Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson agreed to play Black Adam back in 2007 and was confirmed for the project yet again in 2014. But even as Shazam! went into production, the fate of the Black Adam movie remained up in the air. Now, it looks like the project is on the verge of finally getting off the ground. Johnson took to social media to confirm that the Black Adam production will begin in the summer of 2020.
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Marvel has summoned its Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer. Up-and-coming screenwriter Jade Bartlett, whose script Miller’s Girl made it to the 2016 Black List, has been tapped by Marvel to pen Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the upcoming sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Want to know more about Iron Man VR? Want to see Pariah and Anti-Monitor in Crisis on Infinite Earths? Need to know more about Moon Knight? Will there be sequels to Black Widow? Is Ant-Man 3 slated to start shooting in the summer of 2021? Is Edward Norton open to working with Marvel Studios again? What was Taika Waititi‘s response to Martin Scorsese‘s comments on Marvel movies? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
This Sunday night, HBO will premiere Watchmen, Damon Lindelof‘s live-action continuation of a story that began in the pages of a comic written by famed comic writer Alan Moore. Moore, who’s one of the biggest names in comics with credits like as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Batman: The Killing Joke, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to his name, is a practicing occultist and magician who is notoriously unhappy to see any of his work adapted by anyone else, and in a new interview, Lindelof says he’s convinced that Moore actually put a “magical curse” on him because he made this new Watchmen show. Read More »
Who would say no to a tour of the Watchmen set from its Oscar-winning star Regina King? Not us. In anticipation of the HBO comic book series’ premiere in just a few days, a Watchmen behind the scenes featurette gives us a tour of the elaborate sets of the series. Well, some of them. Well, maybe one of them. Like the rest of the show, the Watchmen set is being kept under a tight lock, and King is forbidden by executive producer Damon Lindelof from showing more of the series than she needs to. Watch the Watchmen behind the scenes featurette below.
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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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Next year marks the 70th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz‘s beloved comic strip Peanuts, featuring that lovable, inexplicably eccentric and stressed out boy named Charlie Brown. To celebrate this milestone anniversary a little early, Mondo is hosting “It’s an Art Show, Charlie Brown,” which is an art gallery show that will be full of iconic panels from the original comic strip that have been turned into screenprinted posters for fans to purchase. Read More »
What the hell happened at the end of the Arrow season premiere? Does Vincent D’Onofrio have a role in The Batman? Is the Ms. Marvel series on Disney+ looking to cast some Inhumans? Want a look at Idris Elba and John Cena on the set of The Suicide Squad? What were Joaquin Phoenix‘s requirements laid out to Todd Phillips when casting the other roles in Joker? Is Gambit dead after the Disney and Fox deal? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Thor: Ragnarok is one of the best movies on Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that’s largely thanks to director Taika Waititi breathing new life into the comic book franchise and really pushing Thor in an exciting new direction. Chris Hemsworth was very much excited to give the God of Thunder a new path to follow, but not everyone on the cast was quite so confident in this more comedic approach. Mark Ruffalo was particularly worried about the trajectory of Hulk and Thor. Read More »
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 »