James Wan appears to have a much better handle on the character of Aquaman. The Saw and Conjuring director has described the King of Atlantis as ‘Justice League’s Wolverine’.While this is Zack Snyder’s vision.
Superman will be returning for next year’s Justice League, but what will he be wearing? If you take Henry Cavill’s Instagram account literally, a black suit like Superman did after his comic book death (no word yet on the accompanying mullet). Or Cavill could just be getting all artistic with a black and white filter.I can’t wait for Superman’s retro sepia suit.
Batman got a new filter this week. The ‘Adam West and Burt Ward Animated Filter’. The two will be reprising their roles from the Batman ’66 series for a new animated movie.Holy awkward return, Batman!
Not as awkward as Jared Leto’s Q+A session this week. When talking about not being allowed to do dangerous physical activities while filming Suicide Squad (like rock climbing), the Joker actor, well…joked, “f***” Warner Bros. His comments were quite understandably taken out of context, causing another PR gaff for the DC Extended Universe.
Flickering Myth’s Anghus Houvouras argues that Harley Quinn is a far more dynamic character than the Clown Prince, anyway. And despite Suicide Squad’s reported production troubles (most recently discussed by the film’s producer Charles Roven), the movie has still managed to cross the half-a-billion mark at the global box office.Squad Goals.
Undeterred by Leto’s behavior in the Suicide Squad press tour, Warner Bros. have just signed him onto another production: Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel for next year. The director has just released the full trailer for his next film, the Amy Adams-starring sci-fi Arrival. She’s in danger of being typecast in the ‘person that makes friends with aliens’ role.It’s a specific typecast.
In other casting news, Kiera Knightley will play the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney’s The Nutcracker, Rainn Wilson will star alongside Jason Statham in shark movie Meg, and Ben Affleck will star in, direct, write the theme tune, sing the theme tune, etc for an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Protection.He just loves playing detectives.
I know what you’re thinking: “Damn, those projects aren’t remakes or sequels.” Got you covered. Shane Black is interested in Monster Squad 2 (although Universal’s Classic Monsters Universe might not be 100% cool with that); Godzilla is getting an animated film; and is the John Turturro-starring Going Places actually a Big Lebowski spin-off?
But not all sequels are produced so smoothly. Bad Boys 3 has been pushed back 9 months because the script still needs work, and pre-production on Mission: Impossible 6 has come to a halt because of contractual disputes.
Childhood Nostalgia Time! Firstly, the bad news: McG’s next film will be Masters of the Universe. Secondly, the good news: Elizabeth Banks looks camply menacing as the Power Rangers movie’s Rita Repusla. Complement that all by reading Luke Owen’s production history of 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.Best Daredevil spin-off ever.
To play us out this week, Flickering Myth compiled all our writers’ #Fav7Films (it was a thing on Twitter) in one place. I was the only person who listed all seven Fast & Furious movies. Outrageous.
May the Movies be with you.
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