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Hold on to your hats, boys and girls, DC has revealed their film slate through 2020. This is major! We're looking at a pretty major A-List line-up (and Suicide Squad, which is cool too!) following Batman v. Superman - Dawn of Justice:
2016: Suicide Squad
2017: Wonder Woman
2017: Justice League Part One
2018 The Flash
2019: Justice League Part Two
2020: Green Lantern
Additionally, Jason Mamoa is finally, officially Aquaman and some rather out-of-left-field casting for Flash sees We Need to Talk About Kevin's titular sociopath Ezra Miller don the red and yellow suit.
What do you guys think? Are you hyped? It's hard not to get excited with a line-up like that to look forward to. Also note this doesn't even include additional Superman and Batman solo movies.
Big news today coming from Variety as they report that Rober Downey Jr. is on the verge of signing on to play Iron Man/Tony Stark in the third Captain America film. They're also saying that the film will launch the next phase of Marvel's cinematic universe, one that will be based on the Civil War story line from the comics.
The plot, as those who have read the comic, pits Captain America against Iron Man as the fued over the superhero registration act that requires all people with special abilities to reveal their identity to the U.S. government. This gives Downey a pretty heavy role of villain that could mean he sticks around as Tony Stark for a while longer. He's only signed up at the moment to play the Avenger for one more film, but this role hints at an extension.
Reportedly there was a lot of hemming and hawing behind the scenes to make this happen, and Downey is going to get quite the paycheck now that he's agreed to star. Most importantly it signals the future of the Marvel cinematic universe as Civil War and its fallout are going to cause some massive shifts.
With the announcement of Netflix launching five Marvel series all leading to a Defenders show things got pretty exciting for streaming television. At New York Comic Con Marvel debuted the first of this story and we got to che...
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All right. Everyone calm down. I know we were all excited when we heard that the Deadpool movie was actually going to happen, but this is Hollywood and just like they screwed up the character the first time around they're aim...
It'd be incredibly risky to take a dark tone with a big superhero franchise, but that might be the perfect kick in the pants for The Amazing Spider-Man. And what better character to do it than Venom? After The Amazing Spider-...
Update: And we have an official view from Zack Snyder, which you can see in the gallery. Actually looks even more throwback than I originally thought.
One of my less-than-favorite things in the Nolan Batman films w...
We'll of course preface this with the fact that these are leaked images and thus may not be real at all, though someone would have to go to some lengths to pull this off. These are supposedly images from the set of the new Fa...
Folks, superhero movies are dumb. I don't care how many famous actors fill the roles, how many Oscars you think a performance should get, how many famous directors take on the stories, or how gritty each series is, superhero movies will always involve folks in speedo jumpsuits punching each other into explosions or something along those lines. It's when you forget how inherently dumb each property is that you'll run into trouble.
According to Drew McWeeny at HitFix:
Last week was about the fifth time I've heard that there is a mandate at Warner Bros. regarding any of the DC superhero films in development, and it's very simple and direct and to the point.
What? While it explains the stupidly serious photos of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman in the rain, it seems like a terrible direction for WB's nine (NINE) DC comics films going forward. Sure the reasoning is admittedly business sound (apparently it's because Green Lantern, full of jokes, bombed), but having all of these movies be all same-y and serious is a bad, bad idea. Remember Man of Steel? Oy.
What do you all think? Ready for the gloomy guses?
Warner Bros., in a desperate bid to catch up with Marvel, is being crazy aggressive with its release schedule over the next few years. While we're pretty sure there will be more Bats, Superman and Wonder Woman we didn't know ...
With Guardians of the Galaxy a record breaking hit, Marvel is feeling pretty damn good about their ability to take lesser known characters and turn them into awesome. That means that the long-ago-teased The Inhumans...
UPDATE: EW has a new batch of images which include our first real look at the Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver pair. But if Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are anything like they were in Godzilla weeeeeeeeelllllllll - Nick ...
Here it is. I think someone might have been waiting for this. Stunningly he looks almost exactly the same as he did in Man of Steel. I know, your mind is blown. I suppose confirmation of no change is good if you liked how he looked already.
Can we get a cleaner look at Batman now?
Did the first trailer for Big Hero Six leave you scratching your head a bit? After all, there are supposed to be six heroes and we only saw two. Here's the rest in glorious poster form. Actually, it's a pretty cool look ...
Jason Momoa has been rumored for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (that title is going to wear on me the more I have to type it) for quite some time now, but it seems he has finally been confirmed for a role no one guessed...
Marvel has been having amazing success with its cinematic universe, and they show no signs of slowing down. But their two-films-per-year schedule is pretty solid, and any more superhero movies would really have the potential to cause the general public to lose interest (there is absolutely too much of a good thing). But if a new report from journalist Nikke Finke is correct, my hypothesis will be tested in 2016, because Warner Bros. will be releasing at least seven movies in just about two years. The current lineup is as follows:
May 2016: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
July 2016: Shazam (Captain Marvel)
Christmas 2016: The Sandman
May 2017: Justice League
July 2017: Wonder Woman
Christmas 2017: Flash and Green Lantern
May 2018: Man of Steel 2
Three movies per year for 2016 and 2017 and at least one in 2018? Wow... And that's on top of the two we'll be getting from Marvel each year, and doesn't count the inevitable adaptations from other publishers that seem to come out every year or two. But despite my apprehension, I'm fascinated by that last entry: Thus far, everyone has assumed that Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (ugh) was replacing Man of Steel 2, but this doesn't seem to be the case. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.
Either way, are you excited about the incoming glut of DC movies, or do you think they would be better served by spacing their lineup out?
After the first images released for Disney Animation's first take on a Marvel comic, Big Hero 6, I've been looking forward to the first teaser. Thankfully, I'm picking up what it's putting down. Although we don't get much story, we do get a big hint of the overall theme. In the teaser, Hiro is trying to turn his cuddly and mushy robot friend Baymax into a hardened battle machine.
I'm sure that's going to play a bigger role in the film later on as his town of San Franstokyo is in trouble (even if it looks a bit too kid friendly). And after Frozen, I'm entirely confident this is going to be great. Big Hero 6 hits theaters November 7th.
Man, if there was ever a movie title that teased a sequel before the first film came out it's this one. Not only do we now have an official title for Batman Vs. Superman in the form of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but that title totally rolls the entire thing right into a Justice League movie. Pretty damn awesome. Maybe DC will get things right from here on out.
The update comes courtesy of the newly created Facebook page for the film. The official title comes with an official confirmation that cameras are rolling on the film and a new logo that incorporates the Dark Knight Returns inspired Batman logo into the the design. We got a good peak at this logo in that image of Ben Affleck looking all sad. It's all sorts of sexy.