Today Marvel Studios unveiled the initial trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. This first footage is solidly focused on Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder who it appears is about to undergo another of his periodic humblings. The trailer wisely de-emphasizes Loki (headgear change noted with approval, though) in favor of new characters Valkyrie, The Grandmaster and especially Cate Blanchett’s Hela (who looks fantastic). The trailer also suggests that the film will arrive with Taika Waititi’s signature quirk intact.
Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson & Jeff Goldblum. The movie, directed by Taika Waititi, opens November 3rd.
DC Comics will be releasing a new Wildstorm 25th Anniversary hardcover collection featuring not only comics from the imprints past, but new stories from the original creators of the titles including work from Warren Ellis & Bryan Hitch, Brandon Choi & Jim Lee, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell & more. Details at CBR
The series will be called Dark Knights Metal and launch in August of 2017. More details at CBR
Looking for a way to celebrate Free Comic Book Day without leaving home? You’re in luck. As reported at Deadline, Hulu has scheduled their original documentary Batman & Bill to premiere that weekend. The film examines the life of Batman co-creator Bill Finger, along with the campaign to have DC Comics officially acknowledge his essential contributions to the hero and his myths. At last year’s New York Comic Con Hulu screened a promising extended excerpt from the movie.
Batman & Bill, directed by Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce, will debut on the streaming service Saturday, May 6th.