Avengers: No Surrender

Want to make candy apples shaped like Mjolnir? What is Avengers: No Surrender doing with all of the superhero team members in 2018? What are Iron Fist and Luke Cage doing on the set of the second season of the latter’s Netflix series? Which classic superhero almost had a cameo in Batman vs Two-Face? Is Baby Driver star Eiza Gonzalez going to play Catwoman in the DCEU? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Justice League Poster Crop

Which Marvel show on Netflix is the most binge-watched in the first 24 hours of debuting? How has Cyborg‘s origin story been changed in the DC Extended Universe? Who is going to play Beast Boy on the live-action Titans series coming from DC? Did you know that we almost got an animated version of Tim Burton‘s Superman Lives? Whose funeral will we see in Avengers 4? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Justice League The Art of the Film Book

How are the Inhumans ratings for the series premiere of the show? Which Arrow villain has been confirmed to be part of this year’s Arrowverse crossover? Are you ready to celebrate Helaween in honor of Thor: Ragnarok? Do Shazam audition tapes hint at a direct connection with Batman and Superman? What does James Gunn say about the chance of resurrecting Yondu? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

The Punisher - Jon Bernthal

How much did Spider-Man: Homecoming make in its opening weekend at the China box office? Which character did James Gunn say will not be making an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? Will there be anymore Batman: Arkham video games in the near future? Would Kevin Conroy ever voice a Marvel character? What very Nicolas Cage-y thing did Nicolas Cage say about his abandoned Superman movie with Tim Burton? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok IMAX Poster

Which comic book TV shows landed Creative Arts Emmy awards this past weekend? Who will the first villain on the live-action Titans series be? Will wee see Ms. Marvel pop up on Inhumans at some point? Who has Jessica Chastain revealed she’s not playing in X-Men: Dark Phoenix? Why didn’t Michael Keaton return for a third Batman movie? What drew Nicholas Hoult back to play Beast in X-Men: Dark Phoenix? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Wild Pack

Will you try the Justice League VR experience? What’s the long range box office forecast for the opening weekend of Thor: Ragnarok? Does a casting call indicate Nick Fury will be appearing in The Avengers 4 after all? Why was Inhumans turned into a TV series instead of a movie? Want to get a look at Erik Kilmonger‘s villain suit from Black Panther? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Hitman's Bodyguard - Deadpool Poster

What’s going on with Captain America in Secret Empire now and what’s coming in Marvel Legacy? What’s Slash doing on the set of Deadpool 2? How is Aquaman like an underwater version of Star Wars? Will Superman get his black suit in Justice League? Is Cat Grant the new White House press secretary on Supergirl? How much will Inhumans make at the box office this weekend? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

titans tv show dick grayson casting

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: the Titans TV series casting of Brenton Thwaites goes against the character of Dick Grayson.)

First things first, Dick Grayson is my favorite DC Comics character. So I may be a little protective of the former Robin as he makes his move to the live action realm, subjecting him to the limits of reality.

And I realize there will be limits to how the actor playing him will fulfill my expectations of Dick Grayson: as a hero with a diverse background and a sex symbol who eschews the hypermasculine stylings of most DC Comics superheroes. You may scoff, but that is what the Robin-turned-Nightwing hero has been known to be in the comics and his animated iterations. And this is why Brenton Thwaites — who joins the long line of generic, charmless actors who Hollywood keeps trying to push on audiences as our “next big movie star” — is so wrong for the job of bringing Dick Grayson to life in the Titans live-action TV series.

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Avengers Infinity War Set Photo

What are Marvin the Martian and Martian Manhunter doing in their DC Comics crossover? Are we going to see the final Infinity Stone in Thor: Ragnarok? Why is Tom Holland doing motion-capture for Spider-Man‘s suit in Avengers: Infinity War? Did you know there is no pilot for Black Lightning shot yet? Was Patrick Stewart ever in consideration for Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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TNT Kills Live-Action Teen Titans Drama

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Well, here’s one fewer superhero show for you to keep track of next season. Titans, a live-action drama which would have centered on the DC Comics superhero team known as the Teen Titans, is officially dead at TNT. The news comes over a year after the network first put the project into development. Find out what happened with the Teen Titans TV show after the jump.  Read More »