First Full Venom Trailer Debuts!

Sony Pictures have debuted the first full trailer for Venom, and it is one hell of a ride! The trailer gives us all new footage, shots of Venom’s trademark tendrils, and confirmation of the symbiote anti-hero himself through a horrifyingly fantastic transformation sequence.

You can watch the trailer above, and hit the jump to check out the newest poster for the film, as well. Venom hits theaters October 5th.

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Kevin Feige Shares News on Spider-Man Sequel

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Spider-Man: Homecoming was a very personal, down to earth story, that really brought Peter Parker down to our level, but it looks like post-Infinity War the webhead is about to traverse the globe. Kevin Feige shared the first details on the upcoming Spider-Man sequel, stating that we should expect quite the globetrotting film as Peter tries to detal with the ramifications of the next two Avengers films.

“We start filming early July,” Feige said. “We film in London. We shot first film in Atlanta. And we shoot a lot of films in London but there’s another reason we’re shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he’ll spend some time in other parts of the globe. We loved how the events of ‘Civil War,’ for as dramatic and intense and politically complex as they were, we loved how Peter dealt with it [in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’],” said Fiege. “And how Peter dealt with it is, he then went and tried to go back to a normal life. What is it like to try to go back to a normal life after what happens in this movie [‘Infinity War]? Not to mention what happens in the next [‘Avengers’] movie. It’s fun to see that, because he can represent, you know, the world as a whole, as they try to move forward. And you can do it in a way that is tonally unique, and tonally different than, certainly, the two ‘Avengers’ films that people are about to see.”

The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel hits theaters on July 5th, 2019.

Marvel’s Return of the Fantastic Four Trailer Drops

Marvel Comics has released a new trailer detailing the return of the First Family, the Fantastic Four, this August. The new Fantastic Four series is written by Dan Slott with art by Sara Pichelli and covers by Esad Ribic.

“Celebrate the Fantastic Four with a view into their past and a look towards the future, from their debut in Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s classic 1961 issue to their much-anticipated return in August’s upcoming new series from Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer), Sara Pichelli (Spider-Man: Miles Morales), and Esad Ribic (Infamous Iron Man, Marvel Legacy, Secret Wars)!”

Hit the jump for a look at the cover to issue #1, and our first look at Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm, together again in all new costumes.

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Final Deadpool 2 Red Band Trailer Introduces X-Force

Sony Pictures has posted the final red band trailer for Deadpool 2, and it’s quite a ride. Introducing the entire X-Force and their abilities, as well as giving us plenty of new footage. Deadpool 2 as it is finally officially called, riffs hard on the Marvel Cinematic and DC Universes, with some pretty hearty jabs just in this trailer, so expect plenty more in the full film.

Additionally, tickets are on sale now, so grab them while you can, because Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 18th.

Pull Box: April 18

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This was an incredibly long and heartfelt tribute to the most important comic book of all time. Action Comics introduced the world to Superman, the first superhero, and paved the way for every one after, and it’s now been 1,000 issues since his introduction and he continues to inspire and move forward. The stories in this book were phenomenal. The short with Superman saying goodbye to the Earth as the sun expands to heat-death, enveloping the planet. Even the wonderfully creative short about the man driving the car on the cover of Action Comics #1. It was all so emotional, and gut-wrenching for long-time fans of comic books.
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This was intensely confusing, until Booster Gold completely spelled out what had happened here. Not only is that a terrible idea, but it’s also completely out of character for a Booster Gold who, just an issue ago in Superman was so anti-changing time that he was about to go hand-to-hand with Superman to prevent him from saving Krypton. A bit of a strange shift in character. On top of that, the idea that Bruce Wayne as Batman kept the Joker in check from spreading across the city is cool, and that Dick Grayson would become Batman without Bruce is… intriguing. There’s some interesting ideas at work here, that’s what I’m saying.
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This has been an interesting book with such bold ideas, and wonderful use of classic folklore and mythology. That they’ve kept to close to more Irish tale, specifically based on Gotham’s history of Irish immigrants is just a wonderful attention to detail. The mystery itself is beginning to take shape, as Batman has already pieced together that everything we thought we knew has been a ruse for an even deeper mystery at work.
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This was arguably the worst issue of Damage yet. The book’s been good about being inclusive of its characters with the greater DC Universe, even mentioning that this takes place before the fantastic Poison Ivy arc over in Batman, but their use of Ivy here was subpar at best. There’s a glimmer of hope here with Ethan and Damage starting to coexist somewhat after their defeat by Wonder Woman, but it still hasn’t been explored enough to mean anything, just yet.
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I love Deadman so much as a character but these Neal Adams books are so batshit crazy, and full of rambling ideas that it’s hard to get a bead on where they could ever go that makes sense. Now, all of a sudden, Ra’s Al Ghul is Aaron Brand, the older brother of Deadman? That completely contradicts everything that’s ever been said and makes absolutely zero sense from a story perspective, but here we are. I’ll keep reading because Deadman is great, and Neal Adams is a madman.
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Another strangely personal issue, that showed the sacrifice that parents make for their children with the backdrop of dimensional war. The secrets still left in this book are insane, and it’s hard to see where this could possibly go, unless this is all setting up for the big reveal of how Darkseid was reborn as a baby. That would be quite the incredible reveal when all is said and done.
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The only way this incredibly personal run of Superman could have ended was with an incredibly personal, family-focused story, and it ended in the best way. Characters, story-beats, call backs to every other arc was the best way to end it. This was a fantastic ending, and new beginning for Superman and Superboy, as they leave behind Hamilton and move to Metropolis full-time. Bendis has some mighty big shoes to fill, but it should be fun to see how he fills them.

