Justice League

The biggest news this week came from Warner Bros, who gave release dates to ten upcoming DC Comics movies through 2020. Nine of those are untitled and the first, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, will be out March 25, 2016. While untitled, we have a pretty good idea what a few of those movies are going to be. Justice League is a lock. Wonder Woman has a good shot. Shazam is a strong possibility and a few others.

Fortunately Dan Fellman, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution, spoke to Entertainment Weekly and said some of the titles will officially be announced later this month. He also commented on the seemingly strange strategy of opening a massive blockbuster in March and teased that Justice League might follow Dawn of Justice quickly. Read about the potential Justice League release date and more below. Read More »

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In addition to dating Batman v Superman for March 2016, Warner Bros. has dated not one, but NINE additional DC Comics movies. They’re all untitled for the time being. Now Warner and DC’s plan stretches beyond Marvel’s. They also planted the flag on two untitled event films. Read more about the DC Comics movie release dates below.

Update: WB has dated two animated films, which are rumored to be further Lego movies to follow the Lego Movie sequel already set for May 2017.

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Dwayne Johnson Teases Shazam Role

Dwayne Johnson Shazam

It’s about time to put those Dwayne Johnson superhero movie rumors to rest — because according to Johnson, one is about to be announced for real.

In a recent interview, Johnson teased an upcoming project involving a DC character with “the power of Superman.” He wouldn’t say whom exactly it was, but it sounds a whole lot like Shazam. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

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warner bros dc schedule

After last year’s epic Batman v Superman announcement, everyone expects Warner Bros. to give fans tons of big news at Comic-Con this year. We’d already heard pretty definitively that the next bit film, Justice League directed by Zack Snyder, would hit in 2017. Given the casting of characters such as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, WB and DC seem to be readying other major superheroes for spin offs. Now, a rumored schedule has been released that shows the potential Warner Bros. and DC schedule through 2018. Not on the list? Batman. What is on the list? Shazam, Wonder Woman and a Flash/Green Lantern team up. See the Warner Bros DC schedule below. Read More »

Shazam Pre-show

The sanctity of the theater is slowly eroding as companies make use of the fact that electronic devices offer new advertising options. Take the theatrical pre-show that has blasted at top volume at the multiplex for years now. Soon, you won’t just sit through that collection of warmed – up featurettes and TV ads. You’ll be able to use the Shazam app to get more info on each one. So that Spider-Man credits sequence thing wasn’t an isolated incident, but rather the start of a trend. Read More »

Amazing Spider-man 2 web

UPDATE: The initial release wasn’t clear, it has nothing to do with the X-Men trailer. Story has been updated.

UPDATE 2: The images have been revealed.

When The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screened for press in Los Angeles last week, there was no scene at the end of the credits. Even if there was, though, we wouldn’t have unlocked the true secret because we didn’t know the key. Now you do.

Sony tells us that when the film opens in U.S. theaters Thursday night, fans will be able to Shazam the credit sequence featuring the song “It’s on Again” by Alicia Keys featuring Kendrick Lamar to “unlock a look into the sinister future.” Read More »

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Rock Teases DC Comics Film

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was, many years ago, tied to a Shazam film, to play the villainous Black Adam. He’s also been connected to a big-screen adventure starring the character Lobo. Neither project went anywhere; both have seemed more or less dead in the past couple years. But during his promotion of Hercules, The Rock teased a DC Comics project, and his description sounds like it could be one of those two characters.

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Batman Love Actually

Will a Shazam movie ever happen? What does the old Wonder Woman think about the new one? Does the star of Arrow think he fits in with the theatrical characters? And why is Batman in Love Actually? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

What job did Bane get after The Dark Knight Rises and why is Chris Kattan playing him? Want to know the specs and release date for The Amazing Spider-Man Blu-ray? Is there a new rumor about the Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray? Was Joss Whedon upset with negative reviews of The Avengers? Just how excited is Mark Millar to have Jim Carrey in Kick-Ass 2? Would Clark Gregg come back to Marvel in a non-acting capacity? And why did one movie blog make a hilarious Avengers diorama? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »