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Is Steve Trevor's return in Wonder Woman 2 just another absurd resurrection?

From Batman to Superman, you can’t keep a superhero dead for long. Now, Wonder Woman 1984 will have to do some explaining

In the pages of Marvel and DC Comics, it has become something of a running joke that dead superheroes rarely stay down for long. Captain America, Batman, Superman and Spider-Man have all spent time in an apparently lifeless condition, only to be miraculously restored to merrily continue their adventures. The Dark Knight was revealed to have been transported to the stone age after apparently dying at the hands of Darkseid in 2009’s Final Crisis series, and had to travel back through the centuries to take up the cape and cowl once again.

Meanwhile, Peter Parker spent the best part of two years locked in a corner of Otto Octavius’s mind after the supervillain transferred his consciousness into Spider-Man’s body in the 2012 Dying Wish episode. Think that’s outlandish?
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The Best Movie Reviews We’ve Ever Written — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

While this survey typically asks smart critics to direct readers toward good movies, we hope that the reverse is also true, and that these posts help movies (good or bad) direct readers towards smart critics.

In that spirit, we asked our panel of critics to reflect on their favorite piece of film criticism that they’ve ever written (and we encouraged them to put aside any sort of modesty when doing so).

Their responses provide rich and far-reaching insight into contemporary film criticism, and what those who practice it are hoping to achieve with their work.

Siddhant Adlakha (@SidizenKane), Freelance for The Village Voice and /Film

Let’s cut right to the chase. Christopher Nolan is probably my favourite working director, and going five thousand words deep on his career after “Dunkirk
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Pinar Toprak to score Captain Marvel, becomes the McU’s first female composer

Next year will see Marvel unleashes its first female-fronted superhero movie Captain Marvel, which also happens to have the studio’s first female director, and now we have word that it will also mark the first Marvel movie to be scored by a female composer.

Pinar Toprak, whose credits include the Superman prequel series Krypton, hugely-popular video game Fortnite, and additional music on Justice League, has revealed via Instagram that she will be producing the score for the Brie Larson-headlined superhero blockbuster.

“I’m so thrilled to finally announce that I will be scoring the upcoming Captain Marvel!,” writes Toprak. “It’s an incredible honor to be a part of the Marvel Universe. So many thoughts racing through my head. And the main one is gratitude. I have so many people to thank for helping me on this journey but first and foremost, my incredible agents Laura Engel and
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How Sony And Marvel’s Landmark Spider-Man Deal Fell Into Place

Prior to the release of Captain America: Civil War, the mere thought of Peter Parker rubbing shoulders with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes teetered on the verge of wishful thinking – the kind reserved for historic crossovers like, say, Avengers Vs. X-Men.

And yet, Sony and Marvel defied the odds so that Tom Holland’s Web-Head could be ushered into the McU, while the former studio was given the green light to craft its own Marvel Universe, beginning with the launch of Venom this October.

It was a landmark moment for comic book movies, in general, and the scene of Spider-Man leaping into battle during Civil War is still enough to leave us giddy with excitement. But what went on behind closed doors? Indeed, how did Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige hash out a deal that would allow Peter Parker to become a permanent member of the McU?

Well, over on Deadline,
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Fan-Made Trailer Presents Zack Snyder’s Version Of The Batman

Following the one-two punch of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the ill-fated Justice League, it’s fair to say that writer-director Zack Snyder has forged a deep understanding of Gotham’s Caped Crusader and, more specifically, Ben Affleck’s performance as Bats.

So while we’re excited to see a filmmaker of Matt Reeves’ caliber come in and craft his own rendition of the World’s Greatest Detective, we can’t help but wonder what Snyder’s version of The Batman would look like. Well, wonder no more, as video editor Jon Arryn Garza (h/t Heroic Hollywood) has cut together a really rather awesome trailer that imagines the director’s take on the upcoming DC solo movie. And it’s a doozy.

Pulling footage from The Dark Knight, Suicide Squad, Dawn of Justice and Batman Begins, it’s a pretty unique approach to the prospect of a Batman solo movie and yes,
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Latest Titans set photos offer a glimpse of the Bat-Signal and Jason Todd

As production continues on DC Universe’s upcoming Titans series, some new set photos have arrived online from the live-action Teen Titans series – the first of which appears to confirm that we’ll be paying a visit to Gotham City. Note the Bat-Signal in the background…

Holy Bat Signal! @DCComics Titans filming in #toronto! #batman #superheroes #television #Titans pic.twitter.com/qaQq2FyC14

Carolyn Rohaly (@CarolynRohaly) June 7, 2018

Next up we have a glimpse of Jason Todd, a.k.a. Dick Grayson’s successor as the Boy Wonder (and future Red Hood), who is portrayed by Curran Walters (Girl Meets World)…

Imagens do set de gravações!

Nas fotos podemos ver o ator Curran Walters como Jason Todd gravando cenas em uma casa que teve duração de 4 dias de gravações no local. #Titans

| davejefferies22 via Instagram pic.twitter.com/a7As1KhIpm

— Titans Brasil (@DCTitansBrasil) June 6, 2018

At this point, we’re yet
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Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy & Keira Knightley Score Awards In The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy and Keira Knightley are some of the A-list stars that have been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List alongside industry executives including BBC Studios boss Tim Davie and Endemol Shine CEO Sophie Turner-Laing. Sense and Sensibility star Thompson has been awarded a damehood, known as a dame commander of the order of the British Empire in the honors list, while The Dark Knight star Hardy was awarded a Cbe and Pirates of the Caribbean star…
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Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy & Keira Knightley Score Awards In The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy & Keira Knightley Score Awards In The Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy and Keira Knightley are some of the A-list stars that have been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List alongside industry executives including BBC Studios boss Tim Davie and Endemol Shine CEO Sophie Turner-Laing. Sense and Sensibility star Thompson has been awarded a damehood, known as a dame commander of the order of the British Empire in the honors list, while The Dark Knight star Hardy was awarded a Cbe and Pirates of the Caribbean star…
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Superhero Bits: A College Presentation on Wakanda, Alternate Joker Designs for ‘The Dark Knight’ & More

Superhero Bits: A College Presentation on Wakanda, Alternate Joker Designs for ‘The Dark Knight’ & More
Does a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Easter egg hint that Mantis and Star-Lord are brother and sister? Want to see a college student’s presentation on Wakanda made to fool his professor? How did Batman & Robin influence George Clooney‘s career afterwards? Which comedy director has been approached by Marvel Studios about maybe making […]

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George Clooney Says Batman and Robin Had Biggest Impact on His Career

George Clooney Says Batman and Robin Had Biggest Impact on His Career
George Clooney has had himself one heck of a career, both as an actor and a filmmaker. He's turned in Oscar-winning performances and has done everything from fun horror movies to high stakes dramas and everything in between. So, out of everything in his illustrious portfolio, what movie is it that had the most influence over his career? The disastrous dumpster fire that is Batman and Robin.

During a recent interview, in honor of receiving an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award this week. George Clooney was asked a great many questions about his career. One of which specifically addressed the movie that had the biggest influence on his career. While it may be surprising to hear that he said Batman and Robin, his reasoning is pretty sound. Here's what he had to say about it.

"It's really easy to pick: Batman & Robin. That's not a joke. Up until that moment, I
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All These Movies Are Turning 10 This Year, Because We're Old Now

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It may not seem like 2008 was that long ago, but guess what? As of 2018, it's been 10 years since the New York Giants came out of nowhere to upset the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl; since we said goodbye to Boston Legal, Passions, and The Wire; and since we said hello to Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, and Fringe.

So let's take a look back at movies that are turning 10 years old in 2018, including Cloverfield, The Dark Knight, and Iron Man.

Related: Yes, It's Been 20 Years Since These Movies Came Out
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'The Joker' Goes Wild

Oscar winner Jared Leto will executive produce and star in a stand-alone feature for Warners as 'The Joker', reprising his role spinning off from director David Ayer's "Suicide Squad":

Created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, the 'Joker' debuted in the first issue of DC Comics' "Batman"...

