Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
What’s in those Ant-Man credits scenes? Which new villain is coming to Gotham? Want to see an amazing fan-made Doctor Strange opening sequence? How about an action-packed Fantastic Four TV spot? How method is Suicide Squad‘s Jared Leto? Will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 be all about Secret Warriors? Could Entourage‘s Aquaman show up in the real Aquaman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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We’ve reached the end of a very busy week. There were tons of trailers and some pretty big news stories, so this is a pretty beefy edition of the Best Stories of the Week.
Recapping the news from the past seven days, you’ll find updates on the future of Marvel Studios‘ television side and Samuel L. Jackson in the cinematic universe, some rumors about the future of Star Wars and details on the past of a certain iconic character from the saga, a first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, new writers for the Transformers franchise and future universe and more.
Plus, there’s trailers for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Steven Spielberg’s Bride of Spies, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, and a double dose of Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw and Everest, and that’s not even half of the (mostly) great, new trailers we saw this week. Catch up on the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »
UPDATE 6/3/15 – Warner Bros. has now confirmed that Wan will direct Aquaman. He’s also set to direct Robotech, which was recently rumored. Read the full press release after the jump.
We know that Jason Momoa will appear as Aquaman in Batman v Superman, and that the actor will star in an Aquaman spin-off film scheduled for release on July 27, 2018. Now it looks like James Wan, who just had a huge success with Furious 7, is in line to be the Aquaman director, at least if Warner Bros. gets its wish.
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The Internet has made a sport of questioning how Warner Bros. is handling their DC properties. First fans scoffed at Man of Steel. Next they hated Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman. Many felt a Batman v Superman movie was a rush. Ditto for Justice League. Then there was Jared Leto’s Joker make-up, the loss of Michelle MacLaren as Wonder Woman director and the fact they’re using multiple screenwriters to figure out many of these movies. It’s like Superhero Movie Whack-A-Mole, there’s always something to hit.
So it’s nice for one of the people responsible for those decisions to finally get his say. That would be the head of film production at Warner Bros., Greg Silverman. He, along with marketing president Sue Kroll and CEO Kevin Tsujihara are the three people most directly responsible for green lighting movies at Warner Bros. In a new interview, Silverman explained the strategy of having multiple screenwriters tackle some of the DC movies, how their DC movies will attempt to be different from Marvel’s and more. Read the Warner Bros DC movies quotes below. Read More »
Just this past week, we learned a documentary is in the works that will chronicle the abandoned attempt by director George Miller to adapt the DC Comics superhero team Justice League for the big screen. Now the team behind the documentary is getting some buzz started for the project by revealing art via Twitter.
What claims to be the official Twitter account for the documentary, tentatively titled Miller’s Justice League Mortal, has revealed three pieces of concept art created when the film was still developing several years ago. Two pieces feature Wonder Woman in action, while the other shows what Aquaman potentially could have looked like. Check out George Miller’s Justice League concept art after the jump. Read More »
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“We’re on track to deliver a slate of films that will delight audiences everywhere thanks to the efforts of the many exceptionally talented people invested in the success of this universe.”
That’s Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros., talking about the studio’s upcoming slate of DC movies. It’s not only the obvious studio sentiment, it’s what fans all over the world want to believe. They hope one of the biggest, most powerful movie studios, controlling some of the most beloved characters, is going to treat them right in a way we can all treasure.
While that statement very well might end up being true when the films hit the theaters, at the moment, it’s a bit more difficult to believe. The Hollywood Reporter has a fascinating and scathing report on the construction of the DC Cinematic Universe. It cites numerous examples that no one knows exactly how this is all going to come together. One example? Five writers were hired to write competing versions of Wonder Woman. Three writers were hired to do that for Aquaman, and more. Read more about the upcoming DC movies below. Read More »
There are many DC superhero movies coming in the next few years, but not that many directors attached. Zack Snyder will do the Justice League films, David Ayer is doing Suicide Squad and Michelle MacLaren is directing Wonder Woman. Beyond that, the rumors have started to swirl. Apparently Phil Lord and Chris Miller are on a wish list to do The Flash. Now word has leaked that Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, the stunt coordinators-turned-directors who made John Wick, are also being sought to direct a DC film. Read More »
Last week’s late-night reveal of Jason Momoa as Aquaman was a shock to many people, including the actor himself. In a new interview, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice co-star admits that he didn’t think director Zack Snyder was going to reveal his in-costume photo so soon and didn’t find out until right before it went up.
Momoa also discussed his excitement at playing the role and danced around questions about when we’d actually see the character, how much he’s shot, and if he’d already been teased in Man of Steel. Read the latest Jason Momoa Aquaman quotes below. Read More »
How did Jared Leto refer to The Joker in Suicide Squad? Want to see an awesome poster of Tony Stark‘s workstation? What do Patton Oswalt and Thanos have in common? Would Donald Glover like to play Spider-Man? How is Aquaman going to fit into Batman v Superman? Can you recap the whole of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D in three minutes? Which iconic X-Men location did Bryan Singer post an image from? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »