So much happens throughout the week in the world comics, movies and television. There isn’t enough time or content to post an entire piece, so here is some news snippets.
Taron Egerton as MCU’s Wolverine
Taron Egerton has allegedly met with Marvel Studio‘s Kevin Feige and in hopes that he’s cast as Wolverine in the MCU. “I’d be excited but I’d be apprehensive as well, because Hugh (Jackman) is so associated with the role that I’d wonder if it’d be very difficult for someone else to do it.”
Egerton is known for his roles as Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin in the Kingsman series of films and Elton John in Rocketman. He stars in the upcoming film “Tetris” which is in post-production and is set to be released in late 2022. This leaves him plenty of free time to play Wolverine.
Funny enough, Kingsman is based on a comic series with the same name release by Icon Comics which is an imprint of Marvel Comics.
Does Egerton have what it takes to become the next Wolverine?
‘National Treasure’ Disney+ Series Gets a New Title
The upcoming Disney+ National Treasure series now has a new title, National Treasure: Edge of History.
Plot details are currently unknown at the moment, but the series takes place in the established universe with a younger cast of characters.
Lisette Alexis was cast in the lead role with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lyndon Smith, Zuri Reed, Jake Austin Walker, Antonio Cipriano and Jordan Rodrigues in supporting roles. Justin Bartha has also joined the series as a guest star to reprise his role from the original films.
Headless Superman May Appear in Black Adam
Dwayne Johnson has attempted for the second time to have Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman in the upcoming Black Adam film. However, it is more likely Superman will appear headless similar to Shazam!. This is due to Cavill’s creative differences with Warner Bros.
Black Adam hits theaters October 21, 2022 starring Johnson as the titular character.
Wizard Co-Founder Pat McCallum Has Passed Away
Wizard co-founder and DC Comics veteran Pat McCallum passed away.
McCallum launched Wizard in July 1991 and lasted twenty years until it’s final issue was released in March 2011. At points Wizard had a monthly circulation of more than 100,000 copies. The magazine was known for supporting smaller publishers like Valiant and Image Comics by heavily promoting their new releases.
Wizard Magazine was a staple for any comic book reader and the loss of McCallum has been felt around the comic community.