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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
Recently, Comicbookmovie.com acquired some new, exclusive set pics for the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" super hero/action flick, and they feature main stars, Jesse Eisenberg aka Lex Luthor, Gal Gadot aka Wonder Woman, Holly Hunter, Tao Okamoto, arriving at the Michigan State University location to film a reported party scene as the Museum there, is doubling as Lex's huge mansion. You guys can see the new pics at Comicbookmovie by Clicking Here. They apparently turned a Starbucks that was located there, into a bar, and it's reported that this scene will involve a major fight among other things, so it should be interesting. The movie stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg ,and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, »
You might have noticed some Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice news floating around courtesy of an extra who chose to break his signed confidentiality agreement today, but now we’ve finally got a more concrete report that doesn’t call for Warner Bros. to file lawsuit. Apparently multiple sources have confirmed that Jena Malone is indeed in the film, but there’s no word on whether or not she’s actually portraying a female version of Batman’s sidekick, Robin. Hit the jump for more on Malone’s involvement in the film. Batman v Superman is due in theaters on March 25, 2016 and also stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy and Jeremy Irons. Malone was spotted on the Detroit set back in August, so there’s been speculation that she has a role in the film for a while now. »
- Perri Nemiroff
A couple of weeks back, rumour resurfaced claiming that Jena Malone is reuniting with Sucker Punch director Zack Snyder for the role of Carrie Kelley (a.k.a. The Dark Knight Returns’ Robin) in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, stemming from the fact that the actress had died her hair red – much like the character in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
Well, Variety is now quoting an alleged extra from the top-secret film, who has apparently told local news station Wilx-10 that “the character of Robin is now female”. This certainly adds some credence to the original report, unless the “extra” is just making it up to get themselves on the local news, of course…
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25th, »
- Gary Collinson
In this Friday’s Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys reveals which DC movies have announced up until 2020 (Justice League, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and more!), dives into the Civil War storyline Marvel have announced for Captain America 3 (Chris Evans) And Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man’s involvement in it, who’s on the studio’s wish list to play Doctor Strange after Joaquin Phoenix has dropped out, all the latest on the Ghostbusters reboot to be directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) and much, much more…
Fmtv will be back on Monday with our Top 5 Wrestlers in Films! And the Movie Newsgasm will be up as always next Friday. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…
- Oliver Davis
Four years ago, Gareth Edwards' "Monsters" sent a rocket into the indie sci-fi scene. Made on a tiny budget, with a tiny crew, and with visual effects completed personally by the filmmaker, it was a strange and ingenious picture, a sort of "Before Sunrise" at the end of the world, that proved that in this day and age, your imagination was pretty much the limit in terms of what you could achieve with a low-budget film. It launched the careers of both star Scoot McNairy, and Edwards, who graduated from a tiny-budgeted film to blockbuster "Godzilla" this summer, and is heading to the first "Star Wars" spin-off film. "Monsters" wasn't a giant hit, but it made enough money that British backers Vertigo Films were keen to press ahead with a sequel, and they've finally got their wish, with "Monsters: Dark Continent" premiering this week at the BFI London Film Festival. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice crew has started constructing a large set in the desert in New Mexico. What could it be? Your guess is much better than mine in this case, so please speculate away in the comments. It could be Themyscira, the home of Wonder Woman. Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, and Jeremy Irons star in the superhero faceoff directed by Zack Snyder. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016. Hit the jump for a glimpse of the New Mexico structure. The Albuquerque station Koat 7 posted a brief news story on the production [via Cs]: Click here for all our Batman v Superman coverage or browse recent links below: Wonder Woman’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Origin Revealed Producer Charles Roven Says Ben Affleck Was the First Choice to Play Batman »
- Brendan Bettinger
Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara has been announcing a slew of news regarding the studio's plans. Among his announcements is the reveal that The Flash standalone movie is coming in 2018 and will star Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower). This reveal firmly establishes that the DC Movie Universe will be completely separate from the DC TV Universe since the new CW series The Flash stars Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster. Additionally, this new Flash movie will come after Zack Snyder's Justice League Part One, which is due out in 2017. Hit the jump for more. It seems like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is going out of its way to cram in superheroes since it contains not only the titular characters but also has Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa). There was speculation that co-star Scoot McNairy could be playing The Flash, but that's clearly not the case. »
- Matt Goldberg
Having served as producer on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy, Charles Roven is now involved with the latest incarnation of the Caped Crusader, as Zack Snyder’s brings together Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel for the eagerly-anticipated 2016 sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. During a Hollywood Masters interview for Lmu Film School, Roven has now spoken about the casting of Ben Affleck, as well as stating how this interpretation of Bruce Wayne / Batman differs from previous versions, and teasing the expansion of the DC movie universe leading up to the Justice League movie.
“We knew that we wanted a very mature Batman, because we wanted to juxtapose him against this young Superman, so we wanted a guy who was tougher, rugged, had signs of life, had lived a hard life,” states Roven. “We wanted the guy to have chops, for sure. »
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros.’ comedy-drama Our Brand Is Crisis has added two new stars to its line-up. The remake of the 2005 documentary continues to attract a wealth of talent, and today we’ve got news of its latest additions. Climbing aboard the political expose are Joaquim De Almeida (Fast Five) and Zoe Kazan (What If, Ruby Sparks).
Based on filmmaker Rachel Boynton’s documentary, the film will further explore what sounds to be a fascinating tale of political ideals gone awry. The story will be based around the exploits of two of President Clinton’s former political advisors, James Carville and Stan Greenberg, and their involvement in the re-election of a Bolivian president.
The casting announcements so far have addressed who’ll be playing a great deal of the main characters. Except, that is, for the Bolivian president himself. Thanks to The Wrap, we now know that role will be portrayed by De Almeida, »
- Gem Seddon
The film centres on a group of Us consultants who hire a notorious political advisor to secure the re-election of an unpopular Bolivian president. Peter Straughan of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy fame wrote the screenplay.
Participant Media is a co-financier on the film with Warner Bros, who will distribute.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Filming is underway in New Orleans on David Gordon Green's feature adaptation of the 2005 political campaign doc of the same name. In her first live-action feature film appearance since "Gravity," Sandra Bullock plays retired political consultant "Calamity" Jane Bodine. She's pulled back into the game by a team of Americans tasked with getting an unpopular Bolivian president reelected. The campaign gets chaotic when Billy Bob Thornton shows up as the opposition — and, as we learn, he's also Jane's worst enemy. The film's top drawer cast includes Anthony Mackie (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), Scoot McNairy (“Gone Girl,” “Argo”), Zoe Kazan (“Ruby Sparks”), Ann Dowd (“Side Effects,” HBO’s “The Leftovers”), Reynaldo Pacheco (“Beginners”), Dominic Flores (“Rampart”), Louis Arcella (NBC’s “The Blacklist”), Octavio Gómez Berríos (“Che: Part One”) and Joaquim de Almeida (“Fast Five”). Green, who has deftly carried projects both indie ("George »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Filming is underway in New Orleans on director David Gordon Green’s adaptation of the 2005 documentary the same name.
Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton star in the story of a group of American consultants accepting the challenge of getting an unpopular Bolivian president re-elected. Bullock plays a maverick political consultant who comes out of retirement to lead the team while Thornton portrays her enemy.
The film also stars Anthony Mackie, Scoot McNairy, Zoe Kazan, Ann Dowd, Reynaldo Pacheco, Dominic Flores, Louis Arcella, Octavio Gomez Berrios and Joaquim de Almeida. Green directs from a screenplay by Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”).
The film is being produced by Smokehouse Pictures’ principals George Clooney and Grant Heslov with Bullock, Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, and Stuart Besser serving as executive producers.
- Dave McNary
Participant Media has come aboard as co-financier on Our Brand Is Crisis, the political comedy-drama now filming in New Orleans under director David Gordon Green. Sandra Bullock stars in the adaptation of Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary as “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a retired political consultant brought in to help an unpopular Bolivian president get re-elected. Things get personal when Jane’s nemesis, Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), arrives to lead the opposition’s campaign. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy scribe Peter Straughan penned the screenplay, and Smokehouse Pictures’ George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing. Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King have come on as executive producers alongside Bullock and Stuart Besser. Anthony Mackie, Scoot McNairy, Zoe Kazan, Ann Dowd, Reynaldo Pacheco, Dominic Flores, Louis Arcella, Octavio Gómez Berríos, and Joaquim de Almeida also star. Warner Bros will distribute.
- Jen Yamato
Filming is underway in New Orleans on director David Gordon Green’s (“Pineapple Express,” “George Washington”) feature adaptation of the critically acclaimed 2005 documentary Our Brand Is Crisis, starring Oscar winners Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) and Billy Bob Thornton (“Sling Blade”).
When a group of American consultants accept the challenge of getting an unpopular Bolivian president re-elected, they realize they need help. Tracking down retired maverick political consultant Jane Bodine (Bullock) to her cabin in the woods, they persuade her to lead the team—a decision they quickly come to regret, as “Calamity” Jane begins to live up to her nickname, unleashing her very own brand of chaos on the campaign.
Just as all seems lost, the loathsome Pat Candy (Thornton), Jane’s worst enemy, arrives in town to work for the opposition. Suddenly things become personal and as the battle begins the consultants get to see Jane the legend in action. »
- Michelle McCue
There is probably a sizable percentage of people who hate Robert Pattinson for no good reason. The Twilight star became an intense object of affection and lust for those team Edward, and for anyone who witnessed that obsessive fandom (especially those who saw it up close), it can be off-putting even if it bears little on the person’s talents. Considering that Pattinson starred in five of the biggest movies of the last decade, he’s made some of the smartest career moves of anyone who has been suddenly thrust into superstardom: He’s now making an effort to work with talented auteurs in roles that only trade on his fame in the sense that he helps get the movies financed. Not only has he made two movies with David Cronenberg, he also starred in the David Michod film The Rover. And as for the latter, he’s excellent in it. »
- Andre Dellamorte
Tonight is the "Closing Night" of the New York Film Festival (Birdman and I'm happy to report that it's wondrous) though there are screenings tomorrow making the title only honorary, really. We'll wrap up soon with Inherent Vice and Birdman thoughts and things we learned at the fest. All the screenings and the first wave of Oscar seeking interviews (coming at'cha soon) have left us seriously behind on the matter of movie trailers / teasers so here are three which you may well have seen already but let's discuss in abbreviated Yes No Maybe So fashion.
Yes - This does what teasers, hell trailers themselves, should do: intrigues but doesn't give the game away. If only full trailers would follow suit. Come on studios: Help moviegoers rediscover a little something called curiousity.
No - It's not really fair since he's had a couple of low key years but I'm feeling Clooney fatigue for some reason. »
- NATHANIEL R
• Joaquim de Almeida (Fast Five) has signed on to play the male lead opposite Sandra Bullock in David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis. Zoe Kazan (What If) has also signed on for the political dramedy. In addition to Bullock, they’re joining Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, and Ann Dowd. The film is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name, which explored American political campaign strategies in Bolivia. Green’s film stars Bullock as “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a retired American political consultant, with de Almeida as Castillo, the former president of Bolivia who is running for office again. »
- C. Molly Smith
“Fast Five” star Joaquim de Almeida is set to play the male lead opposite Sandra Bullock in David Gordon Green's political dramedy “Our Brand Is Crisis,” which has also added “What If” star Zoe Kazan to its strong ensemble cast, TheWrap has learned. Smokehouse partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing the Warner Bros. movie, which will co-star their “Argo” actor Scoot McNairy, as well as Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie and Ann Dowd. The movie will be executive produced by Bullock. Also read: ‘What If’ Review: Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan Jolt Life Back into the Rom-Com »
- Jeff Sneider
Last week we got a first trailer for Black Sea, the upcoming submarine thriller from Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland), and now we have a first poster featuring leading man Jude Law (Dom Hemingway)…
A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.
- Gary Collinson
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