First Trailer for James Gunn Produced Brightburn

We’ve known for a while that Sony Pictures would be releasing a horror film, produced by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), but details were kept quiet on the project. Now, we have an official title, cast, and even a first trailer for the upcoming twist on a classic superhero origin, Brightburn. The film is directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive) and written by Mark Gunn & Brian Gunn. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) stars alongside David Denman (Power Rangers), Jackson A. Dunn (Shameless), Matt Jones (Home) and Meredith Hagner (Younger).

“What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.”

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Plastic Man Film in the Works at Warner Bros.

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In an otherwise news-worthy day (Thanks, Marvel), the best news I have heard all day is that Warner Bros. is working on a live-action Plastic Man film, according to Deadline. Warner Bros. has tapped Amanda Idoko to write the screenplay, with her sole screenwriting credit for the upcoming film Breaking News in Yuba County, which stars Laura Dern and Allison Janney.

Any picks for who could play the fantastic Patrick “Eel” O’Brian in live-action? My pick is going to go to Matt Smith (Doctor Who, Terminator: Genisys). We’ll see if this goes anywhere, however, as the film has not been greenlit, and only has a screenwriter attached.

Avengers: Endgame Revealed With First Trailer

The wait is finally over, as Marvel Studios has revealed the official title for the fourth installment in the Avengers franchise as Avengers: Endgame. The first teaser trailer for the film was certainly that, a tease. Giving us a glimpse into where our heroes are at after the events of Avengers: Infinity War.

Tony Stark adrift in space with Nebula, while the Avengers on Earth concoct a last-ditch plan to avenge the Universe. We even get a look at Hawkeye, now in his Ronin persona in the film after the rumored loss of his family. There’s not much to take in here, aside from hype, but that should be enough to sustain us all for a while before the film releases on April 26th, 2019.

New Shazam! Poster Debuts

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Zachary Levi, star of the upcoming DC Entertainment adaptation, has shared the latest Shazam! poster on his Instagram page and also teased that fans can expect a new trailer for film after the new year. Though we have yet to see much of Shazam! it still remains a highly anticipated film among the growing ranks of DC Universe films set for release in the coming years.

You can hit the jump to check out the latest theatrical poster in full.

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Pull Box: December 5

NEWCOMICS

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Holy crap that was so unexpected and amazing! Oh my God, I cannot believe how that ramped up so quickly. Batman on the hunt for information on Bane and his current role in Arkham, knowing from the Penguin that there’s something amiss with it all. But then the reveal at the end! The biggest mystery of all! Flashpoint Batman! Thomas Wayne! Is it really him?! So many questions. I’m freaking out. This is the best.
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This was an intensely emotional issue that finally put an intense focus on the DC Universe proper, and the importance of Superman, and the Supermen Theory that’s dominated the news in this world. The obvious interference by Dr. Manhattan, as well as the manipulation to put Superman on the side of the metahumans was well-played, and I’m genuinely interested to see where this goes next.
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This is a war of ups and downs for the Legion of Doom, they lost Black Manta in Drowned Earth, and now they’ve lost the Joker. The one clearly ahead of all of them in more ways than one, he could have killed the entire Legion if he felt like it, knowing that the Batman Who Laughs is an unlike anything the Multiverse has ever seen. Now, with the inclusion of Brainiac to the Legion of Doom, things should continue to be quite interesting.
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With the movie coming out in a few short months, one has to wonder if this new series is going to be any indication on what to expect from the film. If so, I’m definitely in for it, because the Shazam Family are some fantastic characters with rich history that is ripe for exploration, much in the same way Hawkman is being handled right now. Fortunately, that’s exactly what’s happening with the introduction of the Station, and more magical aspects of Shazam being explored.
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The insane aliens that Grant Morrison comes up with are so fantastic for Green Lantern that I’m not entirely sure why it took him so long to get on this character. But, here we are, and it’s ridiculous. With an old school design, the Blackstars are back, and it’s fun. Surprisingly, the story here is even moving along at a good pace, with questions being answered regularly, as we even quickly found out who is abducting planets. Given a lot of the stranger books recently, that’s quite a relief.
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The revival of Martian Manhunter across the DC Universe has been great. He’s such a fantastic character, and I truly missed him. His first solo book in years started off pretty strong, with dynamic art, and a story that’s going to be pretty interesting given J’onn’s police history on both planets. I love the focus and unique stories that are being told with these interesting characters lately, specifically with DC.

New Captain Marvel Trailer Released

Marvel Studios revealed the second full trailer for Captain Marvel during last night’s Monday Night Football game, and it gives us a much better idea of what to expect from the story for the film, as well as our first glimpse of Carol Danvers at full power. The story is set in 1995, as Carol finds herself caught in a war between two galactic races, the Kree and the Skrulls, with the fate of the Earth at stake.

Additionally, the trailer also gives fans our first look at the Skrulls, the Kree homeworld, and Jude Law’s character, Yon-Rogg. There’s even a glimpse of Carol’s cat, Goose, coupled with incredible shots of Carol using her powers in a fantastic space battle. Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019.

Marvel Studios Developing Shang-Chi Film

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It was reported a few weeks ago that Wonder Woman 1984 scribe, David Callaham, was picked up by Marvel Studios to pen an upcoming film, and that film has now been revealed to be a live-action Shang-Chi film. Marvel is  focusing on delivering a powerful and authentic story with an Asian or Asian-American director to helm the adaptation with the hopes of creating a world focused on Asian and Asian American themes.

Deadline also adds a bit of background on Shang-Chi, himself, who may not be familiar to many fans:

In the comics, Shang-Chi is the son of China-based globalist who raised and educated his progeny in his reclusive China compound, closed off to the outside world. The son trained in the martial arts and developed unsurpassed skills. He is eventually introduced to the outside world to do his father’s bidding, and then has to come to grips with the fact his revered father might not be the humanitarian he has claimed to be and is closer to what others call him: The Devil’s Doctor. He also might be centuries old. The deceit makes them bitter enemies.

Zatanna Movie Possibly in the Works at WB

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While this rumor would put up in very early talks, Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has had discussions about a solo Zatanna film that would eventually lead into Justice League Dark. Given the production troubles by Justice League Dark, this would serve as a great lead-in, introducing audiences to the mystical side of the DC Universe.

Again, this is by no means confirmed, but early talks. There is no writer, no producer, no director, and certainly no star. With that in mind, who do you think could work as a big-screen version of the mystical magician given her numerous live-action renditions?

The Vision and Scarlet Witch Confirmed for Disney+

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We’ve known for months that Disney was planning a Scarlet Witch-focused mini-series for its upcoming streaming service, Disney+, but we now have confirmation of the series’ title, and an additional character. The series will be officially titled The Vision and Scarlet Witch and feature Paul Battany and Elizabeth Olsen reprising their respective roles.

Deadline has no additional information on the series, as the plot is being kept severely under wraps. Given timelines, it’s possible that the series could follow the duo before the events of Avengers: Infinity War, or perhaps even after. We’ll have to wait and see.

Netflix Cancels Marvel’s Daredevil

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I suppose it was only a matter of time, but Deadline is reporting that Netflix has officially cancelled Marvel’s Daredevil after three wildly successful seasons, with the latest being one of the series’ best. After the cancellation of the other Marvel Netflix shows, speculation shows the possibility of the series moving to Disney+, the upcoming streaming service, but nothing is set in stone, and the future of the characters remain uncertain.

“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note. We’re thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”

Blue Beetle Film In The Works

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The Wrap is reporting that DC Entertainment is working on a live-action Blue Beetle film, starring the third incarnation of the character, Jamie Reyes. Arguably the most popular Blue Beetle, Reyes wields an alien device called the Scarab, giving him incredible powers, and an incredibly iconic suit of armor in the process.

Scarface reboot writer, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, has reportedly been tapped to write the script. Zev Foreman (Colossal) will serve as executive producer for the studio. Currently no other details are available, but we should expect to hear more, soon.

Pull Box: November 28

NEWCOMICS

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I’m not entirely sure how I never put it together. Clever writing, I suppose, with Miss Goode being on the hunt for kryptonite and looking her own ways to “protect” herself from Superman. Not attacking Batman to out herself. She’s immensely smart in this instance, with some fantastic foresight into keeping her identity safe, even from the readers, apparently. That was a fantastic, well-done twist if I had ever read one.
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The finale for Drowned Earth somehow managed to end on a high note, with a much more concise thread than I thought it would. Seeing all the fish League members was fun, but seeing Superman in a pirate jacket and eye patch was easily the best part. Particularly the eye patch, adorned with an S. I could see that look moving into the future, as well. But, I’m sure it won’t. Now with the Legion of Doom in possession of the totality, we’ll certainly get back to the main story now, as well.
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That was a fun, light-hearted arc, that brought Batman nearly back together with a friend he had lost to ages ago. The joy that they shared in the “Game” of it all was infectious, and even made me smile. The fact that the Fireflies were given the option to leave, and took it, and Two-Face didn’t even blame them? That was the best part, showing some great self-awareness in its writing.
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I love seeing the DC heroes in the future. The Kal Kent story was particularly great. It was a bit confusing at first, but once it came together, it was wonderful. Not to mention the fact that Damian Wayne becoming an immortal Batman after killing his Father is essentially canon at this point with how many times it’s popped up in these future books.
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Surprisingly, and yet also not, it looks like Harley Quinn was the attacker on Sanctuary, after all. But why? Why would she attack all of these innocent heroes that are all just trying to heal? Booster Gold is so beyond messed up and confused. Lagoon Boy is tragic, and scarred by what’s happened in his life, and Wally West has easily the most sad story in all of DC Comics, currently. Remembering his entire past life, and the loss of his children, he has no way to cope with the loss of two people that never existed on this world. That’s truly heartbreaking.
JLO
This story is moving so slow, with little to no answers being given each issue, though we are only 3 issues in. The biggest mystery, of course, is why Darkseid is so invested in their success. Even posing a lowly refugee medic to heal Starfire and ensure she’s able to fight alongside them. It’s interesting, and those mysteries will certainly keep me coming back.
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The beautiful retcon that happened in this issue about Gorilla City and its roles in regards to the four forces, specifically the Sage Force, was great. A smooth change that just slid perfectly into place without sacrificing any history of the Gorillas, and even furthered the story along. Now, we know we’re searching for 3 other heroes, and we quickly met our first: Fuerza, avatar of the Strength Force, clearly. This should be interesting.
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Talia’s arrogance truly knows no bounds, as she thinks after all this time of endangering Honor Guest and her family, the Silencer, she would bend to her will and be pleased that Leviathan is back. Despite her constant pleas to leave her out of it. That she didn’t want to be back in that life. I hope that Honor kicks her ass in the next issue, and does what has to be done to get back to her family, and let them know that she’s safe.
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This was easily the best issue yet of The Terrifics. Fantastic art, great battle, with fantastic story-telling. This was wonderful, and really set the bar for the series moving forward. The shot of Mr. Terrific walking away with his mask blacked out aws particularly awesome, and I hope this artist sticks with them moving forward. He really brought things forward, and made the book far more dynamic.
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This new arc for Wonder Woman is certainly a strange one. At first, Ares seemed changed… for 2 pages. Now, he does the exact same thing he used to do, except his purpose is twisted and misguided. Then there’s the mythological creatures that have all been dumped into this world, and no one is sure why. Kidnapping Steve, and taking him to their mysterious leader? Who could she be?
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And with that, the Fantastic Four are officially back. While the Baxter Building has come and gone through numerous owners since they left, I think it’s even more fitting that they’re now at #4 Yancy Street. The street has such significance for the team, ever since their inception, and it’s a wonderful callback to their long and storied history to have things play out like this. Additionally the Fantastic Four have always been more level-headed than their peers, and the way they handled The Fantastix is certainly no different.
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The final issue of Marvel 2-in-One! I was surprised when it continued past the debut of the new Fantastic Four series, but I’m glad it was allowed to go on a bit longer. Tie up loose ends with Johnny and dealing with everyone betraying him. The fate of Rachna Koul and her sister. Just small details that were left upended the last several issues. And, sure enough… there they were. All addressed, and tied neatly into a little bow. A solid ending for a solid book.
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This is quickly becoming yet another fantastic addition to the Power Rangers mythos. The freedom that the medium of comics allows, letting us see Rangers from various teams together in times of need, and even introducing new Rangers and new world. It’s pretty great. Also, that ending was fantastic, and really made me excited for the next issue, with the Solar Ranger, as she’s now being called, charging the other Rangers for a fight.

Spider-Gwen Animated Spin-Off In The Works

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hasn’t even been released and Sony is confident that the film will be received well. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Sony Pictures Animation has tapped the showrunners behind Dreamworks’ Voltron: Legendary Defender, Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, to expand the animated corner of the Spider-hero world.

Dos Santos has been picked up to direct the sequel to Into The Spider-Verse, which is being penned by Wonder Woman 1984 scribe David Callaham. Montgomery, on the other hand, is now working on a spin-off film for fan-favorite character Gwen Stacy, aka Spider-Gwen. With that kind of commitment, Sony must certainly be proud of the film that’s being released in a few short weeks.

New Image from Hellboy Unveiled

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Empire has revealed a new image from the upcoming Hellboy reboot, featuring star David Harbour as the titular hero. We still haven’t seen an official trailer for the film, but with new images popping up, we should see something sooner, rather than later. In the meantime, here’s a quote from director Neil Marshall about adapting the source material:

“It was always a case of, ‘When in doubt, go back to the source material.’ Some of the stuff is pretty sick. More violent and more bloody. We weren’t making it with handcuffs on.”

Elseworld’s Batwoman Trailer Now Online

The CW has shared a first look trailer for Batwoman in the upcoming Elseworlds crossover for Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl. It’s a short, but cool snippet of footage that even references Batman himself, albeit as an urban legend in this world.

This crossover is shaping up to be an incredible event. Be sure not to miss it when it starts the first of its 3-night run with The Flash on Sunday, December 9th. Arrow will continue the story on Monday, December 10th, before it all comes to an end in Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.