In a first of many to come, here's a roundup of the top superhero news this week:
Directors for Avengers 3 announced
Joe and Anthony Russo, the director-duo behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War have signed on to direct Avengers: Infinity War part 1 and part 2 - taking over the billion-dollar franchise from Joss Whedon, who directed the first two Avengers films. They will film both parts of Avengers 3 in one long shoot beginning sometime in 2016, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
No more Mystique for Jennifer Lawrence
Speaking with MTV News, Lawrence confirmed that X-Men: Apocalypse will be her final film as the popular character - Mystique. "It is my last one, actually," she said, with no further elaboration. The character brought worldwide fame to Lawrence making her an integral part of the X-men franchise.
Dwayne Johnson on Shazam
Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson also spoke to MTV News about his upcoming superhero flick Shazam, set to release in 2019, and shared some updates on filming and his role.
"We haven't picked a Shazam yet, and we have been working on the script. Half the scripts [have] already come in. Fantastic, very excited about it. And what I'm really excited about is — because, again, I've lived with this character and this opportunity for almost 10 years now, so it's like, in my DNA! I'm like a little kid, and it's the opportunity to create his journey, but that journey has to start out properly."
The actor then went on to talk more about his portrayal of his villainous character. "And starting off properly is [Black Adam] not being a hero. That's got to be earned, so he starts off as a slave. And he's pissed off, and people are going to pay. But eventually down the line he'll become an anti-hero."
Jared Leto's latest Joker tease
And finally, Jared Leto is at it again giving fans another tease at his version of The Joker in the upcoming film Suicide Squad.The actor has now posted a video of himself twirling around as "See You In Hell" from the animated The Dark Knight Returns movie plays in the background. (via ComicBookMovie)
Click here to watch the video.