Seto Kaiba Revealed for Jump Force

Bandai Namco has revealed that Seto Kaiba, the fan favorite anti-hero Yu-Gi-Oh! will be joining his fellow Yugi Mutoh in the smash success game, Jump Force. The revealed was accompanied by a few screenshots showing Kaiba wielding his two most powerful monsters, Obelisk the Tormentor, and the Blue Eyes White Dragon.

Kaiba will hit Jump Force in May alongside two other, as yet unrevealed characters. Jump Force is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Hit the jump for additional images.

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Ezra Miller Re-Writing The Flash with Grant Morrison

It seems the last remnants of the old DC Extended Universe haven’t quite finished the series yet. According to The Hollywood Reporter, star Ezra Miller (Justice League) has been clashing with writer/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming) over their creative vision for The Flash solo film. Daley and Goldstein are opting for a lighter tone, while Miller wants a darker run at the character. To appease the star, Warner Bros. has hired Miller and superstar scribe Grant Morrison to re-write the script.

While this move is puzzling, having Morrison attached lends some credibility to the duo. DC Entertainment has had considerably more success with its lighter films, as both Wonder Woman and Aquaman, lighter in tone, went on to be box office smashes. Meanwhile, the darker Justice League’s entire box office run was topped by Avengers: Infinity War in a single weekend. Those kind of numbers don’t bode well for the future of gritty, dark superhero films.

James Gunn Reinstated for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

In a shocking about-face, Deadline is reporting that Marvel Studios and Disney have reinstated James Gunn as the writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Several months after a manufactured controversy forced Disney to fire the much-loved director, Disney CEO Alan Horn has said he’s met with Gunn numerous times, and after discussion regarding his handling of the matter and public apology, the studio has opted to bring him back.

Backlash from all sides seem to have won out, as principle cast members of the previous Guardians of the Galaxy films, as well as Kevin Feige himself have stood up for Gunn in the time since. Gunn has since signed on to direct the upcoming reboot for The Suicide Squad starring Idris Elba and Margot Robbie, which still seems to be next on his busy docket.

Regardless of what happens next. It’s nice to have Gunn back at the helm of the franchise that he brought to critical acclaim.

Pull Box: March 13

Jonathan Kent is most certainly worthy of whatever title of hero he wants up to this point. The hell that Ultraman put him through, and his subsequent escape and survival both show how much he’s grown, and learned to do what’s necessary to stay alive. All while still keeping the strong heart that his parents have nurtured all these years. I’ll miss fun-loving Jonathan Kent, which I never thought I would say about a kid-hero not named Impulse. But teenage Jonathan Kent has proven he’s more than worthy.

We all knew what was coming. It’s been building to it this entire time, with Carter Hall’s previous reincarnations becoming an army of Hawkman to stop the Deathbringers. With that in mind, it was still really cool to see it. This arc has been a great way to retcon Hawkman and modernize him for a new audience. I only hope they keep going, and keep pushing the adventure side of it all. Hawkman as an explorer is far more interesting than Hawkman as a superhero.

This served as a nice refresher for James Jesse, the original Trickster, some details here and there to fit the new narrative of his character. It was clearly meant for newer fans that have come in from the series, but it was a solid issue nonetheless. It established Trickster as a threat to Central City, setting him up for the biggest con of all time as he manipulates The Flash and his many allies, clearly being one step ahead of them all throughout.

The Lords of Order have shown themselves in full, with their true power about to wipe out the entire realm of Myrra. Meanwhile, the previous Doctor Fate has shown himself to be an ally of the Justice League. Unfortunately, the team’s two heavy hitters, Wonder Woman and Zatanna are off on their own dangerous adventure searching for Mordru and Circe, who seems to have her own agenda. She clearly knows something that everyone else doesn’t Perhaps she’s the one behind this? Then there was the off-hand comment about Zatanna’s Father. Is Zatara the true mastermind? So many questions!

Even the Titans have been catapulted into the real world, with two of the most ancient and powerful beings to ever grace the summit of Olympus just hanging out in the Rocky Mountains. Something tells me our furry friends that we’ve been following are a little more than just an audience perspective. Could they be attracting this danger somehow? Something is starting to seem quite off, but I can’t quite put my finger on what it could be. There are just too many factors at play here to really know where this story is heading.

New Trailer for Avengers: Endgame Now Online

Following the release, and subsequent record-breaking opening weekend, of Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios has released a new full-length trailer for Avengers: Endgame giving us our best look yet at the upcoming film. The new trailer gives us confirmation of Captain Marvel being with our heroes in the film, as well as Iron Man and Nebula confirmed to find their way back to Earth fairly early on in the film. We even get a look at the rumored Quantum Realm suits for the team, which are quite impressive in motion.

Avengers: Endgame looks to shatter quite a few records when it releases on April 26th, being the final chapter in The Avengers saga, and ending the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel’s Shang-Chi Finds its Director

The upcoming live-action adaptation for Marvel’s Shang-Chi is taking a massive step forward to becoming a reality today, as Deadline has learned that Destin Daniel Cretton (The Glass Castle) has been tapped to helm the upcoming film. The report stresses that Marvel is looking to take a similar approach to Shang-Chi as it did with Black Panther, putting a strong emphasis on cultural mainland China and its traditions and customs. The film will also include a predominantly Asian cast, marking Marvel’s first Asian lead film.

Cretton’s previous credits include a collaboration with Captain Marvel star, Brie Larson, and he will be directing the film from a script by Wonder Woman 1984 writer, David Callaham.

