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Matthew Vaughn wants to make a “modern version” of the Richard Donner Superman

19 September 2017 3:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For several months now, Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn’s name has been brought up as a potential candidate to direct Warner Bros.’ as-yet-unannounced Man of Steel sequel.

Over the weekend, the British filmmaker revealed that he has indeed had talks with Warner Bros. about helming a Superman movie, and now in an interview with Collider, he’s discussed how he would like to approach the character, should the opportunity arise.

“Weirdly if I did do Superman — and I made the mistake of telling someone yesterday I have spoken about it and then wallop (laughs) — I think my main take would be, it’s really boring, but make a Superman film. I just don’t feel a proper Superman — I think Donner did it to perfection for that time. Just doing the modern — I wanna do a modern version of the Donner [version]. Go back to the source material… »

- Gary Collinson

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Nicolas Cage Says Superman Lives Would’ve Been “More Powerful” Than Any Movie In The Franchise

11 September 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’ve been walking this Earth for as long as I have, then you remember the time that separated 1987’s Superman IV: The Quest for Peace from 2006’s Superman Returns. Long story short, Hollywood burned through many scripts when trying to resurrect the Man of Steel for the big screen, with none of them coming to fruition. Well, there was one that came dangerously close to doing so.

We are, of course, talking about Superman Lives. Set to have been directed by Tim Burton, it would’ve starred Nicolas Cage as Big Blue and was all but ready to begin filming before the plug was pulled by Warner Bros. Now, we could probably discuss this all day, but for the most comprehensive source out there, it’s best you consult the documentary that chronicled the ill-fated flick.

When recently speaking with Entertainment Weekly and several other outlets at the Toronto International Film Festival, »

- Eric Joseph

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Actors Who Were Almost Spider-Man

1 September 2017 5:43 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

How many actors have played Spider-Man? We've had more Spider-Man movies than there are Baldwin brothers, or Kardashian sisters. But so what? Everybody loves the friendly neighborhood webhead! It's been more than half a century since Amazing Fantasy #15 hit the stands and ever since Stan Lee and Steve Ditko gave us the kid who does whatever a spider can, Peter Parker's popularity has covered the world like a spider spinning its web. (Ugh sorry).

The wise cracking, hard working, hard luck hero is a young actor's dream. The number of guys who have wanted to get in that mask earned by Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland could fill a Spider-Verse movie packed with Miles Morales, Doc Ock, Spider-Gwen and every other comic version of the wall crawler. Here, we look at 10 Actors who were almost cast as Spider-Man. For whatever reason, they just didn't make it into that costume. »

- MovieWeb

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Superman Battles Black Adam In Man Of Steel 2 Fan-Made Trailer

16 August 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been years since Dwayne Johnson was announced to have signed up to play anti-hero Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe, and yet we’ve still to see the megastar turn up in the franchise. We’re not even sure when he’ll make his debut. Originally, Johnson was set to play the villainous role in 2019’s Shazam, but it’s since been revealed that this won’t be the case. Instead, a Black Adam solo film is in the works, but it doesn’t seem like that’s being hurried into production.

Now, one fan’s decided that we’ve done enough waiting and has imagined what it would look like if Johnson’s Black Adam battled Henry Cavill’s Superman. Previously, rumours stated that Adam would show up in Man of Steel 2, the sequel to the 2013 movie that kicked off the Dceu and this week, YouTube »

- Christian Bone

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The unmade Planet Of The Apes movies of the 1990s

15 August 2017 12:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Aug 17, 2017

Anyone for monkey baseball? We examine the weird and wonderful unmade scripts of the Planet Of The Apes series

In 2006, screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were inspired by footage of domesticated chimpanzees who were unable to adjust to our lifestyles to write a sci-fi horror spec script that they called Genesis. Apparently, it was a while before the two of them realised that they were writing a Planet Of The Apes movie.

