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Earlier today it was announced that James Wan will return to direct the horror sequel The Conjuring 2 as part of his new deal with New Line Cinemas. A crucial tidbit of information may have been overlooked in the initial report, which states that James Wan will make an important movie for New Line and Warner Bros. 'or' DC.
"James will make an important movie for New Line and Warner Bros or DC, and that is definitely part of the plan, and a reason for bringing him into the family. He's the only overall director with a deal here, because we see him as a class of one."
Finally, news that potentially involves the words “expanded universe” that doesn’t cause involuntary pulling out of one’s hair. Because when DC Comics and Warner Bros issued that great decree of Justice League-centric films last week (also, Suicide Squad), there was one extremely noticeable omission: David S. Goyer and Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s Sandman. Sandman‘s a film based on a DC Comic, and as the point of last week’s announcement was “Behold! Our supply of DC movies has no end!,” you’d think WB would want to pad the list with as many as possible. Heck, they included Lego Batman on the list, and no one’s expecting Batfleck to split Justice League Bat-duties with a tiny gravel-voiced Lego piece. Yet, no Sandman. But now we have a handy explanation for why Dream of the Endless and his trippy, otherworldly exploits were left unmentioned when Green Lantern, Wonder »
- Adam Bellotto
When Warner Bros. announced in April that Broadway star Ray Fisher will make his feature film debut as Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was believed to be a smaller role that would expand in Justice League. Little did we know that Warner Bros. planned on making this 27-year-old actor a major part of their DC Comics movie universe, after last week's announcement that he will have his own Cyborg movie in 2020. During a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor also confirmed that he will star in both Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, along with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and his stand-alone Cyborg movie.
The actor revealed that he was just as surprised as the fans, since he was told only a few hours before last week's huge announcement that he will be getting his own Cyborg movie. »
Primarily known for his stage work, Ray Fisher was cast earlier this year as Victor Stone, the hero who becomes the DC Comics superhero Cyborg. Now, in an interview with EW, Fisher confirms that he'll be appearing not only in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but, as has been long suspected, in both halves of Zack Snyder's Justice League before getting his own solo film in 2020. »
It's no Justice League announcement, but Warner Bros. isn't resting on the laurels of its burgeoning cinematic universe. The studio announced the new name of its digital unit and the live action and animated series it's developing. On Tuesday, the studio announced that the newly renamed Blue Ribbon Content division will be producing live-action versions of DC Comics' Static Shock, the video game Mortal Kombat, and a host of other animated and live-action projects. Here is a full breakdown of those series as well as the other projects currently in development. 1. Batman: The Animated Series Experience: Warner Bros. has »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Warner Bros. announced today that all of its short-form media will now be produced through a new company entitled Blue Ribbon Content, with the company issuing series orders for a new Mortal Kombat web series, along with the previously-announced Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles and the Veronica Mars spin-off Play It Again, Dick. All of the studio's web series' will be produced under the Blue Ribbon Content banner, which is being lead by Sam Register.
Take a look at the descriptions for these new programs below.
This animated shortform series from Bruce W. Timm and Alan Burnett (producers of the legendary Batman: The Animated Series) will debut on Machinima in 2015. The series is based on Justice League: Gods and Monsters, an original animated film executive produced by Timm and co-produced by Burnett that will be released by Warner Bros. »
They first came to the big screen two years after Gremlins, but they didn’t need to be fed after midnight in order to become evil. The ferocious alien furballs of 1986’s Critters and its three sequels look to pay Earth another visit in an upcoming series from Warner Bros.’ Blue Ribbon Content, a new label that focuses on creating live action programs for digital platforms.
