05/27/2015 - 5:50pm | Updated: 6 hours 10 min Ago
Variety reports the news with mention Pine would play the love interest to Gadot's Wonder Woman in an origin story.
According to the report, WB tested other actors but later decided to look at more high-profile names and go with a straight offer. It's said Chris Pine won over production executives as well as Gal Gadot at his meeting, leading the studio to pursue him for the role.
Regarding the thought that Scott Eastwood was playing Steve Trevor, the report mentions Eastwood was given a choice to test for the Steve Trevor role or sign on for a supporting part in David Ayer's Suicide Squad movie, which he decided to take.
Wonder Woman has a 2017 release, with Gal Gadot first set to appear in Batman Vs. Superman in 2016.
05/27/2015 - 5:19pm | Updated: 6 hours 40 min Ago
Recently, it's become known that Hasbro and Paramount are building a Transformers Cinematic Universe, which will be overseen by Akiva Goldsman with a writer's room consisting of Robert Kirkman, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Zak Penn and Jeff Pinkner.
Now two more names have been added to the list with Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, who recently spent a half a year doing the production rewriting on Marvel’s Ant-Man.
Deadline reports Barrer and Ferrari may be penning a new Transformers animated movie, which would be an origin set on Cybertron with a tentative title "Transformers One." It's also said Barrer an Ferrari are planning on doing a live-action Transformers movie as well.
It's said while Paramount hasn't gotten that far on the specific projects, this is the plan to date.
Regarding the next live-action Transformers movie, it's reported the goal is to have the sequel to Transformers: Age Of Extinction ready for when Michael Bay completes directing 13 Hours, with other Transformers projects ready to follow.
The original animated Transformers: The Movie premiered in 1986 which killed off Optimus Prime and ushered in a new era of Transformers.
05/27/2015 - 4:31pm | Updated: 7 hours 29 min Ago
It's being reported that Marvel Studios has changed the gender of the Ancient One, the mysic who mentors Stephen Strange, for the Doctor Strange movie.
According to THR, Tilda Swinton is in talks to play the Ancient One, who is male in the comics, and will get the role if the talks work out.
Swinton is known for The Chronicles Of Narnia, Snowpiercer, Benjamin Button, Constantine (2005 film) and Vanilla Sky.
Doctor Strange has a release date of November 4, 2016 release directed by Scott Derrickson starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character. Filming looks to begin this Fall in the UK.
05/27/2015 - 3:12pm | Updated: 8 hours 43 min Ago
Check out the trailer above for PS4 exclusives for Batman: Arkham Knight, which will be available at launch.
• The futuristic Justice Leage 3000 Batman Skin
• Classic TV Series Batman and Batmobile Skins
• And the Scarecrow Missions DLC will be first on PS4
Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available June 23rd 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.
05/27/2015 - 1:14pm | Updated: 10 hours 46 min Ago
Grillo recently tweeted that he had wrapped in Atlanta; however, don't count Crossbones out just yet.
Grillo took to his Twitter page to tease more from Crossbones may be seen at some point in the future.
To answer all those who think #CROSSBONES is done ....... Don't get caught w your guard down. #MayhemNeverDone #x
Frank Grillo also just started filming on his new DirectTV series, Kingdom, which is an MMA-based series also starring Nick Jonas and Jonathan Tucker. Grillo plays a retired MMA fighter who now owns a gym in Venice, California where he has a complicated relationship with both of his sons. The series premiers in October. You can watch the trailer below.
05/27/2015 - 11:44am | Updated: 12 hours 16 min Ago
The scene seemed to start when Harley Quinn and the Joker had an argument, with Harley blowing some truck driver away.
Joker then slapped Harley and got into his car driving off.
Now we see Batman on top of Joker's car in new set video!
Check it out below.
"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.
05/27/2015 - 12:18am | Updated: 23 hours 41 min Ago
Check out fan-favorite character William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes) getting the spotlight in the above parody series TNG Edit with "Riker" Episode 1 from the gazorra YouTube channel.
