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    The Rundown: Guillermo del Toro Won’t Give Up on “Hellboy III”, Bill Willingham on the End of “Fables,” and more

    By | July 20th, 2015
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    Welcome back to The Rundown, our daily breakdown on comic news stories we missed from the previous day. Have a link to share? Email our team at rundown@multiversitycomics.com.

     

    – Recently, Guillermo del Toro announced he was stepping away from making Justice League Dark. In an interview with The Daily Beast, del Toro says that while “Warners liked the script” and were “very enthusiastic”, they wanted him to shoot immediately, which created a conflict with Pacific Rim 2. Del Toro chose Pacific Rim 2, partly because Legendary Pictures said, depending on Pacific Rim 2‘s success, they may “throw down for Hellboy III.” Frankly, I’d rather see del Toro pursue these projects than a massive company-wide superhero franchise. His next film, Crimson Peak, an R-rated haunted house Gothic romance, comes out later this year.

     

    – After 14 years, several spinoff series, a video game, and a couple original graphic novels, “Fables” is shutting its covers this Wednesday at #150 (which is also vol. 22 of the “Fables” trades). Bill Willingham and Jim Vorel go over the history and legacy of the longest-running creator-owned Vertigo series.

     

    – John Mueller, who participated in our 31 Days of Hellboy initiative last year, has launched a Kickstarter to bring his creator-owned series, “Oink”, back into print in an an oversized, hardcover special ICON edition of the story. It looks like a super gorgeous edition that Mueller invested a ton of time into and “Oink” fans will undoubtedly be all about it.

     

    – Kamala Khan, and the impact of Kamala Khan, has probably been one of Marvel’s most high-profile successes. After “Secret Wars” has wrapped up, Kamala will find herself suddenly as part of the All New, All-Different (but not really) Avengers, and editor Sana Amanat dishes on what fans can expect coming up for the character.

     

    – Everything’s coming up Noelle. Not only did she just win a couple Eisners, land some killer deals for her comics and the expansion of her comics, but she was also the subject of a Vanity Fair profile. Oh, and her episode of “Wander Over Yonder” airs this August.

     

    – Latest Marvel Cinematic Universe juggernaut entry, Ant-Man, opened to $58 million in the US domestic box office, making it the 12th consecutive Marvel movie to open at number 1. However, the movie did fall short of the projected $60-65 million opening, and did slightly worse than The Incredible Hulk at the box office. Anyway, expect more Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to continue coming.

     

    – Are you excited for the upcoming Supergirl TV show? So is Mellisa Benoist. She talks with Scott Huver about her process getting into the mind and body of the character.

     

    – On Friday, we asked you what is the worst comic book film of all time? 18% of you agreed it was that ill-considered 2004 Halle Barry vehicle, Catwoman, directed by Pitof. 16% of you shuddered at the mention of the George Clooney/Chris O’Donnell campfest, Batman & Robin, from Joel Schummaker. Another 10% of you hated Dragonball Evolution. Collectively, you all did’t think Red Sonja, Heavy Metal 2000, or Supergirl were all that bad, so maybe we’ll have a terrible-but-entertaining movie slumber party soon. Make sure you check back this Friday for our next reader poll!

     

    – And finally, in Webcomics Worth Clicking: The Short Con by Aleks Sennwald and Pete Toms takes place in a world where orphans are another branch of the police force. Far less corrupt and less heavily armed, these kids investigate the murder of a playmate’s parents. The jokes are hysterical, the art is begging to be animated, and the overall thing just lands perfectly.

     


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