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DC Searching for Black Actor & Director for Upcoming Superman Film

The Hollywood Reporter is doubling down on its report that Warner Bros. and DC are searching for a Black actor and director to helm its upcoming Black Superman reboot. Rumors of a Black Superman film started after it was announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing a Superman reboot with J.J. Abrams producing under his Bad Robot label. It’s said that Abrams isn’t tone-deaf and isn’t looking to direct the film, so the studio is looking for a Black director instead. That search has begun, but there...
Tags: Movies, Superman, America, Earth, Jordan, Dc, Warner Bros, Krypton, Black, Michael, J J Abrams, Ta Nehisi Coates, Michael B Jordan, Abrams, Hollywood Reporter, Coates


New Superman Movie is Looking for a Black Director, With Barry Jenkins, Regina King, and More as Possibilities

The new Superman movie – which will star a Black actor as the iconic hero – from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and producer J.J. Abrams is on the search for a director. Among the names being floated are Oscar-winning Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, Creed II‘s Steven Caple Jr., and One Night in Miami filmmaker Regina King. They’re all possible contenders to helm the race-bent take on Kal-El in a production that is described as being “in the vein of the original Superman comics” and may be a period p...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Superman, Disney, Oscar, Miami, Justice League, Jordan, Dc, Warner Bros, Krypton, Black Messiah, Warner Brothers, Black, Ta Nehisi Coates


‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ VFX Pioneer Douglas Trumbull Was “Flabbergasted” When WB Chose Christopher Nolan to Oversee a 70mm Restoration

In 1968, Douglas Trumbull was a 23-year-old animator who had been hand-picked by director Stanley Kubrick to work on a science fiction film called 2001: A Space Odyssey. Trumbull was eventually tasked with pioneering visual effects for several of the movie’s most memorable sequences, and the unforgettable results turned him into a legend in the field. In 2018, Christopher Nolan (Interstellar) oversaw a 70mm “unrestoration” of the movie that he showed at the Cannes Film Festival and later played...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, United States, Stanley Kubrick, 2001, Kubrick, Nolan, Warner Bros, MGM, Trumbull, WB, Coppola, Douglas Trumbull, Odyssey Trumbull, Christopher Nolan Interstellar


Latest ‘In the Heights’ Trailer Showcases the Song “96,000”

Hey, how about yet another look at In the Heights? The other big Lin-Manuel Miranda musical is headed to theaters soon, and Warner Bros. really wants to sell it as the movie of the summer. And who can blame them? It looks like a big, fun, energetic movie with a diverse cast and great songs from the guy who created Hamilton. Lots of folks can get behind that. Watch a new In the Heights trailer below featuring the song “96,000.” In the Heights Trailer – 96,000 There have already been mult...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Warner Bros, Movie Trailers, Musical, Warner Brothers, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, WB, Jon M Chu, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Jimmy Smits, In The Heights, HBO Max, Stephanie Beatriz Dascha Polanco, 181st Street


Those Who Wish Me Dead Featurette Previews a High-Stakes Story

Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have released a first look featurette for Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming neo-Western thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead, starring Oscar winner Angelina Jolie. The video features interviews by Sheridan and the main cast as they talk about the film’s three converging themes of survival and redemption while highlighting its practical sets. The film will arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on May 14. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: New In the Heigh...
Tags: Video, Movies, Action, Streaming, Angelina Jolie, Warner Bros, Don McCullin, Tyler Perry, Aidan Gillen, Jolie, Nicholas Hoult, Warner Bros. Pictures, Sheridan, Bron, HANNAH, Jon Bernthal


Superhero Bits: ‘Morbius’ Delayed Again By One Week, ‘Ms. Marvel’ Revealed in New Set Photos & More

Want to make a cocktail inspired by Batman: The Animated Series? Want to see Iman Vellani in her full Ms. Marvel costume? Who is the latest addition to Marvel’s Secret Invasion series? Did you hear Morbius got delayed yet again? Who is the main character in Marvel’s Eternals? What familiar Batman location have Warner Bros. production trucks been spotted at? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. A new edition of How to Drink reveals a recipe for a special cocktail from Batman...
Tags: Movies, Batwoman, Batman, Warner Bros, Deadpool, Avengers, Cw, Supergirl, Ruby Rose, Loki, Nicole Maines, Comic Book/Superhero, Justice-League, Superhero Bits, Morbius, Green-Lantern


The “New Normal” for Moviegoing Post-Pandemic May Be the “Premium” Experience Like IMAX, Upscale Dining

“Movie theaters are dead” has been a common refrain during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Or at least, many suggested the pandemic accelerated the death of theaters, with many cinemas shuttering for over a year and studios turning to streaming to debut their once-theatrical releases. After all, who would want to return to theaters when they could simply watch a movie from the comfort of their home? Plenty of people, it seems, if recent box office receipts are anything to show. And plenty ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, China, America, Imax, Exhibition, Amc Theatres, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Detective Chinatown, Kong, Hollywood Reporter, Alamo Drafthouse, Cinemark, Jeff Goldstein, Elizabeth Frank


New In the Heights Trailer Previews 96,000 Musical Number

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new trailer for Jon M. Chu’s upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical In the Heights, which is scheduled to premiere on June 18 in theaters and on HBO Max. The video provides us a preview of one of the film’s big musical numbers titled “96,000,” which is now available on music streaming sites. Check out the In the Heights trailer in the player below! Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by lead st...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Movies, Drama, New York City, Netflix, Broadway, Streaming, Warner Bros, Musical, Steven Spielberg, Dominican Republic, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Vanessa, Marc Anthony


The Doubtful Guest: Kumail Nanjiani & Emily Gordon Writing Adaptation

Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the married couple whose real-life story inspired their hit film The Big Sick, are teaming up to adapt the screenplay for The Doubtful Guest. MORE: New Dexter Revival Teaser Unveils First Look at Michael C. Hall’s Return According to a report from Variety, the film, which is based on the illustrated book by the late Edward Gorey, is being developed by the newly formed Double Dream production company. Siblings Andy...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Netflix, Dc, Warner Bros, Andy, Edward Gorey, Michael C Hall, Gordon, Barbara, Emily Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, ComingSoon, Movie News, MARK RALSTON


The Flash Set Photos Show Batman 1989’s Wayne Manor

DC’s The Flash film has officially begun filming, and thanks to new photos snapped of The Flash set, it seems as if one of the most famous locations in all of DC Comics will be making an appearance in the 2022 release. RELATED: Mortal Kombat Composer Benjamin Wallfisch Will Score The Flash Film Fans in England spotted Warner Bros. production trucks outside of Burghley House in Peterborough, England, with the location almost certainly set to represent Wayne Manor, the home of Bruce Wayne. The sa...
Tags: England, Movies, Dc Comics, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Michael Keaton, Ezra Miller, Keaton, Burghley House, Wayne Manor, Andy Muschietti, Benjamin Wallfisch, Barbara Muschietti, Christina Hodson


Interview: Simon McQuoid Explains Leaving the Tournament for Mortal Kombat 2

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures provided ComingSoon.net with the chance to chat with the director of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat movie! We took the opportunity to ask Simon McQuoid -who makes his feature debut- about whether the big tournament teased in this movie will make its way into Mortal Kombat 2 or beyond. Check out his answer in the player below! “The tournament is both an opportunity and also a constriction in some ways,” McQuoid explained to us. “There’s so...
Tags: Games, Movies, Interview, China, Earth, Action, Warner Bros, Kano, MMA, Scorpion, Warner Bros Pictures, Cole, Larry Kasanoff, New Line Cinema, ComingSoon, Movie News


Noah Centineo is No Longer Playing He-Man in ‘Masters of the Universe’

By the power of Grayskull! Masters of the Universe has lost its He-Man, with Noah Centineo exiting the lead role of the Sony and Mattel Films movie. Centineo, meanwhile, will be still be taking on a superhero mantle in Black Adam as Atom Smasher. The Wrap reports that Noah Centineo will no longer be playing the part of Prince Adam, AKA He-Man, in Sony and Mattel Films’ Masters of the Universe. Centineo exits the role after joining the film two years ago. Masters of the Universe would’ve been...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Dwayne Johnson, Netflix, Sony, Warner Bros, Masters Of The Universe, Mattel, Charlie, Adam, Dolph Lundgren, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Eternia, Frank Langella


