Showing posts from June, 2018

New TITANS Details Tease a More Mature Tone

This week, DC officially unveiled its forthcoming digital service, DC Universe. At the heart of the platform is a slate of original shows, beginning this year with Titans. Now, we have some new details on what to expect from the series.

Splash Reporthas been sent an early review of Titans' first episode, and it dives deeply into the episode's story. While we won't be running down every detail here, the review suggests that this show won't be family friendly. According to it, Titans will have everything from F-bombs to brutal violence, putting the series in R-rated (or TV-MA for television) territory.

The action in particular is said to be graphic, featuring bone-snapping, shootings, and people being burned and mangled. The reviewer says this is easily DC's darkest show yet. While Netflix's Marvel shows maintain a more mature tone, they are primarily grounded in realism. However, Titans will fully embrace the characters' fantastical roots in addition to the …

WATCHMEN Pilot Adds More to Cast, Including AQUAMAN's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Production on Damon Lindelof's Watchmen pilot is well underway, and the potential series is being headlined by the likes of Regina King and Jeremy Irons. Now, we have some more additions to the cast.

HBO has announced (via TV Line) that actors Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sara Vickers, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, and Jacob Ming-Trent have joined the Watchmen cast in major roles. This marks Abdul-Mateen II's second DC role; he plays the villain Black Manta in this winter's Aquaman movie. No character details have been disclosed yet.

Watchmen will not re-adapt the comic, but it will tell an original story inspired by its events. No premiere date has been set yet. Stay tuned for more as we have it.

FEATURE: Five Characters We Want to See in ANT-MAN 3

Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp is out in just a few days, and unsurprisingly, the sequel is already generating hype. Early reviews have been positive, while the film is on track for a solid box office opening. Naturally, this leads to speculation on a third Ant-Man movie.

There are still some characters in Ant-Man lore who need to join the movies, while there are other Marvel characters who'd make a great team-up with the MCU's smallest hero. Below, we list five characters we'd want to see in Ant-Man 3 or a future sequel.

Eric O'Grady
Eric O'Grady is the third person in the comics to take on the Ant-Man mantle. A low-level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, O'Grady used the Ant-Man costume to fulfill his own selfish wishes. He was willing to lie, cheat, and steal his way through his missions. Despite this, O'Grady went on to be redeemed and embrace a desire to become a proper hero.
Seeing O'Grady in Ant-Man 3 would be interesting. The first movie focused on Hank Py…

Sony Bringing VENOM and SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE to San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Marvel Studios is skipping Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con next month, but the convention will still be getting some other movie goodness, courtesy of Sony Pictures.

According to Deadline, Sony is bringing Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to Hall H. The panel is said to be scheduled for Friday, July 20th at 6:15 PM. No details on who from those movies will be that panel, or how much new footage to expect. It's also easy to speculate if Sony will make any further announcements on its Marvel Universe, which includes forthcoming films like Silver & Blackand Morbius the Living Vampire.

However, Deadline says it wouldn't be surprising if Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, showed up during this panel. The actor currently plays Spidey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and despite the events of Avengers: Infinity War, he will return next year in Avengers 4 and Spider-Man: Far From Home. What exactly Holland would show or do at SDCC this year is unknown.

Stay tuned for more…

OFFICIAL: 7 Days of ANT-MAN AND THE WASP on WOBAM! Entertainment

We're just a week away from the release of Marvel Studios' next big blockbuster, Ant-Man and The Wasp. To celebrate, we at WOBAM! Entertainment are excited to announce our next series.

Beginning on Saturday, June 30th, we will run a week-long series of posts based on Ant-Man and The Wasp. We'll be looking at Ant-Man's past, present, and future, among other things inspired by the upcoming film. The series will culminate in our review of Ant-Man and The Wasp on Friday, July 6th.

Below is our tentative schedule for the series:

Day 1 (June 30th): Ant-Man Review Day 2 (July 1st): 5 Characters for Ant-Man 3 Day 3 (July 2nd): 5 Storylines for Ant-Man 3 Day 4 (July 3rd): Ant-Man Vol. 1: Second-Chance Man Review Day 5 (July 4th): 5 More Marvel Team-Up Movies We Want to See Day 6 (July 5th): Why Scarlet Witch and Vision Deserve a Team-Up Film Day 7 (July 6th): Ant-Man and The Wasp Review

DC Universe Details Announced; Will Include Older Movies and TV Shows, Comics and More

DC Entertainment has finally shared some details on its upcoming streaming service, DC Universe. And based on the announcement, it sounds like a must for any DC fan.

DC Universe will be anchored by original shows, beginning with this year's Titans. 2019 will see the arrivals of four more shows - Young Justice: Outsiders, Harley Quinn, Swamp Thing, and Doom Patrol.

But in addition to the originals, DC Universe will feature the company's older movies and television shows, both live action and animated. Everything from Richard Donner's Superman to Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox to Batman: The Animated Series will be available on the platform.

On top of that, DC Universe will host an extensive comic book library. Both old and new titles will be available in a "world-class" digital reader....which, by the way, you can access on a television. While this won't include every DC comic ever, it will include thousands of issues, from pre-Flashpoint to New 52 to…

Krysten Ritter Will Direct an Episode of JESSICA JONES Season 3

Season three of Marvel and Netflix's Jessica Jones recently began production in New York City. While new plot and casting details are currently under wraps, the show's star will be taking on a new role this season.

According to Deadline, series star Krysten Ritter is directing an episode of Jessica Jones this season. This marks the actress's directorial debut. It's unknown which exact episode will be directed by Ritter; while unconfirmed, it's likely that the new season will be 13 episodes long, like the first two seasons.

Ritter has the following statement on the big news. "I am beyond thrilled to make my directorial debut on Marvel’s Jessica Jones. The entire crew and cast has become family to me, and I’m so appreciative of the opportunity to work with our incredible team in this new way. I am so grateful that Melissa Rosenberg, Jeph Loeb, Marvel, and Netflix entrusted me to take the reins."

Jessica Jones season three will likely launch sometime in 2019…

HBO's WATCHMEN Pilot Casts Jeremy Irons in Lead Role

HBO's Watchmen pilot is currently undergoing production, after years in development. Showrunner Damon Lindelof explained that the series, which stars Regina King and others, will not be another straight-up adaptation of the comic; rather, it's a contemporary follow-up of sorts. Now, we have another major cast member.

According to Deadline, legendary actor Jeremy Irons is taking on a lead role in the Watchmen pilot. Specific details on his character are unknown, beyond the fact that he's an "aging and imperious" lord of a British manor.

This marks Irons' second foray into DC territory. He previously played Alfred Pennyworth in DC Films' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. He has also been expected to reprise the role in The Batman, but with conflicting rumors of that film's place in DC's universe, it's not a sure thing yet.

Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

Jared Leto to Play Morbius the Living Vampire in Movie Directed by Daniel Espinosa

Among the Marvel movies in development at Sony has been Morbius the Living Vampire, based on the Spider-Man villain/antihero of the same name. The film recruited screenwriters Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazamaa few months ago, but since then, we haven't heard a lot of news about it. Now, we have some big news.

Per Variety, Oscar winner Jared Leto is set to play Morbius in the movie. Safe House filmmaker Daniel Espinosa is attached to direct. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing alongside Lucas Foster. Production is expected to begin sometime this year. The site explains that Leto has been loosely attached for months, but wouldn't commit until he was confident in the film's direction. Thanks to a meeting with Espinosa, it happened.

This marks Leto's latest move into blockbuster territory. Most famously, he played The Joker in DC's Suicide Squad, and he has been rumored to reprise the role in multiple movies, including a solo film. Variety says that Leto's role …

BLOODSHOT Picks Up a Villainous Toby Kebbell

It's just another day for the Bloodshot news train, as the Valiant Entertainment film picks up steam on its way to a 2019 release. Vin Diesel stars as the title character, while Eiza Gonz√°lez, Michael Sheen, Sam HeughanTalulah Riley and Alex Hernandez have all joined in supporting roles. And after much anticipation, we finally have some news on our villain.

The Wrap reports that actor Toby Kebbell (Warcraft, Fantastic Four, Ben Hur) has joined the cast as "Axe." Not much is known about this interpretation of the character, but "Ax" (also known as @x) has been a fixture of the Harbinger comics from the earliest days of Valiant. In the original Jim Shooter run of Harbinger, he was a villainous harbinger (a human with woken psionic powers) who sought Bloodshot's nanites for his own. In the rebooted comic line, Ax is a powerless computer whiz who assists the Harbinger heroes in times of need.

The discrepancies between these versions of the character leave op…

Review: Eden's Zero Chapter One

Just like how some write reviews of pilot episodes, I might as well “review” a pilot chapter. And the honor of this pilot review for pilot chapters goes to none other than Eden’s Zero, the latest manga from Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima.

This chapter starts off on what looks like an island inhabited by robots. Among those robots is a boy named Shiki. Shiki’s world turns upside down when a girl named Rebeca and her walking talking cat Happy enter the picture.

When Hiro Mashima, the creator of Fairy Tail, announced that he was doing a new series, I got quite intrigued. I am a fan of Fairy Tail even with the flaws it has. To me, Hiro Kashima has the George Lucas syndrome. He has great imagination and ideas, but the execution is his weakness. I hope this time, he has a good editor around to make his work better.