The video was edited and put together by Jan van den Hemel, who is known for ST: TNG fan-edits from the 2000s.
Footage is taken from various Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes to create the "effect," but the episode is based on "Galaxy's Child."
It's rather funny... And sort of freaky.
05/26/2015 - 11:50pm | Updated: 1 day 10 min Ago
Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson has posted a rather interesting tweet, which teases Death (or Mistress Death) from the Marvel Comics.
Derrickson tweeted out an image of the cover from Doctor Strange #2, which features Death.
In what could be a possible spoiler for the movie, we'll just say the issue sees Doctor Strange confront Death in what is part of his origin story.
Interestingly enough, Thanos just happens to worship Death as well.
We see the cover reads "Dr. Strange Meets... Death!" with Derrickson adding: "As will we all.."
Death, in Marvel Comics lore, is one of the cosmic abstracts and the personification of Death who came into existence at the creation of the universe along with the other cosmic abstracts: Eternity, Infinity and Oblivion. All four more or less balance each other out.
Doctor Strange has a November 4, 2016 release starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange.
05/26/2015 - 11:19pm | Updated: 1 day 39 min Ago
It's looking likely audition takes for the second season of Daredevil confirm Elektra as part of the cast.
While Elektra was hinted at in conversation between Foggy and Matt Murdock, it now appears as if the character will be featured in Season 2.
Electra audition tapes were uploaded and since taken down from Vimeo featuring Shiva Kalaiselvan and Louisa Mignone.
Mignone is featured in the recently released indie sci-fi movie, Infini, which also stars Luke Hemsworth, older brother to Chris and Liam Hemsworth.
While the Elektra audition takes have been taken down, text from the auditions has hit the net revealing two scenes: one with Electra and a thug, and the other in what seems to be a flashback scene.
Shiva Kalaiselvan's video states it's for "Project: Daredevil" for a character named "Elise."
Season 2 of Daredevil will be available next year on Netflix.
Check it out:
Louisa Mignone (via Twitter)
Shiva Kalaiselvan (via Facebook)
Elektra: Easy. No moving. No talking. Right now we play a game called, "This is not a conversation." Sit on the bed.
Thug: Please, my pills, can I get them?
Elektra: The .38's gone. So is the knife you stashed under the pillow. Anything else I should know about?
Thug: I'm getting on a plane just like you said. Tickets on the counter.
Elektra: I saw, window seat and everything.
Thug: I told you before, you and your partner, it was a long time ago but...
Elektra: (makes a threatening move with weapon)
Thug: I'm sorry. I'm doing everything you told me to do. I'm leaving behind my whole operation.
Elektra: And when you get to wherever you're going on, I assume you set up shop doing the same sh*t you did here.
Elektra: Hurting innocent people all because you're too lazy to get rich the hard way.
Thug: What the hell do you want from me?
Elektra: My partner was a good kid and became a hell of a grown up. But he had goodness in him, once upon a time. The way he tells it, he comes home one night and heard a blow dryer in the bathroom. Dinner's on the table. He waits a second, but he's starving - he's eats alone. Assumes she'll be out any minute - she'll be mad, but she'll understand. Always does. He's a good son. He goes to find her, blow dryer still on and there she is - brains on the god damn mirror!
Thug: Your partner, that woman was his mother? And he doesn't even know you're here, does he?
Elektra: Sometimes it is better off not knowing.
Thug: I'm old man, I don't have much time. I'll give you everything.
Elektra: There is no version of this where you walk out that door.
Thug: Please, lady.
Elektra: Call me that again and I'll cut your tongue out.
Thug: You promised you wouldn't kill me.
Elektra: He said he wouldn't kill you, but me, I never had goodness in me. (slow stabbing motion)
POSSIBLE FLASHBACK SCENE:
Elektra: Nice shoes, wingtips, good call. Tie them yourself?
