In the wake of the uber-massive-success of Marvel’s The Avengers, it wasn’t a huge surprise to hear that Warner Bros. had hired a writer to revive Justice League. They’re DC’s answer to the superhero team and a project has been in various stages of development for several years. The key to The Avengers, though, wasn’t just that it was a good movie. Much of its success was because it was more than a movie. The Avengers was an event with a four year, five film build up that started with Iron Man in 2008. Which begs the question, will Warner Bros. attempt to go the same route or will they jump right into a Justice League movie?
A report from Variety suggests the former. They’ve dug up that in addition to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, the Justice League news, and the Wonder Woman news, Warner Bros. has six other characters at various stages of development. And no, that does not include Green Lantern or Batman, both of which might get rebooted. Read what’s what after the jump. Read More »
One sequel that’s currently filming, two that are almost certain to happen and two that may never happen are all part of today’s Sequel Bits. After the jump, check out:
- A spy video from the set of Star Trek 2.
- Mike Tyson confirming he’ll appearing in The Hangover Part III.
- Jonah Hill said he’s begun to write the sequel to 21 Jump Street.
- Ron Perlman is not confident that Hellboy III will ever happen.
- Ryan Reynolds seems pessimistic when it comes to Green Lantern 2.
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Posted on Friday, December 23rd, 2011 by Angie Han
We’ve got news for you on several sequels today, some more realistic than others. On the “coming soon to a theater near you” end, there’s a new synopsis for G.I. Joe: Retaliation; meanwhile, projects like Gremlins 3 and Pineapple Express 2 have been rumored for ages but as far as we can tell they’re still just a twinkle in some studio exec’s eye. After the jump:
- Warner Bros. registers domains for Green Lantern 2 and Gremlins 3
- Seth Rogen discusses the possibility of a Pineapple Express sequel
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation gets an official synopsis
- Paramount moves forward on a Mission: Impossible sequel and Top Gun 2
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Jerry Robinson, the legendary creator of The Joker, Robin, Two-Face and more, has passed away. Want to see a recent interview with him? How did Robert Downey Jr. react when he read the script to Iron Man 3? Is 20th Century Fox moving forward on X-Men First Class 2, Daredevil and Fantastic Four? Will Man of Steel still be released in 2013? Does Mark Strong have an opinion on whether or not a Green Lantern 2 will happen? Read about all of this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
As you know, this week we launched a new registered user-only commenting section. I thought since the weekends are always slow here on /Film, why not take a look at the most liked comments of last week. Maybe we’ll continue to post this round-up every weekend and you might even see your comment on the /Film front page. The comments are voted on by you, the /film readers and commenters, but /film editors make the final cut. I hope that in coming weeks we’ll have more longer-form thought provoking points, alongside the quick one-liners. So here goes…
In response to “First Look: Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Man of Steel’’”, SideshowRaheem commented:
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Green Lantern had a reasonable (not great) opening weekend but was otherwise a creative and financial dud. It is an example of that strange studio phenomenon: a film that manages to feel both over-written, with villains and setpieces seemingly cobbled together from different script drafts, and under-scripted, thanks to the total lack of sense behind most of the character actions. And audiences didn’t respond, once the marketing gave way to word of mouth? Shocker.
Because that opening weekend was north of $50m, Warner Bros. is still planning a sequel. What will the studio’s approach be this time? A solid script that establishes a story with logical and emotional drive and then embellishes it with action? Pfft. Why bother, when it can just be darker and edgier? (Or Dark Knight-ier, as the case may be.) Read More »
Know a real life super soldier? Why won’t a Green Lantern sequel work? Is Warner Bros. actually working on one? What’s the huge stunt Christopher Nolan is planning for The Dark Knight Rises? How does Kevin Feige describe Iron Man 3? Want an idea of what Anne Hathaway‘s Catwoman costume is going to look like? Find out all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Oh the news that can be made out of one sliver of information. Three sequels, one confirmed and two rumored, have updates today all based on a short quote or nugget of confirmation. Even so, each is interesting in its own right and worth a mention. In today’s sequel bits, we’ve got updates on Toy Story 4, Green Lantern 2 and Star Trek 2 based on these facts:
- Tom Hanks says Pixar is “working” on Toy Story 4.
- Warner Brothers has reportedly begun developing Green Lantern 2.
- William Shatner has come out and said he won’t be making a cameo in Star Trek 2.
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It’s happening. Christopher Nolan is now filming The Dark Knight Rises and some actual urban set photos have emerged. Want to see what they are shooting? Also, what is the film going to cost and why is the guaranteed blockbuster causing stress at Warner Bros.? Plus, who won’t be appearing in X-Men First Class, who will be appearing in The Avengers, director Martin Campbell comments on Green Lantern 2 and more. Only in today’s Superhero Bits. Which starts right now. Read More »
This past summer, Warner Bros. hired on the screenwriters of The Green Lantern (Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim) to pen drafts for The Flash and a Green Lantern sequel. This says a lot about how satisfied the studio must be with their work, since Green Lantern hasn’t even hit theaters yet.
So where do these screenplays stand right now? One of the writers, Marc Guggenheim (who has also worked on many Marvel comics, in addition to The Flash), has weighed in on the situation, sharing some interesting details about additional sequels in the process. Read More »