Starting in May of 2017, the Allred family of Lee, Laura & Michael Allred whose work has appeared in titles like Silver Surfer, iZombie, Madman & X-Statix will be teaming up to work on a new Young Animal miniseries titled Bug!: The Adventures Of A Forager and will feature several Jack Kirby creations like the original Sandman & Atlas. More details at CBR
Writer Ed Brubaker of Kill or Be Killed, Criminal, Captain America and the HBO series Westworld will be teaming with Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn for a new television series for Amazon Prime streaming service titled Too Old To Die Young. According to Brubaker via his newsletter
“So yes, that’s what I’ve been working on that’s kept me so busy the past several months. It’s a TV series that Nicolas Winding Refn and I co-created and are co-writing every episode of, and he’s directing the entire thing. And yes, it is a crime series. Other than that, I am sworn to secrecy.”
More details at Variety
On Wednesday, news broke that Netflix will be releasing an animated adaptation of the popular Nintendo video game series, Castlevania. Today, Collider caught up with the series producer Adi Shankar, who made several proclamations about the new show. Most importantly was:
“You know how most TV shows have writers rooms and stuff? This one doesn’t. Warren just wrote all the scripts. It’s totally his voice. He’s amazing”
More details via Collider
Well, the first one was set (rather haphazardly) to Johnny Cash’s “Hurt”, so scoring the latest to “Amazing Grace” is a logical progression . . .
Oh and another fleeting glimpse of Stephen Merchant’s Caliban.
Logan, directed by James Mangold, opens March 3rd.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, which for Cosmo means zoning out the game and keeping an eye on the commercials. And Marvel Studios rewarded him with the most recent look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, directed by James Gunn, opens May 5th.
Screen writer for the Oscar nominated film The Arrival, Eric Heisserer who is also nominated for a best screenplay Oscar, will be writing a new miniseries with Valiant Comics titled Secret Weapons featuring by Raul Allen & Patricia Martin of Wrath of the Eternal Warrior & Ninjak. More details at CBR
GLAAD has released their annual media award nominees this week and as per the usual, it’s straight fucking fire. Comics nominees are Saga, Love is Love, Black Panther, Midnighter/Midnighter & Apollo, DC Bombshells, Lumberjanes, Kim & Kim, The Woods, Patsy Walker aka Hellcat & All New X-Men. Other nominees include Star Trek Beyond in film; Super Girl, Black Mirror, Wynonna Erp, Orphan Black & Stevens Universe in TV & former podcast recommendations Blood Orange Freetown Sound & Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange in music. Wow. Details at GLAAD’s website
Writers Scott Snyder of All Star Batman and Steve Orlando of Midnighter & Apollo will team with artist Riley Rossmo of Constantine: The Hellblazer for a new Batman/Shadow Crossover being released by DC Comics/Dynamite Comics in April. More details at DC Comics
Marvel has announced another Black Panther series titled Black Panther & The Crew, playing on a previous concept created by writer Christopher Priest (a series whose cancellation in 2003 initially drove Priest to his extended hiatus from comics at the time) It will be written by current Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates with poet and World of Wakanda contributor Yona Harvey with art from Butch Guice of Captain America, Resurrection Man, Action Comics & Micronauts. More details at Time Magazine