In the same way that Marvel Studios had to up its game when going from making solo movies to the first Avengers, DC Comics is going to have to bring all its got when it comes to making Justice League. This not only means uniting their biggest heroes, but also having them square off against an extremely dangerous threat with a very big plan.
After months of waiting, Warner Bros. and DC Comics finally gave fans what they were asking for: the planned live-action DC films. Starting with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, WB will release 10 DC films between 2016 and 2020. From solo films like Wonder Woman and Aquaman to ensemble films like Suicide Squad and Justice League Part One and Two thereís a lot to take in, but weíve got you covered! Hereís everything we know so far about DCís films.
Between now and 2020, Warner Bros. and DC Comics are doing everything in their power to get their most popular superhero characters up on the big screen. But those of you who are nervous about the lack of Batman and Superman titles on this list need not be worried - apparently, they are on the way.
Could the DC Cinematic Continuum finally have its act together? Something tells us the middle road houses the actual truth, as we've picked three winners and three losers from today's news blast.
This raises an interesting point when it comes to timelines. According to todayís reveal, DC plans a Justice League movie in 2017, and a sequel in 2019. Both of which will be directed by Zack Snyder. In between the two Justice League movies, there will be the Flash and Aquaman movies.
Slowly but surely, Warner Bros. and DC Comics are filling out the ranks of their big screen Justice League. We've known for a while now that Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot are playing Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, respectively, and rumors have suggested actors like Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher will be taking parts like Aquaman and Cyborg.
While Marvel hunkers down for a Civil War, Warner Bros and DC just answered by laying out their complete movie plan through 2020 Ė including standalone films for The Flash, Aquaman and multiple Justice League movies.
On the heels of the rumor that Ewan McGregor might be up for the part, here are the six surprising names that reportedly are on the studioís short list to play Doctor Strange.
This Week In Home Entertainment: X-Men Days Of Future Past, Steven Spielberg Director's Collection And More
I know it may seem a little early, but the studios are already thinking about the holidays. As a result, there are a whole slew of releases out this week. This includes a few new seasons of TV, an animated kids flick, a few movies that have been released on Blu-ray in special edition sets or for the first time and more.
In addition to reintroducing younger versions of the mutants known as Beast and Mystique, X-Men: First Class also did its part to establish a new dynamic between the two characters. Bonding over the fact that they couldn't show their true faces in public, the two of them sparked a romantic relationship that wound up getting kind of interrupted by the Cuban Missile Crisis.
For the past 24 hours or so, we've been completely distracted by the news of Civil War brewing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe... but that doesn't mean we've completely forgotten about the Doctor Strange casting race. In recent weeks and months we've heard a constant stream of rumors about who will play the Master of the Mystic Arts, and while names like Joaquin Phoenix, Ethan Hawke and Keanu Reeves have been mentioned as potential candidates for the gig, Marvel has not yet revealed their choice.
Robert Downey Jr. has been in the superhero game for over seven years, and he shows no signs of stoping. Next year, Tony Stark will return alongside his fellow Avengers in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it was revealed yesterday that Downey is in final negotiations to join Captain America 3. Although he still seeks other creative endeavors, these superhero movies mean a lot to him. Well, Marvelís at least. Other superhero movies, not so much.
There is now a massive threat looming over the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No, Iím not talking about Thanos, Iím talking about Civil War. Last night it was revealed that the massively popular 2006 comic book crossover will soon be coming to the big screen in the form of the MCUís Phase Three. We expect the consequences of the events to be tremendous, with at least some casualties. But who will be biting the bullet?
Itís safe to say that Marvel has enough material for its cinematic universe in the coming ears, whether itís introducing new superheroes like Ant-Man and Doctor Strange or adapting storylines like Civil War. However, despite the announcements of new characters and new developments, thereís still one dangling thread regarding the MCU: whatís the plan for Thanos?
