Want a first look at the final season of Lucifer? Did you hear details have emerged from a leaked pilot script for Superman & Lois? Is there a post-credits scene for Birds of Prey? Could the future of the DC Extended Universe be brighter than the MCU? What does Scott Derrickson think of Sam Raimi replacing him on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.
Entertainment Weekly has a first look at the return of Inbar Lavi as Eve in the fifth and final season of Lucifer.
A new survey found a group of Star Wars fans much more into Marvel Comics 77.8% than DC Comics 46.1%.
this is SO EMBARRASSING lmao pic.twitter.com/Puz15LEzdg
— lana ??? @themycira February 4, 2020
Michael Strahan accidentally referred to Birds of Prey as being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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During season 6 of Arrow, there was a point that Oliver didn’t want to be the Green Arrow but he still needed to go on missions. Costume Designer Maya Mani wanted some sort of disguise that feels tactical and cool. The goggle was initially conceptualized for Diggle before he was become full Spartan. I think in the end we ended up with something much simpler and less customized. @cw_arrow @stephenamell #greenarrow #oliverqueen #mayorqueen #tactical #season6 #concept #illustration #costume #design
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Here’s an unused design for a suit Oliver Queen could have worn when he didn’t want to be Arrow anymore.
Spider-Man helmer Sam Raimi expressed interest in directing a Marvel Studios movie as far back as 2015.
The Birds of Prey look like they belong in a museum in this banner that resembles a classic kind of painting.
The pilot script for Superman & Lois has leaked online, and it seems some other DC characters may appear.Continue Reading Superhero Bits
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Looking for some good movies to keep you occupied while self-quarantining at home these days? How about watching some certified classics like Lawrence Of Arabia, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Miracle Worker, The Manchurian Candidate, Sweet Bird Of Youth, The Longest Day, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? , The Music Man, Birdman Of Alcatraz, Dr. No the first James Bond film, Days Of Wine And Roses, Jules And Jim, Divorce Italian Style, Lolita? I could go on and on with these films and several others which all have one thing in common. They were all released in 1962.
And now with so much time on your hands you can see for yourself why film critic Stephen Farber and veteran exhibition executive Michael McClellan are out to prove that 1962 is in hindsight – 58 years later – unquestionably the best year ever in the history of cinema. And with the publication of their new book “Cinema ’62: The Greatest Year At The Movies” they make a pretty convincing case. An amazing bunch of movies, domestically and internationally came out that year, a watershed moment in the history of cinema and perfect for streaming in dark times.Dr. No MGM/UA
Of course talk to other film historians and 90% of them might tell you that it was actually 1939 that remains now and forever the greatest year for movies. That has always been the main school of thought when it comes to this question. Gone With The Wind, The Wizard Of Oz, Stagecoach, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Wuthering Heights and so many other timeless classics came out that year. So if you are more inclined to binge ’39 have at it. But in the compelling read that is their 252 page book, Farber and McClellan beg to differ. It’s no knock on ’39 , or any other year for that matter. They just think the proper answer to the question also posed in ads for American Graffiti : Where were you in ’62? would be, to quote the late great critic Pauline Kael who was at the beginning of her career then, “I lost it at the movies”.
1962 incidentally was the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis that sent millions of people into their supermarkets hoarding toilet paper, canned goods, water and basically emptying shelves that October when it appeared we were on the brink of nuclear war with the Soviet Union. But, unlike our current crisis, movie theatres didn’t close, a relief for filmmakers and audiences considering the high quality of cinema that defined that year and has stood the test of time, as Farber and McClellan argue.The Music Man Warner Bros.
Actually in a foreward he wrote for this book, Oscar winning writer/director and film maven Bill Condon agrees that for...
Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.
So the world’s falling apart and you’ve turned to your superhero stories for comfort! Welcome! This week tackled a bunch of “fun” topics like murder, transphobia, and prematurely saying goodbye to longtime friends because contracts were about to expire and networks felt the need to write them off. Fun stuff! By and large, everyone did a solid job. The Flash is the only series that’s currently struggling a bit in the narrative department, but I think they ultimately have a point. Let’s dive in!The Farewell
One of my first pieces here at /Film was an article lamenting what Legends of Tomorrow would lose by saying goodbye to Ray Palmer and Nora Darhk. One is a constant beacon of hope and optimism, even in the darkest of times, the other a symbol insisting that your trauma doesn’t get to define you. The idea of losing them has been heart-wrenching since it was announced.
While the writers did their best to give a good reason for the departure and a solid farewell episode, it did little to make the farewell any easier. Obviously, the most difficult part of this story was always going to be seeing Ray say goodbye to Nate.
The SteelAtom friendship is, to this day, one of the best on-screen depictions of male friendship I’ve ever seen. There’s not an ounce of toxicity to it. It’s just bros being bros doing bro stuff all the while loving each other as fiercely as all men should be allowed to.
We all watched the same show, I’m not going to recap their goodbye. We all saw it, most of us ugly cried. It sucked. I will miss Ray and Nora forever.Dream on Dreamer
No I’m not sorry for getting Cascada stuck in your head. This week’s episode of Supergirl finally buckled down and gave us some Dreamer content. While it was worth the wait, let’s not go another half season without giving the gal something to do, yeah?
Nia decides to take things into her own hands after a transphobic creep starts targeting trans women to get to Dreamer. He doesn’t think that she’s the right kind of symbol for his “good” and “right” community. When you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes, and Mr. “Good” – no, his character name wasn’t even worth remembering – played a real, real stupid game.
We fittingly see Dreamer angrier than we’ve ever seen her in the past. There is a plague trying to wipe out her community, and she’s going to eradicate that plague no matter how hard Kara pleads with her to let a system that’s consistently failed her and her trans brothers and...
One of the few good things about not reporting box office numbers at the moment is that we don’t have to see how audiences around America ignore the critically acclaimed, underseen fare in favor of the bad popcorn flick of the month. But it turns out that, even with movie theaters closed around the country, things don’t change much.
Last week, both Bloodshot and Birds of Prey, two comic book movies with wildly different critical receptions, hit digital platforms early amid coronavirus COVID-19 concerns. But despite the abysmal critical reception to Bloodshot which sits at 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, and favorable reviews of Birds of Prey 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, Bloodshot came out on top in video-on-demand sales.
Sony’s Bloodshot and Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey were both made available for purchase on digital platforms on March 24, a big day of digital releases of theatrical films. It was an early digital release for the films, both of which had only recently debuted in theaters — Bloodshot on March 13 and Birds of Prey on February 7.
Bloodshot had seen low box office returns in the weekend it hit theaters, mostly owing to the fact that it was one of the last films to hit theaters before mass coronavirus-affected closures and shutdowns. But you’d hope that audiences were also staying away from the Vin Diesel-starring dud, which /Film reviewer Chris Evangelista called “a big snooze.” Meanwhile, Birds of Prey was considered a box office disappointment for Warner Bros. despite the film’s positive reviews over Cathy Yan’s stylish direction and star Margot Robbie’s gonzo performance, but some of us held out hope that more audiences would “discover” the film once it hit VOD. Unfortunately, it seems more people sought out Bloodshot, which was No. 3 on the list of top 10 best-selling digital releases on FandangoNOW, Fandango’s digital platform. Birds of Prey fell just behind it at No. 4.
However, great movies like The Invisible Man and Onward both did take the top spots, so there’s hope yet. But it seems in the time of self-quarantine, even people bored out of their minds would rather watch Vin Diesel sleepily punch people than watch the candy-colored fun time that is Birds of Prey.
Here is Fandango’s full list of 10 top VOD purchases this week:The Invisible Man Universal – $19.99 Onward Disney – $19.99 Bloodshot Sony – $19.99 Birds of Prey Warner Bros. – $19.99 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony – $4.99 1917 Universal – $5.99 I Still Believe Lionsgate – $19.99 The Way Back Warner Bros. – $19.99 Dolittle Universal – $19.99 The Hunt Universal – $19.99