Monthly Archives: January 2017

James Gunn Wants Green Room Director to Helm The Batman

Green Room Batman James Gunn

This week the comic book movie landscape has been shaken by the news that Ben Affleck is no longer directing The Batman. He’ll still be producing and starring in the DCEU standalone feature, but his departure from the director’s chair after months of speculation about the development of the film’s script is a big knock to one of the most anticipated upcoming superhero films.

With Affleck out and saying in his official statement “I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film”, the big question on everyone’s lips is who’s going to be replacing him. The original …

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Chadwick Boseman’s Thurgood Marshall Biopic Gets October Release Date

Chadwick Boseman Says Black Panther is a 'Super Antihero'

Marshall is an upcoming biopic from Open Road that stars Chadwick Boseman (Marvel’Black Panther), as iconic supreme court justice Thurgood Marshall supported by Josh Gad (Frozen, Angry Birds), as lawyer Sam Friedman. The film is based on the historic 1941 case the eponymous Marshall was involved in where he defended a black chauffeur against his rich, socialite employer who had accused him of sexual assault and attempted murder. As one expects, the case was one of the most discussed — and gossiped about — court cases of its time given the serious nature of the accusation and the state of human rights in the United States …

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How Doctor Strange Should Have Ended

How Doctor Strange Should Have Ended

Marvel and Disney have been having a good few years. Virtually every movie the team has released has been a hit, with Doctor Strange the latest to join the list of top superhero blockbusters of all time. Not only did fans love the film, which was met with equal praise from many critics, but it’s been a massive success at the box office. Months after its original release, the film has finally opened in Japan, where it took the #1 spot over the weekend by raking in $4.5 million. That brings the film well past $650 million in global box office sales. With the Blu-ray about to arrive, packed full of bonus features nonetheless, Doctor Strange is only going to keep earning.

On top of that, the prestige level of the film continues to rise thanks to its multiple award nominations from the likes of BAFTA, …

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HBO Developing Film About The Making Of The Godfather

The Godfather Opening Scene

After its release, The Godfather was hailed as one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Even now, 45 years after its debut, you’d be hard pressed to find another movie more beloved — both by critics and fans — than Francis Ford Coppola’s epic film about crime, family, and duty.

Based on the acclaimed novel by author Mario Puzo, The Godfather went on to win three Academy Awards — Best Actor for Marlon Brando, Best Adapted Screenplay for Coppola and Puzo, and Best Picture — and kick-started the career of Al Pacino. It even made it to the second spot on the American Film Institute’s top 100 …

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Why Ben Affleck is Not Directing The Batman

Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman

Ever since he was announced to be taking on the cape and cowl all the way back in August 2013, it was expected that Ben Affleck was really joining the DC Extended Universe to not just star as Batman, but direct a standalone movie for the Caped Crusader; he was coming off the Oscar-winning Argo, which had cemented him as a better-regarded director than actor. Even though the film wasn’t officially slated along with other movies in the series, it swiftly became an accepted sure-thing and was eventually confirmed in 2016.

While other projects in the DCEU hit production issues – The Flash has been …

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