Chris Pine in Wonder Woman

We’ve gotten plenty of glimpses of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, even if we haven’t seen her on the set of the heroine’s first solo film in the DC cinematic universe just yet. She’ll be popping up in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice next spring, so we already know what this big screen version of Wonder Woman is bringing to the table. But what we haven’t seen is her co-star Chris Pine, until now.

A new photo from behind the scenes of Wonder Woman has revealed Pine in his World War I wardrobe as Steve Trevor. But it’s the source of this photo that also reveals a new cast member that we hadn’t heard about yet. Read More »


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Wonder Woman director quits

From the outside, director Michelle MacLaren‘s departure from Wonder Woman came as a surprise. Even as Patty Jenkins stepped up to replace her a few days later, we kept wondering what the heck had happened. From the inside, however, the split was far less abrupt.

A new report delves deeper into the “creative differences” that drove MacLaren away. Among other things, it reveals MacLaren envisioned Wonder Woman as a Braveheart-esque origin tale, while studio Warner Bros. wanted… not that. Get the inside story of the Wonder Woman director shakeup after the jump.  Read More »

‘Wonder Woman’ Sets Patty Jenkins as Director

Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins

Just days after Wonder Woman lost director Michelle MacLaren, it’s found a new one. Patty Jenkins will now direct the Warner Bros. pic, which stars Gal Gadot as the DC Comics superhero. More details on the Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins news after the jump.  Read More »

And Michel Hazanavicius and his film The Artist take one more step towards total awards dominance. The film has topped critic lists since it premiered at Cannes in May of 2011, and in the past couple weeks has become an awards juggernaut.

Last weekend The Artist won the PGA award for best picture of 2011, and last night Hazanavicius took the Director’s Guild award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film in 2011. Given that it has been almost a decade since someone won the DGA award and didn’t take the Best Director Oscar we can safely bet on the outcome of the Academy Awards, which are still a month away. (On average, the DGA award and Oscar go to different people once a decade.)

For those disappointed that the documentary Project Nim, from Man on Wire director James Marsh, didn’t get an Oscar nod, his win for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary might be considered a great consolation. And Patty Jenkins, who was booted from Marvel’s Thor 2, took a DGA award for directing the pilot for The Killing.

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Thor 2 made headlines back in September when it tapped Patty Jenkins to direct — making her the first female filmmaker ever chosen for a big Marvel Studios picture — and then again earlier this month when Jenkins was abruptly fired from her post. Now it seems the project’s back on track, as news breaks that Game of ThronesAlan Taylor has been offered the job. Taylor and another Game of Thrones director, Daniel Minahan, were reported as the two finalists for the position a few weeks ago. More details after the jump.

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We were surprised when Monster director Patty Jenkins vacated the directorial chair for Marvel Studios’ Thor 2. Her hire was unexpected in the first place, as women are rarely given the chance to direct studio event pictures, and Marvel Studios hasn’t directly hired a woman to direct one of its superhero features. (Punisher: War Zone was directed by Lexi Alexander, but wasn’t directly a Marvel Studios movie.)

When Jenkins left the film the report was that she had moved on thanks to ‘creative differences’ and that the split between her and Marvel was amicable. Now there is contrary word saying that Jenkins was fired, perhaps summarily, and that Thor co-star Natalie Portman, who campaigned for Jenkins to be hired, is furious over the situation. Read More »

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Director Patty Jenkins Exits ‘Thor 2’

Patty Jenkins, who famously directed Charlize Theron to an Oscar in Monster, had been set to direct Marvel’s Thor 2 for some time. She was meeting with the cast and all was looking well for the film’s November 15, 2013 release date. However, Jenkins has now left the project due to creative differences making her the second director to leave the project, the first being Game of Thrones helmer Brian Kirk. There’s more below. Read More »

Now that Disney is moving forward with Lone Ranger, even giving the movie a revised release date (May 31, 2013 — more on that movie in a few minutes) the studio is moving some other things around. Most notably, Disney has pushed Thor 2 back from July 26 2013 to November 15, 2013. That July 26 date isn’t going to be devoid of Disney product, however, as the studio will stick Phineas and Ferb in there.

Update: Patty Jenkins has been confirmed as the director of Thor 2. The press release has been added below.

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Marvel Studios had quite a big summer this year, with Thor, X-Men: First Class, and Captain America: The First Avenger all opening within three months of each other. And we already know they’ve got an equally huge 2012 lined up as well, with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Amazing Spider-Man, and of course, The Avengers all slated for next year. But what comes after that? After the jump, read about the studio’s plans for 2013 and beyond, which include the previously announced Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 as well as some more unexpected projects.

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