New Inhumans Poster & Premiere Date Revealed

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While everything we’ve currently seen of Marvel’s Inhumans doesn’t instill the utmost confidence in the mini-series, it’s still one to look out for. The series is rumored to have a $200 million-plus budget, with MCU-level visual fx to boast about. Inhumans will premiere its first two-episodes in an IMAX limited engagement for two weeks on September 1st, and now we have our television premiere date, as well: September 29th, at 9PM EST.

A new poster was also released featuring the three leads in the Inhuman royal family: Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan (Smallville) as Medusa, and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) as Maximus the Mad. Hit the jump to see the poster in full.

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Netflix: July 2017

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Starting this month, Ph LEVEL will be posting monthly updates related to the content changes on Netflix, and give a few recommendations for what to catch before it leaves, and what to look out for in the coming month.

First up, July 2017! The main thing to catch before it leaves on July 1 is absolutely the 1989 classic, Batman, with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. As far as arriving, there’s a few great gems! On July 1, check out Spawn: The Movie with Michael Jae White. July 7, we finally get the animated Castlevania series from Frederator, and July 18, if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Hit the jump for the full list.

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New Marvel’s Defenders Motion Posters

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There’s most likely a new Defenders trailer arriving soon, as the crossover-series is set to hit in less than 2 months. We just got a new motion poster for each member of the Defenders, as well as a new one-sheet for the series, as well.

The motion posters feature a few action shots of each character, as well as a line of dialogue, set to the sounds of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are.” Hit the jump to check out Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist in motion, as well as a shot at the full poster.

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Watchmen Series in the Works at HBO

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Last year, there was a pretty spicy rumor that Watchmen would be making the jump to the small screen. Nothing came of that. But now, we have some solid movement on that front, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that HBO is now working on the project with Damon Lindelof at the helm.

Lindelof doesn’t have the most spotless track record (fuck you, Prometheus), but his television work is pretty solid. While Zack Snyder was initially involved in the project, he is no longer working with the studio, and Lindelof is proceeding alone. The series is expected to be based on the classic Alan Moore / Dave Gibbons graphic novel. It’s also likely we’ll see a few snippets of the Beyond Watchmen books in there, as well.

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Headed to Blu-Ray

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Well, this slow week has officially been worth the wait. Warner Archive has announced that the classic 1993 animated film, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is officially headed to Blu-Ray this July! The release will feature a full 1080p HD remaster and will include both the original 16×9 aspect ratio (1.78:1) and an open matte 4×3 (1.37:1) version.

Mask of the Phantasm picks up from the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series, and follows the caped crusader on the hunt for a mysterious new vigilante that is killing the low-lifes and thugs around Gotham. However, this new vigilante, known as the Phantasm, may have stronger ties to Batman and Bruce Wayne than he thought.

Star Trek: Discovery Dated

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After years of work and waiting, the next Star Trek television show has finally been given a premiere date. CBS has announced that the first eight episodes of the 15-episode first season will premiere between September 24, and November 5. Where the rest of the episodes will premiere in January 2018.

It’s been a long road to this point, with obstacles in every direction for the classic space-faring franchise. But, it’s good to see a return to form for one of the cornerstones of science fiction.

Static Shock to Possibly Appear in Black Lightning

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Black Lightning is coming to The CW next year, and as production and promotion starts to ramp up, showrunner Salim Akil has revealed a bit of love for a fan-favorite character. He’s revealed that he hopes to have Static Shock appear in the show sooner, rather than later.

Static has come close to the small screen several times in live-action since his acclaimed animated series ended many years ago. This would be a great way to bring him into the fold.

I love the idea of Static Shock, and in success, hopefully, we’ll be able to pull other characters in that way. So I’m holding out hope because I love that character.

The CW Fall Premiere Dates

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The CW has released their updated schedule for this fall, with premiere dates and a few schedules changes for the The CW Arrow-verse. Supergirl returns on Monday, October 9th, at 8pm EST, with The Flash to follow the next day, October 10th, at 8pm EST. Legends of Tomorrow will then come on directly after Flash on Tuesday at 9pm EST in its new timeslot. Arrow will also be in a new timeslot, premiering on Thursday, October 12th at 9pm EST.

