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Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Makeup Revealed In Camera Test Video

Director and writer Todd Phillips posted a new camera test video with sound which reveals Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker makeup.

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Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.

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Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Joker, starring Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.

Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

The film also stars Zazie Beetz (Atlanta, Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow, Molly’s Game), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story, Castle Rock), Brett Cullen (42, Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Billions, Barry), Douglas Hodge (Red Sparrow, Penny Dreadful), Marc Maron (Maron, GLOW), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn, Going in Style), and Shea Whigham (First Man, Kong: Skull Island).

Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (The Fighter), based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

Behind the scenes, Phillips is joined by director of photography Lawrence Sher (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Hangover trilogy), production designer Mark Friedberg (Selma, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), editor Jeff Groth (War Dogs, The Hangover Part III), and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread, The Artist).

Joker is set for release October 4, 2019, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Watch Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 Teaser Trailer

You can now watch the teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated third season of Marvel’s Daredevil, which continues the theme of darkness in the new season of the Netflix series.

The third season of Marvel’s Daredevil sees the return of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Also returning for the series are Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, with Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, and Vincent D’Onofrio back as Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin. Newcomers to the series include Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie) as an FBI agent and Joanne Whalley (The Borgias, Gossip Girl, Wolf Hall) as Sister Maggie aka Daredevil’s mother.

The teaser highlights the emotional darkness that Murdock is going through following the events of The Defenders, in which he was presumed dead following the implosion of the building sitting on top of the dragon skeleton, while he was actually recovering in an unknown location with a nun watching over him. Whatever has happened to the former lawyer in the time between has clearly taken a toll, as he’s now prepared to remain in the suit forever instead of returning to his old life.

Erik Oleson will be the new showrunner for the series, replacing Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who were co-showrunners on the second season of the series. Steven DeKnight was the showrunner in the inaugural season.

Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 will premiere on Netflix in 2018. The third season of Marvel’s Daredevil is Executive Produced by series Oleson and Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), along with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Marvel’s Daredevil is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

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History of The DC Universe Art Print By Alex Ross Art

Sideshow and Alex Ross Art are proud to present the History of the DC Universe Fine Art Lithograph. 

Originally illustrated as a book cover to the expansive History of the DC Universe guidebook, this dramatic composition pays heroic homage to the origins of DC’s most beloved characters. The History of the DC Universe Fine Art Lithograph captures the evolving scope of the DC Universe, from the destruction of Krypton to the death of the Waynes, to the foundation of heroic organizations like the Green Lantern Corps, the Legion of Superheroes, and the Justice League. The dynamic illustration honors DC heroes like Wonder Woman, Batman, Shazam, Superman, and more while the mysterious figure of Darkseid and planet Apokolips signal a darker horizon to this expansive universe. 

Each History of the DC Universe Fine Art Lithograph will be hand-signed by Alex Ross and includes a Certificate of Authenticity as a part of the limited edition of 175 pieces. This fine art DC collectible makes an unforgettable addition to any fan’s personal collection. 

Print details:

– Officially licensed by DC Comics
– Limited edition of 175
– 24 x 18″ Fine art lithograph print
– Hand-signed by the artist, Alex Ross
– Certificate of Authenticity

Frame details:

– Recycled Polystyrene Moulding (Black)
– Custom double mat design (Crescent mats in Black and 9625 Blue Moon)
– Mats, foam board backing, and adhesive tape all certified archival materials
– Framing grade acrylic
– Wire hanger: No additional hardware required

Preorder the unframed print for $150 or the framed print for $365.

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Grey Matter Art To Release X-Men Print By Dave Perillo On September 20, 2018

Grey Matter Art, under license from Marvel, announces a new officially licensed, limited edition screen print titled, X-Men with artist, Dave Perillo. The print will be released Thursday, September 20th at 1PM (EST) at greymatterart.com.

X-Men by Dave Perillo.
12″x 36″ screen print
Hand numbered Edition: 225
$45.00

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Watch The Captain Marvel Trailer Starring Brie Larson

Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures have released the first Captain Marvel trailer!

Brice Larson is joined in the film by Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Annette Bening, and Jude Law. Reprising their roles from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace.

Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include Mississippi Grind and Half Nelson. An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur), Nicole Perlman (First Man, Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider, upcoming Sherlock Holmes 3), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (Glow), and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

Composer Pinar Toprak will be composing the score for the film. This will mark the first time a female composer has been tapped to compose the entire score for a major superhero film, let alone a movie for Marvel Studios. Born in Turkey, Toprak’s previous credits include the SYFY series Krypton, smaller films like The Lightkeepers, and even the popular video game Fortnite. Toprak also previously worked on the Justice League movie, contributing additional music to the film.

Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher, and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.

Captain Marvel will debut in theaters on March 8, 2019.

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Batman Black & White: Batgirl Statue By Bruce Timm

As one of the co-creators of the beloved Batman: The Animated Series, Bruce Timm has endeared himself to generations of Bat fans. His distinct character styles are vibrant and playful and iconic.

This Black & White statue showcases the hallmarks of Timm’s work as Batgirl flies through the air. This polyresin statue is a great addition to the collection of any fan of Batgirl, Bruce Timm or the DC Animated Universe.

Limited to 5,000 pieces, the figure measures 6.99″ tall. On sale May 2019 for $80.

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First Look At Joaquin Phoenix As The Joker

Director Todd Phillips has posted our first look at Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker (a.k.a. Arthur Fleck) in Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Joker origin movie, and it is not what you would expect. Check out the photo below.

Phillips is co-writing and directing the Joker film. It will explore the life of a man destined to become Gotham City’s Clown Prince of Crime. The story takes place in the ’80s, outside of the DC Extended Universe series of films. Early word suggests that Joker‘s tone is being compared to Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy. That’s fitting, because Scorsese is also co-producing the Joker movie.

Joaquin Phoenix is slated to play the title character of Joker, with Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Marc Maron playing supporting roles. Joker is now filming in New York City, and it is expected to hit theaters on October 4, 2019.

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Bring Home Justice League Animated Series Figures On Batman Day

Straight from the screen to your shelves, DC Collectibles is gearing up to release an all-new 6-inch action figure line based on the acclaimed Justice League animated series that aired from 2001-2004. The new figures will be available exclusively for DC Universe members and can be purchased starting Batman Day, September 15, timed to the launch of the DC Universe subscription service.

The new line is an expansion of DC Collectibles’ bestselling animated action figure collection which also includes figures based on popular DC animated shows Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures and Superman: The Animated Series.

On September 15, DC Universe members can watch the entire Justice League animated series and then head over to the “Shop” tab on the DC Universe app to purchase Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and more of their favorite characters from the show in 3D form. Here is the official release schedule:

– Batman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl will be available to purchase at launch and ship in September

– Aquaman and Wonder Woman will be available to pre-order at launch, to ship in October

– The Flash and Superman will be available to pre-order at launch, to ship in November

All figures are priced at $28.00 each. For a limited time only, members who purchase all eight characters will receive the whole set in November at a discounted price of $194.00. This promotion will end on November 30, 2018.

Pre-order the service at www.dcuniverse.com for the chance to get your hands on these figures!

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Teen Titans Go! To The Movies Blu-ray To be Released October 30 Or Own It Early On Digital On October 9

When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our egocentric, wildly satirical superheroes in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers. Get ready to LOL when “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital.

The first-ever big-screen version of DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network’s animated TV show stars Greg Cipes (TV’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (TV’s “Spider-Man”) as Robin, Khary Payton (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (the “My Little Pony” franchise) as Raven, and Hynden Walch (TV’s “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake”) as Starfire, reprising their roles from the series. Will Arnett (“The LEGO® Batman Movie”) and Kristen Bell (“Frozen”) also lend their voices as the evil Slade and Hollywood director Jade Wilson.

Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath directed the film from a screenplay by Michael Jelenic and Horvath, which is based on characters from DC. Horvath, Jelenic, Peggy Regan, Michail and Arnett produced the film with Sam Register serving as executive producer. The music is by Jared Faber. Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

“Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in high definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie. Blu-ray special features are filled with music and fun, including the “DC Super Hero Girls: The Late Batsby” mini-movie, sing-a-longs, a hilarious look at the Teen Titans characters dubbing their favorite lines in other languages in “Teen Titans GO!: Translated” plus much more!

“Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

Fans can also own “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” via purchase from digital retailers beginning October 9.

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Mondo Announces Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years Gallery Show Opening On October 12, 2018

Mondo Gallery is thrilled to announce Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years, an epic celebration of the twenty films to date in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Featuring new contributions from some of Mondo’s most sought after artists as well as previously released pieces on display, the show promises to be one of the mightiest in Mondo Gallery history.

“As a devourer of pop culture with a heavy lean on movies and comics, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the ultimate dessert,” said Mondo Creative Director Eric Garza. “What Marvel Studios has accomplished over the last ten years is nothing short of remarkable. They’ve given us heroes that are big and small, mighty and cosmic while telling incredible stories that are often sweepingly epic while at the same time nuanced and personal. We are incredibly excited to celebrate ten years of monumental filmmaking and characters courtesy of the mighty Marvel Studios. Make Mine Marvel!”

The show postcard above reveals César Moreno’s print for the first Iron Man. The striking image highlights an iconic moment of the MCU’s first hero building his first suit, laying a foundation for dozens of characters to eventually join Earth’s (and the Galaxy’s) mightiest heroes in the greatest interconnected universe of films in cinematic history.

Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years kicks off with an opening night reception on Friday, October 12th from 5PM – 10PM. The celebration continues with a Family Day party the following morning (10/13) from 10AM – 12PM, which will include face painting, family photos ops, coffee & baked goods, and more! Costumes encouraged!

The show will be open during regular gallery hours, Tuesday – Saturday from 12PM – 6PM, through October 20.

Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX.

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