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Warner Bros Pictures and DC Comics recently released their full slate of upcoming comic book movies through the year 2020. Outside of Justice League and Wonder Woman, two other announcements really stood out. The Flash and Aquaman will be getting their own films in 2018. With The Flash TV show just premiering to great numbers it makes sense to bring that character to the cineplexes. Well DC has other ideas about who will be playing The Flash.
Along with the announcement of the film, it was announced that The Flash would be played by Ezra Miller. The young actor is best known for his roles in We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Critics have praised his performance in both films and he is looking like a standout star of this generation. Well that wasn’t enough for comic book fans.
- Max Covill
Before the announcement last week, it was already known Fisher would have a part in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". Beyond that though it was anyone's guess as to what he would be in, even Fisher himself was in the dark.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, the actor revealed that he had no idea Warners would announce a full "Cyborg" solo movie in 2020 until just a few hours before the announcement when the producers revealed the news to him:
"I didn't know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character. When I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific information [the Cyborg film], I found out then and there. »
- Garth Franklin
While the Brad and Ben starrers Fury and Gone Girl were pushed ahead so as to not clash with Shah Rukh's Happy New Year, Akshay Kumar's Jaanwar creeps stealthily into the theatres alongside the Srk monster-release.
Suddenly out of the blue Shah Rukh Khan has competition. If we can call it that. Shah Rukh's eagerly awaited Happy New Year which no other film dared to take on, has now an Akshay Kumar starrer to reckon with.
Sometimes things work out for the better.
Actor Ray Fisher was taken by surprise after Warner Brothers announced a “Cyborg” movie set for release in 2020. The actors discovered the new just a few hours before it was publicly revealed earlier this month.
“I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character,” Fisher told Entertainment Weekly. “When I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific information, I found out then and there. I didn’t think I’d be getting my own stand-alone film.”
He signed on in March for a cameo in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and recently wrapped shooting on his part. He kept plot details a secret, but confirmed meeting many other superheroes like Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Batman (Ben Affleck).
So what can he say about this movie? »
- Gig Patta
Earlier today, it was announced that The Conjuring director James Wan had officially signed on for the horror film’s sequel, which was recently delayed and is now slated for release in 2016. However, buried in that news story was a little hint pointing toward another project on Wan’s slate: A DC Comics film.
Wan’s Conjuring 2 directing gig comes with a nice producing deal at New Line Cinema, but Warner Brothers is interested in keeping him behind the camera for as long as possible. They see him as “an emerging major filmmaker” and they hope he will grow in that capacity on their lot. So, what better way to keep Wan around for a bit longer than hand him the reins to one of the recently-announced high profile comic book films slated for release between 2016 and 2020?
The director will reportedly “make an important movie for New Line and Warner Bros or DC. »
- James Garcia
When Warner Bros. announced in April that Broadway star Ray Fisher will make his feature film debut as Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was believed to be a smaller role that would expand in Justice League. Little did we know that Warner Bros. planned on making this 27-year-old actor a major part of their DC Comics movie universe, after last week's announcement that he will have his own Cyborg movie in 2020. During a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor also confirmed that he will star in both Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, along with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and his stand-alone Cyborg movie.
The actor revealed that he was just as surprised as the fans, since he was told only a few hours before last week's huge announcement that he will be getting his own Cyborg movie. »
Ray Fisher – who is set to portray Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg in the DC movie universe – was just as surprised as fans when it was announced there would be a Cyborg standalone film in 2020. The actor found out at the same time the fans when Warner Bros. and DC announced their film line up last week.
Fisher told Entertainment Weekly: “I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character, when I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific information, I found out then and there. I didn’t think I’d be getting my own stand-alone film.”
So look out for Fisher »
- Thomas Roach
Nobody told Ray Fisher the plan. The 27-year-old had no idea he was set to explode into Hollywood movie stardom, top-lining as the title character in a Cyborg movie set for release in 2020. In fact, producers called the New Jersey-born theater actor on Oct. 15 with the heads-up only hours before Warner Bros. publicly revealed its slate of mega-budget superhero movies tied to the DC Cinematic Universe—Wonder Woman, The Justice League, Suicide Squad, and Shazam among them. “I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character,” says Fisher, who was hired in »
- Chris Lee
Shia Labeouf has had quite the tumultuous year, and he knows it. And now he's explaining it—or at least, he's trying to. "Metamodernism has influenced a lot of my action in the public in this last year and a half," Labeouf told Interview magazine. Ah, metamodernism. Knew it! Besides waxing philosophical about schools of thought, Labeouf also talked to Interview about what famous men have tried to help him along in his career, and what famous men he's, uh, stalked. It's all a part of an apology tour of sorts he's been on the past few weeks, where he's »
- Ariana Bacle
Jennifer Garner spoke out about sexism at the Elle Women in Hollywood event on Monday night.
"My husband and I do kind of the same job, a little bit. Not long ago we both had one of those magical days, we call it a junket, where we both attended these lovely events where people come in every four minutes, they ask the same questions over and over again, you know ...
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Jennifer Lawrence wowed in white as she took to the stage at the Elle's Women in Hollywood Celebration on Monday to present an honorary award to her "Hunger Games" costar Elizabeth Banks.The actress paid homage to the late Oscar de la Renta, who died yesterday at the age of 82, donning an A-line lace dress from the famed fashion designer's Spring 2014 collection. She added some edge with a black waist-cinching belt, Christian Louboutin "Valnina" laser-cut sandals and a Rodo clutch.The event celebrated recognize women who have contributed to the world of film.Banks, Annette Bening, Brie Larson, Tina Fey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessica Lange and Jennifer Garner were all honored, as well as Zoe Saldana, who was Mia. Garner looked radiant on the red carpet in a short-sleeved purple dress with a drop waist. Ben Affleck's other half paired her fun frock with David Yurman jewels, tousled waves and a nude lip. »
- tooFab Staff
Michael Keaton is being honored at the coming Santa Barbara International Film Festival.Keaton joins past recipients including Ben Affleck, Christopher Nolan, Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Diane Keaton, Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Bruce Dern, Peter Jackson, George Clooney, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Plummer and James Cameron.Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Michael Keaton with the Modern Master Award for the 30th anniversary edition of the Fest, which runs January 27 – February 7, 2015, it was announced today by Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015 […] »
- April Neale
Birdman star to receive award at the festival in January.
The tribute will take place on Jan 31 and is the festival’s highest honour, recognising an “individual who has enriched our culture through his/her multi-faceted accomplishments in the motion picture industry”.
“His performance in Birdman is tremendous, showing the range of decade’s long experience.” »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Gone Girl’s two-week run at the top of the U.K. box office was brought to an abrupt end by a group of reptilian martial-arts experts named after Renaissance artists. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles took the crown in its opening week, earning $7.7 million compared with Gone Girl’s $3.8 million. David Fincher’s adaptation of the best-selling book, starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck, has now earned a total of $22.9 million in the U.K. Read more 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Spurs Boom in Turtle Sales, Illegal Smuggling Last week’s second-highest-grossing film,
- Alex Ritman
Preach! Jennifer Garner was among the handful of high-profile honorees at the Oct. 20 Elle Women in Hollywood celebration in Beverly Hills, where she gave a memorable speech about gender equality in the industry. Garner, 42, started her speech by noting why events like Women in Hollywood are important. "I mean, the Men in Hollywood event is every day. It's called Hollywood," the actress joked. She then used an anecdote involving her husband Ben Affleck, while explaining why women in the industry should not need to schedule [...] »
Michael Keaton, on the awards circuit for “Birdman,” will be honored at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on January 31 with the Modern Master Award. The 30th edition of the festival runs January 27-February 7.
The highest honor presented by the festival, it has previously been awarded to figures including Ben Affleck, Christopher Nolan, Jodie Foster, Diane Keaton, George Clooney, Will Smith, Clint Eastwood and James Cameron.
“There is no actor more befitting of the Modern Master Award than the legendary Michael Keaton. His performance in ‘Birdman’ is tremendous, showing the range of decade’s long experience,” exec director Roger Durling said in a statement.
- Variety Staff
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the first of this year's many award recipients for the upcoming 30th anniversary edition of the event. They've kicked things off with their most prestigious honor, the Modern Master Award, and hey — when you've got a guy like Michael Keaton in the thick of an Oscar hunt, who better to receive such an accolade? The "Birdman" star will be honored with one of the festival's patented evening tributes on Jan. 31, 2015 at the historic Arlington Theatre. These are always wonderful affairs, deep dives into an artist's career with clip packages and the whole spiel. It's a stark contrast to other events that aim to get as much talent on and off the stage during a given event as possible, and with Keaton, there will be so much to chew on. Keaton's performance in Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest "is tremendous, showing the range of decades-long experience, »
- Kristopher Tapley
The Modern Master Award, established in 1995, was created to pay tribute to an individual who has enriched our culture via the motion picture industry. Keaton joins past recipients Ben Affleck, Christopher Nolan, Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Diane Keaton, Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Bruce Dern, Peter Jackson, George Clooney, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Plummer and James Cameron. Keaton's career ranges far and wide, from Ron Howard's "Night Shift" and Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice" and "Batman" to his lauded performance in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s dark show business satire "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance." »
- Anne Thompson
“Birdman” star Michael Keaton will receive the Modern Master Award at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Sbiff organizers announced on Tuesday. The Santa Barbara festival, which takes place in the coastal town an hour north of Los Angeles at the end of January and the beginning of February each year, gives out a number of awards at gala presentations that are used as de facto campaign stops during awards season. See photos: Ben Affleck Is Batman: 16 Actors Who Played the Dark Knight Before Him Keaton, whose performance in Alejandro G. Inarritu's “Birdman” has been hailed as a career-reviving turn that. »
- Steve Pond
At last night's Elle Women in Hollywood event, honoree Jennifer Garner gave one hell of a passionate speech about sexism in the entertainment industry. After being presented by Steve Carell, Ben Affleck's other half took that stage to share a personal story the brought the audience to cheers and applause. "The fact that there even needs to be a Women in Hollywood event is a little bit sad," gorgeous Garner said during the annual event at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills. "I mean, the men in Hollywood event is every day—it's called Hollywood. Fifty-one percent of the population should not have to have to schedule a special event to celebrate the fact that in an art that tells the »
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