Each week, Lauren Gallaway brings you the best and most exciting pop culture news. Get ready for a fresh perspective on the week’s most buzzed-about stories in the business.
Batman v. Superman Deleted Scene Reveals New Threat
Batman v. Superman has only been in theaters for a week, and Warner Bros. is already releasing deleted scenes from the film. The video above shows Lex Luthor’s arrest, something not seen in the film. The authorities find Lex inside the crashed Kryptonian ship communing with a digital alien. The alien is holding three boxes — Mother Boxes — which have a deep history in the comics. While the alien was not directly modeled after any DC Comics villain in particular that we know, it could be Darkseid, a villain who has been mentioned by the Batman v. Superman creative team before. Could this deleted scene be teeing up the franchise’s next great monster to defeat? And what did it tell Lex Luthor? Is that why Lex looked psychotic at the end of the film? Perhaps he was shown a plan even more deadly and dangerous than Doomsday.
A Face Will Be Added to the Hall in Game of Thrones Season 6
Game of Thrones finally returns to our screens later this month, and HBO is starting to air trailers that show the fate and possible destinies of the beloved (and not so beloved) characters of George R. R. Martin’s world. Arya appears to be blind and serving the Many Faced God at the House of Black and White. Cersei and Jaime seem to have made amends and are preparing for war in King’s Landing. Tyrion holds court with Daenerys’ people in her absence, and Bran stands face to face with the King of the White Walkers. Considering the numerous cliffhangers that audiences were left with at the end of season five, season six looks like it’s going take each character (who is still alive) on their greatest adventures and terrors yet.
It’s Natasha vs. Clint in New Captain America: Civil War Promo
It’s no secret that Captain America: Civil War will ask each Avenger to take a side in the upcoming battle between Captain America and Iron Man. Vision will have to fight Scarlet Witch. Ant-Man will have to fight Iron Patriot. Bucky will have to fight Black Panther. Even Clint Barton a.k.a. Hawkeye will have to go up against his long time friend and partner Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. Black Widow. While their friendship has seen rockier days (Hawkeye’s brainwashing in The Avengers) it would appear, based on this new promo, that they can still be friends, even if they are on opposite sides of the Superhero Registration Act. What’s great about this trailer is that it reminds audiences that no matter how bleak the battle may be in this film, it will still be as funny and as light-hearted as every other Marvel film. Now that’s an impressive feat, considering the stakes.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, 2016.
Alice Escapes a Mental Institution in New Alice Through the Looking Glass Trailer
Alice in Wonderland is a tale that has been told many times. Through film adaptations, animated series, and even television shows, Alice has been to Wonderland and back many times. What sets this sequel apart from other adaptations, is that Alice is not going up against the Red Queen or the Jabberwocky, but against time itself, or rather Time himself. Time, as played by Sacha Baron Cohen, threatens to destroy Underland, the Mad Hatter, and all that Alice fought to protect in her first film. Now she must stop Time, and restore order to the typically disorderly world of Underland.
Alliances are Forged in New International Warcraft Trailer
Warcraft hits theaters later this summer, and already it’s set to be one of the biggest video game adaptations in movie history. The film, which is based on the online gaming platform World of Warcraft will tell the story of the first battle between the Orcs and the citizens of Azeroth. In the trailer above, the leaders of each group must form an alliance, if both people groups are to survive. The film appears to have deep themes of loyalty, friendship, race, and even magic. Warcraft is a co-production of Blizzard and Legendary Entertainment.
Second Trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie
Just last week the first trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie landed. Now there is a second trailer, and it’s even funnier than the first. Will Arnet voices the LEGO Batman, who according to this trailer, leads a solitary life. Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne, spends his nights fighting crime in Gotham City. When he gets home, he puts on his robe, stands by the fireplace, and talks to the pictures of his parents on the wall. Thomas and Martha Wayne, it’s as if they are at the heart of every Batman film, even ones made out of LEGOs. The trailer then introduces Alfred, as voiced by Ralph Fiennes, who hilariously recounts all the times in the last 50 years that Bruce has brooded around Wayne Manor without ever talking about his feelings. Despite the darker tone of any Batman film, this one is sure to be the funniest, and possibly the most endearing.
Robin Wright Joins Blade Runner Sequel
Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is coming back to theaters in 2018, this time as a sequel to the 1982 sci-fi hit. Both Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling have already signed onto the film, and news broke this week that The Princess Bride and House of Cards star, Robin Wright, will also be starring in the film. While her role remains undisclosed, it’s possible she could be playing a Replicant — perhaps an updated version of the Sean Young character from the first Blade Runner film. Principal photography is set to begin this summer, which Wright will likely join after she wraps her current gig on Warner Bros. Wonder Woman.
The Flash’s Grant Gustin Signs on for Krystal
Grant Gustin, who currently stars as Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash on the CW’s hit series The Flash, joined William H. Macy’s independent film Krystal this week. Krystal may not be a sci-fi film, nor a picture that fits into any version of the pop culture genre, but it’s set to co-star Gustin, who is currently a staple in superhero television. Krystal will center on a young man who joins AA because he falls in love with a stripper. Rosario Dawson (Daredevil, The LEGO Batman Movie) will play Krystal and will be joined by Felicity Huffman, Nick Robinson, Kathy Bates, John Leguizamo and Grant Gustin. Kystal begins production in Atlanta next month, which mean Gustin will likely wrap season two of The Flash in Vancouver and then head directly to Atlanta.
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Entertainment journalist who’s passionate about science fiction, superheroes, and all things nerdy. Regular Comic Con attendee, co-founder of The Marvel Report and co-host of The Flash Podcast and the Peggy Carter Podcast. Assistant editor at CBR and contributing writer to HitFix and The Tracking Board. Obsessed with British accents, strong female characters, Sherlock, and Steve Rogers.
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