08/25/2016 - 1:50am | Updated: 6 hours 6 min Ago
Spoilers follow for Doctor Strange.
Don't read what follows if you don't want to know as a writer on the movie accidently spoiled things.
If you are a fan of Doctor Strange the following info shouldn't be all that surprising. In addition, a Doctor Strange LEGO set references the character.
Recently it was confirmed that Community writer Don Harmon has been brought on board the Doctor Strange movie to do some additional last-minute scenes; however, the news about Harmon on Doctor Strange was first revealed accidently at Comic-Con.
Don Harmon was a part of the Harmontown podcast at the SDCC where he showed off how to screenwrite during a live writing segment. A fan in attendance managed to record the event and took a screen shot of Harmon's assitance's computer which shows off that Harmon has been working on Doctor Strange.
The screenwriting program reveals that Doctor Strange confronts Dormammu as well as scenes involving Mads Mikkselsen's character Kaecilius' seduction, and numerous scenes involving a magical mystery, new church and rituals. A reference also seems to be made to a Mirror Realm.
You can watch the Hybrid Network video below which further explains things.
"Doctor Strange" has a November 4, 2016 release starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
08/25/2016 - 1:17am | Updated: 6 hours 40 min Ago
In addition to replacing every other Marvel Comics character, Iron Man is up next.
A 15-year-old is donning the Iron Man suit and will be called Ironheart.
Apparently Joe Quesada came up with the name.
The problem is that there is already an Ironheart out there -- it's a Japanese Iron Man porn parody (via Bleeding Cool).
No word if Marvel will change the name, but it look as if Joe Quesada was caught --- nah, I won't even say it.
Hey, and the two covers looks the same, too.
I think the bigger question is why would Tony Stark let a 15-year-old girl fly around in essentially what is a weapon of mass destruction? Yeah, that makes sense.
08/25/2016 - 12:51am | Updated: 7 hours 5 min Ago
Fantastic Four bombed at the box office, with the blame aimed at either Simon Kinberg or director Josh Trank (probably both).
It's probably safe to say that it isn't the fault of the cast, who I felt did a pretty good job.
Fantastic Four made a measily $168 million at the box office in total, which is almost unheard of these days for a superhero movie, not to mention a Marvel property (Fox Studios owns the rights).
That said, it's unclear if a Fantastic Four sequel will get made, but in the video below Kata Mara states she would love to come back.
Worth a mention is that Fox Studios eventually has to make another Fantastic Four movie or the rights will revert back to Dsiney and Marvel Studios, but whether or not it will be with this cast is anyone's guess.
An early Fantastic Four script did sound pretty good as it featured Galactus, Silver Surfer, Annihilus, Mole Man and more; however it required a much larger budget. Maybe that's the route to go with?
08/25/2016 - 12:35am | Updated: 7 hours 22 min Ago
Check out a new trailer for Arrow Season 5 featuring a first look at The Walking Dead's Chad L. Coleman as Tobias Church.
Tobias Church has previously been described as a ruthless crime lord who sets out to fill the sizable void left by Damien Darhk and H.I.V.E., and who looks to unite the criminal organizations of Star City under his command.
Arrow Season 5 premiers Wednesday, October 5th at 8pm ET on the CW starring Stephen Amell
08/24/2016 - 8:51pm | Updated: 10 hours 51 min Ago
There's been rumors stating that Marvel and Fox are planning an Avengers X-Men movie crossover, with one even stating it's supposed to happen in 2020.
To add fuel to the fire, Kevin Feige booted Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter from being involved with the movies. Perlmutter was a potential roadblock to working with Fox as reportedly Perlmutter is feuding with Fox over the Marvel character film rights.
In addition, Marvel is working with Sony on Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spidey recently debuted in the MCU during Civil War, leading to speculation an Avengers X-Men movie could happen.
While we can all dream if an Avengers X-Men crossover movie will ever take place, it may not be in the cards, at least according to Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo.
“As far as we know, right now there isn’t talk regarding the X-Men," Russo said while promoting the Captain America: Civil War Blu-Ray, reports Screen Rant. "I don’t know if behind-the-scenes there were conversations or if there are conversations happening but we certainly haven’t heard of any… Sony and Marvel had a relationship through Kevin [Feige] and Amy [Pascal], and through us and Amy. That’s really how Spider-Man came about. It requires a certain alchemy and a very special situation for studios to share properties. There was not talk on Civil War about the X-Men.”
While Joe Russo offers potential bad news about an Avengers X-Men crossover, the good news is that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige actually has a good relationship with Fox and X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner.
"I would love it. I would love it," Donner said a couple of years ago in an interview. "I personally have close ties to Marvel because of Kevin Feige, because Kevin worked for me. But to take our characters and mingle them in the way that they were written, yeah, absolutely."
Likewise, back in April while promoting Deadpool, Tim Miller and Simon Kinberg offered they would love an Avengers X-Men crossover.
"I would love to some day in part heal the rift between the world of X-Men and the world of Avengers," Tim Miller said.
"Yeah, I think we all would," Simon Kinberg added. "There's so much crossover in the comics it would be neat to one day be able see those characters share a movie."
"Kevin [Feige] is so awesome," Miller continued. "Did you see my little pizza box in one of the scenes? 'Feige's Famous Pizza' -- that was my little.. trying to bring these worlds together."
"Both of us are actually quite close with Kevin and have a profound amount of respect for what he does," Kinberg offered. "And it would be fun to all team up one day, somehow, together, if that could work."
"I think it's a super smart move with Spider-Man. I mean, he's great," Miller said.
Deadpool also featured a Marvel Studios Hellicarrier at the end of the film (at least in concept art), so maybe we shouldn't rule out an Avengers X-Men crossover just yet?
08/24/2016 - 8:28pm | Updated: 11 hours 29 min Ago
An image featuring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as Joker from an alternate scene at the end of Suicide Squad has surfaced.
It's been said that originally Harley and Joker's relationship was going to be much more abusive and serious than what ended up in the final cut.
According to a list of Suicide Squad cuts, Joker and Harley get into an argument after he rescues her in the hijacked helicopter. It's even said he pushes her out to kill her, and then the helicopter gets shot down.
Apparently Suicide Squad was reworked to remove the villainous sides of the Suicide Squad (and Joker) and attempted to make them look more like anti-heroes.
"Suicide Squad" is directed by David Ayer starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Scott Eastwood in an unknown role.
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Supervillains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
08/24/2016 - 7:55pm | Updated: 11 hours 55 min Ago
You may recognize her as a young Tali Al Ghul from The Dark Knight Rises, but now Joey King is a bit more grown up and playing the metahuman Magenta in The Flash Season 3.
Joey King took to Twitter to offer a glimpse of her character.
"I'm coming for you Flash," King posted on Twitter along with the following image.
In the comics, Magenta is a former girlfriend of The Flash Wally West who has the ability to control magnetism and becomes a villain.
Joey King is also known for Independence Day: Resurgence, Fargo, and The Conjuring.
The Flash Season 3 premiers Tuesday, October 4th at 8pm ET on The CW starring Grant Gustin.
08/24/2016 - 7:32pm | Updated: 12 hours 14 min Ago
The pair, in persona as Thor and Loki, visited Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.
Check out the images below posted on social media where we see even Loki comes out as a good guy (via collider).
"Thor: Raganarok" has a November 3, 2017 release directed by Taika Waititi starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk/Banner, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.
08/24/2016 - 7:19pm | Updated: 12 hours 37 min Ago
Check out two pieces of concept art from a cancelled animated Superman series that was going to be developed by Genndy Tartakovsky.
Tartakovsky is a veteran animator known for a plethora of work including Hotel Transylvania, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Powerpuff Girls, Batman: The Animated Series and lots more.
The art is done by Scott Wills also known for Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack and Monsters vs. Aliens.
"Genndy Tartakovsky, Justin Thompson and I were very excited to do our take on an animated Superman but unfortunately it was pulled from us just as we were starting," Wills posted on his blog.
The Superman animated series was going to be a part of DC Nation, which also included Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated series. DC Nation lasted frm 2012-2014 but was axed by Cartoon Network.
Superman next surfaces in animated form as part of Cartoon Network's Justice League Action series.
(via Screen Rant)
08/24/2016 - 6:52pm | Updated: 13 hours 5 min Ago
New set video for Transformers: The Last Knight has been released online featuring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel and director Michael Bay offering a behind-the-scenes look at some sort of water scene.
Per the norm, we can see explosions are involved.
"As Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhamel discovered, this isn't your typical water slide," the Transformers movie social networks posted.
"Transformers: The Last Knight" has a June 23, 2017 release directed by Michael Bay starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stephen Merchant, Isabela Moner, Jean Dujardin, Jerrod Carmichael, Allen Phoenix, with Peter Cullen returning as the voice of Optimus Prime.
08/24/2016 - 5:21pm | Updated: 14 hours 20 min Ago
The source of the rumor didn't offer much regarding specifics, but now it's looking like Zendaya may not actually be playing Mary Jane Watson.
It's said, according to their sources, a twist was to be featured at the end of the Spider-Man: Homecoming where Zendaya's character tells Peter to call her "MJ."
Obviously if it's a twist, that would mean Zendaya is not being called Mary Jane throughout Spider-Man: Homecoming as the "MJ" thing at the end of the movie wouldn't be a big deal.
On numerous occasions, Zendaya is said to be playing a character named Michelle. We can probably speculate her middle name may start with the letter "J" -- and hence the "MJ" nod at the end of the film.
Comic-Con also saw director Jon Watts specifically state Zendaya's name is Michelle as well. Is Marvel attempting to pull another Khan similar to J.J. Abrams and Paramount's attempt with Benedict Cumberbatch in Stark Trek Into Darkness (which didn't go over well at all)?
Honestly, I would be pretty surprised by Kevin Feige if he went the Zendaya as Mary Jane route. Regardless what anyone tries to spin, Mary Jane is an iconic Spider-Man character. The only issue I foresee is that Sony is involved with Amy Pascal as producer on Spider-Man: Homecoming. I believe Pascal green lit the female Ghostbusters bomb and is friends with Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter, who Kevin Feige booted from being involved in Marvel Studios and who is thought to be responsible for the PC-replacement characters in Marvel Comics (that is also tanking).
I've gotten heat online for my views on the character replacements, but my argument has always been to just create new characters not replacing existing ones. As I've said numerous times, I wouldn't want a non-black Luke Cage, Black Panther or John Stewart -- that's just plain ridiculous.
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" has a July 7, 2017 release directed by Jon Watts starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios' "Captain: Civil War," begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in "Spider-Man: Homecoming."
08/24/2016 - 4:08pm | Updated: 15 hours 29 min Ago
Two different scenes for The Walking Dead Season 6 finale were created featuring Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan.
One scene featured what was shown on AMC, with the other an R-rated version out of the comics with Negan dropping F-bombs.
Now the uncensored Walking Dead Season 6 finale Negan scene has leaked online from the Blu-Ray.
A lot of fans were upset that AMC didn't reveal who died, but we'll find out in the first episode of The Walking Dead Season 7.
"The Walking Dead" Season 7 premiers October 23rd on AMC starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand, Josh McDermitt.
08/24/2016 - 3:54pm | Updated: 16 hours 3 min Ago
The Fox Studios Channing Tatum Gambit movie has lost its second director.
Following Ruper Wyatt leaving Gambit, Doug Liman boarded the project, but now Liman has set sail for greener pastures over at Warner Bros. for the DC movie Justice League Dark.
Variety reports Doug Liman left Fox on good terms and it's considered a mutual split.
The news of Doug Liman departing Gambit shouldn't be all that surprising as Fox recently yanked Gambit from its release schedule; in addition, Channing Tatum has taken on other projects.
