It’s still a couple of months until the release of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the all important linchpin to the burgeoning DC Comics Cinematic Universe currently under construction. A key component of that launch is the appearance of Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot, and the internet’s been putting 50/50 odds on whether or not she will be able to stand out as the third leg of DC’s vaunted triad. But ready or not, Gadot is about to stand as Wonder Woman in the character’s first solo feature film. Yup, breaking news today, that after literally decades of development, Wonder Woman is going before the cameras. (more…)
Justice League Dark is the latest property that comic publisher DC is interested in adding to their film-focused Extended Universe, and rumors are flying around like wildfire that seem to indicate that they are pushing to get the film going as quickly as possible. Yesterday brought some casting rumors that might have been more fan-fiction than anything else, but today we’re hearing word from a reliable source that the hunt for a “dark” director is on.
How Does George Miller’s Unmade ‘Justice League: Mortal’ Wonder Woman Stack Up Against Zack Snyder’s ‘BvSDOJ’ Wonder Woman?
After Christopher Nolan nailed it both financially and critically with Batman Begins in 2005, Warner Brothers started looking to expand that success and make more superhero movies based on the DC comic book stable. George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) was brought in to put together a team superhero movie, Justice League: Mortal. Well, since you’ve never seen Justice League: Mortal something, or combination of things happened, and the whole thing fell through, never to be made. The production had already done some interesting casting that featured Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Martian Manhunter, the Flash, and others. Thanks to photographer Mark Rogers, now we’ve got a look at what George Miller’s Wonder Woman would have looked like. How does it stack up against Zach Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman? (more…)
Love him or hate him George Lucas has created a sci-fi epic that movie-goers of all ages adore. Lucas decided to get candid with Vanity Fair during a quick-fire question video interview.
Lucas is best known as the creator of both Star Wars & Indiana Jones and was the chief executive of LucasFilms before selling it to Walt Disney Co. in 2012. While Lucas is one of American’s most financially successful filmmakers, he’s gotten a lot of heat for his creative works in 1999-2009 (Prequel Star Wars films and the 2008 Indiana Jones film) for the creative direction he took.
George Lucas took some time to sit with Vanity Fair and discussed distancing himself from the Star Wars franchise, check out the video below.
Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind (2008) spawned the “sweded” movement. If you are not familiar with that particular movie or the term, sweded means a (very) low-budget, homemade remake of a film or a movie trailer. Some of them are funny, some are bad, but the creativity and resourcefulness is always to be commended. Shot-by-shot remakes with about $3.00 worth of back-to-school supplies. Seriously, what DIY enthusiasts are able to do with nothing but cardboard box props, some string, and a few colored sharpie markers is nothing short of amazing.
Truthfully, the whole sweded thing isn’t much of a movement these days. If you could ask the Internet as a whole, the general response would be: “oh, people are still doing those?”. The novelty of sweded movies isn’t quite what it used to be, that’s for sure. But when it’s Star Wars, suddenly the Internet is amused by it again.
A full-length trailer for J.J. Abrams’ latest installment in the Star Wars Universe has been given full sweded treatment. Check it out below. (more…)
There are some movies that, as you watch, you think to yourself “the blooper reel is going to be hysterical.” Thanks in large part to the up-tempo dance moves of Paul Rudd, Ant-Man has proven to be one of those movies. Rudd has a constant aura of goofiness radiating about him at seemingly all times, so his timing of mid-shoot to break out the moves isn’t so out of character. And judging by the way the rest of the cast kept getting their groove on, it seems his vibe was contagious! (more…)