...inspired by the German Expressionist film "The Man Who Laughs", based on the novel by author Victor Hugo.

Actor Conrad Veidt plays 'Gwynplaine', whose father is sentenced to death and that Gwynplaine's face be permanently disfigured into a grotesque grin, after they offend 'King James II'. 

Gwynplaine becomes a traveling freak, showcasing his disfigurement for money, while falling in love with a blind woman.

DC's 'Joker', is usually portrayed as a deranged, criminal mastermind, with a warped, sadistic sense of humor. 

He evolved into a 'goofy prankster' in the late 1950's in response to regulations by the 'Comics Code Authority'.
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Early Concept Art From The Dark Knight Reveals Alternate Jokers

What with Avengers: Infinity War being the talk of the town right now – and understandably so – the legend of The Dark Knight has somewhat flickered out of relevance, at least for the time being.

Unarguably the greatest superhero movie ever made, in my humble opinion, the Christopher Nolan-directed sequel to Batman Begins is perhaps best known for Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2008.

Ledger’s turn as the Crown Prince of Crime became instantaneously immortal, so much so, in fact, that it’s difficult to envision anyone else playing the archenemy of the Batman. Nevertheless, in the lamentable Suicide Squad, Jared Leto assumed the mantle and a seemingly untouchable role was, for better or worse, reborn.

While the probability of someone inhabiting the skin of the iconic character, infusing it with the same vigor and maniacal behavior
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Jared Leto Gets His Own Joker Movie for DC and Warner Bros.

Jared Leto Gets His Own Joker Movie for DC and Warner Bros.
Despite earning terrible reviews, “Suicide Squad” (2016) made Warner Bros. almost $747 million at the worldwide box office. In addition to the “Suicide Squad” sequel, a source close to the studio told IndieWire that a third offshoot of the David Ayer feature is in development: a standalone film dedicated to Jared Leto’s the Joker.

Leto would also executive produce the tentpole, which does not yet have a writer or director attached. Leto first served as executive producer on his 2003 John David Chapman biopic, “Chapter 27,” and most recently on Netflix’s “The Outsider,” in which he also starred.

“I loved the Joker, he’s a great character, a really fun character to play,” Leto said in a September interview with the British YouTube channel Ode Entertainment. “It’s a big universe and when you play the Joker, there’s no ownership there. You have the honor of holding the baton for a
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Sundance London: ‘American Animals’ Review: Dir. Bart Layton (2018)

American Animals review: Bart Layton’s latest gets a UK debut as the surprise film at the 2018 Sundance London film festival.

American Animals review by Scott Davis.

American Animals review

Who doesn’t love a good heist movie? One of the more successful and indeed thrilling sub-genres of cinema, there’s an immediate allure to them in that somewhere in the dark recesses of our minds, we wonder whether we could have the foresight and intelligence to pull it off as convincingly as those on-screen. The answer is probably firmly in the negative category but the thrill and excitement that comes with such things is what keeps us coming back to the cinema equivalent. In writer/director Bart Layton’s first semi-narrative feature, he takes us into such a world where a group of young men believed that they have the necessary skills over a decade ago but found real-life much more unforgiving.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal (‘The Deuce’): A ‘magnetic pull’ towards playing prostitute Candy [Complete Interview Transcript]

Maggie Gyllenhaal (‘The Deuce’): A ‘magnetic pull’ towards playing prostitute Candy [Complete Interview Transcript]
Maggie Gyllenhaal has been nominated at the Emmy Awards before, but HBO’s “The Deuce” will be her first attempt for a regular series. Her previous nomination was in 2015 for the limited series “The Honourable Woman,” for which she won a Golden Globe. The Oscar-nominated actress is more known for her film career, including “Secretary,” “Sherrybaby” and “The Dark Knight.”

She recently joined Gold Derby senior editor Daniel Montgomery for a webchat discussing her starring role opposite James Franco as Candy, a prostitute in 1970s New York City struggling to get by. The character already put her in contention at the Golden Globes a few months ago. Watch our exclusive video with Gyllenhaal above and read the complete interview transcript below.

SEEEmmys 2018 exclusive: HBO categories for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Westworld,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and more

Gold Derby: Maggie Gyllenhaal, you star in the series “The Deuce” as Candy,
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The Latest Honest Trailers Episode Takes on Every Christopher Nolan Movie

Christopher Nolan is a master filmmaker that has made some incredible films in his career. Some are better than others, but all of them are great! In my opinion, the guy hasn't made a bad movie and I don't think he ever will. Just in case you need a reminder of the films Nolan has made, here's the list: Following (1998), Memento (2000), Insomnia (2002), Batman Begins (2005), The Prestige (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Interstellar (2014), and Dunkirk (2017).

The latest episode of Honest Trailers takes on all of these films and has a good time poking fun at Nolan's signature style and the things that we see from him in most of his films. Some of the things that the video targets are the plot twists, how every Nolan protagonist is basically the same kind of guy, the style of his films, the music and more. 

The Screen Junkies do offer
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Leprechaun Returns Star Was Inspired By Heath Ledger’s Joker

After 2014’s Leprechaun: Origins brought joy to no one, the popular and surprisingly durable little murderer now takes another swing at a franchise reboot with Leprechaun Returns, which seems a little more geared to pleasing longtime fans of the horror comedy series but with at least one notable change.

Stepping into the well-polished shoes that were long filled by Warwick Davis will be Channel Zero’s Linden Porco, who recently shed some light on his approach to playing the devious, gold-hungry villain in a conversation with Slasher Radio Podcast. Apparently Porco didn’t feel a strong need to recreate the performance that Davis brought to the first six Leprechaun films, telling the podcast, “I think everything in this movie is my own.” He did, however, cite the influence of another famous movie psycho:

I modeled it actually after… you know The Dark Knight?… with Heath Ledger…as soon as I thought of the Leprechaun,
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Honest Trailers Takes Aim at Christopher Nolan, Aka ‘The Internet’s God of Cinema’ — Watch

Honest Trailers Takes Aim at Christopher Nolan, Aka ‘The Internet’s God of Cinema’ — Watch
“You first knew him as the guy who made ‘Memento,'” begins the Honest Trailers takedown of Christopher Nolan. “Then he was the guy who saved Batman. Now revisit the retroactively perfect films of the internet’s God of Cinema. Makes sense, because only God could vote ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ the 66th best movie ever made [on IMDb].”

Honest Trailers has had its way with numerous Christopher Nolan films individually over the last several years, from “Interstellar” to “Memento” and “The Dark Knight,” but the group’s latest video brings every Nolan film together for the ultimate light mocking. From Nolan’s time-bending narratives to his preference for shades of blue, Honest Trailers nails all the trademarks that make the director a modern auteur.

Nolan was most recently in theaters last summer with “Dunkirk,” which earned Oscar nominations earlier this year for best picture and best director. The filmmaker has
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Morgan Freeman Lawyer Hits Back at CNN, Demands Retraction on Sexual Harassment Story

Morgan Freeman Lawyer Hits Back at CNN, Demands Retraction on Sexual Harassment Story
A lawyer for Morgan Freeman has issued a statement demanding CNN apologize and retract its May 24 story accusing the actor of multiple instances of sexual harassment.

In a letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker, Robert M. Schwartz, an attorney for the Oscar-winning actor, claims the article, where eight women have accused Freeman of harassment and inappropriate behavior, was “used to unjustly attack him.” He goes on to argue that the piece suffers from “…malicious intent, falsehoods, sleight-of-hand, an absence of editorial control, and journalistic malpractice.”

Schwartz claims that one of the article’s authors Chloe Melas “baited and prodded” witnesses and victims to speak out against Freeman and was motivated by personal bias. Melas says she was harassed by the actor during a junket interview for “Going in Style” — at the time, Freeman allegedly told the pregnant reporter that she was “ripe” and commented on her body. In his letter,
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