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Jeffrey Dean Morgan has reiterated his desire to play Flashpoint Batman in DC Comics’ shared movie universe. In case you missed Geoff John’s massive crossover story arc, the alternate Flashpoint universe is the result of Barry Allen’s meddling with the timeline. After going back in time to save his mother’s life, the Flash wakes up in a world consumed by chaos. The Amazons are at war with the Atlanteans, Cyborg is the only active Justice Leaguer, and Bruce Wayne isn’t even Batman. Instead of his parents (Thomas and Martha Wayne) having been gunned down when he was a boy, it was Bruce who died in that alley in this timeline.
Marvel announced World War Hulk II sealing the fate of Amadeus Cho, who has been the current incarnation of the raging green monster since 2015 in Totally Awesome Hulk! Vol. 1. The upcoming comic book run will be a sequel to 2007’s beloved World War Hulk storyline.
The days of Captain America’s biceps ruling the Marvel Universe may be over, thanks to Marvel’s new Thor. That’s arguably the biggest reveal from the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer, which is saying something, considering the film will be uniting most of the MCU’s favorite names and faces for one massive battle. But when the hordes of Marvel fans the world over got their eyes on the footage, the REAL battle being waged became clear: has Captain America finally found the biceps to dethrone him as the MCU’s buffest?
Marvel continues to reinvent its Cinematic Universe properties into recognizable film types, the most recent being Ant-Man and the Wasp, which will be Marvel’s first romantic comedy. From the political thriller story Captain America: The Winter Soldier, to Spider-Man: Homecoming’s John Hughes like themes, audiences are drawn in by Marvel crafting sub-genres onto their films. It’s a smart move by Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige to help audiences avoid superhero fatigue.