The only thing you should care about this weekend is the release of Batman v Superman, which we reviewed right here. There’s been a lot of backlash from critics over this past week, but I didn’t think it was nearly as bad as everyone says. Yes, it has a lot of issues, but it was ultimately entertaining and served as a nice teaser for what’s to come.
That said, now that Batman v Superman is out of the way, it opens the floor to Marvel’s big superhero showdown, Captain America: Civil War, which comes out in May. It’s a little unfair to compare the two since Marvel has had such a big headstart in its multiverse, but you know they’ll inevitably be talked about in the same conversation.
There weren’t too many humungous rumors this week. Instead, enjoy some new trailers and TV spots, along with some wacky speculation about Han Solo heading into the future.
Warcraft TV spot
Excited for the Warcraft movie? Here’s a new TV spot, which highlights the battle between Orcs and man. Directed by Duncan Jones, Warcraft is scheduled for a June 10, 2016, release.
Hawkeye Marvel series?
He’s probably not getting his own standalone film but what if there was a Hawkeye show? Here’s what Jeremy Renner had to say about the possibility.
I think that’s actually a really great model, if there’s ever a way to explore the character, maybe it’s in that world. These are things that are really not in my control, but I’d be open to it. I’ve really enjoyed getting to explore the character more recently. The Netflix model is where all the character drama goes to now, you’re doing a superhero movie or a Netflix or HBO kind of model. So I’d be open to it.” [Comicbook]
Adam Sandler’s The Do-Over
Netflix’s four-movie deal with Adam Sandler is still a thing and The Do-Over is the next film to terrorize audiences worldwide. Okay, I actually watched and enjoyed The Ridiculous Six for what it is and I’m sure Sandler’s next film will offer the same level of entertainment (which is very low, but still). Check out the trailer above and judge for yourself.
Another Terminator movie
Terminator Genisys was critically and commercially panned to the point where a planned sequel was delayed indefinitely. According to the Terminator himself, however, a sequel is indeed happening. It just goes to show that the robot overlords will one day rule us all. [Telegraph]
The Nice Guys
I never imagined a pairing between Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling would work so well, but if this latest trailer for The Nice Guys is anything to go by, it’s going to be one hell of a movie. Directed by Shane Black, The Nice Guys comes out on May 20, 2016.
Speaking of Shane Black, the director’s next project will be a Predator reboot, which he said will be treated like an Iron Man III. That is to say, as an expansion of what has come before it rather than treating it like its own self-contained thing. You can see some of his quotes over at Thrillist. [Thrillist]
Here’s another Netflix original, one that’s much more high brow than Adam Sandler’s The Do-Over. Starring Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana, Special Correspondents follows a radio journalist and his technician who fake frontline war reports from an NYC hideout. Eventually, their sham lands them in trouble, but what will the final outcome be?
Captain America: Civil War
An international trailer for Captain America: Civil War has been released, and although it’s primarily made up of previous footage, there is a nice little exchange at the end that’s new.
Wonder Woman’s solo movie
Speaking with the LA Times, Gal Gadot talked about how her character in Batman v Superman differs from the one in Wonder Woman’s standalone movie.
The Wonder Woman you’re going to see in Batman v Superman is a very different Wonder Woman that you will see in the standalone movie. The Wonder Woman that you see in Batman v Superman is a woman who has been around, and she’s very experienced. She understands a lot about man. Whereas in the standalone movie we are telling the grown-up story. Diana becoming Wonder Woman, and this was a story that was never told before. When she starts this journey, she’s very pure. She’s more naive, she’s this young idealist who does not really understand the complexities of life and the complexities of men. [LATimes]
There’s a rumor going around claiming Han Solo will appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, but as a Force Ghost. That doesn’t really make sense seeing as Solo isn’t strong with the Force, but perhaps we’ll see him in some sort of dream sequences or something. [io9]
After Avengers: Infinity War and whatever else Marvel has planned, what happens when Robert Downey, Jr. no longer wants to be Iron Man? Well, Marvel will probably just make the character disappear for a while. Here’s what the Russo brothers had to say:
I think the only way that you could reboot the character is to give a generational gap that would allow another actor to at least have a chance to redefine that character without the enormous spectre of Robert hanging over it. There are so many characters in the Marvel universe that can pick up the ball and run without it through the next phase or two before you need to see Iron Man again, frankly. [Forbes]
Daisy Ridley, the fresh performer who just played Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has confirmed that she’s been in talks regarding the chance to play Lara Croft in a Tomb Raider reboot. The word comes from The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet caught up with Ridley during the recent Empire Awards. When asked about the rumors that […]
In an effort to make the DC Cinematic Universe feel full, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a cast that includes nearly a dozen characters and, according to director Zack Snyder, it was actually cut down as time went on. In an interview with Collider, Snyder talked about the possibility of including the Joker and […]
Central to the story in Captain America: Civil War will be the government’s insistence on superhero regulation but a secondary plot, and possibly more important to the larger MCU, will be the relationship between Steve Rogers and his longtime friend Bucky Barnes. It’s clear from the trailers that Marvel really wants to emphasize the history […]
The biggest Batman news of the week may have nothing to do with an epic showdown between the caped crusader and Superman. I’m way more excited by the first trailer for The Lego Batman Movie, which arrived on Thursday to brighten up your morning. The animated film looks like an excellent follow-up to The Lego Movie, which […]
Ahead of Wonder Woman’s debut alongside Batman and Superman this weekend, an image of the superhero from her solo adventure has been revealed. She didn’t become one of the DC universe’s greatest warriors overnight; she was trained and guided by a powerful group of women on Themyscira. Entertainment Weekly released the new image featuring Queen […]
After years of anticipation, Friday’s release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice finally realizes every DC fanboy’s wet dream: The heavyweight showdown between two of its most iconic heroes. But this isn’t just a clash of comic titans; it’s also a box office skirmish between conglomerations.
Adult Swim and Toonami announced huge news last night for FLCL fans. The six-episode anime is set to get a sequel in the form of two brand new seasons. FLCL seasons two and three are being produced by Toonami and Production I.G.. The latter, of course, worked on the original six-episode OVA. Production I.G. actually worked […]
It’s been a long time since The Matrix released, and it seems now one of its crazier fan theories finds itself in the spotlight of the internet. This theory’s an older one, but it’s popping up all over today. The video comes from io9. Here’s a quick refresher: The Matrix is the story about machines enslaving humanity and tricking them […]
It takes a certain type of crazy to play a role like the Joker, and according to Suicide Squad director David Ayer, Jared Leto definitely fits the bill. You’ve probably heard by now that Leto sent live rats and dead pigs to his co-stars, and even stayed in character for the duration of the shoot. […]