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A New Look At The Infinity War

Next year sees Marvel Studios celebrate ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s amazing to think what they’ve accomplished in the last decade. Never has that been more clear than the recently released covers for Vanity Fair which features the cast of Avengers: Infinity War including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Evans (Captain America), Paul Bettany (Vision), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts). Wow. Check those out here.

Contest Of Champions Concept Art

Another batch of concept art has arrived online for Thor: Ragnarok from artist Andy Park, this time showing an alternate
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The Week in Spandex – Justice League, Shazam, Flashpoint, Wonder Woman 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, The Punisher, Deadpool 2, The Incredibles 2

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Justice League, Shazam, The Batman, Justice League Mortal, Wonder Woman 2, Flashpoint, Cyborg, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Gotham, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, The Lego Batman Movie, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Widow, The Punisher, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Runaways, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Deadpool 2, Multiple Man, The Gifted, Venom, Morbius, The Incredibles 2, Kick-Ass and more…

Warner Bros. brought its DC heroes together this weekend with the release of the DC Extended Universe blockbuster Justice League, and while it managed to edge out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in terms of critical reaction, it certainly hasn’t been no Wonder Woman, with the film scoring a 46 on Metacritic and 40% on Rotten Tomatoes (once Rt decided to release its rating, that is). Our reviewers seemed a little more positive
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Ray Fisher Wants To Go Up Against The Phantom Limbs In Warner’s Cyborg Spinoff

Though Man of Steel 2 is said to be spinning its wheels, Warner Bros. is still aggressively pursuing a swathe of new movies involving the five founding members of Justice League: Bruce Wayne (The Batman), Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Diana Prince (Wonder Woman 2), Barry Allen (Flashpoint) and Victor Stone, whose Cyborg is expected to headline his own standalone pic in 2020.

Mind you, Ray Fisher’s biomechanical hero is expected to reappear much, much sooner than 2020 – the actor himself is reportedly in the know when it comes to Victor Stone’s Dceu trajectory – and while there have been some serious question marks looming over Warner’s proposed Cyborg spinoff, Fisher already has a “really special” villain in mind.

Amid Justice League‘s ongoing press tour, the Dceu newcomer sat down with Popcorn Talk (via Cbm) to discuss his on-screen crusader, and why he wants to see a more “intimate” story when it
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Justice League Alum Ray Fisher Already Knows Cyborg’s Next Appearance In The Dceu

Though Justice League is still teetering on the verge of release, Warner Bros. has already gone ahead and outlined the immediate future of its prized DC Extended Universe.

So far, that slate has made room for Aquaman, Shazam!, Nightwing and Flashpoint, along with sequels to both Suicide Squad and Patty JenkinsWonder Woman movie. Only two of those DC tentpoles have locked down firm release dates (Wonder Woman 2, Aquaman), which really tells the story of the Dceu thus far – indeed, we’ve learned before that Warner Bros. has been hedging its bets when it comes to its superhero flagship, and won’t unveil too much before the launch of Justice League in November.

And though that may be true, recently quizzed Ray Fisher (Victor Stone) about the mooted Cyborg spinoff, which was tentatively slated for a release in 2020. That launch window has been called into question of late,
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Marvel’s Spider-Man swings onto Disney Xd in the UK

2017 has been a banner year for the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler. Not only did he make his full Marvel Cinematic Universe debut with the Marvel Studios and Sony-produced reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming, but the beloved superhero is also making his return to the small screen for the brand new animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man, which airs in the UK on Saturdays at 8.30 am on Disney Xd and DisneyLife.

This fresh new take on Spider-Man follows Peter Parker as he’s accepted into Horizon High –a high school for brilliant young scientific minds –while he’s learning responsibility that comes along with being a new, super powered hero in New York City. He struggles with the duality of his social life at school and hiding his secret identity of Spider-Man from everyone, including his best friend, Harry Osborn, who attends the competing Osborn Academy for Geniuses.

