Today in "superhero movie news that makes too much sense to not be true," it was revealed that David Ayer's upcoming 'Suicide Squad' movie will have an even more direct connection to 'Batman vs. Superman' and Warner Bros.' entire slate of DC superhero movies than previously thought. If the rumors are true, Jesse Eisenberg is currently in negotiations join the Suicide Squad of supervillains as Lex Luthor.
Only those in attendance at New York Comic-Con 2014 got to see 'Agent Carter' kicking ass in the first footage from the 'Captain America' spinoff, but the latest addition to Marvel's new series has a 'Kick-Ass' history all her own. Fresh off the ends of 'Nikita' and 'How I Met Your Mother,' Lyndsy Fonseca has joined 'Agent Carter' in one of the last remaining regular roles.
Every few months, someone on the internet loudly declares that we're probably nearing the end of the superhero movie as a popular genre. And then, every few months, another trailer arrives that proves that we're going to be watching movies starring people wearing capes and tights for a long time yet. The new trailer for 'Avengers 2' lit the internet on fire, as you'd expect from the sequel to one of the most popular blockbusters in recent years. In fact, if success can be measured in trailer views, then Marvel and Disney can already call this one a big winner.
Only four episodes in, and 'Arrow' spinoff 'The Flash' is already bringing in the big guns for its first crossover, and by big guns, we of course mean the badass Ms. Felicity Smoak. The Arrow's best gal will take a trip to Central City next week for "Going Rogue," encountering the chilly Captain Cold in the process, and we've got the first photos!
While Marvel still figures out if and when they're going to make a female-led superhero movie, DC at least has them beat in that area. While Warner Bros. struggles to catch up to the established 'Avengers' universe with their upcoming slate of 'Justice League' movies, they've at least got Marvel beat with the announcement of a solo 'Wonder Woman' movie. Starring Gal Gadot, the film is scheduled to open in theaters in 2017. But, one thing everyone was keeping a close eye on (ourselves included) was whether the 'Wonder Woman' movie would actually commit to a female director. Now, we can rest easy as word comes that Warner Bros. is specifically looking to a woman for the job.
In case you couldn't already tell by the way things are playing out between all the DC properties, there's no real continuity like there is with the Marvel films and television shows. Where Marvel has a vision and a plan in place with everyone working together in harmony to realize that vision, DC is like a room full of introverts with their heads down, doing their own thing. Marvel has the Cinematic Universe which has now extended to TV, and to explain what DC is up to, Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns is likening their approach to a concept DC comics fans will instantly recognize: The Multiverse.
Filming is currently under way for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,' and while the film won't hit theaters until 2016, rumor has it that we could see a teaser trailer in the next couple of months. That's not entirely implausible, given that the film did show off a little teaser action at Comic-Con over the summer, and Warner Bros. does have another major event film hitting theaters pretty soon.
The trailer for 'The Avengers 2' was only released last night, but fans have already gone through every shot with a fine toothed comb, picking out every possible detail and squeezing every possible secret from the footage. All of the educated guesses and assumptions have led to one very interesting rumor: could Andy Serkis be playing the villainous Ulysses Klaw, a foe to the Marvel hero Black Panther?
Once upon a time, as Edgar Wright left 'Ant-Man' and their upcoming superhero movie was crumbling to pieces, the film's star Paul Rudd reached out directly to his 'Anchorman' director Adam McKay to see if he would be interested in filling in. McKay was interested (he's a big comic book fan), met with Marvel and was quickly offered the job. Negotiations began. Everyone assumed this was happening. And then, McKay "abruptly" pulled out of talks with Marvel, deciding not to move forward with the project. But, after that brief flirtation, could he return to direct another Marvel movie?
Last night's 'Arrow' installment "Corto Maltese" took us out of Starling City for the next layer of mystery to season 3, but next week's "The Magician" will see a whole knew threat rising as Matt Nable first appears in the role of legendary DC baddie Ra's al Ghul! See what the immortal (ish) Batman villain looks like in our first footage from next week's 'Arrow' installment!