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Logic Channels ‘The Dark Knight’ in His Video for ‘Everybody Dies’

Logic Channels ‘The Dark Knight’ in His Video for ‘Everybody Dies’
Logic is hip-hop’s reigning pop culture connoisseur. For his latest video, “Everybody Dies,” the Maryland rapper recreates the underground bunker scene from 2008’s Christopher Nolan-directed Batman film, The Dark Knight, and cuts in quick shots from black and white films throughout the video. Logic also raps, “Had a lot of dark nights, but bitch I been Bane” — a character from the film’s sequel, The Dark Knight Rises — during the song’s first verse as he moves through the dark room, just in case you didn’t get the reference.
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Joker Brings in Brett Cullen to Replace Alec Baldwin as Batman's Dad

Joker Brings in Brett Cullen to Replace Alec Baldwin as Batman's Dad
The Joker origin movie has found its Thomas Wayne. Originally, the role was supposed to go to Alec Baldwin, with the character being described as a tanned 80s businessman in the vein of a younger Donald Trump. That made Baldwin's casting pretty logical, considering his portrayal of Trump on Saturday Night Live recently. However, Baldwin quickly departed the project, citing scheduling issues. We now have word that actor Brett Cullen has been tapped as his replacement.

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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First Joker set photos featuring Joaquin Phoenix, Brett Cullen cast as Thomas Wayne

Yesterday, director Todd Phillips shared an image of a pre-Clown Prince of Crime Joaquin Phoenix from Warner Bros. and DC Films’ standalone Joker movie, and now with cameras rolling we’ve got a look at some set photos, which see Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck looking rather amused as he meets a clown. Check them out at the link here…

It looks like Joaquin Phoenix has started filming as the Joker for the standalone #Joker movie! https://t.co/0uwG4l34o0

— JustJared.com (@JustJared) September 16, 2018

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
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Thomas Wayne Will Be Played By Brett Cullen in DC's Joker

Actor Brett Cullen has replaced Alec Baldwin in the role of Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne, in DC Entertainment’s Joker. Cullen previously played a Congressman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, so this isn’t his first Batman movie rodeo. He seems like a decent choice for the role. I like the thought of him in the role more than Baldwin. That was just alittle too weird.

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.
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Alec Baldwin Replaced by Brett Cullen as Batman’s Father in ‘Joker’

  • Variety
Alec Baldwin Replaced by Brett Cullen as Batman’s Father in ‘Joker’
Brett Cullen has joined the cast of Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” replacing Alec Baldwin as Thomas Wayne — aka Bruce Wayne’s father.

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,
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Brett Cullen Replaces Alec Baldwin as Thomas Wayne in ‘Joker’

Brett Cullen Replaces Alec Baldwin as Thomas Wayne in ‘Joker’
The Joker movie has a new Thomas Wayne. While Alec Baldwin notably dropped out of negotiations to tackle the character within a matter of 24 hours, director Todd Phillips has filled the void with a reliable performer. ComicBook.com broke the news that Brett Cullen has been cast as Thomas Wayne in the film, which has Joaquin Phoenix filling the title role in a unique, 1970s set origin story. Cullen is no stranger to the Batman world having played a congressman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. He also had a role in Ghost Rider, but is probably …
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Henry Cavill Out as Superman Amid Warner Bros.' DC Universe Shake-Up (Exclusive)

Henry Cavill Out as Superman Amid Warner Bros.' DC Universe Shake-Up (Exclusive)
The DC cinematic universe appears to be losing its Man of Steel.

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 JenkinsWonder 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."
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20 Strangest Things About Catwoman's Body

For Batman fans, there are few characters as iconic as Catwoman. In fact, Catwoman may be one of the most iconic characters of any franchise. Even the most casual of fans could easily determine who she was by merely glimpsing her silhouette.

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
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Fomo and Fear: Why Weekend Movie Previews Keep Getting Earlier

  • Variety
On the night of Aug. 9, Warner Bros. executives made an unexpectedly pleasant discovery: “The Meg,” their prehistoric shark movie that cost $150 million and took over two decades to get to the big screen, wasn’t going to bomb.

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.

“What
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11 Riskiest, Priciest Movie Gambles This Fall, From ‘Venom’ to ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

  • The Wrap
For most, the only risks of the Fall season involve excess layering and holiday food binging.

