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Will we see more Guardians of the Galaxy toys for female characters? Why are Deadpool and Gambit dressed up like Spider-Man and Daredevil in their first comic book issue? What fun does MAD Magazine have to poke at Batman v Superman? When will all the DC Comics TV shows return to The CW? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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J.K. Simmons is one of our finest living actors, the kind of performer who can vanish into any kind of role and elevate bad movies through sheer force of will. While he’s played his fair share of loving fathers and desk jockeys and Spider-Man-hating news editors, it should be mentioned that Simmons is also a downright terrifying physical specimen who could probably twist your head clean off your shoulders should you cross him. Just look at image above from his Oscar-winning turn in 2014’s great Whiplash. There’s a reason he wears tight t-shirts throughout that entire movie. The man is ripped.

And now that he’s re-entering the comic book movie world with his role as Commissioner Gordon in Justice League, Simmons has seemingly decided to look the part. New photos from his personal trainer have arrived online and they reveal a 61-year old character actor who could probably kill you with a single finger.

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Lex Luthor in Justice League

Shortly after the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there was some doubt from Jesse Eisenberg regarding his return as Lex Luthor for Justice League. The DC Comics superhero ensemble was on the verge of starting production, but the actor wasn’t sure if he was needed just yet. But that seems to have changed in the past couple months.

While appearing at MCM London Comic-Con over the weekend, Jesse Eisenberg confirmed that we’ll see the return of Lex Luthor in Justice League. And if the previous rumor is to be believed, that means we’ll have at least two villains appearing in the film. Read More »

Batman v Superman Fallout

Just one week after DC chief content officer Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon Berg were announced to oversee the newly created DC Films division, more changes behind the scenes after the fallout of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The Dark Knight trilogy producer Charles Roven stuck with Warner Bros. to help build their DC Comics universe on the big screen, starting with Man of Steel and continuing through Batman v Superman. But now that the film didn’t perform as well as Warner Bros. was hoping, he’s taking a step back and will only executive produce upcoming DC movies. Find out more about the latest Batman v Superman fallout after the jump. Read More »

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What advice did Joss Whedon give to Shane Black while he was directing Iron Man 3? How many lines did Superman have in each of the movies he’s appeared in? Why might Calista Flockhart no longer be a series regular on Supergirl? Do you suffer from adamantium dysfunction? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

willem dafoe justice league role

Willem Dafoe has one of the most interesting faces in the history of cinema. Capable of showcasing extraordinary kindness and demonic malice, his distinct look has allowed him to play everyone from Jesus Christ to the Green Goblin. The man is a treasure and his presence in any movie is gift.

So him being cast in Zack Snyder’s Justice League (alongside fellow national treasure and fellow Spider-Man alum J.K. Simmons) is only a good thing. No matter how this film turns out, it will still have had the good taste to have cast Dafoe and that’s something. But we have gathered here today because a few details about the role Dafoe is playing in Justice League have come to light. So, who or what is he playing?

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Shortly after the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans were surprised to see that Warner Bros. quickly released a deleted scene from the movie. The scene in question revealed just how Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) came to be apprehended and imprisoned for the later scene when he’s confronted by Batman. However, it also raised more questions because it featured a previously unseen character with some levitating Mother Boxes briefly appearing before disintegrating and flying away from the scene. But if a new rumor about who the Justice League villain will be is true, we now know who this mysterious character is. Read More »

Batman v Superman

As the newest big-screen iteration of Batman, Ben Affleck already plays a key role in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe. Affleck’s Dark Knight made his debut in this spring’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will be back onscreen for this summer’s Suicide Squad, and then he’ll get his own solo movie in the not-too-distant future with Affleck himself behind the camera.

And as if all that weren’t enough, Affleck is now digging even deeper into the future of the franchise. The two-time Oscar winner has signed on to executive produce the upcoming Justice League movie, which he’s already starring in for director Zack SnyderRead More »

James Wan Leaving Aquaman

UPDATE: James Wan has responded on Twitter to rumors of trouble on Aquaman. See his comments below.

Just yesterday, The Flash lost director Seth Grahame-Smith, creating some uncertainty and instability for the future of the DC Comics film universe. The report cited creative differences between the filmmaker and the studio as the reason for Grahame-Smith’s departure, but it sounds like that might not be the only trouble Warner Bros. Pictures is having behind the scenes.

A new rumor from Birth.Death.Movies says James Wan is “feeling tremendous amounts of trepidation” about directing Aquaman, which he’s been attached to since last summer. Apparently Wan is in the midst of figuring out if he really wants to stay on board the comic book blockbuster featuring Jason Momoa in the lead role. Find out more about the potential of James Wan leaving Aquaman and more DC Comics movie woes after the jump. Read More »