Matt Murdock: How did you know?
Elektra: You don't look like a tough read.
Matt Murdock: You never know I could surprise you.
Elektra: Doubt it.
Matt Murdock: Give it a try.
Elektra: Okay, you drink Macallan because you're afraid beer would give you a frat boy vibe. You've never been inside a fraternity house. You weren't even a boy scout. There is no club you would join because it would choke the air from your lungs. You'd suffocate. Shall I go on?
Matt Murdock: Please do.
Elektra: Now you think we're flirting. Your mind's racing. You're wondering what piece of wit you can think of next. Know what your problem is? You're pretty, but dumb. Too dumb to know the game is already over and you lost before you stepped to the plate.
Matt Murdock: You got that all from a pair of wingtips?
Elektra: Quick study.
Matt Murdock: You know what I think?
Elektra: Tell me.
Matt Murdock: You're bored. Bored of the parties, the faculties, all of it.
Elektra: And I need just the right bad boy to take me away from all this. Is that it?
Matt Murdock: Basically.
Elektra: Know something, you're right. (takes drink and drinks it) Let's go.
05/26/2015 - 10:14pm | Updated: 1 day 1 hour Ago
It's learned Fox is rebooting The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman, which is based on the Alan Moore comic book and saw a movie starring Sean Connery back in 2003.
Variety reboots The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman movie reboot will see John Davis (The Blacklist, Chronicle, I, Robot) on board to produce through his Davis Entertainment banner.
Ira Napoliello (Mr. Popper's Penguins) and Matt Reilly are stated to be overseeing the remake, which centers on Victorian-era literary characters such as Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde who team up to fight a common enemy.
At one time a League Of Extraordinary Gentleman TV series was in development from Green Lantern writer Michael Green, but the show never made it to series.
The 2003 film starred Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain; however, it failed to make its mark with audiences as it only netted barely $180 million worldwide.
Here is the description of the Alan Moore Omnibus available through Amazon at a discount:
At last, the original two LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN epics are collected in a single volume!
In this amazingly imaginative tale, Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, and Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man unite to defeat a deadly menace to London and all Britons!
Then, one month later, the skies over England are filled with flaming rockets as Mars launches the first salvo of an invasion. Only our stalwart adventurers can save mother England and the Earth itself.
05/26/2015 - 12:44pm | Updated: 1 day 11 hours Ago
To date, at least in my opinion, Thanos' appearance in The Avengers post-credit tease has yet to be topped.
Damion Poitier portrayed the Mad Titan for The Avengers, and with a simple smile revealed more about Thanos than James Gunn did in Guardians of the Galaxy and Whedon did with The Avengers 2 (CGI with Brolin voice).
Now the actor that portrayed Thanos in The Avengers movie, Damion Poitier, has been spotted on the set of Captain America: Civil War in an unknown role (note: Poitier isn't playing Thanos anymore).
Poitier is also known for doing stunt work - he was a stuntman on Thor 2 - so he could be back doing stunts for Captain America: Civil War as well.
Poitier did previously state he was in talks for a legit Marvel role, so this could be it.
05/26/2015 - 11:30am | Updated: 1 day 12 hours Ago
It's been stated Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter isn't happy that Fox Studios owns the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four, so much so that Permlutter has ordered the cancellation of the comics and merchandise.
As Rob Liefeld previously pointed out, there was no merchandise for X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
The Fantastic Four comic has been cancelled, and Wolverine has been killed off.
Marvel/Disney, under what is said to be a mandate by billionaire Perlmutter, has also cancelled planned Fantastic Four posters and removed Fox Studios-owned characters from t-shirts.
Now the latest is confirmed to be the cancellation of both X-Men and Fantastic Four statues from XM Studios, which were underway with sculptures already designed.
