Watch The Complete Battleborn Three-Part Prequel Motion Comic Series Here

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 26, 2016.

With just a week to go before the launch of the FPS/MOBA hybrid Battleborn, 2K Games and Gearbox Software have launched a prequel motion comic series for the game.

Battleborn tells the story of a motley group of resistance fighters trying to save Solus, the last remaining star, from being extinguished by a vast army of cosmic horrors and a traitorous scumbag trying to consume the universe.

The three-part series is set before the events of the game and sets up the story for the episodic campaign. The comic introduces a small handful of the game’s 25 playable characters while giving a brief look at the fall of second-to-last star in the universe, Penarch.

All three videos are viewable below.

Chapter 1: Running the Numbers

Synopsis: A few years and several hundred star veilings are enough to drive even the most loyal espionage agents to betrayal.

Chapter 2: The Rescue

Synopsis: The Varelsi invasion is becoming overwhelming but the United Peacekeeping Republics (UPR) will not leave their own man, clone, or avian behind.

Chapter 3: No More Heroics

Synopsis: With his back against the wall, UPR Commander Ghalt faces a difficult decision with universe-ending ramifications.

Battleborn launches on May 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Marvel’s Inhumans Pulled From Release Schedule

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 26, 2016.

Last year, Marvel unveiled their film lineup for Phase 3.0. One of the films in that lineup was for an Inhumans movie which was orginially slated for 2018. It was later pushed back to 2019 and now it appears to have no set release date whatsoever.

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Marvel’s Inhumans has been pulled from Disney’s release schedule indefinitely.

Since the original announcement for the Inhumans movie in 2014, the Phase 3.0 release schedule has been filled in with Spider-Man: Homecoming (July, 2017), Ant-Man and the Wasp (July, 2018), and Indiana Jones 5 (2019) even though that movie is from their parent company Disney.

“Since we made our initial Phase 3.0 announcement, we added Spider-Man, which was a big joyous coup for us,”Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said. “We added Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was a big fun continuation of that story for us. Walt Disney Company has announced an Indiana Jones film for right around that same time.”

When asked if the Inhumans film would be ditched altogether, Feige responded with, “No. It’s a question of when.”

The film is still in development but will most likely appear in theaters in either 2020 or sometime afterwards as part of Marvel’s Phase 4.0 lineup. While the Inhumans have already appeared and made their presence known in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, they haven’t made quiet the same impact in the films just yet. It is unknown if this delay will have any affect on the show yet.

Source- Collider

Green Lantern Corps Rumored to Feature Three Human Lanterns

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 25, 2016.

Even though the Green Lanterns did not make an appearance in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros is still currently working on introducing the ring wielding heroes into their DC Cinematic Universe with the upcoming Green Lantern Corps film. Since there are quite a good number of Green Lantern members just from Earth, we weren’t sure which GL’s the movie would be focusing on but now thanks to some rumors we may have now an idea of who will be appearing in the movie.

According to Latino Review, the upcoming Green Lantern Corps movie will feature Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner. It’s unknown if Alan Scott, Guy Gardner, or Simon Baz, the other Green Lantern’s from Earth, will also be featured or at least make an appearance in this film or any other DC movies in the near future.

At the moment, Warner Bros has yet to comment on this rumor nor has any news about who could possibly play these three characters surfaced yet. There has been some speculation for the past year that Tyrese Gibson may be a contender for Stewart but nothing has been confirmed yet. The studio is apparently looking for an actor in the age range of about 45 to play Jordan while Stewart and Rayner will be younger. This could be a way to set up the franchise for a possible “passing of the torch” scenario down the road if the film is good enough to warrant a sequel or two.

Green Lantern Corps is currently scheduled for sometime in 2020 and are expected to make their first appearance in Justice League Part Two in 2019.

Source- Latino-Review

Marvel’s Iron Fist Has Started Filming

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 23, 2016.

Production has begun on Iron Fist, the latest collaboration between Netflix and Marvel. The first images from the New York set have been released, which reveal a shoeless Finn Jones skipping through the streets.

Check them out below, via Tumblr user Delevingned:

Judging by the pictures, it appears that this takes place when Danny Rand/Iron Fist returns home to New York City for the first time in years after living in the mystical city of K’un-L’un for the past decade.

Once Iron Fist has finished shooting, all four of the Netflix Marvel heroes, Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Kristen Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Jones), will unite together for the fifth Marvel Netflix series The Defenders. It was revealed earlier this month that the superhero team-up show will begin production later this year.

The cast for Iron Fist currently consists of Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum. Carrie-Anne Moss’s Jeryn Hogarth from Jessica Jones may appear on the show due to her character’s connection to Iron Fist in the comics but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for the show from Marvel: “Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.”

No release date has been set for Iron Fist just yet, but it will most likely debut on Netflix sometime in 2017.

X-23 Rumored to Make Her Film Debut in Wolverine 3

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 21, 2016.

The upcoming third installment in the Wolverine standalone movies has been gathering quite a bit of buzz since it will be Hugh Jackman’s last run as the character, possibly be based on the popular Old Man Logan storyline from the comics, and could also be rated R. Since this will be Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine, many thought that this would mean the end of having any healing claw wielding mutants in the future X-Men films, but if this latest rumor is to be believed than we could possibly see someone else take up the mantle of Wolverine after Jackman’s departure.

A recent rumor from SuperHeroHype suggests that X-23 might also be showing up in the film. The report follows a casting call sent out for Wolverine 3, which asks for, “Caucasian, Hispanic, and Asian-looking females over the age of 21, a height of 4′ – 4’11, and a size 0-4,”.

That casting could be for any number of major or minor roles in the movie, but early thinking is leaning towards Laura Kinney aka X-23 at the moment. X-23 is a genetic clone of Wolverine who has two retractable claws in her hands and one in her feet. She first appeared in the show X-Men: Evolution before being later introduced into the comics. Over the years, Laura has become a very popular character in the X-Men comics and recently she has taken on the role of Wolverine after the events of the Death of Wolverine story.

No official statement from the filmmakers about the rumor has been given yet but if X-23 does appear in the movie, could we possibly be seeing a passing of the torch story where Jackman’s Wolverine allows someone who he views as a daughter take on his name as the new Wolverine in the X-Men film universe, a possible one-off character for the movie, or as just a little easter egg for fans?

Until we know for certain, fans can expect to see Wolverine 3, directed by James Mangold and starring Jackman as Wolverine, Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier, possibly Live Schreiber who is interested in returning to play Sabertooth again, and Boyd Holbrook as a villain, in theaters on March 3, 2017.

Source- SuperHeroHype

New Adventure Time Series Announced By Kaboom!

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 20, 2016.

Kaboom!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios has announced a new ongoing Adventure Time comic series, continuing one of the most popular franchises that the publisher has had in recent years.

Adventure Time Comics will be an anthology book featuring multiple short stories in each issue made by a rotating creative team which so far includes Katie Cook, Tony Millionaire, Art Baltazar, Jeffrey Brown, Terry Moore, Kelly Thompson, and Box Brown.

Adventure Time Comics #1

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, Art Baltazar
Artists: Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, Art Baltazar

Cover artists:
Main Cover: Erin Hunting
Subscription Cover: Derek Kirk Kim
Incentive Cover 1: Salty
Incentive Cover 2: Nick Pitarra
Incentive Cover 3: Tony Millionaire

Format: 32 pages, full color

On sale: July 27, 2016

Oh My Glob! We’ve unleashed some of the industry’s best cartoonists loose in the Land of Ooo to share their most algebraic stories in their own voices! The first issue is so math thanks to Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Tony Millionaire (Sock Monkey), and Art Baltazar (Patrick the Wolf Boy). You’re lumping welcome! This ongoing series will feature radical stories from Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms), Box Brown (Andre The Giant), and more!

Source- AV Club

Batman: The Killing Joke Will be Rated R

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 18, 2016.

The upcoming animated film Batman: The Killing Joke has officially received an R-rating, making it the first DC Universe Original Movie to receive a mature rating. It is also the second DC film to receive this rating overall since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be getting an R-rated version on home video release.

“From the start of production, we encouraged producer Bruce Timm and our team at Warner Bros. Animation to remain faithful to the original story — regardless of the eventual MPAA rating,” Warners exec Sam Register said in a statement. “The Killing Joke is revered by the fans, particularly for its blunt, often-shocking adult themes and situations. We felt it was our responsibility to present our core audience — the comics-loving community — with an animated film that authentically represented the tale they know all too well.”

