WARNER BROS. DC SCHEDULE
Rumors have begun surfacing for Warner Bros. DC Comics movie development slate with NikkiFinke.com stating that the next seven DC Comics films will be released in the span of three years, starting in 2016: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (May 2016); “Shazam” (July 2016); “The Sandman” (Christmas 2016); “Justice League” (May 2017); “Wonder Woman” (July 2017); a Flash and Green Lantern team-up (Christmas 2017); and “Man of Steel 2” (May 2018).
If true, it’s an ambitious slate to be sure — but not entirely out of the realm of possibility. Marvel Studios, by contrast, will have released 11 movies in 6 years by the end of 2014. Particularly of note is the absence of both “Metal Men” and “Suicide Squad,” which seem to have slipped off the development slate.
In addition to the schedule, Finke reports that Ryan Reynolds will not reprise his role as Green Lantern for the current line-up of films.
A new promo for “The Flash” has popped up online. Not much new here to distinguish it from other promos, though there are some new comments from actor Tom Cavanagh.
Debuts this Fall on the CW
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Comic Book Movie has uncovered photos from the set of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” being filmed at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. Reportedly, the Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts has been turned into a section of Avengers Tower, with many expensive cars being brought in and a massive “Avengers” logo on the side of the wall. It looks a lot like Stark Tower, but there was no confirmation as to what exactly is being filmed.
Opens May 1, 2015
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn has posted a quick shot of the latest Sci-Fi Now cover to Instagram, which features both Nebula and Gamora.
Opens August 1
Harrison Ford was injured on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” — but don’t worry, he’s already at the hospital and receiving care. In a statement, Disney said that the actor’s injury would not affect filming. Reportedly, Ford was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon, which was newly reconstructed for the film.
Opens December 18, 2015
The first trailer for “Birdman” starring Michael Keaton has debuted online, and while it’s got a little bit of a superhero connection, don’t expect any real lasting tether to superheroics. Check out the synopsis and the trailer below.
BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Opens October 14
LEGEND OF KORRA
Wrapping up the week, here’s the new trailer for “Legend of Korra” season three — and it looks like it’ll see the return of many old familiar faces, as well as a new twist on an “Avatar: The Last Airbender” villain.
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