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Amazonian Princess

Warner Bros. original film Wonder Woman 1984 dropped on HBOMax Christmas day December 25th, 2020.

ūüĎŹūüĆü#WW1984 is the first major film to be released on a digital platform.


rottentomatoes: 61%

metacritic: 60

imdb: 5.6


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Conjuring Complexity

Harry Potter 6

J.K. Rowling will pen her first screen-play for a Harry Potter spin-off film series based on a fictional piece of literature entitled¬†Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. ¬†The series’ plot will revolve around one of Rowling’s favorite characters,¬†Newt Scamander.

The Harry Potter Franchise lasted more than a decade and became the highest-grossing film series of all time, pulling in $7.7 billion internationally.

Quote1Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,‚ÄĚ said Rowling. ‚ÄúThe laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt‚Äôs story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry‚Äôs gets underway.Quote2¬†— ¬†J.K. Rowling

And since Warner Bros. hired Zack Snyder to direct the segway film into their superhero ensemble team-up, they’re gonna need all the extra revenue they can get their hands on.

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Concrete Camarederie

Ben Affleck will portray the Caped Crusader in Zack Snyder’s Superman vs. Batman. ¬†Though Affleck was Oscar snubbed this year as a director, the film he directed won Best Picture.

And let’s be honest, when it comes to directing films, Snyder is going to need all of the help he can get.

54.6% mean rottentomatoes score

Whereas Ben’s is 94.6%,¬†as a director.

‚ÄúWe knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics‚Äô most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and¬†Ben Affleck¬†certainly fits that bill, and then some” said¬†Greg Silverman, President of¬†Creative Development¬†and Worldwide Production atWarner Bros. earlier today. “His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúBen provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry‚Äôs Superman,” added director Snyder. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can‚Äôt wait to work with him.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúWe are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.‚Äô remarkable legacy with the character of Batman,” continued¬†Worldwide¬†Marketing¬†and International Distribution President¬†Sue Kroll.¬†He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes.”

Warner Bros. has a longstanding relationship with Affleck. His most recent hit for the studio was 2012’s Argo, which won Best Picture at this year’s¬†Academy¬†Awards. Affleck’s next directorial effort, Live By Night, will also be produced by Warner.

The film will be penned by Snyder and Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer, and is currently slated to open worldwide on July 17, 2015. The sequel will reunite Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams and Diane Lane.

Man of Steel has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date.

UPDATE:

Superman Vs. Batman will film in Detroit, Michigan.

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Transcendental Symbiosis

Guardians 3

Marvel’s panel at SDCC¬†primarily showcased an ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy cast including: Zoe Saldana, Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, Chris Pratt and Djimon Hounsou. ¬†The Avenger’s 2 will be titled¬†Avengers: Age of Ultron,¬†which let’s be totally honest is multitudes better than Zack Snyder managed to do:

Albert Einstein himself¬†plans on bringing depth and meaning to his¬†Batman/Superman team up-film,¬†so he titled the film: ¬†Superman vs. Batman. ¬†The guy’s clearly a genius. ¬†Why¬†Warner Bros.¬†keeps hiring a man who’s “best film” garnered a¬†56%¬†on¬†rottentomatoes, is baffling. ¬†As a matter of fact, the guy’s¬†LAST THREE FILMS¬†averaged a blunderous¬†43%¬†on the oft-referenced¬†meta-critic-website. ¬†Now, I’m no rocket scientist. ¬†To be certain. ¬†But words like¬†fail, and¬†baddie; spring to mind.

UPDATE: Actors Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling are reportedly in front-running for a rebooted Caped Crusader.

UPDATE:

Vin Diesel will voice Groot.

Bradley Cooper may be Rocket Raccoon.

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Diffident Grandeur

Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug¬†dropped it’s first trailer this week:

And looks substantially more plot-developmental than perhaps the first one was:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/447654

#Trololol. ¬†Literally. ¬†Kinda. ¬†@The_hobbit_blog¬†will keep you updated on all things The Hobbit. ¬†Peter Jackson and crew will more or less be looking for some¬†cinematic redemption after the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey garnered a lackluster 65% on rottentomatoes. ¬†Which funnily enough is¬†more than we can say for the likes of¬†Zack Snyder’s¬†“Best film to date(56%)”.Desolation of Smaug 2-1

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Carnal Comradery

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Zack Snyder may be a bad story-teller, but in all fairness is a¬†talented cinematographer. ¬†Luckily enough for us, Christopher Nolan is the kind of guy that would start¬†trolling¬†a baddie if they are¬†bad. ¬†Which let’s be honest if you are dealing with¬†Zack Snyder;¬†that is¬†going to be the case more often than not.

