WILMYWOOD DAILY EXCLUSIVE: Marvel’s Savage Wolverine

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scott lopeI am so excited to get the exclusive on this story.  Our boy, Scott Lope, the founder of Animal Warriors based right here in Wilmington, is now officially a comic book writer!  Who is Scott Lope?  For those who don’t know, Scott is a major animal advocate and was deemed Animal Planet’s Hero of the WARepoYear just a couple of years ago for the work that he did with lions and tigers.  You may have spotted him on the Discovery Channel as the star of Wild Animal Repo (First two episodes are available on Netflix).

Scott is always looking for new avenues to raise awareness about the plight of wild animals.  One medium that has rarely touched on this subject is super hero comic books.  He was able to take his passion to pen and as a lifetime comic geek, found the perfect place to tell the story.  He was hired by Marvel to write a kick ass Wolverine story with superstar artist Phil Jimenez.  The result is Savage Wolverine issues 12 and 13.

“In telling this awesome Wolverine story, we found the perfect place to really make people understand the severity of the poaching epidemic on rhinos and elephants,” Scott said.  “This is truly an extinction event that most people have no idea is happening as we speak.”  He really turned the light on in my brain when he said,  “an elephant is killed for its ivory tusks every 15 minutes.”

elephantWhat?  So, lemme get this straight, while I am watching Sleepy Hollow, there are four elephants killed.  That’s four elephants that are never coming back.  That blows my mind.

The first part of the story (Savage Wolverine issue 12) goes on sale Wednesday, November 27th.  It will be available at all comic book stores nationwide as well as a digital download on Marvel.com.

elephantsThe best part (and why I truly LOVE this guy) is that a big portion of any money he personally receives from this project will go to SanWild Rhino Sanctuary in South Africa to protect the animals he so dearly loves!

If you want to help Scott and his Animal Warriors or get involved in any way, contact Scott directly through his facebook page!

07/29/2013 Eastbound, Sleepy Hollow, The Conjuring

Over the weekend, The Conjuring (even though it wasn’t first place thanks to The Wolverine), still held strong and earned $22.1 million.  Box Office Mojo predicts it to hit over $100 million by next weekend.

The Star News was throwing out all the hot news over the weekend.  First let’s start off with Eastbound and Down. Jeff Hidek reports HBO president Michael Lombardo offered up a bit of a tease about the future of Kenny Powers.   “You’ll find Kenny struggling with marriage, suburbia and his continued demons.”  Love me some Jeff!  Read his full blog –   If you subscribe to the Star News anyway.  Season Four airs on HBO September 29th.    The gang will be shooting at Independence Mall today.  MikeSpencer took some great pics from the 26th at Maides Park.  Check ’em out!

Production began over the weekend for Sleepy Hollow in New Bern.  Today they begin having a little fun at Tryon Palace also in New Bern.  The Star News reports, “Scenes for “Sleepy Hollow” that are being filmed at the Palace will primarily take place in the eastern courtyard — between the outer and inner gates — and the smokehouse, located just behind the Kitchen Office.”  See the entire article if you subscribe to the Star News Now.  They will continue to film in New Bern for the next few days before they return to Wilmington.

Although the Wrap party was this weekend, Under the Dome has only a few days left until they leave us for a few months!  They are back at the stage and a 2nd Unit is heading to the Ideal Cement Factory today.  Oh, and did I mention, it’s DOME DAY!  Woo Hoo!  Yes! I am so saving the best for last.  Episode 6 is on tonight baby!  10pm EST on CBS!  And of course, Hell’s Kitchen is the official viewing party headquarters, so if you head downtown, it’s the place to be!