Posts Tagged ‘Batman’

via Newsarama

 The unexpected move sets up a game of chicken with Marvel Studios, who previously staked out that date for unannounced film. Marvel has traditionally released films the first weekend in May, including this past year’s Iron Man 3 and 2012’s The Avengers.

Sony and Fox have also released Marvel-adapted films on that weekend, and Sony will release next year’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 (May 2 2014) on that weekend. Of course comic book reader also know the first weekend in May as the traditional weekend Free Comic Book Day is held.

Warner  Bros. pushing production on director Zack Snyder’s untitled Man of Steel follow-up that will also star Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman to second quarter 2014, after initially being scheduled to begin shooting this winter.

“We are happy to take advantage of these coveted summer dates, which are perfect for two of our biggest tentpole releases,” Warner Bros. president of domestic distributionDan Fellman said in a press release. “We share the fans’ excitement to see DC Comics’ most popular figures, Superman and Batman, together on the big screen for the first time, which will now be arriving in theatres in May 2016.  Peter Pan has delighted people of every generation for more than a century, so we are thrilled to bring him back to the screen next summer for today’s moviegoers.”

“We know that there is already great anticipation building for the next super hero film from Zack Snyder, and we are equally eager to see what he has in store for Superman and Batman as they share the big screen for the first time ever,” Warner Bros. president of international distribution Veronika Kwan Vandenberg added in the press release.

Warner Bros. also announced they have moved their Peter Pan/Captain Hook origin storyPan, which will star frequent superhero himself Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, to the July 17, 2015 date.

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GothamIn the original announcementFox‘s drama Gotham was described as the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains who made Gotham City famous. Fox chairman Kevin Reilly today announced that the series will include all of the classic Batman villains as well as heroes, including young Bruce Wayne. “The show will track Bruce from a child (around 12 years old) until he puts on a cape (in the finale),” he said. Also on tap are the Riddler, Catwoman, the Penguin. “We will see how they get to become what they are as Gotham is teetering on the edge,” Reilly said. “It is an operatic soap with a larger than life quality.” Reilly also confirmed that Gotham, originally bought with a series commitment, has a greenlighted pilot (Danny Cannon is directing), and is setting up a writers room in mid-February with the full intention to go to series. The series hails from Warner Bros TV and The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller.

via Deadline

 

PREVIOConstantine NBC Pilot DC ComicsUS, 3:34 PM: It is a big day for Warner Bros TV and DC Comics. On the heels of Fox confirming its Batman drama Gotham is going to series this morning, NBC has greenlighted a pilot for Constantine, a drama based on the characters in DC Comics’ John Constantine stories. The project, which had a script commitment with penalty, is written/executive produced by The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, the go-to writer for Warner Bros’ feature DC adaptations. Constantine centers on John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.

John Constantine, who first appeared in 1985 as a recurring character in the horror series The Saga Of The Swamp Thing, was created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and Jamie Delano. He was portrayed by Keanu Reeves in the 2005 feature Constantine and is rumored to be featured in the Justice League Darkfeature Warner Bros has in the works with Guillermo del Toro.

In addition to Gotham, Constantine joins Warner Bros TV/DC’s The Flash at the CW, a spinoff from hit Arrow exec produced by Berlanti, which is shooting a pilot. Goyer has co-written The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Man Of Steel and the upcoming Batman vs. Superman. On TV, he is the creator/executive producer of Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons. Cerone is the creator/executive producer of Canadian drama Motive, which aired on ABC this summer.

via Deadline

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Batman-404-Covervia Newsarama

A 10-year-old Bruce Wayne, that is…

TV Show Auditions is reporting Friday that pre-teen Bruce is among the roles currently being cast as series regulars on Fox’s upcoming Batman ‘prequel’ TV series Gotham.

The show has already received a straight-to-series commitment with The Mentalistcreator Bruno Heller serving as executive producer, head writer, and showrunner.

As previously announced Gotham will explore “the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains who made Gotham City famous.”

According to Deadline at the time of the series announcement, Gordon is still a detective with the Gotham City Police Department and has yet to meet Batman, who will not be part of the series. However, TV Show Auditions reports the series will center on “Gotham City PD rookie homicide detective James Gordon who investigates the double murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne,” putting the show firmly in the formative years of Bruce Wayne’s youth and the Batman mythos.

“Set in the early days of James Gordon’s police tenure, when he meets a boy named Bruce Wayne…” the casting call description on the series reportedly reads.

If accurate, it would almost certainly follow Alfred would be among the regular cast members as well.

Shooting on the pilot will reportedly begin in March. No roles have been cast as of Friday,TV Show Auditions reports.

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Commissioner James Gordonvia Deadline

 

Fox Nabs Gotham City Origin Drama About Commissioner Gordon From Bruno Heller & Warner Bros. TV With Series Commitment

EXCLUSIVE: In one of the biggest drama deals this season, after a bidding war, Fox has landed Gotham, from Warner Bros. TV and The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller, with a series commitment. For Gotham, Warner Bros TV is mining one of DC Comics‘ most popular character universes, Batman. It explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains who made Gotham City famous. In Gotham, Gordon is still a detective with the Gotham City Police Department and has yet to meet Batman, who will not be part of the series. The Gordon character was introduced in 1939 in the very first Batman comic. Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, Commissioner Gordon has appeared in comic books as well as Batman films and series, including in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, where he was played by Gary Oldman. Along with the Superman franchise, the Batman universe is probably the most prized DC property.

While Superman spawned the long-running series Smallville, this is the first series featuring a character from the world of Batman in a very long time as WBTV had been exploring a Gotham City-set show for more than a year. It is the second high-profile WBTV/DC drama in the works for next season, along with Flash at the CW. In addition to Gotham, WME-repped Heller has the Mars drama Red at the CW. Gotham joins CBS’ sci-fi drama Extant as the two hottest drama projects this season, both sparking bidding wars and landing a series commitment and series order, respectively.

So the comic book related tv shows are still coming out of the woodwork, but we can’t get the Wonder Woman movie or a decent TV series off the ground? I wonder though, will we get Harley Quinn in this? That would be worth it, if she’s done right.

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In an announcement no one saw coming, Ben Affleck has been reported to be the new Batman in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie.

Granted, he’s not the first choice many would make for Batman, but I don’t think people need to panic about it.

1. Ben is actually a pretty good actor, granted, he’s has his moments, but he has talent and can bring intensity when he needs it. Speaking of intensity, Nolan’s Batman was nothing but intense. It makes sense that WB would want to distinguish the new Batman from Bale’s Batman and give us someone less broody, I’m down with that.

2. Something a lot of fanboys forget is that Bale’s Batman is not the definitive Batman, the comic book is. Affleck isn’t going to be taking Bale’s place, he’s simply going to be playing another version of a character Bale has previously played. It’s just like Bond or Sherlock, it’s no biggy when they change actors because, for the most part, everyone has been able to bring a certain something to the role. Granted, there are a few who have failed miserably, which brings me to my next point…

3. We know nothing about the new Batman. Will he have a Robin or Batgirl or any of the extended Bat-family? Will he actually be worthy of the title ‘World’s Greatest Detective”? What kind of suit is he going to have? Will any of his Rogues Gallery be in the film, and if so, are they more real or more comic? I seriously can keep going… The point is, we don’t know a single thing about the story and very little about the universe in which we’ll be seeing. You can’t really make an informed opinion if you have no information.

Lastly…

4. Two people: Chris Evans and Hugh Jackman. Look at all the different characters they have played, characters that are literally polar opposites of the other. There is no reason Ben can’t do the same, especially when he’s done it already.

So, as in all things, it’s a ‘wait and see’.

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Yahoo! Movies – new Iron Man 3 trailer online

ComicBookMovie – High-Res Screengrabs From The  IRON MAN 3 Theatrical Trailer

ComicBookMovie – Shane Black & Kevin Feige On  IRON MAN 3 New Armors, THE AVENGERS Connection & Mandarin
Shane Black: “I consider the fan base to basically be Marvel’s job.   Mine is to be a fan and I am one and I have been from a young age, of Iron Man,  so for me, I just please me and I hope that pleases the rest of the fans.”

CinemaBlend – Iron Man 3 Will Leave The Door Open For More Sequels With Robert Downey Jr – so basically he doesn’t die, good to know

ComicBookMovie – Kevin Feige On An End-Credit  Scene For IRON MAN 3
“It’s sort of case-by-case. I mean, I don’t want to be in that theater when even  two people stay behind and nothing happens. I like that we’ve trained at least  some people to stay behind and get a little reward.”

ComicBookMovie – IRON MAN 3 Now Confirmed For  Even Earlier UK Release

ComicBookMovie – Marvel Turned To J.J. Abrams For  Help With IRON MAN 3’s Third Act – so it’s all a flashback? O.0

ComicBookMovie – Kevin Feige Shares Thoughts On  FOX’s Potential Marvel Cinematic  Universe
“I think they’re on to something with the new X-Men movie, and crossing those two  franchises together, X-Men: First Class and the originals. And using one of the  best comic stories ever.”

CinemaBlend – Joss Whedon Calls Those Planet Hulk Rumors ‘Nonsense’

ComicBookMovie – RUMOR: New Detailed MAN OF STEEL  Review Surfaces; “It Feels Like The Matrix”

ComicBookMovie – Sam Raimi And James Franco  Reflect On THE SPIDER-MAN TRILOGY

CinemaBlend – Christopher Nolan In, Christian Bale Out In Latest Justice League Rumors – that was quick

Twitter – Bryan Singer tweets Cerebro under construction

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Twitter – Bryan Singer has confirmed that Halle Berry will be returning for Days of Future Past

ComicBookMovie – Chris Claremont Shares His  Thoughts On Bryan Singer’s X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
“The challenge, I would think, for Bryan is that the heart of the original story  is not the fight with the Brotherhood back in the present day. The challenge,  the story, is actually what happens in the future.”

CinemaBlend – Guardians Of The Galaxy Will Be 95% In Space, More Of A Standalone Film

BleedingCool – Mary Jane Goes To Work And A Cab Gets Crushed On The Set Of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

ComicBookMovie – Robert Downey Jr. On Working  With Heads-Up Display As IRON MAN

ComicBookMovie – X-MEN: THE LAST STAND Deleted Scene – Cyclops Catches A Peeping Wolverine

CinemaBlend – Christopher Nolan Taking Over Justice League, And Bringing Bale Back As Batman? – list this one under Rumor Mill

 

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