DC Movie News: Gal Gadot Signs Three-Picture Deal as Wonder Woman; Jennifer Garner Comments on Ben Affleck’s Batsuit; Stephen Amell Talks JUSTICE LEAGUE

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Here’s a round-up of the latest news bits in the world of DC movies:

  • Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) confirms a three-picture deal to star as Wonder Woman.  The report also reveals Gadot’s payday for the film (if you’re interested in that sort of thing), and more importantly, a May start date for the Man of Steel sequel.
  • While it will be a little while before we see Ben Affleck in the Batsuit for that sequel, his wife Jennifer Garner has already gotten a peak, calling it “unbelievably cool” and “a total reinvention.”
  • Stephen Amell, star of The CW series, Arrow, recently commented on the state of the Justice League movie and his discussions for possibly joining the DC superhero team-up.

Hit the jump for more on each story.

First up from Batman News is word of Gadot’s multi-picture deal and start date for the Man of Steel sequel.  While these types of deals aren’t exactly unheard of in this day and age, the news confirms that Gadot should be around as Wonder Woman for a few installments.  It makes sense considering the character is one of DC’s most iconic (and one of very few female superhero standouts), and it leaves the door open for not only a Justice League film, but possibly a Wonder Woman standalone film in the future.  Here’s a video featuring Gadot in a modeling montage, so even if you don’t speak Hebrew you can enjoy the visual component:

In related Man of Steel sequel news, Affleck’s wife Jennifer Garner recently talked about taking a peek at the new Batsuit during an interview with Entertainment Tonight:

arrow-season-2-poster-stephen-amellFinally, in an interview with Fandango, Amell dropped a few comments about participating in discussions for the highly anticipated Justice League movie.  He was also quick to point out that this film is a long way away, so no details are remotely confirmed just yet.  Here’s what he had to say about making the jump from TV to big screen [emphasis mine]:

“All we have to do for something like that to happen, or even be a possibility, is continue to take care of business with our show and then we put ourselves in a position – but the important thing is our show. I have had discussions, but I think the gestation process for this project is a lot slower than most people think. I mean, they haven’t even shot the next one. They haven’t even shot a frame of the movie before the movie everyone thinks is the Justice League movie!”

What do you think about Amell possibly starring as Green Arrow in a Justice League movie down the road?  The guy has certainly put sweat equity into creating the television version of the character, and will hopefully continue to do so over the next few years.  While I don’t see Green Arrow being a point of focus for the eventual Justice League film, it would be pretty cool for fans of Arrow to see him up alongside Cavill, Affleck, Gadot and the like.  A big question is whether or not the ages of the heroes in the TV universe and movie universe will mesh; a bigger question is, when will DC get its act together?




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  • Devin Reed

    DC/Warner Bros. does need to get its act together somehow. Unlike Marvel, they have films rights to ALL of their characters, yet they’ve been slow to make anything of it. Not tying in at least some of their TV projects into the film universe would also be a missed opportunity.

    • Leo Spaceman

      I was thinking the same thing, but it doesn’t seem like they really have the balls to commit. They signed Gal, a model with limited acting experience beyond looking hot in Fast and Furious which is a dime a dozen in hollywood, to only a 3 picture deal. They had completely the upper hand in negotiations and they only signed her to 3 movies. That is the Man of Steel Sequel, The Justice League, and a stand alone Wonder Woman film.

      Marvel signs their actors to their own trilogy and to an Avengers trilogy normally. When Gal is established as Wonder Woman, she will be up for a new contract, so she will be able to demand a large payday from them when the Justice League sequel still needs a Wonder Woman.

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      • The Flobbit

        Go die in a fire.

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    Surpised they didn’t list the plot details that was supposedly leaked (reported by Latino Review) and caused several people to be fired (allegedly) which is what caused the delay in production to be pushed back 10 months. If what was reported was an actual outline I think it would have been an interesting take on the MOS sequel. But then again the source is one of the most non-credible sources around as they are more miss than hit.

    • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

      Not just Latino Review…it’s Latino Review reporting a story which was posted on a message board.

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    She won’t get to do 3 films when man of steel 2 flops like a fish out of water

    • mixedkidmonkey

      yaaa dawg,. streight up werd. dats real ttalk now homie. shud of castd will smith as batman n marten lawrince as supermann. cud totelly see oprah as wunder women 2 if she lost like 20 lbs! holllywood is racist!!!

      • brNdon

        YOU ARE THE BIGGEST RACIST!

      • cb

        Word up, my nigga!

    • YodaRocks

      You speak the truth, future-man.

    • TedSallis

      Yep, hope she got some kind of signing bonus or something. Batman/Superman is going to tank HARD.

  • calebrcrawford

    Stephen Amell is doing the Lord’s work on Arrow week in and week out. Outside of DC’s printed work, he is by far the best thing going in their live action presence. Honestly, DC should take some notes from the writers of that show for creating interesting story arcs that can be told over a period of time. (I realize the show is not perfect, but for the CW it is incredibly awesome). Anyways, if I had my way, DC would develop more tv series of Arrow quality and have them share the same universe. However, I know that will never happen with Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman…

    • Grayden

      DC would be throwing away an incredible opportunity if they didn’t tie in Arrow to their JL film. As others have stated, Arrow is the best thing DC has done in the live-action vein in years.

