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 »
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The topic of Gal Gadot playing Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman, has been one of very heated discussion. First there’s the issue of Snyder putting a third major superhero into the film. Then there’s the possibility of finally getting a Wonder Woman movie. Finally, some have even criticized the casting saying Gadot is too skinny to play the super-heroine. While all this debate has been circling, everyone in the Batman vs. Superman camp has more or less kept quiet.
Now an Israeli entertainment show has what they’re touting as Gadot’s first interview since being cast. In it she talks about the training, her body type and more. Unfortunately, the whole thing is in Hebrew, but thanks to the magic of the Internet, we’ve got a translation below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
After making a mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe as badass warrior Sif, Jaimie Alexander could head to Warner Bros. / DC to play the ultimate female superhero.
At this weekend’s Comikaze Expo, the Thor: The Dark World actress revealed that she has met with Warner Bros., possibly about playing Wonder Woman, and probably for Batman vs. Superman. Hit the jump to learn exactly what she had to say about it. Read More »
Want to see an image of Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright writing Ant-Man? What are the latest rumors regarding casting for that film as well as Fantastic Four? Did Ed Brubaker like the trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Where can you find high-res images from that trailer? When might we see a feature length Wonder Woman film, and in which medium? Is Kevin Feige scared of Batman vs. Superman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
While superhero films have become dominant at the box office in the past decade, there still hasn’t been one that successfully brought a major female hero to the screen. There have been a couple big attempts, such as Elektra and Catwoman, but perhaps thanks to the failures of both those efforts, no studio seems willing to risk a load of cash on a solo film for a female character. Just witness Kevin Feige’s reponse to interest in a solo female Marvel character over this past weekend.
And what of Wonder Woman, at DC? The character has been the focus of feature development efforts for years, and would have been part of George Miller’s Justice League, had that come to fruition. There have been multiple efforts to create a new TV series for Wonder Woman, too, the most notable of which was scuttled after a pilot shoot.
Lately, there has been suspicion that Wonder Woman will end up in Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel, Batman Vs Superman. As if introducing a new Batman (Ben Affleck) wasn’t enough, and having to get Superman and Bats together, there are those wondering how Wonder Woman could fit in. And yet the policy of late seems to be to introduce a female hero in one film anchored by male heroes, and then perhaps spin her off into a standalone title.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
J. Michael Straczynski definitely isn’t the first person to notice that Marvel Studios is currently running circles around Warner Bros./DC. However, as a guy who’s worked with both companies and written for both comic book publishers, he’s in a unique position to say something about it. “I think Marvel is really kicking DC’s clock,” he said. “I’ve talked to the people at Warner Bros. and said ‘What is wrong with you people?’”
But while Straczynski has some intriguing ideas about what WB should be doing, he won’t be running the show there any time soon. He has a full plate right now with several other projects — including a new mystery film for Disney. Hit the jump for slightly more on that project, plus his comments on DC’s mistakes.
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Posted on Friday, October 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
The list of filmmakers who’ve successfully brought Wonder Woman to the big screen is nonexistent, but the list of people who’ve tried and failed seems to get longer by the day.
To wit: Joss Whedon and Nicolas Winding Refn have both made unsuccessful attempts. (Well, Refn’s was more of a theoretical attempt, but we’ll credit it.) Michael Goldbenberg was hired to write a script that doesn’t seem to have gone anywhere. Max Landis has said he wants to give it a shot, but nothing’s come of it so far. Producer Joel Silver long worked on ideas, with Whedon and others. And now, we’ve learned that Paul Feig also once pitched a version, only to get shot down by Warner Bros. Hit the jump to find out what Feig had in mind.
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Warner Bros. has been the target of many derisive comments due the fact that, while the company has put multiple incarnations of Batman and Superman on the big screen, most of the rest of the DC Comics stable of characters has failed to develop into stars of their own feature films. Those few that have made the leap to theaters ended up like the poorly-received Green Lantern, or the marginalized The Losers. (Sure, there was Watchmen, but that didn’t help WB and DC build an empire to match Marvel’s.)
So where’s Wonder Woman? Where’s the Flash? Both could end up on TV, but what about in the movies? Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara addressed the question during an event this past weekend. Read More »