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‘X-Men Trilogy’ 4K Brings Everything into Focus, Including the Trilogy’s Problems

From a historical perspective Bryan Singer’s X-Men, along with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, is an essential movie for blockbusters. It started the new age of superhero cinema, taking what was a cheesy and limited genre and trying to usher it into a more realistic and immediate space with the help of bold narrative moves and new strides in digital effects. And yet the thing that has hurt the X-Men Trilogy the most aren’t dated VFX or the leaps forward made by films like The Dark Knight and the McU. What hurts X-Men now is …
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‘Pennyworth’: Jack Bannon To Star In Title Alfred Role On Epix’s Batman Prequel

Epix and Warner Bros. TV have found their Alfred Pennyworth. Jack Bannon has been cast in the title role of the upcoming Epix drama series Pennyworth, a Batman prequel from Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller, executive producer/director Danny Cannon and Warner Horizon Scripted TV.

The 10-episode Pennyworth will begin production October 22 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK, becoming the first series to film in the Warner Bros.-owned studio complex north of London which has housed production for such movies as WB’s Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts franchise, The Dark Knight, Inception and Wonder Woman as well as outside productions such as Jason Bourne, Kingsman, Paddington and the most recent Mission Impossible installments.

Based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, Pennyworth follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon), a former British Sas soldier in his 20’s, who forms a security company and
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Gotham Batsuit inspired by The Dark Knight Rises

During the New York Comic Con last weekend, it was confirmed by Gotham producer John Stephens that Batman will appear in the season five finale, as the final episode of the Fox series skips ten years ahead to give us a peek at Bruce Wayne’s (David Mazouz) future once he dons the cape and cowl.

Now, chatting to BamSmackPow, Stephens has been discussing the design of Gotham’s Batsuit, stating that it will be similar to the one worn by Christian Bale’s Batman in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, as well as the pressure of living up to fan expectations when it comes to Batman’s costume.

“It’s inspired by, if I had to compare to any one costume, I’d say it’s closer to The Dark Knight Rises,” said Stephens. “It’s a little more metallic Bat battle-y looking rather than something
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The Romanoffs Episode 1: Grade It!

The following sentence is brought to you by the Peak TV era: Amazon on Friday unveiled the first two episodes of The Romanoffs, an anthology drama from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. (It’s like playing Prestige TV Mad Libs!)

Boasting a star-studded cast — including some familiar faces from the Mad Men world — the series spans eight episodes, the next six of which will roll out weekly following Friday’s two-installment debut. The episodes are all Black Mirror-esque mini-movies, each one telling a self-contained story about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian Romanov family, famously
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Superhero Bits: ‘Lego DC Super-Villains’ Launch Trailer, SAG Investigating ‘Joker’ Set Incident & More

Superhero Bits: ‘Lego DC Super-Villains’ Launch Trailer, SAG Investigating ‘Joker’ Set Incident & More
Did Gotham almost turn another character into Harley Quinn? How were the season premiere ratings for The Flash and Black Lightning? Who does the Kraven the Hunter writer want to see direct the movie? What did Maggie Gyllenhaal think the first time he saw Heath Ledger shooting The Dark Knight? What scene got cut from […]

The post Superhero Bits: ‘Lego DC Super-Villains’ Launch Trailer, SAG Investigating ‘Joker’ Set Incident & More appeared first on /Film.
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The Dark Knight’s Maggie Gyllenhaal Recalls Her First Time Seeing Heath Ledger’s Joker

When Heath Ledger was first cast to play the Joker in 2008’s The Dark Knight, few anticipated the indelible mark the late actor would make on the history of comic book cinema. In fact, it wasn’t until co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal had an up-close encounter with the Clown Prince of Crime on the set of Christopher Nolan’s film that she really got a sense of the sinister screen presence she was dealing with.

In an interview on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the actress known for playing Rachel Dawes was asked about her favorite memory of working with Ledger, prompting the star to recall the first time she saw the actor’s manic, Academy Award-winning performance.

“I remember coming to work and seeing him – that scene where the Joker throws me off a roof – and seeing him come in and start to do what he was doing,
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Timothee Chalamet Talks ‘Little Women’: ‘I Would Do Anything Greta Wanted Me to Be a Part Of’

Timothee Chalamet Talks ‘Little Women’: ‘I Would Do Anything Greta Wanted Me to Be a Part Of’
Timothee Chalamet continues to be one of the busiest young actors in Hollywood and at the premiere for his latest film, “Beautiful Boy,” the “Call Me by Your Name” breakout gave an update on one of his most anticipated upcoming projects and his thoughts on portraying one of DC’s most famous superheroes.

“They’ve started shooting, they’ve been very nice to me,” Chalamet said of the “Little Women” team. Chalamet is playing Laurie in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. He told Variety‘s Marc Malkin he’s set to start shooting in a few weeks. “They’ve basically let me try and get [‘Beautiful Boy’] out to the world.”

“I would do anything Greta wanted me to be a part of,” the Oscar nominee continued. He worked with Gerwig previously on her directorial debut “Lady Bird.”

