In a surprise announcement earlier today, Steven Spielberg has confirmed that he's finally directing a superhero movie. Sort of. The director and his production company Amblin Entertainment are teaming with Warner Bros to develop a film based on the classic DC Comic “Blackhawk,” a project he's been tentatively attached to since the late 80s/early 90s. … Continue reading Steven Spielberg To Direct ‘BLACKHAWK’ Film For Warner Bros!
An exclusive report from Deadline earlier this morning revealed that the project was back to being based on Birds of Prey and the studio is in negotiations with Cathy Yan to helm the project from a script by Christina Hodson, who recently penned the script for the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee and is currently scripting the … Continue reading Warner Bros Taps Director Cathy Yan to Helm BIRDS OF PREY Harley Quinn Film
Bad news for Joss Whedon fans, as THR reported exclusively earlier today that the writer/director has dropped out of the project after initially signing on almost a year ago to write and direct. Envisioned as a companion film to last year's Wonder Woman, Whedon reportedly was unable to craft a credible story for the movie which led to … Continue reading Joss Whedon Exits BATGIRL Solo Film
This is Rumor Control. Here are the facts. It's pretty much agreed across the board that Margot Robbie's turn as Harley Quinn was one of the best aspects of Suicide Squad and the DC Extended Universe as a whole. Prior to that film, her biggest claims to fame were supporting roles in The Wolf of … Continue reading RUMOR CONTROL: GOTHAM CITY SIRENS Film Dead; Other Harley Quinn Projects Still In The Works
Warner Bros. and DC Films are in the midst of a serious course correction after their burgeoning DC Extended Universe has hit a few....stumbling blocks. They're five films in and out of those, Wonder Woman is the only one to receive positive critical and financial acclaim. The recent Justice League—Warner's five years behind answer to … Continue reading SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Writers Tapped To Direct FLASHPOINT
Universal's Dark Universe has been struggling severely to get off the ground following its false-start Dracula Untold and the lukewarm reception of the Tom Cruise led The Mummy. Last May, the studio officially unveiled their shared universe concept along with announcing the casting of Johnny Depp (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Pirates of the Carribean: Dead … Continue reading Universal’s BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN Reportedly Back In Development
Mark Strong has been rumored to be joining the cast of DC Films and New Line Cinema's Shazam—presumably as the villain—since November, despite long-standing reports that the titular magical hero would be squaring off against his predecessor and adversary, Black Adam (to be portrayed by Dwayne Johnson). But a shakeup at Warner Bros. has resulted in Johnson … Continue reading Mark Strong Confirmed For SHAZAM; Character Breakdowns Reveal Additional Villains!
Justice League is the culmination of the first phase in Warner Bros' DC Extended Universe of shared films...and the reception has—like the franchise as a whole up until this point—been decidedly polarizing. The film currently has the lowest franchise opening ever, $93.8 million (45% less than Batman v Superman's opening of $166 million) and the hodgepodge … Continue reading Warner Bros. Ushering Major Shake-Up Of DCEU
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is developing a Joker origin film to be produced by Martin Scorsese and helmed by screenwriter Scott Silver (The Fighter, 8 Mile) from a script he is reportedly cowriting with Todd Phillips (War Dogs, The Hangover Part III). The film is being touted as “a gritty and grounded hard-boiled crime film” … Continue reading Warner Bros. Developing Joker Origins Movie, Jared Leto Not Involved
By now, most people are aware that Zack Snyder is exiting post-production work on Justice League due to the recent suicide of his 20-year old daughter, Autumn. His wife, producer Deborah Snyder, will be joining him as well. Joss Whedon (who will be helming the Batgirl solo film) has been brought in to finish reshoots as well as … Continue reading Zack Snyder Handing JUSTICE LEAGUE Duties Over to Joss Whedon