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Marvel To Launch New Animation Franchise “Marvel Rising” In 2018

If you’ve been paying attention to the full presentation of PiercingMetal over the last year or so, you very likely know just how much we are posting about the Comics scene and the upcoming related big and small screen features. If you had not realized this, well, there are quite a few of these kinds of posts and there are more to come. That makes this news all the more fantastic to share about the upcoming idea “Marvel Rising”. Check out the submitted artwork and the full press release.

The Press Release:
(Glendale, CA) December 7, 2017 – Marvel Entertainment announced today, “Marvel Rising,” a brand-new, multi-platform animation franchise starring the next generation of Marvel heroes set to launch in 2018. The program will launch with six, four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen with her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider, and introduce audiences to the world of “Marvel Rising.” Following the shorts, a feature-length animated film, “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” will premiere later that year. Distribution partners for the content to be announced at a later date.

Meet the characters and all-star voice actors behind the all-new franchise “Marvel Rising” here: https://youtu.be/6HTPCTtkWoA

The content features an all-star line-up of voice talent including Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, Tyler Posey, BooBoo Stewart, Kathreen Khavari, Milana Vayntrub, Cierra Ramirez, Kamil McFadden, Skai Jackson, Kim Raver, Ming-Na Wen, Steven Weber, and Dee Bradley Baker among others. Future stories and content are also being developed across Marvel’s digital and publishing platforms and will be announced at a later date.

“Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” is a long-anticipated event, bringing together Marvel’s newest and beloved characters that have garnered major fan excitement over the last few years. Powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely, but formidable crew of aspiring heroes. When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together and prove to the world that sometimes the difference between a “hero” and “misfit” is just in the name.

“Marvel characters are so relatable because they live in our world and face the same challenges we do. So I’m very excited that our Marvel Rising team of heroes is so inclusive, reflecting characters with different backgrounds, particularly a set of strong female leads that our young audience can connect with,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation & Family Entertainment.
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Opening: “Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders” @ Select Theaters (10/10/2016)

If you were one of the lucky ones, you got to see the advance screening of “Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders” at the NY Comic Con that just took place over the last few days at the Javits Center and some other parts of NYC since it was so darned big an event. If you didn’t catch it, perhaps you are one of the lucky winners of the contest that I ran on THIS LINK Whatever the case might be, the film opens to the general public today for One Night Only and you don’t want to miss out on the fun-filled action. Take a look at the awesome poster and some premise.


About The Film:
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is an upcoming 2016 American animated superhero film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Based on the 1960s Batman TV series[8], the film stars Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar reprising their roles of Batman, Robin, and Catwoman from the series. Originally intended to be released directly on home video, the film will premiere at the New York Comic Con on October 6, 2016, to be followed by a simultaneous release in theaters on October 10, 2016, a digitally home video release on October 11, 2016 and on DVD and Blu-ray on November 1, 2016.

The Plot: Joker, Penguin, Riddler, and Catwoman collaborate into hatching a nefarious plot that would endanger Gotham City. It’s up to Batman and Robin to thwart this plot and defeat the villains.

The Cast:
Adam West as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Burt Ward as Dick Grayson / Robin
Julie Newmar as Catwoman
Wally Wingert as Riddler
Steven Weber as Alfred Pennyworth
Thomas Lennon as Chief Miles O’Hara
Jeff Bergman as The Joker and The Announcer
William Salyers as The Penguin
Lynne Marie Stewart as Aunt Harriet
Jim Ward as James Gordon
Sirena Irwin as Miranda Moore

PiercingMetal Thoughts:
In my contest piece I said how much I loved the show and for a number of years as a child I wanted to be Batman. I’m kind of at that head space again as an adult but don’t worry I barely have the finances for such an endeavor LOL – It’s great that we have Adam West and Burt Ward to do another film of this kind even if its animated because these DC Comics animated features are fantastic. They’re miles ahead of the live action films and bring us a lot of awesome storylines. So are you readers fans of this stuff? Will you be trying to see this in the theaters with the rest of us? I am considering going tonight myself so you should as well. It’s opening at a number of theaters in the city so I want to take advantage of it while I can. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman%3A_Return_of_the_Caped_Crusaders

Tonight: “iZombie” Season 2 Premiere (10/6/15)

Logo - iZombie

Did you watch “iZombie” when it premiered last season my dear comic book series loving readers or did you let it pass you by? I didn’t know what to expect as I was not a devout reader of the title even though some friends in the illustrious DC Comics company had given me several issues and some trade paperback editions of it and at the end of the day I found the show to be quite a bit of fun. The second season starts tonight and airs after “The Flash” so check out the poster, the premise and the cast and then we can talk about it a little more.

Poster - iZombie - S2 - 2015

The Premise:
Seattle medical resident Olivia “Liv” Moore is turned into a zombie while attending a boat party. To cope with her new appetite for brains, Liv takes a job at the King County morgue and shares her secret with her boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti. In order for Liv to survive, Ravi encourages her to eat the brains of murder victims who are delivered to the morgue. Whenever she eats a victim’s brain, Liv inherits some of their personality traits temporarily. She also experiences flashbacks which often give her clues as to the nature of the murder. Liv uses this new ability to help the Seattle Police Department solve crimes, passing herself off as a psychic consultant.
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