• Joaquin Phoenix believes his Arthur Fleck is the 'real' Joker
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    Joaquin Phoenix believes his Arthur Fleck is the 'real' Joker

    Fans have theorised that Arthur Fleck might simply be the inspiration for the Joker in previous Batman stories.

  • Patrick Wilson says 'Aquaman 2' will push it 'even further' than the first film
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    Patrick Wilson says 'Aquaman 2' will push it 'even further' than the first film

    While Aquaman was a baffling blend of unbelievable weirdness – shark riding, percussion octopuses – it made an absolute stack at the box office ($1.14 billion), and thus ensuring a sequel.

  • 'Joker' breaks decade-old box office record previously held by 'Avatar'
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    'Joker' breaks decade-old box office record previously held by 'Avatar'

    Joker has become for the first movie in a decade to top the UK movie chart for six weeks running, according to Screen International.

  • DC Universe Renews ‘Titans’ for Season 3
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    DC Universe Renews ‘Titans’ for Season 3

    Streaming service DC Universe has renewed “Titans” for a third season. The live-action superhero series will return in Fall 2020.“Titans” debuted in 2018 as the first DC Universe original series. The drama follows Dick Grayson, Rachel Roth (aka Raven), Kory Anders (aka Starfire), Gar Logan (aka Beast Boy), Hank Hall and Dawn Granger (aka Hawk and Dove), Donna Troy (aka Wonder Girl) and Jason Todd (aka Robin).The team is still learning to coexist as they battle adversary Deathstroke.Also Read: Disney+: All the Original TV Shows and Movies Set for Upcoming Streaming Platform (Photos)The series is based on DC Comics’ “Teen Titans,” a superhero team created in 1964 by Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani made up, in its original incarnation, primarily of teenagers who served as sidekicks to DC’s adult heroes.“Titans” is produced by Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series was developed by Akiva Goldsman & Geoff Johns & Greg Berlanti, based on characters from DC.Goldsman, Johns, Berlanti, Greg Walker and Sarah Schechter are the executive producers.Season 2 “Titans” episodes come out every Friday. All of Season 1 is available on the DC Universe platform.Read original story DC Universe Renews ‘Titans’ for Season 3 At TheWrap

  • ‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Disses First Film, Shares New Photo of Jared Leto as Joker
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    ‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Disses First Film, Shares New Photo of Jared Leto as Joker

    Three years after “Suicide Squad” hit theaters and was trounced with bad reviews, its writer-director, David Ayer, once again has expressed his frustration with the final product, writing in an Instagram post Sunday how it drifted from its original intention of centering on Harley Quinn and Joker’s relationship.“Movies are fragile. They are like dreams, haunting moments that run from your vision. They have their own logic and truth,” Ayer wrote as caption to a previously unseen image of Jared Leto as Joker.

”If you change the destination after the trip is complete is it still the same journey? The spine of Suicide Squad was Harley’s journey. In many ways it was her movie, her escaping her relationship with Joker was the major emotional through line. A director holds an invisible compass in their hands. It guides every shot, every performance. That compass points to the destination.”He concluded: “If the desintation [sic] changes did the journey even happen?”Also Read: 'Suicide Squad': Here's What David Ayer Would Have Done DifferentlyView this post on Instagram Movies are fragile. They are like dreams, haunting moments that run from your vision. They have their own logic and truth. If you change the destination after the trip is complete is it still the same journey? The spine of Suicide Squad was Harley’s journey. In many ways it was her movie, her escaping her relationship with Joker was the major emotional through line. A director holds an invisible compass in their hands. It guides every shot, every performance. That compass points to the destination. If the desintation changes did the journey even happen? @margotrobbie @jaredleto filmmaking jokerA post shared by David Ayer (@davidayermovies) on Nov 3, 2019 at 10:30am PSTAlso Read: Does the 'Suicide Squad' Extended Cut Fix the Movie? NopeWhen the film starring Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith came out in August 2016, the reviews were crushing, earning a paltry 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.“Nothing hurts more than to pick up a newspaper and see a couple years of your blood, sweat and tears ripped to shreds. The hate game is so strong out there,” Ayers tweeted at the time.“Suicide Squad” was widely panned by critics, who criticized the plot, directing and screenplay, although Smith and Robbie’s performances received praise. And, still, the film grossed over $745.6 million worldwide.Read original story ‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Disses First Film, Shares New Photo of Jared Leto as Joker At TheWrap

  • Robert Pattinson is reading as many comics as possible for 'assimilation' ahead of 'The Batman'
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    Robert Pattinson is reading as many comics as possible for 'assimilation' ahead of 'The Batman'

    Robert Pattinson is knee-deep in comic book history ahead of taking on the lead role in 'The Batman'.

  • The 10 most expensive movies ever made
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    The 10 most expensive movies ever made

    'Terminator 2' was the most expensive movie ever when it hit cinemas in 1991. With a new sequel out this week, we look at the most costly productions ever.

  • Joel Kinnaman says James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad' is 'so funny' and feels like a comedy
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    Joel Kinnaman says James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad' is 'so funny' and feels like a comedy

    Joel Kinnaman described 'The Suicide Squad' as his 'first comedy' and praised James Gunn's script, as well as weighing in on the Martin Scorsese comic book movie debate.

  • Aquaman sequel 'way bigger' teases Jason Momoa
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    Aquaman sequel 'way bigger' teases Jason Momoa

    The actor has been dropping hits about the sequel to his DC superhero movie.

  • Jesse Eisenberg suggests he won't be playing Lex Luthor in future DCEU movies
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    Jesse Eisenberg suggests he won't be playing Lex Luthor in future DCEU movies

    The 'Zombieland: Double Tap' star suggested that he might just play the superhero villain role in his own living room.

  • Meet the newest 'Joker' courtesy of John Carpenter: 'He's one of the greatest villains there is'
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    Meet the newest 'Joker' courtesy of John Carpenter: 'He's one of the greatest villains there is'

    The "Halloween" director, who has co-written the new "Joker: Year of the Villain" comic book, explains the difference between the Clown Prince of Crime and Michael Myers.

  • James Gunn delivers message to Marvel and DC fans as 'The Suicide Squad' assemble for photo
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    James Gunn delivers message to Marvel and DC fans as 'The Suicide Squad' assemble for photo

    The filmmaker is trying to bridge the gap between the different comic book fans.

  • 'Joker' director says 'it doesn't make sense' that 'John Wick' movies aren't pulled up for violence
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    'Joker' director says 'it doesn't make sense' that 'John Wick' movies aren't pulled up for violence

    Joker director Todd Phillips has questioned why the violent John Wick movies are 'held to a different standard' than his own.

  • Female-Led 'Arrow' Spinoff in the Works at The CW
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    Female-Led 'Arrow' Spinoff in the Works at The CW

    Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy are set to continue their Arrowverse roles in the new series.

  • ‘Smallville’ Star Michael Rosenbaum Says He Turned Down CW Crossover After WB Refused to Give Him a Script
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    ‘Smallville’ Star Michael Rosenbaum Says He Turned Down CW Crossover After WB Refused to Give Him a Script

    The CW has enlisted a number of actors from past DC franchises to reprise their roles on the network’s big “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover this fall, but at least one “Smallville” star says he won’t be returning.Michael Rosenbaum, who played bald supervillain Lex Luthor for seven seasons on the WB series, wrote in a tweet on Tuesday that he was offered the chance to make a cameo on the “Arrowverse” crossover but declined.“I’ll just be straight up about this,” the actor wrote, addressing fans of the show. “WB called my agents Friday afternoon when I was in Florida visiting my grandfather in a nursing home. Their offer: No script. No idea what I’m doing. No idea when I’m shooting. Basically no money.”“And the real kick in the ass,” he continued “‘We have to know now.’ My simple answer was ‘Pass.’ I think you can understand why.”Also Read: 'Crisis on Infinite Earths': Erica Durance to Return as 'Smallville' Lois Lane for The CW's Mega-CrossoverThe “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, based on one of DC Comics most famous storylines, is set to kick off in December. Incorporating all of the network’s DC series — “Supergirl,” “Batwoman,” “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” along with characters from “Black Lightning” — the four-night event will also feature cameos by actors from previous adaptations of the comics series.As previously announced, Tom Welling, who starred as “Smallville’s” Clark Kent, and Erica Durance, the series’ Lois Lane, will make an appearance. Tyler Hoechlin, who played “Supergirl’s” version of Superman, and Brandon Routh, who starred as the same hero in the 2006 film “Superman Returns,” are also set make appearances.The CW and Warner Bros. Television declined to comment on Rosenbaum’s statement.Here ya go. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/8PFT6wsPMo— Michael Rosenbaum (@michaelrosenbum) September 24, 2019Read original story ‘Smallville’ Star Michael Rosenbaum Says He Turned Down CW Crossover After WB Refused to Give Him a Script At TheWrap

  • Psychedelic first poster lands for Margot Robbie's 'Birds of Prey' DC movie DC
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    Psychedelic first poster lands for Margot Robbie's 'Birds of Prey' DC movie DC

    The first poster for the Birds of Prey movie has landed – most likely ahead of the first trailer – and it's pretty out there.

  • 'Joker' director Todd Phillips shuts down sequel talk
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    'Joker' director Todd Phillips shuts down sequel talk

    Joaquin Phoenix's turn as the Clown Prince has earned considerable praise.

  • 'Joker,' Roman Polanski win 2 top prizes at Venice Film Festival
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    'Joker,' Roman Polanski win 2 top prizes at Venice Film Festival

    Joker, Roman Polanski win 2 top prizes at Venice Film Festival

  • DC Comics is 'plotting a black Batman'
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    DC Comics is 'plotting a black Batman'

    The rumour emerged following several comic book shows in the US last weekend.

  • Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ Adaptation Gets Premiere Date From HBO
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    Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ Adaptation Gets Premiere Date From HBO

    HBO has set the premiere date for Damon Lindelof’s highly-anticipated adaptation of “Watchmen.”The series will premiere on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. A week later, “Silicon Valley” will return for its sixth and final season, which will air at 10 p.m.The series is based on Alan Moore’s acclaimed 1980s set graphic novel series. The logline from HBO is as follows: Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, “Watchmen” embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.Also Read: 'Watchmen': Damon Lindelof Expects a Divided Reaction to His Take on Acclaimed ComicNicole Kassell directed the pilot, based from a script written by Lindelof.Not much is known about HBO’s take on the famed comic series, except that it will not be a straight retelling of the 12-issue graphic novel series, but rather something new that takes place roughly 30 years later. “It’s canon,” Lindelof said of the events of the novel, during the Television Critics Association press tour in July. “Everything that happened in those 12 issues could not be messed with. We were married to it. There’s no rebooting happening.”“Watchmen” stars Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Jean Smart, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon.“Watchmen” is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC.Read original story Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ Adaptation Gets Premiere Date From HBO At TheWrap

  • Joel Schumacher on the homophobic criticism of his 'Batman' movies: 'Batman and Robin are not gay'
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    Joel Schumacher on the homophobic criticism of his 'Batman' movies: 'Batman and Robin are not gay'

    Director Joel Schumacher has weighed in on what he sees as the veiled homophobic criticism of his Batman movies.

  • 'Joker' star Marc Maron further slams comic book fans who he called 'grown male nerdchilds'
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    'Joker' star Marc Maron further slams comic book fans who he called 'grown male nerdchilds'

    Actor, comedian and podcaster don Marc Maron has doubled down on his assessment of the more militant end of comic book movie fandom.

  • New ‘Joker’ Trailer Teased in Series of Short Instagram Videos
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    New ‘Joker’ Trailer Teased in Series of Short Instagram Videos

    DC Comics fans got a little surprise on Sunday when the Instagram account for the upcoming movie “Joker” posted a half-dozen short videos with a strange message inside.The clips were largely from the first trailer and included Joaquin Phoenix parading around in his full Joker makeup and regalia, his pre-Joker self climbing into the fridge in despair, and Robert De Niro playing a late night comedy host in a nod to Jerry Lewis’ role in “King of Comedy.”In each clip, there’s a single frame of what appears to be white scratches akin to damaged film. When placed together, the scratches form a message that reveals that a new trailer for “Joker” will be released this Wednesday.Also Read: 'Joker': Joaquin Phoenix's Dark Clown Makes Sadistic Debut at CinemaConCheck out the clips below, and pay close attention to the quick flashes in each one.View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joker Movie (@jokermovie) on Aug 25, 2019 at 9:04am PDTView this post on Instagram A post shared by Joker Movie (@jokermovie) on Aug 25, 2019 at 9:03am PDTView this post on Instagram A post shared by Joker Movie (@jokermovie) on Aug 25, 2019 at 9:02am PDTView this post on Instagram A post shared by Joker Movie (@jokermovie) on Aug 25, 2019 at 9:01am PDTView this post on Instagram A post shared by Joker Movie (@jokermovie) on Aug 25, 2019 at 9:01am PDTView this post on Instagram A post shared by Joker Movie (@jokermovie) on Aug 25, 2019 at 9:00am PDTWhen captured in screen grabs and pieced together, this is what you get:Directed by Todd Phillips, “Joker” puts a new spin on the origin story of Batman’s most infamous nemesis. Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian barely making ends meet while taking care of his ailing mother (Frances Conroy). The dirty world of Gotham City continues to beat down and break Arthur until he decides the only way to change his life is to put on a happy face as the Clown Prince of Crime.“Joker” hits theaters Oct. 4.Read original story New ‘Joker’ Trailer Teased in Series of Short Instagram Videos At TheWrap

  • ‘Doom Patrol’ Renewed for Season 2, Will Stream on DC Universe and HBO Max
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    ‘Doom Patrol’ Renewed for Season 2, Will Stream on DC Universe and HBO Max

    “Doom Patrol” has been renewed for a second season that is set to premiere in 2020, with episodes to stream simultaneously on both the DC Universe streaming platform and Warner Bros.’ HBO Max streaming service. The news was announced Saturday night by executive producer Jeremy Carver and series star Diane Guerrero (Crazy Jane) during the DC Universe panel at Comic-Con 2019.In addition, all 15 episodes of “Doom Patrol” Season 1 will be available for streaming on HBO Max when the service launches.The DC Universe series features original “Doom Patrol” characters Larry Trainor/Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Cliff Steele/Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and The Chief (Timothy Dalton), joined by Crazy Jane (Guerrero) from Morrison’s run, and Victor Stone/Cyborg (Joivan Wade).Also Read: 'The Orville' Moves From Fox to Hulu for Season 3Here is the logline for “Doom Patrol”: Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured.  Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence.  Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.TheWrap is in San Diego all week for Comic-Con 2019 — check out all of our ongoing coverage here.Read original story ‘Doom Patrol’ Renewed for Season 2, Will Stream on DC Universe and HBO Max At TheWrap