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Last night we learned Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will begin working on a new animated Spider-Man movie for Sony (aren't they all essentially animatedc) with a planned July 2018 release date, but that film is separate from the new adventures of Spider-Man as the studio is set to reboot the webslinger for the second time and a list of five contenders has arrived courtesy of The Wrap. Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars), Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Ender's Game), Tom Holland ("Wolf Hall," The Impossible), Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar) and Liam James (The Way, Way Back, "The Killing") are reportedly in the running to star as Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) as the character needs to be cast soon as he's expected to cameo in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, though word is that role won't be filmed until June. "The Wrap" does say others are in contention, but »
- Brad Brevet
"Captain America: Civil War" is shooting very soon, and the rumors have had it that Marvel's rebooted Spider-Man will make his first appearance in the film. But before that can happen, they need to cast him, and a few names have surfaced as contenders for the gig. The Wrap reports that buzzworthy rising star Nat Wolff ("Paper Towns," "The Fault In Our Stars"), Asa Butterfield ("Hugo," "Ender's Game"), Tom Holland ("Wolf Hall," "In The Heart Of The Sea"), Timothee Chalamet ("Interstellar," "The Adderall Diaries") and Liam James ("The Killing") are in the running. It's certainly not the most diverse selection of players, and we guess those previous assertions by the trade that Spider-Man "would not be white" didn't pan out. That being said, there's still some time for this to play out as the new Peter Parker isn't expected to have to be on set for 'Civil War' until »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Wrap is reporting tonight that a shortlist of actors to play the new Spider-Man has emerged and as was reported earlier, it contains five names. The young men said to be in contention for the role are: Nat Wolff, Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, Timothee Chalamet and Liam James. Neither Sony or Disney were prepared to comment on the list, but The Wrap is confident in their source.
While filming on Captain America: Civil War (which will feature a cameo from the webslinger) is set to get underway shortly, it still may be a while until we find out who exactly will be stepping into the iconic role. Apparently, Spidey’s scene won’t be shot until June, so whichever actor ends up snagging the part won’t be needed for at least a few more months.
However, Sony is getting ready to “make test offers” to the young men »
- James Garcia
The Directors Guild of America is now accepting applications for the 21st annual DGA Student Film Awards for Women and Minority Directors. The awards honor diverse filmmaking voices from film schools and universities across the country. Winners receive a $2,500 prize and will have their films screened in a special ceremony at the DGA Theater. Jury award winners get $1,000 and clips from their films will screen at the ceremony. Past winners include many African American, Asian American, Latino and Women directors including Ryan Coogler for his Sundance and Cannes winner "Fruitvale Station," Patricia Riggen of the upcoming "The 33," "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" director John M. Chu and TV director Nicole Kassell ("The Following," "The Killing," "The Americans"). This year’s application period runs from April 22 – October 9, 2015, and the winners in each category will be announced in November. Eligible films »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Wonder Woman director Michelle MacLaren backed away from the highly-anticipated project, citing creative differences with Warner Bros. Just a few days later, Patty Jenkins came on board to replace her. Today we have new details from Variety about what those creative differences may have been. Multiple sources claim that the director's vision was "vastly different" from the studio's, since she wanted an "epic origin tale" in the same vein as Braveheart, while Warner Bros. wanted a more character-driven story with far less action.
The site's sources claim that that Warner Bros. executives became increasingly worried about her ability to deliver a "large-scale, action-packed production," since she has never directed a feature film before, although she has directed episodes of Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. With Patty Jenkins now on board, the studio is expected to stick with a more character-based story. Patty Jenkins made her feature »
While Warner Bros. made a swift decision this week to hire Patty Jenkins as its new “Wonder Woman” director, industry insiders are still chattering about why original helmer Michelle MacLaren suddenly vanished from the project.
The studio is declining to elaborate on the cliched “creative differences” joint statement that was issued when the two parted ways. But, according to multiple sources close to the project, the director’s vision for the movie was vastly different from the studio’s view. MacLaren envisioned the DC Comics-based “Wonder Woman” movie as an epic origin tale in the vein of “Braveheart,” whereas Warner wanted a more character-driven story that was less heavy on action.
Warner executives, these insiders said, became increasingly concerned about MacLaren directing a large-scale, action-packed production when her experience was limited to the small screen, where she made her name directing episodes of “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead. »
- Justin Kroll
A selfie of the actor with green hair is now circulating online after he shared the photo on Snapchat.
Earlier this month, director David Ayer posted a picture of the 43-year-old channelling the Joker, recreating the cover image from Alan Moore's 1988 one-shot comic The Killing Joke, which featured art from Brian Bolland and colours by John Higgins.
Suicide Squad will open in cinemas in August 2016. »
Suicide Squad star Jared Leto must be relishing giving little reveals of the Joker because he’s been doing it for weeks. The shot of him doing The Killing Joke pose was fun and clever (and also taken by director David Ayer) but we’ve also been treated to samples of his Joker voice and a shot of his short, bleached hair. Now he’s snap-chatted a selfie showing off his green dye-job and red lips because we need to know every single step of the process. If this were a complex bit of makeup that took hours and hours, that would be a different situation. Seeing special effects makeup and applying prosthesis is an interesting process. This is hair dye and lipstick. Check out the latest development of Leto’s Joker look below. Maybe next time he’ll show us a close up of purple fabric or perhaps his »
- Matt Goldberg
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins just closed a deal with Warner Bros. to take over the project from Michelle MacLaren, who departed the flick just days ago amid creative differences with the studio. Warner Bros. was reportedly eager to have a woman helm the film, and looked specifically for female directors for the project.
Jenkins, who directed "Monster" (which netted Charlize Theron a Best Actress Oscar) and the pilot of AMC series "The Killing," had previously been attached to "Thor" sequel "The Dark World," but in a similar situation to MacLaren, left the project over creative differences with Marvel Studios. (Ironically, replacement director Alan Taylor also had some well-documented creative issues with that film.) She would have been the first female to direct a tentpole superhero flick, »
- Katie Roberts
Warner Bros. has wasted little time in securing a replacement for outgoing director Michelle MacLaren on the studio’s Wonder Woman movie, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Patty Jenkins (Monsters) has signed on to helm the film.
Jenkins, whose previous credits includes the pilot for AMC’s The Killing, has previous experience in the superhero genre, having originally been attached to direct Thor: The Dark World, before vacating the director’s chair due to creative differences with Marvel Studios.
- Gary Collinson
The wheel turns. And quickly, this time. Just a day or so after it was announced that Breaking Bad veteran director Michelle MacLaren had left the job of making Wonder Woman for Warners due to creative differences, the studio has hired Monster’s Patty Jenkins to take her place. Jenkins was famously the first director hired to handle Thor: The Dark World, but despite her enthusiasm for the project, never quite saw eye to eye with the Marvel team and was replaced by Alan Taylor. Gal Gadot is playing the title character, making her first appearance in next March's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice before the Wonder Woman stand-alone adventure arrives in 2017. Jason Fuchs is writing the script for the film, with MacLaren collaborating while she was in development. After helping Charlize Theron to an Oscar with 2003’s Monster, Jenkins has largely worked in TV, kicking off The Killing »
Well, that didn’t take long.
Two days after Game of Thrones veteran Michelle MacLaren left Wonder Woman, DC has found her replacement in another displaced former superhero director. The Hollywood Reporter reported on Wednesday that Patty Jenkins, known for Monster, is set to takeover the film.
Jenkins has history with superhero tentpole films as she was originally supposed to helm Thor 2 for Marvel before moving on from the project and being replaced by Alan Taylor. It was reported on Monday that MacLaren left Wonder Woman over creative differences.
With her most well-known project being Monster with Charlize Theron, Jenkins does not have any other feature film credits with most of her work being in television with Arrested Development, Entourage, and The Killing. That hasn’t been a huge hurdle though for recent directors in superhero movies with Anthony and Joe Russo making the jump from TV to movies with »
- Zach Dennis
The hiring comes two days after MacLaren quit the project over creative disagreements.
"Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together," Warner Bros. said in a statement earlier this week.
Similarly to MacLaren, creative differences previously forced Jenkins to leave superhero film Thor 2.
MacLaren revealed last December that Wonder Woman was yet to have a script or release date.
However, Wonder Woman has been reported for release on June 23, 2017.
Batman v Superman will be released on »
Patty Jenkins has closed a deal to direct Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman, two days after the studio parted ways with director Michelle MacLaren when creative differences arose. Heat Vision Blog reports that the studio wanted to move quickly to find a new director, so they wouldn't lose momentum on the project, which is currently slated for release on June 23, 2017. The news comes just hours after another report revealed that Angelina Jolie was being sought to direct both Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. and Captain Marvel for Marvel Studios.
You may recall that Patty Jenkins was once set to direct Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, which would have made her the first female director to take the helm for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. She ended up parting ways with the Marvel sequel, which was eventually directed by Alan Taylor. Gal Gadot is attached to star as the title character, »
MacLaren left the project earlier this week due to creative differences with the studio. Sources say her departure was only a minor speed bump and production is still set to begin in fall as originally planned.
Jenkins has previously been in a similar position, as she was the first choice to direct another big comicbook film, “Thor: The Dark World.” Jenkins eventually left the project, also because of creative differences, with Marvel finally landing Alan Taylor for the gig.
- Justin Kroll
Get ready to Scream this summer while watching MTV. The network debuted the first trailer for its all-new series last night during the MTV Movie Awards and also announced the show’s premiere date: June 30. The Scream trailer was introduced last night during the awards show by Bella Thorne, who is most famous for her role on Disney Channel’s Shake It Up! but has also appeared in other series like CSI and Red Band Society (she also just recently co-starred in The Duff with The Flash‘s Robbie Amell and Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman). It has already been announced that Thorne will appear in the Scream pilot as an homage to Drew Barrymore’s iconic character from the original 1996 film. In addition to Thorne, Scream‘s cast also includes Willa Fitzgerald (Royal Pains) as Emma Duvall, Bex Taylor-Klaus (The Killing, Arrow) as the preacher’s daughter Aubrey Jensen, Carlson Young »
- Chris King
This week marked a key moment in pre-production on the upcoming DC Comics movie Suicide Squad. Director David Ayer assembled his veritable cast, which we now know includes a couple of newbies, for the all-important script read-through. To document the occasion, Ayer did as he normally does: he Memorexed the moment with a quick snap which he then posted to Twitter. There was one thing missing, however.
Nowhere amidst the smiling faces of the impressive cast could we spot the film’s villain. As it turns out though, Jared Leto was indeed in attendance, which makes sense as he’s likely a major part of the script.
Here’s Ayer’s proof, posted to Twitter no less:
#WhereIsJared #SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/D5tMnMGBop
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 10, 2015
A lot of Suicide Squad pre-amble has discussed which comic series will be referenced as its source. Of course, most filmmakers tasked »
- Gem Seddon
Jared Leto has taken on the rather uneviable task of succeeding Heath Ledger in the role of The Joker in writer/ director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie next year. The film, which is about to start shooting, will be released around the world on the 6th August, 2016.
We haven’t seen anything of Leto in his new role, and all we did know was that the actor had had a pretty major haircut for the part. Today we get a look, or rather half a look at the star in a shot that reminds us very much of The Killing Joke comic book cover from 1988.
Ayer tweeted the following image earlier today.
Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Scott Eastwood, Ike Barinholtz, Adam Beach and Jim Parrack will also star in the film.
Source: David Ayer/ Twitter »
- Paul Heath
Earlier in the week, The Suicide Squad cast gathered for their first official photo together. Though, someone was mysteriously absent from the shoot. Well, guess what? It seems that Jared Leto, who plays the most iconic villain of all the super villains in the movie, The Joker, actually took the picture in question. And now we have a photo of him taking said picture of the cast. And in a clever move, it is an ode to the classic Alan Moore and Brian Bolland DC comic book story 'The Killing Joke'. Here, we get our first look at Jared Leto with green hair as his Joker transformation continues.
Batman: The Killing Joke was a one-shot graphic novel set in Gotham, which provided an origin story for the clown prince. We get to see the villain as a failed stand-up comedian who agrees to aid a gang of criminals »
After posting the first cast photo earlier in the week, Suicide Squad director David Ayer has shared another photo with his Twitter followers by debuting the first green-haired look at Jared Leto, who was absent from the original cast pic.
Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) as Amanda Waller, Scott Eastwood (Fury) as Steve Trevor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, Ray Olubowale »
- Scott J. Davis
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