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James Gunn is officially making Superman: Legacy his next directorial vehicle. Gunn has been writing the feature since before he became the co-head of DC Studios in November, and it was widely expected he would direct, though it was unclear given his duties overseeing the expanding DC slate with partner Peter Safran.
Superman: Legacy will be the first big-screen feature of the Gunn-Safran era. Warner Bros. has the project dated for July 11, 2025.
It looks like Marvel Studios may have its next Special Presentation set. Months after Werewolf by Night debuted on Disney+, it's now said a special starring Sacha Baron Cohen's Mephisto is actively filming. The latest comes from Above the Line's Jeff Sneider, who said on his latest episode of The Hot Mic the special is now filming on the set of another MCU project in the midst of principal photography.
"They told me there's a Mephisto special filming on the set of Agatha: House of Harkness," Sneider said on the podcast. "It sounds like they may be doing his very own special."
Though Marvel still has yet to confirm the special, the timeline of production falls perfectly in line with what we've seen from the studio in the past. This time last year, Marvel started rolling cameras on Werewolf by Night, filming the one-shot in just under a month.
Batman: Caped Crusader has found a new home at Amazon.
The streamer and retail giant has handed out a two-season order for the animated series, which was originally set up at HBO Max. Caped Crusader landed at the Jennifer Salke-led streamer following Warner Bros. Animation parent company Warner Bros. Discovery scrapping the show in August — more than a year after it was ordered straight to series — amid a round of cost-cutting.
The Dawn of DC is here, and the future continues to get brighter - but dangers still lurk just around the corner.
For years, Amanda Waller has seen the heroes of the DC Universe as a dangerous threat that could lead to the end of the world. Ever since Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, Amanda Waller has operated in the shadows to collect deadly weapons and to create an army of allies who agree with her. Now she’s forced to bring some of the worst enemies of the DC Universe an offer they can’t refuse. The Dawn of DC Primer, written by Joshua Williamson with artwork by Leandro Fernandez, reveals Dawn of DC’s secrets, threats, and connective stories in 2023 and beyond. This free special issue will be available at comic shops on May 16.
The Flash is racing toward its milestone 800th issue on June 6, and DC is bringing together some of the biggest names to ever write the speedster. Legendary Flash scribes Mark Waid (Batman/Superman: World’s Finest), Geoff Johns (Justice Society of America), Joshua Williamson (Superman), join Jeremy Adams (The Flash), each contributing a story in this oversize issue, with art by current series artist Fernando Pasarin with Oclair Albert (Hawkman), Todd Nauck (Stargirl: The Lost Children), Carmine Di Giandomenico (Batman: The Knight), returning The Flash artist Scott Kolins (Suicide Squad: King Shark), and Mike Deodato Jr. (Avengers).
The Flash joins Dawn of DC in September! Launching with The Flash #1, the award-winning new creative team of Simon Spurrier (Coda, Detective Comics) and Mike Deodato Jr. will chronicle the adventures of the Fastest Man Alive.
Wally West has never been quicker, more fulfilled, more heroic. His loving family is around him. And yet something is off. Very off. His evolving understanding of his powers has opened Wally to new avenues of sci-fi adventure, and attuned his senses to strange new ideas. Something whispers from the dark vibrations beyond the Speed Force, and as Wally experiments with creative new approaches to his powers he encounters new realms, mysterious allies and mind-shattering terrors. Starting with a prelude in the soon-to-be-legendary The Flash #800, the chronicles of the Fastest Man Alive take an action-packed turn towards cosmic horror.
The princess of Themyscira is reaching her 800th issue on June 20, and the epic storyline from Becky Cloonan (Trial of the Amazons) and Michael W. Conrad (Batgirls), “Whatever Happened to the Warrior of Truth?,” is coming to a conclusion! Diana’s visions become more vivid as she finds herself trapped in the dreams of those around her. As she struggles to escape, her life as Wonder Woman hangs in the balance. When the dust settles, will she still be the Amazons’ greatest champion? Wonder Woman #800 is written by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Tom King (Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow) with artwork by Joëlle Jones (Catwoman), Jen Bartel (Wonder Woman), Daniel Sampere (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths), and others
In September, Wonder Woman #1 will feature the new creative team of Eisner-winning writer Tom King and artist Daniel Sampere. After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, the U.S. Congress passes The Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from American soil. To carry out its new law, the government sets up the Amazon Extradition Entity (AXE) task force to remove those who don’t comply by any means necessary. In her search for the truth behind the killing, Wonder Woman now finds herself an outlaw in the world she once swore to protect. The action-packed Wonder Woman #1 will be available at local comic shops in July, and Wonder Woman #800 features a prelude to the story.
Michael Dorn, legendary actor and the voice of Steel in the classic Superman: The Animated Series, will be writing the not-to-be missed Steelworks with art by Sami Basri (Harley Quinn). The Metropolis of the future is here today, but can it survive a terrorist who’s out for revenge against its builder, John Henry Irons—a.k.a. Steel—and his company, Steelworks…and who possesses secrets that could undo everything John has worked so hard to build?
While John’s professional life is firing on all cylinders, his personal life is even better, as his on-again, off-again relationship with Lana Lang might be back on, permanently. Now he must decide whether it’s time to give up being Steel once and for all. But does John even know who he would be without his superhero identity? How does the other Steel—John’s niece, Natasha Irons—feel about his momentous decision? And does any of that matter if Steelworks crumbles around him when he lacks the superpowers to fight back?
A brand-new adventure with sky-high action, adventure, and intrigue begins in Hawkgirl by Jadzia Axelrod (Galaxy: The Prettiest Star) and Amancay Nahuelpan (Wonder Woman).
Kendra Saunders, the winged warrior better known as Hawkgirl, has been one of the DC Universe’s greatest heroes for a long time, serving as a member of both the Justice League and the Justice Society. But with the Justice League disbanded, Kendra decides she needs a fresh start and heads to Metropolis to begin a new life. That life is quickly interrupted by a mysterious villain with a powerful connection to the Nth Metal that makes up Hawkgirl’s wings and weapons. Hawkgirl will also feature a series of variant covers that recount Kendra’s DC history. Hawkgirl #1 will be available on July 18 at local comic shops.
The heroes in a half-shell are back.
The first trailer for Paramount Pictures’ and Seth Rogen’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” reboot has been released. It’s the latest iteration of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello after several TV shows and film runs, and this is the second fully animated version to hit the big screen. This version of “TMNT” has a distinctly colorful, comic-book animation style, reminiscent of 2018’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
Revealed on Saturday, the voice cast includes Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu and Brady Noon as the roles of Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael, respectively.
As part of DC's June 2023 solicitations, it was revealed that the upcoming nineteenth issue of Batgirls. and the upcoming tenth issue of Tim Drake: Robin will be their respective finales. Batgirls, which follows the ongoing adventures of Stephanie Brown / Spoiler and Cassandra Cain / Orphan being mentored by Barbara Gordon, began in December of 2021, while Tim Drake: Robin began in September of 2022.
t looks like the fan-favorite run of Daredevil by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto is nearing its endpoint. The celebrated writer (and winner of ComicBook.com's 2022 Golden Issue Award for Best Writer) and artist launched a new volume of Daredevil back in February 2019, and the past three years have seen the Devil of Hell's Kitchen put through the wringer. Readers have seen Wilson Fisk's rise and fall as Mayor of New York City, an evolution in Daredevil and Elektra's relationship, the Devil's Reign event, and much more. Now, we have an idea of when the years-long story will reach its conclusion.
Chip Zdarsky shared an image of Daredevil's grey, ash-ridden mask, with the phrase, "This Is What God Has Done" found at the top. The bottom states, "The Saga Ends August 2023." No other information was provided, but fans should expect a resolution to some of the ongoing storylines, including the feud between Daredevil's Fist versus The Punisher and The Hand, and Daredevil and Elektra's marriage.
The Incredible Hulk is making a comeback at Marvel Comics. A new creative team is coming together to guide Hulk's latest adventure, and the series is going back to its monster-fueled roots. The latest run of Hulk by Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley introduced all-new versions of the Jade Giant, such as Starship Hulk and Titan. Incredible Hulk will see a return of horror themes, last seen in Al Ewing and Joe Bennett's fan-favorite Immortal Hulk. Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien, Marvel Zombies: Resurrection) and Marvel's Stormbreakers artist Nic Klein (Thor) are teaming up for The Incredible Hulk, launching on June 17th.
"The significance that we're finally bringing back the classic title Incredible Hulk is not lost on me. It's a tremendous honor, and Nic and I have the clearest possible vision for what we want to do with this story," Johnson explained. "Nic Klein is a genius, and working with him is pushing me to write a story worthy of his very best."
"Phillip and I put a big serving of monsters, a bit of eldritch gods, a good dash of suspense, and some cool new characters into the cauldron," Klein added. "We're trying to serve up a Hulk the readers haven't seen before. And if they like it half as much as I'm enjoying drawing it, they're gonna love it."
"The work that Al, Joe and the rest did with Immortal Hulk was so impactful and spoke so clearly to me personally, it was impossible to come up with an idea that wasn't inspired by it," Johnson continued. "We're getting back to Stan Lee's Frankenstein/Jekyll & Hyde inspirations for the character, and giving readers a proper monster book in the best, truest Hulk tradition. If you loved Immortal Hulk, if you love ghost stories, if you love Marvel monsters, if you loved old school 'adventure of the month' stories from books like Marvel Team-Up, and if you want the best, most timeless Hulk art you've ever seen, you DO NOT want to miss this return of Incredible Hulk."