The streaming giant has already commenced the expansion work of the Zack Snyder film Army of the Dead.Reportedly, Netflix already has unveiled its plans to make a prequel and a TV series forming a cinematic universe that will explore Snyder’s zombie world.Although the pandemic has delayed the “Army of the Dead” release, Netflix is already pretty optimistic about the concept as they enthusiastically relayed their interest in developing a franchise out of Dave Bautista starrer film.The Army of the Dead will be Snyder’s first directorial venture after the tragic death of his daughter, which led him to leave the production of Justice League midway.Netflix is, however, holding no cards to its chest and is showing full confidence in Zack Snyder’s film.It has already called for a prequel film and an animation series set in the same world via an announcement on Thursday.The Army of the Dead will follow a heist story.After a zombie outbreak wreaks havoc over the entire world, a group of mercenaries attempts to pull off a “greatest heist ever attempted.”The ensemble cast of the film includes WWE star Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Theo Rossi, Huma Qureshi, Ana de la Reguera, Tig Notaro, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Omari Hardwick, Raul Castillo, Matthias Schweigofer, Samantha Win, and Nora Arnezeder.The film will release in 2021, but no official date has been set yet.The rumor has it that Snyder will work with a lot of collaborators in the link-up projects.German actor Mattias Schweigofer will act (reprising his role as Ludwig Dieter) and direct in the prequel film.The script of the prequel will be written by Shay Hatten, who has also written the first and has written the script for the third installment of the John Wick franchise, John Wick Chapter 3-Parabellum.The prequel will be produced in Germany with Schweigofer, Zack Snyder, his wife Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller, and Den Maag acting as the producers.The anime series will follow the story of Dave Bautista’s character(Scott) during the initial days of the outbreak, during which Scott and his crew fight to find the source of the outbreak.Jay Olivia will be the leading producer of the anime show.
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What we know about the Zack Snyder's Justice League cut, coming to HBO Max in 2021.
Some teasing footage had been arriving since the last few months, but the new trailer has left fans exhilarated with anticipation for the 2021 HBO Max premiere.The highly anticipated trailer of Zack Snyder’s version of the Justice League is now finally with us.The upcoming film has been intensely discussed among fans on Twitter, Reddit, Facebook and other internet platforms.The long feature film has got a release date of 2021 on HBO Max.Zack Snyder has revealed that “Snyder Cut” will be unveiled to fans in four parts and those who do not have a way to access HBO Max will have another way to view the film as another distribution strategy is being devised for the same.The clamour from the DC fanbase on the internet has intensified in the last three years, and their demand for Snyder’s version of the Justice League hasn’t become obsolete considering the success of the MCU and the failure of DCEU has been taken quite personally by the DC fans.It originated after Snyder had to step down from the production scenes of Justice League following the tragic death of his daughter.The “Man of Steel” director holds the pedigree of commencing the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) and has directed two of its high budget films “Man of Steel” and “Batman Vs Superman” and a part of 2017 film Justice League.The 2017 flick Justice League failed to impress even the most ardent fans of DC and Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice too was ruthlessly criticized for its clichés and its vacuous way of showcasing DC’s characteristic dark tone.When Snyder had to step down, Warner Bro.Snyder Cut is now officially due to be released in 2021.Zack Snyder’s cut for Justice League will be a courageous venture that will speak volumes of the audacity, tenacity and virtuosity of everyone involved in the rebuilding of a forgotten film.Several of the cast members that include Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and others will return to do some reshoots.DC film studios are in the rebuilding phase since Justice League and have shown some promising signs with Aquaman, Shazam and Oscar nominee Joker.
And while you’re at it, check out the trailer for the Snyder Cut of Justice League and a new one for The Suicide Squad, too.
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Netflix’s previously announced original zombie movie Army of the Dead from Zack Snyder will undergo an extensive edit that involves reshooting some scenes in order to replace one actor with another. The decision was made following sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Chris D’Elia, according to a new report, which says that actor Tig Notaro will replace the actor in these … Continue reading
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Now with even less colour.
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“Warner Bros. has done the kind and amazing gesture of saying ‘Zack, go finish your vision,’ [so] it’s going to be divergent in some ways.”
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WarnerMedia's new streaming service, HBO Max, is developing several high-profile projects based on DC Comics properties, such as a spin-off series of "The Batman" movie.
Meanwhile, the DC Universe streaming service, which has been touted as a community-centric hub for fans, has few original titles.
Sources close to DC Universe told Business Insider earlier this year that they felt WarnerMedia, DC's parent company, wasn't prioritizing DCU, but that there weren't any immediate plans to phase it out.
Business Insider rounded up all the DC projects currently in the works for HBO Max.