Watched at Home: Top Streaming Films for the Week of April 24

Hey there, fellow couch potatoes! This week on DEG’s Watched at Home Top 20, Nomadland finally turned enough heads to land at No. 11 thanks to Oscar wins for Best Picture, Director and Actress. Fellow winner (for Best Original Screenplay) Promising Young Woman also made a move up to No. 2 and bumping Tom Hanks’ News of the World to No. 3. Otherwise, Wonder Woman 1984 took the crown once more as it has for the last month or so, though its grasp seems a little shakier given the latest competition...
Tags: TV, Movies, Lionsgate, Horror, Disney, Dc Comics, Soul, Tom Hanks, Army, Streaming, Oscars, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Academy Awards, Paramount, Nicolas Cage


‘Green Lantern’ HBO Max Series Casts Finn Wittrock as Hot-Headed Lantern Guy Gardner, New Plot Details Revealed

The HBO Max Green Lantern series has found one of its members of the Green Lantern Corps. Finn Wittrock is joining the cast as Guy Gardner, the rebel of the group and second Earthling to join the corps. The series is being written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Seth Grahame-Smith, and will span multiple decades and focus on multiple Lanterns. Hopefully, none of them will be wearing weird CGI suits like in the Ryan Reynold Green Lantern movie. Deadline has the scoop that Finn Wittrock...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Casting, San Francisco, Earth, Fbi, Justice League, Warner Bros, Ryan Reynolds, American Crime Story, Green-Lantern, Snyder, Reynolds, Gardner, Seth Grahame Smith


HBO Max’s Cheaper Ad-Supported Tier Will Reportedly Cost $10 a Month

Last month, WarnerMedia announced a cheaper, ad-supported subscription tier of HBO Max set to launch in June. But a price for this cheaper HBO Max ad plan had not yet been announced – at the very least, it will be less costly than the current ad-free $14.99 monthly subscription. But a new report has the price for this ad-supported tier for HBO Max, and yes, it’s cheaper. CNBC reports that HBO’s parent company, WarnerMedia, plans to charge $9.99 per month for its ad-supported HBO Max plan. Tha...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, Disney, United States, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, Jason Kilar, Cnbc, Netflix/Streaming Video, YouTube TV, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, HBO Max Originals, CNBC HBO


Ben Wheatley’s The Meg 2: Jason Statham Confirms 2022 Filming Start

It has already been six months since we’ve last heard an update on Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Meg sequel, and now lead star Jason Statham has opened up about the upcoming action sequel, confirming that he is indeed set to reprise his role as Jonas Taylor from the 2018 film. Speaking with Collider, Statham, who is currently in production for his next film with Guy Ritchie, revealed that the studio is planning to start filming the project early next year. The English action star also went on to p...
Tags: Movies, Warner Bros, Jason Statham, Guy Ritchie, Wheatley, Meg, Warner Bros Pictures, Ben Wheatley, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Statham, Jonas Taylor, Belle Avery, Dean Georgaris, John Turteltaub, Jon Hoeber Erich Hoeber, Steven Alten


Michael B. Jordan Comments on Superman Rumors, Flattered by Fans

Black Panther and Creed star Michael B. Jordan is unsure if he will ever play Superman in a DC film, but he is quite flattered by fans constantly bringing up his name. RELATED: Superman Reboot in Development at WB With Ta-Nehisi Coates Writing & J.J. Abrams Producing Rumors of a black Superman film started after it was announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing a Superman reboot with J.J. Abrams producing under his Bad Robot label. While plot details aren’t clear, the Hollywood Reporter said th...
Tags: Movies, J.J. Abrams, Michael B. Jordan, Movie News, Superman, Ta-nehisi Coates


‘Mortal Kombat’ and ‘Demon Slayer’ Fight For Top Box Office Spot

The box office was in dire straits for a few months there thanks to the pandemic, but it looks like slowly and steadily, people are ready to go back to the movies. Godzilla vs. Kong recently became the top-grossing Hollywood movie of the pandemic, and now, another Warner Bros. release – Mortal Kombat – has climbed its way to the top of the charts. But it’s not alone. The Japanese animated film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train made its domestic debut and gave Mortal Kombat a...
Tags: Japan, Bob Odenkirk, Hollywood, Movies, Box Office, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Kong, Raya, Mortal-kombat, Kimetsu, Mugen Train, Top Box Office Spot, Dead Cruella


'Godzilla vs. Kong' leaves HBO Max on May 1 - here's how to watch the epic showdown at home before it's gone

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Warner Bros. "Godzilla vs. Kong" premiered on March 31 in theaters and on HBO Max. This is the fourth entry in the "MonsterVerse" franchise featuring Godzilla and King Kong. The movie will only be streaming on HBO Max ($15/month) through April 30. Max (small) King Kong and Godzilla have both seen their fair share of epic battles on the big screen. And while it's not the first time the two have foug...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Entertainment, US, Trends, Tech, Theaters, Streaming, Warner, Warner Bros, Hulu, Godzilla, Hdr, Dolby Atmos, Kong, King Kong


Netflix won the most Oscars this year of any studio, but still lost best picture to Disney

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Netflix Netflix won seven Oscars on Sunday, the most of any studio. But it lost best picture again, this time to Disney and Searchlight's "Nomadland." Disney won five Oscars in total, followed by Warner Bros. with three and Amazon with two. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix always manages to be an awards champion without winning the top award.The streaming giant took home seven Oscars on Sunday, the most of any studio. But since it ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Analysis, Chicago, Netflix, Frances Mcdormand, Streaming, Oscars, Warner Bros, Roma


Another Exciting New TV Trailer for Magical Musical 'In the Heights'

"Tell the world we are not invisible." Warner Bros aired this brand new 90-second TV trailer for the In the Heights musical during the Academy Awards broadcast last night. We've already posted two official trailers so far, and it's looking better and better the more they show us. This is one of my most anticipated […]
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'Mortal Kombat' is now streaming on HBO Max for a limited time - here's how to watch at home while it's still in theaters

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Ludi Lin and Max Huang as "Mortal Kombat" fighters Liu Kang and Kung Lao. "Mortal Kombat" / Warner Bros A new film based on the hit game "Mortal Kombat" debuted in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23. You can stream the movie until May 24 with an HBO Max subscription. HBO Max costs $15 a month and it's included with most HBO cable plans. Max (small) "Mortal Kombat," a new film adaptation of the hit ...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Entertainment, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Angelina Jolie, Warner Bros, Hulu, Godzilla, Max, Dolby Atmos, Kong, Suicide Squad Warner Bros, Ludi Lin


Joe Taslim Has Signed Options for Four More Mortal Kombat Movies

Fans who enjoy the just-released Mortal Kombat film in theaters or on HBO Max will be pleased to hear that there are tentative plans for four more entries in the series. Speaking with Variety, Sub-Zero actor Joe Taslim states that his contract includes options for him to return as the ice ninja for four additional films if things go well. Based on the long-running fighting game franchise by NetherRealm Studios, there are plenty of characters and storylines left on the table after this reboot fi...
Tags: Games, Hbo, Movies, Warner Bros, New Line Cinema, Movie News, NetherRealm Studios, Joe Taslim, Taslim, Noob Saibot, Lin Kuei, HBO Max, Kuai Liang, Bi Han


Watched at Home: Top Streaming Films for the Week of April 17

Hey there, fellow couch potatoes! Wonder Woman was once again king on DEG’s Watched at Home Top 20 list, besting the likes of News of the World (again) and The Croods: A New Age. The former has been stuck at No. 2 for several weeks now, while DreamWorks’ animated hit saw itself outside of the top three for the first time in what feels like a year, thanks to — wait for it — Promising Young Woman! RELATED: Zack Snyder’s Justice League Helps HBO Max Gain 3 Million Subscribers The Oscar contender,...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, Soul, Ifc, TV News, Dreamworks, Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones, News Of The World, Wonder Woman, Greenland, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Pixar, Carey Mulligan


