New SUICIDE SQUAD Books Preview

Suicide Squad #1 courtesy DC Comics
Suicide Squad #1 courtesy DC Comics

Get ready for a full throttle blast of DC’s Worst. Heroes. Ever.

After Suicide Squad hits the big screen, the team will take over book comic shops.

Just in time for the anticipated summer film, August will see the return of the worst heroes ever in quartet of SUICIDE SQUAD tales, including a all-new SUICIDE SQUAD main title with art by DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee, the return of legendary writer/creator John Ostrander to Task Force X on a new one-shot and a new cast of characters debuting in the SUICIDE SQUAD: MOST WANTED anthology book.

Here’s the official DC Comics announcement on the upcoming books:

SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND BOOMERANG #1 begins a new monthly six-issue mini-series on August 10th featuring a lead story starring El Diablo written by Jai Nitz and a series of shorter second features by writers graduating from the just-completed inaugural class of DC’s Writers Workshop. Issues 1-2 will feature Boomerang (SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND BOOMERANG) by Michael Moreci, issues 3-4 will feature Killer Croc (SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND KILLER CROC) by Chris Sebela and issues 5-6 will feature Amanda Waller (SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND AMANDA WALLER) by Vita Ayala. Continue reading New SUICIDE SQUAD Books Preview

MARGOT ROBBIE in HARLEY QUINN Movie

Harley Quinn #20 courtesy DC Comics
Harley Quinn #20 courtesy DC Comics

Hurray for Harleywood!

Harley Quinn makes her big screen debut in Suicide Squad in August. Warner Brothers is already betting big on the villain. Margot Robbie will star and produce a Harley Quinn spinoff movie according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The twist is the new film is not a Harley Quinn solo movie but will include other female DC Comics heroes including Batgirl and Birds of Prey according to the story. No official word from the studio.

Suicide Squad also introduces villains Katana and Enchantress in the film along with Amanda Waller, head of Task Force X.

Harley Quinn stars in her own solo comic book, Suicide Squad book and multiple limited series including team-ups her with Power Girl and in Harley’s Little Black Book, the character teamed up with several icons including Wonder Woman and a book with her own Gang of Harleys.

The character first appeared in the Batman Animated Series as the girlfriend of the Joker. The Clown Prince of Crime drove his own psychiatrist insane and Dr. Harleen Quinzel became Harley Quinn. The fan-favorite character joined the comic book mythology and rivals Batman when it comes to number of comic book titles featuring the villainess turned anti-heroine. Continue reading MARGOT ROBBIE in HARLEY QUINN Movie

X-MEN IN SPACE MOVIE?

Uncanny X-Men #485 courtesy Marvel
Uncanny X-Men #485 courtesy Marvel

X-Men: Apocalypse is not the end of the X-franchise.

Producer Simon Kinberg said the series will jump 10 years into the ’90’s in the next sequel but will the mutants leap into outer space?

X-Men First Class was in the Cold War ’60’s, Days of Future Past reset the timeline with a story set in the 1970’s and future, Apocalypse rises in the ’80’s.

Director Bryan Singer hints at what’s possible with the X-Men movies including deep space travel for Xavier’s students.

If the X-Men head into outer space could it mean a film inspired by the greatest X-Men comics tale of all and introduce recurring alien rivals for the mutant heroes? Continue reading X-MEN IN SPACE MOVIE?

MISSING From CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Captain America: Civil War courtesy Marvel via Twitter
Captain America: Civil War courtesy Marvel via Twitter

Marvel rules the global box-office again with Captain America: Civil War. Steve Rogers vs Tony Stark is a dark turn in the Marvel Cinematic Universe setting up the future of Black Panther, Spider-Man and a divided Avengers as a certain super villain plots his universal domination.

Thanos will strike in Avengers Infinity War I & II after playing the secret manipulator in previous films Avengers, Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy. Earlier films included hints of the villain’s quest to collect the Infinity gems.

Before we continue talking about the super villain here’s a SPOILER ALERT in case you have not seen Captain America: Civil War yet. Continue reading MISSING From CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Next X-MEN Movie Set in the ’90’s

X-Men '92 courtesy Marvel
X-Men ’92 courtesy Marvel

The X-Men movie franchise is jumping into a new decade – one that was a blockbuster era for the comic book.

The current trilogy is leaping through the decades. First Class was set in the 1960’s in the heart of the Cold War. Days of Future Past was set in the 1970’s during the Nixon era and reset the timeline. X-Men: Apocalypse rises in 1983 in this summer’s sequel.

Producer Simon Kinberg confirmed the next film will time jump again:

“The next one is set in the ’90’s” said Kinberg according to ComingSoon.

The ’90’s was the Mutant Genesis. Continue reading Next X-MEN Movie Set in the ’90’s

Who Would CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Writers Want in a Movie

New Avengers #7 courtesy Marvel
New Avengers #7 courtesy Marvel

Which Marvel characters would the writing duo behind the Captain America series want to see in a future Marvel movie?

Steve McFeeley and Christopher Markus continue their Marvel streak with Captain America: Civil War. The writing team previous worked on Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

If you thought the writers had a massive challenge with all the Avengers in Civil War, imagine all the characters they are working with on Avengers: The Infinity War, Part I and II?

With an entire universe to play with…who would they like to see in a future Marvel movie? Continue reading Who Would CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Writers Want in a Movie

NEW MUTANTS Movie Team Lineup Revealed?

New Mutants #21 courtesy Marvel
New Mutants #21 courtesy Marvel

Fans are counting down to X-Men: Apocalypse while speculating on which “new” New Mutants will appear in the next X-Men spinoff film.

Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is writing and directing the upcoming New Mutants film. He’s been sharing images of classic comic book art featuring members of the team via Instagram.

The posts show the original lineup: Mirage, Sunspot, Cannonball, Wolfsbane and later additions Magik and Warlock.

Who are they and what can they do?

Mirage/Dani Moonstar projects illusions.

Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa appeared in an alternate future in X-Men: Days of Future Past and converts solar energy into super strength. Continue reading NEW MUTANTS Movie Team Lineup Revealed?

VOTE FOR THE SCIENCE FICTION HALL OF FAME

EMP Museum party photo by ComicsBlend
EMP Museum party photo by ComicsBlend

Comics legend Stan Lee, Lt. Uhura of Star Trek, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling – what a party that would be!

Star Wars vs Star Trek – could you really choose just one?

You have the power to put your favorite science fiction films, television shows and authors into a stellar pantheon.

Fans will get a chance to express their love for science fiction icons and beloved franchises. Which creators, creations will join the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame?

Seattle’s EMP Museum is asking you to cast your vote for the 2016 Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inductees starting today through Wednesday, May 11 at EMPmuseum.org/vote. EMP’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame celebrates the people and works that have made significant contributions to the science fiction and fantasy genres.

In anticipation of the Hall of Fame’s 20th anniversary, EMP expands the exhibit to include two categories: Creators and Creations. After inviting the public to submit their nominations, a committee of science fiction and fantasy experts from across the media landscape narrowed down this list from nearly 2,000 submissions to the final twenty nominees, which include authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, The Matrix filmmakers Lana and Lilly Wachowski, blockbuster franchises Star Trek, Star Wars, and dystopian novels 1984 and Brave New World, the film Blade Runner, plus all the icons named above.
Choose your favorites and cast your vote at EMPmuseum.org/vote. Winners will be announced during EMP’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame Celebration this fall – more on the big celebration coming soon.

Here are the nominees: Continue reading VOTE FOR THE SCIENCE FICTION HALL OF FAME