‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Moves Release Date Back 7 Months

If you were a fan of the first Wonder Woman then you’ll unfortunately have to wait a little longer before you can see the sequel to the hit 2017 super hero film.

Wonder Woman 1984 will now open June 5th of 2020, putting the film in the same general area that the first movie opened in to great success.  The movie was first set to open next year, November 1st 2019.  However, Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, tweeted the news on Monday of the change.

Warner Bro.’s president of domestic distribution, Jeff Goldstein, said in a statement moments after the tweet went out:

“We had tremendous success releasing the first Wonder Woman film during the summer, so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did. This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.”

Wonder Woman 1984 reunites Gadot with previous Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, and co-star Chris Pine, with Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig joining the franchise. The 2017 film broke many records grossing more than $412 million in North America and $821.8 million globally.

Lately, there has been pretty much nothing but setbacks in regards to the DC superhero universe. And while a movie moving back its release date is normally a sign of trouble, this seems genuine.  The film did so well in the same spot in 2017 that it only makes sense to release the sequel in the same area.  Don’t fix what isn’t broken.

What do you think of this move?  Is it a sign of weakness, or a sign of confidence? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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Terrifying First Look At ‘The Curse Of La Llorona’

A first look trailer for the James Wan produced film, The Curse of La Llorona, has hit the web and once again shows that anything that Wan touches will haunt your nightmares.

Wan is responsible for such terrifying horror franchises as The Conjuring and Insidious.  Now he brings us the story of La Llorona, a crying woman who lives between heaven and hell – cursed by her own hand when she drowned her two kids.  The film is directed by Michael Chaves, who Wan has picked to direct The Conjuring 3, so this proves that the horror director/producer has a lot of faith in Chaves’ capability in directing horror.

The Curse of La Llorona stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Valasquez, Marisol Ramirez, and Sean Patrick Thomas. The film is set for a release date of April 19, 2019.  Expect to be terrified.

What did you think of this trailer? Are you a fan of James Wan’s films?  Will you be seeing this when it comes out?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

Warner Bros Set to Make ‘Tom and Jerry’ and ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movies

Get ready fans of Tom and Jerry, as well as Scooby-Doo, you got movies coming!

According to an article published in Variety, Warner Bros. are in negotiations with director Tim Story to direct a new Tom and Jerry live-action/animated hybrid film, as well as talking to Chris Columbus to be the creative producer on a new Scooby-Doo animated movie.

This announcement comes on the heels of Warner Bros. announcing that they are aiming for a balance of animate movies as well as live-action hybrids.

Tom and Jerry is expected to start shooting in 2019.  The plan is to shoot in the real world with an animated version of Tom and Jerry interreacting with real people.  This sounds like it could be in the very same vein of Who Framed Roger Rabbit or Space Jam.  Sources have also told Variety that, staying true to the characters of Tom and Jerry, they will not talk and will continue to rely on physical comedy as they have been since their inception in 1940.

As far as Scooby-Doo, the fully animated movie is full steam ahead with an expected release date in the first quarter of 2020.  At the moment there is no casting announcement for the voices for the meddling kids, but expect one soon.

What do you think of this announcement?  Are you a fan of any of these properties?  And do you think these movies can work?  Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.  Lets make a discussion about it.

An Awesome New Trailer/Extended Clip For ‘Aquaman’

Warner Bro. dropped a bombshell today in the form of a “trailer” that is over 5 minutes long!  This is has got to be one of the longest trailers ever put out for a blockbuster movie.

This trailer manages to cram in five minutes of footage yet accomplishes something that a lot of trailers can’t do in less time – it didn’t ruin the whole movie. Impressive.

If a trailer’s duty is to get an audience excited for a movie then DC and Warner Bros have successfully done just that.  Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman is the same character seen in the last Justice League movie, and is all the better for it.  Alongside Momoa is Amber Heard as Mera, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Patrick Wilson as Orm.

This trailer is awesome, the visuals look stunning, and the action is epic. James Wan seems to have been the magical touch needed for this character. If this is DC’s best step forward then it’s a damn good step.

What did you think of the trailer?  Have you been looking forward to Aquaman? Are you looking forward to it now?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

We Finally Have Movement on the ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel

Its been just over two years since the Suicide Squad  movie hit theaters back in August of 2016, and the landscape at Warner Bros. has changed a lot since then.  With announcements of movie cancellations, “mustache gate,” the constant revolving door of directors coming and going off The Flash, and the still constant questioning on if we have a Batman or not – it has been really iffy on if we would actually get a Suicide Squad 2.  However, it looks like there might actually be some movement on the project.

Todd Stashwick, the co-writer on Suicide Squad 2, recently said in an interview with Discussing Film:

We have finished our draft and I’m really proud of it… It’s a sequel to the first film.  Again, I can’t say anything else.  Our intention is to tell an exciting story, deepening these characters.”

The key quote here is “We have finished our draft.”  They have turned in an actual script.  This is something that a lot of people, including myself, never thought would happen.

At this time, there are three movies that DC fans can look forward to, Aquaman, Shazam!, and Wonder Woman 1984.  It is safe to assume that if these movies are a success then the script for Suicide Squad 2 will be greenlit and production will start very soon.  However, if they fail at the box office or critically, then this may be the last bit of news we get on a new Suicide Squad movie.

 

 

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.

Continue reading “‘The Accountant’ Review!”

‘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!