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JUDGE DREDD UN­DER SIEGE #1

THE law makes a re­turn to comic books this week, with the launch of a new Judge Dredd se­ries.

Un­der Siege finds Dredd in se­ri­ous trou­ble af­ter go­ing to in­ves­ti­gate why con­tact has been lost with Pa­trick Swayze Block.

The four-part sto­ry­lines is a dark, satir­i­cal re­boot of the char­ac­ter un­der writer Mark Rus­sell (The Flint­stones, God Is Dis­ap­pointed in You) for US-based IDW Pub­lish­ing.

It con­tin­ues IDW’s re­la­tion­ship with Re­bel­lion, the pub­lisher of 2000 AD.

With art by Max Dun­bar (Gears of War), Judge Dredd Un­der Siege #1 is out now priced £3.35.

HAN’S DOWN

FOR such a fun movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, doesn’t seem to have con­nected with au­di­ences.

It had been pro­jected to pull in a com­bined domestic and over­seas open­ing box of­fice week­end of around £300m. In fact, it’s taken closer to £148m.

Solo had a trou­bled shoot, with orig­i­nal di­rec­tors Phil Lord and Chris Miller be­ing fired a few weeks be­fore the end of the shoot, to be re­placed by Ron Howard.

It also hasn’t helped that the movie was re­leased so quickly on the back of Avengers: In­fin­ity War and Dead­pool 2, leav­ing cin­ema go­ers ex­hausted.

But none of this should stop you go­ing to see what is an in­cred­i­bly fun movie.

BACK IN BLACK

AC­TION star Liam Nee­son, right, has been signed to ap­pear in the new Men In Black spin-off.

While this film is set in the same uni­verse as the first three MIB films, this will fol­low the ad­ven­tures of two new agents – played by Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thomp­son.

Va­ri­ety re­ports that Nee­son will play the pair’s boss, run­ning their op­er­a­tions from Lon­don.

Fast & Fu­ri­ous 8 di­rec­tor F Gary Gray will be at the helm of the movie, sched­uled to hit cin­e­mas on June 14, 2019.

Early days: Chewie and Han

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