It seems that DC is bringing in some outside talent for its books as original Halloween director John Carpenter will be co-writing a Joker book.
John Carpenter’s upcoming DC book is titled The Joker: Year of the Villian and sounds about as nuts as you would expect from the man who brought us Halloween. Apparently, in John Carpenter’s new DC book, Lex Luthor is now an human-alien hybrid and is demanding that humanity give in to their natural evil. The Halloween director’s DC book will focus in on the Joker who is not having any of it and is determined to prove that the greatest evil is the one that leaves them laughing.
You can see the full synopsis for Halloween director John Carpenter’s upcoming DC Joker book below:
Now a human-alien hybrid, Lex Luthor has made his appeal to the world, asking its citizens to embrace doom and give in once and for all to evil, humanity’s true nature. In exchange, he will grant them the tools to ascend to their ultimate selves. While some DC villains (and heroes) are willing to hear what ‘Apex Lex’ has to offer, the Clown Prince of Crime isn’t going to wait around until Lex gets to him. This puts The Joker on a mission to get his swagger back in a world gone bad by out-badding everyone else, proving that the greatest evil is always the one that leaves them laughing.
The upcoming Joker book from Halloween director John Carpenter is scheduled to be released on October 2nd, 2019. The John Carpenter story will be forty pages long and is slated to be a one-shot. And based on this description, the Joker is going to try and have the last laugh on Lex Luthor!
What do you all make of this news? Are you excited to see John Carpenter work on a DC comic? Would you rather have him focus on upcoming Halloween sequels? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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‘Gotham’ Cast Photos Feature Bane, Plus Penguin & Riddler In Iconic Costumes
FOX has released a new batch of Gotham cast photos featuring Batman villains The Riddler and Penguin donning their classic costumes, along with a new look at Shane West’s Bane.
The final season of FOX’s Batman prequel series subtitled Legend of the Dark Knight will serve as a conclusion to the series with David Mazouz completing his journey towards becoming Batman. In addition to Batman’s introduction, the final season is also set to introduce Shane West as the iconic Batman villain Bane as it continues the No Man’s Land storyline.
Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith with also be featured in the iconic Penguin and Riddler costumes which you can get a look at in the gallery below!
The Batman prequel series stars Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.
With Gotham on the brink of total anarchy and cut off from the outside world, only Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and a handful of heroes remain behind to retake the city. Inspired by the “No Man’s Land” arc from the comics, villains including Penguin, the Riddler, the Sirens and Jeremiah have taken claim on various regions of the city. Will order be restored, or will chaos reign in Gotham?
Gotham season 5 will premiere on January 3, 2019, on Fox. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight as we learn it.
Source: TV Line