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The DC Extended Universe And Then Some: A News Report

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During the week we have been given a bevy of updates, reports regarding certain aspect of the DC Extended Universe's future, so let's breakdown those stories from a Joker origin film to Matt Reeves' The Batman and then end off with some advice.
The Joker
First we have a report coming from Deadline which reports that Warner Bros. and DC are in early stages to develop an Elseworld story, a narrative that would not interact nor connect with the existing cinematic universe - which has Ben Affleck as its Batman, Henry Cavill as its Superman, Gal Gadot as its Wonder Woman, etc - which will showcase an origin story for all new Joker.

The current iteration of The Joker is played by Jared Leto, who will appear again in the sequel to Suicide Squad and its spin-off Gotham City Sirens - a film which will have Margot Robbie reprise her Harley Quinn role and will be joined by other female characters from the DC Comics lore like Catwoman and Poison Ivy - but won't appear in this fil…

Lucasfilm In The Process Of Making An Obi-Wan Kenobi 'Star Wars' Film

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Lucasfilm are in the process of making a Star Wars film revolving around the much-loved character of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Stephen Daldry, whose credits include Billy Elliot and The Hours, is in early talks to direct the film. Daldry will, if he gets the job, oversee writing the film too with Lucasfilm creatives .

The film is in its early phases and has no script yet, also it is unknown if Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the pivotal Jedi in the Star Wars canon.

This standalone film is one out of the many Lucasfilm are producing to further expand the cinematic side of the Star Wars lore. A Han Solo project is currently filming, while the Obi-Wan and other films, revolving around such characters like Yoda and Boba Fett, are being looked at as possible chapters in the ever-expanding Star Wars cinematic universe.

Source: THR


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Ben Affleck Teases A More Heroic Batman Will Be Seen In 'Justice League'

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Our first introduction to Ben Affleck's Batman was in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which we saw a more rage-motivated Dark Knight only set on destroying Superman. However he won't be like that when we see him next in Zack Snyder's Justice League.

In the, soon to be released, film, a threat far greater than what Batman can handle comes to Earth, so to combat it, he embarks in rallying up the troops, those being Ezra Miller's The Flash, Jason Momoa's Aquaman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher's Cyborg. All this allows the character of Bruce Wayne/Batman to grow as a hero by beginning to trust people again.

“He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something,” Affleck explained to Entertainment Weekly. “Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie.”

Affleck added with, “'BvS' dep…

Geneva Robertson-Dworet To Take Over Writing 'Captain Marvel' For Marvel Studios

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Deadline have learned that the writing team for Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel film has been changed.

The Brie Larson-starrer, which is set for a March 8, 2019 release, originally had screenwriters Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman penning the script. Now with LeFauve not being a part of the team, due to co-directing Disney Animation pic Gigantic, Geneva Roberston-Dworet has been brought on board to take over writing duties for the film.

Robertson-Dworet's credits include the upcoming video game-to-live action adaption of Tomb Raider for MGM and Gotham City Sirens, a spin-off of Suicide Squad, which intends on having David Ayer come back to direct with Margot Robbie starring in it as Harley Quinn for Warner Bros.

Captain Marvel will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck of Mississippi Grind fame.

Source: Deadline


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Tensions Rise In New Trailer For The Jessica Chastain-Starrer 'Molly's Game'

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Running a high-stakes poker game has its consequences, and Molly Bloom is about to face them. In a new trailer for the Jessica Chastain-starrer Molly's Game, we see Bloom loving life and revelling the rewards of running poker games for the elite. However when the FBI start to pop up, things become ever-increasingly difficult for Bloom.

Check out the trailer down below.


Molly's Game is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

Directed and written by Aaron Sorkin, from a screenplay based on the memoir by Molly Bloom, Molly's Ga…