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All Superhero Movies to 2020 (UPDATED...AGAIN)

Guess what happens when we say, "We have the final, final, final version of the list." Story by Matt Cummings Marvel shocked the world (again) this week with the announcement that Ant-Man was getting a sequel, and that the studio had added three more films to its release schedule. We knew our original story back in April couldn't hold, but that's our dumb luck assuming we know the inner mind of the Marvel machine. The The Kree Supreme Intelligence has got nothing on Marvel Studios! Anyways, we've had some time to digest everything and thought it was time to re-re-re-update the master list of DC/Marvel films through 2020. The changes ain't pretty, and there's some interesting suggestions embedded within. Read our thoughts after checking out the list: 2016 February 12: Deadpool (Fox) March 25: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice May 6: Captain America: Civil War May 27: X-Men: Apocalypse (Fox) August 5: Suicide Squad October 7: G

The Flash: New Hero & New Girlfriend?

Interesting Developments Inferred For Season 2 Story by David Clark To say season 1 of The Flash ended on a cliffhanger is like saying the Hulk is kind of green; understatement of the year right? It should be considered cruel and unusual punishment considering fans like us will have to wait until the fall of 2015 to find out what happens next. As if anticipation for the premiere was not enough, the latest news from this past week gives people even more reasons to be curious about what The Flash has in store. It is being reported that casting calls have gone out for two new roles. The first is for a new hero whose identity is yet to be revealed. The second is a new love interest for the scarlet speedster Barry. For everyone screaming that Barry can not have a new love interest, think about how season 1 ended. Yes, by all indications a combination of Barry and Iris - Biris or Irry - is pretty much a foregone conclusion. It was all but revealed by the Reverse Flas

All Superhero Movies to 2020

We have the final, final, final version of the list. Story by Matt Cummings With the sudden announcement of the Sony/Marvel Spider-man deal back in February , the entire Marvel calendar was upended, pushing titles back and others out of the way. We wrote about this back when the news broke , but it's clear that the situation hadn't exactly settled. The addition of 2016's Gambit hadn't yet been figured out, which caused yet another wave of bloggers to hit the UPDATE button on their old stories. But it doesn't end there. Other news - such as the lackluster performance of The Amazing Spider-man 2 which forced Sony to seek out a co-partner in Marvel in the first place - also changed Sony's plans regarding Drew Goddard's Sinister Six , effectively ending its development for the time being. Not one to be left out, the all-new DCCU (DC Cinematic Universe) is also vying for our hearts (and wallets), and with news on that front happening nearly ev

And the Newest Green Lantern Could Be...

Read on to learn who might be donning the Emerald Knight's clothes for Warner Bros. Story by Matt Cummings Actor Ryan Reynolds has had one of those careers that's always been filled with promise but whose resume reads like rollercoaster. Waiting , Safe House ? Yes. Green Lantern , R.I.P.D. , and X-Men Origins: Wolverine ? Not so much. But with Deadpool less than a year away for 20th Century Fox, perhaps he's found that role , the one for which audiences will forever identity him. Therefore, it goes without saying that Warner Bros. Studios would be searching for a new leading man to portray The Emerald Knight. It appears that rumor mill has begun to churn, and it seems like a familiar name might be in play. According to Latino Review's Humberto Gonzalez, it appears that Actor Chris Pine ( Star Trek reboots, Into the Woods ) is in the running to play Hal Jordan. This is the first time that a name and version of the character have been announced as

Green Lantern Comes Out Of The Closet

One of DC Comics oldest heroes is super-coming out. And do you really care? What is the big deal here? The original Green Lantern - a DC Comics mainstay for the past 70 years - will be revealed to be a gay man in next week's issue of " Earth 2 ." Alan Scott - formerly a married father of two who first appeared in 1940 - tips readers off to his sexuality early on in the comic when he gives his boyfriend a welcome home kiss. "He's very much the character he was. He's still the pinnacle of bravery and idealism. He's also gay," "Earth 2" writer James Robinson said. The Emerald Guardian's sexuality was rebooted along with the rest of his fictional universe as part of DC's " New 52 " initiative aimed at rejuvenating their characters. Robinson said he decided to make the change because making the character young again meant erasing Scott's gay superhero son out of existence. "The only downside of his bei

