2017 Comic-Con List of News
July 25, 2017: Scraping the internet for Comic-Con news:
Joss Whedon will officially get a co-directing credit (apparently) for Justice League [This was later diputed elsewhere: needless to say, Whedon is shooting "connective tissue" and other scenes for Justice League on a $25 million dollar budget, which is practically a mini-movie in itself.]
Marvel's cinematic Captain Marvel will be set in the 1990s and that means "Nick Fury will have two eyes." Brie Larson has the title role in the cast along with, of course, Samuel Jackson. The film is due March 8, 2019.
Black Lightning joins Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Flash and Green Arrow
Speaking of Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is now officially the top earning film of the summer 2017, with a $389 million domestic total, thus far. The worldwide total is $779 million, and it's going to get a shot in the arm soon when it finally opens in Japan where Guardians Vol 2 made $10 million earlier this summer. The Wonder Woman 2017 Movie Page
Ben Affleck affirms he is sticking with The Batman and various rumours of his quitting as Bruce Wayne on film (or being pushed out by DCU people) are not true.
Jason Momoa insisted "Superman is dead" when asked about Henry Cavill and Superman appearing in Justice League.
New marketing poster released for Black Panther
Marvel showed off some preliminary work for Ant-Man and the Wasp and also announced that Michelle Pfeiffer (as Janet van Dyne) and Laurence Fishbourne are in the cast. Also, Randall Park to Play SHIELD Agent Jimmy Woo.
Daniel Craig is supposedly coming back for the 25th James Bond film.
Amber Heard - Mera
Comicbookmovie had this image up of Mera from the footage shown at Comi-Con for the coming Aquaman movie
New Thor Ragnarok Trailer at Comi-Con
"Taika Waititi and the rest of the "Thor: Ragnarok" crew debuted a brand new trailer to the denizens of Hall H. In it the mighty Cate Blanchett takes center stage as does her equally fabulous evil headdress. This is Marvel's new villain Hela."
"The cast and creators of "Star Trek: Discovery" came armed with plenty of treats for fans who made it out to the show's spotlight presentation on Saturday at Comic-Con. In addition to debuting a brand new trailer, the cast shared some details about the show that had yet to be revealed. The "Discovery" cast members in attendance included Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp and James Frain. The actors were joined by producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin and Akiva Goldsman in the panel moderated by Rainn Wilson, who will play classic "Trek" character Harry Mudd."
Marvel showed off a surprise screening of episode one of the new Defenders TV series to applause.
Iron Fist will return for a Season 2.
Chris Samnee and Mark Waid are back on Captain America "who is himself again" with Secret Empire ending.
Todd McFarlane announces he will be directing a new Spawn movie
DC shows that Batman Dark Nights:Metal will feature hybrid Batman-plus-other-heroes "twisted" into evil villains that rule the Dark Multiverse. Each character is to be featured in a series premiering with Batman Red Death #1 in September.
The Death Note manga series has been adapted for an American audience via Netflix and director Adam Wingard. The preview screening at Comic-Con generated praise for Willem Defoe as Ryuk, but there were complaints about changes made to the original manga story by Tsugumi Ohba and about a great deal of condensing of plot elements.
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite launches on Playstation, Xbox and PC in September and features Frank West, Nemesis from Resident Evil 3 and Haggar.
20th Century Fox has put future Alien movies into limbo after Covenant performed badly in worldwide grosses. Director Ridley Scott had multiple future alien films outlined, but that is all now up in the air.
Walking Dead is coming to an end after 14 years, says Robert Kirkman. [A.V.Club]
Detective Comics will have Azrael back in Bat-Armor for a new Rebirth title.
Tim Drake will return in Detective Comics #965.
Godzilla King of the Monsters is coming March 22, 2019 and Godzilla vs King Kong in 2020, with directing by Death Note helmer Adam Wingard.
Huntress and the Spyral group are together for a Nightwing story coming up.
Doctor Doom movie coming from FOX and Noah Hawley.
The Shazam Movie is meant to appear in theatres in the beginning of 2018, says director David Sandberg. Incidentally, Shazam is now two movies: Shazam and Black Adam (with Dwayne Johnson).
An evil version of Kate Kane is coming in Batwoman #6.
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey series will have a no-male hero characters story soon.
M-G-M is producing a 10-episode Stargate show that will start shooting in August.
Green Lantern Corps will finalize the present story series and then Kirby's New Gods will appear to start a new story cycle.
Around the Internet Comic-Con 2017
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