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Will The Flash finale have an impact on the next season of Arrow? How much money will X-Men: Apocalypse make this at the box office this weekend? What does Chris Evans say about the recent Captain America comic twist? Are the Watchmen somehow involved in DC Comics Rebirth? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Mel Gibson Turned Down Thor

The Marvel cinematic universe is growing so much that nearly every actor in Hollywood will have appeared in a Marvel Studios movie before all is said and done. For most actors and actresses, a role in a Marvel movie is a good move. But apparently taking a key role in a Marvel movie wasn’t something that Mel Gibson was particularly interested in, because he turned one down.

Mel Gibson made some publicity rounds at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of Blood Father, the latest film from Jean-François Richet, and one interview brought the revelation that Mel Gibson turned down Thor. Specifically, Gibson would have played the role of Odin in Thor, the God of Thunder’s moody father who ended up being played by Anthony Hopkins. In addition, Gibson had some thoughts about superhero movies in general and the state of motion pictures. Read More »

captain america controversy

If you think dodging movie and television spoilers is hard, just trying being a comic book fan. The biggest twists from any new comic day (that’s every Wednesday) will be in the headlines of every website before noon. It’s a problem.

So chances are strong that even non-readers know all about the big revelation that occurred in the final pages of yesterday’s Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, the new Marvel series from writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz. I’m not going to spoil it in this paragraph, but I will spoil it after the jump as I explain why fans are furious and making their displeasure with this Captain America controversy known on social media…and why they’re almost certainly overreacting and will feel awfully silly as this story starts to play out.

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Original X-Men Cast

Bryan Singer will next make 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which begins filming this fall, but the director isn’t done with the X-Men franchise yet. His newest addition to the series, X-Men: Apocalypse, opens in theaters this Friday, but he’s already expressed interest in continuing with the franchise, although whether he’ll direct another sequel is unconfirmed. Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg revealed the next installment will take place in the ’90s, presumably following the latest recruits, and possibly the X-Men: First Class castmates if they decide to return.

But what about the original cast, the one Bryan Singer helped put together for the first X-Men film? Most of them appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but did that conclude their involvement with the franchise? Below, Singer says he’s interested in bringing back the original X-Men cast members, but only under the right circumstances.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Airbnb

The lair of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is supposed to be a secret. Even though everyone knows it exists in the sewer, no one should know where its at outside of the heroes in a half-shell and maybe their friends April O’Neil and Casey Jones. But plenty of people in New York will get to check out the mutant pad thanks to a special Airbnb promotion allowing fans to stay over night in the turtle lair. Check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Airbnb lair below. Read More »

Amazing Spider-Man

Which relaunched title from DC Comics Rebirth does Geoff Johns like the most? Would you believe that Fantastic Four got a Teen Choice Award nomination? How much of Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse ended up on the cutting room floor? Is Wesley Snipes still hoping to return as Blade? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Tyler Perry is prepared to undergo a transformation for a sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
  • Megan Fox says she is signed on for another TMNT film.
  • Nicolas Cage claims that National Treasure 3 is still in the works.
  • Idina Menzel endorses Elsa getting a girlfriend in Frozen 2.
  • The director of the Men in Black/Jump Street spin-off tries to ease your apprehension.
  • A new batch of Star Trek Beyond posters are here.
  • Wesley Snipes would like to play Blade again.
  • Blumhouse is reviving Benji.
  • What’s the deal with the new Friday the 13th movie?
  • Many landmarks are destroyed in new Independence Day: Resurgence posters.

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Suicide Squad Spin-Offs

Just over a week ago, we learned that Warner Bros. Pictures was considering expanding their future roster of DC Comics films with a spin-off that would focus on Margot Robbie reprising her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn. Instead of being a solo outing for the villain, the movie would feature a new ensemble of characters with Batgirl and Birds of Prey mentioned as possibly appearing. However, she might not be the only Task Force X member getting a spin-off.

A new rumor reveals that Warner Bros. is also considering other Suicide Squad spin-offs for the other members of the villain team being assembled on the big screen for the first time this summer. Find out more below. Read More »

wolverine 3 villains

It’s starting to look like the goal of the currently filming Wolverine 3 is to send Hugh Jackman‘s adamantium-clawed superhero out with a bloody bang by throwing as many villains at him as possible. We already know that Narcos star Boyd Holbrook will play the lead villain, an original character reportedly created specifically for this film and that Richard E. Grant will play a “mad scientist” of some kind. Even the post-credits scene in X-Men: Apocalypse appears to be setting up a future villain whose identity will lurk behind this link for those who wish to know.

Now, a new report claims to know about another group of villains that will menace Wolverine in his cinematic swan song and fans will be pleased to note that they have been ripped straight from the comics. Some of you may find this to be a minor spoiler, so feel free to stop reading now if you don’t want to know about the Wolverine 3 villains.

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