This Week!  We Bare Bears creator Daniel Chong
and Dark Matter creator Joseph Mallozzi!

Jurassic World Sequel Set for June 22, 2018 Release!


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After becoming the third-highest grossing movie of all time yesterday, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have officially announced a follow-up to Jurassic World is set for release on June 22, 2018 and that stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return.

Producer Frank Marshall once again joins Spielberg in leading the team of filmmakers for the next chapter in the franchise. The film will be written by Jurassic World’s director, Colin Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly. Spielberg will be joined by Trevorrow as executive producer on the film.  Playing now in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters, and having grossed over $1.5 billion at the global box office., Jurassic World offers a terrifying sci-fi adventure set 22 years after the events of Steven Spielberg’s original 1993 Michael Crichton adaption, Jurassic Park. According to Trevorrow, a huge part of what sparked his take on the blockbuster franchise was the image of a teenager texting, unimpressed with the T. Rex behind the glass in front of him.

Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, The LEGO Movie), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help, Spider-Man 3), Ty Simpkins (Insidious, Iron Man 3), Jake Johnson (Let’s Be Cops, “New Girl”), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man), Vincent D’Onofrio (“Daredevil,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), BD Wong (Jurassic Park, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Intouchables), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Tomorrowland), Katie McGrath (NBC’s “Dracula,” “Merlin”), Lauren Lapkus (Blended, The To Do List) and Andy Buckley (Bridesmaids, The Other Guys).




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July 28, 2015


New Spider-Man Series by Supernatural's Robbit Thompson!


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After being leaked and then officially mentioned at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Marvel is now officially announcing (via ComicBook) a new Spider-Man series by Supernatural writer/producer Robbie Thompson and artist Nick Bradshaw called Spidey. Described by Marvel earlier this month as a series showing Spider-Man "before he was Amazing," Spidey features a look at Peter Parker's high school years in his early days of being a hero.


"It’s Spidey! In High School! Learning to be a hero! All done by amazing artist Nick Bradshaw! ‘Nuff said!," Thompson told ComicBook.  But the Supernatural scribe did say more, revealing that those elements were already in place when he was asked to audition for the title.  "[Senior Editor Nick Lowe] had a such a strong sense of what he wanted the book to be and where we could take it, and I couldn’t wait to pitch on the book," said the writer. "I’m in his debt once again for putting me on the Spidey team."


"I think the book is actually best summed up in the tagline Marvel created for it: 'before he was Amazing... he was Spidey.'" added Thompson. "For me, that’s been a huge appeal of working on the book -- getting to go back to the high school years and shine a light on the early days of Peter Parker’s journey to becoming Spider-Man and doing it in an old school fashion -- single issues, each one telling their own story."


Thompson says that the jet-setting Peter Parker of the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man is far different from the teenage Parker to be seen in Spidey. When asked to compare the two, the Supernatural writer said it comes down to confidence and experience.  "I think the biggest difference is experience and the confidence that comes with that. Peter Parker of today has been through so many epic adventures, had so many victories, and so many personal losses," he explaned. "Whereas younger Peter is just beginning. Power and Responsibility are things that Peter is just learning how to balance in high school. It’s going to be a bumpy ride, but one that he’ll always find a way to get through."


Although the preview pages shown today recount some of Peter Parker's early pivotal moments, Thompson says with the Spidey series he and Marvel aren't "seeking to re-tell any stories per se, or do direct adaptations."  "But rather, [we're capturing] the tone and feeling of the original Lee/Ditko comics," Thompson explained. "Our goal is to make a fun book, a hopeful book, that someone coming off, say a Marvel movie with Spider-Man in it, can understand very easily."  The Spidey series will focus on Peter Parker back when he was 15, only just having begun as Spider-Man. Each issue will recap Spider-Man's origin, but the story itself will be fresh and new -- including one with the villain Doctor Octopus.


"It’s all in the mold of traditional, old school Marvel books -- no matter what number is on the cover: each issue may be the reader’s first issue," Thompson said. "This is the best entry point for our stories because Spider-Man is still new to all of this. He’s still getting his bearings and isn’t tied to any longer stories or history just yet -- he got bit by a radioactive spider, he tragically lost uncle and now he’s vowed to learn what it means to have great power and great responsibility."



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Daniel Chong, Creator and Executive Producer of We Bare Bears, makes a first appearance on Fictional Frontiers.  Based on the web comic The Three Bare Bears, Daniel's show is an all-ages animated series set to lead the way for Cartoon Network in 2015.


Joseph Mallozzi, Creator of Dark Horse Comics' Dark Matter, returns to Fictional Frontiers.  Now a critical and fan success on SyFy, Joseph details the transition from comic book to television series.











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