Star Wars Rebels has unveiled its villain, the Inquisitor, at New York Comic Con. Watch it below. The animated series, which premieres in fall 2014 with a one-hour special on the Disney Channel then segues into a series on Disney XD, takes place roughly 14 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, a time in which the Emperor’s rule is secure and the Empire is seeking to expand its power to Outer Rim territories. At the Lucasfilm panel, exec producer Dave Filoni revealed that the Inquisitor is “tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down the remaining Jedi Knights.” READ FULL STORY
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Water, earth, fire, air — Avatar Korra has tapped into her control of all four elements, but can she master the power of the spirit world? In this exclusive photo from the season 2 premiere of The Legend of Korra, the teen Avatar must tap into her connection with spirits in order to fix an imbalance at her home, the Southern Water Tribe. But this season of the Avatar: The Last Airbender spin-off isn’t all mysteries of that other plane. It’s also family tensions, new romances, and the struggles of being a 17-year-old girl … who also happens to be the most powerful and important person on the planet.
Check out the trailer below for a glimpse at new bender battles, fantastical locations, and characters, including the first Avatar, Wan, voiced by The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yuen.
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'Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel': How Danville and the Marvel universe came together for the crossover TV special
Disney has quite the large collection of beloved properties under one roof, so it was only a matter of time before kids were treated to an animated team-up of favorite characters from different worlds. That’s the big appeal of the Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, the first animated crossover for Marvel and Disney, which airs this Friday on Disney Channel.
Phineas and Ferb creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh grew up as fans of Marvel superheroes (Marsh learned how to draw by tracing images of Iron Man), so the one-hour TV special was an exciting endeavor for the two of them. Povenmire recalled teachers telling him, “You can’t make a living drawing superheroes!” Turns out they were wrong about that.
'Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.': Eliza Dushku talks voicing She-Hulk in the new Disney XD show -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP
Disney XD’s “Marvel Universe” television block is expanding. New animated series Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. joins the Sunday morning superhero lineup on Aug. 11 and brings together five larger-than-life Marvel characters.
The show features the voice talent of Fred Tatasciore (longtime voice of the animated iterations of the biggest and greenest Avenger), Clancy Brown (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Red Hulk, Ben Diskin (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Skaar, and two Buffy the Vampire Slayer alums — Seth Green as A-Bomb and Eliza Dushku as She-Hulk.
Agents of S.M.A.S.H. is an opportunity for Disney and Marvel to introduce these characters to a new generation, while also showing a new side of these characters for fans already familiar with the most smash-prone Marvel heroes.
For Hulk, it’s his chance to finally be a leader. “He’s definitely a father figure who’s aware of trying not to be a monster” on the new show, Tatasciore told EW.
Hulk’s cousin Jennifer Walters, a.k.a. She-Hulk, is the most human-like of the show’s heroes who have found their bodies transformed by gamma radiation and other encounters or experiments gone wrong. So, Dushku says, She-Hulk “brings a lot of the humanity and empathy to this unconventional family unit, yet she can also be pretty fearless. She’s still a fighter.”
Below, check out an EW exclusive clip of She-Hulk’s crash-landing entrance into Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., then read on for more from Dushku about her work on the new series: READ FULL STORY
As a kid, Stan Lee wanted to be an actor. Fortunately for millions of superhero fans, he carved out a different career path and created iconic Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Hulk, and Iron Man. But Lee still has found his way onto both the big and small screen, though if you had told him at the beginning of his career that his work in the comic book industry would someday earn him dozens of cameo roles, he “wouldn’t have believed it, no way,” he told EW.
Just as he’s had his few seconds of screentime in movies like Spider-Man and The Avengers, Lee will appear in Disney Channel’s upcoming special, Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, which teams up Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Spider-Man with enterprising step-brothers Phineas and Ferb. He reprises his cameo role from 2000’s X-Men, a hot dog vendor.
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel is the first animated crossover for Marvel and Disney, something Lee is very excited to see.
'Disney Fandom' to celebrate fans of Disney, Pixar, 'Star Wars,' Marvel, and more -- EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK
Comic-Con may be over, but that doesn’t mean fans are done celebrating. Starting tonight, Disney XD will air a three-day programming event called Disney Fandom in honor of fans that will showcase exclusive looks at the latest from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. The special channel takeover aimed at fans 13 and older will highlight fan favorite content, airing the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films as well as specials such as the Star Wars Tech documentary and Once Upon a Time: For the Fans. On The Red Carpet: Disney Fandom Edition kicks off the event with a look at what went down at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Also featured are sneak peeks into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Two, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy. The programming event has an online presence with features such as a printable show schedule, fan polls, and games from Marvel and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Check out what serious Star Wars dedication looks like in this sneak peek for Live Well Network’s special edition My Family Recipe Rocks – Star Wars, airing Thursday at 8 p.m.:
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Holy CGI Batman! The Caped Crusader receives yet another makeover in this latest addition to Cartoon Network’s DC Nation programming block. Followed by new episodes of Teen Titans Go! at 10:30 a..m., Beware the Batman hits screens Saturdays at 10 a.m., starting July 13. Unlike past animated iterations of The Dark Knight, the series showcases fully CGI visuals and a new sidekick—the sword-wielding Katana, who doubles as Bruce Wayne’s “bodyguard.” (Bruce Wayne obviously doesn’t actually need a bodyguard, but the image of a multi-billionaire is important.) And although Batman’s right-hand Boy Wonder isn’t on the show—at least not yet—trusty butler Alfred Pennyworth is still there to support and mentor the often broody superhero. But this time he may or may not also be an ex-MI6 agent. (Hint: He totally is.)
The show also features lesser-known additions to Batman’s impressive rogues gallery such as Anarky and Magpie. It even includes Professor Pyg and Mr. Toad, villains originally created for the comics by Grant Morrison. Check out the clip below for a peek at the new adventures of Gotham’s greatest hero:
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Science fiction is science fiction, fantasy is fantasy, and never the twain shall meet. At least, not until June 1 — when the Hub Network will officially start airing Wizards vs. Aliens, a new series created by Doctor Who rebooter Russell T. Davies and The Sarah Jane Adventures‘s Phil Ford, who also co-wrote the 2009/2010 Who special “The Waters of Mars.” The show’s first season has already aired in its native Britain.
Wizards stars Scott Haran as Tom Clarke, a regular teenager who moonlights as a secret spell-caster. When Tom discovers that the Earth is being invaded by big, scaly, magic-eating aliens — one of whom is played by Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, a.k.a. Briennne — he finds himself teaming up with his classmate Benny (Percelle Ascott), a science geek who may be able to help Tom defeat the wicked Nekross.
Last week, LEGO unveiled a full-sized X-wing starfighter straight out of the Star Wars universe. Tonight, LEGO will debut The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network, a three-part animated dive back into that universe (airing throughout the year) that follows a new Sith plan to create Force-enhanced clones and Yoda’s attempts to stop them. The result continues the LEGOs/Star Wars tradition of mixing references with irreverence. It’s a style familiar to anyone who has played a LEGO video game or watched previous LEGO animated specials, such as The Empire Strikes Out. READ FULL STORY
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