With Guardians of the Galaxy topping box-office tallies so far in 2014, you can be sure that other studios are looking at their options for new space-based action films. There are some obvious ones in development including Star Wars and Star Trek, but what about studios that don’t already have franchises going? The latest rumor is that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of development on a Legion of Super-Heroes movie.
The Legion is a long-running DC hero team that could, in a very (very) loose manner be considered the equivalent of the Guardians. The team has appeared in decades of comics through several big reboots, and also has a presence in animation, and even live-action via Smallville. Just as the Guardians and Avengers are potentially going to be in opposition with Thanos, the Legion has a solid history with Darkseid, the Jack Kirby character who actually inspired Thanos. Read More »
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On one hand, the way in which WB and DC have been outpacing theatrical films with TV show development is surprising. Think about it for a moment, however, and it makes sense. The stakes are lower. Stories aren’t overthought. Hell, with a full season of TV to play with, shows might not be fully conceptualized from the start at all. Movies seem like monolithic artifacts; they’re juggernauts when it comes to defining pop culture. A TV series, especially one considered to be lighter entertainment, is perhaps a bit easier.
And so, despite the fact that the 2011 attempt to make a Wonder Woman show failed, and the second iteration, Amazon, has stalled, DC has managed to follow Smallville with Arrow, and will soon offer The Flash, Gotham, and Constantine on television. (We’ll see how it goes with that last one.)
Now there’s a Supergirl show in development, too. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s pretty early on, and there’s no title, with producers reportedly considering stuff such as Super and Girl. Look beyond that, however, and hope for the best. More info on the new Supergirl TV series follows. Read More »
The second Horrible Bosses 2 trailer has just come online and it’s just about as dirty as a green band trailer can get. Jennifer Aniston talks about getting plowed. It’s that kind of trailer.
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis reprise their roles from the 2011 hit, in which three normal guys tried to kill their terrible bosses. In the sequel, things once again aren’t going too good for the group. So they decide to take up kidnapping. Specifically, they target a guy and his father, played by Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz, respectively.
Directed by Sean Anders, Horrible Bosses 2 will also see the return not only of Aniston, but Oscar-winners Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey. In short, this movie has a crazy pedigree. But will it deliver the laughs? Check out the latest Horrible Bosses 2 trailer and poster below. Read More »
Before being cast in Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck was firming up a plan to direct a new Dennis Lehane adaptation, Live By Night. The Batman gig didn’t kill off the Lehane movie, however. Live By Night was only delayed, and now Affleck is moving forward with the project once more. Three women – Sienna Miller (above, in The Girl), Zoe Saldana, and Elle Fanning — are now set to play the primary female roles in the movie. Read more about the Live By Night cast below. Read More »
Earlier today, when talking about revelations from The Rock that he’s playing Black Adam in Shazam, we wondered if either Captain Marvel / Shazam or Black Adam might be introduced in Batman v Superman or Justice League. Turns out that’s not likely to happen. While Shazam is being treated as a DC property, the film is being assembled by New Line rather than Warner Bros. As such, it will likely be outside the parameters of the Justice League story. Get the Shazam Justice League info we have below. Read More »
Obviously, this was coming. In a business where name recognition trumps cleverness, Warner Bros. has just put in motion a remake of the hit TV show CHiPs. The show, which ran from 1977-1983, followed two slick California motorcycle cops, played by Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada, as they fought crime and generally acted cool. It was very much of its time and had a pretty strong following that eventually evolved into a cult following.
Now Dax Shepard has been hired to write, direct and co-star in a CHiPs movie. He’ll play the Wilcox role with Michael Pena set as Estrada’s character. The tone will reportedly be less like the original series, though, and more along the action-packed lines of buddy action movies like Lethal Weapon or Bad Boys. Read More »
Dwayne Johnson has confirmed the role he’ll play in Shazam, and it isn’t the good guy. The actor tweeted a photo of the villain Black Adam attacking Shazam, along with a quote and text that clearly puts the Rock in the costume of Black Adam. But he probably won’t be an out-and-out bad guy, as word is the film will follow the more recent conception of the character, which casts him as a militant and somewhat reformed anti-hero who struggles to clear his name from past villainous deeds. Read More »
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Six Flags has announced two new theme park attractions featuring DC Comic book superheroes: A Batman 4D Roller Coaster in Texas and an interactive dark ride attraction called Justice League: Battle for Metropolis which will open in two Texas and Missouri parks. Find out more information about both new attractions alone with teaser trailers for both rides, after the jump.
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