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3:00 PM on 09.22.2014

Rumor: Deadpool movie aiming for PG-13 rating

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...

Matthew Razak


3:00 PM on 09.12.2014

Alex Kurtzman teases a darker Venom spin-off

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-...

Nick Valdez

7:30 AM on 09.11.2014

Update: Batman v Superman's Batmobile is half classic, half Nolan

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...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 08.28.2014

First possible look at Doctor Doom in new Fantastic Four

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...

Matthew Razak



Rumor: Warner Bros has a
Rumor: Warner Bros has a "no jokes" policy for its DC comics movies
by Nick Valdez

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.

"No jokes."

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?

[via HitFix]

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9:24 AM on 08.13.2014

Warner Bros. has two Aquaman scripts in the works

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 ...

Matthew Razak

3:18 PM on 08.12.2014

Marvel moving forward with Inhumans

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...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 08.01.2014

Full length trailer for Birdman is just what the doctor ordered

Whoa. If Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman can deliver on the promise of its trailers, I'm sure it'll be my movie of the year, hands down. Quirky, visually captivating, Michael Keaton playing a...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Here's another image of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's Batman

My biggest question: Does he still fight for family and live for love?  [via DC Comics] 

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 07.17.2014

UPDATE: First official look at Avengers: Age of Ultron

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 ...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 07.03.2014

First look at Henry Cavill as Superman in Superman vs. Batman

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?

Matthew Razak





5:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Big Hero Six gets its first six character posters

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 ...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 06.16.2014

Jason Momoa is Batman v. Superman's Aquaman

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...

Nick Valdez



Rumor: Warner Bros. to release 7 DC movies from 2016-2018 photo
Rumor: Warner Bros. to release 7 DC movies from 2016-2018
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

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?

[Nikki Finke, via The Verge]

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First teaser trailer for Disney/Marvel's Big Hero 6 photo
First teaser trailer for Disney/Marvel's Big Hero 6
by Nick Valdez

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. 

[via Yahoo]

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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice gets logo photo
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice gets logo
by Matthew Razak

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. 

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10:00 AM on 05.20.2014

First good look at Marvel/Disney's Big Hero 6

Here we have our first look at how Disney and Marvel will be interpreting Big Hero 6 for the big screen and it looks kind of cute. Obviously they're gearing the team more towards kids than the other Marvel properties as ...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 05.16.2014

See X-Men: Days of Future Past early and free

I'm not even sure what to say here. Of course you want to see X-Men: Days of Future Past and of course you want to see it early. It just makes sense. The only thing the last X-Men movie was missing was more wolverine and...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 05.14.2014

Scarlett Johansson is pretty badass in this international Lucy trailer

Luc Besson's Lucy continually looks better every time we get a new look at it. This international trailer has a few different scenes than the first one (and they're cut very differently), and it's well worth it. Lucy is an o...

Nick Valdez



Ben Affleck makes his debut as Batman beside Batmobile photo
Ben Affleck makes his debut as Batman beside Batmobile
by Matthew Razak

Update: AMC (who the hell knows why they have it) gives us a closer look at the Batsuit, showing off more of the fibery style than the Snyder pic. 

It seems that things are heating up for Batman vs. Superman as Zack Snyder is showing off the first images related to the film. Yesterday we got a little Batmobile butt action, but today we get a good clean look at what Batman is going to look like in the new film. Evidently the look is jacked as all hell. Gone is the armor plated style suit and it's replaced by muscles on top of muscles. 

It's an interesting change that shows a definite shift in direction for the look and feel of Batman from the Nolan films. The costume feels more visceral, and the photo lends a very somber feel to everything. That's definitely Affleck's (or as we have dubbed him here Sadffleck) chin, but those muscles not so much. I do like the new, more traditional style Batmobile that combies the tumbler from the Nolan films and Batman's original look a bit better.

What say you, folks?

 

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11:00 AM on 05.08.2014

First good look at Star Lord in all his glory

We're plenty excited for Guardians of the Galaxy, especially after the debut trailer kicked so much ass. The one thing we hadn't really seen yet though was Chris Pratt's Star Lord in his well known mask. We're guessing he won...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 05.06.2014

Here's Amazing Spider-Man 2's X-Men: Days of Future Past tease

Normally we here at Flixist like to keep away from spoiling things like a post-credits scene (and not the one you have to Shazam for some reason), but this is such a bizarre situation, it should be okay to move forward. In o...

Nick Valdez