    • Jamesy

      Agreed, Arrow isn’t a perfect show but it is enjoyable. And If you stick with it throughout the weeks/seasons it pays off and it’s great to see how everything unfolds and ties in together. Amell is awesome in it and the amount of dedication he has for the role is admirable. I never knew anything about Green Arrow so thanks to the show it gave me information and got me interested in more of the DCU, if a show can do that it’s succeeded in my opinion.

  • jay

    i think the JL movie should definitely use Amell. The show is popular and well done. why not just call him up to the majors for the big game.

    • The Flobbit

      I agree. He’s got charisma and style, and he’s a very competent actor. I can easily see him with the grit and presence to go up alongside Cavill and Affleck.

  • RiddleThemThis

    Having amell joining the Justice League seems unlikely, if they do have a green arrow character, he will probably be recast. However, I think it would fantastic if he were to be put into the film as he has done an amazing job with the show so far.

    • Melwing

      Care to explain your logic there?

      • RiddleThemThis

        I believe that they’ll look for a big name actor who can bring in fans of their own. Bringing in Amell would also be bringing in the arrow tv series and the baggage that comes with it. What I mean by that is that the series has already used and in the future, will most likely use DC characters that the DC movie universe will want to use, i.e. The League of Shadows, Flash, Black Canary, etc.. Attaching the tv series to the film series will hinder the show as well, as they will be restricted on what they can do with it in the future.

        If the tv universe and film universe can be combined, I would be happy with it. I just don’t think its going to happen though, hopefully I’m wrong on that one.

  • RunnerX13

    I enjoy Arrow, but Amell can’t act. He’s just at stiff as everyone else on the CW, and would not enjoy seeing him on the big screen.

    • brNdon

      I think he would do okay with proper direction.

    • The Flobbit

      He’s the best thing about Arrow. The cheesy and terrible female actors are the worst of it. Amell is actually cool and rather awesome.

    • Tobias Wolf

      I don´t think, he is a great actor, either. Not a lot of facial expressions in his quiver, are there?
      BUT: For the character in this show, this works absolutely fine with me, seems consistent with his personality.
      He´s a likeable guy and I for one absolutely buy, that he´s really a killer with his bow (and fists, and feet, and you know…)

    • Tobias Wolf

      I don´t think, he is a great actor, either. Not a lot of facial expressions in his quiver, are there?
      BUT: For the character in this show, this works absolutely fine with me, seems consistent with his personality.
      He´s a likeable guy and I for one absolutely buy, that he´s really a killer with his bow (and fists, and feet, and you know…)

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  • Daniel Ronczkowski

    I thought they HAVE shot some of the new Batman/Superman movie… There were reports of them shooting in Yorkville, IL also some sort of Football game.

    • Dave Trumbore

      They did, but principal photography on the production hasn’t started yet. Looks like they’re aiming for May for that.

  • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

    It’s possible they could find a way to connect Arrow and the Man of Steel universe, but when you merge continuities you restrict creativity on both sides and create new continuity problems.

    CREATIVITY – Since Arrow is building their own League of Assassins & Ras Al Ghul story arc, the movies would be restricted to the direction a TV show takes things. Moving forward, every time Arrow wants to add someone new from the comics, they would have to run it by the movie studio to make sure things line up.

    CONTINUITY – If Arrow takes place in Man of Steel universe, the show HAS to acknowledge the events of that film or else there’s an enormous continuity problem. Aliens invaded the earth and destroyed a massive chunk of one of the world’s largest cities.

    Also, if Arrow is in the Justice League with a bunch of people with super powers, anytime you roll around to a big season finale where someone evil dude is about to blow up the city or that he’s can’t best in a fight, why doesn’t he just call up Superman or Wonder Woman and ask for help?

    I can see why the CW would benefit from linking the two, but I can’t see how Warner Brothers would benefit or desire these restrictions.

    • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

      I don’t think having the show Arrow tie into the MOS universe would be a tough thing to sell. I mean it’s the same problem that Marvel now has w their standalone films and how they are going to deal w the solo adventures. Iron Man 3 didn’t have another one of the Avengers pop in to help Stark and I was just fine w that. The tough sell would be what characters could appear in the show. It’s why Agents of Shield never have big name villians in it and why the show is failing in ratings.
      It would take some major talent to bridge the two but w the extra time WB has given themselves I think it can happen. Hopefully they will start churching out 2 films a year like Marvel has so not to lose the momentum that they have built w MOS.

  • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

    Stephen Amell just posted a follow up to his previous comments since this story has spread.

    “Something I need to get off of my chest.

