Rob Liefeld’s Comic Book Series PROPHET is Getting a Feature Film Adaptation

Rob Liefeld's has got to be loving the success that Deadpool and his other Marvel characters have seen on the big screen. Now another one of his comic book creations is getting the movie treatment! Studio 8 has acquired the rights to his 1992 series Prophet.

In case you're not familiar with the character, John Prophet is very similar to Captain America, but without all the red, white, and blue patriotism. He's more of a Hawkeye purple kinda guy.

He was a homeless man living during World War II and he ended up volunteering to be a part of an experimentation program being run by a time-traveling scientist from the future named Dr. Horatio Wells. He ends up turning John into a supersoldier by using DNA-enhancing methods and is initially engineered to be a murderous villain.

Wells had a change of heart though and changed Prophet’s programming from evil to a strong belief in God. Wells planned for Prophet to be placed into stasis for many years and then re-emerge in the future to help Wells’s people fight the evil Disciples. Eventually found by Youngblood, Prophet awakens disoriented, in a world he does not recognize.

Prophet made his first appearance in the Image Comics series Youngblood and then ended up getting his own spinoff series in 1993. When talking about the vision for the film, Liefeld tells THR:

"It makes sense that it's a destination that we can arrive at if we are successful. We're taking the best of Prophet to create the best cinematic version of Prophet that we can. He's very pure in his motives to help out his family and ends up becoming something completely different."

Liefeld tells them that Prophet is one of the characters that fans have been hounding him about the most when it comes to big screen adaptations of his character. He ended up choosing Studio 8 after having several meeting with various studios over the year because they made the right pitch to him. He says:

"They did their homework, and not only did they do homework, they are true fans."

Hopefully, they give the character the badass film adaptation that he deserves. What do you think about Prophet getting his own film adaptation?

Source: THR

Ben Affleck Joins Anne Hathaway in The Netflix Film THE LAST THING HE WANTED

The director of the Oscar-nominated Netflix film Mudhound, Dee Rees, is currently developing a new film project called The Last Thing He Wanted. This is another Netflix film project and it has quite an impressive cast. 

Ben Affleck (Argo, Justice League, Gone Girl) has been cast in the project and he will join Anne Hathaway, Toby Jones (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Rosie Perez (Rise), and Edi Gathegi (StartUp).

The Last Thing He Wanted is based on the book by Joan Didion and the story centers on "a hardscrabble journalist named Elena McMahon (Hathaway) who inherits her father’s position as a dealmaker — an arms dealmaker. She soon finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran-Contra Affair’s arms-for-drugs plot reaches its tipping point."

This will be the second film project that Affleck has worked on at Netflix. The first is an upcoming action-adventure film called Triple Frontier with Charlie Hunnam and Oscar Isaac.

I though Mudbound was a great film and if Rees brings that same level of directing talent to this new film, there's no doubt it's going to be good. 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Peyton Reed Teases Yellowjacket is Alive and May Return

Let’s be honest, Yellowjacket was not the most memorable villain in the MCU. If you think about it, he’s a copy of Obadiah Stane from Iron Man. I just rewatched Ant-Man in preparation of seeing Ant-Man and the Wasp, and I had a hard time remembering how he lost in the end. However, we may need to keep him in the back of our minds as the director of the two Ant-Man movies, Peyton Reed, is hinting that Yellowjacket may return. When people were telling him that the villain was easily disposable, he responded with this:

Well, I mean, you guys are making a massive assumption. There’s an assumption here that I’m not quite comfortable with. If you watch his death in the first Ant-Man, the suit is compromised...he shrinks and goes into a thing. I mean, he could be somewhere down there in that quantum realm.

Personally, I don’t care about seeing Darren Cross again in the MCU. He played an important role in Ant-Man and was very forgettable. I know Marvel is teasing further exploration into the Quantum Realm, but I’d be fine if Yellowjacket either didn’t show up or was a brief cameo. Let’s work on getting more memorable villains like Killmonger and Thanos in this Universe instead of revisiting not-so-great villains! Do you want to see Yellowjacket again?

