New Details On the “Super Dark” Joker Movie From Martin Scorsese

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It’s still hard to believe Martin Scorsese is producing a Joker movie. But that’s the truth, the DC villain and Batman nemesis will get an origin story directed by The Hangover helmer Todd Phillips and overseen by the master of the modern gangster movie.

Last we heard, the standalone non-DCEU effort would be set in the ’80s in a crime-ridden Gotham City with a new actor in the role. Now we’ve got an update from an odd source. Here’s what we’ve learned:

What is the new info?

“It’s dark. It’s like a dark Joker. As a kid, he had a permanent smile and everyone made fun of him. It’s like on the streets of Brooklyn. It’s super dark and real.”

Who said that?

MMA fighter turned actor Brendan Schaub (Range 15…
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‘Wonder Woman’ Continues Its Reign on the Small Screen

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Few movies rule 2017 like Wonder Woman. The DC superhero movie is the second highest-grossing release of the year, in the US and Canada, and it’s number five worldwide. Critically, it’s also one of the best-reviewed movies of the year, coming in sixth place on Rotten Tomatoes’ Summer Movie Scorecard with a 92%.

Now Wonder Woman is available on home video, including the premium digital video service FandangoNOW, and the Amazon princess are ruling the small screen, as well. Her movie is conquering the streaming space with a very strong first day of sales, and that’s not surprising at all.

“Wonder Woman is the kind of film that you want to own at home,” says Fandango Correspondent Alicia Malone, “so that you can…
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Writers Returning for Sequel

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The sequel to Marvel and Sony’s summer blockbuster “Spider-Man: Homecoming” will have a lot of familiar faces both in front of and behind the camera, with the first flick’s writing team reportedly set to return for round two.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are in final negotiations to pen the screenplay for “Homecoming 2,” after the re-rebooted Spider-Man property was a hit with both fans and critics alike earlier this year. As THR points out, “Homecoming” not only put Spidey (played by Tom Holland in this most recent iteration) squarely back in the MCU, but also redeemed the character’s financial prospects after the dismal performance of the last reboot, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which failed to connect with audiences and limped away from multiplexes a shell of the property’s once-soaring early 2000s heights.

It makes sense, then, that Marvel and Sony are keen to keep the “Homecoming” gang together. In addition to McKenna and Sommers, Holland will be back, and director Jon Watts is also poised to sign on the dotted line again.

No word yet on when production on the Spidey sequel will get underway, but the flick already has a release date: It’s due in theaters on July 5, 2019.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]