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Black Panther’s Letitia Wright among the stars attending this year’s MCM London Comic Con – Coming to ExCel London this weekend (25-27 May)

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Fasten your seatbelts as Black Panther, Deadpool 2 and Orange is the New Black stars lead the blockbuster line up for MCM Comic Con’s pop culture return to London

LONDON, UK – MAY 2018 – MCM Comic Con, the UK’s largest organiser of pop culture events is gearing up for the return of its flagship London show, with bigger guests, exclusive products and more explosive and interactive content.

Celebrating the latest and greatest in geeky goodness for fans, MCM London Comic Con will bring an action-packed weekend of pop culture to ExCeL London, on 25-27 May – featuring everything from comics, movies, games and sci-fi to cosplay, anime, steampunk and online video.

“We’re really excited to open the doors of the first MCM London Comic Con of 2018 – not only will we play host to a range of exclusive activations from major entertainment brands, but we’ll be delivering incredible panels for the fans to enjoy across the weekend,” says Josh Denham, MCM London Event Manager.
Leading MCM’s special guest line up this weekend are Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, Lucifer’s Tom Ellis, The Defenders’ Rosario Dawson, Khary Payton and Cooper Andrews from The Walking Dead, and ‘Queen of Geek’ Felicia Day.

Ready for a jail break this May, Orange is the New Black stars Taryn Manning and Jackie Cruz are escaping Litchfield Penitentiary to meet fans of the prison-set comedy drama. Joining them over the weekend, stars of superhero sequel Deadpool 2 – Brianna Hildebrand and Stefan Kapičić will be going behind the scenes of the off-the-wall movie.

Michael Biehn (Aliens, The Terminator) will also be joining MCM, alongside Kevin Conroy (famous for portraying Batman in classic ’90s cartoon Batman: The Animated Series), Taylor Gray (Star Wars Rebels), Tara Sands (Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Overwatch heroes Lucie Pohl and Gaku Space. More guest announcements are being teased out to fans over the coming weeks, so watch this space!

EXCLUSIVE to MCM: London Comic Con and following critical acclaim and record-breaking audiences on Sky One, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man is bringing cast members James Nesbitt, Sienna Guillory and Stephen Hagan to the show for a live Q&A and never before seen screening of the first episode of the drama’s third season!

 

MCM Comic Con are welcoming six of the cult favourite sitcom Arrested Development’s wonderfully dysfunctional Bluth family who will be taking over Saturday’s MCM Main Stage at 15:00. Join Will Arnett (GOB), Jessica Walter (Lucille), Michael Cera (George Michael), Alia Shawkat (Maeby), Tony Hale (Buster), and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together – Jason Bateman (Michael).

Cast members from Roman comedy Plebs, Tom Rosenthal (Marcus), Ryan Sampson (Grumio) and Jonathan Pointing (Jason) along with writer/director Sam Leifer and writer Tom Basden, who also plays waterboy/man Aurelius, will be giving us the inside scoop on ITV2’s award-winning series, currently in its fourth season.

“We’ve been speaking directly to our fans and are focused on delivering the best experience they want – with more cosplay, more comics and more content – this will be the best one yet!” adds Denham.

Planning an MCM London heist, Grand Theft Auto V’s three main stars of the best-selling videogame; Ned Luke, Shawn Fonteno and Steven Ogg will at the show meeting fans.

Voice acting superstars David Hayter, Jennifer Hale, Jim Cummings, Jess Harnell, James Arnold Taylor and April Stewart are taking to the stage as Twisted Toonz to perform Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets live on stage – a version of the boy wizard’s adventures that you’ll never forget! (Think Darth Vader portrayed by Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter by Christopher Walken or Frodo and Sam by Pinky & the Brain!)

Making Comic Village their home at MCM London this May, special guests Liam Sharp, Cullen Bunn, Ken Lashley, Geof Darrow, Matteo Scalera and Conor McCreery will be among the hyper-talented comic creators meeting fans.

Mary Franklin, Global Event Director for ReedPOP adds: “We’re looking forward to sharing exciting new programme areas with the fans at MCM Comic Con London. We’ll reveal new, themed stages and programming areas, as well as the upgrades we’ve made to the MCM Live Stage and our Main Stage.”

Additional details about MCM Comic Con events, guests and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.mcmcomiccon.com and MCM Comic Con’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Book your tickets to this year’s MCM Comic Con London here: https://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LondonComicCon/

Twitter: @MCMComicCon #MCMComicCon

Instagram: @MCMComicCon

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Uncharted Movie Nearing Production, Has A Completed Screenplay

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In a recent interview with The Playlist, Uncharted director Shawn Levy gave an update on the flick – which has sat in development hell for the better part of a decade now – saying that the project is nearing production.

“As of right now, the closest to the starting line is Uncharted in that it’s a massive title,” Levy said, in reference to his two gestating features, Uncharted and Starman, “We now have a very good script and we have our star in Tom Holland. That is now subject to schedule and additional casting. But I would say, as of right now, that seems to be the most near the horizon. And it’s a movie I’m very excited about.”

The Uncharted movie, based on the mega-selling PlayStation video game franchise, has gone through a slew of directors, and at one point had Mark Wahlberg signed on to play the lead role of adventurer Nathan Drake. However, as of May this year, Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Tom Holland has been attached to play a younger version of the beloved gaming icon.

It’s currently unknown who has penned the script for this iteration of the film, after the screenplay by Joe Carnahan (The Grey) was dropped by Sony Pictures a few months before Holland’s casting.

No release date has been set for Uncharted. Fan-favourite pick for Nathan Drake, Firefly’s Nathan Fillion, recently starred in an unofficial short film based on the video games.

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Anthony Mackie Joining Amy Adams and Julianne Moore In The Woman in the Window Adaptation

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s Anthony Mackie has joined the cast of 20th Century Fox’s adaptation of New York Times bestseller The Woman in the Window, Variety reports.

Originally written by author A.J. Finn, Joe Wright (The Darkest Hour) will direct Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, and Brian Tyree Henry in the feature. The Woman in the Window will follow an agoraphobe (Adams) who witnesses a horrifying crime through her solitary window to the outside world.

The film rights were scooped up in a frenzy earlier in the year, following the novel’s buzzy debut. It released at the top of the charts, and remains the best-selling adult fiction novel of 2018. The Woman in the Window has sold over a million copies in the United States alone.

Anthony Mackie can next be seen in Netflix’s remake of French thriller Point Blank, which is shooting now.

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Fresh Look At John Wick 3 Shows Off Returning Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane

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Lionsgate, via Twitter, have shown off a brand new still from John Wick 3: Parabellum.

The image, which features Laurence Fishburne’s Bowery King and Ian McShane’s Winston stood in the midst of a cityscape, was captioned “Old friends. New enemies. Chapter 3”.

Also set to return will be the titular retired assassin himself, Keanu Reeves as John Wick – on the run after the events of the John Wick: Chapter 2. Set to join the franchise, which is rumoured to be gearing up to spin-out into a shared universe, is Halle Berry’s Sofia – described as “a woman on a mission”. The title for the film refers to the famous Latin phrase “Si vis pacem, para bellum“, which roughly translates to “If you want peace, prepare for war”.

John Wick 3: Parabellum is due for release in May next year, and is rumoured to be the conclusion to its lead character’s story. It will be directed by Chad Stahelski (John Wick), and will also star Asia Kate Dillon (Orange is the New Black), Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and Anjelica Huston (The Addams Family).

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