New TV Channel Klaxon – PARAMOUNT NETWORK is here.

Agent Carter

Paramount Network, the brand new free-to-air UK destination offering premium scripted drama, high quality comedy and movies featuring some of the brightest stars.

Launching on 4th July, it’s the channel with big stories and big characters for adults of all ages with strong appeal to Generation X, Millennials and fans of cinematic storytelling, iconic moments and non-stop action. 

Paramount Network is the home of various free-to-air premieres, including the seventh season of SUITS, the critically-acclaimed US drama from creator/executive producer Aaron Korsh and starring Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty and Meghan Markle. Earlier seasons of SUITS will also air on the Paramount Network, allowing fans to catch the series from the very beginning.

The biggest news for us at Scifind.com is that Marvel’s Agent Carter is featuring heavily in the launch.

Marvel’s Agent Carter starts on Paramount Network on launch night at 8pm, then airing weekly Thursdays at 9pm.

There is a lot more to expect from this channel though:

Confirmed to premiere on the channel is brand new Kiefer Sutherland drama DESIGNATED SURVIVOR and US comedy series THE MICK starring Kaitlin Olsen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), both joining the slate later in the year.
 
Ben Frow, Director of Programming, Channel 5, overseeing the UK launch of Paramount Network said: “Paramount Network is set to deliver high end Hollywood entertainment with blockbuster movies, scripted drama and critically acclaimed comedy featuring some of the biggest names on the planet. Supported by Channel 5’s creative scheduling and audience insight and underpinned by Viacom’s brand-building expertise, Paramount Network is a popular premium content destination in a free-to-air world.”

Jill Offman, EVP Comedy Central and Paramount Network International said: “Launching on TV screens in the UK is another critical milestone for the Paramount Network brand, which we’re convinced will resonate strongly with British viewers given Paramount’s distinguished and successful history of epic, cinematic story-telling for global audiences. Delivering free-to-air content to millions of UK households, underlines our belief that, despite the growing popularity of on-demand, viewers continue to value highly TV channels that offer an intelligently scheduled linear line up of quality entertainment.”

Paramount Network is home to box-office smashes; from WAR OF THE WORLDS, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and DANCES WITH WOLVES to critically acclaimed and cult classics THE SHINING, THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY and JACKIE BROWN to much loved titles including PRINCE OF TIDES, GROUNDHOG DAY and ROXANNE.

The channel also plays host to the premiere of LIP SYNC BATTLE US including the huge Michael Jackson special from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.  The network’s slate also includes action drama SIX, fantasy drama HEROES REBORN, and the Emmy® Award-winning comedy WILL & GRACE.

The UK becomes the third Paramount Network after the US and Spain, and there are separately 11 locally scheduled versions of Paramount Channel internationally.  Paramount is one of Viacom’s flagship global brands including Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon and its fastest growing international entertainment brand.

Paramount Network will launch in the UK on Freeview (57), Sky (159), BT (57) and TalkTalk (57) platforms.

Deadpool, Meet Cable – Deadpool 2 Trailer is Here.

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfil his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavour – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Spider-Man Homecoming to DVD / Blu Ray 4K & Digital

Spiderman 4k DVD Blu Ray Covers

Spider-Man Homecoming – all the details on the UK Home Entertainment releases.

Spiderman 4k DVD Blu Ray Covers
Spiderman 4k DVD Blu Ray Covers

The SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition 2-disc DVD feature an all-new 12-page comic and over 60 minutes of bonus material, including deleted scenes and a gag reel.  Also included are four unseen alternate Captain America PSAs featuring Chris Evans, seven behind-the-scenes featurettes and a photo gallery.  In the featurette “A Tangled Web,” Kevin Feige details how Homecoming came to be and its integration in the constantly evolving Marvel Cinematic Universe.  “Searching for Spider-Man” explores the casting process and what makes Tom the perfect Peter Parker as witnessed from his audition tape.  Meet Homecoming’s adrenaline-craving stunt specialists in “Spidey Stunts,” as they crawl, swing and leap from great heights, and discover why Tom Holland rarely needed a stunt double. “Aftermath” features Kevin Feige and the producers filling in the blanks between the Battle of New York and where Homecoming begins. Explore Michael Keaton’s villainous turn in “The Vulture Takes Flight” and learn why he demands Peter Parker’s fear and respect. In “Jon Watts: Head of the Class,” fans catch up with the visionary director on the set, while he manages colossal set pieces, a massive crew and the daunting task of reintroducing one of Marvel’s most beloved characters.  Tom Holland and Jacob Batalon (Ned) discuss the humorous realities of life with superpowers in “Pros and Cons of Spider-Man.”

