I’ve flown direct from CinemaCon in Las Vegas to WonderCon in San Francisco. The first day presented two interesting panels, one for the Steven Spielberg-produced alien invasion television series Falling Skies and the other for Warner Bros’ big screen comic adaptation Green Lantern. Read the details and my thoughts after the jump.
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Last night there was a minor furor when an LA Times profile of new Warner Bros. motion picture group president Jeff Robinov mentioned plans to release a Justice League film in 2013. There was little more than the title and the year — no other details. Now we’ve got just a bit more information, not least being a confirmation that, yes, a Justice League script is in development. And, in what might be bigger if not surprising news, there is confirmation that The Dark Knight Rises is an endpoint to Batman’s story as it currently exists on film, and WB will reboot the character afterward. Read More »
Last month, Greg Berlanti shed some light on what his and his writing partners’ plans were for The Flash screenplay, which he’s currently at work on with Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim. At the time it sounded like they weren’t quite sure which direction they were heading with the film, as Berlanti proceeded to throw out a number of wild comparisons to films like The Matrix, The Dark Knight, Se7en, and The Silence of the Lambs.
According to Guggenheim though, those comparisons may have been more apt than previously suspected. Read what he had to say after the break. Read More »
At the beginning of the week, when word came out that a script for The Flash is meant to be delivered by the end of the year, the news came with a rumor. It suggested that Bradley Cooper was in the running (ahem) to play the title character. That seemed to be conjecture, perhaps based in part on the fact that Mr. Cooper was already rumored for another big role in Green Lantern, another DC Comics picture.
On the set of The Hangover 2, Bradley Cooper said of the rumor “I’ve never heard anything about it ever in my life.” Which wouldn’t be the first time he’d denied a casting rumor (The A-Team) which turned out to be true. But since there isn’t even a script at this point for The Flash, let’s hold off on the casting for a moment. Read More »
The Flash has looked like the most likely candidate as the next DC superhero film to come out of Warner Bros., but we haven’t heard much concrete news about the project in a few months. The Flash has been in the script stage, and until something is delivered that Warner Bros. likes, the character won’t be running anywhere.
But now there’s word that the script is due by the end of the year, which is leading to early speculation about who might direct and star. Read More »
Greg Berlanti is the co-writer/producer on The Green Lantern and The Flash, the latter of which he’s also a potential director. He recently directed his second film, Life as We Know It, and has been making the press rounds to promote it. Naturally, everyone is more interested to learn about his work on Green Lantern and Flash than Hollywood’s latest Katherine Heigl romantic comedy, so he’s being pressed for as much as info as he’s willing to divulge.
Some of what he had to say might surprise you. Read More »
DC Comics have teamed up with Hostess to produce a series of superhero-branded snake cakes: Green Lantern GLO Balls and The Flash Cakes. Photos after the jump. Would you eat Glo Balls or Flash Cakes?
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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 »