As Peter embraces his alter-ego and takes on Super Villains like Vulture,
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The Week in Spandex – Justice League reshoot details, Affleck exiting The Batman (again), Wonder Woman bonus scene, first look at The Wasp and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Justice League, Justice League Mortal, The Batman, Justice League Dark, Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 2, Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, Batgirl, The Joker, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Titans, Batman and Harley, Batman and Harley Quinn, The Lego Batman Movie, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Fantastic Four, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Inhumans, The Punisher, Luke Cage, Daredevil, The Defenders, The Crow, Hellboy and more…

The mystery surrounding Joss Whedon’s credit on Justice League appears to be solved, with a credit list for Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC blockbuster revealing that Zack Snyder is to receive sole director’s credit, while Whedon is listed as a screenwriter alongside Chris Terrio. Meanwhile, some new rumours on the much-publicised reboots have surfaced, claiming that Whedon is maintaining Snyder’s vision
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Exclusive Interview: Kevin Conroy talks Batman and Harley Quinn

Amon Warmann chats with legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy about the new animated film Batman and Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond, Mask of the Phantasm and more…

Many comic book fans will tell you that when they sit down to read the latest Batman issue, it’s Kevin Conroy’s voice they hear. The legendary actor will have been voicing the gravelly-toned Caped Crusader for 25 years this September – a run which has spanned animated cartoons, movies, and video games – and he shows no signs of retiring any time soon.

His latest project is Batman and Harley Quinn, and during our conversation we quizzed him about reuniting with Loren Lester, getting to show Batman’s more comedic side, and comic book stories he’d love to see get the animated movie treatment. Have a read below…

First off, I wanted to say congratulations in advance, because next month will be the
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The Pros And Cons Of DC Adding Non-dceu Entries Like The Joker Origin Film

This week, DC and Warner Bros. made a startling announcement: they are going to begin making films that are not set within the larger DC Extended Universe, instead launching a second, new banner for “elseworld” stories such as the already announced Joker origin film set in the ‘80s. Before this announcement, DC was full steam ahead with a cohesive movie universe not unlike Marvel Studios’ own Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning every movie from Batman V Superman to Justice League to The Batman would all be part of one larger narrative, the same way the Captain America trilogy, The Avengers, and even Doctor Strange are all connected. It is the age of the movie universe, and DC is second only to Marvel in developing their own, with four movies already released, starting with 2013’s Man of Steel, and two more officially in production, this November’s Justice League and next year’s Aquaman.
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Gotham City Sirens Is Still Happening, But No One Knows When

Warner Bros. and DC have a whole bunch of projects on their plate at the moment, but rumors started circulating that Gotham City Sirens was canceled and that the recently announced Joker and Harley Quinn movie starring Jared Leto and Margot Robbie had taken its place. But new report suggest that the rumor is false and that the Gotham City Sirens project is still on schedule and as far as anyone knows, David Ayer is still attached to direct the movie as of last month when the director talked at Comic-Con about doing Gotham City Sirens over Suicide Squad 2.

Forbes is reporting that a source from within Warner Bros. has confirmed that Gotham City Sirens is still very much happening and a priority for the studio. The anonymous source explains.

"Harley, Catwoman and Poison Ivy are super important to us-- And a super cool team, too!"

This isn't exactly the most official news,
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Kevin Conroy Clarifies Ben Affleck Statements, Gives Thoughts On Joker Movie

Recently, Kevin Conroy – the man who’s played Batman more than any other actor – gave his thoughts on the various live-action interpretations of the Dark Knight over the years. He decided that “Ben Affleck has probably gotten the best balance of the two,” which led to lots of headlines claiming that Affleck was Conroy’s favourite Batman. It turns out that he’d like to qualify that statement, though.

While talking with HeyUGuys, Conroy elaborated on his feelings towards the other actors who’ve suited up as the Caped Crusader. He explained that he likes all of them, with each one succeeding at either playing the Bruce Wayne or Batman persona.

“I said that and it’s been kind of amplified. I said it in addition to saying that everyone’s is valid and that I like Michael Keaton, I like Christian Bale…I like them all! The one thing
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The Joker Spinoffs — Everything You Need to Know About the Many Dceu Projects in Development

The Joker Spinoffs — Everything You Need to Know About the Many Dceu Projects in Development
With Hollywood’s love affair with franchises seems to grow exponentially every day, the recent flurry of headlines about a Joker origin story, “Suicide Squad” sequels and spinoffs, and major “Batman” casting news is enough to make your head spin. Of course, the mere mention of Martin Scorsese as a producer clearly puts one of these projects on a different level, but there is plenty of excitement to go around with a character this iconic.

