First Look Jason Momoa as Aquaman in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’
Zack Snyder revealed on the internet today a first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in the upcoming film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which hits theaters on March 25, 2016.
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Responds to Superhero Movie Criticism
Superhero films have become a force to be reckoned with at the box office. This is evidenced by Marvel’s The Avengers, which broke records in 2012, and The Dark Knight. With over 40 comic-based films planned for release in the coming years, superhero features aren’t going away anytime soon. However, despite the financial success of these movies, they rarely receive recognition in major categories from prestigious organizations such as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In a Facebook post, Gunn addressed the joke made during the opening sequence at the Oscars as well as a comment made by Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy in his acceptance speech at the Independent Spirit Awards over the weekend. However, Gunn goes on to say that the filmmakers behind superhero features are equally as capable of making movies for the right reasons as those behind award-nominated films.
“I didn’t really find the Jack Black superhero jokes offensive, did you guys? It was, like, a joke. I’m not sure if you guys noticed, but the writing on the Oscars didn’t seem to be all that well thought out.
As far as Dan Gilroy saying that attendees of the Independent Spirit Awards have survived against a “tsunami of superhero films” – well it seems a bit weird coming from a guy whose wife has acted in two Thor films – really, that seems like you’ve drowned horribly in that tsunami. But I know I just kind of make up stuff as I go along on these awards shows, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.
Whatever the case, the truth is, popular fare in any medium has always been snubbed by the self-appointed elite. I’ve already won more awards than I ever expected for Guardians. What bothers me slightly is that many people assume because you make big films that you put less love, care, and thought into them then people do who make independent films or who make what are considered more serious Hollywood films.
I’ve made B-movies, independent films, children’s movies, horror films, and gigantic spectacles. I find there are plenty of people everywhere making movies for a buck or to feed their own vanity. And then there are people who do what they do because they love story-telling, they love cinema, and they want to add back to the world some of the same magic they’ve taken from the works of others. In all honesty, I do no find a strikingly different percentage of those with integrity and those without working within any of these fields of film.
If you think people who make superhero movies are dumb, come out and say we’re dumb. But if you, as an independent filmmaker or a “serious” filmmaker, think you put more love into your characters than the Russo Brothers do Captain America, or Joss Whedon does the Hulk, or I do a talking raccoon, you are simply mistaken.”
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Rooney Mara doesn’t think The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel will happen
It seems like a long time since we were blown away by David Fincher’s THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. It was 2011 and I remember distinctly walking out of the theater wondering how long we would have to wait for the sequel, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE. Time passed and a lot of the excitement surrounding the film extinguished. Sony couldn’t get it together for a sequel after the first time in the Millennium Trilogy underperformed at the box office. It’s a shame that hurts everything time I’m reminded of it.
Now Rooney Mara, star of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, says a sequel is likely a no go. Speaking with E! Online she said “I don’t think it’s going to happen, I’m sad never to do it again, but it just doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards.