Kiersey Clemons in Extant

When Warner Bros. needed a new director for The Flash, it looked to Dope and picked up filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa. And now that Warner Bros. is starting to cast The Flash, it’s borrowing from Dope again. Kiersey Clemons, who worked with Famuyiwa on that Sundance charmer, has reportedly emerged as the frontrunner to play the female lead in The Flash, opposite Ezra Miller as Barry Allen.

UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit adds that Rita Ora (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street) are also in the running. More below. Read More »

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The Lego Movie 2 Release Date

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently hard at work on their Han Solo film, but before they boarded the Star Wars franchise, the duo may have helped to launch another franchise with The LEGO Movie. After its huge financial success, the Lego movies are now a huge priority for Warner Bros., as they’re working on spinoffs, including one focused on Batman.

And there’s also The LEGO Movie Sequel, which will bring back Emmett (Chris Pratt) and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks). Lord and Miller aren’t returning to direct the animated film, but they did write the first draft of the script — and BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg will now rewrite it.

Below, learn more about The LEGO Movie Sequel rewrite.

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Tomb Raider

March 16th, 2018 is when we’ll see the new Lara Croft in action. That’s the release date Warner Bros. has set for director Roar Uthaug‘s (The Wave) video game adaptation/reboot, which will star Academy Award-winner Alicia Vikander (Jason Bourne). There are currently no other films scheduled for Lara Craft‘s release date that we know of, but it will open a week after The Wreck-It Ralph sequel and a few short weeks before Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One adaptation.

Below, learn more about the reboot.

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Batman v Superman and Man of Steel Mash-Up

The first 10 minutes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and the Ultimate Edition) is a flashback where Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) rushes into Metropolis to help save as many people as he can. The sequence takes us back to the climax of Man of Steel where the world engine is dispatched with, but Superman (Henry Cavill) and General Zod (Michael Shannon) have it out one last time, destroying much of the city in the process. However, Batman v Superman only gives us Bruce Wayne’s perspective while Man of Steel focuses on Superman. But one fan has fixed that.

A new video put together by a fan takes footage from both the Batman v Superman opening scene and the Man of Steel climax and combines them into a singular scene where we get the perspective of both of our heroes during this destructive action sequence. Watch the Batman v Superman and Man of Steel mash-up after the jump. Read More »

Justice League concept art

Justice League is making a last-minute addition to its cast. Julian Lewis Jones has climbed aboard the Zack Snyder-directed adventure, which brings together Ben Affleck‘s Batman, Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill‘s Superman, Ezra Miller‘s The Flash, Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman, and Ray Fisher‘s Cyborg for a superhero showdown.

And while you might assume that an actor cast this late in the game has just a small part in the film, we’re wondering if Jones might actually be playing Steppenwolf, the big bad of Justice League. Lets take a look at the Julian Lewis Jones Justice League casting and more, after the jump. Read More »

Batman Kill Count

One of the problems that some people had with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the fact that Batman seemed to be a little too eager and willing to kill people without hesitation. The Dark Knight is known for showing restraint when it comes to dealing with criminals, almost always choosing to let the law deal with them instead of flat-out taking their lives. However, in Batman v Superman, the more grizzled, reckless take on the Caped Crusader just didn’t seem to care. Now a new video runs through the Batman kill count from Batman v Superman. How many people do you think Batman killed? Place your bets. Read More »

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Last month, we got a bit of workout inspiration from a surprising source: J.K. Simmons, looking impressively ripped just as Justice League was shooting. The actor had recently been cast as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Batman’s ally, in the new DC movie, and the assumption was that he was getting in shape for the role. And yet when Peter visited the set of Justice League not long after that, he reported that Simmons looked like a pretty traditional take on the character. So what, exactly, can we expect from the new Jim Gordon?

In a new interview, Simmons says he hopes his Gordon will tap into “a little bit more of that badass side.” However, he insists his jacked body is just for him, not for the role. Read the JK Simmons Commissioner Gordon comments below.  Read More »

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Hollywood has been getting plenty of flack, and justifiably so, for the whitewashing of roles that should be meant for actors and actresses of different ethnic backgrounds. From Gods of Egypt to most recently Ghost in the Shell, plenty of minorities, especially the actors within these groups, are upset at the lack of diversity in mainstream Hollywood. Therefore, some might not be happy with the proposed concept art for a live-action adaptation of Akira that has been circulating.

Concept artist Ruairi Robinson was once working on one of the many iterations of the gestating live-action adaptation of the classic manga that Hollywood has been trying to get off the ground for years. In a couple pieces that have surfaced online, Captain America franchise star Chris Evans and Looper star Joseph Gordon-Levitt were depicted in the lead roles as Kaneda and Tetsuo respectively.

Check out the Akira concept art after the jump. Read More »

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2

We’re still a little under five months away from seeing how the Harry Potter cinematic universe expands with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The spin-off takes place about 80 years before the events of the Harry Potter film franchise, but this time over in the wizarding world of the United States. From the beginning, the film was said to be the beginning of a hopeful trilogy, and now we have further confirmation that’s still the plan. Read More »