Ryan Reynolds Up For Highlander Reboot

He may not have met with huge success with in last stab at an iconic character ( Green Lantern ), but that isn’t deterring Ryan Reynolds from considering another. The actor is in talks to take on the lead in Summit Entertainment’s Highlander reboot. With Intruders’ Juan Carlos Fresnadillo calling the shots from Art Macum and Matt Holloway’s script, the new version of the 1986 fantasy action classic is being kept largely under wraps, though naturally there will be immortal types fighting to behead one another because there can, after all, be only one. Reynolds, who has the success of the recent Safe House as a card to play in negotiations, is nowhere near locked in according to Variety: he’s only in early discussions about the role and has a variety of other jobs under consideration, not to mention a legion of Deadpool fans who are getting increasingly frustrated at the slow progress of the Marvel character’s stand-alone film. Reynolds will be heard in two DreamWorks ‘toons, The

Geoff Johns Wants A Green Lantern Sequel

Geoff Johns , chief creative officer at DC Entertainment , a unit of Time Warner's Warner Bros., expressed hope here Friday that there will be another Green Lantern film.

 Speaking on a panel at New York Comic Con, he said: "There is the hope that we will eventually see one."
 The Warner Bros. film that focused on the superhero earlier this year was seen as a box office disappointment. Johns at some point during Friday's panel said about this summer's Green Lantern film that "obviously, you want it to be as big as Titanic." But he added: "I hope that the character gets another film, and it will be live-action again - I guarantee." TW chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes said previously that this summer's release, featuring Ryan Reynolds , "did not live up to expectations - fell fairly far short of those." A decision on a potential sequel would come "in due course," Bewkes also said.  Warner Bros. was not giving up on a se

Green Lantern: The Animated Series Trailer

" Green Lantern: The Animated Series " brings its emerald glow to television. Don't worry, though, there's a new trailer for the series to help the time go by faster. Debuting over at the show's official website , the new " Green Lantern: The Animated Series " trailer urges fans to "Go Green!" when the series debuts on Cartoon Network this year. It also offers an quick peek at familiar Green Lanterns like Kilowog and Salaak, as well as the Guardians of the Universe. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment- Source- MTV

GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS DVD Information & Wonder Con Premiere

WHV will present the World Premiere of the Blu-ray and DVD feature “ Green Lantern: Emerald Knights ” at Wonder Con 2011 on Friday evening in the Esplanade Ballroom , immediately followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmakers and voice cast members. Panelists will also take part in an autograph session on Saturday. DISCOVER THE ORIGIN OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS IN ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE  GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS COMING JUNE 7, 2011 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO. We reported last month that  Nathan Fillion  would be joining the cast to voice Hal Jordan. The origins of the ultimate intergalactic police force are revealed across six interlocking tales of the legendary Green Lantern Corps in the all-new Green Lantern: Emerald Knights , the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Building up to the release of the highly anticipated live action film, Green Lantern, in theatres June 17, Green Lantern: Emerald Kni

Justice League Movie& Batman Reinvented Films Coming In 2013?

Jeff Robinov is already thinking about DC Comics movies for 2013 and beyond, and he’s got “ Justice League ” and a reinvented Batman on his mind. The president of the Warner Bros. motion picture group, who recently sat down for an extensive interview with The Times, discussed his long-term strategy for DC beyond movies already in the works, such as June’s “ Green Lantern ” and next year’s “ The Dark Knight Rises ” and Superman movie . The first priority for the man with the ultimate say on what films get made at Warner Bros.: Finally getting the Justice League, DC’s team featuring all its top characters, on the big screen in 2013. The picture had been very close to production in late 2007 and early 2008, but was killed by the Writers Guild of America strike, tax credit issues in Australia, and concerns by some at Warner about presenting a competing (and conflicting) version of Batman while director Christopher Nolan’s films were breaking box office records. But Robinov said a n

Footage From Immortals Will Be Shown At Wonder Con Starring Cavill, Lutz And Rourke

If all the Green Lantern goodness doesn’t convince you to go WonderCon , maybe this will: Immortals , the Tarsem Singh-directed Greek god epic from Relativity, will have its first-look at the San Francisco event, which runs April 1 to 3. Also there will be some of the cast, including Henry Cavill , the British actor recently cast as Superman. Also on tap are Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz,  Mickey Rourke  and Isabel Lucas . Singh will be there as will the producers, Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton. Details can be found after the Jump... Cast and filmmakers to present first footage of the film and host panel discussion. Saturday, April 2 5:00 PM – Footage and Panel – Main Hall In case you’re wondering what  Immortals  is all about, here’s the synopsis: Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and producers Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in Immortals, a stylish and spe

Ryan Reynolds Wants A Deadpool Film

Though DC diehards will no doubt be eagerly anticipating the big screen arrival of Green Lantern come June 17, there are still millions of us just as excited about the potential of Marvel’s “ Merc With The Mouth ” getting his chance to shine in his own lead role. Empire was on set to speak with Mr. Reynolds himself for our feature on the willpower-wielding cosmic cop (see the current issue), we took a bit of time out with him to talk about Deadpool , beginning with the obvious question… what’s the deal there then? “Deadpool’s still in the works,” he insists. “I’m not sure how logistically it works in terms of scheduling, but yeah, I want it to happen.” And what about the clash of two potential superhero brands, Green Lantern vs. Deadpool? “Those two universes are completely different,” contends Reynolds. “Superhero movies are so pervasive in pop culture, I don’t look at the as superhero roles as much as just roles. They’re such different people. Deadpool is about a guy in a

Nathan Fillion Cast As The Green Lantern

He's enjoying mainstream success as the star of ABC's Castle , but Nathan Fillion is still a fanboy favorite — and a fanboy himself. So the Firefly and Dr. Horrible alum totally geeked out when he was offered the voice role of DC Comics superhero Green Lantern in the DVD movie Green Lantern: Emerald Knights , due June 7 from Warner Bros. Animation. Emerald Knights is a series of vignettes about the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic police force. Fillion plays Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern of Earth's space sector, who mentors Arisia , a new recruit played by Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss . "I was always reading the comic books, I was always a spectator," Fillion says. "Now I feel like I own a little piece of Green Lantern ." And he's getting to share it with an old friend, Ryan Reynolds , who is starring in the Green Lantern feature film, which opens 10 days after the DVD comes out. Both actors got their big breaks together on the ABC sitcom T

Lethal Weapon Reboot On It's Way

Why oh Why Hollywood do you keep doing this to me. Rebooting or Remaking a great franchise?  So the question is are you ready for a Lethal Weapon reboot? Those are some of the few high-profile titles now getting a new lease on life at Warner Bros. due to the year-end departure of longtime studio executive Jessica Goodman. During her 13-year tenure, the executive vp oversaw such projects as Watchmen, Training Day and the upcoming Green Lantern. Since her departure, the studio’s top brass has reassigned her portfolio among several other execs. In the file were long-in-development remakes of The Dirty Dozen and Oh, God, as well as Tarzan -- titles that have been active in recent years but haven’t come together with the right talent to score the elusive green light. Also in the mix are a reboots of the Mel Gibson-Danny Glover franchise Lethal Weapon. The properties will now get fresh and hungry eyes -- and talent agents are already chatting up the potential projects and listing clie

Jon Favreau Calls 2011 Box Office A Blood Bath

Jon Favreau Calls 2011 Box Office A Blood Bath Jon Favreau has seen Hollywood’s future — at least as far as summer 2011 – and it looks a lot like “Saving Private Ryan.” “It’s Omaha Beach, it’s going to be a bloodbath,” the filmmaker said of next year’s crush of big special-effects films, remakes and sequels. “There’s never been a summer like this next summer. It’s going to be bloody [for filmmakers and the studios]. As we were sticking thumb tacks in a calendar we realized that this is going to be looked back upon as Omaha Beach.” Favreau, the director of the “Iron Man“ films, is well known to moviegoers as an on-screen funny guy in movies like “ Couples Retreat ” or the sublime “ Swingers “ (which he also wrote), but he wasn’t joking a bit when he said Hollywood is going to be in “a pit fight” next summer because of a glut of high-profile releases that will translate to some big-name disappointments just because of the numbers game. Favreau has a sci-fi horse in the race, of c

