Marvel Sued For Stealing Animated ‘X-Men’ Theme From Hungarian Series

Marvel is being sued for allegedly stealing the theme of a police show from Hungry for the intro music of the X-Men animated series.

Marvel’s X-Men animated series ran from 1992 t0 1997 on Fox Kids Network and became the definitive incarnation of the mutant team for a generation of fans. Equally as popular was the X-Men animated series theme song, which remains a popular tune for Marvel fans who grew up watching the show.

However, a man named Zolton Krisko is now suing Marvel and more media companies for allegedly stealing the X-Men theme from a Hungarian police show called Linda that aired in the country from 1984 to 1991. Krisko, who managed the estate of Hungarian composer Gyorgy Vukan, who created and copyrighted the Linda theme in 1983, claims in the suit that the score composer for Marvel’s X-Men series and TV executives met with Hungarian film professionals in the ’80s. According to Krisko, the popularity of Linda at the time means to the X-Men team would have definitely known about the cop series.

You can listen to the Linda theme song in the video and see if it sounds just like the intro music for Marvel’s X-Men.

Krisko claims he did not learn about the X-Men series or hear the theme until 2017 and alleges the success the X-Men series achieved for Marvel is the result of Linda‘s intro music. What do you make of this X-Men situation? Does Krisko have a case against Marvel? Let us know what you think below!

On the feature film side, the current era of the X-Men film series came to close with the release of Dark Phoenix. Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.

 Dark Phoenix is now available on Digital HD, 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Source: TMZ

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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