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‘Avengers’ Lifts Disney’s 3Q; Whedon Agrees to Helm Sequel

Avengers is turning out to be a gift to Disney shareholders — one that looks to keep on giving. The studio announced that Joss Whedon will return to write and direct the sequel to ... Continue Reading →
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Vampire Weekend Off to a Good Start

It’s going to be a “vampires vs. the superheroes” kind of a weekend. Tim Burton’s take on TV soap opera Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp as the vampire Barnabas, opens in ... Continue Reading →
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Evil Eye Contributes 200 VFX Shots to ‘The Avengers’

San Francisco-based vfx house Evil Eye Pictures has contributed nearly 200 visual effects shots for the Marvel’s The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon, which opens this Friday. Weta ... Continue Reading →
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FMX ’12 to Highlight VFX, Virtual Production

The 17th FMX event, the international conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia to be held May 8-11 in Stuttgart, Germany, has announced highlights of its special virtual ... Continue Reading →
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Weekend Brings Nice B.O. Booty for ‘The Pirates!’

Sony/Aardman Animations’ stop-motion extravaganza The Pirates! Band of Misfits made a decent box office splash this weekend, landing in at No. 2 (after the urban comedy Think Like ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Fever Hits Home Entertainment Market

In anticipation of the May 4 release The Avengers movie at the box office, Lions Gate Home Ent. is releasing a special three-movie package featuring Planet Hulk (2010), The Invincible ... Continue Reading →
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Avengers Cast Lands on Three Collectible D23 Covers

Disney twenty-three magazine is offering three special collectible covers featuring different Avengers’ characters for its summer issue, which will be available on May 1. Coinciding ... Continue Reading →
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X-Men, Naruto, Bobobo-Bo Hit Shelves

There’s plenty of super-powered action available on disc this week. If you’re looking for something a little different, check out pop culture icon Joss Whedon and award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’ Sequel Due in Two Years

Marvel fans, mark your calendars for April 4, 2014 — that’s when the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger is due to arrive in theaters. Disney announced the release ... Continue Reading →
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Sneak Peek at ‘Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous’

Marvel’s merry mutants face an unexpected threat from within in Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous, an animated motion comic feature coming to DVD April 10 from Shout! Factory. Based ... Continue Reading →