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One of the many, many projects Phil Lord and Chris Miller are working on is "The Flash," with Warner Bros. tasking the pair with developing the story for this superhero picture. With the movie not due in cinemas until 2018, the duo still have some time to figure out what their incarnation will be. Yet they seem to have figured out a path, and they recently shared what their version of "The Flash" will entail. "We’re trying to break a story," Lord told Hippojuice. "It’s interesting, because there’s a really popular TV show out there, and we’re trying to carve out space for the movie that’s apart from that. I think we’re doing alright. … I believe [our Flash] is going to be Barry Allen. … It’s going to be it’s own [thing, apart from the TV show]… it really is its own thing, and kind of a stand-alone movie. We’re just »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With Avengers: Age of Ultron already in theaters, comic-book aficionados’ eyes are turning even more completely to next year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the second installment in Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ cinematic universe. And though the film is still so far off that any actual footage has been sparse, promo art is in steady supply. Last night, superhero scoopster Umberto Gonzalez, settling into his solo site Heroic Hollywood, unveiled two new pieces of concept art, depicting the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel actually duking it out.
The pieces are enjoyable on artistic grounds alone, but more savvy comic-book fans may also notice that both shots evoke iconic pieces by David Finch and Jim Lee. Of course, they’ve been slightly tweaked to show Batman’s armor and the cinematic Superman logo, but the inspiration is still clear.
One slightly troubling thing about Batman V »
- Isaac Feldberg
"21 Jump Street" and "The Lego Movie" writer/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are two of the few people who have their hands dipped into both Marvel and DC-based comic book adaptations currently in the works.
Most notably the pair are developing both the live-action DC cinematic universe film based on "The Flash" for Warner Bros. Pictures, along with an animated "Spider-Man" feature for Sony Pictures. However, the pair have not yet committed to helm either of these projects.
Speaking with podcasters Hippojuice about both projects, Lord spoke primarily about "The Flash" adaptation and confirms that their incarnation of the character will be Barry Allen but it will Not tie in to the popular The CW series currently airing that's based on the character:
"We're trying to break a story. It's interesting, because there's a really popular TV show out there, and we're trying to carve out space for the movie that's apart from that. »
- Garth Franklin
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directors in high demand at the moment. Following the box office success like 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street, the duo have been on the studio must-have list, leading to them getting an animated Spider-Man movie over at Sony and The Flash movie over at Warner Bros.
Appearing on the HippoJuice Podcast, Lord spoke about The Flash and its connections to the TV show saying, “We’re trying to break a story. It’s interesting, because there’s a really popular TV show out there, and we’re trying to carve out space for the movie that’s apart from that. I think we’re doing alright. I believe [our Flash] is going to be Barry Allen. It’s going to be it’s own [thing] — we’re more trying to stick with the cinematic universe… it really is its own thing, and kind of a stand-alone movie. »
- Luke Owen
Amongst the assorted films that Warner Bros has confirmed for the DC cinematic universe is a movie of The Flash. We know that Ezra Miller has been cast in the lead role, and that the film has a release date of March 23rd 2018. Furthermore, it was also revealed a little while back that the heavily in-demand Chris Miller and Phil Lord (Jump Street films, The Lego Movie) would be penning the script.
In a new interview with The Hippojuice Podcast, Lord has given an update on the film and the direction it's heading in. And signifciantly, it'll be independent of The CW's hit The Flash TV show.
"We're trying to break a story", Lord said. "It's interesting, because there's a really popular TV show out there, and we're trying to carve »
Jump Street and Lego Movie masterminds Phil Lord and Chris Miller are, as recently announced, developing both a live-action Flash movie for Warner Bros. and an animated Spider-Man for Sony. And while they've yet to commit to directing either, Lord has given a couple of hints to podcasters Hippojuice about the direction each project is headed. "We're juggling superheroes with the colour red in them," he jokes.The Flash gets the bulk of his interview attention, with the writer/director confirming that the film they're plotting revolves around the Barry Allen iteration of the super-speedy hero: the second character to wear the comics' costume. For those paying attention, that's the same Flash as the Arrow-connected CW TV series, but as has been par for the course so far with DC's properties, there will be no connection between film and show."We’re trying to break a story," says Lord. "It’s interesting, »
It’s been said many times over but it’s true: Phil Lord and Chris Miller are two of the most exciting filmmakers working today. They’ve made a career out of turning “bad ideas” into great movies, be it Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, or The Lego Movie. After really breaking out with last year’s one-two punch of 22 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, the duo have been courted to work on just about every kind of “big studio movie” you could think of. They’re in demand for good reason, and while they’ve yet to settle on their next film as directors, the two recently became attached to a few high-profile properties in the development stages. Lord and Miller are “developing the story” for Warner Bros.’ The Flash movie, starring Ezra Miller, and are “masterminding” an animated Spider-Man film for Sony by writing the treatment and producing. »
- Adam Chitwood
Along with his creative partner Chris Miller, Phil Lord has become one of the most in-demand writers (and directors for that matter) in Hollywood, and last month we found out that the pair would next be turning their attention to Warner Bros.' The Flash movie. Lord was a guest on the HippoJuice Podcast recently, and spoke for the first time about where he and Miller are with the story. By the sounds of things they're trying to find a way to ensure this take on the Scarlet Speedster stands apart from the CW TV series, even though their incarnation of The character - who'll be played by Ezra Miller - will most likely also be Barry Allen. Interestingly, Lord also describes The Flash as "kind of a stand-alone movie". "We’re trying to break a story. It’s interesting, because there’s a really popular TV show out there, »
Phil Lord, along with creative partner Chris Miller, has turned into one of the most reliable writer/directors in Hollywood, and that means he’s got a hand in quite a few different projects. One is The Flash, the big-screen version of DC’s speedster hero, which Lord reveals will likely be a Barry Allen Flash movie. That’s the same version […]
- Russ Fischer
It still feels a little surreal that the duo behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street are playing in a big part in bringing not only one, but two major superheroes to the big screen. Both Phil Lord and Chris Miller are developing the story for The Flash for Warner Bros. and DC, as well as writing and producing an animated Spider-Man film for Sony. Busy guys. Phil Lord recently appeared on a podcast known as Hippojuice where he spoke about where he and Miller are at with the development of »
- Kevin Fraser
The Ferris Air Easter Eggs in Arrow and The Flash appeared to be pretty meaningless, but the mention of a missing test pilot in last night's episode was very interesting indeed. Green Lantern isn't set to reach the big screen until Justice League Part Two (rumour has it that he won't show up until the very end of the first movie in that franchise), and his solo movie is still five years away. With Barry on TV despite the fact that Ezra Miller has also been cast as The Flash, there's nothing to say Hal Jordan can't join him and Oliver, especially as John Stewart is rumoured for the movies. Of course, we haven't heard anything about this happening, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if Hal shows up in Arrow or The Flash later this year to set up a solo series in 2016. The latter has certainly shown »
Marvel may have crafted their own wide-spanning cinematic universe, but DC and Warner Bros will strike back next year with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder's follow-up to Man of Steel.
Digital Spy rounds up everything you need to know on the superhero epic below...
Batman will be older and more grizzled...
Hollywood has traditionally cast a thirtysomething as the Caped Crusader, but Ben Affleck is a little more experienced than those who've come before. The idea of bringing in an older Bruce Wayne should create an interesting dynamic between Batman and the younger Superman (a returning Henry Cavill), which is something Snyder has discussed when addressing Affleck's casting.
"Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry's Superman," he commented. "He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the »
This week's episode of The Flash could easily have served as the show's season one finale, that's how strong it was...
This review contains spoilers.
1.20 The Trap
The entire first season of The Flash has consisted of one long con by Eobard Thawne, and now the game is up. At the end of the episode, Thawne is really still the only guy with the upper hand, and all Barry and co. can do at this point is keep everyone alive until the inevitable time travel trip back to his mother’s death scene.
After last week’s delightful holiday from the angst, The Trap was yet another brilliant showcase of how good this show can be even in the lead-up to something big. This, like any number of episodes before it, would have easily sufficed as a season finale. But we’re not there yet, and it’s a joy »
Cue another female-centered comedy spin-off.
It seems like Sony may want to spin-off another one of their comedy franchises with 21 Jump Street being the latest pick. Tracking Board reported on Tuesday (and it was later confirmed by The Wrap) that the studio has plans to spin-off the franchise with a female team. Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs of Broad City fame are set to pen the script.
