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Wonder Woman 2 Director Promises ‘Unbelievable’ New Characters and ‘Great’ Love Story

Patty Jenkins, who is returning to direct Wonder Woman 2, has promised the sequel will have "unbelievable" new characters and a "great" love story.

Collider reports (via Variety's Playback Podcast) Jenkins gave some insight into the sequel, which is slated to hit cinemas in 2019.

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New Image Comics Documentary Traces the Crazy History of the Company

A new documentary detailing the rise, fall, and return of Image Comics has been released.

Available on SyFy Wire, So Much Damage: How Image Comics Changed the World details the journey of the seven Marvel comic book artists Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Jim Valentino, Marc Silvestri, Eric Larsen, and Whilce Portacia who banded together to form Image Comics.

Featuring interviews with all original partners as well as other prominent members of the industry the five-part documentary details how the company began during the 90's comic boom to becoming the creator-owned comics specialty publisher.

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Justice League Has DCEU’s Lowest-Grossing Opening

DC's latest superhero film Justice League has seen the lowest-grossing opening for all the universe's movies.

According to Box Office Mojo's statistics Justice League has opened $14 million short of industry projections, grossing an estimated $96 million in North America.

This puts the new team-up movie below Wonder Woman, which earned $103 million for its domestic debut, and gives Justice League last place for all current DCEU movie opening weekends.

Worldwide Justice League picked up an additional $185.5 million ($51.7 million of which came from China alone), bringing its worldwide opening weekend up to $281.5 million.

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Planet Hulk Comic Writer Loves Thor: Ragnarok

Planet Hulk comic writer Greg Pak has expressed his love for the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Thor: Ragnarok.

In a series of tweets, Pak praised director Taika Waititi's work on the film, saying, "Just got back from a Thor: Ragnarok screening—and I absolutely loved it. Huge, huge high five, Taika Waititi!"

Pak went on to say it was a "total thrill seeing all those Planet Hulk elements and characters" in the film.

Thor: Ragnarok pays homage to the Planet Hulk ark and features aspects of Hulk's alien world adventures despite being a Thor title. In fact, Bruce Banner actor Mark Ruffalo told IGN that Ragnarok is the first in a three-movie story arc for the Hulk.

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Captain Marvel: Rogue One’s Mendelsohn Up for Villain Role

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Ben Mendelsohn is up for another villain role, this time in Captain Marvel.

Variety reports that directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are in talks with Mendelsohn to star as the film's main antagonist. Boden and Fleck reportedly wanted Mendelsohn for the role from the beginning, and when approached, the actor was quick to respond positively.

Earlier this year at San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that the Skrulls will be featured in Captain Marvel, which means Mendelsohn could very well be playing the leader of these shapeshifters.

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Gambit Movie Gets a New Release Date

After delays and some behind-the-camera switches, the X-Men spinoff movie Gambit has reportedly set a new release date.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that 20th Century Fox has dated Gambit for February 14, 2019. This date would seem to indicate that the film starring Channing Tatum was not one of the six untitled Marvel movies given release dates earlier this year.

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Marvel Faces Backlash Over Deal with Arms Manufacturer

Update 10/7/2017: During the Marvel Legacy: Avengers panel at New York Comic Con, a fan asked Marvel CCO Joe Quesada about the Northrop Grumman comic. Quesada said, “I’ll be honest with you, I saw it for the first time as you guys. I think there were some messaging issues. It was really about science and education.” And he finished by saying that he felt the issue was dealt with satisfactorily.

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There has been considerable fan backlash after Marvel teamed up with arms manufacturer Northop Grumman.

Business Insider reports that fans have been vocally upset after Marvel announced a partnership with the world's fifth-largest defense contractor for New York Comic-Con on Twitter.

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Venom Movie: Jenny Slate Joins the Cast

Negotiations are taking place for Jenny Slate to join the cast for Sony's Venom movie.

According to Variety, sources say the actress is currently in talks to play a scientist in the upcoming film, and would join Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Riz Ahmed and Manchester by the Sea's Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, who both said to be on board for unrevealed roles.

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Venom Movie: Jenny Slate Joins the Cast

Negotiations are taking place for Jenny Slate to join the cast for Sony's Venom movie.

According to Variety, sources say the actress is currently in talks to play a scientist in the upcoming film, and would join Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Riz Ahmed and Manchester by the Sea's Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, who both said to be on board for unrevealed roles.

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Deadpool 2: Does Cable Talk About Thanos?

Josh Brolin, who is set to play Cable in Deadpool 2, recently spoke about his character's humor and breaking the fourth wall in the upcoming sequel.

When asked in an interview with Good Morning America whether or not he talks about his other Marvel-related role as Thanos in Deadpool 2, the actor replied, "I don't," but added, "It's not that I don't break the fourth wall."