the omen prequel

The news that 20th Century Fox is developing a prequel to the 1976 horror classic The Omen shouldn’t come as much of a surprise – everything gets a prequel these days, whether the original material calls for it or not. It’s just the current state of the system. It’s also not too surprising that David Goyer is on board as a producer, since he has a habit of popping up anywhere and everywhere, especially when someone is trying to reinvent something with a familiar name. What is pleasantly surprising is the involvement of director Antonio Campos, who is the kind of fresh voice that should be making genre movies at major studios.

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krypton series update

Not to be outdone by his best frenemy (and fellow Martha fan) Batman, Superman is also getting his own hometown prequel TV series. For the past couple of years David Goyer has been working with Syfy on Krypton, which follows Superman’s grandfather, two generations before the planet blew up and baby Kal-El was sent hurtling toward Earth. Now the series has taken some big strides forward, picking up an official pilot order, a new showrunner, and a new director.  Read More »

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters this Friday, an event film that my 10-year-old self wanted but could never have imagined would actually happen. So what did I think of the movie? What did I like? What did I have problems with? After the jump you can read my spoiler-free reaction to the film. So if you’ve seen the trailers, feel free to proceed without any worry of plot points, twists, or reveals being spoiled.

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Guillermo del Toro films ranked

It’s been a couple of years since we last heard about Fantastic Voyage, which means we’re due for another update on the long-gestating James Cameron project. And this one is definitely worth the wait.

Guillermo del Toro is looking to direct the remake of the 1966 sci-fi adventure, which is set up at 20th Century Fox with Cameron producing through Lightstorm Entertainment. Del Toro, you’ll recall, has a wide-open schedule now that Pacific Rim 2 has been halted indefinitely. But don’t worry, there’s a small, potentially positive update about Pacific Rim 2 here, too.  Read More »

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Why does David Goyer defend Superman killing General Zod in Man of Steel? Who are the best queer villains in comic book history? Does a new shirt offer a glimpse of the new Captain America suit in Civil War? Is there reason to believe Doctor Strange will be the best film in Marvel’s Phase Three? How does Sam Raimi feel about Spider-Man 3 eight years later? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Krypton TV show

Krypton may be gone, but it is never forgotten. Sometimes it can even be resurrected. Just about six weeks ago word leaked out that David Goyer is developing a Krypton TV show to act as a sort of Superman prequel. That rumor has now been verified, as Goyer and SyFy have announced the development of (wait for it) Krypton, a show written by Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, FlashForward), who cracked the story with Goyer. The two will exec produce the series, which plans to follow members of the El family a generation before it gave birth to Kal-El. Read More »

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The DC universe has been all over the small screen as of late. At present there’s The Flash and Arrow at The CW, Gotham at Fox, and Constantine at NBC, with Supergirl, Lucifer, iZombie and Static Shock all in development for the near future.

And it seems there are still more DC characters coming to TV. If a new rumor is to be believed, a Krypton TV series is now in the works from Man of Steel writer/producer David Goyer. Hit the jump for more on the Krypton TV series.

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Suicide Squad

 

Update: Since the original publication of this article, David Ayer has been confirmed to direct Suicide Squad. Since we have no other official info right now, the original article follows.

Warner Bros. is rounding up some of DC Comics’ biggest names for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but don’t think that means they’re neglecting their lesser known characters. The studio is reportedly closing in on David Ayer to direct Suicide Squad, which teams up a bunch of supervillains.

Hit the jump for all the latest details on the possible David Ayer Suicide Squad movie.

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Constantine pilot review

John Constantine is a tough character to put on screen, and the Constantine pilot constantly struggles with finding its take on the character. Matt Ryan plays the Brit magician, whose business card bills him as a “master of the dark arts,” in a way that demonstrates a clear idea of the character as a damaged but still cocky guy. That’s well and good, and a pretty direct import of the character as often seen in comics.

But the show around Ryan isn’t always so sure of itself. In fact, this pilot is frequently a bit of a mess, and even verges into incoherence. There are some logistical reasons for that latter point, but that doesn’t change the fact that multiple points of this pilot are muddled and unclear. Anyone looking for a more faithful version of the character than seen in the 2005 film will have to wait for the show to really find itself, and I’m not certain new viewers will fare much better. Read More »