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Brian Michael BendisMarvelPlaystation 4PowersSonyTelevision

Those wondering what is up with the PlayStation series, Powers (based on the Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming comic series), get a little nugget of information today in the form of two actors who have joined the cast.

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Legion of Super HeroesMajor SpoilersPollX-Men

We all know everyone is special – a unique snow flake that has no companion (except for the twins).  The DC Universe has a bunch of teenagers from the future who use their unique talents to save the universe, while Marvel 616 has a bunch of mutants who band together to save the universe.  They are in no way alike – really.  Trust us, we’ve got an uber-nerd working on this site, and he’ll tell you. But even if they were remotely alike, and we could shape the universe to put the Legion of Super-Heroes and the X-Men on a

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DCNBCTelevisionVertigo

NBC has announced it has acquired the rights to DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint “Midnight, Mass.” series to turn it into a television series.  Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts will write the series. “Midnight,” which has received a script commitment with penalty from the network, revolves around Adam and Julia Kadmons, a sophisticated, sexy, globe-trotting husband-and-wife team who solve mysteries and crimes of the supernatural. According to the Hollywood Reporter, this series has been heavily sought after for years to be turned into a television series. via THR

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NBCTelevision

Those that listen to the Major Spoilers Podcast, and hang on our every word, know I’m a huge Rockford Files fan.  It’s probably one of the best television series to come out of the 70s and early 80s.  Variety is reporting that it has asked House creator and executive producer David Shore to revive the series from the bins and update it for a new age of audiences. Garner’s Emmy-winning portrayal of the ex-con private eye who lived in a trailer in Malibu (and usually worked as hard to get his clients to pay up as he did on solving

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CWDCSmallvilleSupermanTelevisionWarner Bros.

Well, duh, we already know Clark Kent is Superman and has been on the Smallville television series for the last 9 years, but one has to remember the Superman costume, and powers like flying have been kept strictly on the down-low to avoid mixing the Smallville universe with the DC in-continuity one. That might all change come Sunday when it MIGHT be announced that Superman’s outfit will make an appearance in the season premiere of season 9 – aptly titled “Superman”. Does this mean we might see Tom Welling take over the film franchise down the road?  Another rumor has

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Television

It worked for Battlestar Galactica, so why not try it with another television series from days gone by?  The Syfy Channel is looking to remake Alien Nation into a new updated television series. “Alien Nation” centers on the partnership between a veteran cop and his alien detective partner, set against the larger tale of alien “newcomers” who move to Earth and attempt to assimilate into society. Tim Miner of Angel, X-Files, Firefly, and Strange World fame is currently writing the first script. Alien Nation was a very good movie, and an intriquing television series as it gave the creators a

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AnimationMovies

Disney has finally come to its senses and is returning to the world of hand drawn 2D animation.  This started up a discussion around stately Spoiler Manor about all sorts of animated movies.  We’re working on a special issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast for your listening pleasure next week.  The topic is Our Favorite Animated Movies, and we want know what’s on your list. Remember: These are animated movies only, which means no television series (we’re saving that for another time).  Both 2D and 3D movies are up for grabs from anytime period and any country. As always,  the

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AliensMovies

I really have serious doubts about what is going on in the minds of H’wood these days.  If they aren’t hacking a property to death with an unedning array of sequels, the studios are rebooting franchises, or remaking movies ad nauseum.  What happened to the days of original flicks? The latest set of movies in active development are from Ridley and Tony Scott who are producing a prequel to the classic Alien film, as well as The A-Team, based on the NBC television series.  The producers swear up and down that the Alien movie is not a remake, but rather

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Radical Publishing

Press Release In a bold new shift in direction, Radical Comics has brought on former Top Cow President and Editor-In-Chief David Wohl as their new Editor-In-Chief. Wohl replaces former Radical Editor-In-Chief Dave Elliott, who will continue at Radical in the new position of Special Projects Editor.

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Major SpoilersPoll

Television Icons square off in this installment of the Major Spoilers Poooooolllll of the Week!  Offered up by loyal Major Spoilerite Lifeisaglitch, this week we send into the ring two classic and beloved actors; Adam West, best known for his role as Batman in the 1960’s television series, and William Shatner, who has already been the target of our poll in the past (yeah, get your mind out of the gutter).  Two will enter, one will leave.  Who will it be? FIGHT!

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HeroesNBCTelevision

Greg Beeman, the producer/director of the Heroes television series on NBC has been given his walking papers.  Beeman doesn’t seem too upset over the announcement. You see, I will not be returning to HEROES for Season 4. Ultimately this was a financially motivated decision made by NBC. They no longer want to have a Producer/Director position on the show. But it coincides well with my own innate wanderlust, and so, while sad to leave so many friends and comrades, I am excited for the future. The good news is, he will be continuing his Beeman’s blog with all of his

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Boom StudiosPodcast

A touching tale of a stuffed bear and his boy Remember those Teddy Ruxpin bears we all had as kids. Not me of course, I was too old for those kinds of things by the time the line rolled out, and my parents were really cheap bastards to boot, but I found the alluring call of this early animatronic creature fascinating.  I always wondered what would have happened if someone tweaked the programming of that little critter, and thanks to the magics of Andrew Cosby and Johanna Stokes, I get to relive that fantastical part of my childhood that never

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AngelIDW Publishing

Juliet Landau created a really the really unique vampire Drusilla in the Buffy the Vampire television series, now the actress is picking up the pen and writing Drusilla into the pages of IDW Publishing’s Angel.  But before all that happens, Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru reunite to tell the tale featuring the fate of Gunn in Angel #23, before Landau steps up for issues #24 and #25. “We are very excited to have Brian back on Angel, and the stories he’s telling here really set the tone for what’s to come,” said IDW Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall in

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BatmanDCReview

This is what a Batman comic should be Batman exploding?  A damsel in distress?  A guy proclaiming to be the modern incarnation of King Tut?  No, I’m not describing an episode of the 60’s Batman television series, that featured Victor Buono as the villain, but rather King Tut’s introduction into the Batman family of comics 33 years after first being introduced on TV.

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