Right now Zack Snyder is hard at work on Justice League over in Iceland, where we just got our first look at Amber Heard as Mera, the Queen of Atlantis. The film marks the continuation of the DC Extended Universe that began with Man of Steel and grew with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The latter film allowed Zack Snyder to realize his dream of bringing his take on Frank Miller’s more grizzled version of The Dark Knight to the big screen. The Caped Crusader ended up being played by Ben Affleck, but at one point Snyder had someone else in mind, and it’s actually still possible for him to follow through on that. Read More »
Today brings The Accountant to theaters everywhere, and audiences can decide for themselves if Ben Affleck makes the grade as a genius with numbers, or if he should have just left that to his buddy Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting.
But before you go see the movie, if you’d like an introduction to the character of Christian Wolff played by Ben Affleck, a motion comic from DC Comics gives us a little story involving the work that he does for shady criminal organizations. First he crunches the numbers, but then he can also handle himself if things get out of hand.
Watch The Accountant motion comic after the jump. Read More »
It’s no secret that Warner Bros wants to reignite the Harry Potter franchise with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Today at the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them fan event, author J.K. Rowling announced that they were making five Fantastic Beasts movies in total. Hit the jump for more details on the Fantastic Beasts sequels.
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One of the most common criticisms of the DC expanded universe so far (from fans and critics alike) has been the consistently, overtly dark tone of the movies. Both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just seem dour for the sake of being dour, and while Suicide Squad had a little more fun with the comic book world, many are hoping future movies will lighten up a bit. The tone of Justice League certainly indicates a change in tone, at least if the sizzle reel from Comic-Con is any indicator, but it sounds like Wonder Woman will be the one that really stands out.
Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, producer Deborah Snyder and director Patty Jenkins recently opened up a bit about what to expect from Wonder Woman, specifically with regards to how it will be different from the previous DC movies, especially with regards to a lighter tone.
Find out what the filmmaker had to say about the Wonder Woman tone after the jump. Read More »
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Production on Justice League is finished in the United Kingdom, but the film is still shooting overseas, this time in Iceland. Since director Zack Snyder is shooting on location in the country for scenes that will take place in Amnesty Bay, the hometown of Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Warner Bros. Pictures must have assumed that paparazzi would be shooting photos of the various actors on set for these scenes, so they decided to beat them to the punch.
A new Justice League photo has just been unveiled, revealing Amber Heard as Mera, the Queen of Atlantis and wife of Aquaman. She has some kind of role in the DC superhero ensemble, though we’re not sure how big it will be. See the first Justice League Mera photo after the jump. Read More »
This weekend brings Gavin O’Connor‘s action thriller The Accountant to theaters, giving us a second round of Ben Affleck action following his debut as the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The trailer promised an engaging thriller following an assassin under the guise of an accountant who also happens to fall on the autism spectrum. So how did the movie turn out? The consensus seems to be that the movie’s concept and plot are rather ridiculous, but that doesn’t stop the movie from being enjoyable while also garnering comparisons to Batman.
Find out what the first batch of The Accountant reviews have to say after the jump. Read More »
Last weekend at Comic-Con, the hype centered around the likes of the first trailer for Power Rangers, the teaser trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2, the first trailer for Marvel’s Iron Fist series, and news of Sigourney Weaver being the villain for The Defenders. But one cool little tidbit flew under the radar until after the dust had settled.
Kong: Skull Island gave attendees of San Diego Comic-Con their first look at the classic monster reboot from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer) with a teaser trailer, and now a poster handed out to some lucky folks at New York Comic-Con teases the release of the giant ape a little more. Upon first inspection, it’s just an innocent teaser poster with a grid map of the mysterious Skull Island. But when you take a black light to it, some interesting secrets are revealed. Read More »
Were just over a month away from the expansion of the wizarding world on the big screen with the arrival of the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The most recent trailer is what finally got me excited about what this franchise starter has to offer, and now a new batch of character posters offer some interesting details that provide some insight into the new characters we’ll be meeting, including Eddie Redmayne as New Scamander. Some offer little plot details while one in particular features a certain symbol that Harry Potter fans will recognize immediately.
Check out the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them character posters after the jump. Read More »
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Next week will bring a revival of the 1966 Batman TV series to theaters in the form of the animated feature film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The film features Adam West and Burt Ward back as the voices of Batman and Robin, not to mention Julie Newmar as their adversary Catwoman. Since the original stars who played The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin have since passed away, other voice talent has taken up those roles, but a big name has been cast to take on a different villain in the sequel.
William Shatner has been cast as the voice Harvey “Two-Face” Dent in the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders sequel, expected to arrives sometime in 2017. Find out more below. Read More »
Just a few days ago, Ben Affleck apparently confirmed that the title of his forthcoming solo outing for The Dark Knight would be called The Batman, as was rumored for awhile. However, now the actor is walking back what he said a little bit, trying to remind everyone that the movie doesn’t exist until it does. Read More »