New Punisher Trailer Reveals Premiere Date

Marvel Studios and Netflix have finally revealed the latest trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher, that also includes our first premiere date for the series, which is officially set for November 17th, 2017.

The latest trailer reveals plenty more about the story for the series, revealing how Frank Castle was used by the military, and his family was killed to get to him, covering it up as a gang shooting. It looks ultra-violent, and like it’s going to be one hell of a ride.

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New Comic Books: October 18

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This was probably the most by-the-book Metal tie-in yet, with The Drowned’s origin being almost exactly what I expected, with no real crazy set-pieces or anything to wow the reader. It was still an OK read, but not quite up-to-par with its brothers to this point, though it was cool to see the first gender-reversed Dark Knight of the bunch.
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After building her up to be more of an anti-hero, with sympathy on her side, and a hint of caring in her character, the final issue of this Captain Phasma mini-series saw fit to tear her back into a cold and calculated villain that is ruthless and driven in her desire to cover the error that she was forced to commit. I wasn’t expecting that gut-punch but that’s exactly what made it so powerful, and restored her resolve to the First Order.
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The moment when Alfred revealed to the Bat-Family that Bruce had asked Selina to marry him will probably be one of my favorite in all of comics this year. Also, the pre-emptive measure that the two of them would attack Talia Al’Ghul before she inevitably attacks them is just really well thought out storytelling. Not to mention, Catwoman and Talia going head-to-head is going to be one hell of a fight. I hope it pays off.
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For some reason, it’s charming to see Lex Luthor genuinely being a good guy and working alongside Superman. It actually seems to fit him for some reason. As usual, though, things seem to have gotten a bit out of his control, with Apokolips coming to claim him as their rightful king. I wonder what Baby Darkseid has to say about this? The Trinity seem to be inching closer and closer to another showdown with the ruler of the Anti-Life Equation, and I’m into it.
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The finale to the Legacy arc was just as good as I had hoped it would be. The revelations that came out of this, with Diana’s abandoned son being born out of the darkness that was attacking them now, and the Lantern children basically single-handedly taking it out with their mastery of the Spectrum. That was awesome. Part of me wishes that the kids would get their own book at this point. A spin-off of a future dystopian Justice League, with them rebuilding their world after Sovereign and the darkness was destroyed in the present.
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You read that right. Marvel Legacy has reset the numbers of major titles to their original numbering, with The Mighty Thor hitting back at its 700th issue, with a massive beginning to the arc that we’ve been headed towards for almost 2 years, now. The Death of Thor, and the War of the Realms. This was a fantastic massive issue, and Jason Aaron proved once again that he’s the most prolific writer that Marvel has on payroll.

Ryan Potter Cast as Beast Boy

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DC Entertainment has announced that fan-favorite actor, Ryan Potter, has joined the cast of the live-action Titans series in the role of Beast Boy. However, this isn’t Potter’s first foray into the superhero genre, as he voiced Hiro Hamada in the Big Hero 6 animated film, as well as its upcoming television series.

Potter joins an ensemble cast that includes Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Koriand’r/Starfire, Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft (Home and Away) as Raven, Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Dawn Granger/Dove, and Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Hank Hall/Hawk.

Second Black Panther Trailer and Poster

Marvel Studios has posted the incredible second trailer for the upcoming Black Panther, and it builds further on the rivalry between T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), as well as the mysteries of Wakanda itself.

This is easily one of my most anticipated films for the next year, and it looks like it’s going to be a visual spectacle, with some incredible performances, from some of the best actors Marvel has managed to put on screen. You can hit the jump for a look at the full new poster, as well.

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Wonder Woman 2 Starts Shooting Next Summer

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Wonder Woman 2 is reportedly set to start filming next summer in time for its December 2019 release date, with rumors pointing to the film taking place during the 1980’s Cold War era. This would line up nicely with a Wonder Woman trilogy that leads to her in the Present Day, post-Justice League in her third film.

