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Legends of Tomorrow first look

CW is quickly becoming the DC comics TV network and while CBS is definitely able to pump more money into Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow looks like it has a much more interesting premise. Unfortunately the lower budget is really obvious when you look at the ambitious special effects.

Special effects are something both Arrow and Flash have struggled with, but this show seems to use way more and it looks really bad. Legends of Tomorrow is still a year out, so it is possible that the effects shown are not fully finished. It’s a really ambitious project so let’s all hope that they pull it off.

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Supergirl extended trailer

For anyone that saw the Black Widow spoof on SNL and thought “I really want to see that movie” Supergirl could be the show for you.

Unfortunate similarities with the SNL skit aside, the effects are impressive. Check it out.


Avengers: Age of Ultron spoiler review

Now that the movie is out, at least in some parts of the world, avoiding spoilers is going to be increasingly difficult. If you haven’t seen the movie, and want to remain spoiler free, then don’t read any further.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron review – non-spoiler

The Age of Ultron is upon us.

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Big Hero 6 review

Big Hero 6 is loosely based on the Marvel comic of the same name. The plot revolves around 14 year old boy genius Hiro Hamada, voiced by Ryan Potter, as he struggles to come to terms with the death of his older brother Tadashi.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Review

A human, an assassin, a man out for vengeance, a genetically engineered raccoon and a living tree team up in Disney/Marvels most ambitious film yet, but could it also be their best?

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review

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Since the end of the first film, everything appears to be going great for Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spider-Man. He’s graduating from high school and taking down mobsters, but even though it looks like his life is perfect he’s still haunted by the memory of Gwen Stacy’s father and the promise that he made and broke. (more…)


Lex Luthor and Alfred have been cast

Lex Luthor will be played by Jesse Eisenberg in the upcoming Batman-Superman movie.

The news comes just two weeks after the studio announced that the movie’s release date would be push back to May 2016, a full ten months later than originally expected.

There has been much speculation surrounding who would play Lex, with Bryan Cranston being somewhat of a fan favourite. It might be worth noting that Eisenberg’s name never really came up during the speculation, which may be because of his age. It seems that fans wanted casting to skew a little older with the icon villain. (more…)


Amazing Spider-Man 2 first trailer

Okay so there is a lot of stuff packed into this trailer, but will the movie feel as crowded?

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The last time we had a Spider-Man movie with this many villains it led to the entire franchise being rebooted, so it’s a little surprising to see so many crammed into this sequel. Except this time it looks like there may be a good plan behind it and it was mentioned in the first film.

Oscorp seems to be at the centre of all things superpower related. Peter Parker was bitten by one of their genetically altered spiders and now it looks like the company may be responsible for not only these villains, but future ones as well.

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In the above still from the trailer you can see what looks like robotic wings and tentacles, which will likely belong to Vulture and Doctor Octopus in future Spider-Man films. This level of planning makes up for a lot of the worries about the overcrowded roster of villains as it seems like Harry Osborn, who will be the Green Goblin, is sort of a ring leader with Rhino and Electro almost as henchmen.

Though it’s a lot more organised than the three random villains from the third Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie, it is a little disappointing that Jamie Fox’s Electro doesn’t seem to be the main bad guy despite being at the centre of the ad campaign.

Dane Dehaan’s version of Harry Osborn has apparently skipped his dad to take on the title, which could mean that this time it will be the father avenging his son rather than the other way around. The big question is which one will kill Gwen Stacy?

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There have been a number of other interesting sightings in the trailer. The above picture may or may not be Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat nothing is really confirmed about who Felicity Jones is playing.

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Then there is this strange part that is a little confusing. If Shailene Woodley was cut from the film then why is she still in the trailer? Maybe she’ll just be ‘girl who almost gets crushed by car’ rather than the much more well known character Mary Jane Watson.

What do you think? Check out the trailer and leave your thoughts in the comments below.


Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman

After months of speculation about whether Wonder Woman would even be in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, it has been confirmed that Gal Gadot, best known for her role in the Fast and the furious franchise, has got the role.

Gal GadotFirst off, even if Gadot is excellent in the role, this cast is getting pretty crowded and with a movie that now has at least three superheroes, with more rumoured to appear, what hope do any of the supporting characters have. Even though as a fan I have personally always preferred DC to Marvel, I have to admit Marvel studios have done a better job of creating a shared cinematic universe. They may be calling this a sequel to Man of Steel, but it is looking more and more like a rushed Justice League movie.

As for the casting, it’s hard to deny that there are plenty of actresses that would have been better for the role. Hopefully Gadot’s audition was amazing and she deserved the part, but it seems like casting a young, model with little acting experience might not be the best idea considering Wonder Woman has to appeal to both women and men. It’s a common complaint in movies that really slim women are cast to preform really elaborate fight scenes that no one actually believes they’d be able to do. If she is going to have to stand next to Batman and Superman she better beef up and look the part. On that topic, the costume is probably going to need a serious update if they want it to be taken seriously in this gritty DC universe. Short shorts probably aren’t going to cut it.

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A lot of fans wanted Gina Carano to play the Amazon warrior, which would have been a pretty interesting casting considering that Carano is a MMA fighter. Gadot and Carano both come from the Fast and the Furious films, but it’s easy to see why Carano would be the more fitting choice and she actually does resemble both the comic book character and the actress who played Wonder Woman in the TV series. Personally, I thought they should go older and cast a more experienced actress like Kate Beckinsale. Still, since the casting is official it’s only far that Gadot is given a chance to prove everyone wrong and hopefully Wonder Woman’s first live action movie appearance will be memorable for the right reasons.

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.