In a major announcement, Jonathan Majors (LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, DA 5 BLOODS) is now headed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and in a major way, no pun intended. Majors has joined the sequel to ANT-MAN AND THE WASP in a lead role and according to sources at DEADLINE, it as the super-villain, KANG THE CONQUEROR.
The sources close to the trad also mentioned that there could be a twist with how the character of Kang is featured in future films, but as of now he is likely to be one of the main villains in the next installment in the franchise. In the comics Kang is a time-traveling entity who had battles with everyone from Thor to Spider-Man to the entire Avengers team.
Peyton Reed who has directed the first two ANT-MAN films is returning to helm the third one which stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.
Another interesting fact about the character is that he is a possible descendant of the FANTASTIC FOUR’s Reed Richards from the future more so the 31st century. So this may have a tie-in to the future FF film in the MCU but we have to see.
The cast around the misfits known as DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is steadily growing as it has now added former CHICAGO P.D. star, Lisseth Chavez as Esperanze “Spooner” Cruz heading into the show’s sixth season.
Cruz who is described as tough and self-sufficient,lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of — and defense against — space aliens. And while some might call her paranoid, she calls it being prepared. A survivor of a childhood alien encounter, Spooner now believes she has the ability to communicate telepathically with aliens — making her the perfect recruit for Waverider captains Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) and the Legends who, in season six, will be hunting down extraterrestrials who have been displaced throughout history. If you recall in the season finale Sara is abducted by aliens.
Executive producer Grainne Godfrey goes on to describe Chavez’ Cruz by saying that “She is a young Latinx woman from Texas, who was kidnapped by aliens and has a third for vengeance. She’s not going to be the loveable losers that we normally have, she’s going to be pretty tough and gives it to the other Legends and they’re going to have to react to her and I think it’s going to throw them off their feet a little bit.”
The LEGENDS will return for a sixth season in 2021.
DC’s group of doomed souls have not gone on their final wild adventure as of yet. DOOM PATROL has been renewed for a third season at HBO MAX.
“On behalf of the wonderful cast, writers and crew, we are thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to return to Doom Manor. And we are especially thankful for our partners at Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television, DC Universe and, of course, HBO Max,” said executive producer Jeremy Carver.
The superhero series debuted on the DC Universe streaming platform for its inaugural season. Its sophomore season streamed on both the DC Universe and HBO MAX. Now it seems as if the superhero show is going to fully be an HBO MAX series going forward.
“DOOM PATROL came to HBO Max with an already deep and passionate fan base and has risen to the top as one of the most watched Max Originals on the platform,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “The series sits well in our portfolio and we are glad to greenlight a third season to continue this distinctive style of storytelling that resonates so well with critics and fans alike.”
DOOM PATROL stars Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele, Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor aka Negative Man, Diane Guerrero as Jane aka Crazy Jane, April Bowlby as Rita Farr aka Elasti-Woman and Joivan Wade as Victor Stone aka Cyborg.
After a long and exciting day of the first ever DC FanDome we close it out with Aisaha Tyler and THE BATMAN director, Matt Reeves. Reeves talks about the story about it being a Year Two version of Batman and him strategize how to take down the criminal enterprises of Gotham.
After praising the cast which includes Paul Dano as The Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, John Tuturro as Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis as Alfred and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon he goe to speak on further expanding the world the the Gotham PD series coming to HBO MAX along with Terrance Winter (BOARDWALK EMPIRE).
He further joked about how Christian Bale gave advice to Robert Pattinson about the Batsuit and being able to go “relieve” yourself in it.
And the world received its first teaser trailer of the film check it out.
SHAZAM! came through the feature film scene light a lightning bolt….ok bad pun I’ll stop. But none the less after the amazing feature debut of the big cheese starring Ashar Angel as Billy Batson and Zachary Levi as SHAZAM.
Levi started the panel in a “SHAZOOM” and attempted to take fan questions to none of which he could actually answering. But then he brings in Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Megan Good and Faithe Herman. After Zachary says that he had made his own Zach cut of the film, director David F. Sandberg showed up.
In a surprise legendary comedian SINBAD joins the panel and jokes about the theory that he was in a movie (that didnt exist) called SHAZAM. Followed up by Adam Brody we then get the official title of the sequel and its SHAZAM:FURY OF THE GODS.
During DC FanDome a surprise Milestone Comics panel featuring Denys Cowan, Reginald Hudlin, Jim Lee, Phil Lamarr moderated by Marc Bernardin, it was announced by Reginald Hudlin that a STATIC SHOCK feature film is currently in the works.
The question about the characters and if there were any plans for the characters to move forward in the different forms of multimedia. It is there that the plans for a feature film for Virgil Hawkins are currently in the works.
Static Shock has been one of the most requested comic characters to return to the screen, especially since people have been able to rewatch it through the DC Universe app. Phil Lamarr voice the titular character.
This is a major development and the others made sure to not forget about characters such as Icon and Hardware. It was revealed that the comic series will return to publishing in February of 2021
After years of waiting we finally are moving forward with the story of Barry Allen a.k.a the Scarlet Speedster in THE FLASH.
During DC FanDome the director, Andy Muschietti, writer Christina Hobson, producer Barbara Muschietti and the flash himself Ezra Miller began to break down some of the things to expect in the film.
Many praised the creative eye of Muschietti and what he is expected to bring to the project. We also saw new concept art which showed us the Flash’s new suit which is more streamline and organic which will be designed and created by Bruce Wayne which can be assumed that one is Ben Affleck’s and it MUST be noted that the BATMAN we see is Michael Keaton’s Dark Knight.
Andy Muschietti teased us as if we were going to get a sneak peek of maybe some footage but none the less we were Rick Rolled.
We still will have to wait but one thing we do know is that THE FLASH will hit theaters June 2, 2022
Director James Gunn himself kicked off this panel to much hype and proceeded to let everyone know that he is still working on the film. Joining Gunn in the panel were the cast of the movie and we found out who people were playing in the film. The biggest surprises to see were who Idris Elba, Nathan Fillion and Pete Davidson were playing.
Patty Jenkins along with Pedro Pascal, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Gal Gadot all joined to kick off the first ever DC Fandome. Patty Jenikis spoke on how she wanted to make sure to bring the Wonder Woman 84 film to the fans in theaters.
While they were talking video questions from the fans and special fan in Venus Williams who asked would Wonder Woman and Cheetah but aside their differences to play doubles in tennis. The we ALL were treated to a video FAN question from a VERY SPECIAL GUEST in the original Wonder Woman herself, LYNDA CARTER.
We however finally did get a 2nd trailer and WOW JUST WOW