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.
As the Olympics continue into their second half this week, a surprise TV spot dropped in the form of a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer. The film has been the driving force behind a (thus far successful) public interest revival of JK Rowling‘s Wizard World, made famous by the Harry Potter series of novels. Fantastic Beasts will cap off a lead up that included theme park attractions, an enormous Pottermore update, and a play/book release combo. If you would like to check out the trailer, continue after the jump. (more…)
They say, “Hell hath no fury like an ex-Warner Bros Studios employee scorned for someone else’s incompetence” and, boy, does that old adage ring true here. An alleged former employee at the aforementioned movie studio has released an open letter to studio head Kevin Tsujihara, accusing him of recklessly steering the movie studio directly into oncoming icebergs. The legitimacy of the writer is unconfirmed, as she only gives the name “Gracie Law,” which is, of course, Kim Cattrall’s character in the movie Big Trouble in Little China, but the letter does contain many legitimate complaints against Warner Bros and is convincingly written from the point of view of someone who has been screwed over by people above her making bad decisions and allowing the crap to roll right downhill. Check out the full letter below!
There are some interesting behind the scenes stories coming from the Suicide Squad set via The Hollywood Reporter today that paint a very troubling picture of what director David Ayer (Fury) had to put up with while putting together Warner Bros. latest big superhero movie. Details of clashes between Ayer and Warner Bros. executives on the movie’s tone and schedule, which sadly isn’t really unusual these days, appears to have reached a boiling point during the Suicide Squad production. Let’s look through them. (more…)
The first reviews for Suicide Squad, the much anticipated, David Ayer directed film are starting to come in—and boy, is it a rocky boat we’ve set foot in. Let’s back up for a moment: the film, which is set to release this Friday, has already started going into preview showings (and of course, the premiere in which the aforementioned Ayer said ‘f*ck Marvel‘). The film has been building interest and momentum, with opening weekend predictions setting the sales at around $115 million US. Wow. There is, however, potential that this proclamation of box office gang-busting could be ruined in the following week by bad reviews—something we’ve seen not too long ago. So… just how are the critics sizing up the Squad? (more…)