The most interesting news here, however, is that Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor is set to return for the sequel. There’s no word on whether this is through flashbacks, or a mysterious return of sorts, but we’ll know more in time.

First Trailer for The New Mutants

20th Century Fox has unveiled the first official trailer for Josh Boone’s surprising The New Mutants, marking the first horror foray for a Marvel film. The first trailer looks terrifying, and very much like a more cliche horror film at this point, with mention of mutants, but what appears to be few connections.

The New Mutants hits theaters on April 13th, 2018 in regular theaters, and IMAX. Said to be based on the fan-favorite Demon Bear Saga from the comic books.

 

Gambit Releasing February 2019

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20th Century Fox has shocked us all this afternoon with news that Gambit, starring Channing Tatum now has an official release date of February 14th, 2019, making it a perfect Valentine’s Day release, and totally not an attempt to replicate the success of Deadpool.

In the long awaited adaptation, Channing Tatum will play the titular cajun, with rumors that Lea Seydoux has been tapped as the female lead in the film. Recent rumors have director Gore Verbinski circling the director’s chair.

First New Mutants Trailer Tomorrow

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FOX and director Josh Boone have announced that tomorrow at 12:01am PST, the first teaser trailer for the upcoming New Mutants film will be online. The film is expected to follow closely to the Demon Bear Saga from the comics, but aside from that, very little is known.

Boone has teased in the past that New Mutants will be more akin to a horror movie, than a traditional action piece that we’ve come to expect from comic book movies. What do you hope to see with the film?

New Doomsday Clock Trailer

DC Comics has shared a new trailer for the upcoming Doomsday Clock comic book event, written by Geoff Johns with art by Gary Frank. The first of the forthcoming 12-issue series. Doomsday Clock #1 hits shelves November 22, 2017 and the solicitation for the first issue offers only this cryptic description:  “You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages, good readers.”

The event mashes together the Universes of DC and Watchmen, revealing the mysterious Doctor Manhattan to be the true architect behind DC Rebirth, and The New 52.

New Comic Books: October 11

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Honestly, this issue was a bit bland and didn’t do much in the way of furthering any sort of story aside from his relationship with Wally, and lack of relationship with his co-worker Kristen. However, the end is where things kicked into gear. Meena has finally revealed herself, in a black costume no less, to Barry. Suddenly, I’m interested in The Flash again.
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Tim Drake’s escape from Mr. Oz’ prison was a bit more anti-climactic than I expected it to be. He just hacked the computer and then left. The meat here is definitely all of the reveals about Tim’s future, or at least one possibility of it. And the possible introduction of Connor, now? Oh, man… things are really starting to heat up across the DC Universe as little by little, the status quo is both destroyed, and rebuilt, over and over again.

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The story, and the trap slowly begins to take shape in this issue, and just as the first two, it’s trippy and paranoid as all hell. What this team is doing with this character is incredible, and the trip that they’re taking us all on has been immensely gratifying. I only hope they’re able to close the trap well enough.
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Jor-El, or Mr. Oz as it were, is certainly playing dirty in this psychological war of sorts with Superman. His motivations are still so clouded, I’m just not sure what his end-game is. Does he want to save Superman, and Jonathan, or does he want to destroy them on some crazy death-world? On top of that, how does Mr. Oz connect to Doctor Manhattan’s plans with Doomsday Clock? Still so many questions.

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Diana mixed with Apokolips, mixed with Greek mythology makes for a truly engaging story. I’ve always preferred Wonder Woman stories with a touch of mythology, as she’s one of the few heroes you can mix those stories with beautifully, so it’s always a treat. Now I question if Diana finding her twin brother, Jason, is a ruse to lead the enemy there, or truly a reunion for Brother and Sister.
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A supernatural and demonic Ragman in the vein of Haunt is honestly exactly what I wanted, and I never even knew it. On top of that, this was a pretty great read, especially for spooky halloween-time, right now. Ragman doesn’t get a lot of love, but he’s a cool character, so it’s fun to see him getting his due here with his own solo series.

