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After director Zack Snyder gave us a look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in the forthcoming DC Comics blockbuster Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it's time for a glimpse at another familiar comic book character, but this time on the villain's side. We've known for awhile that Jesse Eisenberg will be playing Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor in the film (he may even reprise the role in Suicide Squad), but we've been waiting to see if he would be bald from the beginning or eventually lose his hair. Well, now we have confirmation with a first look photo, or rather portrait, of Eisenberg completely bald. Look below!
We've already seen Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and of course, Henry Cavill as Superman. And now director Zack Snyder has given us another glimpse into the world of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice by posting the first image of Jason Momoa as the first big screen version of Aquaman. Snyder made the reveal on Twitter, just like he did with the Batmobile and the first photo of the new Batman, and this time the photo comes with the curious tagline of "Unite the seven." Could this be referring to the seven members of Justice League or maybe the seven relics of Atlantis? We're not sure.
Last month, we heard the unfortunate news that Tom Hardy had walked away from Suicide Squad. Scheduling conflicts were cited, but word on the street is that Hardy became part of the project without seeing a script, and once the project started moving along, he wasn't interested in where things were headed. When Hardy left, there were rumblings that Jake Gyllenhaal may take over the role, which would have been great. But instead, The Wrap reports we've been downgraded severely with RoboCop remake star Joel Kinnaman playing Rick Flagg, the leader of the group of supervillains hired for dangerous missions.
Last fall, Dwayne Johnson officially made his choice to play Black Adam in the DC Comics adaptation of Shazam. We've got plenty of time before that film gets off the ground since it doesn't arrive until April 5th, 2019, but that doesn't mean Johnson isn't getting questions about the project at every turn. Well, Johnson spoke to Games Radar (via SlashFilm) about his forthcoming role in the the DC Comics universe, and despite earlier indications that Shazam might not tie into the world of Justice League, Johnson says their film will indeed be part of that universe. But he also teases something else pretty big.
While fans are patiently waiting to see any footage from the anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, let's not forget that there's a whole cinematic history of Batman that we can still watch in the meantime. And if you're not in the mood to go back and watch every movie that The Dark Knight has been given (a couple of them are pretty terrible), thankfully Jacob T. Swinney from 35MM has put together an 11-minute examination looking at the evolution of Batman on the big screen. The video does begin with the TV series incarnation starring Adam West, but that's only because he got his own movie too. Watch below!
We've got plenty of time until we get a new version of Green Lantern from Warner Bros. Pictures. A reboot of the DC Comics superhero was announced with the rest of the DC cinematic universe plans, but it won't arrive until June 19th, 2020, and that's just a release date, which can easily change as time passes. But that hasn't stopped people from thinking about who should put on the ring, though it depends on whether Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner or Kyle Rayner is the hero. But still, one actor is lobbying hard for the role, and that's Tyrese Gibson, one of the stars of the Fast & Furious franchise. Look below!
Well, hot on the heels of Chiwetel Ejiofor being sought after for a role in Doctor Strange, and the official addition of Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner and Alexandra Shipp in X-Men: Apocalypse, we've got one more superhero story, but this one is a little less solid. The first big screen iteration of Aquaman isn't slated to arrive until July 27th, 2018, but that's not stopping Warner Bros. from getting their DC Comics cinematic universe in order ahead of time. Latino Review has early word that Star Trek franchise star Karl Urban is in the running for a supporting role in the aquatic adventure that already has Jason Momoa as the hero.
While we don't normally run many rumors like this, when Forbes is the one with the scoop, that makes it feel a little more legitimate. First of all, Latino Review has a story spouting off some plot details about Suicide Squad, and they mention that while the villain Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) is in pursuit of super powered heroes and villains, with Batman seen on a surveillance screen, implying that he's on her list. But they specify that Ben Affleck would not appear in any other capacity as Batman. However, Forbes has heard otherwise, and is reporting that Batman will be in Suicide Squad, but at the end of the film. Read on!
Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne were all ready for the Suicide Squad in the Warner Bros. Pictures production of the DC Comics property. However, THR reports that the film has lost one of those key players with The Dark Knight Rises villain Tom Hardy dropping out of the project that will be directed by David Ayer. However, the studio isn't wasting any time finding a replacement as they already have their eyes on Jake Gyllenhaal to take the now vacant role of Rick Flagg, the leader of this group of villains forced by the government to carry out dangerous missions. Read on!
While Marvel Studios has done an incredible job building their own cinematic universe, and DC Comics is in the midst of doing the same thing at Warner Bros., it's pretty much a guarantee that we'll never see the comic book giants go head-to-head on the big screen in the same movie, even though they've done so in the comic books. But one fan, Alex Luthor, has decided to mash-up both of the comic book worlds into an epic trailer (via Toybox). With some clever editing, this is one fantastic, epic trailer that now makes me want the impossible. Iron Man fighting Batman, Wonder Woman fighting Hulk, and much more. Watch below!
There's so many tidbits of information hitting the web due to the leaked documents and e-mails from the hack of Sony Pictures that it's hard to keep track of it all. Well, over the weekend, one story finally got some traction after being online for a few days before that. While plenty of details are leaking concerning various projects at Sony Pictures, the hack is also creating some potential secrecy issues for other studios as discussions in the e-mails mentions unknown details about projects outside of Sony. The latest revelation is that Warner Bros. and DC Comics may have a director for Aquaman already, and it's not Zack Snyder.
You wouldn't know it since there hasn't been much pomp and circumstance, but this year is the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton's influential adaptation of Batman from 1989. The film inspired a wave of popularity in comic books and bringing them to the big screen (though the big boom wouldn't come for another decade), and while the film is a little dated, it's still really fun to watch. And if you want to go back 25 years, you should check out this awesome 25-minute documentary special from behind the scenes of the film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson, which was never available on home video. Watch it!
After a whole slew of Marvel news yesterday arriving with Benedict Cumberbatch officially announced as Doctor Strange, and confirmation that Ryan Reynolds would play Deadpool in 20th Century Fox's adaptation of the meta anti-hero comic book, it's time for the DC Comics side of things to get an update. THR reports that the developing Wonder Woman movie has landed a writer. Jason Fuchs, the man behind Joe Wright's fantasy adaptation Pan (watch the first trailer with Hugh Jackman right here), has entered talks to script the movie set up at Warner Bros. Pictures and slated for release on July 17th, 2017.
There's a certain amount of nostalgia that fans of The Dark Knight will always have when it comes to the original 1989 adaptation of Batman from director Tim Burton. That film and the sequel paved the way for more mature comic book movies, even if they don't hold up quite as well with the passage of time (though I still love them). Well, here's something cool you may not have known about Batman Returns. In what feels like perfect mimicry of the real world, there was once a plan for Batman Returns to feature a scene that took place in a Batman store, right in Gotham City. It was scrapped, but here's proof it existed.