Thursday, May 21, 2009

THE LOSERS Movie Update

Latest news on THE LOSERS is that Spanish actor Oscar Jaenada has just landed the role of Cougar. This means that all six of the primary cast are now signed:

CLAY: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
ROQUE: Idris Elba
AISHA: Zoe Saldana
JENSEN: Chris Evans
POOCH: Columbus Short
COUGAR: Oscar Jaenada

Jason Patric has reportedly been linked to the role of neo-con arch-villain Max, though I'm not sure if he's officially signed. We've also heard of a possible great choice for Max's merc sidekick Wade, though we're waiting for an official announcement before blabbing.

Principle photography begins this summer in Puerto Rico. Hold onto yer hats...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

That MEGAZINE Interview In Full

Back in October, I did an interview with Matthew Badham, an edited version of which saw print in last month's JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE.

Matthew has now posted the complete, unedited interview on his blog.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

New York Comic-Con Schedule

Running around like a headless chicken here getting ready for NYCC. My new Vertigo book isn't being announced yet, so my two "official" engagements are both for Marvel on Friday.

I'll be signing at the Marvel booth (that's booth no. 1141) on Friday from noon til 1pm.

Then I'll be joining the big guns for the DARK REIGN panel in room 7 (1A24) from 4:45 to 5:45pm Friday. And then I'll be hitting the bar.

Please do come along and tell me how awesome my Marvel work is -- ideally within earshot of Joe Quesada!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

IGN on THUNDERBOLTS #128

IGN have just given THUNDERBOLTS #128 a rating of 9/10 in their review. Here's an excerpt:

Thunderbolts #128 is a damn good comic. It's packed with smart, biting lines of dialogue, interesting developments, a small but satisfying dosage of Diggle's brand of action, and a central conflict that's as compelling as any I've read in a long time. I always knew Diggle was capable of writing pulse-pounding action. This issue proves he's also capable of extremely intelligent character work and richly layered plot progression. With the dynamic but uneven Robert De La Torre showing significant signs of improvement with each issue, Thunderbolts promises to remain a must read for a long, long time.

Check out IGN.com for the full review.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Comics Bulletin on THUNDERBOLTS #128

Comics Bulletin have run the first review of THUNDERBOLTS #128, on sale today in the US. From the review:

In this issue we find the Black Widow and Ant-Man engaged in covert ops aboard Air Force One. It would seem that writer Andy Diggle is setting up these Thunderbolts as the opposite of Nick Fury's Secret Warriors. Osborn would now have a mirror team for Nick Fury as well as Captain America, the Dark Avengers vs the New Avengers...

The creative team has done a great job in this issue. Writer Andy Diggle uses dialogue quite well, with the entire cast sounding unique and true to their character. The art is excellent, both the consistent and sharp pencils and the mood setting colors. Each character is instantly recognizable and no two people look alike, and the scale used with certain size-changing members of the Thunderbolts is handled accurately.


Read the whole thing, plus a 6-page preview, at Comics Bulletin.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

THUNDERBOLTS #128 Preview


Marvel.com have posted a four-page sneak preview of THUNDERBOLTS #128 (on sale 21/22 January), featuring Norman Osborn and... whoever it is who happens to be the President of the United States in the Marvel Universe these days.

Remind me?

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

THUNDERBOLTS #130 Solicitation


THUNDERBOLTS #130

WRITER: ANDY DIGGLE
PENCILS: ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
COVER BY: FRANCESCO “MATT” MATTINA

“MAGNUM OPUS” (Part 2 of 4) -- Crossover with DEADPOOL

Everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth has the Thunderbolts in his crosshairs – but don’t expect this murderer’s row of butt-kickers to lay down!

The nastiest fight of ’09 has begun, and you’ve got the front row seat for all the ultra violence that Andy Diggle (DARK REIGN: HAWKEYE) and Roberto De La Torre (IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D.) can dish up!

Rated T+
PRICE: $2.99
IN STORES: March 18, 2009

THUNDERBOLTS #129 Solicitation


THUNDERBOLTS # 128
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by FRANCESCO "MATT" MATTINA

The Green Goblin vs. the President of the United States! It’s terror at 10,000 feet when Spider-Man’s fearsome foe hurls pumpkin bombs at a special target: the new President!

Just what is Norman Osborn up to... and who in the world are the new Thunderbolts?

A Dark Reign is falling -- be there as the new team of Andy Diggle and Roberto De La Torre present “Hammer Down” Part II!

Rated T+
$2.99
IN STORES: February 25, 2009