Jason Momoa discusses Aquaman at Sundance

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Upcoming Aquaman star Jason Momoa, who will be making his debut as the character in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fielded a few related questions during a panel at the Sundance Film Festival. While you can listen to the full audio of the panel, here are the relevant bits pertaining to his […]

Tom Hardy drops out of Suicide Squad, Jake Gyllenhaal a possible replacement

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David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is now a man down (I wonder how many puns like this are being formulated across the blogosphere). Tom Hardy, thanks to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant going over schedule into March, and his already existing promotional schedule for Mad Max: Fury Road, has been forced to drop out of the super-villain […]

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 […]

SDcc ’14: WB comes to Hall H for a Bats v Supes stare down

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Here’s the 140-word version: WB still has a ways to go to catch up with Marvel where the superhero movies are concerned. Longer: After making a sacrifice to the ancient con gods, I was able to get into this morning’s WB movie panel in Hall H without camping out since 6 pm the previous night, […]

DC Movie Casting : Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says Something About Something

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by Brandon Schatz Do you like hearing movie stars talk in circles around some Non-Disclosure Agreements? Well then do we have a video for you. For those who don’t feel like clicking and dealing with a few minutes of talking, the news is this: Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson has been talking with DC for quite a while […]

Report: Wonder Woman movie on tap for 2017 and more WB superhero movies

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Showbiz reporter and scooper Nikki Finke has been languishing under a no compete since she left Penske Media’s Deadline.com, which so founded. But she’s back, and the very first scoop on her site is a purported line-up of superhero films that WB is planning for the next four years. According to Finke, this is to be […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come Captain America 2 Special

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s very special podcast the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, […]

A Snap Seen Around the World: What Happens when Superhero Films Get Grim?

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The biggest success for comics over the past five years hasn’t actually been comics at all: it’s been the movie industry. Superhero films are gigantically big business now, with The Avengers pulling in over a billion dollars worldwide, and the industry paying top-dollar for any new comic rights they can get their hands on. At […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: 10/3/12—a birth and anniversaries

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§ First off, big congrats to Beat colleague Whitney Matheson on the birth of her baby girl! § Tony Isabella celebrates his 40th anniversary in comics I met Stan Lee that day and managed not to embarrass myself.  Stan told me I would also be assisting him with Monster Madness, which consisted of big photos […]