Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that SHAZAM! will arrive on Digital on July 2 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 16. Scoring a high 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, the home entertainment release boasts a ton of special features, including multiple featurettes, an exclusive motion comic, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and more. Check out all the details after the break!
NBC has unleashed the first Heroes Reborn trailer while also unveiling its premiere date. Starting Thursday, September 24, 2015, Heroes will return to NBC after five years for a 13-episode event series. While some old faces return, such as Hiro, Matt Parkman, and HRG, there will be many new characters with abilities I hope will be more exciting than someone’s tattoo displaying future events.
The first Heroes Reborn trailer is a nice set up for what’s to come, teasing just enough to bring back some interest in a show that was cancelled without a proper send off. (Those last two seasons were pretty horrendous. They were like Dexter final season quality bad.) The footage bears some resemblance to the series’ first season, setting up an inspirational message of hope and advocating positive change through hidden potential.
Although the trailer itself doesn’t offer any kind of context about what we can expect plot-wise, NBC was kind enough to give us the official synopsis for Heroes Reborn:
A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.
Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi, “Chuck”) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss.
Noah Bennet, aka H.R.G. (Jack Coleman, “Heroes”), has gone off the grid but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski, “A to Z”) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.
While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay, “Once Upon a Time”) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green, “Criminal Minds”), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina (Danika Yarosh, “Shameless”), has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko (Kiki Sukezane, “Death Yankee 3”), is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos (Ryan Guzman, “The Boy Next Door”).
Meanwhile, Erica (Rya Kihlstedt, “Masters of Sex”), the head of the highly successful tech conglomerate Renautas, has an agenda of her own.
For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), among others. Yet, together, their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind.
Vague in terms of what abilities we can expect from this new crop of powered people, but at least we now have some sense of what’s at stake. My guess is that the vigilantes have been framed by the tech conglomerate and it’s up to Hiro and HRG to figure out how to sort out this mess.
Executive produced by Tim Kring, Peter Elkoff and James Middleton, Heroes Reborn will bring back original cast members Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jimmy Jean-Louis, and Masi Oka. They’ll be joined by a few new faces, including Zachary Levi (of NBC’s “Chuck” and the Marvel franchise “Thor”), Ryan Guzman (“The Boy Next Door”), Robbie Kay (“Once Upon a Time”), Danika Yarosh (“Shameless”), Judith Shekoni (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″), Kiki Sukezane (“Death Yankee 3″), Henry Zebrowski (NBC’s “A to Z”) and Gatlin Green (“Criminal Minds”). The new 13-episode “event” series is set to premiere this fall on NBC at 8 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015.
Source: Heroes Reborn YouTube
When I first learned that NBC would be reviving their superhero series Heroes, which that had a strong start and the limpest of exits, I let out a snortle and went back to business as usual. But a lot has changed in the realm of superheroes in pop culture since 2010 when Heroes debuted its final episode without receiving a proper final series. There now have been two Avengers movies from Marvel and DC is setting up a Justice League movie. Since NBC Universal doesn’t own the rights to any DC or Marvel characters, why not revive a property that was kinda hot back in its heyday? So here we have our first look at Heroes Reborn, a 13-episode “event series” that aims to rekindle that lost spark of what was once a promising show. Continue reading
This following week marks the 5th Annual Comic-Con takeover from Zachary Levi’s Nerd HQ, once again invading PETCO Park with free events, interactive booths, meet and greets, panels, and more. Today, The Nerd Machine released the first round of tickets for their “Conversations for a Cause” benefitting Operation Smile. These conversations include the likes of Joss Whedon, Alan Nathan Fillion, The Walking Dead cast, and many more. Check out the entire schedule and find out how you can buy tickets after the break. Continue reading
Zachery Levi and his brainchild, The Nerd Machine, will be returning to Comic-Con 2014 with his 5th Annual Nerd HQ. From July 24 through July 27, Nerd HQ is once again taking over PETCO Park. This four day event will allow fans to hangout with fellow nerds and geeks alike while providing opportunities to meet their favorite stars in “Conversations for a Cause,” benefiting Operation Smile. Check out what’s new this year at Nerd HQ after the break. Continue reading
Thor: The Dark World‘s favorite step brothers, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston), have just been announced to arrive on home video February 25, with a special Digital 3D and HD release on February 4. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is pulling out all of the stops with a slew of special features, particularly in the anticipation for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Check out the details for the bonus features and the 3D Blu-ray cover art after the break. Continue reading
Last time we saw the god of thunder in his own standalone picture was back in 2011. And despite the Thor universe being less grounded in reality than any superhero movie we’ve seen before, Marvel Studios stood their ground, took a chance on the character, and raked in a respectable $449.3 million worldwide at the box office. And Marvel hopes to see the character continue to grow in Thor: The Dark World. Far removed from our other favorite Avengers, The Dark World brings the best of science fiction and fantasy together to give Marvel fans one grand adventure. Continue reading
Making their way on stage during Marvel Studio’s presentation at D23 Expo this morning, stars Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, and Anthony Hopkins made themselves available to present a clip from Thor: The Dark World. What was shown, that hasn’t made its way online yet, depicts the first meeting of Jane Foster and Odin, protector of the Nine Realms. Suffice it to say their first encounter does not go as swimmingly as Thor would hope. Read our clip description after the break; spoiler warning of course. Continue reading
Thundering down upon us this week comes the full-length theatrical trailer for Thor: The Dark World. We suspected it would drop soon after the new epic poster debuted last week. Fans hoping for more Asgard and the Nine Realms this time around, your voices have been heard. Check out the new trailer for Thor: The Dark World after the break. Continue reading
Iron Man 3 is well behind us now and Marvel Studios has begun to make the big push forward with Thor: The Dark World with the release of an epic new poster. Featuring the full cast, the very detailed poster gives us a great glimpse as to what kind of tone audiences will find when they sit their butts in theaters this fall on November 8. See the full poster after the break. Continue reading