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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“Venom”

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.
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Stephen Amell Reveals How He Thinks Arrow Should End

Though Arrow is entering what’s sure to be a brutal and exciting seventh season, it’s just a statement of fact that the journey will have to end at some point. Perhaps it’ll be able to equal – or surpass – what Smallville had achieved if it reaches the ten-year mark or beyond, but either way, it’s been a memorable run nonetheless.

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:
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Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie helped re-write Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Chris Weitz, Christopher McQuarrie, and a number of others all helped to re-write Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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,
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20 Crazy Details Behind The Making Of The Dark Knight

Ten years later, 2008’s The Dark Knight is still considered the gold standard of superhero movies. Directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Jonathan Nolan (Westworld), this movie was the second installment in what would later be referred to as “The Dark Knight Trilogy,” which also includes 2005’s Batman Begins and 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises.

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
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Venom’s Tom Hardy Weighs In On The DC Vs. Marvel Debate

These days, it’s not uncommon for actors to have played more than one superhero in movies and television. Tom Hardy, of course, is a member of that exclusive club, having previously been Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and is now headlining Venom as the titular anti-hero. Actually, he was originally cast as Rick Flag for Suicide Squad but was replaced by Joel Kinnaman due to a scheduling conflict.

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.
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Thomas Lennon Talks Blood, Guts and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich [Exclusive]

Thomas Lennon Talks Blood, Guts and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich [Exclusive]
Thomas Lennon has had himself quite the varied career. Dating back to his MTV sketch comedy series The State, to his days as officer Jim Dangle on Reno 911! and his many various movie roles over the years, he's kept very busy for the last two and half decades. Sometimes his movie roles are small, but in massive projects, such as his brief turn in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Other times, he gets to be the star of the show in a smaller but compelling movie. Such is the case with his latest work, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.

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.
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Venom Trailer Gets Recut With Topher Grace As The Symbiote

Aside from each successive trailer for Venom looking even more badass than the one to have preceded it, one thing about the film that’s reassured my confidence in the final product is that of Tom Hardy’s casting. In my view, he always brings something special to his performances, and I still feel his turn as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises was one of the best things about that particular movie.

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.

Having fun with these markedly different versions
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Gotham Season 5 Episode Titles Reveal The Arrival Of Bane

Gotham is due to end after its 10 episode fifth and final season, so fans can expect a run that’s jam-packed with Bat-goodness as the story pushes Bruce Wayne to the brink of becoming the hero the city needs right now. What’s more, we can also expect some key new villains to be introduced into the show’s mythology. Those we know so far include Scarface, Mother and possibly Harley Quinn to boot.

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.

Episode 5×05: “Pena Dura” Episode 5×06: “The Air is Getting Slippery” Episode 5×07: Tba Episode 5×08: “I Am Bane” Gotham Season 5 Bts Photos
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Venom Star Tom Hardy Says He’s Getting Tired Of Acting

Tom Hardy‘s undoubtedly one of the most beloved – and talented – actors of his generation. The British star’s been at the forefront of Hollywood for the best part of a decade now, appearing in such blockbuster movies as Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and Dunkirk. Later this year, he’ll return to the comic book genre for Sony’s Venom spinoff, a film that the studio will no doubt be hoping to kickstart a franchise with.

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.
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Tom Hardy munches a cigar as Al Capone in new Fonzo image

  • JoBlo
Between movies like Bronson, The Dark Knight Rises, The Revenant and more, Tom Hardy is no stranger to playing all sorts of thugs and nasty people. With Fonzo he.s taking on one of the most notorious criminals of all time . Al Capone . and after seeing a few social media pics of him in character in the past we now have the best look yet at Hardy as Capone in all his cigar-munching glory. [See More] Director... Read More...
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Tom Hardy's Al Capone in Fonzo Sounds Like Bugs Bunny

Tom Hardy's Al Capone in Fonzo Sounds Like Bugs Bunny
Tom Hardy has, at least in part, based one of his latest characters on Bugs Bunny. Hardy is currently filming Fonzo, a biopic that chronicles the later years of notorious gangster Al Capone. The actor is known for giving the characters he plays rather unique voices, with mixed results. Hardy has revealed that his take on Al Capone may be his weirdest and most bizarre one yet, as it's inspired by the famous Looney Tunes character.

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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