Spielberg Developing Blackhawk Film for DC

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Multiple sources are reporting that the 3x Academy Award-winning director/producer is currently in the early stages of developing a movie based on the DC Comics character Blackhawk. This is a bit unexpected as the Award-Winning filmmaker has several items on his plate with Indiana Jones 5, a remake of West Side Story, and the second Tintin film all in the works.

However, it would appear that he’s ready to jump into comic books, with an adaptation of DC’s pulp classic hero, who has often been seen in newer books as Lady Blackhawk. Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich also expressed excitement at reuniting with Spielberg after the success of Ready Player One.

We are so proud to be the studio behind Steven Spielberg’s latest hit, and are thrilled to be working with him again on this new action adventure. We can’t wait to see what new ground he will break in introducing ‘Blackhawk’ to movie audiences worldwide.

Cathy Yan to Direct Birds of Prey Film

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Warner Bros. has announced that it’s tapped up and coming director Cathy Yan to direct their live-action Birds of Prey film, according to Deadline, making her the first female Asian director ever tapped to direct a superhero film. The project features the return of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, but the rest of the group is still up in the air, though it’s likely that Batgirl was be introduced here, before her solo film.

The script was written by Christina Hodson, who we recently found out was also hired to pen the Batgirl movie after Joss Whedon’s departure. Birds of Prey is expected to begin production later this year.

New Infinity War IMAX Poster Debuts

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He’s got the whole world in his hands…

That song is given new meaning on the new Avengers: Infinity War IMAX Poster that was debuted this morning. Infinity War was filmed entirely on IMAX cameras, so the film is going to look spectacular on the massive screen, and it’s no surprise that Marvel is pushing it as such.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27th worldwide, and is poised for a $230 million plus opening weekend domestically. Hit the jump for a look at the beautifully simple poster.

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Pull Box: April 11

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This was a beautiful end to a beautiful story arc. This is honestly one of the best ways to a story like this ending that I have ever seen. The thought that Thanos is so strong-willed and powerful that just the thought of never becoming his future self erases his self from existence. It was instantaneous… no drama, no waiting with baited breath. It was quick, and a solid ending for an fantastic story.
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THAT. WAS. AWESOME. Call me gullible, but never in a million years would I have expected Ulysses Armstrong to take control of a newly created Brother Eye, and recreate OMAC. That was such an incredible reveal for the Rebirth introduction of OMAC. That absolutely blew my mind. I knew this story was going in some pretty great places, but the Colony is being destroyed from the inside before it even had a chance to get going, and that’s pretty great.
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The return of the Darkstars! It’s been quite a while since the Darkstars were able to make an impact on the Green Lantern Corps, but their build-up, between this book and even the ending pages of Metal, has made them already a formible and intimidating enemy. The story of Tomar-Tu almost seems to have been tailor-made for this, as well… like this is what they’ve been working towards with him from the beginning of Rebirth.
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Thus far, Sideways is the weakest of the New Age of Heroes books, with his story taking longer than the others to really kick into gear. On top of that, he also feels the most distant from the rest of the DC Universe, with all of his supporting cast being new to the world. Hopefully things change in the next issue or so, and it starts to ramp up a bit more.
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A lot of good loose ends tied up here at the end of this arc, and the splash page with the entire Flash family running together legitimately gave me goosebumps. It’s build-up and satisfying moments like that, that make comic books worth it with these larger than life characters. Now, we’re inching closer to Flash War, and I can’t wait.
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It’s been such a mystery to what end Darkseid has been trying to hard to reach Themyscira, but it was a bit of a let-down that his entire goal was to turn the Amazons into Parademons. It’s entirely possible there’s more to his plan here, but so far this isn’t quite what I expected. At least the fight between Diana and Darkseid was brutal as hell. That was perfect.

