TSP – March 24th 2015

On this edition of The Splash Page; Ruka’s Lazarus coming to television, AMC’s Preacher gets a Misfit, has Captain Marvel been cast, ‘Get Jiro’ getting a prequel, and a new action figure from Marvel.

RUCKA & LARK’S “LAZARUS” IN DEVELOPMENT AT LEGENDARY TV

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s “Lazarus” could be the next Image Comics hit headed to TV, with Legendary Television and producer Matt Tolmach acquiring the rights to the creator-owned series, as reported Tuesday by The Hollywood Reporter.

This marks another addition to Legendary Television’s growing slate. The company currently has sci-fi drama “Colony” in the works at the USA Network, and comedy series “Love” with a two-season commitment from Netflix.

FINAL-LAZARUS-001-Cover-Color-Logo-Text-sized-5829dRead more at this link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/rucka-larks-lazarus-in-development-at-legendary-tv

JOSEPH GILGUN JOINS AMC’S “PREACHER” AS CASSIDY

Deadline has reported that Joseph Gilgun has been cast in AMC’s “Preacher” adaptation as Cassidy. Most known for his work in the UK, Gilgun previously appeared in the 2006 film “This is England” and in later seasons of television series “Misfits.”

The “Preacher” adaptation has been adapted by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. “Breaking Bad’s” Sam Catlin is attached to the series as showrunner. “Preacher” received a pilot order from AMC in December.

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Read more at this link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/joseph-gilgun-joins-amcs-preacher-as-cassidy

Rumor: Captain Marvel Has Been Cast And We’ll See Her Soon

There are still over three years until the Captain Marvel movie hits theaters on November 2, 2018. By that time we’ll have seen Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, a Spider-Man reboot, three new Star Wars movie and even an Avatar sequel. Probably.

That’s a long time before we need to start worrying about a character, but, a new rumor says not only has Marvel Studios secretly cast an actress to play the Captain Marvel, we’ll see her very soon. This is an unconfirmed rumor but, if it’s true, it might be a spoiler for the Marvel Cinematic Universe 2015 movies. Beware and read more below.

Captain-Marvel-Logo-700x300Read more at this link: http://www.slashfilm.com/rumor-captain-marvel-cast/

VERTIGO ANNOUNCES “GET JIRO” PREQUEL OGN “BLOOD & SUSHI”

Vertigo has announced via a press release that 2012’s “Get Jiro!” will receive an all-new prequel graphic novel. The new OGN, titled “Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi,” will reteam chef/author/TV personality Anthony Bourdain with his co-writer Joel Rose and feature art from Ale Garza with a cover by Dave Johnson.

The latest installment in the series will depict Jiro’s beginnings as he juggled working for his mob boss father and pursuing his dream of becoming a chef. Bourdain explained his decision to follow up the original OGN with a prequel in a statement included in the release.

Get-Jiro-finalcover-8bd2cRead more at this link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/vertigo-announces-get-jiro-prequel-ogn-blood-sushi

Marvel Releases New Hawkeye Figure – Pizza Dog Included!

Marvel Entertainment has revealed a new Hawkeye Marvel Select action figure, featuring Hawkeye’s steadfast companion, Pizza Dog.

The figures features a detailed sculpt of Hawkeye in his modern, black costume, along with Lucky (Pizza Dog), his signature bow and six arrows, a gun, an interchangeable left hand, and interchangeable heads.

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Read more at this link: http://comicbook.com/2015/03/24/marvel-releases-new-hawkeye-figure—pizza-dog-included-/

Gregor Sprague is the Co-Creator/Host/Producer of the Elsenerds Network (Elsenerds.com) and you can follow him on Twitter (@ThatGregor)

 

 

 

Gregor Sprague

Co-Creator of Elsenerds.com, Comic Book reader, and SciFi Lover, Super Powers include Knowledge of comic book universes, the ability to point to his location on his hand, and reaching items on the top shelf.