Category Archives: 2016 Movies
Bryan Singer took to Twitter only a few hours ago to let fans know that young Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm have been casted.
Sophie Turner who is best known for her role of Sansa Stark on the Game of Thrones will be playing Jean Grey.
Tye Sheridan will be playing Cyclops, he is has played in numerous movies, such as Mud and The Tree of Life.
Alexandra Shipp will be playing Storm, she is best known for playing Aaliyah.
Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) has been cast as the titular villain for the next installment of Fox’s X-Men movie franchise.
No word on how the actor will portray him, yet. That is, whether he’lll appear human, be under heavy make-up, or pretty much just be a CG creation a la Josh Brolin’s Thanos. “X-Men: Apocalypse” is almost certainly going to revolve around the villain of the same name, and many have been left to speculate that the movie will be heavily based on the 1995 comics storyline “Age of Apocalypse,” wherein the villain is the ruler of a world where mutants have risen up to overthrow and enslave humans.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” hits theatres on May 18th, 2016, and will pick up some time in the 1980s,
And by young, we mean young.
According to reports, Bryan Singer is faced with recasting two of the most iconic X-Men for their roles in the Apocalypse inspired next installment of the (basically-rebooted) X-Men franchise.
(As you may be able to tell, I have lost all ability to mask my disdain at all things DC movie universe. But on with the article… )
Ezra Miller (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) has been cast as the Flash for an appearance in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but it is still unknown as to what capacity we will be seeing any of the second tier JLA-ers in. Miller’s casting also has led some non-disillusioned fans to speculate as to which of the men to bear the mantle of the Flash he will be playing.
So… That basically says it right there. Diana will now be just another bastard child of Zeus which, by the way, is literally the world’s oldest cliche. It also has taken the origin story of the most feminist comic book character of all time and made it dependent on a man.
Producer Charles Roven stated in an interview that she’s “a demi-god. Her father was Zeus.”
Okay. Right off the bat. We’re not addressing the casting. We’re not talking about Gadot or her acting chops or her figure. We’re just talking costume dynamics.
So let’s get dangerous!
According to Nikki Finke, formerly of Deadline, Warner Brothers is planning to release over a half-dozen live-action movies based on DC Comics properties.
The schedule is reportedly as follows:
- May 2016 – Batman v Superman
- July 2016 – Shazam
- Christmas 2016 – Sandman
- May 2017 – Justice League
- July 2017 – Wonder Woman
- Christmas 2017 – Flash/Green Lantern team-up
- May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2
So, a couple of things from this. Assuming that this is accurate…
Apparently, Dawn of Justice is not Man of Steel 2. Man of Steel 2 is going to be a separate movie, released 5 full years after its first installment. That… Seems like bad planning. If/when fans have their little movie marathons, Superman’s going to be aging super-fast. How old will he be by the time the third movie comes out?!
And then there’s BatFleck, who has bulked up a bit, but who still faces a heck of a lot of nerdrage.
Also… Can we not just call it “Captain Marvel?” Are we so sure that audiences are so uninformed as to confused Captain Marvel with Marvel Studios? I mean… I guess, but I’m sick of people calling one of DC’s heaviest hitters by the wrong name.
Also, if DC darkens this character, too, I don’t know what I’ll do with myself.
How tied-in to the rest of the DC Universe is the “Sandman” movie going to really be? Is he involved in JLA shennanigans? It’d certainly be a shake-up, but I don’t know that I would like that. In fact, I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t, unless the story were truly tremendous.
And speaking of movies that will need a fantastic story for me to really get behind them… GL and Flash? Yeah. I love Green Lantern (the characters, not the movie *barf*), but have little attachment to the Flash. I loved Bart Allen in Young Justice and that was the end of my association with the Speed Force.
But the biggest deal here for me, for my Fangirls, and for women and feminists everywhere is going to be the supposed Wonder Woman movie. Will it stay true to the comics, pre-DCnU? Hopefully, as the New 52 origin of Diana of Themyscira has been butchered to make the only truly independently female icon’s beginnings now based on a man.
Also, a few weeks ago, Gal Gadot posted a progress picture of her workout to her Facebook page, certain that her new buff body would finally silence all of the nay-sayers complaining about her being too thing to play the Princess of the Amazons.
Now, maybe it’s the angle. There is some bicep and deltoid definition there, but that’s a hell of a slim brachialis still, so I don’t think that this photo is going to quell any of those fans’ concerns. It certainly isn’t doing anything for mine… I’ve made no secret of the fact that I have little faith in the casting, and I should clarify that I don’t like pretty much all of the casting news that I’ve heard so far, but I am going to go into the movies with as unbiased an opinion as I can. After all, I was pleasantly surprised by Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of Selina Kyle in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
But, really, there is so much that they could do wrong with the character. The story could be garbage, the costume could be wrong, they could over-sexualize her, Gadot may not be a good fit for the character, they could put her together with Superman and make me hate them even more than I did when they cast Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
The one thing that Warner Bros really does have going for them is that all of their licensing falls under their own label, so they don’t face the limitations that Marvel has with respect to crossovers between Spider-Man (Sony), X-Men (Fox), and the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel Studios).
Of course, Marvel is doing just fine for themselves and DC has been treading water since the mid-90’s.
What do you think of this schedule? Will it work? With WB already pushing back the release date of “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” by a years already, do you think that this schedule will actually be met?
Let us know in the comments!
The current rumor going around is that Jason Momoa has been cast as Aquaman for the upcoming Justice League movie. There is also a rumor going around that he will have a small cameo in the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Aquaman is supposed to be upset about the damage the World Engine did to the waters of the world in Man of Steel.
Jasmon Momoa is widely known to fans as Khal Drogo from Season 1 of Game of Thrones. Then Momoa went on to play Conan in the Barbarian in the Conan remake.
I will say this I like Momoa as an actor, he made me love the character of Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. I am excited to hear that he might be in the Justice League movie. The only thing I am skeptical on is him being Aquaman. An earlier rumor had him possibly being casted as Doomsday, which I definitely could have seen. I think Momoa would have been great in that role. If I had to pick from the Justice League crew, I would think more Green Arrow or maybe Green Lantern, I am just not seeing him as Aquaman. I just do not see Momoa looking good as a blond.
I will admit Aquaman is not my favorite Justice League character so that might play into it. With that being said, I think he is a great addition to the cast and that he will do well in the role. Maybe with Momoa playing Aquaman they will be able to show more of Aquaman’s badass side. Aquaman is not the useless character they make him out to be, Aquaman can actually do a lot. Most incantation only show Aquaman’s aquatic abilities they rarely show that he can communicate telepathically with humans. Not to mention he has enhanced senses and a few superhuman abilities. I am just hoping with Momoa in the role they will show more of Aquaman can do.
If Aquaman is supposed to make an appearance in Dawn of Justice then that explains why they have casted him now. Since there are conflicting stories about that it is unsure if he will have a cameo in the movie. Otherwise we will not being seeing him until the Justice League movie, then I would have to question why they are casting for that movie now while they are filming another one. I would be really be focused Dawn of Justice right now and not worry about the Justice League movie but Warner Brothers really wants to make the Justice League movie.
What do you think of the possible rumor that Jason Momoa will be playing Aquaman?
Warner Brothers has released the official title to the Man of Steel sequel, the film fans have been calling Batman vs Superman. The official title is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This does confirm the that movie will be a Batman against Superman. Not sure how Wonder Woman is supposed to fit into this, but maybe she stops the fight.
This movie will serve as the prequel to Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Justice League which is anticipated to be released in 2018.
Well we all knew they were trying to lead up to a Justice League movie, but I am not sure this is the proper way to go. The title Dawn of Justice does give us some idea of where they might be going with the movie. With any luck it will emphasis the different approaches that Batman and Superman have when it comes to justice. The end of the movie should highlight the similarities that they have when it comes to justice which would explain the creation of the Justice League. Since the movie is only showcasing a Superman villain as far as we know, Bruce Wayne is probably going to have some business dealings with Lex Luthor. Since we all know Luthor is shady, it would not be surprising to see Batman investigate Luthor and thus run into Superman. Doing it that way would be a great way to highlight the differences between Batman and Superman. I guess we are just going to have to wait and see.
What are your speculations about the movie?
Here are some photos from the set of Mockingjay Part 2:
These definitely look like pics from the Capitol, which would be towards the end of the book.
The second part of Mockingjay will be released next year but we can see the first part this November.
Who is excited for Mockingjay? I know I am but I am huge Hunger Games fan.