Comic News Roundup 12/21/16

Comic News Roundup 12/21/16

Valiant Leads Week’s Early Reviews Marvel Hacked Overwatch Comic Banned in Russia Larson to Appear in Infinity War CBLDF Announced FCBD Title Comic News Roundup is a curated selection of news stories related to comic books, comic book films, and other associated media. Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer,…

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Marvel Among Victims of Latest Ourmine Hack

Marvel Among Victims of Latest Ourmine Hack

Marvel Entertainment was among several organizations which found themselves the target of a coordinated social media hack. An organization known as Ourmine Security Group briefly tok control of the Twitter accounts for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and the main Marvel Entertainment account. The most recent attack also targeted online streaming video giant Netflix. Ourmind has previously hacked the accounts of Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Buzzfeed,…

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DISCOURSE DISH: Ryan Potter and the Art of the Campaign

DISCOURSE DISH: Ryan Potter and the Art of the Campaign

Two weeks ago, I broke the story about Ryan Potter and the viral campaign #RyanPotterforTimDrake. Starting with a tweet that went semi-viral among DCEU and Batman fans, interest in Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) playing Tim Drake has only grown.  A successful Twitter campaign, #RyanPotterforTimDrake, peaked at #5 when it trended.  Afterward, Potter stoked fires by making a concept video of himself in character as Tim, playing out a fight scene. Since then, people really…

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Ryan Potter Drops Tim Drake Fight Scene Fan Film

Ryan Potter Drops Tim Drake Fight Scene Fan Film

Ben Affleck, just let Ryan Potter play Tim Drake already. This past Tuesday, I broke the story that Ryan Potter really wants to play Tim Drake in the DCEU.  Since then, fans have rallied in support, trending “#RyanPotterforTimDrake” on Twitter on Thursday.  That day, the Twitter campaign peaked at #5 on the trend list. Over the last couple of days, Potter posted several tweets about a “little something” he was working on.  He requested fans send him their best…

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Joe Manganiello Officially Cast as Deathstroke in DCEU

Joe Manganiello Officially Cast as Deathstroke in DCEU

After last week’s video-bomb by Justice League star Ben Affleck where he revealed footage of the infamous villain Deathstroke, speculation abounded as to whether the character would be appearing soon and who would play him. Today, in an interview first reported by The Wall Street Journal, DC Entertainment President and creative mastermind Geoff Johns announced that actor Joe Manganiello had officially been cast in the role of Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson. The 39-year old actor, who…

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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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What If Marvel Did A SUICIDE SQUAD?

What If Marvel Did A SUICIDE SQUAD?

There’s no denying that superhero film and television has gotten distinctly darker and more adult as of late. And some think the transition is only just beginning. With Daredevil and Jessica Jones Marvel has shown a distinct willingness to get down in the gutter, while Zack Snyder kicked off his attempt at a Justice League saga with one of the most serious (and literally dimly lit) superhero films we’ve seen to date. Recently, there’s even…

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Pacific Rim 2 Eyes 2018 Release Date

Pacific Rim 2 Eyes 2018 Release Date

Ever since Pacific Rim first appeared on the silver screen in 2013, fans have been eagerly awaiting a sequel to the mech and monster brawling blockbuster ever since. The road along the way has been bumpy for the project, but Legendary and Universal Pictures have finally announced when the franchise’s sequel will be hitting theaters. The Legendary Pictures sci-fi action film will storm into theaters on February 23, 2018 with Steven S. DeKnight in the director’s chair this…

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Fractured Reality: Marvel’s Multiple Cinematic Universe Problem

Fractured Reality: Marvel’s Multiple Cinematic Universe Problem

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade-and-change, you know that pop culture has entered the second age of the Super Hero Film. This year alone, studios have released five films featuring characters who debuted in the “funny pages”, with Deadpool, Batman V. Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Age of Apocalypse, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows serving as their respective studios’ tentpole films for the year. As of…

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WONDER WOMAN First Female-Helmed Film With $100 Million Budget

WONDER WOMAN First Female-Helmed Film With $100 Million Budget

Superhero films are currently Hollywood’s bread and butter, amassing profits in the billions and serving as tentpoles for entire years’ worth of productions. Until now, they have always been a male-centric enterprise, but the game is about to change with Wonder Woman. Warner Brothers recently wrapped principal photography on the Wonder Woman solo film, starring Gal Godot and directed by award-winning filmmaker Patty Jenkins. At a glance, it seems like a no-brainer that Wonder Woman would be…

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