Read More:The Joker Origin Story Movie: Martin Scorsese Producing, Todd Phillips to Direct

While details are fuzzy as everything is in early stages, Warner Bros. is laying the foundation for multiple standalone projects that do not exist within the DC Extended Universe, as reported by Deadline. At the same time, the studio is moving forward with “Suicide Squad” sequel. The idea is to capitalize on the popularity of the characters while luring bigger name directors
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Matt Reeves On How The Batman Will Be Different From The Dark Knight

Since the first movie serials hit theaters all the way back in 1943, there have been no shortage of cinematic takes on the Caped Crusader. Whether it be Lewis Wilson’s floppy-eared crimefighter seen in that episodic series, Adam West’s “Bright Knight,” Michael Keaton’s game-changer that came along in 1989 or Christian Bale’s realistic portrayal offered up by The Dark Knight Trilogy, there’s been a version of Batman that’s resonated with pretty much everybody.

That being said, I still can’t help but find myself saying I’m waiting for a live action flick that truly captures the character in the way that I see him in the comics. To be honest, I think Ben Affleck has come closest to doing so, but we’ve seen him in only team-ups to this point. So, as you can imagine, I’m very much looking forward to his first solo outing,
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DC Reveals Its Twisted Batman-Joker Hybrid In The Batman Who Laughs

If anything, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s highly anticipated reunion that’s come in the form of the event series Dark Nights: Metal has handily knocked the comic book community on its collective bum. Not only does it mark their return to the character of Batman, but they now have the entire wealth of the DC Universe at their disposal – and they’ve certainly wasted no time in telling the biggest story possible.

As is to be expected from a tale as grandiose and far-reaching as this, it’ll spill over into a number of one-shots orbiting the mainline series, with some of the publisher’s ongoings also serving as tie-ins. Thus, DC fans are in for one enriching reading experience should they elect to consume these other books.

Not long ago, we got a look at various evil Batmen emanating from the Dark Multiverse, each of which will
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Jack Nicholson's Joker Will Return in New Batman Comic

Jack Nicholson's Joker Will Return in New Batman Comic
The Joker is easily one of the most enigmatic characters in comic book history, especially because he has had so many different origins and names it's hard to keep track of it all. The upcoming comic book Batman: White Knight will take this iconic character in a whole new direction, as he re-enters civilian life, having been cured of his criminal insanity, and the name he's taking will be quite familiar to Bat-fans. Writer and artist Sean Gordon Murphy confirmed on social media today that The Joker's "real" name in this upcoming comic will be none other than Jack Napier, the same name of Jack Nicholson's Joker from the 1989 Tim Burton classic, Batman. Here's what Sean Gordon Murphy had to say below.

"Big news: Jack Napier will be the name of my Joker. Warner just approved. 1st time Napier has been in a comic (minus Burton adaptations)."

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Watch Kevin Conroy Deliver The Speech From The End Of The Dark Knight

This is one of the coolest videos to ever hit the internet. If you are a Kevin Conroy fan, or a child of the '90s, this may make your head explode. You've been warned. 

Who's the best Batman? I guess it depends on what elements you find most essential. Is it the performance alone? If this were the case, I would have to give the title to Kevin Conroy who has voiced the Caped Crusader in Batman: The Animated Series, the Arkham series of videogames, and countless animated films. The contrast between his Batman voice and his Bruce Wayne define both characters as separate entities in a way no actor has in the live-action arena. Conroy is Batman.

What about the writing? Does the quality of the film and dialogue weigh on your decision of who is the best Batman? Christian Bale isn't my favorite, but he did get
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The Week in Spandex – Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel, Justice League, Wonder Woman 2, The Batman, Flashpoint, Watchmen

Rounding up all the big superhero news from the past week…

Unfortunately, due to some major technical issues (resulting in a switch to a brand new server), it’s another abridged edition of The Week in Spandex this weekend. Apologies. Barring any more gremlins in the system, we’ll be back to normal next weekend…

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Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War will explore the relationship between Vision and Scarlet Witch, says Elizabeth Olsen

Joe Russo explains why Thanos isn’t wearing his armor in Avengers: Infinity War

James Gunn explains Groot’s appearance in Avengers: Infinity War

Captain Marvel will not appear in Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War co-director on the film’s length and Thanos’ Black Order

Avengers: Infinity War director on the comic pairing of Thor and Star-Lord, turning Thanos into “Darth Vader for a new generation”

Avengers 4 to start shooting in two weeks,
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Ben Affleck Confirms He Will Still Star in The Batman After Rumors

Ben Affleck Confirms He Will Still Star in The Batman After Rumors
Ben Affleck is not giving up his role of the Dark Knight any time soon. The actor confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Saturday that he will indeed play Batman in director Matt Reeves' upcoming standalone film The Batman. The Hollywood Reporter had recently said the actor's future as the Caped Crusader was in doubt, quoting a source as saying Warner Bros. Pictures is "working on plans to usher out Affleck's Batman—gracefully, addressing the change in some shape or form in one of the upcoming DC films." At the studio's panel at Comic-Con, moderator Chris Hardwick asked Affleck about the rumors that he might not reprise his role of...
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Comic-Con: Ben Affleck evasive about Batman future

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Comic-Con: Ben Affleck evasive about Batman future
Warner Bros session entertains… but nothing on Wonder Woman 2.

Ben Affleck was evasive on unconfirmed reports last week that he may not figure in Warner Bros’ plans to play Batman for much longer.

The actor focused on the November 17 release of Justice League and told Hall H attendees how thrilled he was to be playing the Caped Crusader during a lively DC Entertainment portion of the star-packed Warner Bros session on Saturday morning.

As previously reported, Affleck will not direct The Batman, which has fallen into the lap of War For The Planet Of The Apes director Matt Reeves. According to report, Reeves has said he intends to keep Affleck in the role, however reports have speculated the actor may not figure in future iterations.

Jason Momoa Aka Aquaman kicked off the DC session, running through the crowd on to stage, brandishing a trident and playing air guitar with it. Momoa flew in
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Ben Affleck Exits Netflix Thriller ‘Triple Frontier’

Ben Affleck Exits Netflix Thriller ‘Triple Frontier’
Ben Affleck is parting ways with the Netflix thriller “Triple Frontier” — the latest obstacle for the troubled production — sources close to the project told Variety.

Affleck had been circling a starring role earlier this year after Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.


Triple Frontier’ Not Moving Forward at Paramount

The film was originally set up at Paramount. After struggling for months to reduce the growing budget for the pic, the studio decided not to move forward on the project. Once Hardy and Tatum left, the film moved to Netflix, with Affleck eyeing the film. The streaming giant will now look for a new cast.

The action thriller has faced obstacles dating all the way back to when Kathryn Bigelow was on board to direct from a script by Mark Boal. Bigelow left the movie years ago with J.C. Chandor coming on to replace her.

Charles Roven
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‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ Disney XD Series Rounds Out Cast, Gets Premiere Date

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ Disney XD Series Rounds Out Cast, Gets Premiere Date
Marvel announced the cast and premiere date for its new animated series “Marvel’s Spider-Man” during the the comic giant’s panel at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday.

The show, premiering Aug. 19 on Disney XD, takes a fresh look at Peter Parker as the superhero gets accepted into Horizon High, a high school for brilliant young scientific minds. He struggles to balance his social life while hiding his secret identity from his classmates while using his alter ego to take on supervillains.

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” voice cast includes Robbie Daymond (“Bread Winners”) as Spider-Man, Patton Oswalt as Uncle Ben, Max Mittelman (“Transformers: Robots in Disguise”) as Harry Osborn, Nadji Jeter (“Jessie”) as Miles Morales, and Alastair Duncan (“The Batman”) as Vulture.

A scene that screened during the D23 panel on Friday showed Spidey fighting with his Venom suit. “This is like some invasion of the body-grabbers. Get off me, you
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