Justice League Concept Art

Thunder crashes in the distance as lightning flashes on a gothic-looking rooftop. The iconic Bat Signal shoots a beam of light into the sky as Commissioner Gordon looks out over Gotham City. On the other side of the rooftop, Batman appears, flanked by Wonder Woman and the Flash.

“How many of you are there?” asks Gordon.

Batman dryly responds, “Not enough.”

I’m on the set of Justice League watching a scene be filmed for Zack Snyder’s follow-up to the divisive Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Grant Gustin in The Flash

By just about any measure, Grant Gustin‘s take on the iconic superhero known as the Flash is a hit. His CW series is beloved by both discerning critics and casual TV viewers, hardcore comics geeks as well as audiences who’ve never so much as set foot inside a comic book store. When it came time for Warner Bros. to cast a big-screen version of the character for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the other DC movies, however, they went in an entirely different direction, tapping Ezra Miller to don the red suit.

The choice has inspired some head-scratching and grumbling from fans loyal to Gustin’s take on the Scarlet Speedster. Why anoint a new Flash when a perfectly good one is sitting right there and ready to go? But Zack Snyder has now gone on the record to explain why TV’s Flash won’t show up in the DC films. His answer will probably not surprise you. Read More »

the tone of the flash movie

Shortly after the massive success of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight, Warner Bros. wanted to take the DC universe in a more grounded, possibly darker direction. Not all fans were pleased by the decision, but thankfully this is now old news. No, not all DC Comics movies will be filled with brooding and glowering. The tone of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which Snyder says isn’t as joyless as some suspect, does not completely reflect what we should expect from, say, The Flash or Cyborg.

After the jump, learn more about the tone of The Flash movie.

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The Flash director

As The CW’s The Flash gears up for its Season 2 premiere this week, the big-screen iteration of the character has taken a big step toward the starting line. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith is reportedly in talks to write and direct Warner Bros.’ The Flash, following a treatment by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Ezra Miller is set to play the scarlet speedster. More about the new The Flash director after the jump.  Read More »

Ezra Miller in We Need to Talk About Kevin

Warner Bros. is high on Ezra Miller. The future Flash is now closing in on a major role in the studio’s other big franchise, the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He joins Eddie Redmayne, who plays protagonist Newt Scamander, and Katherine Waterston.

Meanwhile, the project is getting close to casting a couple of other major roles as well, with Josh Gad and Michael Cera said to be among those in contention. More on the Fantastic Beasts Ezra Miller news after the jump.  Read More »

Stanford Prison Experiment Trailer

If you’ve ever taken an introductory psychology class, you’ve probably heard of the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment. The idea behind the experiment was to take student volunteers and put them into a simulated jail where some of the students were made to be prisoners and others were made to be guards. The intention was to study human nature, but those conducting the experiment didn’t realize the humanity part of the experiment would go out the window so quickly.

The aptly titled indie The Stanford Prison Experiment chronicles the results of the test as the unfold, and the result is an unnerving drama that shows you how prison, whether you’re a prisoner or a guard, can change a person entirely.

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The Flash cast

When Warner Bros. announced their major plan for the DC Universe, one of the biggest surprises was The Flash. For the lead role they’d cast Ezra Miller, an extremely talented young actor known specifically for odd roles in independent films like We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being A Wallflower.

Since that announcement, Miller has been mostly off the radar but his latest movie, The Stanford Prison Experiment, just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. And with that, the actor finally talked about accepting the role as the speedster superhero. Below, find out how Ezra Miller joined The Flash cast, as told by Ezra Miller. Read More »

Mia Wasikowska in Madame Bovary

Having already tackled Alice in Wonderland for Tim Burton and Jane Eyre for Cary Fukunaga, Mia Wasikowska has found herself yet another adaptation of a literary classic about a young woman looking for more.

Directed by Sophie Barthes and based on the novel by Gustave FlaubertMadame Bovary stars Wasikowska as Emma. She marries a small-town doctor and then becomes bored with her provincial life. Her drive for glamour, excitement, and passion send her down a self-destructive road, as she engages in extramarital affairs and racks up massive debts.

Henry Lloyd-Hughes plays Emma’s husband, Ezra Miller and Logan Marshall-Green her paramours, and Rhys Ifans a local merchant. Paul Giamatti, Olivier Gourmet, and Laura Carmichael are also in the mix. Watch the Madame Bovary trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Ezra Miller

The Flash will hit the big screen in 2018, according to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara. He’ll be played by Ezra Miller, best known for his work in We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being A Wallflower.

The news came as part of a major investors event Wednesday morning. Also part of the announcement, and covered in depth here, Suicide Squad will follow Batman v Superman in 2016. 2017 will see Wonder Woman and Justice League. The aforementioned Flash film will be out in 2018 along with an Aquaman solo film starring Jason Momoa. Then in 2019, they’ll release Shazam (with The Rock as Black Adam) and a sequel to Justice League. After that? A Green Lantern reboot, Cyborg solo film and new Batman and Superman movies. Read more about the Flash movie below.  Read More »