Monday, February 23, 2015
From Comics Alliance:
Last we heard, Warner Bros. hadn’t yet officially given the Wonder Woman solo film the green light, which wasn’t entirely surprising given that a script wasn’t firmly in place. But this weekend brought good news on the Wonder Woman front: shooting will begin this fall for the hero’s upcoming solo adventure, with — as previously confirmed — Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad vet Michelle MacLaren in the director’s chair.
In an unrelated casting story over at Deadline, the trade reports that filming for Wonder Woman will begin later this year, with Gal Gadot in the leading role. Gadot will make her first appearance as the hero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 before moving onto her solo film, which is set for release in 2017. The actress will then reprise the part for the first Justice League film, hitting theaters later in 2017.
MacLaren will direct from a script by Pan screenwriter Jason Fuchs, marking the director’s second feature film effort (she previously directed the 2006 low budget thriller Population 436). MacLaren also recently helmed the second episode of AMC’s Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff focusing on Walter White’s lawyer, Saul Goodman.
WB is reportedly planning a Wonder Woman trilogy, with the first film set in the 1920s on Paradise Island, the home of Themyscira/Diana Prince and the Amazons. When a mysterious stranger arrives asking for her help, our hero follows him to our world, where Wonder Woman finds herself disappointed by the vast gender inequality. The second film would follow Wonder Woman during World War II, in the ‘30s and ‘40s, while a third film would move her to present day with the Justice League.
It’s also been reported that Batman v Superman will explain Wonder Woman’s origins, which seems a bit redundant with the solo film also addressing her beginnings.
We’ll see Wonder Woman make her debut when Batman v Superman hits theaters on March 25, 2016. The Wonder Woman solo film is set for release on June 23, 2017, with the first Justice League film arriving on November 10, 2017.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
G. WILLOW WILSON & MARGUERITE BENNETT (w) • JORGE MOLINA (a)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
INHUMANS 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
VARIANT COVER BY RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
VARIANT COVER BY STEPHANIE HANS
VARIANT COVER BY JORGE MOLINA
YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
BLANK COVER VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
• Marvel’s Mightiest Women finally get their own explosive series!
• In a secluded corner of the Battleworld, an island nation is fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has only ever been glimpsed before…
• Fighting to protect the small sliver of their world that’s left, the Amazing A-FORCE stands shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the horde!
UNCANNY AVENGERS #5
RICK REMENDER (W) • DANIEL ACUñA (A)
Cover by KRIS ANKA
NYC VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• The truth that will shatter the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
• War between the Low and High Evolutionary.
• An Avenger has to choose between his friends and a perfect future.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Friday, February 6, 2015
Finally, today's announcement of "A-Force" certainly has a lot of people very excited. We've talked a lot in the past about increasing representation at Marvel of both female characters and creators -- how major of a step do you view "A-Force" in that larger movement? And just to clarify: Will this be "the" Avengers book during the course of "Secret Wars," and is this the G. Willow Wilson-developed project that was teased back in December with the news that she was now exclusive with Marvel?
Alonso: Yes, during the course of "Secret Wars" and beyond. And yes, "A-Force" is what we were alluding to back in December. This plan has been hatching for some time. We are… I am very excited.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Obviously "Uncanny Avengers" is a title that's historically had a lot of significance to the overall Marvel picture, as we saw with "AXIS" -- will "Uncanny Avengers" be playing a part in the lead in to Secret Wars?
Alonso: Like all Marvel books, "Uncanny Avengers" is on a direct beeline for "Secret Wars."
Friday, January 30, 2015
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UNCANNY AVENGERS #24
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
The MARCH to AXIS continues!
• Havok and his team defeated at the hands of the sinister S-Men!
• A dark secret in Genosha!
• The Red Skull’s revenge is now unstoppable.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Thursday, May 8, 2014
I Have A Couple Of Jokers In The Deck
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Now he’s firing Rogue, the obvious reason being, “Insurance is through the roof, and having an unintentional energy vampire just going around touching sh-t? It’s just not going to work for the next quarter.”
He then slams her for somehow constantly forgetting she’s not supposed to kiss the other mutants, and he isn’t going to countenance her excuses.
“I wish I could control my powers.”Coldblooded.
“And I wish I could walk. It’s wish time? How long does this go?”
