Momoa Talks Aquaman – Four-Picture Deals and Zack Snyder Directing

- 12-09-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Some people may think of Aquaman as the lamest super hero in the Justice League line-up, but the actor slotted to play him – Jason Momoa – is looking to change that perspective. He’s been barred from speaking on it for a while now, but since the official announcement of his casting went through, he’s now free to drop some details. While chatting at the recent Comic-Con Experience in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the actor had plenty to say about his upcoming role, including a few tidbits about his contract as well as who he’d prefer to see sitting in the director’s chair for his solo flick. Scroll on for all the info. (more…)

Short List of Big Names to Direct Adaptation of ‘Ready Player One’

- 12-08-14Books, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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A previous report that Christopher Nolan was being eyed to direct an adaptation of the popular Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One was only partially right. As it turns out, Nolan’s is one of a number of marquee filmmakers who are on the studio’s shortlist to make the movie version of the award-winning book. Warner Bros., who is developing the adaptation and, frankly, are hungry for a new franchise, see potential gold in an idea that’s been described as one part Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, one part The Matrix, and one part The Da Vinci Code. So who all is looking to be recruited? And is one of them ready to step into the world of Ready Player One? Buckle your seat belts, because there’s some pretty provocative names on the list. (more…)

‘Pan’ Screenwriter to Next Author ‘Wonder Woman’ Solo Film

- 12-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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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…)

A ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Has Officially Been Signed

- 11-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The Internet has been busy at work trying to figure out who shall be the person to take on what is one of the biggest-deal super hero projects ever made – Wonder Woman. As it happens to be the first big-screen adaptation of this character and the first female-centric flick of the new generation of super hero film fandom, Warner Bros. it taking great care to make sure they do everything just right. And the beginning of said journey is, of course, finding the right person to direct it. Many names have been tossed about, but now an official announcement has confirmed exactly who we shall see sitting in the director’s chair – Michelle MacLaren. (more…)

Jai Courtney Is Being Considered For The Role Of Deadshot In ‘Suicide Squad’

- 11-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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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…)

Will ‘Breaking Bad’ Director Michelle MacLaren Helm ‘Wonder Woman’ Flick?

- 11-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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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…)

Rumor: ‘Wonder Woman’ Has Its Director. Fact: It Damn Sure Ain’t Lexi Alexander!

- 11-10-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Being a female director in Hollywood has its ups and downs, from what I hear. Downside is, you get passed over a lot because you’re a minority and that’s how life is. The upside is that, if your movie sucks, nobody can kick you in the nuts. Trust me on that – I once directed the worst short film anyone never saw and didn’t walk for a month! That’s when most ladies behind the lenses find themselves in a damned-if-you-do/damned-if-you-don’t situation. According to Lexi Alexander, those situations pop up too much already, and she isn’t trying to make things worse for herself. That’s why when the question came up about her directing the new ‘Wonder Woman’ movie, she said “hell no!” Let’s see why she feels like that’s career suicide, and why she thinks WW might have her director already. (more…)

‘Suicide Squad’ Has Found Their Harley Quinn

- 11-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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There has been a lot of talk surrounding David Ayer’s Suicide Squad as far as casting rumors have been concerned, so it’s nice to finally have some concrete information on the casting of one character in particular. According to Collider, the role of Harely Quinn has been secured by The Wolf Of Wall Street beau, Margot Robbie. Harley Quinn ­ – who has rarely been portrayed in live-action features  – has become a staple in the DC Universe after her introduction on Batman: The Animated Series. This has led to a best-selling monthly comic behind DC’s monolithic dark knight series, Batman. Despite all the negativity surrounding DC’s New 52 relaunch, Quinn has since became a key part of the ‘Suicide Squad’, so it only makes sense to include her in the cinematic feature. (more…)

Will Lex Luthor Be Showing Up in ‘Suicide Squad’ Flick?

- 10-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Once again, we’re getting some rumors coming from the Warner Bros./DC camp of super hero films. This time around, it involves the ongoing casting for DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie. We’ve already heard some crazy rumors about DC trying to get some seriously big-name stars to fill out the Squad. Now it looks like audiences may be seeing a lot more of Lex Luthor (aka Jesse Eisenberg) than they first suspected. (more…)

WB Bringing Yet another Super Hero to the Small Screen with ‘Static Shock’

- 10-21-14Comics, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Because super heroes make money, Warner Bros. is taking advantage of their relationship (i.e.: copyright contracts) with DC to produce as many super-powered television shows and movies as they can. They’ve done a damned fine job so far with Gotham, Arrow and The Flash. Now we’ll be seeing what may be the first modern, live-action series featuring an African-American hero with Static Shock. (more…)