Did you hear the creator of the Scarlet Spider has died? Which politician was asked to stop dressing as Captain America by Marvel? How much will Todd Phillips make from Joker? Why doesn’t Kevin Feige think Avengers: Infinity War ends in a cliffhanger? How did Spider-Man help convince Kevin Feige to make Star Wars movies? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Joker is a huge hit, probably headed towards several Oscar nominations, and just became the first R-rated movie to cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office. That’s the kind of attention studios thrive on, and want more of. And sure enough, after weeks of speculation, it looks like a Joker sequel is officially happening. Director Todd Phillips pitched Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich on an idea to develop Joker-style origin stories for multiple DC character, and while Emmerich didn’t fully go for the idea, Phillips did get the rights to develop a film on at least one character. Meaning Phillips is now working on both a Joker sequel (which will likely bring back Joaquin Phoenix) and another Joker-influenced DC origin film.
Update: Deadline is saying THR is incorrect, and that “Multiple sources said no such October 7 meeting between Phillips and Emmerich occurred, and that Phillips hasn’t even considered overseeing other DC character films.” So who is correct here?
Update #2: Variety decided to get in on the action now, too. They say the original story is half-true: Warners is exploring a sequel with Todd Phillips, but nothing has been finalized and no scripts are currently being written. As for the report of a separate DC character origin film? That’s false, at least according to Variety. The original story continues below
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Want to see Adam Savage‘s collection of Marvel prop replicas he made? Will Superboy and Damian Wayne be part of the Superman & Lois series? When does the spin-off series Green Arrow and the Canaries take place? Which Runaways cast member isn’t returning for the third season? Will Mark Ruffalo appear on the She-Hulk series? How did James Gunn help Zachary Levi land the role of Shazam? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
While many details about the plot of Marvel Studios’ upcoming Black Widow movie are still under lock and key, one of its stars is giving us some insight into what to expect – and it sounds like fans are in for an emotional experience.
Florence Pugh, who plays one of the film’s multiple Black Widows alongside the returning veteran Scarlett Johansson and fellow MCU newcomer Rachel Weisz, recently revealed her thoughts about the upcoming movie, and you can read them below.
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Over the past year and a half, there’s been lots of confusion about whether or not actor Henry Cavill would return to play Superman again. But in a new interview, Cavill himself says the part is still his and that he hasn’t hung up his red cape once and for all – and he laid out what he wants to do during the rest of his tenure as the character. Read More »
Which comic book movie did the President of the United States of America show to family, friends and staff? Who will be the cinematographer for Black Adam? Could we get a female version of Loki in the Disney+ series? What did Anthony & Joe Russo have to say about Martin Scorsese‘s Marvel movie comments? Has James Gunn talked to Mark Hamill about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Runaways, the teen-centric superhero series that’s been chugging along on Hulu since 2017, is coming to an end – but there are still ten new episodes left. Hulu just dropped the trailer for the show’s upcoming third and final season, and while much of it looks pretty dour, at least Elizabeth Hurley seems to be having an absolute blast playing the evil sorceress Morgan le Fay. Read More »
Will we ever see The Snyder Cut, the fabled alternate version of Justice League? I really don’t know. But a lot of people want it to see the light of day – not just fans, but the folks associated with the film as well. Last night, director Zack Snyder and a large chunk of the Justice League cast took to social media to petition Warner Bros. to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. The comments looked so coordinated that many assumed it was all a build-up towards an official announcement that the cut was coming – perhaps to HBO Max. But that’s not the case. According to Warner Bros., there are no immediate plans to release the Snyder Cut. Unless they’re lying and this is all part of a very elaborate campaign.
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It finally happened! If any of you thought that HBO’s Watchmen would not dare give us some giant alien squid, you were finally proven wrong. Not only do we get a beautiful and haunting recreation of the end of Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore’s graphic novel, but Damon Lindelof and company manage to make it vital to the story they’re currently telling.
And that’s not all: there’s still an insane number of references and nods to the source material. So join us, won’t you? Let’s look at all the references to the original Watchmen and more in “Little Fear Of Lightning.” As always, this will be spoiler-heavy.
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Y: The Last Man is one of the most universally lauded comic book series of the past few decades, and it will soon set to receive a star-studded TV series adaptation at FX, simply titled Y. Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra‘s Eisner Award-winning series is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi parable that centered on Yorick Brown, the last surviving male of the human race after a cataclysmic event wiped out all other living mammals with a Y chromosome. The comic book series was celebrated for its vision of matriarchal society, but in the years since its publication between 2002 and 2008, our understanding of biological sex and gender has evolved. And it seems that FX’s Y is taking that into account.
A casting call is circulating for a transgender character original to the series. As a transgender man, the new character would survive this apocalypse because he was biologically born a woman. While this casting addresses some of the failings that the original series had in regards to diversity and representation, a transgender character joining the Y cast potentially opens the floodgates for a whole new set of issues.
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