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Superman Canceled Video Game Concept Art

Will you get the celebratory 750th issue of The Flash? Did you know there was an open-world Superman game once in the works? Will Marvel’s Moon Knight series tie into the Blade movie? When does the complete series of Teen Titans arrive on Blu-ray? Which Avengers: Endgame deleted scene almost upended the MCU timeline? Why isn’t Oliver Queen in the Crisis on Infinite Earths title treatment? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

dark waters soundtrack

Composer Marcelo Zarvos (Fences, The Affair) teams with director Todd Haynes for Dark Waters, a legal thriller about an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who ties one of the world’s largest corporations to a series of unexplained deaths. The film opens this month, and ahead of the release, we’re debuting an exclusive from Zarvos’ Dark Waters soundtrack. Hear it below.

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prince of cats

Hot off the Oscar success of 2018’s BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee has signed onto his next project. Lee is heading back to the ’80s with Legendary’s Prince of Cats, which he is set to write and direct. Described as an ’80s-set “hip-hop take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet,” Prince of Cats is based on the graphic novel by Ron Wimberly.

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the power series cast

Following her live TV musical debut as in ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live!Auli’i Cravalho will show you just how far she’ll go as a bonafide TV star. The Moana star has been cast in Amazon’s new thriller series The Power opposite Leslie Mann, in Cravalho’s first major role in a scripted series since the short-lived 2018 NBC series Rise.

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next goal wins cast

Rather than take some time off, Taika Waititi is already at work on his next film. Production has begun on Waititi’s Next Goal Wins, a sports dramadey starring Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss. In addition to Fassbender and moss, the Next Goal Wins cast has added non-binary actor Kaimana as Jaiyah Saelua, the first non-binary soccer player to compete in the Men’s World Cup.

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werner herzog on the mandalorian

After a full month of folks obsessing over Martin Scorsese declaring that Marvel movies aren’t “cinema”, filmmaker and agent of chaos Werner Herzog has decided to shift the “cinema” conversation elsewhere. Herzog has a part in the new Disney+ Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian. And even though everyone agrees that The Mandalorian is part of the TV landscape, Herzog just went ahead and referred to it as “cinema.”

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Netflix playback speeds

Netflix wants you to know that they are not concerned about the launch of Disney+, a service that will quickly become one of their biggest competitors.

Speaking at the Paley International Council Summit in New York today, Netflix chief creative officer Ted Sarandos was asked what has changed at Netflix in the wake of Disney+’s release earlier this week, and he responded, “I don’t mean to say this [as] anything but the truth, which is — nothing, really.” Read his justification for that statement below, as well as his most recent thoughts on the problem of Peak TV.
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The Mandalorian reveal

While doing press for last night’s world premiere of The Mandalorian, which showcased the first three episodes of the Disney+ series, showrunner/creator Jon Favreau addressed the pilot episode’s shocking ending. Read his comments below, but beware of spoilers if you haven’t seen the first episode yet. Read More »

watchmen updated for 2019

When writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons and colorist John Higgins made Watchmen, it was like nothing the audience had ever seen. Everything from the nine-panel grid structure, to the supplemental fictional documents at the end of each issue, to the intertwined narratives, to its use of flashbacks and nonlinear storytelling served to make the graphic novel a deconstruction and satire of the superhero story. Because of how much the story depended on the comic-book structure and aesthetic, it was deemed unfilmable – the most common criticism of Zack Snyder’s adaptation is that it was too close to the comic and didn’t add anything that wasn’t already on the page.

By all accounts, HBO’s newest adaptation of Watchmen, creator Damon Lindelof and executive producer Nicole Kassell succeed where Zack Snyder did not. Instead of doing a straight-up sequel, the show is — as Lindelof kept calling it in the months before the show’s premiere — a “remix” of the original graphic novel. It serves as both a sequel and a brand-new story taking inspiration from the core ideas. The show satirizes current politics and our mythologizing of authority figures, and updates it to 2019 politics and sensibilities. This is how Watchmen manages to bring the comic to 2019.

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The Mandalorian Livestream Q&A

The Mandalorian has been buzzed about all week since the debut of the first episode on Disney+. While we have to wait until tomorrow to see how the story continues with the second episode, a crowd in Los Angeles was treated to a screening of the first three episodes of the series on the big screen at Disney’s El Capitan theater right in the heart of Hollywood. Following the screening, there was a live Q&A that was streamed through the Star Wars YouTube channel that you can watch in full now.

The big push for The Mandalorian being all over the place and dominating social media conversation is largely thanks to the publicity team behind the Disney+ series, and they were just nominated for International Cinematographers Guild Publicists’ Maxwell Weinberg Award for Television Publicity Campaign. Find out more below. Read More »