On the comic book edition, Wonder Woman 1984 coming soon to a screen near you, Deadpool 3 gets writers from Bob's Burgers, Red Sonja gets a multiverse and Mads Mikkelsen becomes a wizard. All that and more on this edition of multiverse tonight.
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Tonight! Wonder Woman 1984 has a distribution plan, Deadpool 3 goes out for Bob’s Burgers, and Red Sonja gets multiversal. All That and More on the comics edition of Multiverse Tonight.
Welcome to episode 105…..
The CW’s Black Lightning series will finally flash out and become thunder as it’s been announced that season four will be it’s last. THe series debuted back in January of 2018. Reports say that The CW asked the producers to put in a back door pilot for a PainKiller spinoff show. The final season will start in spring of 2021.
Wonder Woman 1984 will be coming out this Christmas both on HBO Max and theaters,it will be a one month only limited engagement on the streaming service and at no additional cost, after the month it will be available on Video on Demand before probably going back to HBO Max until the end of time. According to Variety, the reasoning for this was the fear that Wonder Woman would get stale if the sequel opened more than four years after the first Wonder Woman movie.
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot in a statement said about the release quote "IT'S TIME. We've all waited a long time for this one to come," wrote Gadot. "I can't tell you how excited I am for all of you to see this movie. It wasn't an easy decision and we never thought we'd have to hold onto the release for such a long time but Covid rocked all of our worlds. We feel the movie has never been so relevant and we hope that it'll bring some joy, hope, and love to your hearts. Wonder Woman 1984 is a special one for me and I can only hope it'll be as special to you too. We've put our hearts and souls into it. So... you can watch it IN THEATERS (they're doing an amazing job keeping it safe) and you can watch it on HBOMax from your homes. Sending you my love. Please keep safe and wear a mask. Happy holidays to all of us! Let the light shine in."
International markets will get to see Wonder Woman 84 a bit earlier than the US market; it will be released there on December sixteenth, it is unknown what specific markets will have theaters open when the film is ready to be released.
The Flash has had to temporarly shut down productin after a crew member tested positive for Covid-19. The production has begun contact tracing. Apparently the person was asymptomatic.
HBO Max will be the home for Oscar Winner Ava DuVernay’s new four part limited series DMZ. DMZ was originally a comic book series from Vertigo that ran seventy two issues from 2005 to 2012 the series is set in a second American civil war and will star Benjamin Bratt and Rosario Dawson. Here’ s the official description quote "In the near future, America is embroiled in a bitter civil war, leaving Manhattan a demilitarized zone (DMZ), destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world. Leaping off the pages of the popular comic, "DMZ" chronicles the harrowing journey of fearless and fierce medic Alma Ortega (series star Rosario Dawson), who sets out on a harrowing journey to find the son she lost in the evacuation of New York City at the onset of the conflict. Throwing gasoline on the flames of that conflict is Parco Delgado (series star Benjamin Bratt), the popular - and deadly - leader of one of the most powerful gangs in the DMZ. He wants to rule this new world - and will stop at nothing to secure that outcome. In this adrenalized and expansive drama which examines a stark political and cultural divide in American society, Alma must contend with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords that control this lawless no man's land. In doing so, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone here has lost... hope." unquote The pilot episode was in production before CoVid shut things down and the rest of the episodes should be produced in 2021.
Black Panther 2 will go in front of the cameras in July of 2021. But still no word on how to address the role of T’Challa after Chadwick Boseman’s passing, but it has been confirmed that Chadwick will not be recreated using CGI. The Hollywood Reporter does mention that production will take place in and around the Atlanta area and will last the last half of 2021.
Disney honored what would have been actor Chadwick Boseman’s 44th birthday with some new opening credits to Black Panther on Disney Plus, The movie now opens with a montage of Boseman’s work as Black Panther and then the Marvel logo in all purple . Marvel tweeted out the opening with quote Love Live the King #WakandaForever unquote
Disney will be making a Deadpool 3 this time the script will be written by Bob’s Burgers Veterans Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin. Apparently they fit what Ryan Reynolds and Disney were looking for. Most likely the film will not be under the Disney banner, but the 20 Century Banner. Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld commented on twitter about the news quote Super Excited for Deadpool 3 but, consistent with what I’ve stated, still maintaining you should prepare for a bit of wait as it would be 2 years from start of filming in any perfect condition. With what we’ve all experienced could be even longer. High hopes, great movement! Unquote
Daredevil fans are trying to campaign for a Disney Plus series or MCU movie now that the rights have reverted back to Marvel Studios. Fans are asking fans to list the reasons why Marvel should make a new Daredevil series or movie with the hashtab SaveDaredevil.
