Read Leaked Script for George Miller’s JUSTICE LEAGUE; WB Reiterates Intention to Create WONDER WOMAN Movie or TV Series

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This past summer’s Man of Steel marked a big step forward for Warner Bros. with regards to its DC Comics properties.  Following Marvel’s massive success with interconnected superhero movies, WB has been trying to find a way to take a similar approach to its DC characters.  Green Lantern was a swing and a miss, and Christopher Nolan made it very clear that his Dark Knight Trilogy was a standalone set of films not set within a larger universe.  But with Man of Steel, WB finally has a hit with a rebooted DC character, and the studio is moving forward with a follow-up that brings Batman into the fold.

Obviously the endgame is a Justice League movie, but WB has been toying with that idea for years.  Director George Miller came extremely close to getting his iteration of Justice League in front of cameras in 2007, but the plug was prematurely pulled.  However, a leaked version of the script for Miller’s film has now landed online.  Hit the jump for much more.

TOP 5: STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Casting Rumors, Female Driven Superhero Movies, NEBRASKA Trailer, GRAND THEFT AUTO V Earns a Ton, Cinemath

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Having missed Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring during its theatrical run, I made sure to pick it up on Blu-ray when it hit shelves this past week. As much as I was looking forward to it, though, I have to say I was let down. Aside from a spot-on soundtrack and some solid performances from its young cast (Taissa Farmiga‘s turn stands out to me as particularly strong), the pic often feels as vapid and generally aimless as the events it depicts. The film is ripe for commentary on our societal fascination with all things celebrity. There are also occasional nods, especially during the film’s night club scenes, to the idea that social media is both a means and an end to human connection. That said, Coppola never truly explores either of these ideas and instead elects to present the story in a vérité style that feels content to simply observe. For me, the end result is a picture that has so much to talk about and yet ultimately says very little.

My “Blu-ray Disappointment of the Week” discussion aside, this week’s Top 5 highlights the latest Star Wars: Episode VII rumors that put Saoirse Ronan up for a lead role, a look at some of our favorite options for female driven superhero movies, the first trailer for Alexander Payne‘s Nebraska, Grand Theft Auto V‘s unprecedented opening day, and a new Cinemath installment that takes a look at the Emmys by the numbers. As you might expect, a brief recap and link to each of the above resides after the jump.

Female Superhero Movies: Time for Superheroines Like WONDER WOMAN and CAPTAIN MARVEL to Fly Solo

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The movie-going audience has spoken.  Movies with female protagonists are becoming more popular in this day and age.  With recent financial successes, such as Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s The Heat, turning studios’ heads, its time to take the plunge and start giving more superheroines a time to shine.  While female comic book protagonists starring in their own movies is hardly new (see Catwoman, Elektra, Supergirl), there’s a wealth of heroines still out there that can hold up a movie just as well as their male counterparts.

Hit the jump for Collider’s best options for female driven comic book films that will get people in the seats.

CHRONICLE Screenwriter Max Landis Planning WONDER WOMAN Pitch for Warner Bros.

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Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis has his sights set on a proper superhero movie in the future, if he has anything to say about it.  While the scribe’s draft for Chronicle 2 was not to Fox’s liking (the studio is going a different way on the potential follow-up), he recently revealed that he plans on pitching his own take on Wonder Woman to Warner Bros.  The studio has yet to officially announce a Wonder Woman film as in development, but the standalone feature is clearly in their plans as they make their way towards Justice League following 2015’s Batman vs. Superman.  Hit the jump for more.

Alexandra Daddario Talks PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE, and When Will WB Cast Her as WONDER WOMAN

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Opening this week is director Thor Freudenthal’s fantasy sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.  The follow-up finds Percy (Logan Lerman) and his friends venturing to a mythical land known as the Sea of Monsters to retrieve a golden fleece that is essential to the survival of his home.  The film also stars Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Leven Rambin, Douglas Smith, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion, Jake Abel, Anthony Head and Sean Bean.  For more on the film, watch five clips, the trailer, or read Matt’s review.

At the recent New York City press day, I landed a video interview with Alexandra Daddario.  She talked about when she first heard they’d be making a sequel, what she wants for her character, what it’s like making a film for adults and kids in the same year, who she plays on HBO’s True Detective, and when Warner Bros. will cast her as Wonder Woman (which I think she could pull off).  Hit the jump to watch.

The CW Developing THE FLASH Series from ARROW Creators; WONDER WOMAN Show on Hold [Updated]

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After finding great success with its superhero series Arrow, The CW is looking to take aim at another DC Comics character for a new TV show.  Deadline reports that the network is fast tracking Flash, a drama series based on the DC Comics character The Flash.  The Barry Allen character will first be introduced on a recurring basis in the upcoming second season of Arrow, after which he will get his own origin series.  Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg are developing Flash alongside Arrow director David Nutter, with Berlanti, Kreisberg, and DC’s Geoff Johns poised to pen the pilot.  Berlanti and Kreisberg will run the series should The CW pick up the pilot, and Nutter—who helmed the Arrow pilot—will direct the first episode.

Hit the jump for more, including what this means for the potential Flash movie and an update on The CW’s Wonder Woman series

David S. Goyer Explains How MAN OF STEEL Sets Up JUSTICE LEAGUE and Other Future DC Films; WB Revving Up WONDER WOMAN and AQUAMAN

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Audiences will finally get to see director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer’s take on Superman late tonight with the midnight release of Man of Steel, and it’s no secret that a lot is riding on the success of MoS.  We’ve already learned that Warner Bros. has tapped Snyder and Goyer to reteam on a fast-tracked sequel to Man of Steel, but the studio is also hoping—in the face of Marvel’s immense success—that the film jump starts the studio’s other DC Comics properties as well as an eventual Justice League movie (ie. WB’s answer to The Avengers).

Snyder and Goyer have been coy thus far with regards to how Man of Steel fits into a larger DC universe, but now that the film looks to be headed towards a strong opening weekend, Goyer has revealed a bit more about how Man of Steel directly leads into Justice League and other future DC adaptations.  Hit the jump to see what he said, along with news that Warner Bros. is “kicking the tires” on Wonder Woman and Aquaman films.

Joss Whedon Talks S.H.I.E.L.D., Consulting for Marvel, HULK Spin-Off Movies, WONDER WOMAN and the Films of the DC Universe

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During a recent interview for his take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Joss Whedon also fielded some questions on comics-related projects.  At the forefront of that discussion was the upcoming ABC series Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., but The Avengers director also addressed his consulting work for Marvel and just how the eventual stand-alone Hulk movie could work.  Whedon also commented on films in the DC universe, including his work on a Wonder Woman feature and just how far he progressed with it.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say. 

Toy Fair 2013: Over 100 Images from Convention Floor Including BATMAN, STAR WARS, REAL STEEL, SUPERMAN, Marvel, GODZILLA, IRON MAN, and More

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If you’re a toy collector, you’ve likely had a great past few days.  That’s because every February at Toy Fair in NYC, all the toy manufactures  show off tons of upcoming toys and many are being revealed for the first time.  Over the past 24 hours we’ve posted a ton of them broken down by manufacturer, and we’re not close to being done.  However, due to how many we’ve yet to post, I’m going to take a group approach to this article.

As you can see after the jump, we’ve got over 100 pictures from the convention floor and you can check out some of the new toys for Iron Man (and Iron Man 3), The Walking DeadBatmanThe Dark KnightStar Wars, DC Justice, Real Steel, Marvel Selects, Resident Evil, Arkham City, Star TrekSupermanThorWonder Woman, Tom Cruise from Mission Impossible, and much more.

DC Comics Valentine’s Giveaway: Win Copies of YOUNG ROMANCE: A NEW 52 VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 2: THE VILLAINS JOURNEY

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Love is in the air at DC Comics this Valentine’s Day with the release of Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Day Special #1.  Following hot on the heels of Justice League, Vol. 2: The Villain’s Journey collection, featuring the much-hyped first kiss between Superman and Wonder Woman in The New 52 continuity, Young Romance provides readers with a collection of six stories of superhero love. And with that, DC has provided us with a copy of each comic and a selection of superheroic Valentine’s Day cards just for you. Hit the jump for more details.

