Geek showbiz news has rolled in since the holiday here’s the latest!

Sony has released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the animated feature due out October 2022 (below).  In the film, Miles Morales will be transported across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People.  Three directors are helming the project (see "’Spider-Verse 2’ Gets Directors").

Amazon’s Prime Video will release Diabolical, an animated anthology series set in the universe of The Boys, in 2022.  Like The Animatrix, which the announcement referenced, the series will include stories by a number of different creators, in this case including Awkwafina, Garth Ennis, Eliot Glazer and Ilana Glazer, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, Simon Racioppa, Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth, Andy Samberg, and Aisha Tyler.

HBO Max has released the second trailer for Peacemaker (below), the new James Gunn DC series starring John Cena.  It will premiere January 13 on the streamer.  An initial teaser was released in October (see "’Peacemaker’ Teaser").

Dark Horse Comics has hired an investment bank to evaluate strategic alternatives, according to Bloomberg via Slashfilm.  The company took on a large investment from Vanguard Visionary Assets, a Chinese company associated with former Walt Disney Company in Greater China Chairman Stanley Cheung, in 2018.  Founder Mike Richardson told ICv2 at the time that he retains a "large chunk" of the company (see "Richardson Retains Large Chunk").

Warner Animation Group is developing The Metal Men, an animated feature based on the DC characters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Ron Clements and John Musker, the team that wrote and directed Moana, Princess and the Frog, Aladdin, Hercules, The Little Mermaid, and other films for Disney, has gone to the other side of the street and are attached to this project, according to the report.  The pair have written a treatment; Space Jam: A New Legacy writer Celeste Ballard is writing a script.

A new series based on Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel’s Image comic series Nocterra will be writer and producer Robert Patino’s (DMZ, Westworld, Sons of Anarchy) first project for Netflix under a new overall deal, according to Variety.  Patino will be showrunner and executive producer of the series.  Nocterra has been selling well in comic stores, it was #2 on the ICv2 chart of ComicHub’s Top 20 Graphic Novels for October (see "Top 20 Graphic Novels – October 2021").