A lot of news this week, like some DC Films updates, Star Wars Rogue One reshoots, Harley Quinn solo movie news and more! Check it out!
Batman Solo Film Set In Arkham?
This has been rumored a few month ago already, but has now been brought up again. According to sources close to Batman on Film the film will definitely take place in Arkham and while Joe Mangianello's Deathstroke is the main villain, there will be a few cameos by famous Gotham crazies.
Then the Wrap reporter Umberto Gonzales confirmed that, but said that not the entire film will be set inside the Asylum.
I think this is actually a brilliant idea, because Arkham is the ONE THING that hasn't been explored successfully yet in any of the other Batman movies. It did not feature at all into the Burton movies, had a 1 minute scene in Batman Forever, was used short and badly in Batman & Robin and even Chris Nolan didn't quite nail it in it's appearance in Batman Begins. What we have see so far from this universe's version of Arkham in Suicide Squad looks very promising and close to the nighmarish hellhole we know from the comics, so Affleck diving deep into that as a breeding ground and set piece for the story of his solo film makes me very VERY happy.
Zack Snyder Shares Look At Batsignal And Jim Gordon
Zack Snyder took to Twitter and shared a look at himself standing in front of the Batsignal and then another shot of it... with our new Commissioner Gordon, JK Simmons! Take a look below:
I think Gordon looks great. Very much Long Halloween, or BTAS inspired. Can't wait to see him in Justice League and later in the Batman solo!
First Look At The Tactical Batsuit For Justice League
Last week Justice League director Zack Snyder was very share happy. He did not only showed us a look at Gordon and the Batsignal, but also a look at Ben Affleck in the tactical batsuit, Batman will use to pilot the flying fox (thing Justice league's version of the Avengers' Quinjet) and fight the alien threats of the New Gods and Parademons. Check it out above!
The suit reminds me of a mixture between Bale's TDK suit, the BvS suit and a pinch of Watchmen's Nightowl. Overall I like it, but am not a fan of the weirdly curved ears. Still, a great shot that makes me even more excited for Justice League.
Taika Waititi Talks Thor 3/Doctor Strange
After shots of Thor on set have been leaked where Chris Hemsworth holds a business card with the address of Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, rumors of Doctor Strange appearing in Thor Ragnarok have been making the rounds. Director Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows, Flight of the Conchords) talked to Digital Spy and was asked about that.
"Ohhh I don't know. I am not sure if... I don't know actually. I can't comment on it. It may have just been something for the fans."
"Might be a little tease. Or maybe a tease just for people who wanted to zoom into that photo."
He seemed to insinuate pulling a prank, to throw off fans, but I am not sure if that's only damage control. Thor and Loki seeking help from Strange on the topic of Ragnarok, makes a lot of sense, so i would really like to see it. I would also be a way to incorporate Strange deeper into the MCU before Avengers Infinity War comes around the corner.
Rogue One Reshoot Problems?
According to insiders close to the Hollywood Reporter, Tony Gilroy, who has been an uncredited screenwriter for Rogue One, is leading the post production of the film and had a big influence on the reshoots the film went through a few months ago, which have been as big as 40% of the whole film, according to rumors. Director Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) remains involved in the process, says THR, but it does sound a lot like Disney did not like his original take as much, or he would lead post production himself.
Now this has also influenced the score of the film, which was originally to be done by composer Alexandre Desplat (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Godzilla), but will now be replaced by Michael Giacchino (Star Trek Into Darkness, Jurassic World).
Not to be glum, but this sounds like a mess. Doesn't mean the film won't be awesome, but this amount of reshuffling surely means there have been some problems behind the scenes.
New Westworld Trailer
Westworld is a new sci-fi show based on the Michael Crichton novel, and oh my, does it look amazing! Check out the very creepy and awesome new trailer above! The show will debut on HBO on October 2nd and looks like it might be the most gorgeous looking TV show of all time. Seriously... if people would've told me this is a movie trailer for a sci-fi blockbuster, I would've believed it. Can't wait!
Man Of Steel 2 Confirmed
The sequel to 2013's Superman movie has been rumored for a while, but now Superman actor's manager Dany Garcia confirmed it in an interview.
“Henry has a big appetite. We’ve been in a five-month period of time where he’s re-strategizing, acquiring property [for his production company Promethean], he’s filming [Justice League] now, he’s in development for the Superman standalone… he’s beginning to expand that world.”
Good news for people like me, who love Henry in the role and are really hoping for more of this Superman!
Harley Quinn Movie Started Development
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Margot Robbie now has a first look deal with Warner Bros. to develop and produce feature films through her LuckyChap Entertainment production company, which does include a Harley spin-off that is in active pre-production right now. According to rumors the film will feature a host of DC female characters, both heroes and villains, teaming up with Harley against a bigger threat. I hope it will be about Harley's break from Joker and the team taking on Mr. J at the end, but maybe they will keep that for the inevitable Suicide Squad sequel, since the film now grossed over 719 million world wide. Either way, I am super excited to see more Harley!
Arrow Season 5 Trailer
The new Arrow season 5 trailer gives us a good look at the new characters he will try to form a new team with. Check it out above! Looks like the show might return to form with season 5, I just wish they would finally axe the flashback scenes.