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– Writer Christopher Sebela will release two new titles via Oni Press in October, the five-issue miniseries “Dirtbag Rapture” and a collected edition of his Kickstarter series “Short Order Crooks”. “Short Order Crooks” features the art of George Kambadais in Lesley Atlansky colors, and tells the story of a reformed career criminal turned boss who seeks revenge on the brothers who torment his taco truck. “Dirtbag Rapture,” meanwhile, is a supernatural stoner comedy featuring art by Kendall Goode and colorist Gab Contreras. The comic features Kat who, after a near death experience, can see and transport ghosts. She uses this power to act as a paid transporter for those recently deceased, before being inadvertently drawn into a battle between good and evil.
– Tatsuki Fujimoto, the creator of “Chainsaw Man”, has returned to edit his Shonen jump one-shot “Look Back” in an effort to address concerns about its portrayal of mental health. The manga features a killer who, in the original post, is pushed into mass murder by voices in his head, strongly suggested as the product of a delusional state like Dissociative Identity Disorder. In the revised version, Fujimoto instead changed the motivation to general malevolence, which he explained because he wanted to “avoid portraying anything that could be related to the promotion of prejudice or discrimination.” It is also likely an effort to move the “Look Back” events away from the Kyoto Animation arson in 2019, which was committed by an author with similar delusional symptoms of mental illness.
– Cobra Kai Actor Xolo Maridueña is reportedly in talks to star in the Blue beetle movie for HBO Max and Warner Bros. Maridueña will play Jaime Reyes, a teenager from El Paso who uses alien armor to protect his hometown. The film will be directed by Angel Manuel Soto (Kings of the charming city), with a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Miss Bala) and plans to start filming early next year. Like the upcoming Batgirl movie starring Leslie Grace, Blue beetle will be released exclusively on HBO Max. Jaime Reyes, the third Blue Beetle in the comics, was created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner in 2006.
– Writer / comedian Colin Jost to collaborate with brother Casey Jost on new live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that reboots Michael Bay Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming out of the shadows. The film, currently untitled and in pre-production, will be produced by Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Scott Mednick and Galen Walker. No director is attached to this day. Jost was a senior writer on Saturday Night Live since 2005 and currently writes and stars in The worst man with Pete Davidson. No release date has been set for the film, but it will be produced alongside Seth Rogen’s upcoming TMNT animated film in 2023.
– In other news for Heroes in a Half-Shell, Hasbro announced a new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Power Rangers crossover figures, based on the 2019 “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” crossover series. Ryan Parrott and Simone di Meo. The minifigures, slated for release in November, are amalgamations of Donatello and the Black Ranger, as well as Leonardo and the Blue Ranger, with the last three mash-up characters from BOOM! Crossover Studios / IDW will likely be released later. The figures, which sell for US $ 52.99, are available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth.
– Malcolm Ingram’s biopic documentary on Kevin Smith, Clerk, was acquired by 1091 Pictures, with the film now slated for release in November. The film tells the story of Smith’s career, starting with the cult classic Clerk in 1994, and continues with independent successes such as Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob, with interviews from Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Justin Long and Richard Linklater, as well as the late George Carlin and Stan Lee. “I am rightfully delighted that 1091 took possession of Malcolm’s masterpiece, Clerk“Said Smith.” To say I love this in-depth documentary on my favorite subject is an understatement, and I’m delighted that this inspiring little film was released in 1091! Clerk couldn’t have found a better home than with the same people who made The last blockbuster such an undeniable success. The film will be released digitally on November 23.
– Marvel Studios has confirmed that Hayley Atwell’s Captain Carter What if…? will continue his solo story in the show’s second season, with executive producer Brad Winderbaum hinting at his larger role on the show alongside Watcher, played by Jeffrey Wright. “We realized as we started to develop the second season that Captain Carter was going to be the character that we would revisit each season and continue this adventure,” said Winderbaum. “Obviously, we are telling a story on a giant multiversal canvas. So you never really know who is going to show up where and when. It really is an anthology, but there is always the opportunity to make some fun connections. Captain Carter made his comic book debut in “Exiles” by Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez. What if…? will debut on August 11, with nine episodes in its first season.
– Finally, Sony released a second trailer for the upcoming superhero pic Venom: let there be carnage, giving better insight into the physical, psychological, and symbiotic rivalry between Eddie Brock / Venom and Cletus Kasady / Carnage. The trailer features Eddie Brock reporting on incarcerated serial killer Cletus Kasady by day and serving as a deadly protector in San Francisco by night. The trailer intensifies, however, when Cletus realizes Eddie’s inhumanity as he tastes his blood, unleashing the Carnage symbiote and wreaking havoc on Ravencroft’s asylum. The trailer also features the return of Michelle Williams ‘Anne Weying and another look at Naomie Harris’ debut as Shriek. Venom: let there be carnage is directed by Andy Serkis with a story by Tom Hardy and Kelly Marcel. The film is scheduled for release on September 24.