Speculation over which YA property would become the next Twilight has been swirling for some time now — since the first film hit theaters in 2008, really. But with the beloved vampire series finally poised to come to a close this fall, the timing is now more ripe than ever for some other pair of star-crossed paranormal teenager lovers to swoop in and take Edward and Bella’s place.

Among the contenders are Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lena (Alice Englert) of Beautiful Creatures, Richard LaGravenese‘s adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl‘s bestselling novel. This time around, it’s the guy who’s the clueless human newcomer, and the girl who’s the mysterious, supernatural local. The surprisingly strong supporting cast includes Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, and Emmy Rossum. Watch the new trailer after the jump.

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Batman and Super Mario aren’t the only icons to have their own POW!

Apparently an acronym for Purveyors of Wonder, Stan Lee‘s POW! Entertainment are an output for “new characters and franchises” created by The Man in recent years. At the same time as locking up their acquisition of Marvel this past Thursday, the Disney board also agreed to take on 10% of POW! shares. Seems that they just can’t get enough of that four-colour stuff.

So what do POW! have to offer? Officially, they have “20 new franchise characters in active stages of development and another 40 to be introduced”. So far, we only have significant details of a small handful.

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