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HBO Max, the new WarnerMedia streaming service, announced on Friday a series commitment to a show about the Gotham City Police Department set in the world of the upcoming movie "The Batman," which hits theaters next year.
It's the latest high-profile DC project in the works for Max. Others include a Justice League Dark series as part of J.J. Abrams' production deal with WarnerMedia and the long-awaited "Justice League" "Snyder Cut."
Meanwhile, WarnerMedia's fan-centric streamer, DC Universe, has few original titles and little has been announced recently about its future. People close to DCU told Business Insider earlier this year that they felt DCU wasn't a priority for WarnerMedia, but that there weren't any immediate plans to phase it out.
"Stargirl," which debuted in May on both DC Universe and The CW network, will move exclusively to The CW for its second season. And DCU is already sharing "Doom Patrol," which premiered last year as a DCU exclusive, but is now streaming on both DCU and Max.
Outside of those, DCU has few remaining exclusive titles:
"Titans" season two debuted in September and has been renewed for a third season.
The adult animated "Harley Quinn" series recently wrapped up its second season, but there's been no word on a third yet. Collider reported in June that the series would eventually stream on Max, too.
The animated "Young Justice" series was renewed for a fourth season.
DC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
HBO Max's content chief Kevin Reilly told Business Insider in May that "there have been extensive discussions around DCU because DC is such a valuable entity to us and the depth of fandom is so important."
But HBO Max seems to be the driving force behind WarnerMedia's new DC content right now, and Reilly said to "expect the highest level of cinematic production values on those shows."
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"The Batman" spin-off series
HBO Max announced on Friday it had made a series commitment to a spin-off of director Matt Reeves' upcoming "The Batman" movie, which is set to hit theaters in October 2021 and stars Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight.
The series will be set within the world of "The Batman," specifically in the Gotham City Police Department, and "will build upon the motion picture's examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, ultimately launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms."
"Zack Snyder's Justice League"
HBO Max and director Zack Snyder announced in May that Snyder's cut of "Justice League" would debut exclusively on Max in 2021. The Hollywood Reporter reported that it could cost between $20 million and $30 million to assemble.
Fans had rallied for the "Snyder Cut" to be released since the theatrical version of "Justice League" flopped in 2017. The movie cost $300 million to produce, disappointed at the box office, and was lambasted by critics.
Snyder departed the movie late into production after a family tragedy and "Avengers" director Joss Whedon came in for extensive reshoots that fans claimed significantly altered Snyder's original vision.
Snyder shared the first official clip for his "Justice League" cut last month, which teased Darkseid, a villain that did not appear in the theatrical cut.
A Justice League Dark series from J.J. Abrams
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" director J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot closed an exclusive deal with WarnerMedia in September that runs through 2024 to develop and produce original theatrical movies and content across WarnerMedia's platforms, including HBO Max.
Max announced in April that Bad Robot would produce a one-hour drama series based on DC's Justice League Dark characters, but didn't release further details.
A "Justice League Dark" movie had been in development for a number of years but never got off the ground, and cycled through various directors, from "The Shape of Water" director Guillermo del Toro to "Edge of Tomorrow" director Doug Liman.
A Green Lantern series from Greg Berlanti
Berlanti, known for creating DC series for The CW like "Arrow" and "The Flash," is developing a series based on Green Lantern for HBO Max.
During a Television Critics Association panel in January, Berlanti said that the series would "span several decades and focus on the origin story of two major Green Lanterns on Earth."
The last live-action attempt at the character was 2011's "Green Lantern" movie starring Ryan Reynolds, which flopped at the box office with $220 million globally off of a hefty $200 million production budget.
Few details have been released about the "Strange Adventures" series that's in the works at HBO Max, but Variety reported in October that it would be a one-hour drama that explores "close-ended stories about the intersecting lives of ordinary humans and superhumans." Variety described it as a "DC super hero anthology that will feature characters from across the DC canon."
"Doom Patrol" debuted last year as a DC Universe exclusive, but season two premiered last month as both a DCU and Max original. Both seasons are streaming on both platforms.
HBO Max's content chief Kevin Reilly told Business Insider last month that it was a series "that felt like, budgetarily, we could handle from a business model better, and bring along and service that swath of fans."
"There have been extensive discussions around DCU because DC is such a valuable entity to us and the depth of fandom is so important," Reilly said. "So we really want to figure out how we walk this line for fans where we have a deep fan engagement, which is why DCU was designed, and a broader fan engagement."
A Max representative told Business Insider at the time that there were "no current plans for any other DCU show" to move to Max.
