Since its surprise announcement at Comic-Con International 2012, details have been sparse on developer High Moon Studios’ Mature-rated “Deadpool” video game. However, the dry spell of info about the Merc with a Mouth’s first solo game appearance is at an end courtesy of images posted by Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld. On his personal blog, Liefeld posted photos from Xbox Online Magazine revealing Cable will appear in the upcoming title published by Activision.
“Very exciting news leaked today in the form of two advance screen shots of the upcoming Deadpool video game! This first one features Deadpool in action, a hint of much more to come I’m sure. These shots are from Xbox Online Magazine,” Liefeld said on his blog. “The second and possibly more exciting news was the official confirmation that Cable is featured in the game. I mean, was there any doubt?”
Liefeld created the Cable character with “New Mutants” writer Louise Simonson. Although it’s currently unknown what the extent of his role within the game will be, Cable’s appearance in Deadpool’s game will likely come as a pleasant surprise to fans of the long-running and humorous “Cable and Deadpool” ongoing Marvel Comics series. Deadpool co-creator Fabian Niceza’s team-up book between Cable and Deadpool ran for 50 issues before getting cancelled in 2008 to make way for writer Daniel Way’s ongoing “Deadpool” series, which wrapped last year. Way is also writing the “Deadpool” game.
The photos posted by Liefeld also indicate an appearance by Death, who had a large role in Way’s recent “Deadpool” run. Liefeld further teased that another character he had a hand in creating might also appear in the “Deadpool” game.
“Another of my creations, Domino, debuted in my first issue of as writer of ‘New Mutants’#98,” he said. “Word is that she’ll be appearing in the ‘Deadpool’ video game adding even more kick for your buck!”
Daniel Way teased the game in October while speaking with CBR about the end of his lengthy “Deadpool” run.
“Not only is it a new story, it’s a new kind of story,” Way told CBR. “To the best of my knowledge, there’s never been a game quite like the one we’re working on, and the reason is simple; there’s never been a Deadpool game before. This game will change your life.”
“Deadpool” has a tentative 2013 release date and will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Continuing with their “one word” advertisements that they have been coming out since the 2012 SDCC, Marvel has released another image to help promote their MarvelNOW! line.
Speculation has been running rampant as to what the image could be referring too. My guess, the new upcoming Wolverine title. What’s your guess?
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New Line has hired commercials director Dan Trachtenberg to direct its long-in-development film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn’s acclaimed comic series “Y: The Last Man.”
The comic follows young amateur escape artist Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand, the last two men on Earth. Something simultaneously kills every mammal on Earth possessing a Y chromosome – including embryos, fertilized eggs, and even sperm.
Society is plunged into chaos as infrastructures collapse and the surviving women everywhere try to cope with the loss of the men. Yorick goes on a mission to find his girlfriend Beth, who was on vacation in Australia.
Both DJ Caruso “Disturbia” and Louis Leterrier “The Incredible Hulk” were previously attached as directors while Shia LaBeouf and Alicia Keys were linked to star.
Trachtenberg helmed the fan film short “Portal: No Escape” and will use a new script draft from Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia.
If you have any plans to read Superior Spider-Man #1 stop now.
Because this is a post for people who have given up on Spider-Man after reading Amazing Spider-Man #700.
This is for anyone so upset about the death of Peter Parker. This is for anyone so upset that Otto Octavius is taking the role of Marvel’s greatest hero. This is for anyone so disturbed about the implications of that scene with Mary Jane. And who, as a result has decided to drop the book completely.
Firstly I’d say, don’t.
Pick up Superior Spider-Man #1 and you should be happy. Or at least retain a smidgen of hope.
But if you don’t believe me and still need convincing, I’m going to show you the first half of the last page of Superior Spider-Man. But that’s it. For the rest of it you’ll have to buy the comic.
To see the half page in question, click here. Massive, massive spoilers obviously, this goes out to the broken hearted in the hope that maybe it might help repair that heart.
Or you can take a chance and pick up the comic without spoiling yourself.
Last year, Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows‘ Neonomicon was withdrawn from a library in Greenville after a teenage girl using an adult library card took it out and her mother strenuously objected.
Later the library board all read the graphic novel and voted for it to be returned to the shelves. End of? No.
The Head Librarian reverted the board’s decision to revert her decision and took the book back off the shelves again. Talking to local press, she said;
“It was disgusting,” she said, declining to label it obscene or pornographic.
She acknowledged the library has many books that deal in such detail with the very same subject matter — racism, rape, murder, sex — but for her, the pictures gave her pause.
Her decision to pull the book was the first time she had overruled her staff’s recommendation and the fifth time she had removed material from the library after a complaint.
“I call it de-selection,” she said.
Filmmaker James Mangold recently spoke with EW about why he decided to set Fox’s upcoming “The Wolverine” after the events of “X-Men: The Last Stand” in the franchise’s continuity. It was a long answer, but in the process Mangold gives some big insight regarding what to expect from the film’s story:
“It’s set after ‘X-Men 3’, but I wouldn’t call it a sequel to ‘X-Men 3’. Because of some of the themes in the Claremont/Miller saga. I felt it was really important to find Logan at a moment where he was stripped clean of his duties to the X-Men, his other allegiances, and even stripped clean of his own sense of purpose.
I was fascinated with the idea of portraying Logan as a ronin – the definition of which is a samurai without a master, without a purpose. Kind of a soldier who is cut loose. War is over. What does he do? What does he face? What does he believe anymore? Who are his friends? What is his reason for being here anymore? I think those questions are especially interesting when you’re dealing with a character who is essentially immortal.”
What I wrote on the back of the script when I first read it was ‘Everyone I love will die’. The story I’ve been telling, he enters it believing that. Therefore he’s living in a kind of isolation. He gets drawn to Japan by an old friendship and then finds himself in a labyrinth of deceit, caught up in the agendas of mobsters, of wealth, and other powers we come to understand…
You find Logan and his love is gone, his mentors are gone, many of his friends are gone, his own sense of purpose – what am I doing, why do I bother – and his exhaustion is high. He has lived a long time, and he’s tired. He’s tired of the pain.”
Irish actor Jack Reynor (“What Richard Did,” “The Delivery Man”) will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay’s untitled fourth “Transformers” film at Paramount Pictures.
Ehren Krueger penned the script with the film set four years after events in the third film “Dark of the Moon,” and will not be connected to past characters.
Nicola Peltz and Brenton Thwaites were previously linked for the younger leads of Wahlberg’s daughter and her racecar driver boyfriend. Looks like Reynor, rather than Thwaites, has scored the latter role.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, Ian Bryce and Tom DeSanto will produce.
“Hanna” scribe Seth Lochhead has been hired to pen the script for the film adaptation of popular PS2 video game “Shadow of the Colossus.”
The story follows a man named Wander who must travel across a cursed wasteland and defeat sixteen creatures, known as the colossi, in order to restore the life of a girl.
Josh Trank (“Chronicle”) remains attached to direct the project and will oversee the writing of the script.
Justin Marks penned an earlier draft back when the project was set up in 2009. Kevin Misher is producing.