Benedict Cumberbatch to play Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’
9:30 am PDT 29/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

After months of speculations, the Sherlock famed Benedict Cumberbatch is the final choice for the titular role in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange. Slated for release on 8 July 2016, the feature will be directed by Scott Derrickson. Cumberbatch will play Dr Stephen Strange, a former neurosurgeon who, after losing the use of his hands, turns to the mystic arts and the occult. He will serve as the Sorcerer Supreme – the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. … Read More

‘Archie’ to be adapted as ‘Riverdale’ on small screen; Fox to air the series
10:30 am PDT 25/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The popular characters from the Archie comics are reportedly headed for the small screen as an adaptation based on the comic book is in progress. After Fox gained the rights of the TV adaptation of the comic series, Archie will now be a one-hour drama on TV, titled Riverdale. The project will have Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is best known for his Glee, as a writer, while it will be produced by Greg Berlanti, of Arrow and The Flash fame. “This … Read More

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Graphic India eye Bollywood with ‘Chakra the Invincible’ film
5:00 pm PDT 23/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

In a year dominated by superhero films based on Stan Lee’s co-creations including, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Captain America The Winter Soldier” and “X-Men Days of Future Past,”the legendary creator is now looking at India with aspirations to make his first Bollywood film. Graphic India, India’s leading character Entertainment Company, and Lee’s POW! Entertainment launched “Chakra The Invincible,” last year as a kids animated franchise. The hero built a worldwide following through animation on Cartoon Network India and a digital … Read More

Orange Radius’ ‘Garuda’ to soar at Bangalore Comic-Con 2015!
4:30 pm PDT 18/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

Garuda, an online comic by Orange Radius is a story about Bhairo, an adolescent Yamaduta rose in the deserts of Naraka. It is set in the Bronze Age and starts after the 10th Devasur Sangram. Many pre-harappan cities and races are intertwined in the never ending cycle of war. Haunted by his traumatic past, Bhairo starts searching for his remaining family and discovers that his army stands against his only surviving family, his twin sister Vishakha. “Back in my MBA … Read More

Jason Momoa to play DC comics’ ‘Aquaman’!
3:00 pm PDT 18/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Finally, Jason Momoa best known for his role as Khal Drogo on HBO series Game of Thrones has officially confirmed to play the lead superhero role of Aquaman in his own stand-alone franchise for the DC CinematicUniverse with Warner Bros. Warner Bros.’ chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara made the announcement on Wednesday morning during an investor’s conference where he also revealed the studio’s upcoming film schedule. Aquaman was created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger in 1940. This fictional character debuted in More Fun Comics#73 in November … Read More

Dynamite Entertainment announces return of Bond comics in 2015
9:00 am PDT 16/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

My name is Bond, James Bond! The 007 adventure is returning to comics. US publisher Dynamite Entertainment has announced its partnership with Ian Fleming Publications Ltd., the company that owns and administers the literary copyright of Ian Fleming’s published works, including his fourteen James Bond books. “It’s good to have comics having more opportunity to show what they can do and the comics could be way better than the movie have been because they are not hampered by budget and big stars … Read More

Hyderabad Comic Con gets a mixed response this year
7:30 am PDT 16/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

The first ever action packed annual edition of Hyderabad Comic Con organised by Comic Con India received a grand response from fans from all age groups. The 3 day fest took place at Hitex Exhibition Centre from 10-12 October 2014. “It was great! Beyond what we initially expected, Hyderabad certainly is in for bigger and better conventions in the coming years. The footfall was more than last year and certainly a great start to our ticketing initiative,” said Comic Con India, founder … Read More

Telugu Industry and MPDA, India Launch Comicorner at Hyderabad Comic Con to promote Creativity
5:30 am PDT 16/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Comic Con, India is dedicated to expanding India’s popular culture by creating high profile events that cater to fans of not only comics but also Movies. The Telugu Film Industry, iMovie Cop and the Motion Picture Dist. Association, India Pvt. Ltd. joined hands to launch Comicorner at the 2014, Comic Con held in Hyderabad between 11-12 October. Rajkumar A, chairman – Anti Video Piracy Cell, Telugu Film Industry said, “iMovieCop is glad to be a part of this joint initiative of … Read More

Magzter crosses 22 million users mark
1:50 am PDT 15/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

A celebratory wave swept across the offices of Magzter around the world as the global team watched the newsstand’s user base notch the 22 million mark. The swift escalation in the number of users transacting through the Magzter store can be attributed to several reasons among which its easy-to-use interface and access to over 4,500 magazines, 25,000+ books and comics in 40 languages ranks the highest. The Magzter platform was created to facilitate easy access to a variety of publications … Read More

‘Peanuts Re-imagined’ at MipJunior 2014
12:15 pm PDT 13/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

CANNES: “We are looking closely at India,” said Peanuts Worldwide SVP media Kim Towner during the MipJunior keynote which focused on the glorious 50 years of Peanuts and the 65th anniversary of the comic strip. While Peanuts may make in-roads to India in the future, currently the important markets for it are Japan, China, Brazil and Germany, apart from the US and France. The keynote themed: ‘Peanuts Re-imagined’ was moderated by author and consultant Christopher Erbes and was attended by France Télévisions executive director Julien Borde, Normaal … Read More

Hyderabad Comic-Con to witness 12 year old boy’s novel ‘The Seven Beasts’
10:10 am PDT 11/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

Now let’s go back to our childhood days. Did you have an ambition at the age of 12? Do you remember what you were doing at that time? Well, in this 21 century when all the children of this age group are busy watching Television and playing games, somewhere in the heart of Hyderabad, Syed Shehzor Mujthedi (12 years old) is busy writing novels. This young talent has written a 116 pages long novel, The Seven Beasts which will be … Read More

Raj Comics to launch ‘Srvsangram’ at Hyderabad Comic Con
1:00 pm PDT 08/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

One of the largest comic book distributor and publisher in India since 1986, Raj Comics is launching its fourth edition of Sarvanayak comic series Sarvsangram. Sarvnayak refers to ‘the greatest amongst equals’, the series is based on ‘all heroes contest’ being held in the realm of guardian and keeper of time ‘Yugam’ while the universe strives for survival in the absence of its defenders. “So far four comics from the Sarvnayak Series have been published. The first one, Yugandhar (Aadhar … Read More