Ryan Potter Will Play Beast Boy on ‘Titans’

As Titans, the live action Teen Titans flagship television series for DC and Warner Bros forthcoming streaming service, marches towards living room screens we’ve gotten a lot of casting news. The latest in that vein is that we now have another member of the team in Beast Boy.

Deadline is reporting that actor Ryan Potter has been cast in the role. Potter is no stranger to superhero media, having previously voiced Hiro in Disney’s Big Hero 6.

Potter will star alongside Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, and Teagan Croft as Raven. Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly will also play the recurring characters Hawk and Dove respectively as well.

Titans is expected to premiere some time in 2017.

Via Deadline

The Han Solo Anthology Film Has Wrapped Filming, Finally Has a Freakin’ Title

The weirdest thing about the Han Solo Star Wars anthology film hasn’t been the endless reshoots or replacing its directors most of the way through production. No, it’s been the fact that since day one we have had no friggin’ idea what to call this film. It’s less than a year from release, and there hasn’t been an official title for the project.

Well, that is until today.

Current director Ron Howard took to twitter today to announce that filming had wrapped on the movie, and in that video he revealed the film’s final name.

So yeah — they went with Solo: A Star Wars Story. It’s simple, to the point, and maybe a little “safe,” but it works. Maybe they could have come up with something better, but I for one will be happy to stop calling this “Untitled Han Solo Antology Film” in articles from hereon out.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is expected to hit theaters in May of next year.

The New ‘Black Panther’ Trailer Finally Gives Us Some Plot Details

The first trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther wowed us with its visuals, but gave very little away about the film’s contents. Yesterday, a new trailer dropped for the film though, and it gives a way a lot more.

We won’t explain too much (since you might be avoiding spoilers), but this time around we get a good look at both of the film’s main antagonists. Honestly this whole thing just looks really cool, and is exactly the kind of film we need right now.

Black Panther comes out February 16, 2018.

‘Famous Monsters Halloween Convention’ Cancelled Just Weeks Before Event

If you were planning to attend the Famous Monsters Halloween Convention put on by Famous Monsters of Filmland from October 27-29, you’re going to have to come up with new plans. The California based convention announced this weekend that the event was officially cancelled.

The convention’s organizers are blaming the ongoing wildfires in California for the cancellation.

This is, frankly, slightly puzzling. While their office is based in Petaluma, the convention itself was going to be held in San Jose. San Jose is about two hours away from the closest fire, and conditions are much more likely to improve between now and the scheduled dates. And while the staff may be based in Sonoma county, it’s not like TWiT.tv has gone off of the air — and I haven’t heard news of Patrick Delahanty of AnimeCons.com packing a bug-out bag and fleeing while screaming at the top of his lungs. To be fair, organizer Philip Kim does claim to have been evacuated from his home since last week, and there may be circumstances we’re not aware of. But with rumors around financial problems surrounding their Texas show, it’s hard to be skeptical.

But this is the reason the con is giving, and with no insight into their internal workings I guess we have to buy it.

In an earlier version of this story I was a bit more of a dick. Some of that dickishness has been edited out of the article. Maybe not enough, but sometimes you just sort of have to own your mistakes.

Everything’s Upsidedown in the Final ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Trailer

The second season of Netflix’s surprised hit of 2016, Stranger Things, is coming in just a couple of weeks, and the streaming service has now put out a final trailer. There’s so much in there, and we don’t like to unpack things in detail (so you can enjoy them for yourself) — but boy does it look neat.

While the previous trailer set a phenomenal (and fun) tone for the series, this one’s a lot darker. It also gives you way more information than the first one – so people who like to go in blind may just want to hold off until the show comes out.

I mean, you won’t have to wait long.

Stranger Things season 2 premieres October 27, 2017.

Holy Crap, ‘The New Mutants’ Trailer is Friggin’ Dark

So when it was first announced that Fox was making a New Mutants movie, most of us were expecting a coming of age film in superhero clothing. I mean, the comics started out about a group of new recruits at Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters learning to use their powers.

That is not what this movie is going to be.

The first trailer for The New Mutants has now dropped, and to say that director Josh Boone took things in a different direction would be an understatement. What we’re getting looks more akin to a horror film, and that’s pretty damned neat. It’s clear with the success of Deadpool and Logan the studio is willing to take risks with the franchise, and hopefully this one will pay off for them too.

The New Mutants comes out April 13, 2018.

‘The Settlers of Catan’ Movie in Development, Because Why the Hell Not

Sony apparently wants to develop a movie based off the board game The Settler of Catan, because why the hell not. We live in a world where the Battleship movie was a thing that happened, and this seems less bizarre than the guys trying to make a trilogy of films based off of Tetris.

But still, this is a weird one.

Gail Katz, Dan Lin, and Jonathan Eirich will produce, with Blaise Hemingway writing the screenplay. What that screenplay will be about is anyone’s guess, though it’s safe to assume it will be set on “Catan” and involve some “Settlers.” I’m hoping the sheep end up being important too. Andrea Giannetti is overseeing the project for Columbia.

I think the strangest part of all of this is my complete and total lack of surprise.

Via Variety

On “Legends of Tomorrow” TV’s Constantine Will Finally Be Allowed to Smoke, Be Into Dudes

When Matt Ryan first played the title role on NBC’s Constantine, the peacock network was a little nervous about acknowledging two things about the character: his bisexuality and his chain smoking. And while they let John Constantine occasionally hold a cigarette, his being into guys was kind of a sore spot steadfastly avoided by the show. Ryan has since reprised the part on The CW’s Arrow, which merged the continuities. With the addition of a forthcoming CW Seed animated series, many fans of the comics’ version of the character have hoped his sexuality would be finally addressed.

And we’re happy to say, it will be.

It’s been announced that Matt Ryan’s Constantine will guest star on a Legends of Tomorrow two parter this season, and when he does his bisexuality will be directly acknowledged. It makes sense, as the CW’s Arrowverse is probably one of the better places for LGBTQ+ representation on broadcast television. Considering how infrequently male bisexuality is actually dealt with in popular culture, it’s kind of a big deal.

They’ll also let him chain smoke, but that’s kind of less important.

Constantine will appear in the ninth and tenth episodes of the season, which will take place after his previous appearance on Arrow. Executive produce Phil Klemmer told THR the episode would tonally be “The Exorcist meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” and be based around demonic possession in a mental institution. So, y’know, fun stuff.

Legends of Tomorrow is currently airing Tuesday nights on The CW.

Via THR

The Second Trailer For ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Looks Frigging Amazing

We got the first trailer way back in April, but now Lucasfilm has finally given us a second tease for the forthcoming eighth entry in the Skywalker saga. That’s right, last night a new trailer for The Last Jedi dropped, and it’s amazing.

I could describe the contents of the trailer, or break down everything in it — but I think watching it cold is a much better experience. Let yourself be surprised, and just enjoy the thing. It’s pretty damned awesome.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017.

Our First Look at the CW Seed’s ‘Constantine’ Animated Series

When Matt Ryan’s Constantine was incorporated into the CW’s Arrowverse, most of us who were fans of the short lived NBC show rejoiced. It meant that more could be seen of the character, and when a CW Seed animated series was announced back in January, we were giddy.

Now it’s been ten months, and the network has finally released a first look at what we’re going to get… and it’s amazing. I mean, it’s more Constantine. What else could we want?

Constantine is coming soon to the CW Seed.

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