Superhero RSS: Samuel L. Jackson May Come to Captain Marvel, David Thewlis Cast as Ares in Wonder Woman, Matt Reeves Leaves The Batman, And More
In Superhero RSS, we discuss some of the latest news coming out of both film and TV when it comes to comic books. In this edition, we check in some items including Samuel L. Jackson appearing in Captain Marvel, David Thewlis cast in Wonder Woman, and Matt Reeves exiting The Batman.
In this edition of Superhero RSS, we will cover:
- Samuel L. Jackson teases an appearance on Captain Marvel
- David Thewlis Cast as Ares in Wonder Woman
- The Batman loses a director in Matt Reeves
- Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson explains why Black Adam is the hero
- Naomi Scott chats about playing the Pink Ranger in Power Rangers
- The Flash unveils a new poster for it’s upcoming Gorilla City two-part event
- New promos for Supergirl, Arrow, and Legion
Samuel L. Jackson May Appear as Captain Marvel
We haven’t seen Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a while since Avengers: Age of Ultron. The next films that the former SHIELD director will be appearing in is Avengers: Infinity War and it’s sequel. We Got This Covered spoke with Samuel L. Jackson on what’s coming up for his character. He touched on having his own solo film as well as teasing a possible appearance in Captain Marvel in a few years. However, don’t expect him to be showing up in Black Panther.
Yeah, I’d love to do a Nick Fury movie. I’m always open and game. But they got Infinity Wars, two movies to do there, and after that there’s Brie [Larson’s] movie Captain Marvel, which maybe [Nick] will be part of. Also, I asked them, “So you’re doing Black Panther and the only black character in the Marvel Universe is not showing up?” And they’re like, “Nick Fury is not in Wakanda!” How can he not know the other black superhero on the planet? How the hell does that work? But they just said, ‘No you’re not in that one.’
So we may be seeing Jackson coming on board for another superhero film beyond Avengers. What do you think about this?
David Thewlis to Play Ares in Wonder Woman
Some bits of information surfaced last month when a French magazine revealed that Ares would be the main villain for the film Wonder Woman. We also saw some figures of Ares’ armor becoming a part of the line of toys for the upcoming feature. Batman-News shared an exclusive report on who will be playing the God of War himself. It turns out that Harry Potter star David Thewlis would be playing Ares in Wonder Woman. With a mix of CGI and practical effects, the British actor would be portraying the villain on screen. Seeing no CGI in the film must be the reason why we haven’t seen Ares in any of the trailers. The studio might be working on it so we could expect to see him in another trailer soon. What do you think of David Thewlis as Ares? Wonder Woman is expected to hit theaters on June 2nd, 2017.
Matt Reeves Leaving the Director’s Chair for The Batman
It looks like the upcoming Batman film will have to do the movie without Matt Reeves. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that despite negotiations with the director, Reeves has left the project. However, the studio is looking to make the film regardless. Warner Bros. did specify that talks might continue with Reeves once things start to cool down. Other directors on the shortlist to direct are Ridley Scott and Fede Alvarez. Ben Affleck was supposed to direct but he left in order to focus more on his performance as the Dark Knight. If Matt Reeves won’t direct, who do you think should helm the new Batman film?
Dwayne Johnson on Black Adam Becoming a Hero
With so many films coming out for the DCEU, we can see some of the characters taking cue from the comics. One example would be Black Adam, who is initially a villain who then turns into a hero. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson recently spoke with ComicBook.com about his view of Black Adam as a hero. “It’s really our interpretation, and who we deem a hero. Yes, of course, in the mythology Black Adam is a villain. Or he can be considered an antihero. Or to some, he’s a hero. To some who have a black heart like me,” he said. The actor also admired the origin story for Black Adam as well and hopes to show that into the film.
Again, I love the backstory that he started off as a slave and he was held down. And I think when that kinda backstory about a man who’s held down and he rises up out of that to become greater and then dealing with the conflict of pain of losing his family, it’s dark, but it, uh, also adds to the gravity and adds to the weight of the story. So what does it mean for the movie? It means the movie’s gonna be fantastic and it means that it’s gonna be badass. And it means to me he’s a hero.
Naomi Scott Discusses Why She Likes Being the Pink Ranger
Naomi Scott may soon become a household name once audiences see her portray Kimberly and her alter ego the Pink Ranger in Power Rangers. Speaking with W Magazine, she spoke about her character’s struggle to find her identity after ditching her popularity in school behind. “I have an opportunity here to maybe delve a little bit deeper,” Scott said. “I love her because I think she’s real. I think she’s really smart. And I think she’s got a maturity as well.” She also added, “If they wanted a flipping gymnast, they shouldn’t have cast me.” We shall see how her version turns out once Power Rangers comes out in theaters on March 24th, 2017.
Clip From Supergirl Episode Mr. and Mrs. Mxyzptlk
We have our first clip from the upcoming episode of Supergirl titled ‘Mr. and Mrs. Mxyzptlk’. In it, we see Mr. Mxyzptlk (Peter Gadiot) makes his appearance at Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) apartment to ask for his hand. It certainly takes Mon-El (Chris Wood) off guard as he tries to get rid of the magical imp, however, he gets outsmarted by him and gets teleported to the DEO with slightly less clothing. It looks like Mr. Mxyzptlk hopes to get rid of the competition to get Kara for himself. We will see if he gets successful when the episode airs tomorrow at 8PM on The CW.
Arrow Extended Promo for The Sin-Eater
Arrow heads back on track with Prometheus in this week’s episode ‘The Sin-Eater’. In the promo, Green Arrow has triple times the trouble when China White (Kelly Hu), Cupid (Amy Gumenick), and Liza Warner (Rutina Wesley) break out of prison to get their revenge on the vigilante. On top of that, the ACU is on the hunt for him as they try to take him in for the murder of Detective Malone. How will Oliver (Stephen Amell) get out of this mess? Find out when the episode airs this Wednesday. Check out the extended promo and let us know what you think.
The Flash Unveils New Poster for Upcoming Two-Part Event in Gorilla City
We are only two days away from a new episode of The Flash where the team heads into Gorilla City to fight Gorilla Grodd. To help us prep for the new two-part event, we got ourselves a poster showing the Scarlett Speedster (Grant Gustin) as he gets ready for the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. Check out the poster below and give us your thoughts on it.
Sneak Peak at Chapter 3 in New Promo for Legion
We got to see that David Haller (Dan Stevens) has already gotten a grip on his powers. We got to learn about David’s upbringing before being institutionalized. We also got some information on David’s new friends and what they plan to do with him while also getting to know their mutant abilities. In this upcoming episode, we dig a little deeper into David’s past while a new threat slowly looms for his new allies. Check out the promo below for ‘Chapter 3’ and let us know your thoughts on this week’s new installment.