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“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 2the 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 »

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

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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 »

Angelina Jolie directing Unbroken

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 »

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I don’t usually brag, but this might be the best edition of Superhero Bits yet. There is so, so much good stuff in here.

For example, want to see the first looks at David Tennant and Mike Colter in AKA Jessica Jones? How about a featurette on Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Why exactly did Michelle MacLaren leave Wonder Woman? Who is the woman in the lake in the Avengers teasers? How will the Inhumans tie between the movie and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Does Robert Downey Jr. have an idea of how Spider-Man will be fit into the MCU? Was Captain Marvel supposed to be in Age of Ultron? Like I said, lots of good stuff. Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Wonder Woman director quits

We’ve waited a long time for Michelle MacLaren, who has done incredible work on shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, to do a big studio movie. Her hire as director on Wonder Woman immediately upped the already high interest level in the Warner Bros. film. But now things are messy and the director’s schedule is open once again, as MacLaren has left Wonder Woman over “creative differences.” Read More »

‘Wonder Woman’ Will Shoot This Fall

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot will be back in her Wonder Woman armor before long. Though she’s not set to make her debut as the DC superheroine until next year, Warner Bros. is pushing ahead with the Wonder Woman standalone. According to a new report, it’ll shoot before the end of the year. More on the Wonder Woman standalone shooting schedule after the jump.

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Three dozen superhero movies will be released in theaters over the next five and a half years. With this week’s new announcements, I thought now was as good a time as any to take a look at the future of the comic book movie landscape. Hit the jump to find a comprehensive calendar of superhero movie release dates tracking the announced comic book movie adaptations up to the year 2020.

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