ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, sift through the weird state of DC movies and television, read the latest updates on Captain America: Civil War, and celebrate the greatest superhero TV spot of all time.
We’ve still got a long way to go before we get to WB’s big screen version of The Flash — first we have to get through Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League. Ezra Miller, who plays the movie version of Barry Allen, is already talking up his role in the new DCU, offering a little tease for anxious fans.
Faster than a speeding bullet, Comic-Con is upon once again. The biggest, nerdiest party in the world kicks off on Wednesday in San Diego and, yes, Team ScreenCrush will be on hand to cover it all. With Marvel, Sony, and Paramount, all sitting out this year’s big geek bash, the clear #1 panel to anticipate is Warner Bros. Saturday morning showcase of their upcoming slate. The presentation will include clips from the new live-action Pan starring Hugh Jackman, and the movie version of the ’60s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. But the star attraction is unquestionably an appearance by Zack Snyder and the stars of next spring’s hotly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is really shaping up to be something special. Eddie Redmayne was the first to join the cast in the lead role, with Inherent Vice breakout star Katherine Waterston recently joining him in one of the two leading women roles. And now another excellent name is circling the project: Ezra Miller, who is also set to play The Flash on the big screen for WB.
It’s no secret that Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman is the big stepping stone that will take audiences into the larger DC superhero movie universe. After all, that title promises a fight between the two most popular superhero movies of all time and a dawn of justice. This is going to be the movie that introduces the Justice League and cameo appearances by Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ezra Miller’s Flash have been poorly kept secrets for months now. However, the details of how the two heroes figure into the plot have been revealed and it is probably not what you think.
Someone should really cut a MTV Real World-style version of this trailer: “This is the story of a group of strangers picked to live in a fake prison. Find out what happens when people stop being polite, and start getting real. The Real World: Stanford Prison Experiment.” There’s your free idea for the day, internet.
Last week it was rumored that Warner Bros. had their eye on The LEGO Movie writing/directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller to help with The Flash solo film. It wasn’t clear if the studio wanted Lord and Miller to write or direct the project (or both), but it looks like at the very least, the pair are officially developing the story for The Flash — and that’s the extent of their involvement…for now.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, watch the first footage from the new ‘Fantastic Four,’ see who is returning for the new ‘X-Men’ movie, and dread whatever Joss Whedon has in store for the cast of ‘Avengers 2.’
Following her role in Cary Fukunaga’s gorgeous and haunting adaptation of ‘Jane Eyre,’ Mia Wasikowska is at it again with another adaptation of a literary classic—this time, it’s ‘Madame Bovary,’ which boasts a lovely cast and even lovelier scenery, with Wasikowska playing the titular role of a woman who quickly discovers that she’s married a total Debbie Downer. So what does Mme. Bovary do? Have some affairs with some handsome fellas, of course.
I've discovered this: as one gets older, no matter how contenting daily life may be, the desire to return to one's youth grows so great that even full knowledge of just how miserable the experience was has little extinguishing power. 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower,' a '90s period piece and the latest in a "warts-and-all" look at adolescence knows this, embraces it and even celebrates the horrifying moments of growing up as the ones most worthy of celebration.