Well, this looks delightful. Need anything more be said/written?
Upcoming: DEADPOOL 2
This is easily one of my most-anticipated movies of 2018. I loved the first Deadpool movie, and I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this sequel. After hearing about the tension between Reynolds and Tim Miller (director of the first movie), I became a little concerned that the sequel might not live up to the quality and fun of the first. This trailer, however, promises more of the same — only, maybe bigger, ballsier, and edgier.
“From the studio that brought you 27 Dresses and The Devil Wears Prada“…
Here’s the official synopsis:
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Deadpool 2 opens on May 18th, 2018. The movie is directed by David Leitch, and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wenick — both of whom wrote the first movie as well. It stars Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Josh Brolin (Cable), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), and more.
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Trailer (Marvel)
While I’m still concerned about how they’re going to incorporate so many characters into a single, long-ish movie, I think this is a pretty good trailer for Avengers: Infinity War…
The release of Avengers: Infinity War has been brought forward, to April 27th, 2018.
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol.2 Trailer
This does look fun. I didn’t love the first one when I saw it at the cinema, but on second watching it grew on me. I’m looking forward to this sequel.
Quick Shot Reviews: Catching up on Graphic Novels
Despite the near-total-silence on the graphic novel/comics side of things, I have continued to read a whole bunch of new and old collections. Generally speaking, though, I haven’t been overly impressed. Here are mini-reviews for ten stand-out collections I’ve read recently. [I’ll hopefully do a few more posts like this in the not-too-distant future, as I try to catch up with recent titles.]
Featuring: All-New X-Men, American Vampire, Black Magick, Daredevil, Extraordinary X-Men, Huck, Justice League, Lazarus, Lucifer, Sheriff of Babylon Continue reading
First X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Trailer
The first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse. I think it looks pretty good (obligatory BWAAAH aside). I wasn’t sure about the look of the movie Apocalypse, but it seems to look better in the clips than he has in the stills that I’ve seen. Will be interesting to see how the movie shapes up.
Upcoming: Michael Cho Variant Covers for February 2016
I really like Michael Cho‘s artwork — from his comics work to his Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes book, I love his style. The book, a collection of paintings of alleys and streets around Toronto, lives on a shelf by my desk so I can always flip through it easily.
Anyway… In February 2016, Marvel will publish 24 of his variants, across their range of titles. Above and below you can see my favourites from the covers already unveiled.
This looks… Fun. I’m still surprised that Marvel picked this one to make before a whole host of other, more “commercial” or “mainstream” heroes, but it does look like it’ll be fun and on the lighter side of Marvel Studio’s output. Which is no bad thing — some humour in amongst the bleak and gritty is a necessity.
Marvel STAR WARS Featurette
Here’s a mini-featurette on the recently-published STAR WARS #1, in which series writer Jason Aaron, editor Jordan D. White, and Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso talk about the creation of the new ongoing series:
There were 69(!) variant covers for this issue (which is frankly insane). A good number of them are pretty cool (Skottie Young’s is great). Personally, I think I like the Midtown Comics exclusive the best:
Speaking of of Skottie Young, he’s produced three covers – for Princess Leia #1, Star Wars #1, and Darth Vader #1 – that can be stitched together into a single image (via MTV News):
Trailer: ANT-MAN — “Is it too late to change the name…?”
Here’s the trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man movie:
Like Paul Rudd’s character at the very end, I’ve always been a bit on the fence about the name… Nevertheless, this looks pretty interesting. I wonder if/how they are going to tie this in with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — given Michael Douglas’s age, could we see his character appear in the new Agent Carter TV series? That could be cool…
Ant-Man opens in theatres in July 2015. I’m rather looking forward to it.