This chapter is a typical Hiro chapter. Take a shot every time a character says the word "friend" or "friendship," and you will have a couple of empty beer bot…

FEATURE: Why Kenobi: A Star Wars Story on Disney's Streaming Service is a Good Idea

“Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope!”
A galaxy in turmoil, the Star Wars are. In recent days, Lucasfilm has faced steep criticism of The Last Jedi, a box office bomb in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and an uncertain reality, as the House George Built retools future development plans. A rumor recently surfaced that those retooling plans would have a big impact, with the oft-rumored Kenobi: A Star Wars Story potentially being moved to Disney’s new streaming service.

Of course, people on social media had a lot to say about this.

I don't understand Lucasfilms, the only Star Wars story movie about Obi-Wan Kenobi is being put on hold because "Solo" a movie nobody really wanted did bad in the box office. — Sam K (@Narwhal611) June 20, 2018
So it looks like the Obi Wan Kenobi movie will be going straight to Disney’s streaming service.....can’t imagine they have high hopes — Back Cracker ūü•É (@DrJoeGilmore) June 25, 2018 For my part? I think there’s a great potential that people are m…

Review: LUKE CAGE Season 2

Sweet Christmas. Binge-watching 3 entire seasons of Netflix takes far longer then you might expect. It’s not like a 12 episode anime that usually takes about half a day. Luckily for me though, I had a lot of coffee to help me through it all.

Before I talk about the second season of Luke Cage, let me give you a brief rundown of what I think of the first season. The first season is a mixed bag. It’s like a team of soccer players did a fantastic job out on the field, but for some reason or another loses focus on the second half game. It’s almost to the point that season one feels like two different seasons with two different showrunners. However even though the second season is lower in quality, it does not overweight the good.

With that said, let’s go with the main meat for this post.

Like the previous season, season two focus on the struggle occurring in Harlem and Luke’s fight to stop it. While others might be disappointed that it is (to some degree) the same synopsis, I’m not one of the…

Warner Bros. Television Announces DC-Heavy Presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Warner Bros. Television has announced its plans for next month's San Diego Comic-Con, and the studio is bringing most of its major DC shows to the spotlight. Everything from the Arrowverse to Krypton to Young Justice: Outsiders will be represented. Additionally, we now know when Freedom Fighters: The Ray's second season debuts, while we have new details on forthcoming seasons for other shows.

Check out a portion of the press release below, and stay tuned for more as we have it. For WBTV's non-DC activities at SDCC, click HERE.

BURBANK, Calif. (June 25, 2018) - Summer school has never been so much fun as Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) unveils its Comic-Con Class of 2018! With 15 of the Studio's fan-favorite series making their way to Comic-Con International: San Diego, WBTVG's graduating class this year will be as epic as ever.

Series stars participating in all the Comic-Con action are fan-favorites and new additions --including Arrow's Stephen Amell, David…

RUMOR: Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi Will Cameo in Episode IX, feature in Spin-Off Film for Disney's Streaming Service

It's been a crazy few weeks for the Master of Form III. Hot on the heels of Lucasfilm's retooling efforts, the internet is alight with fresh rumors about a fan-favorite Jedi Master.
The Sun reports that Ewan McGregor will cameo as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode IX. This isn't the first time such a rumor has run the mill. However, the J.J. Abrams directed film starts principal photography next month, so the timetable for signing McGregor fits with recent reports. McGregor is set to filmThe Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep, this fall, giving the actor a brief window in the summer to rendezvous with Pinewood. 
Elsewhere, The Playlist is reporting that the oft-rumored Kenobi: A Star Wars Story could be retooled for Disney's upcoming streaming service. The service, set to debut in 2019, will be home to a number of mid-budget films, including remakes of The Sword in The Stone and Father of the Bride, along with original films like the Anna Kendrick starring Noelle. A live…

Box Office Updates for DEADPOOL 2 and SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

This weekend has been dominated by new release Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and last week's Incredibles 2, but some other movies have reached key box office milestones.

Per Box Office Mojo, Fox's Deadpool 2 took in an estimated $5.3 million this weekend, bringing its domestic total to $304.2 million. It also reached $403 million overseas, bringing its worldwide total to $707.2 million. While it's still lagging a bit behind the first film, these are impressive numbers, particularly when you consider the amount of competition this summer.

Things don't look nearly as good for Solo: A Star Wars Story, however. The film grossed an additional $4.5 million this weekend, finally edging it past the $200 million mark domestically. It is now at $202.2 million in North America and $151.3 million overseas, bringing its worldwide total to $353.5 million. At this point, it'd be a shock if the film came even close to reaching $400 million - which, for a Star Wars movie, is emba…


While we keep waiting for that Avengers 4 title, it looks like we already know what the next Spider-Man movie will be called. On Instagram, Tom Holland posted a video saying that he didn't have any announcements whatsoever...only to leak the Homecoming sequel's title in classic Tom Holland fashion.

