Posted on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by Angie Han
So far, Warner Bros.’ DC Universe has focused mostly on big, iconic figures like Superman and Batman. But the DC Comics stable stretches far beyond the Justice League, and now the studio is looking to bring some lesser known properties to the silver screen.
According to a new report, David Goyer is working on lower-budget adaptations of more obscure titles like Suicide Squad, Booster Gold, Deathstroke, and Team 7. Hit the jump for more details on these developing projects.
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Those who’ve read the original issues that make up the Days of Future Past storyline know that, among the many apparent differences between the comic and film tellings of the tale, there’s one huge change that fundamentally changes the story.
In the comic version, it is the young Kitty Pryde who goes back in time in an attempt to prevent the development of a dystopian future in which mutants are savagely hunted. In the forthcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, it is Wolverine who acts as the time-jumping lynchpin. Why the change?
There’s an obvious answer to the question (“duh, Wolverine is the star of these movies”) but there’s also a narrative explanation. Screenwriter Simon Kinberg explains below. Read More »
Just how excited is Elizabeth Olsen to play Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Is that really Natalie Portman in the final credits scene of Thor: The Dark World? What did Henry Cavill say about Ben Affleck in Batman vs. Superman? Has set construction that film began? Who will Jim Gordon be hunting down on the pilot of Gotham? Where can you buy a Acura from The Avengers or Batman Begins golf cart? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
One of the biggest gripes audiences had with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 was that it featured too many villains — there were Venom, the Sandman, and a Green Goblin-influenced Harry Osborn. That’s a lot, and it seemed like easing up would be a good idea, but Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn’t backing off from the “everything and the kitchen sink” approach. The film features Electro as a primary baddie, but also the Rhino, and one more antagonist.
A recent poster reveal gave up that third person’s identity (which had been widely speculated, but still) and now we’ve got a close-up that gives us even more info.
If the headline didn’t clue you in, the stuff below may be marketing, but it will count as a spoiler to many of you. Read More »
The full trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is coming on December 5, but here are three brief bits of footage to show off the film’s web-swinging hero. Along with the teasing looks at Spidey in action, these clips feature (in Spanish) the Rise of Electro subtitle that has started to appear on international marketing for the movie. (The US version of one of these spots, as seen on Facebook, doesn’t have the subtitle.)
There’s no hint here of the trio of villains that are teased on one recent set of posters for the movie, but expect to see them in the full trailer that drops later this week.
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Which other Spider-Man villain is hinted at on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Tumblr? How did the Joker take over the Thanksgiving parade in 1989? How close to true are the Ant-Man casting rumors? What does the Rise of Electro logo look like? Where is Ant-Man filming? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Walking around Las Vegas, a Twitter user spotted what appear to be three new posters for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Together, they form one huge image of Spidey fighting Electro and Rhino, and there even seems to be a Goblin in there too. Are these legitimate? They certainly look like it, and if they’re not, someone hire this Photoshop artist asap. Check out the tweets below. Read More »
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Looking at pre-vis typically isn’t very interesting — for the most part, current rendered pre-visualization sequences are just like watching the movie through the filter of Taiwan’s Next Media Animation. And even when the pre-vis is as detailed as what Third Floor did for Thor: The Dark World (which is very detailed) it’s still mostly a very crude version of the film.
But this VFX piece on Thor: The Dark World starts out as a pre-vis piece, but soon turns into a short behind the scenes look at the mix of effects and locations used in the film despite the heavy reliance on digital work. Those are the great bits, really. Read More »