In a surprising move from Marvel, Robert Downey Jr. is in final negotiations to star in 2016ís Captain America 3. The movie will adapt the 2006 event Civil War, which saw Marvel superhumans on opposing sides of the Superhuman Registration Act and shook the Marvel world to its core. Here is everything you need to know about that story, as well as what it might mean for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
If you were going to hire Robert Downey Jr. to star in your comic movie, how much would you pay him? Take that number, head on into the story, and see how it compares to what he's bringing home for his role in Captain America 3.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to change is a massive way. As we learned earlier tonight, Robert Downey Jr. is now in negotiations to star in Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America 3 - a film that is expected to launch big screen adaptation of the massive 2006 Marvel Comics crossover event known as Civil War. What you may not know, however, is that we have already started to see evidence of this brewing conflict in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Civil War is raging on planet Earth. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) stands on one side of the battle. Captain America (Chris Evans) stands on the other. How does this affect the protectors of the universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy?
Despite the fact that they had zero experience making blockbuster movies, directors Joe and Anthony Russo absolutely knocked it out of the park making Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Their action sequences were absolutely thrilling, they demonstrated a great sense of story and pacing, and they got amazing performances out of each and every actor.
With Marvel Comics revealing earlier today that they would be rebooting the famed crossover storyline Civil War, we immediately began speculating that the event would bleed into the goings-on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We suggested that it was possible that Captain America and Iron Man would end up going toe-to-toe at some point down the line, offering up The Avengers 4 as a possibility. It turns out that we may have been way off. It turns out that Civil War may actually be starting in 2016.
If rumors can be believed, there is a real chance that Spider-Man could someday end up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The webslinger has been forced to live outside the Avengers bubble the last few years thanks to the fact that Sony owns the rights to the character, but reports have suggested that barriers may be coming down in the near future.
Next year, Supergirl will air on CBS, and whoever is chosen to play Kara Zor-El will have a lot riding on her. Fortunately, Laura Vandervoort, who played Kara on Smallville from 2007-2011, has some advice for the next actress to wear the cape and 'S' shield, including acting tips and suggestions on footwear.
If the rumors flying around about the future of Marvel Studios are true, thereís a possibility that we may not be seeing the likes of Captain America or Thor in The Avengers 3. Whether it's a contractual tactic, or there's some sort of thematic hook that this report is hanging on, this means two things: people are going to be upset, and there's going to be some room for some fresh faces.
Before they teamed up to defeat Loki and his invading Chitauri forces at the end of Joss Whedon's The Avengers, Captain America and Iron Man didn't exactly get along. They eventually put their personal differences aside to fight evil and even became friends, but if new developments at Marvel Comics are any indication, it may not be too long before the two Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes once again find themselves at each other's throats.
Aside from the casting of Gal Gadot and the official image of her released at San Diego Comic-Con, there hasnít been much revealed about the cinematic Wonder Woman. Her looks is obviously inspired by the New 52 , but will her background be altered in any way? Luckily, it seems that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be following her modern origin quite closely.
Despite being the Marvel Cinematic Universeís biggest star. Robert Downey Jr.ís praises for the films arenít limited to his own. Earlier this year, he stated Guardians of the Galaxy was Marvelís best movie, and by judging by its box office return and heaps of critical praise, everyone else thought so to. However, now heís flip-flopped and said this Marvel movie is taking the #1 spot.
Everything there is to know about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is here, including release date changes, new casting and all the latest news on the Batman vs. Superman project in one place.
Gotham is a series that is more gritty than glittering, but that seems to be exactly what the doctor has ordered. Fans have flocked to the DC Entertainment series airing on Fox across its first few weeks, and it seems like the show has numerous characters and directions to still develop. With that in mind, it's no surprise that Fox would want to sign on for additional episodes.
Though he wasnít the first cinematic Batman, Michael Keatonís portrayal of the Caped Crusader was much different than what we had gotten before, and heís considered by many to be one of the best Batman actors of all time. However, despite having a good experience in his two films, Keaton opted not to return for a third installment, and his reason for doing so is quite simple.
While DC Comics builds slowly builds their movie universe, Arrow and The Flash are wasting no time in joining forces. Both shows will crossover later this year, and thereís plenty of fun details on what weíll see when the Scarlet Speedster and Emerald Archer team up to fight the forces of evil...and maybe tussle a bit with each other along the way.
When will Marvel let others see this footage? It has played the two major Comic-Con events now, and is ready to be shown. Avengers: Age of Ultron doesnít NEED marketing. People know itís coming, and itís going to be humongous. So let the fans see it, Marvel.
Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin is a terrible film. There are many people whom fans like to blame for this cinematic catastrophe, from the executives at Warner Bros. who gave the project the green light to the people at DC Comics who let Batman be treated so horrifically on the big screen, but there is really only one person whom the movie's director blames for its failings: himself.
Marvel Studios is currently on the hunt for an actor to play the titular hero in their upcoming Doctor Strange film, and while there has been a number of names rumored to be up for the role, one that fans have been asking for is Keanu Reeves. But is it a role that the actor would actually be interested in taking?
Next year, Marvel Studios has a brand new superhero coming soon to a screen near you. No, I'm not talking about Ant-Man or even Scarlett Witch or Quicksilver from The Avengers: Age of Ultron. I'm talking about Daredevil - and today we have our first look at his costume:
Justice League is only three years off, guys! Which means it's time to start guessing the plot and the villain, which might already be half done if this latest news bulletin turns out to be true.
Itís not just superheroes that DC and Warner Bros. are looking towards for their cinematic universe. Last month, it was announced that they are developing a movie about the Suicide Squad, an infamous group of supervillains, and now the lineup for this ragtag group has been revealed.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is adding three more superheroes to its lineup, adding up to nine Avengers for 2015. One notable Avenger from the comics that hasnít been announced for the movie is Black Panther, but Marvel may have something up its sleeve for the ruler of Wakanda next year.
Despite recent claims that this project didnít exist, Marvel has announced theyíre bringing 2014ís biggest movie (so far) to television with the animated series Marvelís Guardians of the Galaxy! The wackiest group of intergalactic badasses will make their way to Disney XD in 2015, and you can catch your first look at what the series has to offer here.
Marvel made a splash when they announced their next big crossover event: Secret Wars. Named after the original 1980s miniseries, the 2015 version is described as ďoverwhelmingly hugeĒ and one of the biggest things Marvel has ever done. But will it have ramifications on the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
The LEGO Movie was a smash hit. But why stop there? The original now is going to inspire a spinoff film, with one of the most popular characters from that movie.
Marvel Entertainment has a really big birthday coming up. The prolific company is turning 75 this year, and to celebrate the milestone anniversary, Marvel has partnered with ABC to create a TV special. We've got the details.
We learned this week that Fox is looking to develop a live-action X-Men TV series based on the mutant group X-Factor. While not much has been revealed, there are unique directions that series could go that would benefit and expand the film franchise.
Clooney will never fully remove that stain from his resume. And the fact that itís there, I believe, inspires him to make better choices, to choose smarter projects, and to have endless amounts of comedic material when heís facing an audience of forgiving comic book fans.
Hours after it was revealed that Victor Garber will play Doctor Martin Stein on The Flash, another casting has been announced, but this time for a notable member of the Scarlet Speedsterís rogues gallery.
Itís no secret that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is being partly inspired by the 1986 story The Dark Knight Returns, specifically with Batmanís age and armor. However, there may be another way that this film is being inspired by the tale that revitalized the Caped Crusader.
You guys know the drill by now. An actor meets with the press (or fans) to promote one film Ė in this case, for Renner, it was Kill the Messenger -- but ends up fielding questions about a possible Marvel movie.
Many geeks are already attempting to predict what happens in Avengers 3 and beyond, using only the clues Marvel has given to us and deductive reasoning. However, we may get a glimpse of whatís coming soon, as Robert Downey Jr. has said that Marvel has a plan in the works that will be announced.
This week saw the debut of both The Flash and the third season of Arrow; Gotham has just aired its third episode on Fox, and soon enough Constantine will be making its big debut on NBC. While there exists the exciting possibility of a shared universe, whatís perhaps even more exciting is the fact that each show is completely different from the others and provides a completely different angle on the comic book genre.
The Flash hasnít been shying away from digging into the deep archive of DC Comics characters. Now The CW series has signed on Alias actor to take on this famous The Flash role.
The Arrow third season premiere was titled "The Calm" but we might have caught a bit of 'the storm' by episode's end. Or middle. Actually, where was the calm? Things were kind of stormy right from the opening chase. To be fair, it was relatively calm before the date blowing (up) bomb but after that, it was bombshell after bombshell. A baby was born, a 'bird' died and, as usual, a lot of references to the DCU were made. It's nice to have Arrow back.