When you yourself have been surviving in a cave or haven't visited the theatre within the last few year or so i'd like to present one to the Watchmen.The Watchmen is placed in an alternate America wherever costumed superheroes wander easily among us, nevertheless this all improvements when the government chips down on the superheroes, who're then seemed upon as vigilantes.Following one of many Watchmen known as the comedian is killed the Watchmen reunite to fundamentally reduce their very own destruction and probably a nuclear holocaust, however whilst the plan thickens therefore does the mystery and betrayal encompassing the Watchmen.The Watchmen has been named an unfilmable amusing guide film version, therefore Zack Snyder had is work cut out from the very start.Snyder who made the just as beautiful'300'film doesn't fail either.Similar to the 300 the Watchmen is successfully stunning and the aesthetic results are quite as impressive.From the beginning this film feels as though what I contact an function film, a movie that should only be observed in the cinema due to the impressive proportions from visual results to the impressive musical score.The Watchmen do not fail in some of the above classes through out the complete film.The throw of the Watchmen are just as strong as another; it seams Snyder as removed for acting skill in this movie fairly that only casting Hollywood stars that you may think you would see in a hit film like the Watchmen.
The Batman‘s lineup of heroes and allies is filling out.Just a few weeks after Zoe Kravitz landed the role of Catwoman and Paul Dano agreed to slip on Riddler’s tights, news comes that Matthew Reeves’ The Batman might enlist Colin Farrell and Andy Serkis to play The Penguin and Batman’s trusty butler, Alfred, respectively.Neither deal has been finalized, according to The Wrap and Deadline, which broke the stories, although negotiations are believed to be in their final stages.If the deals pan out, Serkis and Farrell will join Twilight and The Lighthouse star Robert Pattinson, who’ll be appearing as the Caped Crusader himself in the film.Previously, actor Jonah Hill was said to be in talks to play Penguin or Riddler, but those negotiations ultimately fell through.If Farrell takes over as Penguin, then Reeves is clearly taking the character in a very different direction than originally planned.
Watchmen was a 12-issue limited series comic released in 1986-1987 by DC Comics and written by Alan Moore and drawn by Dave Gibbons.There were numerous attempts to adapt the comic into both a TV show and film, but all failed until 2009's Watchmen directed by Zack Snyder.His successful run led him to write two issues of Superman -- For the Man Who Has Everything and Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?He has no superpowers, but he does have an unshakeable sense of justice that leads him to cripple, maim and kill any criminal.Both were detectives, with the former known for wearing a mask that makes him look faceless.He was born as Jonathan Ostermann, and an accident caused him to change into a being who could control matter to create or destroy anything.
One of the most highly praised comic books of all time Watchmen is being adapted into a new TV show by HBO.After GOT ended this year with mixed feelings amongst the fanbase, HBO would be looking to make a strong comeback with the new show.With Superhero genre currently being a hit amongst the TV series, it is undoubtedly a good move by HBO.In 2009 a movie adaptation attempt was made by Zack Snyder after several tries, but the effort left with mixed reviews among the viewers and box office.Although the movie had some changes and it was released almost eight years ago, the question remained what new could the TV show add?Most of the roles are currently unknown, but we do know that Regina will play the lead role of Angela Abar, while Jeremy Irons is going to play the villain Adrain Veidt.
The telecommunications giant, which owns everything from DirecTV to the Warner Bros. film studio, has seven different streaming solutions either on the market or on their way.In July 2019, AT announced a new service called AT TV, which will stream live television over the internet.In addition to live television programming, the AT TV device gives you access to over 55,000 on-demand titles, smart home controls, a cloud-based DVR with 500 hours of storage, a Google Assistant-enabled remote, and will also roll in a few on-demand streaming apps like Netflix and Pandora.In addition to the dedicated streaming device, AT TV will be available on mobile apps so you can watch on the go, although subscribers will be limited to three simultaneous streams.It’s unclear if any of AT TV’s programming will be restricted over the app.AT TV Now offers six packages that contain between 40 and 125 channels, and cost between $50 and $135 a month.
Earlier today, HBO released the first trailer for Watchmen, its adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal graphic novel.Created and overseen by Damon Lindelof, co-creator of Lostand the man behind one of HBO’s best shows, The Leftovers, Watchmen has been promoted as a “remix” of the original comic that will use some of Moore and Gibbons’ ideas to tell a different story.That might’ve been understating it.While the new trailer is bursting with classic Watchmen iconography, including plenty of superheroes, ink-spotted masks, and Watchmen‘s trademark blood-splattered happy face, the overall plot of the show diverges from the comic almost completely.The three-minute trailer is packed with details and action, although it does find time amid all of the explosions and violence to explain show’s basic conceit.In HBO’s Watchmen, vigilantes sporting masks like the one worn by one of Watchmen‘s heroes, Rorschach, launch a coordinated attack on Tulsa’s police officers.