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After the success of Mad Max: Fury Road, it looks like Warner Bros. could be using George Miller in their DCEU for the sequel to the Superman reboot Man of Steel.
The director of the documentary The Death of Superman Lives, John Schnepp, said that Miller has been shortlisted to direct Man of Steel 2. Man of Steel was directed by Zack Snyder, but Snyder has been busy with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and then Justice League: Part 1 reportedly begins filming in January 2016.
Miller directing Man of Steel would be an interesting choice, as it seems Warner Bros. is confident with its range of directors for the upcoming movies in the DC Extended Universe.
All signs are pointing to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being a kick ass entry in the DCCU, but it looks like the film's crew and Warner Bros. executives have seen a screening of the movie, where the working cut of the movie had a standing ovation from those that saw it.
Ben Affleck has kicked enough ass in Batman v Superman that Warner Bros. wants Affleck to not only direct a solo Batman movie, but they want him for an entire Batman trilogy. Den of Geek has the rumor, saying that Warner Bros. was already interested in Affleck starring, writing and directing a solo Batman movie, but now Warner Bros. wants three Batman movies.
It also makes sense, as over the weekend Affleck's upcoming movies 'The Accountant' and 'Live by Night' were delayed, giving him room to work and be involved (obviously quite heavily) in the new Batman movies. The first solo Batman movie is rumored for sometime in 2018, but we should hear more about this closer to the release of Batman v Superman.
Earlier in the year, comedian Aziz Ansari signed a 10-episode contract with Netflix for half-hour blocks of stand-up comedy. Ansari's "Aziz AnsarI: Live at Madison Square Garden" and "Buried Alive" were also added to the popular streaming service.
It has been a challenging time for traditional media broadcasters, with so much growing interest in Netflix and other services. Streaming video is reaching even more users, putting pressure on traditional TV bundles - and Netflix has been doing rather impressive things.
Here is what Ansari said while speaking of the perks of a deal with Netflix (via Deadline):
I'm up to the 11th episode of the new season of Orange is the New Black, and while I don't think it's as good as the first season, I'm thoroughly enjoying the exploration of the entire cast of characters, and not just Piper.
For Netflix however, the new season of OITNB has set a record number of hours for one day following the Sunday, joining the leagues of HBO's Game of Thrones finale, and an NBA Finals game. This makes the women at Litchfield quite popular, especially as Netflix has just released its earnings results for Q2 2015.
The media streaming giant will spend close to $5 billion on content in 2016, something that will include original movies and TV shows.
For what feels like forever, Emmy voters have had DVDs sent to them so that they can view their content, and rate them for an Emmy. Everything is about to change, with the Television Academy providing each eligible member with a Chromecast.
In a press release, the Television Academy explains: "The initiative represents the latest move by the Academy to evolve and enhance the viewing and voting procedures for the Emmy Awards with state-of-the-art technology and methodology". The Chromecast streaming will take place through the Television Academy's members-only web and mobile apps.
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer shown at Comic-Con this year was truly awesome, but now it's time for the bad guys to get into the spotlight, with the official Comic-Con trailer of Suicide Squad released by Warner Bros.
As you can see in the trailer, it looks damn good. Director David Ayer has nailed the look and style of the Suicide Squad, with Will Smith as Deadshot, Margie Robbie as Harley Quinn, and we get a quick tease of Jared Leto as The Joker. Surprisingly, it looks like the official Comic-Con trailer was released because Warner Bros couldn't contain the smartphone-quality leaks of the Suicide Squad trailer.
In a statement, Warner Bros Pictures' President of Worldwide Marketing an International Distribution, Sue Kroll, said: "Warner Bros. Pictures and our anti-piracy team have worked tirelessly over the last 48 hours to contain the Suicide Squad footage that was pirated from Hall H on Saturday". She continued: "We have been unable to achieve that goal. Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed. We regret this decision as it was our intention to keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic Con crowd, but we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation".
With Comic-Con 2015 kicking off, Deadline is reporting that Ben Affleck will be taking control of the first standalone Batman movie. Affleck will write, direct and star in the upcoming Batman movie.
Deadline's Mike Fleming reports: "My studio sources tell me that Affleck and Johns are well in synch and have more than found their rhythm. In fact, they are likely to turn in a script before the end of the summer, prior to Affleck going off to direct Live By Night in November. Affleck postponed that pic to star in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice".
Geoff Johns is a name that DC fans should know, as he's the co-publisher of DC Comics, one of the two people in the highest creative position at DC. Not only that, but he has put in considerable work into the well-received TV side of DC with Arrow and The Flash. We should hopefully see a different Batman than what we've seen with Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Trilogy' and Snyder's work in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The first official trailer to Steve Jobs has been released, where we get the best look at how Michael Fassbender's portrayal of the late Steve Jobs in his position at Apple from the beginning, when he was thrown out of the company, and after when he returned.
We get a tease of Seth Rogen's acting chops in the movie, which is directed by Danny Boyle, and written by Aaron Sorkin. The movie will feature many flashbacks to earlier parts of Jobs' life, where we will get the most detailed look at the legendary man himself. Will you be checking it out when it hits theaters later this year?
Up until this point, we know the villain in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be Lex Luthor, which is exciting. We all think it's going to be a mega beat down between the two biggest superheroes of all time: Batman and Superman.
But, it looks like there will be a common enemy, someone who I think will be introduced in the second half of the movie. This villain will be someone who makes Batman and Superman wake up from their fight, to form the Justice League - which will be launching in 2017. We can see it all in the title: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But which villain is big enough for this new Superman, who is the strongest and fastest we've seen yet, to fight? Doomsday, that's who.
According to Umberto Gonzalez aka El Mayimbe, he said that Doomsday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is "official". Golzalez said that Doomsday appearing in Batman v Superman will be what Darth Vader was to Star Wars, which is saying an incredible amount. Doomsday will be the big bad of Batman v Superman, while the main villain of Dawn of Justice being Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg.
In case you haven't been keeping up with The Wachowskis, they've been working on a new original series for Netflix. Sense8, the new original series, has just had its official trailer released, which you can watch below.
The show sounds interesting, with 8 people all intertwined and able to access each others memories, skills, as well as having an always-on connection with one another. Each person is from a different part of the world, but they are mentally and emotionally linked, somehow.
Netflix will be debuting all 12 episodes on June 5.