Archie Comics, the leading children’s comic book publisher in the world and home to some of the most recognizable pop culture characters, including Archie, Betty and Veronica, Jughead, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Josie and the Pussycats, announced plans with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products for ARCHIE MEETS GLEE, a four-part comic book storyline that brings the cast of the hit FOX television series face to face with Archie and the gang. The story is expected to kick off in 2013.
We know that the next Wolverine movie takes place in Japan, and has the potential to feature the Silver Samuarai, but what fans don’t know is when the movie begins production. Hugh Jackman took to Twitter this weekend and let everyone in on the production.
I hope 20th Century Fox doesn’t release as much promotional material as Disney did with The Avengers. I’d much rather have bits and pieces dished out as a slow buildup. Of course if the studio wants to release more three minute plus long trailers, I’m not going to complain too much.
If Fox, Sony, and other studios want to maintain the rights to Marvel properties, they need to make sure they are constantly working on a new movie. Fox is ready to bring the Fantastic Four back to the big screen, and it looks like the studio has found a director to do it.
In celebration of THE SIMPSONS’ historic 500th episode milestone, FOX invites fans of the iconic animated series to participate in THE SIMPSONS Ultimate Fan Marathon Challenge at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Fans will come together to watch up to 500 continuous episodes of THE SIMPSONS in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record of 86 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds for the longest continuous television viewing. The contest winner will take home a $10,500 prize and an array of THE SIMPSONS merchandise. Members of THE SIMPSONS will be on-site to kick-off the marathon event, and fans and spectators will be able to watch the marathon and visit THE SIMPSONS fanfare area equipped with interactive elements and animation cells.
It’s no surprise that 20th Century Fox is all in for a Fantastic Four reboot. If the studio doesn’t show it is in the process of making a new film, the rights revert back to Marvel/Disney, who would no doubt do something awesome with the franchise. But the property is still at Fox, and the studio may have found a director.
Twentieth Century Fox’s first-ever animated film, created by renowned director Ralph Bakshi, WIZARDS appears in a 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + Book release on March 13 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the “epic fantasy of peace and magic” stars the voice talent of Mark Hamill (Star Wars Saga). The special edition Blu-ray + Book release is a must-have for fans and collectors, featuring 24-pages of amazing artwork from the film, some of the artwork never-before-seen, and a special message from Bakshi!
While it may have taken longer than Hollywood would have liked, the man who illegally uploaded a workprint copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was sentenced to one year in federal prison. To date, this is one of the longest and hardest penalty handed down for Internet piracy, and no doubt has the SOPA supporters jumping up and down with delight.
“We believe this is the longest sentence ever imposed for a defendant charged with uploading a single copyrighted film to the internet,” assistant United States Attorney Lisa E. Feldman, who works with the FBI’s computer and intellectual property crimes section, told Variety.
Fox claims the movie was downloaded over 15 million times, and cost the studio millions in lost revenue. With recent talk of the Stop Online Piracy Act, currently in discussion in Washington, D.C., and the fact that Megaupload.com was the site that Gilberto Sanchez uploaded the movie to, this is just going to add more fuel to the fire of the online piracy debate.