Once again, it’s time for the “nerd categories” of the Oscar nominations

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There’s quite a bit of discussion today regarding today’s Oscar nominations (I remain very sad for Ava DuVernay’s snub in the Best Director category), but let’s talk about the stuff that’s collectively of greater interest to the readership of The Beat, because there’s great work to celebrate there too! Here are the nominations that include […]

Rumor: Is Spider-Man finally headed to Marvel Studios?

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Take this report with a grain of salt until something is officially announced, but if it pans out, this could be the moment Spidey-fans have waited for: Latino Review (possible spoilers at the link) is reporting that Marvel and Sony have worked out a deal that would land the film rights for Spider-Man back with Marvel, or […]

Voice Cast announced for Batman vs. Robin

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Via The Hollywood Reporter, WB Animation has unveiled its cast for the upcoming feature Batman vs. Robin, which despite sharing a title with a Grant Morrison arc, is actually based on the Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo “Court of Owls” storyline that opened up their run in the New 52 era. The film will act […]

Latest Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer features the team’s possible breaking point

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“I’m going to tear you apart from the inside.” Is it possible that Ultron is the first truly worthwhile “dyed in the wool” bad guy that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had since Loki? He’s striking a menacing enough presence in this new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that I’m hoping the end of toothless, […]

Kyle MacLachlan suits up as Agent Dale Cooper again, returning to Twin Peaks in 2016

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  Today at the Television Critics Association meeting, a nice surprise greeted those in attendance during Showtime’s presentation. Kyle MacLachlan, the star of Twin Peaks in its original run has signed a deal to headline the new series that’s coming to the premium channel next year. MacLachlan came out unannounced, in full Dale Cooper’s signature […]

Valiant Debuts an Imperium Prelude: Get an Early Harada Fix!

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By: Alexander Jones Modern mythmakers Valiant Comics are implementing something new with a prologue for their upcoming Imperium comic with Imperium: Prelude. February 4th see’s select Valiant comic books equipped with the special prelude story. The tale is written by Joshua Dysart, the regular author of the hijinks of Imperium main character Toyo Harada. The comic is drawn […]

The CW announces Vixen animated series as part of “Arrow-verse”

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The CW, hot on the heels of their announcement that both Arrow and The Flash have been renewed for fourth and second seasons respectively, revealed that DC super-heroine Vixen will be joining the shared universe of both hit series in an animated offering on the online network CW Seed. Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim will executive produce […]

X-Men: Apocalypse contenders include Game of Thrones and Mud stars

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A couple of months back, The Wrap had reported a list of young actors and actresses that were in contention to take over the roles of Young Jean Grey and Scott Summers in the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. While movement on these roles had slowed a bit due the holidays, it looks like some more contenders […]

Critics vote on the 26 Best Films of the Decade (so far)

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Just when you thought you had enough of 2014 year-end lists, it’s now 2015 and time to begin everyone’s “halfway through the decade” retrospective lists. The folks at Fandor are the first out of the gate, as they asked 290 film critics (and assorted other movie lovers) what they thought the best films of 2010-2014 […]

Bendis and Humphries delve into Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: The Black Vortex

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Hitting stores next month is Marvel’s latest cross-over between the X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy: “The Black Vortex”, just 12 months after 2014’s “Trial of Jean Grey” which brought together these two Brian Bendis written teams for the first time.  For this event, Bendis is following the lead of Sam Humphries, writer of […]

UPDATED: Image Expo Kicks off: Image had double digit market share, #2 trade book publisher, new books from Todd McFarlane, Emma Rios and more

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Image Expo has just kicked off, you can follow our Beat reports there at @comicsbeat and @victorsentme. And here are a few highlights. We’ll update as the day goes on should be a corker!

Report: The first Batman v Superman trailer will be attached to Jupiter Ascending

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It’s funny how little we know about the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Snyder, which arrives in theaters on March 26, 2016. We know who is in it, we know there have been reports that the mass destruction in Metropolis from the previous film will play a […]

Viola Davis confirms Suicide Squad involvement

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It’s never been made official, at least not via a press release or anything of the like, but its been assumed that the rumored reports of Viola Davis‘ involvement in the upcoming DC Comics based film Suicide Squad, playing Amanda Waller, were a matter of fact. Speaking with Nerd Report recently, the actress confirms that […]

Daredevil will debut on Netflix April 10th

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After last night’s smashing success of a debut for Agent Carter on ABC, Marvel television is running on a nice critical high-point. Its next big gamble will be quick to follow-up as Marvel and Netflix have announced that Daredevil will hit the online network on April 10th, just a little under a month before Avengers: Age […]

Review: Agent Carter shows the lads how it’s done

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Marvel’s 8-episode run of Agent Carter kicked off last night with a 2-hour premiere, unveiling a tight cast of characters, punch in its dialogue, and a dash of panache peppered in each step. Though the first episode had to address the elephant in the room for any Captain America fan – Steve Rogers’ assumed death – […]

The first Ant-Man teaser trailer debuts, introducing the MCU version of Scott Lang

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Today has been a day of Ant-Man related reveals…from the first poster for the film…   To the unveiling of Paul Rudd in full Ant-Man regalia in this weekend’s issue of Entertainment Weekly…   Finally tonight, after the second part of Agent Carter‘s two episode premiere, Marvel released the first full teaser for the film; […]