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– Ryan Reynolds has revealed, via twitter, the internet’s first look at Deadpool 2‘s Josh Brolin as Cable. The two tweets Reynolds sent out featured the lines “Deadpool 2: Your premium Cable provider,” and “We all have that one, grumpy, heavily armored uncle from the future.” This follows the recent debut of Zazie Beetz whose character Domino was revealed in much the same was as Brolin’s Cable, being tweeted out by Reynolds.
– Yesterday it was announced, via twitter and a post by Mark Millar himself on the Millarworld forum that Netflix has acquired independent comic publisher Millarworld. Millarworld was created as a company for Mark and his wife Lucy to create and publish their own creations and allow them to keep the licensing rights. These creations have already had box office success as films Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle have all done relatively well with the general movie going audience. This success and the general depth of content Millarworld puts out can probably be gleaned as the reason Netflix chose Millarworld for its first ever acquisition.
– Karl Urban confirmed recently at the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention that he is in discussions to appear in the TV series Judge Dredd: Mega City One which is currently in development. Urban said, “I told them that if they write the material and give Dredd something to do and give him a function, I will be there.” The actor previously played the role in the 2012 film Dredd which did poorly in theaters but garnered a larger and passionate fan base once it was released on home video.
– Six Flags has announced that Wonder Woman will be the first female superhero to receive her own roller coaster as one is set to debut next Spring at its Texas Fiesta Park. The ride, called the Golden Lasso, will have an atypical design, featuring only one track as opposed to the traditional two and a support structure design that’s, “just going to look wrong, but in a nice way.” according to Fiesta Texas president Jeffery Siebert.
– BOOM! Studios had announced the production of a graphic novel set in the Wet Hot American Summer universe. No creative team has been announced for the book, but it is set to hit shelves in June of 2018. The story is set to take place between the Netflix prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and the original movie.
– Stranger Things director Rebecca Thomas has signed on to direct the film Malignant, which follows BOOM! Studios Malignant Man, a character co-created by the film’s producer James Wan. Zak Olkewicz has written the script for the film and Ross Richie, Stephen Christy, and Wan are all set to produce.