‘Justice League: Part Two’ Delayed to Make Room for Solo Batman Flick

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Instead of moving right into production on Justice League: Part Two after completing Justice League, THR reports Zack Snyder will instead take a breather from the DCEU to helm The Last Photograph in order to make room for Ben Affleck to direct and star in the solo Batman film that is currently in development. Details on the plot of Ben Affleck’s solo Batman film are scarce. Joseph Manganiello will co-star as the film’s villain in the role the superhuman mercenary Slade Wilson A.K.A. Deathstroke. Whether Affleck’s Batman will take place before or after the events of the first Justice League is unclear.

This move will also give Warner Bros. an opportunity to make some adjustments to Justice League: Part Two if it needs to do so based on the reaction to Justice League when it hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

The Last Photograph follows a war correspondent in Afghanistan who finds himself the sole survivor of an attack on a group of Americans. The correspondent teams up with a special ops soldier searching for his family, hoping to score the story of his life.

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SOURCE: THR

‘Aquaman’ Gets A Release Date

The swashbuckling action adventure Aquaman from director James Wan has officially gotten a release date. Deadline reports the joint committee at Warner Bros. and DC Comics has deemed October 5, 2018, as a day worthy for the King of Atlantis to make his big splash in theaters. The film will be debut in both IMAX and 3D.

Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman and Amber Heard as Mera, Queen of Atlantis. Details on the plot are still unavailable as an official synopsis has yet to be released.

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SOURCE: DEADLINE

‘The Flash’: “Behind The Teams” Featurette

The CW is set to make history tonight as it begins it’s four-night crossover event “Heroes v Aliens”. The crossover will see the heroes of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow come together to take on the evil alien invaders, The Dominators. The Dominators are an Alien race interested in harnessing the gene that gives metahumans their powers to enhance members of their own species.

Ahead of the crossover, The CW has released a behind the scenes video from The Flash titled “Behind The Teams”. The featurette offers a look into the filming of the scene that features the heroes of all four shows uniting to face the alien threat. It’s good to know that no matter what the Arrowverse is facing, HR will always have his coffee on hand.

The four-night crossover event “Heroes v Aliens” begins tonight at the end of Supergirl. The crossover will then continue tomorrow night on The Flash, Arrow on Wednesday, and conclude on Legends of Tomorrow Thursday night.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

SOURCE: THE CW

‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot To Be An Origin Story

In 2013, Square Enix rebooted the Tomb Raider franchise. The game follows the young recent archaeological graduate Lara Croft after she was shipwrecked on the fictional island of Yamatai off the coast of Japan. Yamatai itself was home to the Sun Queen who was rumored to possess shamanistic powers. The game flowed like a film following Lara as she had to fight against a criminal cult who worshiped the Sun Queen in order for her and her friends to survive. It was an incredible adventure that was able to force Lara to discover the courage within. Players experienced Lara as she had no choice but to forge herself into the heroic archaeologist we know as the Tomb Raider. At the end — after experiencing the supernatural herself — Lara was filled with regret having doubted the mythical stories her now deceased father once told her as a child.

A feature film reboot of the franchise is currently in development at Warner Bros. with Roar Uthaugh (The Wave) attached to direct and oscar winner Alicia Vikander set to star. While promoting the upcoming film Allied, producer Graham King — who is also producing the Tomb Raider feature — revealed to Hey U Guys that the plot of new reboot, like the 2013 game, will be an origin story.

“Well this is kind of what we call a ‘back to the roots story’. This is a young Lara Croft in search to see if her father is dead or alive, so it has a very emotional part to it and i think that’s what Alicia found so interesting about it. I think the storytelling is really good and i think we’ve got the right crew and a great director and I think it’s going to be really fun making a film like this”.

While the film doesn’t sound like a straight adaptation of the game, an origin story for Lara presents an opportunity for a powerful and compelling adventure that could make for a smash hit with Vikander starring as Croft.

Tomb Raider is slated to hit theaters March 16, 2018.

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Greg Grunberg Lands Recurring Role on ‘The Flash’

Greg Grunberg is known to many nerds around the world, most notably as the mind-reading Detective Matt Parker on NBC’s Heroes. He grew up best friends with JJ Abrams and starred in all of the films Abrams made as a child. Grunberg came to be known as Abrams’ luck charm — making appearances in almost everything Abrams has produced and directed including AliasLostSuper 8, and most recently Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Mashable reports Grunberg has landed a recurring role in the current season airing of The Flash as Detective Tom Patterson. Mashable describes the character as a gruff, stalwart figure at the Central City Police Department, who is unwavering in his commitment to protecting Central City from the dangerous metahumans that threaten it.

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Grunberg will make his debut next week on The Flash in the episode titled “Killer Frost” which will feature Dr. Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) taking forensic scientist Julian Albert (Tom Felton) hostage as she accepts her fate and embarks down the evil path towards becoming the villainous Killer Frost. The episode is directed by Grunberg’s pal and co-host of AMC’s Geeking Out, Kevin Smith.

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS; KILLER FROST EMERGES — Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) uses her powers to save Barry (Grant Gustin) but as her mother predicted, the effort unleashes her inner Killer Frost. Killer Frost goes on a rampage looking for Dr. Alchemy, kidnapping Julian (Tom Felton) and battling both The Flash and Vibe (Carlos Valdes). Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and H.R. (Tom Cavanagh) have a heart to heart talk.

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SOURCE: MASHABLE

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Trailer Debuts on Jimmy Kimmel

A new trailer for the upcoming Kong: Skull Island made it’s debut tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts takes us back to the 1970’s when a team of explorers are stranded on Skull Island. The film takes influence from the original 1933 classic, featuring a much more monstrous take on King Kong than recent versions.

The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie LarsonSamuel L. Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Toby Kebbell, Tom Wilkinson, Terry Notary, John Goodman and John C. Reilly with a script penned by Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, directed by Jordan-Vogt Roberts.

Kong: Skull Island hits theaters March 10, 2017

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Final Trailer Teaser; Posters Revealed

Monsters exist. The upcoming reimagination of King Kong in Kong: Skull Island by director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is said to be taking things back to its roots as the film will feature a much more monster like Gorilla than more recent versions.

With the film only five months away from its theatrical debut in the United State, the marketing campaign is beginning to ramp up. Last week we got our first clear image of the super-sized Gorilla per Entertainment Weekly and today we have a short teaser for the upcoming final trailer for the film set to debut tonight on Jimmy Kimmel.

Warner Bros. has also released two new posters that offer a look at the monstrous scale of King Kong himself.

The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie LarsonSamuel L. Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Toby Kebbell, Tom Wilkinson, Terry Notary, John Goodman and John C. Reilly with a script penned by Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, directed by Jordan-Vogt Roberts.

Kong: Skull Island hits theaters March 10, 2017

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

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