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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011

THE GREEN HORNET: MICHEL GONDRY

The Continuum continues a series of video interviews from The Green Hornet with director Michel Gondry.

Gondry talks about bringing humor to the film, Cameron Diaz's contributions and more.

To view the video, CLICK HERE.

Look for more on The Green Hornet on Thursday here in The Continuum.



DENIS LEARY TALKS SPIDER-MAN

Emma Stone is not the only actor to change hairstyles for the new Spider-Man movie.

Denis Leary -- who plays Capt. Stacy, the father of Stone's Gwen Stacy -- has a shorter hairstyle for the movie, now in production.

Appearing on Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday, Leary joked about how he will look in 3D.

"This nose is going to look huge when Spider-Man comes out," he said. "A lot of kids are going to be scared."

Leary praised Stone and Andrew Garfield, who plays Peter Parker/Spidey. "They are both just fantastic," he said.

Leary noted his favorite comic-book movie franchise has been Batman. While he praised Michael Keaton, he said Christian Bale has become his favorite movie Batman. "He is just so intense," Leary said.

Leary will be a guest on TBS' Conan on Wednesday night.



THE AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES: "COME THE CONQUEROR"

Disney XD has unveiled a promotional spot for "Come the Conqueror," Sunday's new episode of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

To view the video, CLICK HERE.

The episode -- the second part of a three-part Kang story -- was written by Eugene Son and directed by Vinton Heuck.



BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS' THE ROYALS

Bluewater Productions has announced an April release for Fame: The Royals, featuring Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The book is written by CW Cooke, with art by Pablo Martinena. It will examine the lives of the couple and plans for the upcoming wedding.

"Here you have two people trapped in a fishbowl," said Darren Davis, president of Bluewater, "As a non-royal how do you navigate in the sudden storm of fame? As someone used to the spotlight, how do you maintain a veil of privacy?"

Bluewater is publishing a special collector's edition graphic novel of the title that features several extras, including pinup posters, special illustrations of the wedding as well as a comparison with Diana and Charles' 1981 wedding. The special edition also offers a double-sized cover by Martinena.

The special collector's edition flip book will be available in May for $7.99.



NICKELODEON'S POWER RANGERS SAMURAI

Nickelodeon has announced it will premiere Power Rangers Samurai on Monday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

For a trailer for the new show, CLICK HERE.

Entering the Saban franchise's 19th season, Power Rangers will feature a new cast of Rangers and never-before-seen villains.

Following the premiere, the show will air regularly Sundays at noon (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, with encores Saturdays at noon on Nickelodeon and Fridays from 8-9 p.m. (ET) on Nicktoons.

Here's how the show is described:

"Power Rangers Samurai follows a new generation of five Rangers who must master the ancient Samurai Symbols of Power which give them control over the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest and Earth. Under the guidance of their all-knowing Samurai mentor, Ji, and with the aid of their devoted animal Zords (Lion, Dragon, Ape, Turtle and Bear), they battle to save Earth from the dark forces of the Netherworld led by the evil Master Xandred.

"The Samurai Power Rangers are: Jayden (Alex Heartman), the Red Ranger and the team's leader; Mia (Erika Fong), the Pink Ranger who is the confident and caring 'big sister' of the Rangers; Kevin (Najee De-Tiege), the Blue Ranger, is a great swordsman who lives by the code of the Rangers; Emily (Brittany Pirtle), the Yellow Ranger, is the youngest but most optimistic of the group; and Mike (Hector David), the Green Ranger, who is a bit of a rebel and would rather be destroying video monsters than real ones."



FOX'S TERRA NOVA

Fox has announced a two-night spring preview event and released gallery and episodic images for Terra Nova, its new adventure drama.

The special will air on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24 from 9-10 p.m. (ET/PT), with the series premiering in the fall.

Here's how Fox describes the show:

"An epic family adventure 85 million years in the making, Terra Nova follows an ordinary family embarking on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149 the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped, overcrowded and overpolluted. With no known way to reverse the damage to the planet, scientists discover a portal to prehistoric Earth. This doorway leads to an amazing world, one that allows for a last-ditch effort to save the human race...a second chance to rebuild civilization and get it right this time.

"The series centers on the Shannon family as they join the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, the first colony established in this beautiful yet forbidding land led by its founder Commander Nathaniel Taylor (Stephen Lang). Jim Shannon (Jason O'Mara), a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family -- wife Elisabeth (Shelley Conn); and children Josh (Landon Liboiron), Maddy (Naomi Scott) and Zoe (Alana Mansour) -- through this new land of limitless beauty, mystery and terror.

"In addition to blue skies, towering waterfalls and lush vegetation, Terra Nova offers new opportunities and fresh beginnings to its recent arrivals, but the Shannons have brought with them a familial secret that may threaten their citizenship in this utopia. These adventurers soon discover that this healthy, vibrant world is not as idyllic as it initially appears. The areas surrounding Terra Nova are teeming with danger -- and not just of the man-eating dinosaur variety. The Shannons will come to suspect that not everyone on this mission has the same idea of how to best save mankind; in fact, there may be forces intent on destroying this new world before it even begins."

Below are gallery images from the show.

Below are images from the first episode.





BRIEFLY

* Jesus Saiz will be the new artist of DC Comics' Birds of Prey beginning with #12 in May.

DC has unveiled Saiz's cover for Birds of Prey #12, as well as the cover for #11.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

* ScreenGems has released a second trailer for the Priest movie. To view the trailer, CLICK HERE.



MARCH SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

For previously posted March solicitations, click on the publishers' names below:

* 12-Gauge Comics.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Archaia Comics.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Big Dog Ink.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* BOOM! Studios.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Kickstart Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Publishing.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Top Cow Productions.

* Zenescope Entertainment.





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