Fox Worried About Logan

As all the trailers for the upcoming Wolverine sequel Logan have indicated, this movie will be much different from what fans have seen before from the adamantium-clad mutant’s solo adventures. Both X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine tried too hard to be X-Men movies in their own way, but Logan is venturing out on its own with an entirely different tone and style, distancing itself from the X-Men franchise as a whole.

Fans should be grateful and thankful that this opportunity that what may end up being Hugh Jackman‘s last outing as Wolverine (unless a Deadpool crossover can bring him back) ended up being something much more bold and daring in the superhero genre. 20th Century Fox was originally very timid about the prospect of doing such a dark Wolverine movie, and once they found out what the thematic elements within the story, they were even worried it would be boring.

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Batman Begins Honest Trailer

With The LEGO Batman Movie topping the box office this past weekend, and Ben Affleck leaving The Batman as director (and possibly as the star according to a new rumor), there has been plenty of discussion about The Dark Knight lately. Therefore, it’s the perfect time for Honest Trailers to look back at a time when Batman became the hero we needed all over again.

Christopher Nolan gave us a near-perfect reboot of the Caped Crusader after Joel Schumacher took the superhero into goofball territory. Batman Begins is as grounded as superhero movies get, and it set up what most regard as one of the best comic book franchises ever made. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some jokes to be had at the movie’s expense, especially when it comes to how outlandish the third act really is.

Watch the Batman Begins Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »

Marvel Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Which new ladies from the DC Comics universe have been confirmed for Injustice 2? What’s the title of the season finale of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? When might Captain Marvel start production? Which Riverdale star wants to play Nightwing? Who has been added to the cast of Cloak and Dagger? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

riverdale preview

Riverdale is a town no one should ever want to visit. In this dreary, evil setting, the four leads — Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead — know they can depend on each other, but they have to watch who else they choose to trust in The CW’s adaptation of the Archie comics. One character not to be trusted, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel), reveals her dark past in this week’s episode. The promo for episode four from season one teases the truth about Archie’s music teacher — but it doesn’t illustrate how much the show has improved since the pilot.

Below, watch the new Riverdale preview.

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The ‘Logan’ IMAX Poster Goes Old School

logan imax poster

A few years ago, director James Mangold shared ten movies that inspired The Wolverine, his first outing in the X-Men universe. If nothing else, that list showcased Mangold as a man with great taste in classic and contemporary cinema. Few things make me happy quite like a filmmaker actively thinking about Black Narcissus and The French Connection while working on a major superhero movie.

So it’s appropriate that the new IMAX poster for Logan, Mangold’s second Wolverine movie and Hugh Jackman‘s swan song as the character, looks like it was torn from a movie theater wall circa 1973.

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Black Panther Concept Art

We’ve still got a full year until Black Panther hits theaters, but production is underway on the first solo outing for the African superhero who was added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. While the first official stills haven’t been unveiled just yet, a sneak peek at what we might see from the movie has arrived in the form of concept art.

The home video release of Doctor Strange has a sneak peek at the movies coming down the line in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that includes Chadwick Boseman‘s franchise starter. The Black Panther concept art gives us a much better look at T’Challa’s homeland known as Wakanda, both the jungle and the sleek city. Read More »

guardians of the galaxy vol. 2 music

Guardians of the Galaxy has helped usher us into an era where we’re talking about whether or not songs featured in the previews for the upcoming sequel will actually be in the final movie. If there’s any doubt at all that the first film’s soundtrack (which went on to become one of the bestselling movie soundtracks of all time) was vital to the success of the first film, then strip away those doubts and repent. Director James Gunn‘s inspired needledrops lent the 2014 original a genuine personality that other comic book movies have tried, and failed, to capture.

So welcome to today’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 music update, where Gunn reveals that not every song featured in the trailers for his sequel will actually be in the final movie.

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Rumor: Ben Affleck Doesn’t Want to Be Batman Anymore

Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

As soon as Ben Affleck announced that he no longer planned to direct Warner Bros.’ solo Batman movie, speculation began to swirl that he might step down from the starring role as well. After all, things aren’t looking terribly promising for the DCEU right now and Affleck has seemed frustrated by the pressure and hype surrounding this very high-profile role. Now, right on time, comes a rumor claiming just that — that Affleck would very much like out of the franchise, preferably before that planned solo movie.

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Thor Ragnarok Concept Art

Today brought Doctor Strange, Marvel’s most recent addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to Digital HD. Since Marvel has some of the most rabid fans, they’ve already been combing over the special features for the home video release of the mystical superhero’s first adventure. One such feature includes a sneak peek at what’s in store for Phase 3 of the MCU, including some new concept art for the next installment of the Thor franchise.

Thor: Ragnarok is going to mix the franchise up a bit by taking Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on an adventure to the other side of the universe instead of heading back to Earth for the bulk of the action. Asgard is facing its biggest threat yet, but perhaps the toughest challenge the God of Thunder has to face before that is battling The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), this time in a cosmic gladiator arena. The new piece of Thor Ragnarok concept art shows Thor and Hulk battling yet again after their first encounter in The Avengers, but it looks a little more intense this time. Check it out. Read More »

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the lego batman movie

It’s hard to dislike any movie that features a Gymkata joke inside a Gremlins joke inside a The Twilight Zone joke, so yes, The LEGO Batman Movie is perfectly delightful. When a film’s biggest flaw is that there are so many jokes that you can’t keep up with them and start to feel overwhelmed by the number of Easter eggs and references flying by you (and sometimes right over your head), something has been done right. This film is an anarchic joy and a worthy successor to the subversive The LEGO Movie, the rare blockbuster that chomped down the hand that feeds it with gleeful abandon.

But here’s the thing: The LEGO Batman Movie is actually a damn good Batman movie. More than that, it’s a movie that’s all about how to be a better fan. And not just a fan of Gotham City’s homegrown billionaire vigilante – this movie is a guidebook for how to properly appreciate the characters and stories you love.

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