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.
Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Brüno, The Dictator) has signed on as the lead in the upcoming film ‘Mandrake the Magician.’ The Warner Bros. flick, which has been in development for years and gone through many hands, seems to finally be moving forward. The adaptation of the 1934 syndicated comic strip drawn by Lee Falk is said to bring the story up-to-date and into the 21st Century. Sources are saying that the plan is for Mandrake to be recruited by the United States government for a secret mission requiring his skills and abilities. (more…)
A new report claims Warner Bros. is considering four possible titles for their Justice League movie, which is currently in production. Earlier this year it was announced that production would take place on April 11th for the joining of the superheroes. Though Warner Bros. has been silent as to any confirmation that filming is taking place, the studio has its cast set at Pinewood Studios, located in the United Kingdom.
Some have speculated that the studio’s keeping hush because things are still in development… such as a title. It has pretty much been established that ‘Justice League: Part I’ was simply a working title. With the news today, we see that was the case. (more…)
It’s amazing what Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has done to the DC Comics superhero movie world. Zack Snyder wound up taking the heat for the less-than-expected return at the box office and mixed reviews from fans, as well as being unseated as the de facto overseer of the DC Extended Universe, a position that seemingly fell into his lap. DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has been brought in to co-run DC Films. Ben Affleck was made executive producer for the Justice League movie and will direct/write/star in his own solo Batman reboot.
Writer Seth Grahame-Smith was originally tapped to direct ‘The Flash‘, but the studio and Grahame-Smith parted ways due to creative differences over the movie’s direction and production costs. Warner Bros. has chosen Dope writer/director Rick Famuyiwa to direct the DC Films/Warner Bros. solo movie ‘The Flash.’
Shared universes. In comic books, it helps maintain continuity and allow for superheroes to be aware of one another and become involved, if need be. It’s the cornerstone of having a universe-wide event that spans across many, or all, of the titles the publisher produces. But the concept of multiple universes, or multiverses, may be too much for a non-comic book reader to grasp. The CW’s ‘The Flash’ has done a great job at explaining different universes existing, such as Earth 2, where it shows similarities to the world you know, a universe running parallel if you will, but with some deviations that define it as a different world. A shared universe would be better received by ALL fans, regardless of comic book knowledge, and would make for compelling scenarios both of the small screen and the big. But a number of actors have expressed their frustrations at their not being included in the film properties’ plans. The latest to speak up? ‘Arrow’s Willa Holland. (more…)
You might think that being the guy that helped guide Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy to two-and-a-half billion dollars at the global box office might buy you a little slack, but that seems to not be the case for Charles Roven. Roven, who was the producer of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel, and Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is reportedly the latest casualty in the studio shake-up at Warner Bros. after the less than uproarious reaction to the official launch of the DC Comics Extended Universe. He will be taking a step back to take on a more overseer role for the DCEU films. (more…)