The Splash Page Blog: May 13th 2015

On this edition of The Splash Page Blog; Find out who actually is Thor, Titans could start production soon, See Groot and Rocket in Lego, Aquaman is mixing movie and comic looks after Convergence, Fox will be getting some New Mutants, and the Comics out now.


Whoever wields the mystical hammer known as Mjolnir transforms that person into thor, one of the mightiest individuals in the Marvel Universe Beyond the power itself, what makes the character truly interesting is the inner strength required to lift the hammer and tap into that reservoir of physical power. Because of the chief enchantment placed upon the hammer, only those deemed “worthy” can lift it and use its power.

Thor Odinson, the Asgardin God, wielded the hammer tofr many years, but in the recent “Original Sin” crossover Nick Fury Sr. whispered something mysterious in his ear that made him no longer able to wield his hammer. The Earth wasn’t without a Thor for long, however. In the debut issue of the current volume of “Thor,” writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman introduced readers to a new female Thor whose identity was concealed by a helmet. The appearance of this new Thor shocked many of the Asgardian Gods, including the now unworthy Odinson who tried to uncover the identity of the new God of Thunder.

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Titans Targeting Casting and Production For Summer 2015

TVLine is reporting that the Teen Titans series, which focuses on Dick Grayson as Nightwing is reportedly still in the works and will be nothing like TNT has produced before. When asked for any production statuses, TNT President Kevin Reilly mentioned it would be “maybe the summer” before things really get going.

“I think it’s going to end up being a very, very interesting offering,” Reilly said. “I think it’s going to be excellent.” The series’ pilot is being written by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) who also wrote the Joel Schumacher Batfilms and hasn’t been seen in the comic book cinema landscape since. Reilly is assured Teen Titans will be different from the rest of the comic book TV shows currently on, as well as Goldsman’s intentions for it to be “very true” to the comic.

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Life-Sized Groot And Rocket Raccoon Built With Legos

Have you ever wondered how the life-size Lego figures you’ve surely seen one time or another come to be? Thanks to Bright Bricks, you can watch just how those figures are built in a time-lapse video they recently released.

Last year, at San Diego Comic Con, Rocket and Groot were on hand –  in life-size Lego statue form. I even had the chance to see the impressive creation in person as seen to the left! Bright Bricks, the creators behind the statue, have made several comic book hero adaptations in the form of life-size Lego models and recently unveiled the process behind building the Guardians of the Galaxycharacters out of little plastic blocks.

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Aquaman Receives New Costume

Along with the rest of his Justice League cohorts, Aquaman is getting a new costume in the pages of DC Comics.

As part of DC’s “Divergence” initiative, which promises to alter the status quo for the publisher’s biggest characters, Aquaman will sport a brand-new look in Aquaman #41. The change-up is a rather drastic departure from the classic uniform Arthur Curry has sported since The New 52 relaunch in 2011. As DC’s first look at the new uniform show, Aquaman will take visual cues from several different areas. The long hair and tribal markings on his chest armor match with Jason Momoa’s live-action look in the upcoming Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice film, while the blue ribacage pattern recalls Aquaman’s blue camouflage look from a few years back. The only real vestige from Aquaman’s old costume are his pants, which keep the character’s traditional green and scaly-gold coloring.

You can check out the new Aquaman in action inside DC’s new preview of Aquaman #41 (which actually looks pretty hardcore), written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Trevor McCarthy. And as an added treat, DC Comics has supplied with a first-look at Aquaman #41’s cover.

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Fox announces another new X-Men film: Get ready for a New Mutants spinoff

The X-Men series at Fox was re-invigorated by the release of X-Men: First Class in 2011, but things seem to have really kicked into high gear since the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past last year. In the next two years alone, we get a culmination of sorts with X-Men: Apocalypse, a third Wolverine movie and two solo films starring Deadpool and Gambit. We’ve heard that Apocalypse will basically serve as ending of sorts to the saga that began with First Class, and we’ve been wondering since then where Fox would take its mutants next (because you know they’re not about to let the chance of a successful shared universe just go away). Now it seems we have our answer.

The studio announced today that writer/director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is developing a New Mutants spinoff film with co-writer Knate Gwaltney (Nitro Circus) and longtime X-Men producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg.

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Comic Picks for May 13th 2015

BOOM! Studios

  • Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #3
  • Lantern City #1
  • Robocop #11

Dark Horse

  • Harrow County #1
  • Rebels #2

DC Comics

  • Convergence #6
  • Convergence Green Lantern Parallax #2
  • Strange Sports Stories #3

IDW Publishing

  • D4VE #4
  • Miami Vice Remix #3
  • Uncle Scrooge #2

Image Comics

  • Chrononauts
  • Mantle #1
  • RunLoveKill #2
  • Saga #28

Marvel Comics

  • Bucky Barnes The Winter Soldier #8
  • Captain Marvel #15
  • Howard The Duck #3
  • Magneto #18
  • Secret Wars #2
  • Uncanny Avengers #4
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