05/22/2015 - 1:32pm | Updated: 11 min 48 sec Ago
Now the Batman Cape & Cowl exhibit comes to the UK as WB Games UK has teamed up with twenty of the most exciting contemporary artists and media celebrities to celebrate the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight with a new exhibition reimagining the Caped Crusader’s iconic Cape and Cowl headpiece.
Using life-sized replicas of Batman’s famous costume as a blank canvas, each artist and celebrity will produce their own unique interpretation of the Dark Knight’s attire. The exhibit features celebrities from the worlds of TV, film, music and fashion, such as Jonathan Ross, Jodie Kidd and Noel Clarke and high profile artists such as Nancy Fouts, Lauren Baker, Hayden Kays, Inkie, Pam Glew, INSA, The Connor Brothers, Zeus, Matt Small, Jon Burgerman, Case, CRASH, Lucas Price, Kid Acne, Logan Hicks and Pure Evil.
The Batman: Arkham Knight Cape & Cowl Exhibit will run through launch week in an immersive Gotham City-inspired location in Central London.
Fans will be able to catch an early sneak peek of a few of the exhibits on the WB Games stand at the MCM London Comic-Con at ExCeL from May 22nd-24th, as well as see the life-size Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile, built by West Coast Customs.
Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available in June exclusively for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.
Cape and Cowl Exhibition examples:
Be The Batman Trailer:
05/22/2015 - 1:11pm | Updated: 29 min 37 sec Ago
Seth Rogen has taken to Twitter to post another image from the upcoming AMC Preacher TV series, which is currently filming.
It's not clear exactly what we are seeing, but it may be Jesus DeSade's house.
Check it out:
Preacher is based on the Garth Ennis DC Comics Vertigo comic book of the same name that sees Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) as a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God.
Preacher also stars Ian Colletti as Arseface, Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla, W. Earl Brown as Hugo Root, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck, Jamie Anne Allman as Betsy Schneck and Ricky Mabe as Miles Person.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are behind the project.
05/22/2015 - 11:39am | Updated: 50 min 15 sec Ago
A lot was obviously revealed in the six minute extended trailer (watch below) with the pilot expanding upon the footage.
Kara's leaves Krypton at the same time as Kal-El, with her mission being to protect her baby cousin. Her pod is directly connected to Kal-El's and the coordinates to Earth; however, as Krypton explodes, Kara's pod is sent to the Phantom Zone.
Kara than wakes up Earth not knowing how she got there. Her cousin (never referred to as "Superman" in the episode) finds her and takes her to the Danvers (Dean Cain and Helen Slater play her adoptive Earth parents).
Kara works for Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) at Catco in National City where she is Cat's assistant. Winslow 'Winn' Schott (Jeremy Jordan) and James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) are introduced. It's noted "The Big Guy" still refers to James as "Jimmy Olsen." Schott, aka Toyman in the DC Comics, is the tech guy and has a crush on Kara.
Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) is Kara's Earth sister. She's off to Geneva when her plane suffers a malfunction - that's when Kara reveals her powers for the first time. Alex isn't happy that Kara used her powers and tells her not to do it again.
Kara needs to tell someone - to share in her good feelings - so she reveals herself to Winn on the rooftop.
The villain of the episode is introduced, which is Vartox (Owain Yeoman). He is responsible for sabotaging the plane and tells another alien, The Commander (Faran Tahir), that a girl stopped the explosion. Vartox puts it together that since Jor-El saved his son, Alura saved her own daughter. It's then mentioned they have been hiding for too long, and that the "General's arrival is imminent." Vartox mission is to eliminate the human operatives, and now Kara has been added to the list.
Kara gets her Supergirl suit and goes on a few missions to save the day. A fire breaks out on top of a building, and when she investigates, she gets shot down by green-colored darts. Kara wakes up on a gurney where Hank Henshaw is introduced (David Harewood). Henshaw is the director of the DEO - Department Of Extranormal Operations. Her sister Alex is an Agent. The green darts were kryptonite. The DEO protects Earth from aliens and alien invasions.