The CW keeps raising the stakes on their comic book universe, and with Black Lightning premiering mid-season 2018, it’s just going to continue getting better for fans of DC television.

Live-Action Valiant Universe First-Looks

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ComicBook.com has an exclusive look at several new variant covers that give us a look at many of the live-action interpretations of the Valiant Universe. The characters are all from Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe, which premieres later this year, and they all look spectacular.

X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Bloodshot, Archer, Armstrong, and Livewire are all spotlighted on the new covers, which you can check out after the jump.

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Disney XD Ant-Man Shorts

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Disney XD has put the first three animated shorts for their new Ant-Man series online. The series of animated shorts consists of six episodes, with the first three debuting in a few days on Disney XD, and the next three future chapters, “Exterminator,” “Proton Cube” and “Not a Date,” set to air Sunday, June 11 at 11:28am, 5:28pm and 8:58am, respectively.

Josh Keaton is voicing Scott Lang, with Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach directing. You can hit the jump to watch the first three episodes.

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Live-Action Cowboy Bebop in the Works

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After years of misfires, it would seem that the cult-classic anime that paved the way for most of us on Toonami is finally getting the live-action treatment. Deadline has reported that Cowboy Bebop is getting a television series from Tomorrow Studios in conjunction with Midnight Radio.

No plot details have been announced or anything for the matter. We do know that Chris Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok) is writing the script, with Becky Clements (Aquarius) and Matthew Weinberg on as Producers.

“We are excited to work with Sunrise in bringing this beloved anime to the U.S. and global marketplace as a live-action series,” said Tomorrow Studios’ Adelstein. “The animated version has long resonated with audiences worldwide, and with the continued, ever growing, popularity of anime, we believe a live action version will have an incredible impact today.”

Three Defenders Getting new Seasons in 2018

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We knew that Jessica Jones was absolutely getting a second season next year, as that confirmation is already out there. We also know that Luke Cage was filming its second season later this year, implying a mid-to-late 2018 release, as well. However, Entertainment Weekly has also put out there that the 3rd season of Daredevil will be released next year, as well.

It makes sense that Netflix would start putting out a yearly 3 new seasons each year, as that’s the plan starting this year, with The Defenders on August 18th, and Punisher slated for a November release.

The Thinker for Flash Season 4

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Ever since the show started placing hints about the upcoming presence of Clifford DeVoe, aka The Thinker in the Flash’s future, it was inevitable we would be seeing him. Abra Kadabra mentions by name, as well as Savitar twice near the tail end of the season.

Now, TVLine is reporting that the foreshadowing wasn’t just name-dropping, and The Thinker has been confirmed as the primary villain for The Flash season 4. This will mark the series’ first foray into an antagonist that’s not a speedster. With that in mind, the next season of Flash should definitely be… running at a different speed. (Sorry…)

Netflix’s The Punisher Release Date Leaked

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It’s been a busy year for Netflix’s Marvel series, and it’s only getting busier. The Defenders comes out later this year, August 18th to be exact, and it looks like The Punisher will be joining it come this November.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, director Dearbhla Walsh let slip the series general release date of November, while discussing her first television projects outside of the U.K.

I’ve directed one other time that hasn’t been aired yet, which was an episode for the new Marvel series The Punisher, which I did just before Christmas, but it’s not airing until November. I directed that in New York and edited in L.A., but this was my first directing experience in lovely Canada.

Preacher Season 2 Trailer

If you haven’t watched the first season of Preacher, you’re absolutely missing out on a gruesome, classic good time. It’s a fantastic, and very well-made show, with great mystery and memorable characters. Six new additions to the cast, include Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones), Pip Torrens (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Crown), Julie Ann Emery (Fargo, Better Call Saul) Malcolm Barrett (War on Everyone, Dear White People), Ronald Guttman (Homeland, Mozart in the Jungle), and Justin Prentice (13 Reasons Why, Malibu Country).

Preacher returns with its second season on June 25th.