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Black Panther Director Explains THAT Character’s Absence

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has explained why a certain character isn't in the film.

Warning: Spoilers for Black Panther follow...

While speaking on Empire's podcast (via Collider), Coogler discussed why Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) doesn't appear in the film until after the credits. At the end of Captain America: Civil War, Bucky arrived in Wakanda on ice in order to wait for scientists to find a cure for him. However, despite being in Wakanda all throughout Black Panther, Bucky doesn't show up until the post-credits scene.

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Aquaman: Dolph Lundgren’s Character Differs from Comics

Dolph Lundgren's King Nereus will be a bit different in the upcoming Aquaman solo film than he is in the comics.

In an interview with Las Vegas Review Journal, Lundgren revealed King Nereus will actually be Mera's (Amber Heard) father in the movie. In the comics, the two characters were set to be betrothed to one another, with Mera eventually falling in love with Aquaman instead.

"Basically, I try to keep the peace down there along with Amber Heard, who plays my daughter," Lundgren said. "She's trying to convince me to join the right side. Then you have Nicole Kidman as Aquaman's mother. We're trying to avoid war between the surface dwells and the people of Atlantis."

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Black Panther Has 2nd-Biggest Four-Day Debut of All Time

Black Panther continues to break box office records, surpassing Star Wars: The Last Jedi with the second-biggest four-day domestic debut of all time.

Deadline reports Disney has confirmed the MCU film has now grossed $241.96 million domestically in four days, beating The Last Jedi's $241.6 million haul and trailing just behind The Force Awakens' $288 million four-day debut.

Black Panther also now holds the record for the Monday box office, making $40.167 million to pass The Force Awakens' $40.11 million haul.

Additionally, Black Panther has already surpassed Justice League's entire run at the domestic box office. Justice League made a little over $228 million domestically during its entire run, which is below Black Panther's $241.96 million four-day start.

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Lando Comic Miniseries Ties Into Solo: A Star Wars Story

A new Lando Calrissian comic miniseries that will tie into Solo: A Star Wars Story has been announced.

Entertainment Weekly reports the five-issue miniseries, titled Lando: Double or Nothing, is written by Rodney Barnes (Falcon). The comic will take place sometime before the events of the upcoming standalone Star Wars film. The rest of the comic's creative team has not been announced yet. Check out the the cover art for the first issue below:

Lando: Double or Nothing cover art, image via EW.

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Marvel Studios Head Wants Black Panther Director to Make a Sequel

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige wants Ryan Coogler to direct a Black Panther sequel.

In an interview with Variety, Feige discussed the possibility of getting more Black Panther movies, teasing there are still plenty of stories to tell about Wakanda and its ruler. Though Feige made sure to emphasize Marvel Studios only works on one project at a time, he believes fans haven’t seen the last of T’Challa in his own standalone film.

“We always say we work on one movie at a time,” Feige said. “If you have any good ideas, put it in the movie you’re making. If you don’t, you might not be able to make another one. That said, Panther has been around for more than half a century in the comic books and there are many, many stories to tell.”

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Titans Live-Action Series Casts Doom Patrol’s Leader

WBTV's upcoming Titans live-action series has cast The Doom Patrol's leader.

Deadline reports Narcos star Bruno Bichir will play Dr. Niles Caulder (aka The Chief), a brilliant but controversial pioneer in medical science who helps those in need. The character made his debut in 1963’s My Greatest Adventure #80, and is most promptly known as the leader of the misfit heroes with powers, The Doom Patrol.

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The CW Expanding Original Programming to Sundays

The CW is expanding its original programming to Sundays for the 2018-19 broadcast season, making room for more potential superhero shows.

THR reports two additional hours of original programming are coming Sundays. The new schedule will launch in October, when The CW announces its 2018-19 lineup. The network has nine new projects in development, with its programming slate increasing from 10 to 12 hours this fall.

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Batman Ninja Box Art and Release Date Revealed

Batman gets transported to feudal Japan this April, when the upcoming animated film Batman Ninja is released.

Warner Bros. and DC have announced the feature-length movie will arrive on Digital on April 24, and will be available on Blu-ray Steelbook ($29.98 USD), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 USD), and DVD ($19.98 USD) on May 8.

The story follows Batman getting transported to feudal Japan, along with his worst enemies, due to Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine. The villains are feudal lords ruling over the divided lands, with the Joker leading the warring factions. Without access to his weapons and gadgets, it's up to Batman to rely on his intellect and allies to save the land and return to present-day Gotham City.

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Batman Ninja Box Art and Release Date Revealed

Batman gets transported to feudal Japan this April, when the upcoming animated film Batman Ninja is released.

Warner Bros. and DC have announced the feature-length movie will arrive on Digital on April 24, and will be available on Blu-ray Steelbook ($29.98 USD), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 USD), and DVD ($19.98 USD) on May 8.

The story follows Batman getting transported to feudal Japan, along with his worst enemies, due to Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine. The villains are feudal lords ruling over the divided lands, with the Joker leading the warring factions. Without access to his weapons and gadgets, it's up to Batman to rely on his intellect and allies to save the land and return to present-day Gotham City.

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Michael Bay Might Direct Lobo DC Movie for WB

Michael Bay might reportedly direct his first superhero movie for DC and Warner Bros.

TheWrap reports Bay has met with Warner Bros. and DC to discuss potentially taking on a Lobo standalone film. Bay provided some notes on the project, which Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman) will incorporate into a rewrite. Once the rewrites are finished, Bay will meet with Warner Bros. about potentially making a deal. Fuchs signed on to the project in 2016.

Warner Bros. and DC reportedly want Lobo to be their answer to Fox's Deadpool franchise. Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, with the character making his debut in comics in 1983's Omega Men #3. He is a 7-foot-tall, blue-skinned antihero who works as a bounty hunter and interstellar mercenary.

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