Exactly one year ago today Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters. Love the movie or not, it doesn't really matter at this point. Zack Snyder's superhero opus took more risks and left more of an impression on fandom and the cinematic landscape at large than most superhero movies.
The bar is impossibly high for its sequel, Justice League. For those who loved Batman v Superman, Snyder needs to keep his no holds barred approach going. For those who didn't, he needs to find a way to bring them back into the fold again. However you look at it, there's unbelievable pressure on Snyder's shoulders.
And now we get to see what he's been up to for the past year. Check it out.
Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017. Read More
The Important News
Star Wars: Woody Harrelson says the young Han Solo movie will be the best of the whole franchise. The spinoff prequel may also reveal Han Solo isn't the character's real name. Disney's CEO says Carrie Fisher's role won't be changed in The Last Jedi.
Spider-Verse: Silver Sable and Black Cat will join up for a Spider-Man spinoff.
X-Men: Michael Shannon may play Cable in Deadpool 2. The Deadpool sequel will also feature other Marvel Comics characters.
DC Extended Universe:Wonder Woman is under scrutiny for the main character's lack of body hair. And Wonder Woman officially received a PG-13 rating.
Disney Remakes: Niki Caro revealed that her Mulan remake won't be a... Read More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Auditions of the Day:
Liam Neeson, Anna Kendrick, John Boyega, Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne and more audition to be Stephen Hawking's new voice in this terrific Red Nose Day bit:
When the most famous scientist in the universe is looking for a new voice, you gotta give it a go! #rednoseday pic.twitter.com/KT6uaRJ9P4
— Red Nose Day (@rednoseday) March 24, 2017
Missing Flashback of the Day:
See what R2-D2 is thinking about when Obi-Wan Kenobi says he doesn't remember him in Star Wars (via Geekologie):
Movie Trope of the Day:
With Wonder Woman coming out soon, Catherine Stratton looks at lands without men in movies, for Fandor... Read More
Netflix keeps grabbing stuff that nobody else seems to want but which will prove very popular on the streaming service. Just recently they announced their pick up of the decades-overdue final Orson Welles movie, which attracts the TCM crowd, for example, and the company has ordered a bunch more Adam Sandler comedies, for fans of Adam Sandler comedies. Now they're getting the long-in-development Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt, which will bring in a large, nostalgic '80s music crowd.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the heavy metal group's story could have a home at Netflix after it's made, but there's no timetable mentioned for when that will be, let alone when it will debut. And the deal is still being negotiated. Based on the 2001 book The... Read More
There's a lot riding on Justice League. For fans, it's the first time we're ever seeing Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Superman (in some form) together on the big screen. For Zack Snyder, it could possibly be the final film he directs in the DC Comics Extended Universe. And for Warner Bros., it's obviously a massive investment the success of which, critically and commercially, will determine the entire future of the DCEU.
So, yeah, Justice League is kind of a big deal, and everyone involved knows it. That's why they've been incredibly active trying to keep fans engaged, offering them tidbits every few weeks to keep the hype train on its tracks. But now they've announced this weekend will be more than just a tidbit, it'll be... Read More
Last summer, Comics on Film openly asked whether or not Marvel Studios – the arm of Marvel Entertainment that's responsible for the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – has ever been concerned with the events of the TV shows appearing on both ABC and Netflix that purportedly take place within the same universe. Those shows, including the currently airing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and now Iron Fist along with the canceled Agent Carter all make varying degrees of reference to events from the MCU.
While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is likely the most "connected" to the events of the films (especially the fallout to the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization from the climax of Captain... Read More
There's a lot of talk right now about X-Force, Marvel Comics' popular mutant team that's expected to make its big-screen debut at some point after the Deadpool sequel hits theaters.
Anyone who was reading comics in the '90s is likely well aware of the team, as the 5 million copies of X-Force #1 that were sold in August 1991 make it the second highest-selling American comic book of all time. But like so many other comic-book teams, X-Force has been through a lot of changes over the years – and not just in its roster of characters.
With 20th Century Fox planning to introduce X-Force into its cinematic universe at some point in the near future, it seems like a good time to get familiar – or even reacquainted – with the uncanny, enigmatic, and... Read More
After Carrie Fisher passed away in late December, we heard that she had completed her role in the eighth installment of the Star Wars series, which is officially known as Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But what about the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode IX? The official Star Wars site assured fans that "Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa."
Still, that left some questions unanswered. Would Star Wars: The Last Jedi be modified somehow to bring Leia Organa's story to a conclusion in the movie? Or was that the plan all along?
Disney CEO Robert Iger now says (via Slashfilm): "We’ve had to deal with tragedy this past year because Carrie Fisher passed away tragically in December, and she... Read More
The Anarchists vs. ISIS: Jake Gyllenhaal and director Daniel Espinosa (Life, above) will reteam to make The Anarchists vs. ISIS. It's based on a Rolling Stone article by Seth Harp about a group of American "volunteers, socialists and outcasts" who are fighting against the terrorist organization ISIS in Syria. Gyllenhaal will star and also serve as a producer; Espinosa will direct. [THR]
Barbie: In December, we heard that Amy Schumer (Trainwreck, above) was in talks to star in Barbie, a live-action movie inspired by the Mattel toy line. Now, however, she has dropped out of the project due to a scheduling conflict. Among other things, she'll be starring with Steve Carell and Nicole Kidman in the comedic drama She Came to Me. Meanwhile, Barbie is still... Read More