Suicide Squad wasn’t even out of theaters before Warner Bros. doubled down on a spin-off movie for Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn. The character stole the movie right out from under the other characters including Jared Leto‘s Mr. J. Now word is making the Internet rounds that Warner Bros. has brought on a talented script writer that’s been making the Black List (the list of the best un-produced scripts of the year) since 2012. Best known for Shut In starring Naomi Watts that just hit theaters this weekend, Christina Hodson has also had her hand in the new The Fugitive, and a Bumblebee solo movie. (more…)
It seems, with increasing certainty, that Warner Bros has a devil may care attitude when it comes to making superhero movies, emboldened by the fact these properties are too big to fail, that fans are going to see them no matter how good or bad they are. If a succession of critically flawed movies wasn’t proof enough, there may some actual evidence of this thanks to an off the record Hollywood dinner where execs were heard talking Ben Afflecks’s solo Batman movie, what a mess it is, and how they blatantly don’t care. (more…)
One of the most successful comic series in the past fifty years, Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman has won numerous awards and accolades, inspired a range of spin-offs and garnered an enormous cult following that continues to grow by the day, despite the comics now being nearly thirty years old. In 2005, IGN declared Sandman the best Vertigo comic ever published. The spin-off television series, Lucifer, was renewed for a second season in April this year. Despite meeting with the kind of success that most comic creators can only dream of, Sandman has still not been made into a feature film. (more…)
Easily one of this year’s most talked about movies, Suicide Squad has had one of most mixed responses from the comic fandom that you could expect. The guns and explosions and cool costumes and familiar faces had tons of people drooling with love over this movie. Other people noticed plot holes and lack of development with so many new characters crammed into one movie that they generally found that the positives didn’t make up for the mistakes. But that didn’t stop the crowds flocking to see it nor the hordes of Harley Quinn inevitably out this weekend for Halloween. (more…)
Though it is far more than most series ever get, seven novels, a collection of short stories, two World Book Day spin off books and eight movies is not enough to satiate the nerd cravings of the Harry Potter fandom. A musical set ten years after the books has been playing in London all summer and is sold out for its entire run, with the script published as a book flying off the shelves all over the world. The new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, due in cinemas in November this year, is the next new foray into the magical world. (more…)
It’s not unusual for studios to book real estate on the movie release calendar several years in advanced anymore, and nobody’s helped make that a trend more than Warner Bros. Shortly after establishing a foothold in the expanded universe game with Man of Steel, Warners not only staked a claim to a future release date for the ambitious Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but nearly a dozen other superhero flicks as well, all the way to 2020. Well today you can add two more to the list as a site that tracks these things has just announced that the WB has sent out two more save the dates. (more…)
When Netflix outbid Channel 4 for Charlie Brooker‘s cult phenomenon of a dark comedy television series Black Mirror, it promised great things for the future of the show. Brooker and Annabel Jones, the shows’ other executive producer, were given total creative control over the content of the series, as well as a much bigger budget to play with than Channel 4 could offer. The show explores the nature of the modern world, how the rampaging advence of technology impacts the human experience. It invites you to watch as the end of the world unfolds, not through some aggressive outside force, but through insidious means that people welcome with open arms… (more…)
A we continue onward to Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie, which recently cast Joe Manganiello as lead villain Deathstroke, DC fans have taken to the internet to petition for Shia LaBeouf to play one of DCEU’s most talked about characters. Read more after the jump
After Margot Robbie‘s stellar rendition of Harley Quinn in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, it should be no surprise that Warner Bros. wants to capitalize on her popularity and keep the momentum going. The has signed a first-look deal with the studio, which means Robbie will be producing films through her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment. She’ll be joined by partners Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, and Sophia Kerr. With Suicide Squad bringing in just over $700 million so far at the box office and the relationship with Robbie’s company on other productions coming out later this year it’s safe bet for Warner Bros. to keep her around. Find out more about the deal after the jump.
When Warner Bros made Man of Steel, it was supposed to be the beginning of a DC cinematic universe. Much like Marvel has been crushing it with their cinematic universe, DC was going to start making legit superhero films. Unfortunately, DC has been going through some growing pains in building their cinematic universe. While their films have been commercially successful, many disagree about the quality of the films. While some have disliked the story or editing, many agree that the films were just too “dark.” In Man of Steel, we had a 9/11-esque battle with massive collateral damage. In Batman v Superman, Batman was a murder-prone. While trying to differentiate themselves from the sunnier Marvel films, DC might have taken it a step too far. Needless to say, there’s a need for some course correction.