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Dark knight rising: why Ben Affleck’s Batman is the key to DC’s movie future

Last years Batman v Superman almost trashed the Batmobile, but DC needs to harness the Batflecks potential to connect its slate of Extended Universe films If the Marvel Cinematic Universe really does come to a close following the events of 2019s as-yet-untitled Avengers: Infinity War sequel, The Incredible Hulk? it might just be possible for fans to rewatch more than 20 movies, stretching back to 2008s Thor: Ragnarok and beyond, and they will all be wearing capes cut from the same vivid cloth. Sadly for Warners rival DC Extended Universe, it has already lost any chance of hitting such heights of consistency. Rather than setting the tone for future episodes, last years Suicide Squad, a movie with an offbeat premise that the studio clearly never had enough time to make sense of, and the rush of sweet relief that was Patty Jenkins Warner might cash in its chips by removing Ben Affleck as the new Batman, as if getting rid of the DCEUs most famous face would instantly solve all its problems. That rather seems like throwing the baby out with the bathwater, if a hulking 6ft 4in Hollywood behemoth can ever be described in such terms. It also rather

How Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen

Wonder Woman's fought her way through (development) hell and back.Image: Clay Enos / Warner Bros. Next week, Wonder Woman hits theaters with her-ever first live-action solo adventure. And it only took her 76 years to get there. Although she’s only a few years younger than her Justice League teammates Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman has had far worse luck making the leap to movies. But it’s not for lack of trying. SEE ALSO: Final ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer: More action, more weapons, and Dr. Poison To the contrary, Wonder Woman is the payoff to decades of on-again, off-again efforts to bring the Amazonian princess to the big screen. With the film just days away from release, let’s take a look back at the long and winding journey it took to get here. Wonder Woman’s early days Wonder Woman first appears in the comics in 1941. Image: DC Comics Wonder Woman made her comic debut in 1941, just two years after Batman and three years after Superman. Even though she was immediately popular, it took her a while to cross over into other media. 1967: Wonder Woman tries to transition to TV. The first attempted Wonder Woman TV series, Who’s Afraid of

A bunch of ‘X-Men’ movies get release dates

Guess who's back?Image: 20th Century fox Here’s hoping you love mutants, because you’ll be seeing a lot of them next year. 20th Century Fox has just announced 2018 release dates for three Marvel movies: the X-Men sequel Dark Phoenix; the X-Men spinoff New Mutants; and the X-Men spinoff sequel Deadpool 2. SEE ALSO: You can probably (maybe?) trust this ‘Avatar’ sequel news, finally Of the three, New Mutants will be the first to arrive on April 13, 2018. Directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), it centers on a team of young superheroes. New Mutants will be followed a month and a half later by Deadpool 2, due out June 1, 2018. That one will be helmed by David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) and bring back Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth. New additions to the cast will include Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino. And rounding out the franchise’s big year will be Dark Phoenix, scheduled for November 2, 2018. It’ll be an adaptation of the iconic storyline from the Marvel comics, which was previously adapted into X-Men: The Last Stand. Meanwhile, there’s still no word on when the long-in-development Gambit

You won’t believe which movies have fewer Oscars than ‘Suicide Squad’

The "Suicide Squad"Image: warner bros Everyone’s still talking about the craziest thing that happened at the Oscars on Sunday: Suicide Squad winning one. The DC Comics anti-hero action movie took home Best Make-up and Hairstyling. Fans had fun with it, while film snobs took it hard. Just like Suicide Squad.

Representation Win! Popeye Is Being Honored For Its Honest Depiction Of Whatevers Going On With Popeye

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Suicide Squad director joins Margot Robbie for female DC villains movie

Actor will reprise Harley Quinn role for film-maker David Ayer in Gotham City Sirens, inspired by recent comic about murderous women from Batmans past Margot Robbie is set to reprise her role of Harley Quinn for an all-female DC villains movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gotham City Sirens will reunite the star with her Suicide Squad director, David Ayer. Robbie will also act as executive producer. The project will be scripted by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who is also behind the forthcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The film will take its inspiration from a recent comic series about murderous women from Batmans past. Quinn is the only confirmed character as yet but other potential villains include Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Im so not done playing that character yet and theres so much more to do with her, I think, and as anyone whos read the comics knows, theres a million different storylines to explore, Robbie said in an interview earlier this year. Theres just so much you can do in the DC Universe, so I think it would be cool. Despite a troubled production and negative reviews, Suicide Squad was a big hit for Warner Bros, making $745m worldwide. Robbies character had

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: first teaser trailer debuts online

The studio has released the first trailer for James Gunns forthcoming sequel to his blockbuster that was the highest grossing film in the US in 2014 Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy are back in a teaser trailer. The studio on Wednesday debuted the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, James Gunns forthcoming sequel to his blockbuster that was the highest grossing film in the US in 2014. The teaser recaptures the spirit of the original by recycling Blue Swedes song Hooked on a Feeling, which made an appearance in the trailer for the first film. After showcasing some interplanetary action, it closes on a funny exchange between former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista, who plays warrior Drax and Chris Pratts cocky adventurer Peter Quill. Moments before the trailer arrived online, Gunn tweeted a new poster for the film: Guardians of the Guardians Vol 2 is said to center on family, with the gang embarking on quest to uncover the mystery behind Quills parentage. Marvel teases that new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will make an appearance. The film opens in US cinemas on 5 May 2017. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/oct/19/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-first-teaser-trailer-marvel-studios-debut

Biopic of psychologist who created Wonder Woman heading to big screen

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women will focus on Dr William Moulton Marston and the women in his life A biopic of the psychologist who created Wonder Woman is set to land in cinemas. Professor Marston & The Wonder Women will tell the true story of Dr William Moulton Marston, who created the character in 1941 and his unconventional love life. Marston was married to a fellow psychologist but the pair were in a polyamorous relationship with a former student of his. Luke Evans, currently starring in The Girl on the Train, will take on the lead role with Rebecca Hall as his wife and The Neon Demon star Bella Heathcote as the third member of their relationship. According to Deadline, the film will be written and directed by Angela Robinson, whose credits include 2005s Herbie: Fully Loaded and TV shows such as The L Word and True Blood. Marstons creation was apparently inspired by the feminism of his two partners and after his death, the women raised the couples children together. The film will also focus on the difficulties they faced, including homophobia from those around them. The film began production this week and will follow the upcoming Wonder

Chris Evans’ biceps were really that huge in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

That scene from ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ You know the one Image: YouTube LOS ANGELES They were the guns gawked at ’round the world. And get this: They were real. The moment in Captain America: Civil War when Cap holds down Bucky’s departing helicopter had all the hallmarks of a digital-beauty enhancement and hey, there’s no shame in that. Just about everyone gets a little help in postproduction these days. SEE ALSO: Yes, Richard Madden’s eyes really are that blue IRL not just in ‘Cinderella’ But Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo, doing the rounds to promote the film’s home video release, swear on a stack of comic books: That shot was all in-camera. 100% Grade A Chris Evans Beefcake, nothing more. Forgive us for being dubious. I mean, look at that thing:   But the Russo Brothers told Mashable on Wednesday that nothing about that shot was enhanced. (Watch for Mashable’s exclusive clip from the DVD extras tomorrow.) “Listen to this,” Anthony Russo said. “The very first meeting we ever had with Marvel, when we came in to ask about Winter Soldier for the very first time, we asked them, ‘Did you guys enhance [Evans] when he came