‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Screenwriters to Direct DC’s Flash Movie

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Hollywood Reporter has the scoop.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are staying in the superhero game.

The screenwriting duo behind Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming are moving over to DC and are in talks to direct Warner Bros.’ Flashpoint movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The studio declined to comment.

The film will star Ezra Miller, reprising his role as Barry Allen/The Flash from Justice League. The Flash solo film has previously had two other directors attached. Dope filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa left in October 2016 over “creative differences.” His exit followed that of Seth Grahame-Smith, who had written the script and was attached to helm.

Daley and Goldstein were largely known for penning comedies such as Horrible Bosses and writing and directing 2015’s Vacation before last year’s Spider-Man, which earned more than $880 million worldwide. They also directed Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams’ Game Night, a film that blends the thriller/comedy genres and is set to open Feb. 23.

With Spider-Man: Homecoming being so insanely awesome, this is actually great news.

Spawn Movie Will Be More R-Rated Than Deadpool

Speaking at the ACE Comic-Con, McFarlane explained that his movie would be very different from other recent R-rated comic book adaptations. “It’s funny in Hollywood, if you say you want to do an R-rated movie, they go like ‘Oh like Deadpool and like Logan?'” he said, via The Playlist. “For me, no. Deadpool, to me, was a PG-13 action movie. It just had some naked butts and a couple f-bombs. Other than that, I thought it was the same PG-13 formula.

“I’m talking R. I’m talking that there will not be a lot of fun, there will not be any stupid lines in it. I never like my hero to make a joke right when the jeopardy was at its highest. I felt that if my hero wasn’t afraid right now, why should I be? I want my heroes to go ‘S**t, what do I do now?'”

If he keeps it dark like the old HBO series I can’t wait.

Weekend Box Office Chart forJanuary 12th to January 14th

Over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle crushed the competition with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales.

1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $28.1 Total: $284.2
2. The Post $19.3 Total: $23.7
3. The Commuter $13.7 Total: $13.7
4. The Greatest Showman $12.5 Total: $95.2
5. Insidious: The Last Key $12.4 Total: $48.6
6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $12.0 Total: $592.3
7. Paddington 2 $10.9 Total: $10.9
8. Proud Mary $9.9 Total: $9.9
9. Pitch Perfect 3 $5.9 Total: $94.9
10. Darkest Hour $4.4 Total: $35.6

DC’s Shazam Has A Release Date

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Shazam Let’s Fly T Shirt

While more super heroes movies are great, I really want a villain flick staring the Rock as Black Adam.

Gamespot has the full story.

DC’s upcoming superhero movie Shazam has an official release date. It will hit theaters on April 19, 2019, and is now the third confirmed movie on the the studio’s slate together with this year’s Aquaman and Wonder Woman 2, which arrives in November 2019.

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Shazam will be directed by David F. Sandberg, who previously helmed the horror hits Annabelle: Creation and Light’s Out. In October, Zachary Levi was announced in the lead role of Billy Batson. Levi is no stranger to the superhero genre–he is already part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having played Fandral in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok.

Just In: New Harry Potter Gryffindor Crest Zip Hoodie

Harry Potter Gryffindor Crest Zip Hoodie
Harry Potter Gryffindor Crest Zip Hoodie

Show you can hang with Harry when you wear this cool Harry Potter hoodie! The Harry Potter Gryffindor Crest Zip Hoodie is black with a double-sided, distressed print and a zipper closure. Based on the Harry Potter book and movie series’, this warm and comfortable sweatshirt features the scarlet-and-gold “lion” crest of the house of Gryffindor from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter’s house, with a small version on the front and a large version on the back with the word “Gryffindor” in scarlet letters. “Their daring, nerve, and chivalry set Gryffindors apart!”

The Tick Returns February 23rd !

The Tick returns with more action-packed episodes! Evil is on the march, and The City is right in its way. Something terrible is going to happen, and Destiny needs her champions now more than ever. The Tick and Arthur round up the gang in a crash collision course between justice and villainy. Stream new episodes 2/23 on Prime Video.

Weekend Box Office Chart for January 5th to January 7th,

It was bound to happen, Star Wars is no longer #1. Jumanji really isn’t a bad movie. It’s even sitting on Rotten Tomatoes with a very nice 75% currently. Insidious: The Last Key however is terrible and you should skip that till it’s on basic cable.

