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The Rundown: September 15, 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, AfterShock announced “Knock Em Dead”, Dark Horse released the first issue of “Overwatch: Tracer – London Calling” for free, and we interviewed Ryan North about “Slaughterhouse Five.”

Cover by Rod Reis
— Vita Ayala is taking over writing duties for “New Mutants,” beginning with issue #14 in December. Artist Rod Reis will continue to work on the series for the arc, dubbed ‘Wild Hunt.’ According to the official description, a mysterious threat in the form of an ancient enemy will take hold in the aftermath of ‘X of Swords,’ requiring multiple generations of X-Men to stop it. Meanwhile, the New Mutants cut loose in the Wild Hunt to see who will be crowned king of the mountain.

— Marvel announced “Fantastic Four: Road Trip,” a one-shot written by Christopher Cantwell and illustrated by Filipe Andrade, with cover art by Valerio Giangiordano. According to the press release, the Fantastic Four take a family vacation to the Grand Canyon for some rest and relaxation, however, one of Reed’s experiments goes awry, and results in some gruesome side effects for the group on a cellular level. The comic goes on sale this December.

— Paramount Animation has bought the rights to a “Stray Dogs” adaptation with Mark Perez (Game Night) writing the script and Gary Dauberman (Annabelle) producing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The horror comic by Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner is described as “Silence of the Lambs meets Lady and the Tramp.” It will be released by Image Comics in 2021.

— Tom King and Jorge Fornes will bring back the “Watchmen” cast for their upcoming “Rorschach” limited series. An image of the characters reuniting was revealed over the weekend at DC FanDome, including Ozymandias, the Comedian, Nite-Owl, Silk Spectre, and Dr. Manhattan. The first issue is due out on October 13.

StarWars.com shared an interview with John Knoll (Industrial Light & Magic), James Waugh (Lucasfilm), and Neel Upadhye (EA) about the new CG short based on the video game Star Wars: Squadrons. Titled “Hunted,” it tells the story of an Imperial pilot named Varko Grey, as he deals with the fallout from a failed mission after the destruction of the second Death Star. The short is available to watch now; Star Wars: Squadrons is set to release October 2.

Watchmen led the pack at the TCA Awards with six wins, including Outstanding Movie, Miniseries, Or Special; Outstanding New Program; Individual Achievement In Drama for Regina King and Program Of The Year. Deadline has the full list of winners.

— Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country) has been cast in a leading role for the next Ant-Man movie. According to Deadline, while details of his character have yet to be revealed, it’s likely that he’ll play supervillain Kang the Conquerer.

Marry Me, starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, will be released on February 12, 2021, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Based on the webcomic by Bobby Crosby and Remy “Eisu” Mokhtar, the romantic comedy tells the story of two strangers who agree to marry each another.

— Finally, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman was laid to rest on September 3, at Welfare Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, South Carolina, located 11 miles from his hometown of Anderson. Boseman died of complications from colon cancer on August 28, aged only 43, after a four year battle that he fought privately.


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