Zod Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice casket

A few weeks ago, Michael Shannon sent the Internet in a tizzy when he casually revealed Zod would have flippers for hands in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Did this back up certain rumors about a certain transformation? Was he actually talking about flippers, or just flipper-shaped prosthetics? For that matter, why’s Zod in Batman v Superman at all?

Well, Shannon’s finally got some answers for us, sort of. The actor has walked back those Zod flipper hands comments, claiming that it was all a joke and he made the whole thing up. And while Shannon is involved with Batman v Superman, it’s a voice-only role. Read his clarification after the jump.  Read More »

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What better way to ease back into the workweek than with a bounty of new Star Wars nuggets? After the jump:

  • The Star Wars Facebook page has the perfect response to an ignorant comment
  • The city of Reykjavík names a street after Darth Vader
  • Has Star Wars: Rogue One cast British actor Regé-Jean Page?
  • A new theory about whom Felicity Jones is playing in Rogue One
  • See the cover of the Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company novel
  • Disney XD serves up a clip from the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 premiere
  • Star Wars: Shattered Empire gets another variant team and more artists

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The third Marvel series for Netflix, Luke Cage, should begin shooting soon, and we’ll see the show in 2016. The series follows Daredevil, which had its first season debut earlier this year, and Jessica Jones, which just finished it’s primary shoot, and will debut later in 2015. Luke Cage will star Mike Coulter as the title character (who gets his introduction in Jessica Jones) but at this point we don’t know much more about the show.

There’s a rumored Luke Cage synopsis doing the rounds, however, and since the character is probably an unknown to mainstream audiences we’ll indulge it, even if the description is basically just a condensed synopsis of early Marvel Comics issues. Read More »

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A new rumor recently popped up saying that Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller was in talks to take over the Man of Steel franchise from Zack Snyder. But considering the movie isn’t officially on Warner Bros. Pictures’ schedule for their DC Comics cinematic universe, it didn’t sound like it was an immediate concern for the studio.

Now another rumor seems to confirm a lack of urgency to get Man of Steel 2 off the ground as the project is reportedly on “permanent hold.” But what does that even mean? Read More »

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In 2013, Marvel got back the rights to Blade. Since then, there have been on-again, off-again rumblings of a new Blade movie or TV show — some of it coming directly from Blade himself, Wesley Snipes. Now a new report adds an interesting wrinkle to the ongoing speculation.

Rumor has it the next Blade movie won’t center around Eric Brooks — the Blade played by Snipes in earlier films — but will be about his daughter, Fallon Grey. More details on the possible female Blade movie after the jump.  Read More »

Zod Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice casket

General Zod sure looked dead in that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, but don’t assume his story is over quite yet. Michael Shannon has confirmed he’ll be back for the upcoming movie — and not only that, he’ll have a new look that involves flippers for hands. Wait, what? Read Shannon’s comments on the Batman v Superman Zod flippers after the jump.  Read More »

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