Jon Bernthal as The Punisher

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  • First things's Prime Day at Amazon. You have to be a Prime Member, but hey, grab the 30-day trial membership and rock on with your bad self. You can cancel. Although I don't recommend it. I use Prime all the time. And everything you purchase by going through us, we get kickbacks for. Thanks!
  • Jon Bernthal was spotted on the set of Daredevil as Frank Castle/Punisher. I'll miss Ray Stevenson, but I think it works. Source/Photo via Just Jared.
  • Bruce Timm announced that next year should see the premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke as a DC animated feature. That's...pretty ballsy. I wonder how faithful to that dark-as-hell book they're going to be? Source.

    And speaking of Batman, the Batman v Superman trailer from Comic-Con is online as well. And the more I see of this...the more ill at ease I feel. I just can't see how they introduce Batman into the DCCU and then rev him up to go against Superman. Unless Superman is a tool being used by Luthor or something...and if so, that makes your headline hero for the DCCU into a puppet. I have an open mind,'s a worried one.

  • The Car Show Presenters Formerly Known as Top Gear (maybe they should have a group symbol...maybe a very stylized small line drawing of an exploding caravan?) apparently have a no-compete clause that keeps them from making a UK-based motoring show until 2017. I'm kind of surprised it's that short a window, frankly. I'm also surprised that the loophole they think exists might work out for them: don't base it through a UK network, but snag a deal with a US-based company...then license the show to ITV. I suppose it would be difficult to have a no-compete clause that covers "the known universe," but you'd think you might need that these days. Source.
  • Am I the only one thinking that if you can't get a single Green Lantern's movie right, the answer is not to make a movie about the whole lot of them? I didn't think so. Regardless, Green Lantern Corps is on the DCCU schedule for 2020. Source.
  • Hateful Eight: Samuel Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell

  • There's Sam Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kurt Russell from The Hateful Eight, the Quentin Tarantino film that will be the feel good flick of Christmas this year. Tarantino showed footage at Comic-Con but it's not available online yet. I want an entire movie about Kurt Russell's facial hair. Those are some mighty whiskers.
  • AMC has a new show, Into the Badlands, premiering in September. It seems to me to be basically "The Warrior's Way meets The Hunger Games." Not that there's anything necessarily wrong with that.

    Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones

  • The paparazzi took such good photos of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage that CBR originally mistook them for official snaps. Check out their site for additional photos.
  • The Man From UNCLE Comic-Con trailer is online, and I think it looks pretty badass. Although it would be funny if the BBC had it out for Guy Ritchie and just launched a TV version of this as well.

  • Robert Kirkman is one busy so-and-so. Here's the trailer for his Cinemax show, Outcast, hitting next year. It stars Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) and Philip Glenister (Life on Mars). It's a bit about exorcism, though I think that will be made abundantly clear...

  • The Suicide Squad Comic-Con trailer has hit, and I admit that the one role that I think looks like it's going to rock the Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. She sells the whole thing, as far as I'm concerned. The two things that give me pause are: first, no doubt due to the DCCU's "grim and gritty mandate," everything is very tattoo-y. And second, I could probably like Leto's Joker a lot more if he didn't have the grillwork.

  • The X-Men: Apocalypse trailer looks like it has a whooole lot going on and should be a worthy successor to Future Past, although they have their work cut out for them when it comes to cramming in what must be the storyline in under three hours. No decent version of it exists online yet, but you can Google it if you cannot wait.