It’s a slow holiday weekend, so here’s some fun, social media-based speculation for you to chew over: Rick Famuyiwa, the director of indie fave Dope, has recently been quite busy following several people involved in the DC movie universe on Twitter. One key figure has followed him back, which could mean that Famuyiwa is discussing the possibility of directing an upcoming film, or it might just mean that he’s a big fan of what Warner Bros. is doing with their DC slate.
Jeff Goldblum has had a fairly diverse career, and although he’s given some of his best performances in movies from directors like Wes Anderson and David Cronenberg, the actor is no stranger to blockbusters. Despite giving heroic performances in Jurassic Park and Independence Day, Goldblum has yet to appear in a proper superhero film (though your interpretation of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai may vary), but according to a new interview with the actor, that might change very soon.
DC likes to keep it in the family, it would seem. The Wrap reports that Jason Fuchs, the pen behind the script for 2017’s planned Wonder Woman solo film, has now signed on to write the impending vehicle for DC’s extraterrestrial hellraiser Lobo. Though the man’s track record isn’t exactly spotless, having most recently been responsible for whatever the hell Pan thought it was doing, DC has faith that he won’t royally Fuchs this one up as well and has entrusted him with what could be another major franchise.
It’s a crying shame that Marlon Wayans locked down the title Fifty Shades of Black for his low-rent spoof film set to debut this Friday. That could’ve been a tidily apt label for Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero crossover Batman vs. Superman, a film...
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In case you couldn't already tell by the way things are playing out between all the DC properties, there's no real continuity like there is with the Marvel films and television shows. Where Marvel has a vision and a plan in place with everyone working together in harmony to realize that vision, DC is like a room full of introverts with their heads down, doing their own thing. Marvel has the Cinematic Universe which has now extended to TV, and to explain what DC is up to, Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns is likening their approach to a concept DC comics fans will instantly recognize: The Multiverse.
Have you ever heard of ThePianoGuys? It's a group made up of a videographer (Paul Anderson), a studio engineer/songwriter (Al Van Der Beek), a pianist (Jon Schmidt) and a cellist (Steve Sharp Nelson) who create some pretty cool music videos. And their latest is one for movie buffs: 'Batman Evolution,' a journey through some of the most recognized Batman movie and TV show soundtracks as arranged for piano and cello.
Remember all those unannounced movies DC and Warner Bros. had scheduled up through 2020? Well, it looks like we know what at least one of them will be: 'Suicide Squad.' As the future of the post-'Batman vs. Superman' slate is firmed up, a new report confirms this DC supervillain team-up to hit the big screen in the future, and 'Fury' director David Ayer is reportedly the one the studio wants to make it.
Were you unsatisfied with the likes of 'Arrow,' 'The Flash,' 'Gotham,' 'Constantine' and potentially 'Supergirl' solidifying DC's grip on live-action TV superheroes? Good news! According to a new report, DC and Warner Bros. have pitched a 'Titans' TV series (yes, those Titans), which as we speak nears a pilot order at TNT. Yes, TNT.