DCEU AQUAMAN Adds Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus

DCEU AQUAMAN Adds Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus

With the Wonder Woman hype machine about to go into gear and Justice League not far behind, news is beginning to trickle out about the forthcoming Aquaman film. The Jason Momoa led cast has added Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, according to THR. Lundgren, who portrayed such iconic villains as Ivan Drago in the Rocky franchise, will bring his talents to a role little known to all but the few die-hard Aquaman fans. Lundgren is no…

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Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

In an exclusive report from Variety today, Ben Affleck revealed that he and Warner Brothers have made the “mutual” decision to have him step down as director of the upcoming film “The Batman”. Affleck will remain under the cowl in role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, a role he took on in last year’s “Batman vs. Superman  – Dawn of Justice” before reprising the role in both “Suicide Squad” and in the upcoming “Justice League” film. Affleck will…

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Comics Cocktail: The Harley and the Ivy, When They Are Both Full Grown

Comics Cocktail: The Harley and the Ivy, When They Are Both Full Grown

In this first installment of Comics Cocktail, Capeless Associate Editor Lindsey Bass knocks back (more than) a couple of glasses of Maneschewitz while discussing the rumors swirling around the planned Harley Quinn film with Margo Robbie. Enjoy! Lindsey BassIt has been said that Fraction and Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals: Just the Tips was based on my personal life. Harley Quinn is my spirit animal. I’m not sure what all of this actually says about me as…

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Quick Hits: SUICIDE SQUAD

Quick Hits: SUICIDE SQUAD

We’ll be doing a full review later, but here are some quick thoughts on Suicide Squad. The first act is a bit of a mess, structurally. It powers through, but takes a while to get going. Beyond that, it was really solid. It suffered a tad from needing to cram the backstories of so many characters in, but they picked their battles pretty wisely. Margo Robbie was pitch-perfect. Will Smith was an unexpected highlight. He…

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DC Makes King’s BLACK DEATH IN AMERICA Free Online

DC Makes King’s BLACK DEATH IN AMERICA Free Online

As summer peeks around the corner and San Diego Comic Con creeps ever closer, Eisner season is rounding into form and DC Comics is making a push for readers to notice one of their few nominees, Tom King‘s Black Death in America. Originally released as a part of the 2016 Vertigo: CMYK anthology, DC announced today that they are releasing the story for free online download. The story can be downloaded via the ComiXology app or…

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Harley Quinn Movie Reportedly in Development

Harley Quinn Movie Reportedly in Development

Even though Suicide Squad won’t be out for a few more months, DC has enough faith in Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn that they are already considering making a spin-off movie about her. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robbie will be both staring and producing the untitled Harley Quinn movie, but it will not just be a solo film for the character. THR mentioned that the project will also help introduce several other female heroes and villains into the DC movie…

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First Trailer For NBC’s Superheroic Sitcom POWERLESS Leaks

First Trailer For NBC’s Superheroic Sitcom POWERLESS Leaks

With all of the superhero shows proliferating across television networks, it was inevitable that someone would decide to take a chance on a show which breaks the genre rules. Enter Powerless. NBC executive Jennifer Salke told IGN that “This is a world where superheroes are not only just on green screen out the window of this insurance office, but they’re also running into you on the street and wreaking havoc.” NBC optioned the DC Comics-based…

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Arrow Ratings Hold Steady For “Lost in the Flood”

Arrow Ratings Hold Steady For “Lost in the Flood”

Though total viewer ratings took a hit during the spring hiatus (as they always do), Arrow held its ground this week in the penultimate episode of the season. After a week which saw a slight uptick from 2.7 to 2.16 million viewers, this week’s episode, entitled “Lost in the Flood”, saw Arrow draw in 2.15 million viewers and a 3 share among the key 18-49 demographic. Arrow also continued its streak of outperforming fellow CW…

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Evidence of a Conspiracy Against DC?

Evidence of a Conspiracy Against DC?

The rivalry between DC Comics and Marvel Comics stretches back decades. Stan Lee intentionally fomented fan sentiment against what he referred to as the “distinguished competition” from the earliest days of the Marvel brand, and to great success. The rivalry between their modern media counterparts, DC Entertainment and Marvel Studios, is still in its early days, but the battle has heated up to a fever pitch this spring with the back-to-back releases of DC’s Batman…

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The Flash Movie Loses Its Director

The Flash Movie Loses Its Director

  Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will no longer be making his super-heroic directorial debut with Warner Bros feature film adaptation of The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, citing “creative differences” between himself and the studio. Warner Bros will retain the script that Grahame-Smith has penned for the movie, which is based on a treatment written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street). Ezra Miller debuted as the Flash…

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