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Check Out the New Trailer for The CW’s Naomi “Power”

Get ready, DC fans…Naomi is on her way. From Oscar nominee/Emmy winner Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship, and starring Kaci Walfall in the title role, Naomi follows the journey of a cool, confident, comic book–loving teenager as she pursues her hidden destiny. As Naomi journeys to the heights of the Multiverse in search of answers, what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes. Here is a first-look clip from the series, coming soon to The CW.

Naomi is based on the comic series by Brian Michael BendisDavid F. Walker, and Jamal Campbell.

Embracer Buys Dark Horse After Mega Deal to Buy Asmodee

Dark Horse Comics

Embracer Group is on a buying spree to end the year. Just lack week, the video game behemoth announced the intended acquisition of Asmodee, the board game publisher, for €2.75 billion (about $3.1 billion in US dollars). Now, the conglomerate is purchasing Dark Horse Media, making it the tenth operative group of the Embracer group. Dark Horse founder and CEO Mike Richardson will continue to lead the company with existing management.

According to the announcement, Dark Horse “owns or controls” more than 300 intellectual properties. It strengthens Embracer Group’s content development in comic publishing and film and tv production. Asmodee in the recent year has expanded its non-game publishing (books, art books) and also recently announced moves to bring its properties to film and television.

In the acquisition, Embracer Group gains Dark Horse Comics, Dark Horse Entertainment (film and television), and Things from Another World (retail with three locations and e-commerce). In the Asmodee acquisition, it was revealed that Asmodee owned two stores including the popular Miniature Market which it bought in 2021. The purchase of Asmodee and Dark Horse quickly expands Embracer’s retail operations with both physical and e-commerce options as well as its reach into television and film. The firm is clearly looking at how to expand its existing properties beyond their initial silos of release.

In the announcement, Embracer specifically mentioned the “untapped potential in creating games based on Dark Horse IP”. Embracer Group is the parent company of 86 video game development studios representing over 250 IPs in over 40 countries. Studios include THQ Nordic, Gearbox Entertainment, and others with properties such as Saints Row, Dead Island, Darksiders, Timesplitters, World War Z, and Borderlands.

Darksiders and Dead Island have seen comics based on them released by Dark Horse while Borderlands has had comic tie-ins published by IDW Publishing.

Between these two purchases, Embracer quickly becomes an IP powerhouse with the abilitiy to release concepts across video games, tabletop games, comics, movies, and television.

The amount of the purchase has not been revealed “due to commercial reasons” but Embracer will purchase 80 percent of the shares of Dark Horse from a seller based in Hong Kong and the remaining 20 percent of the shares from CEO Mike Richardson and COO Neil Hankerson. The transaction is expected to be completed in early 2022.

The Batman: The Complete Series Release Date Changed

The Batman: The Complete Series

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) has shifted the release date of the Emmy Award-winning The Batman: The Complete Series to March 1, 2022 on Blu-ray+Digital ($69.99 SRP) in the United States, and a Blu-ray only package ($79.98 SRP) in Canada. The original released date was February 1st.

This is the first time the fully-remastered, 65-episode series has been distributed on Blu-ray. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the six-time Emmyâ Award-winning series follows 20-something-year-old Bruce Wayne’s early adventures as he balances his daytime persona as a bachelor billionaire with his nighttime guise as a caped crimefighter. Along the way, Batman is joined by allies Robin and Batgirl as they combat Gotham City’s Rogues’ Gallery, including updated versions of his familiar foes as well as a bevy of rarely seen villains like Killer Moth and The Everywhere Man. Join one of the most complex and intriguing character in comic book history for action-packed super heroic adventures that test the limits of this legendary character’s extraordinary physical prowess and super-sleuthing skills.

From Waves to Comics to Television. Surfside Girls is Coming to Apple TV+

Top Shelf Productions and IDW Publishing have announced that Kim Dwinell‘s Surfside Girls will stream as a 10-episode, live-action kids and family series on Apple TV+, starring Miya Cech as Jade and YaYa Gosselin as Sam.

Produced for Apple TV+ by Endeavor Content and IDW Entertainment, Surfside Girls will be written and executive produced by May Chan (An American Girl Story: Ivy & Julie 1976, Avatar: the Last Airbender), who also serves as showrunner. Alex Diaz and Julie Sagalowsky Diaz (The Shannara Chronicles, What’s Up Warthogs!) serve as writers and executive producers alongside Chan. America Young (Roswell, New Mexico, Legacies) will direct and executive produce the first two episodes. Paul Stupin and Lydia Antonini (Locke & Key, Halo Forward Unto Dawn, October Faction) will also serve as executive producers on the series. Paul Davidson and Jeff Brustrom will serve as executive producers on behalf of IDW.

L-R: Miya Cech (Jade), Surfside Girls Book One, YaYa Gosselin (Sam), author Kim Dwinell

WandaVision Nabs Two Golden Globe Awards Nominations

WandaVision

It was a pretty quiet year for Golden Globe Awards nominations for shows and films based on comic properties but two made it through.

Elizabeth Olsen was nomination for “Best Actress – Television Motion Picture” for her portrayal as Wanda in Marvel StudiosWandaVision. She’ll got up against Jessica Chastain, Cynthia Erivo, Margaret Qualley, and Kate Winslet.

Her co-star Paul Bettany was also nominated for his role as Vision in WandaVision in “Best Actor – Television Motion Picture“. He’ll take on Oscar Isaac, Michael Keaton, Ewan McGregor, and Tahar Rahim.