Their resultant pitch to 20th Century Fox led to 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, the excellent, emotional prequel/reboot of the franchise that led to 2014's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and recent trilogy topper, War For The Planet Of The Apes. Together, the three films take Caesar from domestication to domination and have been huge critical and financial hits for the studio.

The development hell that plagued Fox's »

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Hellboy cinematic universe, Karl Urban returning as Judge Dredd, Superman in new Justice League promo – Daily News Roundup

9 August 2017 12:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A Hellish Universe

This should come as no surprise, but there are hopes that Neil Marshall’s big screen reboot of Hellboy could spawn a cinematic universe. “It’s a very loose adaptation of one of the Hellboy graphic novels,” he told The Verge. “When you have more books out there, you have a lot more to sift through. You can look around at how big the world is, and borrow pieces from here and there. You want to sell a larger world, but you have to pick and choose what goes in there. The challenge for us has been to not lose sight of the specific story, but suggest the elements of a larger story. My hope is that this introduces a lot of stuff that then expands into a Hellboy Cinematic Universe.” Read more here.

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We’ve seen official photos of Cable and Domino in Deadpool 2, »

- Luke Owen

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Nostalgia saved Star Wars – but The Last Jedi must offer something new

18 July 2017 2:57 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

After mining fans’ sentimentality for years, Lucasfilm knows the game is up: Episode VIII has to defy expectations to succeed

Related: Star Wars: The Last Jedi – five things we learned from the behind-the-scenes video

Nostalgia can only take you so far. Just ask Bryan Singer, whose efforts to recapture the wonder of the Richard Donner-era Man of Steel in 2006’s Superman Returns faltered on the kryptonite of audience indifference. Likewise, pity the creative team behind 2015’s Terminator Genisys, who were convinced they only had to get Arnold Schwarzenegger back as the robo-toned T-800 in order to restore the long-running sci-fi saga to its 80s and 90s zenith, or poor old Guy Ritchie, who presumably thought the current passion for all things spy-themed would make his recent big-screen upgrade of The Man from Uncle a box office shoo-in.

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- Ben Child

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Best CGI Movies: Top 10 Sony Imageworks Visual Effects Movies Ranked

7 July 2017 11:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sony Pictures Imageworks, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is unique in Hollywood as the only studio-run visual effects and animation division. Formed in 1992 (now headquartered in Vancouver), Imageworks alternates between live-action/CG hybrids and animation with its younger sister, Sony Pictures Animation, which was founded in 2002.

Imageworks has won two Oscars (“Spider-Man 2” VFX and “The ChubbChubbs!” animated short) along with an Academy Sci-Tech award this year for an advanced shading program. But Imageworks first cut its teeth on “Speed,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Jumanji,” “Starship Troopers,” and “Contact” before tackling “Stuart Little” in 1999, the first-cg-animated character to star in a live-action feature.

Since then, Imageworks spear-headed performance capture-based virtual production with director Robert Zemeckis (“Polar Express,” “Monster House”), and has continued to work on franchises including “Spider-Man” (“Homecoming” opens this week), “The Smurfs,” and “Hotel Transylvania.”

Here’s our ranking of the 10 best VFX moments from Imageworks:

10. Re-Inventing Invisibility »

- Bill Desowitz

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Why Josh Harnett Said No to Nolan's Batman Trilogy

21 June 2017 5:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Josh Harnett is opening up about his decision to pass on playing Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, as well as showing some regret. An interesting fact: Harnett has turned down to play three of the biggest superheroes in the universe. Nolan's Batman trilogy, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, and Bryan Singer's Superman Returns. Nolan ended up casting Christian Bale to play Batman in all three of the Dark Knight movies, and now Ben Affleck is doing his own version of the Caped Crusader for the Dceu.

Josh Harnett recently did an interview with the Associated Press explaining his decision not to take on the roll of Batman, dispelling some rumors that have come up over the years. Harnett explains.

