The cast of The Flash break down what the season two finale means for the show s future.Plus, new pictures from Valerian and Star Trek Beyond, and Noah Hawley on Legion.Justice LeagueJesse Eisenberg has confirmed he s returning while at London Comic Con—unsurprising, given the character s fate at the end of Batman v Superman and his connection to the heavily rumored main villain Steppenwolf in that crazy deleted scene.Deadline ValerianHere s some new behind the scenes picture from the set, courtesy of Luc Besson s Facebook page.EW Carlos Valdes tells fans at MegaCon that the third season will open in a completely new way, given the Barry s drastic changes to the timeline in the season two finale:All I m going to tell you is things are going to be different, way different.While Sarah is distracted, Siobhan sneaks out to seek vengeance.
Of the critical Mauling, Irons is quoted as saying Zack Snyder's film was "Deservedly so.The script is certainly a lot smaller, it s more linear."This, at least, appears to be an acknowledgement of what are widely regarded as the film's major flaws: The fact that it was trying to do too much establish about a billion new characters to seed an entire cinematic universe and that it was a total and utter mess.Read More: Our review of Batman Vs SupermanAmusingly, it'll be interesting to see if Irons' comments makes things awkward on the set of Justice League Part 1, which is currently in production.Despite WB shaking up its DC Films production in the wake of the disaster, the film is still being directed by Zack Snyder.So don't be surprised if Alfred experiences a humiliating and gruesome death at the hands of the villain.
Warner Bros Left, Right , 20th Century Fox Center With X-Men: Apocalypse in theaters, 2016 is beginning to wind down in terms of caped-crusader flicks.But don t worry: There s still a lot more cinematic comics fare on the way, especially if you consider Doc Savage—now with added Dwayne Johnson!—a superhero.In the meantime, here s an unexpected alternate source: a soccer-themed promo from the movie s British Twitter account:This team doesn t play by the rules.EURO2016 EnglandSquadhttps://t.co/vrMTikQ2WV— Suicide Squad @SuicideSquadUK May 31, 2016Why this is super: A Twitter reveal might seem unusual until you find out that Suicide Squad has been the most popular film on the social media platform for the last three months, suggesting that maybe the DC movie universe finally has the breakout hit it s wanted for so long.The Hulk will also be involved, according to the rumors, because the Grandmaster will have him trapped on another planet where he s playing Alien Gladiator, a la the Planet Hulk storyline.And here s hoping that he s right about Justice League s screenplay being better than BvS, too.
On the one hand, these titles come from the flimsiest of rumors.This group of potential movie titles comes courtesy of Heroic Hollywood, which warns a bunch of times that these are just rumors and that the only thing anyone has said about them is, essentially, no comment.But that said, here are the four options floating around:Justice League: UnitedJustice League: Angels and DemonsJustice League: Gods Among UsJustice League: Gods Among MenDo the Justice League movies need names other than Justice League 1 and Justice League 2?But the Batman Versus Superman movie also didn t need another title.Also leave Angels and Demons by the wayside, as that sounds very much like Tom Hanks is going to show up as Robert Langdon and lecture a very confused group of superheroes about all the things the Catholic Church is hiding about Jesus.And if you missed that incredibly subtle point of Batman v Superman, delivered pretty much verbatim, repeatedly, by basically all the characters, you were probably one of the people who didn t see it and won t see this.
A few days ago the internet received word of some possible subtitles for the upcoming Justice League films due in 2017 and 2019 .They were terrible titles.Thankfully, they won't be making it onto a movie poster anytime soon.According to Geoff Johns the recently named DC films co-chief, former DC Chief Creative Officer, and comic writer , the title for the first Justice League movie is going to be Justice League.— Geoff Johns @geoffjohns June 4, 2016Not a subtitle in sight, which means we won't be seeing Justice League United, Justice League: Angels and Demons, Justice League: Gods Among Us, or Justice League: Gods Among Men.For starters two of those titles have been used elsewhere, and the other two are just plain awful.
