Earlier today, we wrote about how The CW heroes of Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow will unite to battle an alien threat in their upcoming crossover episode. Now the network has released a video they've titled "Superhero Fight Club 2.0 Scene" that shows the heroes all coming together in their version of the Danger Room.
Justice League director Zack Snyder recently posted a photo of himself working on some storyboards on his tablet while wearing one of Batman's gauntlets. The DC Extended Universe Twitter feed took the photo and enhanced the image of the tablet to see what exactly Snyder is working on. They managed to enhance it to the point where we clearly see that he's working on a scene involving Deathstroke.
When Ben Affleck released some teaser footage of Joe Manganiello in the Deathstroke costume, a lot of fans assumed that he would be in the upcoming Batman solo film, and I'm sure he will be. But seeing Snyder working on storyboards with the character in them, tells us there's a solid chance that Deathstroke will appear in the Justice League movie in some capacity. He could be part of the story or he could just be included in a post-credits scene.
CB speculates that this could be a meeting between Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor and Deathstroke in which Luthor is hiring him to take out Batman and/or the entire Justice League team. As you can see, one of the characters is wearing an eye patch and the other one is bald.
We'll just have to wait and see what the scene entails and how it will play out until we see the movie. Deathstroke is a great character and his addition to the film would be welcomed by fans.
Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy was largely loved by fandom (well, at least the first two movies), coming out in a more innocent time before things splintered so drastically into DC vs. Marvel camps. I assume there are a lot of you out there who dig those movies, and rightly so: they're pretty great (again...The Dark Knight Rises, not so much). So how much would you pay for Christian Bale's Batsuit from the last two movies and the Batpod from The Dark Knight Rises?
The Prop Store, a U.K. company that auctions off movie props, sold both of those items earlier this week for pretty steep prices. The Batsuit went for $250,000, while someone else purchased the Batpod — one that doesn't actually function, mind you — for $406,184. That's nearly three quarters of a million dollars total. Man, the love for The Dark Knight runs deep in the fan community. Do you think they overbid on these items, or does that cost sound about right to you?
We've been looking forward to Duncan Jones' new science fiction movie, Mute, ever since he first mentioned the concept publicly. The project is finally filming now, and star Alexander Skarsgard revealed on the Empire podcast that Netflix will be giving the movie a theatrical release and putting it online at the same time.
“I think they’ll do what they did with Beasts Of No Nation,” he tells Empire, "where they do a theatrical simultaneously to a Netflix release. I’ve just got back from Dublin where Duncan showed me all the renderings and the visuals of it and I’m very, very excited about it."
Here's the synopsis:
Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Alexander Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Paul Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.
Empire says the project actually takes place thirty years in the future, not forty, so that little detail may have changed since this synopsis was written. Skarsgard also gave a little hint about his character:
"It’s about a guy who was in an accident as a kid. He’s ex-Amish, so he lives a very monastic life: he doesn’t have a cellphone or anything like that. He’s left the [Amish] community but he still kinda follows the rules."
I don't remember ever hearing about the ex-Amish aspect of this production, but that definitely explains these recent photos from the past few days on Jones' Twitter page:
As usual, a limited release likely means that audiences in big cities like Los Angeles and New York will definitely be able to see the movie in theaters, and for a project like this that sounds so visually striking, I'm hoping people will take the opportunity to seek it out on the big screen rather than stay at home and checking it out that way. Read more about the film and its connection to Jones' 2009 film Moonright here.
Marvel's Luke Cage hits Netflix at midnight tonight, but if you're jonesing for any piece of content you can get from the upcoming series, the company has just released the show's opening credits sequence (without any of the actual credits) online for all to see:
Cool, I guess? I'm legitimately not trying to be contrarian or dismissive, but I feel like this opening apes the look of so many other things that have come before it. And for the music to be such a big part of the show, the track that's playing underneath these shots doesn't really do much for me. I'm sure the show will be well-received, but if I end up tuning in, I'll probably end up skipping these credits and just diving straight into each episode instead of luxuriating in the credits like I do with shows like Game of Thrones and Stranger Things.
Looks like everyone's prediction of Flashpoint being the reason for The CW's major television crossover episode was wrong. io9 reports that the network's heroes will join forces to battle an alien race called The Dominators.
I'm a little disappointed. I don't see this being anything more than an all-out camp fest now, but I guess I shouldn't have expected anything different to begin with. The Dominators are your typical evil alien race, hellbent on human destruction...there's nothing really special about them. I'm guessing with the show's budget, we won't see more than about two or three of them...I can't hide it, guys — I'm super let down. Here's a picture of these goons.
So if you're wondering what the big crossover event will look like, just watch The Avengers. I'm gonna go violently weep into my pillow now.
We've been preaching for awhile now that the new MacGyver series was bad, but we had no idea it was this bad. Like, so bad you see someone hack a computer by hitting it with a hammer. No, this isn't a joke...that is 100% what happens.
Disclaimer: I'm going to assume the video below this text will be deleted since it's on Reddit and CBS doesn't want its shame to spread, so they're gonna have it taken down. In anticipation of that, here's what happens:
A scientist is explaining what he needs to do to "hack" a certain computer.
A girl in an orange jumpsuit, presumably some kind of convict, runs up and smashes the computer with a hammer.
Convict: *holding up the hard drive of smashed computer* "Why interrogate a convict when you can just look inside her brain? We'll scan the data as 'read only' and then search the disc image to extract the key."
Scientist: *shocked and in awe* "Bypassing all the logic bombs..."
Convict: "I thought you said this was going to be hard?"
*MacGyver smirks in approval*
Guys, there are no words for this. Don't get me wrong, the original show was campy...but it never reached these levels of stupidity.
The first pictures from the untitled A.A. Milne (author of Winnie The Pooh) biopic are here. Take a look at them here and continue on below:
The film, which stars Domhnall Gleeson, focuses on Milne's relationship with his son Christopher Robin and the fame the family experienced post-WWI. In case you were wondering, yes, that's the same Christopher Robin about whom Milne wrote in his books, and Robin was teased unmercifully for it. Margot Robbie is also in this one, playing Milne's wife, Daphne.
No official release date has been set for the film as of yet, but TheFilmStage says to expect it out sometime in 2017.
We've been on the Donald Glover/Childish Gambino hype train for a long time at GeekTyrant. I interviewed Glover and the rest of Derrick Comedy for their movie Mystery Team back in the day, and we've been listening to Gambino's albums here since his pre-Camp mixtapes. It's been awesome to see him emerge on the hip-hop scene and make an impact, and to watch him evolve as an artist and get his own FX TV series, Atlanta (which is great, by the way, and you all should watch it).
YouTuber KaptainKristian has put together a short video detailing how Glover represents a new kind of multi-hyphenate entertainer, and for those of you who only know Gambino through his music or Glover through his stand-up, this quick history should help paint a larger picture of his ambitions as a storyteller.