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‘The Flash’ Movie Getting Retooled as a ‘Flashpoint’ Adaptation; Could This Affect the DCEU?
Today at the Comic-Con panel for DC, Warner Bros. revealed that their The Flash movie would be based on the 2011 comic book series Flashpoint. For those unfamiliar with the comics, which were written by Geoff Johns (who now oversees the Dceu), Flashpoint is essentially a big reset button. Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) runs so fast that he travels back in time and prevents his mother from being killed. However, thanks to The Butterfly Effect, this has major repercussions across the DC universe. The Season 3 premiere of The Flash TV series also attempted their own version of Flashpoint … »
- Matt Goldberg
Ben Affleck Denies He's Exiting as Batman
Ben Affleck tried to set the record straight about his future as Batman, saying he plans to remain part of the DC Extended Universe.
The move came a day after The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the studio was exploring options to potentially set the stage for a Batman recasting.
"Let me be very clear," Affleck said Saturday during Warner Bros.' Comic-Con panel, "I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest part in the universe. I'm so thrilled to do it. It's fucking amazing."
He said that after two film appearances »
- Borys Kit
Arrival Screenwriter Developing AMC Sci-Fi Series
One of the most acclaimed films of 2016 came from the fusion of the prose fiction of Ted Chiang and the screenwriting talents of Eric Heisserer, and AMC is looking to capture that magical brew once again. Heisserer, who adapted Chiang’s 1998 piece Story of Your Life to create the Denis Villeneuve-directed Arrival, announced during a Vulture panel at San Diego Comic-Con that he’s tackling another Chiang tale as a sci-fi-tinged prestige drama. The source story is called Liking What You See: A Documentary, and it has an idiosyncratic premise. »
- Abraham Riesman
Stan Lee Makes IMDb STARmeter History
4 hours ago | IMDb News
From aboard the IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, IMDb founder and CEO Col Needham and Kevin Smith presented Stan Lee the first-ever IMDb STARmeter Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his impact on the comic book and film industries.
Said Needham: "It is my honor to bestow the first-ever IMDb STARmeter Award for Lifetime Achievement upon Stan Lee, whose creative genius is responsible for many of the characters and franchises that dominate the comic book and film industry landscapes.”
- IMDb Editors
John Heard Dead at 72; TV Roles Included The Sopranos, Prison Break
A cause of death is not yet known, reports TMZ.
On the smaller screen, Heard’s credits included CBS’ adaptation of the 1994 John Grisham film The Client, The Sopranos (for which he earned an Emmy nomination as corrupt cop Vin Makazian), Jack & Bobby, Prison Break (playing Sara Tancredi’s governor father), NCIS: Los Angeles and, most recently, spring episodes of Fox’s APB and WGN America’s Outsiders.
In addition to his turns as Peter McCallister, »
Deborah Watling, ‘Doctor Who’ Companion, Dies at 69
The actress traveled across the galaxy with Patrick Troughton’s “second Doctor” in the BBC sci-fi series, playing Victoria Waterfield in 40 episodes between 1967 and 1968.
Her death was first reported by the BBC and her brother, Giles Watling, a Conservative politician, said she would be “sorely missed.” Born in Loughton in Essex, England, in 1948, Watling made her TV debut as a child in. »
- Debbie Emery
‘Iron Fist’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Taps New Showrunner
Updated July 22, 11:21 a.m. Pt: Raven Metzner will take over as showrunner for “Iron Fist” Season 2. Metzner previously worked on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow,” NBC’s “Heroes Reborn,” and TNT’s “Falling Skies.” He also has past experience in the Marvel world, having written the screenplay for the 2005 film “Elektra.” He replaces Season 1 showrunner Scott Buck, who is now working on the ABC Marvel series “Inhumans.”
Netflix has renewed the Marvel series “Iron Fist” for Season 2.
Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb made the announcement at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. In addition, Loeb hinted that Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) would team up with NYPD detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick), who first appeared in Season 1 of “Luke Cage.” The characters previously partnered together in the Marvel comic books.
- Joe Otterson
Charlize Theron to Guest Star on Seth MacFarlane’s Sci-Fi Series ‘The Orville’
Well, this is a surprise. Charlize Theron will reunite with her Million Ways to Die in the West co-star/director Seth MacFarlane for a guest starring role on his upcoming Fox sci-fi spoof series, The Orville. Per EW, the details of her role are being kept under wraps but her episode is expected to air in the fall. Theron has largely steered clear of the small screen throughout her career. She had a guest arc on Arrested Development in 2005 and executive produced the short-lived Netflix series Girlboss. She will also executive produce David Fincher's Netflix … »
- Haleigh Foutch
Todd McFarlane Announces New 'Spawn' Movie at SDCC
22 hours ago | IMDb News
During a Facebook Live with Kevin Smith aboard the #IMDboat at Comic-Con 2017, comic-book creator Todd McFarlane dropped an exclusive: He's working with producer Jason Blum on a new Spawn movie. What's better: McFarlane has a draft of the script ready to go, he'll be making his directorial debut on the project, which will certainly be a hard-R vision of his former mercenary turned reluctant soldier of the devil.
'Dunkirk' Heading Toward $51M Debut, 'Girls Trip' Strong, 'Valerian' Sinks
Saturday a.m. Update: With an estimated $19.8 million, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is heading toward an opening weekend right around $50 million to $52 million. It's a great start for the WWII feature, especially given the holds Nolan's films have shown in recent history as well as the critical response and now the "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, a notch above the "B+" audiences gave Interstellar. Additionally, Dunkirk has now been released in 46 international markets where it has so far grossed $21.2 million after releasing earlier this week in a handful of territories. We'll have more on the overall international performance with tomorrow morning's report. In second is Universal's release of Girls Trip, which is scorching the weekend, delivering an estimated $11.68 million on Friday, heading toward a $29+ million opening. The film should also show long legs looking ahead after receiving a rare "A+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Finally, Stx's release of EuropaCorp's »
- Brad Brevet <email@example.com>
Harrison Ford Admits Plan to Reboot All His Hit Movies: ‘You Bet Your Ass!’
Harrison Ford, returning to San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday to promote the upcoming sequel to his 1982 hit “Blade Runner,” jokingly admitted to a secret plan to keep replaying his most popular characters. The star — who revived his Han Solo in 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and has signed on for a fifth Indiana Jones movie due in 2020 — was asked during his panel in Hall H, “Is it your goal to just reboot every iconic film you’ve ever been in?” “You bet your ass it is!” Ford replied. (Alas, there has been no talk of plans to »
- Thom Geier
'King of the Belgians' Wins Grand Prix at Odessa Inernational Film Festival
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King of the Belgians, directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, was awarded the Grand Prix of Odessa International Film Festival at the closing ceremony held in the Ukrainian port city July 22.
Spanish director Carla Simon's Summer 1993 collected the international competition's best film award.
Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross picked up the best director award for the Georgia/Germany/France co-production My Happy Family. The movie's stars Ia Shugliashvili and Tsisia Qumsashvili also collected the best performance award.
The Leading Role by Ukraine's Sergey Bukovsky was awarded the best »
- Vladimir Kozlov
'Justice League': See Four Minutes of Footage From Superhero Epic
A year after the first look at Justice League was unveiled, the DC superheroes reunited once again at Comic-Con to premiere four more minutes of footage from the November 2017 blockbuster.
An alien threat then arrives and attacks Wonder Woman's native Themyscira before setting its eyes on the rest of the world, forcing the five superheroes – Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck's Batman, »
Ben Affleck Doubles Down on ‘Justice League’ Future: ‘I’m So Thrilled to Be Batman’
If Warner Bros. hoped to quell rumors this week that it is seeking to find a new Batman, it couldn’t have asked for a better means of doing it than the ecstatic display of loyalty by Ben Affleck Saturday morning in Hall H. Just two days after a rumor broke that Warner Bros and Affleck are looking for a way for him to “gracefully” exit the role, Affleck appeared at the studio’s San Diego Comic-Con presentation. And he was all smiles, with an equal measure of practically fanboy level hype. He also seemed to be making it crystal clear that he. »
- Ross A. Lincoln
Ben Affleck Denies Rumors He Is Exiting ‘Batman’
Ben Affleck addressed rumors that he is leaving the DC Comics Extended Universe as Batman during the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” actor confirmed his intentions to remain playing the “coolest f—–g character in any universe.”
Affleck also added that there were “misconceptions” amongst fans that he didn’t appreciate “The Batman” because he wasn’t the one directing it. “I would be a f—–g ape on the ground for [director] Matt Reeves,” he joked.
Warner Bros. also used the panel to debut a new poster for “Justice League.” In the photo, Batman is joined by Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and the Flash — although it’s worth noting that Batman is the only hero whose face is concealed by their mask.
More to come…
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- Brent Lang
Watch the New Justice League Trailer, Now With More Wonder Woman
It just debuted at San Diego Comic-Con, with loads of new footage. »
- Kyle Buchanan
‘Justice League’ Trailer Offers First Look at Villain Steppenwolf (Video)
The DC superheroes are all in, joining forces against the villainous Steppenwolf in the first trailer for “Justice League.” The eagerly awaited clip debuted Saturday during Warner Bros.’ presentation in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Directed by Zack Snyder with reshoots helmed by Joss Whedon, “Justice League” hits theaters November 17. Wonderwoman bursts into a crowded building to take on gun-toting henchman in the trailer’s opening, as the narration asks “Where is the Gotham bat? The masked-vigilante has been a no show” during the city’s recent crime wave. Superman isn’t around to help — apparently dead at the hands of Steppenwolf. »
- Ross A. Lincoln
'Ready Player One': See First Trailer for Spielberg's Sci-Fi Blockbuster
An Eighties-obsessed kid who embarks on a scavenger hunt through the Oasis, a virtual reality world in 2045. The trailer, like the novel, is packed with pop culture references, from The Iron Giant and Freddy Krueger to the main character's love of the prog band Rush.
While the trailer doesn't delve too deeply into Ready Player One's plot, it does showcase the film's »
What is ‘Flashpoint?’ Everything You Need to Know About Reimagined ‘The Flash’ Movie
DC Entertainment is still going forward with its superhero movie focused on Justice League member The Flash, and we finally know what the comic stories the movie is looking to draw from. At San Diego International Comic-Con 2017 this weekend, DC laid out where it’ll be taking Flash when he shows up in his own movie: “Flashpoint.” The epic time-travel crossover comic story was a major event in the DC Comics universe, resetting the timeline for everyone from Batman to Superman and Wonder Woman. But if you’re not familiar with DC’s comic stories, you probably have no idea what “Flashpoint” is. »
- Phil Hornshaw
‘Flashpoint': DC Sets Fresh Start for Ezra Miller’s ‘The Flash’ Movie
Warner Bros. has set a title and concept for the film about DC Comics superhero “The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller in the title role: “Flashpoint,” based on the 2011 DC Comics miniseries of the same name. The story discards previous plans for the movie, sources with knowledge tell TheWrap. The news was revealed Saturday morning with a “Flashpoint” title card as part of the DC Entertainment sizzle reel during Warner’s Hall H presentation at Comic-Con 2017. Written by DC Entertainment President and Cco Geoff Johns, the “Flashpoint” comics storyline sees Barry Allen/The Flash travel back in time to avert the murder of. »
- Umberto Gonzalez and Ross A. Lincoln
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