Mo-cap technology has become incredibly valuable on productions like Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which Andy Serkis collaborated with Mark Ruffalo and James Spader to bring the Hulk and Ultron to life. You really couldn’t ask for a better performer to help with your mo-cap performance. In a new interview, Joss Whedon opens up about what it was like to work with Spader and the actor’s difficulties with the technology, which still yielded some impressive results.
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Suicide Squad boasts a pretty heavy lineup of characters and stars, from Jared Leto’s Joker to Will Smith’s Deadshot, and rumors of Jesse Eisenberg reprising his role of Lex Luthor from Batman vs. Superman. With all these major players, it stands to reason that the film should have a fairly major villain to match. Over the last several months, we’ve learned a lot about the film, but there’s one thing that hasn’t been revealed, and that’s the identity of the film’s big bad. That might have just changed.
A couple of weeks ago, Fox released four new photos from Fantastic Four (get it? Four?), showing off each member of the heroic team. It was only recently that we got our first official look at Josh Trank’s reboot, which promises to be something of a dark sci-fi superhero film, with a new take on some familiar aspects. Today brings four more new photos from Fantastic Four with a couple of things notably missing.
The CW’s Arrow still has an “Offer” to mull by his March 18 return, but the next week will see “Suicidal Tendencies” out in force as the squad braces for Diggle’s wedding, and Oliver comes face to face with Ray Palmer in his A.T.O.M. guise. Check out the face-off in the full photo set from March 25 Arrow installment, “Suicidal Tendencies!”
Robert Downey Jr., presenting a bionic Iron Man arm to an exceedingly well-dressed 7-year-old fan named Alex, who was born with a partially developed right arm. The arm wasn’t built by Tony Stark, but rather by a college student named Albert Manero who makes low-cost 3D-printed bionic limbs for children. But Downey received the honor and pleasure of presenting him with his new arm, and comparing it to one of his own Iron Man suits.
CBS’ upcoming Supergirl TV series took off with the first look at Glee star Melissa Benoist in costume as Kara Zor-El, and with production formally underway, hers isn’t the only look in the public spotlight. See the “Clark Kent” of Kara’s human identity Kara Danvers in new set photos, along with our first look at DC’s new Toyman!
Less than a month before all 13 episodes hit Netflix, Marvel’s Daredevil became plenty visible by yesterday’s trailer (and its many hidden secrets), but now the Man Without Fear has even more enemies to share. Find out what minor Marvel baddies will pop up with six new additions to Daredevil’s supporting cast!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembles its 12th Season 2 installment with “Who You Really Are,” as Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) is discovered on Earth with no memory of her objective, leading to a surprisingly alien revelation, while Bobbi and Mack find their secret mission threatened.
As with all rumors, we should remember to take this with the recommended dose of salt, but that doesn’t necessarily make it any less interesting. We already know that WB is planning a new Green Lantern movie—sans Ryan Reynolds, hashtag blessed—for 2020, but that’s one piece of casting that hasn’t fallen into place just yet. Rumor has it that WB is eyeing another franchise star to wear Hal Jordan’s ring, and that person is Chris Pine
ScreenCrush editor, comic-book lover, and undiagnosed masochist Matt Singer is systematically watching every single (American) comic-book movie ever made in the order in which they were released. This week in The Complete History of Comic-Book Movies: Faster than a speeding bullet, the Man of Steel arrives on the big screen.