For decades, entertainment franchises have been able to share universes in both television and movies. The Twilight Zone did it. Firefly did it with Serenity. The Doctor Who series did it with the Doctor Who TV movie. The X-Files did it with big and small screens. And Marvel is doing it with surgical precision and innovation in combining their cinematic world with the ABC network’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. And then there’s Netflix’s upcoming four-series deal. That, in particular, will expand Marvel’s live action roster with the Hell’s Kitchen Heroes – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. So, not only is occupying the same universe a thing that’s worked successfully, it’s proven to be a smart move on several occasions in terms of continuity. DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns disagrees. (more…)
Short answer? Doesn’t look like it. After years of domination by Marvel where movie news is concerned, SDCC 2013‘s Hall H was utterly conquered by Warner Bros. and their pants-crappingly exciting announcement that not only was a sequel to Man of Steel in the works, said sequel would co-star BATMAN!
It’s now a year later, SDCC 2014 draws nigh, and we know much more about this film, entitled Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice–which is either a hint of the studio’s plans to finally make a Justice League flick, or WB simply hates nerds.
There was chatter recently that SDCC 2014′s Hall H would be the scene of an official announcement that Justice League is indeed happening, as well as rumors that Warner Bros. would have other announcements regarding future DC based films–but apparently, there is no solid evidence that any of this is to be: (more…)
Also, do you like details? You’re in luck! Here’s something close to that… sort of!
On the show this week, Jeremy and Jason discuss: (more…)
There have been some rumors flying around about this little casting choice since December, though, naturally, no one would admit a damn thing. Now, it’s finally been confirmed. Aquaman shall be appearing (however briefly) in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice flick and he shall be played by none-other-than the former Conan and Khal Drogo, Jason Momoa. (more…)
Whether you like it or not, the world of Internet journalism is one that demands you stick your nose where it doesn’t rightly belong. After all, how are we going to learn about all those rumors and spoilers if someone doesn’t go out and gather the info? While this does lead to some degree of anger from spoiler-hating fans (myself included) and production companies in general (re: the “Star Wars Freakout” incident), it’s just a fact of the modern age. Now, some nosey journalist may have just stumbled upon some interesting information regarding the Warner Bros. casting of the Justice League film, including the main evil-bad-guy. Scroll on to see the three names he discovered. (more…)
Recently, Nerd Bastards’ own Jason Tabrys discussed whether or not toy tie-ins to blockbuster movies are still relevant. Jason landed somewhere in the middle on whether or not that’s a good or bad thing, but toys and action figures are still a valuable side of the business regardless of what Jason Tabrys thinks. (JK, love that guy!) Anyway, in toy business meets show business news today, Warner Bros has announced that they’ve renewed their 15 year deal Mattel in a new multi-year contract. (more…)
DC and Warner Bros are still playing major catch-up with Marvel Studios but it seems like they are diving headfirst into the future of their superhero films.
If a new report is to be believed, DC and WB have a huge slate of films planned, starting with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. What follows that wildly anticipated film? A whole lot, including Shazam, Wonder Woman and even a Green Lantern and Flash team-up film.
That’s quite an undertaking, DC. Let’s take a look at how it’s laid out. (more…)
Though most involved in the production of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice flick are keeping tight-lipped about what to expect, it always seems as if movie-making geek guru Kevin Smith has some sort of inside track on the entire thing. Thankfully for the fans, he’s not quite as quiet as the rest of them (or is being specifically contracted by the studio to leak selective information?). The latest bit of news to come out of the man’s mouth involves Warner Bros./DC’s plans to turn Batman v Superman into a fully-fledged franchise mega-builder. Read on for the info. (more…)
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This week on The BastardCast: (more…)