Harley Quinn gets a standalone film; Black Panther #2 now on shelves

So….the things that caught my attention today:

  • Suicide Squad hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but Hollywood Reporter says Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn will be featured in a future film. According to their exclusive, Robbie has taken to the female characters in D.C.’s comic universe which goes great with the newly introduced DC Superhero Girls.
  • Black Panther (2016) #2 was released last week, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates with art from Brian Stelfreeze.  I’ll have to make some time for son and I to go check it out.  By the time I got to the end of #1, I really wanted to know more about what was up with the Midnight Angels.
  • In a positive social media development, Twitter will apparently stop counting photos and links towards the 140 character limit that currently bounds tweets. I can use the extra 23 characters or so this will add.  I usually try to limit my tweets to 120 characters for retweet purposes.

Black Panther Buzz Two Year Early

A quick Twitter check yielded #BlackPantherSoLit as a trending topic…tell me more internet.

Top Tweets brought me to an article in Variety that shows Michael B. Jordan as on his way to becoming part of Marvel’s Black Panther film due out in February 2018.  This in addition to Lupita Nyong’o being set to join the film starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa and directed by Ryan Coogler.

I wasn’t (very) familiar with Black Panther until the release of Black Panther (2016) #1 released earlier this spring.  The combination of my son’s interest in the comic and Ta-Nehisi Coates serving as writer quickly brought the orphan king to my attention.

But it wasn’t until #BlackPantherSoLit that I gently pulled my son’s copy of the comic out of its plastic cover and began to give it a read myself.  Between all this and Boseman’s portrayal of Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, sign me up for opening night 2018.