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New Arrowverse’s “Elseworlds” promo Features Batwoman

New Promo for DC’s upcoming “Elseworlds” Features Batwoman in Action

The upcoming, three-night special known as “Elseworlds” will span across CW’s main shows: Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl. In the lead up to this event we’ve seen photos, showing Arrow (Stephen Amell) and The Flash (Grant Gustin) switching roles. In the video below, which is one of two new promos, we see Batwoman (Ruby Rose) in action for the first time since it was announced that the female hero was getting her own TV show. I don’t know about you but I’m excited to see this character brought to life.

This crossover event will bring Green Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl to Gotham City where they will meet Lois Lane, Nora Fries (wife of villain Mr. Freeze) and introduce Rose as the fictional hero, Batwoman. What do you think of the teaser and does Rose fit the part?

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Tom Cruise Rumoured to be Hal Jordan? 10 Actors Who Could Play The Green Lantern!

Tom Cruise Rumoured to be Hal Jordan? 10 Actors Who Could Play The Green Lantern!

The rumour mills have been flying recently with who could be playing Hal Jordan, The Green Lantern, in DC’s upcoming slate of movies. One name sticks out the most, Tom Cruise. Cruise certainly retains star power and has a lot of success under his belt, proven by the recent success of Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Which paired him with current Man of Steel, Henry Cavill. He also has cocky ace pilot in his repertoire, with Top Gun possibly still being his most famous role to date. Cruise has shown a willingness to stick with a franchise for years, like Mission: Impossible, being that it is successful.

However he is not invincible, The Mummy last year was a major flop, and for good reason. That kind of turbulence would likely make Cruise drop the role of Green Lantern and leave DC/WB in an impossible situation. Overall he could be the perfect choice for an experienced Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern Corps movie and this isn’t the first time he was attached to play the character. On top of which he was once slated to play Iron Man, that eventually went to Robert Downey Jr.

All in all, Tom Cruise isn’t everyone’s top pick to play the Green Lantern, nor is he ours. Whilst the absence of an emerald ring holder is becoming fast apparent in the world of DC movies. With expectations high for an appearance in the Justice League movie (that was more than an ancient alien) that didn’t happen. There are plenty of actors who could fill that ring. So without further ado, here are 10 actors who could play Green Lantern, Hal Jordan…

#10. Armie Hammer

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With a chiselled jaw and a beaming smile, he was, I thought personally, the perfect choice for SHAZAM, a role that inevitably went to Zachary Levi. His charm and wit, combined with playfulness, make him seem like a giant child, hence my choice for SHAZAM. Though he’s a pretty imposing dude, who could definitely go toe to toe with Cavill, as seen in The Man from UNCLE. Whilst he may have struggled before in the comic-book movie genre, with the awful Lone Ranger movie, he was once top choice for Batman. Plus he’s been packing on star power ever since The Social Network, especially after Call Me By Your Name. A lot of other people seem to think he’d make a great choice too. Hey, if not Green Lantern perhaps he’d make a great Booster Gold.

#9. Ewan McGregor

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Whilst we’re waiting around for an Obi-Wan-Kenobi solo film, it would be great to see McGregor fill in another iconic role. He has experience when it comes to big blockbuster space operas and committing to a series, so Green Lantern would be a great fit. There is no reason why this interpretation has to be American either, so we could enjoy McGregor’s natural soothing tones, and it would help broaden the world of DC movies. He could easily play an older, experienced and mentoring Hal Jordan. Plus his brother is a RAF Pilot in real life, so clearly flying is in McGregor’s blood. Even McGregor’s current girlfriend Mary Elizabeth Winstead could play a part as Carol Ferris (Star Sapphire), once played by Blake Lively (assuming Wren’s MoS Carrie Farris is a different, yet similar, character).

#8. John Krasinski

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Once known for playing Jim in The US Office, Krasinski has been blazing a path for himself as an action star in 13 hours and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. He’s already fought monsters in A Quiet Place and was once in the running for Captain America before it ultimately went to Chris Evans. Krasinski has shown recently that he can play both serious and lighthearted roles, which is really the embodiment of a Green Lantern. The way he turned his career around really proves he has the willpower to control the ring. It seems he will undoubtedly be snatched up for some superhero property sooner or later so why not Green Lantern.

