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Considering Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns series kicked off back in 1986, it’s a legitimate question as to why DC would choose now to reveal its conclusion, The Dark Knight III: The Master Race. The answer appears to be that Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice film is heavily influenced by The Dark Knight Returns comic arc. Miller will be co-writing with Brian Azzarello, who has written titles like 100 Bullets, Batman: Flashpoint, and Wonder Woman. Starting this fall and marking the 30th anniversary of The Dark Knight Returns original run, the 8-part series will be published on a twice-monthly schedule. (more…)

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Image Comics has been slaying the comic game as of late. Created by seven of Marvel Comics’ best selling artists, Image has been producing comics and graphic novels since 1992, and now stands as the 3rd largest comics publisher in the United States. (Facts obtained from ImageComics.com). You’ve no doubt heard their name before, being as they produce The Walking Dead comics that the hit AMC show is based off of. I’m going to give you some lesser-known, relatively newer titles you might want to use as a starting point to dip your toe into the pool that is Image Comics (and possibly spur your next obsession). (more…)

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The commercial success of director Jonathan Liebesman‘s 2014 reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cannot be denied as much as many hard-core fans might want to wish it away into the cornfield. That financial success made a sequel a slam dunk for the beans counters over at Paramount. Word is that Megan Fox and Will Arnett are already signed and returning for the sequel with the Arrow‘s Stephen Amell locked in to play Casey Jones. Now word is making the Internet rounds that Tyler Perry is joining the cast and will play Baxter Stockman, the mad scientist and TMNT adversary. (more…)

Your Next Spider-Man is One of These Five Guys

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The agreement between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios got fans excited about the fact that Spider-Man will finally be able to take his rightful place next to Captain America, Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity. But with great franchise consolidation comes great new casting possibilities, and if you’re a white male teenager than you’re number might be coming up to take on the role of the Spectacular Spider-Man (the rumored title of the next solo film). Specifically, it seems that the great, wide potential casting list has been widdled down to five, and if you’re wondering what the next iteration of Spider-Man might look like under the mask, then prepare to look into the faces of the candidates who might next embody the film identity of Peter Parker. (more…)

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I’m not sure if this a violation of franchise/franchisee confidentiality, but recently Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, talked about Ant-Man. Before there was The Avengers, before there was even an Iron Man, Ant-Man was slowly gathering steam under the direction of Edgar Wright, the filmmaker most famous for the zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead. Wright’s years of toil were about to pay-off when, all of a sudden, he was out and Peyton Reed was in as Ant-Man director. Jesus wept, and so did the internet, because we were now robbed of the presumptive awesomeness of Wright’s Ant-Man. But Marvel Studios told us to chill, and now, Whedon himself is saying that from what he’s read, we’re right to miss what would have been Wright’s vision for the character. (more…)

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Since the X-Men were originally introduced in 1963, they’ve always been a strong metaphor for minority groups that have been denied basic civil rights simply because they are different from the “norm.” At the end of the day, though, the series focused on five straight, white characters, and it would be some time before characters representing actual minority groups – blacks, Native Americans, gays, lesbians – were introduced. That will change again with tomorrow’s issue of X-Men. Bobby Drake, AKA: Iceman, AKA: one of the original five X-Men, will come out as gay in tomorrow’s All-New X-Men #40. The series follows the original X-Men team who have been brought to the present day in an attempt to make a better future. (more…)

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There was a big Avengers: Age of Ultron Press conference in London earlier today with a big chunk of the cast including director Joss Whedon, and thanks to HeyUGuys, we’ve got the full conference on video. For those of you that have never attended a press conference or roundtable, they are a collection of fantastic, boring, nutty, and confusing questions that tend to spark some pretty silly answers from the actors involved. Hidden amongst all those examples are a few questions and answers that offer some great insights into the characters and possible future projects. 
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In the current TV climate, a spin-off combining characters from The Flash and Arrow in a new show is about as close to a sure thing as you can get. It was a few months ago that the CW first floated the possibility of another show to take place in this small screen DC Comics-universe, which if Supergirl also has tendrils to Arrow et al would make four series part of the same superhero universe on the air. This new CW series though is a bit less straightforward than tagging a new hero and creating a show around them, it’s taking parts from other shows and creating a new series. Kind of Legendary, wouldn’t you say? (more…)

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When the trailer for Zack Snyder‘s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice leaked onto the Internet days before the big special screenings planned around the United States, many wondered if Warner Bros. would follow Marvel‘s example in the wake of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer leak by releasing the official trailer online, (Curse you Hydra!) and showing additional footage at the big screenings. Well, Warner Bros. did exactly that. You’ve seen the high quality trailer that was released online, now check out the additional footage shown at the special screening. (more…)