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Marvel Announces Avengers: Infinity War, and Other Films Through 2019

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

On the heels of Warner Bros. announcing its slate of DC Comics, Lego, and Harry Potter movies through 2020, Marvel has announced its slate of releases through 2019. And there’s a lot for fans to be excited for.

Marvel announced new installments in the Avengers, Captain America, Thor, and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises. In addition, we’ll see several newcomers, such as Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and the Inhumans. The list reportedly represents the entirety of “Phase 3″ for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The logos can be seen below.

The list is as follows…

May 6, 2016  - Captain America: Civil War (Confirming an earlier report, as well as Robert Downey Jr’s involvement.)
November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange 

May 5, 2017 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2
July 28, 2017 - Thor : Ragnarok
November 3, 2017 – Black Panther (starring Chadwick Boseman)

May 4, 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War, Part I
July 6, 2018 - Captain Marvel
November 2, 2018 - Inhumans 

May 3, 2019 – Avengers: Infinity War, Part II

Source and Images: Newsarama

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Benedict Cumberbatch Cast as Doctor Strange

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

After much speculation, the Marvel Cinematic Universe now has its Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch.

Deadline reports Cumberbatch, star of Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness, and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, will play the the character in a film of the same name. Doctor Strange is set for a July 8, 2014 release date.

The character made his debut in Strange Tales #110 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. A brilliant neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange suffers terrible damage to his hands after a car accident. While searching for a way to heal himself, he becomes a student, and later a master of the mystic arts.

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Joel Schumacher to Revisit Batman (You Read That Right)

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Joel Schumacher is the man many blame (justifiably or not) for killing the Batman film franchise with the 1997′s Batman & Robin. Now, the filmmaker may get a chance to revisit the character many blame him for blemishing.

Schumacher directed 1995′s Batman Forever, followed by Batman & Robin two years later. A third film, Batman Triumphant, was to have followed. It was cancelled after the poor reception to Batman & Robin.

However, Bleeding Cool reports this week that Schumacher is writing a 12-issue comic book series, which will be drawn by Dustin Nguyen, that will explore his original vision for the movies and “revisit his intentions for the three films.”

The site reports an announcement should follow as scripts for the issues come in.

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Will Lex Luthor Join the Suicide Squad?

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Lex Luthor may soon be joining the Suicide Squad…at least in the DC Cinematic Universe.

Deadline reports this week that Jesse Eisenberg is in talks to play Lex Luthor in 2016′s Suicide Squad. In addition, Will Smith, Tom Hardy, and Margot Robbie are reportedly being sought for the David Ayer-directed film.

Luthor’s relationship to the Suicide Squad remains a mystery. But the premise for the film sees various supervillains recruited by the government for black op missions.

Eisenberg will debut his take on Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which comes out on March 15, 2016.

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Warner Bros. Unveils DC Comics/Lego/Fantastic Beasts Movie Timeline

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Warner Bros. announced its upcoming slate of DC Comics, Lego, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movies at a shareholder meeting this week, giving fans a much-anticipated glimpse of what’s to come.

Specific directors and stars are also listed for certain films on the list.

The timeline, which begins in 2016 with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is as follows…

2016
March 15: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
August 5: Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer
September 23: Lego Ninjago
November 18: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

2017
May 26: Lego Batman
June 23: Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot
November 10: Justice League, Part One, directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, and Henry Cavill reprising their roles.

2018
March 23: The Flash, starring Ezra Miller as The Flash
May 25: The Lego Movie sequel
July 27: Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa
Unknown Date: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel

2019
April 5: Shazam, starring Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam
June 14: Justice League, Part Two, directed by Zack Snyder.

2020
April 3: Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher
June 19: Green Lantern
Unknown Date: Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them sequel

Warner Bros. also confirmed that solo movies starring Superman and Batman are in the works.

Source and Image: Newsarama

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Robert Downey Jr. May Join Captain America 3

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Is Civil War coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? If Variety  is correct, that may be exactly the case.

The news outlet reported this week that Robert Downey Jr. will play Iron Man/Tony Stark in the next Captain America film. The actor is allegedly in final negotiations suit up again for the movie, which is scheduled for release on May 26, 2016.

Downey’s potential involvement naturally sparks rumors about a big-screen adaptation of Marvel’s widely successful Civil War event comic. The story saw the Marvel Universe divided over the Superhero Registration Act, which calls for all superheroes to register their identities with the U.S. Government. The act is championed by Iron Man. However, a resistance is led by Captain America.

The third Captain America film will see Anthony and Joe Russo return as directors, with a screenplay penned by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

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New Reports Surface on Justice League and Suicide Squad Movies

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Latino Review broke news today about the upcoming Justice League and Suicide Squad movies from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.

The popular entertainment gossip site reported that the Justice League film, which will follow the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, will feature Brainiac as the villain.

In the DC Comics Universe, Brainiac is most often portrayed as an alien android responsible for shrinking and capturing the Kryptonian city of Kandor. The character is also capable of stealing portions of other worlds and storing them in his bizarre collection.

On the subject of the Suicide Squad film, Latino Review unveiled a rumored line up for the group of anti-heroes…

- Deadshot
- Vixen
- Harkness (otherwise known as Captain Boomerang)
- Mindboggler (a female telepath)
- Jaculi (a speedster)
- Multiplex (a human replicator)
- Blockbuster (a Hulk-like strongman)

All of these characters have been part of the Suicide Squad at different points since the modern day incarnation of the group made its debut in 1987.

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Lego Batman Movie in the Works For 2017

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

It looks like our next Batman feature film won’t star Christian Bale or Ben Affleck. Rather, Will Arnett will get the baton in a Lego Batman feature, set for release in 2017.

The film is reportedly being fast-tracked at Warner Bros., pushing back the sequel to The Lego Movie. 

Arnett will reprise his role from The Lego Movie as the voice of the Dark Knight. The original film’s animation supervisor Chris McKay will direct, with Seth Grahame-Smith writing the script.

Source: ComingSoon.net

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First Images of The CW’s Reverse Flash Surface

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Mere days after The Flash‘s premiere on The CW, images of the Reverse Flash in-costume have surfaced online.

What’s more, the character appears to be duking it out with The Flash, played by Grant Gustin.

In the DC Comics Universe, the Reverse Flash is the supervillain identity of Eobard Thawne. The show’s counterpart to that character, Edward Thawne, is played by Rick Cosnett. Events in the pilot indicated the Reverse Flash will play a major role on the show this season.

Source: Newsarama

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Paul Feig to Co-Write New Ghostbusters Film

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Paul Feig, writer of Freaks and Geeks, and the director of films such as Bridesmaids and The Heat, announced via Twitter today that he is co-writing a new Ghostbusters movie featuring an all female team.

Feig tweeted: It’s official. I’m making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That’s who I’m gonna call.”

Katie Dippold has worked alongside Feig before, serving as writer for The Heat.

Rumors about a movie featuring an all female Ghostbusters team surfaced in August. In a recent interview with The Star, Bill Murray suggested four members for such a team.

“Melissa (McCarthy) would be a spectacular Ghostbuster,” Murray said. “And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny! I like this girl Linda Cardellini (Mad Men) a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.”

Source: ComingSoon.net

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