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Lately, Warner Bros.‘s DC Extended Universe has been plagued with rumors, some true like The Flash losing its director, some not so true like Aquaman losing its director, but today brings a more pleasant rumor for the fledgling interconnected movie universe. After the lukewarm reception for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there’s a lot of uncertainty for the DCEU’s upcoming properties. Aside from the mostly positive buzz around Suicide Squad and Wonderwoman, the most eagerly anticipated movie may be Ben Affleck‘s solo Batman film. According to today’s rumor, that movie may be taking shape.

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The Internet can be a minefield of misinformation, from simple mistakes to the intentional stirring up trouble type. Another form that has been developing lately is the chain effect. Where one page reports something as a rumor or some whispers heard and another site picks that up, and then another, as the rumor is diluted until some sites start reporting those rumors as confirmed facts. Over the weekend one such story hit the Internet, that included both, a confirmed fact (Flash director Seth Grahame-Smith had left the production due to creative differences) and some whispered rumors that many took as fact, that James Wan was, “feeling a tremendous amount of trepidation about Aquaman,”  which many turned into Wan’s exit from the movie. Now Wan has taken to Twitter to clear the whole thing up, and ask the Internet to lay off the guy who started the whole thing. (more…)

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice…one of the most hyped movies of the year. After many long decades of waiting, we the audience get to see the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel duke it out on the big screen. That’s not all though; we’re gonna be getting our first look at Wonder Woman in all her bad ass glory. In an age of superhero movies being released up the wazoo, dedicated fans have been waiting on baited breath to see DC’s attempt at building its own cinematic universe. So how exactly did it turn out? Well…it did some things right…and some things VERY wrong.

*** MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW. Consider yourself warned ***

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Batman-v-Superman-Dawn-of-Justice-Teaser-Posters-0Dawn Of Justice is coming to give us the DCU superhero pow-wow we’ve all been waiting for and nerds everywhere are pumped but worried about the film having way too many characters featured to begin with. I mean don’t get us wrong, we love us an ultra-crossover as much as anyone, but with Doomsday, General Zod and (possibly) Bizzaro #1 already in the roster, we can’t help but worry that the 2-and-a-half-hour runtime might stretch the film way too thin. At least Zack Snyder seems to agree with this point, if the recently released interview tidbit is anything to go by…

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While DC executives can deny it till the cows come home, Deadpool‘s “R” rated success at the box office is breathing new life into some old comic book properties. On the DC side there’s Lobo, The Main Man, the cursing, killing, hard-drinking, intergalactic biker mercenary of the 90’s reinvention by co-creator Keith Giffen. Wonder Woman screenwriter Jason Fuchs has been tasked with throwing out the previous attempts back in 2009 and coming up with something new, and although it hasn’t been said publicly, something “R” rated of course. (more…)

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“Creative differences” is a term you hear quite often nowadays. In 2014, Edgar Wright and Marvel stirred up a chunky stew of controversy when Wright unexpectedly quit Ant Man’s production. Marvel’s bigger plans for its Cinematic Universe supposedly clashed with Wright’s ambition of making a Cornetto-style superhero film. Last year, creative differences also reportedly turned Rupert Wyatt away from directing 20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie. It’s pretty much needless to say that the ambitions of filmmakers don’t always sync up with what studios feel is better for business. Directors aren’t the only ones turned off by studio demands though. Actors are just as capable of packing their bags and abandoning a film’s production that they once had faith in.

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Let’s face it: there’s nothing better than a high-yield, viral-style marketing campaign, especially when it’s about the multi-million dollar film that’s going to be launching your company’s cinematic universe. Warner Bros. has really pulled all the stops when it came to promoting the upcoming epic superhero pow-wow Dawn Of Justice. Their recently released first featurette of the film, however, might be a bit too on the nose for its own good…

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The pow-wow between Earth’s two mightiest heroes has been a point of contention and a source of endless hype ever since it was teased 3 years ago. However, with the cinematic DC Universe finally making its way to the silver screen, some fans decide to go the extra mile and look for facts by analyzing any and all hints provided by the trailers, leading to a pretty solid possible outline…

[ABSTRACT SPOILER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS POSSIBLE BATMAN V SUPERMAN PLOT POINTS]

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DC sure is confident in their cinematic universe. While Man of Steel opened to mixed reviews from critics and fans, the polarizing response it got certainly isn’t slowing DC’s plans. It seems like DC is so enthusiastic about their film franchise that they want to get the ball rolling right away. That’s why the upcoming Batman V Superman will immediately follow up Man of Steel’s story by introducing Batman and Wonder Woman. There will even be small appearances from Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash. Moreover, the Wonder Woman solo film is already filming, so it’s clear that DC is wasting no time here. As if all of that wasn’t enough, we’ve got perhaps the biggest DC film of all time set to start shooting in less than two months.

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Justice doesn’t just have a bad side, it has a nutty side too. This August, Suicide Squad will hit theaters and introduce some of Batman’s most iconic villains to the DC Cinematic Universe. In addition to Harley Quinn and Deadshot making their film debuts, it will be the first time in eight years that we’ll see the Joker himelf on the big screen. Academy Award-winner Jared Leto is playing Mr. J this time around, and many are curious as to whether his performance will hold a candle to Heath Ledger’s portrayal in 2008. To get ready for his role in The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger locked himself in a hotel room for about a month, which sounds appropriately crazy to prepare for a role that’s the textbook definition of insane. While Leto hasn’t done anything that drastic, co-star Viola Davis recently revealed that his preparation for the role was far from sane.

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