Word is out that although WB has promised a much darker and edgier alternative to its Marvel counterpart, Batman V Superman and The Suicide Squad have failed to live to its billing according to critics, who continuously pan out the films that WB produce.
And now more trouble is coming. Rumors are swirling that the new Justice League- which will finally feature DC’s answer to the Avengers with power superhero cast such as Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, Flash, Aqua Man and Cyborg – is a mess.
There are hints that the movie is suffering from plot and general coherence, something that has bugged the previous films as well, and which has called for fans asking WB to sack Zach Snyder as its director (Zach for his part has directed the new Superman movies). And not only that, it seems to have also affected the upcoming stand alone Ben Affleck-directed Batman movie (who’ll also act on the role). Sources are saying that the slated Spring filming has been moved back to Summer.
Ben too hasn’t been too keen on doing it either, in answer to a question about his plans to direct: “That’s the idea. But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way, I think it’s really great I’m not going to do it.” (via movieweb.com)
As for the Justice League, we have teaser trailers to keep us excited, but as far as the Suicide Squad goes, which gave us good trailers, we still have to wait how the movie actually looks like when it hits theaters on November 17.
(I have to note that I liked the Suicide Squad movie no matter what).
After much speculation Jesse Eisenberg is back as the bald guy who is the arch nemesis of Superman, Lex Luthor. Loved him or hated him in Batman V Superman, he’s back as Slashfilm reports.
Warner Bros. reveals the release date of the Aquaman movie, finally. The standalone DC superhero film will come to theaters in 2018 with Jason Momoa as Aquaman.
We’ve already taken some peak at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last March (2016), which also gave fans a little hint about the upcoming movie Aquaman.
Aquaman in theaters 2018
Last year, Warner Bros. has already earlier announced Aquaman’s plot, which centered on Aquaman being caught up between the troubles of Atlantis and the surface world. Aquaman is actually half- Atlantean and half-human in the comics, and he’s also the king of Atlantis. In his standalone movie, the marine superhero will be attending to issues on the surface world and also deal with a possible revolt in his own domain underwater.
The Aquaman movie is to be produced by Peter Safran and directed by James Wan (Furius 7, The Conjuring 2). It will be co-produced by Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, and Rob Cowan.
Aquaman in Justice League
Jason Momoa as Aquaman will appear again next year (2017) on a DC superhero movie “Justice League”, and he will be joined by Amber Heard as Mera, Aquaman’s lady-love interest. “Mera” will also be in Aquaman 2018.
Other DC superhero films set to be released in the near future are “Wonder Woman”, premiering next year 2017, “The Flash” (starring Ezra Miller), in theaters 2018, “Shazam” in 2019, and “Green Lantern” and “Cyborg” in 2020.
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[Sources: Variety, The Holliwood Reporter, Mstar News/Music Times)