In #Trending, Sam will highlight and offer his opinions on any comic-related news that occurred during the week. This will included news about comic books, comic-related movies, TV shows, video games, etc. including sharing any hot trailers that were released. Let’s begin:
All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe
Currently in the midst of Secret Wars, Marvel has planned a sneak peek at the aftermath and the new Marvel Universe. On July 1, a free 64 page preview will be released, featuring a look at “exciting teams, dynamic characters, deadly villains, dazzling creators and more.”
Director David Ayer has assured that there are still surprises in store for us in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, even after countless photos from the set have been released during the past weeks. Among those have been a close look at both Ben Affleck (Batman) and Will Smith (Deadshot) in action.
GotG2 Gets Pratt Teary
James Gunn has finished the first draft of the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 script, announcing “Phew. After 48 days straight without a day off, the first draft of #GotG2 is done. I’m sorry to all my friends and family who I have ignored.”
In an interview with Chris Pratt, the lead actor said “I know some of the songs that are going to be on Awesome Mix 2,” he said. “All I can tell you, because obviously, I’m not allowed to tell anybody anything, nor would I want to, because it would be a little bit like telling a kid what’s under the tree before Christmas morning. I would encourage people not to poke holes in the paper and peek. Allow yourself the Christmas morning. Don’t ruin it. I will say that his pitch and his idea legitimately put tears in my eyes. It is so good, it’s so good. And I cannot wait to get started on it and I cannot wait for people to see what he’s going to pull off with the second movie. It’s so, so big and so good. From what I understand, they were like, heard it at Marvel and they said nothing. They’re like, “perfect.” There was no micromanaging of the idea, they just love it so much they didn’t even have a note for it. It’s going to be remarkable.”
Deadpool Done and Dusted
Ryan Reynolds has put out one final tweet from the set of Deadpool to announce production has finished.
Swinton In Talks With Marvel
The cast of Doctor Strange may gain Tilda Swinton as she is currently in talks with Marvel Studios for the role of The Ancient One.
Pine Eyes Role
Chris Pine is in negotiations to play Steve Trevor in the upcoming Wonder Woman film. This clears up previous rumours that Scott Eastwood would play the character, but now has a different part, in Suicide Squad.
Spidey Screen Tests
There’s been an update on the list of front-runners for the role of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with newbie names like Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Plummer and Charlie Rowe joining the likes of Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland for the spot.
1) Wan to direct Aquaman: As previously rumoured, James Wan will be directing the upcoming Aquaman feature film, starring Jason Momoa.
2) Apocalypse takes us to the X-Mansion: Bryan Singer has put out new behind the scenes shots, this time from the set inside the X-Men mansion. Also check out some concept art featuring Cyclops against Storm:
3) The Wicked + The Divine on the small screen: It’s a great time for comic books as another popular series has been picked up for TV. The Wicked + The Divine is being developed by none other than Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick for Universal Television.
4) More Gameplay: Watch over 7 minutes of gameplay in this new Batman: Arkham Knight footage.:
Also, trailers have also been released for the game, featuring the option to play as Harley Quinn or the Red Hood if you pre-order the game.
5) Little known reboot
: Unbeknownst to the majority of people, there was in fact plans for a Swamp Thing reboot film back in 2009. The project was soon cancelled, but now Vincenzo Natali
, who would have directed, has tweeted out some of the original script. You can check them out HERE
And that concludes this week’s edition of #Trending. Thoughts on any subjects discussed? Anything else worth mentioning? Comment below!
Feature Written By: Sam from SuperTeamAU