The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray also contain The Spidey Study Guide, an entertaining pop-up factoid track with facts on the movie in relation to the comics that Spidey fans will love.

The standard DVD edition has 17 minutes of special features including 2 x featurettes ‘Searching for Spider-Man’ and ‘Jon Watts: Head of the Class”.

Limited Edition Figurine box set
Limited Edition Figurine box set

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is also available as a Limited Edition Figurine box set, featuring a high-quality resin figurine of Spider-Man and the Vulture (approx. 12” by 12”) with a numbered base, plus the 4K Ultra HD and all-new comic.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING has a run time of approximately 2 hours 13 minutes and is rated 12A.

Buy Spider-Man Homecoming Blu Ray, DVD, 4K UHD from Amazon.

Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is directed by Jon Watts from a screen story by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal and executive produced by Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham, Stan Lee, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.

Spider-Man Homecoming 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & Limited Edition 2-Disc DVD Bonus Materials Include:

  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Seven Featurettes
    • “A Tangled Web”
    • “Searching For Spider-Man”
    • “Spidey Stunts”
    • “Aftermath”
    • “The Vulture Takes Flight”
    • “Jon Watts: Head of the Class”
    • “Pros And Cons of Spider-Man”
  • Rappin’ with Cap: Captain America PSAs
  • Photo Gallery

Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four

Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition

Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition
Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition
January 2017 will see the release of Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition, collecting multiple complete stories, all captured directly from Jack Kirby’s original art. This will be the second Artist’s Edition of Kirby’s immensely popular and influential Marvel work, following the recent release of the highly anticipated Jack Kirby’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition.

“These issues of Fantastic Four represent Jack Kirby operating at the top of his game, which is about as high a compliment as I can pay a comic book,” said noted comics historian and Kirby biographer Mark Evanier. “As a reader, I felt like the fifth member of the Fantastic Four—and that was in the small format with the bad printing. When I get the IDW book, I will probably want to move into it and live there.”

Kirby’s work on the Fantastic Four, with his long-time collaborator Stan Lee, is considered to be some of the finest comics ever done. Adding to the prestige, legendary inker Joe Sinnott embellished all the pages in this book. This breathtaking volume will include Issues #82 and #83 (guest-starring the Inhumans), and the 48-page epic from Fantastic Four Annual #6, featuring the birth of Franklin Richards, plus more!

“Kirby’s inventive story-telling set the bar that Marvel has honored for decades,” says David Gabriel, SVP Sales & Marketing, Marvel Comics. “We couldn’t be prouder to see this fantastic work made available in this new prestige over-sized format that pays tribute to Jack ‘The King’ Kirby’s exemplary talent and skill.”

“What better way is there to kick off Jack Kirby’s centennial birthday year than by releasing our first Kirby Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition?” said editor (and life-long Kirby fan) Scott Dunbier. “And did you catch how I said first?”

People are Just Mad. What do you think their answer to this important question was?

Iron Man Image from  wikia.com
Iron Man Image from wikia.com
Earlier this year we ran a survey on another site I run PopCultureBox. Among other questions about buying habits, age ranges, magazines subscribed to we decided to put in one of the most important questions in geekdom.

Who would win in a fist fight between Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne?

A simple question with a very obvious answer. But the answer actually tells more about the nature of surveys and their influences.

The real answer is obvious. It is of course Bruce Wayne. Although Tony is physically fit he is not a patch on the Dark Knight and his martial arts training and fitness regime. If the question was who would win in a fight between Batman and Iron Man, Iron Man is the obvious answer as quite simply, cybernetics, rockets and repulsor rays beat a metal boomerang and a black cape.

The results from the survey. Out of a total of 283 respondents 148 pumped for Tony. That is over 52%. Quite simply this is stunning as I would expect any group of comic book fans to back up my own opinion on the subject.

My belief is that the survey results comedown to one factor, character popularity. After 3 Iron Man films and the huge Avengers, Tony is by far a much more popular character than The Dark Knight himself. Maybe it goes further. Maybe people are thinking Robert Downey Junior vs Christian Bale.

Despite the fact that the Batman portrait by Bale is actually an amazing piece of cinema, Marvel is beating DC in the comic book movies race hands down at the moment. Should the question have been asked at a different time the results might have been starkly different.

What are your thoughts on this?

Let us know on Twitter or Facebook.

Fantastic Four 2015| Official Teaser Trailer

Fantastic Four (or FANT4STIC if you must) is a reboot movie of Marvel Comics Fantastic 4. 20th Century Fox needed the reboot of the Fantastic Four film franchise as Chris Evans defected from being Jonnie Storm to become Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Josh Trank, the film stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara (NOT Kate O Mara Doctor Who Fans), Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell.

Fantastic Four is scheduled for cinema release in August 2015

X-Men Days Of Future Past – Official Teaser Trailer

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

We have been informed that X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will be released in UK cinemas around MAY 2014

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Weekend Scifi TV

Scifind Weekend TV
Scifind Weekend TV
Hello sci fiends!, sorry sci friends. Or, take which ever you wish. Another weekend is upon us, and though a sparse selection, there is indeed free to air tv for us to watch, companionably or sat with a big thick blanket to throw over our collective heads when the scary bits come along. Something like that anyway!

Friday has become SuperHero day. 8pm on Channel 4, sees episode 3 of Marvel’s Agents of Shield. Will it continue to live up to the rollicking pace of earlier episodes? Or have you already fallen by the way side. This household remains split, but I’m probably going to hold out for Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010) on Film4 at 9pm, or The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) on ITV2 at 10pm

Saturday is rather light for Fantasy and Scifi – but does at least have The Adjustment Bureau (2011) at 9pm on Channel 4. Its the terrestrial premiere for this scifi thriller, which sees Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as politician and dancer, fighting to determine their own future directions against a shadowy state. Also featuring the divine Terrence Stamp, in a character role that leaves us wondering just who is on which side, and whether this is fantasy or scary reality. Its followed at 11pm by horror flick The Hole (2009).

Sunday makes up for saturday with a good selection of family fantasy fare. ITV2 has a run starting at 2.30pm with Richard E. Grant in The Little Vampire (2000), Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004 – the live action version starring Sarah-Michelle Geller) at 4.25pm, and director Ang Lee’s The Hulk (2003) at 6.15pm.

These all wrap up in time for alien invasions in Skyline (2010) on Film4 at 9pm. Although my pick of the day goes to ITV at 10.20pm, and the terrestrial premiere of Senna (2010). Whilst not SF/F this documentary contains technical detail, new (to UK eyes) footage and contributions from Prosr, Stewart, Williams and Dennis; as it looks into the on track achievements of Aryton Senna and his untimely death in the 1994 San Marino GP.

The Wolverine – New Images

New Still From The Wolverine

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.

Wolverine Still With Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine

The Wolverine Motion Poster

Chat With Hugh Jackman and James Mangold Online

from 23rd October 2012

Fans around the world are invited to tune-in and participate in a live chat with Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold from the set of The Wolverine in Sydney, Australia. This extraordinary event will take place on Monday, October 29th at 8:00 pm GMT (UK, London time) on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thewolverinemovie and the film’s official website at www.TheWolverineMovie.com. Marvel’s own Agent M will host and provide fans special access to this highly anticipated movie.

WHEN: Monday, October 29th at 1:00 pm PT (Los Angeles time) – 8:00 pm GMT (UK, London time).

WHO: Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold

WHERE:

Official Site: www.TheWolverineMovie.com

YouTube:
www.youtube.com/thewolverinemovie

www.youtube.com/xmenmovies

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheWolverineMovie

http://www.facebook.com/xmenmoviesuk

www.facebook.com/Marvel

www.facebook.com/HughJackman

Twitter: http://twitter.com/WolverineMovie

Iron Man 3 — New Official Trailer HD

Watch the new trailer for Marvel’s Iron Man 3, in cinemas April 25 (UK & IRE). Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Get all the latest news at http://www.facebook.com/MarvelUK – IMAX Booking Now Open.
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Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is in UK cinemas from April 25.

Iron Man 3 - Tony Stark
Iron Man 3 – Tony Stark

Iron Man 3 Trailer UK – Official Marvel | HD

First Iron Man 3 Image!

"Iron Man 3"..Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) Behind the Scenes at the start of production...Ph: Zade Rosenthal..TM & ? 2012 Marvel & Subs. All Rights Reserved. www.marvel.com

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” Commences Principal Photography
In Preparation for summer 2013 Film Release.

Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” production on the highly anticipated film “Iron Man 3,” directed by Shane Black, has commenced production in Wilmington, North Carolina. The production schedule will also include locations in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, Miami, Florida and China.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Iron Man 3” returns Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) as the iconic Super Hero character Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Gwyneth Paltrow (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,”) as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle (“Iron Man 2”) as James “Rhodey” Rhodes and Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) as Happy Hogan. Set to release in summer 2013, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” marks the second feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.