#7. Matt Damon

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Damon has recently had a couple of cameos in superhero films, Thor: Ragnarok and Deadpool 2. Both were Marvel sure, but it shows he is willing to appear in comic book movies. Racking up a great, long successful career, he has the star power and talent that studios look for. Damon’s also no stranger to sci-fi. Featuring in The Martian, Interstellar and Elysium. Undoubtedly Green Lantern would be a new level for him to really sink his teeth into. Of course, one of the top reasons we want to see him in the DC World is to pair him with best friend and actor Ben Affleck, who is currently playing Batman. It would be great to see them on screen together as super friends.

#6. Timothy Olyphant

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Perhaps best known for his roles on Television rather than in movies, Olyphant is a great actor. His time on Justified certified him a bad-ass and his recent endeavour on Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet has proved his natural acumen for humour. He might look a little more menacing than our other choices but just imagine him in the Parallax storyline, he could do wonderfully terrible things. At 50 years old he would easily fit into the Green Lantern Corps as an experienced Hal Jordan. Probably the least well known on our list amongst general wider audiences, roles shouldn’t be cast for star power alone, it’s much better for a movie to make a star than a star to make a movie. However that doesn’t discredit the great things Olyphant could bring to the role.

#5. James Marsden

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A few people have been championing this casting call already. Perhaps because of his shamefully underutilised turn as Cyclops in the X-Men, often overlooked for Wolverine-centric stories. Marsden has been killing it as Teddy on HBO’s Westworld, a character who seems to share a lot of similarities with our emerald ace pilot. Marsden can be considered a superhero movie vet, with four X-Men movies under his belt and playing Perry White’s son in DC’s Superman Returns. It would be great to see him get his turn in the titular role of a big blockbuster movie. Combining classic Hollywood good looks with undeniable charm, Marsden would be perfect for the role.

#4. Ryan Gosling

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Once James Marsden’s co-star in The Notebook, Gosling has made a name for himself as the strong silent type. For films such as Drive, Only God Forgives and even Blade Runner 2049. Of course Gosling is also known for his funny side too, like the delightful The Nice Guys, a perfect match for Hal Jordan. Gosling has the power to bring in audiences these days and the talent to match. New film, First Man envisions him as astronaut Neil Armstrong. The perfect stepping stone toward becoming The Green Lantern. He’s not only got great experience but a long career still ahead of him, so if he can commit to a long term role he would be a great catch for DC Warner Brothers.

#3. Michael Fassbender

It’s hard to find anyone that doesn’t like Michael Fassbender. Despite that, he hasn’t managed to find mainstream success outside of supporting roles. Whilst he has delivered arguably iconic star performances in X-Men, Prometheus and Inglorious Basterds. His lead roles in Assassin’s Creed and The Snowman have flopped. Not by any fault of his own really, so the success of Green Lantern would rely on how well the story is written and directed. It would be hard to dislike Fassbender in any role. Many people agree, thus he has been a lot of people’s top choice as a replacement for Batman, The Flash or Aquaman etc. Should it come to that. In favour with general audience’s right now, it would be smart move for DC to capitalise on that. Considering his role as Magneto looks to be coming to a close.

#2. Jason Segel

A wildcard choice, many people would probably disagree with this casting as he hasn’t shown much proof for it. This would depend entirely on how Segel approaches it and his commitment to the role. I’m picturing a Krasinski/Pratt level of transformation could be possible to make Segel the Green Lantern. Known primarily for his roles as a stoner in Judd Apatow projects since Freaks and Geeks, he’s most famous for playing Marshall in How I Met Your Mother. This is a long shot, but with the right training and commitment I’m certain Segel could pull it off. Segel seems like a genuine guy, he’s funny, he’s tall, and he once wore a Superman costume under his clothes as a kid for weeks. We’re all about giving people a chance. His career has been quiet lately, but he is still well known, which could be the perfect call for the Green Lantern reboot.

#1. Chris Pine

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*Gasp* How could this be our number one spot? Considering Pine has already played Steve Trevor in the wildly popular and successful Wonder Woman movie. A role he is reprising with Wonder Woman 1984. Well we have the perfect solution… Ace pilot Hal Jordan is actually the great nephew of WWI ace pilot and spy Steve Trevor! Simple. It would add an interesting dynamic between Hal and Diana’s (Wonder Woman) relationship whilst keeping their on screen chemistry alive. This is a long shot as the studio would probably consider it a risky move, but the payoff would be great. Pine and Gadot work really well together. He was superb in Wonder Woman. Once already previously rumoured to be Green Lantern. He has already excelled in the sci-fi genre as Captain Kirk. It’s basically a perfect match and needs to happen. Make it happen.

