The Binquirer, August 16 Edition: Marvel NOW! overview, Iron Man 3, The Wolverine, Cronenberg dissing comics, and much more!
By Dan Horn
August 16, 2012 - 13:50
The Binquirer isn't just an
asinine pun; it's also your best source for pop-culture news. Here at
the Bin, we're dedicated to making your reading experience more
fulfilling, and our new aggregated news articles, The Binquirers, will
keep you up to date on comic books, films, video games, and more in one
frequent and concise package. Enjoy our latest installment below!
Marvel NOW! was surprisingly difficult to get a handle on as I endeavored to create a comprehensive overview. I admittedly overlooked a few things in my earlier attempt
. Marvel.com isn't much of a help either. Have you been on their website lately? It's an absolute mess.
Not only are there about a dozen new titles in the works, but there are current titles like Hulk
and Journey into Mystery
getting makeovers as well. The latter is seeing Kieron Gillen
, who will now be writing the new Iron Man series, step down, and Kathryn Immonen
will step in to helm the series. Journey into Mystery will also see a shift away from young Loki and will star Lady Sif
. Jeff Parker's Hulk will be transitioning into Red She-Hulk
. Also, the Avengers vs. X-Men event series will be followed up by an anthology series entitled A+X, which is a team-up book from the looks of it.
Most books appear to be unaffected by the relaunch (except for those books being relaunched or being directly replaced by a similar relaunch title), but Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson's The Defenders
will be cancelled in November, and recent news broke that Christos Gage's Avengers Academy will be cancelled
with November's issue 39.
As for the relaunch books, here's what I've been able to put together, by month:
October launching titles:
by Rick Remender and John Cassaday
by various including Jeff Loeb, Dale Keown, Dan Slott, and Ron Garney
November launching titles:
by Brian Bendis and Stuart Immonen
by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu
by Rick Remender and John Romita, Jr.
by Kieron Gillen and Greg Land
Thor: God of Thunder
by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic
by Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley
by Matt Fraction and Mike Allred
by Si Spurrier and Tan Eng Huat
by Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, and Tony Moore
December launching titles:
by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena (releasing twice monthly)
by Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting
Film and Television:
In an interview with NextMovie
about his upcoming film adaptation of the novel Cosmopolis, visionary director David Cronenberg
questioned the artistic integrity of comic book films, The Dark Knight Rises in particular, and went on to diss comic books in general, saying that the medium is "adolescent." I agree with some of his points (namely that Memento is Chris Nolan's greatest film, and, yes, some comic book movies are adolescent garbage), but Cronenberg makes several sweeping generalizations about comic books in his statements which seem odd considering he himself adapted a comic book, A History of Violence, just a few years ago. Anyway, maybe we should take this as a charge to up the ante on our comic book movies. Man of Steel looks like it's going to do just that next year.
Jose Padilha's Robocop
remake stirred up some controversy this week when "fake" designs for the titular character surfaced and plot details that portray Robocop as a terrorist-killing "Transformer" leaked. Honestly, I didn't think Robocop was such a sacred cow that it couldn't receive a drastic overhaul, but maybe I was wrong. I trust that Padilha is going to make this movie incredible and powerfully political and poignant. Go check out his Brazilian films is you have any reservations about him as a director. It's truly brilliant stuff.
has a release date for June 28, 2013.
released an official plot description on its Facebook
page. "Based on the celebrated comic book arc, THE WOLVERINE finds Logan, the
eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash
claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed." That "celebrated comic book arc" is Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's four-issue Wolverine miniseries from 1982.
Is Vin Diesel going to be playing the android the Vision
in Avengers 2
? According to Cosmic Book News
, the actor has a penchant for teasing upcoming roles on his Facebook page, and Vin recently uploaded a few illustrations of Vision.
The Dark Knight Rises
actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt
has been making the press rounds recently (he has a new movie, Premium Rush, releasing nation wide on August 24), and he's been talking about TDKR an awful lot, from discussing the ending of the film on Jimmy Kimmel Live
to talking with The Hollywood Reporter
about the possibility of a sequel. JGL explained that he wouldn't be opposed to a sequel, and that he would choose the project based on the merits of its script and director, but he didn't believe the ending to TDKR was necessarily open-ended. “I don’t think [the ending of The Dark Knight Rises
necessarily a set-up. I think it is the great ending for that trilogy. Even if you go back to Batman Begins, he’s talking about how
Batman is more than a man, it’s a symbol, and a hero can be anybody and
we all have heroes inside of us," he explained to Jimmy Kimmel.
Cosmic Book News
reports that lead actor Robert Downey, Jr
, was injured while performing stunts on the set of Iron Man 3
, and production on the film has subsequently halted for the time being.
released word on the Guardians of the Galaxy
film logline: "About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal
conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something
The classic Raiders of the Lost Ark
will be seeing an IMAX release in select theaters on September 7, 2012!
Blu-ray will include 40 minutes of deleted scenes. I wonder if we might find a suitable plot and character development somewhere in those extra 40 minutes.
New concept art and screenshots from the upcoming Deadpool video game
have surfaced, courtesy of Comics Alliance
Last Updated: June 23, 2021 - 00:29
Join the discussion: