Best Stories of the Week

It’s that time of the week again. We’re certainly looking forward to a nice holiday weekend, and if you were too busy to stay on top of all the news this week, we’ve got a round-up of all the stories you need to catch up on.

Below you’ll find a round-up of trailers for summer movies like Pixels, sequels like The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, and the likely awards contender Steve Jobs. We also have updates on Star Trek 3, a controversial point of view on geek culture from Simon Pegg, more Mad Max: Fury Road goodies and some Tomorrowland exploration as well. So without further adieu, let’s check out the best stories of the week. Read More »

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Is that really David Letterman on the cover of The Avengers? Which tiny superhero is now on the set of Captain America: Civil War? How does Killer Croc and Scott Eastwood‘s character look on the set of Suicide Squad? Did a real life Captain America do something heroic? What would a Rick Baker designed Joker look like? Could Matthew McConaughey be involved in Spider-Man? Who are the most violent Marvel Comics superheroes?  Want to read about the end of The Flash season 1? And what does the creator of Harley Quinn think about the movie version? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

barry allen flash movie

Phil Lord, along with creative partner Chris Miller, has turned into one of the most reliable writer/directors in Hollywood, and that means he’s got a hand in quite a few different projects. One is The Flash, the big-screen version of DC’s speedster hero, which Lord reveals will likely be a Barry Allen Flash movie. That’s the same version of the character seen on TV. Grant Gustin plays the TV Flash, while Ezra Miller will be the big-screen star.

Another is the animated Spider-Man movie in development at Sony. Perhaps the most interesting thing Lord is willing to reveal is that both films will be sort of like standalone movies, rather than things connected to bigger franchises.

That’s no surprise for Spider-Man, which as an animated film already feels like a different thing from whatever live-action project will be assembled by Sony and Marvel. But it is a bit of a surprise for The Flash, which was assumed to be tightly linked to the rest of the DC movie universe. Read More »

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Where is this insane Batman roller coaster? What’s the link between Iron Man and pancakes? Did you notice that the hit song “Uptown Funk” kind of rhymes with “Ultron Funk?” Which suit is Chris Evans wearing on the set of Captain America: Civil War?  Does it go well when the writer of Thor watches the Thor Honest Trailer? What was the best part of seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron on the big screen? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Which popular game company is making a Marvel game? Want to see The Avengers describe the history of the MCU? Did Robert Downey Jr. confirm Spider-man’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War? Did a tease of The Flash hint at Justice League? How does a new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D clip tease Avengers: Age of Ultron? What did Nat Wolff say about possibly playing Spider-Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

superhero tv infographic

As big as the superhero renaissance is at the movie theater, TV is at the very least matching it. In fact, it’s probably beating it.

At least ten superhero shows are either currently on the air, coming soon, or recently finished including Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Arrow, The Flash, Daredevil, Supergirl, and Constantine. And that doesn’t even count the upcoming Flash/Arrow spin-off, a potential Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D spin-off, the other Marvel Netflix shows and many more.

Every one of these shows has its fans and detractors, but very few people have looked at the current superhero TV show as a whole. The Daily Dot did and realized that all of these shows have a lot in common. To make the point, they created an easily digestible illustration. Check out the superhero TV infographic below. Read More »

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Phil Lord Chris Miller The Flash

UPDATE: On April 6, we posted this story about Phil Lord and Chris Miller possibly doing The Flash.Now there’s an update that they are indeed working on the film, but just at the story stage for now. Whether or not they’ll direct is still up in the air. Original story follows with the update after the jump.

When Warner Bros. announced their plans for an expanded DC Cinematic Universe, it was almost unbelievable. We’re not only going to see Batman fight Superman, but two Justice League movies and solo films for Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Shazam and others? It sounded nuts. Since then, news on that front has been relatively slow but things are in motion. We know Michelle MacLaren is directing Wonder Woman, we’ve heard Ezra Miller talk about The Flash and heard numerous actors throw their hat in the ring for Green Lantern.

The latest rumor, however, might be the most interesting yet. Rumor has is Warner Bros. is pursuing their Lego Movie directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, to direct The Flash. But, at the same time, Sony is apparently courting them for Ghostbusters. Read more below. Read More »

the flash spinoff show

Arrow and The Flash are doing so well for The CW that the network plans to spin off a new show from those two connected series. We know this new series will feature a host of other DC Comics characters, some of whom have shown up in one of those two shows, and others who are new to TV and film altogether. One of the not-quite-new characters on the Arrow/The Flash spinoff show will be Hawkgirl, with Ciara Renée cast in the role. And one of the totally new to TV characters will be Rip Hunter, played by Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who). Read More »

Quicksilver Scarlet Witch

Want to read some new details about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Is Angel coming back for X-Men: Apocalypse? How long is Avengers: Age of Ultron (officially this time)? Will Arkham Asylum appear in Suicide Squad? Is Andy Serkis reprising his Avengers role in Black Panther? Was there a character who was conceived but didn’t appear in Guardians of the Galaxy? Which episode of Daredevil does Scott Glenn first appear in? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »