Sony’s Venom – The Official Trailer

Here is the trailer to the new Venom movie, which is apparently scheduled to appear at CinemaCon, and let me tell you it does not disappoint. We loaded the original leaked version, but by the time it was out, the full version launched, and what looked like certain disaster at the start may actually prove to be Sony’s best offering in the Spidey-verse in quite some time.

The trailer gives us a lot of background as to who Eddie Brock is and how he ends up in possession of Venom. We also get a lot of Jenny Slate, who works at the Life Foundation, the company in possession of the symbiotes.

One of the more interesting parts of this trailer was Hardy’s Brock character seeking to make a deal with the symbiote to only do good things, that the symbiote summarily dismissed. It’s interesting because there are a number of different comic story lines being fed into this film, and where Brock or the Venom character go is up in the air. One thing for sure, he won’t be the only symbiote running around.

As we’ve covered before, this new Venom is expected to have some connection to the MCU, as Tom Holland is rumored to have filmed 2 days on the Sony set, and it is well-believed that since Sony “shared” Spider-Man back with Disney, that there is a continued interweaving of characters that will happen.  Venom comes out on October 5th. Does this trailer get you more excited? Let us know!

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We Have Our First Look At Venom

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Since the first trailer, many were wondering if we would be treated to a look at the sometimes villain and sometimes anti-hero, being portrayed by Tom Hardy. There were those who were also worried because the memories of Topher Grace as the symbiote-bonded Eddie Brock in Spider-Man 3 still haunts them to this day.

Well today those can potentially be put at ease because Sony may have gotten it right. In footage thats been leaked from CinemaCon, we get our first look as the symbiote covers Hardy’s Eddie Brock and we are excited.

Check out some still photos and the full mini footage below.

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Let us know your thoughts. Does this make you more excited for the film or more hesitant.

Ant-Man And The Wasp Will Mainly Focus On Finding Hope’s Mother

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Now after the events of the first Ant-Man movie and Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) being able to go in and out of the quantum realm and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) being skeptical of the ability to traverse the unknown dimension after his wife Janet Van Dyne became lost in it. So it seemed only reasonable that the sequel primarily focuses on heading into that dimension to retrieve the long lost Van Dyne.

Entertainment Weekly was doing their annual Summer Movie Preview and Evangeline Lilly who will be reprising her role as Hope Van Dyne who will become The Wasp, spoke with them about her feelings on becoming the first female superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to see her name in the title of a film with Ant-Man and The Wasp. “It means a lot to me. If I’m honest with myself, I feel a lot of pressure to make sure that it is everything that the world wants it to be.” lilly then also offers some insight into Hope’s journey throughout the film, which she acknowledges will primarily be focused on finding and rescuing her mother from an uncertain fate. Lilly says, “Scott entered the Quantum Realm in the first film and came back, which is something they thought was impossible. The question has arisen, ‘Can Janet come back?’ So the entire film, my character is hell-bent on finding a way to get into the Quantum Realm and bring her back.

Hope’s mother will be played by the phenomenal Michelle Pfeiffer. Director Peyton Reed talks about how she was able to play catch with the world of superhero films being that her last involvement in the world was back in 1992 with her being the Catwoman in Batman Returns. “She hasn’t done one of these films since she played Catwoman with Tim Burton. It was really interesting to bring her in and get her up to speed on all the mythology and her place in this world.

I’m very excited for this film, then to add Laurence Fishburne, Walton Goggins and Hannah John-Kamen, Marvel may have another successful franchise within the MCU.

Reason Why ‘Birds Of Prey’ Pushed Back ‘Suicide Squad 2’ and Others

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Here is an update to the recent article about Cathy Yan being tapped to helm the upcoming “Birds Of Prey” based film and why it subsequently pushed back other films such as the sequel to Suicide Squad, Gotham City Sirens and the Harley Quinn and Joker spinoff film.

According to Variety’s Justin Kroll, the execs where so impressed with screenwriter Christina Hodson’s script that Birds of Prey moved up many notches. With Hodson also penning the script for Batgirl, they felt it was a PERFECT way to introduce the character to the film world.

Check out on of the tweets from Kroll below

What do you think of this move? Do you think its a great introduction? Should it have been done with the solo Batman film? Let us know your thoughts.

The “Birds Of Prey” May Now Have A Director

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It was announced earlier today that Cathy Yan has been tapped by Warner Bros and DC Entertainment to direct the next film within the DCEU, Birds Of Prey. Now Birds of Prey is not the official title, however the film is said to be based off of that and is a “girl gang film”.  It needs to be noted that no official deal is in place just yet, but the Trade is confident in assuming that Yan will land the gig, thus making her “the first female Asian director ever tapped to direct a superhero film.” This is a MAJOR DEAL once it is finalized.

Margot Robbie is picking up her baseball bat and mallet once again as Harley Quinn for the film, but it remains to be seen if she’ll be joined by the likes of Black Canary, Batgirl and Huntress. It is known that “the main characters and most of the creative braintrust are female.”

The script was written by Christina Hodson, who we recently found out was also hired to pen the Batgirl movie.

Birds of Prey (or whatever it winds up being called) is expected to commence production by year’s end or early 2019. Now other films that were in talks, Harley Quinn Vs The Joker, Gotham City Sirens as well as a direct Suicide Squad sequel are all supposedly still in the works, but have now been put on the backburner.

‘Arrow’ Gets A New Showrunner Heading Into Season Seven

Now we officially have word that all of the CW-DC television shows have officially been renewed for new seasons.  There is now a bit of a shake up happening at the helm of the eldest show, Arrow as well throughout a few of the other show.

Co-executive producer Beth Schwartz has been promoted to executive producer and sole showrunner for the upcoming seventh season. Now, current Arrow executive producer/co-showrunner Wendy Mericle is departing at the end of the current Season 6. Marc Guggenheim is taking a back seat on the two series he co-created and has been executive producing/co-showrunning, Arrow (alongside Mericle) and Legends of Tomorrow (alongside Phil Klemmer). He is transitioning to an executive consultant role on both shows. Current Legends co-showrunner Klemmer will become the sole showrunner in the upcoming fourth season.driving force behind all of the CW’s DC tv shows. Mericle has been on Arrow since after the pilot and a co-showrunner since Season 4.
“We are all so incredibly thrilled to announce Beth Schwartz as the new showrunner of Arrow,” Berlanti said. “She has been a source of some of the show’s most exciting and memorable moments from the beginning. Beth is a true leader and a captivating storyteller, and we all can’t wait for the audience to see what she and her team dream up as they take Arrow into its next big chapter.” Berlanti is the driving force behind the DC shows on the CW.

Guggenheim co-created Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow with Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV tweaked the leadership of two other DC series, co-created/co-showrun by Kreisberg, The Flash and Supergirl, earlier this season when he was fired over sexual harassment allegations. Berlanti stepped in for him, assuming additional responsibilities on both The Flash, where he worked closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing, and Supergirl, where he partnered with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller.  Helbing will continue as showrunner on The Flash and Rovner and Queller as showrunners on Supergirl. Salim Akil is the showrunner of freshman Black Lightning, renewed for Season 2.

 

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 79

 

Fresh off of C2E2 in Chicago, comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back to load you up with everything going on in the live-action worlds of Marvel and DC, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week, we get you the latest info on The Avengers, Eternals, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, New Mutants, Jessica Jones, Titans, Batgirl, Batman, Black Adam, Aquaman, Legends Of Tomorrow, Flash, Black Lightning, Arrow, Gotham, Krypton, Agents Of Shield, and Legion.

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