Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 by Jacob Hall
The god of mischief deserves a writer who knows a thing or two about crafting finely-honed chaos…and it sounds like Disney’s upcoming Loki TV series is in good hands. Michael Waldron, a writer for the anarchic and ambitious animated series Rick and Morty, has been hired to serve as showrunner on the new streaming series. Sounds like a match made in Asgard.
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Last month brought the official but unsurprising news that The Batman would not bring Ben Affleck back as The Dark Knight. Instead, the new film from director Matt Reeves will take a more noir approach to the Caped Crusader and will put a younger actor back in the role. So what happened with Batfleck?
Ben Affleck appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and conversation inevitably turned to the actor retiring from his post as Gotham’s crimefighter. It’s the first time Affleck has publicly spoken out specifically about leaving the role behind. And after he explained why he’s done with the DC Comics superhero, there was a special ceremony retiring Ben Affleck’s cape and cowl. Read More »
34-year-old Ludwig Göransson made Grammy history this past weekend, becoming the first person to win both best score and song of the year with projects that have nothing to do with each other. A longtime collaborator of Donald Glover/Childish Gambino, Göransson co-wrote and produced the explosive track “This is America” and composed the score for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, the ninth highest-grossing movie in history and a current Best Picture contender at the Oscars.
Göransson’s Black Panther score is nominated for an Oscar as well, and I jumped on the phone with him this week to talk about crafting the music of Wakanda, his work on the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian, and much more. Read More »
Hellboy already received an official whiskey a couple years ago. But Big Red likes his booze, so it should come as no surprise that Mike Mignola‘s hellish hero has inspired a new series of six craft beers from Oregon’s Gigantic Brewing Company. Starting in March, there will be a new beer released roughly every seven weeks that pays tribute to a specific character from the Hellboy comics. Below you can find out more about the Hellboy beers, including when you can get them, and how you can be the first to try them. Read More »
Who is voicing M.O.D.O.K. in the new Hulu animated series? Are you ready for Captain Marvel to arrive in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3? Did a leaked LEGO set give up a spoiler for War Machine in Avengers: Endgame? How much did Brie Larson get paid for Captain Marvel? When can we expect a new Hellboy trailer? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What is The Umbrella Academy? Is it just X-Men but with siblings? The latest The Umbrella Academy featurette released by Netflix attempts to educate and explain this dysfunctional family of superheroes at the center of the series based on the comic by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way.
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With Captain Marvel debuting soon, we’ve rounded up a few stories related to the upcoming female-fronted Marvel Studios movie. Read on to read Kevin Feige‘s comments about the comic character’s “bathing suit” costume, how Brie Larson fought for a more inclusive press tour, get a look at a new Captain Marvel-inspired line of clothing, and read between the lines of a new interview that could potentially hint at who may be the next Captain Marvel after Larson hangs up her suit.
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The first wave of Captain Marvel box office tracking numbers have arrived, and if these predictions are accurate, the Brie Larson-led superhero film could end up making around $100 million domestically in its opening weekend. As Deadline points out, that’d be more than any Marvel superhero’s first film except for Black Panther, who was previously introduced in Captain America: Civil War. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have produced another TV series based on a Garth Ennis comic book. The Boys is about a world in which superheroes are A-holes and cause lots of collateral damage, including civilian death. The title characters are the group who step up to keep the superheroes in line. Rogen, Goldberg, EP Eric Kripke and cast were on an Amazon panel for the Television Critics Association to discuss the new streaming series coming later this year.
Here are five things we learned from The Boys’ panel.
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Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman, and Crazy Jane, and Cyborg — all wildly different superheroes that you wouldn’t expect to see teamed up. But in Doom Patrol, they become a team of misfit heroes whose superhuman abilities are both a blessing and a curse.
The latest DC Universe original series is getting positive notices from critics for being a wacky and weird departure from the serious tone plaguing many superhero shows, but the latest Doom Patrol trailer has a pretty dark tone to it. The extended trailer goes into each member’s tragic backstory, each of which only made them “stronger” and “stranger.”
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