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– An anonymous VFX artist who worked on Justice League called Paramount “ridiculously petty” in a Reddit AMA for refusing to let Henry Cavill shave his moustache during reshoots of Justice League while he was also working on their film, Mission: Impossible 6. The artist also claimed that Warner Brothers “offered to pay for all beard-adding shots” in Mission: Impossible 6 if they allowed Cavill to shave and use a fake moustache, but that Paramount declined that too. Instead, Justice League VFX artists had to remove Cavill’s moustache digitally for the film.
– Actress Maggie Grace has signed on to be an series regular on season four of AMC’s series Fear the Walking Dead. Details on her role are set to be announced at a later date, and season four of Fear the Walking Dead is set for release mid-2018. Grace is known for her roles as Kim Mills in the popular Taken films as well as Shannon Rutherford from ABC’s hit series Lost.
– Andrew Kreisberg, co-creator and executive producer of popular DC television shows The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow , was fired by Warner Brothers Television Group following an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment. Following his dismissal, co-creator and executive producer Greg Berlanti will take over Kreisberg’s position on both Supergirl and The Flash. In a statement, Warner Brothers Television Group said that it remained “committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions”.
– Twitter came together to highlight amazing Asian comic book writers with the hashtag #ActualAsianComicWriters. The hashtag, started by Mark Tseng-Putterman, follows news this week that Marvel’s newly appointed Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski wrote comics for Marvel under the pseudonym Akira Yoshida. Tweets from around the world recognised writers like Bryan Lee O’Malley, Marjorie Liu, and Greg Pak.
– DC artist Scott McDaniel is replacing Howard Porter as artist for December’s issue of “The Flash” #37. According to the comic’s solicitation for this issue, McDaniel and inker Mick Gray will draw the second instalment of the comic’s ‘A Cold Day In Hell’ arc, which focuses on Captain Cold and the Rogues. No official reason has been given for why McDaniel is working on the issue instead of Porter, but Porter is still creating a variant cover for the comic and is currently slated to draw January’s “The Flash” #38.
– Gal Gadot, Patty Jenkins, and Marvel/Fox Entertainment’s Logan all received accolades from The National Board of Review this week. Gadot and Jenkins both won the Spotlight Award for their work as actress and director of DC’s Wonder Woman, while Logan ranked on the board’s top 10 movies list alongside titles like Lady Bird and Dunkirk. The 2017 National Board of Review awards event will be hosted by Willie Geist on January 9, 2018 in New York and will celebrate all of this year’s winners.
– Kung-fu and hip-hop come together in perfect harmony in the brand new all-ages graphic novel, Sci-Fu. Created by cartoonist Yehudi Mercado, the story is set in 1980’s Brooklyn and focuses on a group of kids who are transported into a magical world after a group of aliens interrupts their hip-hop jam session. Mercado is known for his work, which includes The Amazing World of Gumball, Rocket Salvage, and Buffalo Speedway. Sci-Fu will be released in March of 2018 from Oni Press.