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In case you missed it, Hazel Newlevant and others at Lion Forge were laid off after last week’s restructuring announcement, Brian Salvatore reviewed “Superman Isn’t Jewish (But I Am… Kinda),” just in time for Hanukkah, and Alice W. Castle started our latest column, Multiversity Call Sheet, with her dream list for a Fantastic Four film.
– There was a slew of Tom King “Batman”-related news yesterday, as King announced the arc lineup for the next 15 issues. Arc titles include ‘Knightmares,’ ‘The Fall and the Fallen,’ and a secret, unnamed arc that will finish up King’s run. He also announced that Frank Miller will be doing art for “Batman” once again, though whether as a cover or interiors is yet to be revealed.
– Coming off the tails of the December 3 trailer, Brie Larson spoke with /Film regarding Kelly Sue DeConnick’s involvement with the upcoming Captain Marvel film, revealing that DeConnick consulted. “We wouldn’t be here without her, really,” Larson told /Film. “And I’m so grateful for that character that she created, and now we’re just kind of following the breadcrumb trail that she made, you know?” DeConnick, Jamie McKelvie and Dexter Soy relaunched the character of Carol Danvers, formerly Ms. Marvel, as Captain Marvel in 2012. Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8, 2019.
– Dynamite Entertainment’s “Rainbow Brite” will end on February 27, 2019, after five issues, despite writer Jeremy Whitley stating that he had plans for roughly ten.
– Valiant’s “Dr. Mirage” is set to hit small screens, as The CW has announced that they are developing the comic for television. Reign co-creator Laurie McCarthy is set to pen the adaption, based on Gary Dauberman’s original script when the series was in development in 2016. McCarthy also will executive produce the series with Dan Mintz.
– For fans that were confused about the timeline in “Hellboy,” “B.P.R.D.,” “Abe Sapien” and the rest of Mike Mignola’s “Mignolaverse,” Dark Horse released a timeline ahead of the first annual Hellboy Day, set to land on March 23 next year. The timeline spans three centuries of demons, magic and Hellboy’s place among them all. The timeline is set to be part of a two-sided poster, with Hellboy and his friends (and enemies) on the other side.
– Polly Walker, an English actress best known for her role on HBO’s Rome, is set to appear in Epix’s Pennyworth alongside Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne and Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth himself. Walker is playing a character unique to the series — Peggy Sykes, dominatrix and sister to baddie Bet Sykes. Pennyworth is set to air next year.
– In further television news, Patrick Stewart’s as of yet still unnamed Jean-Luc Picard series will premiere in late 2019. The CBS All Access series is still being written.
– German director Robert Schwentke is in talks to direct Paramount Pictures’ Snake-Eyes movie, starring the G.I. Joe character. Schwentke directed Flightplan, The Time Traveler’s Wife, RED, R.I.P.D. and both Divergent sequels.