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JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK review [Contains Spoiler]

Justice League Dark, directed by Jay Olivia, released today digitally and the movie continued the trend of quality work in the DC Animated Universe.
The movie which is based upon the characters from the Justice League Dark issues of The New 52, had earlier received an R rating.

John Constantine. Image Credits: WB Animation

The movie put light on DC comics’ occult and offbeat characters, while dealing with the mysteries of the magical world. Featuring Batman (voiced by Jason O’Mara) and the members of the Justice League Dark – John Constantine (Matt Ryan), Zatanna (Camilla Luddington), Deadman (Nicholas Turturro), Etrigan the Demon (Ray Chase), and Swamp Thing (Roger Cross), the movie focused on supernatural threats and dangers, handling which is deemed unfit for the traditional Justice League.

Etrigan the Slayer. Image Credits: WB Animation

 

The following paragraph will contain Spoilers for the movie. So if you haven’t seen the movie, progress on your own risk.

Then story starts with cases of public hallucinating and seeing ‘demons’; a situation which is alien to the members of the Justice League. Situation goes out of hand when a man threatens to kill his wife and children (after being possessed by magical entities). Batman pays a visit to John Constantine at the House of Mystery, who were then joined by Zatanna, Deadman and Swamp Thing.

House of Mystery. Image Credits: WB Animation
Swamp Thing. Image Credits: WB Animation

 

We see the origins of Etrigan the Slayer, Jason Blood and we had a look at Merlin. The team first came up against Felix Faust, who was defeated by Zatanna using her powerful magic. Later,they faced off against Destiny, who had been defeated 500 years ago by Etrigan and Merlin, and was looking for revenge.
In the final showdown, Destiny faced off against Zatanna, Etrigan and Swamp Thing in the busy streets of Metropolis. When they were being overpowered, Deadman manages to possess the villain and finally Constantine was able to defeat him.

The story was more or less linear, as we have seen in the other movies animated movies based on The New 52. The animation team and the voice cast have done a great job, while the length of the movie at 1hr 15mins was just perfect.

DC Animated Universe will continue to expand with Teen Titans: Judas Contract scheduled to release later this year. Read about that news here.
Justice League Dark will see a physical release on DVD and Blu-ray on February 7.
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Voice cast for ‘Teen Titans: Judas Contract’ and other news

The DC Universe is expanding rapidly with live-action movies and comic books gaining success each year. But another aspect in which DC is excelling is their animated movies. With the announcement of Justice League Dark, which will release this year, we also have ‘Teen Titans: Judas Contract’ for our amusement.

Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have officially revealed the first look at their upcoming animated film Teen Titans: Judas Contract, including photos from the film and the full voice cast.

The ensemble voice cast will include actress Christina Ricci as Terra while actor Miguel Ferrer, who passed away recently, has given voice to villain Deathstroke. The cast also includes returning DC animation voice actors Sean Maher as Dick Grayson / Nightwing, Kari Wahlgren as Koriand’r / Starfire, Jake T. Austin as Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle, Taissa Farmiga as Raven, Brandon Soo Hoo as Garfield Logan / Beast Boy, and Stuart Allan as Damian Wayne / Robin.

Deathstroke. Image Credits: WB Animation
Terra Markov. Image Credits: WB Animation

 

Directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. Teen Titans) from a screenplay by Ernie Altbacker, the film adapts the classic comic from Marv Wolfman and George Perez. ‘The Judas Contract’ was a four-part storyline originally printed in issues #42-44 of Tales of the Teen Titans and concluded in the 1984 Tales of the Teen Titans Annual. The storyline was significant for several reasons. Firstly, it reveals the secret origin of Deathstroke, arguably the Titans’ most notorious adversary and also paved the way for Terra into the DC Universe. In addition, this storyline presents the first appearance of Dick Grayson under his new costume and code-name Nightwing. With the legacy of Robin forever behind him, he maintained the Nightwing identity until he became Batman for a brief period of time.

In addition, this storyline presents the first appearance of Dick Grayson under his new costume and code-name Nightwing. With the legacy of Robin forever behind him, he maintained the Nightwing identity until he became Batman for a brief period of time.

 

A still from ‘Justice League vs Teen Titans’. Image Credits: WB Animation

This film will join an extensive world of animated DCU that also includes Justice League: War, Son of Batman, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, and the upcoming Justice League Dark.

 

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LOGAN trailer Easter eggs and references

20th Century Fox released the second trailer of Logan, showing off even more from the final Wolverine movie with Hugh Jackman. This movie will serve as the third installment in the Wolverine standalone movies and the 10th movie in the Fox-Marvel Universe. The film is a highly anticipated one as this is supposed to be Hugh Jackman’s last outing as our beloved Wolverine.

Logan is inspired from the comic book issue Old Man Logan, an eight issue series written by Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven for Marvel Comics starting in 2008. In the comics, the events take place in an alternate universe designated as Earth-807128 where Logan has completely refused to use his claws.

‘Old Man Logan’ cover. Credits: Marvel Comics

 

We, at The Noob Knows, have tried to analyze the trailer for Easter eggs and possible references to the comics. Check them out.

 

  1. Introducing X-23
    Laura Kinney. Credits: Fox

     

    In the beginning of the trailer, we have shots of a young Laura Kinney (X-23) in a departmental store in Texas. She steals stuff and lashes onto a protesting worker, forcing Logan to come and pacify her.

    The character first debuted in animated television series X-Men: Evolution and came into the comics in the NYX series. She is the clone daughter of Wolverine.

  2. X-Men comic issues
    Logan with the X-Men issues. Credits: Fox

     

    It seems we have comics inspired by the X-Men characters in this world. Logan flips through Laura’s copies of The Uncanny X-Men Issues 117 and 132, and tells Laura in the presence of Professor X that “in the real world, people die”.

    In these comic issues, the X-Men defeat the evil villain lizard Sauron to save the world.

  3. Donald Pierce and his plans
    Donald Pierce. Credits: Fox

    The second Logan trailer gave us a closer look at Donald Pierce and his cyborg hand. Pierce first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men Issue 132 as a member of the villainous Hellfire Club.

    In this trailer, Pierce wants Logan to hand over X-23 to him.

  4. X-23 goes full berserk
    X-23 claws. Credits: Fox

     

    X-23. Credits: Marvel Comics

    Next, we see Laura’s iconic two claws as she slices up Donald Pierce’s men. The shape of her claws is accurate from the comics.

  5. First look at Dr. Zander Rice
    Dr. Zander Rice and Donald Pierce

    We get a look at Dr. Zander Rice from Marvel Comics, played by Richard E. Grant.

    In the comics, Rice works on recreating the Weapon X experiment and is responsible for the creation of X-23. Rice mistreats and abuses Laura Kinney, who he calls “Pet” and “Animal”. Expect some traumatic flashbacks involving Laura.

  6. Wolverine loses his healing power?
    Credits: Fox

    We know Logan to be pratically immortal as his extreme healing power helps him recover from any wound suferred during battle. In the trailer, we see bloodied hands of Logan after the gunfight sequences involving him and Laura. Has Logan lost his healing powers?

  7. Death of Professor X?
    Credits: Fox

    Marvel Comics has a notorious reputation for killing off its characters and reviving them in later issues. Professor X is one such character who has been killed many a times in the comic books. Be it in Avengers vs X-Men storyline or the Uncanny X-Men, readers have seen Charles Xavier being killed off in several issues.

    Logan is not only Hugh Jackman’s last hurrah as Wolverine, it is also supposed to be Patrick Stewart’s final movie as the iconic bald headed Professor X.

     

    Credits: Fox

    So does Fox kill off our beloved Professor? We have to wait till March to find out.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Eriq La Salle, Stephen Merchant, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez, Logan is coming to theatres on March 3, 2017.

 

Did we miss any Easter Eggs? Tell us in the comments below how excited you are for the movie.

 

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Injustice 2 Story Trailer Breakdown

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have released a new story trailer for Injustice 2 titled ‘The Lines are Redrawn’.

The trailer confirms a few new characters for the game, including the plot’s main villain, Brainiac, as well as Poison Ivy, Supergirl, Robin, and the pre-order exclusive, Darkseid!

With a focus on the duality of these characters, a mystery narrator evaluates several DC Comics favorites, like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

 

Image Credits: WB Games

The second game in this series starts after the aftermath of the first game, during which Batman led a resistance against Superman’s tyrannical regime. Injustice: Gods Among Us told us the story of a world where Superman snapped, and used his powers to become not just judge, jury, and executioner over the villains of the DCU, but eventually a dictator, ruling over the world with his fist of steel. In the sequel, Batman is trying to put society back together, but is having to contest with heroes and villains that want to see Superman return to power. The video teases new allegiances, with former allies such as Batman and Robin facing off in battle as enemies.

We got brief shots of Superman killing the Joker after the death of Lois Lane, who is pregnant. In the 2013 Injustice comics, we saw Joker trick Superman into thinking that his pregnant wife is ultra-powerful villain Doomsday.

Image Credits: DC Comics

 

In the end, Brainiac is revealed to be the narrator of the story. From the trailer, it looks like Brainiac wants to thin the herd of super-powered individuals on Earth before he comes to take over, and that will be the primary impetus for them to go at each other once again.

Image Credits: WB Games

 

Injustice 2 release for Playstation 4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017. Read our first look discussion here –  Injustice 2.

 

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Marvel’s Defenders news and more

Marvel’s foray into Netflix is lauded as a positive step in comic book circles after the production keeps on giving us quality content. The shows tries to be comic-book accurate as well as have a dark, gritty tone in an otherwise colourful Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The association which started with Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1, which released on Netflix on April 10, 2015, is set to culminate into the grand Marvel’s Defenders which is set to release this year.

The cast of Marvel’s Defenders had a photoshoot with Entertainment Weekly and we have the pictures:

The Defenders. Image Credits: Entertainment Weekly

 

Charlie Cox as Daredevil. Image Credits: Entertainment Weekly

 

Mike Colter as Luke Cage. Image Credits: Entertainment Weekly

 

Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones. Image Credits: Entertainment Weekly

 

Finn Jones as Iron Fist. Image Credits: Entertainment Weekly

 

Executive producer and showrunner Marco Ramirez also spoke about the tone of the series and what to watch out for.

“One of the good things about how the other shows all operate is they’re all about a central protagonist, and at the end of the day, they’re not about superpowers. They’re all about someone who has some major flaw and some major crisis and also heroically somehow overcomes it. One of the things early on that I found helpful was not to think about how many differences they have but to go the opposite way and think about how much they have in common.

“And aside from the fact that they are all Marvel characters, there’s a recurring theme here with people who are orphans or people who don’t understand this urge but feel the need to do good and are constantly fighting inner turmoil and having that affect their personal lives. There’s a certain amount of maturity with how they deal with the superhero-ness of it all… We didn’t think about it in terms of how we’ll combine all the tones. We thought about the tone as its own thing. It’s about making sure this thing is something that could encapsulate all four worlds.”

The Defenders will have an ensemble stars of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist.

In addition, Elden Henson will be reprising as Foggy Nelson along with Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Eka Darville as Malcolm, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Elodie Yung as Elektra, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. It has been hinted that Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher will return for the series as well.

 

Marvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s Defenders will release this year on Netflix.

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Sienna Miller in DCEU?

Ben Affleck is arguably the Batman we’ve seen on the big screen and with him helming the solo film The Batman, it’s hard to not ask him questions about the film in all his interviews.

