Movie news, TV news, Con news and X-Men disappointments all covered in today's Marvel Monday.
Big news that came in last week, Joss Whedon will be returning to write and direct, its also been announced today that we might have a release date for May 1st of 2015. I think I'll wait a bit before I go and sit outside the theater. No word yet on who the villain will be, we might get Thanos as hinted at, at the end of the first Avengers, but he'll most likely have some side villain doing his work, he's not really a hands on type of purple guy. Will we get Ultron, Kang, Mephisto, or maybe even a group like The Masters of Evil, though they'll have to have a better name than that.
Its also said that as part of Whedon's contract he'll be doing a TV series based inside the Marvel Universe. Most likely the show will focus on S.H.I.E.LD. but there is a strong possibility with that there can be guest appearances from all sorts of Marvel Heroes. One week have Nova fly in, then the next week get a guest appearance by Iron Fist and Luke Cage.
Calling all artists! Marvel fans now have the opportunity to design and vote on an official Avengers-inspired t-shirt in the Make My Marvel Mighty Design Challenge!
Starting today and running until August 26 at 11:59 p.m. PT, Marvelites can unleash their artistic super powers by creating their very own Avengers-inspired designs. Entries must be submitted on the official Marvel Facebook page, following the instructions in the provided design kit. There is no limit on submissions.
After the submission period ends on August 26, the top five designs will be chosen by Marvel. Starting August 29, fans will get to vote on their favorite design, and the winner will be featured on an official Marvel t-shirt!
All submissions must follow the official rules here http://bit.ly/OZgPHD.
More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/story/19185/make_my_marvel_t-shirt_design_contest#ixzz23RybRVgV
Over on Superherostuff.com they have some more new Marvel Polos, the one featured today is a S.H.I.E.L.D. polo, so you know when Fury and Dugan go golfing.
Queen City Bookstore has their image up of this weeks comics, they also have been announcing some guests who will be at the upcoming October Buffalo comic con. Guest so far are Dave Piero, and myself John Kindelan. Yep, I'll be at the comic con selling my art, blogging, and having a great time. Sunday October 7th, 2012 like Queen City Bookstore's page to get more updates on facebook. www.facebook.com/queencitybookstore
It was great stuff, so why are the X-Men wasting their time in the spotlight with stories like these? I have no idea, fix that X-Men, you're dropping the ball.
More to come today and be sure to check out my Bleacher Report articles as well.