Superman & Lois - Tyler Hoechlin as Superman

Want to see the first look at Tyler Hoechlin‘s new suit for Superman & Lois? Ready for a five-part podcast exploring the creation of Deadpool? Want to see new Hawkeye set photos of Hailee Steinfeld suited up as Kate Bishop? Why did John Cena eat so many empanadas on the set of The Suicide Squad? How did Joe Manganiello approach Deathstroke for Zack Snyder’s Justice League? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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The Vin Diesel action film Bloodshot was one of the last big movies to debut in North American theaters before the coronavirus pandemic brought the entertainment industry to a standstill one thousand years ago. (That’s how long it’s been, right? Feels about that long.) But now, eight months after the first film was quickly shifted to VOD, the company behind it is moving forward with a sequel.

Yep, a new report says that Bloodshot 2 is officially in the works, and ol’ Vinny D is coming back for more. Read More »

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Can you guess why Republicans loved Senator Kelly from the original X-Men movie? When can you get the entire TV series run of Wonder Woman on Blu-ray? How is Hot Wheels paying tribute to Avengers: Endgame with their 2020 SDCC exclusive release? Want to play as Aquaman villain Black Manta in Fortnite? Did you see the full schedule for the upcoming Justice Con? All that and more in this milestone 2000th edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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What is Diamond Comics‘ plan to get back in business starting in May? What is holding up the deal for the sixth and final season of Lucifer? What movie is rumored to lead into a New Avengers movie? Want to see bloopers from Bloodshot? Is Black Widow merchandise coming out now or in November? What does PETA want Taika Waititi to do with Thor in Thor: Love & Thunder? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Want to smell like The Punisher? Would you like to learn how to draw Groot? Where is a Batman cosplayer trying to keep people off the streets with a Batmobile? How is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson ruining superheroes this time? Want to play as Deadpool in Fortnite? Why was Venom trending on Twitter before the weekend? Are you bummed that Iron Man VR has been delayed? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

bloodshot vod sales

One of the few good things about not reporting box office numbers at the moment is that we don’t have to see how audiences around America ignore the critically acclaimed, underseen fare in favor of the bad popcorn flick of the month. But it turns out that, even with movie theaters closed around the country, things don’t change much.

Last week, both Bloodshot and Birds of Prey, two comic book movies with wildly different critical receptions, hit digital platforms early amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. But despite the abysmal critical reception to Bloodshot (which sits at 29% on Rotten Tomatoes), and favorable reviews of Birds of Prey (78% on Rotten Tomatoes), Bloodshot came out on top in video-on-demand sales.

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bloodshot review

As social-distancing continues, David, Jeff, Devindra stay in to watch Bloodshot with guest host Patrick H. Willems. Was the latest Vin Diesel action flick worth the $20 rental?

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downhill review

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows and more businesses and movie theaters close, Hollywood studios have been left with nowhere to drop their theatrical releases. While some studios chose to delay their biggest feature films until the worst of the pandemic passes, a few studios decided to break the monotony of everyone’s self-isolation (and help keep a few kids entertained) by releasing their theatrical films on digital platforms early. Most films available to buy digitally about 74 days after they first arrive in theaters, but studios are breaking that tradition by releasing their films on VOD mere weeks after, or even on the same day of, the theatrical debut.

Here is an ongoing list of the films that have been or will be released early.

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How much has Birds of Prey made worldwide now that it’s opened in Japan? Want to see the animated history of every Green Lantern? Want to try out Comixology free for 60 days? When does Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man come to Hulu? What does X-Men star Sophie Turner think of Evangeline Lilly‘s dumb coronavirus stance? What DC Comics movie was supposed to start pre-production next month? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Birds of Prey and Bloodshot both hit digital today as studios attempt to figure out how to appeal to folks stuck at home due to the coronavirus. Both of these digital releases are early – especially Bloodshot, which opened in theaters this month – and studios are hoping that movie-goers will shell out some cash to own titles sooner than expected. To better get the word out, Warner Bros. and Sony have both released extended previews for each film, with a 10-minute chunk from the beginning of Birds of Prey, and the full first 8-ish minutes of Bloodshot.

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