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The season finale of CWs the Flash has set up the introduction of the DC multiverse; a plot element that has been confirmed by series star Grant Gustin. We’ll see “Earth One and Earth Two in the near future.” Does this open up the possibility of the DC TV universe to connect to the film continuity?
CW’s super hero series the Flash has wrapped up its excellent freshman season, with a very busy finale that wrapped up the first year story arcs and establishes a convoluted new time stream where the architect who set the shows major events in motion—the Reverse Flash—never existed, and yet the Flash (Gustin) still does; despite the fact that it was the actions of Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanagh) that gave him his powers. (Hopefully they’ll explain how that works in season two) The show ended on an epic cliffhanger where »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Critics of Warner Bros.’ and DC Comics’ dark and brooding cinematic universe were likely a little taken aback when it was announced that The Lego Movie masterminds Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been tasked with directing The Flash. The pair, also behind both Jump Street action-comedies, did not fit the studios’ previously set mold at all. It made a little more sense, however, when Lord and Miller were also handed Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie. According to Lord, though, the two projects are alike in how they’re both “off a little bit to the side” from their respective franchises.
Lord appeared on podcast Hippojuice and, without revealing any juicy details about either tentpole, commented on why he and Miller were attracted to them. When asked about the Flash movie, which will star Ezra Miller as the Scarlet Speedster, the writer-director said:
We’re trying to break a story. »
- Isaac Feldberg
With Avengers: Age of Ultron already in theaters, comic-book aficionados’ eyes are turning even more completely to next year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the second installment in Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ cinematic universe. And though the film is still so far off that any actual footage has been sparse, promo art is in steady supply. Last night, superhero scoopster Umberto Gonzalez, settling into his solo site Heroic Hollywood, unveiled two new pieces of concept art, depicting the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel actually duking it out.
The pieces are enjoyable on artistic grounds alone, but more savvy comic-book fans may also notice that both shots evoke iconic pieces by David Finch and Jim Lee. Of course, they’ve been slightly tweaked to show Batman’s armor and the cinematic Superman logo, but the inspiration is still clear.
One slightly troubling thing about Batman V »
- Isaac Feldberg
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directors in high demand at the moment. Following the box office success like 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street, the duo have been on the studio must-have list, leading to them getting an animated Spider-Man movie over at Sony and The Flash movie over at Warner Bros.
Appearing on the HippoJuice Podcast, Lord spoke about The Flash and its connections to the TV show saying, “We’re trying to break a story. It’s interesting, because there’s a really popular TV show out there, and we’re trying to carve out space for the movie that’s apart from that. I think we’re doing alright. I believe [our Flash] is going to be Barry Allen. It’s going to be it’s own [thing] — we’re more trying to stick with the cinematic universe… it really is its own thing, and kind of a stand-alone movie. »
- Luke Owen
Amongst the assorted films that Warner Bros has confirmed for the DC cinematic universe is a movie of The Flash. We know that Ezra Miller has been cast in the lead role, and that the film has a release date of March 23rd 2018. Furthermore, it was also revealed a little while back that the heavily in-demand Chris Miller and Phil Lord (Jump Street films, The Lego Movie) would be penning the script.
In a new interview with The Hippojuice Podcast, Lord has given an update on the film and the direction it's heading in. And signifciantly, it'll be independent of The CW's hit The Flash TV show.
"We're trying to break a story", Lord said. "It's interesting, because there's a really popular TV show out there, and we're trying to carve »
As the first DC Comics film set to come out after Zack Snyder's Justice League, the upcoming Flash movie is a bit of a mystery. We know that Ezra Miller is attached to star in the film, and that Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently working on the script, but that's pretty much where the solid info ends. One big question that's been hanging is how the movie will fit into the growing DC Cinematic Universe, and how it might employ other established characters. Well, if recent comments from Phil Lord are an indication, then it seems that Flash will be connected to the cinematic universe, but is expected to operate as its own thing within the continuity. Lord was recently a guest on an episode of the YouTube-based Hippojuice Podcast (about 8:58 in), and during the lengthy conversation dropped a few hints about what »
It’s been said many times over but it’s true: Phil Lord and Chris Miller are two of the most exciting filmmakers working today. They’ve made a career out of turning “bad ideas” into great movies, be it Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, or The Lego Movie. After really breaking out with last year’s one-two punch of 22 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, the duo have been courted to work on just about every kind of “big studio movie” you could think of. They’re in demand for good reason, and while they’ve yet to settle on their next film as directors, the two recently became attached to a few high-profile properties in the development stages. Lord and Miller are “developing the story” for Warner Bros.’ The Flash movie, starring Ezra Miller, and are “masterminding” an animated Spider-Man film for Sony by writing the treatment and producing. »
- Adam Chitwood
Along with his creative partner Chris Miller, Phil Lord has become one of the most in-demand writers (and directors for that matter) in Hollywood, and last month we found out that the pair would next be turning their attention to Warner Bros.' The Flash movie. Lord was a guest on the HippoJuice Podcast recently, and spoke for the first time about where he and Miller are with the story. By the sounds of things they're trying to find a way to ensure this take on the Scarlet Speedster stands apart from the CW TV series, even though their incarnation of The character - who'll be played by Ezra Miller - will most likely also be Barry Allen. Interestingly, Lord also describes The Flash as "kind of a stand-alone movie". "We’re trying to break a story. It’s interesting, because there’s a really popular TV show out there, »
Some amazing new promo art for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has surfaced tonight, and it finally shows the two iconic heroes coming to blows. Some live-action stills would obviously be nice, but we're probably still quite some time away from that, so this will do very nicely in the meantime. As you may have realised, both of these pay homage to some classic comic book images by David Finch and Jim Lee. Who do you think will win when these two titans come to blows next year? Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Scoot McNairy, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and many more, Batman v Superman hits on March 25th, 2016. Heroic Hollywood Exclusive! Hot #BatmanvSuperman promo art 1/2 A photo posted by Heroic Hollywood (@heroichollywood) on May 18, 2015 at 3:19pm Pdt Heroic Hollywood Exclusive! Hot #BatmanvSuperman promo art 2/2 A photo posted »
Many comic book fans were on the fence when it was first announced that former Glee actor Grant Gustin would be portraying Barry Allen on The CW's Flash. Fan reaction became even murkier when WB announced that Ezra Miller would be playing the Flash in their budding DC Cinematic Universe. However, Gustin has persevered above it all and has won over most of his doubtersand gone on to supplant Stephen Amell's Arrow as The CW's most watched show. Gustin is obviously aware of his success and doesn't take it for granted. The season finale of The Flash airs this Tuesday at 8Pm on The CW. Season 2 can't get here fast enough! It's happening, guys. The finale is finally here. This Tuesday. It was a long, emotional season and it's all about to come to an end. Well, there will be some closure at least. It is the season finale »
Both Arrow and The Flash have long teased the existence of Green Lantern within their shared universe via the occasional Ferris Air reference. Ferris Air is, of course, the airline that Carol Ferris owns and operates, and is the employer of none other than Green Lantern Hal Jordan. While the occasional throwaway Easter egg has been nothing more than a fun bit of fan service over the last few years, The Flash kicked things up a notch this week and threw the rumor mill into high gear when it delivered the biggest Hal Jordan clue yet.
During the penultimate episode of the season, “Rogue Air,” Barry states that Ferris Air was forced to shut down after losing a test pilot. Comic book readers know that that pilot is none other than Hal Jordan, who disappeared after gaining Abin Sur’s power ring and was taken to the planet Oa to »
- James Garcia
Cargo Entertainment and Radiant Films Intl. have entered into a strategic partnership to expand their combined production, finance and sales operations.
Cargo has made an investment in Radiant, with Radiant’s president and CEO, Mimi Steinbauer, assuming the additional role of Cargo’s president of distribution. Steinbauer and the sales team, which includes newly appointed Radiant senior VP John Short, will handle foreign sales for all Cargo titles under the newly formed partnership.
With a focus on combining their respective areas of expertise to build a slate of high-quality commercial films, Cargo and Radiant are looking to jointly finance, produce and launch four to six films a year.
The companies will work side by side on joint initiatives, but continue to operate as two separate entities. Radiant Films Intl.’s slate of titles being sold at Cannes include the newly announced romantic comedy “Carrie Pilby,” starring Hailee Steinfeld and Tom Wilkinson. »
- Leo Barraclough
Many have wondered if The CW plans on bringing the DC Comics character Green Lantern into either Arrow or The Flash, since the company Ferris Air has been mentioned by name several times in both shows. There has never been any more significant hints about Green Lantern's arrival though...But that all changed in last night's episode of The Flash, "Rogue Air". In the episode, Barry (Grant Gustin) teams up with his nemesis Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), as they both meet with several other members of Team Flash at the abandoned Ferris Air facility. When Captain Cold mentions that he thought this place got shot down, Barry said that one of their test pilots disappeared, which is of course very similar to Hal Jordan's origin as Green Lantern.
The Ferris Air Easter Eggs in Arrow and The Flash appeared to be pretty meaningless, but the mention of a missing test pilot in last night's episode was very interesting indeed. Green Lantern isn't set to reach the big screen until Justice League Part Two (rumour has it that he won't show up until the very end of the first movie in that franchise), and his solo movie is still five years away. With Barry on TV despite the fact that Ezra Miller has also been cast as The Flash, there's nothing to say Hal Jordan can't join him and Oliver, especially as John Stewart is rumoured for the movies. Of course, we haven't heard anything about this happening, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if Hal shows up in Arrow or The Flash later this year to set up a solo series in 2016. The latter has certainly shown »
Marvel may have crafted their own wide-spanning cinematic universe, but DC and Warner Bros will strike back next year with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder's follow-up to Man of Steel.
Digital Spy rounds up everything you need to know on the superhero epic below...
Batman will be older and more grizzled...
Hollywood has traditionally cast a thirtysomething as the Caped Crusader, but Ben Affleck is a little more experienced than those who've come before. The idea of bringing in an older Bruce Wayne should create an interesting dynamic between Batman and the younger Superman (a returning Henry Cavill), which is something Snyder has discussed when addressing Affleck's casting.
"Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry's Superman," he commented. "He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the »
The latest piece of promotional artwork from Umberto Gonzalez (formerly El Mayimbe) gives us another awesome look at Wonder Woman, presumably close to how she'll appear when played by the lovely Gal Gadot in Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. She's sans cape this time, but as you can see she appears to be in the process of blocking a hail of gunfire with her gauntlets. Is this something we'll see in the actual movie or is it just for promo purposes? We'll have to wait until next year to find out. Pow! Hot #Wonder Woman #Promo #Art From #BatmanvSuperman! Gauntlets pose! Apologies for watermarking her right thigh but too many clowns have been removing the watermark. A photo posted by Umberto Gonzalez (@umbertogonzalez) on May 12, 2015 at 5:32am Pdt Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Scoot McNairy, »
Thanks to deviantART user CAMW1N (whose work we've featured here on Cbm a couple of times in the past), we have an awesome new poster for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. If the official version looks as good as this we'll be in for a treat, and you have to imagine that the armoured suit will heavily factor into promotion for the movie. Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Scoot McNairy, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and many more, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits on March 25th, 2016. »
The DC Comics universe is represented very well on the small screen, with CW's Arrow, The Flash, the new spinoff DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Fox's Gotham, CBS' upcoming Supergirl and TNT's Titans. Despite being on different networks, there were rumors that the Arrow could cross over into Supergirl, since they have the same producers, but Arrow star Stephen Amell wants to be able to cross over to other shows, revealing that he was actually on talks to guest star in Constantine, before it was canceled.
"There is an opportunity for interconnectivity with any DC television show that exists. Like, as an example, yesterday Constantine was cancelled. And there is...yeah, I know, it's brutal...it's a good show, and it should come back. And it may come back, like there are various platforms where it could come back. Now, Constantine was an NBC show. I'm on The CW. I had had discussions with DC. »
The festival program unveiled today includes 33 world premieres (including 22 shorts) and 135 Australian premieres (with 18 shorts) among 251 titles from 68 countries.
Among the other premieres will be Daina Reid.s The Secret River, Ruby Entertainment's. ABC-tv miniseries starring Oliver Jackson Cohen and Sarah Snook, and three Oz docs, Marc Eberle.s The Cambodian Space Project — Not Easy Rock .n. Roll, Steve Thomas. Freedom Stories and Lisa Nicol.s Wide Open Sky.
Festival director Nashen Moodley boasted. this year.s event will be far larger than 2014's when 183 films from 47 countries were screened, including 15 world premieres. The expansion is possible in part due to the addition of two new screening venues in Newtown and Liverpool.
As previously announced, Brendan Cowell »
- Don Groves
The story follows a man who goes on a cross-country trip to Oregon with his father-in-law (Langella), who has given up on life.
He spends the trip trying to convince his father-in-law not to commit euthanasia when they arrive in the state.
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