Bullseye Is Coming To Netflix In Daredevil Season 3, And He’s Deadly

New York Comic-Con 2018 rages on this weekend, as Saturday marks the third of the four-day haul the festival brings to the Big Apple. One of the hotly anticipated panels was the one for Netflix’s third season of their Marvel drama Daredevil, and the event delivered more than anyone could have anticipated. Most importantly, among the heaping helping of clips we were shown, was a very special look at a fight that’ll rival every other Marvel Netflix conflict: Matt Murdock versus Benjamin Poindexter… better known to the rest of the world as Bullseye.

After officially confirming that actor Wilson Bethel’s Agent Dex is, in fact, Bullseye, for everyone in the Hulu theater in Madison Square Garden, there was an extended fight sequence shown to the crowd that showed just how lethal the eventual assassin actually is. After Foggy stumbles upon a room full of dead reporters in the New York Daily Bulletin, he sees something he wasn’t quite expecting: Daredevil. He almost pays for that moment with his life, but luckily, the real Matt Murdock steps in front of a weapon hurling towards his young lawyer friend’s head and prevents the impact. A quick introduction between “Daredevil” and the genuine article ensues, and then a knock down, drag out fight proceeds — with Murdock down for the count as a result.

It’s a hell of a challenge for a hero without sight, no matter how good his hearing may be, to face off against someone who’s a perfect marksman, and between this clip and a previous one shown that introduces FBI Agent Dex to Wilson Fisk, he is indeed perfect. Whether it’s with a gun, a pair of scissors, or even simple click pens, Poindexter is lethal. Not even a cubicle could help Matt Murdoch dodge every blow, as Dex bounces a baseball-like object off of a wall, which nails Matt square in the face. How do you give the Man Without Fear a run for his money? Apparently, with perfect marksmanship and some inventive tactics.

You can check out some of the scene in the official announcement video below.

Don’t expect this deadly combatant to go by his well known alias just yet, as the head of Marvel Television’s own Jeph Loeb spelled out a really good reason why “Bullseye” won’t be on everyone’s lips at the start of season 3. According to Loeb, much like Wilson Fisk before him, Benjamin Poindexter is going to have to earn the moniker fans have been whispering on the internet for Daredevil’s third season. We’re going to see him go from an upstanding federal officer straight to a man who Fisk’s Kingpin takes under his wing, in his quest to rid himself of a rather unpleasant presence in his life.

Daredevil Deason 3 hits Netflix on October 19th, but already that short wait feels way too long, after seeing a kick ass package of clips. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more breaking from New York Comic-Con!

Titans’ Starfire Understands Costume Concerns

When Titans unveiled Starfire and Beast Boy’s costumes for the upcoming live-action series, it sparked concerns from some comic book fans. On the red carpet of the show’s premiere, actress Anna Diop, who portrays Starfire in the DC Universe series, expressed her understanding for where fans are coming from while offering some insight into how Titans‘ journey will unfold. Diop said:

Along with sharing this crucial bit of info, Anna Diop also gave ComicBook a “yes” when asked about whether Starfire will someday don a costume that more closely resembles her comic book counterpart’s. So, there is assuring news on many fronts with this update. Given that many superhero television series have not jumped to a character’s finished costume from the top, what Diop is saying about fans’ being patient makes total sense. Titans will get there eventually, so there is no need to worry.

Fans will have to tune in to learn when Starfire will get said costume. The good news is that even if fans get to glimpse it briefly in Season 1 or hardly at all, there is a second season of Titans already in the works. Meaning there will be even more opportunities for Starfire to show off the costume in the future. The new DC Universe series marks the first time; fans will be seeing characters, such as Starfire, take on live-action form.

So, that is a milestone, in and of itself. As Anna Diop points out, Titans‘ first season will be more of an origin season for the beloved characters, which puts it more on the Batman Begins side of things, as opposed to The Dark Knight Rises. The DC Universe series is not the first to take its time building towards a big costume reveal. Many superhero dramas have traditionally taken their time before their character goes full-in on their outfit.

Smallville spent most of its time with Clark Kent rocking a blue t-shirt under a red jacket, while The CW’s Arrow also built up to Oliver Queen’s current costume. In the instance of Titans, fans can rest easy knowing their patience will pay off, as they prepare to take in this exciting show for the first time. Titans is one of the most buzzed-about new series bowing this fall and fans are undoubtedly pumped to see the costumes and other surprises it has in store for them.

The time to see Starfire, Robin, and Beast Boy, among others is almost here. Titans premieres Friday, October 12 on DC Universe with new episodes of the 12-part season debuting on a weekly basis on the new streaming platform. With some time left to pass before Titans is released, there are a lot of other fall offerings to watch in the meantime.

The Hate U Give Writer Audrey Wells Dies Just A Day Before Its Opening

2017 young adult novel The Hate U Give personified the #MeToo movement by telling the story of a teenaged girl who experiences the death of her friend firsthand. Following the original story written by Angie Thomas, screenwriter Audrey Wells took on the task of translating it to screen in the new film starring Amandla Stenberg, from this summer’s The Darkest Minds. Sadly, the talented writer will not see her latest work reach the masses, as Wells passed away just one day before The Hate U Give‘s release. The 58-year-old died on Thursday after a five-year battle with cancer.

Prior to adapting The Hate U Give to film, Audrey Wells penned other films including The Truth About Cats & Dogs, George of the Jungle, The Kid Shall We Dance and A Dog’s Purpose. Wells also directed two films: 1999’s Guinevere and 2003’s Under the Tuscan Sun. Her biggest box office earnings stemmed from her collaborations with Disney on family films George of the Jungle in 1997 and The Kid in 2000. The screenwriter leaves behind her husband Brian and daughter Tatiana along with her contributions to the film industry.

Co-President of United Talent Agency David Kramer has since praised Audrey Wells for her strong, independent female characters that will “be a part of her legacy always” Additionally, The Hate U Give novelist Angie Thomas tweeted the following:

News of her death comes via CBS News, just before The Hate U Give‘s limited release on October 6th. The topical teen drama premiered at Toronto Film Festival last month to high praise from early critics. Entertainment Weekly’s Leah Greenblatt detailed in her review that the film has a “a message that feels too fresh and important to dismiss — not of hate but of hope, and faith that even if sharing these stories can’t magically fix what’s broken, telling them still matters.” The important film will campaign for Oscar recognition for its discussion of racial violence in the United States. It follows a teenaged girl named Starr Carter who is thrust into the spotlight to tell her story and speak out after her childhood friend is shot in front of her by a police officer when he moved his hands to pull out a hairbrush.

The Hate U Give starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russel Hornsby, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae and Common is now playing in select theaters and will expand nationwide on October 19.

Robert Downey Jr.’s Response To Chris Evans Leaving Captain America Is Heartbreaking

Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed the moviemaking climate, and managed to do what seemed impossible a decade ago: craft an interconnected cinematic universe using serialized storytelling. The MCU’s Phase Three has been universally successful, with just one blockbuster left before Avengers 4 completes a narrative ten years in the making. Avengers 4 also marks the end to a handful of OG Avengers’ contracts, including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Chris Hemsworth. While there’s no telling what will happen to the characters in Avengers 4, Chris Evans seems particularly ready hang up his shield and step away from Captain America. He seemingly said goodbye to the role and thank the fans via social media, and now RDJ has responded. I hope you’ve got tissues ready.

I’m not crying, you’re crying. Robert Downey Jr. posted his own tribute to longtime co-star Chris Evans, who recently wrapped his role on Avengers 4— and possibly the MCU as a whole. Plus, who doesn’t love Toy Story?

Robert Downey Jr.’s recent Tweet really hammers home how high the stakes are for Avengers 4. Infinity War‘s ending was an epic gut punch that no one expected, as Thanos’ Josh Brolin succeeded in wiping out half the galaxy with the snap of his finger. The surviving heroes must somehow find a way to revive them, and smart money says that not everyone’s going to make it out alive. And with so many Avengers have reached the ending to their contract, the opportunity to write them out comes with The Russo Brothers’ upcoming movie.

Reshoots for Avengers 4 have been occurring over the past few months, with Mark Ruffalo recently revealing that the new footage was being cut to craft the film’s ending. As such, The Russo Brothers can take actors’ wishes into account when piecing together the movie’s conclusion. So if another Thor movie or Black Widow’s first solo flick end up green-lit, that might mean their respective characters will survive the conflict.

It should be interesting to see exactly how Captain America’s story ends in the MCU. Fans have been anticipating his onscreen death, with some thinking it could have happened during his confrontation with Thanos in Infinity War. Cap ultimately survived the snap, but the hero has shown a willingness to put himself in great harm for the greater good. Steve Rogers’ death could also have a ripple affect on the greater shared universe, and help move the other characters’ stories forward in new and interesting ways.

Cap’s fate will be revealed when Avengers 4 arrives in theaters on May 3rd, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan next year’s trips to the movies.

The Minions Are In Mortal Engines, But It Makes Total Sense

There are few filmmakers quite as legendary and iconic as Peter Jackson. The Lord of the Rings director is now lending his vision and clout to a new literary adaptation, Universal Pictures’ Mortal Engines. Jackson is producing and writing the upcoming blockbuster, which is adapted from the novel of the same name, and has the potential to turn into another massive franchise with his name attached. The cast and crew of Mortal Engines recently appeared at New York Comic-Con, where they revealed the first 25 minutes of the upcoming blockbuster. This includes a surprise cameo by Despicable Me‘s Minions, although they’re actually used in the perfect way.

Mortal Engines jumps right into its action, revealing a post-post apocalyptic world many years in the future. The Earth as we know it no longer exists, after various countries destroyed each other in a flurry of nuclear attacks referred to as the Sixty Minute War. Now in a steampunk inspired future, any surviving pieces of our world have become priceless relics. This includes a statue of two Minions, which are referred to as “American Deities”. I guess the history books remember how much Minion-related merch has been around in the past five years or so. While not exactly worshipped, enough money has been spent to call the minions deities in their own right.

The first 25 minutes of Mortal Engines does lots of this world building, revealing how things have changed since the world ended with the Sixty Minute War. The physical environment of the planet is mostly scorched earth, and reference is made to a bridge that connects the various continents. And with resources so limited, society has turned into a Mad Max-esque hellscape– except you have a chance to get captured and survive if your traction city is overrun.

The giant driving cities of Mortal Engines will likely take up much of the film’s buzz, before it arrives in theaters in about a month. As the titular Mortal Engines, the movie opens up with an epic chase scene. The sheer power of a mobile London is made clear, as it towers above the smaller scavenger city that’s attempting to run away. Like a typical Peter Jackson project, the visual affects are absolutely stunning, and quickly help to get the audience invested. Seeing how the mobile cities function interpersonally and technologically is fascinating, and each giant rig provides an excellent setting for thrilling action sequences. Spoiler alert: there’s plenty of action in the first 25 minutes of the movie.

Luckily for cinephiles, they won’t have to wait too long until all the answers are revealed. Mortal Engines will arrive in theaters on December 14th 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Naomi Watts To Play Former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson For New Series

It has been a while since there has been headlining-making news about Showtime’s upcoming untitled miniseries centered on late Fox News founder, Roger Ailes. Back in June, the limited drama based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book The Loudest Voice in the Room was announced. Along with the news that Russell Crowe would star as Ailes in the drama. Well, the miniseries has added another dose of star power to its cast. Crowe’s fellow Aussie, Naomi Watts, has joined him on the project.

The actress, who recently starred in Netflix’s one-season drama Gypsy is keeping her TV career going, having boarded the Showtime miniseries. Watts has signed on to star as former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in the drama, per EW. Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, after she was fired from her position on the news network. On behalf of Ailes, Fox News ended up settling the suit with Carlson. She is currently serving as the chairwoman on Miss America’s board of directors.

So, how much will Naomi Watts be featured in the show? It makes sense to expect her time to be significant as the eight-episode series is set to primarily focus on the last decade of Roger Ailes’ life, which Gretchen Carlson ended up heavily figuring into. The show’s description also points to telling the story from multiple viewpoints. Only time will reveal if one of them is Carlson’s.

Making the casting news all the more interesting is that Naomi Watts will not be the only one portraying Gretchen Carlson on-screen in the near future. The news of Watts’ casting comes as one of her closest friends, Nicole Kidman, is also set to portray Carlson in a movie. Thanks to one actress playing Carlson on television, and the other in a film, they will not have to go head-to-head during the awards season frenzy over the same role.

The Showtime series is set to be a major player when awards season comes around with the two-time Oscar-nominated, Naomi Watts, arguably an early contender in the limited series categories. That said, Big Little Lies Season 2 will almost certainly be a factor during the upcoming awards season. Whether this untitled Roger Ailes drama will have premiered in time to go against it, will be interesting to watch.

Television is currently enduring an embarrassment of riches when it comes to mega-star talent making forays onto the smaller screen. It is an excellent sign that an actress of Naomi Watts’ skill is keeping her television career going. When you will get to watch Watts starring as Gretchen Carlson in the Showtime miniseries is currently unknown. A premiere date for it has not been announced yet, so stay tuned. In the meantime, there will be lots of new fall television to keep viewers busy.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3 Is Bringing Back One Of Its Most Intriguing Characters

The Handmaid’s Tale set the stage for a wild Season 3, and we can only guess what will happen to Offred after the crazy decision she made at the end of Season 2. One thing that seems certain is that she’ll need all the help she can get, given all the chaos that will ensue once news of her escape gets out. Luckily, we can assume she’ll have one resourceful ally on the inside, as Season 3 will bring back Bradley Whitford to portray one of its more intriguing characters Commander Lawrence.

Commander Lawrence only had a limited role in Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale, but its fair to say his character was one of the more interesting newcomers of the latest season. Lawrence’s disgust with what Gilead has become (combined with Ofglen‘s actions) prompted him to give his Handmaid a chance to escape. The move, which was coordinated with a network of people to allow Offred a chance, revealed it wasn’t the first time doing this. Deadline reporting Whitford will be back as a series regular in Season 3, which could allow for the show to explore this plot line further.

One would imagine that if Commander Lawrence has been wrapped up in the resistance prior to this, he’ll have to lay low given Emily’s attack on Aunt Lydia in his house. Executive producer Warren Littlefield revealed enough to assume there will be questions or repercussions for what happened, and with higher-ups sniffing around at the commander’s household, they may catch wise that he hasn’t operated like the typical Gilead commander for a while now. With Emily gone, its possible he could craft a scenario that leaves him free from blame in regards to Lydia’s injuries, but that would seem to depend on how much Lydia remembers from the attack.

Its possible Bradley Whitford‘s character will also have more interaction with June, who opted out of leaving Gilead in order to rescue her daughter before making a grand escape. June now knows Commander Lawrence is well-connected enough to be a big ally to her cause, so it wouldn’t be surprising if she ends up at his doorstep at some point with a request or two. As mentioned, Lawrence might have some eyes on him when The Handmaid’s Tale returns, so he might not be as willing to help June if she asks for his help.

The Handmaid’s Tale is coming back to Hulu for Season 3, but we have no idea when it will arrive. That’s fine for the moment, as the coming months are jam-packed with new television, all of which can be found at our fall premiere guide.

Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe Explains A Major Change To Claire In Season 4

Season 4 of Outlander sets the stage for big things, as Claire and Jamie are finally back together again. The two’s reunification creates a lot of changes, some that actress Caitriona Balfe had to adjust to ahead of the new episodes. Balfe explained a major change to Claire in Season 4, and how viewers will see her character change in the upcoming episodes:

Caitriona Balfe said that Claire is living that domestic life in Outlander Season 4, which prompted her to examine whether this is the same character she’s played in the past. Being a housewife on a plantation may not be the most exciting occupation Claire has held in the series, although one would think the character won’t be transformed all that much by playing housewife. Balfe didn’t specify what conclusion she came to and whether Claire was the same or changed ahead of Season 4, although book readers can probably already figure out how she’ll play her character in the upcoming episodes.

One thing Caitriona Balfe said that hasn’t changed is Claire’s stubbornness, as she told EW she and Jamie will butt heads at points over various things. One source of this tension might be tied to the fact that Claire’s time with Jamie is at the cost of being separated from Brianna, who is in the future. That aside, Balfe said that this is perhaps the most in sync the two of them had been, which makes it sound as though any conflict between them won’t happen often.

Caitriona Balfe hinted a lot of the two’s synchronicity is linked to the stability and calmness of staying at Aunt Jocasta’s plantation, although that calm could be short-lived. Sam Heughan noted that Jamie is not a fan of Jocasta’s politics or the slave trade in general, which obviously is not an opinion someone owning a plantation would like to hear. Balfe admitted there are “trials and tribulations,” for the two to face in the upcoming episodes, but said that overall Season 4 of Outlander is much more hopeful than season’s passed.

Outlander returns to Starz for Season 4 Sunday, November 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET. For a look at what else is coming to television in November or this fall season in general, be sure to visit and bookmark our handy fall premiere guide.

Aquaman Director James Wan Responds To Trailer Backlash

DC’s live-action universe has had a very trick road to the theaters, filled with both peaks and valleys. While there have been high moments with Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, the franchise as a whole feels in flux, as actors Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck reportedly plan their exit. The pressure is on for DC to deliver another critical darling, with the next installment being James Wan’s upcoming blockbuster Aquaman. The acclaimed horror director will take us deep below the surface, and bring back Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry after his debut in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. A new Aquaman trailer just arrived, with some fans taking umbrage with it, and claiming it gave away too much of the film’s contents. Now James Wan has responded to those concerns, saying:

Talk about a mic drop. James Wan doesn’t seem concerned about the contents of Aquaman being given away in the trailer. After all, that’s what they all do. Plus, there’s an entire movie full of plot twists to enjoy.

James Wan’s comments come from his personal Twitter, no doubt after hearing plenty of hate throw Aquaman‘s way. Superhero movies have a particular pressure attached, and comic book fans are looking for accurate adaptations, epic action, and an emotional story. DC fans have had their fair share of disappointments, so those moviegoers also seem easily triggered by any possible missteps.

Aquaman‘s extended trailer certainly featured way more footage, and outlined much of the film’s plot. James Wan’s blockbuster will focus both on Arthur Curry’s right to The Throne, as well as a particularly powerful trident that has the potential to change the power dynamic between land and sea dwellers. Furthermore, it showed more of Nicole Kidman, including her big action sequence as Arthur’s mother Queen Atlanna. You can check out the trailer below.

Pretty wild, right? While there was a ton of new footage debuted, almost half of it came from one exciting action sequence shared between Arthur Curry and Amber Heard’s Mera. As such, there’s likely plenty of more surprises to comes once Aquaman finally arrives in theaters, and continued the DC live action universe.

Aquaman will arrive in theaters on December 21, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Another Halloween Movie Is Rumored To Already Be In The Works

Blumhouse Productions has been behind some of the most successful horror movies from recent memory, including Get Out, Split, and The Conjuring. The company also knows how to keep franchises running, including Paranormal Activity and The Purge. Blumhouse is now turning its focus on the classics, bringing a new Halloween movie to theaters this year, with OG scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis returning as Laurie Strode. While the marketing indicates the movie is her final conflict with Michael Myers, could the franchise actually keep going? Jason Blum recently teased just that, and now a new rumor indicates the property may be moving forward quicker than anyone could have guessed.

According to a new report, Blumhouse has already moved forward with a new Halloween movie, and with a brand new team behind it. This latest rumor indicates that current writer/director team David Gordon Green and Danny McBride won’t be back for the next installment, and that the studio is trying to move forward as quick as possible. What’s more, another Halloween may hit theaters as soon as October 2019.

This wild new report comes to us from Bloody Disgusting, as the outlet apparently has some inside information from the folks over at Blumhouse. While still unconfirmed, news of another Halloween movie shouldn’t be too surprising. The horror genre has always relied on sequels, with Blumhouse’s upcoming Halloween marking the whopping 11th film in the franchise. Furthermore, Jason Blum recently weighed in on the possibility of continuing Michael Myer’s reign of terror, saying:

Well, that does seem to make Jason Blum’s intentions clear. As long as Halloween is a hit when it arrives in theaters in a few weeks, we should probably expect Blumhouse to make the most of their rights to the property. So while Jamie Lee Curtis likely won’t come back again, Michael Myers might still have a chance to massacre a few babysitters and scare the crap out of moviegoers.

Narratively, the new Halloween also seems to set up a sequel fairly easily. Set 40 years after the events of John Carpenter’s iconic original movie, the new sequel will ignore all of the sequels, and function as a direct sequel to the first film. Laurie will have to protect herself, as well as both her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson. So if Curtis decides not to come back (or gets killed off), then there’s two other Strode women to possibly carry the torch.

Halloween will arrive in theaters on October 19th. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.