The Internet has made a sport of questioning how Warner Bros. is handling their DC properties. First fans scoffed at Man of Steel. Next they hated Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman. Many felt a Batman v Superman movie was a rush. Ditto for Justice League. Then there was Jared Leto’s Joker make-up, the loss of Michelle MacLaren as Wonder Woman director and the fact they’re using multiple screenwriters to figure out many of these movies. It’s like Superhero Movie Whack-A-Mole, there’s always something to hit.
So it’s nice for one of the people responsible for those decisions to finally get his say. That would be the head of film production at Warner Bros., Greg Silverman. He, along with marketing president Sue Kroll and CEO Kevin Tsujihara are the three people most directly responsible for green lighting movies at Warner Bros. In a new interview, Silverman explained the strategy of having multiple screenwriters tackle some of the DC movies, how their DC movies will attempt to be different from Marvel’s and more. Read the Warner Bros DC movies quotes below. Read More »
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Did Memorial Day weekend throw you off enough that you missed some of the bigger entertainment stories this week? Well, don’t fret, because it’s time to take a look at the Best Stories of the Week.
This week we’ve got updates on Gambit with Channing Tatum, Marvel’s developing Doctor Strange, an interview with Pete Docter about Pixar’s Inside Out, a new director for Jonny Quest, trailers for The End of the Tour and the remake of Point Break, and much more. Hit the jump to get caught up on a week’s worth of the biggest stories.
Update: The news of Disney shutting down Tron 3 broke after this roundup was published, but definitely factors into the big news of the week. We’ve added that below.
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Just this past week, we learned a documentary is in the works that will chronicle the abandoned attempt by director George Miller to adapt the DC Comics superhero team Justice League for the big screen. Now the team behind the documentary is getting some buzz started for the project by revealing art via Twitter.
What claims to be the official Twitter account for the documentary, tentatively titled Miller’s Justice League Mortal, has revealed three pieces of concept art created when the film was still developing several years ago. Two pieces feature Wonder Woman in action, while the other shows what Aquaman potentially could have looked like. Check out George Miller’s Justice League concept art after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Chris Pine is bucking the trend of 30something white guys named Chris starring in Marvel movies. Instead, he’s in talks to join a DC film. Specifically, Pine is looking to join Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman, in which he would play Steve Trevor. More details on the Chris Pine Wonder Woman casting after the jump. Read More »
“We’re on track to deliver a slate of films that will delight audiences everywhere thanks to the efforts of the many exceptionally talented people invested in the success of this universe.”
That’s Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros., talking about the studio’s upcoming slate of DC movies. It’s not only the obvious studio sentiment, it’s what fans all over the world want to believe. They hope one of the biggest, most powerful movie studios, controlling some of the most beloved characters, is going to treat them right in a way we can all treasure.
While that statement very well might end up being true when the films hit the theaters, at the moment, it’s a bit more difficult to believe. The Hollywood Reporter has a fascinating and scathing report on the construction of the DC Cinematic Universe. It cites numerous examples that no one knows exactly how this is all going to come together. One example? Five writers were hired to write competing versions of Wonder Woman. Three writers were hired to do that for Aquaman, and more. Read more about the upcoming DC movies below. Read More »
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Not to be outdone by rival Disney, Warner Bros. has renewed their deal with IMAX to release 30 films in the format over the next few years. The news comes two weeks after Disney renewed a similar deal to release films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Captain America: Civil War in IMAX.
Under Warner Bros. deal, films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (which shot with IMAX cameras), David Yates’ Tarzan, Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, Ron Howard’s In The Heart of the Sea, the Harry Potter Spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla 2, the LEGO Movie sequels and all other upcoming DC movies (Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, etc.) will be digitally remastered for the premium format. Read more about the Warner Bros IMAX deal below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel recently picked up two screenwriters, Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, but it still needs a few more pieces before cameras can roll. Like a director. And rumor has it Angelina Jolie could be the one to get that gig. That is, if Warner Bros. doesn’t snap her up for Wonder Woman first.
Update: Just a few minutes after we ran this post, news broke that Patty Jenkins had been set to helm Wonder Woman. So we can rule Jolie out of the running for that one, at least. Original story follows.
Get all the dirt on the Angelina Jolie Captain Marvel rumor after the jump. Read More »