When Cartoon Network finally announced Justice League Action, the long-rumored new series that would face the daunting task of following up on the iconic Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, many expected it to take a hard focus on DC s trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman.But it looks like the show s roster will be wider and weirder than anyone expected.The original teaser art from Justice League Action—which will run in 11-minute episodes and feature the voice talents of Mark Hamill, James Woods, Diedrich Bader, and more—teased an eclectic cast to join Clark, Diana, and Bruce, with sketches of Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Zatanna and many others peeking out of the background.It s not the best look, but we can still make out a few obvious and less obvious characters here.Here s a zoomed-in version of just the art:There s some more obvious characters you can spot there—Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Lobo, Martian Manhunter, and Shazam, to name a few.If you can identify some of the mysterious figures, let us know in the comments!
Image: Whiplash screengrab via YouTubeFormer Marine Aaron Williamson is a fitness pro whose clientele includes Dwayne Johnson—someone whose physique has played a huge role in his career—and apparently, uh, J.K. Simmons, the 61-year-old Oscar winner who is working out hard for his role as Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder s now-filming Justice League movie.Why Simmons—who was already notably buff in Whiplash, as evidenced in the top image—has decided to get so much more ripped for Justice League is a bit of a mystery.A scene in which he hosts a one-armed push-up contest?Whatever the reason... props to you, J.K.Please don t punch us for staring.The Cut
After all, this would pretty much mean that the Flash that appears to Bruce in BvS would be from this world unless the DCMU is doing time travel and alternate dimensions, which is definitely not happening .There s another reason why I believe the show will return to some old-fashioned Trek thinkpieces, and that s because it s on TV… and there s not a TV budget in the world that could maintain anything close the new Trek s movies focus on action.Director s Cut It OutJason H.:Hi, postman.But once it s in theaters?Age of HeroesCarl P.:Two days ago, over on TheMarySue.com, Maddy Myers wrote a nice piece on ageism in the film versions of comic book heroes, Wolverine, Iron Man, and Hollywood s Infinite Chances for Middle-Aged Male Superheroes , which made me suddenly realize: I m watching The Flash for Martin and Shipp and I m watching Arrow for Paul Blackthorne s Det.I think we can all agree that it s a travesty that the show didn t find its true footing and while I will be gently weeping over the loss of Peggy from the big and small screen perhaps forever, the character I really want to talk about is Jarvis.
Former Marine Aaron Williamson is a fitness pro whose clientele includes Dwayne Johnson — someone whose physique has played a huge role in his career — and apparently, uh, J.K. Simmons, the 61-year-old Oscar winner who is working out hard for his role as Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder s now-filming Justice League movie.Image via InstagramLOOK AGAIN AT THIS OTHER ANGLE!61-year-old "Justice League" actor J.K. Simmons is way buffer than you'll ever be https://t.co/eSqoypheMJ pic.twitter.com/Y4blGcmshOWhy Simmons — who was already notably buff in Whiplash, as evidenced in the top image — has decided to get so much more ripped for Justice League is a bit of a mystery.A scene in which he hosts a one-armed push-up contest?Whatever the reason... props to you, J.K.Please don t punch us for staring.
Welcome to another instalment of the week in geek, our weekly round-up of news in the world of gaming, comics, film, and TV that you might have missed.This week we have news on an animated Justice League: Dark film, the second year of Lego Dimensions, why James Wan is directing Aquaman, and more.It's not official yet, but the BBFC listing for The Killing Joke animated film due next month revealed that there's a sneak-peak at Justice League: Dark included as a DVD bonus feature.For comparison Green Arrow 1, which sold out following the New 52 relaunch in 2011, only sold around 56,000 copies.Suicide SquadAfter the success of the R 15 rated Deadpool, it was speculated that DC's Suicide Squad would follow-suit.Battlestar GalacticaA film version of Battlestar Galactica has been in the works since forever, and according to Deadline Universal has hired another writer to pen the script.
Welcome to another instalment of the week in geek, our weekly round-up of news in the world of gaming, comics, film, and TV that you might have missed.This week we have news on an animated Justice League: Dark film, the second year of Lego Dimensions, why James Wan is directing Aquaman, and more.It's not official yet, but the BBFC listing for The Killing Joke animated film due next month revealed that there's a sneak-peak at Justice League: Dark included as a DVD bonus feature.For comparison Green Arrow 1, which sold out following the New 52 relaunch in 2011, only sold around 56,000 copies.Suicide SquadAfter the success of the R 15 rated Deadpool, it was speculated that DC's Suicide Squad would follow-suit.Battlestar GalacticaA film version of Battlestar Galactica has been in the works since forever, and according to Deadline Universal has hired another writer to pen the script.
