Are you ready to visit the far future year of 2002? Well, you’re in luck. Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros has officially started moving on a Jetsons feature film. The film will be animated (which isn’t that much of a shocker), and the studio has hired Matt Lieberman to write it.
From the sounds of it, the project has no connection to the last attempt to make a Jetsons film. That earlier project would have been live action and somehow involved Kanye West… you read that right, and no – no one understood what was happening there.
The Jetsons first hit the airwaves in 1962 and while the show only ran until 1963, it lived on in reruns. The characters previously hit theaters in 1990 with Jetsons: The Movie. They were a big part of my childhood at least, and I have vivid memories of that film.
Let’s hope this one is good too.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we visit the DC Carnival of Sadness with news that Supergirl will be a procedural and that Zack Snyder wants a dark, gritty Green Lantern (oh, and there’s some Brainiac stuff in there too). We look forward to Community‘s season 6 premiere date, contemplate the return of The X-Files, and sing for joy at Simon Pegg co-writing the next Star Trek.
Trae also went to Nezumi Con, and talks about his experiences.
And he sings “Shake It Off.” Which you can listen to whenever you want.
Or you can go play Ski Free.
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It’s been a while since we posted about a crazy-ass rumor that makes no sense, but the universe has provided me one which made me laugh so hard I couldn’t help but share it with you.
Latino Review posted an image they got from a tipster who claimed they had gotten a look at the teaser for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Incredibly Clunky Titles. The image states that Dawn of Justice will be Batman v Superman Part II, and that prior to the March 2016 release date (as early as October this year in fact) we were going to get a Part I titled Enter the Knight.
Now there are a couple reasons I don’t buy this – for one, October is really close. Usually when studios split a film, the earliest release date is still the original release date. If part one was coming out in 2016 I might buy it.
It takes a lot to plan a film release frankly.
Secondly, this image would be super-easy to fake, and while Latino Review isn’t exactly known for their fact checking, even they admit in their article that its probably a hoax.
But man would this whole thing be hilarious if it were real.
Via Latino Review
We all rejoiced when Warner Bros told us Wonder Woman would get her own film in 2017. We celebrated the hiring of Michelle MacLaren as director. Everything looked great.
Except… not so much.
You see, that 2017 release date? It’s not so much a release date as it is a “release date.” Talking with Vulture, MacLaren revealed:
[S]he warns that at the moment there is no script, no release date. There’s not even an official green light from the film’s releasing studio, Warner Bros. – and even if there were, nondisclosure agreements and her paranoia about jinxing things would keep her mum.
So Warner Bros. talked big in the face of the Marvel monolith, but doesn’t have the faith in its own properties to execute.
That’s what this tells me.
As if to fend off everyone who’s been asking: “If Suicide Squad is coming out the same year as Batman v. Superman, why isn’t there a cast yet?” Warner Brothers has confirmed the main cast for the upcoming
desperate attempt to cash in on Guardians movie.
- Jared Leto as The Joker
- Will Smith as Deadshot
- Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
- Tom Hardy as Rick Flag
- Jai Courtney as Boomerang
- Clara Delevingne as Enchantress
We’d been hearing rumors about Leto and Robbie, so no big surprises there. Its also probably safe to assume audiences wont be confused by Hardy playing a totally different DC character as his face was mostly covered in The Dark Knight Rises. I also think it is cool that they cast an actual Australian as (Not a Captain?) Boomerang.
Will Smith is the biggest surprise on this list. He kinda came out of nowhere.
While Amanda Waller hasn’t been cast yet, they are set to start filming in April 2015, shooting for a 2016 release.
Thanks to Random and Arcemise for the Tip
Finally some positive news out of the DC Cinematic Universe – they’ve hired a competent woman to director the film. According to THR, Michell MacLaren has signed on to direct Wonder Woman. Best known for her work on Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones, she seems a solid choice. Her work so far has been stellar.
Well, she also co-executive produced Harsh Realm, but no one’s perfect.
We still don’t know who is writing the film, but people seem confident to say MacLaren will work closely on as-of-yet-unnamed writer(s) on the script. Wonder Woman is due in 2017 and will star Gal Gadot.
Whether you liked the Will Smith version of I am Legend or not, it made a lot of money. In fact, it made so much money that Warner Bros previously kept trying to get Smith to star in a sequel… even though anyone whose seen the film knows why that would be sort of a problem.
Well, having given up on the Smith version now that it’s been six years, it looks like Warner Bros has decided they want to make a lot of money again and are trying to put together a reboot of the franchise.
The novel I am Legend has been turned into films a ton of times, from Last Man on Earth to Omega Man (to The Asylum knock off I am Omega), so it’s no surprise to see it happen… the “so quickly” bit is the weird part.
Lord knows if it’ll be any good this time around.