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The Rundown: May 22, 2020

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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.

In case you missed it, we got an exclusive preview of “Sera and the Royal Stars” #7.

– Nathan W. Pyle’s “Strange Planet” will be getting a subscription box from Culturefly, The Pop Insider reports. Fans will be able to get exclusive merchandise inspired by the comic as part of this new subscription box. Each box includes a vinyl figure, an exclusive comic on a canvas print, and five to seven additional items featuring the creatures. The subscription box will launch on June 1.

– Via Bleeding Cool, Doctor Who fans were treated to a special comic strip written by James Peaty, illustrated by Mike Collins, and narrated by Richard Ashton, in which fans find out more about Danny Pink. It’s unclear when the next series of Doctor Who will premiere, although the show will return in the next year with the special “Revolution of the Daleks.”

Variety reports that Nick Jonas and Lawrence Fishburne are set to star in AGC Studios’ The Blacksmith, based on the graphic novel from Kickstart Comics by Malik Evans and Richard Sparkman. Pierre Morel (Taken) will direct from a screenplay adapted by Ben Ripley (Flatliners). Jonas will play Wes Loomis, a go-to weapons expert for the intelligence community, who goes on the run after his lab is destroyed and colleagues are murdered. Fishburne will play Mather, a retired blacksmith, and Loomis’s mentor. With the aid of a CIA analyst named Noelle Hazlitt, the trio will embark on “a journey that keeps this improbable pair one step ahead of their pursuers in a breathless, action-filled thriller.” Production on the film will begin later in 2020.

– Via Comicbook.com, Cartoon Network announced that We Bare Bears: The Movie will officially release for purchase on digital platforms on June 8, 2020. This is the first movie for the We Bare Bears franchise, which follows three talking bears as they explore life in the woods and city. In addition to the release date, Cartoon Network has also revealed a poster and trailer. The movie will depict the bears as they make their way to Canada after being chased from their home by antagonist, Agent Trout. Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, and Bobby Moynihan star in the movie as the bears Grizz, Ice, and Panda. Agent Trout is voiced by Marc Evan Jackson and many of the show’s guest stars will also be featured in the movie. We Bare Bears: The Movie is scheduled to release for purchase on digital platforms for $14.99 on June 8, 2020.

– Netflix has released the official trailer for The Old Guard, based on the comic by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez. Like the comic, the movie follows a group of immortal soldiers led by Andy, played by Charlize Theron, who must fight to keep their immortality a secret, or otherwise see their gifts exploited. The film will begin streaming on Netflix on July 10, 2020. You can check out the trailer here.

– Deadline reports that Sony has hired Marc Guggenheim to write a script for Jackpot, another installment in the larger Spider-Man Cinematic universe following the Venom franchise, and Jared Leto’s Morbius. In the comics, Jackpot is Sara Ehret, a scientist, who, while pregnant, is doing gene therapy research and is exposed to “Lot 777,” a virus that rewrites the DNA in her cells. She becomes imbued with superhuman strength and takes on the name Jackpot. Morbius is scheduled to be released on March 19, 2021, while Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set to hit theaters June 25, 2021.

– TV Line reports that ABC has renewed 13 shows on their current lineup, including Stumptown. The TV show is based on the comic book series from creators Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth, and follows Dex, an army vet turned private detective. Season 1 premiered in September. It’s unknown when production will begin on season 2 of Stumptown.


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