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Welcome to another exciting installment of Heroic Highlights! We've got a ton of great news this week, including some news revolving around two popular Marvel superheroes; Luke Cage and Doctor Strange! Make sure to stay tuned for the usual DCTV Roundup as well so you can catch up on what's going on in the world of DC Comics television!

Without further ado, let's get things started with some cool news from all across the world of geekdom!

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Cool News

Ever wondered what Star Wars: The Force Awakens would have looked like if George Lucas had directed it? See for yourself HERE!

Stranger Things Season 1 was pretty crazy. Read how the second season will be even crazier HERE!

Marvel and DC aren't the only ones with a shared universe strategy. Read what Dracula Untold actor Luke Evans has to say about the "Universal Monster Movie Universe" HERE!

Joe Manganiello has the honor of being the first person to bring iconic Batman villain Deathstroke to the big screen. Find out how he's researching for the big role HERE!

Marvel has quite a few new shows lined up for the future, including the upcoming Hulu original, Runaways. Find out who will be penning the series HERE!

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'Flash' Director Teases Cyborg Appearance

The upcoming Flash movie, based on the speedy hero of the same name, is set to release after Justice League. As such, it's possible that the events of the film will take place after the League's formation, meaning the members will already be pretty close. Maybe even close enough to pop up in each other's films. Check out Flash director Rick Famuyiwa tease Cyborg's appearance HERE!


Fox Schedules An Untitled Marvel Film

Most of Marvel's heroes may be in-house, but others, like Deadpool and the X-Men, have their film rights owned by 20th Century Fox. Now, it seems that Fox will be making another superhero film based on a Marvel property. Whether it's another X-Men movie, or something entirely different, has yet to be revealed. Read the full story HERE!


Alternate 'BvS' Designs For Aquaman And Wonder Woman Weapons Revealed

Aquaman and Wonder Woman may not have had as much screen time as the two titular heroes in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but they did get enough time to show off their powerful weapons. Aquaman with his trident, and Wonder Woman with her shield, sword, rope, and wrist guards. The image above is an alternate look at Aquaman's iconic weapons in the film. Make sure to click HERE to see Wonder Woman's alternate weapon designs, and more Batman v. Superman early concept art!


Final 'Fantastic Beasts' Trailer Released

The final trailer for the highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been released. It features even more plot details, more magical creatures, and even a mention of Grindelwald, a name Harry Potter fans will certainly recognize! Watch the trailer above, and check out Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on November 18!

Luke Cage


"Sweet Christmas"! Luke Cage, the Marvel/Netflix original series, premiered on September 30 with 13 glorious hour long episodes. To celebrate its release, let's take a look at some awesome Luke Cage news to come out this week.

First up, we've got an insightful look into one of the show's villains by the actor who plays him. The Rossi, who portrays the cool and sinister Shades on Luke Cage, talked about his character as well as the social influence of Luke Cage in an interview before the series came out. Check it out HERE!

The Netflix section of the MCU is slowly connecting, with all four shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the upcoming Iron Fist) all leading up to The Defenders. Even though Cage will be a part of the Defenders team, there's something that sets him apart from his teammates. Find out what that is HERE!

Speaking of The Defenders, Luke Cage won't be the only character from his show to make an appearance in the Netflix team-up series. Find out which other familiar Luke Cage character is coming to The Defenders HERE!

Finally, we've got a new song for Luke Cage, titled 'Bulletproof Love' by Adrian Young, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Method Man. Check out the track below!


Doctor Strange


Doctor Strange comes out on November 4. Before we all clamor to the theater to see it, let's check out some mystifying news all about the Sorcerer Supreme's film debut!

First up, for those wondering if Doctor Strange will feature one of the infamous Infinity Stones, wonder no longer. Find out where you can find an Infinity Stone in Doctor Strange HERE!

Are you a fan of the Doctor Strange comics? Want to know which comics influenced the film the most? Find out HERE!

The world of Doctor Strange features all kinds of magical and mystical characters, the likes of which we haven't really seen in the MCU yet. This really makes you wonder where all of these sorcerer's have been all this time. Find out HERE!

Of course, there is one magical Marvel sorceress that we have been introduced to in the MCU, Scarlet Witch. Find out how Doctor Strange will differ from her HERE!

Finally, we've got some new Doctor Strange character posters and images. Check out one of the new character posters below, and click HERE to see more!


DCTV Roundup



We've got two heroic Supergirl videos for all the DC fans to enjoy. First up is a clip from the upcoming second season of Supergirl, featuring Kara Danvers and her famous cousin. Check it out below:


Secondly, we've got a "Superhero Fight Club 2.0" trailer featuring Supergirl, Green Arrow, and the Flash. Check it out:




A lot of characters are returning to Arrow for its 100th episode. It's a big occasion after all. It looks like the White Canary herself may be coming back as well. Read the whole story HERE!

Sara Lance isn't the only character from Oliver Queen's past making a comeback. Find out which member of the Queen family is also returning HERE!

Speaking of returning characters, fan-favorite villain Deathstroke is finally coming back. Read what Manu Bennet has to say about the details of his character's return HERE!

The villain for the Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl huge crossover has finally been revealed. See who the trio is facing off against HERE!

Finally, check out this Arrow TV spot showcasing the new Team Arrow!


'The Flash'


Wonder what Harrison Wells and Caitlin Snow will be up to when The Flash returns for its third season? Find out HERE!

Tom Felton, a.k.a Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter films, is coming to The Flash as Julian Albert, a possible friend or foe to Barry Allen. Check out the first look at Felton's character HERE!

Tom Felton isn't the only new character coming to the third season of The Flash. Joey King will portray the comic book villain Magenta in an episode of the same name. Read the episode description HERE!

'Legends of Tomorrow'


The Justice Society is coming to DC's Legends of Tomorrow! Among their ranks is the mysterious figure known as Obsidian. Comic book fans may know that Obsidian is actually the son of Green Lantern Alan Scott. Read how the show will handle Obsidian's iconic lineage HERE!

Speaking of the Justice Society, check out the team in the photo below. Make sure to click HERE to see even more photos of the classic superheroes!

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That's all for this week. Make sure to come back next week for more Heroic Highlights! What was your favorite story from this week? Sound off in the comments below!

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