#0. The Villain: Sinestro – Hugh Jackman

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What is a superhero without their arch nemesis and The Green Lantern’s greatest villain is undoubtedly Sinestro! Once friend and hero of the GL Corps, turned evil-doer and spreader of fear. Previously helmed by the great Mark Strong, who was a great choice for the role, WB will want to get as far away from that as possible so unfortunately no returning cast. This opens up a great many options and is a tricky choice. Some have voiced their opinion to have Luke Evans or Jason Isaacs in the role, both very positive choices. However our choice for Sinestro is Hugh Jackman!

We considered him as Hal Jordan but figured he might be better suited for Sinestro, a chance to stretch his villainous legs. Whilst he has managed to avoid getting typecast, with brilliant roles in The Prestige, Prisoners and The Greatest Showman. Jackman is still best known as Wolverine, a part he played for nearly twenty years. So as to avoid committing to a main role again he can appreciate some rest as a villain, needing much less screen time but still with the opportunity to create something iconic.

Well, what do you think of our choices? Do you love them? Hate them? Are you confused by some of them? Do you want to see Tom Cruise take over the Green Lantern helm? Tell us how you feel in the comments below!

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Trailer Dump: Godzilla, Superheroes & Comic-Con

Trailer Dump: Godzilla, Superheroes & Comic-Con

In case you’ve been living under a rock we’ve got a whole treat-load of trailers for you. From Comic-Con we have M. Night Shyamalan’s probably most anticipated movie of his career, the sequel to Unbreakable. The new Fantastic Beasts trailer. The full trailer for the epic new Godzilla! DC’s new line up of movies and TV Shows. The new series from the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama. As well as the excellent new Image Comics TV Series from Marvels the Russo Brother’s, directors of Infinity War and Civil War.

Glass

This sequel was eighteen years in the making. Starring the returns of Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson from Unbreakable, including James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy from the surprise sequel Split. Clearly there is a lot to unpack here with this realistic take on the superhero genre, as no one believes them. This may be M. Night Shyamalans’ most anticipated movie of all time.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this may be what you’re most excited for! Eddie Redmayne returns as Newt Scamander, with friends in tow for this magical mystery movie, with all new and fantastic beasts. The brilliant casting of Jude Law as a young Dumbledore means this is one to keep your eye on and save a date in the calendar for. Treat yourself to a little magical joy here!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

This looks EPIC! If you don’t like giant monster movies, then you don’t have much business seeing this movie but… if you love them then this is what you’ve been waiting for! Destruction on a scale like we’ve never seen before! Godzilla! Mothra! Rodan! King Ghidorah! The beasts have been awoken to fight the virus that is humanity. The first Godzilla may have been a little disappointing but Kong was fun (they share the same universe) and this looks the best yet.

SHAZAM!

What if a child could be Superman? Is the basic premise for the DC hero Shazam (or Captain Marvel depending). Now we have a first look at this brand new DC movie. Billy Batson is given the powers of SHAZAM by a great old wizard. This certainly looks different to anything we’ve seen before from DC and even really a big superhero movie. We aren’t too sure what to think yet, but it looks like fun for the family. What do you think?

Aquaman

A man trapped between land and sea. We finally have our first trailer for Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa! A lot of people have been eagerly awaiting this. Now it’s here what are your thoughts? Aquaman was possibly the best part of Justice League but that’s not saying much and unfortunately at this time it doesn’t look much better.  We were hoping for something more similar to Wonder Woman and Man of Steel. We can only wait and see now. Black Manta does look cool though. Now you can own your very own Aquaman here!

Supergirl Season 4

Supergirl returns in this all new trailer for season 4. The woman of steel has had a strong run of series so far and hopefully they can keep it going and avoid any kryptonite. Have you been keeping up to date with this super series? Are you looking forward to what comes next?

Arrow Season 7

Arrow has gone through a lot of tough times recently, not managing to give the fans what they want. Are you still watching? Either way, something must be working right for them as they are making their seventh season and if nothing else you have to appreciate and be thankful for the universe they helped create. If you are a fan that is.

The Flash Season 5

The Flash is back and just in time. Arguably the best of DC’s TV shows, last season left us with a lot of questions even after Barry and team Flash beat the Thinker. Mostly about the new member of the team who showed up throughout the last season before revealing herself to the team. We will finally be able to see get his Flash ring too! ARe you excited for this new season? Pick up your own Flash here, quick before they’re gone in a hurry.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 4

The Legends of Tomorrow today! It seems the legends haven’t caught the eye of many in the general public, but it is a great bit of fun to watch and they have their own core group of followers. Now they have returned for a fourth season to meddle with time once more. Find more legendary DC products here!

Disenchantment

The new series from Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons and Futurama, Disenchantment! His very distinctive style is now a part of the fantasy genre, where misadventure awaits! Coming straight to Netflix so you can binge watch at your leisure. Groening hasn’t released anything new since Futurama first released in 1999, will this be another hit?

Deadly Class

This great new looking series comes from SyFy, who have been on a roll recently after once being considered a joke for their original content. Deadly Class, adapted from the hit comic book series, about a secret underground school of deadly assassins. The comic is well worth checking out and this looks to be following suit. Will you be checking it out?

Anyway, we hope you enjoyed these trailers, tell us, which one was your favourite? What are you looking forward to most?

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Trailer Dump: A Look at Upcoming Movie’s & TV Shows

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Trailer Dump: A Look at Upcoming Movie’s & TV Shows

A lot of trailer’s have dropped in recent days, thanks in part to the San-Diego Comic-Con, which has released a lot of awesome stuff. So much awesome stuff you might not have been able to catch it all. We know how difficult it can be staying on top of all the new movies and TV shows coming out. You are bound to let a few trailers and announcements go by missed. We’re here to help you catch up with our trailer dump. A wide variety of all the new trailer’s, so check them out below and let us know what you think in the comments.

The Walking Dead Season 9

It’s no longer just about surviving zombies in this trailer for the latest series about The Walking Dead. Now they have to survive each other as they try and climb their way back to a civil way of living. The five minutes of footage gives you plenty to look at and guess about. Including what appears to be our first look at the Whisperers.

Young Justice: Outsiders

Star Wars The Clone Wars isn’t the only animated show being revived this year. So too returns the beloved DC’s Young Justice. We now have five minutes of footage to share with everyone. The trailer mainly recaps what happened in the last season and where we left off with our heroes before showing the state of the world they now live in. We can’t wait to see this, streaming on DC Universe.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Reach Monarch is the first sneak peek at the new Godzilla: King of the Monsters movie, starring Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things fame. Monarch is the company that ties the two franchises, Godzilla and King Kong, together. Godzilla will face off against Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah, undoubtedly King Kong will be teased at some point for the King Kong vs. Godzilla movie. You may notice that her bandages have a loose grip on existence.

Nightflyers

Nightflyers is the new TV show from the brilliant mind of George R.R. Martin, creator of Game of Thrones. This series is drastically different from what we’re used to with Martin, being it is the sci-fi genre and not fantasy. Nightflyers is brought to you by none other than SyFy and Netflix, who did a great job with Happy! Nightflyers however looks more like a mind-bending horror series akin to Event Horizon.

A Prayer Before Dawn

This fantastic trailer is about the true to life story of a British prisoner, Billy Moore, in Thailand who has to box his way out of the hellhole he found himself in. This looks like a star turn for the young talent Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders/Green Room/Black Mirror) who plays Moore. It looks brutal, gritty, gripping and true to life. A Prayer Before Dawn is based on the autobiography of the same name.

Doctor Who Season 11

The new Doctor Who trailer is finally here after the controversial casting of Jodie Whittaker, as the first ever female Doctor. “New faces, new worlds, new times.” Is the perfect way to describe any season of Doctor Who, and now we are on for a new adventure with Whittaker in the titular role.

Titans

If Young Justice wasn’t enough to sate your appetite of Teen Titans action, here is the first trailer for Titans. A surprisingly NSFW trailer. It has conflicting tones with that of being an overtly childlike superhero show, in terms of production and story, mixed with what seems to be an unnecessary amount of grit and angst. We have yet to see if any of it pays off. Robin however looks to be committing Batman’s cardinal sin, the no kill rule, and that is a no go for upholding character representation.

Overlord

This crazy stupid fun looking trailer for Overlord, is WW2 with zombies. Basically COD zombie mode, it was rumoured to be the new Cloverfield sequel for a long time. Many people believe that is now not the case, however only time will tell if they tie this into the franchise. Which is not outside the realm of possibility. Especially if they are using Die Glocke (There is a lot of bells ringing) which could show all kinds of crazy dimensions and futures.

Anyway, we hope you enjoyed these trailers, tell us which one was your favourite? What are you looking forward to most?

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