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Behold! A great smorgasbord of genre-specific characters packed into a single narrative! No, not the ABC (i.e. Disney) fairy tale mashup show Once Upon A Time. And not the Gothic mosaic that is Penny Dreadful. Or the superhero ensembles of the Justice League and Avengers. Nor even the upcoming villainous cadre of Suicide Squad. This is “art:” Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1986 Broadway triumph, Into the Woods, that managed to eek out three Tony Awards in a year mostly ruined for all other contenders by the arrival of Broadway’s now longest running show, The Phantom of the Opera. Ever since that first Broadway run, and every subsequent tour, restaging, and revival, Into the Woods has been a favorite of Drama Departments in liberal arts schools across the country. Sondheim aficionados can’t stop singing his praises, but, unfortunately, very few of them sang anything other than, “Get me out of these woods, »
- Kyle North
Because of the anticipation surrounding this film, this review will endeavour to avoid any major specific plot spoilers, instead talking in general terms and about things that have already been revealed in trailers and interviews and so on. However, if you still want to know absolutely as little as possible about the film beforehand, then: a) go see it, it's awesome, and b) there is a scene shortly into the end credits. In any case, consider this article more a quick first reaction than an in-depth thematic analysis.
Writer-director Joss Whedon's The Avengers (or Avengers Assemble, in the UK) was a smash-hit back in 2012 for Marvel. His return to the franchise (which will also be his Avengers swansong), Avengers: Age of Ultron, is a darker, more emotionally resonant sequel (as with The Empire Strikes Back or How to Train Your Dragon 2), while still delivering spectacular superheroic action and an abundance of laugh-out-loud humour. »
Which popular game company is making a Marvel game? Want to see The Avengers describe the history of the McU? Did Robert Downey Jr. confirm Spider-man’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War? Did a tease of The Flash hint at Justice League? How does a new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D clip tease Avengers: Age of Ultron? What […]
The post Superhero Bits: Spider-Man, Avengers Age of Ultron, Daredevil, Flash, Ant-Man, Fantastic Four appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
The following comic preview for The Flash depicts a scene from next week's episode, and before she's interuppted, you'll notice that Gideon mentions that Barry Allen is a founding member of The Justice League. Now, it would be easy to dismiss this as a meaningless Easter Egg, but Harrison Wells (a.k.a. Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash) has been all about keeping the future in place, despite creating The Flash with the particle accelerator years earlier than he was in his time (explaining why this version of the character is younger than in the comic books). It's obviously all rather confusing! While Superman and Batman are unlikely to ever appear on The CW, could we one day see The Flash form a small screen Justice League with heroes like The Arrow, Supergirl, Firestorm, and The Atom? It definitely seems like a very real possibility, don't you think? If not, this is still a cool nod. »
David Ayer’s Suicide Squad has gained yet another cast member, this time in the form of recent Academy Award winning rapper-turned-actor, Common. Like much of the film itself, however, Common’s role is being kept secret, meaning the door is wide open for rampant theorizing and speculation.
Much of that speculation has already turned toward Green Lantern John Stewart. Common was actually cast in the role of Stewart in Mad Max director George Miller’s 2007 Justice League movie, which was cancelled just before going into production. While it’s entirely possible that Common has been granted another shot at playing the popular Lantern (especially with rumors swirling that Stewart will make it to the screen this time around instead of Hal Jordan), I think it’s unlikely.
The Green Lantern solo film isn’t expected to hit theaters until 2020, and early reports have suggested that the character won’t join the ranks of Superman, »
- James Garcia
In the last year or so, Common’s name has cropped up in amongst various rumours for DC projects, and he was previously set to co-star in George Miller’s abandoned Justice League film back in 2008, which would have seen him play Green Lantern John Stewart. We wait with anticipation to see who the actor will play this time around.
Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Will Smith (Focus) as Deadshot, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (Terminator Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, , Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) as Amanda Waller, »
- Scott J. Davis
There is no word yet on who Common will play in the film, given that Warner Bros has declined to offer any official comment.
Suicide Squad will bring together classic villains from throughout the DC universe for a government-ordered mission of redemption.
