The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Multiple reports have confirmed that Brett Cullen will indeed play Thomas Wayne. In the world of DC Comics, for those who may not be familiar, Thomas Wayne is the father of Bruce Wayne, the boy who ultimately grows up to become Batman after his parents are gunned down in an alleyway. This news comes just as production on Joker recently got underway. The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix as a man named Arthur Fleck who becomes the famed villain,
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Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has released an official press release announcing the start of production on the film, which reveals that Brett Cullen (The Dark Knight Rises) has signed on to the film, with The Wrap claiming that he’ll be taking over the role of Thomas Wayne following Alec Baldwin’s exit.
The press release also includes the following synopsis:
“Joker centers around the iconic
Cullen joins Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, who we recently got our first look at in the film. He also joins Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz. De Niro will play a reporter; Beetz will play a single mother who catches the attention of the Joker prior to his transformation the villain; and Conroy will play Joker's mother, Penny.
It was previously reported that Thomas Wayne would be a "cheesy, tanned and rich-looking" 60-year-old man in the film.
Baldwin was on board to play the role in the origin movie, but had to drop out at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime. Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, and Frances Conroy round out the cast.
“I’m no longer doing that movie,” Baldwin told USA Today in late August. “I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.”
Phillips is co-writing and directing the highly anticipated Warner Bros. movie, which is set to bow on Oct. 4, 2019. He revealed a first look at Phoenix, before he becomes the infamous Batman villain, on Sunday. He captioned the image with just “Arthur.”
In the comics, Thomas Wayne is a philanthropist in Gotham City. When he and his wife are murdered,
Henry Cavill, who has played Superman in three films, is parting ways with Warner Bros., sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Though neither side is confirming, the British actor, who first donned the blue suit for 2013's Man of Steel, and then starred in 2016's Batman v. Superman and last year's Justice League, is said to be hanging up the red cape.
Warners had been trying to enlist Cavill, who most recently co-starred in Mission: Impossible — Fallout, for a Superman cameo in Shazam!, which stars Zachary Levi and will bow April 5. But contract talks between Cavill's WME reps and Warners broke down, and the door is now closing on other potential Superman appearances.
That's because the studio has shifted its focus to a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story featuring a teen superheroine. This effectively removes an actor of Cavill's age from the storyline's equation given that Superman, aka Kal-El, would be an infant, according to DC lore.
Furthermore, Warners isn't likely to make a solo Superman film for at least several years, according to another source. "Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors," says a studio source. As such, Cavill will join Ben Affleck, who isn't expected to reprise his role for director Matt Reeves' forthcoming Batman stand-alone film, as a hero on the way out.
A Warners source says the Shazam! deal fell apart because of scheduling conflicts. And that is backed up by the fact that Cavill recently signed on to star in the Netflix series The Witcher. However, another source says that the Witcher commitment came after the Warners impasse, suggesting a change in Warners' strategy.
"There's a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn't work," says the studio insider. Another source says Warners is trying to hit a "reset" button with the DC universe, steering its ship slowly into another direction.
While Affleck and Cavill are segueing out, others who were seen together onscreen in Justice League are carrying forward. Gal Gadot is returning for Wonder Woman 1984, to hit theaters in November 2019. Jason Momoa headlines a solo Aquaman movie this December. And Ezra Miller remains on board to star in a Flash movie, which is due to shoot in early 2019.
Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara and chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group Toby Emmerich are looking to reinvigorate the studio's DC Universe, which is still playing second fiddle to the Marvel Universe in terms of box office and critical acclaim. Just six years ago, when The Dark Knight Rises closed out the Christopher Nolan trilogy, DC was the superhero team with the mojo. But so far, only Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman spinoff has lived up to the promise of the franchise.
What Warners hasn't done is wiped the slate clean in one fell swoop, something that is nigh impossible to do given the years of planning that goes into these films. When asked about the studio Sept. 6 at an investor conference, new WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey said, "Hats off to Kevin and Toby and their team." But he also took a shot at DC. "Some of our franchises, in particular at DC, we all think we can do better."
It isn't just her black leather costume and bull-whip that make her so recognizable; it's also her complicated love/hate relationship with the Dark Knight. Thanks to a well-developed and long-running history, Catwoman has become the go-to female villain in Batman's highly impressive Rogues Gallery. For all these reasons and more, hardcore fans seem to know almost everything about her. However, they could be very surprised to find out a few of the strangest facts about Selina Kyle and her cat burglar alter-ego.
Of course, we've seen Catwoman in many incarnations. She's been portrayed in multiple television shows, such as 1966's Batman, Gotham, Batman: The Animated Series and
Initial domestic numbers for “The Meg” showed that $4 million worth of tickets had been sold on Thursday night, portending an opening weekend far above the estimated $20 million to $22 million for the Friday to Sunday period. The final number — $45.4 million — was double that forecast. Four weeks later, “The Meg” has already crossed $462 million worldwide and will likely end up in the black.
The strong Thursday showing for “The Meg” is proof of the impact early preview showings have become over the past six years. Ever-earlier showings ahead of the once-traditional Friday release get the buzz out faster and give box office watchers a snapshot of what to expect over the opening weekend.
But in Hollywood, it’s a critical time to launch awards films, take audiences back to school after the mindless fun of summer blockbuster season and hope to win the Christmas-corridor box office race.
All the major studios — Disney, Fox, Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount and Universal — as well as mini-majors like Lionsgate have skin in the game. Here’s who stands to win or lose big:
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Sony Pictures is dipping two toes into the Spiderverse this fall as it looks to expand its Marvel IP beyond the world of Peter Parker. First up is “Venom,” which takes place in the same Marvel universe as the mighty “Avengers” franchise and, of course, Sony’s own hot Spidey property fronted by Tom Holland.
So, whenever we finally reach the home stretch, it’s fully expected that the producers start enacting their endgame. Whatever that may be is unknown to anybody other than them, but that doesn’t mean speculation won’t occur. In fact, even series lead Stephen Amell discussed such a thing while recently appearing on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast.
Here’s how the conversation unfolded once Rosenbaum brought up the time when he knew he had to walk away from the character of Lex Luthor:
It’s been common knowledge that Rogue One wasn’t written by a single person, that a number of scriptwriters had a go at the screenplay. But the extent of the re-writes and just how many people had a crack at Rogue One has now been revealed in full by Chris Weitz.
Speaking to the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via ComicBook.com), Weitz talked about how he, Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie, and a number of others worked on the screenplay:
“Gary Whitta did the first draft and then I came in and did a couple of drafts and then after me came Tony Gilroy, Christopher McQuarrie, Scott Burns, I believe David Arndt had some notes on it, and then Tony Gilroy came back on again. And it’s astonishing to me that,
Like Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight revolutionized the superhero genre on the big screen, showing that these properties could be taken seriously, be considered for Oscar wins, and still earn massive amounts of money at the box office. Ever since the introduction of the highly-successful shared universe that is known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU), Warner Bros. has tried to live up to The Dark Knight’s standards while also trying to replicate the scope of the McU. Needless to say, it has been a
Given that, it’s only natural that fans bring up the neverending DC vs. Marvel debate because, let’s face it, we all have our preference. In my case, I do prefer DC, but love characters and stories coming from both publishers. It’s all really a matter of opinion.
As was to be expected, Hardy’s now being asked which way he leans, something that came up in a recent interview with Total Film where he said:
“I’m quite mercenary.
Puppet Master is an enduring franchise that got its start back in 1989 and, eleven sequels later, the thing was still going as of 2017 with Puppet Master: Axis Termination. Up to that point, the franchise had never been rebooted, which is pretty amazing for a horror franchise that had been running that long.
Conversely, I was one among many who had misgivings regarding Topher Grace being hired to play Eddie Brock over a decade ago in Spider-Man 3. Though I loved him on That 70’s Show, it was quite difficult picturing him as the iconic villain. Ultimately, the concluding chapter in Sam Raimi’s trilogy fell flat for a number of reasons, so it’s unfair to pin everything on a single actor.
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This new batch of episode titles, however, reveal another major Batman foe that some fans may be surprised to see considering where Gotham falls on Bruce’s timeline. The title for episode 8 of the new season, in particular, leaves no room for confusion in unveiling which of Batman’s antagonists will debut next.
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That might not be what Hardy himself wants, however. In an eye-opening interview with Esquire, the 40-year-old spoke about his honest opinion on where his career is currently and how he feels like he’s practically done everything he wants to do in terms of acting.
Here’s how Hardy described it:
“You’ve summited Everest. It’s a miracle that you’ve made it anywhere near the fucking mountain, let alone climbed it.
The reveal comes as part of a wide-ranging interview that was recently published on Tom Hardy. During the interview, the actor was explaining his process for developing the characters he portrays. While on the subject of Al Capone in Fonzo, Hardy said the character sounds like Bugs Bunny. To offer proof, he played the interviewer a clip from his phone, which reportedly "sounds like the cartoon rabbit with a severe case of vocal fry.
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