Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

In an exclusive report from Variety today, Ben Affleck revealed that he and Warner Brothers have made the “mutual” decision to have him step down as director of the upcoming film “The Batman”. Affleck will remain under the cowl in role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, a role he took on in last year’s “Batman vs. Superman  – Dawn of Justice” before reprising the role in both “Suicide Squad” and in the upcoming “Justice League” film. Affleck will…

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Berlanti and Co Reportedly Shopping BLACK LIGHTNING TV Series

Berlanti and Co Reportedly Shopping BLACK LIGHTNING TV Series

The end of September will belong to Luke Cage, but DC Entertainment isn’t standing pat in the TV world. According to a report at Deadline, DCTV mastermind Greg Berlanti, the man behind the CW’s expansive lineup of super hero television shows, is actively shopping a new series to networks centered on DC’s Black Lightning. Created in the same era as iconic characters such as Luke Cage and The Falcon at Marvel, Black Lightning was long…

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SUICIDE SQUAD opens to August record amid mixed reception

SUICIDE SQUAD opens to August record amid mixed reception

Over the weekend, Warner Brothers released their latest DC film in theaters, Suicide Squad. It opened in 4255 theaters to the tune of 135 million dollars. With this haul, the film broke the previous record for biggest opening weekend in August, which belonged to Guardians of the Galaxy‘s 94 million. The film is also the first to cross the century mark in August. Despite it’s strong opening haul, the film struggled to hold on to…

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Quick Hits: SUICIDE SQUAD

Quick Hits: SUICIDE SQUAD

We’ll be doing a full review later, but here are some quick thoughts on Suicide Squad. The first act is a bit of a mess, structurally. It powers through, but takes a while to get going. Beyond that, it was really solid. It suffered a tad from needing to cram the backstories of so many characters in, but they picked their battles pretty wisely. Margo Robbie was pitch-perfect. Will Smith was an unexpected highlight. He…

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SUICIDE SQUAD officially rated PG-13

SUICIDE SQUAD officially rated PG-13

Following the success of Deadpool, rumours began circulating that other films would be aiming to capitalise on the same audience that seemingly longed for a R-rated comic book film. In the months following its release, Deadpool had broken almost every record imaginable for R-rating films, so it wasn’t surprising when it was announced that the final Wolverine film would aim for a R-rating. However what caused the rumour mill to run amok was the announcement that there would be a special R-rated…

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WONDER WOMAN First Female-Helmed Film With $100 Million Budget

WONDER WOMAN First Female-Helmed Film With $100 Million Budget

Superhero films are currently Hollywood’s bread and butter, amassing profits in the billions and serving as tentpoles for entire years’ worth of productions. Until now, they have always been a male-centric enterprise, but the game is about to change with Wonder Woman. Warner Brothers recently wrapped principal photography on the Wonder Woman solo film, starring Gal Godot and directed by award-winning filmmaker Patty Jenkins. At a glance, it seems like a no-brainer that Wonder Woman would be…

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Harley Quinn Movie Reportedly in Development

Harley Quinn Movie Reportedly in Development

Even though Suicide Squad won’t be out for a few more months, DC has enough faith in Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn that they are already considering making a spin-off movie about her. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robbie will be both staring and producing the untitled Harley Quinn movie, but it will not just be a solo film for the character. THR mentioned that the project will also help introduce several other female heroes and villains into the DC movie…

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The Flash Movie Loses Its Director

The Flash Movie Loses Its Director

  Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will no longer be making his super-heroic directorial debut with Warner Bros feature film adaptation of The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, citing “creative differences” between himself and the studio. Warner Bros will retain the script that Grahame-Smith has penned for the movie, which is based on a treatment written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street). Ezra Miller debuted as the Flash…

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Green Lantern Corps Rumored to Feature Three Human Lanterns

Green Lantern Corps Rumored to Feature Three Human Lanterns

Even though the Green Lanterns did not make an appearance in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros is still currently working on introducing the ring wielding heroes into their DC Cinematic Universe with the upcoming Green Lantern Corps film. Since there are quite a good number of Green Lantern members just from Earth, we weren’t sure which GL’s the movie would be focusing on but now thanks to some rumors we may have now an idea of…

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Batman: The Killing Joke Will be Rated R

Batman: The Killing Joke Will be Rated R

The upcoming animated film Batman: The Killing Joke has officially received an R-rating, making it the first DC Universe Original Movie to receive a mature rating. It is also the second DC film to receive this rating overall since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be getting an R-rated version on home video release. “From the start of production, we encouraged producer Bruce Timm and our team at Warner Bros. Animation to remain faithful to the original…

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