The Star Wars galaxy just got a little more dashing.
One of the first announcements to come out of this weekend's Star Wars Celebration was an upcoming comics miniseries starring the galaxy's smoothest scoundrel, Lando Calrissian. Written by She-Hulk and Inhumans scribe Charles Soule, with art by Alex Maleev (Moon Knight, Daredevil), the five issue miniseries promises, action, adventure and general scalawaggery as Lando embarks on his most outrageous caper ever.
If you thought it was impossible for The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman to achieve any further Hollywood success, you'd be wrong.
His Image Comics publishing imprint, Skybound Entertainment, has signed a two-year first-look deal with Universal Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That means Universal has first dibs on adapting any Skybound project for film, including Kirkman's own work on titles such as Invincible and The Astounding Wolf-Man, and the work of other creators, such as Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera's Dead Body Road and Joshua Williamson and Davide Gianfelice's Ghosted.
Scarlett Johansson made an impressive, ass-kicking debut in Iron Man 2, but she really solidified herself as more than just a resourceful spy with amazing gymnastic skills in the first Avengers film. Since then, we’ve been dying for Black Widow to get her own solo movie, and as excited as we’ve all be for Marvel to make their female-centric superhero movie debut with Captain Marvel, it’s odd that the studio hasn’t announced a Black Widow film yet. According to Scarlett Johansson, it’s been a topic of conversation.
It’s been teased and now it’s been confirmed by director Zack Snyder: The first preview for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will debut on April 20 only in IMAX theaters at a “special teaser screening event” that will also include an introduction from Snyder. On Twitter, Snyder revealed exactly how to attend the event, and gave a brief taste of what’s to come:
A little over an hour ago, it was reported that Warner Bros. was seriously considering Angelina Jolie to replace Michelle MacLaren on Wonder Woman. Although she may have been considered, it looks like the studio is going in another direction — WB has hired Patty Jenkins to direct the Wonder Woman solo film, and if that name sounds familiar, that’s because she was originally attached to direct Thor: The Dark World.
2015 is truly the year James Spader took over all media.
Not only is the laconic actor portraying the title villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron, he's also making the jump from the screen to the page in Titan Comics' new comics series based on his TV show The Blacklist. The new series, by writer Nicole Phillips and artist Beni Lobel, will start up in July. Alice X. Zhang provides the covers.
You may have missed it, but last week Frank Cho posted an image he'd drawn on a sketch cover of Spider-Gwen in a pose reminiscent of the Milo Manara Spider-Woman cover that drew a lot of negative attention. Many people were grossed out by Cho's drawing, including Spider-Gwen artist Robbi Rodriguez, while others jumped to Cho's defense, like J. Scott Campbell and Rob Liefeld. What began as not that big of a deal turned into the latest hot mess to preoccupy the industry, so let's talk about outrage and complacency in comics.
Another week, another quick update from James Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The film isn’t set to hit theaters until 2017, but the director is still offering up plot tidbits and hints as he works on completing the screenplay. One of the big mysteries (perhaps the biggest) in Guardians of the Galaxy was the identity of Star-Lord’s father, and as Gunn previously teased, we’ll definitely meet him in the sequel — but is he the only father figure involved?
The headline of this article is kind of a minor spoiler already, but DC itself let it out in its June solicitations; Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #41 will feature a brand-new Batman who kind of looks like a robot with bunny ears carrying a giant handgun.
Who is this mysterious figure? Apparently, DC's Free Comic Book Day offering, Divergence #1, has the info, and word has spread across the comics Internet. Click through if you want to know, and plug your ears now if you would like to be surprised when the issue comes out May 2.
Amid the flurry of new superhero TV series in development, NBC’s Constantine never quite caught on the way DC’s A-List CW stars or even Marvel’s minimalist approach did. Now, a report has surfaced suggesting NBC might formally have pulled the plug on Constantine, leaving the demon-fighting detective without a home (for now).
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