This news comes after Sony already announced a female spin-off of Ghostbusters with Paul Feig directing and a cast that includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. This was followed by another male-centered sequel with 21 Jump Street star Channing Tatum rumored to star in it with the Russo brothers producing.
The Jump Street franchise has been popular so far and a third movie has been hinted at, but not confirmed yet. One would hope that the masterminds behind the first two films, »
- Zach Dennis
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Captain Marvel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Deadpool, Wolverine 3, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Lego Batman, The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, Bloodshot, Harbinger and more…
Marvel kicked off the 2015 superhero season this past week as Avengers: Age of Ultron began rolling out in international markets, opening with $9.5 million on Wednesday and pushing its total by close of play on Thursday to $44.8 million, having claimed the top spot in each country where it’s showing. Here in the UK, the film outperformed both Iron Man 3 and The Avengers by 54% and 40% respectively with its opening on Thursday, and is expected to pull in anywhere between »
- Gary Collinson
The guys behind The Lego Movie and both Jump Street flicks will apparently only write a treatment and act as producers for now but considering their knack for animation and humour – something that Spidey movies have lacked – there’s every chance they could direct too.
The movie’s release date is penned in for July 20 2018. That may seem like it gives Lord and Miller plenty of time to bang out a treatment but the duo are gonna be extremely busy over the next few years having already signed up to work on a sequel to The Lego Movie and Warner Bros/DC’s The Flash. They will also serve as producers on 23 Jump Street, a Lego Batman spin-off »
- Gavin Logan
During their CinemaCon presentation, Sony Pictures announced they're developing an animated Spider-Man feature film with Phil Lord and Chris Miller that will land in 2018, a year after their live-action revival of the webslinger. Come inside to learn more!
Following their success on The Lego Movie, the directing duo Lord and Miller have become incredibly busy. On top of working the story treatment for Warner Bros. The Flash movie, it's now been revealed that they're working on the script and production development of an all new animated feature film based on Spider-Man. Sony chair Tom Rothman made the announcement during Sony's CinemaCon presentation, revealing that the movie will hit on July 20, 2018. From the press release:
On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
How much Spider-Man is too much? Apparently there can never be enough. Marvel is busy rebooting the live action character for their franchise, but don't think Sony is sitting around and watching one of their valuable properties being handled by someone else. They're still free to try their own hand at the character and it looks like they really want the younger set to get on board with the web slinger. Hollywood's favorite franchise heroes, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, will produce and write the treatment for an animated Spider-Man film for Sony, that will hit cinemas on July 20, 2018 (that's one year after Marvel's scheduled, live action "The Spectacular Spider-Man"). This will be a standalone effort and not part of the Marvel universe. Lord and Miller — who have their fingers in the Lego franchise, "22 Jump Street" series, and are working on "The Flash" — are still deciding whether or not they'll direct this new 'Spider-Man, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
There's a fair amount of bickering back-and-forth over the first Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer and if I may throw my two cents in, I just think it's a poorly cut trailer, though I am happy to see how far from the Marvel style of filmmaking DC has gone. It, at the very least, looks a little different, and yes, I realize "dark and gritty" has been done to death, but Zack Snyder is more "dark and glossy", less the grit, so I'll just roll with it from that perspective. But nevermind that, to the headline, which comes from an interview Henry Cavill (aka Superman) gave to MTV (via The Playlist) at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and when asked about the upcoming film, the first Superman movie since 2013's Man of Steel he said, "I wouldn't call this a Superman sequel. This is Batman versus Superman. It's a separate entity altogether. »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros. is readjusting its series of animated tentpole features due to arrive in theaters over the next four years. The hugely-successful brick-buildin’ caper The Lego Movie received such solid acclaim upon release that it went on to score nearly $500 million at the box office and a torrent of sequels are now in development. The Lego Movie Sequel, the Lego Batman movie, and the Lego Ninjago movie were all unveiled by the studio last October, and have since undergone a release date shake-up.
In order of their newly-announced release dates, the as-yet untitled Batman spinoff is now set to arrive earlier than expected on February 10, 2017; the Ninjago movie will open later than planned on September 22, 2017; and The Lego Movie sequel is pegged to bow a week earlier than initially announced on May 18, 2018.
Amidst the glut of reports announcing these latest changes, there’s alas no mention of any new cast »
- Gem Seddon
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