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In case you missed it, we interviewed Scott Synder about the future of “Justice League” alongside a preview of issue #26. Dark Horse’s Berger Books also announced “Everything,” a satirical, supernatural series from Christopher Cantwell and I.N.J. Culbard.
– Marvel announced “Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda,” a new series from writer Jim Zub and artist Lan Medina starring T’Challa, Okoye, Wasp/Janet van Dyne, Ka-Zar, and Gorilla-Man. In his announcement interview, Zub described the comics as “Kirby-fueled Mission: Impossible in the Marvel Universe,” with “obscure Marvel creatures, off-the-wall connection points between old and new stories, and brand-new villains.” He said the series “might be the most fun I’ve had on a Marvel book so far and, given how much incredible stuff I’ve had the pleasure of working on, I know that’s quite the statement. Jump in with us and we’ll show you some madcap missions in the Mighty Marvel Manner!” Issue #1 comes out in September.
– Marvel also released R.B. Silva’s (“Uncanny X-Men”) character designs for the two upcoming X-Men titles, “Powers of X” and “House of X.” The character designs feature editorial notes by Jordan D. White, although some of the notes, as well as the character names have been redacted. The two miniseries are part of Jonathan Hickman’s (“East of West”) relaunch for the X-Men, which was first announced back at C2E2 in March. “Powers of X” and “House of X” will be released on alternating weeks, starting with “House of X” #1 on July 24. You can view the character designs here.
– Marvel followed up their web-oriented teaser from Sunday with another, this time with the web forming the shape of a number 3. With the revelation that these teasers are in fact a countdown, previous speculation that the teaser was related to the Fantastic Four, or a comic adaptation of the fourth entry in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man series has been dismissed. Be sure to check back here at Multiversity Comics when the full announcement is made (most likely) on Thursday.
– The final Marvel Comics news was that they updated the solicitation for the upcoming anthology issue “Fearless” #1 to include the current “Captain Marvel” creative team writer Kelly Thompson and artist Carmen Carnero. At this point it is unclear how the pair will be involved in the issue. The solicitation describes “Fearless” #1 as telling two stories: the first featuring Captain Marvel, Storm and the Invisible Woman and written by Seanan McGuire (“Spider-Gwen: Ghost Gwen”), and a second starring Millie the Model by Leah Williams (“Age of X-Man: X-Tremists”). “Fearless” #1 will be released on July 24.
– Dark Horse Comics announced a new edition of Nicholas Gurewitch’s “The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack” for the series’ 10th anniversary. “The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack” originally ran in alternate newspapers between 2004 and 2007 and was collected as a graphic novel in 2009. The new release of the book will be a hardback edition with a 7″ x 10″ format, and feature previously undiscovered “Perry Bible Fellowship” comics and sketches from comics that were never fully realized. “The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack: 10th Anniversary Edition” will be released in comic stores on November 6, with a book store release on November 19.
– Plans for a feature film about Finnish writer and artist, Tove Jansson, called Tove, were revealed. Jansson is best known for creating the Moomins, but also published adult-aimed novels, including The Summer Book (translated from Sommarboken). Helsinki-filmi will be producing the film, which focuses on Jansson’s formative years in Helsinki after the Second World War, as she wrote the first Moomin books and fell in love with a woman for the first time. The film is set to be shot on location in Helsinki in Tove’s native language, Swedish. Zaida Bergroth (The Good Son) will be directing the film with Eeva Putro (Gold Digger) providing the screenplay. Andrea Reuter and Aleksi Bardy will be serving as producers on the film. There have not been any casting announcements yet. The film is scheduled to start filming this November and be released in Autumn 2020. International release plans for the film have not been announced at this time.Continued below
– The CW revealed their Fall premiere dates for their new and returning series. Starting their schedule are Batwoman and Supergirl at 8pm and 9pm respectively, on Sunday, October 6. The Flash will start its sixth season at 8pm on Tuesday, October 8, with Riverdale returning at 8pm on Wednesday, October 9. The final season of Arrow will start at 9pm on Tuesday, October 15, and Black Lightning premieres its third season at 9pm on Monday, October 21. You can check out the full premiere schedule here.
– Michelle Rejwan was named the Senior Vice President of Live Action Development and Production by Lucasfilm. In this new role, Rejwan will oversee the next slate of feature films and Disney+ series with co-producer Kathleen Kennedy. Rejwan has served as a producer on J.J. Abrams’s Star Wars entries, working on The Force Awakens and on the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released on December 20.
– Finally, Avengers: Endgame won Best Movie at this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, as well as Best Hero and Best Villain for Robert Downey Jr. and Josh Brolin. Captain Marvel also won Best Fight for Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva, and Brie Larson accepted her win with her stunt doubles Ingrid Kleinig and Joanna Bennett, whom she said “I could not have made this film without them. They are really the baseline for who she is. They are the living embodiment of Captain Marvel.”