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– 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 t
o 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,
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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