Marvel Set To Return To SDCC’s Hall H Next Month

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L-R: Kevin Feige, Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston at SDCC (photo: aiphotoimaging.com)

It looks like Marvel is set to return to San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H this year, Deadline is reporting.

Fans may remember that Marvel Studios skipped the stage last year, the first time this has happened since 2015, just a few months after the release of Infinity War, president of Marvel Studios stating that they didn’t have much to show.

The previous year, in 2017, the studio gave fans a taste of its upcoming blockbusters “Black Panther,” “Thor: Ragnorok,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Captain Marvel.”

Just after the release of this year’s Avengers: Engdame, and the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, marking the end of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3, fans are already wondering: What’s Next?

Though not a lot of details were revealed, Marvel is clearly confident enough to come back and showcase projects that are set to follow Endgame. We may possibly hear announcements and details regarding the studio’s upcoming official slate of films and release dates to hopefully give us a clue of what’s in store for fans in the future.

There is also Black Widow that we know is already in production, so we are most likely to learn more about the film’s production details, release date and (hopefully) even a clip or two. The film is set to bring back Scarlett Johansson as the title character/Natasha Romanoff, 

There is also Disney Plus, Disney’s upcoming streaming service, and how it may potentially platform Marvel characters into upcoming movies and shows.

San Diego Comic-Con is set to take place from July 18 – 21, begining with a Preview Night on Wednesday, July 17.

Marvel Reveals the Future of the X-Men in Final ‘X-Men: The Seminal Moments’ Documentary Short Episode

Just a month before the highly-anticipated debut of HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X, Marvel released an all-new episode of X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS featuring series writer Jonathan Hickman and other legendary Marvel creators as they shed light on what the future holds for mutants across the universe.

“When Jonathan set out to tell this story, he set out to change the way people think about the Marvel mutants forever…it really shakes things up,” said X-Men Editor Jordan D. White. “The first time he told it to me, I was upset. I was like, ‘We can’t do that. We CAN’T do that.’ The more I thought about it, the more I went, ‘Wait hang on, what if we did…’”

As HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X is set to shake the Marvel Universe to its core, Hickman revealed what fans might expect from the series:

“There’s no alternate universe version of the X-Men that we’re doing – time travel, or any of that kind of stuff. This is a very cause and effect, very linear narratively straightforward story,” said Hickman. “I think the most important thing about X-Men is obviously the way that individual readers identify with the characters…my obligation is to be true to the character even though you’re putting them in new circumstances and be true to the spirit of what it means to write an X-Men book.”

HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X – written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Marvel’s Young Gun Pepe Larraz, R.B. Silva, and colorist Marte Gracia – will build from every major X-Men milestone since 1963 up through the current X-Men series and storylines fans know and love, including some of Marvel’s most iconic characters from over the decades. The next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men begins this July.

Silver Surfer Rides into Deadly Waters in the SILVER SURFER: BLACK Launch Trailer

The Silver Surfer soars into his own limited series spiraling out of the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy. Get the inside scoop on this title from writer Donny Cates, artist Tradd Moore, and Editor Darren Shan in this all-new video.

“By putting Norrin in a place where he’s never been, he’s gonna come up against something in this book that is not only going to challenge him, but perhaps break him,” said Cates.

After being sucked into a black hole created by Thanos’ followers, the Sentinel of the Spaceways finds himself in an unfamiliar region of space. With his whereabouts unknown and his powers fading away, the Silver Surfer will need to risk everything to survive – even his very soul. And just when things look most dire, what unexpected ally will come to his aid?

“This is unlike any Silver Surfer comic you’ve ever read before,” teases Shan.

Retro Themed First Poster For ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Revealed

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Warner Bros may be skipping the big stages at this summer San Diego Comic-Con, but that didn’t stop director Patty Jenkins from hyping next year’s Wonder Woman 1984.

Marking a year from the film’s release next year, Jenkins tweeted a psychedelic and colorful poster of the film on Wednesday. “One… year… from… TODAY…,” Jenkins posted an image featuring Gal Gadot’s character, looking tough and ready to fight, standing in front of a rainbow-colored background.

Although WB is skipping SDCC, the director promised that promo will be in full swing in December. “By now you’ve heard: WB isn’t going to Hall H this year. We’re so sad to miss you there! And waiting until Dec. to start our official #WW84 campaign in full– But the truth is… we can just… barely… wait…” Jenkins posted.

Wonder Woman 1984 brings back Gal Gadot in the title role, as well as Chris Pine as Diana/Wonder Woman’s love interest Steve Trevor, while Kristen Wiig as Barbara Ann Minerva / Cheetah joins the cast.

The film is set to arrive in theaters on June 5, 2020.

Robert Pattinson Confirmed As The Next Batman

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Robert Pattinson in A24’s High Life

Robert Pattinson is the new caped crusader. Today, Variety has confirmed that the actor will take over the role of Batman from Ben Affleck.

Matt Reeves ( “War for the Planet of the Apes”) signed on to direct the film in early 2017. He is known for critical and commercial hits Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) as well as the romantic horror film Let Me In (2010).

No other casting announcement has been made for the movie, though pre-production is expected to begin this summer.

The film would be Pattinson’s return to high profile movies since appearing in five global blockbuster film adaptations of the Twilight novels which concluded in 2012.

Since then, he has appeared in smaller indie films and worked with renowned directors as Werner Herzog and David Cronenberg as well as gained positive reviews in the crime film “Good Time” and this year’s science-fiction horror film “High Life”.

