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Powers of X #6

It’s a new week and we’re getting prepared for Baltimore Comic Con. Who’s going? Sound off below! While you get the week started, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBLDF – The 11 Top Comics in Classrooms (& Free Resources for Each) – This is a pretty great collection of resources.

ComicBook – James Gunn Says WB Offered Him “Basically Whatever” He Wanted – As they should.

Reviews

ICv2 – Cats of the Louvre
Seatle Pi –
Grass
Geek Dad –
Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #1
Talking Comics –
Powers of X #6
The Guardian –
Rusty Brown
ICv2 –
The Seventh Voyage

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is Revealed

Warning “don’t get attached,” director and writer James Gunn has revealed the cast to his upcoming The Suicide Squad, a quasi-sequel to Suicide Squad based on the DC Comics property.

While roles aren’t announced returning from the first film are Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Margot Robbie will be Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag.

Guesses as to who will be playing who? Sound off in the comments!

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Heroes in Crisis #9

The weekend is almost here and we’ll be catching up on our backlog and hopefully relaxing a bit… but, what geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below!

While you wait for the day to end and weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

VOA Cambodia – Graphic Novel Reveals Trauma, Hardships of One Man’s Life as a Modern Slave – This sounds very interesting and a must read.

ComicBook – Michael Rooker In Talks to Join James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad as King Shark – His voice would be great for the character.

Newsarama – Heroes in Crisis Finale Rescheduled, Will Now Coincide With Big Doomsday Clock Reveal – It felt like these two stories were always meant to intertwine eventually, so makes sense?

Review

The Hashtag Show – Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale

James Gunn to Direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3 After Suicide Squad 2

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James Gunn speaking at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con International, for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. credit: Gage Skidmore

Marvel Studios and Disney have done a reversal and re-hired James Gunn to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

Gunn was fired in July 2018 after controversial tweets were unearthed by alt-rightwing trolls who then flooded Disney with complaints. Gunn is a vocal critic of Trump and the “attack” was believed to be payback for that.

According to Deadline, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn met with Gunn multiple times to discuss the situation and Gunn took immediate responsibility for his Tweets. It was Horn who decided to reverse the decision.

During his firing, Gunn has signed up to write and direct Suicide Squad 2 for Warner Bros. and DC Comics. Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will begin production after that film.

Also according to Deadline, Marvel Studios never met with or considered any other director. Many spoke publicly how they wouldn’t take the job if offered and the cast has spoken out in support of Gunn.

Gunn shared the below Tweet in response:

A script was written for the film before Gunn’s firing and statements were made by Marvel Studios they would have still used that script.

With the first two films grossing over $1.6 billion it’s not too surprising that Disney changed their mind, in the end money rules all.

It’s also another blow to the rightwing Incel/MRA community who also failed to slow the progress of Captain Marvel which had a record setting opening and is likely to cross $1 billion worldwide.

Disney’s Loss is Warner Bros. Gain as James Gunn Hops on Suicide Squad 2

Warner Bros. apparently doesn’t care about trolls as they’ve opened up their arms to James Gunn who will write and possibly direct the sequel to Suicide Squad.

Gunn was fired by Disney as trolls set their sites on the outspoken director over tasteless jokes he made about rape and pedophilia in the past. Gunn apologized and said he had grown as an individual. Disney caved to pressure firing him, though keeping other problematic individuals on staff both behind the scenes and starring. He had been working on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The film will reportedly still use his script.

Suicide Squad revolves around a group of supervillains recruited by the government in a Dirty Dozen type situation. The first film starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie and earned $746.8 million worldwide on a $175 million budget. Gunn’s sense of humor and action shown off in both Guardians of the Galaxy films can easily translate to the property. The property also allows reinvention and recreation with a rotating cast of characters which opens it up even more for Gunn to play with.

This isn’t the first director Warner Bros. has poached from Marvel Studios. Joss Whedon who was behind the first Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. worked on Justice League. Can we hope for a Joe Johnston directed Superman?

Dave Bautista who played Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy and has voiced his displeasure over the firing has already said he wants to sign up for what comes next. Can you say the next Bane?

(via The Wrap)

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The weekend is almost here! What will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – And now Target has exclusive comics – is the world about to end? – Great to see this!

CBR – X-Men: Dark Phoenix Re-Shoots Expected to Span Three Months – Well ok then.

ComicBook – Marvel Studios Reportedly Trying to Reinstate James Gunn for ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’ – Mhmm.

Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn Offers $100K for Trump to Be Weighed

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has entered the “Girther Movement” and offered to donate $100,00 to President Trump’s charity of choice if the President steps on an “accurate” scale and weighs himself.

Gunn Tweeted:

I will give 100 thousand dollars to Trump’s favorite charity if he will step on an accurate scale with an impartial medical professional, okayed by both of us. For real.

On Tuesday, President Trump’s first physical exam results were released by the White House. They claimed the President is 75 inches tall (6’3″) and 239 pounds. Also his “overall health is excellent.”

The listing of his height and weight spawned memes and jokes, the “Girther Movement” doubting the President’s weight and mocking his belief and fueling of the “Birther Movement” which questioned President Obama’s birth certificate.

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humanoidsThe weekend is almost here. What geeky things are folks doing? Anyone seeing possible Oscar nominee films? Sound off in the comments below!

While you figure all of that out, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Newsarama – James Gunn Wants Marvel to Make a Moon Knight Movie… And Has An Idea For It – It’d be an interesting character to see on the screen.

CBR – Kevin Smith Directing Batman ’89-Themed Episode Of The Goldbergs – Yes please!

ICv2 – Humanoids Hires New Director — Sales and Marketing – Some new changes in the new year.

The Beat – A year of free comics: Beanstalk by Jenn Liv – The gorgeous expansion of the mind – As long as these keep being posted, we’ll keep boosting them.

The Comichron – January Comics Sales Flashbacks: From Krypton to the war zone – Some cool history in here.

The Beat – Phoenix Comic Con: changes in volunteer structure are because of labor laws – Pesky laws getting in the way.

 

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Newsarama – U.S.Avengers #1

The Beat – The Visitor #1

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red-dog-1-coverA new week is upon us and a lot of team GP will be gearing up for Thanksgiving, but the news isn’t going to be slowing down at all! We’ll still have lots of news, reviews, and interviews over the week so stay tuned!

While you wait for all of that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

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The Mercury News – Record sale for a rare Tintin drawing in Paris auction – That’s an impressive amount of money.

Cinema Blend – Overwatch Just Cancelled Its Graphic Novel, Here’s Why – Very interesting and pretty self-reflective.

Comics Alliance – James Gunn Backs Hidden ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Easter Egg With 100,000 Dollar Pledge – We’ve got some time on our hands to do some sleuthing.

Bells of Lost Souls – Miniature Painting Masters: Alfonso Giraldes – Some amazing painted Marvel minis.

 

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Comic Attack – Harbinger Renegade #1

Talking Comics – Red Dog #1

Talking Comics – Superman #11

Talking Comics – Thanos #1

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