Final Aquaman Trailer Now Online

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have shared the final, epic trailer for Aquaman, giving us plenty of new footage of the film. While the new footage doesn’t spoil anything, we do get our first in-motion look at Ocean Master in his full armor including iconic helmet.

Advance tickets are now on sale for the film, which hits theaters on December 21st.

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First Once Upon a Deadpool Trailer Drops

20th Century Fox has released the first official trailer for the upcoming, limited run, Once Upon a Deadpool, which will see Deadpool 2 recut into a PG-13 film with the violence and language cut out. Additionally, the movie will raise money for charity. For every ticket sold, $1 will be given to F-ck Cancer.

On top of that, Fred Savage will be reprising his role from The Princess Bride for a framing sequence in the film under the guise of “child-like imagination.” Once Upon a Deadpool hits theaters on December 21st.

Jon Cryer Cast as Lex Luthor in Supergirl

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TVLine  is reporting that Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) has signed on for the fourth season of The CW’s Supergirl, in the recurring role of Lex Luthor. Cryer is surprisingly no stranger to the DC Universe, as he portrayed Lenny Luthor, the insufferable nephew of Lex Luthor in Superman IV: A Quest for Peace.

“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor. Jon is a super-talent, and the fact that he played Lenny Luthor in ‘Superman IV’ brings an added layer of legacy to his casting. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Jon to the Supergirl family.”

Young Justice: Outsiders Gets Premiere Date

DC Universe has revealed a new teaser trailer for the much-anticipated new season of Young Justice: Outsiders, and with it comes our official premiere date of January 4th, 2019. The teaser trailer also reveals that Darkseid will play a role in the upcoming season, but what to end, we’ll have to wait to find out.

This will mark the first new episode of Young Justice in several years, and to say fans are excited would be quite the understatement.

Ella Jay Basco Cast in Birds of Prey

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Variety is reporting that newcomer Ella Jay Basco (Veep) is in final talks to portray Cassandra Cain, aka Orphan, in the upcoming DC adaptation, Birds of Prey. In the movie, Harley Quinn, Huntress, and Black Canary team up to protect Cassandra, the daughter of David Cain and Lady Shiva, from the terrifying mobster, Black Mask.

Cathy Yan is set to direct, with the film currently releasing on February 7th, 2020. We’ve got a ways to go before production begins on this one, but the cast has shaped up to be something quite special.

Pull Box: November 14

NEWCOMICSDC The battle with Kobra has been a long-winded maze of a story, but it’s been fun. There certainly seems to be something strange going on, as all of these plans are so… basic. Attacking Gotham in various locations. Poisoning the water supply. All of them are strange and almost boring, as if it’s an elaborate diversion-after-diversion play. Perhaps Two-Face isn’t quite the knight that we all think he is in this story? HM Hawkman continues to be the universe-trotting adventure book on shelves, today. Now, Carter Hall has a crazy ship that can ride Zeta Beams, that he created for himself in the past. Another cool toy for him to rediscover his incredible past. I actually wish I could read this whole arc, right now, because it’s been that interesting to me. MM An insane ending that sets up another book in the series, as Mister Miracle still seems trapped, albeit willingly, in this Universe. A Universe of death and destruction. And a universe of love and family. He chooses to bear the burden of being Highfather for the love of his life, and his children. A future he had never seen until now. That I can believe, because the love of Scott Free and Big Barda has endeared for years, and it’s certainly not going anywhere anytime soon. PM And like that, this Plastic Man series is over. And as much as I love Plastic Man, I’m a little relieved. This whole series just seemed to fall apart at the end. The art was spotty, at best. The story made very little sense, with plots thrown in for whatever reason. It was honestly a bit of a half-hearted mess to me, but I can’t quit the stretchy goof, so I had to stick it out. At least we have The Terrifics to treat Plastic man right. SM Rogol Zaar has been such an unlikable, hate-filled villain that for once, I would have liked to see Superman do what must be done. He’s an unstoppable killing machine that has committed genocide throughout the Universe, and it’s unforgivable. Now, Zod comes into play, and he’s certainly willing to do what’s necessary to exact revenge on the world that he so dearly loved. FL Having The Flash on his own adventure with Iris really brings things back to a more light-hearted fun romp than it has been the last few months. Barry seems to have some more pep in his step, which is really important for The Flash. With that in mind, who could have massacred Gorilla City in such a way? Grodd is in control of the Still Force, so perhaps he used that somehow? I suppose we’ll find out, soon. THOR A small, fleeting tale of Thor’s thousands of years of history. This one was very personal, and rightfully yet another glimpse into the harrowing journey that made Thor worthy of one of the most powerful weapons in existence. I would love for more bits and pieces like this, particularly with this charming artist attached, as it was full of life and character. FF It’s so great to have the Fantastic Four back in the Marvel Comics Universe. The petty squabbles over merchandising, and just general uncaring in regards to the books that birthed these many characters has been frustrating for the last… decade, basically. They’re called “Marvel’s First Family” for a reason, and how Marvel would push them aside so easily was upsetting. But, it’s nice to see them back in the fold, once again. CGR This was a fun, crazy, insane arc for a character that was conceived in ridiculous fashion. But, through great writing and surprisingly solid story-telling, managed to stick it out and become his own thing. The Cosmic Ghost Rider. I’m sad to see this was such a short book, but for 5 issues, it was some of the most fun I’ve read in a comic, with crazy timelines and futures galore that were generally just great to read. GGPR Having Jason and Trini switch powers really made this book a little more fun, and light-hearted. It loosened up some of the real-life drama that it’s been touching on with its many relationships. That’s certainly appreciated. Though, I’m still very curious as to how their school papers were uploaded and such? Did they have signal on that planet to do that? How did that even happen? Why didn’t they answer that?!

R.I.P. Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, the creator of some of the most iconic characters in history, has passed this morning at the age of 95. Best known for creating characters for Marvel, such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Captain America, and many more. The cause of death is currently unknown, but our prayers are with his friends and family in this difficult time. Below is a copy of my Instagram post, with a memory of the time some friends and I met the legendary creator.

There are some people that are fixtures in your life. Figures you assume will live forever because what would the world be like without them. Stan Lee was easily one of those people. One of the key figureheads behind every geek, no matter what side you were on, he was an endlessly charming man, and a snake in a boot for many. Shortly after meeting some of my greatest friends in the world,  @theo_ripper and @r.andrewsandoval, we went to the Spike TV Scream Awards together, and after waiting in line for hours, they started shuffling people around. They pushed everyone out to their seats as we circled around to the edge of the side of the stage. Everyone except us. Just as the three of us, the last people in line, reached the exit to our seats… they ran out. They had us stand there while they searched for more. Alone, and waiting, we weren’t sure what was going to happen next, but as we were standing there, Stan Lee came up behind us. We were star struck. Unsure what to say or do, but he greeted us nonetheless. We tried to take a picture with him before the staff shuffled him away but they were too quick, sadly. But, as Andy has already said, we’ll have that moment forever. Rest in Paradise to the man that solidified the standing of heroes in pop culture. The myth that has lived a life of ups and downs, endless friendships and epic falling outs. The legend that has won our hearts, year after year with his wit and loving passion for the heroes and worlds that he has allowed us to escape to for decades. Excelsior, my fellow true believers.

Marvel Launches Avengers 4 Countdown Clock

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Marvel Studios has launched a new countdown clock on their website for the release of Avengers 4, still giving us no indication for the title of the movie.

While we still have no information other than rumors on one of the most anticipated films of all time, we have confirmation from directors, The Russo Brothers, that the film is currently sitting at exactly 3 hours long. That could change in the editing bay, but as a fan, I could easily sit through 3 hours of Avengers 4, if if Avengers: Infinity War was any indication of what to expect.

Jeremy Irons to Play Ozymandias in HBO’s Watchmen

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We’ve known for quite some time that Jeremy Irons (Justice League) was a part of Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen series for HBO, but his character has remained a mystery… until now. SlashFilm is reporting that Irons will portray an older version of Adrian Veidt, aka Ozymandias, the mastermind behind the horrific attack on New York in the Watchmen universe.