Exclusive: The Cast Gives Us Their Mortal Kombat Movie Pairing!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures provided ComingSoon.net with the chance to chat with the cast of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat movie! We took the opportunity to ask them what martial arts movie they think would pair well in a double feature with Mortal Kombat. Check out their answers in the player below! “I would watch The Raid,” explained director Simon McQuoid. “That’s actually spectacular. That is an amazing movie, and Joe’s in it! So maybe it’s a Joe Taslim double ...
Tags: Games, Movies, China, Earth, Action, Warner Bros, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Kano, MMA, Scorpion, Joe, Warner Bros Pictures, Cole, Larry Kasanoff, New Line Cinema


Sub-Zero Actor Joe Taslim Has Signed on for Four More ‘Mortal Kombat’ Sequels

Get ready for at least four more movies of ice-kicking. Sub-Zero actor Joe Taslim, who plays the iconic villain in the upcoming Mortal Kombat, has revealed that he’s signed on for four more sequels. Flawless victory (for Mortal Kombat fans)! In an interview with Variety for its Just for Variety podcast, Indonesian actor and martial artist Joe Taslim revealed that he’s signed on for four more Mortal Kombat sequels as Sub-Zero — if Warner Bros. decides to keep going with the franchise. “If thi...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Earth, Sequels, Warner Bros, Kano, MMA, Warner Brothers, Video Game, Cole, South Sumatra, Action/Adventure, Mortal-kombat, Joe Taslim, Simon McQuoid


Netflix and HBO Max's Q1 subscriber growth results show how crucial international expansion is to the streaming wars

"Godzilla vs. Kong" Warner Bros. Netflix missed its Q1 growth targets by 2 million subscribers, but still gained about 4 million. HBO Max, which is only available in the US, added nearly 3 million subscribers in Q1. It shows how crucial international expansion is to the streaming wars. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix had a disappointing first quarter that sent its stock tumbling 10%.Netflix added about 4 million subscribers total worldwide - 2 million shy of its in...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Analysis, Netflix, AT&T, Streaming, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Latin America, Max, Tom, Kong


Exclusive: Mortal Kombat Cast Explains Character Backstories

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: Mortal Kombat cast talks character backstories Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema provided ComingSoon.net with the chance to chat with the cast of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat movie! We took the opportunity to ask them about what aspect of their Mortal Kombat backstories they love the most… even if it didn’t appear in the film. Check out their answers in the player below! Lewis Tan was coming into the franchise as a brand-spanking-new char...
Tags: Games, Movies, China, Earth, Streaming, Warner Bros, Jackson, Kano, MMA, Scorpion, Warner Bros Pictures, Jade, Tan, McNamee, Sonya, Cole


'Mortal Kombat' debuts on HBO Max and in theaters on April 23, and you can stream the first 7 minutes right now

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Ludi Lin and Max Huang as "Mortal Kombat" fighters Liu Kang and Kung Lao. "Mortal Kombat" / Warner Bros A new film based on the hit game "Mortal Kombat" will debut in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23. Warner Bros. has released seven minutes of the movie to prepare fans for the R-rated reboot. You can stream the film until May 24 with an HBO Max subscription for $15 a month. Max (small) "Mortal Kombat...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Entertainment, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Angelina Jolie, Warner Bros, Hulu, Godzilla, Max, Dolby Atmos, Kong, Suicide Squad Warner Bros, Ludi Lin


Exclusive: Bonnie Aarons on The Nun Sequel & 20 Years in the Horror Genre

Exclusive: Bonnie Aarons on The Nun sequel & 20 Years in the horror genre It’s hard to believe it’s already been five years since Bonnie Aarons made her Conjuring franchise debut as the demonic nun Valak in the second installment of the hit horror series. With her spin-off film proving to be a financial hit, ComingSoon.net got the chance to discuss the character’s future with the star and look back on her 20-year journey through the genre. RELATED: CS Interview: Bonnie Aarons on Latest Horr...
Tags: Movies, Ed, Warner Bros, David Lynch, Grant, Warner Brothers, Cooper, Annabelle, Mulholland Drive, Jakob, Aarons, Peter Safran, ComingSoon, James Wan, Lorraine Warren, Barbara Crampton



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