Jim Gordon origin series in the works

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Gotham Central is a long running comic book, about the police department in Gotham city. Fans have long called for a tv series and, with Marvel’s agents of shield launching it seems that fox have listened. Sort of.
The American network have committed to making a tv series about the origins of Commissioner Gordon.

The series will be written by Bruno Heller, former show runner for The Mentalist.
Warner Bros and DC have been in the television business before, with the long running Smallville and now CW’s Arrow, so it will be interesting to see how/if this ties in to the DC universe that’s being built up by Zack Snyder.

Not much is known about the storyline this early on, but a brief description for the series says that in addition to showing the history behind Gordon, it will focus on the villains of Gotham City.

Check out our podcasts on Man of steel and The Dark Knight trilogy.

Batfleck speaks

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Yesterday, Ben Affleck appeared on ‘Late night with Jimmy Fallon’ (American chat show). He discussed his casting and the internets reaction to it.

Affleck said on playing Batman.
“It’s so awesome, I’m so excited. They called me up and said, ‘Do you want to do this?’ And I said ‘I’m not 25, are you sure?’ And they said, ‘Come down, we want to show you what we’re doing.’ And it was incredible.

“Zack [Snyder] is directing it and he’s got this incredible take on it. Obviously he can’t do what Chris [Nolan] and Christian [Bale] did – those movies are amazing – so he wants to do something different but still in keeping with that. And I thought, ‘This is a brilliant way to do this, I really know how to hook into this.’”

On the Internet reaction.
“Before I accepted, they wanted to be sure I was ready. So, they showed me the reaction that-well, I won’t say their names, but other actors have received with their casting. I thought, I’m tough, I handle shit! I clicked online after it was announced and the first comment said Noooooooooooooooo!”

Batman Vs Superman is scheduled to open in July 2015.

Watch the full interview below.

Jurassic World

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After being in development hell for a number of years, Universal Pictures have finally announced the film title and release date for the third sequel in the Jurassic Park franchise . Jurassic World will arrive, in 3D on June 12th, 2015.
Colin Trevorrow will direct the film and Steven Spielberg will act as producer.

My 6am (pre caffeine) thoughts on Batfleck

By now, you’ve read this everywhere. If you haven’t, then hello. We’re glad to be your first.20130823-070052.jpg
In an out of the blue announcement, Ben Affleck has been announced as the new Batman. He will star alongside Henry Cavill in man of steel 2, which has a confirmed release date of July 19th, 2015.
It’s telling how quickly his career as a director has taken off, that before I clicked on the news link, I thought he was being announced as the director.
There have been a few naysayers that are already calling “wrong choice!” Before they’ve seen the film, but they were the same people who said a skinny Welshman couldn’t play Batman, that Gary Oldman was wrong for Gordon and that a muscley Australian could never pull off the Joker.

It’s been well documented over the years that Affleck is a super-fan of Batman. He even used his first big pay cheque to build himself a Batcave.
I think he  is a great choice and I’m very excited to see him don the cape and cowl.
As an Oscar winning writer and multi-award winning director, I’m pretty sure his mere presence on set will make everyone behind the scenes up their game. All he has to do now, is buy Zack Snyder a tripod.

If you have a problem with this casting, just remember “Keaton can’t play Batman, Heath Ledger can’t play the Joker, Gary Oldman can’t play Gordon, Anne Hathaway can’t play Catwoman, Matt Smith will be awful as The Doctor and Daniel Craig can’t play Bond”.

What do you think? Leave your comments below

 

Machete Kills release date

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In Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.

The talented and eclectic cast includes: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson.

Machete Kills is directed by Robert Rodriguez, produced by Robert Rodriguez, Aaron Kaufman, Iliana Nikolic, Sergei Bespalov, Alexander Rodnyansky and Rick Schwartz, from a screenplay by Kyle Ward, based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez.

Lionsgate releases Machete Kills at UK cinemas on October 11, 2013

Amazing Spider-Man 2 images

Below are some images from the highly anticipated sequel to the Amazing Spider-Man. Click on the images to enlarge.

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Three Flavour Cornetto Trilogy Screenings

To celebrate the imminent release of the hugely anticipated The World’s End, Universal have teamed up with Vue Cinemas to host the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy screenings!

Starting on July 18th at 7.30pm, audiences will be treated to special screenings of Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and finally a first viewing of The World’s End at midnight.

This exciting event will be taking place at selected Vue cinemas across the country.

Further information can be found here.

Director, Edgar Wright took a special shine to our very own Gerrod when we caught up with him a few weeks ago.

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Check out our podcast reviews on Shaun of the dead and Hot Fuzz

The Lone Ranger-Lego poster

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From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humour, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

You can view the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLX8xfPuWNQ