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Check Out The New Batmobile From JUSTICE LEAGUE
With news of Willem Dafoe and Fast 8 co-star Kristofer Hivju confirmed for roles in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League, more details are beginning to roll out about what the director has in store. Much of this has to do with a change of pace from the grim and gloomier tone of its predecessor, Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice which faced a massive mix criticism partly founded on its shortcome box office results.
And so, this week we’ve got some cool gems coming out, including a few from Live For Film which also contains, among other things, a picture of the new Batmobile. Cameras are still rolling ahead of the film’s November 17, 2017 release but if it’s true and the studio actually makes its Comic Con appearance next month as it has been reported in the past few days, fans are going to be in for some real exciting reveals on top of those already rolling out, including a new photo of the Batmobile which you can view below.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Ben Affleck will ride the Batmobile once more following his upcoming return in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad this August, while Justice League joins him, Dafoe and Hivju along with principles Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher among those rolling out of Warner Bros. for its DC cinematic universe now in progress. The film will mark the first-ever debut of the superheroic team with second Justice League installment also in the works.
DCU Fate Uncertain With Grahame-Smith Leaving THE FLASH
Word has it that things are in a little bit of upheaval at Warner Bros. where it’s being reported that Seth Grahame-Smith has left The Flash citing “creative differences”. BirthMoviesDeath reported the news along with word that The Conjuring 2 helmer James Wan may well leave Aquaman following his attachment nearly a year ago in the wake of the billion dollar success that was Furious Seven.
The updates come on the heels of the latest box office results of director Zack Snyder’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice which has grossed $860 million globally. Box office figures be damned, however, that didn’t slow down the mixed-bag of reviews that have reportedly thrown the studio off of its axis with Snyder already in progress with filming for the first of two Justice League films opening in 2017 and 2019.
The Flash, apart from its current TV run with a different actor, still has Ezra Miller cast in the title role with a date slated for March 16, 2018 as one of a current slate of titles outlining a cineverse based on DC Comics creations, while Aquaman is slated for the following June; Personally, should he leave Aquaman, I hope that gives him more breathing space to begin working on Mortal Kombat as one of many titles he’s currently attached to produce. That film should have already happened by now and it’s been WAY too long.
Seth Grahame-Smith To Direct THE FLASH For WB
On the eve of the CW’s second season premiere of its own television iteration of The Flash, writer and author Seth Grahame-Smith is poised to debut in the director’s chair ahead of the forthcoming release of Warner Bros.’s own DCCU installment, according to THR. The news comes long after slowly developing progress toward announcements since the success of Man Of Steel in 2013 and what lies ahead for WB upon the release of next year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
Grahame-Smith, best known for his screenwriting credits, including adaptations of his own – the upcoming Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and the 2012 adaptation Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, will direct The Flash from a script treatment by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie) earlier this year. The film will introduce the full-fledged entry of the character with Ezra Miller in the title role inspired by his 1956 comic book debut from Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino, gifted by a random lightining strike in a chemical lab that grants him multiple uses for his ability to run as “the fastest man in the world”.
Miller, who last appeared in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck with Amy Schumer, will ultimately appear in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice on March 25, 2016 before opening The Flash on March 23, 2018 between both Justice League films by then.
SUICIDE SQUAD Wraps Filming!
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 28, 2015
No George Miller For MAN OF STEEL 2
Den Of Geek is reporting that Man Of Steel 2 has been put on “permanent hold”, which is a bit of a shock considering it was only last week that “The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?” helmer Jon Schnepp announced that Mad Max: Fury Road helmer George Miller was up to direct the film. Whatever it means, it’s not to suggest that the film won’t happen, especially since there’s been a clear interest in making one now that Warner Bros. is well under way with its DC cinematic universe in addition to a potential Batman trilogy starring and directed by Ben Affleck.
Miller himself was supposed to direct DC movie, Justice League back in 2008 as his name was one of several candidates listed, including Lana and Andy Wachowski. His current business also includes adding to the desolate universe of his latest blockbuster success, Mad Max, while it is being said that Miller is, in fact, in talks to direct a DC film in which he will hopefully get the studio to agree to his terms, and at least now we know that in its current state, Man Of Steel 2 isn’t that film…although it would be oh so nice.
The next five years of DC cinematic fanfare will be increasingly interesting while Man Of Steel helmer Zack Snyder is groomed to direct Justice League in two parts for releases in 2017 and 2019 after next year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Stay tuned for further details.
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