Bleeding Cool points out XM Studios updated their Facebook page with the following:
Folks, it’s been a sad day for us… due to reasons we aren’t at liberty to disclose, we have been asked to put a hard stop to all X-Men characters for now. That means Cable can’t be released, and neither can the awesome Sentinel Diorama which we’ve all been so looking forward to. Still, we continue to have faith that this isn’t an indefinite red light forever and you can have our promise we will be back to producing these dream pieces once the coast is clear – no matter how long it takes!
No Fantastic 4 too… same issue
Also, check out the original Secret Wars cover t-shirts that have been changed:
05/26/2015 - 10:19am | Updated: 1 day 13 hours Ago
Neill Blomkamp has released a pair of teaser images for something titled "The Larke."
Blomkamp took to his Instagram and shared the following image, which also reveals "The Larke" has an Instagram page of its own featuring another image reminiscient of a video game - perhaps Destiny or Halo.
It's presently unknown what "The Larke" is all about, though Neill Blomkamp was at one time attached to direct a Halo movie.
Neill Blomkamp's next film is a new Alien movie; however, we are guessing "The Larke" isn't involved and is a separate project.
05/26/2015 - 9:33am | Updated: 1 day 14 hours Ago
TheArnoldFans caught up with Chris Morgan, the film's producer/co-writer, and producer Fredrik Malmberg, who offered the following updates.
Legend of Conan will not be a reboot, but will be a sequel to Conan The Barbarian featuring Arnold as Conan 30 years later "revisit[ing] the barbaric world of John Milius."
Conan is described as "aged, pissed and battle ready."
Chris Morgan offered:
A light-hearted Conan?! CROM! No. Our tone is a logical extension of the character established in the ’82 film…but 30 years later. When we meet him again, Conan has been many things over the course of his life — a thief, a warrior, a pirate, a king, a legend — and is now an older man. Think Unforgiven…with a sword-wielding barbarian.
I can’t give specifics (nobody likes a spoiler!), but know we are honoring the locales, the religions and the traditions of the ’82 film.
Morgan goes on to confirm returning characters from the original movie.
Without naming names…it’s at least three. And you’re gonna love them! ;)
It also sounds as if Legend of Conan could possibly be R-rated, like the original, as Fredrik Malmberg offers:
Our marching orders from the studio were to create a film worthy as a successor to the 1982 film, which was pretty brutal. To Conan it’s not about fancy sword moves; it’s about the fastest and most effective way of disposing of your enemy. A dance of death, maybe, at least primal.
Arnold also said he is excited to do the film, with Legend Of Conan starting filming possibly as early as this Fall.
05/26/2015 - 9:01am | Updated: 1 day 14 hours Ago
Hulk Hogan is in talks for the villain role in The Exependables 4.
Hogan, who first informed the Hulkamaniacs of his planned invovement in the fourth film of the Expendables franchise over a year ago, recently participated in a Q&A in the UK where he let the news be known (via wrestlinginc).
“Was talking on the phone with Sly [Stallone] about doing The Expendables 4. We’re trying to figure out a way to maybe turn me into the most evil man in the world. Y’know, Stallone gave me my first break and he’s been a great friend for all these years … We had a great conversation, talking about the possibilities. Can I still run, can I still jump? Well, not as fast or not as high, but I think Hollywood could find a good stunt man to help me out.”
Hogan's first break in Hollywood was portraying Thunderlips in Rocky III.
While Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, is known for his good-guy Hulk Hogan character in wrestling, in the 90s, Hogan took a heel turn donning the popular Hollywood Hogan persona that was a part of the NWO and WCW.
Hogan also stated in the QnA he will be involved with Wrestlemania 32 in hopes of breaking the attendance record at Arlington, Texas. The old WWE record of 93,173, which took place at Wrestelmania 3 and featured Hogan vs. Andre The Giant, was broken in 2010 by the NBA All-Star Game with 108,713.
05/26/2015 - 1:27am | Updated: 1 day 22 hours Ago
Warner Bros. and Miller were planning on a Justice League movie to be released in 2009, but the film was pulled due to multiple reasons.
George Miller's Justice League, titled "Justice League Mortal," was originally going to be shot in Australia; however, due to the writers' strike at the time as well as reported filming-budget issues and Christopher Nolan not wanting two different versions of Batman on screen (Batman Begins was released in 2005 starring Christian Bale), it was yanked.
Australia's IF.com reports Australian filmmakers are now making a documentary surrounding "Justice League Mortal" and plan on interviewing the cast and crew and hope to gain access to never-before-seen artwork and costumes.
The George Miller Justice League movie cast consisted of: Armie Hammer (Batman), DJ Cotrona (Superman), Megan Gale (Wonder Woman), Adam Brody (The Flash), Common (Green Lantern), Santiago Cabrera (Aquaman), Teresa Palmer (Talia Al Ghul), Zoe Kasan (Iris Allen), Hugh Keays-Byrne (Martian Manhunter) and Jay Baruchel (Maxwell Lord).
Greg Van Borssum, a stuntman on the movie, recently posted a picture of the Justice League cast last year.
Back in 1997 also saw a Justice League pilot shot for CBS, with 24 mintues released online.
Zack Snyder is directing a new Justice League movie, which kicks off a two-parter, slated for a 2017 release.
05/25/2015 - 11:35pm | Updated: 1 day 11 hours Ago
Updated: with official WWE video featuring Stardust responding to Amell.
Amell had ringside seats at tonight's RAW where Stardust came out and got in Amell's face.
Amell stood up and had a few words to say about it as well as tweeted a warning.
"You treadcarefully @StardustWWE -- Or I'll be back," Amell posted on his social networks.
Fans are hoping Amell will get a chance to guest host RAW.
You can catch Stephen Amell on Arrow when it returns this Fall and as Casey Jones for TMNT 2 on June 3, 2016.
05/25/2015 - 5:20pm | Updated: 2 days 6 hours Ago
Suicide Set images have already revealed that Ben Affleck, Gotham City and Batman are involved, so Lex Luthor in a cameo appearance or some other capacity wouldn't be a big stretch (especially if WB is trying to interconnect all their movies).
Now Eisenberg addresses Suicide Squad while speaking with Total Film Magazine.
"I would love to," Eisenberg notes, with the article mentioning Jesse Eisenberg is not rulig out Suicide Squad. "It could be the start of something special."
Regarding Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor in Batman Vs. Superman, Zack Snyder offered: "Jesse is going to be an amazing Lex" and "This guy is the real deal."
Eisenberg wouldn't offer much as well, but said: "I can't say anything about this stuff. They want it to be a surprise."
Batman Vs. Superman hits March 25, 2016 followed by "Suicide Squad" on August 5th.
05/25/2015 - 5:03pm | Updated: 2 days 6 hours Ago
Back in October, Warner Bros. announced a live-action Static Shock web series is in the works, which was quickly followed up by rumor that Jaden Smith will be playing the character.
Now Tyler James Williams, a long time fan-favorite actor to play the Miles Morales Spider-Man, seemingly confirms Jaden Smith as Static Shock.
When asked in the above video about playing a superhero, with it mentioned Static Shock, Williams says Jaden Smith is playing Static Shock.
"I don't know what you are talking about," Williams says with a smile when Static Shock is brought up. "It is great to see Static Shock happening with Jaden. We'll see what happens with what way Marvel decides to go with Spider-Man."
Williams continues with mention that he is definitively interested in pursuing a superhero role and, while he isn't starting a campaign or anything, confirms he has read for Marvel Studios before, so he trusts their decisions.
Worth a mention is that Jaden Smith's parents are involved with DC, as Will Smith is starring in the Suicide Squad movie and Jada Pinkett Smith played Fish Mooney in Gotham.
Jaden Smith even went to prom dressed as Batman: