Doug Liman has been attached to a couple comic book properties over the years, neither of which made their way beyond the planning stages. First there was 20th Century Fox’s embattled X-Men spin-off Gambit, which Liman left before shortly boarding and departing Warner Bros.’ Justice League Dark. But it’s not because the Edge of Tomorrow director is trying to live by his acclaimed 2014 film’s mantra of “live, die, repeat” in his career. Liman revealed why he left both projects, and why the Gambit movie is officially dead in the dust.
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Joker may end up taking the #3 spot at on the box office charts this weekend, but it stayed at the top for two weeks before that, and it’s already raked in over $619.5 million worldwide. People can’t stop talking about Todd Phillips‘ grimy, twisted origin story for Batman’s arch nemesis, for better or worse, and the awards buzz for the DC Comics movie is high. But if Suicide Squad star Jared Leto had his way, no one would have seen the movie at all.
Reportedly, when news broke of a Joker origin story in the works from Todd Phillips at Warner Bros. Pictures, Jared Leto tried to stop the movie from getting made. Not only did he ask his agents at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to stop the movie before it ever got off the ground (his agents just so happened to represent Phillips too), but he even went so far as to ask his 30 Seconds to Mars music manager Irving Azoff at Full Stop Management to call the head of TimeWarner/Warner Media and pull the plug on the movie. Read More »
Casting for director Matt Reeves‘ new take on Batman is currently underway. Robert Pattinson has been locked in to star in The Batman for a little while now, but recently Zoe Kravitz was added as Catwoman, and Paul Dano just came on board to play The Riddler. Plus, Jeffrey Wright is also supposed to play Commissioner Gordon. But The Batman is also getting some of the names behind the scenes sorted out as well.
Michael Giacchino, composer of scores for The Incredibles, LOST, Cloverfield, and the rebooted Star Trek franchise, has accepted the task of providing The Batman score for Matt Reeves. Find out more below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 by Jacob Hall
Just one day after Jonah Hill exited negotiations for the role, The Batman has found its new Riddler. Paul Dano, best known for his work in movies like Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood, has taken on the role. And you know what? We can totally see his lanky frame filling the hell out of a green suit covered in question marks.
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Harry Potter fans are going to wish they had a secret Gringotts vault filled with treasure left to them, unbeknownst, for decades. Because it’s about to get very expensive to prove you’re a Potterhead. A new Harry Potter subscription service is being offered by Warner Bros. and Pottermore as a premium addition to the Wizarding World app that launched in August. Called Wizarding World Gold, this $75 a year subscription offers key discounts and exclusive events for fans, similar to Disney’s D23 membership.
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Update 3: Variety’s Justin Kroll is reporting on social media that Jonah Hill has departed The Batman. His tweet has been added below.
Update #2: Collider reports that Hill is eying the role of The Riddler.
Update: THR reports that Hill is in talks to play either The Penguin or The Riddler in the new movie, although Hill and the studio can’t seem to agree on which one he should play and there’s a chance they may not come to an agreement. Our original article follows.
Just minutes after word came out that Westworld and Casino Royale actor Jeffrey Wright was in negotiations to play Commissioner Gordon in The Batman, a new report now says two-time Oscar-nominee Jonah Hill is also in talks to join the cast.
But who could Hill be playing? It’s a mystery fit for the World’s Greatest Detective…could someone call Batman and ask him about this? I hear he has a big red phone that goes directly to the Batcave. Read More »
Jada Pinkett Smith may be the captain again. Pinkett Smith is in talks to reprise her role as Captain Niobe in The Matrix 4, joining the recently cast Neil Patrick Harris and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as well as returning stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are considered some of the most entertaining and vibrant superhero movies, fueled by the deeply personal touch that director James Gunn gave to them. And while many would consider the Guardians movies to be the nearest and dearest to his heart, Gunn revealed that The Suicide Squad may give them a run for their money.
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Billy Porter is fresh off an historic Emmy win last month, when he became the first openly gay black man to take home the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on the FX series Pose. Now he’s poised to make a leap to the big screen in Warner Bros. planned Little Shop of Horrors remake. Find out all the details below. Read More »