Based on the famous comic of the same name by Alan Moore and Brian BollandBatman: The Killing Joke will feature the voices of Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as The Joker, Tara Strong as Batgirl, and Ray Wise as Commissioner James Gordon.

Batman: The Killing Joke will premiere at Comic-Con International in San Diego this July, with a Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD release scheduled for later in the year.

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Source- Entertainment Weekly

The Dark Tower Has Started Filming

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 16, 2016.

The long in-development feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower has begun principal photography.

“The thing is, it’s been a long trip from the books to the film,” King said about The Dark Tower when it entered production. “I’m delighted, and I’m a little bit surprised.”

King has described The Dark Tower as his magnum opus, wherein he created a world that ties together many of his novels. The Dark Tower is said to take place during the events of just the first book in the series.

The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba as Roland, the last Gunslinger, Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black, Abbey Lee as Tirana, Aaron Paul is rumored to be on board as Eddie Dean, and Jackie Earle Haley as Richard Sayre, will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel and is eyeing a February 17, 2017 release date.

Source- Twitter

Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood Prequel Graphic Novel Will Accompany The Warcraft Movie

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 15, 2016.

In a few months, the Warcraft movie directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) will be hitting theaters and will also be accompanied by a prequel graphic novel.

According to IGN, the prequel comic, titled Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood, will be published by Legendary Comics. The story comes from Blizzard’s SVP of Story and Franchise Development Chris Metzen and will be written by Paul Cornell and drawn by Mat Broome, Michael O’Hare, Eddie Nunez, Roy Allan Martinez, Ale Garza, and Mike Bowden.

Below is the cover art by Kevin Tong:

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WARCRAFT: BONDS OF BROTHERHOOD

Story by: Chris Metzen
Written by: Paul Cornell
Art by: Mat Broome, Michael O’Hare, Eddie Nunez, Roy Allan Martinez, Ale Garza, Mike Bowden
Cover Artist: Kevin Tong
Details: 112 page hardcover graphic novel, $24.99
Release date: June 7th

Description:

“Discover how three of Azeroth’s greatest champions forged their first alliance, in the official graphic prequel to the Warcraft movie from Legendary, Universal Pictures, and Blizzard Entertainment.

In a fantasy action epic set decades before the film, the young and headstrong Llane, Lothar, and Medivh embark on a mission of vengeance that will forge them into heroes… the kind of heroes Azeroth will need in its darkest hour.”

Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood is set for release on June 7, 2016 which is about three days before the Warcraft movie staring Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky, and Daniel Wu hits theaters on June 10, 2016.

Source- IGN

New Spider-Man Movie Officially Titled Spider-Man: Homecoming

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 14, 2016.

It’s been over a year since Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures officially announced that they’d be teaming-up to work on the future of Spider-Man films. We’ve known for a while now that the new movie would be coming in summer of 2017, but now we know that the first standalone Spider-Man movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be officially called Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The name of the movie was revealed by Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman along with the new Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, on stage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

The Homecoming title was rumored thanks to a domain name that was registered earlier this month, but was officially confirmed for the first time at the panel. Rothman explained that the name had a double meaning for Spidey since it will be “both a high school reference, and a homecoming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” It basically reflects on the younger take on Spidey that they’re going for this time around by keeping him both in High School and letting him take on the problems of a teenager, as well as those of a superhero in a much larger universe.

Marvel Studios will only be co-producing Homecoming with Sony which was reinforced recently by president Kevin Feige in detail by saying that it’s a Sony Picture, with Marvel creative assistance.

No set villain or villains have been officially confirmed for the movie yet. We do at least know that the filmmakers are planing on using a villain that hasn’t appeared in any of the previous five Spider-Man movies before so characters like the Green Goblin’s, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Venom, Lizard, Electro, and Rhino will most likely not appear in the new film series right away. Past rumors suggested that characters like Scorpion or Kraven could be used as potential villains for the new movie although recent rumors suggest that the filmmakers might be planning to use the Vulture as their primary villain and are looking at Michael Keaton to play the character.

Spider-Man: Homecoming directed by Jon Watts and starring Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Zendaya as an unspecified role, will hit theaters on July 7, 2017. Holland’s Spider-Man will be making his debut in Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016.