The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Coming Soon spoke here with Diane Nelson, the head of DC Entertainment Inc., about the upcoming theme park, and she said: "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is yet another way that fans will be able to experience and enjoy Harry Potter for many years to come. The power of this brand speaks for itself, as the enthusiasm of our dedicated fans around the world continues to grow even stronger as we move into the future." The story includes many of the aspects that the park will feture, and if the idea sounds good you should check out the link. The park is set to open at Universal Studios Orlando by spring. The Los Angeles Times has posted this video explaining more about the park.
MTV also spoke here with Diane Nelson (she does get around), who said this: "We actually don't have any current plans for Superman…We've obviously done a lot of great things behind the property in our history, and it's a key part of the family, but we don't have current plans behind Superman."
The Hollywood Reporter says here that the chain is going to close 960 stores (about 20% of their total). Then they plan on putting about 10,000 Blockbuster Kiosks (like those put up by Redbox) up by the end of 2010.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Private Practice" (Season 2) here, "Grey's Anatomy" (Season 5) here, "Glee" (Season 1) here, "Farscape" (Complete Series) here, "Kyle XY" (Season 3) here, "The Prisoner" (Complete Series, Blu-ray) here.
The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made
Slash Film reports here that Disney Chairman Dick Cook has announced the 15th Muppet film will be written by Jason Segel. Segel said the film "is going to be incredibly old fashioned, with the familiar Muppet characters putting on a show to save an old theater."
MTV Movie News spoke here to director Peter Berg, who says that the 2010 film adaptation is still in the works. Berg said: "[It's important to] figure out how we can beat [the script] into something manageable without offending the purists. Filmmakers [in the past] have struggled because it's a very complicated book to crack."
Super Hero Squad Show
Marvel Animation has put up an official site for the children's show here. The show will play at 8:30 AM EST starting this Saturday on the Cartoon Network. They have a trailer for the show and a daily comic, here is an example:
Special thanks to Movie Goods.com for so many of the dynamite movie posters we use from time to time. You cannot find a better place to run down those new or classic posters.
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Amazing Spider-Man #605,
Dark Reign: The List -- Punisher #1,
We Kill Monsters #3,
Atomic Robo Vol 3 #5,
& The Marvels Project #3