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Why can’t Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart stop laughing on The Graham Norton Show? Why are there a bunch of YouTube videos involving Spider-Man and Elsa from Frozen? Can a hydraulic press do damage to Wolverine‘s claws? Could Gambit start shooting early next year? Want a new tidbit about Star-Lord‘s father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

nicholas hoult x-men supernova

There are days when the nonsensical continuity of the X-Men movies makes me want to throw my hands up in the air and move into the desert and stop writing about comic book movies and there are days where I just shrug it all off because I’ll always take interesting experiments like Logan, Legion, and Deadpool over a coherent universe. Today, I feel like the latter, so it’s just amusing that Nicholas Hoult, who has starred in three X-Men movies, is only pretty sure that he’s in the next film that’s supposed to begin production this year. It’s good to know that the actors, like audience members, also aren’t quite sure what’s going on.

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Black Lightning TV Series

Hart of Dixie actor Cress Williams has been cast as Black Lightning in the CW’s new DC superhero pilot. Learn more about the Cress Williams Black Lightning casting after the jump.
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Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers crossover

Marvel Studios provided confirmation that the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers would meet on the big screen in Avengers: Infinity War when they released a video after the first day of shooting had commenced. We still have over a year to wait before that epic, live-action team-up takes place, but both of those heroic groups will actually meet much sooner…in cartoon form.

Find out more about Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers crossover after the jump. Read More »

eric heisserer interivew

Screenwriter Eric Heisserer wrote Arrival, /Film’s favorite movie of 2016. He’s now an Oscar nominee and could very easily take home his industry’s highest honor in a few days. But when I spoke with Heisserer, less than a week before the big ceremony, we didn’t talk about that acclaimed science fiction masterpiece. After all, he’s busy building a superhero movie universe at the moment.

The average moviegoer probably isn’t familiar with Valiant Comics and their vast cast of heroes and villains, but Sony is hoping they’ll want to get acquainted. Films based on Harbinger (about a team of young heroes with incredible abilities) and Bloodshot (about a tormented soldier enhanced with tech that makes him unstoppable) are in the works and Heisserer is writing the screenplays. More than that, Heisserer has gone all in on the Valiant universe: his new Valiant comic series, Secret Weapons, debuts this summer.

So, how do you build a superhero movie universe in a crowded field? And how do you transition from writing movies to writing comic books? All of this (and some awesome new art from Secret Weapons) can be found in the interview below.

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Injustice 2

Who is the costume designer for Aquaman? Which other Marvel heroes have been inhabited by The Phoenix? How power hungry is Superman in the new Injustice 2 trailer? Want to see a fanmade trailer for a Christopher Nolan directed Nightwing movie with Casey Affleck as The Riddler? What Batman story has Neil Gaiman been working on for nearly 30 years? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Wolverine Avengers

Although Hugh Jackman has made it very clear that Logan will be his last movie as Wolverine, he’s not above indulging in some what-ifs. He hedged his bets when asked about a potential Wolverine / Deadpool movie, and now he’s entertaining the hypothetical possibility of a Wolverine / Avengers movie. No, it’s never going to happen — but Jackman admits that he might have been tempted to stick around if it had been an option.  Read More »

guardians of the galaxy vol. 2

The news here isn’t that musician and film director Rob Zombie is now a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – the news here is that musician and film director Rob Zombie is once again a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following his brief cameo in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Zombie has confirmed that he’ll be back for the sequel, which arrives in theaters in just a few months.

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Nightwing movie

Dick Grayson will be following his famous mentor right into the DC Extended Universe. Warner Bros. is plotting a Nightwing movie, with Chris McKay in talks to direct. McKay actually has some very recent experience with the character: he last helmed The Lego Batman Movie, which prominently featured Dick Grayson (voiced by Michael Cera) as Batman’s overeager sidekick.  Read More »

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Ben Affleck Batman

UPDATE 2/23/17: It looks like Matt Reeves will be directing The Batman after all. Warner Bros. officially announced the hire today, with president and chief content officer Toby Emmerich saying they were “thrilled” with the decision. The press release (which you can read here) oddly does not mention Ben Affleck, even though he officially remains on board to produce and star, but Erik Davis has confirmation from the studio that Affleck is still set to play Batman.

Our original story from 2/10/17 (with our update from 2/17/17) follows.
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