Henshaw explains when Kara's pod crashed, something else followed her from the Phantom Zone - Fort Rozz, a Kryptonian maximum security prison for aliens, and that the alien convicts have escaped on Earth and are the most dangerous in the galaxy. Henshaw is reluctant to have Kara join them, and off Kara goes.
Back at Catco, James Olsen tells Kara he knows about her, that her cousin sent him to watch out for her, that the first thing her cousin did was save a plane, too. Kara then gets a message from Vartox that only she can hear. Supergirl heads to a power plant on the outside of town where the two battle. Vartox wields some sort of axe made of strange metal (possibly Nth metal?) that can cut Supergirl. The DEO intervenes, and Vartox jumps/almost flies away. Back at the DEO base, they take a piece of metal out of Kara's shoulder and analyze it.
Back at her apartment, Kara has words with her sister about Alex being an agent of the DEO. Some drama ensues with Alex eventually giving her a container from her pod ship which contains a hologram of her mother, Alura. Alex says to suit up and back to the DEO they go. They convince Henshaw to let Kara help, and then they locate Vartox through use of the axe metal shard energy signature.
Supergirl flies off and battles Vartox. Alex was able to analyze the metal: If it gets superheated, it will explode. Supergirl uses her heat vision, destroying it, which explodes causing Vartox to lose the battle. Vartox takes a piece of the metal and kills himself, but not before telling Kara that she has no idea what's coming.
Next, Kara talks with James Olsen on the roof where he gives Kara her cousin's cape. Her cousin is really proud and wanted her to make the decision to be the hero herself, like he did.
Finally - the main Supergirl series villain stands revealed.
Some sort of ship/control room is shown with a woman in black. She's the General and notes Kara is her niece! It's Alura's sister! Actually, it's Alura's twin sister as she, too, is played by Laura Benanti! Alura's sister mentions how she will rule Earth just like how she was supposed to rule Krypton. No one will stand in her way. Supergirl is as much of a threat as her cousin, because she is like Alura, etc.
Alura's sister then orders Supergirl to be killed, and that no one will stand in her way.
The Vartox/aliens want/wanted revenge on Supergirl because Alura was the judge who sent them to the Fort Rozz prison and Phantom Zone.
Winn mentions "Super Friends."
Kara's cousin is referred to as the "Man of Steel."
Alex is a bioengineer and was recruited to the DEO because she lived with Supergirl.
Supergirl has super-hearing, x-ray vision, susceptible to kryptnonite, and can't see through lead.
It's possible Alura's twin sister might be a version of Ursa from the comics?
(hat tip to "Superman is not human" for sending in the info)
Supergirl extended trailer:
05/22/2015 - 9:55am | Updated: 49 min 45 sec Ago
Following the leak of The Flash pilot, now the Supergirl pilot has leaked online in its entirety as well.
Variety reports an HD version of the Supergirl pilot has leaked online, which is currently available through online file-sharing sites.
It's said the first copy appears to have leaked online earlier this morning shortly before 3am ET (Friday) and looks to be from a review copy.
Last June saw The Flash pilot leak online, which revealed lots of Easter Eggs and probably helped increase excitement for the series.
It's always possible the Supergirl pilot may have been leaked intentionally to increase hype as well.
Regardless, if you know where to look, you won't have to wait until November to check it out.
"Supergirl" airs Mondays this Fall on CBS.
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.
Supergirl extended trailer:
05/22/2015 - 9:41am | Updated: 4 hours 2 min Ago
In addition to the new Dragon Ball Super TV series, a new Manga comic is being released as well.
Check out a first look at Goku from the Manga as the issue gets released in June as part of V Jump magazine (via Anime News Network).
Toyotarō is responsible for the art and also did the Manga adaptation of the recent Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F animated film.
Dragon Ball Super debuts on Fuji TV this July airing Sundays at 9am. The story takes place after the defeat of Majin Buu. Previous details made mention the series would see foes more powerful than Frieza and Buu.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F will also be released later this year in the U.S.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F extended clip:
05/22/2015 - 1:04am | Updated: 12 hours 34 min Ago
Batman Vs. Superman won't be without an opponent when it premiers March 25, 2016.
Though Wonder Woman is set to appear, Universal Studios is throwing its own Greek might at Batman vs. Superman with the sequel to the smash hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding premiered in 2002, and with a budget of a measly $5 million, went on to make over $368 million worldwide, with a majority of that in the U.S.
With international audiences being as big as they are now, look for a substantial boost to My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.
Of course, it's always possible that Batman Vs. Superman could crush My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but as the latter is a romantic comedy, the audiences look to be a bit different.
Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, which is really a third Avengers film, also hits six weeks following Batman vs. Superman on May 6th.
Batman Vs. Superman may also face some competition from Jon Favreau's Jungle Book (April 15, 2016) and Chris Hemsworth's The Hunstman (April 22, 2016), but they look to be far enough way not to pose any real threat.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.
Batman Vs. Superman Trailer:
05/22/2015 - 12:45am | Updated: 12 hours 58 min Ago
Johnson attended the world premiere for his latest action flick San Andreas and offered Black Adam is "fueled by a righteous anger."
"I can’t wait. He’s a unique type of villain. For the fans out there that know the mythology, when you start off as a slave, you’re not in a good mood! There’s a heavy wrath that a lot of people have to pay. But when it’s fueled by a righteous anger, if you will, like Black Adam, then you open up to what the character can be, which I’m really excited about. That’s why he’s not just a straightforward bad guy."
Shazam presently has a 2019 release, but Johnson said a while back it's possible it could get moved up. Presently, no director is attached or actor for Shazam has been cast as of yet.
Dwayne Johnson stars in San Andreas, which has a May 29th release.
You can watch more in the video above including The Rock talking his future with WWE.
San Andreas trailer:
05/21/2015 - 11:24pm | Updated: 14 hours 20 min Ago
Check out another batch of footage from the Joker and Harley Quinn Suicide Squad domestic squabble scene.
Worth a mention is that this is possibly part of Harley Quinn's origin, which could actually be a flashback, so that may mean the final look of Jared Leto's Joker has yet to be revealed.
"Suicide Squad" has an August 5, 2016 release date directed by David Ayer starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Scott Eastwood in an unknown role.
Here is full cast of #suicidesquad : Will Smith is #Deadshot, Joel Kinsma is #Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie is #Harley Quinn, Jared Leto is #Joker, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) plays #Boomerang, Viola Davis plays #Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina) is #Enchantress, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is supposedly playing #KillerCroc.
05/21/2015 - 10:36pm | Updated: 12 hours 16 min Ago
Watch a new promo above for Fantastic Four showing off the powers of the FF as well as a new promo image with the team below.
"Fantastic Four" has an August 7, 2015 release directed by Josh Trank from a screenplay by Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg and Josh Trank; produced by Matthew Vaughn, Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Robert Kulzar and Gregory Goodman; starring: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell.
FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
05/21/2015 - 5:26pm | Updated: 20 hours 17 min Ago
Check out pics of the Daredevil costume currently on display at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles.
It's currently unknown if the display is open for public viewing as it was a part of a Netflix event.
Redditor Empyrealist offers the Daredevil display is located in the main lobby of the building so it may be accessible to the general public.
Marvel is currently working on Daredevil Season 2 which debuts next year.
05/21/2015 - 5:14pm | Updated: 20 hours 29 min Ago
Check out teasers below featuring the cast of Game Of Thrones as the band Coldplay created a musical parody of the series which will be shown on tonight's Live event for Red Nose Day on NBC.
Game of Thrones: The Musical. For Red Nose Day on NBC, Coldplay and the cast of Game of Thrones join forces for the band's most important project yet: a musical for HBO’s Game of Thrones. Part of Red Nose Day, the live charity event May 21 at 8/7c on NBC. Help lift children out of poverty.
Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day's events will culminate in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country's favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars—it's a show not to be missed!
Head to rednoseday.org to get involved.
05/21/2015 - 4:51pm | Updated: 20 hours 52 min Ago
Jennifer Lawrence returns as Mystique, with Hoult reprising as Beast.
Back with the #thekidsinthehall #jenniferlawrence #mystique #nicholashoult #beast #Xmen #XMenApocalypse
"X-Men: Apocalypse" has a May 27, 2016 release directed by Bryan Singer starring Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Channing Tatum, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Rose Byrne, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Oscar Issac.
05/21/2015 - 4:40pm | Updated: 21 hours 3 min Ago
Check out the Secret Wars #4 variant cover from superstar Marvel Cosmic artist and writer Jim Starlin.
The issue goes on sale June 17th (via Newsarama).
Jim Starlin also has the OGN Thanos: The Infinity Relativity coming out June 2nd.
SECRET WARS #4 (OF 8)
JONATHAN HICKMAN (w) • ESAD RIBIC (a)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Connecting cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
VARIANT COVER by ERICA HENDERSON
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
AGWENGERS VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SAMNEE
VARIANT COVER BY ESAD RIBIC
VARIANT COVER BY Jim Starlin
ALL THE ANGELS SING!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
05/21/2015 - 3:50pm | Updated: 21 hours 18 min Ago
Variety has announced that Romero's Empire of the Dead graphic novel is being adapted for TV.
Romero published the comic through Marvel Comics; however, it isn't a part of the regular Marvel Universe, so don't expect the Marvel Zombies to show up.
Demarest Films is behind the project, with it noted the production company recently backed Kevin Smith's Tusk, and announced the news today at the Cannes Festival in France.
The Empire of the Dead TV series will be written by Geroge Romero and longtime partner Peter Grunwald, and executive produced by Romero and Grunwald with Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson.
Romero is, of course, known for the Night of the Living Dead zombie movies.
Marvel Comics published the first Empire of the Dead comic back in January of 2014, described as:
Welcome to New York City years after the undead plague has erupted—but just because Manhattan has been quarantined, don't think that everyone inside is safe! Not only do flesh-eaters roam within Manhattan, but there's another ancient predator about to take a bite out of the Big Apple!
The ancient predator referred to are blood-suckers, so the series features both vamprires and zombies.
A network has yet to pick up the series.
05/21/2015 - 1:12pm | Updated: 1 hour 6 min Ago
We may have our first look at the upcoming Power Rangers movie due out in 2017 in the form of concept art.
Images leaked online revealing designs for the Red Tyrannosaurus Zord and the Pink Ranger's Pterodactyl Zord.
From the first pic, we see it appears the Zords in the Power Rangers film will have multiple modes as well as being able to combine with the other Zords into a Megazord.
The Power Rangers movie is being written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, known for X-Men: First Class and Thor.
Update: Lionsgate requested the images be taken down.
05/21/2015 - 8:48am | Updated: 14 hours 59 min Ago
Jeremy Renner was recently spotted on the Captain America 3 set in his civies (see below), and now Renner lets it be known he will be back today to suit up as Hawkeye for Civil War.
Renner's appearance in Captain America: Civil War follows Avengers: Age Of Ultron where Hawkeye seemingly retired; however, we obviously knew that wasn't going to stick.
Renner appears to be joining Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Elizabeth Olsen as part of the African - thought to be Wakanda - scene.
Yesterday also saw Robert Downey Jr. spotted on the Civil War set, but just as his regular ol' RDJ self. It's possible Robert Downey Jr. could suit up as well.
"Captain America: Civil War" has a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
05/20/2015 - 11:44pm | Updated: 1 day 13 hours Ago
A new trailer has been released for the Batkid Begins documentary and can be watched above.
