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Want to know more about the royal family of Wakanda from Black Panther? Who are fans campaigning to get the role of Nightwing in the developing movie? What comic book movie would Annhilation director Alex Garland like to make? How many scars did Michael B. Jordan have placed on him for his role in Black Panther? Will Doom Patrol be featured in the live-action Titans series? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Like so many filmmakers these days, Alex Garland has had his brush with the comic book movie industry. The Ex Machina and Annihilation director was a screenwriter before he made the jump to the director’s chair, and one of the films he penned was the 2012 comic book adaptation Dredd.

But now that he’s starting to gain renown for his work as a director, comic book fans are inevitably clamoring for Garland to make a return to superhero movies. And he’s right there with them. Read More »

Justice League Dark Concept Art

While the union of the Justice League only just happened on the big screen for the first time last month, their darker, fantasy counterparts from Justice League Dark have been in development for years. The project has gone through several directors, including Guillermo del Toro a little while back and most recently Edge of Tomorrow helmer Doug Liman, but it’s currently without a director as a new script from Housebound scribe Gerard Johnstone is being written right now. However, as we wait to see what happens with the DC Comics property, we can imagine what it might have been like if another filmmaker ended up getting hired for the job.

Joseph Kahn is best known for directing music videos for the likes of Taylor Swift, Eminem, Katy Perry and Britney Spears. More recently he directed the acclaimed rap battle indie film Bodied, but at one point, Kahn was in the running to director Justice League Dark, and he recently revealed some of the concept art that was part of his pitch.

Check out the Justice League Dark concept art revealed by Joseph Kahn below. Read More »

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How much did The Avengers cast members raise for Puerto Rico hurricane relief? Will we ever see The Leader or Abomination return in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Who is playing the next big villain on this season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? How does Jason Momoa describe the tone of the Aquaman movie? Who is Marvel‘s next breakout superhero? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Which Marvel shows will be coming to New York Comic-Con? Why is ABC already worried about Inhumans? Why did Cate Blanchett decide to take the role of Hela in Thor: Ragnarok? How did Batman: The Animated Series change the way we think about superhero adaptations? What can we expect from Harley Quinn Day this month? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Will Deathstroke finally return to Arrow before the end of the season? Could we see a Flashpoint Batman animated movie get made? How did Geoff Johns respond to the ridiculous rumor of four Batman movies in 2019? What’s so special about seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in IMAX? Is the Thor: Ragnarok storyline misleading for comic book fans? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Does Ryan Coogler think it’s important for a black filmmaker to direct Black Panther? Which Arrow guest start will return later this season? Did you spot all the easter eggs in the first season of Jessica Jones? What are Ant-Man and his heist crew doing at the craps tables? All that and more in this edition of Superhero BitsRead More »

Director Wes Craven Has Died at Age 76

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Wes Craven, who began his career with the low-budget shocker The Last House on the Left, then helped define the ’80s horror scene with A Nightmare on Elm St., and eventually defined the ’90s horror scene with Scream, has died at age 76, due to brain cancer.  Read More »

 Vincenzo Natali Neuromancer concept art

I’m always fascinated with the stories of movies that never were (like Darren Aronofsky’s vision of Batman). So much work in Hollywood never makes it to the big screen. From pitches to development, to years of scripts, casting, and even screen tests, films have a long road before cameras begin to roll. And we only occasionally see remnants of these unmade productions.

Most common are abandoned scripts which have leaked online over the years (like Frank Darabont‘s draft of Indiana Jones 4). Sometimes we get costume tests and concept art, like has happened with Tim Burton‘s Superman Lives. But other times we get a glimpse into the pitching process, be it a video like Kevin Tancharoen’s ‘The Hunger Games’ Pitch Trailer or concept art for an idea that never made it into development. And sometimes a filmmaker posts abandoned concept art and it sparks the fire and a movie is reborn (as is with Neill Blomkamp’s Alien film).

Splice/Cube/Hannibal director Vincenzo Natali has been posting some of the early concept art and pitch work that was created for some of his unmade movies, including Neuromancer, Stephen King’s It, Swamp Thing and Predator. Take a look at the Vincenzo Natali Neuromancer It and Predator concept artwork after the jump.

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What’s the latest from the sets of Captain America: Civil War and X-Men Apocalypse? Which Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D actor has been upgraded to series regular? Could Arrow be coming to the WWE? Want to read four pages of a Swamp Thing script? How do Captain America and the Hulk look fighting in a failed video game? Do we have two brand new infographics about the success and action in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »