Category Archives: Sandman

DC and Marvel Cinematic Timelines

To make everyone’s life easier, here is a timeline of all the future Marvel and DC movies that will be coming out (as of Jan 7, 2015):

2015:

age of ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron: May 1

Ant-Man

Ant-Man: July 17

fantastic four reboot

Fantastic Four: August 7

2016:

Deadpool

Deadpool: Feb 12

Batman v Superman

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: March 25

Captian America- Civil War

Captain America: Civil War: May 6

X-Men Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse: May 27

Suicide Squad Movie

Suicide Squad: Aug 5

Gambit - Movie

Gambit: Oct 7

Doctor Strange Movie

Doctor Strange: Nov 4

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Sinister Six: Nov 11

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Sandman: December

2017:

wolverine-3

Wolverine 3: March 3

Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-2

Guardians of the Galaxy 2: May 5

fantastic four reboot

Fantastic Four 2: June 2

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Wonder Woman: June 23

Thor Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnaror: July 28

Black Panter

Black Panther: Nov 3

Justice League

Justice League: Nov 23

2018:

The Flash Movie

The Flash: March 23

Avengers Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1: May 4

man_of_steel

Man of Steel 2: May

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel: July 6

X-Men

Unknown X-Men Movie: July 13

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Aquaman: July 27

Inhumans

Inhumans: Nov 2

2019:

Shazam

Shazam: April 19

Avengers Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War Part 2: May 3

Justice League

Justice League 2: June 14

2020:

Cyborg

Cyborg: April 3

Green Lantern

Green Lantern: June 19

There are a few movies that are slated to come out but we don’t have official release dates:

2017:

Female Lead Spider-Man spin-off

Venom: Carnage

Lego Batman

2018:

Amazing Spider-Man 3

 

There are a few movies that are rumored but we don’t have any release information on:

X-Force

Justice League Dark

Untitled Superman Movie

Untitled Batman Movie

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DC Rumoured to Plan 7 Movie Releases in 2 Years

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.

We're getting there... But it probably won't look anything like this.

We’re getting there… But it probably won’t look anything like this.

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?!

via sortadone.blogspot.com

via sortadone.blogspot.com

And then there’s BatFleck, who has bulked up a bit, but who still faces a heck of a lot of nerdrage.

Tight shirts help.

Tight shirts help.

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.

AND NOT ONE NAMED SHAZAM!

AND NOT ONE NAMED SHAZAM!

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.

Can we get someone OTHER than Hal Jordan? I'd take Guy Gardner over him.

Can we get someone OTHER than Hal Jordan? I’d take Guy Gardner over him.

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.

Um...

Um…

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.

Worst characterization of a strong female character ever.

Worst (non-cheesecake) characterization of a strong female character ever.

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!

 

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Sandman has a writer

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Jack Throne has been brought on to write the Sandman movie that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is producing.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt also is hoping to star and direct the movie as well.

Jack Throne is a relatively unknown, one of the biggest things he is known for is Skins.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt has only directed one other movie Don Jon, which he also starred.

I do not know a lot about The Sandman but from what I have found it is about Morpheus who is the personification of dreams.  I am willing to bet that is a play on Morpheus from the Greek myths he was the God of Dreams.  Apparently, he was held captive for 70 years but he manages to escape.  Like any true superhero character, he has to seek revenge while trying to rebuild himself and adapt to new times.

This could be a really interesting movie since it deals with both the horror and fantasy genres.  Anything dealing with dreams is naturally going to have psychological aspects to it.  Since I am unfamiliar with this series, I can’t speculate if this will turn out good or bad.  From what I have discovered it does seem like this series will have a lot of facets to it.  In live action, it could be really cool, so I guess we will just have to wait and see as more develops with this story.