The Suicide Squad Poster

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)

In this edition of Superhero Bits:

  • Watch a new clip from Batman: The Long Halloween Part II
  • Check out upcoming Marvel collectibles from Hot Toys
  • Find out what happened to Margot Robbie‘s pet rat from Suicide Squad
  • Is Steve Rogers a virgin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
  • Find out how Marvel Comics is retelling some superhero origin stories
  • All that and more!

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The Human Condition

Two of the most exciting names in Hollywood storytelling are coming together for an HBO Max series.

Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers, Watchmen) is teaming up with Matt Reeves (CloverfieldWar for the Planet of the Apes, the upcoming The Batman) to produce an HBO Max show called The Human Conditions, a “magical-realist medical drama” that hails from British writer/director Oscar Sharp. Get the details below. Read More »

Transparent star Alexandra Billings is set for a key recurring role in The Peripheral, Amazon’s upcoming original series based on the bestselling novel by William Gibson. She joins Chloë Grace Moretz (Shadow in the Cloud) and Jack Reynor (Midsommar), who have already been announced to star in the sci-fi thriller series.

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Woke up this mornin’, and I got myself a game

Now you too can live the mob boss life just like Tony Soprano! Monopoly announced the latest edition to their popular board game franchise, and it’s a The Sopranos-themed Monopoly gameThe Sopranos Edition Monopoly will come with cards, tokens, and a board all specially tailored to fit the New Jersey mafia theme.

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Heels Trailer

The upcoming Starz drama Heels is embracing its action-packed pro wrestling premise and putting its actors to work. In a recent sneak peek video, the cast and crew talk through the intensive training process and stunt work that went into crafting the show’s authenticity.

Intense stunt work is inevitable for a show about pro wrestlers and made all the more extreme by the tension between its characters. Heels follows Jack (Stephen Amell) and Ace Space (Alexander Ludwig), two brothers and wrestling rivals, struggling under the weight of their father’s legacy. Both in the ring and out, they frequently clash with each other — and what better way to deal with tension than, ya know, body slamming your brother?

Check out the Heels sneak peek below.

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the witcher season 2 footage

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)

The Series: The Witcher

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: In a magical medieval-esque world, Henry Cavill plays Geralt of Rivia (AKA The Witcher), a brooding, white-haired monster-killer who gets entangled in a destiny he does not want. There’s monster slaying, yes, but also catchy tunes, a badass sorceress, and more than one star-crossed romance.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: The Witcher is a must-watch for those who love fantasy and/or Henry Cavill. The Netflix series, adapted by showrunner Lauren Schmidt from Andrzej Sapkowski’s books (it’s also a very popular video game, I’m told), brings the fictional world of the Continent to life with vivid landscapes. Unlike some other popular fantasy series, The Witcher juxtaposes bright, happy moments with gothic sequences full of death and despair because levity is important.

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Set phasers to stun, because this one’s for the kiddos.

Paramount+ debuted the official teaser trailer for Star Trek: Prodigy, the first Trek series for younger audiences. The series will follow a crew of teenage alien misfits who discover a Starfleet ship and commandeer it for their own use. They have no idea what Starfleet is, but over the course of their adventures, they will learn just as much as any Academy grad.

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Star Trek Lower Decks season 2 trailer

After its delightful debut season, the animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks is finally almost back. Today during a Comic-Con@Home panel, Paramount+ beamed down a full trailer for season 2, which showcases the crew of the lowly Starfleet ship the U.S.S. Cerritos as they participate in unimportant missions across the universe, but somehow still manage to get into tons of trouble. Check it out below. Read More »

Nothing shakes a small town quite like a murder. It doesn’t take much more for angry, grief-stricken residents to begin pointing fingers and turning against their neighbors. TV shows have been running with this premise for years and it returns once again in the form of American Rust, an upcoming Showtime drama series. The new trailer reveals the show’s dark, gritty tone, promising an unflinching look at the depths of corrupted small-town America. If you were craving another moody murder mystery, Showtime has you covered.

Check out the trailer for American Rust below.

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Night Agent TV show

Shawn Ryan, the creator of shows like The Shield and S.W.A.T., is heading back to Netflix for a new series.

Ryan, who previously worked on the Baz Luhrmann Netflix show The Get Down, will serve as the showrunner of The Night Agent, an adaptation of author Matthew Quirk’s best-selling 2019 novel. Ryan is an incredibly talented writer/producer and this show has a compelling hook, so I’m excited to see how this one comes together.
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