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Be warned, if you have not seen Man of Steel yet, there will be Huge spoilers throughout the rest of this article.
One of the more polarizing moments of this summer's blockbuster Man of Steel is when Henry Cavill's Superman kills Michael Shannon's General Zod. Screenwriter David S. Goyer defended the controversial moment, which ran in stark contrast to the comic books where Superman is always reluctant to take another life.
Take a look at what the writer had to say, while delivering a lecture for BAFTA and BFI.
"We were pretty sure that was going to be controversial. It's not like we were deluding ourselves, and we weren't just doing it to be cool. We felt, in the case of Zod, we wanted to put the character in an impossible situation and make an impossible choice.
This is one area, and I've written comic books as well »
The casting of Ben Affleck as Batman caught Everyone off guard. The way I found out about it was not on twitter, but when the Variety newsletter came into my inbox with the news. I thought it was one of their Hollywood & Swine humor pieces. I couldn’t believe it. Then the Deadline newsletter came in next and I knew it was no joke. Then my phone started blowing up and it set in… Warners got their man. Personally, I think it is an Awesome choice. I dig Affleck as an actor and especially as a filmmaker. I’m excited to see what he brings to the table.
The conversation with my friends and peers have been nonstop since the news broke. I had one cool conversation with my Kings Of Con partner Daniel Alter and told him he should articulate his thoughts into an article. Lo and behold here it is below so enjoy. »
- El Mayimbe
When Batman vs. Superman was announced back in July, honestly, I was none too pleased. My suspicions were that this was a rushed decision based on the negative critical reaction to Man of Steel and it not making as much money as Warner Bros. had hoped - currently around $700 million. As it turns out, with a script for the Man of Steel sequel still not finished this seems very much the case. So with Superman off the ground again but being short changed due to lack of faith in the character in the hearts and minds of Warner Bros., and not being much of a fan of the idea of Batman teaming up, or fighting against as the case may be, a demi-god in a live action film, my enthusiasm was scraping bottom. »
- Flickering Myth
Ken Levine actually got his start as a screenwriter and playwright before breaking into the video game business. The remake is said to be a passion project for the writer, who will still develop video games through his Irrational Games company while working on the script.
The original Logan's Run, released in 1976, is set in a world where everyone must be willingly executed by the age of 21. Those who try to test their fate are known as "runners," and are chased down by Sandmen. Michael York starred as a Sandman named Logan 5, who becomes a runner himself when he reaches the maximum age of 30. He ventures outside of the domed city where all of humanity lives, to take his chances in a post-apocalyptic Earth.
Warner Bros. has been trying to mount a remake of the 1976 dystopian sci-fi film Logan’s Run for a long, long time. As writers (Alex Garland, Will Beall), and directors (Bryan Singer, Carl Erik Rinsch) were announced and then quietly moved on, the project seemed to have a real chance when Nicholas Winding Refn and his Only God Forgives star Ryan Gosling signed on to direct and star, respectively.
Then Gosling dropped out, presumably followed by Refn (who later confirmed that the project is on hold). The remake seemed to be indefinitely stalled.
Now, however, Deadline reports that Ken Levine – creator of the blockbuster BioShock video game franchise – has been chosen ...
Click to continue reading ‘BioShock’ Video Game Creator Ken Levine To Pen ‘Logan’s Run’ Remake
- Anthony Vieira
On the heels of Man of Steel's success come the inevitable slew of rumors surrounding the next film, and of course, Justice League talk. We reported last week that Warner Bros. has already fast-tracked a sequel to the film, with David Goyer set to pen the sequel (and attached to pen Justice League at some point), but now a new rumor is coming out that the fast-track is in order to get a sequel out by next year, with Justice League following in 2015!
A while ago Warner Bros. announced plans to put a Justice League film out in 2015 to compete against Marvel's Avengers 2. A writer was hired, and the ball seemed to be moving that way. Then some set backs happened, and after last week's news that Man of Steel 2 was getting the fast-track I speculated that this meant the sequel would take the 2015 spot and Justice League would be pushed back. »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Feature Simon Brew 17 Jun 2013 - 06:20
Now that Man Of Steel has proved itself a massive box office hit, Warner Bros might just be about to press ahead with its long-planned Justice League project. It's little secret that that the studio has tried several times to get Justice League moving in one form or another, but with Warner Bros now buoyed by the rejuvenation of big screen Superman, the odds of it happening have considerably shortened. That's what a $100m+ opening weekend at the Us box office does for you.
