The Peripheral

Two upcoming television projects have found homes. In a competitive bidding war, Amazon has won the rights to a science fiction series called The Peripheral that hails from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the creators of HBO’s Westworld. Meanwhile, Syfy has snagged the rights to Deadly Class, a comic adaptation from Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Read more about both projects below. Read More »

Birds of Prey scripts

Ever since Suicide Squad made $745 million in theaters, Warner Bros. has been searching for a way to get Margot Robbie back in her Harley Quinn costume for another movie. They’ve seemingly found it: word came out earlier this week that up-and-coming filmmaker Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) would direct Robbie in a film that sounded like a mix of Birds of Prey and Gotham City Sirens.

A new follow-up report says WB has two different Birds of Prey scripts in the works right now, and in addition to Harley Quinn, there’s only one other character who appears in both scripts. Read More »

new infinity war clip

Oh, look, it’s time for another Avengers: Infinity War clip. This quick snippet of footage features Earth’s Mightiest Heroes fighting the villainous members of the Black Order. Lots of frantic camera footage follows. Watch the Infinity War clip below.

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Avengers Infinity War Box Office

In just one week, audiences will flock to theaters for the first showings of a blockbuster event that has been 10 years in the making: Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.

Following 18 movies and billions of dollars at the box office, the latest assembly of The Avengers will bring it all to a head with an adventure that unites nearly all of the surviving characters we’ve met in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And when you have a movie bringing together that many characters from that many franchises, you’re bound to make a few bucks at the box office. In fact, Avengers: Infinity War is on track to have an opening weekend that could surpass the record $248 million earned by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. Read More »

matt ferguson infinity war posters

We’ve been covering the pop culture artwork of UK-based artist Matt Ferguson for more than half a decade at this point and are always impressed, but this might be his best piece yet.

A pentaptych of five interconnected posters for Avengers: Infinity War which will be released exclusively through Odeon Cinemas. So if you’re seeing this event film at Odeon, you might walk home with one of these posters. But what does one poster do for you? You need to collect all five to make for the best possible display. So I guess you’ll just have to see Infinity War five times in the movie theater! And thus Odeon’s evil plan has worked.

Below, check out the Matt Ferguson Infinity War poster in full and also check out some detailed close-ups.

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house of zod review

Here we are, week five into the recapping experiment that is “Is This Show Getting Better: Krypton Edition.” Last week, I noted that Syfy’s Superman prequel series was starting to get better, but the story was still being annoyingly shrouded in mystery. This week, in “House of Zod,” we’ve finally broken through the mystery!

It turns out, Black Zero are…from the future. Well, at least the leader is. We also get some much-needed backstory on Jayna and why she’s so soulless.

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Joe Manganiello Deathstroke

It was the summer of 2016, and Ben Affleck had just tweeted a video featuring Joe Manganiello in costume as Deathstroke. The fan community was pumped about the idea of the two of them facing off in a Batman movie directed by Affleck, but since then, we’ve only seen Manganiello’s version of this character pop up in a post-credits scene in last year’s Justice League.

Now the former True Blood star is talking about the research he did to become the DC Comics villain, and how what was originally intended to inform his work in the Batman solo movie may be rolled into a Deathstroke film that could be directed by The Raid‘s Gareth Evans. Read More »

avengers cameos

Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel Avengers 4 have become a lesson in “how many characters can you stuff in one scene?” Quite a lot, it turns out. But Sebastian Stan may have just revealed that a few additional characters will be appearing in the biggest sequence the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever seen. In a new interview, Stan let slip some major Avengers cameos that could suggest some huge outcomes for future Marvel movies.

Potential spoilers follow.

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doctor strange revisited

(Welcome to Road to Infinity War, a new series where we revisit the first 18 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask “How did we get here?” In this edition: Marvel Studios enters bold new territory with Doctor Strange.)

In August of 2014, as Doctor Strange was being written and as Marvel was figuring out where to film it in 15 months time, the studio underwent a significant restructuring. Kevin Feige would no longer answer to Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter, a notoriously fickle penny pincher and blockade to diversity, nor would Marvel Studios be subject to the Marvel Creative Committee, whose hellish process of studio-notes was a source of contention behind the scenes. Instead, Feige began answering directly to filmmaker-friendly Disney Charmian Alan Horn. Not long after, Marvel announced films like Black Panther and Captain Marvel and directors like Ryan Coogler (Creed) and Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) after only having had white men be the major focus on either side of the camera.

The message was clear. This was a whole new Marvel, and slowly but surely, the work began to reflect it.

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Final Deadpool 2 Trailer

Out of nowhere today came the final trailer for Deadpool 2, and it just might be the best one yet. For anyone worried that the sequel wasn’t going to replicate the attitude and fun of the first movie, this should put those concerns to rest.

The final Deadpool 2 trailer gives the impression that the writers had a little more confidence when it comes to throwing around references and slinging dirt. Not only does Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) flat out refer to Cable (played by Josh Brolin) as Thanos, but his character is so dark that he double checks to make sure he’s not from the DC universe. Read More »