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DC Movies and TV Shows Form a Multiverse Explains Geoff Johns

17 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 »

- MovieWeb

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Geoff Johns Talks The Flash and the DC Multiverse

21 hours ago | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

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. »

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Outrage Over Superhero Casting

22 October 2014 8:07 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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.

Ezra Miller as The Flash? »

- Max Covill

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Quicksilver Confirmed For X-Men: Apocalypse, Solo Film Possible As Well

22 October 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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

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New Batman V Superman Cyborg Details & More Revealed By Cyborg Actor

22 October 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

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. »

- Andre

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Cyborg — Ray Fisher Didn't Know He Was Getting A Solo Movie

22 October 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

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.

Before he joined the DC cineverse, Fisher was rumored for Star Wars: Episode VII and was even scouted by director Ang Lee for a Joe Frazier vs Muhammad Ali 3D boxing movie.

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

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Ray Fisher Talks DC "Cyborg" Film Reveal

22 October 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Best known as a stage actor, Ray Fisher has garnered a lot of attention for landing the plum role of DC hero Cyborg in the various upcoming films of Warner Brothers' DC cinematic universe.

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

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Ray Fisher Admits He Had No Idea About Cyborg Stand-Alone Film

22 October 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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

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Ray Fisher "didn't know" about DC's Cyborg film

22 October 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ray Fisher has shared his surprise at the announcement of Warner Bros' DC Comics film Cyborg.

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."

The actor was hired in March to cameo as Teen Titans character Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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, »

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The Conjuring Director James Wan To Helm A DC Comics Movie?

21 October 2014 6:43 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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

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Ray Fisher Didn’t Know About ‘Cyborg’ Solo Movie; Already Finished ‘Batman v Superman’ Role

21 October 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

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 […]

The post Ray Fisher Didn’t Know About ‘Cyborg’ Solo Movie; Already Finished ‘Batman v Superman’ Role appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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'Cyborg' Star Talks 'Justice League' and 'Batman v Superman'

21 October 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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. »

- MovieWeb

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Poll: How Do You Feel About Ezra Miller Playing The Big Screen Version Of The Flash

21 October 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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 »

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DC's 'Cyborg,' Ray Fisher, didn't know he was getting his own movie

21 October 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

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

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Jason Momoa Talks 'Aquaman' Origin Story and 'Batman v Superman'

20 October 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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, »

- MovieWeb

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Game of Thrones' Jason Momoa opens up about Aquaman

20 October 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jason Momoa has opened up about his role as Aquaman.

The Game of Thrones actor had remained tight-lipped about his part in Warner Bros' DC Comics films, despite being widely reported for the role.

Warner Bros announced its superhero movie schedule last week, confirming Momoa in the role.

"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," Momoa told ComicBook.com. "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, because that's really hard for me."

The actor also revealed that he does not know many details about the solo Aquaman film yet.

"I don't know the director," he said. "I know about as much as you guys know.

"I know the Justice League will come first. »

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Bart & Fleming: WB’s Spandex Od; Ebola The Series; Neil Patrick Harris Near Egot

19 October 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this occasional column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business.

Fleming: Birdman director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu told me he sees superhero movies as right-wing poison and cultural genocide for their simplistic values that stamp out human truths. Warner Bros’ Kevin Tsujihara told Wall Street his slumping film studio will turn around via a full program of 10 DC Comics tent poles to be released 2016-2020.

Will Smith and Tom Hardy are in talks to star in Fury director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, and 2016 also brings Batman V Superman; 2017 brings Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Justice League; 2018 brings Ezra Miller as The Flash and Jason Momoa as Aquaman; 2019 brings Shazam and Justice League 2; Ray Fisher stars in Cyborg and a Green Lantern reboot arrives for 2020.

Besides the »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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The Week in Spandex – DC Cinematic Universe, Marvel’s Civil War, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Daredevil, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit and more

18 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, Lego Batman, Lego DC Super Heroes, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Civil War, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, Powers and more….

Well, it’s been a huge week for superhero news – so much so that it was a toss-up between Warner Bros. and Marvel Studios for our lead story this week. However, as we’ve been inundated with Marvel news, we’ll get things underway with Warner and its big DC Cinematic Universe announcement. Yes, the studio has finally revealed its plans post-Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, »

- Gary Collinson

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Editorial: Why I Support Ezra Miller As The Flash

17 October 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Which seems to be yet another controversial casting decision, as Ezra Miller will be portraying Barry Allen/The Flash on the big screen. I'm going to state my reasonings as to why I support him in the role. He's A Talented Actor   I'm not familiar with Ezra Miller, so surely Warner Bros saw something in him to end up nabbing the role as Barry Allen/The Flash. Particularly looking at his roles in The Perks of Being A Wallflower and We Need To Talk About Kevin, meaning he's incredibly talented no doubt. I'll be sure to watch those films at some point, in order to get an idea what he'll be like as Barry. I Like The Casting.. Simply Because It's Different   I don't expect everyone to like this choice, I get that. But for me this is interesting, seeing similarities in reaction to Jesse Eisenberg being cast as Lex »

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What I have linked, I have linked.

17 October 2014 5:26 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Popwatch Julianne Moore tribute coming in January at the Museum of the Moving Image - let the coronation mark begin

In Contention Pedro Pascal for Ben-Hur and portrayals of Pontius Pilate on the screen

Salon what Gone Girl and Amazon's Transparent have in common

Interview talks to David Cronenberg

iTunes You can buy Norte: The End of History, The four hour acclaimed Philippines Oscar submission on iTunes now if you'd like.

Vulture talks to Kim Dickens from Gone Girl on claims that the movie is misogynist 

 

Awards Daily new trailer for Unbroken. I feel like there've been a lot of these

i09 compares Battlestar Galactica to Outlander given that they're from the same series creator Ron Moore

Criterion is releasing the classic The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant on blu-ray. Rainer Werner Fassbinder's movies are not available enough so this is great news

The Hollywood Reporter Clowns of »

- NATHANIEL R

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