We’ve got some updates from the Warner Bros. DC Universe today, and as usual, they include more reports about Suicide Squad. The latest rumor has Batman’s former sidekick Jason Todd (aka Red Hood) featured as somewhat of an important plot element. But the more exciting news is that WB has their eye on the directing duo behind John Wick to helm an upcoming movie in their DCU.
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He’s called “The Man Without Fear”: Blind New York City attorney Matt Murdock, who secretly lives a double life as Daredevil, the vigilante who protects the brutal streets of Hell’s Kitchen. On Friday, The Man Without Fear comes to Netflix in a brand-new original series that brings Marvel and its hugely successful Cinematic Universe to streaming television. Daredevil is the first of several Marvel shows on Netflix — but it’s not the first Daredevil show on television. In fact, The Man Without Fear made his TV debut over 25 years ago in a forgotten film that was nonetheless a significant moment in Marvel’s transformation from comic-book publisher to one of the most powerful studios in Hollywood.
We’re approaching that point in the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ marketing campaign where it can start to feel like we’ve already seen every big stunt and setpiece in the film before the movie’s even opened. But the new ‘Avengers’ trailer reveals yet another amazingly cool beat that’s never been seen before: Chris Evans’ Captain America loses his shield in battle with James Spader’s Ultron, so Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow snatches it while trailing the fight on a motorcycle, then slides under a semi-truck Fast & Furious-style and tosses it up to Cap so he can continue the battle. Awesome awesome awesome. (Marvel’s going to try to use that as a pull-quote on the poster, aren’t they?)
Following their massive success with the Jump Street franchise and The LEGO Movie, just about everyone wants to get into the Phil Lord and Chris Miller business. The duo have proven their value with both animated and live-action features (as well as pulling off the near-impossible by making a great comedy sequel), so it’s hardly surprising to hear that Warner Bros. is seeking the pair to join the DC Universe.
James Gunn stays pretty active on social media and is as open as he can be with fans about his work on Guardians of the Galaxy, which goes against the typical secrecy of Marvel Studios. Then again, Guardians isn’t your typical Marvel film — the superhero space opera was a bit risky for the studio, but the weird and wonderful film really hit a home run with fans and critics alike. Gunn is currently working on the script for the sequel, and as usual, he has a few updates to offer.
Our first legitimate look at the Fantastic Four reboot didn’t really help to clarify much about Josh Trank’s upcoming film, nor did it offer much in the way of hero shots to give us a taste of the characters once they’ve been fully transformed. This new international trailer is a bit better and continues to show off Trank’s darker approach to the material, plus it includes a shot of Sue Storm flying. Did you know Sue Storm could fly?
Before Marvel's Thor finally hit theaters in 2011, there were multiple attempts from directors to make a movie based on the popular comic character. Way back in 1991, Sam Raimi (who had just directed Darkman) pitched both Stan Lee and Marvel his take on the Norse god, but the studio “didn’t get it” according to the director. Probably a good thing, because if they did, we might not have the Avengers movies. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which heads to Asgard with Thor!
Late last year we learned that Fox was planning to release a “Rogue Cut” of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which would include previously deleted footage of Anna Paquin’s Rogue, whose story arc had been removed from the film due to time constraints. If you’re a fan of Rogue, then the planned release of the Rogue Cut is great news. But just how much footage are we talking here? Five minutes? An entire 20 minute chunk? The answer is about 11 minutes. That’s 11 minutes of previously unseen Anna Paquin action!
Age of Ultron offers the most formidable and terrifying Marvel villain yet, but don’t let the seriousness of that threat fool you — the latest featurette for Avengers: Age of Ultron takes you behind the scenes of the upcoming super-sequel, and unsurprisingly, working on this movie was a whole lot of fun (but still exhausting).
In addition to providing motion capture support on Avengers: Age of Ultron, we’ve known for some time that Andy Serkis would also have a live-action part in the film. Serkis’ role in the film has remained mysterious since production began, although it’s been speculated for a while that he’s playing Black Panther villain Ulysses Klaw. You can officially stop speculating now because Serkis himself has delivered confirmation.