Showing posts from July, 2017

THE FLASH Casts the Elongated Man for Season 4

A few weeks back, we received some casting breakdowns for The Flash's fourth season, which began production a few weeks ago. One of the characters mentioned in the breakdowns was Ralph Dibney, aka the Elongated Man. Now, the show has officially cast the fan-favorite DC superhero.

The CW and DC Entertainment have announced that actor Hartley Sawyer (Saving the Human Race) is set to play Elongated Man on The Flash. The character, who has a recurring role this season, is described as "...a fast-talking private investigator with investigative skills that rival those of Batman. Upon discovering he has the power to stretch his body to any shape or form, Dibny uses his new abilities to help Team Flash solve one of Central City's greatest mysteries."

The Flash will serve as Elongated Man's first live action appearance, following several adaptions in animation. The character's powers allow him to stretch his body and form various shapes; so basically, the same powers …

First Official Look at Domino in New DEADPOOL 2 Promo Image

Among the exciting new additions to the Deadpool sequel is Domino, played by Zazie Beetz. The highly anticipated follow-up has been shooting for the past month or so. And today, we have a first look at the film's take on the fan-favorite character.

Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds tweeted out a first-look image of Domino, and it recreates the iconic bearskin rug image from the first movie. Except, this time, Deadpool is the rug. Check it out below, and stay tuned for more updates as we have them.
Some people just know how to work a red carpet. — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 31, 2017
Deadpool 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on June 1st, 2018. The 12th installment of the X-Men franchise stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, Karan Soni, Jack Kesy, Shiori Kutsuna, and Julian Dennison. David Leitch directs from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick…

Jaume Collet-Serra Won't Direct SUICIDE SQUAD 2 After All

With David Ayer moving on to Gotham City Sirens, Warner Bros. has been searching for a new director to take over the Suicide Squad sequel. Mel Gibson was at the top of the shortlist for a while, but as the script underwent another rewrite, he eventually moved on. The studio then zeroed in on Jaume Collet-Serra, who was reportedly the frontrunner. However, that's not happening either.

According to Deadline, Collet-Serra has dropped out of contention for Suicide Squad 2. The reason? He is now directing Disney's Jungle Cruise movie, which stars Dwayne "Black Adam" Johnson. So, the search is on for another filmmaker for Task Force X's next big screen outing. Deadline says that WB will "quickly" find a new director and reaffirms that the bulk of the first movie's ensemble cast will return.

Suicide Squad 2 is expected to begin production sometime next year, presumably for a 2019 release. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Swings Past $600 Million Worldwide in Weekend #4

Spider-Man: Homecoming has been in theaters for close to a month now, and the Sony/Marvel tentpole has been one of the summer's biggest films. In its fourth weekend of release, the reboot has passed another key benchmark.

This weekend, Homecoming has grossed an estimated $13.5 million, placing it at #5 behind this week's new releases (The Emoji Movie and Atomic Blonde) and last week's releases (Dunkirk and Girl's Trip). For the full weekend chart, click HEREHomecoming has now grossed about $278.4 million domestically and $355.4 million overseas. This brings the film's worldwide total to $633.8 million, which is especially good given the $175 million production budget.

Homecoming has surpassed both Amazing Spider-Man movies domestically, but still behind the Sam Raimi films. Meanwhile, the film is still the least grossing Spidey title worldwide, but it will likely pass at least Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($709 million) by the end of its run. Meanwhile, Homecoming is now t…

Warner Bros. May Launch Big Oscars Campaign for WONDER WOMAN

Few could have predicted the huge success of DC Films' latest movie, Wonder Woman. The film has earned rave reviews from critics, while it has resonated with audiences in a way very few superhero movies, if any, ever have. Currently, Wonder Woman has grossed $781.9 million worldwide. A sequel was recently dated for December 2019. Now, Warner Bros. may be campaigning for the movie at the Oscars.

According to Variety, WB is planning to launch a "formidable" awards campaign for Wonder Woman. Specifically, the studio intends to campaign for the film to be nominated for Best Picture, as well as Best Director for Patty Jenkins, at next year's Academy Awards. A comic book movie has never been nominated in either category, so if Wonder Woman somehow winds up in one of them, history will be made.

Comic book movies typically don't receive nominations in the big Oscar categories. If they do get any nominations or wins, it's usually in smaller categories. For example, S…

The Astonishing Marvels Crew Weighs In on SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

After five films based solely at Sony, Spider-Man has come home. The studio has partnered with Marvel to integrate the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The MCU Spidey's first movie, subtitled Homecoming, is now playing in theaters. The film has received mostly positive reviews from critics, while fans and audiences love it too. It has proven to be a box office hit, having a strong opening weekend of about $117 million. As of this writing, the movie has grossed $579.4 million worldwide.

Today, some members of the Astonishing Marvels staff have decided to share individual thoughts on Spider-Man: Homecoming. What did we think of the film? You can find out below.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
is a much-needed return to form for the Spidey franchise. It offers a fresh new take on the Web-Slinger while still sticking to his comic book roots. The movie has some of Marvel's best humor to date, while Tom Holland and Michael Keaton's performances are perfect. And Homecoming is j…

Warner Bros. Announces 2019 Release Date for WONDER WOMAN Sequel

After the huge success of DC Films' Wonder Woman, a sequel was inevitable. Sure enough, Warner Bros. confirmed during its panel at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend that Wonder Woman 2 is in development. Now, we have a release date.

Warner Bros. has scheduled Wonder Woman 2 for release on December 13th, 2019, just in time for Christmas. Gal Gadot will reprise her role as the titular hero, while Patty Jenkins (who's already writing a story treatment with Geoff Johns) is in talks to return as director.

Wonder Woman 2 isn't the only DC movie scheduled for 2019. WB has already planted dates for three untitled movies that year: April 5th, June 14th, and November 1st. With Shazam beginning production early next year, that will likely be the April film. The Batman and Suicide Squad 2 will likely be out in 2019 as well.

Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

Zack Snyder Will Reportedly Have a "Significantly" Smaller Role in DC Films Post-JUSTICE LEAGUE

From the very beginning, Zack Snyder has been a huge creative influence in the formation of the DC Extended Universe. He has directed Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and this fall's Justice League. He has also been a producer on the other DC movies, including this summer's smash hit Wonder Woman. However, it looks like Snyder's role in the mega-franchise is decreasing.

According to Mashable, Zack and his wife, Deborah, will have "significantly" smaller roles in the DCEU going forward. They'll still receive credit as director and producer, respectively, for Justice League - which they left during post-production earlier this year, following a devastating family tragedy - but for future films, their roles may not be any bigger than that of producer. They won't have near as much creative influence as they did in the beginning. However, Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich said in a statement that the Snyders will continue to play a key role in …

THOR: RAGNAROK Director Taika Waititi Teases Surprisingly Short Runtime

Recently, Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo said that the movie would probably have a runtime of at least two and a half hours, making it the longest running Marvel film to date. On the flip side, it looks like we can expect this fall's Thor: Ragnarok to be the shortest.

Speaking with Collider, director Taika Waititi says that the current cut for Thor: Ragnarok is only 100 minutes, or 1 hour and 40 minutes. "The cut right now, I reckon it’s about 100 minutes. It’s not gonna be a very, very long film. I think that stories are better when you leave them wanting more, and this film moves at a clip, it’s got stuff happening all the time. I think people are still gonna feel exhausted by the end, they’ve been on this big journey and stuff, so I don’t think we need the film to be three hours."

So, while the 100 minute runtime is not finalized, it should give you an idea of how short the movie will be. If that runtime sticks, it would make Thor: Ragnarok the shortest ru…

FEATURE: Marvel's Five Biggest Moments From San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Once again, Marvel had a very successful year at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017. Marvel Studios showcased its next several films in Hall H, featuring new trailers, cast announcements, and more. Additionally, we had some exciting updates on the future of the MCU's television division.

Below, we've compiled a list of our five favorite moments from Marvel's time at SDCC.

#5: Iron Fist Returns for Season 2
While Netflix's first three Marvel shows were all met with glowing reviews, Iron Fist was not. Despite receiving a lot of viewers, Danny Rand's live action debut had mostly negative reviews from critics, while fans had mixed feelings. So, there was speculation as to whether Iron Fist would join its fellow Marvel shows and be renewed.
Fortunately (?), at SDCC, it was confirmed that Netflix has renewed Iron Fist for a second season. Few plot details are known for season two, but it will likely deal with the cliffhanger from the first season and Danny's time in The Def…

FEATURE: DC Entertainment's Five Best Moments From San Diego Comic-Con 2017

DC Entertainment had another very successful year at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017. Warner Bros. showcased the next two DC films at Hall H with great trailers and cast/director appearances, while announcing more. Some exciting announcements for the future of the television world were made. And next year's slate of animated features was confirmed.

Below, we've compiled a list of our top five favorite moments from DC's time at Comic-Con.

#5: DC TV Casting Updates
The biggest highlights from DC's television panels came in the form of big casting news. Arrow has recruited genre favorite Michael Emerson for an undisclosed role, and The Flash has cast Danny Trejo as a villain. Meanwhile, Supergirlcast Adrian Pasdar, Carl Lumbly, and more. Meanwhile, longtime characters Anatoli Knyazev, Captain Cold, and Damien Darhk are confirmed to return next year.
Every year, The CW's Arrowverse continues to grow larger and larger. This year will be no exception, and a big part of that …

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Will Probably Be Marvel's Longest Running Movie to Date

Marvel Studios recently showcased footage from the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War at both D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con. While we wait for Marvel to officially release some footage (which will likely be a few months), we have an idea of what the film's runtime will be.

Speaking with Collider, co-director Joe Russo says that, while a final runtime has yet to be determined, Infinity War will probably be at least two and a half hours long. "The current cut is over two and a half [hours]… Most of it’s a movie you could show, but there’s still a lot of work left to be done, I still have a couple of scenes that we haven’t finished from Avengers 3 that I’m shooting in the next few months with my brother, and it’s certainly gonna be a film that lives in the two and a half hour, two and a half hour-plus range" Russo also suggests that Avengers 4 will likely have a similar length, but since shooting hasn't started yet, it's too early to say for sure.

Russo says…

Ben Affleck Denies Plans to Leave Batman Role; "I'd Love to Do it for As Long as They'll Have Me"

Warner Bros. brought down the house at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, where the studio teased future DC films and offered an extended look at Justice League. But the day before that, a rumor claimed that Ben Affleck would stop playing Batman soon, and WB was exploring options to explain it in a movie. Affleck made it clear at the SDCC panel that he was very enthusiastic about playing Batman, and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he elaborates.

Affleck reaffirms that his Batman status hasn't changed. He's starred in two DC movies so far - not counting his "walk-on" in Suicide Squad - and he intends to do a third movie if WB is gonna make it. And let's be honest, the Batman franchise is one of WB's biggest, so there's no way they don't make another movie.

As for why these exit rumors keep popping up, Affleck thinks his stepping down from the directorial chair on The Batman has something to do with it. "It’s such a big job, in terms of the…

THE FLASH and ARROW Announce Major Casting News at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Last night, DC Entertainment held its San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panels for its two flagship shows, The Flash and Arrow. During the panels, some casting news for the new seasons was announced. And boy, did they drop some doozies.

First up, on The Flash, action movie star Danny Trejo has been cast as Breacher, a feared bounty hunter from Earth-19 and the father of Gypsy. His mission is to prevent any inter-dimension traveler from threatening any lives on his Earth, especially his daughter's.

Next, The Americans alum Neil Sandilands is set to play the season's big bad, Clifford DeVoe/The Thinker. Dubbed the "fastest mind alive," DeVoe is a genius metahuman who has created a plan to fix everything he deems wrong in humanity. Lastly, Dominion actress Kim Engelbrecht will play The Mechanic, an engineer who designs devices for DeVoe and will stop at nothing to help him succeed.

Moving on to Arrow, it was announced that Person of Interest's Michael Emerson will recur thr…

Check Out the SDCC 2017 Trailers for Next Year's DC TV Shows

DC Entertainment's television shows were all present at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 this week. During their panels, we received several trailers and sizzle reels for brand new seasons of your favorite shows.

On Arrow, Oliver Queen witnesses the ramifications of last year's finale and gets closer to his son, William. On The Flash, Iris West and the team deal with Barry Allen's departure. On Supergirl, Kara struggles with living a normal life and being the Girl of Steel. On Legends of Tomorrow, the crew works to fix time. We also have new looks at next year's Lucifer, iZombie, and a first look at CW Seed's latest animated series, Freedom Fighters: The Ray.

Check out all of the trailers below, and stay tuned for more as we have it.
A hero’s duty never ends. #Arrow premieres October 12 at 9/8c on The CW. — Arrow (@CW_Arrow) July 23, 2017 The world needs #TheFlash. Season 4 premieres October 10 at 8/7c on The CW. — T…

CAPTAIN MARVEL To Be Set In The 90's, Skrulls Confirmed!

During Marvel's Comic-Con panel, they made a huge announcement! We now know more details on Marvel's female lead film, Captain Marvel. We learned that the film will take place in the early 90's, and will be the first Marvel film set in the past since Captain America: The First Avenger. Which is kind of fitting, wouldn't you say?

The second bit of news was that Samuel Jackson will return as Nick Fury. This wasn't necessarily new, but with the film taking place in the 90's, Fury will not be sporting his iconic eyepatch. This means what caused the damage to Fury's eye doesn't happen until later on. Maybe we'll see it happen in Captain Marvel?

Lastly, we got information on the villain. The Skrulls make their big screen debut and will play a major role in Captain Marvel. For those who don't know, the Skrulls are an alien race of shape-shifters. They are major players in Marvel Comics, and one of their main stories is the Secret Invasion and The Kree-Sk…

Epic New Trailer for THOR: RAGNAROK Hits

At San Diego Comic-Con tonight, Marvel Studios dropped a second trailer for its next movie, Thor: Ragnarok. The new trailer is full of awesome new footage, showing off the amazing visuals and much more. Check out the trailer below, and stay tuned for more as we have it.

Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to hit theaters on November 3rd. The 17th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkin. Taika Waititi directs from a script by Eric Pearson.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Adds Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Logo & Art Revealed

Marvel surprised a lot of us tonight at Comic-Con by announcing a couple of cast additions for next year's Ant-Man and the Wasp as well as revealing out first look at art for the film, which includes the logo.

First up, Michelle Pfeiffer has been cast as Janet Van Dyne, wife of original Ant-Man, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and mother to Hope (Evangeline Lilly). In the comics, Janet was the original Wasp, as well as a founding member/leader of the Avengers at one point.

Joining Pfeiffer is Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne will be playing Bill Foster, a scientist that worked alongside Hank Pym before taking on the superhero life as Black Goliath later on in the comics.

Art for the film was also unveiled during the panel, featuring Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) alongside the film's official logo. Take a look!
FIRST LOOK at Ant-Man and The Wasp LOGO — DiscussingFilm @SDCC (@DiscussingFilm) July 23, 2017Peyton Reed will return to the director's chair…

Captain Cold and Damien Darhk Set to Return for LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 3

At tonight's San Diego Comic-Con panel, it was announced that some fan-favorite Arrowverse characters will be making their returns to DC's Legends of Tomorrow next season.

First off, Neal McDonough's Damien Darhk has been upgraded to series regular for Legends season three. Darhk was the main villain of Arrow's fourth season, where he killed Laurel Lance/Black Canary. He later returned as a member of the Legion of Doom on Legends, putting him directly up against Laurel's sister, Sara.

Next, Wentworth Miller's Leonard Snart/Captain Cold will return as a recurring character. Originally a villain on The Flash, Snart became a hero on Legends and made the ultimate sacrifice. However, a past version later resurfaced as a member of the Legion of Doom.

Finally, Arthur Darvill's Rip Hunter will once again be a recurring character this season. After leaving the Legends last season, the former Captain will now lead the Time Bureau, who will come into conflict with th…

GOTHAM Season 4 Sizzle Reel Unveiled, Crystal Reed Cast as Sofia Falcone

Everybody's favorite TV show Gotham is returning to Fox for a fourth season this fall. Today at Comic Con, a sizzle reel for the new season was shown off. You can view that down below.
It was also revealed that Teen Wolf alum Crystal Reed will be playing Don Falcone's daughter, Sofia Falcone this season. I've lost track of how many characters this show has gone through at this point, but hey, at least Crystal's nice to look at?
Season 4 premieres on Thursday, September 28.

SUPERGIRL Casts Four New Characters for Season 3

The CW just held its San Diego Comic-Con panel for Supergirl, which begun production on its third season a few weeks ago. During the panel (via TV Line), it was announced that four new characters will be joining the show next season.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alum Adrian Pasdar has been cast as DC villain Morgan Edge, who, in the comics, is the leader of the Intergang. But on Supergirl, Edge is a ruthless  real-estate developer with big plans for National City. He's known for getting exactly what he wants, no matter what, and he’ll quickly find himself at odds with both Kara and Lena Luthor.Next, Jane the Virgin's Yael Grobglas will play DC villainess Psi, who uses her enemies’ minds against them. When Kara first confronts her, she will be affected in "surprising" ways...whatever that means.Carl Lumbly, the voice behind Martian Manhunter on the Justice League animated series, will portray M'yrnn J'onzz, the father of J'onn J'onzz. A pacifist religious le…

New KRYPTON Details Revealed; Brainiac, Doomsday, and More DC Characters to Appear

The San Diego Comic-Con panel for SyFy's new Superman prequel series, Krypton just wrapped up. During the panel, we learned a lot more about what to expect from the show, as well as the arrival of several fan-favorite DC characters.

Originally, we thought Krypton would just be an exploration of Kal-El's lineage, set centuries before the planet's destruction. Turns out it's much more than that. At SDCC (via THR), Geoff Johns revealed that Krypton will revolve around a conspiracy theory that comes from the present day. "It's a show that, although it takes place centuries ago on Krypton about the House of El, it's about a conspiracy from the present that has traveled back in time to Krypton to prevent Superman's legacy from ever happening."

To stop the conspiracy, iconic DC heroes will be traveling to Krypton. Among them are Adam Strange and Hawkwoman. Johns also confirms that classic Superman villains Brainiac and Doomsday will appear on the show. …

DC Announces Their New Movie Line Up Including: WONDER WOMAN 2 & FLASHPOINT

During Warner Brothers' Comic-Con panel, DC took the stage and teased their upcoming film schedule. We got confirmation that Wonder Woman 2, Suicide Squad 2, The Batman, Green Lantern Corps, Shazam!, and Batgirl will be the next line up of DC films. It'll be interesting to see what happens in a post-Justice League DC Universe. The biggest announcement of the day was that they are developing a Flashpoint movie.

For those who don't know, The Flashpoint Paradox is a Flash story written by DC Head Geoff Johns. It focuses on The Flash changing time. The Flash saves his mother from being murdered, which changes the entire course of time. This leads to huge changes in the DC Universe. Thomas Wayne is now Batman and Bruce Wayne is the one who was killed, Superman was never taken in by the Kent's, the Amazons and Atlanteans cause World War III, and that's just a fraction of what happened. It's a pretty epic story. I don't see how they make this the first movie but …

The JUSTICE LEAGUE Blows the Roof Off Of Hall H With An Explosive Trailer

Comic-Con has become DC's Kingdom in recent years and, this year is no different. After announcing their next line of movies, they unleashed the Justice League trailer, and it's glorious. Check it out down below!
Are you excited for Justice League? I personally can't wait for the greatest superhero team to finally hit the big screen. For more news on everything in the world of DC Entertainment, stay tuned!
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League hits theaters November.

IRON FIST Shaking Up Showrunners for Season 2

The first season of Iron Fist was underwhelming and not up-to-par with Netflix's other three Marvel dramas for a good majority of fans and critics. However, Netflix renewed the show starring Game of Thrones' Finn Jones for a second season yesterday. And with the new season comes a new showrunner.

Entertainment Weekly has learned Scott Buck (Dexter) has stepped down as the show's main writer. Filling that hole will be Raven Metzner (Sleepy Hollow, Falling Skies).

At San Diego Comic Con yesterday, Marvel exec Jeph Loeb teased the team-up between Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) and Misty Knight (Simone Missick) in the new season.

Meanwhile, Loeb said the following about Metzner. "Raven’s love of all things Iron Fist and his extensive knowledge of martial arts films made him the perfect choice to continue telling the adventures of Danny Rand and Colleen Wing."

We'll first see Jones reprise his role as Danny Rand again in August on The Defenders, which premieres on …

Geoff Johns Talks Expanding Batman's Side of the DC Extended Universe

Batman plays a key role in DC Films' team-up movies, and he will soon headline his own film. But beyond that, Warner Bros. has put movies starring Nightwing and Batgirl into development. Not to mention the Batman villains that play key roles in the Suicide Squad and Gotham City Sirens movies. And now, we have confirmation of DC's plans to expand the Batman world beyond Batman.

Appearing on IGN Live(via ScreenRant), DC Films' Geoff Johns talked about how they wanted to bring Batman's world to the big screen, in a way we haven't seen before: We haven’t gone out there and said what our slate is and that’s because we’ll do it when we’re ready and we have the films that we’re excited about. But for Batman, what I will say is that Batman is more than just Batman and, you know, it’s been way too long since we’ve seen an expansion of that universe, and Batgirl – we are doing Batgirl with Joss Whedon, it’s going to be super exciting. He’s going to start that next year, and…

DC Announces its 2018 Animated Movies

At the Batman and Harley Quinn San Diego Comic-Con premiere panel last night, DC Entertainment announce its 2018 slate of animated movies. There are definitely a couple surprises in this lineup.

As previously reported, the next DC movie is Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. Since the comic book of the same name is only 48 pages, the movie will expand the story. No word on cast or crew yet.Next, we have Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay. This will mark Task Force X's first appearance in the DC Animated Movie Universe (DCAMU). Hell to Pay will have an original story, along with an "amazing" but yet-to-be-announced voice cast.And finally, later in 2018, DC will release Death of Superman. Yes, they already adapted this story in 2007's Superman: Doomsday. However, DC is now doing a two-film adaptation to create a more faithful retelling of the story, similar to Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. The second part, Reign of the Supermen, will be released in early 2019. Doomsday crammed both…

THE DEFENDERS Assemble In Their Epic Comic-Con Trailer

Merry Christmas fellow nerds! It's that time of year [San Diego Comic-Con] where we get more superhero news than our hearts can handle. Last night we got another look at Marvel's The Defenders. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Iron Fist (Finn Jones) Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) come together to take down Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver) and the Hand. It's awesome. You want to see it. I'm done talking. Let's go!
Not only did we get an awesome trailer, but we also got confirmation that Iron Fist is returning for a second season.The Punisher got a trailer as well, but it was not made available to the public. With the series coming in November, we should get something fairly soon. Stay tuned for more news as it comes.

Blind ninja. Smart-ass detective. Bulletproof ex-con. Kung Fu billionaire. Marvel’s The Defenders centers on four outsider heroes that have to put aside their personal issues and come together when a villainous sect threatens to destroy…

Rumor: Warner Bros. Developing HARLEY QUINN VS. THE JOKER Movie

As we get ready for Warner Bros.' San Diego Comic-Con panel tomorrow, the rumor mill is on a roll. Today, we have a new rumor, and this one sounds...interesting, I guess?

ScreenRantclaims that WB and DC Films are developing a new Suicide Squad spin-off, tentatively called Harley Quinn vs. The Joker. The title is pretty self-explanatory. Also, the site claims that this is indeed a separate project from Suicide Squad 2 and Gotham City Sirens, both of which will also star Harley. Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are attached to reprise their respective roles, while Geoff Johns will produce.

The site offers no other details, but suggests that we might learn more at the SDCC panel tomorrow.

Again, this is just a rumor for now. Personally, I'm not too big on the idea of dedicating an entire movie to Harley Quinn vs. Joker. That's a plot that could be explored in Gotham City Sirens or even the Suicide Squad sequel. Regardless, will the movie actually happen? We'll have to wait an…

David Ayer Explains Why He's Directing GOTHAM CITY SIRENS Instead of SUICIDE SQUAD 2

Hot off the heels of Suicide Squad's success last year, Warner Bros. began developing ways to expand the franchise. One of those ways is Gotham City Sirens, which is expected to see Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn team up with Poison Ivy and Catwoman. Squad director David Ayer is helming this spin-off, rather than returning for the direct sequel. Why is that?

Speaking with IGNat San Diego Comic-Con, Ayer explains why he is directing Gotham City Sirens. "It's a story about three fantastic women who're trying to find their way in the world, and realize that they have more power together than they do individually. I have daughters, and I want to create something that might be able to help them get along in the world a little bit."

Harley Quinn is known for multiple wardrobe changes, from her jester outfit to her New 52 look to Suicide Squad. When asked if the character will switch it up in Sirens, Ayer simply says, "Let's put a pin in that. Maybe next Com…

New YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS Details Revealed at SDCC Panel

After years of hopes and petitions, a third season of Young Justice was finally announced last year. It was later revealed that the season, subtitled Outsiders, will premiere on a new streaming service from DC, alongside a live action Titans series. Now, at the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel today, we've learned some new details.
The showrunners revealed some new artwork from the series, featuring a bunch of returning and new characters. Joining the team are Spoiler, Arrowette, and new character Thirteen. There's some other artwork - which hasn't been officially released online - featuring Artemis, Nightwing, Aqualad, and Superboy wearing black stealth suits.

L-R: Static, Kid Flash, Robin, Wonder Girl, Spoiler, Blue Beetle, Thirteen, Arrowette, Arsenal, Beast Boy
The Young Justice crew revealed some more details on Outsiders.  DC's streaming service has fewer restrictions than Cartoon Network. Thus, Outsiders will have the freedom to explore some more mature eleme…

Ben Affleck's Batman Future After JUSTICE LEAGUE in Doubt

So far, Ben Affleck has played Batman in three movies: Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, and this fall's Justice League. He has also been attached to star in The Batman and a potential Justice League sequel. However, there has been some doubt online about just how long Affleck will keep playing Batman. He stepped down from The Batman as a director, while his script has been shelved.

Now, a new report suggests that Affleck might hang up the cape and cowl sooner than later.

A source has told The Hollywood Reporterthat Warner Bros. is working on creating a "graceful" exit for Affleck's Batman. It would be addressed in an upcoming DC film. It's unknown which movie that would be, but THR suggests that Affleck may not even star in The Batman.

However, The Batman director Matt Reeves has been saying that he intends to keep Affleck in the role, while WB chief Toby Emmerich tells THR, "Ben is our Batman. We love him as Batman. We want to keep him in the cowl as long…

Fourth Marvel v. Capcom: Infinite Gameplay Trailer Released

Marvel released the fourth gameplay trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite at the Marvel Games panel yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con. It features gameplay moves for Nemesis, Haggar, Spider-Man, Frank West, Gamora, and Thanos. Looks like a good game!
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is out September 19th for PS4 and XBOX ONE. Follow us @AstonishMarvels for all the latest Marvel news.

INHUMANS SDCC Trailer Released

At its San Diego Comic-Con panel last night, Marvel Television premiered a new trailer for its next big series, Inhumans. The trailer uses IMAX as a selling point, as the first two episodes will premiere in IMAX theaters. We also have some new action shots, such as Medusa's hair and Lockjaw, while the footage further explores Maximus's mission.

Check out the trailer below, and stay tuned for more as we have it. Inhumans debuts in IMAX theaters on September 1st, before premiering on Friday, September 29th at 9 PM EST on ABC.