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It's no secret that Warner Brothers want to create a successful DC franchise the way Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, has created a successful Marvel Franchise. Much easier said than done it seems. Marvel have had more success all around whereas Warner are having a hard time making a live action DC character movie that doesn't feature Batman or Superman. It's not the case that DC haven't got any other characters with amazing stories, it just seems as though Warner Bros don't approach it in the right way. So far, either the casting has been horribly wrong (I am still hoping that they get my many obvious hints to cast Ryan Reynolds as The Flash and pretend Green Lantern never happened) or the story hasn't been delved into whole heartedly: there's always something missing.
How should a new DC-verse be approached then? In an interview with Collider, Kevin Feige gives Warner Bros some advice.
Alexander Payne is back in familiar territory with his latest film, Nebraska. Not only is Payne a Nebraska native but this is the third film in an unofficial road trip trilogy, following About Schmidt (2002) and Sideways (2004).
There was never any question that there would be a sequel to 2011's outrageously entertaining blockbuster Rise of the Planet of the Ape. Next year's equally lengthy titled follow-up, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, now has an official synopsis.
Ben Affleck (of Pearl Harbor and Paycheck fame) is to return to the setting used in his first two directed features - Boston, Massachusetts - in his second adaptation of a Dennis Lehane novel (the first being Gone, Baby, Gone) Live by Night, of which he will also write, produce, and star in.
Christopher McQuarrie is better known as the Oscar-winning writer of 1995's The Usual Suspects. He also has some directing chops with the very underrated Way of the Gun back in 2000. It wasn't until last year's Jack Reacher that he got back in the saddle. The movie was critically well received and made a decent amount of money, raking in over $210M worldwide. Plans for a sequel are still up in the air so McQuarrie is looking for other projects to use his many talents on and he may have found one or two.
After last week's news that Colin Trevorrow had found a field with some trees in it as the location for the fictional Isla Nublar, it seems that Jurassic Park IV has once again been put on hold. With just over a year until its supposed release, it comes as a large blow for the film which has struggled at every turn to get moving.
Visionary director Alfonso Cuaron's latest film, Gravity, will grace audiences with a trailer later today. You should be excited. Until then you can enjoy this teaser poster.