#TROLOLOLOL. ¬†Disney¬†finally¬†bought itself¬†out of¬†Marvel’s¬†Paramount contract,¬†but is still paying¬†8% and 9%¬†royalties¬†on¬†grosses¬†$1,511,757,910¬†(The Avengers)¬† and¬†$1,147,575,931¬†(Iron Man 3)¬†respectively.¬†¬†Granting¬†Paramount¬†roughly¬†200$mill¬†without breaking a sweat. ¬†Or literally even doing anything.¬†¬†Thor: The Dark World¬†however:¬†will be¬†Marvel Studios’¬†first foot-loose and fancy-free “in-house” project. ¬†With a little bit of¬†wiggle-room,¬†Marvel¬†has¬†already started writing up scripts¬†for some of it’s most¬†recently re-acquired¬†intellectual property¬†most notably:¬†Blade,¬†Punisher,¬†Daredevil,¬†Ghostrider, and¬†Doctor Strange.

Quote1.pngThey’re back in the fold, which is where we want them to be.Quote2.png¬†— ¬†Marvel President Kevin Feige

Marvel Phase 3

As the #superheroarmsrace #startsheatingup, rumor has it @ChrisNolanWB is now basically the Kevin Feige of DC/Warner Bros.  Igniting what some might describe as a MERCILESS RUMBLE OF TITANS.

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Procuring Flame

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is looking pretty boss:

Catching Fire¬†protagonist¬†Jennifer Lawrence¬†a.k.a.¬†Jay-Law¬†as she is known¬†on the streets¬†SYGU’ed¬†pretty¬†hard¬†this year¬†at the 85th Annual Academy Awards¬†taking home¬†Best Actress¬†for her critically acclaimed portrayal of a¬†beautifully flawed¬†Tiffany¬†in mental-health narrative¬†Silver Linings Playbook. ¬†¬†At the tender age of 22,¬†#JLAW¬†became the¬†second youngest actress of all-time to take home the Trophy. ¬†Let’s just say this, folks. ¬†She’s no Zack Snyder.

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Transcendental Gloom

Intergalactic Synergy 4

J.J. Abrams is looking like a pretty solid candidate to bring Star Wars back into legitimacy, as his warm-up for Star Wars Episode VII is rocks an 87% on rottentomatoes:

A brand new Star Wars trilogy is not all Disney has in mind,¬†as a matter of fact the mass-media corporation says that at least one¬†spin-off film is also “in the works”:

Quote1.pngWe are in fact working on a few stand-alone films,”¬†says Disney CEO Bob Iger. (Lawrence) Kasdan and¬†Simon Kinberg¬†are both working on films derived from great Star Wars¬†characters that are not part of the overall saga. ¬†So we plan to make Star Wars VII, VIII and IX over roughly a six-year period of time starting in 2015. But there are going to be a few other films released in that period of time too.Quote2.png

Ya go ahead and sign me up for all of that.  Thanks.

Naturally speculation¬†about potential “standalone films”¬†has run amuck: everyone from Boba Fett to¬†Yoda to a young Han Solo to a Seven Samurai Jedi Knight Ensemble Film are rumored as possibilities. ¬†The last one sounding¬†pretty boss. ¬†Oh wait. ¬†Nevermind. ¬†It was Zack Snyder’s idea. ¬†And let’s be honest with ourselves. ¬†That guy¬†is a baddie.

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Cunning Resolve

Cunning Resolve

Marvel’s promise to “keep taking risks” creatively into it’s Phase Two is already paying off, as relatively untested director Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 crushed it at the box-office AND with critics. ¬†Clinching the second highest domestic opening ever, and pulling in a gross $1,111,096,000¬†and rocking a¬†9/10¬†on¬†IGN, Iron Man 3¬†is only Black’s¬†second film as a director. ¬†Marvel Studios¬†seems to have a knack for boldly pulling creative gem’s out of nowhere, like they did with Joss Whedon.

NOW IM NOT A MATHEMATICIAN OR ANYTHING:¬†but Shane Black’s¬†average¬†rottentomatoes¬†score as a director¬†with only two films turned out to be¬†80.5%. ¬†Meaning that if making movies were like high-school, Black¬†got a B. ¬†Pretty impressive. ¬†Equally not impressive: one could argue, is Zack Snyder’s average¬†rottentomatoes¬†score as a director¬†with 5 films at¬†54.4%. ¬†Meaning that if making movies were like high-school, Snyder¬†failed. ¬†LOLUMADBRO?!?

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Righteous Nobility

Righetous Nobility 3

Man of¬†Steel might literally “set the tone” for a linear cinematic¬†DC Universe, as Empire Magazine reports that Warner Bros.¬†will want¬†Zack Snyder to direct Justice League: given¬†Man of Steel’s¬†success at the box office.

Which quite frankly makes me question if  WB executives even took the time to SEE the film they made with Snyder less than two years ago, entitled: you guessed it, Sucker Punch (23%).  Trololol.

In related superhero arms race”¬†news,¬†Thor: The Dark World¬†released a pretty bossy¬†one-sheet this week along with it’s first trailer:

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