Beyond the two nominations there is a large amount of individuals who have, or will, taken part in comic properties nominated showing off the talent such films attract. Others include Kenneth Branagh, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Chastain, Mahershala Ali, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Andrew Garfield, Kirsten Dunst, Ruth Negga, Ben Affleck, Brian Cox, Jean Smart, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Michael Keaton, and Billy Crudup.

Check out below for the full list of this year’s nominations and congrats to everyone.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Belfast
CODA
Dune
King Richard
The Power of the Dog

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Cyrano
Don’t Look Up
Licorice Pizza
Tick, Tick… Boom!
West Side Story

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Compartment No. 6 (Finland, Russia, Germany)
Drive My Car (Japan)
The Hand of God (Italy)
A Hero (France, Iran)
Parallel Mothers (Spain)

Best Director – Motion Picture

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
Steven Spielberg, West Side Story
Denis Villeneuve, Dune

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Licorice Pizza
Belfast
The Power of the Dog
Don’t Look Up
Being the Ricardos

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos
Lady Gaga, House of Gucci
Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Mahershala Ali, Swan Song
Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
Will Smith, King Richard
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Marion Cotillard, Annette
Alain Haim, Licorice Pizza
Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up
Emma Stone, Cruella
Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up
Peter Dinklage, Cyrano
Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick… Boom!
Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza
Anthony Ramos, In the Heights

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Caitríona Balfe, Belfast
Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Ruth Negga, Passing

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar
Jamie Dornan, Belfast
Ciarán Hinds, Belfast
Troy Kotsur, CODA
Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Encanto
Flee
Luca
My Sunny Maad
Raya and the Last Drago

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

The French Dispatch
Encanto
The Power of the Dog
Parallel Mothers
Dune

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

King Richard
Encanto
Belfast
Respect
No Time to Die

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

The Great
Hacks
Only Murders in the Building
Reservation Dogs
Ted Lasso

Best Television Series – Drama

Lupin
The Morning Show
Pose
Squid Game
Succession

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Brian Cox, Succession
Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game
Billy Porter, Pose
Jeremy Strong, Succession
Omar Sy, Lupin

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Christine Baranski, The Good Fight
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Michaela Jae Rodriguez, Pose

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Elle Fanning, The Great
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Jean Smart, Hacks

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Dopesick
Impeachment
Maid
Mare of Easttown
The Underground Railroad

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Paul Bettany, WandaVision
Oscar Isaac, Scenes From a Marriage
Michael Keaton, Dopesick
Ewan McGregor, Halston
Tahar Rahmi, The Serpent

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jessica Chastain, Scenes From a Marriage
Cynthia Erivo, Genius
Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
Margaret Qualley, Maid
Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick
Andie MacDowell, Maid
Sarah Snook, Succession
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
O Yeong-su, Squid Game

Get a Look at The Book of Boba Fett with “Reign”

A new video is out giving us a new look at The Book of Boba Fett. The miniseries begins streaming on Disney+ on December 29.

The legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigate the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.

The Book of Boba Fett stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson are the executive producers. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve as co-executive producers, with John Bartnicki producing and John Hampian as co-producer.

Dead Boy Detectives Gets its Main Cast

Dead Boy Detectives #1

The main cast for Dead Boy Detectives has been revealed. The comic series will be coming to HBO Max with a pilot in the works. George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri, and Kassius Nelson will star in the lead roles.

Created by Neil Gaiman, the Dead Boy Detectives was released as a comic series from DC Comics. The Dead Boy Detectives are Charles Rowland (Revri) and Edwin Paine (Rexstrew) who decide to not go to the afterlife and instead stay on Earth and investigate supernatural crimes. They’re joined by Crystal Palace (Nelson) who is a psychic medium. Dead Boy Detectives was published by DC’s Vertigo imprint with a story by Toby Litt and Mark Buckingham and art by Mark Buckingham and Gary Erskine.

Reports have even more cast including Alexander Calvert as Thomas The Cat King; Briana Cuoco as Jenny; Jenn Lyon as Esther; Yuyu Kitamura as Niko; and Ruth Connell who will play Night Nurse.

Steve Yockey is writing and executive producing the pilot. Jeremy Carver, Greg Berlanti, Sara Schechter, and David Madden are executive producing.

The series isn’t a guarantee and just a pilot is in the works. Gaiman has had success currently with American Gods at Starz, Lucifer formerly on Fox and now Netflix and The Sandman coming to Netflix. Gaiman has an overall deal with Amazon which airs Good Omens. Amazon is also readying based on Gaiman’s Anansi Boys.

Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel’s Nocterra is in the works at Netflix

Nocterra

Netflix is adding another comic title to its catalogue. The streaming platform is teaming with writer Roberto Patino to develop a series based on the comic series Nocterra. Nocterra was created by Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel and published by Image Comics. It’s part of a multi-year deal between Patino and Netflix.

Patino is currently working on HBO Max’s adaptation of the DC Comics/Vertigo series DMZ.

Nocterra takes place in a world where darkness has enveloped the world. Val Riggs moves people and goods across the darkness in her truck dodging the creatures called shades corrupted by the darkness.

Patino will pen the script, serve as showrunner and exec produce alongside James Wan, Michael Clear, and Rob Hackett.

Netflix has focused on building its comic adaptation base after its deal with marvel ended. The platform purchased Mark Millar’s Millarworld and has adapted other comics such as Umbrella Academy from Dark Horse, the manga Cowboy Bebop, and the film Extraction based on the comic Ciudad.

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