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Artists: Jason Fabok, Greg Capullo, and various
Way back when, long long before the pointless New 52 reboot, Detective Comics #27 hit the stand and introduced the Dark Knight to the world. The comics world would never be the same, and that particular issue is perhaps more consequential to DC than even the earlier Action Comics debut of Superman. Now in the post reboot world, Detective Comics hits that same number, and DC couldn't pass up the notion of marking that particular issue. So we have ourselves an oversized special release, with Layman and Fabok kicking off a new story, 'Gothtopia'. And a who's who of creative talent have come in with stories of their own: Brad Meltzer, Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch, Peter Tomasi, Paul Dini, Neal Adams, and much more. This is one book, even if you're not a regular reader of the Batman universe, that you should pick up this week. ~ William Keogh, CxPulp Columnist
All New Marvel Now Point One #1
The Marketing Chimps apparently failed to live up to a New Year's resolution to stop being such obnoxious wastes of oxygen and go away. Because they're still here. Well, every once in awhile after a big event or with the launching of some new notion, such as All New Marvel Now (I steadfastly refuse to add in exclamation points or capitalize every single letter, take that, you insufferably obnoxious Marketing Chimps), Marvel has a habit of releasing these oversized Point One specials, which are basically just lead-ins to five or so new series about to debut. Such is the case with this one. We've got ourselves a Black Widow story. The Silver Surfer turns up. The new Ms. Marvel will make an appearance. The Hulk and two of his fellow Avengers get a story to themselves. There's a Kree plot somewhere in the mix. And everyone's favourite Asgardian god of mischief is back in a more adult body and taking on a new role for Asgard... as a spy. Anyway, there's something for everyone, even if the All New Marvel Now idiocy makes me roll my eyes. ~ William Keogh, CxPulp Columnist
Revolutionary War Alpha
Writer: Andy Lanning
Artist: Richard Elson
The heroes of Marvel UK are often overlooked in the greater Marvel Universe. There are some I hadn't heard of myself, of course, and others I miss seeing more of. Certainly the seriesCaptain Britain and MI13 is very missed. Anyway, Marvel is bringing them back in a series of one shots over the next three months, entitled Revolutionary War. Captain Britain, Pete Wisdom, and many more must band together against a threat with the power to bring down the entire world (oh, one of those?). I've been looking forward to this since I first heard about it, even without knowing some of the players who'll be having one shots of their own during the event. And if it gives the heroes of the United Kingdom some well needed exposure, so much the better. Andy Lanning kicks it all off here, and we can trust his skills as a writer. He was one half of the duo who did so much good for Marvel's cosmic side of things with titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, after all. Too bad that title got hijacked by He Who Loves The Sound Of His Own Voice. So it all begins here. Where will it end? With Mr. Bean inaugurated into the band of heroes as the last best hope of humanity? Come to think of it, I could see that... ~ William Keogh, CxPulp Columnist
Black Widow #1
Writer: Nathan Edmonson
Artist: Phil Noto
The world's most dangerous woman returns in a solo series of her own (again). The Black Widow, longtime Avenger, headlines a solo series once more, and it's a welcome one. I've always liked Natasha, so having one of my favourite Avengers get a solo spotlight is indeed a treat. This series by Edmonson and Noto is going to delve into that aspect of her life she keeps separate from her Avengers duties: her dark past in the spy business. She once worked for the KGB, and has had a good deal of blood on her hands. Redemption for that past is something that motivates her, but there are times when the past can come back to haunt one. This title looks like it'll be playing around with that dark history of the Widow, so I'm anticipating that I'll be enjoying it. I hope the run on this title certainly goes for a long time to come. ~ William Keogh, CxPulp Columnist
Avengers World #1
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Stefano Caselli
As I've said before, the Marketing Chimps never seem to have heard of oversaturating a concept, hence the habit in the last year or two of slapping an Avengers label onto endless new titles. At least in this case, it actually fits. Writer Jonathan Hickman is writing the two core books of the Avengers titles, Avengers and New Avengers, and now he gets a third to play with. In the wake ofInfinity, the Avengers have returned to Earth, but trouble must greet them (hey, if all they were doing was sitting at a fireplace drinking hot chocolate and eating s'mores, that would get tired fast!). A new global threat has arisen, so naturally Earth's Mightiest Heroes must respond with all hands on deck. It all begins here, and Hickman gets a chance to take the Avengers global in Avengers World. Get in on the ground floor. ~ William Keogh, CxPulp Columnist
All New X-Factor #1
Writer: Peter David
Artist: Carmine DiGiandomenico
A few months back, Peter David ended his run on X-Factor, the noirish detective team of mutants that was the best title Marvel was putting out. For a time, it seemed that PAD would be neglected and overlooked. After all, the vile fiends that I think of as Marketing Chimps were ceaselessly hyping whatever Darth Bendis was writing, to the detriment of far better writers. But fear not, because PAD is back. And so is X-Factor, in a new phase. A mutant team backed with corporate funding is about to launch into the world. Polaris will lead the team, which includes her half brother Quicksilver, a combination that could prove kinetic; PAD has written both of them extremely well in the past, and having them together offers a new dynamic for them. A newcomer to PAD's creative roster is the Cajun thief Gambit, who's on the roster. And apparently for some inexplicable reason Warlock and Cypher will also show up here (hey, I'm not a fan of either of them, but then again, PAD did make Darwin tolerable, so we'll see what he does with them). PAD gave us a title for the ages with X-Factor... and now he gets to move into a new phase with a new incarnation of the team. Given that I still stand by my opinion that he's the best writer in the industry and that X-Factor was the best book around, I suspect this new version will live up to that legacy with Peter David in charge. ~ William Keogh, CxPulp Columnist