James Wan Leaving Aquaman

UPDATE: James Wan has responded on Twitter to rumors of trouble on Aquaman. See his comments below.

Just yesterday, The Flash lost director Seth Grahame-Smith, creating some uncertainty and instability for the future of the DC Comics film universe. The report cited creative differences between the filmmaker and the studio as the reason for Grahame-Smith’s departure, but it sounds like that might not be the only trouble Warner Bros. Pictures is having behind the scenes.

A new rumor from Birth.Death.Movies says James Wan is “feeling tremendous amounts of trepidation” about directing Aquaman, which he’s been attached to since last summer. Apparently Wan is in the midst of figuring out if he really wants to stay on board the comic book blockbuster featuring Jason Momoa in the lead role. Find out more about the potential of James Wan leaving Aquaman and more DC Comics movie woes after the jump. Read More »

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Ben Affleck Batman Movie Villain

The DC Comics film universe seems to be pretty shaky right now, with The Flash director Seth Grahame-Smith departing and Aquaman director James Wan rumored to potentially leave as well. This all seems to stem from Warner Bros. becoming more hands-on with the DC Comics films after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice didn’t live up to their expectations on a number of levels. But the one DC Comics movie that seems like a sure thing for the studio is Ben Affleck‘s solo Batman movie.

CinemaCon brought confirmation that Ben Affleck would star in and possibly direct the film that he is collaborating on with producer Geoff Johns. As of now, we don’t know when the film will hit theaters, but with Ben Affleck’s grizzled version of The Dark Knight being one of the best things to come out of Batman v Superman, fans are very excited to see what the Argo director will do with the superhero.

Now a new rumor gives a few details about what Affleck and Johns have in store, and it involves bringing a bunch of iconic Batman villains into the mix. Find out more about the Ben Affleck Batman movie villain roster after the jump. Read More »

Rumor: ‘Wolverine 3’ to Introduce X-23?

X-23

Wolverine 3 will be the final hurrah for X-Men star Hugh Jackman, who’s been playing the mutant superhero since 2000. He’s already survived through five X-Men movies and two solo spinoff, and logged time with both the original cast and their younger counterparts. Now Jackman wants to hang up the claws, and his Wolverine certainly deserves to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after.

But while Wolverine 3 marks an end for Jackman’s version of the character, it’ll be a brand-new beginning for another mutant. Rumor has it Wolverine 3 will mark the big-screen debut of X-23, a popular comic book character who’s got more than a few things in common with the cantankerous Canadian himself.  Read More »

tessa thompson thor character

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has always had a knack for drawing wonderful actors into its increasingly intricate web and Thor: Ragnarok is no exception. Director Taika Waititi‘s sequel has already hit two regular MCU casting milestones: it cast a respected veteran performer in the form of Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett and then it cast an exciting up-and-comer in the form of Creed and Dear White People star Tessa Thompson.

Both of their roles have yet to be revealed, but it wasn’t long before rumors began swirling about the identity of Blanchett’s character. And now, like clockwork, a report concerning Thompson’s role in the film has arrived.

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new star trek tv series

CBS is using their new Star Trek series as the chief selling point of their new All Access streaming service and they’re making a pretty compelling case as for why it will be worth plunking down a few bucks every month. After all, the new series will be run by the great Bryan Fuller of Hannibal and Pushing Daisies fame. Nicholas Meyer, the director Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is on board as a writer and producer. It even has the Roddenberry family seal of approval. This was more than enough to get me, a fairly dedicated Trek fan, on board.

Now, new details about the series have made their way to the internet and while you should keep a grain of salt or two on hand, they make this new show sound like one of the most promising and intriguing Trek series since…well, ever. In short: the first season will be set after the end of the original cast movies and it will be an anthology series.

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Spider-Man Vulture

As hungry as we are for any crumb of information about the new Spider-Man standalone movie, Marvel and Sony have been very careful about doling out details. We only just learned at CinemaCon that the movie would be called Spider-Man: Homecoming. And although we know a few of the actors who’ll star — Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya — we haven’t much clue about what their characters are actually doing in the movie.

So until we do, the rumor mill is here to churn out speculation about the stuff we don’t know. The latest salt-worthy report claims that the Vulture is going to be in Spider-Man: Homecoming, although not necessarily as the big bad.  Read More »

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UPDATE: At CinemaCon, Tom Holland confirmed that the title of the upcoming Spider-Man solo movie would be Spider-Man: Homecoming, adding that “it really is a homecoming” for the character. Sony’s Tom Rothman said the title was “obviously” a high school reference, so it seems to fit with the John Hughes vibe we’ve heard about before. Holland says that throughout the story Peter Parker is really trying to find where he belongs. Check out the logo below:

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maz kanata visual effects

I remember the good ol’ days when Rian Johnson would post an image almost every day on his Tumblr, but now that the filmmaker is working on Star Wars Episode VIII we definitely have seen less of his personal photography. He has posted a couple photos from the set of Episode VIII, though, including a shot of cinematographer Steve Yedlin on the Millennium Falcon set after concluding the first week of filming. Now Johnson’s latest shows the return of Lupita Nyong’o‘s Maz Kanata. See the photo and learn more about the possible Maz Kanata Episode 8 return, after the jump.

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Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones

UPDATE: Nerdist has gotten in touch with a rep at 20th Century Fox who says the New Mutants casting rumor is not true. Original story follows.

20th Century Fox’s New Mutants may have just picked up some new mutants. According to a new report, Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams and The Witch‘s Anya Taylor-Joy have been cast as Wolfsbane and Magik, respectively, in the X-Men spinoff, where they’ll join Alexandra Shipp as Storm and James McAvoy as Professor X. Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is directing the superhero flick, which follows a group of young mutants who study and train at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters.  Read More »