So, yeah, the goal had been at some point to reveal that Renee and Roger are brother and sister. Then, probably during a weekend story arc, Renee would have been pulled in to help Roger complete a mission that he was having trouble finishing on his own.
Roger’s adventures are always based on real movies. Today’s strip contains references to three such motion pictures. The most blatant one is Children of Men, which is one of my favorite films. It’s dark and exhausting, but smart and thrilling. Clive Owen is terrific in it, and it was directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón, who directed and co-wrote Gravity.
The other two are The Replacement Killers and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Neither film was particularly good, but I needed points of reference for various panels.