Here is all the latest on the Marvel, DC and X-Men cinematic universes to satisfy your hunger for superhero-movie news:
Justice League Villain Revealed!
When all of DC's big heroes unite in Zack Snyder's The Justice League Part One next year, they'll be fighting Steppenwolf, military leader of Apokolips, whom we saw in the below deleted scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (via Birth.Movies.Death.).
Nick Fury's Civil War Absence Explained!
Answering the question of where Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) was during Captain America: Civil War would have raised too many more big questions, according to screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, but they hint that he'll be back for Avengers: Infinity War (via ComicBookMovie.com).
"We called [Fury], but he let the line blink. Primarily it felt like one too many possible opinions," Markus explains. "We didn't want him to take one side or the other, because that's not his place in the universe. And then we didn't want another, 'Is he still with the government? Is he opposed to the government but supporting the government?' It got to be the potential for a lot more polemic discussion that the movie did not have room for. He's the guy who put it together. He's been the sort of parent figure to the Avengers. Let the parent go away, and see if the kids can handle this. See if the kids can be who they're supposed to be without that governing voice. Um… and they didn't do that good of a job."
Tobey Maguire Salutes Tom Holland's Spider-Man!
Tobey Maguire, original (official) portrayer of Peter Parker and Spider-Man on the big screen, praises his latest replacement, Civil War's Tom Holland, while posting this funny video he found to Instagram (via /Film):
Haha seriously, who made this? @tomholland2013 good job! You are great as Spider-Man. Keep it up!
Deadpool and the X-Men Could Meet in a Crossover!
Given the popularity of Deadpool, Fox would be smart to have the title character show up in one of the other main X-Men movies, and X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer agrees but says it'll be tricky (via /Film):
If you take a character as irreverent and meta as Deadpool and connect him to something as grounded and serious as X-Men, you have to do it carefully and gently. When you drop them all in together it can be a disaster. That has to be done delicately, but there’s plenty of room to do it.
James McAvoy Really Shaved His Head for X-Men: Apocalypse!
To prove to us that it's not a bald cap or digital effect in the new X-Men movie, here's a video showing James McAvoy getting his head shaved to play the older, more iconic version of Professor X, and yes he gets a pep talk from Patrick Stewart first (via /Film):