WONDER WOMAN 84 Kicks Off DC FANDOME AND GIVES US CHEETAH

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Patty Jenkins along with Pedro Pascal, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Gal Gadot all joined to kick off the first ever DC Fandome. Patty Jenikis spoke on how she wanted to make sure to bring the Wonder Woman 84 film to the fans in theaters.

While they were talking video questions from the fans and special fan in Venus Williams who asked would Wonder Woman and Cheetah but aside their differences to play doubles in tennis. The we ALL were treated to a video FAN question from a VERY SPECIAL GUEST in the original Wonder Woman herself, LYNDA CARTER.

We however finally did get a 2nd trailer and WOW JUST WOW

Matt Reeves Reveals The Logo For THE BATMAN

With DC FanDome just around the corner and many waiting to get their first or even second looks at many of the upcoming films for DC Comics the teases we have been given just keep adding up.

Today thanks to director we were given our first look at the OFFICIAL logo for THE BATMAN. it has to be noted that we saw one on directors chairs but this is the main one.

Along with the long we were also treated with some amazing Jim Lee inspired work to promote the upcoming DC virtual event. But it gives us a somewhat full look at Robert Pattinson is his armor overlooking Gotham city.

The anticipation to see this trailer is rising and we cant wait. Stay tuned here for more info as its available.

Ben Affleck Will Become The Dark Knight For THE FLASH.

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While is was thought that the upcoming Synder Cut of Justice League would be the last time that we would see Ben Affleck don the cape and cowl as the Dark Knight. But now thanks to an exclusive from Vanity Fair we have found out that that in fact will not be the case as he will reprise his role in the upcoming THE FLASH film.

Affleck got the script at the end of last week and agreed this week to join the project. The Flash movie, which is set to release in summer 2022, will feature the fastest man alive Barry Allen, played by Ezra Miller, breaking into various parallel dimensions, where he’ll encounter slightly different versions of DC’s classic heroes. It’s an adaptation of DC’s 2011 Flashpoint series of comic book crossovers, directed by Andy Muschietti.

His (Affleck) Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong, which is his masculinity—because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline —but he’s also very vulnerable,” Muschietti said in an interview. “He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance.

He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before,” the director added. “It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in.

I’m glad to be collaborating with someone who has been on both sides of the camera, too,” Muschietti said. “He understands.”

Affleck won’t be the only Batman making a comeback, Michael Keaton’s Batman from the 1989 Tim Burton film is also set to appear in what Muschietti said was a “substantial” part.

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There’s another reason The Flash needed the character affectionately known as Batfleck. In DC’s movie universe, Affleck’s gray-templed Bruce Wayne is the one Ezra’s Flash would consider “the original Batman,” the one he has already fought alongside in the previous Zack Snyder films.

Muschietti  goes on further to say that it wouldn’t work as well for Barry to venture into the company of other Batmen without having Affleck as the starting point. “He’s the baseline. He’s part of that unaltered state before we jump into Barry’s adventure,” the director said. “There’s a familiarity there.”

The use of the multiverse has helped DC both differentiate itself and revisit the same characters without being accused of rebooting or erasing recent favorites. DC TV shows such as ARROW, BATWOMAN, BLACK LIGHTNINGDC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and SUPERGIRL have done crossover events, and a few months ago the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS storyline laid the groundwork for the multiverse concept, with Miller’s movie Flash making an appearance in that story by coming face-to-face with the TV Flash played by Grant Gustin.

This movie is a bit of a hinge in the sense that it presents a story that implies a unified universe where all the cinematic iterations that we’ve seen before are valid,” Muschietti said. “It’s inclusive in the sense that it is saying all that you’ve seen exists, and everything that you will see exists, in the same unified multiverse.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t still intense disagreements in the fandom, and the return of Batfleck is sure to launch countless takes.

Barbara Muschietti, the producer of The Flash (and sister and longtime collaborator of the director), told Vanity Fair she had worried this might make him reluctant to return at all.

There have been some all sorts of stories and things he said himself about having a very hard time playing Batman, and it had been difficult for him,” she said. “I think it was more about a difficult time in his life. When we approached him, he’s now in a very different time in his life. He was very open to it, which was a bit of a surprise to us. It was a question mark. We are all human and go through great times in our lives and terrible times in our lives,” she added. “Right now he’s in a place where he can actually enjoy being Batman.” Plus, he doesn’t have to carry the entire movie. “It’s a pivotal role, but at the same time it’s a fun part,” she said.

 

Sony’s KRAVEN THE HUNTER Has A Director in J.C. Chandor

Sony Pictures is showing they are truly serious about their own Spider-verse independent of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After announcing Olivia Wilde being set to direct an untitled Marvel movie , today it was announced that J.C Chandor is now Sony’s choice to helm the Kraven the Hunter movie.

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Sony had no comment.

This year was supposed to be a major year for Sony’s Marvel world with both VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE and MORBIUS,  however due to the current COVID-19 situation both have been pushed back until 2021. Now with the announcement of these projects as well as a Jackpot movie written by Marc Guggenheim. Sony is showing no sings of falling behind in the superhero movie game.

Kraven the Hunter is a property the studio has been trying to get off ground . Richard Wenk wrote the script. The comic revolves around Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven the Hunter, who is one of Spider-Man’s best known and most formidable enemies as well as the half-brother of the Chameleon. The character has appeared in numerous Spider-Man properties including the popular story Kraven’s Last Hunt. Many fans had also hoped that Kraven would possibly show up in the MCu potentially hunting the King of Wakanda, the Black Panther.

 

Olivia Wilde Tapped To Direct Untitled Marvel Project For Sony

It has been no secret that Sony Pictures is expanding on its own universe of Marvel characters thanks in part to the success of the recent Spider-Man franchise. Only with its character expansion they are prominently feautring many of marvel’s female characters for which they hold the rights to.

To aid in building out these stories according to DEADLINE, Sony Pictures has acquired one of Hollywood’s most sought out directors in Olivia Wilde who has signed on to direct and develop a secret Marvel project. Now even though its yet to be confirmed its expected the story will be based on Spider-Woman.

The film will be penned by Wilde and her writing partner Katie Silberman with Amy Pascal producing. Rachel O’Connor will exec produce.

Wilde, Silberman and Pascal already have strong ties and the three are working on a Christmas buddy film at Universal they hope to do prior to this one. Gary Spinelli penned a previous draft of the script.

For those who may find themselves unfamiliar with the character, Spider-Woman has actually been the alter ego of several characters in the Spider-Man timeline over the years including Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson and Jessica Drew, who was the first to sport the costume in the late 1970s.

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The concept is being completely revamped by Wilde, it’s unknown the direction the studio will go with her.

This marks the second film based around a female character in Sony’s Marvel Cinematic Universe to land a director after S.J. Clarkson was tapped to direct a Madame Webb movie. Sony is also still in the process of developing both a Black Cat and a Silver Sable film. .

 

CANDYMAN Director Is Heading To The MCU With CAPTAIN MARVEL 2

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This is major news even while the world waits to see her remake of CANDYMAN it has just been announced that Nia DaCosta will take over the directing reigns for Marvel Studios CAPTAIN MARVEL 2.

DaCosta takes over for Anne Bowden and Ryan Fleck, who directed the first pic to massive box office success which stars Brie Larson as the former Air Force Pilot turned Kree Warrior turned Avenger.  Marvel is known for switching up its directors on its popular franchises like THOR, IRON MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA to give the next installment a fresh voice, and had been meeting with candidates for the past couple of months.

Megan McDonnell, a staff writer on the Marvel-based series WandaVision, penned the script for the Captain Marvel sequel. DaCosta is said to have had the edge over other directors that met with Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige.

DaCosta has been on the rise since directing the critically acclaimed indie film LITTLE WOODS. The world is yet to see her retelling of  CANDYMAN as its release was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There’s A Clip Of Superman In The Black Suit For JUSTICE LEAGUE

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As the anticipation continues to build for the arrival of the Synder cut of JUSTICE LEAGUE on HBO Max, fans where treated to a new clip thanks to director Zack Synder via JusticeCon.

We have seen behind the scenes shots of both the suit and Henry Cavill in it but now we have a bit of the film to go along with it. In the scene apparently we are seeing the first interaction between the Man of Steel and Bruce Wayne’s guardian, confidant and butler, Alfred played by Jeremy Irons.

There is not honestly much much here to dissect but be sure as more bits and pieces are revealed you will be able to hear about it here.

SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME Sequel Delayed To December 2021

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In another day filled with theatrical release push backs the much anticipated SPIDER- MAN FAR FROM HOME sequel has once again fallen victim to the new slate dates.

Even though the change isnt as bad as others, the film has moved from November 5, 2021 to December 17,2021. Sony announced the move on Thursday night after a shakeup of Disney’s film slate was unveiled earlier in the day. The “Far From Home” sequel will take the spot formerly held by “Avatar 2,” which was pushed back a year to Dec. 16, 2022.

Just in case you need a reminder the third film with Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man was originally supposed to hit theaters on July 16, 2021 but due to the coronavirus pandemic was pushed back earlier this year in April.

Sony Pictures noted that the latest delay was only part of the domestic release calendar, leaving its international release in question.

 

THE NEW MUTANTS SDCC @ HOME Panel

THE NEW MUTANTS panel is moderated by Ira Madison III and brought to everyone via IGN.

Ira introduces first director Josh Boone and then the rest of the cast Maisie Williams, Anna Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Henry Zaga and Blu Hunt.  The cast was first introduced to their characters in emoji form which can be activated via twitter using hashtags.

They are later joined by Bill Sienkiewicz, Eisner award winning artist who was responsible for the art of the characters which we have found out is heavily referenced throughout the movie. He thanks Josh Boone and the cast for their creativity.

When asked by ira about the inspiration for the film and the curse of the Demon Bear, Josh Boone said that he had finished making THE FAULT IN THEIR STARS and always loved the demon bear run in the new mutants. He had been a fan and it stuck out. He talks about how he used to sit with a stack and reading them back in his apartment in LA knowing one day he would make it.

Maisie Williams says she is in love with the fan base from the superhero roles when asked about coming from one massive franchise fan base to another.

Anna Taylor-Joy was asked about excelling at playing misunderstood characters how was it being a more domineering character and how fun was it doing the action scenes. “Yeah big time. Magik was the first character i had that stomped into a room I’ve never experienced that.”

Fans along with contests to enter to win amazing posters were treated to the AMAZING opening scene of the film itself.

Though it was believed that an announcement would have been made about the films instant arrival on streaming, it was instead announced about another contests for fans to attend an advanced screening and the film is still slated for a theatrical release on August 28th of this year.

Check out the full panel below.

 

THE NEW MUTANTS Has New Hashtags. Could A Surprise Release Be Next?

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THE NEW MUTANTS has is panel at this years SDCC @ Home and while there is many speculation that is to come namely will the film be officially released after the panel on Disney Plus but something new has arisen.

There are now official New Mutants hashtags on Twitter. Each includes its own emoji (even though not shown in this picture)

Stay tuned here for more information as it drops from SDCC@HOME