PAN Writer Jason Fuchs in Talks to Write WONDER WOMAN Movie

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First the Wonder Woman movie had a star, then it got a director, and now it has a writer.  Fresh off confirmation that well-respected TV veteran Michelle MacLaren will develop and direct Wonder Woman for Warner Bros., THR reports that the studio is in negotiations with Jason Fuchs to pen the screenplay.  Fuchs was a writer on the animated sequel Ice Age: Continental Drift, but he has experience with WB having most recently written the upcoming Pan for director Joe Wright.  THR adds that Fuchs is already working on a Pan sequel, but the Wonder Woman movie will no doubt be a priority for now with a 2017 release date looming.

Gal Gadot was cast as the titular character for her first appearance in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and rumors claim that this Wonder Woman film will be a period piece/origin story that takes place in the 1920s.  MacLaren will work with Fuchs on the drafts of the screenplay, which is promising, so things are moving along quite smoothly for this particular superhero project.

Michelle MacLaren Will Develop and Direct WONDER WOMAN; Zack Snyder to Produce

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It appears that we now have a Wonder Woman director, and the choice gives fans of both the comics and filmmaking in general reason to rejoice.  When Warner Bros. first announced it was officially moving forward with a Wonder Woman movie, one of the first directors that immediately came to mind was Michelle MacLaren.  She’s been doing incredible work in television for years, helming notable episodes of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead, and her move to feature filmmaking has been long overdue.  Some welcome news came a couple of weeks ago when it was reported that MacLaren was actually in talks to take the helm of WB’s Wonder Woman movie, and now word comes that MacLaren will indeed develop and direct the film.  More after the jump.

Cosplay with a Twist: New Art Exhibit Puts Superheroes in a Renaissance Context

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Cosplay is certainly commonplace at the various conventions that take place throughout the year, from Comic-Con to DragonCon to everything in between, but you might not expect people dressed as superheroes to appear as part of an art exhibit in Paris.  But that’s just what happened over the weekend at the Grand Palais, where photographer Sacha Goldberger unveiled his exhibition that features Renaissance-style portraits of superheroes wearing period garb.  The results are actually pretty amazing, as familiar faces like The Hulk, Superman, and even Darth Vader are given the portrait treatment.  Check out some photos from the event after the jump.

Michelle MacLaren In Talks to Direct WONDER WOMAN Movie; Is Absolutely the Right Choice [UPDATED]

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This is fantastic news if everything pans out properly.  For a long time now there’s been a much needed conversation about bringing more female directors to the forefront, whether it be for big superhero films or small indies.  When Warner Bros. and DC announced that they would indeed be beating Marvel to the punch when it comes to making a standalone movie about a female superhero with Wonder Woman, there was quite a bit of speculation regarding which female director would get the gig (if a female director was even hired at all).

Michelle MacLaren was always on those speculative lists, often near the top.  And for good reason. Not only can she handle character, but her episodes of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad rank as some of the most cinematic installments of those series (which is saying something when you’re going up against Rian Johnson and Neil Marshall).  And now it looks like she might actually have the job. Hit the jump for more on Michelle MacLaren being in talks to direct the Wonder Woman movie. [Update: THR reports that Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland) have also met with Warner Bros.]

Rumor: WONDER WOMAN Is a 1920s-Set Prequel That Kicks Off a Trilogy

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The superhero arms race continues.  Warner Bros. announced its slate of DC Comics adaptations through the year 2020 recently, and then earlier this week Marvel Studios responded by announcing its own slate through the year 2019.  As WB has now started moving forward with a number of upcoming films, rumors have begun to swirl about the third DC movie in line after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, the Wonder Woman movie set for release in 2017.  Specifically, these new rumors claim that the first Wonder Woman will be a prequel set in the 1920s and will kick off a trilogy of Wonder Woman films.  More after the jump, including the film that Gal Gadot recently had to pass on due to her DC obligations.

Superhero Movie Release Dates: From 2015 to 2020

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There’s no denying that the most popular genre around these days is that of the superhero movie.  Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy proved that comic book adaptations could be just as dramatic and heavy as non-genre films, Marvel Studios jumpstarted a massive interconnected series of superhero movies that were significantly more colorful and humorous, and audiences have been turning out to both kinds of superhero movies in droves.  With every major studio now working to turn its own comic book properties into the next big thing, it’s sometimes tough to keep track of what’s coming out when, who’s in it, and how it fits into the overall picture.  Not to worry, though, because we here at Collider have you covered.

After the jump, you’ll find a comprehensive guide of superhero movie release dates for every major comic book adaptation on the calendar, going all the way up to the year 2020.  Moreover, we’ll be updating this guide regularly with the most current information, so if you’re ever looking for the latest news on a specific film, you can come right back here for a quick overview.

Warner Bros. Looking for Female Director to Helm WONDER WOMAN

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The superhero movie boom has been happening for years now and only one superhero film has had a female director: Lexi Alexander‘s Punisher: War Zone.  And the budget for that film was drastically lower than the majority of superhero pictures.  Patty Jenkins (Monster) came close to directing Thor: The Dark World, but she and Marvel couldn’t come to terms, so they went with Alan Taylor instead.

It’s absurd and sad that, even beyond superhero films, female directors almost never get to take on a blockbuster property.  There are legions of incompetent male directors who are given hundreds of millions of dollars to blow on a waste of time, but incredibly talented female directors are relegated to indies, rom-coms, and TV shows.  It’s time to break through that glass ceiling, especially with superhero movies since we’re going to be getting so many of them.  Fittingly, that time may have finally come with Wonder Woman.  Hit the jump for more.

Warner Bros. Reveals DC Movie Release Dates: SUICIDE SQUAD Coming in 2016 Followed by WONDER WOMAN in 2017; GREEN LANTERN Reboot Set for 2020

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Warner Bros. has just revealed essentially its entire slate of upcoming DC Movie release dates, also confirming a ton of other news in the process.  Here’s a brief overview:

Hit the jump for much more on this exciting news.

Wonder Woman’s BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Origin Revealed; Ben Affleck Is “Team Batfleck”

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Wonder Woman is a popular character by name but not by history.  If you were to ask someone about Batman’s origin story, they would probably know his parents were murdered so he learned crime was bad.  If you were to ask someone about Superman’s origin story, they would probably know that his planet blew up and he was raised by good-hearted Midwesterners.  But ask people about Wonder Woman’s origin, and you’ll probably get confused looks.  It’s the result of Wonder Woman lacking the ubiquity of her male counterparts, and to be fair, plenty of non-geeks are probably just as ignorant of many superheroes’ origins.  However, those superheroes are rarely set next to two of the most famous superheroes of all-time.

Because Wonder Woman’s origin is mostly unknown, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has room to play with it as opposed Superman or Batman where the confines are strictly mandated by geek culture.  Geeks don’t care as much about Wonder Woman, and so her original origin is being tossed out for something more “modern” and “realistic”.  Hit the jump for more.

Four DC Comics Movies URL Registrations Hint at Warner Bros.’ Upcoming Plans

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It’s no secret that Warner Bros. is in the midst of building its own DC Comics Movies slate, crafting its answer to the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe.  They’ve already staked out release dates for nine upcoming DC Comics movies, and the in-production Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is looking like one massive Justice League prequel with appearances scheduled for Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and more.  The question on everyone’s minds, though, is in what order will Warner Bros. be introducing more standalone DC comics movies?  Well an answer may have surfaced by way of four URLs that Warner Bros. just registered, which just so happen to match up to four very specific DC comics properties.  More after the jump.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Release Date Moved Up to March 25, 2016; WB Dates 9 Untitled DC Films and 2 Event Movies

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The Marvel/DC release date showdown has come to an end, and it appears that Marvel has come away the victor.  Marvel Studios staked out the May 6, 2016 weekend a while ago for an “Untitled Marvel Movie,” but when Warner Bros. went looking for a new release date for its Man of Steel follow-up, it decided to plant its flag on May 6, 2016 as well with the thinking that Marvel would subsequently move.  Except Marvel didn’t move, it doubled down by announcing that Captain America 3 would be its May 2016 movie, which was certainly a big deal coming off the stellar opening weekend for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

And so now Warner Bros. has flinched, but instead of delving deeper into the summer, the studio will be trying to kickstart the blockbuster season incredibly early by setting the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice release date on March 25, 2016.  If that wasn’t enough, Warner Bros. has announced release dates for 9 untitled DC films and 2 “event films”.  More after the jump.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE – Warner Bros.’ Comic-Con Presentation Reveals First Look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

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During Warner Bros.’ Comic-Con presentation in the convention center’s famed Hall H today, a crowd-pleasing presentation kicked things off with Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  While we’ve previously seen Henry Cavill in costume as Superman, along with Ben Affleck in costume as Batman, this presentation was the first glimpse of Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman armor.  Needless to say, it looks like the Internet’s knee-jerk reaction to Gadot’s casting was premature; no surprise there.  They also screened some footage that apparently wowed the crowd, which Matt covers in his panel recap.

Also starring Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, and Laurence Fishburne.  Batman vs. Superman opens May 6, 2016.  Hit the jump to check out the new Wonder Woman image.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Rumors: Wonder Woman’s Costume, Lex Luthor’s Motives, Batman’s Lake Cottage, and More

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Last week, we had some Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice rumors regarding Lex Luthor’s hairline and attitude.  Today, more Batman v Superman rumors have gone online covering not only Luthor but also more details about Wonder Woman, her costume, weapons, how she’ll be integrated into the story, plus a little bit of  background on this latest big-screen interpretation of Batman.  Leading off with Luthor, JoBlo reports that this is a familiar Lex Luthor: an egomaniac who can’t stand the notion that there’s someone out there more powerful than him.  He then tries to persuade people to dislike Superman, and is moderately successful.  Some people see Superman as a savior, and others see him as “the ultimate threat”.  And if you’re wondering about the hair, JoBlo says Lex Luthor starts out with long, red hair.

Hit the jump for more Batman v Superman rumors including Wonder Woman’s costume, her weapons, how she factors into the plot, and miscellaneous Batman details.  The film stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, and Laurence FishburneBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6, 2016. [Potential spoilers ahead]

Warner Bros.’ DC Film Slate May Include JUSTICE LEAGUE, WONDER WOMAN and THE FLASH/GREEN LANTERN Movies in 2017

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In relation to Marvel Studios’ well-oiled machine, much has been made of the fact that Warner Bros. has yet to roll out a cohesive superhero universe making use of its extensive DC Comics archives.  After last year’s Man of Steel though, the studio appears to have gotten themselves together.  Instead of another Superman sequel, Zack Snyder is gearing up to direct Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for a July 2016 release, which he will shoot back-to-back with a full-blown Justice League movie.  However, a new report claims to reveal the studio’s tentative schedule for its DC properties, including a 2017 release date for Justice League, a Wonder Woman movie, and a The Flash/Green Lantern team-up film.  More after the jump.

First Look at Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet from BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

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Earlier this week, director Zack Snyder revealed a peek at the Batmobile for Batman vs. Superman (unofficial title) before unveiling Ben Affleck as Batman standing next to the front of his famous vehicle.  Today, we’re getting a look at Wonder Woman’s invisible jet.  I know Snyder has his fans, but I am so sick and tired of his empty visuals.  Yet again, it’s style over substance.  And I’m not even a die-hard Wonder Woman fan, so I can only imagine how those people must feel.  It’s bullshit that that the design isn’t even close to what it looks like in the comics.  Maybe it would have been better if they had her fly under her own power so we don’t have to look at this ugly thing.

Hit the jump to get a better look at Wonder Woman’s invisible jet.  The film also stars Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, and Laurence FishburneBatman vs. Superman opens May 6, 2016.

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