He is also set to appear in Christopher Nolan’s film “Tenet,” set to open July 17, 2020, as well as the dark fantasy horror film “Lighthouse” which has received acclaim at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Marvel Launches ‘X-Men: The Seminal Moments’ Documentary Short Series

With only two months until the highly-anticipated series HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X usher in a new era for the X-Men, fans can learn more about the seminal moments that shaped X-Men history with a brand-new documentary short series, X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS, available on Marvel.com and Marvel social channels.

Starting today through the end of May, Marvel will release the four-episode series online to celebrate the X-Men series that changed the Marvel Universe forever: Giant-Size X-Men, 1991’s X-Men #1, Age of Apocalypse, and New X-Men. Sponsored by this summer’s blockbuster HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X series, these new retrospectives will take both longtime and new X-Men fans back to some of the greatest moments in the Marvel Universe, setting the scene for the most important story in the history of mutantkind.

Each of these shorts will feature voices from Marvel’s past and present – including legendary creators like Adam Kubert, Chris Claremont, Larry Hama, Jonathan Hickman, Al Ewing and more – as they look back and share their thoughts (and inside looks) into the most influential moments that redefined and reignited the X-Men, leading to bold new directions that drew in generations of fans around the world.

X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Series Release Schedule:
5/20 – X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Episode 1: Giant-Size X-Men (1975)
5/22 – X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Episode 2: X-Men #1 (1991)
5/24 – X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Episode 2: Age of Apocalypse (1995)
5/28 – X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Episode 2: New X-Men (2001)

“Mortal Kombat” Reboot Gets A 2021 Release Date

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The highly anticipated upcoming reboot of “Mortal Kombat” is now set to hit theaters March 5, 2021, Warner Bros. announced on Friday.

Aquaman director James Wan is set to produce the film with Simon McQuoid is attached to direct. McQuoid is a first time feature film director but has worked on Playstation commercials.

Wan has been attached as producer of the film since 2015. The cast for the film is yet to be announced.

The news was announced earlier this week by Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall. “I’m really happy and excited to be bringing another show back to Australia with Mortal Kombat, especially after having such a great experience filming Aquaman,” Wan said of the announcement.

“Now we get to experience South Australia with its scenic locations and a wealth of artistic talent to work with. It will be perfectly suited for this fantasy-action project.”

The first Mortal Kombat film came out back in 1995, which was directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, who went on to do various sci-fi films and video game adaptations.

Robert Pattinson Is Reportedly The New Batman

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Robert Pattinson in A24’s High Life

Robert Pattinson may be suiting up as the Caped Crusader in director Matt Reeve’s upcoming film “The Batman”. Variety is reporting that, although the deal is not yet complete, the former matinee idol is the “top choice” to play the role.

“The Batman” was originally supposed to star Ben Affleck as well as co-write and helm it. Affleck, who had played the role in Warner Bros’ Batman V Superman, Suicide Squad, and Justice League officially left the project earlier this year.

“I tried to direct a version of it and worked with a really good screenwriter, but just couldn’t come up with a version, I couldn’t crack it,” Affleck said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Reeves signed on to direct the film in early 2017. He is known for critical and commercial hits Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) as well as the romantic horror film Let Me In (2010).

No other casting announcement has been made for the movie, though it is supposed to begin pre-production this year or early 2020.

The film would be Pattinson’s return to high profile movies since appearing in five global blockbuster film adaptations of the Twilight novels which concluded in 2012.

Since then, he has appeared in smaller indie films and worked with renowned directors as Werner Herzog and David Cronenberg as well as gained positive reviews in the crime film “Good Time” and this year’s science-fiction horror film “High Life”.

Power Pack Gets An All-New Adventure with Louise Simonson and June Brigman

Acclaimed creators Louise Simonson and June Brigman are bringing an all-new special story to the Marvel Universe this August, as POWER PACK’s young super heroes set the stage for an adventurous, thrilling ride.

Power Pack jumps into action when the Brood crash a concert, but it’s a race against time as they battle the invasion against their own anxieties, as well as each other, in hopes of saving the world. Join Alex, Julie, Katie, and Jack Power and special guests Wolverine and Kitty Pryde for an incredible new adventure! Plus, don’t miss fan-favorite artist Gurihiru teaming up with Louise Simonson for the first time in a special short story.

“I remember the joy I felt reading Power Pack #1 when it was first published, and the sadness of hitting the last page of the final issue of their original run, so it’s a thrill to be able to reunite Louise and June to tell untold tales with Alex, Julie Jack and Katie from that time period,” shared Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “And to also have Gurihiru contributing a story bridges these two acclaimed generations of Power family fun, making this a perfect project to commemorate Marvel’s 80th Anniversary!”

Power Pack: Grow Up! #1 hits comic shops this August.

Jonathan Hickman Unveils An Exclusive First-Look For His Radical Plans For The X-Men

Today, Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Infinity, Secret Wars) revealed an exclusive first look – and a look forward – for his highly-anticipated upcoming series, HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X!

Beginning this July through September, all the current X-titles will come to an end as Hickman reshapes the mutant world forever starting with HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X. Speaking with Comicbook.com Hickman shared his long-term plans for the X-Men with fans and retailers everywhere.

“We needed to sell the idea that this is what we’re going to be doing for the next few years,” said Hickman. “We wanted to be clear to the fans, to the stores, and just as importantly, to the creators who are going to be staffing these books in the future. We wanted the message to be very clear: This is a whole new era for the X-Men. This is what we’re doing now.”

Fans of the current series will see that the X-universe has been dovetailing to this new era, which will build from every major X-Men milestone since 1963 up through all of today’s fan-favorite X-Men series.
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