On this episode we discuss a couple of notable exits — Colin Trevorrow getting canned from Star Wars Episode IX and Ed Skrein quitting the Hellboy film amidst whitewashing concerns. On a similar theme, Syfy has cancelled Blood Drive and Dark Matter, and the BBC has decided to not renew Doctor Who spinoff Class. We also tackle Joss Whedon getting a screenwriting credit on Justice League, and two people were injured when chairs were thrown from a balcony at Dragon Con. We start by touching on the recent losses of Len Wein and Jerry Pournelle.
Gen’s on vacation, so it’s just Trae and Nick — but hey, video is working again!
Yesterday it was confirmed in a tweet by DC Comics that legendary creator Len Wein had passed away. The cause of death has not been publicly released, but we do know (based off of his twitter account) that Wein had been in surgery just a few days prior.
Len Wein was a legendary comics writer who had a hand in creating a couple of modern comics most iconic characters. Most notably he co-created DC/Vertigo’s Swamp Thing with Bernie Wrightson (who also passed away earlier this year) and Marvel’s Wolverine with artist John Romita. Wein also worked extensively as an editor, notably on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen.