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Henry Cavill: DC Films Would’ve Struggled “Even If Marvel Didn’t Exist”

Henry Cavill has acknowledged that DC's cinematic universe - or whatever we're calling it now - hasn't exactly had the smoothest ride.

In an extremely candid interview with The Rake Magazine (captured by this Tweet), the Superman actor said that comparisons to rival Marvel haven't exactly been its biggest problem.

"Even if Marvel didn't exist, we'd struggle," he told the publication. "There was a style that

were going for, an attempt to be different and look at things from a slightly different perspective, which hasn't necessarily worked."

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James Gunn Sick of The Fighting Over BvS

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has had enough of people arguing about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In a Twitter thread, Gunn pointed out that every time he mentions DC his timeline inevitably fills up with people getting into heated arguments over the divisive film.

"Every time I mention anything DC, no matter what, my feed becomes an endless screaming match about BvS," Gunn said. "You guys are never going to convince each other - it’s just a bunch of wasted energy. At least when you’re screaming at each other about Trump, it’s something of international importance. But it’s a 2 year old movie that some people like and some people don’t. Why is someone else’s opinion so important to you. As Marvel and DC super fans you have way more in common with each other than you do with the rest of the world. So why do you spend so much time raging at each other? It’s silly. Please just stop it. Stop engaging in that way.

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Thor: Ragnarok – First Reactions Twitter Roundup

Disney and Marvel have held their first media screening for Thor: Ragnarok, and allowed press to talk about the movie on social media ahead of official reviews.

IGN's Jim Vejvoda shared his thoughts after the screening, calling it "the best Thor movie" but "good, not awesome."

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SlashFilm's Peter Sciretta also thinks it's the best Thor film thus far, and was one of many who praised its score.

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Live-Action Titans Series Casts Dove, Hawk

Minka Kelly and Alan Ritchson have been cast as Dove and Hawk in DC's live-action Titans series.

Kelly (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) and Ritchson (Smallville, TMNT) are set for recurring roles in Titans Season 1, with series regular backup deals for a potential series 2.

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Hawk (aka Hank Hall) and Dove (aka Dawn Granger) are a vigilante crime-fighting duo who also share a romantic partnership. Hawk is described as "an aggressive, offensive bruiser" while Dove is "strategic, defensive and lithe."

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Drew Goddard is Directing X Force

Drew Goddard has been tapped by Fox to direct X Force, the upcoming superhero flick set in the X-Men universe, centred on Cable and Deadpool.

Deadline reports that Goddard will begin directing the flick, based on a script that has reportedly been written by Ryan Reynolds and Joe Carnahan (The Grey), as soon as he finishes up Bad Times at the El Royale with Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges.

This is Goddard's second chance at helming a big superhero movie. The ex-Daredevil showrunner and Cabin in the Woods director was originally going to direct the Spider-Man villain spinoff the Sinister Six, until that movie was canned when Sony struck the Spidey deal with Marvel (learn about his vision for that movie).

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Patty Jenkins Close to Closing Wonder Woman 2 Deal

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is in final negotiations to helm the sequel.

Though Wonder Woman 2 was officially confirmed at Comic-Con last month, Jenkins' involvement beyond writing a treatment for the film was still up in the air. Deadline reports that the reason behind this came down to Jenkins' negotiations about her salary after Wonder Woman was such a smash hit for Warner Bros, stating that Jenkins has been fighting for a salary on par with a male director in the wake of such a successful first film.

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Justice League: How Much Work Will it Take to Remove Cavill’s Mustache?

Digitally removing the mustache Henry Cavill can't shave off despite needing to appear as a clean-shaven Superman in Justice League is going to take a lot of work.

Business Insider spoke to two VFX artists about the process of removing Cavill's mustache, which the actor is contractually obliged to keep while shooting Mission Impossible 6. The amount of work it will take to remove it depends on how much Cavill will be moving around in any given scene, according to Dave Fleet, the Head of 3D, and Anne Trotman, Lead 2D Artist at The Mill.

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Wonder Woman 2 Set for 2019 Release

Wonder Woman 2 is set to open in theatres December 19, 2019.

Variety reports that the sequel to this year's superhero smash hit will fill the slot that previously housed an "untitled WB event film".

Wonder Woman director and co-scribe Patty Jenkins is currently working on a treatment for the sequel with Geoff Johns, joint overseer of the DCEU. Recent rumors point to it possible taking place during the Cold War in the '80s.

Gal Gadot will return to play Diana in the sequel. Warner Bros. has not yet announced whether or not Jenkins will return to direct.

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The Walking Dead Poster Reveals Season 8 Premiere Date

AMC today released special Comic Con art for The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. The Walking Dead key art also reveals October 22nd as the season 8 premiere, which coincides with the series’ 100th episode.

The Walking Dead, Season 8. Photo Credit: Courtesy AMC

Fear The Walking Dead Season 3B, Photo credit: Courtesy AMC

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World of Warcraft Chronicle Vol 3 Coming 2018

Dark Horse and Blizzard Entertainment have announced the third installment in the World of Warcraft Chronicle book series, due to go on sale March 27, 2018.

World of Warcraft Chronicle: Volume III features artwork from Peter Lee, Roman Kenney, Stanton Feng and Joseph Lacroix, while writing duties have been tackled by Chris Metzen, Matt Burns, and Robert Brooks. The third volume of World of Warcraft Chronicle will focus on the events "that shaped the modern history of Azeroth and delves into the backstories of Arthas Menethil, Illidan Stormrage, Jaina Proudmoore, and other iconic World of Warcraft characters."

World of Warcraft Chronicle: Volume III will go on sale March 27, 2018 for USD$39.99. Check out its cover art below.

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