Batkid Begins follows young leukemia patient Miles Scott's journey of becoming the Dark Knight and San Francisco's transformation into Gotham City at the hands of the Make A Wish foundation and thousands of people.
The documentary features interviews with participants in the event, including
USA Today notes Miles, now age 6, is cancer-free and plays Little League and remains confident that he saved the city.
A Batkid movie starring Julia Roberts is also in development.
Batkid Begins is a dumentary that takes you back to November 15th, 2013, the day San Francisco turned into Gotham City, and the day the internet was nice. More than a billion people took to social media to cheer on BatKid, even President Obama! In all, the #SfBatKid and #BatKid hashtags reached more than 1.84 Billion people on Twitter and Instagram. This wish and this little caped crusader resonated with so many people, including us, and we wanted to find out why.
Batkid Begins hits select theaters on June 26th.
05/20/2015 - 10:01pm | Updated: 1 day 15 hours Ago
Check out a new live-action trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight above.
Be the Batman!
Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available on June 23rd, 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC.
Batman: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Batman: Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PCs, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman: Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham City and destroy the Batman forever.
05/20/2015 - 9:49pm | Updated: 1 day 15 hours Ago
Lionsgate announced today that principal photography has commenced in Atlanta on the feature film adaptation of The Divergent Series: Allegiant - Part 1, the third installment of the blockbuster Divergent action adventure franchise, starring Golden Globe nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, and Academy Award nominated Naomi Watts.
Golden Globe nominated Jeff Daniels has also joined the cast.
Returning cast members include Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Keiynan Lonsdale and Jonny Weston, as well as Mekhi Phifer and Daniel Dae Kim. Other new cast members also include Nadia Hilker and Bill Skarsgård.
Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, the film is being directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Noah Oppenheim and Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Stephen Chbosky. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the film through their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are executive producing through their Mandeville Films banner along with Barry Waldman and Neil Burger.
Lionsgate will release Allegiant - Part 1 theatrically in North America through its Summit Entertainment label on Friday, March 18, 2016.
After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, in Allegiant Part 1, Tris (Shailene Woodley) must escape with Four (Theo James) beyond the Wall that encircles Chicago to finally discover the shocking truth of what lies behind it.
The Divergent series of books were written by Veronica Roth and have been perennial New York Times best-sellers since 2011. Book sales of the “Divergent” trilogy have surged to over 34 million copies worldwide, up from 17 million at the time of Divergent’s March 21, 2014 release. Allegiant sold 455,000 copies on its first day of release in 2013 to break a company record for Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Publishers. Pre-orders for Allegiant exceeded those of any book in the history of HarperCollins.
The first two Divergent films have grossed more than $550 million at the global box office and are Lionsgate’s highest-grossing films domestically outside The Hunger Games and Twilight franchises.
The fourth installment in the series, Allegiant - Part 2, is slated for release on March 24, 2017.
Erik Feig, Co-President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Gillian Bohrer, Lionsgate’s EVP of Production & Development, and Matt Janzen, Lionsgate’s VP, Production & Development, are overseeing the project for the studio.
05/20/2015 - 9:19pm | Updated: 1 day 16 hours Ago
Hasbro and Paramount recently confirmed plans for a big Transformers shared movie universe similar to what Marvel has done with their Avengers movies.
Now the writing team has become known that will steer the Transformers franchise for Paramount.
Deadline reports Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, will join Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, Pacific Rim 2 and The Avengers scribe Zak Penn, and Jeff Pinkner of Amazing Spider-Man 2, Lost, Fringe and Alias.
Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are onboard as the "brain trust" along with Akiva Goldsman who will oversee the Transformers universe projects.
The reports notes the Transformers movie universe is a major priority for Paramount's Marc Evans, President, Motion Picture Group at Paramount Pictures.
Previously released details mentioned plans for the fifth Transformers movie to be released in 2017 with it speculated to be a multi-part movie leading to spinoffs.
As noted, Transformers: Age Of Extinction grossed nearly $1.1 billion when it was released last summer and became the top-grossing release ever in China.