Echoing news we broke on Twitter last week, ABC Television has announced it will air a new Marvel-themed special, ‘Marvel: Pulp to Pop’ on Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00 pm ET/PT. Allowing viewers to experience an exciting journey through the 75 year history of the Marvel Universe, from its humble beginnings as Timely Comics in 1939 to the birth of The Marvel Age in the 1960s, and finally the cinematic blockbusters of today the special will be hosted by Marvel’s own Agent 13, Emily VanCamp, who also stars in the ABC Studios drama, ‘Revenge.’
This past weekend, Marvel Television gave attendees at New York Comic-Con the very first look at its upcoming series, ‘Daredevil,’ which will premiere on Netflix in 2015. Based on the popular Marvel super hero, and taking great influence from Frank Miller’s The Man Without Fear, the dark 13-episode series stakes itself in ‘gritty reality’ and will lead into additional series based on Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.
At the Marvel Unlimited Plus members-only event held earlier this morning at the New York Comic-Con, Marvel shared exclusive first looks at upcoming films Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron as well as the debut of the trailer.
In the Ant-Man scene, we hear the voice of Hank Pym as he introduced himself to a tiny armored Scott Lang as Ant-Man running through the streets. Pym introduces Lang to a relatively large fly that Pym is able to call on to take him where he needs to go.
Production has begun on ‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,’ an upcoming animated-television series for Disney XD, featuring the hugely popular characters introduced in the record-breaking Marvel Studios film of the same name. The announcement was made today by Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, at New York Comic-Con. Produced by Marvel Television, the series stars Peter Quill as Star-Lord, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits – fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, a tree-like humanoid named Groot, the enigmatic, expert fighter Gamora and the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer. The series will premiere in 2015 on the Marvel Universe programming block on Disney XD.
Following yesterday’s news that IDW would be publishing an Artist’s Edition of Carl Barks’s ‘Uncle Scrooge,’ IDW Publishing kicked off the first official day of New York Comic-Con with an additional Artist’s Editions announcement — this time Marvel.
Commenting on the announcement, David Gabriel, SVP of Sales & Marketing said: ‘Comic books are one of America’s original art forms. With that, IDW has produced a collection of classic Marvel artwork that displays the authentic collaborative efforts between creators and shows just how these comics moved from pencils to inks to press and stepped into American pop-culture.’
The world may need to be saved, but first let me take a selfie. Just ahead of New York Comic-Con and its Main Stage Panel, Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios have launched a new viral site for ‘Big Hero 6′ (November 7, 2014).
Titled ‘Baymax Photobomb,’ the site allows users to upload, webcam or Facebook a photo and add one or more characters from Big Hero 6 to the image, allowing the user to determine placement, scale and rotation of the clip-art. When the desired heroes are added to the image, the site allows it to be shared across social media platforms.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today confirmed that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be available to own on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, On-Demand and Standard HD on December 9, 2014. Alternatively, the film will be available in both Digital 3D and Digital HD formats on on November 18.
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios have just released the newest trailer for their upcoming film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014). You can find the new trailer, which feature’s the song ‘Top of the World‘ by Greek Fire embedded below.
Ahead of any official announcements, Amazon has begun listing Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to be available to own on 3D Blu-ray and Digital Copy on December 9, 2014. Standard Blu-ray editions as well as DVD editions are also listed.
Disney Interactive today unveiled the complete lineup of Power Discs from its upcoming ‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ Marvel Super Heroes and Disney Originals editions, which will launch their first waves on September 23, 2014 and November 4, 2014 respectively. Full galleries of every Power Disc along with sample Toy Box screens will be featured below shortly. In addition, Disney Interactive has released a trailer featuring some of the power discs which you can find embedded below.
There will be a total of 82 new Power Discs released for Disney Infinity 2.0: 40 for Marvel and 42 for Disney Originals. In addition, all of the Disney Infinity 1.0 Power Discs will continue to be supported in the new version of the game.