1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $36.0 Total: $244.3
2. Insidious: The Last Key $29.2 Total: $29.2
3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $23.5 Total: $572.5
4. The Greatest Showman $13.8 Total: $75.9
5. Pitch Perfect 3 $10.2 Total: $85.9
6. Ferdinand $7.7 Total: $70.4
7. Molly’s Game $7.0 Total: $14.2
8. Darkest Hour $6.3 Total: $28.3
9. Coco $5.5 Total: $192.0
10. All the Money in the World $3.5 Total: $20.1

DC Films Gets New Leadership After Justice League Misses The Mark

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Justice League DC Trio T-Shirt

Gamespot has the full story.

There’s a changing of the guard happening at Warner Bros. and DC Films. It was revealed in December that Jon Berg and Geoff Johns were being replaced as the heads of the DC Entertainment films division, and now the new head has been announced.

Producer Walter Hamada, whose credits include It, The Conjuring, and Annabelle, is stepping in to guide the future of DC properties on the big screen. The move, which was first reported by Variety, comes after Justice League failed to meet its critical or box office hype in late 2017, leaving many wondering what the future of the DC movie universe would look like.

Weekend Box Office Chart for December 29th to December 31st

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Star Wars Rogue One Empire Enlist Now T-Shirt

For the third week in a row, Star Wars: The Last Jedi took the top spot with a nice 53.4 million take.

1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $52.4 Total: $517.1
2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $50.3 Total: $169.6
3. Pitch Perfect 3 $16.8 Total: $63.3
4. The Greatest Showman $15.5 Total: $49.0
5. Ferdinand $11.4 Total: $53.5
6. Coco $6.5 Total: $178.9
7. All the Money in the World $5.6 Total: $12.7
8. Darkest Hour $5.4 Total: $18.1
9. Downsizing $4.7 Total: $17.1
10. Father Figures $3.8 Total: $12.8

Weekend Box Office Chart for December 22nd to December 24th

It’s a Christmas miracle! Star Wars is number one again!! Ok, so it’s not a miracle at all, and I’m sure it will be number one again next week even with a massive drop off.

1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $71,565,498 total: $368,167,854
2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $36,400,000 total: $53,005,967
3. Pitch Perfect 3 $19,928,525 total: $19,928,525
4. The Greatest Showman $8,805,843 total: $13,404,574
5. Ferdinand $7,316,746 total: $26,799,630
6. Coco $5,383,149 total: $161,502,277
7. Downsizing $4,954,287 total: $4,954,287
8. Darkest Hour $3,891,945 total: $6,745,022
9. Father Figures $3,280,000 total: $3,280,000
10. The Shape of Water $3,000,490 total: $7,566,155

Watch Now: Mortal Engines Official Teaser Trailer

Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.

Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. The Universal and MRC adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic.

On board as producers are Zane Weiner (The Hobbit trilogy), Amanda Walker (The Hobbit trilogy) and Deborah Forte (Goosebumps), as well as Walsh and Jackson. Ken Kamins (The Hobbit trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer. Universal will distribute the film worldwide. www.mortalengines.com

Weekend Box Office Chart for December 15th to December 17th

Guess who was #1! Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the second-best opening ever, coming in right behind The Force Awakens.

1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $220.0 Total: $220.0
2. Ferdinand $13.3 Total: $13.3
3. Coco $10.0 Total: $150.8
4. Wonder $5.4 Total: $109.2
5. Justice League $4.1 Total: $219.4
6. Daddy’s Home 2 $3.8 Total: $96.5
7. Thor: Ragnarok $2.9 Total: $306.3
8. The Disaster Artist $2.6 Total: $12.9
9. Murder on the Orient Express $2.4 Total: $97.2
10. Lady Bird $2.1 Total: $25.9

Oh Wow! Disney Acquires Fox for $52.4 Billion

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X Men Vintage 63 Logo T Shirt Sheer

It’s finally happening! We’ll get X-Men and Mutants in our Avengers movies and shows.

The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (21st Century Fox) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock (subject to adjustment). Building on Disney’s commitment to deliver the highest quality branded entertainment, the acquisition of these complementary assets would allow Disney to create more appealing content, build more direct relationships with consumers around the world and deliver a more compelling entertainment experience to consumers wherever and however they choose. Immediately prior to the acquisition, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders.