the umbrella academy season 2 opening scene

The Hargreeves children are going to do things their way, the effects that has on time and reality be damned. The Umbrella Academy season 2 picks up with the superpowered family as they find themselves “blasted back in time to 1960s Dallas” and separated from each other. Now, “the scattered siblings build new lives for themselves — until a new doomsday threat pulls them back together.” Watch how they begin to do so with the Umbrella Academy season 2 opening scene, which is available to watch online now.

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Avengers: Endgame Concept Art - Giant Ants

Want to see how to make your own detailed cardboard sculptures of superheroes? What can we expect from Giancarlo Esposito in the second season of The Boys? How did Jeph Loeb reportedly ruin Nobu‘s story arc in Daredevil? Did Brett Ratner mislead Vinnie Jones about the size of Juggernaut‘s role in X-Men: The Last Stand? What’s the latest in Ray Fisher‘s accusations against Joss Whedon? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

doctor strange throwback video

Benedict Cumberbatch walks into a store dressed as Doctor Strange… It sounds like the set-up to the most wholesome joke, but we get to see the end result of thanks to a Doctor Strange throwback video shared by director Scott Derrickson on Twitter.

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Although only 15 years old, Constantine is already aging well. The adaptation of the Hellblazer comic continues to find more fans and doesn’t date in the special effects department like so many early and mid-2000s movies already have. There’s no hard rock, pop culture references, or even outdated tech that could age the movie. Director Francis Lawrence created a world of his own in his noir-ish, sometimes hellish vision of Los Angeles.

When Constantine was released in 2005, it wasn’t as well-regard as it is today. Perhaps after years of watching frequently interchangeable comic book movies, Lawrence’s idiosyncratic addition to the genre plays better today. Whatever the reason, Lawrence is pleased Constantine continues to entertain, especially after a slightly disappointing box-office performance and lukewarm reception from critics.

Before directing Constantine, Lawrence was an in-demand music video director. He helmed music videos for Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and even his I Am Legend star, Will Smith. The list is long. Initially, Keanu Reeves wasn’t interested in a music video director making Constantine, which is one of the many stories Lawrence told us when looking back at his directorial debut (now celebrating its 15th anniversary).

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man of steel alternate ending

The ending of Man of Steel may go down as one of the most polarizing comic book movie endings. The 2013 film directed by Zack Snyder and written by David S. Goyer offered a freshly realistic (read: grim) take on Superman, with a final battle scene that was a marked departure from the typically non-lethal superhero. But the infamous battle between Superman and Zod almost went in a different direction, Goyer revealed, describing a Man of Steel alternate ending that may have been a little less controversial.

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Zack Snyder's Justice League footage

Zack Snyder wants to make one thing crystal clear: when audiences tune in for his “Snyder Cut” of Justice League when it debuts on HBO Max, there won’t be a single shot in there that was composed by Joss Whedon, who stepped in to take over production after Snyder left the movie back in 2017. According to Snyder, every single shot in the Snyder Cut will be photographed by Snyder himself. Read his fiery quotes about the subject below.
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thor love and thunder filming

Thanks to the coronavirus, we’re currently in the middle of the longest period between Marvel movies since Iron Man launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008. While America is still flailing blindly through the pandemic, other countries around the world are handling things much better – which means major blockbuster productions have a better chance to operate safely on those shores.

Thor: Love and Thunder, the next Thor sequel from writer/director Taika Waititi, is evidently eyeing a shoot in Australia in early 2021, according to star Natalie Portman. And as for Waititi himself, the New Zealand-born director gave a brief update about the writing process and one of the tones he’s hoping to achieve in the new movie.  Read More »

helstrom comic-con 2020

Hulu’s last live-action Marvel series is coming with a righteous fury. Helstrom, which follows “the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer” with superpowers as they hunt bad people, held a Comic-Con at Home virtual panel to tease the upcoming comic book series. Helstrom showrunner Paul Zbyszewski was joined by cast members Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Robert Wisdom, Ariana Guerra, June Carryl, and Alain Uy to give a sneak peek at the horror-inspired series.

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Wonder Woman Custom Lightsaber

Want to take a look at a custom Wonder Woman lightsaber? Did you hear Oscar Isaac is creating a graphic novel? What are Doctor Strange and Ironheart doing together? How would you like to win a New Mutants poster? Did you know Taika Waititi makes another appearance in Thor: Ragnarok besides voicing Korg? What’s coming to DC Universe in August? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Unlike other X-Men movies, which tend to take place all over the world (and sometimes in space), The New Mutants is mostly confined to a single location: a psychiatric hospital where a crew of young mutants are being held. Considering the film’s horror tone, that’s certainly appropriate. Creepy hospitals are as common in horror films as bladed weapons and scary masks.

In a recent interview, director Josh Boone told us about the decision to set his X-Men film in one creepy location and how the choice was informed by a couple of classic movies.

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