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There seems to be a lot of shifting and juggling going on with the Dceu film slate as of late.
For starters, no new director has been announced for The Flash which puts a big dent in the likelihood that the film will hit its March 2018 release date. Then there's the fact that Aquaman got shifted from its projected release of July 27, 2018 to October 5, 2018. Meanwhile, fall of 2018 had been thought of as the landing spot for Ben Affleck's The Batman.
With the current way that 2018 is configured, there's a huge gap in DC's releases between March and October. DC has famously released many of its major films during the summer, with practically every modern Batman and Superman film- aside from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice- being released in June or July.
Which brings us back to reports from earlier this year, when Batman v Superman came out »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
According to Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures has slated Annabelle 2 for an August 11th, 2017 theatrical release. New Line Cinema's follow-up film to 2014's Annabelle (itself a spinoff of The Conjuring) was originally scheduled to come out on May 19th.
We have the teaser trailer and previous press release with full details on Annabelle 2 below, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details.
Press Release: From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle 2,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, »
- Derek Anderson
Deadline is reporting that Syfy is developing an hourlong drama based upon James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas’ Boom! Studios comic book series The Woods, which has Brad Peyton (San Andreas) set to produce and direct from a script by Michael Armbruster (Beautiful Boy).
“We’ve always seen this title as having the potential to be a stand-out sci-fi property, and there’s no better team to do that with than with Boom! and the teams at Ucp/Syfy,” said Peyton and and his producing partner Jeff Fierson.
Planned for a 36-issue run, The Woods “is set in Wisconsin where an entire high school campus — including the 300 students, teachers, parents and workers who happened to be there at the time – vanishes without a trace and reappears in the middle of the thick woods on the moon of a distant planet. Now their normal lives have suddenly and dramatically changed as »
- Gary Collinson
Just a month after the Academy named Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd as the new producers for the 2017 Academy Awards, a new host has been named. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has been chosen to host the awards telecast, which will take place live from the Kodak Theater at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, February 26. This will mark Jimmy Kimmel's first time hosting the awards ceremony, but he did host the Emmy Awards earlier this year.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the producers are expected to officially announce Jimmy Kimmel coming aboard as host later today. The news also comes months after ABC signed a new deal with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the network to keep airing the Oscar telecast until the year 2028, with the Academy paying ABC $75 million per year. Part of that deal gave the network more creative input, »
The Insidious film franchise is not a ‘typical’ horror series, by any means. While the initial instalment – released in 2010 – essentially focused upon the supernatural abilities of a father (Patrick Wilson) and his son (Ty Simpkins), and the second instalment continued that theme, creators Leigh Whannel and James Wan chose to develop the story further by revealing a supporting character from the first film to be the centre of the narrative as a whole. The character of Elise Rainier will remain at the core of the upcoming Insidious: Chapter 4, as the actress that plays her recently explained to Daily Dead.
Lin Shaye has portrayed demonologist Elise Rainier in every Insidious film to date – first appearing as the woman hired to help the troubled father and son in the first two films, and later revealed to have a connection to that family dating back to the father’s childhood. This discovery »
- Sarah Myles
Since it was first officially announced nearly three years ago, Warner Bros.’ Aquaman movie has circled a few tentative release dates. Up until recently, it was believed that it would arrive on July 21st, 2018. Now, according to multiple sources, that date is actually October 5th, 2018.
Warner Bros. claimed the October 5th date some time ago, but had not placed anything there until now. Since we now know that that’s the day Jason Momoa’s Aquaman will be swimming into theaters, the question is whether or not that July date will be left open for another DC film, or is to be given to something else in Warner Bros.’ expansive slate. Of the DC properties in the works without release dates, we have The Flash, Margot Robbie’s upcoming Harley Quinn spinoff, Ben Affleck’s The Batman, and the long-rumored Man of Steel 2.
- James Garcia
Variety reports that Warner Bros. has set a release date for Aquaman, its upcoming solo feature for Jason Momoa’s crime-fighting underwater king. Audiences will get to see Momoa balance his Atlantean duties and surface-level tensions on October 5, 2018, slotting the movie in after 2017’s Justice League and 2018’s The Flash.
Aquaman is being directed by James Wan, who’s promising some classic swashbuckling action, and, hopefully, a minimum of fish puns. Fans got a brief glimpse of Momoa’s camera-smashing superhero in Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and a longer look during the Justice League trailer released earlier this year.
- William Hughes
Image via Warner Bros.
The DC Extended Universe is certainly a fickle, fickle beast. Back in 2014, Warner Bros. announced a slated that included the likes of Justice League, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg, Justice League 2, etc. It was an ambitious slate, and as such, it was inevitable that some of the dates would shift around, and some that would be canceled altogether (my fellow writer Mario maintains that the Cyborg movie won’t happen).
Following the disappointment of Batman v Superman, as well as the continued negative critical reception of the Dceu with Suicide Squad, it was inevitable that there would be some shifts. It looks like Aquaman will be one of those shifts. According to Deadline, the film has been officially moved to October 5, 2018.
- Joseph Medina
Warner Bros. said last year that the character would be caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and the undersea Atlanteans, who are ready to lash out in revolt. Aquaman is based on the DC Comics character who’s king of Atlantis, born half-human as Arthur Curry and half-Atlantean. He was first introduced in the early 1940s.
- Dave McNary
Portrayed by Jason Momoa, we first saw the titular hero in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which arrived back in March. It was only a brief glimpse to tease his involvement in the Dceu, but the King of the Seven Seas will have a considerably larger role in next year’s Justice League, before getting his own solo effort under the direction of James Wan.
With the film so far off, we really know very little about it at this point. However, Wan has compared it to a “classic swashbuckling adventure” in the past, even going so far as to liken his take on the character to Wolverine. It’s all part of the director’s effort to »
- Mark Cassidy
Don't worry, it doesn't sound like there is trouble in paradise yet. Yes, Aquaman is getting delayed. But it's only for a few months. This doesn't seem to be for any glaring issue with the quality of the movie. And many believe Warner Bros. made the movie so they could announce Ben Affleck's solo adventure The Batman soon, giving it a prime summer release date. That part of this story, though, has not been confirmed.
The Aquaman movie was supposed to hit theaters on July 27, 2018. Though, that date has been called into question often these past few months, especially in the wake of Suicide Squad not quite living up to expectations. Yes, this August's DC villain super-epic was a hit financially. But it left a bad taste in fans mouths with its sloppy editing and incoherent story. There has been rumors that every single one of the upcoming DC »
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Aquaman will swim into theaters on Oct. 5, 2018.
The Warner Bros. and DC superhero film stars Jason Momoa. James Wan is directing the film, which also will star Amber Heard as Mera, the love interest of Aquaman and eventual queen of Atlantis. The film will be released in 3D and Imax.
Momoa made his first appearance as the seafaring superhero in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hit theaters in March and has earned $873.3 million worldwide. He’ll also appear in Justice League, out in 2017.
Warner Bros. had placed an "untitled" feature on the date of Oct. »
- Rebecca Ford
Warner Bros. is ready to unleash its standalone Aquaman film starring Jason Momoa. “Aquaman” will now open in IMAX and 3D on Oct. 5, 2018. James Wan will direct the DC Comics project, following Momoa’s brief debut as the buff and surly hero in last spring’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The character is also expected to appear in next November’s “Justice League – Part One,” which will also star Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller. The standalone was written by Wan and Kurt Johnstad (“300”). Momoa is joined by actress Amber Heard in the role of Mera and. »
- Matt Donnelly
Aquaman finally has a release date. The Warner Bros superhero pic starring Jason Momoa and directed by James Wan will hit theaters October 5, 2018 in both 3D and Imax. Aquaman made his cinematic debut earlier this year via a short cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The character will next be seen in a major role in the Zack Snyder-directed follow up Justice League, which sees the major heroes of the DC Universe united to face off against DC Villain… »
James Wan's standalone Aquaman flick was originally set to swim into theaters on July 27, 2018, but Warner Bros. has now announced that it'll actually open almost 3 months later than that on October 5. We still don't know a whole lot about this first solo outing for the King of Atlantis, but it will also see Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe reprise their Justice League roles as Mera and Vulko, respectively. Wan has been posting the occasional location scouting pic to Instagram, however, and this latest one is widely believed to be doubling for Amnesty Bay - the small coastal town that was home to Aquaman's (Jason Momoa) adoptive father, Tom Curry. Tell us, how do you feel about having to wait a bit longer to see Aquaman in theaters? »
With Darren Lynn Bousman's Abattoir hitting theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on December 9th, Daily Dead had the great pleasure of speaking with the legendary Lin Shaye about her role in the film, and in addition to talking about the haunted house thriller (stay tuned for the full interview), Shaye also shared some intriguing details about the anticipated return of Elise Rainier in the upcoming Insidious: Chapter 4.
Shaye told Daily Dead that the timeline of Insidious: Chapter 4 will begin shortly after the conclusion of Chapter 3:
"In general, it goes back to Elise’s beginnings. And you also meet Elise at a very different point in her life. It takes place right after the end of Chapter 3, when she walks off with Specs and Tucker and they’re starting their company, Spectral Sightings, and they are now living at her home. They’re like her two sons, »
- Derek Anderson
With production starting next summer in Australia on the highly-anticipated Aquaman, new details about this superhero adventure are finally starting to come in. A new report reveals what working title this DC Comics adaptation will have when principal photography gets under way, while a new DC Comics cover will showcase cartoon versions of stars Jason Momoa as the title character and Amber Heard as his queen, Mera. Unfortunately, no plot details have been confirmed yet, but hopefully it's only a matter of time before we know more about the story.
Production Weekly revealed in its December 1 edition that, when filming begins on Aquaman next summer, it will have a secret working title of Ahab. So, for fans in Australia next summer, if you see signs for a film called Ahab, it will actually be for Aquaman. Most major studios use working titles like Ahab to help keep their productions »
Shamus Kelley Nov 30, 2016
For years fans have been waiting for a live action movie based on the popular Robotech series. The news has been slow coming, with the biggest being the announcement of James Wan as director in 2015. In fact, production on the movie has made development of any new material on the animated side complicated for Harmony Gold, the owners of the Robotech franchise.
That may sound like Sony, the company behind the movie, is playing hardball, but Billy Davis, executive vice president of Harmony Gold points out they have a much better relationship with Sony then they did with the last movie studio (Warner Bros) who had the rights to Robotech.
“Sony is allowing us to be a lot more flexible with new toys coming out and such, »
It's interesting to see what the Marvel Studios brand has become. While the studio has been criticized over the years for being a little too safe, too predictable, and for being too set in its ways, no one can argue that their methods aren't succeeding. Doctor Strange is the latest example of how the Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU) is being piloted masterfully.
Over the weekend, Doctor Strange quietly hit a major milestone: The 14th film in the McU became the highest-grossing solo superhero debut in the Marvel canon.
The film, directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, currently sits at $616 million worldwide. That figure pushes it past the first chapters of all of their solo heroes: Iron Man ($585,174,222), Thor ($449,326,618), Ant-Man ($519,311,965), The Incredible Hulk ($263,427,551), and Captain America ($370,569,774). And here's the kicker: Doctor Strange has only been out for three weeks!
The success of Doctor Strange, which also scored a critical »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Like many folk, I knew nothing of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren until James Wan’s theatrical release The Conjuring (2013). So as I scoured the TV graveyard to unearth another relic from yesteryear, I came across 1991’s The Haunted – an account of the terrifying (and long) haunting that beset the Smurl family from the mid 70s to the late 80s, and one in which the Warrens helped out. And while it doesn’t quite reach the heights of Wan’s modern classic, it is nevertheless a satisfying addition to the Warren legacy, and a great showcase for Sally Kirkland as the besieged Smurl matriarch.
Originally broadcast on the Fox network on Monday, May the 6th, 1991, The Haunted had tough competition: ABC had MacGyver/ABC Monday Night Movie, CBS aired Evening Shade/Major Dad/Murphy Brown/Designing Women, and NBC had Fresh Prince/Blossom/NBC Monday Night at the Movies. »
- Scott Drebit
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