‘Man Of Steel’ The First Step To Introduce Other DC Characters Into The Same World; Christopher Nolan Not Involved With ‘Justice League’
With Christopher Nolan having completed his groundbreaking Batman trilogy with ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ reports last month had pegged the writer/producer/director as shepherding the ‘Justice League’ movie at Warner Bros. Pictures, the home of his Batman trilogy. EW has confirmed with Warner Bros. President Jeff Robinov that this rumor is not true, explaining that the self-contained world of ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy will be left behind, and Zack Snyder’s Suerman movie, ‘Man of Steel,’ will begin to open up a DC Movie Universe: “I think you’ll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world. [Nolan’s] Batman was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of any other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.” Asked if it was true that Nolan would be bringing ‘Justice League’ to life with his former Batman Christian Bale, Robinov simply said, “No, it’s not.” Nolan’s reps also confirmed Robinov’s statement and told EW that he definitely wasn’t involved with ‘Justice League,’ as the filmmaker is currently busy prepping his sci-fi film ‘Interstellar.’
‘Man of Steel’ producer Chris Roven told EW that ‘Man of Steel’ will pave the way for future films, ”It’s setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward, In that, Man of Steel is definitely a first step. Nolan’s Dark Knight series was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world the films lived in was very isolated, without any knowledge of other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.”
First Looks At Jason Clarke, Keri Russell & Andy Serkis On The Set Of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’
Showing Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Kirk Acevedo and Andy Serkis, The Daily Mail has uncovered this first batch of images from the Vancouver, Canada set of the upcoming ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ sequel, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ While much of the plot is being kept under lock and key, it is reported that ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is set 15 years after the events of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes.’ One focus is on the group of human scientists who are struggling to survive alone in San Francisco. Another aspect of the story is the struggle of intelligent ape Caesar, played by a returning Serkis, to maintain dominance over his kingdom. Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer and Gary Oldman also star.
Following the critical and financial success – $453.2 million worldwide gross on a $93 million budget – of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ it was pretty much a given that we’d be seeing a sequel sooner rather than later. Rupert Wyatt, who directed the original, reportedly dropped out of the sequel because he didn’t feel comfortable making the May 23, 2014 release date that 20th Century Fox announced in May. Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) is now directing, while Mark Bomback penned the screenplay.
Fox Searchlight has debuted, via iTunes Movie trailers, this first trailer for the coming of age comedy/drama ‘The Way, Way Back.’ Starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry and Liam James, the film is set for a July 5th release.
‘The Way, Way Back’ is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer he will never forget.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose this new theatrical trailer for ‘The Hangover Part III,’ the third installment in Todd Phillips’ record-breaking comedy franchise. Scheduled for release on May 24th, Phillips wrote the screenplay for ‘The Hangover Part III’ with Craig Mazin, who also collaborated with him on the screenplay for ‘The Hangover Part II.’ The brief synopsis for ‘The Hangover Part III’ is as follows: “This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.”
For the third and (said to be) final adventure, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha are reprising their roles of Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug, collectively known to moviegoers as “the Wolfpack.” Returning to the ensemble are Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor and, as the guys’ long-suffering wives, Gillian Vigman, Sasha Barrese and Jamie Chung. John Goodman joins the cast as well.
Awesome ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Poster For Michael Fassbender & Ian McKellen’s Magneto (Fan-Made)
Wobbly has put together this stellar ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ crossover “past/future” poster centering on Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen’s Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto. Both will next be seen on the big screen in 2014 in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the seventh installment in the ‘X-Men’ film series. ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is scheduled to start filming this month in Montreal, Canada. It will be the first film in the ‘X-Men’ film series to be filmed in 3D. Wobbly’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ poster for Hugh Jackman Wolverine/Logan can be viewed here, while you can check out more of Wobbly’s artwork here.
Director Bryan Singer recently announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage joined the cast of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Further reports bring word that the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor will play the main antagonist in the film. With Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director recently announced that Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Halle Berry (Storm), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) will be joining the film – which is ostensibly a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ but will prominently feature actors from the first ‘X-Men’ trilogy.
“Meet Butch Cavendish. A ruthless outlaw whose terribly scarred face is a perfect reflection of the bottomless pit that passes for his soul.” Following the Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Ruth Wilson character posters, Walt Disney Pictures has revealed this new ‘The Lone Ranger’ one-sheet for William Fichtner’s Rebecca Reid. A first-rate cast has been assembled for the film, with Armie Hammer (The Social Network) taking on the role of the titular character, Johnny Depp playing Tonto, and the likes of Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper, Tom Wilkinson and James Frain co-starring. The film, which takes place in 1869, is directed by Gore Verbinski for Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. ‘The Lone Ranger’ marks Verbrinski and Depp’s fifth collaboration after the first trio of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies and the Oscar-winning ‘Rango.’
The film is described as “a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought tolife through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.” ‘The Lone Ranger’ has been pencilled in for a July 3rd release in the US and a August 9th release in the UK. Check out the production notes and official synopsis for ‘The Lone Ranger’ below.