While there’s still a ton of time to kill before the March 25th premiere date of Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the PR machine at Warner Bros. isn’t letting anyone forget this movie is on the way. It isn’t another trailer, but there are some new pictures floating around the web courtesy of Empire Magazine. (more…)
There are some movies that should just never be remade or rebooted. Each individual has their own opinion concerning which old movie properties are sacred and which ones could do with a modern treatment. But one movie that I think most will agree should be left in its classic incarnation with no updates is Logan’s Run. It’s been nearly 40 years since the first movie graced the big screen and sure the FX might not hold up, but… why? Unfortunately, our questions have no answers, as Simon Kinberg is once again moving forward with the reboot project. Scroll on for all the depressing details. (more…)
It happens every year at SDCC and this year was no different. Studios plan huge Hall H Panels and screen some new trailer or footage. Said Footage is promptly recorded on some crappy cell phone and posted to the Internet. At this point it becomes a crazy game of Wack-A-Mole with studio legal departments firing off Cease & Desist letters and yanking videos of Youtube and other platforms. Eventually, most just say screw it and release the official footage a few days later.
Warner Bros. only waited two hours to post the official Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer after the Hall H Panel ended. That took the wind right out of those bootleg trailer sails as everyone wanted to see the higher quality cut. As of this posting, it has reached and surpassed the 23 million views mark. You’d think the other Warner Bros. productions would follow suit, but you’d be wrong. Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures wasn’t so happy about the Suicide Squad trailer Bootlegs.
In another example of how what happens in Hall H, doesn’t stay in Hall H, the three-minute reel for the upcoming super-villain team-up Suicide Squad hit the interwebs within minutes – minutes – of it playing before fans in San Diego. Warner Bros. isn’t alone though in being promotional victims of modern tech as Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, and other high-profile films saw their so-called exclusive clips posted to the internet for all to see, but Warner Bros. is the first studio, however, to concede defeat. After spending the last 48 hours trying to scrub the Squad from the interent, Warner Bros. is posting the trailer in pristine, high-quality video. (more…)
After attendees waited in line for hours and hours (or, in some cases, days and days), the Warner Bros. Pictures panel finally kicked off the Saturday Hall H programming at San Diego Comic-Con. After so many hours of waiting, was the panel worth it? Oh, you betcha. Of course, we cannot post a video of the footage (not that you would want to see this awesomeness on a cell phone video), but we can tell you that not only do we know a bit more about Suicide Squad – we are all in. (more…)
Green Lantern fans can let out that breath and take a big sigh of relief. The movie that everyone was wondering about just got a little clearer. When Warner Bros. announced their big movie schedule it was titled Green Lantern, which made a lot of people wonder if it would be a reboot of the Ryan Reynolds disaster and another origin story, but now we know. (more…)
Surely by now those of you back home have heard about the insanely long line for San Diego Comic-Con‘s Hall H. It began forming about mid-afternoon yesterday and soon stretched three miles long (according to the convention gossips, that is). Yet–intrepid Nerd Bastards reporter- Rush Urbalejo has managed to grab a spot in the room and will be doing his best to recap today’s announcements. First up, Warner Bros.
Keen to deliver a taste of one of next year’s most eagerly awaited pairings, director Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill take the main stage with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They are joined by castmates Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot for a sneak peek at the 2016 action adventure that brings the Super Heroes together on the big screen for the very first time. Also from the WB panel will be Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund and Peter himself, Levi Miller, together with director Joe Wright as they discuss and present Pan. Henry Cavill will then take the stage again with Armie Hammer, a duo with a very different dynamic in this summer’s fresh, über-stylish actioner from filmmaker Guy Ritchie,The Man from U.N.C.L.E., along with fellow stars Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki. (more…)
Regardless of how you feel about either comic company, there is no denying that Marvel‘s properties are, by a significant margin, more successful at the box office as of now. Love for these movies continues to be shown through incredible box office receipts for everything they release, and that’s not looking to let up any time soon with even the more risky Ant-Man film tracking to break the $500 million worldwide mark. Still, it may be unwise to discount DC‘s box office power considering the massive success of Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. So, with WB finally launching a proper cinematic universe for DC’s characters, one would think that Disney and Marvel are sweating the true competition a little, right? Perhaps not if a recent statement from Disney’s CEO is to be believed. (more…)
This is another story about why it seems like Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment don’t seem to be entirely sure that they know what they’re doing so far as movies based on DC Comics characters are concerned. Today’s installment of “What are they thinking?” brings us back to the subject of Justice League Dark, the proposed adaptation of DC’s premier supernatural super-team by fan favorite filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the project, and now we can reveal why: it’s over. Well, at least for del Toro. In other news, Warners is doing some shuffling, certain comic book projects will be fronted by them, and others will be fronted by New Line. You know, the pressing stuff. (more…)
It’s been a little while since we’ve heard news about David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad movie. Of course, that may have something to do with the fact that Joker-mobile is no longer tearing down Yonge Street in Toronto with a Batman on the roof, but production is still going on in more indoor locations. Now Suicide Squad is a huge production, and Ayers is a director that likes to go for realism, so when you have a cast of actors playing super-villains, what does that entail? Pretending you’re nuts, of course. Now consider this, if you’re encourage your actors to find their inner-psychotic, what happens if they go a bit too deep into their character? The answer: an on-set psychologist. (more…)