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The weekend is almost here and we’ve got lots of geeky things we’ve got planned. What are you all doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the week day to end and weekend to begin, here’s some news from around the web.

The Wrap – Jaime Reyes ‘Blue Beetle’ Latino Superhero Movie in Development at DC and Warner Bros – Good. This is a smart move.

ICv2 – Lion Forge Restructuring – We’ve been hearing rumors.

CBR – Black Lightning Showrunner Faces Domestic Violence, Copyright Lawsuit – …

iO9 – Adorable Into the Spider-Verse Heroes From Build-a-Bear Workshop Have Arrived – Hell yes!!!

Aquaman Gets a Final Trailer


From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king. The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry. Wan directs from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (“The Conjuring 2”) and Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” TV’s “Training Day”), story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters from DC, Aquaman created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers. Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“The Conjuring 2,” “Forrest Gump”), his five-time editor Kirk Morri (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7,” the “Insidious” films), and production designer Bill Brzeski (“Furious 7”). They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett (“The Matrix” trilogy, “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Wonder Woman”). Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Safran Company Production, a James Wan Film, “Aquaman.” The film is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2018, in 3D and 2D and IMAX, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Gets its First Trailer

The world of Pokémon comes to life! Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is the first live-action film base on the Pokémon franchise. Being released May 11, 2019, the Warner Bros. Pictures film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Ken WatanabeJustice Smith, and Kathryn Newton in live-action roles and directed by Rob Letterman and written by Nicole Perlman.

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world— they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

Detective Pikachu Gets an Official Synopsis

The world of Pokémon comes to life! Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is the first live-action film base on the Pokémon franchise. Beingreleased May 10, 2019, the Warner Bros. Pictures film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Ken WatanabeJustice Smith, and Kathryn Newton in live-action roles and directed by Rob Letterman and written by Nicole Perlman.

We also now know what the film is about!

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world— they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu also stars Justice Smith as Tim; Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe  as Lt. Yoshida.

Directed by Rob Letterman, the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson, production designer Nigel Phelps and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger. Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company and Framestore.

Joaquin Phoenix’s New Joker is Revealed

There’s been lots of discussion, both good and bad, about net year’s Joker which will star Joaquin Phoenix. The film is being directed by Todd Phillips and also features Robert De Niro. Phillips is a co-writer along with Scott Silver and being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner along with Emmal Tillinger Koskoff. We now have our first look at Phoenix with and without the makeup.

Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

The film also stars Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Joker is out October 4, 2019.

Detective Pikachu Gets Its First Poster

Expected to be released May 10, 2019, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first teaser poster for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.

Directed by Rob Letterman and written by Nicole Perlman, the film will be the first live-action film based on the Pokémon franchise. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, and Kathryn Newton in live-action roles.

Gameplay Details for Teen Titans GO Figure! are Revealed

Cartoon Network has released a new gameplay trailer with even more details for Teen Titans GO Figure!, the upcoming mobile game based on the Cartoon Network hit animated series from Warner Bros. AnimationTeen Titans GO!, and inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures feature film Teen Titans GO! to the Movies.

As an added bonus, owners of the original Teeny Titans will unlock a free Hooded Hood figure in Teen Titans GO Figure! when it releases. Players who beatTeeny Titans will unlock an extra surprise figure in game, as well.

The sequel to the top-selling mobile game Teeny Titans, Teen Titans GO Figure! combines the cute 3D stylized figures, exciting battle system and engaging shopping simulation of the original with a new adventure featuring the DC universe’s greatest Super Heroes and Super Villains. Someone’s trying to put the Teeny Titans Figure Company out of business and all signs point to… the Justice League?! Play as Robin, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire or Beast Boy as you battle and search for clues to solve this mystery. Journey beyond Jump City to visit Gotham City and explore Wayne Manor, the Batcave, and Arkham Asylum! Travel on to scenic Metropolis, where you can enter the Hall of Justice and even reach the orbiting Justice League Watchtower!

Collect and battle almost 100 delightful figures, including fan-favorite characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Black Lightning, Swamp Thing, Shazam and more, each customizable with colorful paint schemes for the perfect look. Head into combat with super accessories like the Batmobile, Green Lantern Battery or Superman’s iconic underwear! You’ll meet a far-reaching cast of DC characters, from Supergirl, Hawkgirl, Commissioner Gordon and Martian Manhunter to Space Cabbie, Rainbow Raider, Booster Gold, Condiment King and many more.

Teen Titans GO Figure! is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. It is expected to launch on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets via the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore this summer, in time for the release of Teen Titans GO! To the Movies, arriving in theaters only on July 27, 2018.

Steven Spielberg is Diving into DC Comics’ Blackhawk

It was announced today that the classic DC property Blackhawk will be coming to the movie screen courtesy of Steven Spielberg, Amblin Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Pictures. Spielberg is hoping to direct.

The screenplay is being written by David Koepp and Spielberg will produce the film with Kristie Macosko Krieger. Sue Kroll will executive produce.

Blackhawk is a wartime adventure comic series focused on Blackhawk who commanded a squadron of ace pilots known as the Blackhawks or Blackhawk Squadron. There’s been numerous different versions of the comic with the squad battling everyone from Nazis to more fantastical villains.

The decisions seems to be a 180 from Spielberg who in 2015 was negative towards comic book films saying there was too many and that they would go away as a genre like Westerns. He felt they had a “finite time in popular culture.” I guess he’s changed his mind.

Mercedes-Benz, WB Pictures and DC Launch a New Justice League Comic

Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment to publish an action-packed digital comic book series as part of Mercedes-Benz’s marketing campaign around the upcoming Justice League film.

Produced exclusively for the Mercedes-Benz Instagram channel, the six standalone stories focus on the private lives and alter egos of Justice League team members, including Bruce Wayne, Diana Prince and more, as they save the day with a little help from their heroic Mercedes vehicles. The series is written by Adam Schlagman who serves as Creative Director, Theatrical at DC Entertainment, and is drawn in the film actors’ likenesses by Jason Badower.

The first story, titled “Joyride,” features Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen and Ray Fisher’s Victor Stone, and can be viewed today on the Mercedes-Benz Instagram. New stories starring Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince, Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne, and Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry will be released on a recurring basis leading up to Justice League’s theatrical release on November 17, 2017.

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