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The Future Of The Batman Depends On How Upcoming Dceu Movies Perform

Justice League threw a huge wrench into Warner Bros.’ ambitions of assembling a cinematic universe to rival the McU. Over six months later we’re still experiencing the fallout, with each week bringing word of behind the scenes reshuffles of what and what isn’t going into production. Matt ReevesThe Batman has been hit by this uncertainty more than most projects, with its status not exactly helped by Ben Affleck’s will he/won’t he statements on donning the cowl for a solo movie.

According to the El Fanboy Podcast, Warner Bros. are thinking about telling the tale of a younger Dark Knight and treating it as a standalone film, but that’s not set in stone just yet. If Aquaman and Shazam! bomb, then they’ll place Reeves’ flick in its own continuity. If those two films are smash hits, though, and the Dceu starts a long
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Oscars: 17 Deserving Contenders From 2018 So Far

Oscars: 17 Deserving Contenders From 2018 So Far
We always seem to get through the first half of the year a lot quicker than the second half, so here we are. Six months of cinema are behind us with another six months (and an annually unrelenting awards season) on the horizon. With that in mind, we’ve put our heads together to shout-out a number of films, performances, and achievements since January that deserve consideration at year’s end, lest they be forgotten by the upcoming onslaught.

Check out Tim Gray’s accompanying story summarizing the awards player so far and looking ahead at what’s to come this Oscar season.

(Note: This list only takes into account films that have been or will be released theatrically in the U.S. between Jan. 1 and June 30. Anything that has debuted at a film festival but not seen its commercial release yet is not eligible.)

Best Picture: “You Were Never Really Here
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Heroes: Will The Eternals Be Part of ‘Avengers 4’?

On this 255th episode of Heroes, Jon Schnepp, Robert Meyer Burnett, and Coy Jandreau discuss the following: The panel debates if The Eternals be a part of Avengers 4? With Variety's report that Jared Leto will be starring in a Joker standalone movie and Deadline confirming that Todd Phillips' Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix is still in the works, the panel speculates on how many Joker movies is too much. Given the success of Black Panther, the panel debates of other superheroes of color like Icon or Nighthawk will get the feature film treatment in the near future. The …
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The Batman Is Connected to Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Movie?

The production for the Joker Origin Movie will reportedly start this fall and it has already been revealed that the film will take place outside of the Dceu. Instead, it's been rumored that the origin movie will be under a new DC Films banner of either DC Black or DC Dark and now, another rumor states that Matt Reeves' The Batman will be under that new banner as well. There's a lot to think about if this rumor ends up being true, but it does seem to make a lot of sense for the future of Warner Bros. and DC Films.

The new rumor suggesting that The Batman and Joker origin movies will be connected comes to us from Forbes writer Mark Hughes, who recently appeared on the Superhero News Show. Hughes says that he has talked to people who are close to the projects and thinks that we're
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The Joker Origin Film and The Batman Reportedly Might Be Set in the Same Universe

Are Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment considering building a separate DC Cinematic Universe than the Dceu?! We recently learned that the studio is looking to create a new DC label for their darker films called DC Dark or DC Black.

The Joker origin film from director Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix will be the first film to be made under this new DC movie brand. We recently learned a lot of information about this film and some of the characters that will be involved.

Now according to a new report from The Superhero News Show, there's a chance that this film might exist in the same universe as Matt Reeves' The Batman. The information came from Forbes writer and co-host Mark Hughes, who says "he’s heard from several sources that he trusts that an idea has been floated around. If the Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix is successful,
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The Batman Rumored To Take Place In Same Universe As Joker Origins Film

It’s looking increasingly likely that the Joker origins movie – not to be confused with Joker and Harley Quinn, or the standalone film earmarked for Jared Leto’s Clown Prince of Crime – will stand on its own two feet, as character descriptions unearthed by That Hashtag Show yesterday pointed to a pretty big departure from the continuity of DC Films.

In fact, we’ve heard in recent weeks that Warner Bros. is looking to make a separate label, and this flick could be the first to fall under the umbrella of what’s said to be called DC Dark or DC Black. Personally, I’m right there with those of you who were backing “Elseworlds,” but “DC Black” would allow for synergy with the DC Black Label, a new initiative soon launching on the comic book side of things that’ll actually include a few stories involving the Clown Prince of Crime.
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Rumour: Robert De Niro wanted for DC’s Joker origin movie as supporting characters revealed

With the Todd Phillips-helmed Joker origin movie reportedly eyeing a September production start date, today has brought us a new casting rumour from That Hashtag Show, which claims that executive producer Martin Scorsese’s frequent collaborator Robert De Niro is wanted for a role.

The site has posted a selection of casting breakdowns for supporting characters to join Joaquin Phoenix’s Clown Prince of Crime in the 80s-set crime drama, with De Niro said to be in contention for the role of ‘Murray Franklin’, which may or may not be a code name for an established DC character.

Meanwhile, the site also offered up the following info for other players in the story:

Penny – Supporting Female (60-74) Caucasian. Lower class, very attractive in her younger days, still feels that way about herself. But recently her health has started failing, and she’s nearly bedridden in her Lower East Side
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Here’s What Tom Hiddleston Would Look Like As The Dceu’s Riddler

Seeing as Loki looks to have died (for real this time) in Avengers: Infinity War, Tom Hiddleston’s now free to pick up another iconic supervillain movie role. Fans had toyed with the idea of him playing the Joker in DC’s origins film, but we now know that role’s likely to be filled by Joaquin Phoenix. That doesn’t mean the Thor star can’t play a different member of Batman’s rogues gallery instead, though.

For instance, how about the Riddler? Some new fan art, first posted on Reddit, has surfaced this week and imagines what Hiddleston would look like as Gotham’s Prince of Puzzles. As you can see in the gallery below, the image dresses the actor up in Edward Nygma’s familiar green suit and hat and also gives him the character’s iconic question mark cane.

It’s easy to see how Hiddleston
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Character Details Revealed For The Joker Origin Film and Robert De Niro is Reportedly Wanted For One of Them

DC Entertainment is getting ready to rock and role on director Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix's Joker origin film and today we have a bunch of character details to share with you.

The following information comes from That Hashtag Show and they reveal the names of the characters the production team are looking to cast along with details on the characters. One of the big things that the report offers is that this film will create an entirely new Joker mythology, apart from DC Comics.

There are eight characters revealed below and I'm not familiar with any of them. There's also one supporting character that is mentioned that producer Martin Scorsese is reportedly trying to get Robert De Niro to play. Here are the names and description of the characters:

Penny

Supporting Female (60-74) Caucasian. Lower class, very attractive in her younger days, still feels that way about herself.
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Robert De Niro Said To Be Eyeing Role In The Joker Origins Movie As New Character Intel Emerges

It’s looking increasingly likely that the Joker origins movie – not to be confused with Joker and Harley Quinn, or the standalone film earmarked for Jared Leto’s Clown Prince of Crime – will stand on its own two feet, as character descriptions unearthed by That Hashtag Show point to a big departure from the continuity of DC Films.

Said to be operating under the working title ‘Romeo’, we’re hearing that Warner Bros. plans to use Martin Scorsese’s involvement (he’ll executive produce the solo drama) as leverage to court Hollywood legend Robert De Niro for a supporting role.

This is, after all, a double act that has produced the likes of Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Cape Fear and Casino, so it’s small wonder why Warner Bros. is keen to add an actor of De Niro’s caliber. He’s seemingly up for the part of Murray Franklin, though
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Joaquin Phoenix Joker Origin Movie Gets Working Title

Joaquin Phoenix Joker Origin Movie Gets Working Title
Things seem to be rapidly falling into place for Tod Phillips' Joker origin movie. Just last week, it was reported that filming is set to begin in September and now we know that the working title is Romeo. Joaquin Phoenix has yet to be officially confirmed to portray the Clown Prince of Crime, but he has played coy every time he was asked about the role in recent interviews, simply stating that it "sounds really interesting." Now that the production start date has been revealed, the rest of the cast should be fleshed out in the coming weeks.

News of the Joker origin movie's working title of Romeo comes to us from That Hashtag Show, who also note that Todd Phillips has already recruited his The Hangover trilogy cinematographer Lawrence Sher to work on his non-dceu project, along with production designer Mark Friedberg (Selma) and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges
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Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Origin Film Shooting Location and Start Date Revealed

DC Entertainment is apparently getting really close to starting production on director Todd Phillips' Joker origin movie. Martin Scorsese is producing the film and Joaquin Phoenix is set to take on the role of the Crown Prince of Crime. 

According to Omega Underground the film, which is said to be set in the 80s, might start filming as soon as September, and the say that the film will be shooting in New York City. If this is true, I imagine there will be some big announcement at Comic-Con next month.

The story is said to "delve into what it took for the Joker to become a mastermind criminal" and that it will have more of "a gritty crime drama than comic book movie." Rumor has it that the film story was inspired by The Killing Joke and that it revolve around a failed comedian who ends up becoming a criminal.
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Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ Movie May Shoot In September

Shooting on the Todd Phillips-directed movie The Joker is rumoured to be kicking off this September. Joaquin Phoenix is rumoured to be lead the cast of the Warner Bros. set film as the titular character and will be a stand-alone feature set outside of the current DC Extended Universe.

Omega Underground has heard that the film could go before the cameras before the year is out – specifically in September in New York City. Of course, nothing is official but the outlet does say that they may expect an announcement to be made at the San Diego Comic Con, the gathering of film and pop culture nuts from around the world, which is set for the southern Californian city mid-July.

Phillips, the man responsible for The Hangover trilogy, Old School and the more recent War Dogs, will helm the feature which is also co-scripted with Scott Silver. The film is
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Joker Origin Movie: Every Update You Need To Know

DC Films is making a Joker origin movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix, directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese. Not part of the DC Extended Universe but instead the start of its own "Elseworlds" banner, the film promises to explore the origins of the Clown Prince of Crime in a decidedly new manner, inspired by comic The Killing Joke and film The King of Comedy. Although it's long been treated as an extreme rumor, it seems to be finally coming together. Here's everything we know about the Joker prequel.

Release Date: Unknown, possibly late 2019Cast: Joaquin Pheonix (rumored)Director: Todd PhillipsWriters: Todd Phillips and Scott Silver
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Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie to Begin Production This Fall

At the beginning of the year, Warner Bros announced the acquisition and hiring of Walter Hamada, who will be taking over as the head of the DC Films division. Hamada’s first task in his new role is restructuring the current series of superhero movies that Warner Brothers is producing. This comes after many of the Studio’s previous superhero films were met with disappointment, both financially and critically. The studio hopes that Hamada will be able to put everything back on track for the upcoming superhero blockbusters that are currently in the works.

It was recently revealed that Geoff Johns, former DC Entertainment co-president and chief creative officer would be leaving Warner Bros, which means that he would no longer be directly involved with any of the films that are currently underway. His leaving means that Hamada now has full reign over the DC Entertainment division, and over the
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Todd Phillips’ Joker origin movie will reportedly begin production in September

Despite the fact that Jared Leto-headlined Joker solo movie was announced earlier this month, it seems that Warner Bros. and DC Films are still pushing ahead with their plans for a non-dceu Joker origin film.

According to Omega Underground, production on the project – which is being directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover), with Martin Scorsese (The Departed) producing – is set to begin this September, with New York City standing in for 1980s Gotham City.

A September start would seem to suggest that the movie – which is expected to see Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime – will likely be released in 2019, alongside the Dceu instalments Shazam and Wonder Woman 1984.

If the above information is accurate, then presumably an official announcement will be forthcoming soon – likely at the DC Films panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International next month, where we’ll also see the unveiling of the
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BossLogic's All Hawkeye Infinity War Poster Mistakenly Gets Used at Movie Theater

BossLogic's All Hawkeye Infinity War Poster Mistakenly Gets Used at Movie Theater
The lead up to the eventual release of Infinity War was an intense one for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and especially for fans of Hawkeye. Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton was not present in any of the promotional material for the epic team up movie and it really started to stress some hardcore Hawkeye fans out in a major way, which led to some pretty funny memes as well as some fan art. However, one of the best pieces to come out of that turbulent time was a reimagined Infinity War poster with only Thanos and Hawkeye replacing every other character on the original, which a movie theater mistakenly used to promote the movie.

A Reddit user took a picture of a movie theater in Antwerp, Belgium that was using the all Hawkeye poster for Infinity War. Sure enough, it's right there and it's pretty hilarious to see all of the Hawkeyes,
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Joker Origins Film Expected To Begin Production This September

It looks like we now know when Warner Bros.’ Joker standalone movie will go before the cameras.

Just to clarify, we’re talking about the one that will tell the Clown Prince of Crime’s origins story and won’t take place in the Dceu. Not the recently announced second Joker spinoff which will feature Jared Leto reprising his controversial take on the villain from Suicide Squad.

According to Omega Underground, the movie – which is to be directed by The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese – will start filming this September in New York City. Though not confirmed by WB yet, this sounds pretty plausible, as another source previously claimed that the studio were planning a fall start date for the production. That same report also suggested the budget will come it at a relatively slim $55 million. That’s tiny compared to most superhero movies, but would
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Everything You Need to Know About the Joker Movie Starring Joaquin Phoenix

Everything You Need to Know About the Joker Movie Starring Joaquin Phoenix
After the critical disaster that was Suicide Squad hit theaters in 2016, many fans were shocked and annoyed that Batman's archenemy, the Joker, barely appears in the movie at all despite the character being featured heavily in the film's promotional campaign. Even Jared Leto, who played the classic supervillain, voiced his own frustration at the decision to cut a lot of the Joker's scenes. In what appears to be a direct response to that (or just another way to milk the DC Extended Universe machine), Warner Bros. announced in August 2017 that multiple films about the iconic character are on the way, including an origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix. Unfortunately, not everyone in the Batman fandom was on board with the idea.

Do we get a Batwoman movie, a Birds of Prey movie? No. We get a fucking Joker movie from Todd Phillips. pic.twitter.com/4hiVmjYCMa

- Scott Stamper (@DerfelBarada) August
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Joker Origin Movie Begins Shooting This Fall

The Joker origin movie is still happening and it looks like the DC flick is set to begin filming this fall. We first reported of the project in August of last year, which comes from The Hangover director Todd Phillips and has Martin Scorsese on board as a producer. The movie has been coming together behind the scenes at Warner Bros. and it appears as though we're close to cameras rolling with Joaquin Phoenix reportedly on board to portray the Clown Prince of Crime.

This particular movie will be taking place outside of the already-established continuity of the current Dceu movies. It will exist in its own universe and Warner Bros. is set to launch an alternate production banner for this Joker origin movie and future projects like it. According to a new report, the title of that banner could be either DC Dark or DC Black. Whatever the name ends up being,
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