So what do we actually know about this current attempt to get Justice League going? Here are the clues thus far...
Superman and Batman will be in it
We'll start with something so basic, »
The release of Man of Steel today will bring to an end years of speculation on the future of the cinematic Superman and set the rumour mill into overdrive for the next steps for the DC universe, namely the long-awaited Justice League movie.
We, along with our friends at Den of Geek, sat down with David Goyer, Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder to talk about the inception and attraction of this new vision of Superman on the big screen. Those interviews will be going up in full later today, but in the meantime David Goyer had this to say on his involvement with the Justice League movie. When told of the reports that he had signed to write the film he initially laughed it off,
It was not reported…! I did not definitely say that.
- Jon Lyus
News Simon Brew 14 Jun 2013 - 07:30
We ask the man straight: David S Goyer, are you involved with the Justice League movie?
At the official junket-y thing for Man Of Steel in London, we managed to sneak into a posh hotel in London to find David S Goyer nursing the after effects of a rather good night the day before. What better opportunity, along with our friends at HeyUGuys, to ask a direct question about Justice League than by taking advantage of Goyer's need for an Alka Seltzer. Here's what happened...
We're keen to get an answer straight from you. It was reported online earlier this week that you'd said you were definitely doing Justice League...
It was not reported...! I did not definitely say that [laughs].
Can I ask you straight out, then: is it a project you're involved with, and is there any meat on it yet?
It would »
In the same article about Warner Bros moving forward with "Man of Steel 2," it's mentioned that David Goyer signed a three-picture deal with Warner Bros that includes "Man of Steel," "Man of Steel 2," and "Justice League." Will Beall (Gangster Squad) previously provided a script for "Justice League," but ever since Warner Bros got to work on "Man of Steel," it was rumored that Beall's script will not be used since the studio will head in a different direction, to be guided by the "Man of Steel" team. News of Goyer's hiring to write "Justice League" confirms that rumor. During the premiere of "Man of Steel," Zack Snyder said that he would be happy to discuss directing "Justice League" when the time comes. Regarding the story... "You can't make a 'Justice League' movie without Superman at the top, at the helm of the Justice League." Click here to read more about "Justice League. »
News Simon Brew 11 Jun 2013 - 07:20
It looks as if Warner Bros has sent for David S Goyer to sort the Justice League movie screenplay out...
Thus far, the path of Warner Bros' planned Justice League superhero mash-up has not been a straightforward one. The original plan to have the movie in cinemas for the summer of 2015 looks, charitably, a long shot. And with original writer Will Beall off the project, and no sign of a director, things were looking just a little shaky.
But might the project be coming back together? Suggestions persist that Zack Snyder has the option to direct the film, although if that's the case, we'd imagine his immediate priority is likely to be Man Of Steel 2. But now it also seems as though David S Goyer is taking over writing duties on the Justice League project.
Goyer apparently has a three picture deal in place with Warner Bros, »
Along with tonight’s news about Zack Snyder and David Goyer returning for a Man Of Steel sequel, there are also reports that Goyer is penning the script for the most anticipated DC film of all time, Justice League.
Deadline says Goyer signed a three-film deal which includes Man Of Steel, its sequel, and Justice League. Will Beall was working on a script since last summer, but it was reportedly scrapped due to how terrible it was.
According to Latino Review, Goyer went on to confirm the report about his involvement on tonight’s red carpet for Man Of Steel. Check out that Tweet below.
Did I just hear Goyer say "Jla" is coming and he's doing it??? What?? He also said he putting The Avengers on alert…Mos Premiere.
— LatinoReview-Kel (@Latinoreview) June 11, 2013
He then went on to say that Goyer meant writing, not directing when he said “doing it. »
- Alexander Lowe
With Man Of Steel just two weeks away from release (press screenings have already taken place in L.A. and reviews/info will be leaking soon), director Zack Snyder is deep into the press rounds for Warner Bros’ massively important blockbuster.
This is of course a key movie in WB/DC’s plans for a large Justice League ensemble movie and if it flops on its face or fails to win fanboy acclaim like 2006′s Superman Returns misfire, then it’s hard to imagine WB/DC doing a slow-build Jla build-up, shunning The Avengers model to instead go straight to the jugular, with a Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern et all team-up. If Man Of Steel is a success, they then are much more likely to do the right thing and flesh out the characters with solo movies first.
In speaking with Collider at this weekend’s »
- Matt Holmes
Everyone’s excited about the prospect of a Justice League film, and why wouldn’t they be? However, DC Comics and Warner Bros. are having a hard time putting together what fans need and deserve from a movie based around the Justice League of America. Still, that hasn’t stopped Man of Steel star Henry Cavill from being open about his desire to star in a World’s Finest (Superman & Batman) movie.
During an interview with SFX (via /Film), the actor talked up the aforementioned idea. He said:
I think it would be really interesting with the age-old Batman/Superman conflict because they are two different sides of the same coin and their methods are entirely different. And I think it would actually make for an interesting story as to why, first of all, they were going head to head and how. I think that would make a great story. »
- Paulo Lazo
Refn has now confirmed to Screen Daily that the remake is on hold, while he and Gosling look into making a comedy together.
Gosling stars in Refn's upcoming thriller Only God Forgives, which premieres next week at the Cannes Film Festival.
Only God Forgives will be released in the Us on July 19, and in the UK on August 2.
> Ryan Gosling, Refn 'mentally f**ked' »
Fan image by Whoa123
There are some plot details for the Justice League movie that have been making their way around the internet that originated at Live for Films. I have to say that I think the details are complete bullshit. The thing reads like silly fan fiction that packs everything from the DC universe into one movie. If this are real, there's no way they are going to be able to effectively pull it off. I seriously doubt this is the real deal so I wouldn't worry.
The last we heard about Justice League was that Warner Bros. wasn't going to use the script written by Will Beall and that if Man of Steel does well, the studio will green light the project and bring on Zack Snyder to direct. The source of the plot details, who goes by the named of “Good Samaritan”, says that the script is »
- Joey Paur
Chalk this one up to the rumor mill, but if true, could be pretty damn awesome. An unconfirmed source has hit the interwebs with news of Warner Bros. new Justice League script (by two unannounced up-and-coming screenwriters) that has replaced the tossed Will Beall version. The description below goes into great detail about how WB plans to implement Henry Cavill's Superman and an "established" Batman, as well as utilizing elements established in Green Lantern (namely »
- Paul Shirey
After Marvel set the world on fire with The Avengers last summer, many movie fans assumed that Warner Bros. would soon follow suit and finally get Justice League into production. That seemed to be the case in May 2012 when it was announced that Will Beall had signed on to pen the script for the ultimate DC superhero team-up with the intention of getting it in theaters by 2015.
Almost a year later, absolutely no progress has been made on Justice League. It was recently revealed that the studio had trashed Beall’s screenplay and Warner Bros. was content to move forward on developing a solo Man of Steel trilogy before working on a Batman reboot or thinking about Justice League again. Comic book fans all over the Internet immediately flocked to their keyboards to criticize WB for not having a plan and endlessly bitching about what the studio should do to »
- Chris Agar
Chicago – Ruben Fleischer’s “Gangster Squad” is a steak devoid of juice. It has all the trappings of an effortlessly enjoyable genre exercise, but it doesn’t bring a single fresh idea to the table. It goes through the usual motions of a standard gangster picture while giving each overqualified member of its ensemble exactly one note to play. And they’re all exceedingly familiar notes, conveying a tune so familiar even Sam would refuse to play it again.
Josh Brolin plays a square-jawed officer with a perpetually concerned wife. Ryan Gosling plays a suave ladykiller (god what a stretch) who falls for a femme fatale (Emma Stone, looking like a kid playing dress-up). Nick Nolte wheezes and grunts. Giovanni Ribisi wears nerdy glasses, signaling that his character’s fade-out will arrive long before the final one. Anthony Mackie and Michael Peña supply different shades of skin color and little else. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Although it has the glamour of classic Hollywood and the gritty violence of the genre, Gangster Squad feels a tad too formulaic to ever fully stand on its own. The film features solid performances from its incredible ensemble cast, but seems to borrow a tad too much from past gangster films . most notably Brian De Palma's The Untouchables. Loosely based on true events, Gangster Squad was directed by Ruben Fleischer with a screenplay by Will Beall, the film features a top notch cast of Hollywood talent including Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sullivan Stapleton, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, and Giovanni Ribisi. Set in 1949.s Los Angeles, the film opens with »
- Patrick Luce
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