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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:48 am
Superhero Hype wrote:Warner Bros.’ DC Comics Movie Slate Fully Revealed!

While speaking at Time Warner Investor Day, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara fully revealed their DC Comics movie slate, which was previously filled with nine untitled films.

2016 will see the release of the previously-confirmed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but also the Suicide Squad movie has now been placed in the August 5, 2016 release date. Additional releases for the year will include the previously-reported LEGO Ninjago on September 23 and the “Harry Potter” spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on November 18.

2017 will see the release of the just-announced The LEGO Batman Movie on May 26, 2017 with a Wonder Woman solo film coming June 23 and the Zack Snyder-directed Justice League Part One, featuring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles, on November 10.

2018 will see the release of two solo DC films with The Flash on March 23, 2018, starring The Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin‘s Ezra Miller in the title role, in addition to Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, on July 27. We’ll also get a sequel to The LEGO Movie on May 25 and the second Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them later that year.

In 2019, WB will release Shazam, starring Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam, on April 5, 2019, and Justice League Part Two, once again to be directed by Zack Snyder, on June 14, 2019 .

2020 brings us two more solo films with Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher, on April 3, 2020 and a reboot of Green Lantern on June 19. A third Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will also be released later that year.

Furthermore WB has also confirmed that solo films for both Batman and Superman are also in development though no release date has been set for either. Here are highlights from the press release:

As part of his presentation, Tsujihara announced a bold expansion of the industry’s broadest theatrical slate, built around the largest, most important global franchises. Warner Bros. Pictures will release three LEGO-branded films over the next four years, building upon the enormous success of this year’s “The LEGO Movie” ($468 million worldwide box office), starting with “Ninjago” in 2016, directed by Charlie Bean and produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Batman will take a star turn in “The LEGO Batman Movie” in 2017, directed by Chris McKay, and the sequel, “The LEGO Movie 2,” will debut in 2018.

The Studio will release three pictures, in 2016, 2018 and 2020, based on best-selling author J.K. Rowling’s original story and screenwriting debut, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Set in an extension of her familiar wizarding world, featuring magical creatures and characters inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook and its fictitious author, Newt Scamander, “Fantastic Beasts” will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, and reunite the filmmaking team of David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

And, in a massive expansion of the Studio’s DC Entertainment-branded content, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will release a slate of at least 10 movies–as well as stand-alone Batman and Superman films–from 2016 through 2020 that expands this prized universe of characters:

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder (2016)

“Suicide Squad,” directed by David Ayer (2016)

“Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot (2017)

“Justice League Part One,” directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)

“The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller (2018)

“Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa (2018)

“Shazam” (2019)

“Justice League Part Two,” directed by Zack Snyder (2019)

“Cyborg,” starring Ray Fisher (2020)

“Green Lantern” (2020)

A lot of revelations to process.. Yep, JLA is Superman and friends. Nice. 8-)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:38 pm
Moviehole wrote:Villain revealed for Justice League : Part 2?

The newly-announced “Justice League : Part Two” – due in 2019 – might already have it’s villain, according to the oft-reliable Bad Ass Digest.

Zack Sndyer will reprise his position as helmer on the follow-up to the 2017 blockbuster.

Warner Bros is really doubling down on the Zack Snyder aesthetic; not only is he the architect of their shared movieverse with Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice*, he’s going to be directing Justice League and Justice League 2 back to back.

That all makes sense; BvS will end with the Justice League either assembled or all onscreen, having figured out the big threat facing them. There’s been another villain working behind the scenes of that movie and, as Latino Review reported, it’s Brainiac. That’s your Justice League villain, and my sources tell me that he’ll be defeated by a team that is made up of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman and The Flash. Then at the end of the movie Green Lantern shows up and is like, “Guys, there’s a big bad guy from space coming your way,” and the Justice League is like, “Nah, brah, we got it already,” and Green Lantern is like, “Dudes. DUDES. It’s Darkseid.”

All of this crap apparently springs from Superman’s Kryptonian beacon – that’s how Brainiac finds Earth, at least. Aquaman’s story is going to kick off from the World Engine laying waste to Atlantis. I understand that General Zod’s corpse plays a big role in BvS – all of the DC Movieverse is going to spring from the events of Man of Steel, so it makes some sense to have Snyder helming the core pictures.

Of course if you don’t like Snyder, or if you don’t like his aesthetic, this is terrible news for the rest of the decade.


Expect more on everything “Justice League” in the coming days.

New page so here's WB's DC slate for the rest of the decade one more time:

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder (2016)

“Suicide Squad,” directed by David Ayer (2016)

“Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot (2017)

“Justice League Part One,” directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)

“The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller (2018)

“Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa (2018)

“Shazam” co-starring Dwayne Johnson (2019)

“Justice League Part Two,” directed by Zack Snyder (2019)

“Cyborg,” starring Ray Fisher (2020)

“Green Lantern” (2020)


And solo Superman and Batman films before 2020 (Not both together).
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:52 pm
Worst Previews wrote:James Wan May Direct a DC Superhero Film

James Wan is one of the most bankable directors in Hollywood, with many of his films becoming franchises, like "Saw," "The Conjuring" and "Insidious." Now that he's directing "Fast and Furious 7," he's looking toward the future.

Deadline is reporting that Wan just signed a big deal with New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Despite saying that he's done with the horror genre, he will return to direct "The Conjuring 2," which begins filming next summer. That explains why the sequel was recently moved from its October 23rd, 2015 release to 2016.

"It was during the editing of 'Fast and Furious 7' that my brain started sparking ideas for 'The Conjuring' sequel," said Wan. "Taking a break from horror has allowed me to be creatively rejuvenated. I'm excited to tell the story of the next case-file of Ed and Lorraine Warren and expand on this world we've created."

The other part of his deal is to develop and produce modest budget films for New Line in the sci-fi, horror and comedy genres through his Atomic Monster company. This part is not surprising since, Wan is known for turning films budgeted at around $1 million to massive global hits. That includes the recently released "Annabelle," which already earned $166 million on a budget of $6 million.

New Line president Toby Emmerich went on to hint that Wan may get a chance to take on one of Warner Bros' superhero films. "New Line has always been a big believer in great filmmakers emerging from the horror genre, and he has the potential to grow like Frank Darabont did, from writing 'A Nightmare On Elm Street 3' to writing and directing 'The Shawshank Redemption,'" he said. "James will make an important movie for New Line and Warner Bros or DC, and that is definitely part of the plan, and a reason for bringing him into the family. He's the only overall director with a deal here, because we see him as a class of one."

He's working with "New Line Cinema" so it must be "Shazam". He has worked with Dwayne Johnson before on F&F 7 so we'll see.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:06 pm
Superhero Hype wrote:The Nolans Do Not Have a Hand in the Upcoming DC Cinematic Universe

Although The Dark Knight trilogy helmer Christopher Nolan both provided the story and served as producer on Zack Snyder’s apparent DC Cinematic Universe launcher Man of Steel, don’t expect Nolan or his brother, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, to be eyeing any of the films on Warner Bros.’ massive upcoming slate.

“I love those guys and my brother was involved in ‘Man of Steel’ with Zack [Snyder] and David [Goyer],” Jonathan told ComingSoon.net today during the press junket for he and his brother’s latest, Interstellar. “I kind of feel like that chapter for us is closed.”

He does not, however, rule out one day returning to a big screen DC Comics film.

“To be continued somewhere farther down the line?” he asks with a smile. “Maybe.”
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:08 pm
Collider wrote:Marvel Reveals Phase 3 Release Dates: BLACK PANTHER in 2017; CAPTAIN MARVEL in 2018; AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR in 2018 and 2019

It’s been just two weeks since Warner Bros. unveiled its DC Movie lineup, but Marvel is already stealing back the spotlight with an enormous slate of its own. Here’s the overview of Phase 3:

Captain America: Civil War will hit theaters on May 6, 2016.

Doctor Strange will arrive on November 4, 2016.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is due on May 5, 2017.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on July 28, 2017.

Black Panther arrives on November 3, 2017 starring Chadwick Boseman.

Captain Marvel will be released on July 6, 2018.

Inhumans is coming on November 2, 2018.

Avengers: Infinity War - Part I arrives on May 4, 2018 followed by Part II on May 3, 2019.

All movies will be released in 3D.

Warner Bros. and DC have a solid lineup, but Marvel might have just one-upped them with a slate loaded with proven and beloved properties as well as some new characters fans have been hoping to see on the big screen.

First on the list is the third installment of the Captain America series, now officially titled Captain America: Civil War, confirming recent reports that directors Joe and Anthony Russo will be running with the “Civil War” storyline in the new film. After that we’ll get to see what Benedict Cumberbatch can bring to the MCU in Doctor Strange. Director Scott Derrickson will have a film that will presumably “open up a whole new world for the cinematic universe” ready for us on November 4, 2016.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will follow that one up on May 5, 2017 after which the third Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok, will make its way into theaters on July 28, 2017. According to Ragnarok’s Marvel.com description, Tony Stark used a sample of Thor’s hair to create a clone – Ragnarok. That clone then fights alongside those who are pro-Superhuman Registration Act.

After that, Marvel announced the Black Panther movie for November 3, 2017. On top of that, it was also revealed that Get On Up‘s Chadwick Boseman will be our T’Challa. After that, the studio confirmed another rumor that’s been circulating for quite a while now; we’re getting a Carol Danvers Captain Marvel movie on July 6, 2018. Apparently, “This is the time to bring out Captain Marvel.”

We told you that Marvel was making plans for an Inhumans movie back in August and now it’s confirmed; Inhumans (not The Inhumans) will arrive on November 2, 2018.

As if all of that isn’t enough, Marvel decided to wrap up the presentation by dropping this glorious bomb; we’re not getting Avengers 3, but rather Avengers: Infinity War – Part I and Avengers: Infinity War – Part II on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019, respectively. How’s that for an Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer follow-up?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:52 pm
Worst Previews wrote:Marvel Explains Why "Hulk" and "Black Widow" Films are NOT Happening

The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) was one of the highlights of "The Avengers" and Scarlett Johansson recently became one of the biggest movie stars with the success of her "Lucy" action film. This is why it's surprising that neither character is getting his/her own solo film.

Marvel head Kevin Feige commented on this. First, regarding the Hulk: "I wouldn't say he's absent from the timeline. I'd say Hulk is going to appear in many of those movies, particularly all those 'Avengers' movies leading up to 2019 and 'Infinity War.' Mark Ruffalo is on board for all those films, and we're excited to bring him to those films. What happens with a standalone Hulk film? We'd love to do it, we'd love to find the place to put it, but right now, Hulk will be appearing, with his friends, in their films."

Regarding Black Widow: "Like Hulk, the 'Avengers' films will be the films where they play a primary role. Her part in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is very very big, and further develops and further enhances her character. The plans that we have for her throughout the rest of the 'Avengers' saga is very very big, and lynchpin, in fact, to those films. So instead of taking her out there, or instead of doing a prequel, which we haven't done yet, continuing the forward momentum and the continuity of the cinematic universe. Of which Widow is a key, key part."

Feige added that part of Marvel's plan is to introduce new characters and not to hurt what's already working.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:01 am
Superhero Hype wrote:‘Never Say Never’ Says Christopher Nolan About Another Superhero Film

In 2005, Christopher Nolan made his first foray into the world of superhero movies with Batman Begins. He’d follow it up with The Dark Knight in 2008 and The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, and the three grossed nearly $2.5 billion at the global box office. Nolan went on to serve as a producer for 2013′s Man of Steel, but since then it’s been confirmed that Chris and his brother Jonathan have no involvement in the upcoming slate of DC movies.

Speaking with Time Out, however, Nolan showed reverence for his time working in that world but wasn’t ready to dismiss the notion of returning to the world of capes and cowls again, saying:

“I think I had a great experience with the superhero genre and got to explore a lot of things, but it was a good decade of my life and I find it hard to imagine returning to it. But never say never.”

Warner Bros. just revealed a slate of DC Comics-based films and Marvel Studios’ slate was announced earlier this week. FOX has a number of X-Men and Fantastic Four-related films in the pipeline, while rumors continue to swirl about Sony’s plans for the Spider-Man franchise. Should Christopher Nolan ever return to the world of superheroes, what franchise would you like to see him take on?
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Superhero Hype wrote:Joseph Gordon-Levitt Offers a Sandman Update

It was revealed nearly one year ago that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is planning to direct and star in a big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic book masterpiece Sandman. Today, the filmmaker offered an update on the Vertigo project by way of a Reddit AMA.

“Been doing a lot of work with David Goyer and Jack Thorne,” says The Dark Knight Rises star, “working on the screenplay. We’ve been doing our meetings at the DC office, which is a frickin rad place to work. Also just had a great conversation last week with David and Mr. Gaiman. Neil has been extremely big hearted with me, and he’s the one I want to please most.”

Goyer, meanwhile, offered his own update to Deadline, revealing that a first draft of the screenplay has already been turned in to Warner Bros.

“I hesitate to definitively say when it might go before the cameras,” says Goyer, “but the one thing different between other iterations and ours is that Neil Gaiman has been in the room with us and is a vital part of the team. We have a draft Warners is very happy with and we’re moving forward, knock on wood.”

Sandman, which launched DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989. Gaiman’s worlds-within-worlds weaved an episodic anthology, focusing on the allegorical character of Dream and his brothers and sisters, known as the Endless (Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny).

Gordon-Levitt made his directorial debut in 2013 with Don Jon. The film, which he both wrote and headlines, also stars Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza and Brie Larson.
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Worst Previews wrote:Sony Wanted Tom Hardy as Sandman and Sean Penn as Doctor Octopus in "Sinister Six"

According to leaked Sony Pictures emails from May, there were a lot of talks about the studio's "Sinister Six" film, which will be directed by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) and focus on Spider-Man villains.

Goddard mentioned that he wanted Tom Hardy to play Sandman, but there were also talks of making the villain the movie's comic relief, which is why actors like Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, Chris O'Dowd, Michael Pena, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, and Sharlto Copley were also on the list.

Goddard wanted Emily Blunt as Scorpia, but Sony Pictures chairman Amy Pascal suggested Emilia Clarke and Rose Byrne. Sean Penn and Woody Harrelson were wanted for Doctor Octopus (the team's leader), while Colin Firth for The Vulture and Channing Tatum for Venom. Other actors like Denzel Washington, George Clooney and Daniel Craig were all considered for various roles.
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Moviehole wrote:Astro Boy remake moves forward

A live-action feature based on the classic “Astro Boy” toon is on the way.

Animal Logic, the Australian-based animation outfit that worked on flicks like “The Lego Movie”, are reportedly helping craft a film that’ll be more “Iron Man” than “for ages 5 and up”.

“We’ve seen his as a manga, an anime and an animated movie but we’ve never seen him as a live action movie or him as a superhero,” said producer Zareh Nalbandian. “We actually see him in the same league as an Iron Man.”
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