METAL
I am so completely and absolutely infatuated with how good Dark Knights: Metal is. This is the most ridiculous, and comprehensive comic book event I have ever seen with Scott Snyder pulling characters from the darkest of holes in the DC Universe. On top of that, Greg Capullo’s artwork has been some of the best of his career, with the world-weary heroes at the Oblivion Bar being so beautifully detailed, and obviously tired from battling an endless horde of evil. This is top-notch story-telling, and I’m so in love with it.
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What a tricky issue! There were a lot of interesting twists and turns here, but it’s still not quite explained what could be tricking Hal, if he is indeed being tricked, into thinking that Superman was Parallax. I just to have to also comment on how incredibly charming it was to see Superman and Hal interact with each other. Not even in a situation, just talking with each other, like old friends do. This looks like it will be another great arc for the Green Lantern Corps.

First Look at Constantine The Animated Series

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Warner Bros. Animation and CW Seed have posted a first look at the Constantine Animated Series announced this weekend at New York Comic-Con, and it looks fantastic. The first clip features Matt Ryan returning to voice his occult counterpart, and making a deal with an ancient demon to keep the peace.

The clip is gory, action-packed, and animated in a way that very much resembles his Justice League Dark incarnation. Perhaps this will be set in that world? Though, it’s more likely that this will continue to follow in the trend of being set in the CW-Verse.

Final Justice League Trailer

Warner Bros. has released the final trailer for Justice League before the film’s release in just over a month. Superman returns in a beautiful and brightly colored, hopeful dream, while the rest of the team fights in an Apokoliptian wasteland in what many have surmised to be Chernobyl.

There’s quite a bit of new footage, though much of it is jump-cut, not giving us much in the way of things to work with plot-wise. The fate of this film is still very much in the air, as I can’t help but keep getting more and more excited.

John Constantine Confirmed for Legends

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There’s been a rumor for quite some time that Matt Ryan’s John Constantine would be making an appearance on season 3 of Legends of Tomorrow, and now showrunner Phil Klemmer has confirmed his appearance.

“We get Billy Zane and the circus [in the second episode]; we get a little Julius Caesar on the beach in Aruba in the premiere,” he told Rotten Tomatoes“We meet [new team member] Zari in this sort of dystopian future. We get to do a little Amblin alien episode back in the ’80s; we do some Jack the Ripper Victorian London; Golden Age of Hollywood; John Constantine doing an exorcism.”

We don’t know yet how the team will come across him, but his appearance is at least another bright spot in the never-ending story of Matt Ryan’s game-changing Constantine portrayal.

First Marvel’s Runaways Trailer

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Hulu and Marvel Television released the first full trailer for the long-anticipated Marvel’s Runaways at New York Comic-Con, this afternoon. The series premieres next month on Hulu, and promotion should ramp up heavily after this. It honestly looks a lot better than initially expected, with the visuals cinematography being exceptionally great.

The Hulu original series is based on the Marvel comics, created by the award-winning team of Brian K. Vaughan, and Adrian Alphona. The comic series has won an Eisner Award, a Harvey Award, and was featured as one of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s best books for young adults.

First Poster for Constantine Animated Series

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Fans of the NBC live-action Constantine were more than a little perturbed when the show was cancelled right as it started to find its footing. However, The CW has announced that Matt Ryan will return to the role in animated form for a new CW Seed series. You can hit the jump for a look at the full first poster, and below for a complete synopsis.

This all-new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content follows DC’s popular comic book character John Constantine (voiced by the live action series star Matt Ryan), a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult. Armed with an arcane knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit, he fights the good fight. With his soul already damned to hell, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line‎, Constantine uses his skills to face the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.

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