connection from "Return of the Jedi" in Star Wars Episode 9.

From WeGotThisCovered:  There is a rumor that "Star Wars 9" could be the longest film in the series, so long that it might be split into 2 films.

From WeGotThisCovered:  John Boyega teases a new hairdo for Finn.
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STREAMING - From BleedingCool:  According to an article in "The New York Times," the "Star Wars" series that Jon Favreau is developing for "The Disney Streaming Service" will have a budget of $100 million for a 10-episode season.

RETURN OF THE JEDI - From WeGotThisCovered:  James Marquand, the son of "Return of the Jedi" director, the late Richard Marquand, defends his father's work on the final installment of the original Star Wars trilogy.

STREAMING - From IndieWire:  The "Star Wars" films (the three main trilogies and the stand alone films) won't be on Disney's upcoming streaming service until 2024.

EPISODE IX - From Deadline:  J.J. Abrams tweets first photo from the set of "Star Wars Episode IX."

EPISODE IX - From WeGotThisCovered:  George Lucas to be working with Disney on the script for "Star Wars IX."

EPISODE IX - From StarWars:  The cast for Star Wars Episode IX was officially announced today.  Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.

From BleedingCool:  Carrie Fisher will return in Star Wars IX via unused footage from Episode VII.
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THE CLONE WARS - From StarWars:  Beloved CGI animated series, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" will return for a new season of 12 episodes... which will be available on Disney's "direct-to-consumer" streaming service.  This article also includes an interview with supervising director and "shepherd of the series," Dave Filoni.

EPISODE IX - From THR:  Sources confirm that Billy Dee Williams will return as "Lando Calrissian" for Star Wars Episode 9.

EPISODE IX - From THR:   Keri Russell is in talks to join Star Wars 9.  Russell previously appeared in Episode 9 director, J.J. Abrams' breakout TV series, "Felicity."

FRANCHISE - From Collider:  Sources say that Lucasfilm is putting the development of future "anthology films" or spinoff films (like "Rogue One," and "Solo") on hold.

EPISODE IX - From ScreenRant:  Rumors heat up that Billy Dee Williams will appear in Star Wars 9.

FRANCHISE - From WeGotThisCovered:  Lucasfilm Reportedly Has 9 Star Wars Movies In Development Right Now

GEORGE LUCAS - From DenofGeek:  Via an interview for James Cameron's TV series, "James Cameron's 's Story of Science Fiction," George Lucas reveals a few details about his unused plans for the Star Wars "sequel trilogy" (Episodes 7 to 9).

FRANCHISE - From ScreenRant:  "Star Wars" is taking a break.

LUCASFILM - From ScreenRant:  Star Wars Rumor: Kathleen Kennedy Stepping Down From Lucasfilm?

EPISODE IX - From FanthaTracks:  "Star Wars 9" changes working title from ""Black Diamond" to "trIXie"

EPISODE IX - From WeGotThisCovered:  Is Lando Calrissian returning for "Star Wars 9."

FUTURE - From SlashFilm:  Emilia Clarke is currently starring in "Solo: A Star Wars Story" and is the lead in HBO's "Game of Thrones."  She says that "Game of Thrones" TV series creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, will make their announced Star Wars TV series "Star Wars on acid."

FUTURE - From TheWrap:  There is a report that Oscar-nominated James Mangold has been hired to write and direct a "Boba Fett" movie.

EPISODE IX - From WeGotThisCovered:  Rumors are that "Legends" characters turned "Rebels" star, Grand Admiral Thrawn, will appear in Star Wars 9.

OBI-WAN - From JoBlo:  The rumored "Obi-Wan Kenobi" movie would be a prequel to "Star Wars: A New Hope" (Episode IV).

EPISODE IX - From FlickeringMyth:  Rumoured plot breakdown for Star Wars: Episode IX surfaces online

EPISODE IX - From WeGotItCovered:  Bizarre Star Wars: Episode IX Leak Points To Time Jumps And More

FRANCHISE - From EveningStandard:  The British newspaper site ranks the Star Wars films from best to worst - according to the writers.

EPISODE IX - From WeGotThisCovered:  Rumors have it that J.J. Abrams is looking for a new female lead for "Star Wars Episode 9."

ANIMATION - From Variety:  Disney Channel ordered the anime-inspired series, "Star Wars Resistance," which will debut this fall on Disney XD.

CARRIE FISHER - From SideshowToys: Todd Fisher talks about his late sister, Carrie, and late mother, Debbie, in this video interview.

EPISODE IX - From YahooMoviesUK: Lucasfilm has hired Victoria Mahoney as J.J. Abrams' second unit director on "Star Wars Episode 9."  She is the first black woman to work as a director on a Star Wars film.

FRANCHISE - From BleedingCool:  Rian Johnson says the "Star Wars" franchise needs directors who are not white guys.

EPISODE 9 - From EmpireOnline:  At "AwesomeCon 2018 (in Washington DC), John Boyega dropped some info saying that Finn and Rey would be reunited after spending "The Last Jedi" separated for almost the entire film.

FRANCHISE - From YahooDigitalSpy:  Not even Steven Spielberg could get the rights to use 'Star Wars' in 'Ready Player One'

CELEBRITY - From LATimes:  Mark Hamill gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

From Variety:  Harrison Ford remembers Carrie Fisher at the ceremony for Mark Hamill's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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STREAMING - From StarWars.com:  Jon Favreau to Executive Produce and Write Live-Action Star Wars Series

From YahooEntertainment:  Jon Favreau hired for 'Star Wars' series: Why fans have mixed feelings
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COMIC BOOKS - From StarWars:  How Dark Empire Kickstarted Star Wars Comics for a New Generation

TELEVISION - From CinemaBlend:  Could "Star Wars Resistance" be the next "Star Wars" animated or first live-action TV series?

FRANCHISE - From PopSugar:  All the Details We Have on the Upcoming Star Wars Films

EPISODE IX - From BleedingCool:  J.J. Abrams says he has a script for "Star Wars: Episode 9," and a start date for production.

THE FORCE AWAKEN - From DenofGeek:  New tidbits about "The Force Awakens," including an earlier different title for the film.

A NEW HOPE - From Oscars.org:   Myth-making: STAR WARS and the Art of Advertising

NEW FILMS - From Movieweb:  Will there be two "Star Wars" per year?

NEW FILMS - From StarWars:  "Game of Thones" creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.  These films will be separate from the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently announced Rian Johnson trilogy.

CHARACTERS - From CinemaBlend:  More "Expanded Universe" characters may soon become canon, as "Grand Admiral Thrawn."

CARRIE FISHER - From USMagazine:  Carrie Fisher posthumously won the Grammy Award for "Best Spoken Word Album" at the 60th Grammy Awards for the audio version of her 2016 memoir, "The Princess Diarist."

OBI-WAN - From YahooEntertainment:  After winning a Golden Globe for his performance in the FX (mini) series, "Fargo," Ewan McGregor was backstage to speak with the press and got grilled about playing Obi-Wan Kenobi.

EPISODE 9 - From YahooEntertainment:  How 'Star Wars: Episode IX' can give Princess Leia the ending she deserves

FRANCHISE - From TheNewYorker:  A Field Guide to the Musical Leitmotifs of “Star Wars”

ORIGINAL TRILOGY - From DenofGeek:  The secrecy of the Star Wars films apparently drove a wedge between Darth Vader actor, David Prowse, and Lucasfilm.

NEW TRILOGY - From TheScotsman:  The new Star Wars trilogy, to be created by Rian Johnson, is set to begin filming Summer 2018 in Scotland... according to this website.

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