HBO’s Watchmen Gets Full Series Order

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While previously only dedicated to a pilot, Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen series has been given a full season order, with the announcement coming by way of the above teaser image, and a full cast listing. The cast includes Regina King (Seven Seconds), Jeremy Irons (Justice League), Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentlemen), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), as well as Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon.

“Set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.”

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Iron Fist Season 2 Full Trailer Drops

Marvel Studios and Netflix have revealed the first full trailer for season of Marvel’s Iron Fist, which is set to release on September 7th. In the trailer, we see Davos from the first season has become the Steel Serpent, Iron Fist’s arch-rival, gaining powers similar to his own.

Marvel’s Iron Fist will see Finn Jones return as Danny Rand, as well as Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Sacha Dhawan as Davos, aka Steel Serpent. Additionally, Alice Eve will be playing the Marvel villain Typhoid Mary.

Pull Box: August 15

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The first step to Bruce Wayne remembering who he is, and why he put on the suit has passed. He made a mistake with Freeze, and had to fix that mistake. Now that he has, he’s begun to move on from his heartbreak. How he’ll get past this, I’m not sure, but putting his old suit back on at least makes for one hell of a closing image for this issue.
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That was one hell of a set-up for a massive reveal! The entire Earth is a White Lantern! The Lanterns of Life… the entire planet, infected by Sinestro’s Ultraviolet Corps has used the power it needed to embrace to become something entirely different, and it is awesome. Things are still a little confusing with these seven forces, but we’re at least getting answers here and there, for what’s happening with them, and the Totality.
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Loki is playing so many sides on this war, but now that his brother is back in the thick of things, it’s quite clear where his allegiances lie. He obviously couldn’t help Thor for nothing, so he helped, and took his prize… a picture of their Mother, Lady Freyja. I would also very much like more adventures of Thor, King of Hel, Ruler of the Bloodstorm. That’s a Thor that I can supremely get behind.
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The fight with Drakkon and his armies was probably one of the best damn battle scenes I have ever read in a comic book and that is absolutely saying something. Lord Drakkon is so incredibly desperate, now. Rita was easily able to strip him of his powers, but in his desperation he’s about to wipe out the entire Universe, and it’s intense. It also makes me wonder when Tommy himself will come into play here, because he has to, right?

First Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Photos

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Netflix has released the first official photos from its upcoming The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, following the classic young witch in stories that are more adult and aimed at a horror-oriented audience, based on the comic book of the same name.

Kiernan Shipka will star as Sabrina in the new series. She is joined by Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Ross Lynch, and Bronson Pinchot in the cast. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hits on October 26th. Hit the jump to check out the second image.

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Joivan Wade Cast as Doom Patrol’s Cyborg

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DC Entertainment has announced that Joivan Wade (The First Purge, Doctor Who) will be joining the DC Universe live-action series Doom Patrol as Victor Stone, aka Cyborg. He joins an ever-growing cast that will be making its debut in the fifth episode of Titans, then transitioning to their own solo series for the streaming service.

A release has not been set, but we should be hearing word soon as the service launches later this year.

Pull Box: August 8

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This issue seemed short, but it was awesome. Everything got a chance to shine in some way. Batman, as usual, was a step ahead of everyone. Orphan showed her worth. Black Lightning proved he was fit to lead the team. Barbara even got a chance to show off her Oracle side, though she seems to be drifting away from Bruce, rebelling the way Dick did many years ago. I wonder if anything of will come of that, though…
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That was an incredible ending! I love when Hal just becomes Pure Will, because it’s such a dramatic visual. And it set up so many new stories. Carol Ferris is finally back, returning Hal to his status quo. New ring-slingers are coming into the fold, which will give us plenty of new characters. On top of that, Hammond disappeared as the God-Brain, and things are just moving forward in a great way, now.
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I love seeing Carter Hall interact with the various reincarnations he’s experienced over the years. While his costume is the same now, as it almost always has been, so many of these names are familiar. Hawkman has a rich history that’s never fully been explored, until now, and making it the backdrop of a fun, adventury story, was the best decision DC made for this book.
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There is quite the mystery happening here, and Plastic Man almost doesn’t seem like the right man for the job for this. But, he’s so damn fun to read that it really doesn’t matter. There’s also plenty of good messages going on in this book, with the little girl who hasn’t decided she’s a girl, and the team of ladies helping Eel O’Brien solve the murder case. It’s been a solid book so far, and with it now halfway to finished, hopefully they can stick the landing and make this an overall great book.
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This book is so much lighter without Barry’s brooding over whether or not he should tell Iris. Mirroring the show, it’s just much more delightful with her knowing his secret. On top of that, I feel like there’s going to be a big reveal about Commander Cold is, his real name, I mean. Then with the new Forces at work, things should get pretty crazy the next few weeks, which The Flash really needed to freshen up.
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This gave us absolutely no answers, but it did give us a bit more character developmenton Rogol Zaar, and a moved the story forward, with the Justice League falling down one by one from the Phantom Zone. Most likely their weaker genetics not meant for the insane conditions in the Zone. It’s interesting, though, that Rogol Zaar wouldn’t take on Superman one-on-one again, though. Choosing to seek out an army to invade the world instead. But, with him not being the one to move the Earth… who did?
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This is the beginning of what looks like it will be an interesting arc for Wonder Woman. Characters she doesn’t usually interact with, and a new, otherworldly villain. It’s always fun to see Diana interact with the Gods, representing the connection that she has that most other DC heroes, don’t. It presents new opportunities and interesting ideas, and this is no different.
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It’s nice to see Marvel’s First Family finally coming back. It was only a matter of time that that emptiness became a hindrance for the House of Ideas, and now that Marvel has regained the film rights to the Fantastic Four, things can finally get back to the way they’re supposed to be around here. That was a great start, and the moment with Ben and Alicia made me smile and get goosebumps. It’s about damn time.

Ruby Rose Cast as Batwoman for The CW

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In what can only be called a coup for casting, Deadline is reporting that Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black, The Meg) has been cast as Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, for the upcoming Arrowverse crossover, as well as her own show produced by Greg Berlanti, and Caroline Dries.

Rose is an open member of the LGBTQ+ community, making her a perfect representative to the world of Arrow, as well as a great choice for the openly gay Kate Kane.

Wilson Bethel Set to Play Bullseye in Daredevil

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Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 is set to hit Netflix later this year, and we know that the season will adapt Daredevil’s famous Born Again storyline, with Murdock taking on Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin once again. However, it’s been confirmed that Wilson Bethel (How to Get Away With Murder) will be playing another key figure, Daredevil’s arch-nemesis, Bullseye.

Thanks to Naqam Washington, the personal trainer for both Charlie Cox, and Wilson Bethel, this rumor now appears to have been confirmed. A final release date has not yet been set for the series.

Kraven the Hunter Film Officially in the Works

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Collider is reporting that Sony Pictures has tapped Richard Wenk (The Equalizer) to pen a script for a Kraven the Hunter film. The long-time Spider-Man villain, real name is Sergei Kravinoff, was an aristocrat who became obsessed with big game hunting. He considers Spider-Man the ultimate prey, and the two have traded blows several times.

Kraven the Hunter is expected to join Venom in “Sony’s Marvel Universe” alongside Silver & Black, which was put on hold indefinitely a few months ago, most likely to gauge the success of Venom.

Pull Box: August 1

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This could very well be one of the greatest issues of a single comic book I have ever read, culminating into one of the greatest endings and team reveals I’ve ever seen. Alternate Universe Guardians of the Galaxy with Cable, Jubilee, Ms. Marvel, Nova Rocket Raccoon (?), and Howard the Duck Juggernaut (!)… it doesn’t get better than that. That’s absolutely absurd and hilarious, an holy cow, amazing.
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This was a seriously Bruce Wayne-focused issue, and it’s always nice when we get those. Seeing the opposite end of the spectrum for the Dark Knight is always fascinating. Particularly when he’s interacting with other Gothamites from around the city. You can tell he wants to help these people with their problems, and stories, but can’t reveal too much about who he is, but in damning Batman, himself, so severely, is he hurting his ability to do his job in this city? We’ll find out, I suppose.
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That was easily the best issue of Justice League so far, and that’s saying something incredible. We finally have the answers. The plan that Luthor has been hatching and his motivation for all of this. No Justice was the setup for Lex Luthor, above all else, and Justice League is the follow-through. The door-knob itself still remains a mystery, but we’re closer to the truth. What is “Doom?”
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This has been the slowest issue in the last several issues for Mister Miracle, but I suppose having to decide whether to sacrifice your only child is kind of a “whole issue” decision. There’s a lot of pluck foreshadowing happening here, and I’m interested in seeing the true nature of a lot of it. Who is Funky? He seems like he’s going to be something a little more powerful than just the random friend of Scott and Barda. And how will the Life Equation play into all of this? I guess we’ll find out soon, as the end is finally approaching.

Venom SDCC Trailer Officially Released

Sony Pictures has released the whopping 3-minute trailer for Venom that debuted at SDCC, and it’s full of wild ups and downs. The special effects seem unfinished at times, but when they’re finished, they look absolutely fantastic, with the Venom design being spot-on.

The trailer also introduces us to Riot, the true villain of the film, played by Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Venom hits theaters October 5th.

First Look at Pedro Pascal in Wonder Woman 1984

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Director Patty Jenkins took to Twitter, as she has so commonly done with this film, and shared our first look at Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) in Wonder Woman 1984. While his character remains a mystery, this at least gives us a bit of a look at what to expect from the actor.

In addition to Pascal, the cast of Wonder Woman 1984 also features Gal Gadot (Justice League), Chris Pine (Star Trek Beyond), Kristen Wiig (Where’d You Go, Bernadette), Natasha Rothwell (Insecure), Ravi Patel (Master of None) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers).

Iron Fist Season 2 Trailer Gives us the Costume

Netflix has revealed a new teaser trailer for Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 2 that sees Danny and Colleen walking the streets of New York, as flashbacks of K’un Lun fill his head, revealing his training and the costume for the fabled Iron Fist.

Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 2 will once again star Finn Jones as the titular hero, Danny Rand. The cast will also include the returns of Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Sacha Dhawan as Danny’s childhood friend Davos. The cast will also include Alice Eve who will be playing the Marvel villain Typhoid Mary.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Debuting this October

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The mega-popular world of Riverdale is about to get much larger, as Netflix has revealed that The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is set for release on October 26th, just in time for Halloween. Kiernan Shipka stars as Sabrina in the new series and is joined by Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Ross Lynch, and Bronson Pinchot.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is based on the comic book of the same name, which re-imagines the many adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that deals in horror, the occult, and witchcraft.

Shareholders Approve $71 Billion Disney/Fox Merger

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Shareholders for The Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox voted this morning to approve the former’s $71.3 billion acquisition of 20th Century Fox’s film and TV assets, and it’s good news for fans: the deal has been officially approved! Disney will now take charge of Fox’s big and small screen assets, as well as select businesses. Fox will retain assets of its many news and sports channels.

The merger has already been approved by the Department of Justice, giving Disney near-immediate control of the many properties and assets. What do you think Disney should do first? Fantastic Four? X-Men reboot? The options are pretty great.