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Just after the New Year, a rumor started circulating about the team line-up for Warner Bros. anticipated superhero ensemble Justice League. In addition to superheroes, it also included mentions of Lois Lane and Alfred Pennyworth. Now a more reliable rumor comes from Latino Review (who just broke news on potential cast members for Guardians of the Galaxy) saying that the Justice League will be composed of only Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash. If you're disappointed that a couple key heroes aren't on that list, there might be some hope for those missing names still. Read on!
Wait just a minute! Yesterday, amidst a flurry of exciting news before the Oscar nominations, word came out that apparently Steven Spielberg's new sci-fi Robopocalypse was "indefinitely postponed." The project, which was going to star Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway, was scheduled for release in April 2014 and was supposed to start production this year, until this news hit. Word from a "Spielberg spokesmen" is that "it's back to the drawing board to see what is possible." Not so fast. Going straight to the source, EW.com spoke with Steven Spielberg himself and got a quote in response to this news from yesterday. Read on!
It's 2013, which means this is finally the year for Superman to rise to the big screen again in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel (watch the most recent stunning trailer right here). That also means we'll finally know whether or not Snyder's take on The Big Blue Boy Scout will be the same version taking to the skies along with the superhero ensemble Justice League, which Warner Bros is still hoping to release in 2015. Well, someone at Cosmic Book News has a source at DC Entertainment that has revealed a few details on the superhero line-up that will be used. It's basically the line-up that everyone would expect from DC Comics.
In an article chronicling the visitors journeying to a Mayan temple (as we near "the end of the world"), Reuters talks about the landmark's place in the original Star Wars trilogy. The Mayan temple in question (seen above) serves as the home of a rebel base on Yavin 4. Normally this article would serve as much interest to us as something to write about, but the news outlet mentioned some plot details for the anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. It sounds like a rumor or maybe assumed information from the extensive collection of books, but it's worth talking about since we haven't had any solid updates in awhile.
From Tron to Oblivion back to Tron. Filmmaker Joseph Kosinski has been in the news quite a bit today, not only chatting about the trailer for his newest sci-fi film Oblivion, but also talking about Tron. Whether you liked it or not, Tron Legacy unquestionably put Kosinski on the map as a visual filmmaker. Whether he can pull together a better story with his next film is yet to be seen, but in the meantime I'm looking forward to following his career. While he's currently finishing up Oblivion, our friends at Collider spoke to Kosinski about another sci-fi project - Tron 3 (as it's known), the sequel to Tron Legacy, still in the works at Disney.
We're still waiting to find out whether or not Man of Steel will have some sort of ties to Justice League or how the rest of the superhero ensemble from DC Comics will shape up (reps have denied the rumor that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing Batman and who knows if Ryan Reynolds will be Green Lantern again). However, one detail from the proposed 2015 release seems to have Warner Bros. trying to give The Avengers sequel a run for their money. The reliable Latino Review claims to have learned the identity of the villain who will be taking on Justice League and for comic fans, this one should sound familiar. Read on!
Well, this is worth raising an eyebrow, but not much more until we get official word. At the beginning of the month, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn emerged as the first name rumored to be in talks to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. It was presume that he was likely one of many names approached for the new trilogy in the iconic sci-fi saga, but now we might have a hint that he's really the choice to direct the sequel. Actor Jason Flemyng, who played Azazel in X-Men: First Class and has starred in eight other films Vaughn has either directed or produced, was asked if he had talked to Vaughn about anything Star Wars related, and his reaction seems to indicate that he knows something we don't. Read on!
On the same day that news of Star Wars: Episode VII was announced, Bryan Singer was also confirmed as the replacement director on X-Men: Days of Future Past after Matthew Vaughn decided to drop the X-Men: First Class sequel. It was like living in 1999 all over again. Now we have word that a couple blasts from X-Men past will be joining Days of Future Past. Singer updated Twitter to let everyone know that Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X respectively. However, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy will also be reprising those roles from X-Men: First Class.
Now before we move any further, everyone should know that massive spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises follow. Having said that, with the end of Christopher Nolan's trilogy in our past (it arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 4th), fans have been wondering how Warner Bros. will handle rebooting Batman in order to fit the Caped Crusader into their 2015 release of Justice League. With time running short, there's definitely not enough time to do another Batman movie before Justice League would have to start shooting. However, it sounds like Batman might already be cast in the form of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Read on!
Another day, another remake. Late last year it was reported that Starship Troopers was possibly getting a reboot/remake, thanks to (most likely) the buzz from the recent animated sequel and a general interest in Paul Verhoeven's classic sci-fi work. At the time, Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake was tracking well, it had a lot of good early buzz, but in the end it fared poorly at the box office. The film only earned a measly $58 million this summer and now word from the man himself, Mr. Verhoeven, is that this might've killed off the Starship Troopers remake, too. Good riddance? Or aw shucks? At least Paul Verhoeven is speaking out.
It's a new week, and that means there's even more updates on the exciting revival of Star Wars in the form of a new trilogy picking up after Return of the Jedi. Since George Lucas is retiring and taking a backseat in the universe he created 35 years ago, the search is on for a new blood to continue the saga. Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt has already turned in a 40-50 page treatment (apparently for the whole trilogy) and has been said to script Episode VII, so next is finding a director. Now fan favorites J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau talk about their potential involvement, and rising director Colin Trevorrow, who helmed the Sundance favorite Safety Not Guaranteed, seems to be in the running also.
Warner Bros loves Casablanca so much that they put the film's famous song "As Time Goes By" in their opening fanfare. And why wouldn't they? Consistently regarded as one of the best movies ever made, the 1942 classic has dozens of iconic moments and is generally put up there alongside Citizen Kane as movies that should never be remade. Well, a remake isn't on the way, but The New York Post (via The Film Stage) is reporting that Warner Bros. is toying with the idea of a sequel, called Return to Casablanca, that comes from a treatment written thirty years ago by Howard Koch, a screenwriter of the original movie. Read on.
Another day, another bit of Star Wars news. After last week's rumor popped up that the original Disney sci-fi movie 1952 from director Brad Bird and writer Damon Lindelof might be a cover for Star Wars, we had a reliable source refute that point with news that the project was something completely different. But now we're getting news of a different sort as Collider has one source (they're careful to point out they could not get a second source for confirmation) saying that Matthew Vaughn has been in talks with Disney and Lucasfilm to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. But is there any known director that won't be up for the gig?
You might be confused by that headline, but stick with us. There's some major fan speculation making the rounds about Star Wars: Episode VII. Starting at AICN, a big fan and reader used one of our stories about Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof's original sci-fi project 1952 at Disney to fuel a theory that it might be a code name for the start of the new Star Wars trilogy, much like Blue Harvest was a code name for Return of the Jedi. While we wouldn't mid Bird directing (he's on our list of the best options), Lindelof would make us a bit leery. Either way, we have word from an extremely reliable source that 1952 is a truly original sci-fi film and has nothing to do with the new Star Wars trilogy in the works at Disney. Read on!