"It wasn't about not doing studio films. At the time, what I was interested in was... the film that I did instead of that film was a tiny film about a guy with Asperger's Syndrome, falling in love with a woman with Asperger's Syndrome. It was a true story, Mozart and the Whale. It was more a question of what I wanted as opposed to what I didn't want to do, and I always try to look at things that way."

Now that makes complete sense and it's a respectable decision. But one has to think back to what Batman was at that time and that was a joke, thanks to Joel Schumacher. Go do a role that means something to you or go jump around in tights with a suit that highlights your nipples. Seems like a no-brainer at that point in time even with Christopher Nolan on board.

Harnett also went on to talk about his regret for not working with Nolan. Hartnett likes to keep creative relationships. Read what Hartnett had to say below.

"I would welcome the opportunity to be in a relationship with a great artist in our film culture, no matter where they're making films. For instance, I think my regret mostly was not forming the friendship or the creative partnership with that director, more than it was (not) doing Batman."

Josh Harnett was simply not interested in playing Batman, or any superhero for that manner, no matter whom the director was. But he does seem to wish that he would have started a friendship up with Christopher Nolan. Christopher Nolan's trilogy started with 2005's Batman Begins and went until 2012 with the release of The Dark Knight Rises and all three movies are considered to be a high mark for all comic movies that have come before and afterwards. Nolan took the work of previous Batman director Joel Schumacher and destroyed it, took away all of the silliness and the bloated crap, to bring a more refined, dark version of the character. Some have criticized Christian Bale's portrayal to lack emotion, but people always find something to whine about, even a trilogy as great as Nolan's is.

Christian Bale is Batman to many after his powerhouse portrayal of the character so it's hard to imagine someone else stepping in. Even Ben Affleck who has been Batman for years is still running into comparisons. But one can't help but wonder what Josh Harnett would have done with the character or how the chemistry would have been between Harnett and Heath Ledger. Let the debates begin. »

- MovieWeb

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Superman Returns On This Striking Justice League Poster; Trailer Reveal Planned For San Diego Comic-Con

20 June 2017 10:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

How fitting is it that Warner Bros. and DC plan to unveil the new (and perhaps final?) trailer for Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s Justice League at San Diego Comic-Con next month?

Last year, the studio showcased a special reel of footage to those in attendance at Hall H and now, almost a full year later and with Snyder’s ensemble movie fast approaching the finish line – with the help of Joss Whedon (Batgirl), of course – Warner Bros. is reportedly ready to roll out the second full-length Justice League trailer.

Word comes by way of Twitter, which also unearthed the film’s brand new poster (see below). It retains the same style and color scheme of previous Justice League one-sheets, wherein all DC icons stand shoulder to shoulder, staring off into the distance at some unseen threat. But this time, Superman returns. And not a moment too soon.

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- Michael Briers

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Josh Hartnett explains why he passed on Batman Begins

18 June 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Josh Hartnett has the distinction of passing on the opportunity to play the three most iconic superheroes of all time, having turned down the leads in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, and Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.

Speaking with the Associated Press (via The Playlist), Harnett has explained his decision to pass on the role of The Dark Knight, stating that his biggest regret from the experience is missing out on the chance to work with Christopher Nolan, rather than not donning the cape and cowl.

“I would welcome the opportunity to be in a relationship with a great artist in our film culture, no matter where they’re making films,” he said. “In that instance, I think my regret mostly was not forming the friendship or the creative partnership with that director, more than it was [not] doing ‘Batman.’ It wasn’t about not doing studio films. »

- Gary Collinson

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“Wonder Woman” Continues to Soar at the Box Office

12 June 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Wonder Woman

Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” had another great weekend at the box office — so great that just two weeks into its theatrical run Forbes is calling the Gal Gadot-led blockbuster an “unqualified smash hit.”

The superhero pic earned another $58.1 million in 57 markets this weekend, bringing its cumulative foreign numbers to $232 million. Combined with its domestic total, $205 million, Wonder Woman and her Golden Lasso have taken home $435.2 million worldwide in under two weeks of screening.

In the U.S. the superheroine story’s ticket sales dropped 44.6 percent compared to its opening weekend. As far as movies about caped crusaders go, that drop off is quite low: “Iron Man’s,” for example, was 48.1 percent, “Captain America: The First Avenger” 60.7 percent, “The Avengers” 50.3 percent, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” 69.1 percent, and “Suicide Squad” 67.4 percent.

According to Forbes, “Wonder Woman” “has already surpassed the total grosses in Asia (including China) of ‘Suicide Squad’ (which didn’t play in China), ‘Man of Steel,’ both ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies, ‘Thor,’ ‘Iron Man,’ and the last two ‘Wolverine’ movies. It earned $4.9 million in France, which was 83 percent better than ‘Captain America’ and 17 percent ahead of ‘Ant-Man.’ It has earned $68.4m in China, surpassing the totals of ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Thor,’ ‘Iron Man,’ and ‘Captain America.’ It fell just 31 percent in the United Kingdom ($4.4m weekend/$16.1m total) and Brazil ($5.2m/$15.8m).” The pic opens in Germany this Thursday, and is set to bow in Spain and Japan in June and August, respectively.

The Diana Prince-centric movie has “already surpassed every DC Comics movie that isn’t a Chris Nolan ‘Dark Knight’ sequel or the last three Dceu movies,” the source writes. “Whether it crosses ‘Man of Steel’ ($668m in 2013), ‘Suicide Squad’ ($745m in 2016), and ‘Batman v Superman’ ($873m in 2016) is arguably trivia, but it has already topped (inflation notwithstanding) the likes of ‘Captain America’ ($371m), ‘Batman Begins’ ($374m), and ‘Star Trek’ ($385m) and ‘Superman Returns’ ($391m).”

Wonder Woman” is a huge success at the box office, and as significant as these numbers are — the movie business is a business, after all — the film is also incredibly important beyond the cash it’s drawn in. This story will shape a new generations of girls — and boys — by showing them a kick-ass female leader onscreen. Just yesterday Jenkins posted a lovely Tweet about a letter written by someone who works in a kindergarten classroom. Check out the influence “Wonder Woman” is already having on kids:

My producer just sent me this... Absolutely Incredible! This makes every hard day worth it. Thank you to whomever wrote it!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

 — @PattyJenks

Halloween is over four months away, but we’re already counting down the days until thousands of trick-or-treaters take to the streets with shields, headbands, and Lassos of Truth.

Wonder Woman” Continues to Soar at the Box Office was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Kate Bosworth Signs With ICM Partners (Exclusive)

7 June 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Kate Bosworth and her husband, director Michael Polish, have both signed with ICM Partners in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. They were previously with CAA.

Bosworth most recently starred in the BBC miniseries SS-gb and Crackle's The Art of More. Her other credits include Superman Returns, Beyond the Sea, Still Alice, Blue Crush, 21 and Homefront, and she next will appear in MGM's post-apocalyptic survival drama The Domestics and National Geographic's Iraq War drama The Long Road Home.

She met Polish on the set of 2013's Big Sur, which she starred in and he directed off of his own screenplay adaptation »

- Rebecca Sun

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'Wonder Woman 2': Where the Franchise Should Go Next

2 June 2017 4:48 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman.]

Not since Marvel's first Iron Man in 2008 has a superhero movie left audiences wanting more as soon as possible as Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman. Of course, they'll get more in November when Gal Gadot returns in Zack Snyder's Justice League, but it's not the same; there, she'll be one of five heroes — six, if Superman returns — instead of the star of her own show, as it were. And, as her first solo movie demonstrated, there's a lot of space left to be explored when it comes to »

- Graeme McMillan

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Watch a clip from tonight’s Supergirl’s Season 2 Finale ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’

22 May 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The CW has released a clip from tonight’s season two finale of Supergirl, ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’; check it out here…

See Also: Supergirl’s Season 2 Finale ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’ gets a new trailer

Supergirl Fights For Her City; Superman ReturnsSupergirl (Melissa Benoist) challenges Rhea (guest star Teri Hatcher) to battle to save National City. Meanwhile, Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) returns and Cat Grant (guest star Calista Flockhart) offers Supergirl some sage advice.

