Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
Gorilla Grodd is the gift that keeps on giving. As if it weren’t enough that The Flash took us on a trip to Gorilla City last week, now we got to see a full-on, Planet of the Apes-style attack on Central City in this week’s follow-up episode. Despite the obvious budgetary limitations at work, “Attack on Central City” still managed to deliver a winning blend of character drama and speedster vs. ape action.
As great as it would have been to see all 42 minutes devoted to nothing but speedsters wrestling with armored gorillas, there’s only so much the effects team can feasibly accomplish. It’s impressive enough that they’re able to bring an all-CG character like Grodd to life at all, much less put him at the head of a literal army of super-intelligent apes. So while this episode took its sweet time getting to the battle royale, at least that battle didn’t disappoint in the end. The scope in that climactic showdown was about as huge as we’ve seen from this series.
Writer Ed Brisson (Bullseye, Iron Fist) and artist Mike Deodato (Original Sin, Avengers) are taking over as the new creative team of the ongoing comic series Old Man Logan at Marvel Comics, replacing writer Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino starting with Issue #15.
The new duo will begin a new phase of Old Man Logan's life, who is currently stuck in the normal Marvel Universe instead of his hellish alternate future known as the Wastelands. The story will see Logan take on Maestro, a future super-villain version of the Hulk, and the Hulk Gang from the Wastelands.
“From Logan's perspective, there's now a threat of Hulks from the future who're here, who shouldn't be here, which sets his own anxieties and fears off,” Brisson told Gamespot. “He's only recently begun to accept that his future isn't this world's future. And now that future has landed right on his doorstep. How does he cope? For Logan, it's as though he's got to relive the same nightmare over and over.”
Australian comic book writer Tom Taylor has canceled his Emerald City Comic-Con appearance and will not be attending anymore conventions in the U.S. for the foreseeable future because of President Trump’s recent immigration policy changes.
Taylor made a name for himself writing Injustice at DC Comics, a comic that he’ll be returning to later this year when Injustice 2 launches, and has gone on to write Justice League vs. Power Rangers, All-New Wolverine, Superior Iron Man and more. He also wrote the all-ages graphic novel The Deep: Here Be Dragons, which has been adapted into an animated TV show.
“America, through no fault of most of its citizens, doesn’t feel like a safe or welcoming travel destination at this moment,” Taylor said in a statement posted to Facebook. “There have been reports of interrogation, phone data downloads, requests for social media accounts, returns and five-year travel bans and everyone from children to the elderly being detained. All of this has many people I’ve spoken to reconsidering or cancelling their US travel plans.
The X-Men movies have made plenty of changes to the source material, but one element that hasn't changed is the convoluted approach to continuity. That continuity promises to become even more confusing with the release of Logan. This tenth entry in the X-Men saga jumps forward in the timeline to explore a post-apocalyptic world where an aging Wolverine is one of the last mutants still standing.
Wolverine has been the focal point for the entire X-Men saga. He's appeared in all nine films released so far (if you count the Hugh Jackman's face's in Deadpool) and he's been the lead character in many of them. And with Logan, the hairy X-Man's journey looks to be finally coming to an end. As the X-Men movies have bounced back and forth in time over the course of Wolverine's long, complicated journey, here's a chronological breakdown of his multi-film, multi-timeline story arc:
Marvel's The Inhumans has found its Black Bolt in Anson Mount.
As revealed by Marvel.com, the actor—best known for his role as Cullen Bohannon in the Western drama series Hell on Wheels—will play the ruler of the Inhumans in the upcoming Marvel series, whose special ability his is devastatingly powerful voice.
Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon in Hell on Wheels
"Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently," Marvel TV head and executive producer Jeph Loeb said. "His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt."