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– DC debuted the first image of Brenton Thwaites as Robin in Titans, confirming which identity Dick Grayson will be assuming in the series. The costume was designed by Laura Jean Shannon, who also worked on Black Lightning and Iron Man. The show is out on DC’s new streaming service next year.
– Boom! Studios announced “Nuclear Winter,” an OGN series starting in May. The book by Canadian cartoonist Caroline “Cab” Breault is set in a version of Montreal that was plunged into eternal winter by a nuclear accident nine years ago. The young hero, mail courier Flavie Beaumont, must contend with unrelenting radioactive snow, and mutated rivals and animals. Cab said, “In the end, it’s all about a slightly off version of where I live — with an extra few feet of snow and a few glowing clouds!”
– As well as Goldie Vance, Boom! Studios and 20th Century Fox announced Richie Keen (Fist Fight) will direct a film based on “Imagine Agents.” The 2013 limited series by Brian Joines and Bachan was about federal agents who monitor childrens’ (real) imaginary friends. Michael Keaton is set to star, and produce the film with Shawn Levy.
– The new horror version of Archie Comics’ Sabrina has been given a two-season commitment at Netflix. The show, based on the comic “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” was originally being developed for the CW as a companion to Riverdale. The intention is to shoot both 10-episode seasons next year.
– NBC have acquired the rights to Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, and Christopher Mitten’s “Bad Medicine.” The five-issue Oni Press title from 2012 saw the Global Disease Detection Unit – described by Deadline as the SEAL Team Six of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention – crossing paths with werewolves.
– Marvel announced March’s “Incredible Hulk” #714 will have the title’s ‘Planet Hulk’ sequel transition to ‘World War Hulk II.’ They also teased the story, written by Greg Pak and drawn by Carlo Barberi (“Green Lanterns”) will see Amadeus Cho confronted by his “ultimate destiny.”
– Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie had to put out a cease-and-desist order against Jeremy Bernstein, who used a stereotypical Mexican version of the character for a line of hot sauce being sold online to racists and Neo-Nazis.
– In news we missed from July, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa is attached to a film version of “Son of Shaolin.” The graphic novel by Jay Longino and Caanan White, which was published by Image on September 20, follows Kyrie, an aspiring martial artist from Harlem who discovers he is the last descendant of a secret sect of Shaolin elders. The film is being produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for Sony Pictures.