“I knew ‘Little Women’; I hadn’t read it,
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New Joker Set Pics Give Us Our Best Look Yet At The Clown Prince Of Crime

Though we’ve yet to get a lot of plot details on next year’s Joker movie, we are starting to get a pretty good idea of what Joaquin Phoenix’s particular take on the Clown Prince of Crime will be like – and seeing how this film’s being promoted primarily as a character study, perhaps that’s more important than any story elements.

A set video released last month already showed us a crowded subway scene where a fully made-up Arthur Fleck casually strolls away from the chaos unfolding around him. Now, this new batch of pics indicates a similar series of events, as Phoenix is seen walking away from an off-camera crime scene while police officers run down the hall in the opposite direction, paying little mind to the man in the clown costume who’s presumably responsible for the trouble.

A scene from the #Joker movie was
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‘Gotham’ Panel At Nycc Reveals Some Big News!

During their panel at Nycc Fox’s “Gotham” revealed some pretty big news to fans. Showrunner John Stephens not only confirmed that actor Shane West has been cast as villain Bane in the final season, but also that the last episode of the series, which will be episode 10 will be taking place 10 years in the future.

Fans know that this is just enough time for the arrival of one major character ….. possibly The Dark Knight, himself!

The network also revealed a new trailer for “Gotham’s” final season and both Stephens and Sean Pertwee, who plays Alfred Pennyworth, teased some of the Bane’s forthcoming plot points.

“He has a nice showdown with Alfred,” Stephens said, shooting a gaze to Pertwee.

“We have an altercation, and Cat’s involved, and we give very good account of ourselves,” Pertwee said, “but I get my back broken.”

The story will follow the
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25 Crazy DC Fan Castings Better Than What We Got

Every DC fan has their favorite dream casting. Sometimes dream castings come to life, and iconic characters are made because of it. Unfortunately, there are other times when casting directors totally miss the mark-- that's when fan artists come out of the woodwork to fix things in their own way.

We would never change some of the greats, like Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight, or Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad - but there were plenty that missed the mark too. Remember Halle Berry as Catwoman, or George Clooney as Batman in Batman & Robin? Well, sometimes even the biggest stars can't save terrible renditions of a character. When all hope seems lost, and a franchise seems destroyed, the fans are here to remind us that there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

Thankfully there are a
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Venom Review #2: Searching for Dumb Fun in a Sea of Terrible

Sony hasn't produced a downright good comic book movie since 2004 with Spider-Man 2. While cinema is largely objective, that's probably pretty close to a generally accepted statement. With Spidey hanging out with his Avengers pals, the studio is trying to make use of their library of Marvel characters, all of them at least tangentially related to Spider-Man who, for contractual reasons, can't show up in these movies. If such a thing must happen, Venom seems, or seemed rather, like a good place to start. Unfortunately, this is very much a comic book movie that feels like it's learned nothing from the last decade or so and mostly winds up being a full-on trainwreck. Yet one that winds up being enjoyable on some level for those who allow it.

Venom centers on Journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), who, despite being good at his job, has hit a few roadblocks, mostly of his own doing.
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Here's Our First Look at Lobo in Krypton

We recently learned that Emmett J. Scanlan had been cast in the role of the DC’s ruthless intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo in Krypton. Now today, thanks to EW, we have our first photo of the character showing us what he will look like when he makes his big debut in Season 2.

It’s really strange seeing this character brought to life. He’s such a crazy and interesting looking character. While they completely nailed the look of the character here, it still a little weird seeing him in live-action form. Make sure to let us know what you think of the character design:

The character is described as possessing super-human strength, a genius level intellect in matters of warfare, and immortality. It’s explained that Lobo “will keep coming until the job is finished. His word is the only thing that Lobo holds sacred; although, he’ll never violate the letter of an agreement,
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Amazingly Cool Collection of Geek-Culture Art From Bottleneck Gallery

Bottleneck Gallery has revealed a collection of awesome geek culture movie art that will be available for purchase at New York Comic-Con 2018 this weekend. There’s a lot of great prints here for fans to buy! There’s poster art for E.T., Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Predator 2, Halloween 2, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Batman Beyond, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy, Rick and Morty, Superman, Batman, Beetlejuice and more! Thanks to /Film for the heads up on this!

Matt FergusonJurassic Park” screen print, 36 x 24 inches, numbered edition of 250, co-Released with Vice Press, available for $50

Matt Ferguson “Jurassic Park” variant screen print, 36 x 24 inches, numbered edition of 100, co-Released with Vice Press, available for $60

Laurent Durieux “E.T.” screen print, 24 x 36 inches, numbered edition of 300, co-Released with Vice Press, available for $65

Laurent Durieux “E.T.” variant screen print, 24 x 36 inches, numbered edition of 125, co-Released with Vice Press,
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Lobo is Coming To Krypton and an Actor Has Been Cast in the Role

A couple of months ago, it was reported that DC’s intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo would be coming to the second season of the Syfy series Krypton. We’ve now learned that Emmett J. Scanlan has been cast to take on the iconic role of the DC character. This will be a recurring role for him.

