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Trailer for Justice League

This morning Warner Brothers released the first full trailer for this fall’s Justice League movie and it, well, looks like a Zack Snyder film.

But hey that split second snippet of Amber Heard’s Mera looked cool.

Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller & Ray Fisher. The film, directed by Zack Snyder, opens November 17th.

Cheers

Bernie Wrightson Has Passed Away

Bernie WrightsonFamed artist Bernie Wrightson has passed away after a prolonged battle with brain cancer. The news was announced overnight by his wife Liz via Facebook. In January Wrightson had announced his retirement due to complications from surgeries.

Wrightson is best known as the co-creator (with writer Len Wein) of DC’s Swamp Thing. Wrightson had a long involvement with DC’s horror titles and it is in that genre where he leaves his deepest legacy. Outside of comics, he is most renown for his contributions to an illustrated edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. In addition, he collaborated on several projects with author Stephen King.

Wrightson was 68. A fuller obituary can be found on his website.

Rest In Peace Bernie Wrightson.

Bernie Wrightson lab Frankenstein

New Wonder Woman Trailer

During this evening’s Kids’ Choice Awards (?!?) DC dropped the final trailer for this summer’s Wonder Woman solo movie. Highlights include an extended glimpse of Paradise Island and Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor deadpan reactions to Diane’s heroics.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film features Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Lucy Davis, Robin Wright and, it seems, a variety of takes on what an Amazonian accent sounds like.

Wonder Woman opens June 2nd.

Updated: Steve Dillon Has Passed Away

British comic book artist Steve Dillon has passed away at the age of 54. The news was confirmed on Twitter by Dillon’s brother Glyn. According to Garth Ennis, Dillon died from a ruptured appendix, which the artist mistook for food poisoning. He died in New York City, which he had been visiting for this year’s Comic Con.

Born in 1962, Dillon entered comics as a teenager working on British properties such as Judge Dredd and Doctor Who. The early 90s brought him to DC where he worked Hellblazer and Animal Man.  In 1995 Ennis and Dillon built on their experience together on Hellblazer by co-creating Preacher for Vertigo. Ennis and Dillon would later reteam for Ennis’ acclaimed Punisher MAX series. In recent years, Dillon continued to work for Marvel; in the past year he has contributed art for James Robinson’s Scarlet Witch series and the current Becky Cloonan Punisher title.

Rest in Peace, Steve Dillon.

preacher-steve-dillon

Kenny Baker, Original R2-D2 Actor Has Died

Kenny Baker, best known as originating the role of the droid R2-D2 for Star Wars has died after an extended illness. The news was announced by his niece Abigail Shield and first reported in The Guardian. He was 81.

Baker played the fan-favorite character in the first six Star Wars film, while serving as a “consultant” on the character for Episode VII. In addition, he appeared in classic 80s films such as The Elephant Man and Time Bandits.

R.I.P. Kenny Baker.

Kenny Baker with R2

 

New Star Wars Rogue One Trailer

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.

Cheers.

New Dash Shaw Film Receives US Premiere at New York Film Festival

My Entire High School Sinks into the Sea

Acclaimed comics author/artist Dash Shaw (Doctors, Bottomless Belly Button & New School) has now made an animated feature film. The wonderfully titled My Entire High School Sinks into the Sea will receive its US Premiere at the prestigious New York Film Festival. In addition, instead of being relegated to a sidebar, it will screen as part of the Main Slate, alongside new films from the likes of Jim Jarmusch, Pedro Almodovar, Ava DuVernay & Kelly Reichardt.

The official Film Festival synopsis follows:

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SDCC: Max Landis Writing a Pepe Le Pew Movie?

Pepe Le Pew

OK, so someone at Warner Brothers decided that we needed a Pepe Le Pew movie.

They also decided that Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra & Superman: American Alien) was the person to write it.

Pepe was a member of Warner Brothers’ stable of Looney Tunes characters. He spent most of his time ogling black cats and refusing to hear “no” as “no.”

Could this be the same project that reportedly signed Mike Myers to voice the lead back in 2010?

The mind truly boggles.

For more, see Deadline.

Cheers.