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'Aquaman' aka 'Arthur Curry', the 1940's DC Comics superhero, played by actor Jason Momoa in director Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", is a 'bad-ass' introductory role that will become more prominent in the features "Justice League", "Justice League- Part 2" and a standalone "Aquaman" movie:
...initially as a backup feature in DC's anthology titles, then starred in several volumes of a solo title.
"...the story must start with my father, »
- Michael Stevens
Jason Momoa has remained quite dodgy about his role as Aquaman in the DC movie universe, refusing to even confirm his role until DC and Warner Bros. made it official this past summer. Now, during an appearance at the Comic-Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil, the actor revealed quite a bit of new information while not really offering anything new about his appearance as Arthur Curry in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor wants the director of that movie, Zack Snyder, to direct the Aquaman solo adventure coming in 2018. And he confirms that he is set for 4 movies altogether.
Jason Momoa claims that Zack Snyder's overall plan for Aquaman and the DC movie franchise is 'genius'. At the moment, the character is set to make his debut appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in May 2016, followed by Justice League Part 1 in November 2017, the Aquaman »
Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa recently attended the Comic-Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil. While there he talked a little bit about Aquaman, who will be introduced into the DC cinematic universe in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He’s also set to get his own standalone movie in 2018.
The following information comes from some Twitter updates by Dcu Movie Page. During the panel, Momoa revealed that he has a contract with Warner Bros. to appear in four films, that he wants Zack Snyder to direct the standalone movie, and that the character will be badass.
Here’s the series of tweets with all the details of what the actor discussed:
— Dcu Movie Page (@dcumoviepage) December 7, 2014
- Joey Paur
We've heard from Jason Momoa since he was confirmed to be playing Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the standalone movie in 2018. However, the actor recently held a panel at the Comic-Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil, where he talked more about playing the DC Comics King of the Seas. Thanks to Twitter updates via user Dcu Movie Page, check out what Momoa said about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, how many movies he's signed up for, and who he'd want to direct his Aquaman movie, which is set for release on July 27, 2018. Jason Momoa have a contract for 4 movies as Arthur Curry/Aquaman! #Ccpx — Dcu Movie Page (@dcumoviepage) December 7, 2014 And Momoa wants Zack Snyder, which is a big fan of the director, to direct Aquaman movie. more to come... #Ccpx — Dcu Movie Page (@dcumoviepage) December 7, 2014 Momoa was hired as »
What does Mister Rogers, the straight-laced kiddie icon, have in common with an animated tiger seeking emotional maturity, a wise-cracking cat and a young girl who keeps a marble under her cap, and an anonymous bureau of agents who solve strange phenomena? Unless you’re having a fever dream, nothing, right?
Yet Fred Rogers has a lot to do with those three concepts, two of which (“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and “Peg + Cat”) are on PBS’ air nearly every day, and the third, “Odd Squad,” about a clandestine agency run by kids, set to debut later this week. The company he founded, the Pittsburgh-based Fred Rogers Company, once was basically a one-trick pony, of sorts: Its business was largely the management of old episodes of the seminal “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” (the company has produced a few other limited series over the years). By the end of 2014, however, Fred Rogers will »
- Brian Steinberg
Kevorkian, Shoval, Haq, Fiennes, Sigurðsson, Nikonova and Runarsson heading to Les Arcs European Film Festival with upcoming projects.Scroll down for full list of projects
The UK’s Johnny Kevorkian and Sophie Fiennes, Israeli Tom Shoval, Norwegian Iram Haq and Russia’s Angelina Nikonova will be among the filmmakers presenting their upcoming projects at the Les Arcs Co-Production Village this year.
The event, running Dec 13-16 within the Les Arcs European Film Festival (Dec 13-20), will present 25 projects in development and a further 10 Works-in-Progress.
“I thinks it’s a good sign that filmmakers whose projects we presented in development are now coming back to show their films in Work-in-Progress, which is the case for Sparrow and Rams,” said Les Arcs industry head Vanja Kaludjercic.
“Conversely, we’ve got directors who presented in Works-in Progress, such as Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, who came with Paris of the North last year, who is back with his new project The Tree »
Director Guy Ritchie is deep in the casting process for his upcoming King Arthur movie, and he has cast Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) in the role of a character that is equivalent to the wizard Merlin. Idris Elba was looking to play this character at one point but he passed.
The reimagined story of King Arthur that Warner Bros and Ritchie want to tell will potentially span six films. The source material being used is based on Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur,” which was published in 1485 as a compilation of French and English tales. Arthur was a 6th century King, who defended Britain against Saxon invaders.
Source: Variety »
- Joey Paur
Though he was unsuccessful in snagging the services of Idris Elba to once again mentor Charlie Hunnam – this time in King Arthur instead of Pacific Rim – Guy Ritchie is looking to replace him by once again raiding the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Djimon Hounsou in talks for a role.If he does make a deal, Hounsou will take the part that is reportedly a version of Bedivere, who is credited in many of the interpretations of Arthurian legend as a noble and loyal member of the King’s knights. In Ritchie’s take – which features a script by Edge Of Tomorrow producer Joby Harold – he’s apparently an older, wiser warrior and a right-hand man to Arthur’s father who makes it his mission to train the young man for his true destiny.The film finds Hunnam growing into his role as Arthur, with »
Warner Bros clearly has very big plans for its new take on the King Arthur legend, with a new report suggesting that the studio is looking to spread the story across as many as six films. You can't have one blockbuster in Hollywood anymore after all: you need sequels, and ideally plenty of them.
The first King Arthur film, Knights Of The Round Table, already has Charlie Hunnam in place as Arthur, with Astrid Berges-Frisbey - previously seen in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - set to play Guinevere.
Nb: This article contains major spoilers for Interstellar.
Whatever your opinion of Interstellar, it’s difficult to fault the scale of Christopher Nolan’s odyssey. Propelled by great blasts from composer Hans Zimmer’s church organs, Interstellar explores both the fragility of human relationships and the enormity of the universe, our need for interconnection and also our desire to strike out and explore the unknown.
From its genesis, Interstellar was a movie with big ideas. Beginning life in 2006 as a project for Steven Spielberg to direct, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan (brother of Christopher) was hired to pen the script, based on an original concept by producer Lynda Obst and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne. Jonathan worked on the project for several years before Spielberg departed, and when Christopher Nolan took »
John Philip Sousa (1854–1932) was dubbed the March King. In the days when every town had its brass band and parades were major social occasions, marches were much more a part of American culture, and Sousa's music was wildly popular. He penned many instantly recognizable marches: "The Stars and Stripes Forever," "The Liberty Bell," "The Thunderer," "Semper Fidelis," "The Washington Post," "El Capitan," and "U.S. Field Artillery" are just a few of the 136 he composed. Far from being merely utilitarian or primitive, his marches are often small masterpieces, with indelible tunes, adept harmonies, and nicely contrasted trios. There is never any superfluous musical material in them -- Sousa wrote in his autobiography that a march "must be as free from padding as a marble statue."
Sousa's father was a trombonist in the U.S. Marine Band, and enlisted his son as an apprentice at age 13. Discharged at 21 in 1875, young Jps »
T.H. White’s Arthurian fantasy classic will air as a six-part radio drama on BBC R4 this November…
Following on from its Dangerous Visions sci-fi season, and before this December’s Good Omens adaptation, the BBC Radio 4 drama department is serving up yet more glorious geek fare in the form of a six-part dramatisation of T.H White’s The Once And Future King.
White’s tetralogy of books, largely written in the early Second World War though first published collectively in 1958, tells the legend of Arthur’s apprenticeship to wizard Merlyn as a young boy, the inception of the Round Table at Camelot and King Arthur’s struggles as ruler, dealings with Morgause and Mordred, and the relationship between Queen Guenever and Sir Lancelot.
As well as wry humour and action romps, a thread of political debate over the philosophy that “might is right” runs throughout White’s book, »
Seal Team 666 eliminates evil in its darkest forms around the world, from violent cults to dangerous demons, and in Reign of Evil, the third novel in the Seal Team 666 series due out on October 14th from Bram Stoker Award-winning author Weston Ochse, King Arthur comes back from the dead with a vengeance. We’ve been provided with the prologue and first two chapters of Reign of Evil that you can read now:
“Legend holds that when Britain is in its darkest hour, King Arthur will return to save the country, if not the world. That legend is dead wrong. When a Grove of Druids sacrifice the lives of a group of innocents, including the fiancée of a member of Seal Team 666, the ancient king is brought back from the dead and sets his sight on subjugating humanity and cleansing his land of all who are not true Britons. Because of political sensitivities, »
- Derek Anderson
Thn are always eager to celebrate the life of all actors and with God’S Pocket out this week, we’ve got an exclusive clip that stars Hoffman himself in another standout role in John Slattery’s directorial debut, which also co-stars John Turturro.
This clip sees Mickey (Hoffman) and Arthur (Turturro) discussing a rather important moment, and with obvious other things going on that they don’t want everyone to know about. The film is set in a small community known as God’s Pocket and adapted from the novel by Peter Dexter
When young racist Leon Hubbard (Caleb Landry Jones) is murdered by a man he’s been targeting, the murder is covered up, »
- Dan Bullock
There’s a moment in John Slattery’s feature film debut God’s Pocket, where a disgruntled barman calls last orders, and switches the lights on to indicate his wish for everybody to go home. The brightness is unforgiving, shining a light on this swamp of gaunt, decrepit punters, who, much like the viewer, have to adjust their eyes to the harsh glow, wishing for it be dark again. In a sense, this one moment is emblematic of the entire film, as we cast a light over a society, who don’t want to be seen, perfectly content with a life spent in the shadows.
Our entry point into this world – and one of the many people drowning their sorrows in the aforementioned sequence – is Mickey Scarpato, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. When his ignorant, unhinged step-son Leon (Caleb Landry Jones) is killed in an incident at work, when a »
- Stefan Pape
Warning: you will definitely feel a little nostalgic - and possibly get a little teary-eyed - when you hear Chance the Rapper's take on the Arthur theme song. His cover of the '90s PBS Kids show's song is called "Wonderful Everyday: Arthur," and it also features Wyclef Jean and Jessie Ware. The original song was written by Ziggy Marley, and Chance the Rapper gave it a slow, smooth, jazzy sort of spin. Following all the positive buzz, Chance the Rapper tweeted, "Thanks so much for all the positive feedback! Thanks to everyone who worked on this in the past months! Everyday Wonderful pass it along." Listen to the theme song above, and then check out Chance the Rapper's take below. What do you think? Front Page Image Source: Getty / Tim Mosenfelder, PBS »
• Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has reportedly signed on to play former CIA agent Edwin Wilson in The Company Man. The film, written by Andrew Cypiot, will tell the true story of Wilson, who was convicted in 1983 of illegally selling weapons to Libya, but had all charges overturned in 2003 after years of imprisonment. The True Detective Emmy nominee is said to also be in the process of finding a director for the film. [Deadline]
• Sandra Bullock is about to throw one big Tupperware party. The Oscar winner will star as Brownie Wise in Tupperware Unsealed, based on writer Bob Kealing’s non-fiction »
- Jake Perlman
Despite relatively brief screen time, Idris Elba certainly made an impact donning armour and wielding a sword in the Thor films. So the idea of him going the chainmail route for Guy Ritchie’s planned new take on King Arthur has plenty of appeal. Good news, then, that he’s in talks for the film.In what is currently being called Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur (what is it with Warner Bros. and chunky titles at the moment?), Elba is wanted to play not Arthur himself, but a version of Bedivere, who is credited in many of the interpretations of Arthurian legend as a noble and loyal member of the King’s knights. In Ritchie’s take – which features a script by Edge Of Tomorrow producer Joby Harold – he’s apparently an older, wiser warrior and a right-hand man to Arthur’s father who makes it his »
After decades of being the laughing stock of the DC Comics universe, Aquaman is finally getting the chance to shine in his own DC animated feature, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Hardcore comic book fans have known for some time that there’s more to Aquaman than meets the eye, but general audiences still have a poor perception of the King of Atlantis.
The orange and green tights and ability to talk to fish haven’t really helped him much, but hopefully this iteration of his New 52 revamp will get people excited for his appearance in the burgeoning live-action DC cinematic universe (beginning, of course, with a small cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice).
Aquaman was noticeably absent in last year’s DC animated feature Justice League: War, but a post-credits sequence alluded to his future appearance and a strong focus on how his Atlantean roots would »
- James Garcia
So it seems Vikings are in this season. Casting envious glances at the success of Vikings on History and wanting their own Game Of Thrones phenomenon, the Beeb has ordered an eight-part series based on the first novel in Bernard Cornwell’s hugely successful Saxon/Viking saga, The Saxon Stories.
At an unspecified future date, we will be able to watch The Last Kingdom on a viewing device of your choice.
What’s it all about?
Set during between 866 and 879, The Last Kingdom charts the Viking invasion of Britain and the collapse of the Saxon kingdoms of Northumbria, Mercia, and East Anglia, leaving only Wessex, and King Alfred, standing. Set against this is the story of Uhtred of Bebbaburg, a young Saxon nobleman who is captured by the Vikings as a boy, »
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