We live in an age where everyone involved in one of these giant superhero movies franchises is basically made to commit as much of their lives as humanly possible to it. Sequels are, if not outright expected, certainly hoped for by studios. And yet, for some reason, it appears that Warner Bros. didn’t have director…
One very interesting choice made for Wonder Woman was changing the time of Diana’s entry into the world of man from World War II to World War I. Writer Allan Heinberg feels like the change, made awhile ago, showed foresight because of the relevance of that war to today.
We got the final Wonder Woman trailer last night. So we took that, and every other bit of footage we’ve seen, and teased out as many plot points and rumors as we could.
The thing about Zack Snyder is that he’s always completely into everything he puts on-screen. He has tons of enthusiasm for everything—including making sure that Henry Cavill snapped Michael Shannon’s neck in Man of Steel exactly right.
Because if you guessed that the Fantastic Beasts movies would tap Jude Law to play the young Dumbledore, come collect your money. Now I’m really sad that Robert Downey Jr. didn’t get himself cast as Grindelwald somehow. Then we could have had a Sherlock Holmes reunion!
As is our wont, we’ve taken some time put on our detective’s hats, pool our knowledge of rumor and comic books, and squint at every frame of the new Justice League trailer to tell you everything it’s got hidden in its many shades of grey.
Kong: Skull Island is premiering around the world this week, and it appears poised to be number one at the box office this weekend. That’s an explosive debut—and one premiere took that literally.
As revealed by Target over the weekend, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is getting a sequel on August 22 called Shadow of War. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, here’s nearly two and a half minutes of standard Middle-Earth cinematics, with the promise of gameplay on March 8.
Warner Bros and DC continue to make sarcastically amazing directorial choices. They’ve reportedly sought out Mel Gibson, the guy who’s gone on anti-Semitic rants and said he wanted his ex-girlfriend to get gang-raped, as the person they’d like to direct the next Suicide Squad movie.
We knew the beasts and the magic were fake, but did you know that pretty much everything you saw on screen wasn’t there? At this point, an effects reel could reveal that Eddie Redmayne was actually five rabbits in a coat with some tremendous special effects work and I’d believe it.
It’s not a surprise that Batman v Superman had a lot of CGI. But an almost 12-minute effects reel reveals how many things were added, removed, and composited. For example, did you know Superman’s cape wasn’t real?
Batman v Superman production designer Patrick Tatopoulos has shared concept art of a bat thing (not Man-Bat, I don’t think) that was originally literally going to be part of Bruce Wayne’s nightmares. It will be part of mine, now. If you click this, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Ben Affleck seems slightly worried about the high expectations that come with directing a Batman movie. Since the rumors about him directing the film began, he’s been expressing the contradictory “I’m really excited to do it” and “it’s not happening” sentiments. These last two weeks have only been the latest round in…
Poor John Stewart. He was so happy to get to show up at a Justice League meeting and he turned up on the day that magic decided to screw with people’s minds. Also, Batman is not nice.
In a recent interview, Charles Roven, producer of all the DC films so far, explains why he’s stepping back from the universe, what Wonder Woman and Justice League will be like, and defends the box office of Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman.
We’ve seen some glimpses of it in the trailer, but now we have a few more details about the sword that Diana takes from Themiscyra and into World War I. Warning, some speculation is at the very bottom of this post.
This image was released by Entertainment Weekly, and while it’s always cool to get another look at Justice League (and, my, does the Flash’s suit look battle-damaged), the photo was accompanied by Ezra Miller’s delightful assessment of Batman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman, and the Flash.
DC All Access showed a new clip from the DC animated movie Justice League Dark featuring a demonic poker game. It features cheating, commentary on David Copperfield, and a pretty solid pun on “betting the house.”
I’m not surprised this happened. I’m not even surprised that there’s a photo of it. This is actually one of the more charming tales we’ve heard. But I am slightly surprised that there are still Suicide Squad set stories to tell.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is fine. It’s a very pretty movie with a few really good performances (specifically Dan Fogler and Colin Farrell). Unfortunately, the plot requires almost everyone involved to be unforgivably stupid or else the whole story would fall apart. And the stupidest person by far is the…