Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman

Despite the fact that we don’t actually know when it’s coming, Ben Affleck‘s The Batman has looked like one of the more promising films on Warner Bros.’ DC slate. Not only was Affleck one of the highlights of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but he’s also planning to direct the film himself. Affleck’s been saying all the right things about the project, too, talking up his collaboration with Geoff Johns and emphasizing that they’re taking the time to get it right.

But if American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis is to be believed, fans may want to temper their expectations. According to Ellis, Affleck’s The Batman script is a total mess. And even worse, he claims Warner Bros. doesn’t care to bother fixing it.

UPDATE: Ellis has since clarified his comments about The Batman. See what he had to say below. Read More »

Star Wars Land

As construction on Star Wars Land has gone vertical in Anaheim, we are beginning to learn more information about Disneyland’s upcoming immersive spaceport experience. The ride queues for the land’s two E-ticket attractions will feel less like a long line and more like a storytelling experience that brings park visitors through many different environments. Also, word has it that the Stormtrooper Battle Escape ride will involve you having to abandon your ride vehicle mid-ride and make a run for it away from oncoming First Order Stormtroopers. All this and more in the latest Star Wars Land update, after the jump.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming Nightwatch rumor
Filming of Spider-Man: Homecoming has moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Peter Parker’s hometown of Queens, New York, and some great set photos have found their way online teasing the arrival of Tony Stark himself (Robert Downey Jr). Meanwhile, a new rumor claims that the film might feature yet another previously unreported villain — Nightwatch. Hit the jump to see the photos and learn about the Spider-Man: Homecoming Nightwatch rumor.

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Avengers Infinity Gauntlet

Among other things, 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War promises to pay off a storyline that’s been years in the making — all the way since the Mad Titan showed up smirking in the end credits of 2012’s The Avengers. But it may not quite be the comic book arc you’re expecting.

According to a new rumor, Avengers: Infinity War will not, in fact, be an adaptation of the Infinity War storyline from the comics. Instead, it’ll be based on Infinity Gauntlet. Again, this is just a rumor for now, so proceed with caution. But it’s got an air of plausibility to it, since Infinity Gauntlet seems more aligned with the big-screen developments so far than Infinity War. And if it’s true, that means we may get to see Death herself join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Doctor Strange

Taika Waititi may be new to the Marvel universe, but he’s already an old pro at dodging questions. Last month, a Thor: Ragnarok set photo seemingly revealed a connection to another upcoming Marvel movie, Doctor Strange. Now, however, the director is trying his best to downplay any speculation about a possible cameo or crossover, suggesting the Easter egg was “maybe a tease just for people who wanted to zoom into that photo.”

Meanwhile, speaking of Doctor Strange, we’ve got a little more information on what exactly the Sorcerer Supreme will be doing in his own movie. Marvel Ireland has released a new Doctor Strange synopsis that teases his journey in slightly more detail.  Read More »

Don’t Expect To See The Joker in ‘Justice League’

Joker Music Video

There have been rumblings for some time that we might see characters from Suidice Squad appear in Justice League. We know that Warner Bros really wants a connected universe and say what you will about the film, but people responded to the characters in Suicide Squad. Even when I was visiting the set of Justice League, there were even rumors that we might be seeing a scene which involved some of the Sqwad. Of course, that didn’t happen. And now we have confirmation that Jared Leto’s The Joker will not be appearing in Zack Snyder’s superhero team-up film.

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stormtroopers with jetpacks

With a bevy of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story merchandise gearing up to hit stores on September 30th, 2016 (a marketing event called “Force Friday”, or is it “Rogue Friday?”) we are finally seeing a lot more designs for the first Star Wars standalone movie. One of the designs to be released as a toy is a Stormtrooper with a jetpack which has got some Star Wars fans wondering if we’ll be seeing Stormtroopers in flight (i.e. Jump troopers) in the new film.
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Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond

Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: As expected, the report that Daniel Craig had been offered $150 million to reprise his role as James Bond for two more films turns out to be completely false. Details after the jump.

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Angela Lansbury in Mr Poppers Penguins

UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly has heard back from Angela Lansbury’s representatives, and the actress will not be appearing in season seven of Game of Thrones. Our original report of the rumor follows below.

Game of Thrones fans were none too pleased to learn that the next (and penultimate) season would return later than usual and run shorter than normal. On the bright side, though, it sure sounds like season seven will be worth the wait. Recently we heard Jim Broadbent was joining the next run of episodes for a “significant” role, and today a new rumor going around claims Angela Lansbury will pop up as well.  Read More »

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Movie Trilogy

Update: Warner Bros has released the following statement in response to these reports: “’Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a stage play, with no plans for there to be a film.”

Back in July, Warner Bros. Pictures filed a trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This might not seem surprising since the film studio was the distributor of every single film in the Harry Potter franchise, as well as the upcoming spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. However, Warner Bros. has absolutely nothing to do with the stage production of the play in the United Kingdom, which was also just published as a book at the end of last month. So having them file a trademark for motion pictures, merchandise and more seemed rather unnecessary, unless of course they were actually planning to make a movie.

Now a new rumor seems to indicate that Warner Bros. Pictures would like to turn Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into a film trilogy that they hope to begin as early as 2020. In addition, they want to bring franchise star Daniel Radcliffe back in the lead role. Find out more about the proposed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie trilogy after the jump. Read More »