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The folks at Warner Bros. have become extremely focused on developing their very own cinematic universe based on DC Comics properties - but while Justice League characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Flash have been the key focus, they're also not forgetting about the more monstrous side of the comic book world.
Justice League Dark is apparently going to tie into the DC Universe in a big way. Read on to find out why this is such a great idea.
Guillermo Del Toro is still steaming ahead with his Justice League Dark film, and we've got some word on the screenplay's status after the jump.
Guillermo Del Toro is on a one-man mission to make sure that Pacific Rim 2 actually makes it to the big-screen. The Mexican director has already figured out where he wants to take the franchise, and he’s now explained where the sequel will pick up after the first.
You can’t fault Guillermo del Toro’s forward planning. We’ve not even had Pacific Rim 2, yet but the beloved Mexican director is already gushing over details for Pacific Rim 3. And from his recent comments, it’s quite clear that he has big plans for the franchise.
When last we heard, Guillermo del Toro was planning on directing, and was working on a screenplay with Zak Penn. There were no holes in the ocean in the first movie. I can’t wait to see how they explain what we’re looking at in that amazing poster.
James Cameron’s reputation as one of the fiercest directors in movie history has been widely publicized, but Guillermo del Toro will always revere the infamous filmmaker after it was revealed that, like one of the heroes that are usually central figures in his films, the Titanic filmmaker saved his father from a perilous situation.
It looks as though Emma Watson has got some serious thinking to do. While the Harry Potter actress is currently attached to star in Warner Bros.’ troubled Beauty and the Beast adaptation, the fact that Steven Chbosky has signed up to scribe Disney’s own planned reworking of the classic fairy-tale now creates the interesting possibility that she could wind up moving to the competing project.
You think you're the only fan who wants Hellboy III to happen? Tell that to its biggest champion at the moment: Ron Perlman himself.
By the by, if you're only a hardcore Marvel head, Constantine and The Spectre are actually cool characters that would translate really well to film. Constantine has already had his shot, both with the Keanu Reeves movie of the same name (which actually bore little resemblance to the source material) and now an NBC show.
The question that remains is whether or not this is even possible. Del Toro made Pacific Rim for Legendary, a relationship so pleasurable that they opted to move forward with Pacific Rim 2. The director also worked with the company yet again on next year's Crimson Peak. With Skull Island gearing up for a November 2016 release date, is it feasible del Toro could shoot that film before jumping onto Pacific Rim 2 (currently scheduled for 2017)?
As for Pacific Rim 2, I asked Legendary experts if the Oculus Rift technology could factor in to Guillermo Del Toro’s sequel, as in, theater seats could be equipped with headsets that plunge audiences into the world of Rim.
If you've ever been curious about why Hellboy 3 hasn't happened just yet, or if you just enjoy dreaming of the awesome sounding finale to the Hellboy trilogy, you're going to want to read this.
“Strange little movie,” eh? That could mean anything coming from del Toro, who has brought us monsters and robots, ghosts and goblins, and very nearly Hobbits as well.
Good day, deviliers of all things eggy. Has everybody run out to watch Deliver Us From Evil yet? Not that reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, even from horror fans - but any horror given the chance to go big on Fourth of July weekend deserves some attention. I guess you could go and watch Tammy with a Scary Sounds of Halloween tape playing through your headphones, but that doesn’t seem as effective.
In addition to the development of Pacific Rim 2, Del Toro and Legendary are also working on developing a new animated series based on the growing franchise and have plans to continue the comics that began with the graphic novel Pacific Rim: Year Zero.
Guillermo del Toro is a busy man. In fact, just the other day we heard that he was hard at work writing Pacific Rim 2. Probably not all that coincidentally, news broke today that the writer/director/producer is dropping out of the planned live-action Beauty and the Beast film...
You know how Pacific Rim went from zero chance of being a hit to becoming an actually decent grossing film? Remember when we thought there was no chance of there being a sequel? Once more, Guillermo del Toro is looking to prove the world wrong, and make it happy that it was in the first place.
The fact is, you'd be an idiot to turn down a Pacific Rim 2 outright, because who in Hollywood doesn't want to be in bed (figuratively!) with Guillermo Del Toro? But the first one just didn't produce a Return On Investment that the studio would have liked. It's numbers, people.
Director Jorge Gutierrez, who takes film art very seriously, recently showed off two stills from his upcoming otherwordly animated adventure Book of Life, from Fox Animation and Reel FX Creative Studios, and if we can expect the entire movie to look this gorgeous, I’d like to buy my ticket already.
It’s a snippet of a conversation, but if Del Toro knows what he’s talking about (and there’s no reason to believe that he doesn’t), the Warner Bros. and DC really are making moves behind the scenes to mirror the expanding strategies of Marvel Studios.
Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna and Christina Applegate have signed on to topline the film, while Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Cheech Marin, and Danny Trejo will co-star...
Pacific Rim earned $407.3 million worldwide. Currently, it is the 10th-highest-grossing film worldwide in 2013. But as ComicBook.com points out, “Of the nine films ranked ahead of Pacific Rim worldwide, eight of them were either sequels or based on pre-existing books or comic book characters."
There are few details available about the plot of the film, but it's been described as a gothic haunted house story about a young author (Wasikowska) who discovers that her husband is not who he seems to be. Cumberbatch and Chastain were going to play a pair of aristocratic siblings, though now it seems as though the Academy Award-nominated actress will have to find a new brother.
We're more optimistic than ever that a sequel to Pacific Rim is possible, thanks to a big opening in China that boosted its international gross enough for Warner Bros. to chalk it up as a hit. So while we wait for the sequel to actually start moving, we can dig through some hints about what director Guillermo del Toro is planning to figure out what might happen. But don't assume he won't change his mind