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Box Office: ‘Coco’ to Dominate Slow Pre-‘Star Wars’ Weekend

Box Office: ‘Coco’ to Dominate Slow Pre-‘Star Wars’ Weekend
Ahead of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” is looking to dominate the North American box office with about $18 million at 3,748 sites, early estimates showed Friday.

It’s the third straight winning weekend for “Coco” at the domestic box office, which has seen major studios opt to hold off on any new releases for two weeks instead of offering wide openings. Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is expected to dominate when it opens on Dec. 15.

The weekend will see one wide opening as Broad Green Pictures launches its last movie with the action-comedy “Just Getting Started” debuting in 2,146 locations. The film, starring Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Rene Russo, is tracking to gross an unimpressive $4 million this weekend. Also starring are Jane Seymour, George Wallace, Joe Pantoliano, Glenne Headly, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Graham Beckel, and Elizabeth Ashley.

Broad Green closed down production in August after three years of mostly
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Danny Elfman’s Score For Justice League Set To Drop On November 10

WaterTower Music is proud to announce the November 10 release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic action adventure Justice League. The album features one of the industry’s most versatile and accomplished film composers, Danny Elfman, who is returning to score a DC Super Hero film for the first time since 1992’s Batman Returns.

While bringing his celebrated and unique approach to the Justice League score, Elfman also gives DC fans some special familiar moments. Utilizing memorable character themes to tell the musical story, he incorporates and re-interprets iconic music from past films, including John WilliamsSuperman theme, Hans Zimmer’s Wonder Woman theme, and his own Batman theme. “I’m using the same thematic material that I used back then,” Elfman told Billboard Magazine. “It never actually went away. We’ve got these iconic bits from our past and that’s part of us, that’s part of our heritage.
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Flickering Myth Podcast #73 – Han Solo directors fired! First Spider-Man: Homecoming reviews!

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Inside Warner Bros. Pictures Chief Toby Emmerich’s Vision for the Studio and DC Universe (Exclusive)

Inside Warner Bros. Pictures Chief Toby Emmerich’s Vision for the Studio and DC Universe (Exclusive)
What a difference a blockbuster makes.

Wonder Woman,” the comic-book global juggernaut about the do-gooding warrior princess, has lifted spirits around the Warner Bros. lot and reenergized the struggling DC Comics cinematic universe, which many critics and fanboys had written off. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” may have grossed a combined $1.6 billion globally, but the consensus was they were dark, dour and creatively inert. “Wonder Woman,” with its message of female empowerment, has been a panacea, earning some of the year’s best reviews and inspiring a wave of internet memes.

“It’s a huge turnaround for [DC],” says Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations. “There’s been so much hate spewed at them that people were wondering if they had it in them to make a film that people actually liked.”

The success of “Wonder Woman” comes as the movie studio is in the first
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Josh Gad returns to tease meeting with DC executives

  • JoBlo
Not too long ago Beauty And The Beast actor Josh Gad took the internet for a merry little ride by teasing a possible interest in playing the Batman villain, the Penguin. Many people lost their respective marbles, even though it was most likely just him having a bit of fun. But now he’s back at it again, and this time he has some help. Gad posted this photo of him with Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, the... Read More...
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Josh Gad continues to tease The Penguin role in the DC Extended Universe

In case you missed it, a few weeks ago Josh Gad shared an image of The Penguin on social media and then quickly dismissed all of the natural DC related speculation that stemmed from the tease. For those unfamiliar with Josh Gad, he’s definitely a prankster (just watch the numerous videos of him pestering Daisy Ridley on the set of Murder on the Orient Express for Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoilers).

Well, he’s now continuing to spark rumors, this time by posting a picture of him posing in front of a DC logo alongside DC Films’ Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. He’s also holding an issue of Batman Adventures Vol. 1 which furthers speculation as it contains The Penguin on the cover.

Nothing to see here… pic.twitter.com/3wIc1Fj4Wr

Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 2, 2017

There are several potential DC projects which could potentially make use of The Penguin,
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James Wan Unveils Image of Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman

With filming now underway on Aquaman, director James Wan has shared a new image of Amber Heard as Mera, a key character from the DC comic book series who is sure to make some waves on the big screen along with Jason Momoa.

Previous Press Release: Burbank, CA, May 3, 2017 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall’s “Justice League.”

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike Xxl”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films,
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A new international Wonder Woman trailer has landed

A new international trailer for Wonder Woman has hit the web. We are just weeks away from the debut of DC and Warner Brothers’ first proper stand-alone DC movie and we’re hearing good things so far.

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, based on characters from DC. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.

The film is produced by Charles Roven,
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Shooting Begins On Aquaman Starring Jason Momoa And Nicole Kidman

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure Aquaman, helmed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall’s Justice League.

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike Xxl”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Atlanna.

The film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent
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Josh Gad Continues To Tease Penguin Role In The Batman

Though The Batman is still a long ways away from entering production, the rumor mill continues to churn on. At the moment, the script is undergoing a rewrite and director Matt Reeves is hard at work putting the finishing touches on War for the Planet of the Apes before he moves on to DC’s tentpole, but that hasn’t stopped speculation surrounding which characters might appear in the film from kicking into overdrive.

Earlier this week, actor Josh Gad got everyone talking when he Tweeted a photo of The Penguin, completely out of the blue. While that’s enough to cause suspicion on its own, adding even more fuel to the fire was the fact that key DC figures like Geoff Johns and Jon Berg followed Gad on Twitter. That may not seem like anything worth getting excited about, but we’ve seen both of those men follow people
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Title Card For Aquaman Movie Revealed as the Film Starts Shooting

Outside of Justice League footage and the photos released of Jason Mamoa grimacing, we haven't seen a lot regarding Aquaman. Today just a little more on the film has been released as it starts shooting. Warner Bros. sent out a press release which included the title card for the DC superhero film, and it kinda looks like a warped Star Trek logo. Compared to past Aquaman logos, it's definitely a bit more rigid than past incarnations and looks a whole lot less like an A, which is the original intention behind the logo. Check the press release below and share your thoughts.

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall’s “Justice League.”

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike Xxl
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James Wan's Aquaman Begins Production!

With Wonder Woman less than a month away and Justice League wrapped up, Warner Bros. Pictures now have their sights set on the King of Atlantis, Aquaman. This classic DC Comics character has been ridiculed for years for his his misinterpreted ability to "talk to fish". Director James Wan and Jason Mamoa, who will be playing the Arthur Curry are ready to elevate Aquaman's superhero reputation. With that said, Warner Bros. Pictures has now announced the start of production for Aquaman.

Thanks to Slashfilm we have the press release from the studio:

Production Is Underway On Warner Bros. Pictures’ Super Hero Action Adventure “Aquaman.”

Director James Wan and star Jason Momoa dive into the Super Hero’s first-ever solo feature, along with cast mates Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman and more

Burbank, CA, May 3, 2017 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed
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Aquaman Movie Logo Unveiled

Aquaman Movie Logo Unveiled
Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure Aquaman, helmed by James Wan (The Conjuring films, Furious 7). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall's Justice League. The film also stars Amber Heard (Justice League, Magic Mike Xxl) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spider-Man 2) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Green Lantern) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming Baywatch, Netflix's The Get Down) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Lion) as Atlanna.

The film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers for Warner Bros. Wan's team behind the scenes includes such
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Filming Begins on James Wan’s Aquaman

After burning rubber in Furious 7 and taking the Warrens to England in The Conjuring 2, filmmaker James Wan is heading to the deep blue sea of the DC universe for his next film, Aquaman, which has officially started filming.

Press Release: Burbank, CA, May 3, 2017 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall’s “Justice League.”

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike Xxl”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm
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New poster lands for Wonder Woman as tickets go on sale

Warner Brothers have debuted a new poster for their big summer release Wonder Woman as tickets officially go on sale.

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, based on characters from DC. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.

The film is produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Stephen Jones, Geoff Johns, Wesley Coller, Jon Berg and
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Aquaman Delayed Again, Will Now Face Off Against Spider-Man

Aquaman Delayed Again, Will Now Face Off Against Spider-Man
Back in December, Warner Bros. pushed its highly-anticipated Aquaman movie by more than a year, from its original release date of July 27, 2017 to October 5, 2018. Production is reportedly set to begin this summer in Australia, under the direction of James Wan, but now it seems the studio is delaying Aquaman even further. The studio has pushed Aquaman from its October 5, 2018 date, to December 21, 2018.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the studio is taking over the same date that Avatar 2 was originally scheduled for. Last week, James Cameron announced that his sequel won't hit that 2018 date as previously planned. Right now, Aquaman will be going up against Sony's untitled animated Spider-Man movie, while falling between a few more highly-anticipated releases. Aquaman will arrive one week after Universal's Mortal Engines on December 14, and a week before Disney's Mary Poppins Returns hits on Christmas Day. This new Aquaman date marks the first time that
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"Green Lantern Corps" Movie Updates

  • SneakPeek
According to new reports, David S. Goyer ("Man Of Steel") and Justin Rhodes will write the screenplay for the "Green Lantern Corps" based on the DC Comics' 'Green Lantern' series:

Warners will back the new feature, focusing on 'Green Lantern' superheroes 'Hal Jordan' and 'John Stewart', to be produced by Goyer, with DC's Geoff Johns and Jon Berg executive producing.

Created in 1959 for DC Comics, by writer John Broome and illustrator Gil Kane...

...the 'Green Lantern Corps' patrol the 'DC Universe' on behalf of the 'Guardians', a race of immortals residing on the planet 'Oa'.

The Corps, in existence for three billion years, survive multiple conflicts both internal and foreign.

Currently operating in pairs, among the 3600 'sectors' of the universe, there are 7202 'Green Lantern' members, two for every sector except sector 2814 which has 4 members.

Each Green Lantern is given a 'power ring',
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Phenomenal Team To Start Work On Green Lantern Corps Film & My John Stewart Picks

A new script is in development from DC and Warner Brothers for the feature film Green Lantern Corps. We know that the recent Green Lantern movie, starring Ryan Reynolds, failed miserably. But, this time around we may have the creative talent to at least create a good script. The upcoming film is being written by David Goyer (all Christopher Nolan Batman movies, Jumper, Blade, Man of Steel, and he is working on TV shows The Sandman and Krypton) and Justin Rhodes (Grassroots, Contract Killers -- side note he was born in my home town and we are two years apart). Goyer is also producing alongside Geoff Johns and Jon Berg, and I think we all hope that Johns will usher in a new age of legit DC films.

The new focus of this movie will center around both Hal Jordan and John Stewart (hell yes), and has been described as
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Warner Bros Sets David Goyer, Justin Rhodes For ‘Green Lantern Corps’

Warner Bros Sets David Goyer, Justin Rhodes For ‘Green Lantern Corps’
Exclusive: Warner Bros and DC are moving aggressively on a new screen version of Green Lantern. They’ve set David Goyer to write the script with Justin Rhodes for Green Lantern Corps, with Goyer producing and with DC heads Geoff Johns and Jon Berg exec producing. The new version is described as Lethal Weapon in space, and it’s based on a comic book origin story. The focus will be on two characters: Hal Jordan and John Stewart. The latter is an African American Marine…
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Warner Bros Sets David Goyer, Justin Rhodes For Green Lantern Corps

Warner Bros and DC are moving aggressively on a new screen version of Green Lantern. They’ve set David Goyer to write the script with Justin Rhodes for Green Lantern Corps, with Goyer producing and with DC heads Geoff Johns and Jon Berg exec producing. The new version is described as Lethal Weapon in space, and it’s based on a comic book origin story. The focus will be on two characters: Hal Jordan, and John Stewart. The latter is African American. It’s unclear whether the studio would reengage with Ryan Reynolds, who starred in the first version and is soaring with Deadpool.
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