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– Kicking off, artist Kevin Maguire tweeted out the wraparound cover to the first volume of DC’s upcoming “Justice League International” omnibus. The omnibus is set to collect the first part of the entirety of J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen and Maguire’s run on the title, which began on 1987.
– In an interview someone finally asked Star Wars The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson who the last Jedi is, and Johnson said the answer is literally in the crawl of The Force Awakens. You can read the entirety of the Episode VIII director’s interview here. Johnson was also revealed to be the frontrunner to replace director Colin Trevorrow on Episode IX following the news yesterday the director has departed the project due to creative differences with LucasFilm.
– ABC is reportedly concerned about Inhumans following its debut this last weekend in IMAX theaters ahead of its September 29th premiere on the network. The 84-minute pilot grossed a meager $2.6 million over Labor Day weekend. The report cites that, “concerns over quality of Inhumans episodes — both the special effects of early cuts and the underpinning scripts — were a source of contention between ABC and Marvel.” We also had our own concerns.
– Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man universe film, Silver and Black, which will introduce Black Cat and Silver Sable, is supposedly adding Sable’s mercenary team the Wild Pack. The team will reportedly consist of Doug Powell, Lorna Kleinfeldt, Chen, Arnold, and Sable’s uncle Morty. Powell and Klein had been previously announced.
– “No one will ever publish this.” Well if that were true they wouldn’t be making a movie about it. The first clip for Professor Marston & the Wonder Women debuted today which showcases William Moulton Marston pitching his original Wonder Woman idea to his wife, Elizabeth Marston, as well as Olive Byrne. The film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month before hitting theaters October 13th. You can see the clip here.
– AMC and Pepsi have partnered together and characters from The Walking Dead will begin appearing on Mountain Dew as part of a new marketing push. The labels on the Mountain Dew containers will have scannable codes for connected to a new app and user’s social media. Commercials for Mountain Dew airing during The Walking Dead as a part of its upcoming eighth season will also be connected to the app. The new season premieres on October 22, and issue #171 of the self-titled comic came out September 6, with some of the issues containing pages for #172, according to a tweet from Robert Kirkman.
– Finally, Guardians of the Galaxy is getting the manga treatment from Kōhei Uchida titled “Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy Rush.” The story involves the team entering the Galaxy Rush, a dangerous space race which takes place in Vanaheim. This is a serialized version of Uchida’s winning submission to Marvel Special Prize manga contest held by Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The series takes place between the first and second Guardians movies.