DC Have Tapped Former Marvel Director James Gunn To Write And Possibly Direct 'Suicide Squad 2'

I have to admit, few things surprise me anymore when it comes to comic book movie news. But this right here I can honestly say I didn't see coming. After being controversially fired by DC and Marvel Studios following the unearthing of tweets made before his days as a blockbuster director, James Gunn was to have no involvement with the already planned Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Actors from the director's acclaimed film series and fans alike voiced there displeasure with this decision, but it was ultimately made clear Disney had no intention of rehiring him. With Gunn seemingly out of a job, comic book fans joked DC could afford to take the gamble and hire him. Yet none of us actually thought they'd do it, with Gunn now apparently involved with the development of the Suicide Squad sequel.

The news comes courtesy of The Wrap who report that Gunn will not only be writing the script for the movie, but is also in talks to direct it. Previously Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) was believed to be on board to helm the project, taking the reins from David Ayer (Fury). Ayer of course has voiced his problems with the first film and how it was received critically, and how the original cut had been modified through the the heavy involvement of Warner Brothers. This included the controversial ending, depiction and overall screen time of Jared Leto's Joker, and more tonal issues that just created another roadblock for the DC film universe.
With all the controversy aside, Gunn is of course an extremely talented and creative director credited with making the MCU's cosmic universe what it is today. Gunn took a group of relatively unknown comic book characters like the Guardians of the Galaxy and made them into household names, with a creative and fun approach to the soundtrack and design of the world, as well as a great dynamic between the group of actors he cast. This in many ways was what DC was trying to replicate with the first Suicide Squad movie, so it only seems right to get the guy whose already proven he can do it correctly.
Reports have even suggested the Gunn's adaption of Suicide Squad may be a reboot, with roles possibly recast or a new group of characters being introduced. The first movie did in fact have some big names on board including Will Smith and Margot Robbie, so I'm not sure DC would be willing to give them up especially considering what they could do with a script written by Gunn. Smith and Robbie were both considered standouts of the first movie and have expressed interest in reprising their roles, and its already been suggested we would be seeing roster changes in the sequel. Only time will tell what approach Gunn decides to take, but it'll apparently be a stark departure from what O'Connor originally had planned.
So how do you feel about James Gunn directing Suicide Squad 2? Do you think this was the right project for him? Did Marvel make a mistake letting him go? Let us know below!

Jon Favreau's 'Star Wars' TV Show Will Be Titled 'The Mandalorian'; Images, Details, and Directors Revealed

Since the moment Disney bought LucasFilm, the company hasn't stopped producing as much Star Wars content as they can. But unfortunately following the disappointment of Solo: A Star Wars Story early this year, the studio has scrapped plans for other spin-off projects and has decided to focus on the current trilogy of films. But this recent news certainly doesn't apply to TV shows, as Jon Favreau's long awaited live-action Star Wars series finally found a perfect home with Disney's new streaming service. Now we have gotten new details about the show including what it will be about, what big name directors are on board, and who may be starring as the lead. 

Favreau who is executive producing and writing the series revealed that it will in fact be called The Mandalorian, who exist as a race of warriors in the Star Wars universe that includes the likes of Jango and Boba Fett. This of course explains why the main character we see in the first image from the show (Which you can see above) is wearing their same armor. The series will be taking place three years after the events of Return of the Jedi, with the galaxy now under the role of the New Republic. This is a time period that hasn't yet been explored in the Star Wars films, and could also tease some things that happen in the current trilogy. 
The plot description seen above explains that the lead will be from the Mandalorian planet, but is described as a lone gunslinger. Despite this, we're sure to get some more insight into this person's past and the civilization they came from through some kind of flashbacks or backstory. Dave Filoni is apparently going to direct the pilot episode, and he's someone who is best known for his work on the successful Disney XD series Star Wars: Rebels, and Clone Wars. The Mandalorian culture is something that Filoni already has explored in Rebels, and will more than likely re-explore here. Other big time directors who have come on board include Bryce Dallas Horward (Solemates), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), and fan favorite Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
Its unknown just how many episodes each director will be working on, but we're expecting about a ten episode season considering the length of the Marvel shows that are going to be on Disney Play. Waititi particularly is someone who Star Wars fans have even wanted to see play Boba Fett, but had ultimately said he wouldn't work on a film in the series. Well I guess this technically doesn't count. Rumors have also suggested that the main role of the show will be played by Pedro Pascal, but this has yet to be confirmed. The role certainly seems like something up Pascal's alley given the type of morally ambiguous yet charismatic characters he's played on shows like Narcos and Game of Thrones.
So are you excited about The Mandalorian? What other directors would you have liked to see work on the show? Let us know below!

Rumors Suggest Marvel Studios Has Commissioned A Script For A Film Adaption Of 'The Dark Avengers'

At this point in time, it really hard to tell what the future has in store for the MCU. We don't exactly know what will result from the events of Avengers 4, but we could be seeing goodbye to a lot of the major players that have headlined these movies the last few years. Having said that, this paves the way for Marvel to bring in even more characters and movies based on them including a solo movie for Black Widow and an Eternals movie that have both already been announced. There's also the questions that still remain about the Fox deal, and whether we'll be getting an MCU reboot of the X-Men or Fantastic Four anytime soon. Well news might have just broke about one property we can expect to see adapted by the studio in the meantime.

That Hashtag Show are reporting that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has apparently asked for a Dark Avengers script to be written. Now if this is true, that doesn't necessarily mean a movie is already in development. The studio still has several sequels to properties they've already established such as Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to worry about right now. But the studio hasn't let this stop them from hiring directors for both Black Widow and The Eternals, which seem to officially be in the works despite not having release dates yet.
The Dark Avengers would certainly be any interesting team to bring to the big screen, as they're essentially reformed villains pretending to be superheroes. They're formed by the Green Goblin himself Norman Osborn, who becomes in charge of an organization known as H.A.M.M.E.R. that has replaced S.H.I.E.L.D. following the events of the Skrulls secret invasion. He puts together a team that includes former Scorpion Mac Gargan as a Venom/Spider-Man hybrid, Wolverine's son Daken disguised as his father, Daredevil villain Bullseye as Hawkeye, the god Ares, Moondragon as Ms. Marvel, Sentry, and Osborn himself as the Iron Patriot.
Its unknown how the team would fit into the current landscape of the MCU, as the Spider-Man movies haven't even introduced Norman who is pivotal to all this. Marvel will soon own all the rights to these characters following the Fox deal, so they could possibly start planting the seeds by having them make appearances prior to their team up. Mac Gargan and Bullseye both have already made appearances in the MCU, and you may remember James Rhodes suiting up as Iron Patriot in Iron Man 3. Captain Marvel is also introducing the Skrulls, which may lead to an adaption of Secret Invasion and ultimately explain the creation of The Dark Avengers.
So how do you feel about this rumor? Would like to see Marvel bring the Dark Avengers to the big screen? Let us know below!

'Aquaman' Five Minute Trailer Shows Us More Black Manta, Mera, Atlantis, And The Classic Costume

Its certainly a confusing time to be a DC fan. One week, you're crying over the fact Henry Cavill might not be Superman anymore, the next you're pleasantly surprised by the first look at Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. With no clear plan in sight, all we can do as fans is simply sit back and enjoy what movies the studio has already completed, specifically Aquaman and Shazam. Both movies seem to mark a huge tonal shift for the DCEU, with surprisingly impressive and light hearted trailers that debuted at Comic-Con earlier this year. It looks like Warner Bros. really wants to get fans on board for Aquaman with just a few months left until its release, as they've released five whooping minutes of footage from the upcoming blockbuster.

Below is the five minute extended trailer for Aquaman:
Well if you didn't have an idea of what to expect from this movie before hand, you sure should now. Its clear this will very much be an origin story for Arthur Curry, with a lot of flashbacks to his past and his mother played by Nicole Kidman who is from Atlantis herself. We'll also apparently get a lot of info on the mythology of the Atlanteans, similar to what we got from the Jor-El scenes in Man of Steel explaining Krypton. This trailer alone has helped explain just how important the King of Atlantis is, and why its imperative Arthur takes up the mantle rather then his rival Ocean Master.
What may be a bit more surprising to fans about the trailer is just how much of it will apparently feature Arthur and Mera's adventure on land. The movie's director James Wan has drawn comparisons to films like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Romancing the Stone, which seems accurate given the rough chase sequence (That looks straight out of an Uncharted game). It seems this will probably be the first half of the movie, where Mera comes to land to retrieve Arthur and convince him to challenge for the throne. It's here that they'll be encountering Black Manta and his army as we see in the trailer, but its hard to tell whether the villain is working alone, or following orders from Ocean Master.
There's also a much better look at The Trench and the monstrous fish who inhabit it, which was something Wan had teased in the past. The Trench has been featured in the more recent New 52 comics, and could also somehow be under Ocean Master's control in the movie. Given Wan's horror roots, its no surprise he wants to adapt this part of the comics to the big screen and will likely go all out to make it as visually terrorizing as possible. With some many villains already in the film, its likely The Trench won't be playing as big a role but might just be a tease for a sequel.
So what did you think of all the Aquaman footage? Do you feel like Warner Bros. is showing too much? Let us know below!

Chris Evans Takes To Twitter To Announce He's Wrapped On 'Avengers 4' And May Be Done Playing Cap

In a year where fans have already been devastated to hear Henry Cavill may not be our Superman anymore (Something we still haven't had clarified for us), we may be seeing yet another actor's time playing an iconic superhero coming to an end. For some time now, Marvel fans have known that Chris Evans' multi-year contract with the company would be coming to an end following Infinity War and Avengers 4. This had led to a rampant rumors since the release of Civil War, that Steve Rogers would be killed off in some way to make room for Bucky Barnes to be the new Captain America. While we may not for sure what will happen to the character until next May, Evans may have just given us all a huge hint.

With Avengers 4 wrapping production, Evans tweeted to the following to thank fans: "Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful." Now you can take this quote one of two ways. Evans may simply be thanking the fans and showing his gratitude for the opportunity to play this role years later. Or, there's the way most fans have interpreted it which is that Steve Rogers will be written out of the MCU in some way. 
The context of the tweet and the way it was written certainly does feel like Evans giving his final farewell to the character, but it would seem odd for the ultra-secretive Marvel Studios to tweet something so revealing. If this tweet does turn out to be what fans are dreading, and Rogers is killed off in Avengers 4, it certainly won't have the same surprise and shock value the Russo brothers got from Infinity War. Chances are, whatever audiences are expecting probably isn't what's going to happen, and that includes Captain America's death. They could always take some alternative approach of writing him off such as having him retire, or simply surprise us by renewing Evans contract.
Evans has expressed interest in moving on from the role that made him a star in the past, with the obligations to the part and amount of films he has to be in getting in the way of some other parts of his career he's wanted to pursue. With the actor already taking a dip in the directing scene, he's also recently just joined an upcoming Rian Johnson film. For both Evans and Robert Downey Jr., two cornerstones of the MCU, giving their characters a proper conclusion is such a big film like Avengers 4 seems like the right way to go about it. Now whether that means killing them off, having them retire, or some other creative approach, the folks over at Marvel certainly have thought this one through.
So how do you feel about Chris Evans possibly leaving the role of Captain America? What do you think will happen to him in Avengers 4? Let us know below!

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Set Photos Give Us Our First Look At Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio And A New Suit

Its a great time to be a Spider-Man fan, and take that from one of them. With Venom releasing in theaters this week (Despite lackluster reviews), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse just around the corner, a new Spider-Man video game that has surpassed expectations, and a chance to see the wallcrawler on the big screen twice next year, most of us couldn't be happier. Just when we thought we hadn't gotten as much as we were going to get this week, several new set photos dropped from the European set of Spider-Man: Far From Home; the sequel to 2017's Homecoming. The set photos not only give us our first look a comic accurate Mysterio (Minus the bowl head), but a look at a new all black stealth Spider-Man suit that seems to have been provided by S.H.I.E.L.D.

Below are the set photos from Spider-Man: Far From Home:
Now the first set photos are of course of Jake Gyllenhaal in full costume as Mysterio. Much the delight of fans, it seems the outfit will be very accurate to the comics. This includes the purple cape, green color scheme to most of us suit, and gold on his arms and feet. Notably absent is of course the famous fish bowl looking head Mysterio wears over his head to protect his identity, which he also fills with mist. He may just not be wearing in this specific scene, but its possible that Jon Watts may have script the bowl due to how ridiculous some feels it would look in live action. While fans are hoping this isn't the case, this Mysterio may be using a technique more similar to the Ultimate comics where he hides his face behind a white mist without the actual bowl covering it.
As for the Spider-Man suit we've seen in the pictures, people were quick to draw comparisons to it and the Spider-Man Noir suit from the comics. While Spider-Man Noir exists in an alternate universe and likely has no part in this movie, the influences of this suit on the one being used in the movie are clear. The goggles and vested look specifically are very reminiscent of Noir, but in the latest set photos we also see a S.H.I.E.L.D. logo on his upper chest. This probably means that at some point Nick Fury and Maria Hill, who are confirmed to appear in the movie, help Peter and provide him with a new suit to take on Mysterio.
Although these have been the most notable and revealing of the Far From Home set pics, we have also seen many of Peter and his schoolmates on their class trip in different parts of Europe. Martin Starr, Tony Revolori, and of course Jacob Batalon and Zendaya have all been prevalent in these. There's also been the appearance of another masked character who has been speculated to be the villain Chameleon, but may also just be an illusion created by Mysterio, or some random new character. We've heard rumors of other villains such as Hydro-Man and Molten Man appearing in side roles alongside Mysterio, with speculation suggesting any of these could be the mystery character Remy Hii (Crazy Rich Asians) is playing.
So what do you think of these set photos? Are you happy with how they've adapted Mysterio? Are you a fan of Spider-Man's new suit? Let us know below!