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Marvel Expands The STAR WARS™ Universe With LANDO #1 This July!

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New York, NY – April 17, 2015 – You know him. You love him. Prepare to see a side of him you’ve never seen before as the galaxy’s smoothest gambler, entrepreneur, and smuggler gets his very own series! Today, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfillm Ltd. are pleased to announce LANDO #1 – a brand new Star Wars limited series coming this July from Marvel Comics! Join Lando on his greatest caper ever as blockbuster creators Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman, She-Hulk) and Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Spider-Woman, Moon Knight) bring you a new tale of a scoundrel in his natural element – trouble!

“Is Lando Calrissian the coolest character in all of Star Wars? Depends on who you ask, probably. But if you ask me, the answer is yes, and I plan to prove it with this story,” says series writer Charles Soule.

Before he joined the rebellion, before he oversaw mining operations on Bespin – he was just Lando. Making his way in the galaxy and getting by on good looks, charm, and an ace up his sleeve (sometimes literally). With his cyborg aide Lobot at his side, Lando has plans to steal one of the galaxy’s most valuable ships. Yet even with his swindles and unparalleled swagger – has he bitten off more than he can chew?

“Before Cloud City, before his glorious Death Star run,” continues Soule, “Lando Calrissian was just a man trying to make his way through an uncaring universe determined not to recognize that he was undeniably the coolest man in the galaxy. But Lando’s got a plan to change all that… and it starts with the deal of a lifetime.”

Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, this new Marvel Comics limited series will exist as part of the canon for the Star Wars universe! Once again, Marvel brings the biggest creators in the industry to the biggest characters in a galaxy far, far away. Be there when the Star Wars line expands this July in LANDO #1!

FEIGE TALKS ERA, COSTUME FOR MCU SPIDER-MAN

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has revealed new details about the planned integration of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Marvel struck a deal with Sony, which has the movie rights to the character, and plans to introduce the new Spider-Man in a Marvel movie, followed by a new Spider-Manfilm released by Sony, co-produced by Feige.  The character has been confirmed to be Peter Parker, but little else about the new cinematic Spider-Man has been revealed.

The new take on Spider-Man will focus on Peter Parker’s high school years, Feige told Collider.  [E]ven though there’ve been five Spider-Man films, there are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet,” he said.  “The most obvious being the ‘young, doesn’t quite fit in’ kid before his powers, and then the fella that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys and doesn’t shut up, which is something we want to play with and we’re excited about.”  He expects to cast an actor that can play the character as a 15-16-year-old.

The character will also get a different costume in its new incarnation, Feige told Crave Online.  “We’ve already designed the costume, which is different than any of the ones that have come before,” he said.

The first appearance of the MCU Spider-Man is expected to be in Captain America 3, which opens May 6, 2016.  The Spider-Man film premieres July 28, 2017.

ALIEN NATION’ REMAKE GETS WRITERS

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Twentieth Century Fox has announced the writing team of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway for its remake of Alien Nation, according to The Hollywod Reporter.
Marcum and Holloway wrote Iron Man, as well as Punisher: War Zone. The two also have credits on the recent Highlander remake, as well as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Plot information was scarce, but the article said the studio plans a franchise, similar to Planet of the Apes, and the first installment will explain how and why the aliens arrived here on Earth.

Magneto Rules All in the WARZONES! of HOUSE OF M #1!

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What happens when a mutant king achieves all his deepest desires? What happens when a warrior has no more war to fight? This August, return to the hallowed halls of the House of Magnus as writer Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Woman, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad) and artist Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex) bring you HOUSE OF M #1 – a new Secret Wars series!

The House of Magnus controls all – ruling Battleworld’s Monarchy of M with an iron-fist. His children and grandchildren live as royals, complete with the privileges and pit-falls of their station. The great war with humanity has been won, the future of his race assured. Yet the question remains – what happens to a conqueror when there is no one left to conquer?

NEW GUILLERMO DEL TORO ‘PACIFIC RIM’ COMIC

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Legendary Comics has announced three new comic miniseries for late 2015:  a new Pacific Rim title, an espionage series byiZombie’s Chris Robertson, and a crime-thriller series by Steven Grant and Pete Woods.

Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift follows up the bestselling Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero OGN, with new Kaiju battle tales set in the universe of director Guillermo del Toro and screenwriter Travis Beacham’s Pacific Rim.  The four-issue series is written by Joshua Fialkov (The Bunker, I, Vampire, Elk’s Run), with art by Marcos Marz (Batman Confidential, Blackest Night: JSA).  The series will launch in November.

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