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Suicide Squad director says the film was ‘flawed’

Although Suicide Squad was one of the best films of 2016, and as many would argue, far better than Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, David Ayer – the film’s director has taken the unprecedented step of releasing a statement to outline what he would’ve done different in making the film, admitting that he wished he “had a time machine” to make changes.

Replying to a fan on Twitter overnight who thanked him for the “masterpiece” film, encouraging him not to “let anyone tell you otherwise,” Ayer responded with a lengthy statement in which he acknowledged the film had been “controversial.”

 

Yes, you have read it right. Like many of us who believed that the Joker should had been the main antagonist of the film, we stand corrected. Jared Leto’s take on the Joker left fans awestruck.

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Following the global commercial success of Suicide Squad — it grossed almost three-quarters of a billion dollars worldwide — Ayer will next direct the science fiction fantasy Bright, starring Joel Edgerton and Will Smith and set for release later in the year.

After that, he’ll turn his hand to Gotham City Sirens, a Suicide Squad spin-off focused on Harley Quinn, played by Australia’s own Margot Robbie, and featuring Poison Ivy and Catwoman among others in Batman’s Rogue Gallery.

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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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Has Marsden been finalised for Hal Jordan?

Recent reports suggest that James Marsden is being eyed to play the role of Hal Jordan in the movie Green Lantern Corps.

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Marsden began his acting career guest-starring in television shows Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Touched by an Angel and Party of Five. He gained prominence with his portrayal of Scott Summers/Cyclops in the X-Men, and starred in 2006’s Superman Returns.

Marsden as Scott Summers. Credits – Fox/ Marvel

Since 2016, Marsden has starred as gunslinger Teddy Flood, a sentient android, in the HBO science fiction-western thriller series Westworld, as part of the main ensemble.

Marsden as Teddy Flood. Credits – HBO

“I’ve heard one more name, too,” one insider was heard saying about Marsden’s potential casting. “Ever since ‘Westworld’, Marsden has been pretty hot around here. They’ve discussed him for Hal as well,” the insider added.

The list included names such as Tom Cruise, Jake Gyllenhaal, Armie Hammer, Bradley Cooper, Joel McHale and Ryan Reynolds. Although, it has been confirmed that the other Green Lantern, John Stewart, will be played by Sterling K. Brown.

Sterling K. Brown. Credits – YouTube

“Green Lantern Corps” is scheduled for a July 24, 2020 release in the US.

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Black Adam to get his own movie: Shazam! split into two parts

It seems for once, the rumours circulating behind the closed rooms of The Noob Knows have turned out to be true. Black Adam, which is to be played by Dwayne Johnson, is going to get his own standalone movie. This announcement comes after Dwayne Johnson went to meet the producers and came out saying that DC comics were doing a great job indeed!

Originally, the plan was for him to play the character in Shazam!, which is the tale of a teen boy who can transform himself into a superhero by speaking the word “Shazam!”

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Black Adam is his arch-nemesis and a complex anti-hero with a rich history of his own. As the studio began to figure out the movie, they realized, why not a twin bill? Johnson, who was excited enough about his meeting last week at the studio to tweet it (after a hard shoot on the newest Fast & Furious installment), has done well with New Line, most recently teaming with Kevin Hart in Central Intelligence and the global blockbuster San Andreas. He’s prepping the monster destruction picture Rampage that is on New Line’s 2018 slate, and it looks like there’s yet another franchise for the amiable big man.

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Black Adam gets his powers from Shu (stamina), Hershef (strength), Amon (power), Zehuti (Thoth) (wisdom), Anpu (speed), and Menthu (courage).

Shazam stands as: Wisdom of Solomon, Strength of Hercules, Stamina of Atlas, Power of Zeus, Courage of Achilles, Speed of Mercury.

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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.

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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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Eddie Thawne is back!

In an era when coming back is the new cool, Rick Cosnett tweeted that he was coming back to The Flash. This happens after confirmation that Robbie Amell (Ronnie Raymond/ Firestorm/ Deathstorm) was also making a comeback.

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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).

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Green Lantern Corps movie announced

We have got some exciting news. Green Lantern corps is finally going to made into a movie. After the box-office bombshell of the Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds, everyone is expecting this movie to hit its mark.

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As per the latest news, we will get to see two of the four GLs of Earth: Hal Jordan and John Stewart. It has also been told that David Goyer, of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, will co-write and produce. Justin Rhodes (Contract Killers) will also co-write, with Jon Berg and Geoff Johns — the recently appointed co-runners of the DC Expanded Universe — to executive produce.

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In modern DC continuity, Hal Jordan, Green Lantern of Earth, was a founding member of the Justice League, and the “original” Green Lantern. John Stewart (not to be confused with the satirist of a similar name) succeeded Jordan as a “backup” Green Lantern, often serving as the Green Lantern of Earth when needed — like when Jordan became the villain Parallax for a good long stretch.

As a Green Lantern, Stewart was also DC Comics’ first black superhero. Wider audiences are likely to be familiar with him from his major role in the 2001 animated series Justice League and its successor, Justice League Unlimited, where he was a founding member of the world’s greatest superhero team.

How excited are you for this movie stated to be released in 2020? Let us know in the comments!

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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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Injustice 2 gets a release date

Credits: NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment

Injustice 2 has got a release date. NetherRealm Studios revealed the above image which lists the Injustice 2 release date for May 16, 2017.

The game is the sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among US and scheduled to release for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Similar to the previous installment, a mobile version will also be developed for iOS and Android devices.

Credits: NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment

 

Injustice 2 retains numerous gameplay mechanics from Injustice: Gods Among Us, including environment interaction, stage transitions, clashes, and character traits. Players can personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. For the first time gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes. Battles will take place across arenas that have evolved in scale and span across iconic locations such as Metropolis, Gotham City and Atlantis.

 

Credits: NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment

 

Injustice 2 continues the epic cinematic story introduced in Injustice: Gods Among Us as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together while struggling against those who want to restore Superman’s regime. Following the defeat of High Councilor Superman, Batman and the rest of the insurgency attempt to piece society back together while struggling against the remnants of Superman’s regime who seek to restore his rule. In the midst of the chaos, a new threat appears, putting Earth’s existence at risk.

 

Credits: NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment

 

According to Warner Bros. Interactive, the game will feature the “biggest DC roster ever offered in a fighting game.” The game will also feature additional characters available as downloadable content. New characters introduced in the game are Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Gorilla Grodd and Atrocitus.