So many kick-ass female comic book heroes are getting film adaptations, and another big one just found a director.
Danger Girl is coming to the big screen. It tells the story of three female secret agents, Abby Chase, Sydney Savage and Sonya Savage, as they go on adventures across the country battling evil for the U.S. government. Many of their adventures draw inspiration from other franchises such as Charlie’s Angels and Indiana Jones.
Jeff Wadlow, who previously directed fellow comic adaptation Kick Ass 2, signed on to direct the movie. He will also contribute to script rewrites. The film comes from the producers of the Resident Evil film series.
Viz Media, North American manga publisher who distributes famous works such as My Hero Academia, Pokemon,Tokyo Ghoul, and Dragon Ball: Superhas announced they will be creating Viz Originals! Viz Originals will be a new imprint that will publish original graphic novels by artists, with massive inspiration from manga and anime. The imprint will be doing a “soft launch” of the imprint by 2020, which artists already lined up to produce the imprint’s initial stories.
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The new imprint will offer multi-volume releases, as well as single volume releases. The imprint expects to feature young manga artists producing original content as their primary brand, as well as adaptations of video games and novels in manga format. Viz Originals will aim to create a work environment where creativity for its young artists are encouraged—allowing them to spread their creative wings and be given the support they otherwise wouldn’t have in the industry. The works will be creator-owned, first and foremost.
We look forward to seeing what original graphic novels Viz Originals produce! 2020 can’t come fast enough!
The 2013 film Snowpiercer, which starred Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, took place in a post-apocalyptic future where the Earth has almost entirely frozen over. The remnants of humanity live on the Snowpiercer, an always moving bullet train where the wealthy live in the front while the poor are relegated to the tail section. A battle for power ensues between the two classes. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, the film was met with critical acclaim and a small cult following in the U.S.
Now, the story of Snowpiercer will love on in a new prequel comic. Titled Snowpiercer: Extinction, this prequel comic will takes place before the world froze over to explain what really happened. The prequel will use the same illustrator as the original comic, but will have a new writer.
Le Transperceneige was originally published in 1982. Two sequels were released, one in 1999 and one in 2000. Several re-issues and English translations were made when the film adaptation became popular. A television series has been in development for a while, but there is still no word on when it will debut.
Snowpiercer: Extinction is due to be released in September.
Captain Marvel’s weekend box office was a slam dunk success and powered higher than industry expectations imagined. According CNN Captain Marvel made $153 million, flying much higher than the estimated $130 million analysts speculated it would bring in. The film has brought in $455 million worldwide, which according to Forbesmakes it the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s seventh best opening behind Avengers: Infinity War, The Avengers, Black Panther, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Iron Man 3.
The film also surpassed Wonder Woman’s $103.5 million in 2017, making it the biggest female-led superhero film of all time. The film also gave a much needed jolt in the arm to the box office for 2019, as the movie industry’s box office was down 26% but thanks to Captain Marvel, the totals were up a huge 50%. The film currently sits with a gratifying ‘A’ Cinemascore from audiences and 79% on Rotten Tomatoes.
It remains to be seen how much Captain Marvel will continue to grow but considering how much it has already made in just three days, it’s safe to assume the superhero film will continue to ascend to even greater heights. The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Lashana Lynch, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, and Goose, the cat. Go check out this film out!
One of the most controversial episodes of Stranger Things was “The Lost Sister”, in which Eleven goes to Chicago to find a woman named Kali who also has special abilities and was a test subject in the same facility Eleven was held in. It was a departure from the norm for the series, one that drew as much praise as it did criticism.
More test subjects are bound to be revealed in the next season, but a new comic-book series might give us a sneak preview!
Entertainment Weekly reports that Dark Horse comics is publishing a new series titled Stranger Things: Six. It will tell the story of Francine, a young girl who can see the future. The evil wants to harness her powers, but Francine can see a future where she is free.
The four-issue series will go on sale May 29th. Here are photos of the covers of the issues.