Some of Hollywood’s best have tried and failed to make a Wonder Woman movie. For some strange reason, producing a film about the world’s premiere female superhero has been tougher than making one about a guy with a flaming skull head, or the Norse God of Thunder, or a crew or space pirates that includes a walking tree and a talking raccoon. But progress is being made. Wonder Woman will appear as one of many characters to come to life in the upcoming Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and shortly there after, Gal Gadot will launch the Amazonian warrior in her own solo adventure. As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Michelle MacLaren will direct her, and now, reports are saying that Pan writer Jason Fuchs will write the script. (more…)
Word is out that Warner Bros. announced the star-studded cast of its upcoming DC super-villain tent-pole movie Suicide Squad. Director David Ayer will have his hands full with the talented cast that includes Oscar winner Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne as the Enchantress. (more…)
Casting a superhero is a perilous thing. If the actor you hire is unexpected, or unknown, or not immediately obvious to the average fan, then the nerd rage created online will sometimes blot out the sun. That might be particularly dangerous for Supergirl considering that she gets her power from Earth’s yellow sun, but regardless, CBS is persevering with the casting of their new superhero in her eponymous upcoming series for the network. As these things go, a new name has risen to the stack of 8x10s in the latest report on the casting process for Supergirl, and if you’re a regular viewer of shows on The CW (where Supergirl’s heroic colleagues Arrow and The Flash currently reside on TV), then you might be familiar with this new actress who’s reportedly in mind to play the Girl of Steel. (more…)
Gotham‘s last episode before the midseason break didn’t quite have the impact you want to leave viewers with who are going to spend nearly 2 months waiting for the next installment.
Still, it had its moments, and did a decent job of setting up the next semester of the show’s freshman year. Problem was they “closed for the holidays” with a follow-up episode. “LoveCraft” is in every way the sequel to the events of “Harvey Dent”. When you’re closing shop for several weeks, it’s much better to leave the fans with something that stands on its own. (more…)
The Golden Age of comic book shows on TV may have hit an unexpected bump. While shows like Arrow, The Flash and Gotham have been flying high, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been enjoying a much improved second season, we get the sad news today that Constantine, based on the long-running Vertigo book about the exorcist and master of the dark arts John Constantine, will be capped at just 13 episodes for its first season. But unlike the recent NBC’s recent decision to not order anymore episodes of the comedies Bad Judge and A To Z, the network is not framing this as a defacto cancellation. (more…)
Gotham‘s ninth installment is a charming, feel-good romantic comedy about what happens when a streetwise young pickpocket (Camren Bicondova) comes to live with a traumatized preteen billionaire (David Mazouz).
So sit back and enjoy Episode 9: “Harvey Dent”….
With his mounting action movie credentials and dedication to staying in top shape, it makes sense that Jai Courtney is being considered for a superhero movie. “Being considered” could mean that Warner Bros. is talking to his agents. It could mean that he auditioned for the part. It could mean that he and writer/director David Ayer had lunch the other day. Either way, if DC doesn’t make this guy a deal, Marvel probably will. Not that he’s hurting for work because the dude has 4 movies in 2014 alone. But the studio is moving forward on their projects at breakneck speed, so if it turns out JC is on board, we’ll probably hear about it soon. (more…)
The search for someone to direct the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie seems feverish for something that was just recently announced and isn’t set for release until 2017. I appreciate that kind of prep work, but it just seems like an obsessive chase to me. Warner Bros. has no comment about their search for a woman to captain the Amazon’s movie ship. In my opinion, there are perfectly good ladies in the movie industry capable of flying this thing, but reports say that the studio is looking hard at Emmy winner and television workhorse Michelle MacLaren. MacLaren’s people also don’t want to talk about it. But we’re gonna talk about it. Right after the jump. (more…)
I’ve come to expect a particular quirk from shows like this–it happened quite a bit back when I was reviewing Hannibal for this site and its lovely fans: An excellent episode is ALWAYS followed by a mediocre at best episode. That being said, Gotham‘s eighth ep is no “Penguin’s Umbrella”–but for a back to business as usual-type episode–it’s not terrible. So let’s take a peek behind “The Mask”–AKA “The Apprentice Meets Thunderdome”: (more…)
The cliffhanger ending to episode six: “Spirit of the Goat” lead viewers to believe that the follow-up would be Jim Gordon’s (Ben McKenzie) show. The MCU (Victoria Cartagena, Andrew Stuart-Jones) was in the process of arresting Jim for the murder of Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), when the junior Penguin waddled right into the police station. Now everybody who had been breathing a sigh of relief that Cobblepot was dead and Gordon was willing to play in the muck with the rest of the GCPD is PISSED.
However, episode seven is wholly and entirely Oswald’s jam–follow me after the jump, and find out just how much of Gotham is under “Penguin’s Umbrella”.