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SUICIDE SQUAD Recruits FURY Cinematographer And EDGE OF TOMORROW Costume Designer

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While we wait for an official announcement on the cast of Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad, the DC adaptation has added a couple of names to its crew. The movie's IMDb page has been updated, and it reveals who will serve as director of photography and costume designer. Roman Vasyanov will serve as cinematographer on Suicide Squad, marking his third collaboration with writer-director David Ayer following End of Watch and Fury.

Additionally, Kate Hawley will design the costumes for the film. Her resume is filled with Warner Bros. productions, as she was the costume designer on Pacific Rim and Edge of Tomorrow. She also worked as an additional costume designer for The Hobbit trilogy. Finally, Guy Norris will serve as action unit director and supervising stunt coordinator, following his work on WB's upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road.

With production expected to start next April, a full cast announcement for Suicide Squad should be made soon. One rumored addition is Jared Leto, who is re…

Constantine S1E6 'Rage of Caliban' review

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MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD
This weeks episode of Constantine, 'Rage of Caliban', comes hot on the heels of the news that they will cease production after 13 episodes, and rumors abound that the show may be canceled despite much fan protest. If true then it's a terrible shame as this weeks episode showcases much of the strengths of the series, and some of the flaws too.
                                                                        Sadly the much repeated cliché of possessed children is revisited here. Constantine is again on his travels and investigating a series of grisly murders where the children of the deceased are the only survivors. It's generic and we've seen it dozens of times before in other shows and films. But like I have said before I don't think I watch Constantine for the story lines but for the characters on show, namely the titular Warlock. And I am never disappointed.
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Morena Baccarin Voicing Gideon In THE FLASH; Sin Returning To ARROW This Season

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We have a couple of updates concerning two characters featured on The Flash and Arrow. First up, TV Linehas confirmed that actress Morena Baccarin is voicing Gideon in the former series. The AI assistant of Harrison Wells made her debut in this week's episode. Baccarin is no stranger to the DC Universe; she has voiced characters such as Black Canary, Talia al Ghul and Cheetah. She is also playing Dr. Leslie Thompkins in Gotham, beginning early next year. Don't be surprised if we see plenty more of Gideon throughout the rest of The Flash this season. 

TV Line has also learned that Bex Taylor-Klaus will reprise her role as Sin on Arrow following its winter hiatus. The character has been noticeably absent this season, especially with the death of her friend Sara being a key storyline. This could be explained by Taylor-Klaus filming MTV's Scream pilot in August. Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg had this to say about Sin's return and her role in the season's current story. &…

"Bizarro World" And "Heroines & Villainesses" DLC Packs For LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM Unveiled

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When LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham was released earlier this month, three DLC packs were included. One was a Batman 75-centric pack, while the other two were based on Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Trilogy. A fourth one, which focuses on Arrow, will be released soon. And now, via IGN, two more DLC packs have been revealed, with both slated to be available early next year.

First up is "Bizarro World," which will be the fourth DLC pack to be released as a part of the game's six-part Season Pass. This pack sees the formation of the Bizarro League as Bizarro's home planet must be saved. The full lineup is unconfirmed, but the DLC pack will feature Wonder Woman's clone, Bizarra, as well as Bizarro himself. Coincidentally (?), early next year also sees the direct-to-video release of the animated movie LEGO DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League, which follows the two titular Leagues as they join forces to battle Darkseid.


The other new DLC pack, whi…

FLASH: SPOILER Review 1x07 "Power Outage"

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THE FLASH Cast Discusses the Mystery of the Reverse-Flash

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SUPERGIRL Might Be Included In THE FLASH And ARROW Universe, Suggests Greg Berlanti

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While most of DC Entertainment's television shows are separate from each other - due to different networks, among other things - fans have speculated that CBS' upcoming Supergirl series may be integrated into the world of Arrow and The Flash. All three shows are executive produced by Greg Berlanti, and CBS co-owns The CW, the network which airs Arrow and The Flash. So, a potential crossover isn't logistically impossible. And now, Berlanti suggests that Supergirl could very well co-exist with the other DC shows he's involved with.

During a feature on Entertainment Weekly (via KSiteTV), Berlanti offered an update on Supergirl. EW's profile confirmed that Colleen Atwood, who designed the costumes for The Arrow and Flash, is working on the Supergirl suit. Even more interestingly, Berlanti reveals that it is "possible" that the CBS series could exist in the same world as The Flash and Arrow. Below is the excerpt from EW's profile on Berlanti.

Later in the …

Extended Promo For Next Week's ARROW/THE FLASH Crossover Teases Epic Showdown Between Heroes

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During last night's episode of The Flash, The CW premiered a minute-long promo for next week's installment, which sees the highly anticipated crossover with Arrow. This episode, titled "Flash vs. Arrow," sees Barry Allen and Oliver Queen come to blows when the latter visits Central City. This promo teases that battle, as well as The Arrow making himself at home in The Flash's city and the two teaming up to take down the metahuman Ray Bivolo. Check it out below, and stay tuned for more as we have it. "Flash vs. Arrow" airs next Tuesday at 8 PM EST, while next Wednesday sees the premiere of the Arrow side of the crossover, "The Brave and the Bold."

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK Movie Script Now Completed And In Warner Bros.' Hands

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A couple of years ago, director Guillermo del Toro confirmed his involvement with a film adaptation of DC's Justice League Dark, which is tentatively titled Dark Universe. Last year, he revealed that he was writing the story outline for the movie, with another screenwriter (who is still unnamed) turning it into a full script. Since then, we haven't heard much on the film besides del Toro saying that, while the movie will initially be standalone, it may connect with other DC properties in the future. And now, we have a promising update on the supernatural ensemble film.

Speaking with Forbeswhile promoting The Strain, del Toro confirmed that the Dark Universe script has been completed and sent to Warner Bros., who will read it over the weekend. If the studio approves of the script, then the movie will likely move forward. Del Toro's quotes on the film will be included in Forbes' full interview with the director, which will be posted in a few days.

This is surely good ne…

Breaking: Michelle MacLaren Closes Deal To Direct WONDER WOMAN

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A few weeks ago, it was reported that The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren was the frontrunner to helm the Wonder Woman movie for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. The news came off the heels of reports saying that the studio was seeking a female director for the project. And now, MacLaren is set to bring the world of Diana Prince to life in her long-overdue first movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, MacLaren is set to direct Wonder Woman and will develop the script with unnamed screenwriters. The film will star Gal Gadot, who will make her debut as the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She will then reprise the role in 2017's Justice League Part One and 2019's Justice League Part Two. The director of those movies, Zack Snyder, will produce Wonder Woman alongside wife Deborah Snyder and frequent WB/DC producer Charles Roven. The film is set to hit theaters June 23rd, 2017. What do you think of Michelle MacLaren directing Wonder W…

CONSTANTINE Will End Season With Thirteenth Episode; Season 2 Renewal Still Possible

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While DC Entertainment's first two new television shows of the year, Gotham and The Flash, were both picked up for a full 20-something episode season, Constantine's debut seasonwill not contain that many episodes. According to Deadline, despite improvement in ratings over the past couple weeks, NBC has halted production on the DC/Vertigo adaptation, with its first (and only?) season ending at episode thirteen. The network initially ordered a thirteen episode season and had the option to order more. The series will remain in its controversial 10 PM slot for the remainder of its run.

However, Constantine has not been outright canceled. Deadline states that the series is still in contention for a second season renewal. The show was also recently aired on SyFy for a successful marathon. In the event that NBC does not renew Constantine for season two, perhaps it can move over to SyFy? Of course, that's just speculation. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

Arrow, Season 3, Episode 7, 'Draw Back Your Bow' Review

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The following is a review of Arrow Season 3 Episode 7 'Draw Back Your Bow,' and will contain mild spoilers
After the tease at the end of the last episode, it seemed like 'Draw Back Your Bow" would be a rather formulaic episode about the new archer in town that has a rather intense crush on Arrow, but it turned out to be an exciting episode that also managed to take a step beck to work with some of the characters and relationships.
This episode roots itself in a flashback to Deathstoke's assault on Starling City, where Arrow saves a woman from one of Slade Wilson's mirakuru troops.  It turns out, she has some issues, and quickly becomes a stage 5 clinger, stalking Arrow, and fantasizing about the life they could have together.
Donning the moniker "cupid," she goes a little overboard (as stalkers are known to do), looking more to attract the attention of Arrow, then necessarily supporting his cause.  The emphasis on romantic involvement also provides a…

Former Batman Christian Bale Discusses Being Replaced By Ben Affleck

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While The Dark Knight Trilogy was a huge financial and critical success, Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan's take on Batman ended on a rather definite note. As a result, the role of the Caped Crusader will be taken over by Ben Affleck, who will play the character in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Affleck is also slated to reprise the role in 2017's Justice League Part One and likely 2019's Part Two, and he is expected to star in his own movie too. But what does Bale think about the acclaimed actor-director playing Batman?

Speaking with Empire Magazine (via Comic Book Movie), Bale discussed his role as Moses in the upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings and how his take on the iconic Biblical figure compared to Batman. Inevitably, talk turned to "Batfleck." Bale admitted that, even though The Dark Knight Rises was a strong conclusion for his Batman, he did have a little bit of interest in reprising the role again, so he was rather surprised when it wa…