Quick News: Birds, Dracula, Marvel, Deathstroke

Quick News Birds Dracula Marvel Deathstroke

Birds of Prey
Both a new photo and a new TV spot from the upcoming “Birds of Prey” film have gone online today with the clip showing new shots of the various characters.

Both come ahead of a new and likely red-band full-length final trailer which has been rated by Canada’s Consumer Protection BC.

With the Margot Robbie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead-led film due out on February 7th, Warners is leaving it late to get this second trailer out but it sounds like it will be with us any day now.

Dracula
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ BBC One drama “Dracula” has been critically raved and called highly entertaining, but it has proven a live ratings disappointment in the UK. The series launched on New Year’s Day to 3.6 million viewers, the number dropping to 2.8 million for the second episode which is an underwhelming showing. The third and final episode airs today (January 3rd) ahead of a global launch in full outside the UK tomorrow (January 4th) on Netflix. [Source: Deadline]

Marvel
Despite the apparent comments to the contrary, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige reportedly did NOT intend to confirm that a transgender character will appear in the upcoming “Eternals” film. Sources who attended the New York Film Academy presentation where he answered a fan question says Feige “only intended to respond to the first part about LGBT+ characters” rather than specifically about trans characters, meaning he was most likely discussing Brian Tyree Henry’s likely gay character in the film. [Source: Variety]

Deathstroke
CW Seed has announced that its new animated series “Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons,” featuring the popular DC universe assassin, will premiere on the free service on January 6th. Michael Chiklis voices the Slade Wilson/Deathstroke character with a story scripted by veteran comic book writer J. M. DeMatteis. [Source: Twitter]