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A co-production with Sony TV, 'The Tick' centers on an underdog accountant with zero powers who comes to realize his city is owned by a global supervillain long thought dead.

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a super villain. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero.

Yara Martinez, who reprises her role from the pilot as Ms. Lint, co-stars alongside Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry and Brendan Hines.

'The Tick' is executive produced by Ben Edlund, Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld, directed by Wally Pfister and written by Edlund and is set to premiere in the UK and US on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 25th August and will be available globally on Prime Video.  deadline.com
DC shows have been killing it for Warner Bros., and the studio definitely knows it. In a shocking announcement on Tuesday, the studio has revealed that a live-action Titans show is on the way.

The series will focus on Dick Grayson, as he assembles a team of young heroes to fight together. Along with the news that Grayson is headlining the show, WB released this synopsis:

It follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others.

The series is being produced by Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Akiva Goldsman - the same team that brings the DC Universe on The CW. Goldsman has written the script for Titans, and it's expected to premiere in 2018.

The series won't air on CW though, as WB is moving in a new direction for this new show. Along with the new Young Justice episodes, Titans will air on DC's brand new streaming service, that will begin along with these new premieres next year. comicbook.com
When word surfaced Tuesday that Stan Lee has put his Hollywood Hills West home on the market for $3.75 million, some commenters began to speculate about the legendary writer’s finances. Of course, they’re not the first.

Asked earlier this year by Playboy whether he at least received “a Tony Star-like helicopter” from Disney’s $4 billion purchase of Marvel, the 91-year-old creator was quick to point out that he’s not as wealthy as some may think.

“My daughter was looking at the internet the other day and read that Stan Lee has an estimated $250 million,” Lee said. “I mean, that’s ridiculous! I don’t have $200 million. I don’t have $150 million. I don’t have $100 million or anywhere near that.”

Elaborating on why he shouldn’t rate George Lucas-scale wealth, he explained that, working at Marvel and its predecessors, “I was happy enough to get a nice paycheck and be treated well. I always got the highest rate; whatever Martin [Goodman] paid another writer, I got at least that much. It was a very good job. I was able to buy a house on Long Island. I never dreamed I should have $100 million or $250 million or whatever that crazy number is. All I know is I created a lot of characters and enjoyed the work I did.”

Lee does receive a $1 million annual salary for life from Marvel, and keeps busy with myriad other projects (the latest being a Bollywood adaptation of his comic Chakra the Invincible), but none of that likely pushes his wealth into those “ridiculous” figures. This website places his net worth at $50 million, which seems … far less ridiculous, and definitely nothing to sneeze at. cbr.com
Heath Ledger’s tragic death before the release of 'The Dark Knight' led to rampant speculation over how playing the Joker contributed to his mental health. Speaking at Tribeca Film Festival following the premiere of the documentary 'I Am Heath Ledger', the actor’s sister Kate dismissed those rumours.

"I was really shocked because that was him having fun," she told audience members in a Q&A. "Every report was coming out that he was depressed and that [the role] was taking this toll on him, and we're going, honestly, it was the absolute opposite. It couldn't be more wrong.

Ledger died in 2008 having overdosed on prescription drugs. His role in The Dark Knight — based on the Batman comics — was rapturously received by critics, with Ledger being awarded a posthumous Oscar.

"I hope it's an antidote to a lot of the gossip that exists in the world," the documentary's producer Matt Amato said. "There are some really terrible things about Heath out there. independent.co.uk
It’s going to take a death and resurrection to make this son of two fathers a superhero to stand on his own. But if you’re a little unconvinced that Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel story has all been leading to this birth of the “true” Superman, allow us to explain. The story of Jonathan Kent comes to a head in his death, both literally and thematically.

The scene begins, fittingly, with Clark complaining that his family’s existence is too “safe,” and that he longs to do something “useful.” Jonathan keeps a cool head as he makes a stand for all of middle America, commanding his son to head for cover, and protect his mother above all else.

But that is not Jonathan Kent. That is not the man who raised Clark. And that is the exact kind of human heroism people tend to admire in the hardworking, farming, ‘salt of the earth’ America. After learning just how right his father was about humanity’s fear of someone different, Clark Kent – dubbed “Superman” by the world – sees his own hopes, ambitions, relationships, and even his intentions twisted by fear and suspicion. Cue Jonathan Kent.

Clark only realizes his father’s meaning moments before his death, but it anchors Clark Kent’s story as that of a man, having integrated the wisdom of his father. Jonathan met Martha, and the world became simple, and good. Clark looks at Lois, and realizes the same. And true to his Kent name, that’s all the goodness Clark needs to put his life in danger to protect her. screenrant.com