Rumors have been flying that Lucasfilm and Disney are planning to do standalone Star Wars films and that the first would be centered on Yoda. The latest rumor included screenwriter Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan writing standalone films for Star Wars and that Disney has big plans for the Star Wars property on a regular basis going forward. Well, part of those rumors have been confirmed.
Last week it was announced by Cartoon Network that Young Justice would be canceled. An outcry rang out from YJ fans and a petition was up and running with at least 1600 signatures at last count. DC saw the petition and their response was, well…and then another outcry was raised! But fear…
I want you to keep this two-page story by Matt Wayne, John Paul Leon, Noelle Giddings, and Dave Sharpe in mind this month. I want you to think of this every time someone — anyone, myself included — invokes Dwayne McDuffie’s name.
I want you to think about what they have to gain when they say the man’s name.
I’m not going to lie here, this is going to be the most somber “This Week in Comic Book History” I will ever do. Two of them involve creators that have had great influence in the comic history, one of them is obvious, and the other is one that’s more personal to me than anything else. These two creators also connect in a way I didn’t quite expect them to. This is one of the more emotional columns I’ve ever written.
The casting for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is underway and they have found their Star-Lord. According to Deadline, actor Chris Pratt will play the superhero in the upcoming film, which will be directed by James Gunn (Super). Pratt has starred in the film Zero Dark Thirty and on the TV show Parks and Recreation.
“Her creator envisioned her as an antidote to the “blood-curdling masculinity” of comic books. But her modern-day reboot embraces the gore and crude sexuality she was originally supposed to avoid”
I’m about to read this article and I would love to hear you opinions about it too!