The main mind behind Marvel for the last 15+ years for Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis has made a exclusive contract with DC Comics.
The announcement was made on Twitter earlier this week stating "We are beyond Thrilled to welcome Brian Michael Bendis exclusively to the DC Family with a multiyear, multi-faceted deal. He's one of the premier writer in the industry having created so many unforgettable stories wherever he's been and we can't wait to see what he has planned for the DC Universe."
Bendis also confirmed this on his twitter account as well stating "This is real," Bendis tweeted. "I love you all. Change is good. Change is healthy. I am bursting with ideas and inspirations. Details to come! Stay tuned!"
Bendis has been a huge help shaping Marvel to what it is today, with writings of Avenger Dissembled, New Avengers, Alias, Daredevil, Avenger Age of Ultron (Comic), X-Men, Ironman, Defenders, Guardians of the Galaxy and of course what started him off in Marvel the Ultimate Spider-Man series which brought in the ever popular new wall crawler Miles Morales.
With so many memorable moments from this writer over the last few years for Marvel this is a huge shift and loss for them and big gains to see what DC will do with this ever talents writer. Stay tuned for more updates.
Disney also announced that Rian Johnson is in development of a next Star Wars trilogy. This news came to a big surprise to fans. This franchise may never end.
According to the statement from the Star Wars website, Johnson will work on the new trilogy with collaborator Ram Bergman. Johnson is also set to write and direct it's first installment.
“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “He’s a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy.”
“We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi,” Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. “Star Wars is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can’t wait to continue with this new series of films.”
Many fans believe that this is the end of the Skywalker Era and will go into a new "Blank Slate" of a trilogy, so really anything goes from here. Stay tuned for more updates.
As mentioned in the previous post, Disney is also in the works for a new Star Wars live action tv series that will also be incorporated in Disney's new streaming service.
This came from the Twitter post of Ben Fritz stating "Disney creating new "Star Wars" live action series, one based on "Monsters Inc.," "High School Musical" TV series and Marvel series for its streaming service launching in 2019, says Iger".
Word of a new Star Wars tv series has been floating around for quite some time with rumors surfacing around last year about quite a few possible idea's, one including a show in the time frame of Knights of the Old Republic. Still too early to tell what show will be announced but be sure to stay right here for more updates.
Not too long ago, Marvel had an investors meeting to give us details on future projects and confirmed that a new Star Wars Project is in the works and also loosely confirms a new Marvel Project is underway.
Marvel's Ben Fritz let it slip in a Twitter post stating "Disney creating new "Star Wars" live action series, one based on "Monsters Inc.," "High School Musical" TV series and Marvel series for its streaming service launching in 2019, says Iger".
This is huge news and doesn't tell you much of what's to becoming of the Marvel Netflix shows only that they will not be apart of it as they are trying to detach from Netflix to make their own over their own streaming service.
No word on what shows will be announced for Marvels own streaming service but be sure to keep it right here for more updates.
DC announced that they have found their Shazam in the upcoming Shazam! movie is rising star Zachary Levi. Fan can remember him from Thor: Ragnarok as Fandral and Heroes: Reborn tv series.
This is a huge role for the actor as his first lead role in a superhero film and isn't the only person in this film that is taking the jump in unmarked territory, for director David F. Sandberg this is also his first big superhero movie where Sandberg has been used to directing horror movies like Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out.
Sandberg also confirmed on Reddit that the film is being shot with a release date of April 2019. For more Nerd News, updates and podcast's keep it right here at Nerdz With Wordz.
A few months ago we got an amazing teaser showing us a concept of Deathstroke The Terminator but never got any word on what is was for or if anything would come to it, now we finally got some news that something is happening!
DC films has reported about the making of Deathstroke featuring Joe Manganiello as Slade Wilson and the film has landed a director of Gareth Evans from The Raid.
The Wrap got first word out about the story stating that Evans is in early discussion about the film and additional reporting from social media has risen the question whether or not this movie will be apart of the DC Cinematic universe or it's own standalone film. More news will come in the near future so stay tuned for more updates.
With the wide success of Logan it's no surprise that Fox is going to continue that story line with none other than Dafne Keen's X-23.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Logan director James Mandigold has revealed that there is a script being worked on right now for a potential spin-off for young Wolverine clone, Laura.
"We're just working on a script" James said about the project. While this does still mean there's a long way to go before the film is considered to be set for production Mandigold does believe the the success of DC's Wonder Woman has paved the way for female heroes like Laura.
"Patty [Jenkins]'s success with that film only solidifies more for studios that there's less to fear with a female protagonist," Mangold says. "The more that keeps getting hit home, that ends up giving me more space turning around and going, 'Well here we are with a female protagonist. That's incredible. And what are we going to do with her?' And that's where we are with that [the Laura script] right now, dreaming."
Still nothing set in stone if this will actually become something but only time will tell, stay tuned for more updates on the matter.
GR+Total Film release a new photo of Aquaman swimming underwater in the new upcoming Justice League film. Check it out down below.
Seeing Aquaman in his natural environment looks stunning and we can't wait to see Jason Momoa in action as the Atlantean King Arthur Curry.
Justice League releases November 17, 2017.
With Justice League fast approaching it's release date it seems like Warner Bros and DC are already working on the sequel and getting the script ready. According the Commissioner Gordon actor J.K Simmons the script is already in development.
"Well, Commissioner Gordon wears a trench coat in every scene, so I don't know that the 'pumped up' part is going to be all that evident, especially when you're standing next to Batman! But this is the first Justice League movie - we hope - of a few. They're working on scripts for The Batman and for the next Justice League movie. It introduces my incarnation of Commissioner Gordon. I don't have a lot to do. I feel like I just dipped my toe in the water of who Commissioner Gordon will be," Simmons told Total Film.
"That's an iconic thing, and obviously there are some very big shoes that I'm attempting to step into," Simmons said. "Some really, really wonderful actors have played that part before. It's like all of a sudden everyone in London is doing Hamlet. Now it's my turn to be Gordon."
Hearing this sounds great and all that it's getting worked on so quickly but it doesn't mean that the film will hit production that fast, it all depends on the box office sales of the first film which hasn't even released yet. Till then we will just have to wait and see how Justice League does on the big screen.
Justice League releases November 17, 2017.
On the set for his self titles standalone movie Aquaman show him sporting a new set of armor that has never before seen till now, check it out down below.
The set photos don't reveal much else other than the two character Aquaman and Mera are either going into the ocean or coming our from it and it looks as though Mera is hold some kind of scripture.
Aquaman hit's theaters December 21, 2018