Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who has been leading the studio since 2013, and helped launched the DCEU and the Fantastic Beasts film franchises, will be stepping down as of today in the wake of a new sex scandal, according to THR. The decision comes after a number of explicit texts between him and actress Charlotte Kirk was leaked to the public that revealed that the CEO would offer acting roles to the actress in exchange for sex. More on the report below.
There’s nothing like good old-fashioned hype to build anticipation. Jessica Chastain says that It: Chapter 2 will have one of the bloodiest horror sequences in horror movie history. There’s no telling if this is true or not, but based on how horrifying and successful Andy Muschietti‘s It (or It: Chapter 1) was, we should take the actress at her world.
Chastain, who appears in the upcoming sequel as an older Beverly Marsh, made the claim while on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. While I don’t take these nightly talk shows too seriously, they have been known to give us small nuggets worth of information; for instance, Ben Affleck confirming that he’s done with Batman. Sure, we’ve known that was coming, but still. And we’ve also seen trailers debut on these shows. So, there may be some truth to what Chastain said. Check out the video of her recent late night talk show appearance here below.
Things for Warner Bros.’ DCEU are looking a lot brighter. Following the successes of films like Wonder Woman and Aquaman, the studio is looking to release more character-driven films rather than episodic pieces that lead up to a larger ensemble effort. It’s an approach they likely should have taken right from the start instead of trying to mimic Marvel’s highly successfully cinematic universe. As such, WB will continue forward with these standalone efforts.
Warner Bros. chief executive Kevin Tsujihara confirmed that this will be the studios’ approach to DCEU films for the foreseeable future. More on the report here below.
An Edge Of Tomorrowsequel (or is it a prequel) is something that has been in the works for quite some time. And it seems fitting that we would be experiencing deja vu for a film that centered on that idea. Every time news on it comes up, it seems to be the same thing. But in this latest bit of news, it seems like Warner Bros. is preparing the project to take the next step.
According to new reports, the follow-up is heading towards active development, and stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are expected to reprise their respective roles with director Doug Liman returning to the helm. More on the report here below.
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.