This year, superhero movie fans were treated to the debut of Tom Holland as Spider-Man in the […]
This year, superhero movie fans were treated to the debut of Tom Holland as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man’s appearance represented a jump between worlds, as the previously separated Spider-Man movies finally became one with the cinematic universe of the Avengers.
That wasn’ the only time a Spider-Man has jumped universes in recent months. Miles Morales, the Spider-Man of the now defunct Ultimate Marvel Universe, survived his universe’s death to become a part of the main Marvel 616 universe.
Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis is vital to all of this. Bendis created Miles Morales, but he also wrote the adventures of the Ultimate Marvel Universe’s Peter Parker before that, and the influence of those adventures on Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming is evident from the film’s premise and first trailer.
ComicBook.com spoke to Bendis about bringing Miles Morales to the 616 and his upcoming crossover with Spider-Gwen, as well as his feelings about Ultimate Spider-Man‘s influence on Spider-Man: Homecoming and seeing another of his Marvel Comics creations, Jessica Jones, comes to live-action in the Marvel Netflix series.
March will feature five Wednesdays, which means none of DC’s monthly and twice-monthly comics […]
Ghost Rider has made a big comeback thanks to Agents of SHIELD season 4, with actor Gabriel Luna […]
Ghost Rider has made a big comeback thanks to Agents of SHIELD season 4, with actor Gabriel Luna making the new Robbie Reyes version of The Rider a household name. Marvel fans have been so pleased with the reboot that there have been continuous calls to see the new Ghost Rider branch out wider into the Marvel Cinematic Universe – with the most common suggestion being that the character should headline his own Netflix series.
We here at Comicbook.com had the opportunity to speak with Gabriel Luna (see the video above), and ask about whether a Ghost Rider getting his own Netflix series was even a possibility. According to Luna, it’s more than a possibility: there’s already structure in place to make it happen.
Regarding how Ghost Rider transitions from Agents of SHIELD to his own solo venture, Luna told us, « I don’t have a preference. People talk about ‘Ah man he’d be great as a feature,’ which is [an] idea too… It could be in the cinema, it could live on Netflix, whatever it is. »
Getting a little bit more concrete, Luna revealed to us that Marvel Studios has (of course) plotted out the potential for a new Ghost Rider franchise, and has those pathways already structured:
« It’s been talked about, there’s definitely deals in place for that potential. But I just take it one day at a time. I have so much fun now I just want to make sure I get these episodes right. If they throw more episodes on my plate, I will do my best to do well with those stories as well. »
Marvel fans, would you like to see Luna’s Ghost Rider get another shot at a movie franchise? Or (like us) are you hungry for a dark and violent supernatural superhero series on Netflix?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter @ComicBookNOW – and stay tuned for more great interviews!
Agents of SHIELD: Ghost Rider will return on Tuesday, November 29 @ 10/9c on ABC.
Earlier this morning, it was sadly announced that multiple Eisner, Harvey and Shuster […]
Earlier this morning, it was sadly announced that multiple Eisner, Harvey and Shuster award-winning artist Darwyn Cooke lost his battle with cancer. He was 53. Because Cooke had such a huge impact with DC Comics, the company has issued a statement on his passing.
Official press release from DC Comics follows:
Darwyn Cooke had a vision of the DC Universe that was uniquely his own, yet embraced by everyone. Once you saw his timeless designs and concepts for Batman, Catwoman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern or any other character, you immediately adopted his jubilant interpretation of these heroes as your own and wanted more. His take on the most iconic heroes in the world were breathtakingly direct and elegant, powerful and cool. His were some of the most beautiful, fun DC superhero images we have ever seen.
« Darwyn Cooke lived life like a character from a Micky Spillane novel, a throwback to a bygone era that was, more than occasionally, reflected in his work, » said DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio. « He was both compassionate and combative, approaching everything he did with a tenaciousness and temerity that is now unheard of in a world afraid to offend. The simplistic brilliance of his art and the natural flow of his storytelling not only elevated but enhanced all projects he touched and his passion and love of comics was reflected in every panel of every page. Working with Darwyn was not without its challenges. There were times we’d spend hours arguing over story then go months without talking, but we always found our way back, drawn together by the common bond and friendship comics creates. This is an industry-wide loss that I feel personally, but the sadness is mitigated in the knowing that the beauty and grace of his art will forever stand the test of time and be a monument to all that is great about comics. »
Darwyn was one of our medium’s true innovators. A gifted artist and master storyteller, Darwyn began his career as a magazine art director and graphic designer. After answering an ad placed by Warner Bros animator Bruce Timm, Darwyn entered the world of animation, where he contributed to such shows as Batman: The Animated Series,Superman: The Animated Series and Men In Black: The Series. From there, Darwyn made the leap into print comics, where his character design was never more effective, enduring or entrancing. It was the look and honest simplicity of his characters for which Cooke became famous—as first seen in his breakout work Batman: Ego published over 15 years ago today and then followed up by his popular and critically acclaimed work on Catwoman: Selina’s Big Score and The Spirit. Even after 15 years, Darwyn’s design for Catwoman is still the one used today in both comics and inspired the look for Catwoman on the hit TV show, Gotham.
An Eisner-award winning artist and accomplished writer, Darwyn has been a much-loved and respected member of the comics community. He lent his signature retro style to all corners of the DC Universe, from Jonah Hex to Before Watchmen to Vertigo Comic’s The Twilight Children and, of course, his master work, DC: The New Frontier. His bold, direct style, often compared to the works of Joe Kubert, Alex Toth and Jack Kirby, reflected his down to earth, no nonsense personality. Darwyn Cooke always claimed that he was a lucky man to have such a wonderful family, friends, and such a wonderful life. He lived that life with the same brilliance and fearlessness that so permeated his work. And for those of us who knew this one-of-a-kind and genuine soul, we were lucky as well.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cooke’s family and friends.
And lastly, a huge thanks to the Marvel Visual Development crew for not only giving me a tour of […]
The poster features the dueling sides in all their digitally painted glory on the upper portion but also features a small portrait of each of the actors beneath it. The print is 16 x 24 and took over 200 hours to finish. Rivera says « I had planned on painting this one in gouache, but I was running short on time and decided to do it digitally. »
The post also shows the sepia bases for the portraits and even a photo of him posing for reference so he could get the Spider-Man just right. He also thanks the team at Marvel Studios, saying: « Also, a huge thanks to the producers, especially Nate Moore, for getting me on the project and helping me through the process. And to my wife, April, who did the graphic design! (Thanks, babe!) And lastly, a huge thanks to the Marvel Visual Development crew for not only giving me a tour of the studios, not just making the movies look amazing, but making me feel like part of the team. Oh, and thanks to Kyle T. Webster, whose Photoshop brushes made the process so much easier. »
With some of the most comics-accurate costumes yet seen onscreen in the X-Men franchise, a new still from X-Men: Apocalypse is making the rounds thanks to an Imgur post that shows off new looks for Nightcrawler, Cyclops, Mystique, and the rest.
The episode opens on Barry thinking about the night his mother was killed, and talking about how the Wests are responsible for the good things that happened in his life.
This is all to contrast what happened to Earth-2 Solomon, whose father was Jay Garrick — an abusive jerk who gifted Hunter his helmet from the war before killing her and sending Hunter to an orphanage when no relatives could take him in.
The orphanage is a cold, uptight place, and Hunter arrives with the helmet his only possession.
In the present day on Earth-1, Barry is using a tachyon enhancer to try to make his way home. He vanishes into a Breach and immediately reappears, traveling four times as fast as he’s ever been before. He asks Wells to work on decreasing the size of the tachyon enhancer. He’s doing that, but Wells still doesn’t want Barry to open a breach and put the people they love in danger.
Barry says they can’t turn their backs on the other Earth, but Wells won’t help him find a way to Earth-2.
Iris, who was on hand to see the speed test, leaves to go on a date with Scott, her editor.
That night, Joe and Barry are sharing beer and pizza, talking about the fact that Joe more or less agrees with Wells on this point. Wally joins them, bringing his laundry home to wash. Joe offers to help him with his room and board bills, which are more than he had expected, but Wally declines. Joe makes a comment about Wally’s doppelgänger, which inspires Barry.
At S.T.A.R., Barry asks Wells for more information about Reverb. He wants to hone Cisco’s powers so that he can open breaches between worlds.