In this issue, Warner blinks first and moves Batman v Superman. When asked for comment, Marvel said “On your left”. THEN Warner and DC announce 9 new dates for films based on DC Comics. Our favourite so is 27 July, 2018. ADDITIONALLY Joss Whedon wonders what to do now that he’s finished shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron. We’ve heard Ant-Man might need a hand keeping its schedule. ALSO it’s Genius, Imperial, Star Lord, Rocket Raccoon and more in what we’ve been reading.
PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Kick-Ass 3 by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr, with Special Guest panelist Larime Taylor, writer and artist of the Image Comics series A Voice in the Dark. This is Behind the Panels.
Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay, Dave Longo & special guest Larime Taylor
What We’ve Been Reading
This Week (6 August2014): Thanos: The Infinity Revelation HC (Marvel), Earth 2 #26, Grayson #2, Green Arrow #34, Green Lantern #34, Genius #1 (of 5) (Image), Imperial #1, Spread #2, Kick-Ass 3 #8, Legendary Star Lord #2, Rocket Raccoon #2, Superior Spider-Man #32
Next Week’s Highlights (13 August 2014): Hexed #1 (Boom – Emma Rios art), Dark Ages #1 (Dan Abnett, I. N. J. Culbard – The New Deadwardians), Batgirl #34, Batman #34, Harley Quinn #9, Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 #1 (Dynamite), Godzilla Cataclysm #1 (IDW – Cullen Bunn, Dave Wachter), Genius #2, Sex Criminals #7, Starlight #5, Walking Dead #130, Nova Special #1, Original Sin #7 (of 8), United States Of Murder Inc #4, Spider-Man 2099 #2
- Warner has announced that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will move forward to 25 March 2016. It has also secured dates for an additional 9 DC films, running through until 2020
- DC Comics will follow the August Selfies Month, September’s 3D Futures End covers and October’s Monster variants with a series of LEGO variant covers in November.
- Avengers: Age of Ultron has wrapped principal photography. Joss Whedon announced the news via Twitter with the caption “What the hell do I do now?”
- Marvel is preparing a new printing of the Howard the Duck Omnibus in October collecting many of his original appearances in Marvel Team-Up, Marvel Treasury Edition, and Man-Thing, along with his own series
- Cartoon Network confirms that the cancelled fan favourite Young Justice team will make an appearance in Teen Titans GO! later this year.
- David Cubitt has joined the cast of Arrow for Season 3 as Mark Shaw, aka Manhunter
- Sony is reportedly eyeing a female-led film for its Spider-Man film franchise in 2017
- Fox has picked up the rights to adapt the Boom! Studios comic The Foundation, with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles writer Evan Daugherty to pen the screenplay
- Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets two new cast members in its second season: Henry Simmons in the recurring role of “Alphonso ‘Mack’ Mackenzie” and Kyle MacLachlan as …SPOILERS SWEETIE…Skye’s father
- Meanwhile, Clancy Brown will join The Flash as General Wade Eiling
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles released to an impressive $25 million opening day, knocking Guardians of the Galaxy off the top spot. At the time of recording, the current global box-office takings for Guardians of the Galaxy is around $240 million after a week of screening.
- Finally, some sad news with the passing of Menahem Golan, co-founder of Cannon Films and producer of such comic book adaptations as Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, the 1990s Captain America, Masters of the Universe and the failed attempt at Spider-Man in the 1990s. Other films include the classic LifeForce, the Death Wish series, pretty much anything with Chuck Norris and is arguably the man who discovered Jean Claude Van Damme. He will be missed.
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Kick-Ass 3 by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr with special guest host Larime Taylor
Next Week (105): Thanos: The Infinity Revelation (Marvel) by Jim Starlin
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