The game inspired a comic tie-in of the same name, and—against all the odds—it s been one of DC s best, most consistently amazing comic over the last four years.But the reason for the war between DC s greatest heroes also has turned out to be a surprisingly effective alternate-universe tale set in a future where, after The Joker tricked Superman into murdering a pregnant Lois Lane and levelling Metropolis with a nuclear bomb , an enraged Superman kills the clown prince of crime, and decides to use his powers to bring peace to the world... regardless of the cost.Batman becomes the leader of the resistance against Superman s regime and, with Lex Luthor s help, engineers the pills that give them a fighting chance against the semi-benevolent Dictator of Steel .The events that drive the main arc are not just relegated to a core selection of heroes but affect all of Earth, and beyond it—the second year begins integrating DC s cosmic heroes as the Lantern Corps decide Superman s despotism is a potential threat to the universe, in the third Batman turns to Constantine and the realm of magic to try and stop Superman, and in the fourth, the Greek god of war Ares schemes to bring the entire pantheon of Olympian gods into the conflict.It can be surprisingly emotionalWhile I ve touted the inherent silliness of Injustice s grimdark premise, it should also be mentioned that it can be surprisingly effective at tugging your heartstrings at times as well.Alfred takes the drug that grants Kryptonian strength to bring himself to Superman s level, and in one of the most cathartic moments in the whole series, beats the living shit out of Superman, railing at him for the years of pent-up frustration and hurt that Clark has caused to the world and to Bruce.
Early concept art for Zack Snyder s Justice League.The set takes up half a stage, including a huge veranda with terrifying skeleton/gargoyles surrounding it gargoyles that, oddly, look like a something out of concept art we saw earlier that day of Aquaman s Atlantis .It s different, said Gadot when asked about the dynamic between the Justice League members now and in BvS.Allen wants to know how he got there, but Wayne ignores him and hands Allen a photo of the surveillance video we saw in Batman v Superman.He brings a real energy to the DC universe that it s lacked from the beginning.This early image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman has a costume that s different from the one in Justice League.
Countless details and clarifications were uncovered, but we ll do our best to weed out the chaff and cut straight to the most important things we learned from the set visits.Justice League will take place several months after the end of BvS, with much of the film focusing on Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince putting together a team.But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.Although the synopsis doesn t reveal the greater enemy, DC says that Steppenwolf will be on of the primary villains.That s not to say he will be the only baddie battling the Justice League, but he will play a major role.Oh, and here s what the Batmobile is going to look like in Justice League, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 17th, 2017:
A flood of updates on Zack Snyder s upcoming Justice League movie are arriving online this week, offering an early peek at Warner Bros. Pictures much-hyped superhero team-up movie.Along with providing the first look at the film s official logo, plot synopsis, and the updated version of the Batmobile that will appear in the movie, the various reports also offer the first indication of how the studio intends to prove it learned from the mistakes of this year s much-maligned Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.The official plot synopsis released by the studio reads as follows:Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.The first image of the Batmobile as it will appear in Justice League features some significantly larger guns, among other changes.Set to star Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot reprising their roles as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, respectively, Justice League will also feature Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash.Justice League is scheduled to hit theaters November 10, 2017.
For those who might not want to know anything more about the plot of the film, consider this your official spoiler warning.According to Movies.com, the antagonist causing trouble for the DC Comics superhero team will be the alien Steppenwolf, who was glimpsed in a deleted scene that was released by the studio just after Batman v Superman premiered in theaters.One of the henchmen for the cosmic conqueror Darkseid, Steppenwolf was created by legendary writer and artist Jack The King of Comics Kirby, and first appeared in the 1972 debut issue of Kirby s New Gods series.Additional reports indicate that the film sets Steppenwolf on a mission to recover three powerful motherboxes — the cube-like object seen in the aforementioned deleted scene — that were left behind the last time Darkseid attempted to invade Earth.Created by Bob Haney and Howard Purcell, Vulko above debuted in a 1967 issue of The Brave and the Bold and went on to become a recurring character in Aquaman s adventures over the years.Dafoe is expected to play a smaller, supporting role in Justice League that will then be expanded in the 2018 solo Aquaman film featuring Jason Momoa as in the title role.
Arrow casts a former Walking Dead star as a new villain.Indiana Jones 5Steven Spielberg confirms the obvious: George Lucas will executive produce the movie:George is going to be an executive producer on it with me.He ll get less self-aware.Zack Snyder/Geoff JohnsProjectBuried in the litany of set reports released yesterday about the production of Justice League, a report from Joblo includes a comment that Snyder is currently working a secret project with Johns that couldn t be discussed.Naturally, this lead to a flurry of speculation as to what the project is, with guesses ranging from the obvious Justice League 2 , to the slightly more out there Green Lantern Corps, given Johns love of the comics , to the downright unlikely Snyder s 300-style take on the American Civil War .IGN Alias GraceSarah Polley will star in a Netflix series based on Margaret Atwood s true crime novel Alias Grace, set in 17th century Ireland.
Image Source: Paramount PicturesBecause Tom Cruise just can t just enough of the stunt-filled action franchises, we re getting a sequel to 2012 s Jack Reacher later this year.DON T MISS: Justice League plot details, official logo and synopsis revealed by DCStrap in for the next two-and-a-half minutes as Tom Cruise goes crazy:Here s the synopsis of what looks to be an action-packed sequel: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back follows the title character as he returns to Virginia to meet the head of his former unit.But she s missing, he s being charged with a crime committed nearly 20 years ago, and he may even have a daughter.Tom Cruise is currently involved in at least three ongoing action franchises that I can think of off the top of my head: Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible and Edge of Tomorrow.Although Christopher McQuarrie directed the first Jack Reacher movie, Edward Zwick, who previously worked with Cruise on The Last Samurai, will direct the second.The sequel will be based on the 2013 novel of the same name, Never Go Back, which is the 18th book in the Jack Reacher series.
Or, at least, that seems to have worked for Warner Bros., who managed to get people excited about the future of its DC movies again after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice thanks to a press event during the filming of Justice League.For example: the flick will be lighter in tone than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with producer Deborah Snyder saying that the DC movies aren t going to get darker than that movie.The villain seen in the production offices was Steppenwolf, one of Jack Kirby s Fourth World characters and father of Darkseid, whom many suspected would be the movie s villain after hints in BvS , and he ll be after three Mother Boxes—in the movie, objects of power gifted to humanity, the Atlanteans, and the Amazons by the mythical gods of old—forcing the League to form in the first place.You can find a good round-up of the essential information at Empire.Why this is super: While screenwriter Chris Terrio was promising a more upbeat movie before BvS was released, the response of the majority of the journalists to a scene that was screened for them suggests that, perhaps, the movie might actually follow through on that promise.While it s likely that Hivju s character won t make it into the solo Aquaman movie unless there s another flashback sequence—not impossible, but also not likely—there s almost no way that Vulko won t be showing up in Jason Momoa s solo superhero movie when it hits theaters in 2018.
If you'd rather stay completely in the dark about Justice League and Rogue One, skip ahead until you see the Dr Strange Lego set.Newly christened executive producer Ben Affleck has also promised that the film will have more humour, something BvS notably lacked.Following Superman's sacrifice during the battle with Doomsday at the end of BvS, Batman has had his faith restored and he's trying to redeem himself.Warner Bros confirmed that the film's primary antagonist will be Steppenwolf, uncle of alien despot Darkseid, who has come to Earth in search of three Mother Boxes.Story MissionMission: Impossible Level Pack: Ethan Hunt, IMF Scrambler, IMF Sport Car, Your mission, should you choose to accept it... Story MissionGhostbusters Story Pack: Abby Yates, Ecto-1, Zhu's Chinese Restaurant, Six Ghostbusters levels containing the full story of the new film note: while only Abby comes as a figure, all four main characters are playable in the story levels Spider-Man: HomecomingFilming has begun on Sony and Marvel's new Spider-Man movie, and with it has come some more casting news.As ever we have no clue who any of these people are actually playing, so feel free to speculate all you want.
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