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Who originally auditioned to play Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy? How can you prep for the Jessica Jones Netflix series? What would a George Miller Superman be like? Does Neil deGrasse Tyson think Batman or Iron Man would win in a fight? Is Ryan Reynolds worried about Deadpool‘s superhero movie competition? Where and when will Wonder Woman take place? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »


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Jessica Jones TV series

Currently on stage before the Television Critics Association is a panel of Netflix showrunners representing a selection of the streaming service’s top original shows. Melissa Rosenberg is on the Showrunner Panel representing Marvel’s Jessica Jones TV series, which stars Krysten Ritter (pictured above in Breaking Bad). Asked about her upcoming show, the edgy tone Rosenberg described seems akin to their Daredevil series, though she emphasizes the two shows are very different.

And while Jessica Jones is based on the Marvel Comics series Alias (no relation to the TV show), which was one of the first “R-rated” runs from Marvel’s MAX imprint, Rosenberg says the Netflix series goes even further than the comics did.  Read More »

miles morales spiderman

Its been almost four years since Marvel revealed they would be introducing a half-Black, half-Hispanic Spider-Man named Miles Morales. But the character was part of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, which means that he remained part of a side universe sector of the Marvel Universe, which also included its own version of the classic Peter Parker character. So while it seemed like a huge step forward for diversity in comics, it was also seen as a compromise.

Marvel has now announced that Miles Morales is officially becoming Spider-man in the Marvel Universe, but that doesn’t mean he will be the only Spider-Man in town. Peter Parker is still around, so now we are presented with a universe with two spider-man characters. Will they be able to co-exist in New York City?

And while this is another step forward for Marvel, it seems like we won’t be seeing a black Spider-Man on the big screen anytime soon. Despite Spider-man comic writer Brian Michael Bendis and former Spider-man actor Andrew Garfield both suggesting that the new Marvel/Sony Spider-man should bring Miles Morales to the big screen, Sony seems set on a white Peter Parker as the main character in the series. Maybe that will happen someday too.

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PlayStation will be powering on its first-ever original series this spring. The company has just announced a debut date for Powers, based on the comic book by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward lead the drama as two police detectives working in the Powers division, which specializes in cases involving superhuman abilities. More details on the Powers PlayStation premiere after the jump.  Read More »

See Four New Images From ‘Powers’

new powers images

Sony’s PlayStation Network gets its first original series in the form of Powers, which adapts the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. The show follows two cops who police “powers,” which is the story’s term for super-powered individuals. Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward play the homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, seen above. Now a set of four new Powers images have turned up, and you can see them below. Read More »


After so, so many years of trying, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming‘s Powers is finally coming to the screen this December thanks to Sony’s PlayStation Network. Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward lead the cast as two cops who specialize in cases involving “Powers,” i.e., people with superpowers.

Shooting on the sci-fi cop drama began about a month ago, and today the first pic of Copley and Heyward in character has finally been released. Hit the jump for your Powers first look.

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Powers TV Show

Xbox Live has a suite of original programming coming soon to the Xbox platform, and now Sony is getting into the original series action for the PlayStation Network. The first show created exclusively for the PlayStation will be a Powers TV show, based on the comic written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming. Sony Pictures Television is producing the show, and in fact has been doing so for a while, The PlayStation Network is simply a new home for the effort.

The comic combines genres, telling the story of homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are tasked with to investigating cases involving people with superhuman abilities. Those people are referred to as “powers,” giving the comic and show its title, and also a touch of superhero scope. Read More »

Zac Efron / Brian Michael Bendis' Fire

Zac Efron is finally going to get his shot at comic book heroism, thanks to Jesse Wigutow. Universal Pictures has just tapped the Tron 3 scribe to pen Fire, which Efron has been attached to produce and star in since 2010. It’s an adaptation of the 1993 miniseries of the same title by Brian Michael Bendis, and sounds more Bourne than Spider-Man. Hit the jump for the latest details on the project.

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Marvel animation fans are probably well aware G4 has been running anime-inspired cartoons featuring the X-Men, Iron Man and, starting this week, Blade, on Friday nights. However, based on the time slot alone, it’s pretty obvious those shows are skewed to an audience slightly older than kids. Lest we forget, Marvel’s a Disney company now, so it seems like a no-brainer for the Mouse to air some younger themed Marvel content themselves. That’s exactly what’s happening this April. Disney XD will premiere a Marvel block of programming called the Marvel Universe on April 1 with the launch of Ultimate Spider-Man. Read more after the jump. Read More »