SMALL PRINT: Ethan Hawke Rips LOGAN; Oscar Isaac BATMAN Rumor; Blindspot In IRON FIST And More

A roundup of some of the week's smaller CBM and CBM-related stories. In today's edition, Ethan Hawke is not a big fan of superhero movies, Oscar Isaac may be up for a role in The Batman, and much more...

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Small Print is our weekly roundup of some of the smaller CBM and CBM-related news items that are floating around out there on the interwebs.

Today, we look at a new rumor which claims Star Wars: The Last Jedi actor Oscar Isaac has met with Warner Bros. about a potential role in Matt Reeves The Batman. Plus, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets actor Ethan Hawke shares his controversial take on superhero movies, specifically mentioning James Mangold's Logan as a film he believes to be an overpraised example of the genre.

Be sure to have a click through and share your thoughts with us in the comments down below.

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The Captain Marvel Animated Series That Almost Was

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Storyboard artist Ben Bates has revealed that he pitched Marvel on a Captain Marvel animated series before plans for the movie were officially announced, and although there was some initial interest from "the Big Boss at Marvel Animation", the studio ultimately passed.

However, Bates did share a rough proof of concept animatic which you can check out below.


Aquaman Release Date Moves Up In The UK And Australia

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As previously reported, Aquaman is scheduled to release on the same day as several other big potential blockbusters, and although it's keeping its December 21 release date in The US (for now), the James Wan-directed DC superhero flick has moved up a week in The UK and Australia.

A Redditor noticed that a local cinema in Australia has updated the movie's release date to December 13, following The UK's lead.

Looks Like Daredevil Character Blindspot Is Coming To Iron Fist

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Looks like Blindspot is going to be making his live-action debut in season 2 of Iron Fist. Or at least, his civilian alter-ego is.

Writer Charles Soule, who introduced the character during his run of Daredevil back in 2015, shared the news on Twitter, adding that he has no idea if this incarnation of Sam Chung will actually be suiting-up as Blindspot on the show or not.


A Closer Look At Sideshow Collectibles' Awesome Batman: The Animated Series Statue


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Sideshow Collectibles has a range of statues based on characters from some of the classic DC animated shows on the way, and they've now release a BTS video focusing on the creation of the awesome Batman: The Animated Series sculpt.

Joining the Dark Knight in the first line will be Superman and Wonder Woman, but Joker and Harley Quinn statues are also planned.


Gina Rodriguez Set To Direct An Episode Of The Charmed Reboot

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Gina Rodriguez, who recently impressed as Anya Thorensen in Netflix's sci-fi masterpiece Annihilation, made her directorial debut on an episode of Jane the Virgin last yer, and the actress is now set to stap behind the camera again for the 11th episode of The CW's Charmed reboot.

“I’m very excited about that opportunity and obviously very excited that I get to do it with three Latinas,” Rodriguez told Variety. “It’s really f—ing awesome. It’s going to be really exciting to see what that journey is.”

Charmed comes to us from Jane” showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman, and stars Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock and Sarah Jeffrey as sisters who discover they are witches.

Jessica Chastain Wraps Filming For IT: Chapter 2


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Jessica Chastain (X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Interstellar) has taken to Instagram to reveal that she's finished shooting her scenes for upcoming horror sequel, IT: Chapter 2.

The Academy Award-nominated actress will star as the older version of Beverley Marsh, who was played so brilliantly by Sophia Lillis in the first film.

Is Oscar Isaac Up For A Role In The Batman?

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File this firmly in the rumor category for now, but Geeks Worldwide is reporting that Oscar Isaac (Star Wars, Ex Machina, X-Men: Apocalypse) has met with Warner Bros. about potentially appearing in Matt Reeves' Batman movie, although they're not sure which character he might be in line to play.

Though no offer has been made, Isaac is said to be "very interested in being part of the movie."

Assuming this is on the level, which Batman character would you most like to see Isaac portray on the big screen?

Is This Why Danny Boyle Really Stepped Away From Bond?

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Another rumor here, this time from British tabloid The Sun - though it's worth noting that they have shared accurate James Bond news in the past.

According to them, Danny Boyle actually parted ways with the project because Daniel Craig and producer Barbara Broccoli wanted to kill off 007!

“There were discussions about killing off Bond in dramatic fashion at the end,” an insider said. “It would also leave it open for a twist in the next instalment — either Bond hadn’t died or there could be a Doctor Who-esque regeneration with a new actor.”

We're very skeptical about this one. What do you guys make of the rumor?

Ethan Hawke Is Not A Big Fan Of Superhero Movies

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Ethan Hawke has come under fire from the fan community for his rather silly comments about superhero movies, and James Mangold's Logan in particular.

The Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets actor certainly seemed to suggest that he doesn't believe CBMs should be taken as seriously as certain other types of films during an interview with The Film Stage.


"Now we have the problem that they tell us Logan is a great movie. Well, it’s a great superhero movie. It still involves people in tights with metal coming out of their hands. It’s not Bresson. It’s not Bergman. But they talk about it like it is. I went to see Logan cause everyone was like, “This is a great movie” and I was like, “Really? No, this is a fine superhero movie.” There’s a difference but big business doesn’t think there’s a difference. Big business wants you to think that this is a great film because they wanna make money off of it."

Hawke is obviously entitled to his opinion, but it might be easier to take his comments more seriously if he hadn't quoted John Cassavetes and said "there’s no such thing as high art and low art, there’s good movies and bad movies” a couple of paragraphs earlier.

The Season 3 Finale Of Preacher Airs Tonight

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Finally, a reminder from the one and only Joe Gilgun to watch the season 3 finale of Preacher on AMC later tonight, because it's going to be awesome.


That's it... enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
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