Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
As of now, David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad has zero officially confirmed stars. But based on what we’ve heard so far, it is obvious they’re aiming big. Jared Leto is apparently being eyed to play the Joker, Jesse Eisenberg is rumored to reprise his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice role as Lex Luthor, and Will Smith and Tom Hardy all supposedly have offers.
Today’s big news is that The Wolf of Wall Street scene-stealer Margot Robbie could also join in on the comic book shenanigans, as Batman baddie Harley Quinn. Hit the jump for more on the Margot Robbie Suicide Squad rumor.
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After the defining performance from Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight, it’s easy to understand why Warner Bros. and the team assembling DC Comics movies at the studio would be wary about writing a new Joker role for a new actor. But it is bound to happen — in fact, it appears to be happening, but not for the film you might assume. A new report says that the Joker may factor in to Suicide Squad, to be directed by David Ayer. And Jared Leto is the current choice to play him. Read More »
Here’s the final trailer for Peter Jackson‘s final Middle-Earth film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. We find Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) in control of his goal, the Lonely Mountain, and facing problems that might be even greater than the dragon Smaug. Specifically, forces from the re-awakened Sauron are tramping towards the Mountain, and Thorin and Bilbo (Martin Freeman) find themselves at the focal point of a titanic battle. Check out the final Hobbit trailer below.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
Around this time last year, Hans Zimmer was telling press he saw “so many good reasons” not to do the score for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Even after he eventually came around, he admitted that he was struggling to give the new Batman his own sound, distinct from the one he’d created for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies. But now it looks like he’s come up with a solution for the Batman v Superman score.
The composer revealed in a recent interview that he’s bringing in some additional reinforcements in the form of Junkie XL, who he says will “take care of Batman.” Hit the jump for more on Hans Zimmer’s Batman v Superman plan.
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Several dozen superhero movies will be in cinemas over the next six-plus years. One of the main reasons for that crowded release calendar is Christopher Nolan. The director’s realistic, gritty take on Batman spawned a trilogy of films that won Academy Awards and grossed billions. It was proof to audiences and executives alike that superheroes can, and should, be taken seriously.
But will the man himself ever make another superhero movies? It’s possible, if unlikely. Read the complicated Christopher Nolan superhero movies comment below. Read More »
A schedule is one thing, a cohesive plan is another. That’s the main difference between what we know about DC’s upcoming superhero movies and Marvel’s. Marvel has Civil War and new characters, all building to Avengers: Infinity War. DC has Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, a solo movie, then Justice League followed by more solo movies. It feels a little scattered.
Then again, maybe it’s not. A new rumor has come up in regards to that first DC solo movie, Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot. Since she’s a character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we all just assumed her 2017 solo film would take place in that time period. And while it still might, the new rumor is the Wonder Woman solo movie is set in the 1920s, making it a prequel. Read More »
Over the next five and a half years, there are 10 DC Comics movies, 11 Marvel Studios movies, and 10 Marvel movies from Fox and Sony on the calendar. With this week’s new announcements, I thought now was as good a time as any to take a look at the future of the comic book movie landscape. Hit the jump to find a comprehensive calendar of superhero movie release dates tracking the announced comic book movie adaptations up to the year 2020.
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The movie is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and director Zack Snyder, along with Batman himself, Ben Affleck, have released a video for National Save the Bats Week. In it, you’ll learn why bats are important to a healthy ecosystem, why some bats are in danger of extinction and what you can do to help. Check out the Batman v Superman bat video below. Read More »