As part of today’s The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration, Disney released the first trailer for Episode VIII. As with most initial views it is mostly teaser, but still, it’ll give fans shivers . . .
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, opens December 15th.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
Fans know these words by heart, as they’re usually the mood setting for a story involving good vs evil, space ships, lovable rogues, and easily familiar archetypes. Star Wars is one one those IPs that has become a cultural mainstay. Despite thematic blunders, it exists as this expansive and ever evolving universe to visit and explore. If there’s one downside to it now, or even 10 years ago, its a universe obsessed with the past. Continue reading The Spectre Looming Over Star Wars
For those needing a little more excitement in their Thursday, Disney released the latest and final trailer for December’s Star Wars film. New footage includes the first good look at Mads Mikkelsen’s character, some family background for Felicity Jones’ heroine, Ben Mendelsohn pontificating before a certain Sith Lord and sweeping panoramic shots. Oh and a bit of action as well . . .
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards opens December 16th.
We’ve seen Peter Parker in high-school and in love, fighting his greatest enemies, twice in live-action (soon to be a third retelling) and many more in animation. It’s a familiar story that we all know by heart but tolerate so we can see how far it gets taken. One spin that I’ve always found inspired and unappreciated is the 1999 series, Spider-Man Unlimited… Continue reading Counter-Intuitive: Spider-Man Unlimited was the Coolest Spin on the Character
Lord Vader has returned. Fleetingly for now, but damn . . .
Last night, during the Olympics, Disney premiered the second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film Rogue One. Like the first it emphasizes the gritty, war style which director Gareth Edwards has said was his intention. Also it gives viewers a better taste for the other Rebels which will be making up Jyn’s squad, including a first look at the new droid.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards, opens December 16th.
The Inhumans movie that was being setup in ABC’s Agents of SHIELD has been taken off Disney’s film schedule and will not be coming out July 12, 2017.
At this time, no other changes have been set for the Marvel Cinematic Universe so Ant-Man and the Wasp is still happening.
More details at Deadline.com Continue reading Bulletin Bites: Inhumans Movie Has Been Unscheduled
Writer Joshua Williamson of Illuminati, Birthright & Nailbiter will team with artist Jorge Coelho of Siege, John Flood & Zero for a comic based on Disney’s Haunted Mansion property at Marvel. More details at Entertainment Weekly
At Nothing But Comics, we’ve recruited DC Comics super-villain Egg Fu to answer your questions about comics! So send your questions to Egg Fu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Egg Fu – The owner of my local comic shop noticed that I often buy titles published by DC’s Vertigo imprint, and he told me that Disney had something to do with the creation of Vertigo. Sadly, shortly after he started telling me the details he was shot and killed by a customer that was enraged by all the white pages in Jonathan Hickman’s comic books. Can you give me the info on Vertigo’s Disney connection? – Lisa S.
Continue reading Ask Egg Fu: Vertigo’s Disney Connection
Hello NBC! This week I wanted to try something different, I know I say that every week, but I’m at the point in my creative process where I’m just throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks. So, now that you know I’m just winging it, we can get to this week’s topic. Last Wednesday at my LCS I was talking with other regulars, and the topic of DC vs. Marvel came up. Apparently there are still some folks out there who feel the need to stick to one publisher out of some strange loyalty. This conversation came about because one of the guys mentioned how he has some buddies that refuse to see the films from Marvel Studios, because they’re DC faithful, and won’t support anything Marvel does. I just thought that was such a ridiculous stance to have, and it made me laugh. Continue reading Banana Split: DC or Marvel?