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Wow, what a show! On this week's episode we reviewed Aloha and San Andreas, we really delivered with an exploration of DelightWipes, we have a brief bit about the history of the soundboard on the podcast and it doesn't end there. Did you know Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were having marriage troublesc Did you know YouTube was valued at over $70 billionc Do you know what it sounds like when Laremy and I listen to the trailers for Pawn Sacrifice and the Point Break remakec Well, it's all only a click and two hours away. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave »
- Brad Brevet
George Miller is riding a wave of adulation right now thanks to the critical and commercial success of Mad Max: Fury Road, but eight years ago the filmmaker came this close to making a superhero movie that would've resulted in an entirely different DC Cinematic Universe.
Back in summer 2007 a script titled Justice League Mortal, by Michele and Kieran Mulroney, impressed Warner Bros bosses and the studio quickly enlisted Miller to make it a reality for a summer 2009 release. However, the movie - which was due to shoot in Australia - was plagued by behind-the-scenes issues that eventually led to the plug being pulled.
— Digital Spy Film (@digitalspyfilm) May 27, 2015
An incoming writer's strike meant the script couldn't be finished, Christopher Nolan objected to a different cinematic »
This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Age Of Ultron and various other comic book movies - if you're not entirely up to date, then watch out as you read on...
As you know, we're enjoying a golden age of comic book movies and there are around 30 more of them pencilled in before the decade is out. Since Marvel Studios started experimenting with continuity between movies and whole franchises, there's been criticism of its use of MacGuffins and plot exposition - it provokes nightmares of long-winded recaps of already established stuff, starting with dreaded phrases like 'as you know'. And who'd start anything with those three words?
It's not that we're mistaking the use of exposition for poor storytelling - it's a super-broad term to describe something that's kind of essential to most stories. »
It appears Suicide Squad will indeed feature Batman—and in an awesome way! The superhero is rumored to appear in the DC Comics supervillain film but his participation has not been confirmed. The movie began production in Toronto in April and Ben Affleck, 42, who will make his debut as the character in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, was spotted on the set. A man, likely a stunt actor, resembling Affleck and dressed in an identical costume to the one he sports in Batman v Superman was recently photographed filming what will likely be an epic chase scene, along with stunt performers dressed as his nemesis the Joker and his girlfriend Harley Quinn. Jared Leto, 43, is »
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Just when you thought you got your daily fix of Suicide Squad photos, Just Jared goes ahead and serves up what is arguably the best look at Ben Affleck’s Batsuit to date – well, Affleck’s stunt double, but it’s a good look nonetheless.
Showcasing The Caped Crusader latching on to Harley Quinn and The Joker’s supercar as it tears through the streets of Toronto, these images are slightly different from what we’ve seen before in that Margot Robbie’s unhinged femme fatale is riding shotgun. Of course, given that David Ayer’s superhero flick is very much in the early stages of production, the director could be experimenting with various takes of the same action sequence, particularly when you factor in those stills from last week that showcased Jared Leto’s street criminal pursuing Quinn in the same modified car.
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- Michael Briers
The cast and crew of new disaster flick San Andreas seem mighty interested in the burgeoning DC Cinematic Universe. Dwayne Johnson is already signed on to star as Black Adam in Shazam, director Brad Peyton has expressed his interest in helming the next Superman movie and now, Carla Gugino has tossed her hat into the ring.
Gugino has technically already appeared in a DC film, as she voiced Kryptonian artificial intelligence Kelor in Man of Steel. She’s also no stranger to comic book adaptations, with roles in both Watchmen and Sin City. Still, the actress has her sights on the Dccu and recently spoke about her desire to work with Snyder once more in a new interview with Digital Spy:
“Interviewer: Do you have any ambitions now that [Snyder is] kinda the head of the DC Movie Universe to appear on screen and play a superhero?
Gugino: I mean, let me tell you something. »
- James Garcia
With his disaster epic San Andreas opening this weekend, director Brad Peyton is making press rounds, and during a recent conference, he revealed to Digital Spy that, like seemingly everyone else in Hollywood, he is interested in directing a superhero movie at some point. And Peyton, who was once attached to direct Lobo with his San Andreas star Dwayne Johnson, already has his eye on a certain big blue Boy Scout.
“I really, really like Superman,” Peyton said, voicing his interest in directing a stand-alone film focusing on the Man of Steel:
“Obviously, Batman is super cool, but the only problem with Batman is that Tim Burton who is probably my biggest influence as a kid made Batman and then Christopher Nolan just knocked that out of the park. Superman, I really like the juxtaposition. It’s cool that the strongest guy in the room can be the flub at work. »
- Isaac Feldberg
It should be no surprise by now that Ben Affleck‘s Batman will be back in action in David Ayer‘s “Suicide Squad,” and a video a fan shot while observing the Toronto production shows him hunting The Joker in what appears to be an exciting action sequence. The Dark Knight rides atop what has previously been identified as The Joker’s souped-up sports car, no doubt a continuation of the chase scene that appeared in a previously leaked video from the set. Fans were abuzz when Affleck — who will make his first big-screen appearance as Batman in Zack Snyder »
- Joe Otterson
Everyone wants to get in on the superhero movie genre, and Carla Gugino is no different. The San Andreas actress did the press rounds for her earthquake disaster movie and was asked which superhero she'd like to play. Although she didn't specify a character, she did say that because she's worked with Zack Snyder in movies like Watchmen, Sucker Punch and in Man of Steel (she voiced the Kryptonian service robot Kelor), she has her eye on the DC universe. But whom could she play? Gugino told Digital Spy that a DC role needs to be "next on my list," after emphasizing that she'd go anywhere with Snyder. It's unclear how involved the filmmaker will be in the DC cinematic universe after Batman v Superman. He has been attached to the Justice League movies, but a lot can change between now and then. He also could either act like a »
The stunning Carla Gugino is no stranger to comic book movie roles, having played Silk Spectre 1 in Watchmen, Lucille in Sin City, and most recently provided the voice for Kelor in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Now that Snyder is, for all intents and purposes, guiding the new Warner Bros./DC cinematic universe, the San Andreas actress seems eager to suit-up as a DC superhero. In a video interview with Digital Spy she says it's "next on her list", but she hasn't decided which character to focus her energy on just yet. San Andreas director Brad Peyton - who was lined up to helm a Lobo movie at one point - also expresses his desire to tackle a Superman flick. Which role do you guys think Gugino should go for? »
It seems that Warner Bros. are moving positively forward with their next DC comic-book movie adaptation. Following the positive buzz we’re hearing about the in-production Suicide Squad, and the anticipation for next year’s massive Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, casting is progressing on the stand alone Wonder Woman movie which will be led by Gal Gadot, who will make a brief appearance in Batman V Supes.
It seems that Captain Kirk himself, Chris Pine, is in talks to star opposite Gadot in the movie as the male lead, and love interest to Wonder Woman/ Diana Prince, Steve Trevor. In the comic books Steve Trevor is a WWII fighter pilot who crash lands on Prince’s island where she nurses him back to health. Once he has recovered, she follows him to civilisation where she becomes Wonder Woman, with Trevor having no idea as to the existence of her alter ego. »
- Paul Heath
Pine would play Gadot’s love interest Steve Trevor in the origin story. Warner Bros. had no comment.
In the comics, Steve Trevor was an intelligence officer in the United States Army during World War II whose plane crashed on Paradise Island, the isolated homeland of the Amazons. He was nursed back to health by the Amazon princess Diana, who fell in love with him and followed him when he returned to the outside world. »
- Justin Kroll
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- Michael Stevens
With his trusty vehicular companion already spotted on the set of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, it was only a matter of time before The Caped Crusader himself showed up to foil the Joker’s party on the streets of Toronto. As if Jared Leto’s psychotic criminal didn’t already have his hands full with his eclectic love interest Harley Quinn, the latest stream of videos hitting the interwebs showcase Ben Affleck’s Batman hitching a ride on the roof of the Joker’s flashy sports car.
This is the first footage of The World’s Greatest Detective from the production, after his involvement in Ayer’s villain-centric feature first broke a few weeks back. How exactly this ties into the overarching plot and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice remains to be seen – for instance, will Jared Leto cameo in Zack Snyder’s titanic film next year? – but »
- Michael Briers
Traditionally speaking, the months leading up to the release of a triple-a title such as Batman: Arkham Knight are often riddled with excitement and last-minute promotion. But much like Evolve and Watch Dogs before it, given the sheer amount of pre-order bonuses and limited editions announced, ardent fans have had their hands full picking apart each bundle to find one that suits them best. And just when you thought Rocksteady had all but wrapped up its pre-order push, the studio has unveiled the Gotham’s Future skin pack.
Featuring the menacing Arkham Knight emblazioned with the Batman Beyond symbol and The Caped Crusader himself sporting a guise channeling Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns – also the inspiration for Zack Snyder’s Dawn of Justice – the costume pack has been slated for a release on Steam come June 23. It’s unclear if this cosmetic add-on will make its way onto consoles, »
- Michael Briers
Unicomb said that he has drawn inspiration for Miller's Justice League Mortal from Jon Schnepp's The Death of Superman Lives, which focused on Tim Burton's aborted Superman film, and 2013 documentary Jodorowsky's Dune.
Speaking to Inside Film, Unicomb said: "We wanted to get the story out there to help us gauge interest.
"I have always been fascinated with the project, which would be in the same vein as Jodorowsky's Dune and this year's The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?."
Warner Bros confirmed that »
Whilst director Zack Snyder will be turning his attention to a pair of Justice League films for DC once he's done and dusted with Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, another new movie project will be looking back at the Justice League film that never happened.
This was relatively recently too. Mad Max director George Miller had begun casting a Justice League film, and the plan was to shoot the movie in Australia. However, Warner Bros eventually pulled the plug on that particular project back in 2008, in the light of the success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight films. A new documentary, from director Ryan Unicomb and producers Aaron Cater and Steven Caldwell, wants to chart the story of what happened with the abandoned Justice League project. »
There is no denying that the DC Cinematic Universe looks to be darker than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans have discussed and criticized both the latest Batman v Superman trailer, and Superman’s most recent outing, questioning everything from Superman’s morals to the color palette. Yesterday, Charles Moss of “The Atlantic” released an essay that takes a closer look at Superman’s roots, his morals, and the criticism that fans have given Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”. Moss wrote, “But what many fans don’t realize is that Superman hasn’t always been the Big, Blue Boy Scout they’ve come to know and love. In fact, in the very early stages of the character’s development, he wasn’t a hero at all, but a villain. And even after Superman became an enforcer of good in his earlier years, his brand of justice was as gray, morally speaking, »
Many of you will know that before he returned to the iconic Mad Max franchise with this year's immensely popular Fury Road, Aussie director George Miller was working on an even bigger project for Warner Bros. Miller's now-cancelled Justice League: Mortal once looked set to "unite the seven" as early as 2009, but production location issues and the writer's strike derailed the project. By 2013, Miller's superhero flick was but a mere memory, with WB opting instead to re-build the Dccu, beginning with Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel. However, there was a time that this project genuinely looked like it was going ahead, with a cast attached. Notable members of Miller's ensemble include The Lone Ranger's Armie Hammer as Batman and 'Immortan Joe' himself (Hugh Keays-Byrne) as the Martian Manhunter. So what really went wrong? A new documentary looking into the cancelled feature has been proposed by director Ryan Unicomb, »
When Warner Bros. pulled the plug in 2008 on Justice League Mortal, which George Miller wanted to shoot in Australia, the local industry lost a production that would have employed hundreds of crew and supporting actors.
Director Ryan Unicomb and producers Aaron Cater and Steven Caldwell believe there is a fascinating story in the aborted superhero adventure, which they aim to chronicle in a feature-length documentary.
Announced today, the doc has the working title Miller.s Justice League Mortal. It will seek to give an unbiased account of the project.s development, preproduction and cancellation, as well as the impact on the Australian film industry.
The producers have enlisted film writer/author Maria Lewis to help develop the doc. The plan is to interview some of the cast and crew who would have worked on the film and gain access to never-before-seen artwork and costumes.
They have yet to approach Miller »
- Don Groves
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