The Punisher Gets a First Trailer

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For the few that binged the entirety of The Defenders since its release this morning, you received a gift in the form of the first Punisher trailer. The rest of us? Well, it’s been leaked online! The trailer is short but does a good job of showing the tone of what to expect from the ultra-violent vigilante.

We get shots of Frank Castle reliving his time in the Middle East, as well as the murder and memories of his family, interspersed with the man himself pummeling a concrete floor, revealing the iconic skull logo. Hit the jump to check out the trailer, which was posted on Twitter.

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Johnny Depp Producing a Secret World TV Show

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The Secret World has long been one of most ripe properties in video games, with its incredible blending of mythology and lore. The fight between the Templars, the Illuminati, and the Dragons has ravaged on for centuries, with a war of supernatural abilities tipping the scales back and forth.

Now, that incredible story is being developed for television.  It will be produced by Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Sam Sarkar and Gudrun Giddings alongside Showrunner Pam Veasey. Giddings and Sarkar optioned the rights to The Secret World media back in 2012. The pilot is being written by James V. Hart, who is best known as the co-writer of Hook, with Robin Williams.

Want Your Own Game of Thrones Cloak?

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If you’ve always envied the fashion prowess of Jon Snow, then IKEA Norway has you covered. While he may know nothing, Jon certainly knows how to keep warm with the fiercest… IKEA rugs? That’s right! While it’s been known for quite some time that costume designer Michele Clapton used IKEA fur rugs to create the garb for the Starks of Winterfell, it’s only recently picked up a head of steam.

Now, IKEA Norway has released a set of “Official Instructions” detailing how to create your own. Hit the jump to check out the adorably Swedish instructions.

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Final Defenders Trailer Hits

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Marvel’s The Defenders releases in less than a week, and to celebrate the occasion, Netflix has released the final trailer for the superhero television team-up. The final trailer gives us plenty more footage from several of the fights we’ve already seen, as well as a bit more banter between our heroes.

Marvel’s The Defenders follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City, from its most diabolical villain yet: a mysterious woman named Alexandria (Sigourney Weaver). Hit the jump to check out the final trailer.

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Krondon Cast as Tobias Whale in Black Lightning

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Musician Marvin “Krondon” Jones III has been cast in CW’s Black Lightningas a series regular playing the villainous Tobias Whale, according to Deadline. Tobias Whale is a large, physically-imposing gangster, and one Black Lightning’s earliest and most formidable foes in the comics.

I was excited about Krondon when I saw his audition. He’s going to make a great Tobias! His authentic street sensibility along with an insightful intelligence is perfect for the Tobias character arc. Not to mention his regal physical bearing will be additive to making our show exciting and different.

Netflix Acquires Millarworld

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It would appear that Netflix is on the move, and making waves in its original content library, as the company has acquired Mark Millar’s Millarworld imprint, and all of its properties. This includes Kick-Ass, Superior, Nemesis, Starlight, and many more.

The plan is for Netflix to adapt the many properties into movies, television shows, kids shows, and more. Hit the jump for the official press release from Netflix.

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Matt Ryan’s Constantine Sought for Legends

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The next season of Legends of Tomorrow is set to have a much more spooky vibe than previous seasons, as Damien Dahrk and Gorilla Grodd are set to act as primary antagonists in a more magic-oriented story. With magic and supernatural elements coming to the forefront, the producers are heavily seeking Matt Ryan to re-appear as his fan-favorite Constantine.

We haven’t seen Matt Ryan’s Constantine in the flesh since he guest-starred in an episode of Arrow. Wentworth Miller is also confirmed to guest star as a “Bizarro” version of his Captain Cold, Leonard Snart.

Teagan Croft Cast as Raven in Titans TV Show

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Deadline is reporting that Australian actress, Teagan Croft (Home and Away, The Osiris Child), a relative newcomer to acting, has landed one of the lead roles in the new live-action Titans TV series from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros Television.

Croft will play Rachel Roth, a.k.a. Raven, on the series, indicating a much younger direction for the character, possibly even the team, than we had initially expected. Titans is set to premiere on an upcoming DC Entertainment streaming service, that still remains quite a mystery up to this point.

First Inhumans Clip Online

Marvel Studios has released the first clip of Marvel’s Inhumans, and it’s essentially an extended version of the clip we saw in the IMAX trailer, featuring our first look at Medusa’s hair. It shows us about the same amount of her hair, but at least gives us an idea of her personality in the series.

I’m trying to be cautiously optimistic about Marvel’s Inhumans, as I want it to be good. I want it to be great, actually. It has the potential to be so beautiful, and exciting. But, we’ll have to see where things go with the show.

Keith David Cast as Villain in New Warriors

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As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to be excited about the upcoming New Warriors TV series by Marvel and Freeform, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Keith David (They Live, The Princess & The Frog) has been cast in a recurring villain role.

David has been cast as Ernest Vigman, who is described as “a caustic municipal employee who butts up against the hopeful energy of the New Warriors.” With no roots in comics to speak of, it’s likely that he’s an original character meant to push the everyday nature of the New Warriors.

First Freedom Fighters: The Ray Trailer

The CW has shared the first trailer for their upcoming CW Seed animated series, Freedom Fighters: The Ray. The series stars Raymond “Ray” Terrill, a reporter who discovered a group of scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon. Before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a “genetic light bomb.” The bomb failed to kill him and instead gifted Ray with light-based powers.

The series will premiere later this year, and also spotlights other Freedom Fighters such as Black Condor, and Red Tornado. The trailer has a very DC Comics-meets-Terminator feel to it, and honestly, that just sounds amazing.

The Flash Season 4 Trailer and Casting

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The CW has also unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming fourth season of The Flash. After Barry sacrifices himself to the speed force to stop the speed force storm from ravaging Central City, the team is left to deal with the consequences as villains new and old appear.

Additionally, it’s been confirmed that Neil Sandilands  (The 100) will play the big bad for the new season, The Thinker. Other new additions include Machete himself, Danny Trejo as Breacher, a feared bounty hunter from Earth-19 and father of Jessica Camacho’s Gypsy, plus Kim Engelbrecht  (Dominion) as The Mechanic, the right hand of The Thinker.

Supergirl Season 3 SDCC Trailer and Casting

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The CW revealed a new trailer, as well as plenty of casting news for the upcoming third season of their hit tv series, Supergirl. The latest bit of big casting sees Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) taking on yet another significant comic book role, with his portrayal of Morgan Edge, a ruthless real estate developer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

The series has also cast Carl Lumbly (Alias, Southland, The Cure for Wellness) embodies the classic DC character M’yrnn J’onzz, the father of J’onn J’onnz, the Martian Manhunter. A pacifist religious leader on Mars, M’yrn pushes his son in unexpected ways. Actor Lumbly is no stranger to the J’onzz family, as he’s voiced the Martian Manhunter on the Justice League animated series.

Saïd Taghmaoui is the Shadow King in Legion S2

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FX has announced that Saïd Taghmaoui (Wonder Woman) has joined the cast of Legion Season 2 in the role of the Shadow King, who was previously seen in the form of “the Devil with the Yellow Eyes,” The World’s Angriest Boy in the World, and Aubrey Plaza’s Lenny.

[The Shadow King is a] villain with a thousand faces. In his real form, he is always nattily dressed. Dapper with a thin Clark Gable style mustache. His eyes forever hidden behind a pair of ornate sunglasses. He was hip long before there was such an idea. He can seductively hold court on any topic and in any language, but his true passion lies in the singular timeless notion of power and amassing as much of it as possible…It is rumored he is the spawn of the first nightmare, which is fitting because fear is his weapon of choice in exposing weakness in others. To Farouk, fear equals weakness and he fears nothing. Which is why he takes such delight in seeing others squirm — a reminder he is more powerful than them.

First Footage of Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling

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Nickelodeon is resurrecting their classic and fan-favorite wallaby and friends, after Rocko, Heffer, and Filburt, all step out of their home after being stuck in the 90’s for 22 years. The trio step into the new world of technology, superhero movies, and coffee chains, and immediately become addicted, while Rocko isn’t exactly enjoying any of it.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling is set to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2018.