Leonardo DiCaprio Reportedly The Favorite To Play The Joker In Upcoming Scorsese Produced Solo Film

The last few weeks have no been so kind on Warner Bros. and the DCEU, with rumors running rampant all over the web. From seeming confirmation that Ben Affleck wasn't going to be Batman in Matt Reeves' upcoming solo movie (Which has since been debunked), to the news that a Joker movie was in the works without Jared Leto, its become hard to track whats real and whats fake. Well it seems the last bit about a Joker movie may actually be true, as the studio seem to already have an actor in mind to take over in the role. None other than Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly the top choice to play the lead in the project, which will be produced by Leo's longtime collaborator Martin Scorcese (The Wolf of Wall Street).

The rumor was reported by The Hollywood Reporter, who claim Warner Bros. are hoping Scorsese will help lower DiCaprio to the project. It sounds like it will be a solo DC based project outside of the expanded universe, amongst many others the studio has in the pipeline. With the DCEU having struggled in the past, this could be a cool way to see a different (And maybe even better) take on certain characters. The movie was thought to be a Joker origin story, but apparently will follow him as a crime boss in Gotham. Its certainly sounds like a film up both Scorsese and DiCaprio's alley, and it will be directed by Hangover director Todd Phillips.
The choice is certainly inspired, as DiCaprio has proven time and time again he is one of the greatest actors of our generation. He has finally earned himself an Oscar, and we've seen the rage and passion he has brought to roles that are required by any actor who plays a role as iconic as The Joker. The only problem comes with Jared Leto, who is portraying the current DCEU version of the character. The actor is reportedly not happy with the idea of DiCaprio simultaneously playing the role, which is very understandable.
While DiCaprio's version will be completely separate from the other DC movies (We won't see him facing Ben Affleck's Batman at any point), it may be a hard idea for audiences to get behind. For one thing, despite how passionate he was of the role, Leto's portrayal of The Joker in Suicide Squad was not well received. The actor had many of his scenes cut, and also had the misfortune of proceeding Heath Ledger's brilliant performance. DiCaprio's Joker could be a match made in heaven, and give us a worthy Clown Prince of Crime up there with Ledger and Jack Nicholson's iconic versions. 
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So what do you think of the idea of DiCaprio as The Joker? Do you think he'd be a better fit for the role then Jared Leto? Let us know below!

Riz Ahmed Joins Tom Hardy In Sony's 'Venom' Movie; Could He Be Playing Carnage?

Ever since the character's less then stellar appearance in Spider-Man 3, Venom hasn't made his way to the big screen since. Well after several years in development hell, Sony finally seems to have gotten their act together on a solo Venom film. Just a few months ago, we learned that acclaimed actor Tom Hardy had been cast in the title role of Eddie Brock. We also found out Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) would be directing the projecting, and it will apparently have an R rating. Despite speculation about whether it will or will not take place in the MCU, we now have gotten our second bit of casting news. 

According to Variety, Riz Ahmed has joined Venom in a key role as a fan favorite Marvel character. While there's many candidates to speculate over, one clear choice is Cletus Kasady aka Carnage. We've already heard for sometime that Carnage would be the villain of the film, and would loosely adapt the famous Carnage vs. Venom comic. Ahmed is not the first person to come to mind when you think of Kasady from the comics, but seeing him face off against Hardy would certainly make for some great performances. 
Although the site suggest Ahmed is already in talks for the mystery role, apparently many other well known actors were up for the part including Matt Smith (Dr. Who), Pedro Pascal (Narcos), and Matthias Schoenaerts (Red Sparrow). All three are very accomplished actors, but really don't provide any clue as to who the character may be. Ahmed probably has the strongest chance considering his recent credit in the big screen Star Wars film Rogue One, as well as his acclaimed work as the lead in HBO's The Night Of
While we might not know much about the film right now, the Venom movie is certainly getting some exciting big names on board. Sony is banking of the film to start their own series of Spider-Man spinoffs, including the upcoming female led Silver and Black (Featuring characters Black Cat and Silver Sable). Its still is hard to tell whether Hardy's Venom (And possibly Ahmed's Carnage) will be featured in the MCU, but it would be exciting to see them face off against Tom Holland's Spidey. 
So what do you think of Riz Ahmed possibly playing Carnage? Is their another character you would like to see him play? Let us know below!

'Ant-Man and The Wasp' Reveals Cast Including The Likes Of Michelle Pfeiffer And Laurence Fishburne

The leaked Avengers: Infinity War trailer might've stolen the show at Marvel's Comic-Con panel this year, but there were some other exciting announcements made about upcoming solo movies as well. One such announcement was the reveal of the cast and characters that will be joining Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly's Ant-Man and Wasp, and the upcoming sequel to the 2015 film. Ant-Man was a surprise hit despite early troubles after losing director Edgar Wright, and took some liberties from the comics by making Hank Pym a 70 year old Michael Douglas, and his daughter as the new Wasp. But now we know who else will be joining the returning core cast of the first film (T.I., Michael Pena, Douglas, and more).

Marvel announced that Michelle Pfeiffer will be portraying Hank Pym's wife Janet van Dyne, the past Wasp who was thought to be dead after she was lost in quantum realm (A fate Scott Lang almost shared in the first movie). While both Hank and Hope believe Janet to be dead, this news basically confirms she is still somehow alive and will be making an appearance in the movie. Its unknown how important she will be to the plot, but its certainly exciting to see Pfieffer back in a comic book role (Previously Catwoman in Batman Returns) opposite Douglas.
Another big name announced was Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), who will be coming on born as Bill Foster. Foster was a colleague of Pym in the comics, who became Goliath and eventually the second Giant-Man in the comics. While its unlikely we'll see him suit up as Goliath in the film, its possible he had teamed up with Pym and Janet's Ant-Man and Wasp during their past missions. The other characters confirmed are Randall Park as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo and Walton Goggins as smaller villain Sonny Burch.
The new poster shown at Comic-Con featuring Lang, Van Dyne, Luis, Lang's daughter Cassie, and Pym
Lastly, we finally learned who the film's villain would be, and that's Ghost to be played by Hannah John-Kamen (Ready Player One). The character is typically and Iron Man villain in the comics, and invents a suit that allows them to become invisible. Given Ant-Man's smaller (And less impressive) rogues gallery, the character of Ghost seems like a good fit as a villain given the fact the she also wear a tech based suit with impressive abilities.
So what do you think of the recent casting announcements for Ant-Man and The Wasp? Are you more interested in the movie now? Let us know below!

Full 'Avengers: Infinity War' Trailer Shown At Comic-Con Leaks Online For The Rest Of Us Fans

While not all of us can make it out to San Diego for Comic-Con, we still get to hear and see some of the very exciting announcements made there every year. Unfortunately, many Marvel fans were hoping the studio would drop some sort of footage from their upcoming massive team-up film; Avengers: Infinity War. But sadly, that wasn't the case, as we were limited to descriptions and left praying someone would leak the footage. Well it seems our prayers have been answered, cause not only did a piece of the trailer leak, but now a full version has popped up online. Enjoy.

Here is the full trailer that was shown:

The footage is pretty overwhelming, and matches with the descriptions we've read. It starts on a lighter tone with Thor crashing onto the windshield of Star-Lord's ship The Milano. It then gets much darker, but some highlights include Peter Parker rocking the amazing Iron Spider suit offered to him at the end of Homecoming. Another is Bucky Barnes being unfrozen and an entire army of Wakandan soldiers lead by Black Panther ready to head into battle. We also get a glimpse of an emotional scene between Tony and Peter, and a face off between Tony and Thanos. Its a lot to take in, but watch it while you still can folks.
Two parts of the full Comic-Con poster given to fans

Spidey isn't the only character we see get a makeover in this movie, as we see a badass long haired and bearded Steve Rogers (Not as Captain America). Rumor has it he has vacated the mantle and will be taking on the identity of Nomad, like he did in the comics. Black Widow also isn't sporting her trademark red hair, and instead will have blonde locks this time around. From what we can gather, Thor somehow ends up in space after the events of Ragnarok and comes across the Guardians. In the meantime, Rogers is in Wakanda where Bucky is being kept and presumably fights alongside T'Challa's army. And Scarlet Witch and Vision are both imprisoned somewhere, but its too vague to tell where.
The last Comic-Con trailer released showing the remaining missing characters from the film

So what did you think of the footage? Did it live up to your expectations? Let us know below!

'Captain Marvel' Concept Art Reveals Skrulls Will Be The Villains; Film Will Take Place In The 90s

Following the success of DC's Wonder Woman this past March, Captain Marvel will be Marvel's first attempt at having a female led solo film, and it looks as though it is gearing up to be something that may change the landscape they've built over the past few years. Thanks do San Diego Comic-Con, we've received our first look at actress Brie Larson in armor style suit that displays the traditional Captain Marvel red, gold, and navy blue color palette. We've also gotten some interesting and unexpected bits of information on the film, including who the villains will be, and what time period it will be taking place in. 

Below is some of the concept art revealed at Comic-Con for Captain Marvel:
Much to the surprise of fans, the film will apparently be taking place in the 1990s. This sets the film before the events of the first Iron Man, and will include a two eyed Nick Fury, so this may possibly hint at how Fury injured his eye. Samuel L. Jackson will of course of to be de-aged in the film using CGI, but its unknown how Carol Danvers will now fit in the modern time line. Will she be an older character? Does she not age? How the film will play into the rest of the MCU is still unclear and makes you question the fate of the heroine, as her absence has been present throughout the MCU for decades. We should expect all this to be answered in theaters two years from now. 
Yet that wasn't the only surprise fans were greeted with, as it was revealed the film's villains will be none other than the shapeshifting aliens; the Skrulls. This comes as a surprise as it was thought the rights to the characters were stuck over at Fox, and couldn't be used in the MCU. The inclusion of the Skrulls may play into some type of adaption of the Avengers: Secret Invasion storyline, in which many of the Earth's Mightiest Heros were replaced by the aliens. Further concept art shows Captain Marvel taking on a number of soldiers and this may leave us to believe that potentially she may go on to fight the likes of the Super Skrull.
How do you feel about the concept art that was released? Do you think the Infinity War sequel will touch upon this? Let us know in the comment section!

DC Announces Their Upcoming Slate Of Films Including A Surprising Adaption Of The 'Flashpoint' Storyline

As one would expect, DC's main focus at Comic-Con this year was to promote the upcoming Justice League film. But thankfully the studio had some announcements in store, clarifying their future slate of movies including Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad sequels, a Batgirl movie, Justice League Dark to name a few. But probably the most exciting of them all was their adaption of one of the most critically acclaimed storylines published by DC: Flashpoint Paradox. It has been revealed that this will be the title and plot for Ezra Miller's upcoming Flash solo film. The storyline traditionally follows the plot of the Flash stopping the death of his mother, in turn causing a shift in time and space that changes the fate of the Justice League as we know it.

One key component of the storyline is the inclusion of the Reverse Flash, but with no casting news imminent it may be somewhere in the near future that we receive any additional casting news pertaining to the Flash. The film is also still waiting on a director, with several names having been thrown around but Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future) still as the seeming favorite. Currently the only people connected with the film are Ezra Miller, who is playing the title character, Billy Krudup as his father Henry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons who will be playing his love interest Iris West.
Interesting fan theories state that the Flashpoint may be the turning point for the DCEU to try and correct mistakes believed to be made in prior DCEU films, similar to how the Fox's X-Men franchise utilized the Days of Future Past storyline in order to correct the course of the films made in the past. Will it seems unlikely the studio would want to make such drastic changes to their established universe so soon after a Justice League film, fans are hoping these changes could make things closer to how they are in the comics. The film has no release date yet, but joins a stacked slate of films including 2019's Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, Wonder Woman 2, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps, The Batman, and Justice League Dark.  
It is also possible that Walking Dead stars Lauren Cohen and Jeffrey Dean Morgan could reprise their roles from Batman v. Superman as Martha and Thomas Wayne. In the Flashpoint paradox, Bruce Wayne is murdered as a child during the robbery that takes place in the alley, turning his mother into an insane version of The Joker, and his father into a gun wielding version of the Dark Knight himself. Snyder cast to actors very capable of bringing these roles to life, so the idea of the coming back is both exciting and very likely at the moment. It adds a whole new layer to Bruce's parents that we have yet to see on screen in past films. 
Who would you like to see appear in the Flash solo film? Do you think we will get a true adaption of the comic and animated film? Run to the comment section below!