Lobo was created in 1984 by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen. He is a blue-skinned, 7-foot-tall, heavily muscled anti-hero alien who works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter and drives a space-faring motorcycle across the universe. I should probably also mention that he murdered his entire species. He has superhuman strength and is virtually immortal.

I’m not really familiar with Scanlan’s work, but he appeared in Netflix's Safe, opposite Michael C. Hall, and The Fall, with Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. He was last seen in Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Crying "Joker" Revealed - New Leaked Set Footage

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Sneak Peek more leaked set footage, including Joaquin Phoenix as the 'Joker', crying in a phone booth, from the currently shooting "Batman" spin-off feature "Joker", written and directed by Todd Philips:

"...principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Joker', starring Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role...

"...directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.

"Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen.

"Phillips' exploration of 'Arthur Fleck' (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society...

"...is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

"The film also stars Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais and Shea Whigham.

"Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver based on characters from DC.

"The film is being produced
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‘Venom’ Director Reveals How He Avoided R Rating, Says He Shot Film to Be PG-13 to Not ‘Exclude Any Fans’

Sony’s “Venom” is opening in theaters nationwide this month with a PG-13 rating, which has come as a shock to many fans, given director Ruben Fleischer’s initial teases that the movie would be the “most violent” Marvel release to date. Fans expected “Venom” to be rated R, especially since R-rated comic book films like “Deadpool” and “Logan” have been box office hits, but Fleischer now says he always sought to make a PG-13 “Venom.”

”I don’t feel like we compromise much,” Fleischer recently told Polygon about the rating, admitting he is baffled over the fact everyone expected the film to be rated R. “I’m not sure why [people thought that], other than maybe just a bloodthirst for Venom.”

Read More: Tom Hardy Reacts to ‘Venom’ PG-13 Rating, Says He’s ‘More Than Happy to Stand Alone’ When Asked About McU Crossover

”We didn’t want to make a movie that excluded any fans,
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Batman Hunts the KGBeast

Jim Dandy Oct 1, 2018

In this exclusive preview of Batman #56, The Dark Knight takes on his deadliest foe: election interference. Lol/jk he's an assassin.

I'm not one to get excited for solicitations, but when DC sent over this exclusive first look at the next issue of Tom King's Batman, the solicit text took me on a bit of a roller coaster ride.

See for yourself...

Batman #56 written by Tom King

art by Tony S. Daniel

enhanced foil cover art by Tony S. Daniel

variant cover by Francesco Mattina

The Dark Knight’s looking to drop both the hammer and sickle on the KGBeast, whose rampage across Gotham City takes a toll on Nightwing when he’s injured in the fray. Blaming himself for his ward’s fate, Batman gets grimmer than usual—and vows to take the Russian assassin down like the Berlin Wall. Is even Gotham City ready for that much violence?
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The one Oscar that ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ simply has to win

Every time a new Marvel or superhero film comes out, we all jump up and say ‘right, will This one finally get the genre its long overdue Best Picture nod?’ Sometimes, the films we argue for genuinely deserve it – “Black Panther,” “Civil War,” “The Dark Knight” would all be worthy Best Picture nominees.

Other times, we are shouting over nothing. Ultimately, however, we know our arguments are falling on deaf ears. It is still, sadly, highly unlikely that a superhero movie will be nominated for Best Picture anytime soon. “Infinity War” included, as good as it is and as deserving as it is, in this writer’s opinion. But that’s okay. Because the Oscar that “Avengers: Infinity War” deserves the most is not Best Picture. It’s Best Adapted Screenplay.

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As a hopeful screenwriter myself,
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6 reasons why the McU is the best film franchise of all-time

Movie franchises are now a staple of the film industry. Blockbusters and sequels are scheduled well in advance, spawning storylines lasting three or four films with characters to follow through several adventures. Some are self-contained like “Indiana Jones” while others are narratively linked such as “Harry Potter” and “The Lord of the Rings.”

There are some great franchises, like those I’ve just mentioned, and there are some not-so-great ones. *Cough* “Transformers” *Cough.* But, with the release and success of “Infinity War,” this writer believes the McU has cemented its place as the best film franchise to have ever graced our screens. And here are six reasons why:

Every character is important

The best franchises make every single character, no matter how small or large, feel important. They ensure they have their own distinct personality and will be remembered along with the story’s main characters. “The Lord of the Rings
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Why Joker could be the best DC movie since The Dark Knight Rises

Samuel Brace on why he think Joker could be the best DC movie since The Dark Knight Rises

There’s little room to deny the dearth of quality found in recent DC movie offerings. For the most part it’s been lifeless, corny, directionless, and haphazard. The last six years have been a sorry state of affairs, to say the least. Ever since master filmmaker Christopher Nolan decided to move away from the genre post The Dark Knight Rises, a considerable, and demonstrable, diminution in quality has been seen and I see little opportunity to argue the contrary.

There was a time when one thought of great (not just good) superhero movies, that you instantly thought of Batman, that you thought of DC. This is no longer the case, but could it be again? It seems to me it very well could be, thanks to a film that has gotten a lot of people talking,
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