The Binquirer, August 2 Edition: Brian Posehn's Deadpool, Thor 2 villain cast, X-Men: First Class sequel named, and much more!
By Dan Horn
August 2, 2012 - 11:53
Batman: Year One continues the Earth One tradition of dominating graphic novel sales. The Batman book came out on top in July according to Nielsen's Bookscan ratings system.
A new Marvel NOW! teaser breaks news of what could be a Deadpool series (the teaser says "CHIMICHANGAS," so who else could it be?) written by... Brian Posehn?! The fantastic artist Tony Moore is onboard and Gerry Duggan is scripting comedian Posehn's Deadpool. Hopefully this means the humor in Deadpool might be more, let's say, humorous. Like the other NOW! books that have just recently been teased, this one will be out in November.
Mark Millar's Nemesis 2 Icon series has been delayed until January.
As Bleeding Cool reports, a shipment of Howard Chaykin's Image comic Black Kiss II #1 was confiscated and held by UK Customs this week. The comic book features some pretty demented and sexually explicit imagery, so it might have been a case of mistaken identity (imagine the investigating Customs officer: "Is this some deviant pornography?"), but UK Customs has recently announced that they will be releasing the subversive shipment of magazines and all is not right with the world again. The comic hit stands this Wednesday, but will ostensibly go on sale next week for long-suffering UK fans.
Film and Television:
Director Bryan Singer confirmed the title for the upcoming X-Men: First Class sequel. The film will be called X-Men: Days of Future Past, according to IGN. "Days of Future Past" was a two-issue story, found in Uncanny X-Men #141-142, that chronicled an alternate future where the X-Men's failure to diffuse a Brotherhood of Evil Mutants plot catalyzed a brutal Sentinel crackdown on mutant kind. The film is due in 2014.
Director Ridley Scott is determined to forge ahead with Prometheus 2, with actors Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace already signed on to star in the sequel to this year's sci-fi epic. The Hollywood Reporter dished news that Scott and Fox's president of production Emma Watts are actively looking for new writers for the film saga, however. The line they're currently using is that Damon Lindelof, a screenwriter of Prometheus, might not be available to script further installments of the series. It's hard to believe that this isn't a genteelism for saying Lindelof was passed over. This shouldn't come as a surprise. While Prometheus was breathtaking visually, its plot was muddled, cursory, and slapdash. Fingers crossed they find a fantastic screenwriter this time around. This film won't see the light of day until late 2014 or early 2015, barring any delays.
Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake lands in theaters tomorrow. The film has a whopping 20% positive review aggregate on Rotten Tomatoes. Ouch! I can't say I didn't see that coming several months ago. Also, you can usually tell a film company is tremulous about criticism when critics' reviews don't pop up online until the Thursday before the film is released in the States.
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