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Warner Bros. Schedules Two More ‘LEGO’ Movies For 2018 & 2019

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 7, 2014 1:05 PM
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The Lego Movie
The cart before the horse ethos that Hollywood has adhered to so strongly has hit its zenith of late. You don’t need a script, or a treatment or even an idea; just a release date to plant a flag in the ground and secure a space for “Untitled TBD tentpole” or event move. Marvel’s certainly gone this route, Warner Bros. has followed suit with their D.C. Comics universe, so has Pixar, and to a lesser extent 20th Century Fox. You’ll only see this trend continue.

Bring The Mayhem: 4 New Character Posters of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Released; New Footage Wows Comic-Con

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 26, 2014 4:29 PM
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Mad Max: Fury Road
Shortly before the Warner Bros. panel in the cavernous Hall H at Comic Con, we were handed a T-shirt that said "Comic Con 2014 Belongs to the Mad." After seeing the panel for "Mad Max: Fury Road," we wholeheartedly agree. Director George Miller was on hand, along with a special video message from Charlize Theron, but the real excitement came in the form of the screened footage – a mind-boggling mix of practical and computer generated effects, with car chases the likes of which have previously never been captured on screen. This is some next-level, fire-breathing, post-apocalyptic mayhem.

First Look: Zack Snyder Reveals Photo Of Gal Gadot As Wonder Woman; New ‘Batman V. Superman’ Footage Unveiled

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  • July 26, 2014 1:32 PM
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Wonder Woman
You want to talk "faster than a speeding bullet?" Warner Bros. kicked off their Hall H Comic-Con Panel unveiling details of “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” yet the super-heroic promotion was over in about 10 minutes. The drive by event consisted of essentially three elements. First, Zack Snyder appeared onstage to reveal photos – including a first look at Gal Gadot in full Wonder Woman armor (which you can see below). Second, Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman) and Gadot joined Snyder onstage. Then a brief teaser reel from the movie was screened. And that was that.

‘Argo’ And ‘Batman V. Superman’ Screenwriter Chris Terrio Courted To Pen 'Justice League' Too

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 25, 2014 6:37 PM
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The writing narrative around “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a fascinating one that hasn’t really come to full light yet, but it’ll be interesting to hear what happened when all the filmmakers are ready to talk. You’ll remember Zack Snyder and co. originally had a May, 2015 release date in mind and as early as October of last year, the filmmaker was shooting some kind of football game scene that involved a team from Gotham (Batman’s digs) and Metropolis (obviously the home to Superman). It all seemed like full steam ahead.

Dwayne Johnson Terrible At Secrets: All But Reveals Captain Marvel Role

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 24, 2014 7:14 PM
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Dwayne Johnson, Shazam
Dwayne Johnson doesn’t really know how to play the super hero tease game. Or at least, he’s not very good at it and if this were a Christopher Nolan project, the filmmaker would be having a heart attack by now. So the “Hercules” star already basically let it out of the bag that he’ll be playing Captain Marvel or will have a role in that D.C./Warner Bros. film. And now, unless he’s really screwing with us, he’s tweeted some not so subtle photos.

Discuss: Is 23 Super Hero Movies Over The Next 4 Years Too Much?

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 13, 2014 1:40 PM
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Marvel Vs. DC
A simple, but terrific (and possibly frightening) observation has been made by our friends over at Rope Of Silicon: over the next four years, if everything goes according to plan for every studio, we're going to see twenty-three (count ‘em) super hero films. Because, as you know, the comic book movie arms race is officially on.

Legendary & Warner Bros. Announce Plans To Move Forward With 'Godzilla' Sequel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 18, 2014 4:11 PM
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Godzilla
Coming out the gate today with $93 million in its opening weekend, the 2nd highest debut of the year, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are feeling mighty good about “Godzilla.” In fact, in today’s box-office piece we said this mighty opening essentially guarantees a sequel. And yep, that’s the case. Legendary & WB looked at the receipts, plus the international ones that added a $103 million for almost a $200 million worldwide opening weekend and said to each other, “are you thinking what I’m thinking?” Duh, of course they are (btw, it’s international debut is the biggest of 2014).

The 3rd ‘Hobbit’ Film Now Retitled ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 24, 2014 11:07 AM
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Because "There And Back Again" sounded too casual and leisurely. Because "Into The Fire," a recent rumored title because Warner Bros. had registered the domain name, will probably just be used for a video game version . Because over $2 billion in worldwide grosses wasn't enough. Warner Bros. announced today they have changed the title of Peter Jackson's third 'Hobbit' movie and have retitled it, "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies." Does that mean the movie, as Slant tweeted this am will be broken up into "five more excruciating chapters?" Thankfully not, but you can understand the concern.

David S. Goyer Discusses Connecting The D.C. Universe For WB & Not Emulating Marvel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 8, 2014 1:43 PM
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David S. Goyer, D.C.
Connecting universes is cool these days, but only insofar as that a billion dollars is cooler than a million dollars. Proof in the pudding? With the release of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the highest grossing franchise of all time domestically, beating both the "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter" series.

Embittered Batman Reportedly Not On Speaking Terms With Boy Wonder; Is All About Drones In His Man Cave

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 15, 2013 1:39 PM
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Retired Batman
A new tweet has arrived people. A tweet! Yes, it’s Friday and we're all halfway into the weekend, so let’s get right into it. What are we carping on about? Superhero in-the-know blogger Umberto Gonzalez has been generally on the money with his “Batman Vs. Superman” reporting of late. This morning he tweeted he was about to retweet a “scoop” about the upcoming Zack Snyder-directed superhero film for Warner Bros. And so he did, retweeting film producer Daniel Alter who tweeted “Can't wait for #BatmanvsSuperman.. #batfleck semi-retired/not speaking to Robin anymore… Controlling drones from the batcave.”

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