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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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Will Avengers 3 Be Short Some Avengers?

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

We’re still months away from the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, so some might say it’s a bit early to even approach the subject of Avengers 3. Still, the rumor mill is as busy as ever.

A recent report from Badass Digest suggests that Avengers 3, which is currently without a release date, will be without several major Marvel characters. Such characters may include Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Black Widow.

Supposedly, Marvel will use the third Avengers film to springboard its cinematic universe forward into an “all franchise crossover,” which would unite all the various Marvel characters from both movies and television.

Avengers 3 may feature Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr. in what may be his last go-around for Marvel, and a group of secondary characters.

In the mean time, Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out May 1, 2015.

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Will Deadpool Be PG-13?

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Many a comic book fan rejoiced last week when it was announced that a Deadpool movie will finally hit theaters in 2016. However, it may not be the movie some are hoping for…

Shmoes Know is reporting the film will have a PG-13 rating, which could considerably water down the notoriously bloody actions of Deadpool. This, reportedly, was from the mouth of director Tim Miller.

The site reports: “I heard from the director that they finally figured out the script, and it was right before this was announced, that they figured out, and you guys are all going to hate this, that they figured out how to make it PG-13 and therefore not lose its soul – that’s a quote - of the script so they can make it.”

Obviously this should be taken with a grain of salt, as the only official news we have regarding Deadpool is that Miller will direct, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penned the script, and the release date is set for February 12, 2016.

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Ben Affleck Talks Batman’s Anger

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Can Ben Affleck relate to a character like Batman? Apparently, the answer is yes.

In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Affleck talked about how he himself deals with anger, and how it’s helped him in playing the role of Batman.

“For me, anger is so deeply buried and contained that when it does kind of come out, it comes out in stronger bursts,” Affleck said. “I tend to be respectful, polite, get along, put up with, put up with, put up with… then, when it finally emerges, it’s not something I have a ton of control over. I’m not gonna go into a Wolverine berserker rage, but I do have a, I do… That is an interesting thing that you point out. That’s my personality… By the way, that’s a character flaw, I think. I should sit down and say, ‘Listen, I just want to let you know what happened there wasn’t OK’, instead of going, let it go, let it go, let it go … ‘Ah, that’s not a big deal’, until finally you just pop!”

Affleck’s first go-around as the Caped Crusader will be in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which comes out March 26, 2016.

Source and Image: ComingSoon.net

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