Flash Solo Movie Pushed to 2021 Release

Untitled Flash solo movie is now slated for 2021 release.

According to Variety, Warner Bros has pushed back the filming for movie. The movie was expected to start in March but the script is still being worked on. Warner Bros believes the script may not be finished in time.

Another reason for the push back is the third Fantastic Beast movie (another Warner Bros property and Flash‘s Ezra Miller plays Credence Barebones, a major supporting role). Filming for the third Fantastic Beast is scheduled to start in July which will clash with Flash if it begin to film in March and create scheduling conflicts for Miller.

Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin First Teaser Trailer

Walt Disney Studios debut the first trailer for Aladdin live action film. The teaser trailer gives us the first look at Mena Massoud as Aladdin.

Synopsis

“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”

“Aladdin” stars Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards. The film is produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and two new songs written by Menken and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart, production designer Gemma Jackson and costume designer Michael Wilkinson.

Yesterday, Will Smith, who plays Genie in the live-action film, revealed the teaser poster.

Disney’s Aladdin will open in theaters on May 24, 2019.

Live-Action Aladdin Gets Its First Teaser Poster

“LEMME OUT!! 🧞 Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE! :-)”. That was the caption Will Smith wrote for the live-action Aladdin‘s first teaser poster on Instagram.

Smith plays Genie with “phenomenal cosmic powers”, the iconic role the late Robin Williams had played in the 1992 animated film.

Screenplay for Aladdin is written by John August, Guy Ritchie, and Vanessa Taylor, and will be directed by Guy Ritchie. Mena Massoud will be playing the titular role and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.

Aladdin is scheduled to be in theaters in May 24, 2019.

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Aquaman 5-minute Trailer

Warner Bros has released an extended trailer for Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa. Aquaman will be opening in theaters on December 21.

Synopsis

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.

Wan directs from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (“The Conjuring 2”) and Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” TV’s “Training Day”), story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters from DC, Aquaman created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers.

Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“The Conjuring 2,” “Forrest Gump”), his five-time editor Kirk Morri (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7,” the “Insidious” films), and production designer Bill Brzeski (“Furious 7”). They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett (“The Matrix” trilogy, “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Wonder Woman”).

Monster Hunter Adapted for A Live-Action Film

Capcom announced a Monster Hunter live action film is being adapted by Constantin Film.

Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil), tentatively titled MONSTER HUNTER will tell the story of “two heroes who come from different worlds” to fight dangerous monsters. Familiar faces like the Admiral will be making appearances in the film.

Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto commented about the live action film project.

After living and breathing in the universe of Monster Hunter for 14 years we are thrilled with enormous anticipation to see our creations adapted for a theatrical release. Monster Hunter’s fan base has exploded over the past year with the runaway success of the game Monster Hunter: World™. It is our hope long-time fans and new alike will join us on this exciting exploration of the Monster Hunter universe.

Filming will take place in South Africa and Namibia in October.

Toho Film will handle distributions in Japan, Tencent Pictures in China, and Constantin Film in German-speaking territories. In the US, the film will be release by Sony’s Screen Gems. International distribution for the Monster Hunter live action film will be handled by Sony Pictures.

This is the second live action film Capcom announced in two days. Yesterday, a Mega Man live action film was announced.

Capcom Announced Mega Man Live Action Film

Hollywood will be adapting Mega Man into a live action feature film, Capcom announced today.

Tentatively titled MEGA MAN, the film will be written and directed by the directorial team, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Paranormal Activity 3 & 4, Nerve), and Chernin Entertainment and Masi Oka (Heroes) will be producing it. 20th Century Fox will be distributing the film.

Based on the influential and globally beloved Mega Man franchise, Capcom aims to appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production and entertainment value that Hollywood movies are known for.

No release date has been announced for the Mega Man live action film.

“How many more Spider-People are there?” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Official Trailer #2

The second official trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse asked a very important question, “How many more Spider-People are there?”

This latest trailer introduced Gwen Stacy (voiced by Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), and the other “Spider-People” that wasn’t shown in the first trailer.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will open on December 14, 2018.

Synopsis

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Cast:

  • Shameik Moore – Miles Morales
  • Hailee Steinfeld – Spider-Gwen
  • Mahershala Ali – Aaron
  • Jake Johnson – Peter Parker
  • Liev Schreiber – Kingpin
  • Brian Tyree Henry – Jefferson
  • Luna Lauren Velez – Rio
  • Lily Tomlin – Aunt May
  • Nicolas Cage – Spider-Man Noir
  • John Mulaney – Spider-Ham
  • Kimiko Glenn – Peni Parker

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Thanks, Marvel.

Fox Pushed Back Dark Phoenix For Summer Release

Just two days after 20th Century Fox unveiled the official trailer for Dark Phoenix, the studio have decided to move Dark Phoenix release date from February 14 to June 7.

20th Century Fox has set an untitled Deadpool movie for December 21, prompting the studio to push back release dates for Alita: Battle Angel, Dark Phoenix, and Gambit.

Alita: Battle Angel will take over Dark Phoenix‘s original February 14 release date, and Dark Phoenix took the June 7 slot from Gambit which is still in development. Gambit is now slated for March 13, 2020.

Thanks Deadline and Variety.

Dark Phoenix Official Trailer

20th Century Fox has released the official trailer for Dark Phoenix, the latest movie in the rebooted X-Men series. Dark Phoenix is set to release in theaters on February 14, 2019.

Movie Synposis via 20th Century Fox

In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

Written and Directed by: Simon Kinberg

Produced by: Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner, Todd Hallowell

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain