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New SUICIDE SQUAD Trailer Debuting with DAWN OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE Special Next Month

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WithDC's Legends of Tomorrow set to premiere on The CW on January 21st, Warner Bros. and The CW are dedicating a whole night to DC Entertainment before the series premiere. According to The Wrap, two one-hour specials will air Tuesday, January 19th on The CW. The first is titled 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now', this will give an in-depth look at the Arrow/The Flash spinoff series. The second special is titled 'DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League', which will preview the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justiceand other upcoming DC films.

The Legends of Tomorrow special will introduce viewers to the main antagonist Vandal Savage (Casper Crump), time traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), and our team of heroes and rogues: Hawkman (Falk Hentschel), Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee), The Atom (Brandon Routh), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and White Canary (Caity Lotz).

The Dawn of The Justice League special will preview t…

Ben Affleck Discusses Batman's Role in the Justice League; A Closer Look at the New Batcave

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The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, available today, has a few new tidbits on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We have a new look at the updated Batcave, while Ben Affleck weighs in on Batman's role in the Justice League and how he stands out from other superheroes. Also, how is Jeremy Irons' Alfred Pennyworth different from past incarnations?

While Wayne Manor has been neglected, the Batcave in Batman v Superman has been kept up-to-date by Alfred and Bruce Wayne. Regarding how his take on Alfred is unique, Irons says, "Alfred is a lot more hands-­on in our film than he has previously been. He’s a bit of a grease monkey, and he’s very involved in the decisions Bruce makes." You can check out some concept art of the new and improved Batcave below.


Additionally, Affleck commented on how Batman fits into this world of god-like heroes. Basically, the thing that helps the Dark Knight stand out from other members of the Justice League is his humanity. "[Batm…

DC Entertainment: 2015 In Review - Part 3 [Animation + Video Games]

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2015 was yet another successful year for DC Entertainment. The second film in the DC movie universe - now titled the DC Extended Universe - entered post-production, with two more movies undergoing production and other films moving forward in other stages of development. The DC television world expanded with a new show and more seasons of last year's. More direct-to-DVD animated features were released, bringing more iconic DC Universe characters to life. And one of the most highly anticipated video games in history was released last summer.
In this part of our annual reflection, we will be looking at all the major news and announcements on DC Entertainment's television shows.
For our recap of DC's five best moments from San Diego Comic-Con 2015, click here.

2015 was the end of an era as the final installment in the Batman: Arkham series was released. Batman:Arkham Knight, was one of the most highly anticipated games in recent memory. With Rocksteady Studios returning to the…

Second Trailer for SUICIDE SQUAD Coming Soon?

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A three-minute trailer for Suicide Squad was released at Comic-Con last summer, giving us our first look at the highly anticipated supervillain film. As we draw closer to the movie's theatrical release, fans have been wondering when we'll get a second trailer. The most frequent suggestion was March, attached to the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, it looks like we'll be getting a new trailer even sooner.

According to Heroic Hollywood, the next Suicide Squad trailer will likely be released sometime next month. The site suggests that it could be out during NFL playoffs/Super Bowl time. However, this release date isn't set in stone, and Warner Bros. may delay the trailer's debut.

Heroic Hollywood also has a very detailed, shot-for-shot description of the trailer. It breaks down the scenes and dialogue featured, as well as the title cards. The trailer is allegedly set to "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. You can check out the full descript…

SUPERGIRL Mid-Season Recap: What We've Seen So Far

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Okay! So, the presents are unwrapped, the relatives are on their way back to Springfield and you've probably had a chance to see Episode Seven (looks at THIS) at least once so let's talk Supergirl. We're about half way through the twenty episode first season, and with the show returning January 4th, it's time to take stock of what we've seen.
Now if you've been reading my Flash spoiler reviews, you know I like to dig in deep, but considering I'm reviewing nine episodes at one time instead of one by one, it will be better to go a little more high level.  So, what has happened thus far?
Kara Danvers, born Kara Zor-El was sent to Earth to take care of her young cousin Kal but the explosion of their home planet Krypton left Kara taking a twenty year detour through the Phantom Zone.  When she arrived on Earth Kal, now a grown man, placed her with the Danvers and she grew up living a normal life and keeping her powers a secret.
She works for Cat Grant at her media c…

DC Entertainment: 2015 in Review - Part 2 [Television]

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2015 was yet another successful year for DC Entertainment. The second film in the DC movie universe - now titled the DC Extended Universe - entered post-production, with two more movies undergoing production and other films moving forward in other stages of development. The DC television world expanded with a new show and more seasons of last year's. More direct-to-DVD animated features were released, bringing more iconic DC Universe characters to life. And one of the most highly anticipated video games in history was released last summer.

In this part of our annual reflection, we will be looking at all the major news and announcements on DC Entertainment's television shows.

For our recap of DC's five best moments from San Diego Comic-Con 2015, click here.



2015 was another strong year for DC's television shows. Arrowentered its fourth season on The CW last fall. After defeating Ra's al Ghul, Oliver Queen returns to Starling Star City and becomes a new hero: Green Ar…

DC Entertainment: 2015 In Review - Part 1 [Movies]

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2015 was yet another successful year for DC Entertainment. The second film in the DC movie universe - now titled the DC Extended Universe - entered post-production, with two more movies undergoing production and other films moving forward in other stages of development. The DC television world expanded with a new show and more seasons of last year's. More direct-to-DVD animated features were released, bringing more iconic DC Universe characters to life. And one of the most highly anticipated video games in history was released last summer.

In this part of our annual reflection, we will be looking at all the major news and announcements on DC Entertainment's movies.

For our recap of DC's five best moments from San Diego Comic-Con 2015, click here.


2015 did not see the theatrical release of any DC or Vertigo movies. However, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment moved full-speed ahead with their cinematic universe, which now has an official name: the DC Extended Universe.

After w…

BATMAN: BAD BLOOD Premiere Details Announced; New Clip Released

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Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced not one, but two world premiere events for Batman: Bad Blood, the next animated movie from DC. The first premiere will take place at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on January 19th, while the second one will occur in Los Angeles on February 1st. A full press release (via Comic Book Resources) offering all the details can be found below.

Also accompanying the announcement are three still images and a new clip from the movie. In the clip, Dick Grayson and Alfred discuss the sudden absence of Bruce Wayne, as well as the importance for the Batman to return soon - one way or another.

Batman: Bad Blood will be released on home media February 2nd.


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment proudly presents the bi-coastal premieres of Batman: Bad Blood, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, at the Paley Center for Media in New York on January 19, 2016 and Los Angeles on February 1, 2016. Filmmakers and me…

The Reverse-Flash is Officially Returning to THE FLASH This Season

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For those who watched the season finale for The Flash last year, Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash was seemingly wiped from existence after his ancestor, Eddie, killed himself. It looked like this would be the last we'd see of Barry Allen's arch-nemesis, even on a show that is now exploring the Multiverse and alternate timelines. Well, Thawne is indeed returning to the show in its second season.

Entertainment Weeklyhas confirmed that actor Matt Letscher will return as Eobard Thawne on The Flash S2E11, which is appropriately titled "The Reverse-Flash Returns." Letscher portrayed Thawne before the character assumed the appearance of Harrison Wells, and then briefly in the season finale as he was erased from existence. Will this Thawne be from an alternate Earth/timeline? Possibly.

Executive producer and episode co-writer Todd Helbing had this to say about Thawne's return and how it impacts the characters. "His impossible return to Central City puts a member of the S…

New German TV Spot for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE; Runtime Revealed?

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As we draw closer to the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, television spots will soon air as a part of Warner Bros.' marketing campaign. The first comes in the form of a German promo. While not in the highest quality, the promo features new footage of both Superman and Batman in action.


Additionally, it looks like preorders for Batman v Superman tickets are now available in Germany. On a German website (via DC Comics Movie), a potential runtime is listed. Apparently, the runtime for Batman v Superman is 151 minutes, aka 2 hours and 31 minutes. This is eight minutes longer than the last film, Man of Steel. This sounds plausible, as Dawn of Justice has a lot going on in terms of characters and storylines. A 2.5 hour runtime should be perfect for incorporating and balancing it all.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to hit theaters March 25th, 2016. The second installment in the DC Extended Universe stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg…

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill Talk BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE; 70mm Release Under Consideration

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The cover story for the latest issue of Ciné Live is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The cover features the same Batman and Superman images from the Total Film cover, but it features a new image of Wonder Woman.

More interestingly, however, is the interviews with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. In the magazine, Affleck talks in detail on his portrayal of Batman and how it compares to others. He also comments on his two suits, why Lex Luthor is the perfect villain for the film, and the challenges of filming. Meanwhile, Cavill discusses how Superman has evolved from Man of Steel to Dawn of Justice, his relationship with Batman, and his portrayal of Clark Kent.

Many thanks to Batman-Newsfor the translation.


Affleck reiterates that his Batman will be older and past his prime, unlike previous film incarnations. "He’ll find meaning in his own life during his conflict with Superman. He really thinks Superman is an existential menace, and he believes destroying him will be his legacy.…

ARROW's Ra's al Ghul Set to Return on DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

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Traditionally a Batman adversary, Ra's al Ghul (played by Matt Nable) took on Oliver Queen as the main villain of Arrow's third season. The season ended with Ra's being killed, and Malcolm Merlyn takes his place as Heir to the Demon. Fans have speculated whether or not this Ra's was dead for good. Well, one way or another, we will be seeing him again soon.

According to ComicBook.com, Nable is set to return as Ra's al Ghul on DC's Legends of Tomorrow, which premieres next month. He will appear in the midseason show's ninth episode.

It is unknown whether or not Ra's is being resurrected from his death on Arrow, or if his appearance will be linked to time travel. I'm going to guess and say that it's the latter, as Legends of Tomorrow deals heavily with time travel. Also, a slew of supporting characters from Arrow and The Flash will be appearing on this show, so having Ra's show up is not so shocking.

Stay tuned for more news as we have it. DC&…

Megalyn Echikunwoke's Vixen is Coming to ARROW

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After a pretty successful run on CW Seed, Vixen will make her live-action debut on Arrow. According to TV InsiderMegalyn Echikunwoke is returning to the role of Vixen; she voiced the character in the animated web series on CW Seed.
Executive producer (Arrow, Vixen) Marc Guggenheim, says: "We’re not only thrilled to be further expanding our DC television universe by bringing in the live-action incarnation of the CW Seed hit, Vixen, we’re immensely excited that Megalyn will be revisiting her role as Mari McCabe.” 
Mari McCabe (Vixen) has already interacted will Grant Gustin's The Flash and Stephen Amell's Green Arrow in her her animated mini-series, so she's already integrated into the CW-verse. Vixen is set to make her live-action debut in 15th episode of Arrow's 4th season, which is tentatively scheduled to air on February 24th. It has not been confirmed that Vixen will appear in other shows such as The Flash or DC's Legends of Tomorrow, but we have our fin…

Lex Luthor Shares His Thoughts on The Batman and Much More in Revealing New Interview

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In an interview with WIRED, Lex Luthor shares his thoughts on the vigilante Batman, politics and dealing with "Super Humans." Here's a run down of what Mr. Luthor had to say on the matter.

After a little banter with reportedRon Troupe,Lex says: What I want is to leave the planet in better shape for the next generation. To make the world and its children safer. I want it. And I bet you do too, Ron.

Troupe responds: You sound like someone running for political office.

Luthor says: If that matches their rhetoric, then maybe I should pay more attention to the candidates; I might want to back a few of them. The world is changing faster than we anticipated; we’ve all seen it. More than ever, we need leaders who not only comprehend the new threats facing us, but who will seriously and thoughtfully address them.

When asked about the rising superhuman threat Luthor notes: Well I don’t know where you got that term. I think to be a super human, one should begin by being, you know, f…