Blue Ribbon Content is wasting no time herding shows towards production. Today, the recently launched label announced three series orders—Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, an Untitled Mortal Kombat Series, and Play It Again, Dick—as well as a slew of in-development programs, including a live action Critters series:
“Critters — Blue Ribbon revisits the world of the legendary New Line Cinema cult classic movie franchise, as a new batch of alien pests descends upon the planet in this new digital series written »
- Derek Anderson
Anthony Stokes shares his concerns over Warner Bros.’ DC line-up…
I won’t hide the fact that I haven’t been the biggest fan of DC’s movie offerings. Anything from the last 20 years not starring Batman has not only been a disappointment, but many are considered among the worst of the genre. Anybody remember Jonah Hex and Batman & Robin? Man of Steel is admittedly better than Catwoman and a step in the right direction for creating a brand, but it still isn’t really a good movie. But now Warner Bros. is shaping up to be actual competition for Marvel by announcing its schedule for its upcoming DC slate through to 2020. Some of it looks good, and some of it problematic.
- Gary Collinson
Ray Fisher – who is set to portray Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg in the DC movie universe – was just as surprised as fans when it was announced there would be a Cyborg standalone film in 2020. The actor found out at the same time the fans did when Warner Bros. and DC announced their film line up last week.
Fisher told Entertainment Weekly: “I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character, when I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific information, I found out then and there. I didn’t think I’d be getting my own stand-alone film.”
So look out for »
- Thomas Roach
Warner Bros.’ digital production division has launched its rebranding campaign today, under the new title of Blue Ribbon Content. Along with a new name, the company has announced details on their very packed, upcoming slate. According to the report published on Mashable, we can expect live-action versions of smash hit video game Mortal Kombat and DC super hero comic Static Shock, as well as a series based on the 1986 monster flick, Critters.
Of the projects outlined, three have already been tapped for series orders, which means we’ll be definitely be getting a full season. The main title amongst those is the Mortal Kombat live-action series, which will feature new and old characters. That as-yet untitled property is set to tie into the April 2015 release of the Mortal Kombat X video game.
On the development side of things, the outlet have earmarked a mixture of pre-existing and entirely new projects »
- Gem Seddon
If the influx of TV shows and Warner Bros.’ big movie announcements aren’t enough to put a smile on DC fans’ faces, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Warner Bros.’ new digital division Blue Ribbon Content has tapped Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained) to develop a live-action Static Shock. The project is based upon the DC and Milestone Comics character Static, a teen superhero created by Dwayne McDuffie, Robert L. Washington III and John Paul Leon.
In addition to Static Shock, Blue Ribbon also has Bruce Timm’s animated series Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles on its slate, along with an as-yet-untitled Mortal Kombat series to coincide with the upcoming Mortal Kombat X video game, the Veronica Mars spin-off Play It Again, Dick, a Critters series, and Batman: The Animated Series Experience, an “interactive narrative experience which will give fans the opportunity to explore Batman’s world like never before. »
- Gary Collinson
I'm not too familiar with the DC Comics villain Livewire outside of her appearances in the animated Superman and Justice League shows. But her brash attitude, blue hair, and lighting bolt costume design definitely make her memorable.
Dezi Desire has created an impressive costume of the supervillain and rocks it with some cool hair and makeup, perfectly replicating the character design. The bolt on the front is so seamless, I'm not exactly sure how it was constructed.
Paired with great photography by Kevin Free in a cool metropolitan location, this is super-rad cosplay.
(It was hard not using a single pun on electricity.)
Source: Geek X Girls
- Free Reyes
Warner Bros. has several interesting projects in the works thanks to its brand-new studio. The media giant just announced the creation of its digital short-form division, Blue Ribbon Content. Led by Sam Register, the Warner Bros. studio will develop both animated and live-action series for digital platforms. Blue Ribbon has already lined up a slate of original programming for production as well as several new shows based on Warner Bros. intellectual property. Among these is a new Mortal Kombat series and several DC Comics-inspired projects, like a live-action series based on the character Static Shock and a Batman: The Animated Series virtual reality experience. Additionally, Blue Ribbon is developing the previously-announced Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles for release on Machinima. According to Variety, Blue Ribbon Content has already tapped several well-known names to head up the development of these shows. Some of the creators include Reginald Hudlin »
- Bree Brouwer
At the end of Dracula Untold, the setting shifts from the fantasy plains of Transylvania to the streets of modern day society with the main character, Vlad, dressed to the nines in a suit and chasing a woman who looks just like his deceased wife. As the vampire walks away with the girl, his master looks on coyly before getting up and announcing, “let the games begin.”
This seems to be the phrase that is setting up future cinematic universes for multiple studios after the mass appeal and success of Marvel’s The Avengers and the movies that both led up to and followed this film, all intersecting in both small and large ways.
This trend of studios looking to find the “next Avengers” seems to be sweeping with the latest example being the scene mentioned from Dracula Untold, which is set to begin the Universal monsters universe that includes Frankenstein, »
- Zach Dennis
Warner Bros.' new digital division, named Blue Ribbon Content, just unveiled an impressive slate of digital programming that includes a number of interesting projects. According to The Hollywood Reporter, there's another Mortal Kombat digital series in the works, the animated Justice League series from Bruce Timm and a live-action Static Shock series from writer-producer-director Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained). Static Shock — Writer/producer/director Reginald Hudlin (Best Picture Oscar nominee for producing Django Unchained) leads the creative team behind a live-action adaptation of Static Shock, featuring the African-American super hero Static, aka Virgil Ovid Hawkins. Static Shock is based on the Static comic co-created by the late Dwayne McDuffie with co-writer Robert L. Washington III and artist John Paul Leon, which was originally published by the DC Comics imprint Milestone Comics and, later, by DC Comics. Milestone Media co-founder/comic book artist/TV producer Denys Cowan (the original Static Shock »
When Warner Bros. announced their DC superhero line-up, some fans, including myself, wondered why there were a couple titles missing. Those titles included Neil Gaiman and Joseph Gordon Levitt's Sandman project, and Guillermo del Toro's Justice League Dark. We know both of these properties have been in development, so why were they absent from the announcement? Gaiman was asked on Tumblr what the deal was in regards to Sandman, and this is the answer he gave:
"It’s not a DC Comics film. It’s a Vertigo film. That’s a different slate of films, and a different announcement."
Vertigo Comics is a branch-off of DC, and it features comic series that are specifically creator-oriented, and are mature in theme and content. They also deal more with supernatural type stories. What Gaiman's statement tells me is that Sandman is going to be a standalone film that will not »
- Joey Paur
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Fleming: Birdman director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu told me he sees superhero movies as right-wing poison and cultural genocide for their simplistic values that stamp out human truths. Warner Bros’ Kevin Tsujihara told Wall Street his slumping film studio will turn around via a full program of 10 DC Comics tent poles to be released 2016-2020.
Will Smith and Tom Hardy are in talks to star in Fury director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, and 2016 also brings Batman V Superman; 2017 brings Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Justice League; 2018 brings Ezra Miller as The Flash and Jason Momoa as Aquaman; 2019 brings Shazam and Justice League 2; Ray Fisher stars in Cyborg and a Green Lantern reboot arrives for 2020.
Besides the »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Take another look @ the upcoming DC animated feature, "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis", available April 2015, starring 'Aquaman':
"...as 'Orm' and 'Black Manta' make their move against the surface world after the battle with 'Apokolips'...
"...the queen of the lost underwater civilization of 'Atlantis' searches for her other son, Orm's half brother 'Arthur'.
"Living on the surface world with powers he doesn't understand, 'Arthur Curry' steps into his destiny as 'Aquaman'...
"...teaming with the 'Justice League' to save and unite all people of the world..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis"...
- Michael Stevens
It turns out there's a good reason. Warners is not considering it a DC film as such according to Gaiman himself. The writer responded to the question on Tumblr, saying: "It's not a DC Comics film. It's a Vertigo film. That's a different slate of films, and a different announcement."
Does this mean we can expect an announcement soon from Warner Bros. Pictures in which titles based on DC imprint Vertigo get their own release dates? Such a list would likely include Guillermo del Toro's 'Justice League Dark'-themed project featuring the supernatural creations of the DC universe. »
- Garth Franklin
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