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  1. Paradox

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    When Dusty Rhodes died, I was hoping they would drop Cody's Stardust character and bring him back as a face. I like him as a wrestler, but don't care for this gimmick. He just can't pull it off as good as his brother does.

    I'm starting to put together an update. If not tonight, I'll have it up at some point this weekend.
     
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    Michael Chiklis (The Shield) will be joining Gotham in season two as Captain Nathaniel Barnes, an original character created for the show.

    While Constantine on NBC may have been canceled, the character of John Constantine may live on. Arrow producer Wendy Mercle would love to have to the character appear in season four, pending 'DC politics things' and the actor's (Matt Ryan) schedule.
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    Mark Hamill will return to voice The Joker in the DC animated film The Killing Joke. Yayyyy!!

    One of Guillermo del Toro pet projects for years has been a 'Justice League Dark' film featuring a bunch of characters from DC's mystical side, such as Constantine, Zatanna, Swamp Thing, and Deadman. Recently, he decided to leave the project, giving this reasoning: "Warners liked the script, they were very enthusiastic and wanted to green-light it, but they wanted it to coincide with the shoot of Pacific Rim 2. I was put in a very difficult place facing a difficult choice, and I chose to do Pacific Rim 2."
    Of course, Warner Bros. could always sit on it and have del Toro do it in the future if he wants. They have most of their DC films plotted out until 2020 as it is, I say just sit on it and have him do a mystical style Suicide Squad type film sometime early next decade.
    del Toro also says that if he were to do Hellboy 3, he'd need about $120 million for it, but no one seems to be in a rush to do it for him. In my opinion, Ron Perlman's already 65, if this is going to happen, something needs to be in place before the decade is out.

    Chris Pine (Star Trek, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) has been cast to play Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman.
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    Ezra Miller was asked if he was avoiding The Flash on CW while preparing to play the role on the big screen: "I'm not avoiding it at all, I think it's awesome, and come on, we're The Flash, it's parallel universes. Grant Gustin is The Flash and I'm The Flash. Don't you see? It's the event horizon, we've crossed it, baby! Grant and I are chilling. We're going to have a race, it's going to be dope, like Jay Garrick and Barry Allen back in the day, it's going to be dope."
    The Flash has a release date set for March 28, 2018.
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    The casts of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad posing as one at Comic Con:
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    Gambit is set to begin production in New Orleans this October, reportedly with a $154 million budget (damn). However, despite pushing for the film and praising the script, contract negotiations between Channing Tatum and the studio are said to be 'unraveling'. It might all work out, but if not, Fox will have to scramble to fill the lead role.

    Some new images from X-Men: Apocalypse have been released:

    Storm rocking the mohawk
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    Nightcrawler
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    Psylocke and Apocalypse:
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    Some comic costumes don't translate well to live action. Psylocke looks like she she just stepped out of a comic porn parody. Apocalypse looks like Ivan Ooze from Power Rangers. Maybe it's an early incarnation of the character, but he needs to grow about another six feet and gain five hundred pounds of muscle if he wants me to even start taking him seriously as Apocalypse.

    When backlash over the villain's look reached director Bryan Singer, he had this to say: "He'll be very similar to images in the comic. There's obviously something very futuristic and yet ancient to the design of both his costume and his physicality."

    Sounds like he just skirted the issue. I'll wait and see if any further details on the character's possible evolution are released before I pass final judgement.

    Singer did share a pretty cool shot of one of the film's practical sets:
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    Evan Peters says a "bigger and better" Quicksilver scene is in store for X-Men: Apocalypse.

    The first official trailers for Deadpool drop on August 4th. That is plural as one of them will be a red band trailer. Sweet. The green band should also be attached to Fantastic Four when it releases on the 7th.

    The DVD/Blu-Ray release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron drops October 2.

    A box set of Marvel's Phase 2 films is set to release by the holiday season. It will contain Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man.

    This is from the screenwriters of Spider-Man: "I think that everybody feels like, you know he got bit by a spider and you know Uncle Ben died. We probably don’t need to revisit that."
    If they touch on Spidey's origins, I hope they just do it Incredible Hulk style in the opening credits and let him get right to the Spider-Manning.

    I'll leave you with Chris Pratt displaying who the alpha is...
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    ...as well as a Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers reunion:
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  3. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    Apocalypse looks horrible.
     
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  5. Bretimus_v2

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    I'm fine with the looks. The costumes have aot of texture to them. It's not the "put some black leather on it" approach and I appreciate the effort.
     
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    I loved the deadpool teaser trailer and the fact they basically called x men origins shit is great
     
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    Loved the joke at the end of the green band trailer promoting the red band trailer.
     
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    Watched 'em both, looking forward to it!
     
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    Those trailers shit I'm excited
     
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    Many Amell fans watched Raw last night to find out Stephen Amell and Neville will be fighting Wade Barrett and Stardust at Summerslam. I like when shows break the fourth wall like this.

    EDIT: Here's the video clips of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz1KXqGbW6s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApAT848X9L4
     
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    I liked Constantine. I'm glad he found an occasional home.
     
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    Alright folks, here's what I've gathered since last time.

    Here's the promo for the Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon, set to debut September 26 on Disney XD.

    DC has earned a pilot commitment from NBC for a sitcom called Powerless that sounds like a comic book version of The Office. Synopsis: Powerless is a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America - with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics. The show is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.

    A promo image for Season Two of The Flash gives us our first glimpse at Jay Garrick and awesomely mirrors a classic Flash cover:
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    As Lethean already reported, even though Constantine on NBC was canceled, Matt Ryan will reprise the role of John Constantine in episode five of Arrow's fourth season.

    It would seem a live action X-Men TV show is in the works. No word on if it will share a universe with the films or be separate, but I'm guessing it'll be a stand alone. The interesting part of this is that film rights generally don't apply to television. As such, Fox is in negotiations with Marvel about who may or may not show up on the show. I'll keep you guys updated on the progress of this one.

    Jon Bernthal getting his hands dirty as The Punisher in this image from season two of Daredevil:
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    Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) will produce and star in 100 Bullets, based on the DC/Vertigo comic.

    The character of Batman in The Lego Movie was so popular, he's getting his own film, simply called The Lego Batman Movie. Will Arnett is returning to voice Batman and will be joined by Arrested Development co-star Michael Cera as Robin. Zach Galifianakis has been cast to voice The Joker. The Lego Batman movie will release sometime in 2017.

    Fantastic Four completely shit the bed at the box office. Director Josh Trank tweeted (and since deleted) 'a year ago he had a great movie that would have won awards and everyone would have loved, but we'll ever get to see it.' Allegedly Fox came in during post-production, started cutting things out and requesting a number of reshoots (Kate Mara had cut her hair real short so she had to don a subpar wig). Fox also reportedly completely changed Trank's original ending. Basically, they commandeered the editing bay, gutted the film, and wanted it put back together in their image. Trank has practically disowned the film. I noticed that many of the scenes shown in the trailers (even the final trailers) weren't in the film at all.

    Fox still has a sequel planned, but I doubt they'll go forward with it. In any case, Fox has up to eight years to put another Fantastic Four movie in theaters or else the rights revert to Marvel. My guess is they'll sit on it until early next decade and then start over again.

    Last update, I reported that negotiations between Channing Tatum and Fox over Gambit were on the rocks. Well, seems they reached an agreement after all and Tatum has officially signed on to play Gambit.

    Patrick Stewart says that "Professor Xavier will be making more than an appearance" in Wolverine 3. I'm assuming that to mean more that just a cameo like in the last film.

    Some set shots from Captain America: Civil War have landed online, among them the first look at Black Panther, or at least his stunt double.
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    It's seems Spider-Man will do more than just cameo in Captain America: Civil War, reportedly he's supposed to have a fight scene as well.

    I'll leave you with this drone in the shape of a life size human being lit on fire and flying around. It ends up being a plug for the Fantastic Four movie, but it's still a damn cool visual.
     
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  16. used44

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    That GotG cartoon looks awesome!
     
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    I heard Fantastic Four was bad... won't be seeing that, then!
     
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    Was there a kid in that cartoon?

    It is Disney XD though. Plus David Sobolov as Drax is a nice choice, as is Will Friedle for Star Lord.

    One thing also...you guys believe what Josh Trank said about Fantastic 4?
     
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    Absolutely.

    Mostly because of all the stuff with Kate Mara's awful wig.
     
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    As much as I would like to take credit, that's all Lethean, brother.
     
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