April 6-7, 2024
Written by Sarah Minazzo, Chris Daniel & Kieron Byatt
From film to TV, gaming to comics and everything in between, here’s what you might have missed in pop culture news this week.
With Krypton‘s season one finale airing this week, SYFY has renewed the show for a second season, expected to return sometime in 2019.
In an interview with Variety, Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp teased the third season of Stranger Things, stating that it is a perfect mix of the playful elements from season one and darker aspects from season two.
After the cancellation of Lucifer, FOX has announced two bonus episodes will air that were initially scheduled for the fourth season.
Damon Lindelof, executive producer of HBO’s upcoming Watchmen television series, wrote an open letter that states the series will not be a direct adaptation of the original story, nor will it be a sequel. His personal Instagram account brands the Watchmen pilot as the ‘New Testament’ to the original’s ‘Old Testament’.
Netflix has set a release date for The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening’s first new show in 20 years, Disenchantment. Set to drop on August 17, the new series will follow the life of a princess named Bean.
The official teaser for Preacher season three has been released, offering the first look at several new characters and a more comic central focus.
This week marked the 10th Anniversary of Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Crystal Skull’s release date, coinciding with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Indy’s fifth outing is due to start production next year, scheduled for release in 2020.
Lego Movie’s sequel was officially announced with its rather appropriate title, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
— The LEGO Movie 2 (@TheLEGOMovie) May 21, 2018
Rumour has it that Jake Gyllenhaal is slated to appear as Mysterio in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel alongside Michael Keaton returning to reprise his role as Vulture. What has been confirmed thus far, is the return of Tom Holland to the titular role with Zendaya as MJ and Jon Watts taking the helm a second time. It’s currently scheduled for release next year.
Event Cinemas has announced June screening dates and times for a new cut of the 2004 Yu-Gi-Oh movie with over 30 minutes of previously unseen footage.
The trailer for Andy Serkis’ Mowgli has surfaced online, giving us a new non-Disney take on the Jungle Book story, being reportedly more faithful to the original novel by Rudyard Kipling.
Following the announcement of Halo: Fireteam Raven, community manager Brian Jarrard has confirmed that Halo 6 is not far off release. The sixth installation is set to feature split-screen multiplayer support.
Activision revealed information about Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4, stating the installation will incorporate a zombie story mode, alongside new specialists and multiplayer options.
The upcoming DC imprint Black Label will see its debut title Superman: Year One released later than originally solicited. The new take on Superman, written by Frank Miller and pencilled by John Romita, has been reported as running behind schedule and won’t meet its original August release date.
Amazon’s digital comic book app, ComiXology Originals, has something huge lined up, with a major live announcement scheduled via Twitch for June 1.
One of the pioneer noir-cartoons, Dick Tracy is being rebooted in 2019 with a new graphic novel slated for release later next year. The detective’s return will be helmed by Dick Tracy alumni Richard Pietrzyk.
THIS WEEK’S COMIC PICKS
Invincible Iron Man #600 – Legendary writer Brian Michael Bendis bids farewell to Marvel with his last issue of Invincible Iron Man, where the fates of Tony Stark, Riri Williams and Victor Von Doom are unveiled.
Super Sons #16 – The smash-hit pairing of Robin and Superboy comes to a close with this last issue from Art Thibert, Carlo Barberi and Peter J. Tomasi. But fear, not as the series will relaunch in August with a new #1 with Tomasi penning the story.
The Flash #47 – It’s speedster versus speedster as Wally West and Barry Allen go head to head in Flash War Part 1, the biggest Flash story since 2011’s Flashpoint.
Black Panther #1 – T’Challa’s secret cosmic origins are unveiled by writer Ta-Nehisi and artist Daniel Acuna with a tale of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 – IDW are releasing a full reprint including three brand new issues of the Volume 3 run for Image comics by writer Gary Carlson and artist Frank Fosco.
Pic: Disenchantment, via Netflix