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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 »

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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 »

Powers

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 »

We didn’t get Donald Glover but we are getting Miles Morales. This past June, the original Spider-Man, Peter Parker, died in Marvel’s alternative “Ultimates” universe, making national headlines. On Wednesday, Ultimate Fallout #4 will reveal Parker’s webslinging replacement to be Miles Morales, a half-black, half-hispanic teenager. Cue even bigger headlines.

Plus, according to writer Brian Michael Bendis, Morales’s look as the new Spider-Man was indirectly influenced by Donald Glover’s campaign for the lead role in The Amazing Spider-Man when the reboot was being cast. Read Bendis’ quote, information about the character and more after the break. Read More »


News on a screen adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis‘ comic book series Powers has been painfully slow going: It’s been eleven years since the series launched to critical acclaim, ten years since Sony optioned it for a film, two years since the project was redirected to the small screen, and one year since Bendis and Journeyman creator Kevin Falls pitched the show to cable network FX.

Now, finally, FX has greenlit a pilot for the series. Hopefully, this means we can look forward to development on this project picking up pace. More details after the jump.

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