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In case you missed it, TKO expanded their lineup by adding four miniseries hot on the heels of Friday’s initial launch announcement, and Gail Simone and David Baldeon announced a sequel to their popular miniseries, “Domino.”
– Marvel Comics teased four potential rewrites of important moments in Marvel history: the origin of the Fantastic Four, the moment Peter Parker decided to become Spider-Man, who found the frozen Captain America, and the identity of the person who saved Jean Grey from the Dark Phoenix. Marvel will likely add other moments to this growing list as it gears up to “destroy” its own history in March 2019.
– Scout Comics & Entertainment announced that “Stabbity Bunny” has been put on hiatus, citing the serious health problems of writer/creator Richard Rivera. The hiatus does not affect his upcoming titles “Stabbity Ever After” and “Shadow Play,” which have already been completed.
– The Beat has an exclusive look at Sara Varon’s upcoming all-age graphic novel series, “Detective Sweetpea,” which will be published by First Second Books in 2021.
– Chris Messina is joining Birds of Prey as villain Victor Zsasz, a character who was first introduced into the “Batman” universe in 1992. His character will work alongside Black Mask, played by Ewan McGregor.
– Director Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and NBC have put into development Blacksmith, based on the 2011 graphic novel by Malik Evans, Richard Sparkman and Alberto Muriel. The series will be about Alex Malloy, a high-tech weapons designer for the government whose designs are stolen.
– We got a first look at Alan Moore’s (“Watchmen”) first original film project, The Show, a gothic fantasy drama that follows Fletcher Dennis, played by Tom Burke, as he tracks down a stolen artefact. Mitch Jenkins (Show Pieces) is directing the film, which is now filming in Moore’s home of Northampton, England.
– A new One Piece movie is hitting theaters on August 9, 2019. Titled One Piece: Stampede, the film is set to honor the popular anime franchise’s 20th anniversary.
– Also in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki’s manga “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” is receiving a kabuki stage play adaptation, which will open in December 2019. The play will adapt the whole of Miyazaki’s manga, unlike the 1984 anime film.
– Valiant Entertainment has promoted Robert Meyers to Senior Editorial Director in charge of guiding the vision of the Valiant Universe and its characters.
– Finally, The CW announced at the end of last night’s “Elseworlds” that next year’s crossover will be “Crisis on Infinite Worlds.” Stick around for our reviewers’ discussion for the third and final part of this year’s team-up between The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl.