The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including Josh Brolin accidentally revealing an Avengers: Infinity War character, the new Batman director being announced, STAR WARS LAND and more…
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Which sounds comforting, until you remember Affleck told The Guardian last month he wouldn’t direct The Batman if he wasn’t happy with the script. And now Affleck isn’t directing The Batman.
According to Forbes, that original Affleck draft of The Batman contained a cameo from The Joker. If WB need any ideas, they should read Tony Black’s article on the Batman movies that never were. Specifically for not what to do, like letting Joel Schumacher make a Batman & Robin sequel with Coolio playing Scarecrow.
Michelle Pfeiffer played Tim Burton’s Catwoman, but who should play the next incarnation? Going by huge leaps of guesswork, The Girl on the Train’s Haley Bennett has let the cat out of the bag with her recent Selina Kyle-inspired haircut on Instagram. Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey wants rumoured Gotham City Sirens role instead. There’s only one way to settle this…
After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s dark tone was blamed for the film being so poorly received, everyone involved continues to tout how optimistic Justice League will be. The latest is BvS‘ second unit director Damon Caro, who calls the sequel “the rebirth of hope.”
The hero we really need right now, however, was released into cinemas this weekend. After being built up in 2014’s The LEGO Movie, emo Bruce Wayne is back in the very well reviewed LEGO Batman Movie. Apparently, the film is almost as good as its Bat-tastic marketing campaign.
Speaking of black and yellow, Huge Jacked Man teased Wolverine’s classic outfit ahead of last weekend’s Superbowl. The next X-Men film might not feature Jackman (he’s said Logan will be his last outing), but going by a new synopsis, it could contain The Dark Phoenix saga.
Disney have officially announced that Star Wars Land will be opening in 2019, the year of the Sequel Trilogy’s culmination with Episode IX. Before then, we need to find out what happens in The Last Jedi. Even Dame Judi Dench has best pestering for plot details.
The co-writers of the Scary Movie franchise have taken the spin-off idea for themselves. They have a new spoof coming in Autumn called Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.
Head to the next page to find out who Josh Brolin accidentally revealed for Avengers: Infinity War, what Jack Nicholson is coming out of acting hiatus for and more…