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– In news that I’m surprised broke as soon as it did, James Gunn has confirmed via Facebook that the title to his Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel will be Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. At first, I wasn’t too sure of this title, but I’ve come to appreciate the title as a nod to Peter Quill’s ‘Awesome Mix Vols. 1 and 2’ in the film.
– In today’s “I don’t know what to make of this” news, Deadline has reported that films adapted from comics published by Vertigo Comics will now be produced and distributed by New Line Cinemas instead of Warner Bros. This also includes Joseph Gordon Levitt’s in-production adaptation of “The Sandman”. Like I said, I have no idea what to make of this news, but it is certainly a thing that happened.
– Marvel continues to drip feed announcements for their post-“Secret Wars” publishing line to drum up hype and the first of these announcements yesterday was from CBR, announcing that Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos will be teaming up for “Extraordinary X-Men”. This is a team I’m interested in seeing, but I’m not sure how I feel about Marvel having characters traditionally from Alternate Universe showing up in the new Marvel Universe? I guess we’ll see.
– The other Marvel series announcement came from Newsarama that Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta will be bringing us “The Vision”. Fresh off his movie-stealing role in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, everyone’s favourite synthezoid is finally getting over and getting that push he so rightly deserves.
– Speaking of Marvel Comics, don’t expect to see Rick Remender back there any time soon. Over on his website, Remender explained that he will be taking a break from Marvel in order to focus on his creator owned comics and his family. As I’ve always found Remender’s best work to be creator owned, I can say I’m very interested in what this move will lead to from him.
– Justin Lin confirmed via twitter that the title of the new Star Trek is in fact Star Trek Beyond while showing off a glimpse of a Starfleet Uniform of some kind. Can this top the rolling garbage fire that was the last film? God, I hope so…
– And, finally, I wanted to end with the news that has me strangely excited for some reason. Get this: Grant Morrison and “Hexed” artist are teaming up for, wait for it, a Santa Claus origin story. The news comes from CBR, who has an interview with Morrison about the series, titled “Klaus”, and I can honestly say I can’t wait to see how weird this book is.