On this edition of The Splash Page; Arrested Development and Community Directors to direct the two-part Avengers Infinity War, First issue of Star Wars goes into fifth printing, Game of Thrones Star reveals who he is playing in the Deadpool movie, Supernatural creator is getting Amped over at Vertigo, and why you won’t have to sit all the way through the end credits of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“SUPERNATURAL” CREATOR TO WRITE VERTIGO SUPERHERO COMIC, DEVELOP TV ADAPTATION
“Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke will write a superhero comic for Vertigo that will also be developed as a television series for USA Network.
According to Variety, the six-issue “Amped” centers on a neurotic family man who purchases a “smart pill” online to give him a jolt and help him focus, only to discover it has imbued him with incredible strength and power.
OFFICIAL: RUSSO BROTHERS TO DIRECT TWO-PART “AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR”
Marvel has confirmed that Joe and Anthony Russo will direct the upcoming two-part “Avengers: Infinity War” film event. The directors have been the rumored frontrunners for the job since way back in November. In late March, the duo’s involvement in “Infinity War” was reported as official by The Hollywood Reporter and Badass Digest. With this announcement, Marvel officially cements the Russos as the next “Avengers” directors.
STAR WARS #1 GOES TO FIFTH PRINTING
Jason Aaron’s debut tale from a galaxy far far away goes into a fifth printing.
“This is a comic burdened with glorious purpose, arriving with pomp and circumstance…”
– Entertainment Weekly
“As writer Jason Aaron steers new series, [this] million-selling comic is a Force to be reckoned with”
– Washington Post
Read more at this link: http://marvel.com/news/comics/24377/star_wars_1_goes_to_fifth_printing
“DEADPOOL’S” SKREIN CONFIRMED AS AJAX
After first being rumored for a part in “Deadpool” back in January, Ed Skrein’s role in the upcoming Ryan Reynolds antihero film has remained a mystery even as other cast members revealed their roles. Now, thanks to a picture posted to the “Transporter Legacy” star’s Twitter account, we now know that Skrein is playing Ajax in “Deadpool.”
Created by writer Joe Kelly and artist Walter McDaniel, Ajax debuted in 1998’s “Deadpool” #14 and tormented the Merc with a Mouth for an arc before being defeated in issue #19. Like Deadpool, Ajax was also a failed product of Canada’s Weapon X program. The Weapon X doctors killed his pain receptors and jacked up his physical prowess, making him super strong, fast and durable.
Read more at this link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/deadpools-skrein-confirmed-as-ajax
NO POST-CREDITS SCENE FOR “AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON,” WHEDON ANNOUNCES
Director Joss Whedon told Entertainment Weekly that “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is set to break one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most beloved traditions: there will be no post-credits sequence attached to the film.
“There is nothing at the very end. And that’s not a fake-out,” Whedon explained. “We want people to know so they don’t sit there for 10 minutes and then go: ‘Son of a bitch! I’ll kill them!'”
However, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige assured fans that there will still be a mid-credits sequence. “There will be a tag… But there’s not a post-post-credit scene.”