Warner Bros. Commissions Two Separate AQUAMAN Scripts

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Just last week, Warner Bros. threw the hammer down and announced release dates for nine untitled DC Comics adaptations all the way through 2020.  The slew of release dates was part of WB’s plan to go head-to-head with Marvel Studios in putting together its own comic book movie universe, and all signs point to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as the entry point for many of the characters that will subsequently land standalone movies.  Gal Gadot is already set to appear as Wonder Woman in BvS and one of the nine untitled films is no doubt a Wonder Woman movie, but today news comes about a standalone film for a different DC superhero: Aquaman.  Warner Bros. is aggressively putting together an Aquaman movie by hiring two writers to work on two separate screenplays for the film in the hopes of putting together the best possible version.  More after the jump.

Rumor: Doomsday One of the Five Villains in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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It’s getting hard to keep up with all of the villains (and heroes) rumored to be participating in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Heck, it’s hard enough keeping up with the rumors about who wrote which version of a fake script that all of this info may or may not be coming from.  And now there are fresh rumors that Doomsday will be making an appearance in the film, perhaps as one of the five villains people claim are on tap for this franchise installment.

Hit the jump for more on the possible Batman v Superman Doomsday appearance.  The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry CavillGal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterCallan Mulvey, Tao OkamotoScoot McNairy, Diane Lane, and Jeremy Irons.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE – Jason Momoa to Play Aquaman, with Major Role in JUSTICE LEAGUE [Updated]

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While the LA Kings were establishing their rule over the ice last night, Jason Momoa was staking his claim as king of the seas.  A confident new report pegs the former Game of Thrones star as playing Aquaman in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with a larger role likely in the superhero team-up movie, Justice League.  It sounds like Snyder’s design for the character is already set, so even though we haven’t heard any official confirmation yet, Momoa is expected to play the part.  There’s also a hint of some plot elements for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that would be in direct response to the destructive events that took place in Man of Steel.  Hit the jump for more.

[Update: THR has corroborated HitFix's report, citing their own sources as saying Momoa will indeed be playing Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  We'll let you know when we get official word from Warner Bros.]

Jason Momoa Talks THE RED ROAD, Working with His Wife, Auditioning for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, His Directorial Debut ROAD TO PALOMA, and More

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On the SundanceTV drama series The Red Road, lines will be crossed when tragedy forces two men – a mesmerizing ex-con named Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa) and an embattled local police officer named Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson) – to face the secrets of their past.  As these two men find themselves increasingly compromised by one another, the lives of both, and everyone around them, quickly unravel.

While at a luncheon with the cast, to promote and discuss the new show, actor Jason Momoa talked about how he came to The Red Road, what it’s been like to work with his wife Lisa Bonet, who’s also his co-star, playing a less clear-cut villain, just how crazy things will get by the end of this season, and that he has no idea how they’ll get out of the corner they’ve been placed in, if they do get a second season.  He also talked about how directing his first feature film, Road to Paloma, has changed him, the challenging experience of directing his wife, that he’d love to direct an episode of the show, when he’s looking to direct his next film, why his audition as Drax the Destroyer for Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the most fun experiences he’s had, why he hasn’t been in one of the superhero films he’s been rumored to be involved with yet, and how he would definitely be up for returning to do another Game of Thrones cameo.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

THE RED ROAD Review: New Sundance Drama Is Sinister

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The Sundance Channel had an outstanding track record in 2013 for delivering some of the best television not only of the year, but in recent memory.  However, most of its programming was rebroadcast from other (usually foreign) markets, with only the excellent Rectify being a wholly-owned production.  The Red Road is now the second production that Sundance owns outright, and it falls in step with much of the channel’s “new for you” programming, including Top of the Lake and The Returned.  But it’s a tricky line to walk sometimes for dramas to have enough momentum to keep them from becoming too mired in darkness.  Hit the jump to see which side of the line The Red Road falls on.

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Rumors: Lex Luthor not the Only Villain; Wonder Woman Has a “Cameo-Plus” Size Role

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Filming on Batman vs. Superman will be underway soon, and that means the rumor mill is about to change.  Right now, we’re operating in almost complete darkness.  We know some casting and that’s about it.  But once the cameras start rolling and set photos start leaking, a new picture begins begin to emerge, one with its own special brand of speculation and confusion.  But before we reach that point, there are four new rumors to chew on regarding the highly-anticipated superhero movie.  First, while Lex Luthor hasn’t been confirmed for the upcoming sequel, most fans are betting on seeing the chrome-domed menace challenging the Man of Steel.  However, Batman-on-Film is reporting that while Luthor will be in the movie, there’s another villain in the mix as well.  His sources also say that the second villain will not be one of Batman’s baddies.

Hit the jump for more including the size of Wonder Woman’s role.  The film stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, and Laurence FishburneBatman vs. Superman (unofficial title) opens July 17, 2015.

Jason Momoa in Talks to Join BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

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While Jason Momoa came very close to landing a role in the Marvel Movie Universe by way of Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax the Destroyer, the part ultimately ended up going to David Bautista.  No matter, it now looks like Momoa will get his shot at a big superhero movie, as he has apparently entered talks to join the cast of director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel follow-up Batman vs. Superman.  Warner Bros. recently announced that Gal Gadot will fill the role of Wonder Woman in the pic, and now that Snyder and producers have turned their attention to casting the film’s villain, it’s possible that Momoa could be playing the DC pic’s Big Bad.  Hit the jump for more.

