THE BATMAN Now Has Its Riddler In Paul Dano

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Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN now has its Edward Nygma aka The Riddler in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and 12 YEARS A SLAVE actor, Paul Dano.

Dano will be potentially the main villain going up against Robert Pattinson’s Batman in what is said to be a noir detective film.

 

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Jonah Hill No Longer In Talks To Join THE BATMAN

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The world of comic book fandom went gaga when it was announced the Academy Award nominee, Jonah Hill was in talks to board Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN in an undisclosed villain role. The rumor mill began to circulate like crazy as to which member of the caped crusaders Rogue’s Gallery he would be portraying. The top two being The Riddler or The Penguin.

Well not all of that anticipation has to be quenched as it is being reported by Deadline that Hill is no longer in talks to join the film in any capacity. This is sad but hopefully Hill’s next role will still be one that has audiences clamoring.

VENOM 2 Adds Another Villain To Give The Anti-Hero Trouble

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We already know that Carnage played by Woody Harrelson will be the main villain in the Andy Serkis directed sequel VENOM 2. Now we are finding out that symbiote wielding serial killer will have company.

Shriek from the comics has been incorporated into the plot of the Venom sequel which due in theaters on Oct. 2, 2020. This makes perfect sense because of Shriek’s history  as the sonic-powered accomplice and romantic interest of serial killer Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage. It will be interesting to see the two of them torment Tom Hardy’s anti-hero, Venom

A little bit of backstory on Shriek she was a drug dealer named Frances Barrison  who became the volatile Shriek after severe trauma allow her latent mutant powers to emerge. In the comics, those powers include sonic energy blasts, flight, and the ability to stir up dark and violent emotions in others.

 

THE BATMAN Has Its Catwoman In Zoë Kravitz

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Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN is steadily taking shape with an extremely solid cast. With Robert Pattinson taking on the role of a young caped crusader, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner and Jonah Hill currently in talks to play a villain.  Now we know who will be Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, it is PRETTY LITTLE LIARS star, Zoë Kravitz.

Kravitz now adds her name to the of extraprdinary women who have snapped the whip as Selina Kyle.  Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway in the film world. On the Gotham TV series, Kyle was played by Cameron Bicondova. Halle Berry also portrayed a version of Catwoman as did Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt in the BATMAN 1960’s series.

Kravitz’s leant her voice to THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE in which she played…yes, Catwoman.

THE BATMAN is set to hit theaters June 25, 2021.

Emmy Award Winner Wayne Brady Joins Cast Of BLACK LIGHTNING As Gravedigger

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The third season of BLACK LIGHTNING on the CW is underway and while many are hurrying to get to the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover, this season in itself is revving up with action. Now we are being alerted to another too talent getting in on that action.

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Nominee, Wayne Brady has joined the cast in the recurring role of Tyson Sykes aka “Gravedigger”. Brady is set to beging appearing in the beginning of 2020.

Sykes is a World War II-era member of the U.S. military who became a “super soldier” after a secret experiment gifted him with enhanced strength, agility, tactical genius, and hand-to-hand combat expertise. After the war, Sykes defected to the country of Markovia rather than return to a segregated America. His aim to create a sovereign land for metahumans within Markovia sets him on a collision course with the ASA and Black Lightning.

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BLACK LIGHTNING stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a former olympian and high school principal who takes back up the mantle of his vigilante persona to help save his town of Freeland. He is also joined in his fight by bis two super powered daughters, genius wife and adopted father. It airs Mondays 9e/8c on THE CW.

 

Marvel’s HELSTROM On Hulu Announces Its First Cast Members

After it was announced that GHOST RIDER would not be moving forward on HULU it was also said that Marvel Studios wanted to control the Marvel television properties. Even though it was said HELSTROM would move forward on the on the streaming platform there were some who were unsure of its future. Well this is a pretty safe assurance that all systems are go on the fiery series.

The main cast of the supernatural superhero series has been announced and it includes alum from both FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, HOMELAND and THE ROYALS.

HELSTROM will be led by Tom Austen (THE ROYALS) and Sydney Lemmon (FEAR THE WALKING DEAD) as supposed serial killer offspring Daimon Helstrom and Ana Helstrom. Plagued by their family background  the duo will hunt after the world’s vilest of the vile while dealing with some family drama of their own. Elizabeth Marvel(HOMELAND, UNBELIEVABLE)  will play the long-institutionalized Victoria Helstrom RAISING DION’s Ariana Guerra, BALLERS Robert Wisdom, June Carryl and Alain Uy will also star in the live action series.

Check out the character breakdowns below.

Tom Austen (GRANTCHESTER, THE ROYALS) as Daimon Helstrom – A professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist, Daimon has no illusions about saving a world he has no patience for; he just hopes he can help a few of the people closest to him. In his battle against a hidden world, Daimon is determined to root out demons as they arise, and will not stop until they’re vanquished.

Sydney Lemmon (FEAR THE WALKING DEAD) as Ana Helstrom – By day, Ana runs a successful auction house and suffers no fools, but her true interest lies in hunting down those who hurt others. Traumatized by her father as a child, Ana is driven to rid the world of those like him, even as she secretly worries her father will return.

Elizabeth Marvel (Homeland, The Meyerowitz Stories) as Victoria Helstrom – Plagued by demons both real and imagined, Victoria has been institutionalized for twenty years. While she struggles to be herself, she hopes to repair her relationship with her children.

Robert Wisdom (Ballers, Watchmen) as Caretaker – Caretaker is a guardian of knowledge of the occult. He uses his knowledge and his relationship with Ana to help keep demonic forces at bay.

June Carryl (Mindhunter, Dead Women Walking) as Dr. Louise Hastings – A psychologist with a strong faith but an open mind, Hastings is head of the psychiatric hospital where Victoria is being monitored. She has watched over the Helstrom family for years, caring for them as best she can.

Ariana Guerra (Raising Dion, Insatiable) as Gabriella Rosetti – A woman balancing logic and faith, Gabriella arrives from the Vatican to help Daimon and Hastings uncover cases of demonic possession. She wants to save everyone she can, including Daimon.

Alain Uy (The Passage, Paper Tigers) as Chris Yen – Yen is Ana’s business partner and her closest friend — some would say surrogate brother. He carries out the bulk of the auction house’s responsibilities and assists Ana with whatever she needs.

Last Son Of Krypton Poses With The Last Son Of Krypton In This New Crisis Image

Everything is coming up Superman with this new image of both Brandon Routh and Tyler Hoechlin both suited up as the man of steel in this photo taken over the weekend. Routh will suit up as the KINGDOM COME version of Superman and Hoechlin is the current Arrowverse version.

Both are suiting up for the big CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover event this December on The CW. Tom Welling from SMALLVILLE is also set to appear as Clark Kent, it has not been confirmed if he also will have the “S” on his chest