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Benedict Cumberbatch is Magic: Sherlock Actor Cast as Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch is Magic: Sherlock Actor Cast as Doctor Strange
An official announcement from Marvel has broken the news that British superstar Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play the medic-turned-magician Doctor Strange in an upcoming movie about the character. For those as-yet unfamiliar with his story, Doctor Stephen Strange begins as an idealistic medic, who becomes increasingly cold-hearted and embittered following a series of tragic family incidents. Dedicating himself to intensive study at which he... 

AMC orders pilot for adaptation of Preacher comic book

AMC orders pilot for adaptation of Preacher comic book
Earlier in the year, AMC officially put an adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comic book series Preacher into development. It’s now one step closer to the small screen after it was announced that AMC have ordered a pilot episode. Having spent years in development, and almost reaching the screen through HBO, the project eventually found a home at AMC. A co-production between Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios, Preacher has been... 

That Sandman Movie is Still Happening, and Joseph Gordon Levitt May Be Directing

That Sandman Movie is Still Happening, and Joseph Gordon Levitt May Be Directing
Remember that Sandman adaptation that Warner Bros were supposed to be working on way back when? Well, if you were beginning to think that the movie you Desire was just the pipe Dream of filmmakers trapped in a Delirium, then Despair no more, for it seems its Destiny is neither development hell nor ultimate Death and Destruction, but in fact, it’s well on its way to getting made! Recent comments from those on board not only suggest that... 

Five ways in which NBC could make Constantine closer to the comics

Five ways in which NBC could make Constantine closer to the comics
In light of the recent news that production on NBC’s Constantine has been halted at 13 episodes, I thought it might be time to weigh in with how the show might help best addresses some of the areas in which it is perceived to be playing it safe. All of this is, of course, subjective, and it is well documented that I approach the canon of Constantine with a lot of baggage given my personal fondness for the character, but I also feel that if... 

Constantine TV Show Production Halted at 13 Episodes

Constantine TV Show Production Halted at 13 Episodes
In what came as less than surprising news, NBC announced that their fledgling DC/Vertigo adaptation, Constantine, would halt production following the completion of 13 episodes. Billed as an occult thriller, Constantine is a supernatural drama about a man who cannot pronounce his own name. Over the course of the five episodes thus far broadcast, the show has been met with mixed reactions from its target audience. Whilst Matt Ryan, who stars as the... 

MCM Comic Con 2015 Dates Announced!

MCM Comic Con 2015 Dates Announced!
With the MCM Birmingham Comic Con bringing to an end a fantastically successful year for the MCM Expo Group, thoughts now turn to 2015 and today has seen the release of the complete list of dates for next year’s events. Whilst there are no changes or further additions to the line-up, many believe that judging from the success of this past year, 2015 could see the events grow even bigger in both size and attendance. The dates for the conventions... 

Attack on Titan to crossover with the Marvel universe

Attack on Titan to crossover with the Marvel universe
“What if the titans from Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan attacked the Marvel universe?” That is what Marvel’s C.B. Cebulski tweeted. However, it turned out that this was not just a wishful pitch. Minutes later, Cebulski revealed that the two are in fact going to crossover. “Not a joke, folks,” said Cebulski in his following tweet as he also revealed a teaser image. Not a joke, folks. Attack on Titan and the @Marvel universe are crossing... 

Heroes and Villains – Art and Drinks at the Aloft Hotel ExCel

Heroes and Villains – Art and Drinks at the Aloft Hotel ExCel
A popular place for con-goers to set up camp, the Aloft Hotel is conveniently situated right next door to the ExCeL Exhibition Centre where the biannual MCM London Comic Con is held. This autumn, in honour of its well-established connection with the event, Aloft is holding an exhibition of comic-themed artwork, in addition to serving some truly “super” cocktails. From now until Thursday 6th November, a range of exciting artwork by Incandescent... 

Interview with illustrator Anastasia Catris at MCM London Comic Con

Interview with illustrator Anastasia Catris at MCM London Comic Con
For all those con-goers attending this weekend, we at MCM Buzz are here to shine a light on some of the excellent artists that you can find in our Comics Village this year! Prior to this weekend’s London Comic Con, we managed to speak with freelance illustrator, Anastasia Catris and we asked her these questions. MCM Buzz: Welcome Anastasia! Tell us a little about yourself! Anastasia: My name is Anastasia Catris and I am a freelance illustrator... 

Squid Bits – Interview with Jess Bradley at MCM London Comic Con October 2014

Squid Bits – Interview with Jess Bradley at MCM London Comic Con October 2014
Sugar-sweet characters with an injection of geek and pop culture, you may have already spotted Jess Bradley‘s illustrations somewhere around the internet. Often drawing from personal interests, she infuses classic characters with her distinct and unique style. Working with UK apparel producers Genki Gear, Bradley has contributed many weird and wonderful characters to their clothing range. Her art has even seen fame on the small screen, being... 
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