Comics Like Let the Right One In

(Welcome to Comic Book Drive-In, a series where comic and movie fans Jazmine Joyner and Rosie Knight recommend brand new, ongoing, and completed comic book series that tie into classic films and new releases.)

For this week’s spooky Comic Book Drive-In, we’ve selected the beautifully dark Swedish horror offering Let the Right One In. The deceptively simple film about a young boy and his mysterious new neighbor who may or may not be a vampire is a complex and moving story about friendship, trust, love, and, of course, drinking blood. We’ve selected three fantastical comics that build on everything that makes Let the Right One In so special.

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Would you believe that’s Shane West as Bane in the final season of Gotham? Want to make your own Venom symbiote container? Is Jensen Ackles going to play Batman in the Arrrowverse? Which characters didn’t make it into Injustice 2? Why did Marvel have to change the Spanish poster tagline for Captain Marvel? Is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 delayed two years? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

incredibles 2 blu-ray clip

Incredibles 2 arrives on digital this month, and Blu-ray in November, giving you a chance to bring home Pixar’s latest blockbuster. A newly released Incredibles 2 Blu-ray clip goes behind-the-scenes of the superhero sequel, and reveals the unwritten rule of The Incredibles franchise – a rule that involves a blend of fantastic elements with more down-to-earth moments. Watch the clip below.

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wonder woman 1984 soundtrack

Wonder Woman 1984 has lassoed a new release date. The highly anticipated sequel to Patty Jenkins‘ 2017 smash hit has been pushed back seven months by Warner Bros., relocating to a new release date in June 2020. Read more about the new Wonder Woman 1984 release date below.

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Joker Movie details

The Todd Phillips-directed, Joaquin Phoenix-starring Joker movie has gone from seeming like a terrible idea to a movie that might just work. It’s clear Phillips and company are going for a much different approach to the character than what we’re used to, and that might be enough to make the movie truly memorable. Phillips has also assembled a fantastic cast around Phoenix, including always-welcomed character actor Shea Whigham. In a new interview, Whigham revealed some details about his Joker character, and praised Phoenix’s performance.

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sequel bits practical magic

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Evan Rachel Wood would be down for a Practical Magic sequel, if anyone wants to make that happen.
  • Annabelle 3 adds Katie Sarife in a leading role.
  • Chris Hemsworth announces the Men In Black reboot has wrapped.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production likely delayed for two years.
  • J.K. Rowling has all of the Fantastic Beasts sequels mapped out already, she swears.

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Luke Cage Canceled

What’s the opposite of Sweet Christmas?

Exactly one week after Iron Fist was canceled at Netflix, the streaming service has just axed another member of The Defenders from getting another season. Luke Cage has been canceled and will no longer be getting a third season order, which came as a surprise to showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and his writers room. Get the details below. Read More »

Peyton Reed interview

Peyton Reed, the director of Down with Love and drummer of a long defunct Smiths cover band, once again brought some feel-good laughs to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man and the Wasp. The sequel was a bit bigger, a little looser, and even Scott Lang was funnier, but Reed and all involved still managed to keep it as contained and as cleanly told as the first movie. Reed’s Ant-Man still ain’t going big for the sake of going big.

Reed basically made what was a large-scale studio comedy with more emphasis on laughs than action. Ant-Man and the Wasp is a buddy comedy, not another save the world story. With smaller but more personal stakes, Reed delivered a sequel that does a lot more than check boxes. We recently had a brief conversation with the director about the sequel, mostly focused on his days in a Smiths cover band, notes from Marvel President Kevin Feige, working with Evangeline Lilly, and two of his past movies.

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It’s a scene that has gone down in the history books, kicked off by one simple line: Honey, where is my super suit? Thus one of the most iconic Pixar scenes was born, in which Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) frantically scrambles for his super suit while his wife (Kimberly Adair Clark) belligerently refuses to tell him in 2004’s The Incredibles.

So when the long-awaited sequel finally rolled around, why did director Brad Bird deprive us of the greatest good that we ever could have gotten? All is revealed in an Incredibles 2 deleted scene released ahead of the film’s Blu-ray release.

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Conceptually, Legends of Tomorrow is… odd. Its first season brings together supporting heroes and villains from The Flash and Arrow and sends them tumbling through time, including (but not limited to) petty thieves Heatwave and Captain Cold (Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller of Prison Break, playing off each other in deliciously operatic fashion), scientist Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and car mechanic Jefferson ‘Jax’ Jackson (Franz Drameh), who combine to form a single, flame-headed nuclear superhero F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M., undead assassin The White Canary (Caity Lotz), John Constantine (Matt Ryan; yes, that John Constantine) and boyscout superhero Ray Palmer/The Atom, played by none other than Brandon Routh of Superman Returns.

Full disclosure: the first season leaves a lot to be desired. It’s a messy, dour collection of decent-to-good character moments focusing on an underwhelming villain, Vandal Savage (Casper Crump, who performs admirably) on the heels of two equally underwhelming heroes, Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) and Hawk-Girl (Ciara Renée), but the reason I’m keen to write about Legends is because its second season is functionally a soft reboot. The show changes up its structure entirely, leaning hard in to the inherent ridiculousness of inept superheroes given the ability to travel anywhere in history. I mean, why wouldn’t they go hang out with J.R.R. Tolkien during World War I?

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