The voice of Magneto from X-Men The Animated Series has passed away. The English born actor has had a long carrer starring in Gene Roddenberry’s Earth Final Conflict,making appearances in Le Femme Nikita, Captain Power adn the Soliders of the Future, Witchblade,The Outer Limits, Voice roles in Mythic Warriors Guardians of the Legend, Redwall, The Adventures of Sam & Max Frelance Police, The Never Eding Story The TV Series, WildC.A.T.S. Covert Action Teams, Tales from the Cryptkeeper, Highlander The Animated Series, Brainscan, Tek War and TekWar: TekLords, Short Circuit 2 and many more. He passed away in Toronto on November sixteenth, he was 79 years old.
Former Marvel EVP Mike Hobson has died at the age of 83. Marvel said in a statement on Twitter quote "The Marvel family mourns the passing of Mike Hobson, a visionary and pillar of what Marvel Comics is today," "Mike's passion and love of storytelling opened the doors for fans around the world to join the Marvel Universe, and his legacy will live on for generations to come." While at Marvel Hobson was responsible for forming the editorial staff as well as overseeing marketing, distribution and productions of all Marvel comics and graphic novels, he also acted as the company’s London Liaison
Next years gonna have a lot of Sonja, other than Red. Dynamite Entertainment is letting Red Sonja face other Red Sonja’s from across the multiverse in a new series entitled, Sonjaversal. The series is from writer Christopher Hasins and artist Pasquale Qualano will have Red meet Blue Sonja who is described as being ripped out of an80’s action blockbuster, Green Soja who has a dinosaur sidekick, Mecha Pilot Sonja and many many more. Mister Hastings in a statement said quote "My favorite projects are the ones where I ask 'How are they letting me do this?' and in this case, Dynamite isn't just letting me do this, they've explicitly asked me to," said writer Christopher Hastings. "Our mission with Sonjaversal is to go as big as possible, and our only enemy is restraint. That said, I'm just the writer, and I can say things like 'Red Sonja jumps out of Blue Sonja's helicopter to drive her sword through Giant Ape Sonja's gargantuan skull!' all day, but it means nothing without Pasquale to make it look amazing. I can't wait for everyone to see what he does with this comic." unquote The series launches in February.
Deadline dot com reports that ellie Bamber from Nocturnal animals, Cailee Spaeny from the Craft Legacy and erin Kellyman from Solo are currently in negotiations for teh three female lead roles in the Disney Plus Willow series. Warwick Davis has already been tapped to reprise the role of Willow from the original movie.
Super Nintendo World has an opening date at Universal Studios Japan. The attraction is set to open on February fourth, 2021, it was originally set to open this past summer, but you know, Corona Virus. The park will have rides based on Mario Kart and Yoshi, Bowser and Peach’s Castles and power up bands that will enable guests to complete challenges, collect virtual coins and items.
Jeopardy Greatest of All Time Ken Jennings has been named Jeopardy’s first temporary host, he will be followed by other guest hosts until a new permanent host is revealed. In a statement Jeopardy’s Executive Produce Mike Richards said quote “Alex believed in the importance of Jeopardy! and always said that he wanted the show to go on after him,” said EP Mike Richards in a statement. “We will honor Alex’s legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved with smart contestants and challenging clues. By bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers.” Jennings first episode will be Monday January eleventh.
A copy of Detective Comics number 27 from 1939 with a CGC grade of 7.0, which was the first appearance of Batman has sold at auction for 1.5 million dollars beating the old record of 1.075 which was a copy with the CGC Grade of 8.0. According to the Comics Guarantee Company, only seven unrestored copies of Detective Comics 27 are known to exist.
Mads Mikkelsen will be replacing Johnny Depp in the third Fantastic Beasts movie. Warner Bros officially confirmed the report from Deadline dot com that Mads will be taking over the role of Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Johnny depp left the role after losing a major libel suit in the United Kingdom. With the production having to restart from scratch, the release date has been pushed to July fifteenth of 2022.
In a bit of revenge ploy, Johnny Depp fans have started an online petition on change dot org to get Johnny’s ex Amber Heard fired from Aquaman 2. The petition currently has half of its target of three million signatures.
Netflix has announced a new animated movie coming to the service in the fall of 2021. Called Back to the Outback, the movie will feature the voice cast of Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Miranda Tapsell, Angus Imrie, Rachel House, Keith Urban, Celeste Barber, Wayne Knight, Aislinn Derbez, Diesel Cash La Torraca, Lachlan Ross Power, and Oscar-nominee Jacki Weaver. The movie follows a group of zoo’d band of Australia’s deadliest creaures as they plot to escape thier confinement and go to the Australian Outback.
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