Aquaman is not the most interesting superhero but DC is trying their hardest to make sure people enjoy this film. Picking former Game of Thrones star Jason Mamoa as well as James Wan, director of Saw, Insidious, and Furious 7, were both great moves by the studio that's struggled to keep up in the comic book game but DC might be in its best position ever. Moving towards several new films including the Wonder Woman sequel, Shazam starring Zacahry Levi, and the solo Joker film with Joaquin Pheonix, fresh faces might be exactly what audiences need to get excited about DC films again. Aquaman has also landed during the perfect holiday season due to the fact that there is hardly any competition from Marvel or Disney. Star Wars debuted the lackluster Solo at the beginning of the summer back in May, too close to Avengers 4, which definitely had an effect on it's box office run. That also means that this is the first year in the last three that we won't be seeing Star Wars at the holiday box office. Marvel is only releasing two films this year, Avengers: Infinity War as well as Ant-Man, both of which have already debuted, so we also won't have a Thanksgiving holiday Marvel film that generally trickles off into the new year. Aquaman, set to debut on December 21st, is releasing against the Bumblebee solo film, Mary Poppins, and just a week after Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse (Marvel animated Spider Man film) hits theaters on December 14th. While the month is packed, DC might survive this year on a positive not, having struggled significantly in the past few. Here's hoping Aquaman can live up to the hype! Take a look at the trailer below.
Shazam has been a long time coming and we finally have a look at the newest DC hero added to their expanding Universe. The story centers around Billy Batson, an orphan who acquires super powers that transform him into an adult with incredible gifts. Here's hoping DC can keep this film as comedic and campy as the premise to the character itself is. Check out the trailer below and get ready for Shazam when it debuts April 5th, 2019.
After a rocky start, it finally looks like DC is ready to shape out their extended film universe. The movie studio has been killing it with footage today at SDCC and we finally know some of the titles we can expect to see up through 2020. While the Flash film, now renamed as Flashpoint, currently doesn't have a release date, there have been rumors that the departed Han Solo directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in talks to run the project. As far as the other films, the order is as follows: Justice League, Novebmer 17th, 2017, Aquaman, July 27th, 2018, Shazam (Which will be split into two films), April 5th, 2019, Justice League 2, June 14th, 2019, Cyborg, April 3rd, 2020, and finally Green Lantern Corps (Which was briefly teased in the Justice League trailer), July 24th, 2020. Of course, any of the dates are subject to change over time but we've learned a lot about where DC wants to ultimately end up in three years from now. Whether they'll follow a segmented format like MCU seems unlikely but with the fact that DC is using the Flashpoint story line is a good indication that the Flash's solo film is going to be used to either change or shake up the universe when it ultimately arrives. We should also note that as well that the second Justice League will most likely be Justice League Dark. Batgirl and a Woman Sequel have been confirmed. The solo Batman title, Black Adam, Suicide Squad 2 and Gotham City Sirens do not have exact release dates which means we are probably a few years from seeing them hit the theaters. All in all, it's been an exciting day for DC and it looks like they finally have a plan in place to give the fans the films they want to see.
DC has given us a lot of news today but their latest trailer for Novembers Justice League film is teasing a lot! Of course we get the inclusion of the Justice League team as well as the films central villain, Steppenwolf, who lands in Diana's home land of Themyscira. If that's not all, there's plenty of humorous moments with Barry Allen and we actually get to see a little of Ray Fisher, a.k.a. the Cyborg, in action. Take a look at the brand new SDCC trailer below and get ready when the film hits theaters November 17th, 2017.
It appears that a new Justice League poster is making its way around Hall H and this is absolutely how you nail it! The composition and colors are beautiful and this is easily one of the better end hero movie posters I've seen in a long while.
eBen Affleck's tenure as Batman is quickly unwinding as sources are reporting that DC is planning on his exit from the coveted role of Batman. This is a bit surprising but we might have had this coming all along. Batman v Superman was not the massive hit that DC wanted but after the reports that Ben Affleck not only stepped down from directing the solo Batman film, but also had his original script canned for a new one by new director Matt Reeves, this looks like a it's been a long time coming. There is also some speculation that it has to do with staging a trilogy around Affleck's Batman and the age of the actor, most likely landing him close to 50 by the time the trilogy would be begin. DC could always keep Ban Affleck as Batman and go the Batman Beyond route, casting a younger actor and having him serve as the mentor for the new dark knight. Regardless, if Ben Affleck ultimately leaves the DC universe post November's Justice League film, it's certainly going to shake up some of the plans for the DCEU.
It's no secret that the Fantastic Four universe has not done well on the big screen. From the original two films that found the Silver Surfer sequel with a cancelled reboot, it wasn't until 2015 that we saw the team return again to critically panned film that ended up leaving the future in uncertain waters. Initially, it was announced that Fox was determined to move ahead with the planned franchise until a number of the cast members stated they had no interest in returning, including Toby Kebbel, who played Doctor Doom in 2015's film. In fact, just two days ago, Marvel studios president Kevin Feige spoke about Fantastic Four and how there are no current plans to integrate the iconic comic team into the Marvel Universe at this time. Fortunately for fans of the series, Fox is giving it another go with Noah Hawley, fronrunner of FX's Fargo and Legion, with a film centered around Doctor Doom. Unfortunately, this is another instance where the villain would be better served under the Marvel house. From a comic standpoint, he does some truly horrendous things within the universe, including taking Thor's Mjolnir and wielding the Inifnity Gauntlet. While the news is brand new, we will have to wait awhile to see how this films going to pan out and if it's going to be centered around the mad doctor or will we just end up with another Doom v Fantastic Four but told from the angle of the villain?
The Ant Man sequel has slowly been giving fans little teasers over the last few weeks, and the latest bit of new news is the addition of a cast member in an unspecified role. Walter Goggins, from The Hateful 8 and HBO's Vice Principals, has been added to the cast, leaving all of us to wonder who he's going to play. While the plot has been largely kept under wraps, we do know that Ant Man will develop Evangeline Lily's Wasp, who's costume was seen at the end of the first film. Hopefully we'll hear some solid details about the 2018 Marvel flick this weekend at SDCC but until then, we'll just have to keep the rumor mill spinning.
If you weren't sold on the first trailer for Doctor Strange than this comic con one is sure to do the trick. Showing off even more amazing action sequences and our best look yet at Mads Mikklesen as villain Kaecilius and some down right beautiful shots. Doctor Strange will hit theaters November 4th, 2016. Take a look at the new trailer below!
November's quickly approaching and one of the years most anticipated films is J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them and this is the best trailer we've had yet. Newt Scamander appears to be in more trouble than just having to capture the beasts he's lost as Colin Farrell's Percival Graves is tracking him down too. Take a look at the official comic con trailer below!