    When I do press, I try and be open, honest and thoughtful. That being said… I find it incredibly discouraging to see a headline like the ones I’ve been seeing this morning. Headlines that aren’t just a stretch, they’re totally fabricated. At no point, have I had “studio level” discussions about any feature films at Warner Bros.

    In this particular instance, when I read articles that take a pretty straightforward answer and slap a title on it that has little to no correlation to what I’ve actually said, it makes it seem as though I’m disrespecting my current position. Which is bullshit. And why would I do that? I mean… I’m not the smartest dude in the world. (After all… I picked a career in acting.) But would I really just casually subvert a process cloaked in secrecy? A process – by the way – being run by the company who currently employs me. C’MON!

    We’re making a kick ass show. We will continue to make a kick ass show. And I will continue to interact and provide interesting content for our fans. Because I love our fans. If every once and a while, some dickweed wants to pull a headline out of thin air to generate page views, then that’s the price we pay.”

    • Melwing

      Great use of ‘dickweed’

    • ʝoe ßloggs

      LOL! Gotta love Stephen Amell!
      Maybe he really is Oliver Queen. :)

    • The Flobbit

      Smart guy with integrity. Rare to see.

  • Dev1359

    Amell just shat all over that fake article on Facebook lol

  • Faptain America

    So HOW much are they paying Gal GadOT? I keep pronouncing it as Ga-do, like “Waiting for Godot” haha. There were several amounts in there, all sounding like they were in shekels.
    Also her chest seems sufficient for Wonder Woman.
    Also the last song in that video is one I love from GTA V, Kelly Rowland’s “Work”.

    • Strong Enough

      “Also her chest seems sufficient for Wonder Woman. ”

      this has to be the most misogynic comment i’ve ever read lmaoo

      “Yes Woman chest seem to be large enough. Yes. Will grant approval”

      :dead:

      • Faptain America

        I’m just saying that the fanboys are arguing over nothing.
        And you still haven’t told me what sh’e making, which was my main question.

  • Redjester

    Gal Gadot really needs to gain a little muscle weight if she wants to come off as a believable Wonder Woman. Although I don’t necessarily think she is too skinny in general, she is waaaay to rail thin for the part.

    • ʝoe ßloggs

      …and there is a LOT of time still for to bulk up which she said she will.

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  • mattinacan

    Amell does a great job on arrow and could easily have a side role similar to hawkeye in the avengers

    • The Flobbit

      Green Arrow > Hawkeye

      Legolas > Green Arrow

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        Bullseye >>> Green Arrow

        Ultimate Hawkeye >>>>> Green Arrow

      • The Flobbit

        Legolas > Every nitwit who ever picked up a bow.

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        Legolas is not just an archer but is multi-weapons skilled.
        Same as Bullseye.
        The only differences are…

        For Bullseye, everything is a weapon.
        Bullseye doesn’t miss.

      • The Flobbit

        Legolas > Every nitwit who ever picked up a bow.

  • HeSaidSheSaidReviewSite

    The DC Cinematic Universe – how not to make movies.

    • The Flobbit

      HeSaidSheSaidReviewSite – how to get dislikes.

  • LEM

    It would be a great idea to tie in “Arrow” with the features. They’re doing an impressive job on the show and are by far the second best effort DC has had in bringing their properties into live action.

  • Nomis1700

    I’d rather see the TV and the Cinema stay separated.

    • ʝoe ßloggs

      At least for now allowing each to find their feet is the best way forward.
      There is no real reason why Oliver would appear in the movie seeing how the film has a fair number of heros already as rumoured.

  • mixedkidmonkey

    y aint jada pinket smith wondir womin?? holywood is rasist

  • Steven

    Amell is hardly Pacino, granted. But Cavil isn’t much better to be honest.

    Affleck had moments of brilliance but has never really given a note worthy performance.

    • Seanpb

      Cavill isn’t very good at all.

  • The Flobbit

    Amell kicking ass alongside Cavill and Affleck. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

  • bidi

    the more i think about it, the more i realize how unbelievably inconsistent the Affleck casting was. Cavill was hardly a household name, and is still no where near that level of stardom. like 15 people know who Gadot is. and then you throw BEN FUCKING AFFLECK into the mix? WB/DC has no clue what’s going on, and it sickens me. as much as i love Batman, as much as i like Affleck, as much as i enjoyed MoS, they need to let this thing die and come back with something that resembles a strategy. i was cautiously optimistic before, but after the production delay, i have almost zero hope for this entire cinematic universe

  • bidi

    the more i think about it, the more i realize how unbelievably inconsistent the Affleck casting was. Cavill was hardly a household name, and is still no where near that level of stardom. like 15 people know who Gadot is. and then you throw BEN FUCKING AFFLECK into the mix? WB/DC has no clue what’s going on, and it sickens me. as much as i love Batman, as much as i like Affleck, as much as i enjoyed MoS, they need to let this thing die and come back with something that resembles a strategy. i was cautiously optimistic before, but after the production delay, i have almost zero hope for this entire cinematic universe

  • sense11

    I’m glad Gadot has an extra 10 months to get in shape for the movie

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