Virtual get-togethers of casts are one of the hottest fundraising tickets right now, and the Avengers are assembling to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“Voters Assemble!” will feature Avengers cast members Don Cheadle, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Saldana.
Joining the cast is vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and directors The Russo Brothers for a Q&A and trivia.
The fundraiser takes place on October 20 at 6:45 pm ET. To attend, you can donate any amount of money to the Joe Biden Victory Fund.
Instructions for accessing the virtual event will be in the emailed donation receipt or in the page you will be redirected to after donating.
The Chris Hemsworth starring Netflix film Extraction is a hit. Enough so that co-creator Joe Russo has closed a deal to script a sequel.
The film left some loose ends and questions for the audience as to the fate of Hemsworth’s mercenary Tyler Rake. Russo in the announcement said it’s unknown if the next film will be a sequel or a prequel. It’s expected that Hemsworth will return as well as director Sam Hargraves.
Extraction is based on the graphic novel Ciudad which is published by Oni Press and written by Ande Parks, Joe Russo, and Anthony Russo. It features art by Fernando León González and Eric Skillman.
It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
Newsarama – Russo Bros. to Produce Marvel vs DC Docu Series – This could be interesting or just inflame things.
The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Kyoko follows one girl’s rebellion in the face of incredible odds – Free comics!
The Beat – Arab of the Future 4
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Family Tree #1
Flickering Myth – Folklords #1
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Olympia #1
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Runaways #27
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Steeple #3
IGN – X-Men #2
We’re off to San Diego Comic-Con but that’s not stopping us from delivering our normal coverage. We’ll be streaming live from the show later today but until then, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
The Comichron – June 2019 comics sales estimates: Black Cat #1 tops charts with nearly 256,000 copies – For those that enjoy the race.
Newsarama – Marvel’s Joe Quesada to Host Disney+ Launch Show Storyboards, Hugh Jackman 1st Guest – This could be interesting.
Newsarama – The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Lands Animated Series – Nice!
The Mary Sue – Marvel and the Russo Brothers Going on an “I Love You 3000” Tour in Nine Cities to Celebrate Fans of the MCU – Nice to see them do this.
Talking Comics – Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1
The Beat – Test #1
Seen any movies lately? While we’re sure you’re at Endgame or recovering from Endgame, here’s some comic news, and a review, from around the web in our morning roundup.
Comicbook – The Russo Brothers Confirm They’re Done With Marvel Studios After Avengers: Endgame – They are dealing with Valiant and Image now, so not too shocking.
IGN – Opinion: The Hellboy Saga Is an Unprecedented Accomplishment – No disagreement with that.
CBR – Heroes in Crisis #8
It’s a new week and we’ve got a lot coming at you! We’re kicking it off with some news from around the web!
Business Standard – Russo brothers working on documentary on Stan Lee – Very interesting.
The Hollywood Reporter – Drew Goddard to Adapt Graphic Novel ‘Sabrina’ as a Movie – What isn’t being adapted at this point?
Talking Comics – Rocko’s Modern Afterlife #1
Yeah, we’ve got no idea either.
Directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo are returning to Washington, DC to discuss their new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War. The film is their follow up to 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, which they also came to DC to discuss. They debuted in the Marvel film universe with Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014.
Avengers: Infinity War, brings together the Avengers and their allies to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation puts an end to the universe. It’s the culmination of all of the Marvel films bringing together characters from across all of the franchises.
In conversation with NPR’s Linda Holmes, the Russo brothers discuss their experiences in transporting the adventures of the iconic superheroes from the page to the screen. Before stepping behind the camera for the Captain America series, they served as executive producers and directors for several TV series, including Community and Happy Endings, earned a Primetime Emmy for directing the pilot episode of the cult hit Arrested Development, and made their film debut with 2002’s Welcome to Collinwood.
The event takes place May 2, 2018 at 7pm at the George Washington University Lisner Auditorium.
Tickets are $25 for members of the Smithsonian and $35 for non-members.
It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d you all get? What’d you all enjoy? What’d you all dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Around the Tubes
CBR – Deadly Class Lands Syfy Pilot, Russo Bros. Attached – We’ll ask again, what comic doesn’t have alive action adaptation in the works!?
Around the Tubes Reviews
Newsarama – Marvel Legacy #1
Comic Attack – Spider-Men II #3
It’s being reported that the Russo Brothers will be tackling another comic property once their work on The Avengers: Infinity War wraps up. The project based on Quantum and Woody sounds like it’ll be a television project according to The Wrap who first reported the news.
The comic series is about the “world’s worst super-duo” is published by Valiant Entertainment but created by Christopher Priest and MD Bright and first published in 1997 and ran until 1998 with another short run in late 1999 and early 2000. A second volume launched in 2013.
Anthony and Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, and Dinesh Shamdasani will executive produce the series. Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari will script the pilot and also executive produce. The duo are behind Marvel’s Ant-Man and it’s sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp.
This is the latest live-action project based on Valiant properties. The comic company is working with Sony and screenwriter Eric Heisserer on films based on Harbinger and Bloodshot. Feature films based on Archer & Armstrong and Shadowman are also being worked on. The company also announced a live action project Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe at New York Comic Con in 2016. The webseries is being produced with Bat in the Sun Productions.
Quantum and Woody is about interracial brothers who are given superpowers after a lab accident and must deal with the murder of their father. One’s straightlaced and the other is a complete screw-up and together the series and characters are a fantastic mix of spandex superheroes and comedy.
(via The Wrap)