Recently, there was a rumour that the solo Batman movie in the DC Extended Universe may not happen as the script is not upto the mark. Moreover, there were issues with Affleck refusing to direct the project.

Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne. Image Credits: WB Pictures

 

While fans are eagerly awaiting the upcoming release of Justice League and the Batman solo film, audiences can now see star Ben Affleck in Live by Night. While discussing the film with HeyUGuys, Affleck briefly talked about his experience working on Justice League and suggested his Live by Night co-star Sienna Miller would be perfect for a certain role in the upcoming Batman film. Sienna Miller has starred in movies like Factory Girl (2006), The Edge of Love (2008) and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009).

Check this out:

 

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Deadpool’s plea and Sequel news

2016’s superhero movie, Deadpool was appreciated for its wild, gory and sarcastic tone. The social media and promotion team was especially lauded for bringing fresh jokes and quirky humour in its marketing campaign. The movie was a great box-office success and has been well represented in Hollywood award shows.

 

Ryan Reynolds with Blake Lively at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony. Image Credits: inquisitr.com

 

Deadpool was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards as well as four Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, a Directors Guild of America Award, eight MTV Movie Awards (winning two), a Producers Guild of America Award, four People’s Choice Awards, six Teen Choice Awards (winning two), and a Writers Guild of America Award.

Now, Ryan Reynolds has released a video on Twitter pleading for their nomination in the 88th Academy Awards ceremony. Have a look:

Ryan Reynolds is yet to win an Oscar in his career.

On casting news for Deadpool 2, we have Brianna Hildebrand reprising her role as Negasonic Teenage Warhead while CGI character Colossus will also be there. The much-awaited sequel is slated for a 2018 release and will also feature Cable. The film will be directed by David Leitch (John Wick), after Tim Miller left the franchise.

 

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Villain of ‘Wonder Woman’ movie revealed

Wonder Woman is one of the most anticipated movies of 2016, and WB has already released two trailers in which we have had a look at Diana from Themyscira. But the primary antagonist in the movie was not made clear from the trailers.

Chris Pine, who plays Steve Trevor, spoke with French magazine Studio Ciné Live (via Les Toiles Heroiques) during their set visit about his role in Wonder Woman, specifically how before crashing on Themyscira, Steve stole a notebook containing scientific formulas pertaining to a “deadly gas that could wipe out all of humanity.”

Quoting the magazine, “Behind these scientific formulas, there is a deadly gas that could well annihilate humanity. Now, it turns out that this is precisely the goal of Ares, the god of war. He is jealous of humanity, which is a creation of his father, the deceased Zeus (he was killed by Ares when he rebelled against him, with the help of the Amazons)…”

 

Ares, the God of War. Credits: DC Comics

 

The character Ares, also called Mars or War, has been taken from Greek mythology where is the God of War and comic book fans know him as an antagonist to Themiscyra for decades.

 

Ares vs Wonder Woman. Credits: DC Comics

 

This isn’t the first time it’s been reported that Ares is Wonder Woman’s main antagonist. Back in 2015, both he and Circe were rumored to be the Amazon superhero’s adversaries in the movie.

 

Danny Huston in Wonder Woman. Credits: WB Pictures

 

The Wonder Woman trailer released in November highlighted Danny Huston’s character as the main threat, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume it’s him. That same trailer also showed Huston’s character overseeing the development of a more destructive poison gas to be used during World War I.

The movie releases on 2nd June, 2017.

 

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‘Uncharted’ movie is one step closer!

The film adaptation of the massively hit game franchise Uncharted has being planned since 2008. But it seems now we have an official confirmation. The video game series developed by Naughty Dog and featuring the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan “Nate” Drake, will be the inspiration for a movie produced by Sony Pictures.

Director Joe Carnahan has uploaded picture on Instagram showing the script for the movie.

The movie will be based on Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, where the story follows a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue. The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is escalated when creatures — actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis — begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure’s true secrets.

Casting news should follow soon.

