Just yesterday, The Flash lost director Seth Grahame-Smith, creating some uncertainty and instability for the future of the DC Comics film universe. The report cited creative differences between the filmmaker and the studio as the reason for Grahame-Smith’s departure, but it sounds like that might not be the only trouble Warner Bros. Pictures is having behind the scenes.
A new rumor from Birth.Death.Movies says James Wan is “feeling tremendous amounts of trepidation” about directing Aquaman, which he’s been attached to since last summer. Apparently Wan is in the midst of figuring out if he really wants to stay on board the comic book blockbuster featuring Jason Momoa in the lead role. Find out more about the potential of James Wan leaving Aquaman and more DC Comics movie woes after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
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Yesterday was the second day of CinemaCon 2016 in Las Vegas. As you know, each year movie theater exhibitors gather to, among other things, watch presentations from all of the major movie studios previewing their film slates for the upcoming year and beyond. Sony Pictures presented a ton of new footage for upcoming films, including:
Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, the animated Spider-Man movie, Blake Lively’s contained thriller The Shallows, Ron Howard’s DaVinci Code sequel Inferno starring Tom Hanks, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, the R-rated Seth Rogen animated film Sausage Party, and antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven.
Warner Bros also presented a preview of their upcoming films, including:
Justice League, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Shane Black’s buddy cop period comedy The Nice Guys, James Wan’s The Conjuring 2, Lights Out starring Teresa Palmer, Dawson Thurber’s comedy Central Intelligence starring The Rock and Kevin Hart, The Legend of Tarzan, the Todd Phillips comedy War Dogs, The LEGO Batman movie and the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Hit the jump to watch both video blogs talking about all the clips shown at the presentation.
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A big portion of the Warner Bros presentation at this year’s movie exhibitor gathering CinemaCon was dedicated to the company’s commitment to the future of the DC movie universe. Warner Bros. head Kevin Tsujihara affirmed they are still on board to release at least 10 DC Comics movie adaptations over the next five years. Additionally, he seemed to confirm rumors that Ben Affleck will be directing a solo Batman movie.
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In just a few weeks, Justice League starts production. Since this will be the first time Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg will be seen on the big screen at the same time, it’s bound to be bigger than even Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Of course, that all depends on whether or not the fans who were disappointed by Zack Snyder‘s comic book battle are willing to give him another chance for the DC Comics superhero ensemble.
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