Smallville was a few years ahead of its time. Since the show wrapped up its run back in 2011, the “Arrowverse” has exploded in popularity, incorporating Supergirl, The Flash, Green Arrow, and several other comic book heroes into the mix, leaving Tom Welling‘s version of Clark Kent as just a faded memory.
But now fans will get to see Welling reprise his role as Superman in Crisis on Infinite Earths, the huge five-part crossover event series which marks the most ambitious thing The CW’s superhero shows have ever done. This will be the third Superman in the crossover, alongside Tyler Hoechlin from Supergirl and Superman Returns star Brandon Routh playing the Kingdom Come version of the character. Get the details below. Read More »
Last weekend we got confirmation from Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige himself that every single film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Iron Man through Spider-Man: Far From Home, would be released in a massive box set. This collection of films is now officially called The Infinity Saga, and when Marvel Studios took the stage in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, they took a victory lap with an awesome sizzle reel looking back at the entirety of their work so far. Now you can watch it for yourself and remember everything The Avengers have gone through. Read More »
Want a first look at the Superman: Red Son animated movie? Want to see a crossover comic with Svengoolie the DC Universe? How many Red Room operatives could we see in Black Widow? Did you know Steve Jobs helped convince Bob Iger to buy Marvel Studios? Where is Doctor Manhattan in the Watchmen series? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Spider-Man: Far From Home arrives on digital and Blu-ray next month, and even though there’s a good chance you’re already sold on picking up this movie to complete your collection of The Infinity Saga (at least until the new massive box set comes later this year), Sony Pictures still wants to show off the supplemental materials you’ll get along with the movie.
A couple new previews of the Spider-Man: Far From Home gag reel have been released online, and they show that Tom Holland isn’t just prone to spoilers, but he ruins takes by sneezing, falling, and even closing props at the wrong time. But he’s not the only one, because Jake Gyllenhaal can’t keep a straight face during one of the more serious scenes in the movie. Watch the Spider-Man: Far From Home gag reel clips below. Read More »
What shocking turn unfolded in the first issue of the new Spider-Man comic by J.J. Abrams and his son? What famously bad actor is trying to get a role in The Suicide Squad? When do Joker tickets go on sale? Would you like to see Stephane Beatriz take the role of She-Hulk? Want to learn how to make your own Tesseract? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Four years ago, writer Dennis Liu published the comic book Raising Dion, which told the story of a single black mother raising a son who begins to develop superpowers. A year later, Liu turned that comic book into a short film that caught the eye of Michael B. Jordan, himself a silver screen superhero in Fantastic Four (and eventual supervillain in Black Panther). Jordan acquired the rights to the short to develop into a Netflix series, which is finally hitting the streaming platform next month.
Jordan produces and stars in Raising Dion as the father of the titular Dion, who disappears shortly before his son discovers his superpowers. Watch the Raising Dion trailer below.
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Between The Avengers and Justice League, there are tons of superheroes on the big screen. But lately we’ve been hearing about a new superhero on the scene on the other side of the globe, and he’s proving to be rather…amazing.
Night Monkey is a new European superhero who is decked out in all black, stealthily leaping through the streets, and helping citizens deal with some very mystifying and dangerous threats. You can see him in action in the first Night Monkey trailer below. Read More »
Who was the first character to die in Marvel Comics? Want to see a clip of Batman guest starring on Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? What reference is there to Bamtan: The Animated Series in Joker? Where will Bat signals shine for Batman Day on September 21? How can you win $10,000 in a contest sponsored by Watchmen? Want to see how a life-size Batman LEGO model was built for Comic-Con? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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As the directors who introduced Tom Holland‘s version of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Anthony and Joe Russo know how hard Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had to work to reach an agreement with Sony Pictures to share that character on the big screen.
When word came out that that delicate deal fell apart earlier last month and Spider-Man would no longer be a part of the MCU, the Russos seemed resigned to it. But their outlook seems to have evolved a bit, because in a more recent interview, Joe Russo calls the decision a “tragic mistake” on Sony’s part. Read the full quotes below. Read More »
Jupiter’s Legacy is off to a shaky start. Netflix’s adaptation of the Mark Millar superhero comic book has lost showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, who stepped down over creative differences. But DeKnight’s exit comes halfway through production of the eight-episode first season, leaving Netflix scrambling for a replacement as filming continues.
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