Jared Leto has perhaps the most coveted role as classic Batman villain The Joker, which required »
David Ayer may be busy filming Suicide Squad but that doesn't mean the casting process has ended; THR reported today that actor/musician Common has just closed a deal to join the film. Unfortunately that's where the information ends as we're given no indication on who his character could be. It's interesting to note that way back in 2007 Common had actually been cast as Green Lantern in George Miller's Justice League film which, due to a series of »
- Kevin Fraser
Three years after saving New York from an alien apocalypse, Marvel’s superhero all-stars once again find the weight of the world — or, at least, an airborne chunk of Eastern Europe — thrust upon their mighty shoulders in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” a super-sized spandex soap opera that’s heavy on catastrophic action but surprisingly light on its feet, and rich in the human-scale emotion that can cut even a raging Hulk down to size. Having gotten over the hump of assembling his six main characters in 2012’s “The Avengers,” returning writer-director Joss Whedon brings a looser, more inventive and stylish touch to this skillful follow-up, which finds our now S.H.I.E.L.D.-less defenders facing off against a man-made enemy more dangerous than any alien life form. Jump-starting the summer movie season on May 1, “Age” may well cool its heels in theaters until the dog days of August, »
- Scott Foundas
Ben Stiller provided the comic counterpoint to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Cruise at Paramount’s presentation at CinemaCon on Tuesday, evoking guffaws as he reprised the goofy Derek Zoolander in a video clip for “Zoolander 2.”
“It’s great to be at Comic-Con,” he said. “You’re like the Justice League with your superpower being exhibiting movies.”
Stiller noted that the original film grossed $46 million domestically and “whopping” $15 million internationally in 2001. And he promised that the sequel will be bigger.
“‘Zoolander 2′ is going to drop like a giant bomb — only a good bomb where that explodes with all this money that you can keep,” he said.
Stiller is joined by Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell in the sequel as well as Penelope Cruz, who he referred to as “an Australian actress.” Billy Zane, who recently joined the cast, was introduced in the clip by Stiller, who remained staring at the camera. »
- Dave McNary
The next DC animated adventure is Bruce Timm's Justice League: Gods and Monsters, and Warner Bros. have given fans their first look at the blu-ray release with a trailer and details on the bonus features coming with it. Come inside to learn more!
Having just gotten back from Star Wars Celebration, there's understandably a lot of things I need to catch up on. Last week, the first trailer and details on the Justice League: Gods and Monsters blu-ray were revealed...but I couldn't get to it at the time. Even so, with as impressive as Batman vs. Robin was, I simply Have to show this to you guys.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros Animation and DC Entertainment present an all-new animated feature film from the innovative vision of renowned producer and animator Bruce Timm, Justice League: Gods & Monsters, on July 28, 2015. The DC Universe Original Movie, which will include never-before-seen bonus content, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
In one of those odd moments of synchronicity, just as fans were learning that Josh Trank would not be at the panel at Star Wars: Celebration where he was supposed to discuss his upcoming movie in the "Star Wars Anthology" series, the new trailer for "Fantastic Four" arrived online. This is the trailer where fans are finally going to get to see the things they've been curious about, and it gives some indication of what you can expect from the finished film. I'm still not sure what to think. The things I've been hearing about the film from source after source after source make me nervous, but there are things I like about this trailer. It's mainly just small things, interplay between the cast or the way they handle Reed's stretching as an effect, but that's all you can ever really take away from a trailer. More than anything, »
- Drew McWeeny
DC Comics has announced that Cartoon Network’s young superheroes will be taking over 23 of its titles in July for a Teen Titans Go! themed month of variant covers, and thanks to Comic Book we’ve got an early peek at the covers for Batman #42 by Dan Hipp, Harley Quinn #18 by Ben Caldwell, Secret Six #4 by Sean Galloway, and Sinestro #13 by Jorge Corona. Take a look…
And here’s the full list of variant covers set to arrive in July…
Action Comics #42 by Dan Hipp
Aquaman #42 by Craig Rousseau
Batman #42 by Dan Hipp
Batman/Superman #22 by Dan Hipp
Catwoman #42 by Ben Caldwell
Deathstroke #8 by Sean Galloway
Detective Comics #42 by Dan Hipp
Gotham Academy #8 by Sean Galloway
Gotham By Midnight #7 by Sean Galloway
Grayson #10 by Sean Galloway
Green Arrow #42 by Craig Rousseau
- Gary Collinson
Can WB still use Brainiac in Justice League: Part One after Avengers: Age of Ultron? On May 01, 2015, a maniacal robot threatens the Earth and only The Avengers can stop him....On November 17, 2017, a maniacal robot threatens the Earth and only the Justice League can stop him. The Warriors and The Wanderers (1979). Volcano and Dante's Peak (1997). Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down (2013) - Hollywood's list of "Twin Films" is actually quite extensive. Almost every year, it seems that there's a race between two different studios to release films with similar plots. While not quite "twins", with Marvel Studios releasing Avengers: Age of Ultron later this year (May 1, 2015) does that mean Justice League: Part One (November 17, 2017) would be better off not using Brainiac? Bigger threat? Ultron's drone army or Brainiac's planet destroying ship? If Marvel uses a maniacal, mechanical menace for it's superhero team-up film, »
Marvel has a lot of major movie plans for the next few years but they are also keeping themselves busy with small screen projects. Just recently, Marvel announced a spin-off to Agents of Shield, although they gave very little information on what it will be about or who will be in it. Now they have told Entertainment Weekly that they are working on a “mystery project” for ABC TV.
The prolific folks at Marvel have recruited the services of talented writer John Ridley, who was the screenwriter for the 2013 Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave, as well as Three Kings and Red Tails. He also worked on the series American Crime and wrote several episodes »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Darth Vader, zombies, and Riverdale's Archie are featured in our latest round-up, in which we take a look at the first trailer and release details for Star Wars Battlefront, the Wizard World Minneapolis variant cover for The Walking Dead #1, and release details for the Archie vs. Sharknado one-shot.
Press Release -- "Redwood City, Calif.--(Business Wire)--Dice™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:ea) studio, and Lucasfilm announced today that Star Wars™ Battlefront™ will be released beginning November 17, 2015 in North America (November 19 in Europe) as the first full-length trailer for this highly anticipated title premiered to thousands of fans at Star Wars™ Celebration. Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm and the award-winning Frostbite™ game engine, Star Wars Battlefront will deliver an incredibly authentic and »
- Derek Anderson
DC Comics proves once again that if you can’t continue producing a television series, the next best thing to do is keep it alive via the printed (or digital) page. Batman Beyond 2.0 Volume Two: Justice Lords Beyond brings together issues 9 through 12 of the popular 1990's series. The graphic novel collection gives the world of Terry McGinnis an even more epic feeling than ever before through merging alternate timelines together to cataclysmic results.
In Batman Beyond 2.0 Volume Two: Justice Lords Beyond, Wonder Woman is back. What secret is she hiding? Meanwhile, Batman’s journey through the dystopian world of the Justice Lords takes a deadly turn. The Dark Knight of the future finds himself facing Lord Superman!
- email@example.com (Eric Shirey)
Earlier this week we got a new trailer, cast list, synopsis and release date for Bruce Timm’s latest animated DC offering Justice League: Gods and Monsters, and now thanks to Comic Book we’ve got a look at the Blu-ray cover art, as well as a list of the bonus features set to accompany the animated feature…
Special included on the Blu-ray are…
Alternate Realities: Infinite Possibilities – Justice League: Gods & Monsters falls into a category of storytelling where our well-known characters and the worlds they inhabit are re-imagined. This documentary explores the various attempts by writers to have a little fun and tinker with the characters, resulting in exceptional storytelling that posed thought-provoking questions to audiences.
Calculated Risks: The Making of Gods and Monsters – Justice League: Gods & Monsters was an idea that pushed the boundaries. It began with that challenging question writers face: “What haven’t we seen before? »
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just revealed the DVD cover and details for DC's newest animated film - Bruce Timm’s Justice League: Gods & Monsters! This film will be available on Blu-ray Deluxe Edition ($29.96), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98), and on DVD ($19.98)! Luckily for you, if you buy the Blu-ray Deluxe Edition, you will also get the Blu-Ray Combo Pack, as well as an exclusive Wonder Woman figure! Below you can find the nice new DVD cover for the film, and all the bonus contents that will come with the DVD! Check it out below! This is a Justice League you have not seen before. In an alternative history, Zod is Superman's father, Batman is a vampiric Man-Bat, and Wonder Woman is the child of Ares, God of War. When these dark heroes form an alliance, the question everyone asks is will they save the world ... or rule it? »
Warner Bros and DC Comics have revealed details of Justice League: Gods and Monsters.
The cast and plot details of DC's latest animated feature have been released (via The Beat).
"Witness a divergent reality where the Justice League protects the planet - but answers to no-one but themselves," reads the official description.
"From the creative genius of executive producer Bruce Timm and co-producer Alan Burnett comes an original story where the world's greatest triumvirate of super heroes has distinctly different origins.
"Superman was not »
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