A New Hero Rises to take on the Court of Owls in ‘Talon’
Today sees the release of the “Talon” Volume 1: Scourge of the Owls trade paperback, collecting issues #0-7 of the series from DC Comics. This spin-off from the incredibly popular “Batman: Court of Owls” storyline is co-plotted by “Batman” writer Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with scripting by Tynion and art by Guillem March with additional pencils by Juan Jose Ryp and inks by Vicente Cifuentes.
“Talon” follows Calvin Rose, a Haly’s Circus escape artist recruited by the Court of Owls secret society years ago to be their assassin. However, after completing his training to become the Court’s Talon, Rose quickly determined the Owls were not what he was promised and fled Gotham City to escape them. After years on the run, Rose sees a weakened Court after the events in the Batman event “Night of the Owls” and realizes if he finishes them off, he can finally stop running.
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In one of the most-anticipated casting announcements to date for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 and 2, Lionsgate has confirmed that actress Stef Dawson will play the role of Annie Cresta in the two-part finale of the blockbuster franchise.
The Australian actress will play the mentally troubled love interest of Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin). Fans have been clamoring for news on who will play Annie since pre-production began on Catching Fire, as there was debate over whether the character would possible appear in the second Hunger Games movie.
True Blood”s” season six finale aired last Saturday but it drew less viewers overall than any season before and the finale drew fewer viewers than this season’s opener and the fifth season’s finale. So, does this mean the end for many fans favorite supernatural show?
This should not come as a surprise to many “True Blood” fans but the executive producers are beginning talks as to whether this upcoming seventh season will be the supernatural shows last one.
TVLINE.com announced yesterday, Aug. 23, that a decision should be coming within the next few weeks but that doesn’t mean that fans will find out that soon.
With the change in writers and to some the constant bombarding of political and religious undertones, and too many scattered stories may have brought the end of the onetime HBO hit series.
The show had a huge following but many blame the fifth season for the loss of fans, when the Vampire Authority took so much of the storyline and the main character, Sookie Stackhouse wasn’t even a main part of the show.
Would the end also be near because with only 10 episodes, many of the actors have pursued other projects and even family?
Is it that the story has been told? What do you think? The actors’ contracts are up after season seven, would this be a good time to end the story?
As reported today on Marvel.com, the “Venom” series is coming to an end with issue #42 in October. In November, Flash Thompson, aka Venom, will be heading back to New York City to face the Superior Spider-Man in a story called “Darkest Hours,” beginning in “Superior Spider-Man” #22. Whether that means a permanent address change for Venom, or his new sidekick Mania, remains to be seen.
Either way, it means the end of the only regular representation of the city of Philadelphia in the Marvel Universe. Philly has been a part of the last dozen issues of what will be the longest running “Venom” series ever, even those starring original Venom host – Eddie Brock, but, with no “Venom” series, the future of the City of Brotherly Love in Marvel Comics is uncertain. It is possible that the current series is ending to make way for a new relaunch or even a Mania series, but Marvel and current “Venom” writer, Cullen Bunn, are not revealing any details. Other then to say there are big plans in store for Venom and that Bunn said he is “not done with symbiotes just yet.” So, with that in mind, be sure to continue supporting the “Venom” series.
The “Venom” series did a great deal to develop Philadelphia in the Marvel Universe, where, previously, the city was mostly a blank slate.
Dormer’s casting is the first official announcement about new cast members in Mockingjay, which is set to begin filming next month.
Dormer will play Cressida, who is a former director for the Capitol, who joins the rebellion along with her camera crew and an assistant. She follows Katniss, filming propaganda films to support the rebel movement.
The press release also includes a first look at Lionsgate’s official synopsis for the two-part Mockingjay finale:
Directed by Francis Lawrence and based on the novel “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2 make up the third and fourth installments of heroine Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) journey as she leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance.
What do you think of Dormer’s casting in Mockingjay? Tell us in the comments below!
Forrest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey march forward as leads in an all-star ensemble within their co-starring “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”, which withstands comedy-drama, fantasy-adventure, horror and action-comedy to retain the box offices top rank two weeks back-to-back, reports Box Office Mojo.
A near past 2013 proposed two films where the White House had to withstand take-overs complete with stand-off explosives and shoot ‘em up showdowns. A sounder in structure White House in “The Butler” withstands turmoil in presidencies, family and social events, a storyline with ticket sales totaling a two-week estimate of 52.2 million, $17. Million of which was part and parcel of August weekend 23 to 25.
The sleeper comedy “We’re the Millers” two-peats at second place, this weekend at $13.5 million. And all the while the comedy starring real-life couple Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis surpasses the business of half-angels – staving off the supernatural action-flick “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”. The YA adaptation was able to windfall only $9.3 million on its first opening weekend.
Also sharing a debut over August 23 to 25 is Simon Pegg starring “The World’s End”. Part sci-fi, part comedy and co-written by Pegg himself all starts off with $8.9 million, taking third place at the recent box office estimates.
Comic book movies “Kick-Ass 2” and “2 Guns” both fell to a respective tenth and eleventh place. On its second weekend, the hard-hitting geek-turns-superhero movie struck a $4.2 million sum. “2 Guns” took in $3.3 million after four weeks.
Family entertainer “Planes” was at fifth ($8.5 million) with the following listers rounding down the top ten: “Elysium, $7.1 million; “You’re Next”, $7. Million; “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”, $5.2 million; “Blue Jasmine”, $4.3 million.
The first features Katniss walking with Gale through District 12. Another features Katniss with Peeta on the Victory Tour. And the last one features Katniss with Cinna, in what appears to be their final moments together before Katniss returns to the Hunger Games arena.
Check out all of the new calendar images in the attached slideshow, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
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A few months ago, this Examiner published a List of villains deserving their own series, including DC Universe villains Kobra and the nation of Zandia. Shortly thereafter, DC Comics, coincidentally, announced their villains centric event “Forever Evil,” kicking off during a month of villain starring issues, dubbed “Villains Month.” What could fans expect if some of those villains’ stories continued beyond that?
Villains Month has some of DC’s greatest villains, including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Darkseid, and The Secret Society, taking over DC’s biggest titles for the month of September. The focus is on them while the Justice League is out of commission, due to the events of “Trinity War.” The scope of these one-shots varies. Some of them reveal origins, some tie directly into the larger “Forever Evil” event, while others progress the stories of the characters as they have been seen to date. However, many of these villains have enough substance behind them to carry them beyond a single issue.
DC has already announced a few of tie-in mini-series to go alongside “Forever Evil.” “Rogues Rebellion” starring The Flash’s Rogues, “Arkham War” starring the escapees of Arkham Asylum and “A.R.G.U.S.” starring the surviving members of that goverment taskforce will all run six issues. The following List takes a look at some of the other villains featured during Villains Month who could continue on in their own ongoing series.