Promo Art For Joss Whedon’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Will Make You Wonder What Could Have Been

- 01-20-15Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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It’s almost long forgotten and borderlines on myth at this point, but did you know that Joss Whedon had once been hired to write a Wonder Woman script? This is way before Gal Gadot was cast as the Amazonian Princess in Batman Vs Superman and whatever the heck DC/Warner Bros. has planned for their hopeful solo movies. Whedon’s Wonder Woman – or WWW for short – came before Whedon evolved into something of an unofficial “showrunner” for the Marvel cinematic universe.  Joss Whedon both understands how to write a female protagonist, as he demonstrated with Buffy, but he also had a rather successful run on the Wonder Woman comic. So WB snatched him up for Wonder Woman (2005), had him write a script, and even considered him to direct. But thanks to the piss poor performances of both Catwoman and Elektra, which were released around the same time, the project got shelved.  (more…)

‘Batman V Superman’ Visual Effects Guru Teases Standalone Action Scene

- 01-02-15Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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The hotly-anticipated Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is a mere 14 months away, and there will be many DC fans, comic book fans – and movie fans in general – desperately awaiting the release of DC’s cinematic juggernaut. Directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Superman: Man of Steel), the film is essentially a prerequisite to the Justice League movies and subsequently, the DC Cinematic Universe. Given that Snyder has now wrapped principle photography, the team behind the movie are now entering a lengthy post-production phase. It does seem like a long and tormenting wait, but luckily we have information from visual effects guru Joe Letteri, which is sure to whet your appetite. (more…)

‘Shazam’ Could Still Be Part Of DC’s Cinematic Universe

- 12-27-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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With production and distribution rights belonging to New Line Cinema and not Warner Bros, the question remains… Is Shazam part of the DC Movie Universe, or not? New Line’s Toby Emmerich made some comments a while back indicating that the character may become a standalone franchise that sits apart from any other built up Universe. But, alas, a new post from DC has now upset the applecart, suggesting that Shazam might actually be part of the DC Universe, alongside Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. So, the ultimate question on our minds now ­– is if the character going to be an active group participant in The Justice League? (more…)

‘Wonder Woman’ Stand Alone Movie Still Not An Official Go?

- 12-22-14Film Posted by jacqueline dwig

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Marvel may be out there releasing dates and information about their up and coming movies for the next 100 years, but DC and Warner Bros. have been mum about most of their newest summer blockbusters. So much so, that it looks like despite the big announcement about bringing her to the big screen, recently announced director Michelle Maclaren says Wonder Woman hasn’t even been  given an official green light yet. (more…)

Rumor: Warners Looking to Frankenstein a ‘Wonder Woman’ Script from 6 Contenders

- 12-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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So the amount of faith invested in Warner Bros.’ handling of its DC Comics properties can be measured in a thimble, but that’s not to say there’s no hope at all. As Warners gambles on Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice to establish its own expansive and interconnected universe in one ambitious movie, they also have several follow up projects scheduled for release in 2016 and beyond. One of them, of course, is Wonder Woman, who, as we already know, appears in Batman V. Superman. The solo Wonder Woman film based on the comic about the powerful Amazonian warrior now has a star (Gal Gadot), a director (Michelle MacLaren), and a release date (June 2017), but what it still lacks is a script. Good thing then that the studio is reportedly working on six of them. (more…)

A Major DC Character Is Already Dead In ‘Batman v Superman’?

- 12-09-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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As we reported at the end of last week, production has wrapped on Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now the spoilers are coming at us in like flies round s**t. There has been rumored plot points about potential major villains, and more has been revealed about Justice League characters and their potential story-arcs . Now if that isn’t bad enough, there are now spoilers about characters in the Batman universe that are not even included in the movie (…it will make much more sense when you read about it – if you decide to read about it!). To explain the logistics behind this would involve revealing a rumor that is based on another rumor, which is based on uncertain revelations (… are you still following us,?! it’s kind of like a ‘matryoshku’ of rumors - eventually you will get to the center of it all, then the movie wont be as fun…), so if you are alright with potential spoilers then feel free to read on, and if you are trying to avoid all SPOILERS before the release date of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, then you know the drill. (more…)

‘Pan’ Screenwriter to Next Author ‘Wonder Woman’ Solo Film

- 12-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Some of Hollywood’s best have tried and failed to make a Wonder Woman movie. For some strange reason, producing a film about the world’s premiere female superhero has been tougher than making one about a guy with a flaming skull head, or the Norse God of Thunder, or a crew or space pirates that includes a walking tree and a talking raccoon. But progress is being made. Wonder Woman will appear as one of many characters to come to life in the upcoming Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and shortly there after, Gal Gadot will launch the Amazonian warrior in her own solo adventure. As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Michelle MacLaren will direct her, and now, reports are saying that Pan writer Jason Fuchs will write the script. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Celebrates Grand Moff Tarkin’s Giving

- 11-27-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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(It’s a real holiday, look it up.) So gather around the internets poorly guarded exhaust port because Jeremy and Jason are back with another podcast to help usher you into the holiday season. Yes, a solid 60 minutes of nerd news pop-culture type talkin’ things (spoiler, real honest to goodness Star Wars news this week!) So listen, won’t you?

This week on the show: (more…)

A ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Has Officially Been Signed

- 11-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The Internet has been busy at work trying to figure out who shall be the person to take on what is one of the biggest-deal super hero projects ever made – Wonder Woman. As it happens to be the first big-screen adaptation of this character and the first female-centric flick of the new generation of super hero film fandom, Warner Bros. it taking great care to make sure they do everything just right. And the beginning of said journey is, of course, finding the right person to direct it. Many names have been tossed about, but now an official announcement has confirmed exactly who we shall see sitting in the director’s chair – Michelle MacLaren. (more…)

Will ‘Breaking Bad’ Director Michelle MacLaren Helm ‘Wonder Woman’ Flick?

- 11-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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The search for someone to direct the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie seems feverish for something that was just recently announced and isn’t set for release until 2017. I appreciate that kind of prep work, but it just seems like an obsessive chase to me. Warner Bros. has no comment about their search for a woman to captain the Amazon’s movie ship. In my opinion, there are perfectly good ladies in the movie industry capable of flying this thing, but reports say that the studio is looking hard at Emmy winner and television workhorse Michelle MacLaren. MacLaren’s people also don’t want to talk about it. But we’re gonna talk about it. Right after the jump. (more…)