From “Sad Affleck” to corporate and creative shake-ups behind the scenes at Warner Bros., criticism, and the fallout therein, has been nonstop since the release of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yes, we live in a world where a movie that makes $900 million is seen as a profound disappointment, but when your movie features, arguably, the two biggest superheroes of all time, “almost a billion dollars” just isn’t good enough. Pretty much every cultural commentator’s been asked to autopsy Batman V. Superman’s “just not as successful as it should have been status,” but the situation requires a dispassionate voice of someone unafraid to be candid. Someone like Batman’s trusty butler, Alfred. Maybe the guy that plays him will suffice. (more…)
George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet) had a fantastic story and plans to develop a superhero team film which would have pre-dated The Avengers. Budget was agreed upon, the location for filming was decided, the principal shooting for the film was set to begin. Heck, even a title was chosen… Justice League Mortal. Then the writer’s strike of 2007 and Warner Bros. indefinitely putting the hold on what could have been an outstanding film which held true to the comic books. (more…)
Justice League reportedly started shooting mere days after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theatres, but we’ve seen and heard precious little in the interim. So when Jason Momoa, who will portray Aquaman in the movie, goes and puts an image on their Instagram account, it’s certain to arouse a lot of interest. (more…)
The Justice League movie is a film that carries a lot of potential. It has enough time to get what Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice got wrong, right and has the opportunity to lead into a new set of films with a stellar cast. Adams, Batfleck, Cavill, Gadot, Miller and Momoa all return from BvsS with one huge addition. J.K. Simmons was added to the cast in early March to play Commissioner Gordon alongside Affleck’s Batman. Simmons is a huge signing for any film, let alone one that has the stature and potential of The Justice League. Best known for playing ever-so slightly heavy handed jazz instructor, Fletcher, in 2014’s massive success Whiplash Simmons has shown he has much more in his locker than a surly editor of a Spider obsessed newspaper. Recently a bearded J.K. sat down with DP/30 to talk about his future as Commissioner Gordon in The Justice League. (more…)
Word is making the Internet rounds that Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of Zack Snyder‘s Justice League. While one might expect Dafoe to continue his superhero movie villainous ways, the character he’s been cast for is one of the good guys and will appear in both parts of the Justice League movies. Which character and other assorted details are being held under wraps for the moment, which means one thing. Hundreds if not thousands of speculation posts on Defoe’s character. Let’s get started shall we? (more…)
With Man of Steel and Batman v Superman now completed and Suicide Squad coming this summer, DC Entertainment is continuing to build their cinematic universe. After next year’s Wonder Woman, the next film on their slate is Justice League Part 1 (currently beginning production). Many fans saw Batman v Superman filled with many Easter Eggs in the movie that seems to hint at an eventual confrontation with DC’s main baddie Darkseid. Not so fast… (more…)
The natural progression in storytelling is to start from the beginning and go until the end. However, it seems that this won’t be the case when The Flash and Aquaman hit theaters in 2018. According to a new report, both films will not feature an origin story like many super hero movies have done in the past. Instead, their solo films will be an extension of the story already being told in the Justice League movie that is set to come out in 2017.
Zack Snyder‘s Justice League has found its Police Commissioner Gordon in Oscar winner J.K. Simmons. Having already played J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man movies, this screenplay (written by Chris Terrio) shouldn’t feel like unfamiliar territory. Produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, Warner Bros. plans to release the film in two parts, with Justice League: Part One starting to shoot mid-April. After the former’s slated November 17, 2017 release, Part Two will arrive in theaters June 14, 2019. (more…)
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.
Batman V Superman is soon going to hit theaters, heralding the greatest DC Movie Universe crossover ever. While superhero nerds across the world wait for the Brave And the Bold to make their very first cinematic debut, it’s important to remember about the JLA movie that never was, the brain-child of Mad Max‘s daddy, George Miller…