avengers 3 director

The massive news that Robert Downey Jr. will play Tony Stark in Captain America 3 answered a bunch of burning questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It gave us our overall storyline for Phase 3: Civil War. It tells us when Marvel will bring Iron Man back again: not Iron Man 4, but in Cap 3. And it tells us the directors of Captain America 3, Joe and Anthony Russo, are very well liked and trusted at Marvel Studios.

Which is why, along with the Downey Jr. news, rumors began to swirl that the Russo Brothers are in line to direct Avengers 3 and maybe even Avengers 4 if Joss Whedon decides not to return. Below, read more about the Avengers 3 director news and how Phase 3 and 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are shaping up, Read More »

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Robert Downey Jr Captain America 3

Well, now we know what all of Robert Downey Jr.‘s vague promises of “plans” and “other stuff” with Marvel were about. The actor is reportedly in final negotiations to join Chris Evans‘ titular hero in Captain America 3.

Even more exciting is what he’ll be doing there: Going head to head with Cap in an adaptation of the Civil War storyline from the comic books. Hit the jump for all the details on the Robert Downey Jr Captain America 3 casting.

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michael_keaton_batman_tim__burton

A few new details in the on-screen history and future of Batman have been revealed this week. First up, Michael Keaton is out promoting his new superhero film Birdman and is answering lots of questions about his iconic role as the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton‘s films. He said the reason he didn’t do Batman Forever is because the studio didn’t appreciate the character in the way he did. But he said that he would play the character again — under one condition.

Also, producer Charles Roven (who did all of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, as well as Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) revealed Ben Affleck was everyone’s first choice to play the character in the new film. Even Christopher Nolan had an opinion on the casting. Read the Michael Keaton Batman Forever quote and more below. Read More »

Secret Wars 2015

After a minor hiatus, Superhero Bits is back! Which two major, historical story lines are coming back to Marvel Comics in 2015? When might you see some Avengers: Age of Ultron footage on TV? Does Keanu Reeves want to play Doctor Strange? How were the ratings for The Flash? Is there a problem on the set of Ant-Man? Want to see a new trailer for Lego Batman 3? Read about all this and more in today’s triumphant return of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Batman v Superman Wonder Woman New 52

Even by comic book superhero standards, Wonder Woman’s classic origin story is an unusual one. Too unusual, apparently, for the big screen.

During a recent appearance, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice producer Charles Roven confirmed his Wonder Woman would be the half-god daughter of Zeus — following the drastically revamped New 52 backstory instead of the original one. Hit the jump for more details on the Batman v Superman Wonder Woman.

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AHS Freak Show

Love villains, weirdos, and freaks of all kinds? You’ll be happy to know there’s a lot more of both FX’s American Horror Story and Fox’s Gotham coming down the road. The former has been renewed for a fifth season, while the latter has been picked up for a full first season. Hit the jump for more details.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Watermark

At long last, our prayers have been heard. Marvel Entertainment has confirmed that an officially licensed dancing baby Groot toy is heading to stores just in time for Christmas (or the year-end gift-giving event of your choice). And we’re not talking about another bobblehead or model kit. This one is the one fans have been clamoring for ever since Guardians of the Galaxy grooved its way into our hearts this summer.

Hit the jump for details on the official dancing baby Groot toy.

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Wytches movie

The comic Wytches, from writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock, only just made its debut this past week. But as revealed at the New York Comic Con, it has already been optioned for development by quired by New Regency, with Brad Pitt’s Plan B set to produce. That’s leading to a lot of “Brad Pitt making Wytches movie” headlines, but for the moment we’ll just look forward to seeing what the companies can do with the comic that Snyder and Jock have designed as a true piece of horror storytelling. Read More »

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