comic books

Captain America twist

With the release of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 this week, Marvel has revealed that Cap has operated as sleeper agent for Hydra, the fictional terrorist organization closely associated with the Nazis.

In an interview with Time, Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort said that the plan to make Cap a villain has been in development since 2014, and aims to capture some of what's happening in politics today — particularly when it comes to discovering the ugly sides of our beloved public figures.

The author of the new Captain America comic, Nick Spencer, is getting death threats on Twitter over making Captain America a villain.

Netflix ordered Punisher series

Entertainment Weekly has reported that Marvel has ordered a spin-off starring vigilante character introduced in Daredevil season 2.

Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as vengeful military veteran Frank Castle, who brings his own lethal form of justice to Hell’s Kitchen.

Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot will serve as showrunner.

Marvel’s The Punisher marks the sixth series ordered as part of the collaboration between Netflix and Marvel Television

Venom movie in development

Sony Pictures will develop a film based on Spider-Man villain Venom, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The spinoff is not connected to the upcoming Spider-Man film that the studio is co-producing with Marvel.

Dante Harper, who wrote a draft of Edge of Tomorrow, will serve as screenwriter. There is no director attached to the project yet, but longtime Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are involved with the Venom film.

Marvel Announces 45 new titles

Today, Marvel released the All-New, All-Different Marvel Previews, a magazine revealing most of their post-Secret Wars publishing line that will debut in October. In it Marvel reveals 45 of the new titles they'll be launching, including oddly Howard the Duck.