Other than last years Comic-Con teaser/sizzle reel and a couple of officially released images, things have been kind of quiet on the forthcoming big screen debut of The Justice League. With the film knuckle deep in post-production, director Zack Snyder has released one of his patented “we making a movie” behind the scenes stills of someone hard at work color processing a scene. Of course that scene shows off Batman mid being all Batman-y. Classic Zack, amiright? (more…)
With production set to start on Aquaman this summer the gentle tide of information on the DCEU film is slowly starting to roll in. The films star, Jason Momoa, took a break from his grueling (most likely trident centric) preparations to talk with Digital Trends.
Fans and detractors have spent decades making jokes at the expense of the King of the Seven Seas, how did Momoa approach playing the Justice League’s monitor duty marathon champion and chief fish translator? (more…)
Things Are Looking Up For Affleck’s Solo Batman Movie – Replacement Director Has Been Found And Script Is In!
Things seemingly weren’t looking good for Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie. First there was the fallout of Batman v Superman which was panned by critics and rocked Affleck pretty hard – #SadAffleck. Then there was the uncertainty with the script, which Affleck had repeatedly said variations of “it’s ready when it’s ready” and “I won’t do it unless it’s perfect”. With the culminating pressure of starring in, writing, and directing one of the biggest comic book licenses of all time, Affleck had made the shocking announcement that he will no longer be directing The Batman. Some fans, of course, went into a tale spin over this, thinking the project was dead, that Affleck is done with Batman, and that he’s keeping his apathy silenced until Justice League rolls out.
Well, weary not Batfleck fans. The Batman is still on. The script is good. Affleck will once again don those Bat tights. And as word would have it, a replacement director has just been solidified. (more…)
With the recent news that Ben Affleck will not be directing the upcoming solo Batman movie, to which is both starring and writing, a great many names have popped up on who might be taking the helm in his place. Warner Bros. is supposedly considering such A-List names like Matt Reeves, Gavin O’Connor, Denis Villeneuve, and George Miller. If the fans had their way, however, it would be ex-Affleck friend and geek god Kevin Smith taking over the reins. (more…)
The nerd community took a major hit with Ryan Reynold’s Green Lantern in 2011. Reynolds even took some pot shots at the flick in last year’s Deadpool, but all jokes aside, will the upcoming Green Lantern Corps be any good? It’s already coming into a questionable cinematic universe alongside DC’s lackluster releases of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad so hopes are high and fingers are crossed that the next venture into the world of Hal Jordan and company fares better than it did the last time. Fellow nerd and filmmaker Duncan Jones has gone to Twitter to share his opinions on what we should get when Green Lantern Corps hits theaters in 2020.
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…)
‘Suicide Squad’ Extended Cut Trailer Shows Off More Explosions, Violence and Twisted Harley/Joker Romance
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…)