Category Archives: Television

‘Spider-Man’ Now Shared Between Sony and Marvel Studios


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It finally happened! Everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood super hero/menace will be showing up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning that you’ll get to see Spidey fight along side Cap, Iron Man, and all the rest of the Marvel Studios heroes! He’ll show up in a Marvel Studios movie  first, then, in 2017, will be in a new solo movie (with a potentially new actor portraying him) in a co-produced collaboration with Kevin Feige and Sony, who still retains overall control of Spider-Man live action rights.  This is fantastic news for any Spider-Man/Marvel movies fan! Let’s hope that one day, Fox decides to be cool as well, so we can finally get some badass Dr. Doom action on the big screen!

Official Press Release

Marvel’s Kevin Feige to Produce Next Installment of the Spider-Man Franchise with Amy Pascal

(Culver City, California, and Burbank, California February 09, 2015) – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.

Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.

The new relationship follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether Spider-Man – who has always been an integral and important part of the larger Marvel Universe in the comic books – could become part of the Marvel Universe on the big screen. Spider-Man has more than 50 years of history in Marvel’s world, and with this deal, fans will be able to experience Spider-Man taking his rightful place among other Super Heroes in the MCU.

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company said: “Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s great characters, beloved around the world. We’re thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building.”

“We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans.”

“Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios share a love for the characters in the Spider-Man universe and have a long, successful history of working together. This new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take Peter Parker’s story into the future,” added Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

“I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie,” said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. “Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years.”

Spider-Man, embraced all over the world, is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films having taken in more than $4 billion worldwide.

More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/movies/24062/sony_pictures_entertainment_brings_marvel_studios_into_the_amazing_world_of_spider-man#ixzz3RJaFMja

“Legend of Zelda” Show in the Works for Netflix


The line-up for Netflix’s original programming just got a bit nerdy (as if the Marvel shows, like Daredevil, wasn’t enough.) The Wall Street Journal reported that Netflix is working closely with Nintendo on developing a Live-Action show based on the Legend of Zelda video game series. Currently, the show is only in its early stage of development, and Netflix are looking for some writers to recruit.

According to a Netflix representative, the show is going to be similar to “Game of Thrones” but appropriate for kids and families.

Any hopes or ideas you guys have in the show? For instance, what if every season covered a different Zelda game? Let us know in the comments!

NUReviews @ New York Comic Con 2014


It’s our favorite time of the year…besides all of those other times that are just as cool. But New York Comic Con is still pretty cool! And we were there! Check it out!
Music Credits

Midimachine – Forever South
http://v-road.bandcamp.com/album/perpetual-motion

Abra Sounds – Parallel and Simultaneous
http://abrasounds.squarespace.com/listen-to-abra/

8-bitheroes – My 8bit destiny
http://8-bitheroes.newgrounds.com/follow

Schematist – Neon Arcade
https://www.youtube.com/user/CrimsonAzure7

Sonic Boom TV Series Trailer



For the final bit of Sonic news today, there’s a new trailer showing off the new Sonic Boom cartoon. It’s just a small scene of Sonic fighting one of Eggman’s robots. But it’s worth checking out.
From the official Sega site:
“The Sonic Boom TV series is a co-production between SEGA of America, Inc. and OuiDO! Productions.  Executive producers on the show are Evan Baily, Donna Friedman Meir and Jane McGregor on behalf of SEGA, and Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog from OuiDO!.  Other partners involved in the TV series include Lagardère Entertainment Rights for distribution and Lagardère Active TV Licensing & New Business for licensing and merchandise in France.”

If you want to see more Sonic news, click these links:
http://nureviewsnetwork.com/2014/02/06/sonic-boom-series-relaunch/

http://nureviewsnetwork.com/2014/02/06/sonic-boom-trailer-nintendo-wii-u-and-3ds/

http://blogs.sega.com/2014/02/06/sega-launches-new-franchise-strategy-for-sonic-the-hedgehog-with-sonic-boom/

NUReviews @ New York Comic Con 2013 Part 1



This is part one (of three parts) of our NYCC video coverage! Join us as we explore the biggest nerd gathering on the East Coast!

Music: Kyoto Jazz Massive – Stargazer

A NUReviews Photo Tour of New York Comic Con 2013


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Thursday, October 10th to Sunday the 14th was perhaps the most exhausting and longest weekend I have experienced so far in my life. Navigating through the crowds of the con and streets of New York was not for the agoraphobic. At least finding a way to the convention in NYC wasn’t a complete labyrinth, just follow the closest cosplayer you see, and you should be at the con in no time. Everywhere you turned your head on the con floor, you’d see a vendors with so much merch of all sorts of media. A nerd/geek’s shopping spree can get as nasty as a Black Friday shopper. It’s almost like an addiction. “I can stop buying swag whenever I want…or run out of money”. Finally, the patience of Buddha is required for the waiting lines for panels. Some people waited for 9 hours in the panel hall just to get into the Walking Dead panel. At least you could kill time reading comics, right?

Nevertheless, New York Comic Con is one of the few times of the year I actually get hype about. Hanging around like-minded friends, engulfed in all things geek is just a swell feeling. Down below you can see the pictures we snapped from the convention. We’ll be releasing a video of interviews and footage we captured later this week. Enjoy.

Click Here if you want to see the Facebook version of the album for tagging!

Some of these pictures might be blurry. We apologize for this. We promise to be mindful of the quality next time we release a photo set.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Sneak Peak (UPDATED WITH ACTUAL SNEAK PEEK)



Update: After tonight’s season finale of “Once Upon a Time”, we got a better look at what to expect with this show. I think that man jumping from the building could be Luke Cage AKA Power Man. No clue if we’ll be seeing any of the heroes from the movies, but one can dream.
From YouTube description: “Get your first look at “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” starring Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson and coming soon to ABC!”

 


So the ‘Agents of SHIELD’ just got greenlight for a season on ABC. This show will be in continuity with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And yea, Agent Coulson lives. Enjoy these seven seconds of the newly confirmed show!