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By Rob M. Worley     December 14, 2010
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3 New Green Lantern images online. Plus: Black Panther comes to DVD. Smallville previews January return. Timm talks Green Lantern animation and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.12.14!




Timm Talks GREEN LANTERN Animated Spin-Offs

With Green Lantern blasting into theaters next summer, DC is poised to bring not one, but two related animated projects to market around the same time. MTV Splash Page talked with producer Bruce Timm about the new Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the feature-length DVD Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.

"[The animated series] doesn't follow the direct continuity of the [live-action] movie or [2009's Green Lantern: First Flight] or anything that we've done before, but it doesn't contradict them either," Timm told MTV News. "They're all pretty consistent in terms of Hal Jordan being the Green Lantern and so forth, so hopefully by the time our show comes on, people will have seen the Green Lantern movie — several times, hopefully — and they'll know the backstory, so we can go off from there."

Timm said the over-arching story for the first season of the series will involve the rage-aholic Red Lanterns but will avoid veering into the Blackest Night storyline, which recently wowed fans in the comics. The show will also be set primarily in space, so there'll be fewer crossovers with other DC character initially.

"It's a science-fiction show, so this means Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, they're not showing up," he said. "It's all about the Green Lantern Corps."

The Emerald Knights movie, on the other hand, is shaping up to be an anthology (a la Batman: Gotham Knight). It'll contain six stories focusing on individual members of the corp that all play into an overall arc. That should release in June of 2011, just after the feature film hits. The series is slated to bow in Fall of next year.




If you like your animated TV series with less animation, Marvel Knights Animation is bringing Black Panther home on DVD.

From a press release...

Marvel Knights Animation delivers all-out action as Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr.’s Black Panther is brought to life in his own series for the very first time since his creation in 1966. With guest appearances by the X-Men and Captain America, The Black Panther’s six episodes are filled with exhilarating action, dazzling visuals and an explosive soundtrack as he leaps from the comic book pages into homes everywhere. On January 18, 2011, Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation, will debut the long-awaited Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther on DVD. Inspired by the popular graphic novel from acclaimed filmmaker/writer/producer Reginald Hudlin and legendary comic book artist John Romita Jr.

Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther features an all-star voice cast including Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) as Black Panther; music artist and actress Jill Scott as Storm; Kerry Washington (For Colored Girls) as Princess Shuri; Alfre Woodard (True Blood) as both Dondi Reese and Queen Mother; Carl Lumbly (Alias) as Uncle S’Yan; and the legendary Stan Lee as General Wallace.

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the first and the greatest black Super Hero when they imagined The Black Panther in 1966. He is no ordinary Super Hero; he’s the king of the scientifically advanced country of Wakanda. Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther takes viewers on a thrilling adventure which includes battle scenes, love stories and political intrigue while John Romita, Jr. pens panoramic vistas, brilliant visual design and intense action.

The Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther DVD is packed with extensive bonus content and a graphic rich cover, plus a unique replica of comic book-style plastic sleeve packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther DVD is priced to own at $14.97.

Synopsis: Deep in the heart of Africa lies Wakanda, an advanced and unconquerable civilization. A family of warrior-kings possessing superior speed, strength and agility has governed this mysterious nation as long as time itself. The latest in this famed line is young King T’Challa, the great hero known worldwide as the Black Panther.

Now, outsiders once again threaten to invade and plunder Wakanda. Leading this brutal assault is Klaw, a deadly assassin with the blood of T’Challa’s murdered father on his hands, who brings with him a strong army of super-powered mercenaries. Even with Wakanda’s might and his own superhuman skills, can the Black Panther prevail against this deadly invading force?

Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther is executive produced and written by Reginald Hudlin, and Co-Executive produced by Stan Lee.

Extensive DVD Special Features

  • Looking Back at Black Panther with Reginald Hudlin
  • Exclusive Music Video
  • Trailers



C2F Quick Hits

  • Steve Johnson FX keeps rolling out lost designs and constructs. Their Facebook page now displays more artwork from the Ratner/McG /JJ Abrams Superman movie, featuring some Doomsday-looking aliens. They've also posted some video footage of their shiny bright resurrection suit from the Tim Burton take.
  • IGN has posted some new photos from the cheeseburgerific new Green Hornet movie.
  • The live-action Gantz movie is making its world premiere in 325 movie theaters in an exclusive one-night Fathom event on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 8:30 p.m. PT.  For a complete list of theatre locations, please visit the web site:
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow told MTV Splash Page that her Iron Man character Pepper Potts will not appear in Marvel's 2012 Avengers movie.
  • The Inside Movies blog at posits a theory that all the recent rumors claiming that The Dark Knight Rises will feature Hugo Strange and draw from the comic book storyline Prey are, in fact, the result of confusion sown by the rumor mill over the game Batman: Arkham City. The game was revealed this week to feature Hugo Strange and have a plot line similar to the Prey storyline.
  • Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



SMALLVILLE January Preview

Here's The CW's tease for the second leg of the final season of Smallville...




