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– You remember how a bunch of people on the Internet started pretending that Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was actually a decent, sensical movie after the Zack Snyder director cut came out? Well, Warner Bros. are hoping to spray paint that pile of dog shit on the sidewalk with glitter again. Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Suicide Squad: Extended Edition.
– Doug Liman is wrapping up the press junket for his virtual reality series, Invisible. He’s also been chatting about his plans for Dark Universe. “I’m going to do it in a new way that’s unlike what anyone else has ever done,” he promised in an interview with IGN. He also claims Warner Bros. is ready to “turn the comic book genre on its head.” Which is all easy and fine to say, but the more money studios tend to throw at a project, the less interesting or nonconventional it tends to be. Dark Universe of course launched under the guidance of Guillermo del Toro before that didn’t pan out in the labyrinth of movie executive decisions. Before we dismiss Liman, we should remember that this is the dude who made The Bourne Identity (easily the least dizzying film in the Bourne franchise) and Edge of Tomorrow, so the track record’s solid, even with Jumper in there.
– If you were a fan of the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, then I’m sorry to disappoint you. Andrew Form, one of the producers on Ninja Turtles 2 said in an interview that he doesn’t “think there’s a Turtles 3” coming any time soon, but won’t say “there’s never going to be another Turtles movie.” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows didn’t perform anywhere near what Paramount or Nickelodeon Studios expected, grossing less than $250 million on its $130 million production budget.
– Eduardo Risso, currently drawing “Moonshine” with Brian Azzarello, will provide the art for an upcoming “Torpedo” album. Titled “Torpedo 1972”, this will the first new “Torpedo” book in 17 years. The album will be written by Enrique Sánchez Abulí and will be released in Spain 2017.
– It’s Halloween, so check out these classic monster paintings from Alex Ross.
– Lyn Chevil has died at 84. Best known as one of the founders of “Tits & Clits Comix” in 1972, Chevil constantly fought against the inherent sexism in underground comix. She’s also known for the educational comic “Abortion Eve”, which she created following the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in order to help women understand the process of obtaining an abortion. “Tits & Clits Comix” published irregularly from 1972 to 1987.