 

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Razzie Award Nominations

The Golden Raspberry Awards, often shortened to the Razzies or GRA, is an award ceremony in recognition of the worst in film. The annual Razzie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles precedes the corresponding Academy Awards ceremony by one day. The term raspberry in the name is used in its irreverent sense, as in “blowing a raspberry”.

 

Here are the nominations for this year’s Razzie Awards:

WORST PICTURE
Assassin’s Creed
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Collateral Beauty
The Darkness
Dirty Grandpa
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Fifty Shades of Black
Gods of Egypt
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Independence Day: Resurgence
London Has Fallen
Mother’s Day
Suicide Squad
Zoolander 2

 

WORST DIRECTOR
Dinesh D’Souza – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Roland Emmerich – Independence Day: Resurgence
Justin Kurzel – Assassin’s Creed
Dan Mazer – Dirty Grandpa
Greg McLean – The Darkness
Babak Najafi – London Has Fallen
Tyler Perry – Boo! A Madea Halloween
Alex Proyas – Gods of Egypt
Zack Snyder – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Ben Stiller – Zoolander 2
Michael Tiddes – Fifty Shades of Black

 

WORST ACTRESS
Jennifer Aniston – Mother’s Day / Office Christmas Party
Marion Cotillard – Allied / Assassin’s Creed
Megan Fox – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Radha Mitchell – The Darkness
Tyler Perry (as Madea) – Boo! A Madea Halloween
Margot Robbie – The Legend of Tarzan / Suicide Squad
Julia Roberts – Mother’s Day
Becky Turner (as Hillary Clinton) – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Naomi Watts – The Divergent Series: Allegiant / Shut In
Shailene Woodley – The Divergent Series: Allegiant

 

WORST ACTOR
Ben Affleck – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Kevin Bacon – The Darkness
Gerard Butler – Gods of Egypt / London Has Fallen
Henry Cavill – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Dinesh D’Souza (as himself) – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Robert De Niro – Dirty Grandpa
Zac Efron – Dirty Grandpa / Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Liam Hemsworth – Independence Day: Resurgence
Brad Pitt – Allied
Will Smith – Collateral Beauty / Suicide Squad
Ben Stiller – Zoolander 2
Marlon Wayans – Fifty Shades of Black

 

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cassi Davis – Boo! A Madea Halloween
Julianne Hough – Dirty Grandpa
Kate Hudson – Mother’s Day
Keira Knightley – Collateral Beauty
Helen Mirren – Collateral Beauty
Aubrey Plaza – Dirty Grandpa
Jane Seymour – Fifty Shades of Black
Octavia Spencer – The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Sela Ward – Independence Day: Resurgence
Kristen Wiig – Masterminds / Zoolander 2
Kate Winslet – Collateral Beauty

 

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Nicolas Cage – Snowden
Benedict Cumberbatch – Zoolander 2
Johnny Depp – Alice Through the Looking Glass
Jesse Eisenberg – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Will Ferrell – Zoolander 2
Jeff Goldblum – Independence Day: Resurgence
Jeremy Irons – Assassin’s Creed / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Jared Leto – Suicide Squad
T.J. Miller – Office Christmas Party
Geoffrey Rush – Gods of Egypt
Brenton Thwaites – Gods of Egypt
Owen Wilson – Masterminds / Zoolander 2

 

WORST SCREENPLAY
Assassin’s Creed
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Dirty Grandpa
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Fifty Shades of Black
Ghostbusters
Gods of Egypt
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Independence Day: Resurgence
Mother’s Day
Suicide Squad
Zoolander 2

 

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIPOFF OR SEQUEL
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Blair Witch
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Fifty Shades of Black (rip-off of Fifty Shades of Grey)
Independence Day: Resurgence
The Legend of Tarzan
London Has Fallen
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Ride Along 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Zoolander 2

The final nominations for the 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards will be announced on January 23rd, one day before the Academy Award nominations.