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‘Aquaman’ Star Jason Momoa Says Henry Cavill Is Not Giving Up Superman Role
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Remember when it was reported that Henry Cavill departed from the role of Superman after talks between WB and Cavill’s WME reps for a Shazam! cameo fell through? Well, that appears to have been an over exaggeration. At least, that’s what Aquaman star Jason Momoa is saying. The actor, who played the King of Atlantis alongside the Man of Steel in last year’s Justice League, says Cavill is not giving up the role.

So what about those reports that Warner Bros. is not only not moving forward with any new Superman projects but instead making Supergirl a high priority? More on all of that below.

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Movie Review: Aquaman
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Aquaman

Aquaman
Director: James Wan
Writers: David Leslie, Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman
Studio: Warner Bros.
Rated PG-13 | 143 Minutes
Release Date: December 21, 2018

Aquaman may be one of the most iconic superheroes in the DC lineup, but the character himself has a reputation for being one of the silliest superheroes. Furthermore, his introduction in Zach Snyder’s Justice League did not do him any favors. That being said, Jason Momoa‘s portrayal was a radical change for the one-dimensional pasty white hero. Instead, we got something that truly represented the character’s struggle of living in two worlds while acknowledging his overall cheesiness.

This helped lay the foundation for his own standalone film. Directed by James Wan, Aquaman sees the return of Momoa playing the aquatic eponymous hero in a globe-trotting superhero epic. By embracing many of the title character’s foibles and cheesiness, the film turns out to be one of the best DCEU entries to date. And while that is an easy bar to cross over, its world-building and willingness to have fun expands the cinematic universe and opens the door for the DCEU to explore bold and new possibilities. Check out my review of Aquaman here below.

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Margot Robbie Reveals The “Fantabulous” New Title For ‘Birds Of Prey’
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If we were to judge a film solely on the basis of its title, then Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) sounds absolutely batshit crazy.

That’s because the DC female heroine ensemble will actually be called by the aforementioned title. More on the report below.

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Moved Back To 2020 Release
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Wonder Woman 1984 Gal Gadot

Wonder Woman 1984 started production earlier this year with the intent to be released in theaters in November of next year. However, things have changed.

Now Warner Bros. is pushing back its release all the way to June 5, 2020. That’s a whole seven months later than it was supposed to hit theaters. But there may be a reason for that move. More on the report below.

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DC Standalone Film ‘The Flash’ Hits Release Date Speed Bump; Pushed Back To 2021
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The Flash Starring Ezra Miller

At some point in time the DC Extended Universe looked like the alternative choice to everything Marvel Studios. However, the Warner Bros. superhero universe is having a bit of trouble getting off the ground. It even has trouble trying to catch up to Marvel. Case in point, The Flash, which has been hit with production delays, release date push backs, and directors coming and going.

Now a new report confirms that the standalone film won’t be able to make its 2020 release, and now will hit theaters in 2021. More on the report below.

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‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Approves Of James Gunn Hiring; Dave Bautista Wants In On New Take
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Suicide Squad

A lot has happened with the new Suicide Squad film this week.

In addition to the hiring of James Gunn, who will be penning the script with a possible option to direct, original Suicide Squad director David Ayer spoke highly of the hiring, while Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista has expressed interest in starring the film. More on these two reports below.

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James Gunn To Write New ‘Suicide Squad’ For Warner Bros.
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James Gunn director of Guardians of the Galaxy

James Gunn is ready for a comeback. The former Guardians of the Galaxy director who was fired by Disney for years old tweets that were unearthed by an ultra-conservative group has found a new gig at Warner Bros.

Gunn will now be writing a script for a Suicide Squad film. That’s right, according to new reports, this won’t be a sequel but rather a new take on the ensemble of criminals looking for shorter prison sentences. More on the report below.

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‘Aquaman’ Extended Look: Jason Momoa Finds Out What It Takes To Be Greater Than A King
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Warner Bros. released an extended look at James Wan‘s Aquaman. Based on the DC hero of the same name, the film finds Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) having to save the world from an underwater threat while also struggling to find his identity as a surface dweller and an Atlantean. While the film may not be out for a few more months, the new extended video gives us a look at all the action and exposition of the film, which will make all the previous films look like tiny fish. Check out the 5-minute video here below.

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Christopher McQuarrie Addresses ‘Man Of Steel 2’ and ‘Green Lantern’ Rumors
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David Goyer Addresses Controversial Man Of Steel Ending

Warner Bros. has put another Superman film on the back burner. The film has struggled to get even a sequel announcement and now that Henry Cavill will no longer play Superman, it seems very unlikely we will ever get a Man of Steel 2. The only possible person who could have prevented this all from happening was Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie. The filmmaker had worked with Cavill on the latest Mission: Impossible film, and even talked to the actor about a possible sequel. However, nothing came of it.

But this wouldn’t be the first time that he has been approached to direct a DCEU film. A new interview also reveals that he was also in the mix to direct Green Lantern. More on the report below.

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Zack Snyder Would Have Killed Batman In The ‘Justice League’ Sequel
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The original plan for Justice League was to release it in two parts. However, plans for that fell through, and Zack Snyder ended up directing it, with the help of Joss Whedon, as one film.

It’s unclear what a two-part Justice League would have looked like, but we are getting a better picture of what would have happened to some of the characters. Snyder took to social media to reveal that he would have killed Batman (Ben Affleck) in the Justice League sequel. More on the story below.

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