Simon Kinberg recently gave an update on the delayed release of Gambit citing the movie needed more time to develop and to get the tone right (via Slash Film):
I think the truth is when you have these movies that need a very special and unique tone, it takes a little while to find that tone…’Deadpool’ feels like it exploded out of nowhere, but it was a 10-year development process on that movie. I think it was honed over those 10 years.
I hope that ‘Gambit’ doesn’t take 10 years, but it takes a little honing to get that tone and that voice exactly right. The character has such a specific voice in the comic in the same way that ‘Deadpool’ has a specific voice in the comic, that we want to make sure that we capture that voice on the page. Really it’s just about getting a screenplay that is worthy of that character, and I think we’re really close right now.
Gambit was originally going to be released some time in 2018.
08/24/2016 - 3:36pm | Updated: 16 hours 20 min Ago
With the animated Justice League Dark movie coming out, many speculated that spelled the end of the live-action version, but it's learned that is not the case.
Doug Liman was previously attached to the Fox Studios Channing Tatum Gambit movie, but will no longer be directing that film.
Plot details are being kept under wraps about Justice League Dark, but it's described as a "dark Justice League team that consists of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon."
It's further said Justice League Dark will play a major role in the new D.C. Cinematic Universe.
Guillermo Del Toro was at one time up to direct Justice League Dark, but the report notes he got busy with other projects, with Rudin breathing new life into the project. Scott Rudin produced No Country for Old Men, The Truman Show, Ex Machina, The Newsroom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Social Network and many more films.
Swamp Thing test footage recently hit the net for a live-action Justice League Dark movie as well.
Matt Reeves most recently played Constantine in the DC TV universe, which has been said to be separate from the DC movie universe. Colin Farrell was at one time rumored for Constantine.
No actors have been announced for Justice League Dark and WB has yet to officially announce the project.
08/24/2016 - 2:56pm | Updated: 17 hours 11 sec Ago
Check out the new trailer below for the Russian superhero movie, Guardians (Zashchitniki/Защитники).
Guardians has a February 23, 2017 release directed by Sarik Andreasyan starring Sebastien Sisak, Sanzhar Madiyev, Anton Pampushnyy, Alina Lanina, Valeria Shkirando, Stanislav Shirin and Vyacheslav Razbegaev.
The film is set in an alternate history at the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, as a group of Soviet superheroes were created during the Cold War. The group includes representatives of the different nationalities of the USSR, superpowers protagonists reflect strengths and traditions of the people of the USSR.
Set during the Cold War, a secret organization named "Patriot" gathered a group of Soviet superheroes, altering and augmenting the DNA of four individuals, in order to defend the homeland from supernatural threats.
The group includes representatives of the different nationalities of the Soviet Union, which each one of them have long been hiding their true identity. In hard times, they settled down to business and gather to defend their homeland.
08/24/2016 - 2:43am | Updated: 1 day 5 hours Ago
Earlier saw it mistakenly reported that Todd Lasance was cast as Savitar in The Flash Season 3, but now the actual character is made known.
TV Line reports Vampire Diaries' Todd Lasance has been cast as The Rival.
Savitar has yet to be cast.
The Rival, in the comics, is primarily a Jay Garrick Flash foe who created a formula to give himself super speed and ended up disappearing into the Speed Force and at times reappearing.
Regarding Savitar, co-showrunner Todd Helbing offered about the character: “Savitar in Hindu means ‘the god of speed,’ and he has this sort of cult-like essence, where he’s sort of like the speed god. But everything about him is different than Zoom or Reverse-Flash. I can’t go into too much detail, but he’s quite a bit different.”
In addition to The Rival and Savitar, other Flash Season 3 baddies include Mirror Master (played by True Blood's Grey Damon), Dr. Alchemy (yet to be cast) and Gorilla Grodd.
The Flash Season 3 premiers Tuesday, October 4th at 8pm ET on The CW.
08/24/2016 - 12:26am | Updated: 1 day 7 hours Ago
Celebrating one million subscribers on their YouTube channel, DC has announced a special all-day live streaming event for Friday, September 2nd.
THR reports the eight-hour stream will feature interviews with comic book creators and more.
Paul Malmont, DCE's director of digital marketing content, said in a statement that it was "exciting to see what we've accomplished in just three years," adding, "Now, more than ever, we're committed to bringing unique, entertaining stories about all things DC to our fans. The first-ever DC All Access all-day live stream event is a thank you to our fans for their support."
DC All Access regulars Tiffany Smith and Jason Inman will be hosting the all-day event which starts at 12pm EST on September 2nd.
08/23/2016 - 11:21pm | Updated: 1 day 7 hours Ago
A couple of days ago saw news hit that Peter David was approached by Netflix for Young Justice Season 3.
Cosmic Book News reported on it, which went viral, reaching over half a million people on our social networks alone.
It's safe to say that a lot of fans want a Young Justice Season 3.
Now Peter David has taken to his blog to post about the mix-up noting he had lunch with Greg Weisman a few weeks ago -- not with Netflix. It's possible the fan may have mixed up mention of Greg Weisman as being an official representative of Netflix.
Here's what Peter David had to say on the matter:
“Mr. David, what are the chances of ‘Young Justice’ getting a third season?”
“Well, I had lunch with Greg Weisman a few weeks ago, and he said that Netflix is seriously considering ordering a third season because they’re impressed with how much people are watching it. So if you want to make it happen, keep on doing that.”
That’s what I’ve been saying for the past month, countless times, ever since I had lunch with Greg before San Diego. Seems pretty straightforward.
And suddenly I’ve been getting barraged with tweets and emails from fans asking me if it’s true that I’ve had a meeting with Netflix about writing the third season. Why? Because someone asked me the question at the recent Terrificon in Connecticut and, rather than report the answer I’ve given at least a hundred times, he instead provided his own version. I’ve no doubt it was an innocent mistake, but it’s caused a MAJOR headache for me.
Furthermore I’m now worried it could do damage to the cause, because people might think, “We did it! There’s gonna be a third season, done deal!” and then stop watching. Which would then cause Netflix to say, “Hunh, people have stopped watching, guess it was just a passing fad,” and that’s that.
So I will say it once more: It is NOT a done deal. So continue watching “Young Justice” if you want to have a hope of a third season.
Obviously there seems to be confusion regarding who said what, but what holds true is that Young Justice Season 3 is not green lit and to continue watching season 1 and 2 on Netflix.
Interestingly enough, one of Greg Weisman's tweets did confirm some sort of meeting did take place with Netflix about Young Justice Season 3, which may be where the mix-up occurred (and not with Peter David's involvement).
@drdr47811 Netflix has said it's true. That's all I know.— Greg Weisman (@Greg_Weisman) August 23, 2016
08/23/2016 - 10:46pm | Updated: 1 day 9 hours Ago
Prior to Chris Evans landing the role of Steve Rogers, John Krasinski was up for the role of Captain America.
Krasinki appears on Conan O'Brien tonight where he talks about screen testing for Cap.
Watch the video below where John Krasinki says Marvel let him put on the suit, and then Thor himself Chris Hemsworth walked by!
I think Krasinki was also up to play Star-Lord.
Conan O'Brien airs weekdays at 11pm ET on TBS.
08/23/2016 - 10:27pm | Updated: 1 day 9 hours Ago
Will Khal Drago be returning to Game Of Thrones?
Jason Momoa, the actor that played the role, may have teased a return to Game Of Thrones on Instagram.
Momoa posted two photos on Instagram while visiting Ireland and included "ALOHA DROGO."
In addition, one of the photos features Jason Momoa with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss leading to speculation of a Khal Drago return.
Last we saw of the Dothraki chieftain was in a vision scene during Game of Thrones Season 2. It's possible Jason Momoa could be involved in a similar scene for Season 7 or just maybe he'll return to life (Jon Snow came back).
Of course as Jason Momoa is filming Justice League in the UK, he could simply be visiting his old pals; Game of Thrones films in Northern Ireland.