DC STUDIOS - From Deadline: DC Studios has its Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane, actors David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan, respectively. They will be the leads in "Superman: Legacy," the first in a new series of films based on DC Comics characters.
From DCBlog: Benjamin Wallfisch talks about scoring "The Flash."
COMICS - From BleedingCool: Frank Miller will draw "Ronin Book II #4" entirely by himself. That issue may arrive in late September 2023.
MANGA TO TV - From CBR: Netflix's live-action adaptation of "One Piece" costs 18 million dollars per episode, the most expensive per episode series ever for Netflix. It surpasses the 15 million dollars per episode that "Game of Thrones" costs.
COMIC-CON - From Variety: Apparently, Disney, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Netflix, Sony Pictures, HBO, and Universal are skipping San Diego Comic-Con 2023.
SONY MARVEL U - From Variety: Sony debuts its first trailer for its next Marvel-based film, "Kraven the Hunter," and it is a "red-band trailer." The film is due in theaters Oct. 6th, 2023.
From Deadline: Sony Pictures has pulled "El Muerto," it Marvel Comics character film starring recording artist, Bad Bunny, from its release schedule.
BOOKS - From NPR: Author Rachel Swarns talks about her new book, "The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold to Build the American Catholic Church," which details how the Catholic Church profited from the slave trade and the enslavements of Africans and their descendants in America.
JACK KIRBY/MARVEL - From Deadline: Neal Kirby, the son of the legendary comic book writer-artist and creator, Jack Kirby, has publicly challenged the narrative of the new Disney+ documentary, "Stan Lee."
From TheBeat: Journalist and comics historian, Heidi MacDonald, shares some thoughts about the recent documentary, "Stan Lee," and how it relates to the late artist and co-creator of much of the Marvel Universe, Jack Kirby.
DC ANIMATION - From Variety: Warner Bros. various animation divisions are showing at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market. Among the highlights is a "sizzle reel" of the upcoming Bruce Timm "Batman: Caped Crusader," described as a darker version of Timm's beloved "Batman: The Animated Series." Warner Bros. has licensed "Caped Crusader" to Amazon Prime.
MARVEL - From TheFHQ: Former Marvel EiC, Joe Quesada, answers fans' questions in this Q&A with "Fan Expo HQ." The page also includes a video of a longer interview with Quesada
SONY MARVEL U - From Deadline: Sony Pictures has reserved to future theatrical release dates: November 8, 2024 and June 27, 2025, for two of its movies based on Marvel Comics characters.
TOKYOPOP - From BleedingCool: TOKYOPOP has announced its slate of panels, special guests, special booth activities and premiums for Anime Expo 2023. The event will be held July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
DC TV - From Deadline: The CW did renew "Superman & Lois" for a fourth season, but seven cast members are not returning. There is hope that some or all of them can appear in guests or recurring roles.
EN MEMORIAM - From BleedingCool: Legendary comic book artist, John Romita, Sr., has died at the age of 93, Monday, June 12, 2023. Romita's career is too long and significant to summarize, but he may be best known for his run on Marvel Comics' The Amazing Spider-Man, on and off, from the 1965 to 1977. Replacing the artist who co-created and drew Spider-Man, Steve Ditko, Romita established an entirely new look for the series. Romita also co-created or designed such the characters Mary Jane Watson, The Punisher, and Wolverine. Romita was also the father of acclaimed comic book artist, John Romita, Jr.
From BleedingCool: More tales of abuse from #ComicsBrokeMe.
From BleedingCool: #ComicsBrokeMe stories mostly about DC Comics, but also some Marvel... tales.
IMAGE COMICS TO TV - From FilmUpdates: Film director and Oscar-winning screenwriter Jordan Peele and actress Selena Gomez are adapting the Image Comics series, "Coyotes" "2017-18) for Amazon's Prime Video.
DC TV - From CBR: The CW has renewed "Superman & Lois" for a 10-episode fourth season. It is the last DC Comics-inspired series on the broadcast network.
From CBR: That means that The CW has cancelled "Gotham Knights" after one season.
