Ahead of the character’s eventual cinematic debut, DC Entertainment has announced a new graphic novel that will give Green Lantern a contemporary makeover and reimagine his comic book origins. Next year’s Green Lantern: Earth One will reposition Hal Jordan as an astronaut and scientist rather than an earthbound test pilot, with him discovering the Green Lantern ring by accident on an asteroid.
Continuing a campaign of using his social media accounts to stoke the fires in Star Wars fans’ hearts, Howard tweeted a photo from a certain character’s wardrobe. The only thing is, we don’t know who that certain someone is, which is naturally the point of Howard’s game with the internet savvy public.
The film will drop us straight into the centre of Wakanda, an African nation possessing incredible technology but which hides itself from the outside world, and whose new king T’Challa (AKA the Black Panther) finds his sovereignty threatened by two enemies conspiring to bring the entire kingdom down.
We’re halfway through 2017, and we’ve got a lot of feelings about books—lists of books, beloved books, book reviews, books about books, and the teetering stacks of books surrounding our desks. Summer reading might technically be a thing for kids, but that’s not going to stop us from sitting outside with a heavy tome or two.
Netflix tweeted a new poster and teaser for Stranger Things season 2. Both show the four Hawkins boys riding headlong into danger, though in this case it’s an ominous, blood-red storm, indicating that the Upside Down may be coming from all sides. The streaming service also provided a slightly new release date for the second season of their nostalgic hit.
As we all know, Wonder Woman has been slaying at the Box Office, and now its US Box Office take has outperformed last year’s surprise megahit Deadpool, with $368 million (and counting) to $363 million. Read how Deadpool congratulates Wonder Woman director in the most Deadpool-ish way.
BBH London launched a new spot for KFC U.K. and Ireland starring Kristian Nairn, who plays the character Hodor on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The spot depicts Nairn as a KFC employee faced with an unrelenting throng of customers hungry for chicken and fries.
There’s no director/composer collaboration more fruitful or famous than that of Steven Spielberg and John Williams, but as Spielberg’s next two films come together at the same time, Williams is having to skip scoring duties for one. The filmmaker shot the effects-driven sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One last year, but with a March 2018 release date, post-production has been a lengthy process.
EA has announced details for Star Wars Battlefront II’s open beta. The beta begins on October 6 and runs until October 9, but those who pre-order the game can jump in two days earlier. Participating players will be able to take part in the Galactic Assault on Naboo, the massive 40-player battle on the streets of Theed shown off at E3 2017 last month.
Exciting news for Nnedi Okorafor! HBO has optioned her Afrofuturist novel Who Fears Death and will be developing the book into a television series, with none other than George R.R. Martin at the helm. If you haven’t yet met Onyesonwu, the protagonist of Who Fears Death, check out the book’s synopsis.