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8 Ways Heath Ledger’s Joker Almost Turned Out Completely Different

23 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Heath Ledger’s Joker has, in the years since The Dark Knight proved so good the Oscars had to restructure the Best Picture award, become an undisputed icon, an emblem of how superhero cinema can go so far beyond men in silly costumes stage fighting. The scrawled on make-up, the Tom Waits-inflected voice and all the subtle little tics you only pick up on when watching the film for the thirtieth time; it’s a beautiful meeting of actor and material so completely realised it transcends the hype.

Of course, the now-definitive screen Clown Prince of Crime (best of luck to Jared Leto) didn’t just walk into Gotham fully formed. Ledger invested months in fully immersing himself in the character, starting before the Nolan brothers had even finished the script, shaping the character in as fundamental ways as the writers. Naturally that means quite a »

- Alex Leadbeater

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DC films are "edgier" than Marvel's, says Warner Bros boss

4 March 2015 10:19 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Is this the start of the Marvel cinematic universe and the DC movie universe going to war?

So this will go down well. The ongoing debate over whether Marvel or DC rules supreme in the world of cinema seems, with the current generation of films, fairly one-sided. Since Christopher Nolan completed his excellent Dark Knight trilogy, Warner Bros has just Man Of Steel to show for its comic book efforts. Marvel? Well technically it starts its phase three of films with July's Ant-Man. That's its twelfth movie.

Battle doesn't really commence though until next year, when Warner Bros unleashes Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad. But that hasn't stopped Warner Bros' chairman and CEO doing a bit of crowing.

Kevin Tsujihara told the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference (er, really) that "the worlds of DC are very different".

He added that "they're steeped in realism, and »

- simonbrew

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6 Movie Recasts Too Obvious to Ignore

4 March 2015 4:14 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Fans don’t want to see it. Studios try to avoid it. But sometimes a recast in the midst of a movie franchise is inevitable.

Whether it be a scheduling conflict, salary negotiations gone wrong, or even an unexpected death – we’re taking a look at six times a movie recast was too obvious to ignore.

1. James “Rhodey” Rhodes – The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Terrence Howard played James “Rhodey” Rhodes in 2008’s Iron Man. But a salary conflict stopped Terrence from returning for the sequel. Re-casting Don Cheadle as Rhodey for Iron Man 2 was a bit obvious, so Marvel made a light of it in the 2010 sequel. Cheadle’s first line: “Look, it’s me. I'm here. Deal with it. Let's move on.”

2. The Incredible Hulk – The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Edward Norton played The Incredible Hulk in the 2008 standalone film. But when it came time for The Avengers, Marvel decided the team would assemble sans Norton. [link »

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WB CEO Says DC is 'Edgier' than Marvel and 'Steeped in Realism'

4 March 2015 3:01 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara, speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, discussed what he perceives to be the difference between DC and Marvel Comics and the movie, television and video game properties based on them saying, "The worlds of DC are very different. They're steeped in realism, and they're a little bit edgier than Marvel's movies." I do agree with Tsujihara when he says DC is "edgier" and "steeped in realism" if we're talking primarily about Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight franchise, but from what I've seen I don't think Man of Steel, Green Lantern or Constantine had any larger sense of realism than what Marvel has been delivering. After all, characters such as Iron Man, Hawkeye and Black Widow are nothing more than human beings with no real "super" powers and sometimes I think DC adaptations get a little too caught up in »

- Brad Brevet

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The Walking Dead, Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut & Hannibal Nominated in 41st Annual Saturn Awards

4 March 2015 11:00 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They've done what they've had to do to survive on AMC's The Walking Dead, brining hope and despair to palpable life on the small screen with gritty realism every week. Covered in grime, splattered in blood, and trudging down the sun-baked backroads and brush-bordered trails this season, the stellar cast and crew of The Walking Dead have paid their dues and then some, and now they're getting a tip of the cap in return with seven nominations for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards.

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, and Andrew J. West have all earned nominations, with the TV series itself receiving one as well. Also recognized in this year's nominations is Scream Factory's Nightbreed: The Director's Cut Blu-ray, NBC's Hannibal TV series, Only Lovers Left Alive, and many more.

Press Release - "The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announces the »

- Derek Anderson

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Oscars Returning To Five Best Film Noms?

3 March 2015 9:42 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is said to be seriously considering a return to its former policy of having only five best picture nominees rather than the current maximum of ten.

The move is reportedly being pushed by a significant fraction of the Academy, but if it were to happen it would be an acknowledgement that the initiative has failed. The initiative was proposed in the wake of the 2009 Oscars following the snubbing of Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight".

That film proved the catalyst for the board to open up the Best Picture race to potentially include more mainstream and wider-appealing films and thus potentially boost the sagging ratings for the Oscars broadcast.

Instead the strategy has backfired, Academy voters are opting to increasingly include more art-house and speciality films with only the rare exception (eg. "American Sniper") breaking through. Supporters for this pullback claim it »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

3 March 2015 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday.

Marvel’s summer box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” followed with eight, and “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grabbed seven apiece.

Two of last year’s big television winners, “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal,” lead the 2015 smallscreen noms with seven and six, respectively. “Continuum,” which airs on the Syfy channel and averages less than 1 million viewers, is the next most nominated show with four.

This year’s Saturn noms exemplify the eclectic groupings that have come to distinguish the awards. The fantasy film category, for example, includes “Birdman,” “The Grand »

- Seth Kelley

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

3 March 2015 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday.

Marvel’s summer box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” followed with eight, and “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grabbed seven apiece.

Two of last year’s big television winners, “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal,” lead the 2015 smallscreen noms with seven and six, respectively. “Continuum,” which airs on the Syfy channel and averages less than 1 million viewers, is the next most nominated show with four.

This year’s Saturn noms exemplify the eclectic groupings that have come to distinguish the awards. The fantasy film category, for example, includes “Birdman,” “The Grand »

- Seth Kelley

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What's New in Blu-ray and DVD releases this month? (March 2015)

3 March 2015 5:06 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This month on Blu-ray and DVD, Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey team for Interstellar, Peter Jackson.s second Tolkien trilogy concludes with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Katness starts to wrap up a franchise with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Steve Carrell establishes Foxcatcher, the enigma gets solved in The Imitation Game, Reese Witherspoon gets Wild, Meryl Streep goes Into The Woods, Angelina Jolie proves herself Unbroken, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The »

- Mathew Plale

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Who’s still overdue for their first Academy Award nominations/wins?

3 March 2015 1:26 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Last year, I wrote a pair of pieces looking at the folks in Hollywood who were due for their first Oscar nominations or the their first wins. At the most recent Academy Award ceremony, two of those names got moved off of the list, so I wanted to take a look back and see who’s still on those lists and what they might have coming for us this year. I’ll update the lists with some new people next month, but for now…let’s go look at if the Oscars gave us some long overdue citations. If you were paying attention, you definitely noticed two of them. As a quick refresher for you all, here are the ten names that I had down as overdue for their first nods from the Academy: 10. Channing Tatum 9. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 8. Kevin Smith 7. Jennifer Jason Leigh 6. Jeff Daniels 5. Hoyte Van Hoytema 4. Steve Carell »

- Joey Magidson

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Batman Meets 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in This Sexy Mash-Up Trailer

3 March 2015 4:35 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The Red Room of Pain has nothing on the Batcave.

A very clever mash-up video combines "Fifty Shades of Grey" with Christopher Nolan's Batman movies. It works perfectly: The naive Anastasia Steele meets a brooding billionaire with a dark secret and a hidden room filled with dangerous toys. And he's even played by a man named Christian (Bale).

"Inside, I am more," Bale's Bruce Wayne pleads.

Anastasia bites her lip. "Enlighten me then."

Uh oh, indeed.

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- Kelly Woo

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Our Favourite Fictional Bands: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová from ‘Once’

2 March 2015 5:22 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The musical collaboration of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová in 2005’s Once plays just like a summer romance – passionate, unforgettable, and short lived. Once tells the story of a street musician (Glen Hansard) and a Czech immigrant (Markéta Irglová) during an eventful week as they write, rehearse and record songs that reveal their unique love story. The duo’s performance in the film was the couple’s first time working together, making Once an extremely unique and one of a kind cinematic experience. Originally meant for Cillian Murphy of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy fame, the role of “Guy” was given to director John Carney’s former bassist of his band The Fames. Met with critical appraisal, Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune called it, “the most charming thing I’ve seen all year,” and even Steven Spielberg was quoted as saying “A little movie called Once gave me »

- Christopher Clemente

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Race and Superhero Movies: Are minorities stealing white superhero roles?

2 March 2015 2:10 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anthony Stokes on race and superhero movies…

Michelle Rodriguez made some comments about race swapping in comic book movies over the weekend, which she later went back and clarified, but the general gist was for minority actors to “stop stealing roles from white people”. Because there are so many white actors and actresses starving for roles, right? This isn’t really a response to Rodriguez, who like I said later apologized, but rather the sentiment itself.

I’ve touched on this before and I’m a big supporter of race changes when it’s necessary, or when the actor fits. What decides whether a race change is necessary is completely subjective and differs from person to person. But I think a lot of the outcry from the fans about some race changes are just childish. “That’s a change and we don’t like change”-type of mentality comes to mind, »

- Gary Collinson

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Margot Robbie Likens David Ayer’s Suicide Squad To The Dark Knight

2 March 2015 8:58 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If there was ever an in-development project that could be sold on cast alone, it’s David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Having assembled Will Smith, Jared LetoCara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman — in lieu of Tom Hardy — and Margot Robbie, there’s no doubting the film’s star power, and during a recent interview with MTV, the latter actress talked about the movie’s innate tone.

Granted, Ayer’s superhero flick is yet to enter production, and while the director has teased a reveal for later today, there’s still an awful lot we don’t know about Warner Bros.’ villain-centric tale. However, according to Robbie, the tone that the studio is aiming for is akin to that found in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

“I think on a scale of like, ‘The Dark Knight’ is here and ‘The Avengers’ is here, I think it’s more on the ‘Dark Knight’ side of things. »

- Michael Briers

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'Suicide Squad' Compared to 'Dark Knight', Momoa's Excitement for 'Justice League' & a Majestic Joker

2 March 2015 6:16 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I can't tell what we should expect from the forthcoming DC Comics films at Warner Bros. and it seems the hardcore fans are just as curious and questioning as WB has made no secret about the fact the plan is to go all out, but they've made those plans without a ton of success so far. Of course, they enjoyed success with Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight franchise, but Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, which is really the first installment in the DC cinematic multiverse wasn't exactly the classic I think the studio was hoping for. Yet, Snyder is back and about to bring us Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and after that we're getting Suicide Squad as DC has decided not to go the Marvel route by sticking with the most familiar names in DC's stable. That is, outside of the addition of The Joker, which »

- Brad Brevet

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Margot Robbie Says 'Suicide Squad' Is More 'The Dark Knight' Than 'Avengers'; David Ayer Says Joker Is "Majestic"

2 March 2015 6:03 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A frame has yet to be shot from "Suicide Squad," not to mention that the film due before it, the superhero packed "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice," is still awaiting its first teaser trailer. There is plenty of curiosity about both movies, which will mark very significant steps in establishing DC Comics on the big screen, as they attempt to get into the same sandbox as their rivals at Marvel. However, they are sticking with a playbook established by Christopher Nolan's Batman movies for the tone of their efforts. “I think on a scale of like, 'The Dark Knight' is here and 'The Avengers' is here, I think it’s more on the 'Dark Knight' side of things,” the actress teased to MTV. And like anyone signing up for a franchise these days, Robbie is in for the long haul. “You don’t need to have commitment issues »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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What Suicide Squad Will Borrow From The Dark Knight

27 February 2015 7:01 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

No jokes. It was a mandate we had heard about the developing DC Cinematic Universe, and it.s one that flies in stark contrast (get it?) to the lighter movies of Marvel. Yet, David Ayer.s Suicide Squad is going to have a Joker (in Jared Leto), and the maniacal Harley Quinn (in Margot Robbie). It has to be humorous. Right? Maybe not. Knowing that it.s very early in the process, Margot Robbie spoke with MTV about the upcoming super-villain movie, and what fans can expect. She was asked specifically about the tone of the material, as that can go a long way toward preparing an audience for the end result. Specifically, Robbie was asked if Suicide Squad would resemble Christopher Nolan.s somber, serious Batman trilogy, or Joss Whedon.s The Avengers. She explained that Squad likely will borrow its tone from Nolan, saying: I think on a »

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Blade Runner Sequel Director Announced, Harrison Ford’s Return Confirmed

26 February 2015 7:08 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After all these years, the story of Rick Deckard will continue. A Blade Runner sequel started to pick up steam back in 2011 when it was announced that Ridley Scott would return to direct. While Scott is still creatively involved, it has been revealed that he'll be passing the torch to another director. What is still a big surprise, even after his involvement in the latest Star Wars film, is that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard:

Press Release via /Film: "Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2015 — Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve to (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Film is scheduled to start principle photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the »

- Jonathan James

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Blade Runner Sequel Confirmed, Harrison Ford To Return

26 February 2015 6:36 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline is reporting that at long last, the Blade Runner sequel has been confirmed, with Harrison Ford set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Unfortunately, Ridley Scott will not return as director, but in his place will be Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve.

The plan is for production to get underway in summer 2016 with Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original) and Michael Green penning the script. Plot details are, of course, scarce, but from what we understand the sequel will take place several decades after the events of the original (which makes sense given Ford’s age).

“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,” Alcon Entertainment’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most »

- Matt Joseph

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Margot Robbie Compares 'Suicide Squad' to 'Dark Knight'

26 February 2015 4:59 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Focus will be in theaters this Friday, which means our wealth of Suicide Squad quotes will soon run dry as Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn, and Will Smith, the man who promises to give us the greatest Deadshot in the history of comic books, leave their press tour behind to actually start filming. But we still have one more day, which means one more piece of insightful information, offering a tease of what director David Ayer has in store for this DC Comics super villain adventure.

Speaking with MTV, Margot Robbie was asked where Suicide Squad falls in the spectrum of superhero movies. Will it be dark, serious and somber like Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight? Or will it be colorful and fun like Marvel's The Avengers? This being a DC Comics movie, her answer shouldn't surprise you:

"I think on a scale of like, 'Dark Knight' is here and 'Avengers' is here, »

- MovieWeb

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