“Iron Man 3” continues the epic, big-screen adventures of the world’s favorite billionaire inventor/Super Hero, Tony Stark aka “Iron Man.” Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan Mintz.

The creative production team on the film includes two-time Oscar?-winning director of photography John Toll, ASC (“Braveheart,” “Legends of the Fall”), production designer Bill Brzeski (“The Hangover,” “Due Date”), editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”) and Peter S. Elliot (“Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer”), and costume designer Louise Frogley (“Quantum of Solace,” “Contagion”).

Marvel Studios most recently produced the critically acclaimed “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” which set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at $207.4 million. The film, which is currently in release, continues to shatter box office records and is The Walt Disney Studios’ highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time and marks the studios’ fifth film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.

In the summer of 2011, Marvel successfully launched two new franchises with “Thor,” starring Chris Hemsworth, and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” starring Chris Evans. Both films opened #1 at the box office and have grossed over $800 million worldwide combined. In 2010 “Iron Man 2,” starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke, took the #1 spot in its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million.

In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.” “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey Jr. originally dons the Super Hero’s powerful armor and stars alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008, and was an immediate box office success. Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million in its opening weekend. On June 13, 2008, Marvel released “The Incredible Hulk,” marking its second number one opener of that summer.

Avengers Assemble Blu Ray / DVD Preorders Breaking Records

Marvel Avengers Assemble - Click Blu Ray Pack shot for other format options
The biggest film of the year will take retailers by storm on 17th September 2012 when Marvel Avengers Assemble is released on Blu-ray and DVD. As well as giving fans the chance to enjoy the exhilarating action and the movie?s visually stunning special effects over and over again, Blu-ray audiences will also be treated to a host of behind-the-scenes insights and all new footage.

Coupled with box office takings that exceeded $1 billion globally after just 19 days ? making it the third biggest movie of all time globally ? Marvel Avengers Assemble is unquestionably a must own Blu-ray and DVD. Pre-order sales for the film?s Blu-ray and DVD release underline how hotly anticipated this release is, racking up enough sales in three days of pre-orders to put it on track to be the second biggest week one in pre-order sales ever in the UK.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray edition is the highly anticipated all-new short ? Marvel One Shot: ?ITEM 47.? The Avengers won the battle, but a few items were left behind…is the stark warning underlining this side story in which New York City is in ruins following the epic climax to Marvel?s Avengers Assemble. Certain alien technology has been left behind. S.H.I.E.L.D. recovered all but one?a Chitauri weapon, aka ?ITEM 47.? Fans will only be able to find out what happens after Benny (Jesse Bradford) and Claire (Lizzy Caplan), stumble across the elusive weapon by watching the thrilling short exclusively on Blu-ray.

Also, for the first time, Marvel shares scenes that never made it into the cinematic version of the movie and invites viewers to the very early stages of pre-production on the film ?Marvel Avengers Assemble?. Included in the 90 minute documentary ?Building A Dream: Assembling the Avengers? is never before seen footage from ?Iron Man? as well as fascinating insight from director Joss Whedon and producer Kevin Feige on how they began creating the Marvel Cinematic Universe for what has been described as ?the smartest, wittiest, & most unapologetically entertaining comic-book adaptation of the modern era? (Kevin Maher ? The Times) and become one of the most anticipated and talked about movie events in the world.

Marvel Avengers Assemble brings together some of Marvel?s most loved and iconic superhero characters in the biggest superhero movie in history. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsg?rd and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, Marvel Avengers Assemble is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series ?The Avengers,? first published in 1963 and a comic institution ever since.

Iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow answer the call to action when Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a daring, globe-spanning recruitment effort to assemble The Avengers team to defeat an unexpected enemy threatening global safety and security. Despite pulling together the ultimate dream team, Nick Fury and longtime confidant Agent Coulson must find a way to convince the Super Heroes to work with, not against each other, when the powerful and dangerous Loki gains access to the Cosmic Cube and its unlimited power.

The appetite for Marvel Avengers Assemble is seemingly insatiable. In addition to smashing box office records Marvel?s official Facebook site is liked by over 4 million people, and the new Facebook game ?Marvel: Avengers Alliance? attracts over 1.2 million daily users. Sales of all consumer products ranging from action figure toys to adult apparel have exploded since the launch of the movie and is set to continue with with new additions to the range of existing products available and a new animated series of ?The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? set to premier this summer on Disney XD. Filming has just begun on Iron Man 3, which will be released in 2013.

Marvel Avengers Assemble is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is produced by Marvel Studios? President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Louis D?Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham.