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When Warner Brothers announced their upcoming slate of DC Comics films earlier this month, it became apparent that the studio (and director Zack Snyder) would be populating the burgeoning DC Cinematic Universe with household names, namely Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Green Lantern, along with well established and popular characters like Shazam and Cyborg. However, that doesn’t mean that more obscure heroes won’t be making their way to the big screen, something that Snyder himself confirmed today.
The director called into a local Detroit radio station, first and foremost to thank the city for its hospitality and for all of the support that its citizens have shown Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. He also gave a little hint about the future Justice League roster, and suggested that we could see some relatively unknown characters join the fray:
“As we add to the Justice League »
- James Garcia
The comic book movie wars have certainly been taken up to 11. For most of the war between Marvel and DC, Marvel had been besting DC with their “Avengers” movie series and various solo superhero films, like “Iron Man,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Captain America.” But DC began showing DC what its made of with “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and the announcements of “Wonder Woman” “The Flash” and “Aquaman” films, with Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot, The Flash played by Ezra Miller and Aquaman played by Jason Momoa. There’s also the slate of “Justice League” films we can expect in the coming years. So how did [ Read More ]
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It will take some doing for Warner Bros./DC to catch up with Disney/Marvel. They have a huge head-start with 10 films and more than $7.1 billion globally at the box office, even with Zack Snyder's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" coming in 2016 and an impressive slate of ten movies in the offing. Ezra Miller is going to play “The Flash,” Snyder returns to direct a second “Justice League” movie (2020) and Gal Gadot stars as “Wonder Woman” in 2017, with “Aquaman” and “The Flash” to follow in 2018. So Tuesday morning at Disney's El Capitan Theatre, packed with fanboys, journos, and various hangers-on (such as "Avengers: Age of Ultron" writer-director Joss Whedon), Marvel struck back by announcing an even more ambitious slate of eight films through 2019 (including the initial four in Phase 3's nine-film arc), which will introduce Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016) which is rumored to star Benedict Cumberbatch; Marvel's first leading. »
- Anne Thompson and Bill Desowitz
Marvel Studios shocked everyone today when they revealed that Chadwick Boseman will bring the Black Panther to the big screen first in Captain America: Civil War and then his own solo movie. The 42 star had been mentioned as being in the running by Latino-Review, but like Ezra Miller being cast as The Flash, the official announcement came pretty much out of nowhere! Deadline have now weiged in on the casting and already have the exclusive on Boseman's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "I hear he’s signed a lucrative five-film deal that begins with 2016’s Captain America: Civil War continues through Marvel’s just-unveiled Phase 3 line-up." A five picture deal obviously means we'll be seeing a lot of the Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe then, and it would be very surprising if he doesn't make an appearance in a future Avengers movie and obviously a »
Two weeks ago, in the span of about 24 hours, the universe of superhero movies rapidly expanded in a series of bizarre new directions. First came news that Marvel was actively considering making the next Captain America movie into the next Iron Man movie, in a story arc that would cull material from the mid-2000s mega-crossover "Civil War." Coincidentally or probably not, Warner Bros. chose that precise cultural moment to announce that they were planning a whole bunch of DC superhero movies. Wonder Woman? Aquaman? Cyborg? Check, check, checkeroo! Several readers wrote in with their own thoughts on the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes. »
- Darren Franich
Warner Bros. and DC have announced 13 movies, not including its Vertigo slate, for the immediate future. They also have four different TV shows on the air, with more to come. The big question fans have is: How do these projects all tie together? Well, as DC creative chief Geoff Johns explains it, all of these DC movies and TV shows form a multiverse.
Basically, The CW's The Flash and Grant Gustin's Barry Allen exist on a different plain of reality from Ezra Miller's version of the character in 2018's big screen standalone adventure The Flash. And the same stands true for NBC's Constantine and Fox's Gotham when it comes to The CW's Arrow and CBS' Supergirl. If characters are to crossover between networks with the big screen characters of Justice League, it sounds like someone is going to have to enter a wormhole.
While these spinoff and franchises »
Geoff Johns has gone from fan favorite comic book writer to the mastermind behind the DC universe on TV and film, helping to develop the slate of three new shows debuting this season--"The Flash," "Gotham" and "Constantine"--as well as executive producing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. As the chief creative officer and spokesperson for DC Entertainment, Johns just did an interview with BuzzFeed in which he discusses the alluring concept of "the multiverse" and how the shows and movies will be separate but inherently tied worlds, as with Ezra Miller portraying The Flash in movies and Grant Gustin donning the red suit for TV. »
Warner Bros Pictures and DC Comics recently released their full slate of upcoming comic book movies through the year 2020. Outside of Justice League and Wonder Woman, two other announcements really stood out. The Flash and Aquaman will be getting their own films in 2018. With The Flash TV show just premiering to great numbers it makes sense to bring that character to the cineplexes. Well DC has other ideas about who will be playing The Flash.
Along with the announcement of the film, it was announced that The Flash would be played by Ezra Miller. The young actor is best known for his roles in We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Critics have praised his performance in both films and he is looking like a standout star of this generation. Well that wasn’t enough for comic book fans.
- Max Covill
After knocking it out of the park this summer with X-Men: Days of Future Past, all eyes are on director Bryan Singer, who has a lot to live up to with the 2016 sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. Described as a sort of 1980’s disaster film, Apocalypse will conclude the First Class trilogy and, by all accounts, sounds like the biggest X-Men film yet.
One easy way Singer can win some immediate fan goodwill is by bringing back Evan Peters as Quicksilver, the headphone-wearing speedster who stole the show in Days of Future Past despite some extremely negative reactions to early marketing material. We’ve heard rumors that Peters would appear in Apocalypse, but now it’s been made official thanks to former stuntman Brian Smrz, who served as second unit director on Dofp and was responsible for much of Quicksilver’s jaw-dropping scene in the Pentagon kitchen.
In a new interview, Smrz »
- James Garcia
According to a new report from Batman News, Entertainment Weekly got a chance to chat up "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" Cyborg star, Ray Fisher (left), and he gave a few details about the filming process, talked about the new "Cyborg" solo movie, and more. First, he commented on the solo Cyborg movie, stating: "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.” Next, Ray talked about how great it was to work on the Batman v Superman set, revealing that he never did get to see Superman aka Henry Cavill or The Flash aka Ezra Miller. "I met everyone in the Justice League except Henry Cavill and Ezra Miller. »
The 27 year old Ray Fisher first got the attention of Hollywood after playing Muhammad Ali in Fetch Clay, Make Man. Standing at 6-foot-4, a ripped 212 pounds, and a classically trained veteran of the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Fisher seemed destined to be a superhero.
Fisher likely signed a gigantic, multi picture deal with Warner Bros., but the studio gave him no clue as to what those movies might be. Just a couple of hours before Warner Bros. announced its eleven movie plan, the studio informed Fisher that his character Cyborg would be getting his own solo movie in 2020. Not bad for an actor who had zero film credits before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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- Free Reyes
Before the announcement last week, it was already known Fisher would have a part in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". Beyond that though it was anyone's guess as to what he would be in, even Fisher himself was in the dark.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, the actor revealed that he had no idea Warners would announce a full "Cyborg" solo movie in 2020 until just a few hours before the announcement when the producers revealed the news to him:
"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 [the Cyborg film], I found out then and there. »
- Garth Franklin
It was only last week when Warner Bros. and DC lifted the lid on their expansive cinematic blueprint that openly confirmed a hoard of big-budget superhero films. From Suicide Squad to Wonder Woman and Shazam to Aquaman, ardent fans of the comic book series were overjoyed when the show-stopping news was first unveiled. Only, for Ray Fisher — the Broadway star who has signed on as Cyborg — the announcement was news to him as well.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 27-year old spoke candidly of his involvement in the rapidly-expanding DC universe, stating that he had no idea that Warner Bros. had planned a solo movie for his take on one Victor Stone.
“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. »
- Michael Briers
The actor - who will star in the solo movie - has revealed that he was only told about the plans hours before the official announcement last week.
"I didn't know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character," Fisher told EW.
"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 standalone film."
Fisher is best known for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the off-Broadway play Fetch Clay, Make Man.
"I'm a long-game player and didn't see any of this happening until at least my 40s, »
Earlier today, it was announced that The Conjuring director James Wan had officially signed on for the horror film’s sequel, which was recently delayed and is now slated for release in 2016. However, buried in that news story was a little hint pointing toward another project on Wan’s slate: A DC Comics film.
Wan’s Conjuring 2 directing gig comes with a nice producing deal at New Line Cinema, but Warner Brothers is interested in keeping him behind the camera for as long as possible. They see him as “an emerging major filmmaker” and they hope he will grow in that capacity on their lot. So, what better way to keep Wan around for a bit longer than hand him the reins to one of the recently-announced high profile comic book films slated for release between 2016 and 2020?
The director will reportedly “make an important movie for New Line and Warner Bros or DC. »
- James Garcia
Besides the fans, the biggest winners of the recent DC Warner Bros. announcement were Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher. With a simple press release, each went from up and coming actor to movie star with their own franchise. Momoa, who’ll play Aquaman, is obviously thrilled. We have yet to hear from Miller, who […]
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- Germain Lussier
When Warner Bros. announced in April that Broadway star Ray Fisher will make his feature film debut as Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was believed to be a smaller role that would expand in Justice League. Little did we know that Warner Bros. planned on making this 27-year-old actor a major part of their DC Comics movie universe, after last week's announcement that he will have his own Cyborg movie in 2020. During a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor also confirmed that he will star in both Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, along with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and his stand-alone Cyborg movie.
The actor revealed that he was just as surprised as the fans, since he was told only a few hours before last week's huge announcement that he will be getting his own Cyborg movie. »
The response to Ezra Miller being cast as The Flash has been vocal to say the least. Some fans believe he's completely wrong for the role due to the fact he shares very few similarities with the Barry Allen from the comic books, while others would have preferred to see the small scren Flash (Grant Gustin) get the chance to speed onto the big screen. The casting appeared to come out of nowhere, though Miller's physical similarities to Adam Driver (who was said to be up for the role of Nightwing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before picking Star Wars Episode VII) could mean that the actor playing The Fastest Man Alive was being decided on long before we even realised! Anyone who has seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower or We Need to Talk About Kevin will know that Miller is an incredible actor, and there's »
Nobody told Ray Fisher the plan. The 27-year-old had no idea he was set to explode into Hollywood movie stardom, top-lining as the title character in a Cyborg movie set for release in 2020. In fact, producers called the New Jersey-born theater actor on Oct. 15 with the heads-up only hours before Warner Bros. publicly revealed its slate of mega-budget superhero movies tied to the DC Cinematic Universe—Wonder Woman, The Justice League, Suicide Squad, and Shazam among them. “I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character,” says Fisher, who was hired in »
- Chris Lee
After being rumored to play Aquaman for almost a full year, Warner Bros. finally confirmed last week that Jason Momoa will in fact play the King of Atlantis in Justice League and his own stand-alone adventure. The actor made an appearance at Walker Con in Atlanta over the weekend, where he gave his first public comments about the role.
When asked about the level of secrecy involved in his casting, the actor said he tried to respect Warner Bros.' wishes to keep his casting a secret, but it was very hard for him to do so.
"Listen, I was asked to play it. You know, you audition and stuff like that, but the fact is you've just got to keep it quiet. You know what I mean, I was just trying to respect Warner Bros. and everyone's wishes. I'm really, really happy that I don't have to be quiet anymore, »
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