Warner Bros. is looking at Mathew Vaughn to Direct ‘Man of Steel 2’

Something we haven’t heard a lot about lately from Warner Bros. is their plans to make a Man of Steel sequel.  While one was announced a few months back, there is still no release date and still no casting news or plot details.  After what seems like months of no talk at all, the silence has been broken.

Per a report put out by Collider, Mathew Vaughn is currently the studio’s top choice to direct Man of Steel 2, and preliminary conversations about Vaughn’s directing positions have taken place.  If you are not familiar with the director, his best-known work is directing critically successful, action packed movies like Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class, and Kick-Ass.

The report is quick to point out that Vaughn is not yet signed on as the director, and could very well end up not directing the project.  However, Warner Bros. is still showing interest in Vaughn and will probably want him to helm other superhero movies tied to the DC movie universe should he not end up the director of the Man of Steel sequel.  Continue reading “Warner Bros. is looking at Mathew Vaughn to Direct ‘Man of Steel 2’”

New ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer and Poster!

Over the past several weeks there has been nothing but dreary news coming from Warner Bro. concerning their DC Universe.  However, finally, this weekend has given way to some positivity!

A new trailer and poster for DC’s Wonder Woman has hit the web, showing off the Princess of the Amazon warriors, Diana, training on Themyscira.   Check out the trailer and Poster below!

In previous trailers, we have seen Diana taking part in World War One, however this new trailer shows more of her training and honing her powers.  In just this one trailer we see her as a young girl learning about her history, discovering her powers, and then her journey to London in order to save the world.  This film is directed by Patty Jenkins, and stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor who, in the comics, is Diana’s love interest.

This past Friday Jenkins unveiled the new poster for Wonder Woman for the film via her twitter account:

Wonder Woman is set to hit theaters this year on June 2nd, 2017.

While things lately have seen down for the DC Movie Universe, I have never given up hope that Patty Jenkins will give us a great Wonder Woman movie.  And after seeing this trailer, I am very much looking forward to it.

‘The Accountant’ Review!

This is how my review system works. I’ve broken down my review into 4 different categories (Directing, Acting, Story, Entertainment Value).  I’ll give a score out of 5 for each category.  At the end I’ll average the scores to come up with an overall score for the film.

Lets get to it!

The Accountant is a Warner Bros. action/crime drama directed by Gavin O’Connor and stars the many talents of Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow.  The story revolves around Affleck’s character who works as a CPA accountant as a front to cover his activities as an accountant for some of the most dangerous criminals in the world. When he takes on a legitimate client, and begins uncooks the books, the body count rises as he gets closer to the truth.

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‘Suicide Squad’ is setting itself up for Box Office Success

Currently Suicide Squad is battling very low critic reviews, however that doesn’t seem to be keeping the film down!

According to a report from Variety the film has already been able to bring in $8.1 million across seven international markets, which includes South Korea’s $2.9 Million and France’s $2.7 Million. Looking at these numbers it is already set to pass box office jugernauts Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool – and it shows no signs of slowing down.

The film set to release in another 57 international markets and is tracking to bring in more than $100 million in those markets.

Warner Bros. has got to be happy with the film tracking like this in the international market because they spent a reported $175 Million in making the movie.  So if the film performs as well here in the U. S as it seems to be in the rest of the world then they will be in the black. Continue reading “‘Suicide Squad’ is setting itself up for Box Office Success”

Clint Eastwood Directed Film ‘Sully’ Gets A Trailer

Warner Bros. released the first trailer for the Clint Eastwood directed film, Sully.  The film stars Tom Hanks as Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot known for landing a disabled plane in the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 people onboard.

Check out the trailer below!

 

All Female ‘Ocean’s Eleven’s’ Cast Continues To Grow

It has been confirmed for several weeks now that Warner Bro. is in fact working on an Ocean’s Eleven film and that it will be supporting an all female cast.

Last week Showbiz 411 reported that Academy-Award winning actress Cate Blanchett would be joining Sandra Bullock for the reboot.  They also reported that they were hearing whispers that Elizabeth Banks may be in the film as well.  But as of now, that is still speculation.

However, they are currently reporting that it has been confirmed that Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter have sign on for the heist film as well. With The Hunger Games director, Garry Ross, set to direct and produce. Continue reading “All Female ‘Ocean’s Eleven’s’ Cast Continues To Grow”

Harley Quinn Getting Her Own Movie?

Its still a few months before  Harley Quinn’s big screen debut in Suicide Squad, however actress Margot Robbie seems to have impressed Warner Bros. enough to begin talking with her about a Harley Quinn movie.

According to a report that comes from The Hollywood Reporter, Margot Robbie is now attached to reprise her role as the character in the future as well as produce the currently untitled spinoff.

But don’t start screaming, “Harley Quinn solo film!!!” because that is not the case.

Birds_of_Prey_(Injustice_The_Regime)Although details are still being very closely guarded, the rumored project is not going to be a solo film, but rather a film that focuses on several of DC’s female heroes and villains.   Maybe involving Batgirl or Birds of Prey?

I am all for this! The DC hero and villain lineup has a very strong female base.  Characters like Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Katana, etc. I really hope this becomes a reality and that we get more of Robbie’s Harley Quinn because everything I have seen so far from the trailers show that she kills it as the psychologist turned psycho.

Q&A: Theater Allocations and Clearances

Hold on to your hats folks, this question is a doozy.

This question comes in from Bryan Wolfie (great name by the way), and Bryan writes in via email:

With Fox, and recently Universal, getting rid of Movie Allocations which studio do you think is next to give it up and how do you see it changing the movie viewing industry?

First off I have to say, great question!  Also, full disclosure, I had to do a bit of research in order to catch up on all of the details pertaining to this event as it is still ongoing.  So at the end of the answer I will provide links to where I got my information should you, or any of  you readers, care to look into the matter more.

Also, unless I am mistaken, what you mean by “Movie Allocations” is called a clearance agreement; which I will get to in a bit.  And Allocated Zones, are areas in which there is direct competition between theater chains.

To the readers; if you know what clearances are you may want to skip ahead to the bottom a bit, because I’m about  to get long and winded and explain a lot before getting to the meat and potatoes of the question. Continue reading “Q&A: Theater Allocations and Clearances”

‘The Flash’ & ‘Aquaman’ Directors Scramble!!

According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Flash director Seth Grahame-Smith is leaving the scarlet-speedster project due to “creative differences.” Grahame-Smith, who was the screenwriter of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was suppose to make his directorial debut with this movie. However, with his departure he will only be receiving a screenwriter credit, having already penned a draft of the movie.

The Flash has a release date of March 16, 2018 and will be staring Ezra Miller as “the fastest man alive.” So while it never sounds good to have a director leave a project they still have a lot of time to find a new director. Also, looking at the resume of Grahame-Smith I am not too broken up about his departure.  I do not doubt that he can make good movies, but after the critical failure of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. can not afford another flop, so getting a more seasoned director for such a beloved property would be the better idea.  However, this story seemed to have started up the rumor mill in other places.

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The New Lara Croft Has Been Cast!

After several months of speculation, MGM and Warner Bros. have finally found their new Tomb Raider! Unfortunately it is not Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley as I had previously speculated, however this new casting news is just as interesting.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander has been cast as the video-game icon, and will be joining director Roar Uthaug who has already been attached to the movie.

According to the report the new Tomb Raider will “tell the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure.” This seems to draw inspiration from the 2013 Tomb Raider game which focuses on a young Lara Croft and her first adventure. Continue reading “The New Lara Croft Has Been Cast!”