San Diego Comic Con News & Things 7/21/2017 Part Two

There is a flurry of announcements coming out San Diego Comic Con, this is some of the news that’s been revealed so far from the largest comics convention

  • Legendary Love & Rockets creator Gilbert Hernandez will be illustrating a new series for Shelly Bond’s Black Crown imprint at IDW titled Assassinsitas written by Tini Horward of Power Rangers: Pink Ranger, The Skeptics & Magdelia. It will be released in December of this year.
  • Shazam! will be the next film to begin shooting for the DC Cinematic Universe
  • Mark Waid & Chris Samnee of Daredevil, Black Widow & The Rocketeer: Cargo Of Doom will be teaming up to take over the Captain America title at issue #695
  • Writer Jeff Lemire will be returning to DC comics to write an ongoing Terrifics series spinning out of Dark Nights: Metal with art by Ivan Reis along with a Hawkman one shot with art from Bryan Hitch & Kevin Nowlan
  •  Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba will be bringing back The Umbrella Academy with a new installment of the series titled Hotel Oblivion
  • Artist Joelle Jones will taking over as artist for the Batman ongoing series following the current War of Jokes & Riddles arc
  • Writer Tony Patrick of There’s Nothing There & X’ed will team with Scott Snyder for a miniseries on the Duke Thompson character titled Batman: The Signal
  • Todd McFarlane will be writing and directing a new Spawn film produced by Blumhouse, the studio behind Get Out, Paranormal Activity, The Purge & Insidious
  • Writer Jody Houser of Mother Panic & Faith will be writing a Star Wars miniseries on the Thawn character with art by Luke Ross
  • Additional News: Marvel will be releasing another Thanos related graphic novel from the team of Jim Starlin & Alan Davis. Black Crown will also be launching a new series from novelist David Barnett & artist Matin Simonds titled Punks Not Dead *barfs* Justin Jordan, his beard & Phillip Tan will be releasing another Dark Nights Metal spinoff titled Brimstone. IDW has acquired the rights to publish new Sonic The Hedgehog comics. IDW will also be launching a new Transfomers miniseries based on the Unicron character
  • Rumors: The Hollywood Reporter writes that Ben Affleck may be out as Batman for the rebooted solo film by Matt Reeves. Warner Brothers is developing a Harley Quinn vs Joker film according to Screen Rant.  Fox is also developing a film based on the Fantastic Fours Franklin Richards. Film maker Ivan Reitman is teasing another Ghostbuster film is in development with the all female cast of the last film.

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