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Fox is moving quickly with all of this "Gotham" news. All of the regular cast has been announced and now there's a logo for the series and a synopsis, shedding a bit more light on the character details. There's even a promise of Two-Face and The Joker to come, which should be interesting. As for the logo, it has the same feel as "Batman: The Animated Series," which is a great thing in the Batman canon to be compared to.
With young versions of James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) coming to life, the series has the possibility of being something incredible if done right.
Here's what Fox has to say about the show in a press release, care of JoBlo:
"Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose »
When Fox announced their upcoming Batman-inspired series Gotham, the general reaction was mixed. On the one hand, comic book fans the world over must be excited for yet another piece of media set in the mythic city. On the other hand, haven’t we had a bit of a surfeit of Batman for the past thirty years or so? Still, no matter what you think of the potential for the series, it’s going to happen, and it could wind up being very good.
In the hopes of drumming up some more excitement for the upcoming series, Fox has released the official Gotham logo along with a lengthy synopsis that gives all the details on what we can expect from the rain-soaked show.
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
It's not quite as spectacular as the unveiling of Grant Gustin's Barry Allen in full costume as The Flash, but Fox has released the official logo for its upcoming Batman prequel series Gotham, which you can check out right here along with the series synopsis...
Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?
- Gary Collinson
While Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs Superman may be somewhat shrouded in secrecy, we’ve already had plenty of casting announcements for the upcoming Batman origin TV show Gotham. Now, we can bring you the official logo which you can see above, and news of a new villain.
We already know that Joker, Ridder, Penguin and Selina Kyle will be making appearances in the show, but thanks to the plot synopsis below, we can now reveal that Harvey ‘Two-Face‘ Dent will also feature. Whether we’ll only get to see the rise of his legal career to the status of Gotham’s District Attorney or whether he’ll actually take on his Two-Face mantle remains to be seen, however.
Here’s that synopsis in full:
Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. »
- Chris Wharfe
Fox has released the official logo design and detailed plot synopsis for their upcoming Batman inspired series, Gotham. This show is sure to be a hit. I absolutely love what they are doing with the story and these characters. I'm so freakin' excited for this! You can read through all of the awesome details below!
Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?
- Joey Paur
Batman fans who've been eagerly awaiting more information on Fox's planned Gotham TV series, which will follow a young detective Gordon before Bruce Wayne takes up the cowl, should be excited to know that today the studio has released the first full synopsis for the show. Along with that, they've also released a gritty looking logo as well. Come inside to check them both out!
I really want Gotham to be good. I'm hoping they don't screw it up by trying to give too much fan service, and not work hard enough on the story. I think there's potential in a series like this, but it has to be done right. The only thing we have to go on right now is this logo, and today's newly revealed synopsis. To be honest, I like the gritty feel of the logo, and hope the story is willing to go as dark »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
As you can see above, Fox have unveiled the logo for Gotham just hours after The CW released a first look at Grant Gustin in full costume as The Flash. Surely this means something Constantine related will follow shortly? After all, there have been rumblings of one final major casting addition…
Along with a lengthy plot synopsis and cast list, the lengthy press release below also confirms that Two-Face will be part of the series which focuses on the early years of Detective James Gordon after Bruce Wayne’s parents are murdered. Due to his role as Gotham’s District Attorney when Batman first emerges, it makes sense that the series would pick up with him at an even earlier point in his career (it’s even possible that him and Bruce will be classmates based on some comics).
The synopsis makes for an interesting read, and Gotham might just »
- Josh Wilding
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Watchmen, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Teen Titans Go!, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Avengers Assemble, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and more...
In a week that's seen Bryan Cranston (Godzilla, Breaking Bad) confirming that he was never approached about the role of Lex Luthor for Batman vs. Superman, director Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder have spoken about leaks, with Deborah stating that: "Things get leaked so often these days, it's a shame because even casing announcements, or whatever, you're in the middle of a process and sometimes they're so off base -- and then it gets picked up by »
- Gary Collinson
Earlier today we reported that Drew Powell (Malcolm in the Middle) has joined the cast of Gotham as the newly-created villain Butch Gilzean, and now The Wrap has revealed that the Fox pilot has cast two iconic DC roles, with David Mazouz (Touch) set to play young Bruce Wayne - described as a "serious and soulful preteen sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents" - and newcomer Camren Bicondova signing on to portray the "teenage orphan, street thief and skilled pickpocket" Selina Kyle.
Also set to feature in the pilot episode of Gotham - which is being directed by Danny Cannon (Judge Dredd) are Ben McKenzie (Southland) as Detective Jim Gordon, Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot, Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix) as Fish Mooney, Zabryna Guevara (The Guilt Trip) as Detective Essen, Erin Richards »
- Gary Collinson
Deadline is reporting that Drew Powell (Ponderosa, Malcolm in the Middle) has joined the cast of Fox's Batman prequel series Gotham, where he's set to play the newly-created villain Butch Gilzean, "the deceptively clever and ambitious second-in-command to sadistic gangster boss Fish Mooney [Jada Pinkett Smith]."
Gotham has been created by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) and will see Ben McKenzie (Southland) leading the cast as a young Detective Gordon. Also featuring alongside him are Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot, Zabryna Guevara (The Guilt Trip) as Detective Essen, Erin Richards (Being Human) as Barbara Kean and Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) as Detective Harvey Bullock.
- Gary Collinson
Back in October, the long-planned Masters of the Universe live-action reboot was dealt a blow when director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) chose to leave the project to focus his efforts on another 80s toy adaptation with G.I. Joe 3, but now it looks like Sony and Escape Artists are closing in on a new filmmaker to take us to Eternia.
According to Justin Kroll of Variety, Mike Cahill (Another Earth) and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) are on the short list for the movie, while The Wrap is also suggesting that Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) and Chris McKay (editor of The Lego Movie) are also in the frame. These aren't the only names we've heard as potential candidates, with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Rian Johnson (Looper), Andy Muschietti (Mama), Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders (The Croods), and Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) all rumoured back in January. »
- Gary Collinson
(Cbr) Sony Pictures and Escape Artists appear to be closing in on a director for their long-developing reboot of "Masters of the Universe". TheWrap reports the studio has narrowed the list of potential replacements for Jon M. Chu to just three candidates: Harald Zwart ("The Karate Kid", "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"), Chris McKay ("The Lego Movie" editor) and Mike Cahill ("Another Earth"). In development since at least 2003, the film is of course based on the popular Mattel toy line that’s served as a springboard for animated television series, comic books and the 1987 big-screen Dolph Lundgren vehicle. Terry Rossio ("Pirates of the Caribbean", "The Lone Ranger") wrote the most recent script. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
Last fall, the forthcoming new adaptation of Masters of the Universe lost director Jon M. Chu but picked up writer Terry Rossio (one half of the duo responsible for writing the Pirates of the Caribbean movies) for a new take on the script. Now Sony Pictures and Escape Artists are on the look for a new director, and they have an interesting shortlist. The Wrap says Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Chris McKay (editor and animation supervisor of The Lego Movie) and Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) are up for the job. In addition, Justin Kroll from Variety says Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow is also in the mix. More below! Zwart is the one who has the best relationship with Sony after directing their reboot of The Karate Kid and The Pink Panther 2, but Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is the project that is close to the style of Masters of the Universe, »
- Ethan Anderton
Sony Pictures is still looking to get their live-action He-Man and the Masters of the Universe movie into development. Studios have been trying to get this movie made for years, and it looks like they are ready to try again. According to The Wrap, there are three directors who have emerged as frontrunners for the directing gig, those are Mike Cahill (Another Earth, I Origins), Chris McKay (The Lego Movie editor), and Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid reboot).
Out of the choices here, I think Cahill is the most talented. I had a chance to see his I, Origins at Sundance, and it was simply mind-blowing. I would love to see him tackle something like Masters of the Universe. He would be my choice, but chances are they will go with Zwart because he worked with the studio before on rebooting The Karate Kid, and it made over $359 million worldwide. »
- Joey Paur
Since Jon M. Chu decided not to direct Masters of the Universe for Sony Pictures, the hunt has been on for a new filmmaker to head up the adaptation of the classic 1980s animated TV series and remake of the live-action 1987 film.
McKay doesn’t actually have any directing credits due to the fact that he has yet to helm a studio movie. However, having served as the editor (and animation supervisor/co-director) of the highly successful The Lego Movie, he seemingly has just a good a chance as the other names listed here. They could all bring something extremely different to the table, and Sony will have to choose wisely, especially as they’re hoping to build a »
- Josh Wilding
Sony Pictures' Masters of the Universe has lined up a new list of directors.
The reboot of the Mattel adaptation is once again gathering pace, according to The Wrap and Variety's Justin Kroll.
Among the listed contenders are Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), Chris McKay (The Lego Movie editor, Robot Chicken) and Harald Zwart (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, the Karate Kid reboot).
GI Joe: Retaliation's Jon M Chu had signed up for the project before abandoning it last year.
A host of other directors have previously been rumoured for the film, including Joe Cornish, Rian Johnson, Andy Muschietti, Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders (The Croods), and Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie).
The short list for the He-Man movie Masters of the Universe has been revealed and it includes the likes of Harald Zwart, Chris McKay and Mike Cahill. Word is that there are other directors in the mix, but TheWrap only mentions the said three.
Jon M. Chu was previously attached to direct the film. He signed on to the project last summer and brought in Alex Wenk (Predators) to pen the script. The film is based on the classic 1980s animated TV series. He-Man is based in Eternia, and follows a blond warrior named Prince Adam who turns into the heroic He-Man and battles a villain named Skeletor out to conquer Castle Grayskull.
- Laura Frances
News Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 07:03
The shortlist of directors for the new Masters Of The Universe film has some interesting candidates on it...
Plans remain afoot to bring back He-Man to the big screen, in a reboot of Masters Of The Universe. Previously, the project had Jon M Chu attached, although he's now committed to making another G.I.. Joe movie for Paramount.
Since then, the likes of Rian Johnson and Joe Cornish have been linked to the film, although it seems that news of their involvement was very premature. Because the shortlist it seems is now down to four, and their names aren't on it.
The four directors on the shortlist are Mike Cahill, Jeff Wadlow, Harald Zwart and Chris McKay. Cahill was the man behind the impressive Another Earth, whilst Wadlow helmed last year's Kick-Ass 2. Harald Zwart successfully rebooted The Karate Kid, and Chris McKay was »
The news comes from Variety reporter Justin Kroll who says the final decision about said to come around next week.
This is a very different list to last month's reported 'short list' of helmers which included Rian Johnson ("Looper"), Joe Cornish ("Attack the Block"), Andres Muschietti ("Mama"), Phil Lord and Chris Miller ("The Lego Movie") and Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders ("The Croods").
- Garth Franklin
For better or worse, turning your favorite childhood memories into big-budget blockbusters is all the rage in Hollywood these days and the next beloved property on the chopping block is Masters of the Universe. Sony is trying hard to put the mediocre 1987 film behind them and reboot the franchise but it has proven to be rather difficult.
Back in November, G.I. Joe director Jon M. Chu dropped out to go work on G.I. Joe 3 and the script immediately underwent another rewrite, this time from The Lone Ranger scribe Terry Rossio. The film still seems to be moving forward, however, as we just got word that five directors are on the shortlist to helm the project.
The shortlist is as follows:
- James Garcia
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