Between the second season of The Mandalorian and Marvel’s WandaVision, Disney has cornered the market on weekly merchandising tied to the latest episodes of their biggest shows. After every new episode, there has been some kind of new memorabilia tied to the events of each series, and this week is no exception.
WandaVision made a couple huge revelations in the Marvel Cinematic Universe during the last two episodes, and two new Funko POPs inspired by the events of the series will allow you to commemorate them on your collectible shelf. But since we’re talking major spoilers here, keep reading only if you’re caught up on the show. Read More »
In just a few weeks, devotees of director Zack Snyder will finally be able to see what they’ve been desperately wanting for three years: his unvarnished vision of the comic book film Justice League. But if you thought the unlikely release of the “Snyder Cut” on HBO Max means that his most ardent fans would heave a contented sigh and move on to some other obsession for a while, think again.
The Zack Snyder’s Justice League ending concludes with a “massive cliffhanger,” according to the director, and I’m wondering if that will spark a whole new wave of fan response attempting to convince Warner Bros. to fund a sequel. Read Snyder’s quote below, along with some other details about his four-hour movie, including the unexpected dynamic between Batman (Ben Affleck) and Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello).
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If you were to make a list of the most indelible actor/director pairings of all time, it wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi. The duo have worked together multiple times since first teaming up for a short film back in 1976, and now Campbell has taken to Twitter and may have hinted that they’ve just added another tally to their long list of collaborations. Is Bruce Campbell in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the big Marvel Studios sequel that Raimi is currently directing? We admittedly don’t know the answer for sure, but the actor is certainly having fun purposefully stirring up a conversation to that effect. Check out his tweet below. Read More »
Just last week, Netflix released a teaser revealing that Mark Millar‘s new superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy would be arriving on the streaming service this May. However, it didn’t come with a proper first look at the series starring Josh Duhamel as Sheldon Sampson, better known as The Utopian, who helped shape the world of today as a full-fledged superhero. We now have a better glimpse at the comic book adaptation with a new teaser. Read More »
Be prepared for a new brand of superhero — but one that is animated in a style that looks a lot like the old heroes of popular ’90s and early 2000s series like X-Men: The Animated Series. But instead of gearing to kids, Invincible, created by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, is aimed at adults. Watch the new Invincible clip below.
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The Movie: Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned
Where You Can Stream It: YouTube
The Pitch: Furious at Satan for turning him into a vampire hundreds of years earlier, Dracula plots an elaborate revenge against the devil and steals Satan’s would-be bride from a cult ceremony. Later, an old man in a wheelchair (a descendant of Van Helsing) wildly attacks a young guy with a sword in a public park in an attempt to see if the guy has what it takes to become a vampire hunter. Later still, that same young guy tries to use martial arts moves in a fight against Dracula. (It does not go well.) And I’ve barely scratching the surface of the insanity that happens in this movie.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: You read the pitch, right? Yeah, that’s why. Read More »
The long-in-development Red Sonja movie has a new writer: Tasha Huo, who is showrunner and executive producer on Netflix’s upcoming Tomb Raider anime series. Transparent creator Joey Soloway is co-writing and directing the film, which is based on the sword and sorcery comic book character that originated in the pages of the Conan the Barbarian comic in the 1970s.
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In less than a few weeks, we’ll finally get a chance to see Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Ever since Joss Whedon‘s disappointing version of the DC Comics superhero ensemble arrived in the fall of 2017, fans have been demanding to see what the original cut of the movie would have been like if Zack Snyder hadn’t stepped away from the production. They’ll finally get their chance when the roughly four-hour cut of the movie comes to HBO Max in March, and a new clip was revealed this weekend. Read More »
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A new Superman reboot is headed to the screen courtesy of acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and producer J.J. Abrams. Coates, author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, a writer for The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post, and the writer on acclaimed comic runs of Black Panther and Captain America, said he looks “forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”
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