See Also: Follow all of our Supergirl coverage here

Supergirl season two airs on Mondays on The CW. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Mindy Newell: The Sound Of Breaking Glass?

22 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

                                                                                                                            

“Be careful of mankind, Diana.  They do not deserve you.” —Queen Hippolyta

 

Will the Amazonian be the woman who finally breaks the Hollywood glass ceiling?

Wonder Woman, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot as Princess Diana of Themiscrya, premieres on June 2, just 12 days away, and the fate of all the superwomen and their eponymous movies who would follow her lies in the ability of her sword-wielding, shield-bearing, gold lassoing hands and her armor-plated breast to vanquish the biggest and baddest super-villain of them all: Box Office.

I’ve watched every trailer and clip that Warner Bros. has released, and though they were all great, the very best of all of them, im-not-so-ho, was Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Every time Ms. Gadot showed up, whether it was in her guise as Diana Prince or as Wonder Woman, the movie morphed from an overbearing, weighted down slog through mud into »

- Mindy Newell

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Supergirl’s Season 2 Finale ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’ gets a new trailer

20 May 2017 3:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The CW has released another trailer for Monday’s season two finale of Supergirl, ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’, which sees the return of Superman, as well as the introduction of General Zod; watch it here…

See Also: Superman returns in promo images for Supergirl Season 2 Finale – ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’

Supergirl Fights For Her City; Superman ReturnsSupergirl (Melissa Benoist) challenges Rhea (guest star Teri Hatcher) to battle to save National City. Meanwhile, Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) returns and Cat Grant (guest star Calista Flockhart) offers Supergirl some sage advice.

See Also: Follow all of our Supergirl coverage here

Supergirl season two airs on Mondays on The CW. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Legends of Tomorrow Season Two Hits Video August 15

17 May 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA (May 16, 2017) – Their time is now! Just before their third season premiere on The CW, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season on Blu-rayTM and DVD on August 15, 2017. Fans can zoom through 17 exhilarating episodes from the second season, plus exciting special features including the show’s 2016 Comic-Con Panel, crossover featurette, gag-reel and deleted scenes. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is The CW’s #4 show among Total Viewers, with over 3.2 million viewers tuning in weekly.⃰ DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season is priced to own at $39.99 Srp for the DVD and $44.98 Srp for the Blu-ray, which includes a Digital Copy.

*Source: Nielsen National TV View L+7 Us AA%; excluding repeats, specials, and <3 TCs; Season To-Date = 10/13/16-12/08/16

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow amps up the firepower for Season Two of the Super Hero team-up series by enlisting both a »

- ComicMix Staff

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Collider Heroes: Early ‘Wonder Woman’ Reactions; First Trailer for New ‘X-Men’ Show ‘The Gifted’

16 May 2017 5:23 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Plus, Superman returns to 'Supergirl,' Dwayne Johnson talks 'Black Adam' and 'Shazam' and 'Watchmen' collides with Superman. »

- Collider Video

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Superman returns in promo images for Supergirl Season 2 Finale – ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’

16 May 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following a trailer, promo and poster for the season two finale of Supergirl [check them out here], The CW has released a batch of images for ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’; take a look below…

Supergirl Fights For Her City; Superman ReturnsSupergirl (Melissa Benoist) challenges Rhea (guest star Teri Hatcher) to battle to save National City. Meanwhile, Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) returns and Cat Grant (guest star Calista Flockhart) offers Supergirl some sage advice.

See Also: Follow all of our Supergirl coverage here

Supergirl season two airs on Mondays on The CW. »

- Amie Cranswick

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