Marvel Studios announced today that production is underway on Black Panther, revealed the official synopsis and confirmed new cast members.
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, with Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett, with Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Boseman reprises his role as T’Challa, King of Wakanda, after his first Marvel film appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Freeman is back as Everett K. Ross. Andy Serkis played Ulysses Klaw in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This character was a smuggler/mercenary who escaped from Wakanda. In the comics Klaw is a mortal enemy of T’Challa. Continue reading BLACK PANTHER Movie Begins Production
Marvel’s Doctor Strange summoned movie magic to score an Oscar nomination.
Deadpool was snubbed but several comic book film veterans scored acting nominations and one sci-fi epic dominated.
Arrival was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director Denis Villeneuve, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design and Sound Editing. Amy Adams was not nominated for her performance.
A sci-fi villain and rock and roll legend score their own comic books, fallout from Civil War II and the X-Men’s next strike against the Inhumans. It’s a big week for comic book fans.
Welcome to this week’s new comic book picks.
We have to start this out with the return of a classic Kirby creation in an ambitious storytelling adventure:
Kamandi Challenge #1 An all-star roster brings back the boy hero of Jack Kirby’s post-Apocalyptic Earth. Fourteen superstar creative teams embark on an odyssey sending Kamandi across the DC Universe to find his parents. Each chapter ends with a cliffhanger. The next writer/artist will have to pick up the action, resolve it and create their own. Dan Abnett and Dale Eaglesham kick off the challenge. Continue reading New Comic Book Picks for January 25, 2017
Two of literature’s greatest detectives are on the case together in a new series.
DC Entertainment, Condé Nast and Dynamite Entertainment will unite Batman and The Shadow for an epic crossover. This team-up of history’s famous vigilantes sends Batman on a quest to unlock the enigma surrounding the obscure Shadow. Writers Scott Snyder (All-Star Batman) and Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Justice League of America ) with artist Riley Rossmo will introduce a new miniseries.
Here’s more on the story and how this epic team-up evolved:
“Batman is a myth that transcends the comic book page and inspires us to achieve, while The Shadow is the cornerstone of so much of the pop culture and comics we see today,” explains Orlando. “To bring together the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Greatest Mystery is an honor. BATMAN/THE SHADOW will pay tribute to legacies in comics and pulp fiction, as the two characters meet in a generations-deep conflict unlike any they’ve seen before, with a case that stretches back to the origins of time, and will redefine murder.” Continue reading BATMAN And THE SHADOW