The Warner Bros stage at Sand Diego Comic Con would have been sorely lacking if they didn’t give us some glimpse of all the return to J K Rowling‘s globally beloved magical world. The all new angle from which upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will approach the wizarding world – taking place in a different time and country than the Harry Potter books and films released so far – has been on every avid Potterhead’s tongue since it was first announced way back in September 2013. (more…)
One of the most anticipated movies movies of next is the first ever Wonder Woman feature film, which will star Gal Godot as the titular character. A mythical Grecian warrior hailing from the mystical, all female isle of Themyscira, the film will see the super-heroine enter the world at large when a man, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) washes up on the shore—but Trevor’s world is one at the brink of war, and when Themyscira needs an emissary to represent themselves in the conflict, Princess Diana, daughter of Zeus, Wonder Woman herself, will take up the role. (more…)
This is the big day at San Diego Comic Con! It’s Draft Day, the Wildcard game, the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl all rolled into one unending package of breaking news. At 11:30 PST (2:30 on the East coast), fans in Hall H, and here on the Nerd Bastards live blog, will get the scoop on all of Warner Bros. biggest, nerdiest and most anticipated projects. The Warner Bros. panel will include tidbits and goodies from Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Kong: Skull Island, The LEGO Batman Movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and, perhaps, a few surprises. Let’s head to Hall H and check it out. (more…)
With less than a month before its release, everyone’s catching the fever for Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad film. Recently we have been flooded with very creative videos showing off each of the upcoming “heroes” as well as their abilities. As a result of the marketing, interest in this film is at an all time high. Box office tracking for the film is predicting a $125 million opening weekend, making it on track to have the biggest August opening ever, besting even Guardians of the Galaxy. Like Guardians of the Galaxy, Suicide Squad promises to be a very fun film where the rogues end of saving the day.
The ’87 cult classic horror-comedy The Lost Boys has proven to be almost impossible to measure up to when dealing with sequels. Some straight-to-DVDs have been attempted, but none gathered as much momentum as the original film, featuring Kiefer Sutherland as the charismatic vampire leader David, and the wily antics of the dynamic duo Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. The newest plan to resurrect the franchise features one difference that may turn the tide in a more favorable direction: a comic book miniseries format, brought to you by Vertigo. (more…)
It seems like nearly every week something new hits the web regarding the upcoming David Ayer film ‘Suicide Squad.’ From trailers, to a prequel comic book tie-in to the film, talks of solo spinoff movies, and even discussions on the significance of Jared Leto’s Joker’s tattoos. The latest from the marketing powerhouse that is Warner Bros./DC Films are solo character posters of the cast. These new artist renditions give us a couple of unique and catchy styles highlighting each member of Task Force X, the woman who assembled them (Amanda Waller), and of course The Joker. (more…)
Once upon a time, there would have been no question as to whether or not a movie project like Justice League would appear at San Diego Comic Con. SDCC is the premier name in nerd culture, a trade show for all things nerdy! If you want to create buzz, then San Diego in July was where you wanted to be. Not so much anymore as any given year it seems like there’s one or two major studios or companies that sit out the con (or in the case of Disney, hold their own), but this year San Diego looks jam-packed with big names and guests, and the latest is Justice League. (more…)
Love it or hate it, the folks at Warner Bros. have decided that there is no way in hell they’ll be mixing the television incarnation of the DC Universe with the big-screen version of it. Even though plenty of folks out there would love to see Grant Gustin donning the tights of The Flash or Stephen Amell making an appearance as The Green Arrow, it just ain’t happening. Funny thing is, Amell has recently commented on who he would play if he did get a chance to join up with the cinematic DCU, given his exemption from playing his most well-known role. Scroll on to find out the answer to this riddle. (more…)
Warner Bros. and DC Films know there’s a lot riding on ‘Suicide Squad.’ After the mixed reaction from moviegoers and execs not exactly thrilled about the box office results from ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,‘ the studio NEEDS this film to do well. A great opening weekend, some good word of mouth, and perhaps this (different kind of) superhero movie will revitalize the plans for the DC Extended Universe. If it doesn’t fare so well or flops, this would be another huge blow to DC in their attempt to compete with Marvel. But from early reviews, it appears this movie has the potential to get them back on track. (more…)
It seems that nearly every week or so we get updates regarding the upcoming ‘Suicide Squad‘ movie from Warner Bros./DC Films. Promotional material spotlighting the film are making the rounds. Talks have been circulating on some of the individual characters getting their own spin-off films. They’ve even shared with fans the lengths Jared Leto has gone to in becoming the Joker. The latest is in regards to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announcing that the David Ayer-directed film will be given the rating of PG-13. But from the sounds of it, they narrowly avoided an R rating.