Titans Season 2 Adds Deathstroke

I’m not sure what it is about him, but despite the countless live-action versions of Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke, that we’ve seen, it never gets old to see him added to a DC property. Titans season 2 is no different as DC Entertainment has announced that they’ve cast Esai Morales (NYPD Blue), as the world’s deadliest assassin.

“Slade Wilson is known for being DC’s deadliest assassin,” reads the official press release detailing this take on the character. “While serving his country, Slade became an elite soldier before government testing enhanced his physiology to near superhuman levels, putting him on a path of darkness and revenge. To his family, Slade is a father and husband, but to the rest of the world, he is feared by many as the infamous Deathstroke; selling his services to the highest bidder as the ruthless assassin that never gives up and never misses.”

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Headed to PC

Microsoft revealed during last night’s Inside Xbox stream that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is making its long-awaited appearance on PC. In addition, the series will include Halo: Reach for the first time, as well. The last mainline Halo game to be released on PC was Halo 2 in 2007, so this is certainly a long time coming for fans.

Interestingly, fans who purchase the collection will receive each game one at a time, beginning with the release of Halo: Reach, then following their numerical release after that. This is to help keep development times down so fans can enjoy the games as quickly as possible for release, with each title running at 4K and 60fps.

Alan Tudyk to Voice Iago in Aladdin

Continuing his run as the busiest man in Hollywood, Disney has revealed that the venerable Alan Tudyk (Doom Patrol) will voice Jafar’s trusty parrot, Iago, in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin. Iago was a fairly prominent character in the original animated film, with Gilbert Gottfried’s performance being just as iconic as Robin Williams’ Genie.

Both Alan Tudyk and Will Smith will have some pretty hefty shoes to fill when Aladdin hits theaters on May 24th, but given the most recent trailer, things are looking a little brighter than expected.

Marvel Developing What If? Animated Anthology Series

According to /Film, Marvel Studios is developing an animated anthology series based on the Marvel What If? series of comics for Disney+. Kevin Feige will produce the series, though it will obviously not be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though the report speculates several actors could lend their voices to the series, reprising their roles from the MCU.

The Marvel What If? series re-imagines key events in Marvel History, rewriting them to speculate what could happen if certain details changed, though it’s currently unknown which stories are being adapted. Expect more information soon, as it develops.

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer Now Online

Warner Bros. Animation has shared the first official trailer for the upcoming crossover animated film, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The trailer gives us an idea of the story, based on the comic by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II. The film boasts an incredible roster of heroes and villains, with both heroes’ bevy of rogue’s making an appearance, with an all-star voice cast to boot.

Check out the announcement post for more information on the massive cast, with Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hitting shelves on March 31st.

Capcom x UNIQLO Collaborations Announced

Capcom and Japanese clothing brand, UNIQLO, have announced a massive collaboration of t-shirts celebrating two of their most storied franchises. Street Fighter, and Monster Hunter. Both have quite different vibes in terms of style, but should meet the needs of anyone looking to up their style points a bit.

Both collections will be available worldwide in stores and online on April 15th, starting at $14.90/£12.90/¥1,500. Hit the jump for pictures of the full collection, and more art celebrating its release.

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Full Aladdin Trailer Now Online

As its release inches closer and closer, many were beginning to wonder if we were ever going to see anything more… final, from the upcoming Guy Ritchie-directed adaptation of Aladdin. Now, we have our first good look at the film, including many of its iconic songs.

After the mixed response of the previous footage, this is a massive step-up in terms of quality and design. Aladdin hits theaters on May 24th.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Releasing on Blu-Ray

It seems insane that we don’t have this release already, but the long-awaited Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie blu-ray is finally approaching. Shout! Factory announced the release this morning, confirming a release date of June 4th. The film was previously only available in the 25th Anniversary Complete Series collection of the original series, only now receiving its first standalone blu-ray.

The blu-ray release will include a new retrospective documentary, featuring interviews with director Bryan Spicer and many of the film’s stars. In addition, there will also be an original featurette and the film’s official theatrical trailer.

The blu-ray is currently available to pre-order for $15.99 on the Shout! Factory website.

James Gunn’s Suicide Squad Roster Revealed

With production set to begin later this year, we now have our first bit of news on James Gunn’s upcoming soft reboot, The Suicide Squad, which will feature a new roster for the most part, with Margot Robbie returning as Harley Quinn, and Idris Elba replacing Will Smith as Deadshot. Collider dropped the news, and as expected for James Gunn, he’s made some pretty off-the-wall choices.

First up is Ratcatcher, who will be gender-swapped from the comics, as the studio is looking to cast a woman of any age or nationality. She is described as “an exterminator in Gotham City that turning to a life of crime, aided by an army of small rodents she can communicate with and control. She’s also a fan of poisonous gas.”  She is also set to be mentored in the film by Deadshot.

Next is King Shark, a super-villain and humanoid who is believed to be the son of the Shark God. He was last seen in live-action on The Flash.

Then there’s the most insane choice: Polka-Dot Man. Another Batman villain, he’s described as being able to “grow multi-colored polka dots on his body that he can turn into fireballs and other weapons. For the most part, he’s embarrassed about his awkward abilities.”

Lastly, there’s Peacemaker, aka Christopher Smith, an agent of peace whose motives are driven by an extremist form of pacifism that makes him so committed peace that he would kill for it. The report indicates that James Gunn is eyeing his friend Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) for this role.

It’s currently unknown if Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg will return, as well as Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller.