And this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Women have had to do it for years, playing the love interests to the likes of Spiderman and Iron Man. It’s time to let a lady run this shit, and Chris Pine has the right attitude. ”I think in the world today we’ve had plenty enough of male-driven everything,” he told Total Film. “It’s finally time to see how wonderful the world can be with beautiful, strong intelligent women kicking some major ass.” Chris will be playing Wonder Woman’s main love interest in the upcoming film, starring Gal Gadot.
This is a change for Chris. In the past he’s played Captain Kirk in Star Trek, and Jack Ryan in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. It sounds like he’ll have fun switching it up though. More »
If you’re not obsessed with superhero movies, fear not. I’m not sure you have to be to enjoy Zack Snynder‘s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, or at least the trailer. The new one dropped yesterday and it’s loaded with quippy dialogue between Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). While Clark criticizes Batman for living “above the law,” Bruce gives Superman shit for being an alien. It’s kind of hilarious actually.
But who is putting these two heroes against each other? Seems like it’s Lex Luther, who’s played by Jesse Eisenberg. While I found that choice a little surprising, the man is CREEPY. This role is far from the geeky stoner kids of days past (remember him in Adventureland?). During the trailer Lex yells, “If man won’t kill God, the devil will do it!” Yikes! More »
Hell to the motherf*ckin yes! We’ve been waiting, oh, I don’t know only our entire lives for the Wonder Woman movie, and finally we have the first semblance of proof that it’s really. Really really real! Gal Gadot who stars as our favorite lady superhero, also known for her role in the two most recent Fast & Furious films. She recently posted this photo to her Instagram, and it was also finally released by Warner Bros.
In the photo she dons Amazon princess garb, including the headpiece and gold cuffs we all know and love. More »
Yay Krysten Ritter! After Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23 kind of bombed (it was cancelled after two seasons) I was hoping she wouldn’t go away, because she’s an awesome actress and unique personality. Welp, Marvel has found her a home in the new Jessica Jones series on Netflix, where Ritter plays the former superhero turned private investigator who drinks like a fish and can kick serious ass. The first trailer is creepy as hell, but the latest one gives us even more Jessica (originated from Marvel’s Alias comic), who is short tempered, snarky and likes to wear leather jackets. As if that’s not enough to get you to want to watch, she gets into tons of fights (to save lives, of course) and gets to have sex with hottie Luke Cage (Mike Colter). Woohoo! Netflix is going to break on November 20th, that is for damn sure.
Ugh Beyonce just gets cooler everyday, she’s even nerdy cool! Last night was Ciara‘s 30th birthday party, and of course, it was a costume party because Halloween is around the corner. It looks like there was a bit of a superhero theme going, because Ciara went as Catwoman, her boyfriend Russell Wilson as Batman, and various other celebs like Kelly Rowland and Lily Collins went dressed up too. But how fierce did Beyonce look as Storm from X-Men? That white hair, those contacts, that cape ready to defy gravity–she really had it down. More »
Are you a fan of comics? Then get excited about January 2016, because as Marvel Comics revealed in a Tweet yesterday we’ll be getting “Earth’s Mightiest Kiss” between Thor and Captain America. Although it’s not quite the Thor and Captain America you know thanks to the Marvel Movies Universe. If you’ve kept up with the comics (or just casually read about it online), then you know the current Marvel Comics Universe doesn’t feature Steve Rogers as Captain America and the actual god of thunder as Thor. Nope, Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, is the new Captain America and the new Thor is none other than Jane Foster, Natalie Portman‘s character in the movies. But still! They’re kissing! More »
A sneak peek at "Niobe: She is Life"
Shouts-out to our intern Iris B. for tagging me on this photo because, yassss! Now, I know I’m hella late to the party, and all the cool comic-reading kids are going to want to kick me out, but in the next few months it looks like I’ll be purchasing my very first comic books. As a kid, I was never interested and also really wasn’t exposed to the world of comics, but you can’t really work with someone like Trent for three years and not begin to develop some interest. Now that two of my favorite people are about to release their own comics—Ta-Nehisi Coates is taking on Black Panther, and Amandla Stenberg has created Niobi—my body and mind are ready for a deep dive. Click inside for more about Stenberg‘s latest project!
WW's main man
In March of this year, we first heard that Chris Pine was being considered as the new Green Lantern in the forthcoming reboot of the superhero movie franchise … but in May, we learned that he was also being considered for the role of Steve Trevor, the love interest in the forthcoming Wonder Woman stand-alone film. Today we learn from The Wrap that Chris has officially signed on to play Wonder Woman / Diana Prince‘s love interest in her forthcoming series of movies. Personally, considering the other big roles that Pine is already committed to (chief among them as Captain James T. Kirk in the new Star Trek films), I think the smaller role of Steve Trevor in the WW movies is the perfect part for him. This is really great news, I think. More »
"The season is being described as Daredevil Vs. The Punisher!"
Earlier this month, we learned that actor Jon Bernthal has been cast as The Punisher / Frank Castle in the forthcoming second season of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix. It is commonly known that both Daredevil and The Punisher are both heroes that fight the forces of evil in NYC (tho, in very different ways). But, that’s not to suggest that the two heroes are necessarily friends. Today we hear that The Punisher will be featured heavily in season two of Marvel’s Daredevil but NOT as a villain per se … which means that the TV show story will very likely follow the adversarial story between these two that has been told and retold in the Marvel comic books. The season is being described as “Daredevil vs. The Punisher“, which has a really nice ring to me. More »
Batman begins again
Back in March we learned that DC Comics was planning to update the costumes for both Wonder Woman and Superman in upcoming issues of their respective comic book titles and today we learn that they are also giving Batman a new costume as well. Back when the news about WW and Supes‘s new looks, it was revealed that Batman was also getting new armor but today we get to see what is underneath that armor. Of course, Bat‘s new look is black … but as you can see below, it’s pretty slick and, I think, a great style update. BUT BE WARNED: The first look at Batman‘s new comic book costume comes with a MAJOR spoiler about the comic book story. Proceed with caution. More »