Justice League

It’s a very quiet week in entertainment news, as the movie studios are all seemingly stepping aside to allow Disney to do their thing at Star Wars Celebration over the next few days. But the Warner Bros. marketing team isn’t letting this week go by without throwing a tiny bone to fans of the DC Extended Universe, so they’ve released a teaser poster for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. This poster, though…there’s something strange about it.
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young dumbledore

When we first meet Albus Dumbledore, the eccentric headmaster at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series, he is a wizened old man with a complex past and a powerful reputation. We’ve known that the upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which takes place decades before Harry and his friends went to Hogwarts, would introduce a young Dumbledore. And now, we know who will play him: Academy Award nominee Jude Law.

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Black Adam in Man of Steel 2

There are plenty of movies in development that will keep the DC Extended Universe growing in the years to come. Aquaman is about to start shooting and Warner Bros. would like to get another one of their other movies off the ground this year as well. However, there are two movies based on DC Comics that don’t seem to be making any obvious progress: Black Adam and Shazam. However, a new rumor indicates that one of them might get a backdoor introduction into the DCEU…and that rumor just might be backed up by Dwayne Johnson himself.

We know Man of Steel 2 is currently in the works with Matthew Vaughn in talks to direct. In addition to giving Superman (Henry Cavill) his own standalone adventure again, this rumor indicates that it might introduce Johnson’s Black Adam into the DCEU as a villain for Superman to battle.
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Kong Skull Island Comic Book

This week brings the release of Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, a prequel comic that keys us into some of the events that happened before last month’s Kong: Skull Island. Since the new movie focusing on the giant ape just throws us into the mythic world of the island filled with monsters with little to no backstory, of course there’s a prequel story to be told that lets us know how Kong became king.

We live in a world where comic books have their trailers now, and the Kong Skull Island comic book trailer reveals some of the artwork that we’ll find in the pages of the comic that expands the mythology of what is being called Warner Bros.’ MonsterVerse. Watch the trailer below to see what’s in store. Read More »

Wonder Woman Plot Details

The release of Wonder Woman is a little under two months away, but box office analysts are already paying close attention to the next installment of the DC Expanded Universe. Following hotly debated movies like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, all eyes are on Wonder Woman to help course correct a comic book universe that has disappointed as many audiences as they’ve pleased.

Therefore, it’s a little disappointing to hear that right now, Wonder Woman is currently tracking to have the lowest opening of any movie in the DC Expanded Universe. Find out more about the Wonder Woman box office tracking below. Read More »

Man of Steel Costume Test photo

“I knew when I saw him he was my Superman,” director Zack Snyder says of Henry Cavill, who was cast as Clark Kent/Superman over six years ago. How exactly did the actor land the life-altering role? By dressing up in a replica of the Superman suit Christopher Reeve wore.

Snyder recently shared a photo of Cavill in the costume and you can check out the Man of Steel costume test photo below.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan

There are three huge monsters running amok across North America in Rampage. God help the one that tries to mess with Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead), who along with star Dwayne Johnson, we wouldn’t mind seeing go a few rounds, hand-to-hand, with a giant wolf or giant lizard. That dream may come true because Morgan has just been cast in Brad Peyton‘s (San Andreas) video game adaption.

Below, learn more about the Jeffrey Dean Morgan Rampage casting news.

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Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen is known for playing one of the greatest wizards in cinematic history as Gandalf in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (What’s that? What Hobbit trilogy? Nice try – we both know that never happened. Good joke!) But the actor almost had the chance to play another beloved on-screen conjurer: Harry Potter’s Albus Dumbledore. It turns out the reason McKellen rejected the part was because of some beef he had with the original Dumbledore. Hit the jump to find out why Ian McKellen turned down Harry Potter.
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Dunkirk Prologue Playing with Kong Skull Island

Well, I feel a little foolish. Ever since Inception director Christopher Nolan announced, he’d be making a film called Dunkirk that centers on one of the turning points in World War II, I assumed he’d be making a traditional war movie. But in a new interview, Nolan defends the film’s PG-13 rating and specifically says that despite its setting, Dunkirk “is not a war film.” I guess that’s what I get for assuming things.

If it’s not a war film, then what is it? Find out after the jump.
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deep blue sea sequel

Someone at Warner Premiere, the now obsolete company behind Lost Boys: The Tribe and Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective, is responsible for depriving audiences of a Deep Blue Sea sequel. Not just any sequel, but an Aliens-esque sequel involving pirates, Navy Seals, and weaponized sharks. The movie, which Jack Perez (Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus) was hired to write and direct, was initially going to go straight-to-DVD in 2009, but here we are now, still without a sequel to Renny Harlin‘s delightfully self-aware, Thomas Jane-led shark movie.

Below, learn why Deep Blue Sea 2 wasn’t meant to be.

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