There have been a couple of recent movie related spec’s worth talking about. Some more recent, some older (a week or so that we haven’t talked about here) to wrap up. Let’s jump right in.
The Deadpool 2 trailer came out this week.
Deadpool officially mentions X-Force by name in the trailer, in a pretty cool scene (Domino accuses him of being derivative.) X-force first appears as a team in New Mutants #100 (available on eBay) .
Alana had mentioned in the comment section that X-Force #116 (available on eBay) and was cheap on Amazon, until some people grabbed copies. This is because of a story that ran on Comicbook.com a little over a month back that started people talking about Zeitgeist being in the trailer.
This is not the only spec related to the trailer or the Deadpool movie.
IMDB.com recently updated their Deadpool 2 cast list to include that Terry Crews (Idiocracy, White Chicks) will be playing Bedlam. Bedlam first appears in Factor X #1(available on eBay) , the Age of Apocalypse series from 1995.
There has been a lot of talk about who the kid in the trailer is. A lot of people are mentioning he could be Genesis (AKA Kid Apocalypse, and not the 1990’s character) for first appears in Uncanny X-Force #7 (available on eBay) . He sure isn’t Hope. I am not sold on it but you never know, that is what makes spec fun.
Grab your copies of Astro City #1 (available on eBay) , as Deadline.com reported that FremantleMedia North America has acquired the rights to Astro City superhero comic book series to develop as a live-action TV drama series. But if you have been spec-ing for a while, you may remember it was optioned for a movie in 2010 by Working Title Films.
In case you haven’t heard:
Variety.com had news that Spike Lee was eyeing up a Nightwatch movie. The Spawn-looking character has gotten some heat on his first appearance (Kevin Trench) in Web of Spiderman #97 (available on eBay) and first appearance (as Nightwatch) in Web of Spiderman #99 (available on eBay) . The price of the books have climbed up over the past two weeks.
New Gods #1 (available on eBay) has been getting some heat since it was announced the New Gods was getting a movie. Ava DuVernay has been tapped to helm. Variety.com reported this a little while back.
So that is the new and a little bit older catch up.