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Marvel’s “Ant-Man” Heads to the UK in July

A concept poster art for Marvel's "Ant-Man" by Andy Park.

  Heroes don’t get any bigger with the new trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man, which debuts in the UK on Friday 17th July, the same weekend as the London Film and Comic Con. (I’ve been delaying posting this in the hope that my LFCC contacts will respond to my emails about whether they have any Ant-Man related guests, to no avail, ... Read More »

“The BFG” – More Casting News, 2016 Release Date Set

The BFG

  As production gets underway in Vancouver, Walt Disney Studios has announced it will co-produce and co-finance Steven Spielberg‘s production of Roald Dahl‘s story The BFG, marking the three-time Academy Award winner’s first time directing a Disney-branded movie. Due for release in the UK on 22nd July 2016, previously announced cast include three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance who will play the titular ... Read More »

First Pics from Marvel’s Deadpool Released

Deadpool by the Fireplace

One of the first official image from Marvel’s Deadpool, due for release in the UK on 12th February 2016, has been released. Directed by Tim Miller, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary who is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers. Adopting the alter ego Deadpool, armed with his new ... Read More »

“Jupiter’s Legacy” film news breaks as collection launches in comic shops

Jupiter’s Legacy Trade Paperback Volume 1

  Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s Image Comics-published series Jupiter’s Legacy is headed to the big screen, notes The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes as Jupiter’s Circle #1, also by Mark and set in 1959, featuring art by Wilfredo Torres, hits comic shops, and a collected of edition of Jupiter’s Legacy arrives in stores. In Jupiter’s Legacy, it seems the ... Read More »

Rare toys uncovered in closed Welsh shop go up for auction

Action Man Astronaut: Battle Pack and Laser

  The Vectis auction house is lining up a treasure trove of a sale for British toy collectors, discovered in a former North Wales toy shop, including rare Action Man figures, Star Wars collectables and much more. The Frank Beech Toy Shop in Holywell in North Wales closed its doors in 2009 after many years as a thriving and successful ... Read More »

British Comic Shop Releases (1st April 2015) – Jump On Board 2000AD and The Ninth Doctor!

2000AD Prog 1924

  Here’s our list of both British and US comics on sale this week in comic shops (Wednesday 1st April 2015), and it’s a big week for 2000AD fans – and not just because Tharg has persuaded Brian Bolland to draw the cover of this week’s new Prog. This week’s issue is a perfect jumping-on point for all new, lapsed or curious ... Read More »

Tax Boost for UK Games, Film and TV Production in 2015 Budget

Doctor Who Season 8: Listen - Peter Capaldi

  Both big screen films and small screen TV production has just gained a further boost in the UK, after the government announced it is to further enhance the tax credits offered for TV and film, along with expanding support for the video game industry. A number of SF and fantasy productions could benefit from the changes, as could game makers ... Read More »

Lakes Festival guest on board for Marvel’s Star Wars

Work in progress cover for Star Wars #8

US publisher Marvel has announced that artist Stuart Immonen, one of the guests at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, will replace John Cassaday on Marvel’s flagship Star Wars title starting with #8, which ships in July. Stuart began his comics career in 1988, having worked for most of the industry’s major publishers including Marvel, DC and Image in the quarter-century since. During ... Read More »

Matthew Simpson to star as Johnny Alpha, Kevin Horsham as Wulf in Strontium Dog Fan Film

Strontium Dog - Fan Film: Wulf Sternhammer

The team behind the eagerly-anticipated not-for-profit Strontium Dog fan film have released a few photos from their costume test day, and introduce actors Matthew Simpson, who has kindly agreed to play the part of Johnny Alpha in the film, and Kevin Horsham, who will play companion Wulf Sternhammer. The film, which will be directed by Steven Sterlacchini & Steve Green, is ... Read More »

New SPECTRE image released, but no news on James Bond comics yet…

The latest image from the upcoming James Bond film, SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved

  A new teaser image from the next James Bond film, SPECTRE, was released this week featuring Dave Bautista as the villain Mr Hinks, apparently a new foe for Bond. The film, due for release, 6th November 2015, will focus on his childhood, according to director Sam Mendes. “In this movie, SPECTRE, what you have is a movie entirely driven by Bond,” Mendes teased in ... Read More »

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