E. Oliver Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, Oliver is probably having an SVU marathon. Oliver was formerly an entertainment editor at Huff Post and has written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage.
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Joe Manganiello Reveals When Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ Will Begin Production
The future of the DC Cinematic Universe is filled with lots of mystery. We don’t know what that second Justice League film we be called, nor do we have many details on Aquaman and Shazam. But we might finally have an idea as to when Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie will hit theaters.
Scarlett Johansson Says a Solo Black Widow Prequel Movie Is a ‘Possibility’
Scarlett Johansson has played Natasha Romanoff in five Marvel movies, five, and yet she still hasn’t gotten her own Black Widow solo movie. It’s kind of crazy, especially since fans have been clamoring for the female superhero to get her own film for ages – just this summer a new poll found that audiences want a Black Widow movie over any other Avengers character. Kevin Feige recently ignited some hope, saying Marvel is “committed” to giving the superhero her own movie, the Russo brothers called it a “no-brainer,” and Joss Whedon is down to direct. Now Johansson has chimed in to share her ideas for a solo movie.
James Gunn Promises ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Will Have Better Female Stories
When it comes to superhero movies, women are often relegated to the margins, sculpted as one-dimensional, or exploited as objects of desire. Look at any cover of a superhero film featuring a woman and you’ll find her in poses that emphasize her body or show her as a damsel in distress love interest. We’re only just getting DC’s Wonder Woman next year, but Marvel Studios is also looking to make efforts improving female representation.
See the First Photo and Concept Art For Amber Heard’s Mera in ‘Justice League’
Last week we got a look at Jason Momoa’s Aquaman trying his very best to spin his trident in new ‘Justice League’ set footage, and now we have a look at Mera, the Queen of Atlantis and Aquaman’s wife.
Evangeline Lilly Confirms the Wasp Will Join the Avengers in ‘Avengers 4’
We’ve yet to see Hope Van Dyne make her on-screen debut in the Wasp suit, but don’t expect it to happen in the form of a cameo. Evangeline Lily’s character didn’t make an appearance in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ leading fans to wonder just when the character would suit up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The most likely place we’d catch up with her seemed to be ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ but it turns out we’ll have to wait a little bit longer.
Warner Bros. Announces a ‘Suicide Squad’ Extended Cut with a New Teaser
It looks like David Ayer changed his mind; we’re getting an Extended Cut of ‘Suicide Squad’ after all.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Wraps Production with Photo and Video
Tom Holland has been busy on the Atlanta and New York sets of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ and now he’s ready for a nap.
Ben Affleck Confirms His Solo Batman Movie Will Be Titled ‘The Batman’
We finally know what Ben Affleck‘s solo Batman movie will be called, and thank the superhero gods, it won’t have a colon or a subtitle.
New ‘Doctor Strange’ TV Spot Is All About the Cloak of Levitation
Doctor Strange may look like any other superhero with a red cape form afar, but his cloak has some very special magical powers.
See the Making of Black Panther’s CG Suit in the ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Visual Effects Reel
Recently we learned that every single shot of Black Panther in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ was CG. Chadwick Boseman and his stunt double wore a practical suit on set, but the final costume was the workings of the visual effects team, and now we can see how the magic was done.