Superhero Bits: A New Justice League video game, Marvel’s ambitious Oscar campaign and more

(Superhero bits is a collection of stories, updates and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC and more. For cartoons, TV shows, merchandise, events and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find everything that falls through.)

In this edition of Superhero Bits:

  • “Justice League: Cosmic Chaos” is coming.

  • Marvel has surprisingly big ambitions for awards season.

  • Looks like we’re getting some “Spider-Man 2” video game news.

  • A synopsis for the “Blue Beetle” movie.

  • All that and more!

Marvel Comics reveals trailer for Sins Of Sinister Event Series

The first Marvel Comics event series of 2023 is coming this January in the form of “Sins of Sinister.” This is an X-Men-centric book that, as the title suggests, will center on none other than Mister Sinister himself (who was almost played by Jon Hamm at one point). And if this trailer is anything to go by, it’s going to be a dark ride. A synopsis for the first issue reads as follows:

POWERS OF ESSEX! It’s the end of the world as we know it, and at least Sinister feels good. For now. Can it last? Especially when we discover that he really is his own worst enemy… The universe-melting X-event begins here, in a horror timeline that makes Age of Apocalypse look like the X-Men Swimsuit Special. Join Kieron Gillen (IMMORTAL X-MEN, AX: JUDGMENT DAY) as he begins the X-Men crossover Sinister has planned since the beginning and will have to see through to the bitter end.

Be on the lookout for “Sins of Sinister” #1 on January 25, 2023.

Arkham Knight Earth-2 Batman figure from McFarlane Toys

The folks at McFarlane Toys have revealed a first look at the upcoming Earth-2 Batman figure inspired by “Batman: Arkham Knight.” This is a very specific take on Bruce Wayne’s superhero identity from elsewhere in the DC multiverse, and now fans of the character can add this 7-inch figure to their shelves in the not-too-distant future. No word yet on pricing or dealer availability, but that news should be coming soon. Watch.

It looks like some Spider-Man 2 video game news is imminent

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It’s been a while since we heard anything official about “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2,” the highly anticipated video game sequel coming in 2023. That seems to be changing, as several have noted Twitter that the game can now be put on the wish list through the PlayStation store. It seems to indicate that some news is coming soon, most likely a trailer that will bring with it a release date. Keep your eyes up; We will give you official word as soon as we have it.

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League gets a new trailer featuring Batman

It’s been a long time coming, but “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” is finally coming to a console near you next May. But during the Game Awards, a rather big surprise came in the form of the new trailer. While the trailer itself wasn’t much of a surprise, it was finally confirmed that the game will feature Batman, and what’s more, it will be the late Kevin Conroy’s final appearance as the Dark Knight. That makes this one quite special, and makes this trailer pull at the heartstrings. “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” arrives on May 26, 2023.

Thor: Love And Thunder And Multiverse Of Madness wins for Best Picture

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As noted by The Hollywood handle, a poster for the season of “For Your Consideration” has been making the rounds lately as Disney and Marvel Studios prepare to try to get in on the Oscars. While it was certainly expected that “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” would be in the mix, what’s really surprising is that the studio is also promoting “Thor: Love and Thunder” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” for a number of awards, including best film. It seems like wishful thinking, and some of the categories seem like a real stretch, with “Love and Thunder” also going for visual effects. That movie, quite frankly, had some rough VFX out of the gate. But these are the biggest movies at the box office, so if you’re Disney, why not give it a shot?

The Batman is the No. 1 movie of the year on IMDb

As we approach the end of the year, some of the year-end lists are starting to make their way out into the world. IMDb has revealed which movies were most popular among users in 2022, and perhaps unsurprisingly, “The Batman” came out on top. While “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” made more money, it ended up at number two. But overall, it was Matt Reeves’ reboot of the Caped Crusader that drew the most attention on the platform. “Thor: Love and Thunder” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” also made the top five, giving us another year of superhero dominance.

The Blue Beetle movie gets a plot synopsis

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Despite all the tremors in Warner Bros. and DC Studios this year, the “Blue Beetle” movie is still coming our way next summer, and we recently got a poster to prove it. Now we finally have an overview of the film too! The plot details were revealed at CCXP (via Heroic Hollywood), and while it doesn’t reveal too much, it does give us an idea of ​​what to expect. The synopsis reads as follows:

Recent college graduate Jaime Reyes (Xolo Mariduena) returns home full of ambition for the future, only to discover that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab.

“Blue Beetle” is currently set to hit theaters on August 18, 2023.

Justice League: Cosmic Chaos video game announced, check out the trailer

Finally, Warner Bros. and DC partnered with the folks at Outright Games for a brand new, open-world game centered around the Justice League. Titled “Justice League: Cosmic Chaos,” the game appears to be aimed at younger fans, though it certainly seems like it could be enjoyed by a variety of players as well. So what are we getting into, really? The rather long synopsis shows it all:

Designed to be fun for the whole family, play as fan-favorite Super Heroes Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman to battle Mr. Mxyzptlk, the trickster from the 5th dimension, who has come to reign chaos. He is one of the most powerful supervillains, with the ability to manipulate space and time, and who also really likes pranks. Mr. Mxyzptlk has summoned Starro the Conqueror to keep the Justice League busy while he becomes the new self-appointed mayor of Happy Harbor. One of the first villains the Justice League fought together in 1960’s The Brave and the Bold No.28, Starro the Conqueror, the mind-controlling alien, wreaks havoc across the city. Players will face action-packed missions and must defeat hordes of enemies using each hero’s unique abilities, from Superman’s Heat Vision and Super Breath to Wonder Woman’s Truth’s Pull, to restore peace. Fly, lasso and flip across Happy Harbor to complete puzzles and unlock outfits and special upgrades to customize DC Super Heroes in this colorful open world adventure. Players can also interact with fellow Justice League members Green Lantern, Cyborg, The Flash and Aquaman who make cameos throughout the game.

“Justice League: Cosmic Chaos” arrives on March 10, 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. No price has been revealed yet, but that information should be coming soon.

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