March 12, 2021

Putting An Astrix On It

Putting An Astrix On It

On The Comic Book edition, A new Superman movie in the works, Marvel Comic Alien and Netflix has an Astrix. All that and more on the Comic Book Edition of Multiverse Tonight!


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Tonight! A new Superman movie in the works, Alien goes Marvel, and Netflix has an Asterix. All that and more on the Comic Book Edtion of Multiverse Tonight!


Welcome to Episode 117.


DC

The new series Superman and Lois did so well on it’s series premiere that it’s already earned a second season. In a statement Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and CEO of The CW Network said quote “The phenomenal multiplatform debut of Superman & Lois, which delivered for us in a big way on both a linear and streaming basis, is a testament to the creativity, hard work and dedication of the talented people who worked tirelessly in front of and behind the camera, especially in this challenging environment,” “We are thrilled to now have two brand-new bonafide hits in Superman and Walker, both of which have been renewed for next season along with 11 other of our shows, further positioning us for continued strength and stability for next season.” unquote The series earned the CW it’s best night of primetime in over two years. The show makes the thirteenth renewed at the CW, still pending are Kung Fu, THe Republic of Sarah and Stargirl. Those three have yet to have their season.


Congratulations are in order for Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, the actress has announced that she is pregnant with her third child. Gal and Yaron Varsano have been married since 2008 and have two daughters. Congratulations to the family.



The Green Lantern HBO Max series will begin filming on April twelfth, date subject to change.

The series will focus on Alan Scott, Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Kilowog, and the eventual villain Sinestro.


Deadline has confirmed that author Ta-Nehisi Coates has been tapped to write a new Superman reboot movie with JJ Abrams Bad Robot producing.  No plot or anything concrete has been released, and it’s unknown if Henry Cavill will be back in the cape or if they’ll go a different way.


The game Fortnite and DC’s Batman will cross over  in a special miniseries this April. DC and Epic Games have announced Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point. THe series will be written by Christos Gage with concept and story consultation from Epic Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard and art by Reilly Brown, Christian Duce, Nelson DeCastro and John Kalisz. Here’s the synopsis: In Zero Point, a crack splits the sky above Gotham City... a tear in reality itself. This rift pulls the Dark Knight into a bizarre and unfamiliar world, with no memory of who he is or where he came from...Batman has been drawn into Fortnite! As he fights to recall his past and escape an endless loop of chaos and struggle, he’ll come face-to-face with the likes of Renegade Raider, Fishstick, Bandolier, and more. While the world's greatest detective strives to make sense of this strange new world, he’ll uncover the shocking truth about the Island, what lies beyond the Loop, and how everything is connected to the mysterious Zero Point. The print versions of the comics will have a redeemable code that will unlock various DC themed items in Fortnite. Fans who redeem all six codes will unlock an Armored Batman Zero skin. The series will not only be printed in the US, but  Germany, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, and the Czech Republic, and will be published in their native languages.


A Blue Beetle movie aims to start production this fall and now has a director. Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto has been tapped. THe movie will follow the Jaime Reyes version of the character. Soto told The Wrap quote “It is an honor to direct Blue Beetle, the first Latino superhero film for DC,” said Soto in a statement to TheWrap. “I want to sincerely thank everyone at Warner Bros. and DC for trusting me to bring Jaime Reyes to life. I can’t wait to make history together.” They are looking to start on the movie this fall.


Supergirl will be getting a new mini series. The series, titled Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow will be written by Tom King with art by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes Here’s the synopsis quote  

Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but has recently found her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame.


Just when Supergirl thinks she’s had enough, everything changes. An alien girl seeks her out for a vicious mission: her world has been destroyed and the bad guys responsible are still out there. She wants revenge and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she’ll do it herself, whatever the cost.


Now, a Kryptonian, a dog and an angry heartbroken child head out into space on a journey that will shake them to their very core!


Brought to you by Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King (Batman/Catwoman, Mister Miracle and Rorschach) and Eisner nominee artist Bilquis Evely (Sandman Universe: The Dreaming) this maxiseries promises to be a character-defining masterpiece the likes of which has never been seen before for DC’s Maiden of Might. Unquote The eight issue series will launch on June fifteenth.


Supergirl’s sixth and final season will start on March thirtieth in Superman & Lois’ regular time slot as the series will go on a brief hiatus because of the covid related production interruption they had a few months ago. Superman & Lois will return for the rest of it’s season on May eighteenth.


Marvel

The director of The upcoming Falcon and The Winter Soldier mini series on Disney Plus promises an Emotionally Charged Adventure. Speaking with The Direct, Kari Skogland described the blend of action and weighty drama she got to play with, quote "I got to play in a muscular world, as well as in quite a dramatic world...I had to use every bit of muscle I had in terms of the experience I was bringing to the table, not only with action but with the heartfelt drama." The series premieres on Disney Plus on March nineteenth.



Black Panther 2 will be different according to Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o. The actress, speaking with Good Morning America, told them quote “It’s gonna be different, of course, without our king to go back into that world. But I know that all of us are dedicated to carrying on his legacy in this new Black Panther. And [director] Ryan Coogler has some really, really exciting ideas that I look forward to bringing to life with the rest of the family.” unquote 


Black Panther Costume Designer Ruth E Carter has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, only the second costume designer to be given the honor. Ruth won an Oscar for her work on Black Panther.


