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Marvel Confirms a Convergence of Universes in 'Secret Wars'—But What Does It All Mean?

by Andrew Wheeler January 20, 2015 @ 3:46 PM | ComicsAlliance
Everything changes and nothing will ever be the same again. At a live filmed announcement at Midtown Comics in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and executive editor Tom Brevoort announced a new status quo for the Marvel Universe, with worlds colliding to form a mish-mash of continuities that will be the setting for all Marvel comics from May 2015 onwards. Most of what Alonso and Brevoort announced was already known or guessed at; Secret Wars, an eight-issue series by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic, marks the culmination of the incursion story that Hickman began at the outset of Marvel NOW with Avengers #1 and New Avengers #1 back in late 2012, and will brings together multiple continuities and alternative universes in a single "Battleworld". What's new in all this is the confirmation that this event reshapes -- some might say 'reboots' -- the Marvel Universe for the (foreseeable) future.

PlayStation’s ‘Powers’ TV Series Sets March Premiere, New Poster

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 20, 2015 @ 2:23 PM
Sony PlayStation’s forthcoming entry into the original content arms race, ‘Powers’ has flexed plenty of footage and photos of its impending premiere, but with little sense of how the Brian Michael Bendis superhero drama would be rolled out. Now, Sony has revealed a March start date for the Sharlto Copley-starring ‘Powers,’ including its release schedule and a brand-new poster.

Comic Strip: ‘Suicide Squad’ Loses Tom Hardy as ‘Avengers 2’ Unveils a New Trailer

by Jacob Hall January 20, 2015 @ 12:22 PM
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ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, ‘Fantastic Four’ finally plans to release a trailer, Tom Hardy ditches ‘Suicide Squad,’ and ‘Avengers 2’ reveals an action-packed new trailer.

‘Gotham’ Review: “What the Little Bird Told Him”

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 19, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
FOX’s ‘Gotham’ detects its 12th installment in “What the Little Bird Told Him,” as Gordon reclaims his old job to track down escaped Arkham inmate Jack Gruber, while Fish finally makes her move on Carmine Falcone, and Penguin finds himself caught in a compromising position.

That ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Post-Credits Scene is Getting a Comic Book Sequel From Marvel

by Britt Hayes January 19, 2015 @ 3:09 PM
The post-credits scene for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ featured a rather unexpected comic book character, which inspired fan speculation over whether or not this particular character would make another appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While we won’t see him on the big screen again anytime soon, he is getting his very own comic book sequel to help explain how he ended up in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Really Wants to Play Batman

by Britt Hayes January 18, 2015 @ 11:33 AM
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We’re pretty set with Ben Affleck as Batman for a while, though Warner Bros. currently has no plans for another solo film for the caped crusader for the time being. Eventually, we will get another solo Batman film, and WB will have to find another star to don the cowl in the pursuit of gritty justice. No worries, though—‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington has volunteered for the job. You know nothing, Bruce Wayne.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Won’t Have Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellen

by Britt Hayes January 17, 2015 @ 12:02 PM
Here’s what we know about ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Bryan Singer’s follow-up to ‘Days of Future Past’ will focus more on the ‘First Class’ cast facing off with Oscar Isaac’s titular comic book villain Apocalypse (perhaps the most formidable villain in X-Men history), and Singer is looking to cast younger versions of Cyclops, Storm, and Jean Grey. Given that the film focuses more on the younger versions of the characters, it’s not entirely shocking to learn that two of the most beloved, older cast members won’t be returning.

‘Fantastic Four’ Teaser Attached to ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

by Britt Hayes January 16, 2015 @ 6:43 PM
Given how little we’ve heard about the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot, it’s appeared as though Fox may be a bit nervous or unsure about the film. We’re seven months away from the release, and we’ve yet to see a single promotional image or teaser, which is pretty unusual for a major blockbuster. There have been a lot of rumors swirling this week, and with the announcement that the film is heading back to do some reshoots, those rumors are swirling even more. But there’s some good news: you’ll be able to see the first teaser next month.

NBC’s ‘Constantine’: Executives Comment on Potential for Season 2

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 16, 2015 @ 5:10 PM
NBC’s ‘Constantine’ has managed impressive turnaround in bringing fan eyes to the DC drama, but the network itself may not be so convinced of the show’s potential for season 2. Following the decision to keep its first season at 13 episodes, NBC executives have offered uncertain, if vaguely promising comments on the fate of ‘Constantine.’

‘Hannibal’ Season 3 Sets Summer Premiere, Plus Time Jump Ahead?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 16, 2015 @ 1:14 PM
NBC’s darkly delicious ‘Hannibal’ has always proven a delectable course in winter or spring, but the third season entree will have to wait a bit longer. NBC has yet to set an official premiere date for the Bryan Fuller-helmed horror series’ third season, though it seems the good doctor’s vacation has been extended to summer 2015.