MARVEL Live Show in the Works for 2014, Plus Movie/TV News
Batman got a live stage show that toured North America last year, and Marvel's superheroes look to be next.The Associated Press is reporting that Feld Entertainment Inc., producers of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus and Disney on Ice, are partnering with Marvel for an arena show that's being targeted to debut in July 2014, and tour domestically and internationally. According to Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada, quoted by the AP in their piece, Marvel has received and rejected similar offers in the past, but Feld's track record made this a different case. "They’re already doing feats that are superhuman to begin with," Quesada said of Feld's performers. The show is currently in the early development stage, with a production budget estimated at more than $10 million. "There's so much mythology and lore with all of these characters — it's like going into this treasure chest of unbelievable gems," said Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment. "There are almost unlimited stories and shows we can create off these properties and characters." ROY HARPER Promoted to ARROW Regular for Season 2
Just a month after his debut, Colton Hayes, who plays the recurring character Roy Harper on the CW’s Arrow, has been added to the regular cast for the hit show’s second season, says the <a href=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/arrow-colton-haynes-speedy-401147></a>.
According to , Colton's Roy "is a mysterious pickpocket from the poverty-stricken part of Starling City struggling to make ends meet and take care of his drug-addicted mother." But of course comic book faithful will be staying tuned to see if his character develops into the classic Green Arrow archer sidekick Speedy (though that nickname is being used be Ollie's sister on the show), who later became Arsenal and Red Arrow.New York Benefitting from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is giving New York a boost for real, with the production of Amazing Spider-Man 2 adding 3,500 jobs to the state and casting 11,000, according to Deadline. According to the site, two massive sets are being built — one in Long Island and one in Brooklyn — with Long Island set to benefit most from the production, receiving about 1/3 of the jobs and extras. Sony is disclosing the information, Deadline says, to help New York governor Andrew Cuomo extend production tax incentives for five years. Amazing Spider-Man 2 is also set to utilize local NY businesses for food and equipment. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!