This DC giveaway is just the beginning of our increasing comic book coverage on Collider.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you more features and a running assessment of DC’s The New 52, plus a lot more!  Be sure to let us know what comic book news and issues you’d like us to cover in the future.

Meet the JUSTICE LEAGUE: Which Heroes Are In, Who Was Left Out and Who Might Make a Cameo?

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As you can see from the above image, not everyone who’s historically been in DC’s Justice League will make it into Warner Bros. Justice League in 2015. The only confirmed creative type on the picture is screenwriter Will Beall (Gangster Squad) as no director or cast is in place yet, but it looks as if we might have a solid core of characters we can expect to see on screen.  We posted an extensive list of possible superheroes a couple of weeks ago, along with the rumors of the movie’s villain and source material.  That list has been whittled down considerably.  Hit the jump to see who made the cut, who missed out and who might pop up as a cameo.

The CW President Mark Pedowitz Talks THE CARRIE DIARIES, SUPERNATURAL, ARROW, the Wonder Woman Series AMAZON, and More

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As part of The CW portion of the TCA Press Tour, network president Mark Pedowitz took some time to discuss current programming, upcoming series and shows in various development stages.  During the interview, he talked about how The Carrie Diaries came about, what attracted the network to Cult, the genesis for the possible The Vampire Diaries spin-off about the Originals (with Joseph Morgan and Phoebe Tonkin, and set in New Orleans), that The Selection and Wonderland are still in pilot contention, how the Wonder Woman project Amazon is progressing, their interest in other DC Comics characters, that they are no longer pursuing a Battle Royale series, and how they feel about current shows Supernatural, Beauty and the Beast, Nikita and Hart of Dixie.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Rumor: JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie Villain Revealed?

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What can we confirm about Warner Bros.’ Justice League so far? We know Zack Snyder (director of Man of Steel) has a lot to say about how his film fits into the Justice League universe, and that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises) is reportedly not set to play Batman in the picture. Other than that, we know Will Beall (Gangster Squad) is writing the screenplay which will feature Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and other heroes. But who will these heroes unite against, exactly? Will it be an army of faceless evildoers, much like the Chitauri in The Avengers? Not likely, since the Marvel sequel will be opening the same year as the DC picture and The Avengers 2 already has a Mad Titan in Thanos. So who in the DC universe could possibly be more powerful? Hit the jump to find out.

New Details for CW’s WONDER WOMAN Origin Series, AMAZON

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New details have emerged for the joint production of Amazon, a Wonder Woman origin series from The CW, Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics. When we first reported on the pilot, it was in the early development stage, with a previous live-action Wonder Woman TV series failing just the year before. Now, with the success of The CW’s Green Arrow series, Arrow, it’s looking more likely that a young Amazonian princess will find her way to television.  Warner Bros. TV has reportedly hired a casting director in search of someone to play the lead role, as they are anticipating a pilot pickup. Written by Allan HeinbergAmazon is a fish-out-of-water series that has has shades of Tarzan as it centers on a young Amazonian named Iris who learns to develop her superpowers. Hit the jump for much more. 

Adrianne Palicki Talks RED DAWN, G.I. JOE 2, the WONDER WOMAN Experience & Possible FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Movie

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The long-delayed re-imagining of Red Dawn is finally hitting theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday. When the citizens of a city in Washington state find themselves the prisoners under enemy occupation by North Korea, a group of young patriots become determined to fight back, and band together to protect one another and take back their freedom. From director Dan Bradley, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

At the film’s press day, actress Adrianne Palicki – who plays the tough, no-nonsense Toni – spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how excited she is that audiences will finally have a chance to see the film, going through a similar delay with the G.I. Joe sequel, how her Red Dawn training compared to her G.I. Joe: Retaliation training, how devastating the whole Wonder Woman experience was for her (with the TV show getting ordered to series and then having the plug pulled), working with co-star Chris Hemsworth, how she related to her character, and her thoughts on the possible Friday Night Lights movie. Check out what she had to say after the jump.

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