The first full trailer for The Witcher dropped in San Diego today, based off the excellent novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Starring Henry Cavill in the lead role of Geralt, Netflix looks to have a potentially huge hit in the making.
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We’re not only weeks away from the arrival of the newest chapter in DC’s film universe, and perhaps the most ambitious movie they’ve ever done. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will mark the first time we have seen the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel together in a major feature release, but that’s not the half of it. Through in Wonder Woman and this film takes shape a whole other shape. Suddenly, this isn’t about Bats and the Big Blue Boy Scout, but about the whole DC universe. Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman haven’t been shown in footage yet, but they are all said to make appearances here too.
Here’s the brand, spankin’ new Comic-con trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice fresh out of Hall H.
From the moment the Man of Steel sequel was announced as Batman vs. Superman, speculation began as to who would be next to don the legendary cowl. It seemed like every actor of a certain age was rumored to be Warner Bros.’ next “favorite.” Then it was rumored that Zack Snyder wanted Batman to be older, so a whole new batch of actors were rumored.
While seemingly every other actor in Hollywood was named in the Batman casting rumors, Affleck’s name was not one that was at the forefront by any means. However, the speculation has finally ended and we now know that Affleck with be going head to head with Henry Cavill’s Superman in the Man of Steel sequel.
No doubt there will be plenty of pissing and moaning over this choice, because frankly, we’ve seen Affleck as a superhero before and it wasn’t pleasant. Daredevil anyone? Nothing good came from that film, except maybe some hot Jennifer Garner/Ben Affleck chemistry but even that couldn’t save the sinking ship.
We can take solace in the fact that even Affleck himself didn’t like Daredevil. Plus, Hollywoodland wasn’t awful. Wasn’t great by any means but Affleck as the actor (George Reeves, of course) who played Superman wasn’t near as bad as the Daredevil fiasco.
So how do you like Ben Affleck as Batman? Can he be a convincing Caped Crusader? Do you buy him as the billionaire Bruce Wayne? Thankfully we have plenty of time to speculate on how great or awful the move is as Batman vs. Superman is not due in theaters until Summer of 2015.
It seems as if the film adaptation of the popular 60s spy show, Man From U.N.C.L.E. is finally making some headway. After languishing in preproduction with directors coming and going, the project has finally gotten underway with Guy Ritchie at the helm. Not only that but actors are coming on board and things are starting to take shape.
Man of Steel star, Henry Cavill, is set to take on Napoleon Solo, the role made famous Robert Vaughn, and Armie Hammer will be Illya Kuryakin, originally played by David McCallum. For a long while, Hammer was sure to be the next Batman (though he did not make our list of Justice League casting) but has recently been telling anyone who will listen that is he no longer interested in the role. Well good for you Armie, we aren’t interested either. We can only hope that he brings a better performance to Man from U.N.C.L.E. than he did to The Lone Ranger. It would be a shame for yet another TV institution be ruined at his hand.
Joining Caville and Hammer is the beautiful Elizabeth Debicki who most recently starred in The Great Gatsby. It has not yet been announced what role Debicki will be playing.
Most interesting, and probably at the same time most distressing, is the news that this film version of Man from U.N.C.L.E. will be an “origin story”. It has been reported that it will take place in the 60s but “Unlike the friendly banter of the original series, the pair are initially hostile to each other.”
Hard to believe that Armie Hammer didn’t run screaming from yet another origin story of a well known franchise. You know, because The Lone Ranger did so well and all. The film is planning to start filming in September, no release date has been set.