Straight from X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer’s Twitter feed comes news that The Age of Apocalypse could be coming in 2016… or at least “an” age of Apocalypse. Hashtags make for curious reading. Gee, it’s like Fox saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer drop today or something…
Just in time for his likely prominent role in the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, Magneto is getting a starring role in his own, brand new series from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta.
The series will debut sometime next year — USA Today didn’t include a date certain in its announcement — and it will follow Magneto as he prowls the streets looking for enemies of the mutant cause.
If you were thinking that Ben Affleck donning Batman’s cape and cowl for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel meant he’d be doing a version of Christian Bale’s famous Bat-growl from the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, think again.
Affleck told Playboy he’s going to “redefine Batman in a way that doesn’t compete” with Bale and Nolan’s version of the character.
By Joe Hughes
With the tremendous success of films like The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, as well as Hollywood’s focus on turning as many popular super hero properties into films as possible, demand for a Wonder Woman movie is perhaps at an all time high. And while there’s still no official movie in the works as of yet, it’s possible we’re now one step closer, as it’s been announced that Fast and Furious star Gal Gadot has been cast to play Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, representing the first time the pop culture icon will appear in a feature film.
By Joe Hughes
It’s been an odd year for Bill Watterson. The iconic Calvin and Hobbes creator — whose reclusive nature has informed his legacy almost as much as his brilliant comic strip in recent years — saw the release last month of a documentary about the cartoonist and his legendary comic strip. Shortly before its release, Watterson engaged in a rare interview as well.
After all of that, it seemed as if the increased attention on the cartoonist would begin to wane again. Instead, it’s only going to increase, as its been revealed that actor Leonardo DiCaprio will be producing a biopic of Watterson.
Even the most talented and prolific cartoonists can hit hard times.
Case in point: Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai is in need of some financial help after his wife, Sharon, who has suffered from a debilitating illness for quite a while now, had a long stay in the hospital. Sharon’s back home now, but she needs 24-hour in-home care and several costly medications. The Cartoon Art Professional Society, a group of comics creators, has organized an effort to help.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation teamed with the city of San Francisco earlier this month to to give five-year-old Miles “Batkid” Scott his chance to protect “Gotham City” from criminals, but the young hero’s mission continues.
This morning, the Batkid appeared on Good Morning America to protect rapper Pitbull from the Joker, and a group of artists from SF has even produced a digital comic about his heroic story. Batkid’s starting to give Bruce Wayne a run for his money.