Warner Bros. has cast the actress who will finally bring Wonder Woman to the big screen.
The studio announced this morning that Gal Gadot is set to play Wonder Woman in 2015's Batman vs. Superman.
Actor Paul Blackthorne can now add documentary filmmaker to his impressive list of credits!
Until now, Blackthorne was best known as a TV actor having appeared on such successful shows as ER, 24, and the cult hit The Dresden Files. More recently, he can be seen each week playing Detective Quentin Lance on the extremely popular CW series Arrow, which is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow and is now in its second season. However, now the British actor has made his directorial debut with the brilliant new documentary This American Journey, which is currently available on DVD, Hulu On Demand, Vimeo On Demand, and Amazon On Demand.
This American Journey, which personally I think is one of the best documentaries of the year, follows Blackthorne's travels across the country interviewing random people and asking them how they feel about the American dream. Along with Australian photographer Mister Basquali, they drive across America from ghettos to gun shows, courthouses to cattle yards, and are forever changed by the wisdom and insight the learn from the people they meet. What begins as a film about America; actually ends up dealing with themes of race, religion and guns, which after all is in some ways is what this country is all about.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with actor turned documentary filmmaker Paul Blackthorne about his work on This American Journey, as well as his series Arrow. Blackthorne talked candidly about This American Journey, why he wanted to make it, his journey across America, meeting Mister Basquali, the dog they adopted along the way, the production, his favorite moment of the trip, what he learned from the experience, being recognized, Arrow, the success of the show, not being familiar with DC Comics, how his character has changed from the first season, the writing staff’s overall plan, and introducing new DC characters into the series.
The Man of Steel sequel we've all been calling Batman vs. Superman is not, in fact, titled Batman vs. Superman. At least not yet.
That's just what everyone from here to Timbuktu has been calling it for the sake of easy identification, what with it being a movie that pits Ben Affleck's Batman against Henry Cavill's Superman.
So if it's not necessarily going to be titled Batman vs. Superman, what will Zack Snyder's superhero slugfest be called? Warner Bros. has registered a boatload of domain names that may contain the winner.
The domino mask hasn't gotten much love during the last decade of cinematic superhero ubiquity, maybe because of the prevalence of grounded approaches that make such disguises look laughably ineffectual.
A grounded superhero on TV is taking up the old fashioned mask, though. Stephen Amell's square-jawed Oliver Queen is replacing his painted face-stripe with an emerald mask on Arrow.
The CW is changing its plans for the Justice League's resident sprinter.
While Barry Allen will still be introduced in two episodes of the CW series Arrow this season, Barry's costumed alter-ego The Flash will no longer appear in all his costumed glory on the existing show. Instead, Grant Gustin will don the superhero's costume in a conventional pilot for his own solo The Flash CW series.
Look! Up on your 70-inch LED LCD flatscreen TV!
It's a bird! It's a plane!
It's Man of Steel on Blu-ray this Tuesday, November 12th!
If rumors are to be believed, the follow-up to Man of Steel is starting to look increasingly crowded.
Not only will be Batman vs. Superman set up a rebooted Dark Knight, but we've been hearing rumblings that several other familiar DC heroes could be appearing in Zack Snyder's sequel, too. One of those heroes, it seems, is Nightwing, the grown-up version of Dick Grayson, the original Robin.
And Adam Driver is reportedly the top choice to play erstwhile sidekick to Ben Affleck's Batman.
Speculators gonna speculate.
When three beautiful, dark-haired actresses test for a role in Batman vs. Superman, it's only natural for the internet to wonder if perhaps they're not in competition to play DC's other huge marquee superhero, Wonder Woman.
What's going on with the Man of Steel sequel that will have Superman and a new-look Batman throwing down against one another?
Well, Batman vs. Superman is gearing up to kick off principal photography early next year, so Zack Snyder has enlisted an event-movie production designer to build Metropolis, Gotham, and wherever else this DC duel might take place. That's it for hard info, but over the fence from facts, we've got rumors. One brings up the possibility of scenes already shooting on location at the Kent Farm. Another purports to know the comic book influence for a specific part of the Batsuit worn by Ben Affleck, as well as some Batmobile rumor nuggets.
Here's how hard up we are for any nugget of info on the cinematic future of DC's biggest heroes: A member of the Warner Bros. brass's non-answer saying that Wonder Woman maybe won't necessarily not show up in 2015's Batman vs. Superman qualifies as news.