Was a slow and quiet day today, so not much to recap. We had a rumor about the Fantastic Four rights reverting back to Marvel, but it has been debunked…for now. Aside from that, what we have is the following…
DC Collectibles Supergirl TV Series Statue Unveiled
Revealed over at TV Insider, DC Collectibles shared with fans a first look at their new Supergirl TV Series Statue. The statue is based on the look of Melissa Benoit’s appearance (though looks nothing like Benoit herself) in the new series. The statue will be priced at $130.00 and be available some time in May 2016.
Kung Fury Web Comic Update
As I mentioned last week, Kung Fury is getting a web/digital comic series. Today a Patreon was launched to help fund the series. If you are not familiar with Patreon, it is like Kickstarter, but allows for more flexibility with recurring pledges. Anyways, Laser Unicorns have teamed up with artists, Henry the Artist I.Am and Rudy Crut to create 10 digital issues and a zero issue over 5 months that will tell the story of the Chosen One (Kung Fury) to the comic world. The comics will be an adaptation of the Kung Fury movie told in chapters of 13 pages over the 10 issues. If you are interested in getting in on this, then head on over to their Patreon page and check out the options for backing the project.
Die Hard: Year One Announced, Origins of John McClane
It was reported today that a new Die Hard movie is going to be moving ahead. Originally called Die Hard 6, it has been revealed that the title will be Die Hard: Year One. A screenwriter has not been hired yet, but the story is meant to be a prequel to the action series. Set in 1979, the newest addition to the franchise will show how McClane became the rough and tumble cop that audiences know. Now I’m wondering if the 2009–2010 Die Hard: Year One comic book series from Boom Studios is the basis for this sequel since they both are telling the same story. The sequel will still feature Bruce Willis, but also a new actor to play a younger version of the rough and tough hero, John McClane.
Powers Boothe Joins Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As A New “Scary” Villain
Marvel announced a new casting addition to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Joining the series is a familiar face, Powers Boothe. He will play the recurring role of Gideon Malick, a notorious man whose loyalties remain a mystery. But it is said that he is very “scary”, so scary that even Grant Ward will fear him. Many will probably recognize Boothe as one of the World Security Council members in The Avengers, but this is an entirely different role. There is no mention of when he will be debuting on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.