Green Lantern's Power Lantern Revealed

Let's Hope He Has A Charger This ain't your everyday Coleman campsite lantern. It's the space battery that will power Ryan Reynold's in the upcoming Green Lantern film, and it has been unleashed to the world. Here's Alittle History on the Oan power lantern . Oan Energy Conduit: The rings use Oan energy (supplied by a Green Lantern Power Battery .) Power Batteries are constantly charged by the Central Power Battery to manually fuel about 7200 individual Green Lantern Rings. With few exceptions, the Power Ring was limited to a 24-hour charge and needed to be recharged at the Power Battery on a daily basis. However, that limit has been removed, meaning a Lantern is only obligated to recharge their ring when the power levels are depleted or gone. The amount of energy in a ring is measured by the ring, and relayed to the Lantern via a percentage scale of 0% - 100%. When Abin Sur died, his Power Battery and Power Ring were passed onto the Human known as Hal Jor

The Flash Movie To Be Darker And Edgier

The Flash Movie To Be Darker And Edgier Earlier this month scribe Marc Guggenheim who worked on Green Lantern live action movie with fellow screenwriters Greg Berlanti and Michael Green, revealed that they’ve turned in the treatment for The Flash and they already started discussions on Green Lantern 2 . Greg Berlanti, whose new directorial Life As We Know It will hit theaters in a couple of weeks, we have heard that the three of them have started treatment for Green Lantern 2 and started working on the script for The Flash. We are working on the treatment for the second film actually, we just started working on that with the same guys who I did the original with ( Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim ). Those two guys are also writing a script based on a treatment we wrote for ‘The Flash,’ so that’s my involvement with DC right now is the script for ‘The Flash’ and the treatment for ‘GL2.’” “‘GL’ is always a bit lighter than that on earth but mixed with a twinge of the space opera

Ryan Reynolds Talks Deadpool Film

The Merc With A Mouth Talks Deadpool Film Ryan Reynolds hopes to be the face of two competing superhero franchises with “ Green Lantern ” and “ Deadpool ” but, after reading the gleefully subversive script for the latter, he isn’t too concerned about moviegoers getting the characters confused. “It goes in such a different direction than a superhero movie usually goes,” Reynolds said over lunch recently at 101 Coffee Shop. “It’s a nasty piece of work. It’s just based in so much emotional filth, completely. It’s like ‘Barfly‘ if it were a superhero movie. It sort of treads into the world of an emotionally damaged person. I always say that Deadpool is a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral…. It’s so different than the superhero movies to date, it departs so far from that.” In “ Green Lantern ,” due next summer, Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, the cocky but courageous test pilot who becomes the first human member of the Green Lantern Corps, an interstellar peacekeeping group armed wi

Hollywood Killing Superhero Movies? Vaughn Thinks So

Hollywood Killing Superhero Movies? Vaughn Thinks So The clock is ticking on the superhero craze in Hollywood, according to Matthew Vaughn , the director now filming "X-Men: First Class" for Fox in London. "It's been mined to death and in some cases the quality control is not what it's supposed to be," Vaughn said. "People are just going to get bored of it." Vaughn, who produced, directed and co-wrote " Kick-Ass ," says he pounced on the chance to make a film about the uncanny mutants from Marvel Comics because he expects the current boom in superhero cinema to fizzle out in the near future. "I've always wanted to do a big-budget superhero film and I think we've kind of crossed the Rubicon with superhero films," Vaughn said. "I think [the opportunity to do one], it's only going to be there two or three more times." "Then," he added, "the genre is going to be dead for a while because