Black Adam to Start Shooting Next Year

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Shazam! is midway through production, and with excitement for the film beginning to build, Dwayne Johnson has given us an update on his long-awaited Black Adam film, claiming that it could begin filming as early as next year, according to Yahoo!

“The script came in, it’s great, we’re working on it. If things come together in the way we anticipate them coming together, that feels like a 2019 movie… It’s this phenomenal opportunity for us to nail the tone and make sure he’s badass. Also, we have intrinsic DNA tied to a lot of other properties in DC.”

Currently, Black Adam is rumored to make his debut in Suicide Squad 2, which begins shooting in October 2018.

Could Smallville: The Animated Series Happen?

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At this year’s Awesome-Con, a Smallville panel was hosted with stars Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum that played Clark Kent and Lex Luthor, respectively. The series lasted for an impressive 10 seasons and paved the way for superhero television as we know it.

During a half-hour Q&A session with the stars, a question was brought up about potentially bringing the series to the DC streaming service in animated form, and the actors attention was piqued. Michael Reosenbaum’s response is below, and the full panel can be found after the jump. Do you think Smallville could return in animated form on DC’s upcoming streaming service? That would be amazing!

“I said to Al [Gough, one of Smallville’s creators], we should do an animated Smallville. That would be huge! I mean, Smallville: The Animated Series, with all the real voices? And I wouldn’t have to shave my head! We’ve got to do that. Can you imagine us on mics doing the same dialogue?”

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Check Out 22 Avengers: Infinity War Posters

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Marvel Studios has released 22 new character posters for this months Avengers: Infinity War. The culmination of 10 years worth of films for the entertainment giant, the film has become a celebration of the impact that Marvel Studios has had on film, and Hollywood as a whole.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27th. You can hit the jump to check out all of the posters, and get hyped for the movie.

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Spider-Man Swings to PS4 on September 7th

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The much anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man game by Insomniac is finally heading to PlayStation 4 this year, when it drops on September 7th. The retail edition of the game will include a few bonuses, including instant in-game access to the Spidey Suit Pack, early unlock of the Spider-Drone Gadget, 5 extra skill points, a Spider-Man PSN avatar, and a Spider-Man PS4 theme designed by Adi Granov.

The Deluxe Edition of the game will include a copy of the game as well as the post-launch DLC series Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps. There will be three new chapters each with new missions, villains, and characters, as well as additional suits for Spider-Man. Lastly, the Collector’s Edition includes all of the digital content from the Digital Deluxe Edition, as well as a Steelbook case featuring the iconic white spider, Mini Artbook from Titan Books, and an awesome Marvel’s Spider-Man statue by Gentle Giant. Hit the jump for a full look at the official box art, and new editions, as well as the Pre-Order trailer for the game.

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Pull Box: April 4

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There’s something strangely reassuring about seeing the Fantastic Four in the Marvel universe again. As if, this entire time, something had been missing from this vast world. They may not be the family proper, but seeing them reunited, in any form, like that was nice. I’m hoping that things don’t drag too much here, but seeing the alternate Doom Universe has already been pretty amazing.
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Of course Catwoman would steal her wedding dress, knowing full well that she could buy it in a heartbeat. But, in the end she’s all about the thrill and the experience. Finding her dress in what is arguably the most expensive one on the rack. This entire run of Batman has humanized these larger than life heroes in ways I never imagined could happen, and it’s been so phenomenal. I’m honestly hoping that this is one of those instances where it sticks.
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There was something entirely tragic about that ending. This has been an immensely confusing arc because of all the Bizarro-speak, but in the end, when it all clicked and started making sense, the realization that things weren’t going to work out was actually pretty sad. Bizarro left his world, and his entire family to die alongside Bizarro World. It was nice to see Superman not leave Boyzarro behind, and it will be interesting to see where he fits in the future.
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This has seriously just been such an amazing mini-series. One of the best I’ve ever read from Batman, and that’s saying something for a character packed to the gills with fantastic stories. The tension in this issue was palpable, as Jack revealed he’s known all along that Bruce was Batman, but still chose to work against Batman, and not Bruce Wayne. The culmination of this story is fantastic right now, but Batman “knowing all the angles” is setting up quite the twist.

Woody Harrelson Rumored for Carnage Role

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According to Bleeding Cool, it seems as if we’re going to be seeing the insane red symbiote, Carnage, in the live-action Venom film, as well. There have been several rumors swirling in regards to casting for Cletus Kasady, but it would seem that Woody Harrelson has signed on to the play role that he was arguably born for.

If you can’t tell, I’m excited about this casting, as the actor has always seemed suited for the role of the murderous alien. There has been no official confirmation as of yet, but if rumors are true, we should be hearing something soon.