Sony’s Silk series has a new showrunner. Sang Kyu Kim is set to run the show and executive produce according to The Illuminerdi, the series, which follows the adventure of Spider-man adjacent character Cindy Moon will eventually air on Amazon Prime.


Alien Number One arrives in comic book stores on March 24th. The series, from writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Salvador Larroca. Johnson told Newsarama quote “As a lifelong superfan of the franchise, getting to write the launch of Marvel’s ALIEN was one of the biggest thrills of my writing career,” Johnson told Newsarama in a recent interview. “ALIEN coming to Marvel feels like the beginning of a new era for the franchise, especially with the announcement of the upcoming TV series, and the gravity of being the first writer of that era is definitely not lost on me. After all the amazing work Marvel has done with the Star Wars franchise, I know the fans want to see greatness come from ALIEN as well, as they should. We’re all giving everything we have to deliver on that, and I’m confident fans will love what they see.”




Geek

French comic character Astrix will be getting his own series on Netflix. Dominique Bazay, Netflix’s director of original animation announced in a blog post. She wrote "I have been talking with Celeste Surugue at Albert Rene for years about how to bring Asterix to Netflix. We built a great relationship of trust and mutual respect around our love for these characters," Bazay writes in the post. "I’m French Canadian, and like most francophones around the world, I grew up with Asterix, his sidekick Obelix and loyal companion Dogmatix. I watched the animated specials and read the books religiously. If you’d told the 8-year-old me that one day I’d help bring these characters to life… I wouldn’t have believed you!"


"Since the first Asterix graphic novel was introduced in 1961, 38 volumes have been released in 111 languages and dialects, with the 39th due later this year," Bazay continues. "(And there have also been 15 feature films dating back to 1967.) These stories tell the saga of the pugnacious warrior and his irreverent village companions who keep a tiny corner of ancient Gaul free from bumbling Roman invaders. Each new volume and movie is eagerly awaited by fans, especially in France, Italy, Germany and Canada. I’ve always felt the unique tone of Goscinny and Uderzo’s humor is timeless. It's why Asterix is so special - it appeals to all ages and crosses all borders. " unquote The series will utilize 3D animation and will be produced in France with a goal to stream it world wide in 2023.


Spongebob Squarepants is sinning off Patrick Star into his own animated sitcom spinoff. The Patrick Star Show will air this summer on Nickelodeon, it joins Kamp Koral SpongeBob’s Under Years which just debuted on Paramount Plus Here’s the synopsis: The Patrick Star Show follows a younger Patrick Star living at home with his family, where he hosts his own show for the neighborhood from his television-turned-bedroom. His little sister, Squidina, works behind the scenes to make sure Patrick’s show is always running smoothly, while his parents, Bunny and Cecil and his grandpa, GrandPat, each support Patrick in their own hilariously absurd ways. The Star family’s unpredictable adventures often inform, integrate, and sometimes even interfere with Patrick’s TV show, but one thing is for sure: his bizarre life always makes for great television!


WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar is hinting at more Harry Pooterverse projects for HBO Max and Warner Bros. Kilar speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference investors conference said quote "There's this little thing called Harry Potter, which is one of the most beloved franchises. And we're incredibly thankful to be able to partner with J.K. Rowling and so I would argue there's a lot of fun and potential there as well,”unquote While he didn’t elaborate on what that could be, there has been talk of a tentpole movie based on the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play or some other specially made projects.


The Minions sequel, Minions: the Rise of Gru has again been pushed back, this time from July 2021 to July 2022. The movie is a tentpole for Universal and they don’t want to waste it on a digital only release. However if you want to be spoiled, just go to the toy section at Walmart. The toys have been there for months.


Netflix is doing a show based on Image comics upcoming title Shadecraft. Shadecraft comes from Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson and artist Lee Garbettt and centers on a sixteen year old named Zadie Lu,who, on top of dealing with regular high school problems, is worried that shadows are somehow coming to life around her. The comic is actually a follow up to the Eisner award nominated Skyward, which is set to be made into a project at Sony Pictures. The Shadecraft comic comes out at the end of March.


You never will stop the Simpsons. Fox has renewed the show for two more seasons. Season 33 and season 34. The Simpsons premiered in 1990. The March 21st epsidoe this year will be the series’ 700th episode.


Fox has set the sumer premiere dates for teh new animated show Housebroken and the season preiere of Duncanville. The two shows will air on Monday, expanding Fox’s Animation Dominatoin to two nights. Housebroken follows a group of neighborhood pets and stray animals as they work through their issues inside and outside their therapy group. Honey, voiced by Lisa Kudrow, a standard poodle, opens her living room for the group to come and support each other through the misery, mayhem and majesty that is being a pet. Honey also struggles with her own problems, such as her arranged (by her human) marriage with Chief Nat Faxon), a sloppy St. Bernard who enjoys eating socks and licking himself.Also in the voice cast are Will Forte, Tony hale,  Jason Mantzoukas and Sam Richardson.  Housebroken will debut on May thirty first followed by Duncanville, a special season premiere of Ducan ville will air on May 23rd.



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