Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam film is starting to heat up, folks. At DC Fandome a few months ago it was announced that the Justice Society of America, the golden age version of the Justice League, will be part of the story. Now we have our first cast member: Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall, Hawkman.
Fans have been insisting that The Snyder Cut is real and ready to go for years now, which totally explains why when Warner Brothers finally decided to go ahead and release it to HBO Max it required an additional $30 million budget to finish all the post-production. Now, Zack Snyder is headed back to the studio with an addition $70 Million to do a bunch of reshoots. Because of course.
James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad isn’t even out yet and it already has a spinoff TV series.
While I was busy covering Fantasia Fest DC had an event to announce their upcoming slate of projects. There was a ton of news out there that you’ve probably seen, but I really like these posters.
DC’s Extended Universe of films got off to a rocky start. An early focus on being grim and gritty and “realistic” a la the comics of Frank Miller along with a lot of time spent setting up a universe seemed to get in the way of making, you know, good movies. That is to say, they went too dark and they spent so much time worrying about the next movie they forgot to focus on the one they were making.
Luckily it seems that someone eventually figured this out and started letting filmmakers make the movies they want to make rather than having them conform to a predetermined aesthetic and continuity. Sometimes this has resulted in a miss (like Joker) but in recent years they have actually generated a string of fun movies (like Aquaman and Shazam!).
So how does Birds of Prey fare? As both a sequel to one of the least liked DC films and also focussing on one of the most fun characters in the DC universe it has a tough setup but I’m pleased to say it’s definitely a hit.
Not what you expected and better than you could have ever hoped, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot save DC’s world.
Good news everyone! In an interview with The LA Times Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen let slip that they will be appearing in Justice League. And by “let slip” I’m pretty sure I mean “did their part in an ongoing marketing campaign for the film”.
Wonder Woman may have the best posters of the year.
Here’s that video that’s been going around for the past few days.
Pictured above is the look of The Joker as he’ll appear in Suicide Squad and the rest of the DC Movie Universe. He’s played by Jared Leto, who I actually rather like, and he looks… different.
No, seriously, these posters are actually pretty awesome.
In the wake of the leak WB released the new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and now that you can see everything that’s going on its not any better at all.
Two things: First, “leaked”. Heh. Second, they still haven’t changed the name. Anyway, hit the jump to watch while you still can.
As reported by io9, this casting finally ends the rumours as to who will play the collection of supervillains. Suicide Squad sees them forced to come together to carry out the government’s dirty work, so it could work really well. Some interesting casting choices there – I’ve no idea who Rick Flagg is but Tom Hardy is always good value, and Margot Robbie playing Harley Quinn is a fantastic choice. Also, my countdown timer for when Will Smith pulls out has started. However, it’s Jared Leto‘s takeover of the Joker role that will have the most focus. He certain has the intensity, but does he have the dark humour?
We’ll find out…in 2016.
Final request, though: CAN HOLLYWOOD PLEASE STOP CASTING JAI COURTNEY. IN ANYTHING. EVER. Ahem. Thanks.