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Five photos from the upcoming third season of The CW's "Arrow" have gone online via TV Line. The shots mostly focus on "Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh who plays Queen Consolidated’s new C.E.O. Ray Palmer in the series. Palmer also has a secret agenda, one involving secret plans for the Applied Sciences Division.
- Garth Franklin
TV Line has debuted 5 new photos from Arrow's Season 3 premiere episode, which give us our first look at Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer, who DC Comics fans know as the secret identity of The Atom. Take a look at Brandon Routh, who most famously made his debut in the DC Universe as Kal-El in the big screen outing Superman Returns. He's seen here with Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen and David Ramsey as Diggle.
Brandon Routh's Ray Palmer heads to Starling City as Queen Consolidated's new leader. He also carries secret plans for the company's Applied Sciences Division. The Atom has the ability to shrink both himself and the objects around him, so it's possible that Ray has landed at Queen Consolidated to start developing this technology. We'll have to wait for the Season 3 premiere, hitting the CW on October 8, to find out his true agenda.
Our weekly round-up of the latest superhero news and talking points, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Legion of Super-Heroes, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Teen Titans, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America 3, Iron Man 4, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Big Hero 6, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Sinister Six, Venom Carnage, X-Men: Apocalypse and more…..
After a selection of photos arrived online showing the new Batmobile on the Detroit set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zack Snyder took to Twitter to give us a high-resolution image of Ben Affleck’s ride from the 2016 DC superhero ensemble. Be sure to read the thoughts of our writing team on Dark Knight’s new wheels in the latest Flickering Myth Reaction, and check out Luke Owen’s feature where he looks at the Evolution of The Batmobile »
- Gary Collinson
The babes come in all sizes as The CW’s Arrow let’s fly with its third season (starting Oct. 8), as seen in these exclusive photos spanning the first three episodes.
Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites, Including Arrow
New to the Season 3 photo gallery below, you’ve got the first pics of Ray Palmer (played by Superman Returns‘ Brandon Routh). On the CW hit, “Ray is a businessman instead of a professor, more of an entrepreneur,” showrunner Marc Guggenheim told me. And as for his Atom-ic alter ego, “Part of the fun is seeing how, »
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
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After the false start that was Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, the big screen version of the Man of Tomorrow is finally on firm path towards a stable cinematic future. Director Zack Snyder brought the character back with Man of Steel in 2013, and with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and, presumably, Justice League on the horizon will keep a continued continuity going for at least a few years. But what if things had gone in a completely different direction? What if instead of having filmmakers like Snyder, Christopher Nolan and David Goyer working behind the scenes it was instead J.J. Abrams instead? As you'll learn watching the video above, that reality at one point was actually a possibility. The Weekly Planet podcast did a special segment this week where they too an in-depth look back at the history of the J.J. Abrams-scripted Supes movie that almost was: Superman: »
Plenty of people are familiar with the failed Superman Lives project that director Tim Burton tried to put together with a script from Kevin Smith and wacky actor Nicolas Cage in the lead role. We've featured a couple trailers for a Kickstarter documentary showcasing the making of the movie that never was, but there's another attempt to make a Superman movie that fewer people might know about. Before Bryan Singer would direct Superman Returns, Warner Bros. tried their hand at a film called Superman: Flyby, with a script from J.J. Abrams and questionable director Brett Ratner behind the camera. Watch now! Here's a brief history of Superman: Flyby in an excerpt of Mr. Sunday Movies (via io9): It's not hard to find the script online if you really want to read what could have been, but here's what Wikipedia has written on the project that fell apart in 2003: »
- Ethan Anderton
It was announced today that Content Film, the worldwide sales arm of Content Media Corporation Ltd., has acquired international sales rights to the high concept sci-fi thriller 400 Days, starring Caity Lotz (The Machine, The Pact, Arrow), Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Arrow), Dane Cook (Good Luck Chuck, Dan in Real Life) and Ben Feldman (Cloverfield, Friday the 13th, Mad Men).
Buyers will get their first glimpse of 400 Days in Toronto where exclusive, first time footage will be shown.
It was revealed earlier this week that the film will be distributed in North America and co-produced by XLrator Media. The film is currently in post-production.
Content Film President Jamie Carmichael had this to say in a statement.
"Matt, Gabriel and John have done an outstanding job on »
We may be in the golden age of superhero cinema, but here are some DC movies that never made it…
Naysayers would have you believe that Hollywood chucks bucket-loads of cash at any old comic book movie pitch that happens to float through their corner-office window, get stuck to their shoe or come to them miraculously as an on-the-toilet epiphany.
However, this is not the case, particularly with DC comics characters. While some films that do get made may seem like bog-fodder (oh hey, Green Lantern), there are plenty of comic adaptation pitches, in-development scripts and passion projects that have ended up not getting made for various reasons.
We had a rummage through the aeons of DC cinema history (also known as extensive Googling) and pulled together all the comic book movie projects we could find that ended up in the bin of crushed dreams for Batman, Superman and more. »
Michael Dougherty's next holiday-themed horror movie is coming to a theater near you. The "Trick 'r Treat" director's "Krampus" - based on the German legend of a pagan demon who punishes misbehaving children at Christmastime - has been slated for release on November 25, 2015 by Universal and Legendary Pictures. The film is Dougherty's first directorial effort since the 2007 Halloween-themed horror anthology, which was delayed for two years before finally being released straight to DVD and Blu-ray in 2009 by Warner Bros./Legendary. Best known as the screenwriter behind Bryan Singer's "X2" and "Superman Returns," Dougherty announced development on a "Trick 'r Treat" sequel last October. The studios today also announced the release date for "Spectral," a 3D action-thriller about "an elite Spec Ops team on a mission to take down an aggressive phantom threat that cannot be explained." Directed by Nic Mathieu from a script by Ian Fried, George Nolfi and John Gatins, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Poznan, Poland—John Ottman is a traditionalist. The composer for such films as “XMen— Days of Future Past,” “Superman Returns,” “The Usual Suspects,” “X2: XMen United,” and “Apt Pupil,” writes scores in the style of his musical heroes, John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith. Here at the Transatlantyk Festival in Poznan, he talked to attendees about the emotional points film music should hit and lamented the lack of finesse in so many of today’s scores. Ottman is unique among composers in that he serves not only as the scorer for Bryan Singer’s films, he also edits them, which severely limits the amount of time he has to score. He recently emerged out of a three-year work jag that included working on “Jack the Giant Slayer,” “X-Men—Days of Future Past.” My colleague Kris Tapley interviewed Ottman about “Days of Future Past,” in May so I decided to do »
- Melinda Newman
If you were to go see The Giver this weekend without knowing a thing about the book it was based on, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s some sort of suburban Hunger Games ripoff. In reality, Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel predates just about every modern Ya film franchise, from The Hunger Games to Divergent to The Maze Runner—you might even say it established the authoritarian dystopia motif that’s in vogue these days. Unfortunately, all of those other books beat it to the big screen. Instead of looking like the groundbreaking, thoughtful story that’s in the novel, »
- Joshua Rivera
Poznan, Poland—Jan Kaczmarek is ready to get back to his first love. The composer, who took home the Oscar in 2004/ for scoring “Finding Neverland,” shifted his focus for the last several years to creating Transatlantyk here in Poznan, in his native Poland. In its fourth year, the week-long “festival of ideas” continues to draw top composers and filmmakers and other creative talents who join together for screenings, thoughtful discussions, concerts and much more. Kaczmarek has managed to squeeze in the occasional film score, such as this year’s German film, “Inbetween Worlds,” but it’s been a while since he has scored a Hollywood film, such as 2002’s “”Unfaithful.” or “2007’s “The Visitor,” or 2009’s “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.” Most recently, he wrote an opera commissioned by Poland's Jagiellonian University that premiered in front of 14,000. His first step is to get back to Los Angeles —he splits his »
- Melinda Newman
Fan-favorite director Guillermo del Toro is a pretty busy guy, who picks up and drops out of projects at an alarming pace. Luckily for us, Justice League Dark is a film that he’s very much interested in making, and recently stated that he’s still hard at work on making it a reality. The film will focus on the “Dark Universe” of DC Comics mythology, and exist within the same continuity as the rest of the Dccu, which kicked off with last year’s Man of Steel and continues in 2016 with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. If del Toro plays his cards right, and impresses the studio heads at Warner Brothers, Justice League Dark could very well become one of the nine untitled DC films that are slated for release between 2016 and 2020.
One of the most interesting (and inherently problematic) things about Justice League Dark is the fact »
- James Garcia
Last year, Jason Sudekis (Horrible Bosses) brought us a skit that featured him as an American football (or soccer) coach who was hired to manage Tottenham Hotspur. Since he was let go from duty (after just six and a half hours), he now finds himself working at NBC as a pundit.
Still inept as ever, watch as Ted Lasso as he doesn’t understand live TV, struggle with time differences and run into someone how looks an awful lot like Everton and USA keeper Tim Howard.
Watch the video below:
Jason Sudekis will return to cinema screens later this year with Horrible Bosses 2 alongside returning cast members Charlie Day (The Lego Movie), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Jennifer Aniston (We’re The Millers), Kevin Spacey (Superman Returns) and newcomers Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Christoph Waltz (Muppets Most Wanted).
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- Luke Owen
Menahem Golan, best known for producing and directing scores of schlocky ’80s action pics under the Cannon Films banner—including the likes of Bloodsport and some of the Death Wish sequels—died Friday, Haaretz reports. He was 85.
Obsessed with movies from a young age, the Israeli-born Golan got his start working with B-movie master Roger Corman on 1963’s The Young Racers. He eventually teamed up with his cousin Yoram Globus to head up The Cannon Group, a fledgling production company that they bought in 1979. They transformed Cannon into a veritable force in the industry by the mid-’80s, producing testosterone-driven »
- Lindsey Bahr
Exclusive: Writing partners Greg Coolidge (Ride Along) and Kirk Ward have been tapped to script Roadrunner, an action comedy to be produced by ex-Legendary Pictures exec Scott Mednick (300, Superman Returns). Gran Torino‘s Scott Eastwood is attached to star in a story in the vein of road romp Smokey And The Bandit, with country singer Trace Adkins also attached to star.
Mednick’s coming off this weekend’s No. 1 opener Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which he produced. Mednick, through his Mednick Productions banner, is producing Roadrunner in association with Kss Productions’ Kevin Gandy and Samantha Kastner-Gandy, who conceived of the project.
Eastwood is filming Fox 2000’s Nicholas Sparks romance The Longest Ride and will appear in David Ayer’s WWII tank actioner Fury. He’s repped by UTA. CAA client Adkins’ screen credits include Fox’s animated King Of The Hill, The Lincoln Lawyer, and May’s Moms’ Night Out. »
- Jen Yamato
Exclusive: Writing partners Greg Coolidge (Ride Along) and Kirk Ward have been tapped to script Roadrunner, an action comedy to be produced by ex-Legendary Pictures exec Scott Mednick (300, Superman Returns). Gran Torino‘s Scott Eastwood is attached to star in a story in the vein of road romp Smokey And The Bandit, with country singer Trace Adkins also attached to star. Mednick’s coming off this weekend’s No. 1 opener Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which he produced. Mednick, through his Mednick Productions banner, is producing Roadrunner in association with Kss Productions’ Kevin Gandy and Samantha Kastner-Gandy, who conceived of the project. […] »
Exclusive: Wme has signed writer/director Dan Harris, who’s currently scribbling X-Men: Apocalypse with Michael Dougherty and Simon Kinberg for director Bryan Singer. Harris, who’d been repped by CAA, moves over to the same agency that reps his often writing partner Dougherty, with whom he worked on Fox’s X-Men 2 and Warner Bros’ Superman Returns. Singer, who directed both those films, is also at Wme. Harris continues to be lawyered by Loeb & Loeb. »
Note: These images are from my flickr account. If you wish to get a hi-res copy of any manip below, you must go to my page Here. Enjoy! Legends Never Die Batman v Superman Returns Lex Luthor's Time Aquaman Justice League Bonus Photos: I had spent most of my time making these posters at Starbucks. So I drew this on one of the cups, you think I got the Dark Knight right? So I went to Super-Con (Comicbook Convention in Miami) and there I so happen to see Jason Momoa. Actually, I knew he was going to be there prior to the convention. So the week before seeing him, I made This manip of him as Aquaman! and I Got Him To Sign It! The look on his face was priceless and I even gave him a copy. I asked him if it was close to what his actual outfit will look like, »
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