Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

Production just ended on Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the spoilers are already coming faster than a speeding bullet. We’ve been hearing rumored plot points including some major villains, some of the Justice League heroes and much more.

Now comes another potential plot point that’s not exactly a spoiler because it’s about a character who isn’t in the movie at all. This is an important character in the world of the film’s heroes, one you probably expected to be in the film, but apparently is not. Apparently, this character is already dead.

What does this missing character mean for the remainder of the DC Cinematic Universe? Possibly a lot. Read more about the pre-Batman v Superman death below. Read More »

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Mark Hamill Trickster Flash

You’ve got to love the reverence the producers of CW’s new hit, The Flash, have for the original show. That original show, which ran only one season in 1990, starred John Wesley Shipp as the super-fast DC hero. When CW revived the show as part of the DC TV Universe, they cast Shipp as the father of the 2014 Flash, played by Grant Gustin.

Now, another cast member from the original series is returning too, and he’s fresh off a stint in a galaxy far, far away. Mark Hamill, who played the Trickster in a few episodes of the original show, is reprising that role in the 17th episode of the first season. Read more about the Mark Hamill Trickster casting below. Read More »

Josh Brolin Thanos

We don’t know much about the plot of Marvel’s Phase Three, but we know how it’s going to end. Ever since the end of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, we knew the mad titan Thanos was going to become a factor. The most powerful villain in the Marvel Universe was on the hunt for the Infinity Stones he so famously acquired in the classic comic story, Infinity Gauntlet. Putting all of the gems together would give Thanos all the power in the universe, which isn’t a good thing for the universe.

So through a bunch of Marvel movies we saw these gems and their terrible destructive powers. Then in this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy, we finally heard from Thanos himself. He’s played by Josh Brolin and will play a big factor going ahead. Unfortunately, as of this moment, Thanos has a grand total of zero Infinity gems, but that’s going to change by the time Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 hits theaters May 2018. The title alone suggests Thanos will finally have what he desires and, in a new interview, Brolin all but confirmed that. Read the new Josh Brolin Thanos quotes below. Read More »

james horner amazing spider-man 2

“Creative differences” is that oft-cited reason that people bail on movie projects, but that can also be a big problem when making any film, especially one with a hefty financial burden. Look at the Spider-Man series of films from Sony. Sam Raimi’s third film was evidence of heavy arguments and influence from producers who wanted one thing and a writer/director team that wanted others. Creative differences helped push Raimi away from the series. Now, with Marc Webb’s pair of films, “creative differences” is a plague on Spider-Man. Webb apparently wants certain things — character, plot — and producers want action and toy sales.

James Horner did the music for Marc Webb’s first Spidey film, The Amazing Spider-Man, but he wouldn’t do the sequel because The Amazing Spider-Man 2 “ended up being so terrible, I didn’t want to do it. It was just dreadful.” Anyone who saw the film, however, knew it ended up being terrible. That isn’t news. What’s interesting in Horner’s comments is the fact that the producers weren’t interested in Webb’s input at all. Read More »

Age of Ultron website

That image above is the new(ish) update for the Avengers: Age of Ultron logo, which comes from the film’s just-launched official site. At this point there’s not a lot to see at the new portal, but there is something to hear. The new Age of Ultron website is backed by a looped track of music that provides a great indicator of the tone of the film — there’s a mechanized underpinning to the cue, which starts with a slow, moody pulse before opening up to swells of synthesizers and insistent strings.  Read More »

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Has Ant-Man finished production? Want to see the scariest Guardians of the Galaxy Halloween costume ever? What trait is Oscar Isaac hoping to bring to X-Men: Apocalypse? Is there a trailer for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis? Which superhero movies are eligible for the Visual Effects Oscar? Did Terry Crews say something now that Luke Cage has been cast? Where can you get all the different Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray versions? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Krysten Ritter

UPDATE: Marvel.com has confirmed Ritter’s casting and the title of the show, A.K.A. Jessica Jones. The original story follows and the press release is after the jump.

Marvel has yet to cast Captain Marvel, but they’ve chosen the lead of the Netflix series Jessica Jones. Krysten Ritter, best known for her work on Breaking Bad, Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars, has been tapped to play the lead character. Jones is a superhero with post-traumatic-stress-disorder who retires and becomes a detective, helping both regular people as well as superheroes. Melissa Rosenberg is showrunning the series, which will be the second of four Marvel Studios is bringing to Netflix. The first, Daredevil, is almost done shooting its first season. Read more about the Jessica Jones casting below. Additionally, it’s looking like Mike Colter will be cast as Luke Cage. Read More »

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice responses

For the better part of 2014, Zack Snyder has been filming arguably the biggest superhero movie ever made: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The sequel to Man of Steel is not only the first time two of the biggest superheroes ever will appear together on screen, the film is the set up for a DC Comics universe that extends through at least the year 2020.

If rumors of the film’s plot didn’t make it sound massive enough, the fact it’s been in production since April, with innumerable different sets, locations and photos revealed, only bolster the point. This is going to be an epic film when it finally hits theaters March 25, 2016.

Well that epic film is now in the can. Production on Batman v Superman has wrapped. Read more about the Batman v Superman filming below. Read More »

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