Check Out This Amazing Batmobile Mashup of The 1966 Version with The Tumbler

I saw this mashup of the classic 1966 Batmobile with Christopher Nolan's Tumbler. I don't know who created this Batmobile awesomeness, but it was shared on Twitter by Batman comic artist Greg Capullo. The Batmobile mashup includes the bulk and power of the Tumbler and the slick retro look of Adam West's classic ride. Someone needs to bring this to life for real!

LUCIFER Saved By Netflix! It’s Getting a Fourth Season!

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Lucifer fans can breathe a sigh of relief as their prayers have been answered. After the series was canceled by FOX, Netflix has swooped in to save the show! Lucifer is officially returning for Season 4! 

Once the news was official, series co-showrunner Joe Henderson said:

This is not the first Warner Bros. TV show that Netflix has saved. The streaming service also picked up Longmire after it was canceled and they are currently developing the upcoming WBTV Sabrina the Teenage Witch series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

I'm so happy that Lucifer will get at least one more season. Now fans won't be left with that crazy cliffhanger, the story will continue! It's pretty crazy that we live in a time where the fans can help play a part in saving a canceled show. I wish Netflix was around when Firefly was canceled!

Here are a bunch of excited thank you tweets from the show's cast and crew:

Chris Hardwick Removed From Nerdist Website After Abuse Allegations From Ex-Girlfriend Surface

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It looks like the #MeToo movement has hit Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick. His ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra recently posted an article detailing serious abuse allegations and the name of the former Nerdist CEO has been completely removed from the Nerdist site. This is just one of many consequences that is sure to follow. 

After the allegations came to light Legendary, the owner of Nerdist, made the following statement:

"Chris Hardwick had no operational involvement with Nerdist for the two years preceding the expiration of his contract in December 2017. He no longer has any affiliation with Legendary Digital Networks. The company has removed all reference to Mr. Hardwick even as the original Founder of Nerdist pending further investigation."

Nerdist offered their own statement on the matter, saying:

"Like you, we were shocked to read the news this morning. Nerdist prides itself on being an inclusive company made up of a positive, diverse community of people who come together to share and discuss the things we love. That type of behavior is contrary to everything we stand for and believe in, and we absolutely don’t tolerate discrimination, harassment, and other forms of abuse."

I'm sure you're all wondering what it is that Hardwick is accused of doing. Well, Dykstra dated Hardwick from 2012 until 2014. She never named her ex in the article, but she did say that he "grew from a mildly successful podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company". It's since been revealed that she was talking about Hardwick.

Dykstra said that her ex-boyfriend was emotionally abusive. She also said that she was forced into having sex with him whenever he wanted and that there was regular sexual abuse as she was pressured into it against her will. She says she would give in to his demands out of fear of upsetting him or losing him.

She explained that he laid down rules for her social interactions, isolating her from her friends and other sources of support. She also said that she became anorexic and had an ectopic pregnancy. Apparently, not long after surgery, she said that he asked the doctor, "When do you think I can have sex with her again." She writes, "I was expected to be ready for him when he came home from work" and went on to say:

"I lost myself, both mentally and physically. I lost 15 lbs within weeks, started pulling out my hair (and had to get extensions regularly to hide it). I generally stopped speaking unless spoken to while with him, drifting through life like a ghost. I would try to sleep in as late as possible so my days were shorter. I stopped listening to music entirely. I ceased to be. I was an ex-person."

Dykstra said she left Hardwick after three years, and she says that after the breakup he made calls to companies "to get me fired by threatening to never work with them," and that he and a female colleague "steamrolled my career." She went on to say she was "blacklisted from my industry at age 25." In regards to the female colleague that turned against her, she said:

"The woman actively made it her mission to destroy my friendships. And she did, because by the time they’d realized she was an unreliable source the damage had already been done."

Wow! If this is true, that sucks. I would have never thought that Hardwick would be like this. But, Dykstra claimed in her piece that her "nightmare" ex was a "prince" whenever the cameras were on and people were watching them together.

Dykstra went on to say that she thought about killing herself repeatedly after everything she had gone through, and that while she has her life back on the right path, she wrote the essay in the hope of finding closure. She realizes that some people might think she is making this stuff up, but she goes on to say that she has proof.

"A sincere and heartfelt apology could have made my last four years a hell of a lot easier. The person I used to date would try to sue me due to pride- I would not recommend it. I have audio/video that will support and prove many of the things I’ve stated in this post. I’ve chosen not to include it for your sake, in the hopes that the person you’ve become will do the right thing."

It sounds like this poor woman went through a hellish situation. With allegations like this coming to light during a sensitive time in the entertainment industry that isn't tolerating this kind of behavior, if this turns out to be true, Hardwick's career could definitely be in jeopardy. 

It's sad to hear stories like this about people that your a fan of, but if this actually turns out to be true, you can't really defend him. That kind of behavior isn't defendable. Hardwick has yet to make a statement on the matter.  

Source: Deadline

Geoff Johns Teases The Start of DC’s GREEN LANTERN CORPS Film, Which Hints at Possible Storyline

It must've been a crazy week for Geoff Johns! It was announced that he would be stepping down as DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer. He is no going to focus on this Mad Ghost Productions shingle, and is currently writing an producing DC's Green Lantern Corps movie.

We know that the two main characters in the film will be Hal Jordan and John Stewart, and Johns recently teased how the movie will start. If you're familiar with Johns' work on the comic book, you'll know what this tease means and where it might take the story. First off, Johns wrote on Facebook:

"Thanks for all the crazy support today as I take on my dream gig! I especially wanted to give a shout out to my colleagues and friends at DC -- our shared passion burns bright!"

Then came the tease:

"I've waited a LIFETIME to write this...
"FADE IN:
"ON a GREEN RING soaring through space..."

This is something that fans have seen in Johns' writing for his Green Lantern Corps comic. If this really is the first shot of the film, maybe it will tie into the story arc of where a seasoned Hal Jordan finds himself training the young hotshot rookie John Stewart. It's like a Green Lantern buddy cop story. CB suggests suggested that that the ring may be "in search of a replacement who will ultimately be the novice Green Lantern at the center of the film."

That's all certainly plausible and it wouldn't surprise me if that's the direction the story goes. I hope that's the direction they take it because that could be a really fun story to tell! There's also a lot of fun to be had with these two characters. What do you hope to see happen in the Green Lantern Corps movie? 

Green Lantern Corps is said to have a 2020 release date.

The AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Writers on How They Would Fix The DC Cinematic Universe

Avengers: Infinity War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have done an incredible job with the films that they've worked on with Marvel Studios. They have a great sense of character and story development. The two recently appeared on Kevin Smith's Fat Man on Batman and while Smith was talking to them, he asked how they would fix the DC Cinematic Universe.

"You guys have made wonderful films about people. You don't make movies about super heroes, you make movies about people who have these powers, and they happen to have these powers. That being said, if somebody offered you a fuckton of money and swayed you to the dark side and said, 'Fix these fucking movies,' how would you fix the DC universe?"

Markus responded with the following:

"I mean, I would look at what Marvel did out of necessity, in that they didn't have their A-list characters. They didn't have Spider-Man. They didn't have the X-Men. They went down a line and found a, I mean, he's pretty fucking famous, he's Iron Man, but he wasn't there, and they made a really good movie out of it."

He goes on to explain that if he was developing the DC Cinematic Universe, he would introduce the characters one by one in solo films rather than throwing them all together in one movie.

"I might put Batman and Superman and everybody else, I mean Wonder Woman is doing fine, aside for a second. Go through the vast world and go, 'That guy,' or 'That girl,' and go, 'Let's just make a really good movie and not a universe and see what happens.' There's a lot of spaghetti being thrown at the wall."

McFeely added his two cents, saying:

"My familiarity with the DC universe is not that great but I can just say, strategically, 'Make one.' To quote Justice League, 'Save one person.'"

In response to that Smith amusingly responds, "You would fix them with their own advice!" It sounds like that's what DC is actually starting to do now, though. They started in the right direction with Man of Steel, then they just jumped the gun and felt they need to rush to Justice League, which obviously didn't work out very well. 

I'd like to believe that Warner Bros. has learned from there mistakes and that from here on out they will start making one great film after another. I'm excited for Aquaman, Shazam!, and Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, and a few others, but then you have all those multiple Joker movies in development! 

They have new people in charge of DC Entertainment, so it's going to be interesting to see how the DC films will turn out in the future. I hope that everything moving forward ends up being great! 

What do you think about what Markus and McFeely had to say about fixing the DCEU?

Via: CB

After Mark Hamill Reveals He’s Never Met His STAR WARS Mom Natalie Portman, She Says Want’s To Meet Up

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Mark Hamill recently revealed that he has never met Natalie Portman, which is weird considering the roles they play in the Star Wars saga. Padmé is the mother of Luke Skywalker and you'd think that throughout the years they would have met at some point. With all the Star Wars set visits and movie premieres, it just seems like they would have crossed paths.

The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson even said that she dropped by the set of the film while she was shooting Annihilation at Pinewood Studios, but Hamill was already done shooting his scenes. 

Anyway, Portman appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night and when he brought up Hamill's tweet, she was more than willing to finally meet her son Luke Skywalker saying:

"It’s such a shame, I would love to meet him. Mark, I would love to meet you, come over!"

I'm sure one day we'll see Hamill post a photo on Twitter of him at a BBQ with Potman or something. It'll make a good addition to the Skywalker family photo album. 

Dust Created a Cool 1930’s Sci-Fi Noir Series AUTOMATION with Doug Jones; Watch the First Episode Now!

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Dust has created a lot of short film and video content over the years. We've shared a lot of them with you. Now they've produced a series that I think a lot of you might be interested in checking out. It's a sci-fi noir series called Automation that set in an alternate 1930s universe where robots, known as automatons, have been integrated into society. The lead robot character, Carl, is also played by Doug Jones. Here's the synopsis:

In an alternate 1930's Prohibition-era New York City, it's not liquor that is outlawed but the future production of highly sentient robots known as automatons. Automata follows former NYPD detective turned private eye Sam Regal and his incredibly smart automaton partner, Carl Swangee. Together, they work to solve the case and understand each other in this dystopian America.
Putting a science fiction twist on the classic hard-boiled detective drama, Automata explores a dystopian alternative version of Prohibition-era New York City, similarly shaped by moral panic even though the alcohol flows freely here. In this universe, Prohibition doesn't ban drinking, but the further production of sapient androids that have become prevalent by the 1920s. As a result, the existing androids, called automatons, are shunned by society, relegated to an untouchable caste of servants despite their near-human thought capability, and are frequently subjected to hatred and violence. It's in this oppressive setting that human private detective Sam Regal (Basil Harris, "Grimm") and his automaton partner Carl Swangee (Doug Jones, The Shape of Water) work together to solve cases for both communities, learning to see humanity in one another while trying to prove that justice is still worth serving.

It's a fun concept and the series has solid production value. It's a little rough around the edges but still enjoyable. You can watch the first of the five-episode series below. This first episode sparked my interest and I'm curious to see how this full story plays out.

New AQUAMAN Photo Shows Atlanteans Riding Sharks and Sea Dragons

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Thanks to EW, we have another awesome image to share with you from James Wan's Aquaman. This one gives you a great look at part of the epic and fantastical underwater realm that the story is set in.

The image is of an ancient meeting place called The Council of the Kings that’s fallen into ruin. This place is located on the outskirts of Atlantis. As you can there are Atlanteans riding sharks and sea dragons in this image, which is pretty damn cool! 

According to the report, those are the armies of King Orm (Patrick Wilson) and King Nereus (Dolph Lundgren) facing off with each other. The image also came along with a breakdown of information that you'll find interesting:

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1) When Atlantis sank into the ocean, it split into Seven Kingdoms. Each statue you see in the distance represents one of the original kings.
2) The Atlantean army on the right ride great white sharks into battle. “When you see these Atlantean army riding these sharks, it’s so photo-real it blows you away,” producer Peter Safran says.
3) King Nereus of the kingdom of Xebel and his men ride sea dragons. Director James Wan wanted to create these fearsome creatures, Safran notes, as a way of subverting the comic image of Aquaman riding a seahorse. 
4) On the center right, you can see Orm astride his massive alligator-like “tylosaur.” Behind him, Vulko (Willem Dafoe) has mounted a giant black hammerhead shark.  

This is just a little taste of the epic new underwater world that James Wan has created for this film and I can't wait to see more! I honestly never thought that I'd be so excited about an Aquaman movie.

The film also stars Jason Momoa; Amber Heard as Mera; Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern) as Tom Curry; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II(The Get Down) as Black Manta; Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) as Murk; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna. 

Aquaman will center on Aquaman as a reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface.

Aquaman is set to be released December 21, 2018. Expect that trailer to drop soon!

Zoe Saldana is The Only Actor Ever To Star in 2 Films That Made More Than $2 Billion

In case you haven't heard, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War has crossed the $2 billion dollar mark at the global box office. That's a huge milestone! This also makes Zoe Saldana the only actor in history that has starred in two films that have made over $2 billion dollars!

Saldana also starred as the Na'vi warrior Neytiri in James Cameron's Avatar, which still holds the number one spot of highest grossing movies of all time. It's gotta feel pretty good to be a part of these epic franchises!

Hell, there's a chance that she'll add more movies to this $2 billion club box office list! She's got a bunch of Avatar sequels in the works! Then, if she somehow returns as Gamora in Avengers 4, there's that. 

I just thought this is a very cool milestone for the actress and it's earned her some bragging rights.

Via: Cinemablend

HBO Won’t Be Bringing GAME OF THRONES or WESTWORLD To Comic-Con This Year

I've got some bad news and good news for fans of Game of Thrones and Westworld. The bad news is that HBO will not be bringing these series to San Diego Comic-Con this year. They will not hold any panels for them. The good news is, you won't have to wait in that long ass line for Hall H! This is on top of Marvel Studios not showing up! HBO had this to say in a statement:

“Due to production schedules and air dates for ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Westworld,’ these series will not be presented at San Diego Comic-Con this summer. HBO has a longstanding relationship with SDCC, and we are very grateful for the fans’ enthusiastic response over the years. We look forward to returning in the future.”

I understand why they decided not to bring these series to Comic-Con, but still! As a fan, it still would have been great to see them there to talk about what is coming. 

Westworld Season 2 is set to come to a close on June 24, which is a month before Comic-Con. That would leave the cast and crew with nothing really to promote. Then there's Game of Thrones, which is currently in production on its final season. This is going to be the epic conclusion which promises an insane final battle between the living and the white walkers.

If Game of Thrones ever does have another Panel, it will most likely happen after the series comes to an end.

Are you bummed out to hear that these two shows won't have a presence at Comic-Con this year?