Jason Momoa’s Underground Fighting Drama KANE Shopped at TIFF 2013

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News out of TIFF 2013 has director-star Jason Momoa (Road to Paloma) shopping his newest picture, the underground fighting drama, Kane.  The second directorial effort for Momoa after Road to Paloma centers on an alcoholic ex-boxer who returns to the fighting life in an underground circuit in order to earn enough money for his ex-wife’s medical treatment, fighting personal demons and past rivals along the way.  Scripted by Robert Homer MollohanKane plans to shoot in early 2014 with a release date of late 2014 or early 2015 should financing be secured.  Hit the jump for more details.

Jason Momoa in Talks to Play Drax the Destroyer in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY? [Updated]

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With Chris Pratt now set in the lead role of Star-Lord, it looks like casting is moving right along on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.  Writer/director James Gunn has now posted up in London to continue pre-production on the film with shooting set to begin in a couple of months, and now a new report has surfaced claiming that Gunn and Marvel have settled on the actor that will play Drax the Destroyer.  The character is one of brawn, and he actually began life as a human before his family was attacked and killed by the ubervillain Thanos, after which his spirit was placed in a new, much more powerful body.  Rumor has it that none other than Khal Drogo himself, Jason Momoa, will bring Drax to life.  Hit the jump to read on. [Update: THR now reports that Momoa tested for the role, but has no offer. More after the jump.]

3 New Clips from BULLET TO THE HEAD Pit Sylvester Stallone Against Jason Momoa, Plus Fifteen Minutes of B-Roll Footage

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If you need a little encouragement to go see Walter Hill’s Bullet to the Head this weekend, we’ve got three new clips that will give you a shot in the arm.  Bullet to the Head stars Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo, a hitman out to avenge his dead partner, Sung Kang as Washington, D.C. detective Taylor Kwon and Jason Momoa as Keegan, their common enemy.

For more on Bullet to the Head, be sure to read up on Steve’s set visit, two interviews with Walter Hill, plus more on-set interviews with Jason Momoa, Sarah Shahi and Sung Kang.  Bullet to the Head is in theaters now.  Hit the jump to watch the clips plus an additional fifteen minutes of B-roll footage.

TOP 5: J.J. Abrams Directing STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, BULLET TO THE HEAD Set Visit, WARM BODIES, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, Sundance 2013

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Even though we’re nearly three months removed from Halloween, I want to use this week’s opening paragraph to throw some support behind director Michael Stephenson‘s touching documentary, The American Scream. I recently caught the film via Netflix where it’s available to “Watch Instantly” and I was impressed to say the least. Stephenson’s previous entry, the indelible Best Worst Movie, quickly became one of my all-time favorite docs for the unexpected emotional punch it packed in following the lives of those impacted by Troll 2. Scream delivered on a similar level with its themes of family, community, and the pursuit of one’s passion (in this case, home haunting). If you haven’t seen it already, I recommend either checking it out on Netflix or picking up a copy for yourself from the film’s website.

All recommendations aside, much to the surprise of no one, this week’s Top 5 is headlined by the announcement that J.J. Abrams will direct/produce Star Wars: Episode VII with accompaniment by our Bullet to the Head set visit, Warm Bodies video interviews with Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and more, a G.I. Joe: Retaliation set visit preview and interviews with director Jon M. Chu and more, and all of our coverage out of Sundance 2013 to date. A brief recap and link to each is hidden in plain view after the jump.

Jason Momoa Talks Body Count, His Sadistic Villain Character, and Axe Fights on the Set of BULLET TO THE HEAD

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If you enjoyed watching Jason Momoa kick ass as the warlord Khal Drogo on HBO’s awesome series Game of Thrones, you’ll probably want to check out Bullet to the Head.  In director Walter Hill’s action flick, Momoa plays a mercenary who really enjoys killing.  During a group interview on the New Orleans set, Momoa described his character as an, “evil sadistic bastard who likes to shoot people in the head.”  In addition, Momoa also talked about getting to fight Sylvester Stallone with an ax, how he prepared for the role, the way the action compares to his previous projects, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

First Clips from JOBS and BULLET TO THE HEAD

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We’ve got a pair of first clips from the following movies to share today:

  • jOBS – Starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, this first clip shows off the passionate vision and understated genius of the respective Apple co-creators.  jOBS opens this April.
  • Bullet to the Head – Starring Sylvester Stallone as hitman Jimmy Bobo, this first action-packed clip reveals Bobo’s bathroom brawl with Keegan (Jason Momoa), a precursor to the eventual ax fight.  Walter Hill’s Bullet to the Head opens February 1st.

Hit the jump to watch both clips.

20 New High-Resolution Images from BULLET TO THE HEAD Starring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Momoa

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Warner Bros. has released a batch of high-resolution images from director Walter Hill’s upcoming action-thriller Bullet to the Head.  The graphic novel adaptation stars Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo, a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a New York City cop (Sung Kang) to bring down the killers of their respective partners.  These images show off plenty of Stallone toughness, as well as looks at supporting players Christian Slater, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sarah Shahi, Jon Seda, and of course Jason Momoa.

Hit the jump to check out 20 high-resolution images from the film, and click here to see 14 more images.  Bullet to the Head opens on February 1st.

14 New Images from Sylvester Stallone’s BULLET TO THE HEAD Feature a Bloody Christian Slater

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Walter Hill’s Bullet to the Head has already released a few trailers for the film, but a slew of new images have just been made available online. The graphic novel adaptation stars Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo, a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a New York City cop (Sung Kang) to bring down the killers of their respective partners. The new images feature plenty of shots of Stallone and Kang, along with a bloodied-up Christian Slater. Also starring Adewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeJason Momoa and Sarah Shahi,  Bullet to the Head is set to debut in theaters on February 1, 2013. Hit the jump to check out the new images.

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