Source: CBM

Diane Lane Cast in FX’s Series Adaptation of Y: THE LAST MAN Along with Barry Keoghan and Imogen Poots

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After rumors of Jodie Foster being in talks for FX's series adaptation of the comic book Y: The Last Man, Diane Lane was the actress who was ultimately cast in the series and she's a great choice. 

The news comes from Variety, who reveals that Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland have also been cast in the series. It's also being reported that the series will simply be called Y.

Keoghan will play Yorick Brown, "the main character from the graphic novels on which the show is based. He is described as a young man quick to use humor to deflect from his problems who may be the lone male survivor of a worldwide plague."

Poots will play Hero Brown, Yorick’s sister. "She is a tough and confident EMT who nurses a deep emotional trauma that often leads her to cross personal and professional lines."

Lane will take on the role of Senator Jennifer Brown, Yorick and Hero’s mother. "A Junior Senator in her first term, Senator Brown has already made a name for herself in political circles for her willingness to put personal ideals above politics."

Lynch will play Agent 355, "a Secret Service agent who performs the duties of her job with the utmost professionalism, even under the most unexpected set of circumstances."

Canfield will play Beth. "A Brooklyn-based knife maker, Beth grew up on a farm and went to New York to experience the big city. She finds something endearing about the hapless Yorick and when they’re together, there’s the undeniable spark of two kids in love."

Then there's Ireland, who will play Nora, "the President’s senior assistant and right hand. She effortlessly balances family life with a job navigating the corridors of power."

The DC Comics series was created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, and the story is set in a post-apocalyptic world that revolves around Yorick Brown, who becomes the last man on Earth after a plague wipes out all of the males on the planet except for him and his pet monkey, Ampersand. He journeys across the world in search of his girlfriend Beth, whom he was proposing to over the phone when the plague struck.

The series is being developed by showrunners Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and Aida Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Turn). The creator of the comic is also a producer on the series. Melina Matsoukas (Insecure, Master of None, Beyonce: Formation) is set to direct the pilot. 

What do you think of this cast that they've brought together for this series adaptation of Y: The Last Man?

Watch The Avengers Battle Thanos and The Black Order in These 3 Clips From AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Yesterday the details of the Home Entertainment release of Avengers: Infinity War were revealed. For those of you that need a little something to tide you over until you can own the movie, Marvel has released three HD clips from the film featuring some of the most memorable moments. 

Those moments include The Black Order invading New York City to try and get the Time Stone from Doctor Strange, Tony Stark coming us with a plan to defeat Thanos on the planet Titan, and then the epic battle against Thanos that takes place on Titan where they almost get him... until Star-Lord's emotions get the better of him. 

As I watched these clips again I was just reminded by how freakin' fantastic this movie was. We've got a while before Avengers 4 is released, but damn... I can't wait to see what's in store for us!

Avengers: Infinity War will be released digitally on July 31st and on blu-ray and DVD on August 14th.

First Poster Appears For Netflix’s CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

The first official poster has arrived for the Netflix original series and Archie spinoff Chilling Adventrures of Sabrina, and it features Salem and Sabrina in a minimalist style. Honestly, not much more to say about it, other than this hopefully means we're going to see a trailer for the new series at San Diego Comic Con! Fingers crossed!

“Sabrina reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft. It’s described as in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist and finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.”

Kiernan Shipka will star as Sabrina with Ross Lynch playing her love interest Harvey. They are joined by Michelle GomezJaz SinclairChance PerdomoLucy DavisMiranda Otto, and Richard Coyle. A premiere date has not been given yet, but Netflix has already ordered a second season.

DC Comics Releases a Trailer For Brian Michael Bendis’ SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS

DC Comics has released a trailer promoting Brian Michael Bendis' run on Superman and Action Comics. Bendis did a lot of great stuff while he was at Marvel Comics and I'm pretty stoked to see what he has planned for Superman at DC! The spot came along with the following description:

It’s a new era for the Man of Steel! Comic book superstar Brian Michael Bendis is taking the reins of Superman’s two ongoing series. Look for his Metropolis debut this July in both Superman #1 and Action Comics #1001.

DC will also be releasing new editions of Bendis’ Jinxworld titles with new issues of PowersScarletThe United States of Murder Inc. and digital editions of JinxTorso, and Fire. The comic publisher will also be releasing several other titles from Bendis that will feature both existing DC properties and all-new characters that he has created.

