The Binquirer, August 21 Edition: Sergio Toppi passes away, Joe Carnahan moves on to Nemesis, James Gunn eyed for Guardians, and much more
By Dan Horn
August 21, 2012 - 11:00
Aquaman #12 is getting a Robot Chicken variant cover that advertises the DC television special of the Cartoon Network Adult Swim's comedy program (via TV Guide).
Marvel is reviving their print subscription services. Titles that can be subscribed to are listed here.
Are Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran creating an original graphic novel for Dark Horse? On her website, while discussing pencil technique, Doran let slip that she was using a certain technique for a new collaborative project with Gaiman that will be published by Dark Horse Comics.
Remember how we told you someone was going to die in Invincible #100? Well, that someone just might be everyone. Today's teaser hints that Invincible #100 could be the end of the line for Kirkman and Ottley's Image Comics superhero epic.
Film and Television:
James Gunn, director of Super and of Slither, is in talks with Marvel to direct Guardians of the Galaxy, which is due to release in August of 2014.
An Avengers deleted scene to be included on the Blu-ray release (September 25) has been teased by Marvel. The clip directly follows the scene in which the Hulk crashes through a roof after falling from the Helicarrier and sees Bruce Banner conflicted about returning to the fray. Watch it here.
Adi Shankar's production company 1984 Private Defense Contractors is set to produce a film based on Rob Liefeld's Image property, Bloodstrike, about an undead squad of black-ops heavy-hitters. Liefeld is also taking a role as producer, and responded to the news break by saying that the film would be R-rated. Looking at Shankar's producer credits, which include The Grey and the upcoming Dredd 3D, a solid R-rating isn't a stretch of the imagination.
Comic book writer Mark Millar has announced that Joe Carnahan, whose Daredevil proposal was recently turned down by FOX, will be directing the film adaptation of Millar's Nemesis. The Nemesis film has been in limbo for several months at FOX, but studio executives have met with Carnahan to discuss the reality of making the movie. Millar's Secret Service is also being optioned, with Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughan in line to direct.
Director Tony Scott, brother of Ridley Scott, passed away on Sunday. The cause of his death is allegedly suicide. While many reports claimed that Scott had taken his own life because of an inoperable brain tumor, Scott's family denies that he had cancer. Scott directed such films as Top Gun, Crimson Tide, True Romance, Man on Fire, Beverly Hills Cop 2, and The Taking of Pelham 123. Scott was 68.
Pioneering comedian Phyllis Diller has also passed away, at the age of 95. Diller died on Monday, reportedly peacefully. She championed the role of women in comedy when female stand-up comedians were something no one in show business had ever even considered seriously.
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