David Goyer, one time comic book writer and co-writer of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, announced that he and Geoff Johns would eventually team for a 13-part DC Comic book Event series. No word when it will be or even what it will cover. But they hope to start plotting it this Fall.
DC is canceling a bunch of titles as of January. Grifter, Blue Beetle, Legion Lost, and Frankenstein are on the chopping block. I assume this means we will be getting a new wave of books for February. No word on any other cancellations as of yet. We know a new book called Threshold by Keith Giffen and Tom Raney is coming out. Justice League of America is replacing the defunct JLI title. I’d like to vote for a Tim Drake solo book NOT written by Scott Lobdell and a Question series written by someone NOT Dan Didio.
Boom Studios has canceled Sam Humphries’ Higher Earth series. I am sorry it never really caught on. It had an interesting concept to it.
Mark Millar noted in SFX magazine recently that X-Men: Days of Future Past will be like the X-Men meets The Terminator. He also stated he wanted the Fox Films to not contradict the Marvel Universe films so in theory they could coexist in the same universe. I doubt this means we will have a crossover soon, but you never know…
Marvel Studios have finally given a release date to Ant-Man. The little hero will grace the screens on November 6, 2015.
So it seems that Warner Bros is going to get a Justice League film out for 2015. Going for an opposite approach to the Marvel formula, they are using the film to launch individual films for characters like Flash, Wonder Woman, etc. We know the new Batman will be introduced in the film, but it is not clear if it will be the same actor who will headline a new Batman series. Also unclear is whether or not Henry Cavil, the new Superman starring in Man of Steel next year, will be part of the film. I think if WB was smart they will use him, but they might be waiting to see how the film does. There is not director attached at this time.