Judge Dredd (pictured above with fellow 2000 AD stalwart, Strontium Dog) co-creator Carlos Ezquerra is one of Comic-Con 2015’s Guests of Honor and 2000 AD will be hosting a Spotlight On Carlos Ezquerra panel to discuss his work over a long and illustrious career. Ezquerra will also be signing at the 2000 AD booth.
Also in attendance will be Andy Diggle and Jock.
For details on 2000 AD’s panels and a peek at the Comic-Con 2015 exclusives, follow the jump.
As part of FOX Fanfare 2015, the network has scheduled world premiere screenings of Scream Queens, Minority Report and Lucifer; Last Man on Earth’s SDCC debut; a ‘raucous Seth MacFarlane panel that will include new series Bordertown; giveaways (collectible posters, 2015 Poster Tubes), plus X Marks The Spot! and much, much more.
Donald Glover’s FX pilot, Atlanta, begins production this month after having cast its leads.
The series stars Glover – who wrote the pilot – as Earnest ‘Earn Marks, who once left Atlanta but returned, dreams gone, to work an unglamorous job to get by. When his cousin Alfred becomes the city’s new top rapper, he sees a chance to get back in the game by becoming Alfred’s manager.
Brian Tyree Henrywill play Alfred Miles; Lakeith Lee Stanfield will play Darius – Alfred’s musical collaborator and right-hand man, and Zazie Beetz will play the pragmatic Van – whose relationship with Earn is complicated because of their daughter.
The pilot is being directed by Hiro Murai – who is best known for directing videos for Glover’s Childish Gambino: Sober, Chet Faker: Gold and Earl Sweatshirt: Chum.
NBC has renewed its unique variety show, I Can Do That for an eight-episode second season.
In season one, six of America’s brightest entertainers (The Blue Man Group, Penn and Teller, The Harlem Globetrotters, Nicole Scherzinger, Avenue Q and Snoop Dogg) came together to compete and showcase their talents with breathtaking and unique acts — featuring skills they did not even know they had.
There were no judges – an ultimate entertainer was chosen by audience vote – with Nicole Scherzinger winning the audience voting in season one.
There is no doubt that Amy Schumer is the ‘it girl’ of comedy right now. Her unique combination of fearlessness and sensitivity – not to mention generally unfiltered approach – have made her hard to miss.
With her first movie coming out soon – and her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer regularly spawning viral videos, Schumer has done a sit down with CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood’s Mo Rocca to talk about her life and work.
Check it out on CBS on Sunday, July 5th (9am/8C). For a bit of a preview, follow the jump.
2012’s Magic Mike was a left field smash loosely based on Channing Tatum’s experiences as a ‘male entertainer.’ It was smart, witty and filled with intriguing characters – not to mention some amazing dancing.
Magic Mike XXL has all of the above except for the smart and the witty. The guys are still kinda fun, but the script really seems rushed and thin. Of course, most of the target demo will only be there for the dancing and stripping, but if they want anything more, they will be disappointed.
FUNimation Entertainment is planning to simulcast twice as many shows for Summer 2015 – with the twenty titles set including a mix of fan favorites and brand new titles.
As FUNimation CEO/Founder Gen Fukunaga put it, “Fans are in for the biggest and best season of simulcasts from FUNimation this summer. With a mix of new episodes from popular series like Fairy Tail and The Heroic Legend of Arslan as well as new series including Gangsta. and Snow White with the Red Hair (pictured Above) – now is the time to become a FUNimation streaming service subscriber.”
For a list of titles – and synopses for the new shows – follow the jump.