Comics: Official Press Release
Marvel is proud to announce Death of Spider-Man, the groundbreaking new story that forever changes the Ultimate Comics universe from superstar writers Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar. Kicking off with a prelude in Ultimate Spider-Man #153 and going into high-gear with Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #1, this is the story that no comic fan can afford to miss when it all begins in February 2011 because, in the Ultimate Universe, There Are No Rules. This storyline continues in further issues of both Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates.
“As a group and as individuals we have made a conscious effort to create stories this year that no one has ever seen before,” said Bendis. “I am very, very proud to be a part of this storyline and very proud of Marvel for even attempting such a bold endeavor. Sit back and watch as we unveil a storyline unlike any other!!”
Television: While we sort out everything that happened in episode 3 of The Walking Dead “Tell it to the Frogs” AMC has released a sneak peak of episode 4 with the synopsis: Rick’s mission to Atlanta is jeopardized when things go awry. Jim becomes unhinged in camp. “Vatos” airs Sunday at 10 p.m. EST/PST on AMC.
Movies: Disney has released the first poster for the upcoming movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment in the popular swashbuckling series.
Directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the movie is loosely based on Tim Powers’ 1988 novel On Stranger Tides, and centers on the quest for the legendary Fountain of Youth. Official synopsis:
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).
The movie also features returning cast members Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, as well as Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides opens on May 20, 2011.