Comic book writer Tom King will unexpectedly leave DC Comics’ main Batman title after issue #85, which comes towards the end of 2019.
Bleeding Cool originally reported Tom King, writer of DC Comics’ bi-monthly Batman title, would be departing the book after issue #85, which will come towards the end of the year. Various other outlets have confirmed the news, however, Tom King will remain involved with DC Comics. Tom King recently teased that there will be a twist in an upcoming part of his run that would change Batman forever and talked about it going past 100 issues. However, who knows if Tom King’s plan will come to fruition now that his run is ending at issue #85. Following the reports on Wednesday, Tom King went on to confirm them on Twitter:
So many kind notes. You all rock.
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) May 22, 2019
Tom King took over the main Batman book from Scott Snyder when DC relaunched with their Rebirth line. Tom King’s run notably featured the introduction of Gotham and Gotham Girl, a war between Joker and The Riddler, the wedding of Batman and Catwoman, and the current Bane story arc.
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Here is the synopsis of Batman #72:
“The Fall and the Fallen” part three! Is this the end of Gotham City? Bane’s army of villains is taking over the city, and Batman’s back is against the wall. With all the things Bane has done to him over the last year—from breaking up his wedding to trying to assassinate Nightwing, and then invading Batman’s mind to expose his most terrible fears—could this be the worst hate the Caped Crusader has ever encountered?
Batman #72 hits stores and digitally on June 5, 2019.
Source: Bleeding Cool
New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed
New character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.
This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.
You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.
Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:
“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”
Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.