The Funko POP collection of film and television directors being turned into collectible vinyl figurines has slowly been growing. But it’s only been full of a bunch of male filmmakers, ranging from Alfred Hitchcock in black and white from the set of Psycho to a tropical Taika Waititi decked out in pink and pineapples. Thankfully, Funko has brought a couple of the more recently influential female filmmakers on the scene into the fray by giving Wonder Woman helmer Patty Jenkins and Selma director Ava DuVernay their own POP figures. Read More »
Obviously the biggest news to come out of Comic-Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil today is the reelase of the first official trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. The highly anticipated sequel arrives next summer, but there may be even more Amazon heroics in our future too.
During the Wonder Woman 1984 press conference, Patty Jenkins confirmed Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a Wonder Woman spin-off that will focus on the Amazon women of Themyscira. Read More »
We are living in a material world, but Wonder Woman is not a material girl. Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins are bringing back the Amazonion princess with Wonder Woman 1984, which sees the powerful Diana of Themyscira saving the world in the bright, flashy world of the ’80s. See the first Wonder Woman 1984 trailer below.
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Tomorrow brings the first full trailer for the anticipated DC Comics sequel Wonder Woman 1984. The trailer will be debuting at CCXP down in Brazil and will arrive online shortly thereafter. In the meantime, we’ve got a little bit of Wonder Woman 1984 footage that shows Gal Gadot back in action for the sequel that puts her in the middle of the 1980s. Plus, we get to see a little bit of Pedro Pascal as villain Maxwell Lord. Check it out below and get hyped! Read More »
It was all but a given, but now it’s official: Pedro Pascal is indeed playing Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984. Pascal’s character’s identity was kept secret for a while, but the minute the first image of him in costume arrived the assumption was that he was playing the villainous Lord. Now, director Patty Jenkins has confirmed it via social media.
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Patty Jenkins is joining Netflix’s high-profile crowd of creators. The director of Wonder Woman and the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 has signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix to produce new TV series for the streaming service. It will be her latest foray into television after directing this year’s TNT limited series I Am The Night.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch as Guillermo del Toro received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles earlier this week. Plus, check out a TV directors roundtable with Adam McKay, Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay and more, and watch as Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin ventures out to the 2019 CatCon with actress Kat Dennings. Read More »
Earlier this week, director Patty Jenkins debuted a jaw-dropping poster for Wonder Woman 1984 on her Twitter feed, but the only footage that’s been shown so far was what played at Comic-Con last year and the additional brief look we saw at CinemaCon this April.
One aspect of the sequel we’ve been super curious about is the return of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), who seemingly met his end in the climactic moments of the 2017 original. In a new interview, Pine was asked about the differences between working on this sequel and working on the first film, and while he didn’t specifically answer how it’s possible that his character comes back, he did talk about how this film operates and how Steve Trevor operates within it. Check out his quotes below. Read More »
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Wonder Woman 1984 was originally going to be out this fall, but the film got pushed back all the way to the middle of summer in 2020. That didn’t stop Warner Bros. Pictures from showing off a bit of new footage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week. /Film’s own Peter Sciretta and Ben Pearson were on hand to give us a quick Wonder Woman 1984 footage reaction and description, so if you’re hungry for details on the next adventure for Diana Prince, keep reading. Read More »
One of the hallmarks of Peak TV – the era in which we live where there’s just so much good TV, too much for any one person to watch – is the presence of people you typically only associate with the big screen. Certainly, some of the agreed-upon best TV shows of the 21st century are able to tell longer-form stories than any film, or even series of films, could. But shows like The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad and others also stand out either because they looked as impressive as films or because they featured people from the world of film on a small screen, no longer thought of as slumming it.
Of course, the downside of the migration of cinematic talent to the world of TV is that it’s no longer automatically remarkable to see an A-list movie star on a TV show, or a big-name director behind the camera of such a show. Timing, as they say, is everything, and timing is part of what makes the TNT limited series I Am the Night something of a letdown. It ought to be a big deal — the director and one of the stars of last year’s zeitgeist-y superhero film Wonder Woman have reunited for a period-piece crime drama that incorporates both fictionalized elements as well as the infamous Black Dahlia Killer to tell the story of a young woman whose past is far more sordid than even she realized. Instead, I Am the Night is a show that feels out of place in 2019.
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