New GREEN LANTERN Movie Images

Warner Bros. has released three new stills from Green Lantern, posted first on









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lusiphur 12/14/2010 6:56:03 AM

 Nice GL images.  

Glad to see Black Panther getting some love.  Always been a favorite of mine.

RantMaster 12/14/2010 7:04:32 AM

Great news about the BLack Panther coming to DVD.  I checked out 4 of the episodes online and could not find the last 2.  It was cheap animation like those Marvel motion comics but a little bit better.  If they could do this good with John Romita art I wonder how well they could do with art inspired by Jim Lee or Gary Frank. 

 Those GL images look like dookie to me everything looks wrong from Reynolds to the costume the clips I've seen are very underwhelming as well.  I'm looking forward to Captain America and Thor far more than this. 

Smallville only have one thing to say.  No Michael Rosenbaum Lex or Bruce Wayne this last season what's the point.  We've waited 10 years to see him marry Lois and never put on the suit. 


Wiseguy 12/14/2010 7:20:11 AM

Whatever happened to the animated Black Panther that was headed for BET or is this one in the same. At least BP got some love in the new Avengers show

Yeah the GL bodysuit left me underwhelmed as well. Hopefully since it's all cgi they'll touch it up enough by the time the movie drops. Everything else looked decent IMO

Pepper is not needed in any Avengers movie so that's ok with me. Too much Paltrow gets old really quick

Like it's been said before, we dodged a bullet with that  glow in the dark Superman suit. A suit like that may work well for someone like Capt. Atom but definitely not Superman.

momitchell7 12/14/2010 7:47:37 AM

Green Lantern striking the Blue Steel! I didn't know they gave the role to Ben Stiller...

LocoLobo73 12/14/2010 7:56:16 AM

GREEN LANTERN CORP: Im very excited that they are doing a Corp cartoon series, i ve been waiting for this one for years, Emerald Knights should be intresting also , I Liked Gotham Knights, it had a great mixture of different art styles and great storylines.

Black Panther: Ive seen them you can watch them on line, they are ok ,I was hoping for a little more substance to this series. JR Jr's art is great but it reminds me of the digital comics. I really like what they are doing with the character on The Avengers: EMH

GL pics , yeah ok , still wish they would have darkened the green on the costume , God I hope this is good.


flinshadytoo 12/14/2010 8:00:25 AM

 Yeah Ben Stiller lol, I knew it looked familiar momitchell7 hit the nail on the head. I can't say the GL pics really get me excited & the trailer didn't either, it all looks a little too smallville to be a big budget superhero movie. Like everyone say's maybe it will look better in post production but remember Wolverine, we said the same then, time will tell, but if I were DC I'd stick to Batman if they wanna make any money haha.

violator14 12/14/2010 9:23:04 AM

Ryan Reynolds...... you look Ridiculous..... LOL

kelso454 12/14/2010 9:35:13 AM

Nathan Fillion would have made a better Green Lantern and NATHAN FILLION BLOWS!

thecheckeredman 12/14/2010 9:50:04 AM

 GREEN LANTERN PICS: Ryan Reynolds looks like Ben Stiller in that second shot!  BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA!  This movie is gonna be awful! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too reliant on CGI and bad casting (save for Sinestro) is a massive red flag for this turd.

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY: The trailer looks amazing better than the Nolan movies even.  And at least Bats doesn't sound so lame (I'm looking at you Bale).

BRUCE TIMM: The Emerald Knights anthology flick sounds interesting, but Timm lost me at Red Lanterns for a GL toon series.  Yeah, I'll give it a look, but that whole pansy Care Bear/Rainbow lantern carp is a big fat, meh IMHO.  I'll pass.   



redvector 12/14/2010 10:21:08 AM

GL's neon underwear looks awful. The only thing in this movie that should be cgi is the ring constructs. And just not digging Hector Hammond as the film's villain sorry I'll pass on this flamming neon turd. 

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