The sequel is titled Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film will see Peter Parker travel around the world and outside of New York, so this title makes sense. In this film (set after Avengers 4), Spidey will face off against Mysterio, who may be played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Actors Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, and Zendaya are also returning from Homecoming.

Sorry for no announcements, but I love you guys ♥️ A post shared by ✌️ (@tomholland2013) on Jun 23, 2018 at 5:39pm PDT
Production should be starting soon, so stay tuned for more news as we have it.
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5th, 2019.

James Wan Reportedly Set to Co-Direct SWAMP THING Pilot

Last month, it was announced that DC is developing a new Swamp Thing show for its upcoming streaming service, DC Universe. One very interesting thing is that it is being executive produced by James Wan, who directs DC Films' next title, Aquaman. Now, it looks like Wan will have another role to play.

According to That Hashtag Show, Wan is on board to direct the Swamp Thing pilot alongside Deran Sarafian. While Sarafian doesn't have the blockbuster experience than Wan has, he has a history of directing for television, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer and House.

Swamp Thing has been ordered for 13 episodes. The show will begin production later this year for a 2019 release. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Promotes Courtney Ford to Series Regular for Season 4

The Arrowverse has seen some recent cast shakeups for next season, and Legends of Tomorrow is no exception. Matt Ryan's John Constantine and Jes Macallan's Ava Sharpe will be series regulars for the show's fourth season, while Keiynan Lonsdale's Wally West is out. Now, we have another addition to the main cast.

According to Deadline, Courtney Ford has been promoted to a series regular for Legends of Tomorrow season four. On the show, she plays Nora Darhk, the daughter of Damien. Last season, the two worked together to release the time demon Mallus, and Nora was possessed by him for a while. At the end, Nora was arrested by the Time Bureau, but wound up escaping.

Legends of Tomorrow will begin shooting its new season this summer, and it will premiere on Monday, October 22nd at 9 PM EST.

FEATURE: Rotten Tomatoes was WRONG and Netflix's Live-Action DEATH NOTE Film is Actually Amazing

If you're reading this on a desktop, the song "Reckless (Don't Be So...)" by Australian Crawl should have begun to play. If you're on a mobile device, you'll have to click the play button to hear those dulcet tones.

This song is the opener in Adam Wingard's Death Note. Wingard has had a productive career, reaching notoriety with the horror films You're Next, V/H/S, and Blair Witch. He's also set to direct Godzilla vs. Kong, this October, for a 2020 release date.

To say Death Note was in his wheelhouse is an understatement. But the fan reaction to the film was nothing short of toxic. Rotten Tomatoes critics weren't a whole lot nicer. The extreme hate and vitriol directed towards Wingard made him leave Twitter, and the director has stayed out of the public eye ever since.
This saddens me. Not only because the abuse of storytellers is wrong, but also because Adam Wingard's Death Note is a darn good movie.

If you're unfamiliar with the ta…

New Report Clarifies Lucasfilm's Current Approach to STAR WARS Spinoffs

The box office failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story was a surprise, and it led to much speculation on how Disney and Lucasfilm will tackle future films...if they're even made at all. A report this week claimed that the story spinoffs, revolving around characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett, are being put on hold while Lucasfilm focuses on other films. Lucasfilm later downplayed the report. Now, we have some clarification.

According to The Hollywood Reporter's sources, Lucasfilm isn't slowing down development on the Star Wars spinoffs per say. Rather, Kathleen Kennedy and co. are reassessing how to make and market them.

For example, the Boba Fett movie - currently being written by James Mangold and Simon Kinberg - could be reconfigured in the wake of Solo's performance. Basically, if an iconic Star Wars character like Han Solo could struggle at the box office, then a movie starring Boba Fett would have to be "scaled down." Meanwhile, the Kenobi movie'…

Spider-Man Character Silk Getting Her Own Movie at Sony

Sony has been working on building its own Marvel Universe, using characters based on Spider-Man lore outside of its deal with Marvel Studios. Venomkicks things off this fall, with Silver & Black(starring Silver Sable and Black Cat) in development. Movies starring Nightwatch and Morbius the Living Vampire are also in the works. Now, we can add a new title to the slate.

According to trades such as The Wrap, Spider-Man supporting character Silk is getting her own movie. While no writer or director is attached yet, Amy Pascal is on board as a producer. The film will be part of Sony's Marvel Universe.

Created in 2014, Cindy Moon is a Korean-American teenager who was bitten by a radioactive spider. Or, more accurately, the same radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker and turned him into Spider-Man. Cindy too gained spider powers, and she became a hero called Silk.

Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

FEATURE: The Wrestling Streaming World Tour Part Four

FEATURE: The Wrestling Streaming World Tour Part Four