Watch the trailer and let us know if you're excited about what Bendis will be bringing to DC Comics.

WASTELAND 2 Is On Its Way To The Nintendo Switch

InXile Entertainment recently announced that Wasteland 2, the sequel to the 1988 classic role-playing game, is coming to the Nintendo Switch this August as Wasteland 2: Director's Cut. 

Wasteland 2 started as a Kickstarter project in 2012. The campaign was championed by Interplay's founder, Brian Fargo, who is known as one of the people behind the original Fallout. The Kickstarter project raised more than $2.9 million, and after undergoing multiple delays, Wasteland 2 was released for the PC in 2014. In 2015, a Director's Cut version was launched as a free upgrade to all existing owners of the game on the PC and was ported to consoles. 

Now, the Director's Cut of Wasteland 2 that is scheduled to release on the Switch will include the original game, a few tweaks in character creation, and some re-worked voice over. The studio did not disclose on whether the game will support the Switch's touchscreen or any other exclusive feature. 

Currently, InXile is in the process of developing Wasteland 3, which was funded via the Fig equity crowdfunding platform. The campaign was able to raise $2.25 million during its run back in 2016 and backers will share in the game's profits if it proves to be a commercial success. 

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Childish Gambino Drops Two New Summer Themed Tracks

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Donald Glover has already had one megahit this Summer with "This Is America," and it looks like he's trying to get another one in before it starts to cool down with two new Summer themed tracks. That said, "Summertime Magic," and "Feels Like Summer," are definitely more soulful than the aforementioned hit, although that doesn't make it any less good. Listen to both tracks below and ask yourself how he's such a talented dude while you listen:

Neill Blomkamp is Set to Direct ROBOCOP RETURNS, Based on a Script Written Years Ago

Some big movie news has just hit saying that there's a new RoboCop movie in development at MGM called RoboCop Returns and District 9 director Neil Blomkamp is set to helm it! The news comes from Deadline, and the studio is hoping to revive the franchise that started with the original 1987 Paul Verhoeven film.

Original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner are set to produce the film and Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote the upcoming Terminator film for James Cameron and Tim Miller, will rewrite a script that Neumeier and Miner wrote years ago which was originally a planned sequel to Verhoeven’s hit. That installment never happened due to some issues. As far as the plot goes, here's a brief bit of info that was shared:

Anarchy reigns and the fate of Detroit hangs in the balance as RoboCop makes his triumphant return to fight crime and corruption.

Sounds good to me! I like that this is going to be a sequel to the original film. That should make it more fun for the fans. I imagine that the film will also be rated R now that R rated films are making money.

In 2014 MGM produced a RoboCop remake with director Jose Padilha and actor Joel Kinnaman, but that movie didn't do too well.

According to the report, Blomkamp jumped at the chance to make a new RoboCop movie that harkens back to and picks up the storyline from the original film. The director offered the following statement:

"The original definitely had a massive effect on me as a kid. I loved it then and it remains a classic in the end of 20th Century sci-fi catalog, with real meaning under the surface. Hopefully that is something we can get closer to in making of a sequel. That is my goal here. What I connected to as a kid has evolved over time. At first, the consumerism, materialism and Reaganomics, that ’80s theme of America on steroids, came through most strongly. But As I’ve gotten older, the part that really resonated with me is identity, and the search for identity. As long as the human component is there, a good story can work in any time period, it’s not locked into a specific place in history. What’s so cool about RoboCop is that like good Westerns, sci-fi films and dramas, the human connection is really important to a story well told. What draws me now is someone searching for their lost identity, taken away at the hands of people who are benefiting from it, and seeing his memory jogged by events. That is most captivating. The other thing I am excited by is the chance to work again with Justin Rhodes. He has added elements that are pretty awesome, to a sequel that was set in the world of Verhoeven. This is a movie I would love to watch."

I'm excited about this and I think Blomkamp is going to deliver an awesome RoboCop movie! What do you all think about Blomkamp helming this RoboCop Returns movie?

It's going to be interesting to see how this turns out!