Robert Pattinson Is Reportedly The New Batman

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Robert Pattinson may be suiting up as the Caped Crusader in director Matt Reeve’s upcoming film “The Batman”. Variety is reporting that, although the deal is not yet complete, the former matinee idol is the “top choice” to play the role.

“The Batman” was originally supposed to star Ben Affleck as well as co-write and helm it. Affleck, who had played the role in Warner Bros’ Batman V Superman, Suicide Squad, and Justice League officially left the project earlier this year.

“I tried to direct a version of it and worked with a really good screenwriter, but just couldn’t come up with a version, I couldn’t crack it,” Affleck said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Reeves signed on to direct the film in early 2017. He is known for critical and commercial hits Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) as well as the romantic horror film Let Me In (2010).

No other casting announcement has been made for the movie, though it is supposed to begin pre-production this year or early 2020.

The film would be Pattinson’s return to high profile movies since appearing in five global blockbuster film adaptations of the Twilight novels which concluded in 2012.

Since then, he has appeared in smaller indie films and worked with renowned directors as Werner Herzog and David Cronenberg as well as gained positive reviews in the crime film “Good Time” and this year’s science-fiction horror film “High Life”. He is also set to appear in a currently untitled film

Power Pack Gets An All-New Adventure with Louise Simonson and June Brigman

Acclaimed creators Louise Simonson and June Brigman are bringing an all-new special story to the Marvel Universe this August, as POWER PACK’s young super heroes set the stage for an adventurous, thrilling ride.

Power Pack jumps into action when the Brood crash a concert, but it’s a race against time as they battle the invasion against their own anxieties, as well as each other, in hopes of saving the world. Join Alex, Julie, Katie, and Jack Power and special guests Wolverine and Kitty Pryde for an incredible new adventure! Plus, don’t miss fan-favorite artist Gurihiru teaming up with Louise Simonson for the first time in a special short story.

“I remember the joy I felt reading Power Pack #1 when it was first published, and the sadness of hitting the last page of the final issue of their original run, so it’s a thrill to be able to reunite Louise and June to tell untold tales with Alex, Julie Jack and Katie from that time period,” shared Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “And to also have Gurihiru contributing a story bridges these two acclaimed generations of Power family fun, making this a perfect project to commemorate Marvel’s 80th Anniversary!”

Power Pack: Grow Up! #1 hits comic shops this August.

Jonathan Hickman Unveils An Exclusive First-Look For His Radical Plans For The X-Men

Today, Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Infinity, Secret Wars) revealed an exclusive first look – and a look forward – for his highly-anticipated upcoming series, HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X!

Beginning this July through September, all the current X-titles will come to an end as Hickman reshapes the mutant world forever starting with HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X. Speaking with Comicbook.com Hickman shared his long-term plans for the X-Men with fans and retailers everywhere.

“We needed to sell the idea that this is what we’re going to be doing for the next few years,” said Hickman. “We wanted to be clear to the fans, to the stores, and just as importantly, to the creators who are going to be staffing these books in the future. We wanted the message to be very clear: This is a whole new era for the X-Men. This is what we’re doing now.”

Fans of the current series will see that the X-universe has been dovetailing to this new era, which will build from every major X-Men milestone since 1963 up through all of today’s fan-favorite X-Men series.
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“Agents of SHIELD” Season 6 Trailer Released

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This is not the Agent Coulson, at least not the one that we knew, as the latest trailer for Agents of SHIELD finally reveals Clark Gregg’s new identity.

Here we see Gregg’s Sarge character who leads an alien invasion intent on wrecking havoc on earth.

“I’ve been to a lot of worlds,” he says in the trailer. “Some good, some garbage, but I’ve never been to one where people recognize my face.”

Last month, the cast and crew of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were at WonderCon, treating fans with a big surprise showing the world premiere of the 6th season’s opener.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie, John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe, Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell, and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter.

The show was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to premiere May 10, 2019.

“Avengers: Endgame” Broke Box-office Records

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As many expected, Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” broke plenty of box-office records this weekend, almost every box-office record there is in fact.

The superhero ensemble, which began its international release on Wednesday, brought in $350 in North America which brings its global total to $1.2 billion total after only five days in release. That makes it the fastest film to break the $1 billion milestone.

Endgame’s domestic weekend opening handily beats previous record holder “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which opened to nearly $250 million back in 2015.

In just a single weekend, the film instantly shot into the top 20 highest grossing films of all time, coming in at number 18th. These boxoffice figures also exceeded pre-release domestic boxoffice expectations, which ranged from $250 million to $300 million.

This also means Marvel now owns the two top global releases in history, following last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, also directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.

The officially kicks-off summer blockbuster season, which will see the releases of high-profile films such as “Detective Pikachu”, “Toy Story 4,” “Men in Black International”, and “The Lion King”.

Legendary Comics Announces New Graphic Novel Championess

Championess that Delves into the Ferocious 18th Century Craze of Bare-Knuckle Boxing, Set for Release in Fall 2020

Legendary Comics enters the ring with creators Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas to bring readers Championess, a new graphic novel set for release in Fall 2020. Drawing inspiration from the real-life enigmatic boxer Elizabeth Wilkinson who challenged opponents by posting adverts in London newspapers in the early 1700s, this fictitious story follows ‘the Championess of Europe’ as she fights to gain notoriety in the male-dominated sport of bare-knuckle boxing, as well as struggles with her own racial identity. Follow Facebook.com/LegendaryComics for the latest news and updates.

“When Tarun and Kelly first pitched me Championess, I loved that it was based on a true story and explored the life of a female bare-knuckle boxer in the 18th Century,” said Nikita Kannekanti, Editor of Legendary Comics. “It’s such a unique premise, and I had no idea women boxing was a thing back then! I have wanted to bring an incredibly strong, passionate female character to life in an original graphic novel, and the story Tarun and Kelly have created based on Elizabeth Wilkinson is the perfect opportunity.”

“There isn’t much known about Elizabeth Wilkinson, but when we first heard her story, our imaginations went wild as we hung on every detail, from her larger-than-life personality to the way she helped popularize the sport of boxing in its earliest, most brutal days,” said Shanker and Zekas. “We’re so excited to be working with Legendary to tell her remarkable story and explore this fascinating corner of history.”

Documentary: ‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Lands in Movie Theaters Nationwide For One Night Only on May 13.

Fans will get a special look into Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the new documentary – “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” – arrives in movie theaters across the country for one night only on May 13, 2019.

The film presents a fascinating in-depth look at the past, present and future of a series whose dark, edgy take on Gene Roddenberry’s vision was often misunderstood when it premiered but has grown into a beloved mainstay in the Star Trek franchise.

Featuring extensive new interviews with the cast and crew of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as newly remastered HD footage from the television series, “What We Left Behind” also focuses on the original writers of the series as they craft a brand-new episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, developing what would be the eighth-season premiere if the show were to return to the air today.
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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Director Jon Watts Is Expected To Direct “Methuselah”

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Michael B. Jordan at SDCC

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” director Jon Watts is in talks to helm Michael B Jordan-starrer “Methuselah” for Warner Bros., according to Hollywood Reporter.

Jordan is set to star in the film as a man who has managed to stay alive for hundreds of years, the longest of all figures in the Bible. The Biblical story is referenced in the Book of Genesis, with Methuselah being the son of Enoch.

Jordan has been riding high the past few years, after being in recent hits such as Black Panther Creed, and it sequel Creed II.

Watts of course previously directed “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and as well as its upcoming sequel, Spider-Man: Far from Home, set for release this summer. He also directed Cop Car and the thriller Clown.

There’s not a lot of details about the film, although it is known that Tom Cruise was once previously attached in the title role.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Teaser Trailer Released

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Director J.J. Abrams has released the very first trailer “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” during Star Wars Celebration in event in Chicago on Friday, April 12, giving fans the first look of the highly anticipated final entry in the epic saga.

Abrams, who also directed the first installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy The Force Awakens (2015) were in attendance for the announcement, along with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and some of the film’s cast Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, and Naomi Ackie.

The trailer shows Daisy Ridley’s character Rey, standing alone in an unknown desert planet, wielding her light saber at an incoming starcraft.

“We’ve passed on all we know,” Luke Skywalker says in the background. “A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.”

We then see shots of characters new and old including Finn, Poe, Lando Calrissian, C-3PO, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, and of Princess Leia, played by the late Carrie Fisher. We also see a poignant shot of what looks like the Medal of Bravery which Leia gave to Luke and Han Solo at the end of “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

Towards the end of the trailer, we see Rey and company, then we hear Luke once again. “We’ll always be with you. No one’s ever really gone,” Luke said. Then, the big surprise at the end, we hear a familiar creepy laugh of Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine while the title appears.

In many ways, the trailer is perfect. It offers enough nostalgia, with minimal details but enough glimpses of the characters to whet our appetite until the next trailer arrives.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.

First Covers And Details To “Blade Runner 2019” Revealed

Today, April 10, 2019, is a special date for Blade Runner fans — it’s the exact date of rogue Replicant Leon “Let Me Tell You About My Mother” Kowalski’s inception. (Even casual fans remember Leon as the Nexus-6 synthetic human who shoots the Blade Runner giving him a Voight-Kompff empathy test during the film’s opening sequence inside the imposing Tyrell Corporation double pyramid).

To mark the occasion, Titan Comics and Alcon Entertainment unveils the first covers and further details for Blade Runner 2019 — a brand-new, in canon series set during the exact timeframe of the original Blade Runner film.

In the polluted and rain-drenched neo-noir nightmare that is Los Angeles, 2019, the veteran Blade Runner known as Ash has a new case: a billionaire’s wife and child, both apparently kidnapped by violent Replicants.

Blade Runner 2019 will debut July 17, 2019. The first issue—featuring variant covers by Artgerm, Syd Mead, Andres Guinaldo, and John Royle, among others—is available to pre-order through the upcoming May edition (for July shipping) of Diamond PREVIEWS.

The new Blade Runner 2019 comic series is part of a line of original comics and graphic novels by Titan and Alcon, expanding the canon of this celebrated science-fiction world.

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