Apparently, Warner Brothers is planning to take it slow with the inevitable Justice League film, hoping for a Man of Steel sequel and the introductions to Wonder Woman and Aquaman first. This is probably the right tack to take.
Brandon Routh looked back at his experiences on Superman Returns. It was a good movie, and it’s overrated as a flop (it made more money than Batman Begins) but the film did not end with the character in the right place for a sequel.
The Times notes that Anthony Weiner may not have been a good Congressman. During elections, it bothers me that there isn’t more of this type of coverage: explorations of how a candidate has fared in earlier offices. To be fair to Weiner, he was pretty good at constituent services.
A kickstarter campaign raises interesting bioethics questions.
Alonso says he knows there are a lot of readers interested in the original graphic novel format, and also writers who enjoy the format more than serialized stories.
“It’s something that I have been nagging various people at Marvel about for what probably seems to them a really long time,” Ellis says of Marvel doing OGNs. “We’re talking about a thick book, we’re talking about a proper original graphic novel as we conceive them today. That was something I was interested in being a part of.”
“You can’t make it up as you go along,” Ellis says of the difference in writing for the OGN format. “You’ve got to know all of your beats, and how it wraps before you even start. There is a hard page count that I can’t go over. It’s not like an ongoing book where you can say, ‘I’ll leave that scene for the next issue.’ There’s no faking it. You get it right or you don’t, there’s no middle distance.”