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New Promo released for The Flash 3 x10

Good news for fellow Flash fans and followers! CW has released a new promo and the synopsis for the upcoming mid-season premiere titled “Borrowing problems from the future”.

Here’s the promo #2 :

And here’s the synopsis:

BARRY FIGHTS FOR IRIS — Barry (Grant Gustin) is tormented by his vision of the future where Iris (Candice Patton) is murdered by Savitar. When a criminal named Plunder (guest star Stephen Huszar) shows up in Central City, Barry recalls the villain’s presence in his vision of the future and fears that if he catches Plunder, it will cement Iris’ fate. Confused about Barry’s hesitation to stop Plunder, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) decides to step in as Kid Flash. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) offers Julian (Tom Felton) a job.

Based on the characters from DC, The Flash is from by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Supergirl), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, The Flash), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Aaron and Todd Helbing.

For the promo #1, see: The Flash promo 3×10.

How excited are you for this episode? Let us know in the comments!

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Street Posters of Wonder Woman spotted

Although Wonder Woman, the first DC comics film of this year, is stated to release this summer, Warner Bros. have already kick-started their marketing and promotions. In addition to the release of a couple of trailers, Warner Bros. has rolled out some posters for the film.

One of the first posters was spotted in Mexico. A twitter user managed to grab a snapshot of the stunning Wonder Woman poster below, which appears to be at the end of a bus or taxi stop.

Source – Twitter

The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, Wonder Woman.

Joining Gal Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.

How excited are you for this film? Let us know in the comments!

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The Real Name of Joker

When Batman gained possession of the Mobius Chair, a chair that can travel through time and space, he tests its ability to answer any question asked. In Justice League #42, Batman first asks who killed his parents. Hearing the correct answer, he next asks what the Joker’s real name is.

Credits – DC comics

The answer Batman received was a shock to him. It wasn’t until Justice League #50 that writer Geoff Johns revealed what Batman heard. There will be some spoilers from Justice League #50 and DC Universe: Rebirth below.

Joker has always been portrayed differently over the years from appearance to appearance. Part of this is because writers each give the character a different voice. The other factor is because of the state of Joker’s mind, he will come across as a different person with each appearance. Batman may encounter a version that focuses on fun and gags while another may be darker and more deadly. This can now be explained by the new revelation.

After the events of Darkseid War, Hal Jordan asks Batman what the Mobius Chair said in reply to his question. The chair didn’t give Batman a single name. It told him there were three Jokers.

Credits – DC comics

Looking back at Joker’s appearances, the idea of there being three different ones does make a little sense. We’ve often wondered how Joker managed to keep escaping Arkham Asylum whenever it suited him. In 2012’s Death of the Family, Joker managed to attack Batman and his allies all over Gotham City. It almost did feel like there was more than one. Perhaps the biggest question is, what is their relation to each other? You would have to assume they are aware of each other’s plans and activities.

Credits – DC comics

Three Jokers seems like a crazy idea. We often see shocking twists created in comics to shake things up. This would be a big development if it turns out to be true. There is a much bigger story here that needs to be told. Batman readers will be on the edge of their seat, waiting for it to happen. Can Batman accept the idea of three different Jokers?

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Comic-Book movies of 2016 : A lookback

We are living in the age of animation, CGI and comic-book movies. Our time is the best time for a geek and we are just delighted that there is more to come in the future.

2016 witnessed some of the best movies inspired by comic books in Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes, and also the Marvel properties owned by Fox. We review them in order of their release dates.

 

1. Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds ditched Green Lantern’s animated green suit to feature in Fox’s Deadpool in the X-Men continuity.

The film tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool (2016). Credits: 20th Century Fox

The movie featured comic book characters such as Colossus (CGI) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, played by Gina Carano. The rest of the cast featured Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin and TJ Miller among others.

The film was appreciated for its satirical nature, R-rated content and healthy dose of gore and action. The constant 4th wall breaking of Wade Wilson and the viral marketing campaign were the highlighting points in this movie.

Deadpool with the mutants. Credits: 20th Century Fox

The film was a commercial success, grossing over $783 million worldwide and breaking numerous box-office records, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of 2016, the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time when unadjusted for inflation, and the highest-grossing X-Men film. A sequel for this movie is in plan which will feature Cable among its ranks.

 

 

2. Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

The second film in the planned DC Extended Universe pitted Batman and Superman against each other. Directed by Zack Snyder, the movie borrowed the concept from Frank Miller’s iconic The Dark Knight Returns storyline.

The film is set 18 months after the events of Man of Steel, and humanity is yet to accept Superman as one of its own. Veteran vigilante Batman falls for Lex Luthor’s evil plan and Superman has to fight The Bat in order to save his mother. Meanwhile, the demonic Kryptonian Doomsday has been unleashed by Luthor and the DC Trinity featuring Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman has to fight him in order to save the day.

Batman vs Superman. Credits: WB

The movie was criticized for its humourless, drained and depressed representation and Snyder was panned for his storytelling. Although it received a lowly 28% on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie provided a platform for WB and DCEU’s ambitious project Justice League (2017).

DC Trinity. Credits: WB

The cast included Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, among others. The movie was a box office success with $873.3 million worldwide collection, after it enjoyed the fourth biggest box office opening ever.

 

 

3. X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse, directed by Bryan Singer, is the ninth installment in the X-Men film series and a sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past.

In the movie, the ancient mutant En Sabah Nur awakens in 1983 and plans to wipe out modern civilization and take over the world, leading the X-Men to try to stop him and defeat his team of renegade mutants.

En Sabah Nur vs Professor Xavier.    Credits: 20th Century Fox

En Sabah Nur takes Magneto, Psylocke, Archangel and Storm as his 4 horsemen and tries to destroy the world, to start all over again. The X-Men, consisting of Professor X and led by Mystique, finally are able to defeat him with the help of Jean Grey (Pheonix Force).

Pheonix Force (Jean Grey). Credits: 20th Century Fox

The film was the third highest-grossing film in the X-Men series, with a worldwide total of $543.9 million

The project featured an ensemble cast, led by James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, and Lucas Till.

 

4. Captain America: Civil War

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, this film was the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the thirteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), while it was the second movie of Phase Three.

The concept was borrowed from Marvel Comic’s 2006 storyline where the Avengers were divided on the Superheroes’ Registration Act. In the movies, the Sokovia Accords were in the middle of the divide when the Avengers argued in favour and against their inclusion in the UN. The death of Howard and Maria Stark in the hands of the Winter Soldier provided the setting for an epic final showdown between Iron Man and Captain America.

Captain America vs Iron Man. Credits: Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures

 

The already introduced Avengers were present in the movie, barring Thor and Hulk. The movie also introduced Black Panther and Spider-Man in its roster. The film had an overall positive review, some saying that it was the best film in the mammoth Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

Spiderman in Civil War. Credits: Marvel Studios

 

Black Panther. Credits: Marvel Studios

The film became a critical and commercial success, grossing over $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 2016 and the 12th highest-grossing film of all time.

The ensemble cast, including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Daniel Brühl, among others.

 

5. Suicide Squad

After the disappointing Batman v. Superman, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad was a much-needed relief. With Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Will Smith’s Deadshot and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Killer Croc who had just fourteen dialogues, we got a dark movie with subtle humor.

Suicide Squad. Credits: WB

Viola Davis did justice to her role as ARGUS director Amanda Waller, forming the taskforce out-of former fugitives and called them Suicide Squad. We also see Jared Leto taking up the role of the infamous-maniac Joker.

Harley Quinn and Joker. Credits: WB

Following a strong debut that set new box office records, the film grossed over $745 million worldwide, making it the ninth-highest-grossing film of 2016. It received generally negative reviews from critics, who found the plot muddled, the directing choppy and the characters thinly-written, though Margot Robbie’s performance was praised.

 

6. Doctor Strange

Directed by Scott Derrickson, this film was the fourteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), while it was the third movie of Phase Three.

Multiverses. Credits: Marvel Studios

This movie was about the journey of Stephen Strange, a neurologist, who lost the use of his hands in a freak accident. We follow his story of he regains his confidence into the secrets of KamarTaj. Benedict Cumberbatch was brilliant as the sorcerer, and it seems Marvel’s patience to sign him did pay off. Casting was spot on, with Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejofor as Mordo, Benedict Wong as Wong and Mads Mikkelsen as Kaecilius doing justice to their roles.

Dr. Strange with Ancient One. Credits: Marvel Studios

The film has grossed over $657 million worldwide and was met with positive reviews from critics, who particularly praised its visual effects, the score, and the cast’s performances. Marvel, led by Kevin Feige, is creating one hell of an universe with some great movies and Netflix series. Exciting time for fans, with a great 2017 coming up. The possibilities are endless.

 

Which movie did you like the most? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Superman vs Godslayer

According to Genesis 1:26 in Bible, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” But this Godslayer appearing in Action Comics #967 doesn’t derive its name from the Bible. Even the origins of this nickname for L’Call is not known.

Godslayer, having been an assassin for generations, has killed a countless number of future-criminals under the guidance of the elder Ch’Arr. His targets are those who he has seen committing major crimes in the future using a magic ritual that grants him access to “the Spheres”. With the Spheres, L’Call can see images of the past and the future, dealing justice how he sees fit. Godslayer says, “My job is to prevent the atrocities of tomorrow.”

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Will Luthor really be the future Darkseid?

In the latest issue of Action Comics#969, we see that Godslayer has taken Lex Luthor of Prime Earth to his own planet Nideesi and has planned to assassinate him and hence fail the future in which Luthor replaces Darkseid. He says, “It will be Lex who steps into the role of the deceased Darkseid on Apokolips and he will be responsible for the death and enslavement of billions. Worlds of innocent people could be saved by simply eliminating Lex now.” Of course, the problem with all of this is that Luthor hasn’t done any of it yet. As readers, we don’t yet know how accurate L’Call’s ability to foretell the future is.

Is Godslayer’s way of killing one so-far innocent person to prevent mass genocide from taking place later in his life really justified? For one, Superman agrees to the belief that it isn’t justified, and so we watch Superman go for the rescue of Luthor.

 

“I have to save Lex Luthor”

Here, we’ve seen Luthor as someone who really wants to step into the shoes of Superman and tries to make a difference. Do you guys really think that Lex Luthor will become what has been foreseen? Let us know in the comments.

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Santa Claus and Christmas in DC and Marvel Comics

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Santa Claus, every child had for once dreamt and craved for a gift-wrapped piece of affection from this individual. But did you know that Santa Claus doubles up as a superhero existing in both the Marvel and DC Universes?

Santa Claus and Superman in Action Comics.

Santa Claus, real name Kris Kringle, with notable alias Saint Nicholas, is an immortal being in the DC Universe. He has abilities like magic and charisma, which is to gather trust and inspire hope among the people. He has appeared in various Christmas and Holiday special issues of popular
storylines like Batman and Superman. Constantine once snorted a powder made from Santa’s skeleton as cocaine for his ritual.

Santa vs Lobo. Image Credits : DC Comics 

Our beloved Santa also has had a severe run-in with Lobo, in DC Comic’s Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special.

Santa Claus in Marvel Comics. Image Credits: Marvel Comics

 

Marvel also has a similar rendition of the character, with apperances in Thor’s storyline, where he is supposed to be another form of Odin. He also appears in WWII as a hostage under the Nazis and in X Men as “the most powerful mutant ever registered”.

Marvel’s Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight

Santa also appeared in Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight (2015 movie), where Loki and Ymir try to take over his power.
Follow The Noob Knows for more such updates on characters you never knew existed. Merry Christmas!

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The Flash promo 3×10

CW is back with the promo of the much-awaited episode 10 of The Flash. It’s titled ‘Borrowing problems from the future.’ Yes, you guessed it right. It indeed deals with the problem of Savitar killing Iris West in the future.

In the promo, we see Barry confess to Iris that in the future she’s going to die in the hands of Savitar. And then he plans to figure out everything that happens leading up to Iris’s death, so that Barry can change ’em all. Also, Barry thinks of employing Wally’s help in this mission of his.

Barry asks Wally to be ‘the hero Iris needs.’          Image Credits – CW

We also see glimpse of Jared Morillo, AKA “Plunder”. Now, one might remember that Jared Morillo first appeared in Flash comics Vol 2 #171 who was a skilled Detective and worked at the Los Angeles Police Department.  Plunder was his evil counterpart from a mirror universe. Let us see what the directors have in mind for us.

Into the future, the highly publicised trial of Plunder.                          Image Credits – CW

Tell us in the forums how do you think Barry is going to change the future?