Did you hear Method Man is hosting a new podcast for Marvel? Why was Static Shock trending on Twitter earlier this week? Who has joined the cast of the Black Lightning spin-off Painkiller at The CW? Want to read the new extended synopsis for The Suicide Squad? Have you seen the trailer for Justice Society: World War II? Which comic book studio would Spike Lee like to work with? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
This week already brought a bunch of new Funko POPs inspired by movies like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Mummy, The Goonies, Cool Runnings, and White Men Can’t Jump. Now we have several new waves of Funko POPs from beloved TV shows from today and yesteryear. The collectible vinyl figure line expands the roster of The Office, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Umbrella Academy characters, and it also digs back into the past for new line-ups from Happy Days, Bewitched, and Frasier. Read More »
What are the first impressions of Marvel’s Avengers after the first round of beta testing? Want to see another clip from Deathstroke: Knights & Demons? Did James Gunn have any creative interference on The Suicide Squad? Want to hear the Umbrella Academy cast break down a scene? What’s the latest from Ryan Reynolds about Deadpool 3? Why didn’t Tony Stark use EDITH to fight Thanos in Avengers: Endgame? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Did you know Brenton Thwaites initially thought he was auditioning for a Nightwing movie instead of a Titans series? What Hulk content is Marvel’s Avengers video game and Fortnite teaming up for? Did you know fans can choose whether Robin lives or dies in an upcoming DC Comics animated movie? How could Secret Wars destroy the multiverse in the MCU? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Need to catch up on the fifth season of Agents of SHIELD? How will Marvel Comics #1000 celebrate the 80th anniversary of Marvel? What Avengers: Endgame character is joining Marvel Strike Force? What character might Idris Elba play in The Suicide Squad? How did Howard the Duck come to be added to the final battle of Avengers: Endgame? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Are you ready for Captain Marvel to arrive on Future Fight? How about Shazam on Injustice 2 mobile? Which rapper is pretty upset about the cancellation of The Punisher? What’s one thing David Harbour tried to avoid while making Hellboy? Why did Thanos give Loki an Infinity Stone instead of keeping it himself? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
The Umbrella Academy is just the latest of many superhero series to hit the small screen, as Hollywood breathlessly tries to mine every comic book for a TV show or film adaptation.
But the Netflix series, based on the Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá Dark Horse comic book series of the same name, stands apart from the rest. Ellen Page leads the cast of The Umbrella Academy, which follows a gang of misfit siblings with superpowers who reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death. Critics are praising the Netflix series for being a breath of fresh air from the glut of Marvel and DC Comics adaptations, offering a refreshing and bonkers take on the familiar genre.
See The Umbrella Academy early buzz below.
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If the X-Men franchise has been disappointing you in recent years, maybe you’ll take solace in a different kind of mutant superhero story that has flares of Watchmen, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Atomic Blonde all mixed together.
Umbrella Academy, based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, is a new series coming to Netflix in February, and the first trailer has just arrived with some 1980s pop music to usher in the story about a group of adopted misfits who must band together to stop the world from ending. Read More »
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Netflix’s newest comic book adaptation is only getting more super, with a cast rounded out with stars from Game of Thrones, Hamilton, Misfits, and more.
The Umbrella Academy series has found its main cast, adding Tom Hopper as Luther, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison, David Castañeda as Diego, Robert Sheehan as Klaus, and Aidan Gallagher as Number Five. They join Ellen Page (who joined the series last month), who plays Vanya.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 by Angie Han
Back in 2009, we reported that screenwriter Mark Bomback (Race to Witch Mountain) was working on a screenplay adapted from Dark Horse Comics’ The Umbrella Academy series. Now, after a couple of years of not much activity, the project is getting a whole new draft. Universal Pictures recently hired Rawson Thurber, best known as the writer/director of Dodgeball, to rewrite the script.
Written by My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Ba, The Umbrella Academy follows a disbanded group of superheroes who reunite after the death of their adoptive father. The series won an Eisner Award for Best Finite Series/Limited Series in 2008 and has received praise from writer Grant Morrison, who called it “An ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb of wit and ideas.” More details after the jump.
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