The series takes place 10 years after the events of the graphic novel, hence the older casting, and the inclusion of Veidt confirms that he’ll still be involved with the world of vigilantes at this time, despite their outlawed nature.

Kevin Durand Cast in Swamp Thing

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What an insane day for Swamp Thing news! After the surprise addition of Matthew Cable earlier today, it’s now being reported that Kevin Durand (The Strain) is in final talks to play Jason Woodrue, aka The Floronic Man, in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series.

Originally introduced in the pages of The Flash, Woodrue was released from prison by Avery Sunderland before going on to become one of Swamp Thing’s most prominent rivals throughout comic history.

The Invisibles TV Series In The Works

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One of the most influential comic book series of all time, Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles, is now getting its own television adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Cable Productions, the studio behind the adaptation of Morrison’s Happy! has announced that it has extended its partnership with Morrison, in addition to securing the rights to The Invisibles.

No other information has been revealed at this time, but this is certainly exciting for fans of the series. Set in 2020, The Invisibles follows a group of occult freedom fighters, hellbent on making the world a better place, by any means necessary.

 

Henderson Wade Cast in Swamp Thing

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Deadline is reporting that Henderson Wade (Riverdale) has joined the case of Swamp Thing as Matthew Cable, “a Louisiana lawman who finds himself in dire straits when supernatural evil threatens the town he’s sworn to protect.”

This makes quite the intriguing addition to the cast, as Matthew Cable has ties to both Len Wein’s original run of Swamp Thing, and Doom Patrol, which could lead to quite a fantastic crossover. Additionally, Cable also has ties to Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, being one of Morpheus’ Ravens after his eventual death. Perhaps we may finally see that live-action Sandman after all?

 

 

Taron Egerton Not Returning for Kingsman 3

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In what is most certainly a surprise, given his rising star, Taron Egerton revealed while promoting his upcoming film, Robin Hood, that he will not be returning to the role of Eggsy in Kingsman 3 for Matthew Vaughn. Kingsman 3 is currently set for a November 9th, 2019 release, and the cast is slowly being revealed with names like Brad Pitt and Ralph Fiennes rumored to star.

“I don’t know how hot off the press this is, and I think I’m allowed to say it, but I’m not in the next Kingsman movie. We’re still very much in business together, but his next journey in that world doesn’t involve me.”

Pull Box: November 7

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Grant Morrison writing a main-canon Green Lantern book is a GL fan wet dream. His insanity meshes so well with the many alien worlds that are infinitely present through the universe of Green Lantern, and it’s going to be an insane ride. It’s the first issue, and we’ve already seen that Doctor Manhattan rewrote the Book of Oa, and there’s a yellow Hal Jordan doppleganger being built to fight the Green Lantern Corps. That’s quite a start.
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Ok, Drowned Earth just infinitely more interesting. The stakes are higher with Black Manta and the Tear of Extinction, and now the Legion of Doom has invaded the Hall of Justice with only a broken and paralyzed Batman to guard the totality. Man! That’s awesome! What’s even better is Jarro calls Batman his Dad, and that’s so damn adorable, I can’t even stand it.
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There’s a massive conspiracy that has been shaping up throughout Batman’s Rogue’s gallery since Tom King took over and as pieces fall into place I’m getting excited to see where it’s going. Penguin is working with Bane in Arkham, but seems to have his own agenda. And that Flashpoint Batman is still there at Bane’s side… so damn mysterious. I think we’re going to start getting into the nitty-gritty of this conspiracy, as it’s pretty obvious Bane hired KGBeast to shoot Nightwing, as well.

Hellboy Casts Thomas Haden Church

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The reboot of Hellboy continues to up its amazing-factor, with Discussing Film revealing that Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3) has been cast in the role of Lobster Johnson in the upcoming film. As crazy as it sounds, Church actually revealed his role in an untitled comic book film earlier this year in an interview with JoBlo, and it’s now been confirmed as the vigilante.

In the comics, Lobster Johnson is a 1930’s pulp hero, established in comic books and radio, with the public believing him to be fictional. However, there was a real Lobster Johnson that protected the world from mobsters, Nazis, and paranormal threats, eventually crossing paths with the B.P.R.D. Hellboy hits theaters on April 12th, 2019.