SPIDER-VERSE - From Variety: On Monday, at the Annecy International Film Festival, Sony Pictures Animation gave a world premiered its boundary-pushing short, "The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story," which tackles mental health. Spinning off the world of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" and "Spider-Man: Across The Spider Verse," the short shows its protagonist Miles Morales/Spider-Man suffering from an anxiety attack as he feels overwhelmed by school work, exams and relationships.
EN MEMORIAM - From BleedingCool: Comic book writer and artist, Ian McGinty, has died at the age of 38, Thursday, June 8, 2023. He worked on such licensed comic books as "Adventure Time" and "Rick & Morty." His original comics included "Welcome to Showside" and "Hello My Name is Poop."
MARVEL - From BleedingCool: Marvel Characters Inc. has settled lawsuits brought by Larry Lieber (the late Stan Lee's younger brother) and the estates of late creatres: Don Heck, Gene Colan, and Don Rico. However, no settlement has been reached in the case of the estate of Steve Ditko, which seeks to reclaim his share of Doctor Strange and Spider-Man copyrights.
COMICS - From BleedingCool: Legendary illustrator and comic book artist and creator, 73-year-old Barry Windsor-Smith, is now at home recovering from the Ischemic stroke he suffered on May 20th.
MARVEL - From BleedingCool: A new "Ultimate Comics Universe" will spin out of Jonathan Hickman and Bryan Hitch's "Ultimate Invasion."
MANGA TO ANIME - From CBR: Henry Thurlow, an American animator living in Japan, is the first American to direct an episode of the "One Piece" anime. His episode of One Piece, "Episode 1066," will debut in Japan on June 25th.
DC PRIDE - From DCBlog: Author Jadzia Axelrod talks about choosing the over fifty LGBTQIA+ characters that appear in "The DC Book of Pride."
DC ANIMATION - From YouTube: Here is the trailer for the latest DC Comics animated film, "Justice League: War World." The film is due for release July 25, 2023.
MILLARWORLD - From CBR: Image Comics reveals three variant covers, from Frank Quitely, Jae Lee, and Danny Earls, for the upcoming "Big Game #1," which arrives July 19, 2023.
DC STUDIOS - From Deadline: Warner Bros. and writer-director James Gunn are apparently closing in on choosing the actors to play Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane for the film, "Superman: Legacy." They are reportedly about to begin a second round of screen tests.
DC STUDIOS - From EW: In an interview to promote the documentary film, "Translators," actress Leslie Grace talks about the loss of "Batgirl," the film in which she starred and what it means for representation.
DC COMICS - From CBR: A CBR roundtable of writers: Joshua Williamson, Mark Waid, G. Willow Wilson, and Matthew Rosenberg, talk about DC Comics' big summer event, "Knight Terrors."
COMICS - From IGN: The editor/publisher of the most excellent "Kolchak the Night Stalker 50th Anniversary" anthology graphic novel, James Aquilone/Monstrous Books, has just launched a Kickstarter for another horror comics anthology, "Dead Detectives Society."
From ComicBook: Launching on "Kickstarter" with the "Dead Detectives Society" anthology is a new magazine, "Monstrous."
SPIDER-VERSE - From Variety: "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" tops the weekend box office with an estimated gross of 120.5 million dollars.
From Marvel: The directors of the new film, "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," talk about the cultural important of Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy.
SONY SPIDER-MAN U - From Deadline: Current Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Tom Holland, says that his favorite Spider-Man film is the Oscar-winning "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018). The social media and media landscape seems obsessed with the fact that he says that he also thinks that it is the best Spider-Man movie.
MANGA TO LIVE-ACTION - From CBR: The site is investigating a possible cast list for Netflix's live-action movie adaptation of the wildly popular manga, "My Hero Academia."
MARVEL - From CBR: Frank Castle/The Punisher is no more... or at least has become something different.
DC ANIMATION - From CBR: Actor Mark Hamill reflects on his time on "Batman: The Animated Series," and how he was sure his role as "Luke Skywalker" in the "Star Wars" films would keep him from getting the role he eventually won, providing the voice of "The Joker."
SONY SPIDER U - From CBR: Actor Andy Samberg provided the voice of "Scarlet Spider" in the upcoming "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse."