Showing posts from August, 2017

Screentests Have Started For SHAZAM!

Shazam!, the next film on DC's schedule sent out a casting call last week. According to MovieHole, Warner Brothers has opened the call to a wide range of actors. Meaning Billy Batson and his alter ego Shazam, could possibly be played by unknown actors. This is similar to what Marvel/Sony did with Spider-Man or what LucasFilm has done with their Star Wars cast. It's easier for a fresh face to take on a role and essentially become that character; Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman is a prime example of this being a strength.

Shazam! will be looking to blend action and humor. Giving it a more family friendly vibe compared to the other DC movies. Dwayne Johnson (Black Adam) will not be appearing in the film, but MovieHole is reporting that there is a possibility that the character will debut in the Man of Steel sequel. This is only a rumor so take that with a grain of salt, but it might be something to keep an eye on. Black Adam might be out of the picture, but that doesn't mean other S…

Brenton Thwaites to Play Dick Grayson on DC's TITANS

We're only a few weeks away from the start of production on Titans, the new original series that will spearhead DC's streaming service. DC previously announced casting for Raven and Starfire, and now, we know who's playing Dick Grayson.

DC has confirmed that actor Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) will star as Dick Grayson on Titans. The character description is your classic Grayson origin story: After his parents' death in a freak circus accident, Grayson is adopted by Bruce Wayne and becomes Robin. But eventually, Grayson decides to leave Batman's shadow and become his own man. This leads to him becoming a "leader, mentor, and father figure" to the Titans.

Geoff Johns had this to say about the casting announcement. "Dick Grayson is one of the most important and iconic heroes in the DC universe, and it wasn't easy to find him but we have. Brenton has the emotional depth, heart, danger and physical presence of Ba…

New Details on CW Seed's FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY; Fall Premiere Set

Last year, CW Seed announced another Arrowverse animated series, Freedom Fighters: The Ray, joining Vixen and the upcoming Constantine. Since then, we haven't heard too much about this show, save for a San Diego Comic-Con trailer. But today, we have a bunch of new details, as long as an idea of when it's premiering.

TV Insider spoke with executive producer Marc Guggenheim about Freedom Fighters: The Ray, which premieres sometime this fall on CW Seed. The story focuses on The Ray and his team, the Freedom Fighters, fighting Nazis and evil doppelgangers of classic Arrowverse heroes on Earth-X. The series, obviously, focuses primarily on The Ray, the first gay superhero to headline a TV show. The show will also explore his "classic" superhero origin story, as well as how his love life complicates his heroics.

But Freedom Fighters will also spend time on the team. Guggenheim says, "In Multiversity, Grant Morrison came up with an idea we really responded to: The Freed…

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Writing Duo Returning for Sequel

Following the success of this summer's Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel and Sony are quickly putting together a sequel. Tom Holland will reprise his role as the Web-Slinger, while director Jon Watts is in talks to return. Now, the sequel is about to lock down screenwriters.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Homecoming writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are in final talks to return for the sequel. The writing duo were among the six screenwriters who worked on the first movie. This move is part of Sony and Marvel's intention of maintaining as many creative elements from Homecoming together as possible.

Homecoming has been a huge success, easily being one of the summer's biggest movies. Currently, the reboot has grossed $737.3 million worldwide on a $175 million budget. With a China release in the coming weeks, that number should go even higher by the end of its run. So, a sequel coming sooner than later is one of the biggest no-brainers ever.

Stay tuned for more as we have…

Possible New Details on Warner Bros.' Joker Origin Movie

Last week, it was revealed that Warner Bros. is planning a new movie focusing on The Joker, exploring his origin in 1980s Gotham City. The film is separate from the DC Extended Universe; rather, it is part of a new banner consisting of non-canon DC movies. Todd Phillips is directing, while Martin Scorsese is reportedly producing.

And now, we may have some new details on this Joker's characterization. Former MMA fighter Brendan Schaub appeared on an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience (via Batman-News) recently. Schaub is a friend of Todd Feldman, who is Todd Phillips' agent. Talk eventually turned to the Joker movie, and Schaub goes on to share some new details about it.

Schaub claims, "It’s dark. It’s like a dark Joker. As a kid, he had a permanent smile and everyone made fun of him. It’s like on the streets of Brooklyn. It’s super dark and real." So, basically, this Joker is damaged by being bullied as a child, due to his permanent smile. These comments go along wi…

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK Recruits a New Screenwriter as Director Search Continues

Warner Bros. has been developing DC's Justice League Dark movie for several years, with Guillermo del Toro originally attached. After he dropped out, the studio eventually hired Doug Liman to come on board. But he, too, left the project. While the film was mentioned at WB's San Diego Comic-Con panel last month, the studio has been trying to lock down a director for a while.

While we wait on that, the movie is getting a new screenwriter. According to Deadline, Housebound director Gerard Johnstone has been hired to polish the Justice League Dark script. Johnstone was actually one of several directors to create a presentation on the film, and while WB isn't locking down a director yet, the studio liked him enough to give him the script.

This news comes after Variety's Justin Kroll reported that WB was underwhelmed by director presentations, leading to the reworking of the script.

Deadline adds that there was a point where it looked like Andy Muschietti would direct Justi…

Joss Whedon Gets Official Writer Credit on JUSTICE LEAGUE

As we all know by now, Joss Whedon was brought on board for Justice League's post-production process earlier this year, writing new scenes that will be shot during additional photography. After director Zack Snyder left due to a family tragedy, Whedon was set to oversee the reshoots and editing process.

Throughout the summer, there have been various reports about how extensive the reshoots are. Some say they're minimal, while others say they're drastically changing the movie. With that in mind, fans have wondered if Whedon would get any sort of official credit for his work. Turns out he is, but only as a writer.

Via Batman-News, Warner Bros. has sent out this year's fall movie preview to the press, and it included tweaked credits for Justice League. The credits now include "Screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon." Originally, Terrio was the only screenwriter credited for the movie. The rest of the credits remain the same; Whedon won't be getting a di…

First Look: Misty Knight Gets Her Bionic Arm for LUKE CAGE Season 2

[Warning: The Following Contains SPOILERS From The Defenders Finale.]
Following her supporting role in Luke Cage, Simone Missick's Misty Knight returned for this year's crossover miniseries, The Defenders. During that show's finale, Misty's arm was sliced off by Bakuto, a member of The Hand. Misty is later admitted in to an "advanced" hospital owned by Danny Rand.

Those who know Misty's comic book history should have seen this coming, as the character is known for having a prosthetic bionic arm. So, it only makes sense to do the same for a live action adaptation. And now, we have a first look.

Entertainment Weeklyhas released a first-look photo from Luke Cage season two, which is currently shooting. The photo shows Luke alongside Misty, who now has her bionic arm. Exactly how and when she gets the arm is currently under wraps. Check it out below, and stay tuned for more as we have it.

Luke Cage season two premieres sometime next year on Netflix. In addition t…

THE PUNISHER Episode Titles Confirmed; New Promo Shows Off Supporting Cast

Now that The Defenders is streaming, Netflix has begun promoting its next Marvel series, The Punisher. We saw a teaser trailer last week, attached as a post-credits scene for The Defenders finale. This week, we have a new promo, along with episode titles.

The show's Twitter account sent out a bunch of tweets containing messages in Morse Code. Turns out that each tweet reveals an episode title for the series. Like the other Marvel Netflix shows (save for Defenders), The Punisher will run for 13 episodes. Check out the episode list below (via CBM):
S01E01 - 3 A.M.S01E02 - Two Dead MenS01E03 - KandaharS01E04 - ResupplyS01E05 - GunnerS01E06 - The Judas GoatS01E07 - CrosshairsS01E08 - Cold SteelS01E09 - Front Toward EnemyS01E10 - Virtue of the ViciousS01E11 - Danger CloseS01E12 - HomeS01E13 - Memento MoriIn addition, we have a new promo that features the series' supporting cast, including Daredevil character Karen Page.

The Punisher will be released sometime this year on Netflix.

Could a 'Secret Wars' Game Be Coming?

Bleeding Cool has gotten notice that Marvel Comics has just registered a trademark for "Secret Wars".

Secret Wars was a limited series in the '80's titled Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars, which revolved around a Mattel toyline. It featured Marvel's biggest heroes and villains squaring off on an alien planet created by other planets. Secret Wars was revived recently as a new comic book event that found a planet created by surviving realities, and heroes and villains from parallel universes battling one another.

This registered trademark would be for something video game related, which could be anything from a complete Secret Wars game for consoles, to a game for mobile devices, to DLC for another Marvel game, or even something as small as a featured level in another Marvel game.

What exactly Marvel has up their sleeves is unknown, but we could be getting some exciting news involving some kind Secret Wars game/expansion/level in the future. Personally, I think it'…

First Look: Evangeline Lilly Suits Up as The Wasp

The mid-credits scene in 2015's Ant-Man set the stage for Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne taking on the mantle of The Wasp, taking after her mother Janet. She will partner with Scott Lang in next year's sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp. Now, we have a first look image.

On Twitter, Lilly shared a photo of her wearing the Wasp uniform, in celebration of what would have been Jack Kirby's 100th birthday. This suit is a little different from what we saw in the first movie, as well as concept art for the sequel. Check it out below, and stay tuned for more as we have it.

I am honoured to be on set today playing #TheWasp on what would be Jack Kirby's 100th birthday. — Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) August 28, 2017
Ant-Man and The Wasp is scheduled to hit theaters on July 6th, 2018. The 20th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I.…

Will Another Marvel Hero Appear on Netflix's THE PUNISHER?

Following The Defenders, the next phase of Netflix's Marvel shows will kick off with The Punisher. Spinning out of Daredevil's second season, the series will fully put Jon Bernthal's Frank Castle in the spotlight. However, that doesn't mean he'll be the only Marvel "hero" to appear.

MCU Exchangewas in attendance at this year's Asia Pop Comic-Con, where Marvel presented footage from upcoming films and shows. The panel was hosted by C.B. Cebulksi, Marvel's Senior Vice President of Creator and Content Development. During the panel, Cebulksi praised Marvel's success on Netflix and commented on The Punisher, commenting that "...another Marvel hero may be showing up" in that series.

Cebulksi's offhanded comment doesn't tell us who this mystery Marvel hero is, but there are certainly a lot of possibilities. The Punisher can feature one of Netflix's previously-established heroes, such as Iron Fist or Jessica Jones. Or the show can …

Another BLACK PANTHER Character Confirmed for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War is by far the studio's biggest ensemble film yet, featuring countless heroes and other characters introduced in this film. Think of any character who's still alive (unless you're Nick Fury), and chances are, they're in the movie. Now, we have confirmation for someone else.

Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in Black Panther, will reprise her role in Infinity War. IMDboriginally reported the news. Typically, IMDb isn't the most credible source for upcoming movie news, as anyone can go in and edit information. However, Wright confirmed her Infinity War role on Twitter.

Blessings 🙏🏾💕 super excited to be apart of this. — Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) August 25, 2017
Shuri is T'Challa's "innovative" sister, who creates new technology for Wakanda. Currently, she is the third Black Panther character confirmed for Infinity War. Danai Gurira will reprise her role as Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaj…

FEATURE: Five DC Elseworld Movies We Want to See

This week, it was reported that Warner Bros. is in the process of creating a new DC movie banner. This banner is designed to explore standalone stories that reimagine DC characters, and it is separate from the DC Extended Universe. Basically, this approach is similar to DC's Elseworlds, an imprint that explores out-of-continuity stories.

The film that will spearhead this banner is a Joker origin story, directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese. The movie takes place in 1980s Gotham City, and it's described as a gritty crime thriller.

Of course, there's plenty of potential for more Elseworld films. Under that imprint, DC Comics has published multiple storylines. It's only natural that some of them would make it to the big screen.

Below, we've compiled a list of five DC Elseworld films we would love to see.

Superman: Red Son
Starting off with one of the more popular Elseworlds stories. Red Son reimagines Superman as a proponent of the Soviet Union, ra…

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS is Still in Development, in Addition to the Harley Quinn/Joker Film

Several months ago, it was announced that Suicide Squad director David Ayer will return for the spinoff film Gotham City Sirens, which sees Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn teaming up with other female DC villains. Since then, we've had very few updates on the project. More recently, there have been rumors of Ayer exiting the film and/or the film being cancelled, which reached a fever pitch this week.

This week, it was reported that Warner Bros. is developing a Joker/Harley Quinn film, with duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa in final talks to write and direct. Some sites reported that this movie is replacing Gotham City Sirens, while others said that they're two separate projects. It's easy to get confused by these conflicting reports involving multiple credible sites.

But now, it looks like we have confirmation. A WB insider has told Forbesthat Gotham City Sirens is still in the works. The insider says that the team of Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy are "super…

Sneak Peek at DC's Next Animated Film, BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT

For its next animated movie, DC is going the Elseworlds route with Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, an adaptation of the fan-favorite graphic novel. The story reimagines the world of Gotham in the 1890s steampunk era, pitting Batman against Jack the Ripper. Now, we have a first look at the movie.

The following sneak peek is found in the Batman and Harley Quinn bonus features. In it, the creative team discusses how Gotham by Gaslight is different from any other Batman story, along with the challenges of bringing it to life. No word on the movie's voice cast, but the actor playing Batman does sound like Bruce Greenwood, who played the Caped Crusader in Batman: Under the Red Hood and Young Justice.

Check out the sneak peek below, and stay tuned for more as we have it. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight will be released early next year.

AQUAMAN Production Budget Revealed?

The first post-Justice League DC film, Aquaman, has been shooting for a couple months now in Australia and other locations. Since the start of production, we haven't had too much news about this film. There was a short San Diego Comic-Con presentation, while some images of Mera were released. Now, we may know the production budget.

Redland City Bulletin published a story about Aquaman shooting in North Stradbroke and how the film is giving a boost to the island, which is in Queensland, Australia. In the article, the site suggests that Aquaman's production budget is $160 million.

It's unknown if $160 million is the final figure for the production budget (which is separate from whatever WB spends on marketing), but if it is, then Aquaman will have one of the smaller budgets in the DCEU. Man of Steel cost $225 million, Batman v Superman cost $250 million, and Suicide Squad cost $175 million. The least expensive DCEU film to date is this summer's Wonder Woman, which only c…

Of Course THE BATMAN is Set in the DC Extended Universe

This week's DC Films non-issue that went viral online comes from a month-old interview with The Batman director Matt Reeves, who said that his movie was "standalone" and "not part of the extended universe." This led to people speculating whether the film is set in its own continuity, and it only further fuels the "Ben Affleck is quitting Batman!!!!" debate. Well, Reeves has now set the record straight.

On Twitter, Reeves clarifies his initial comments. He explains that The Batman will tell a standalone story about, well, Batman. While it won't feature other superheroes or heavy references to other movies, this film is indeed set in the DC Extended Universe. A lot of people thought that this was what Reeves meant in his original interview, but it's good to have crystal clear clarification.

Jeez, what'd I miss, guys...? 😀

Just to be clear: Of COURSE Batman will be part of the D.C. Universe. Batman will be BATMAN... — Matt Reeves (@mattreev…

Marvel TV Developing New Female-Led Series with ABC

Over the past few years, Marvel has been dramatically increasing its television slate. The studio currently has five shows on Netflix (with the sixth, The Punisher, coming this year), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC (with Inhumans premiering next month), Runaways coming to Hulu, Legion on FX, The Gifted premiering on Fox this fall, and two shows premiering on Freeform next year. But, it's not stopping there.
Karim Zreik, SVP of Original Programming at Marvel TV, talked about the company's television slate at today's Edinburgh International Television Festival (via Deadline). During the presentation, he announced that Marvel is developing a new show with ABC. He merely said that it's a female-led series, and it's similar to Netflix's Jessica Jones. He also confirms that Marvel TV is exploring possibilities for more female-skewed shows.
There is certainly a lot of possibilities for who will star in this new ABC series. Characters like She-Hulk and Spider-Woman have y…

DC's TITANS Casts Anna Diop as Starfire

Casting is well underway on Titans, the live action series that will launch DC's streaming service next year. Earlier this month, it was announced that newcomer Teagan Croft landed the role of Raven. And now, we know who's playing Starfire.

According to Deadline, 24: Legacy actress Anna Diop has been cast in the series regular role of Koriand'r, aka Starfire. The character is described as " alien princess from a warrior planet who seeks asylum on Earth. A no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners stranger on our world, she has the ability to shoot energy bolts and fly. Searching for her place on Earth, she’ll come into contact with the Titans."

Production is expected to begin later this fall, with more characters (like Dick Grayson and Beast Boy) still to be cast. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS Evolves Into Joker/Harley Quinn Movie? Directors/Writers Joining

Last month, it was rumored that Warner Bros. was developing a Harley Quinn vs. The Joker movie, making it the latest addition to the DC Extended Universe. It was said to be separate from both Suicide Squad 2 and Gotham City Sirens. But now, a new movie starring the two characters is confirmed.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Crazy Stupid Love duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in final talks to write and direct an untitled film starring Harley Quinn and The Joker. Margot Robbie and Jared Leto, respectively, are attached to reprise their roles. Described as a "criminal love story," the movie is expected to come after Suicide Squad 2, which is now seeking a director. Both films are on the fast track.

However, is this project the same thing as Gotham City Sirens, or is it separate? The Tracking Boardand Varietysay that Sirens has been "reconceived," and it is being replaced by Harley Quinn & Joker. Thus, director David Ayer is no longer involved. However, 

IRON FIST Star Finn Jones Reveals When Season 2 Starts Filming, Promises Better Fight Scenes

Despite mixed-to-negative reception from fans and critics, Netflix has renewed Marvel's Iron Fist for a second season. The season will continue Danny Rand's journey from both the first season and The Defenders. Meanwhile, Luke Cage's Misty Knight will appear. Now, we know when production begins.

In an interview with Inverse, star Finn Jones says that he begins his season two training next week, and filming is expected to begin in 4-5 months. He also promises that the fight scenes will be greatly improved from season one. "We’re at least four or five months away from shooting, so this time around, I’m being given a lot more preparation leading up to Season 2, which I think is really gonna have a huge improvement on the quality of the fight scenes in Season 2 of Iron Fist."

The fight choreography in Iron Fist was one of the show's biggest critiques; it's especially noticeable compared to the high-quality fights in the other Netflix shows, especially Daredevil

Hellboy, Raiden, and Black Manta are coming to INJUSTICE 2

Injustice 2 continues to expand its roster with their next DLC pack. In Fighter Pack 2, fans will get to play as DC villain Black Manta, Mortal Kombat's Raiden, and a surprise character with Hellboy. Check out the announcement trailer down below!

It's an interesting move for NetherRealm to add another Mortal Kombat character to Injustice 2. I was hoping for another DC character [Static], but it is what it is. With Hellboy making his Injustice debut, it leaves us asking will Spawn make it as well? Fans have been begging for Spawn since day one, and with Hellboy making the cut, I think the chances of Spawn making an appearance is higher than ever.

Black Manta will be available in September, and a gameplay trailer will be released August 27th. If Fighter Pack 2 follows the release pattern as its predecessor, expect to see one character released a month. For more news on Injustice 2 and everything in the world of DC entertainment, stay tuned.

Warner Bros. Developing Joker Origin Film Produced by Martin Scorsese; Will Be Separate from DCEU

Warner Bros. has over a dozen DC movies in development, making up the DC Extended Universe. But the studio's latest move goes beyond that universe, promising a new take on the most iconic comic book villain.

According to Deadline, WB is developing a new film telling the origin story of The Joker. The Hangover's Todd Phillips will direct, produce and co-write the script with Scott Silver, while legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese is on board as a producer.

The film is described as a "gritty and grounded hard-boiled" story that's set in early 1980s Gotham City. Deadline compares the movie to Scorsese's Taxi Driver and similar films.

The catch? This movie is not part of the DCEU or any other existing version of Joker; rather, it's a standalone story. The film is part of a developing WB banner that expands the DC canon, allowing for unique storylines and different actors for these characters. These films aren't tied to the DCEU continuity. So, the banner…


Spider-Man is back with an all-new animated series! In this review, I'm going to be covering the pilot episode of Disney XD's Spider-Man. I will be talking about the good, the bad, and how well it stacks up against the previous Spider-Man series'. Spoilers down below, you've been warned.

The show starts with an action sequence and the classic trope of Peter narrating the situation. He's in his first costume, similar to what Spider-Man wears in Spider-Man: Homecoming. You can clearly see the influence Homecoming has on this series right off the bat.  Peter is fighting the Vulture and everything. It's literally Peter's first day as Spider-Man. Peter then heads to school, where we meet Harry Osborne, Liz, and Alister Smythe. Peter is a nerd, like a huge nerd. It's almost annoying. Harry thinks Peter should apply to Horizon High, a science school.

Conveniently, Max Modell (head of Horizon High), is looking for one student to join their esteemed program. This …

Check Out the First Teaser for Netflix's THE PUNISHER

Following this week's The Defenders, Marvel and Netflix's next original series will star The Punisher himself. While Frank Castle never showed up in the ensemble miniseries, the finale did include a Punisher teaser after the credits. And now, Netflix has officially released the teaser.

The trailer primarily focuses on Castle slamming the ground with a sledgehammer, intertwined with footage of him in action and glimpses of his tragic past.

Check out the trailer below, and stay tuned for more as we have it. The Punisher premieres on Netflix sometime this year.

Spoiler Review: BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN (2017)

A looming global catastrophe forces Batman and Nightwing to partner with an unlikely hero in Batman and Harley Quinn. Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. The Floronic Man) embark on an ecological quest to save the planet - and, unfortunately, eliminate most of humankind along the way.

To save humanity, Batman and Nightwing are forced to enlist Harley Quinn to catch Poison Ivy, Harley's BFF and frequent partner-in-crime. But Batman's patience is put to the test by the unpredictable and untrustworthy Harley during the twists and turns the reluctant companions face during their bumpy road trip. The result is a thrill ride of action, adventure and comedy no Batman fan has seen before.
 [Warner Bros.]

[Warning: This Review Consists of SPOILERS From Batman and Harley Quinn.]
The latest installment of DC's original animated movies is Batman and Harley Quinn, a new original story by Bruce Timm. The film, which may or may not be in continuity with Batman: The Animated Series, promise…

THE FLASH Casts Katee Sackhoff in Recurring Villain Role

We're only a few weeks away from the premiere of The Flash's fourth season on The CW. Today, we have some major casting news for a new recurring villain, while we also have confirmation of a major Arrow character returning.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff has joined The Flash as DC villain Amunet Black, aka Blacksmith. The character is described as "a steely and badass boss of an underground black market for supervillains. Amunet uses every means possible, including the long list of metahumans under her thumb, to ensure her illicit enterprise thrives."

Blacksmith will be a recurring character this season, and she makes her first appearance in episode 4x05, titled "Girls Night Out." The episode will also feature Arrow character Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), who has also been a frequent guest star on The Flash. (In case anyone had any doubt about Felicity surviving the Arrow finale...)

Stay tuned for more n…

Will IRON FIST Finally Get His Costume in Season 2?

One of the biggest criticisms surrounding Marvel and Netflix's Iron Fist was the lack of a costume for Danny Rand. He didn't get one in The Defenders either. But with the character's solo show being renewed for a second season, we may end up seeing the Immortal Iron Fist suiting up. At least if actor Finn Jones gets his way.

In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Jones says that we will see Rand get his costume eventually, possibly in Iron Fist season two. However, it's not his call to make; it's on the writers and producers.

Jones then explains how Rand's character arc in Iron Fist and The Defenders would result in him wearing a costume. "The first season of Iron Fist, he doesn’t even really know what a superhero is, let alone identify himself as one. It’s not until Defenders and when he meets the three superheroes, that he kind of goes, 'Oh, you can actually do something with these abilities. You can find a purpose.' Which is exactly what Danny…

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Reaching $725 Million Worldwide This Week

Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming has been doing very well at the box office, easily surpassing the Amazing franchise in North America. And now, the latest reboot is passing them worldwide.

Per Box Office Mojo, Homecoming has grossed an estimated $314.1 million domestically and $410.8 million overseas as of this weekend. This brings its worldwide total to $724.9 million. The movie recently opened in Japan, while it hits China next month. So, the film's theatrical run is still going strong.

Homecoming has now surpassed the previous Spidey flick, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($709 million). It should also pass the first Amazing Spider-Man ($757.9 million) and likely even 2004's Spider-Man 2 ($783.8 million). So, if Homecoming surpasses these movies, it will be the third highest grossing Spidey film of all time - and that's with a $175 million budget, which is much lower than the last few movies.

Forbesbelieves that Homecoming will definitely surpass $780 million by the e…

WONDER WOMAN Surpasses $800 Million at Worldwide Box Office

Wonder Woman has been going strong for over two months in its theatrical run, boasting legs unlike any other recent comic book movie. Earlier this month, the film passed $400 million at the domestic box office. This weekend, it reaches one more key benchmark.

Wonder Woman has now cracked the $800 million milestone at the worldwide box office. Per Box Office Mojo, the movie has grossed about $404 million domestically and $396 million overseas. This brings its worldwide total to just over $800 million.

Currently, Wonder Woman is the eighth highest grossing movie of the year worldwide, while it's #2 in North America. It's also well ahead of every other DCEU film domestically, while worldwide, it's just $73 million away from matching Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, unless it does jaw-dropping business in Japan next month, that's not going to happen.

As for the superhero genre as a whole, Wonder Woman is now the highest grossing origin movie of all time, surpass…


FX has been on a roll with acquiring the rights to air big blockbuster movies on television. This week, the network added several more movies, including two of this year's comic book movies.

According to Deadline, FX has acquired the rights to Logan, the critically acclaimed swansong for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, and Spider-Man: Homecoming, the new Sony/Marvel reboot of the Webhead. Both movies are among the year's biggest hits so far; Logan made $616 million worldwide, while Spider-Man has made $706.4 million and counting.

It's unknown when these movies will premiere on the network, but typically, films make their FX debut 2-3 years after their theatrical release. So, expect them to air in 2019 or 2020.

For the full list of FX's recent acquisitions, click HERE.

Logan is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, while Spider-Man: Homecoming is still playing in theaters.

Review: Marvel's THE DEFENDERS (2017)

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist join forces to take on common enemies as a sinister conspiracy threatens New York City. [Netflix]

Since 2015, Marvel Television has been expanding the grittier street level corner of the MCU with several original shows on Netflix. The slate began with Daredevil, followed by a second season and shows starring Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Unlike past MCU entries, these shows have fully embrace more adult-oriented aspects of these characters, such as graphic violence, sex, and other mature subjects. These shows have all been building up to The Defenders, an eight-episode miniseries uniting the four heroes against The Hand. Now that the series is here, was the hype justified?
The first couple episodes of The Defenders take their time setting up the story, primarily focused on catching up with each character's story. Matt Murdock is trying to retire from the Daredevil persona and focus on leading an ordinary life as a lawyer…

Patty Jenkins Now in Final Negotiations to Direct WONDER WOMAN Sequel

After Wonder Woman's huge success, Warner Bros. quickly put a sequel into development. Diana Prince's next standalone adventure will release on December 13th, 2019. Gal Gadot will reprise her role as the hero. But one thing that has been uncertain is director Patty Jenkins' involvement. She's already writing the story with Geoff Johns, while she has been negotiating for a new deal to return to the director's chair.

Fortunately, it looks like that's going to happen. According to Deadline, Jenkins is now in final negotiations to direct Wonder Woman 2. The reason for the delay is because Jenkins will be given a substantially higher paycheck for the sequel, putting her on the same level as any male director after making a big blockbuster film. The deal, which is being finalized as we speak, would make Jenkins the highest-paid female director in Hollywood.

Wonder Woman has proven to be a true box office force, being the biggest movie in North America of the summer a…