Kiersey Clemons in Extant

UPDATE #2: Variety confirms Kiersey Clemons has closed a deal to play female lead Iris West in Rick Famuyiwa’s The Flash. Our original story from July 8, 2016 follows.

When Warner Bros. needed a new director for The Flash, it looked to Dope and picked up filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa. And now that Warner Bros. is starting to cast The Flash, it’s borrowing from Dope again. Kiersey Clemons, who worked with Famuyiwa on that Sundance charmer, has reportedly emerged as the frontrunner to play the female lead in The Flash, opposite Ezra Miller as Barry Allen.

UPDATE #1: The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit adds that Rita Ora (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street) are also in the running. More below. Read More »

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Fantastic Beasts

For a few minutes on Saturday, Comic-Con’s Hall H was taken over by magic. In a sweet Comic-Con surprise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne handed out wands to the entire audience, and then led all 7,000 people in shouting “lumos maxima” to bring more light into the room.

But that wasn’t the most exciting thing to come out of the panel. That would be the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer, which you can see below.

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jutice league comic con
When Warner Bros announced their Hall H line-up for San Diego Comic Con International 2016, Justice League was mysteriously absent. So its not shocking that Zack Snyder brought his still-in-production film to San Diego — its more like an expected surprise. They revealed a new piece of Justice League concept art, giving you a better look at the Aquaman and Flash costumes. We also got a sizzle reel, which you can watch below.
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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.

Watch The Stanford Prison Experiment trailer after the jump! Read More »