Heroic Highlights #2: Marvel, Star Wars, DC!

Welcome to Issue 2 of Heroic Highlights! Every weekend during Heroic Highlights we’ll give you a rundown of things that happened in fandom throughout the week. This includes Scoops, Stories, Photos and Videos.


SCOOPS

First up Heroic Hollywood was on a roll this week with its Marvel and Video Game Movie adaptation scoopage.

Guess Who Quietly Shot Their Scenes In Captain America: Civil War? Find out HERE

Guess Which Two Heroes Team Up Against Another In HUGE Captain America: Civil War Fight! Find out HERE

Luke Cage Main Villain, Love Interest, & Plot Synopsis REVEALED? Find Out HERE 

Is Universal Circling Rights For Video Game Golden Axe? Find Out

That’s all for our scoops this week and don’t forget to check out our awesome editorial on Why Doomsday is the Perfect Villain for Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeHERE


Suicide Squad Finishes Filming

David Ayer Took to Twitter to announce that Suicide Squad has wrapped up filming by uploading a huge DC Costume clad cast image. Suicide Squad has been filming for 5 months. Beginning April 13 and ending August 28.

Suicide Squad Hits Theaters August 5, 2016!


Star Wars

Empire Magazine got JJ Abrams to spill the beans on Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens. While speaking with Empire JJ divulged that Kylo Ren is not a Sith and that he works under Andy Serkis’ character Supreme Leader Snoke. They also spoke about how The First Order came to be.

“That all came out of conversations about what would have happened if the Nazis all went to Argentina but then started working together again? What could be born of that? Could The First Order exist as a group that actually admired The Empire? Could the work of The Empire be seen as unfulfilled? And could Vader be a martyr? Could there be a need to see through what didn’t get done?”

We also got a bit of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story NEWS! Donnie Yen who stars in Rougue One uploaded and then deleted a photo to Instagram that revealed some old and new Storm Trooper helmet designs! you can check the image out below!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens & Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  Hits Theaters December 15, 2015 and December 16, 2016  In A Galaxy Very Very Close to Home!


HOT Avengers: Age Of Ultron Concept Art Hits The Web!

Artist Stephanie Martiniere updated his official website with some hot new concept art from Avengers: Age Of Ultron. The concept art includes designs of Tonys Lab, The Updated Quinn Jet, The Hellicarrier and other vehicles. You can check out the concept art below by clicking the photo to scroll through the gallery.


RUMOR: Marvels Blade Reboot To Focus On Blade’s Daughter

Bleeding Cool is reporting that the Blade reboot will be a little more female focused.

“Bleeding Cool has previously reported that the newly to-be-relaunched Blade comic featuring the daughter of Blade, has been delayed.

I understand from well-connected sources that this is due to careful concern from up above the food chain, that the character and the comic are suddenly considered extremely important by the bean counters, and the multi-media folk.

Because the plan is that this new Blade will be the one that features in the next Blade movie.

The first successful movie based on a Marvel comic book, Wesley Snipes’ Blade was an unexpected hit, spawned two sequels and resurrected and remade the vampire hunting daywalker character within the Marvel Universe.

There has been much talk of new Blade films, given the more recent success of many more Marvel movies, and that the rights had returned to Marvel. And Wesley Snipes has been in talk about returning to the character with Marvel.

Could it be as a more fatherly figure?”


Chiwetel Ejiofor Talks Doctor Strange!

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly Baron Mordo(Chiwetel Ejiofor) opened up about signing on to do Marvel’s Doctor Strange. 

“I am doing Doctor Strange, and I’m incredibly excited about it,” he said to EW during a recent interview to promote Z for Zachariah, an indie apocalypse drama out in limited release this week. The Oscar nominee then added with a laugh: “That’s all I say.”

Ejiofor can’t elaborate further, but Marvel did provide some insight on his role during Disney’s D23 fan expo: the 38-year-old will play Baron Mordo in the new movie from director Scott Derrickson, which arrives in theaters in 2016. But while the plot secrets remain a mystery at the moment, Ejiofor did say he’s looking forward to working with Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton.

“He’s a good friend of mine,” Ejiofor said of Cumberbatch, who costarred with Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave. “So, it’s gonna be fun. And Tilda Swinton — I haven’t worked with her, but I’m excited to work with her. She’s brilliant.” (Swinton is set to play the Ancient One in Strange.)”

Doctor Strange Hits Theaters November 4, 2016


DCTV ROUNDUP

Check out a couple of first images from Seasons 2 of The Flash and Gotham and Arrow Season 4. Click the photo below to scroll through the gallery.

Gotham Season 2 Premieres September 21st, 2015, The Flash Season 2 Premieres October 6, 2015 & Arrow Season 4 Premieres October 7, 2015!


Viola Davis Talks Suicide Squad

While recently speaking with the site who shall not be named, Viola Davis chatted about her first foray into Comic-Book Mythology.

“I’ve been working on the film since April 1st. It sounds like a lot, but I haven’t been working every day. I haven’t done a lot of comic book movies, actually I’ve done none! DC Comics have a tendency to have darker characters. You know, Batman is a darker character, Harley Quinn, the Joker, and what David Ayer has managed to do is humanize them. I think that you see it in the trailer too–just something different about it that makes you lean in.

What he’s explored is the pathology behind all of these characters, so you just get that extra spin that gives you the flavor and a look which is very different. And at the same time you get all the stuff that you’ve gotten before, which is the action, the special effects, the great makeup. I’m blown away by the movie. Once I saw the trailer, I was like, “Oh, my God. He really is a magician. So, it’s been a real pleasure working on it with David Ayer.”

In another interview with The New York Times she also reveals how many DCEU films she’s signed on for.

“This is my first big superhero movie. I signed on for three, so it needed to be a great experience,”

Viola is signed on for 3 DC Films, so it probably means she’s signed on for Justice League and a possible Suicide Squad sequel.

That’s all for Issue #2 of Heroic Highlights your weekend HUB for Heroic Movie news that’s released throughout the week.

(Nate Brail)

Heroic Staff

Heroic Staff

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