Walter Hamada Is Your New Sheriff Of The DC Film Universes

Who? That may be the question that rippled across comic book movie fans, as Warner Bros. has named Walter Hamada the new head of it’s DC film universe. Hamada was previously an executive at New Line Cinema where he oversaw the successful It movie and the also prosperous and well-received, Conjuring franchise.

Warner Bros. president and CCO, Toby Emmerich heaped praise on Hamada (who is also good friends with Aquaman helmer, James Wan,) saying, “He’s a terrific production executive,” and that he’s, “a great addition to the Warner Bros. Pictures team, and I look forward to working with him in his new post.” Emmerich made sure to add that Hamada will be working with Geoff Johns, who remains the CCO of the DC franchises.

With only one movie on the horizon for 2018, Hamada has some time to clean up the current mess and put things in order, or to be another in a seemingly endless line of replacements who can’t out-maneuver the WB brass when it comes to finalizing a movie. Let’s just hope he doesn’t turn out anything at the level of 47 Ronin, a film he was a screenwriter and executive producer on, that flopped terrifically. What are your thoughts? Let us know!

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Warner Bros Reveals Its Upcoming DC Comics Movie Slate

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Yes boys and girls the DCEU is still going to continue and Warner Bros has officially laid out the slate to let us know what is coming out and when. Yup, even after the underwhelming box office performance of Justice League.

At the Comic Con Experience 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Warner Bros basically told the world it is still planning on going full steam ahead with their shared universe.  The WB began by referencing of course its biggest success, Wonder Woman and showed a title card that had the logo flanked by the Roman Columns suggesting the number 2 even though there was no direct number 2 in the title.

This was followed by the title card for the solo Aquaman film which is set to hit theaters late 2018. The next one which pretty much wasn’t a shock was that of Flashpoint, the solo film for the scarlet speedster, The Flash. This is pretty much there way to “reset” the universe and hopefully clean up the mess that has been made. This was followed by the title card for Justice League Dark, yes the mystical side of DC is still set to hit the big screen.

Suicide Squad 2, Batgirl, Shazam, Green Lantern Corps and The Batman all had their title cards shown. Now if you notice there weren’t certain films slated. Those being the solo Cyborg film, none of the Suicide Squad spinoffs- Gotham City Sirens, the Harley Quinn solo movie, the Harley Quinn and Joker caper and even the rumored solo Deadshot film. Also missing were the Dwayne Johnson led Black Adam movie and the Deathstroke movie. Even the solo Young Joker film, which isnt set to be part of the DCEU was not mentioned.

With this news of these films being laid out does this help to renew your faith in the potential of the DCEU?

Warner Bros Is Possibly Going To Recast DCEU’s Iris West

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In today’s “Of course Warner Bros Is making a questionable decision” news. Before she even has a chance to debut in the DCEU it seems as if Kiersey Clemons may be looking for a new role.

So reports are beginning to surface suggesting that Warner Bros. is looking to recast the role of Iris West ahead of its seemingly problematic The Flash: Flashpoint film.

Just in case you may have forgotten because of course you haven’t seen her, Actress Kiersey Clemons WAS set to make her debut as Iris West in this year’s Justice League ahead of her appearance in Flashpoint.  Her cameo in the film was ultimately cut, but the sequence did manage to leak online shortly after Justice League hit theaters.

Oh yeah in case you needed another reminder of how much catastrophe is involved with this project there STILL is no director attached to Flashpoint. Also the initial future of this film rested on the overall success of Justice League so who knows what is really going to happen with this film.

Here is where you insert a Kanye shrug.

Justice League Official Movie Review

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The time has officially come and here it is. DC’s Justice League is finally upon us and our Resident Super Villain, Jay Washington had the pleasure of checking out the World Premiere in Hollywood.

Was the film worth the wait? Did it live up to its hype? Were there special cameos? What were if any easter eggs? Find out in this SPOILER FREE but fun review.

Test Screenings of Justice League Are Garnering Positive Reviews

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As of this post we are 9 days away from DC’s Mightiest Heroes converge on the big screen. Now there are many fans both die-hard and casual who are concerned about how this film will turn out. Critics destroyed Batman V Superman, Suicide Squad was constantly asked how did all that could go wrong, actually go wrong with such an incredible ensemble cast.

Then there was the emergence of Wonder Woman which took the world by storm and is still garnering both repeat and new viewers.  So with Justice League the question came caan Warner Bros and DC maintain that momentum.

Well we may have an answer to that. With Warner Bros. being known to test screen their films, they have decided to present it to audiences with no knowledge of comic books and comic backstories, which is pretty much what they did with Wonder Woman before it premiered.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the most recent test screening to Justice League has been seen with audience scores similar to what Wonder Woman earned back in May of this year before it’s debut.

WSJ notes that Justice League is on track for a domestic opening over $100M -which if it’s is getting the same praise as Wonder Woman it’s totally possible.

What do you think? Do you agree it has the potential to hit the $100million mark opening weekends

The League unites on November 17, 2017

Ben Affleck All But Confirms He Won’t Stay On As Batman

We here at the Trusty Sidekick have been claiming for a while now that Ben Affleck would never make it to Matt Reeves solo Batman movies as the lead and this little nugget all but confirms it. In a press junket for Justice League, dropping next Friday, Affleck is asked how many times he’s played Batman and how many times we should expect to see him in the cape and cowl. We have the video set to start with the question – and…

Not even 5 times? With Justice League being number 4? That means, other than a likely pop up in another character’s movie (I’m guessing Flashpoint – if it happens,) Affleck and Reeves will never end up on set together. This obviously becomes more disappointing if Justice League does well and sets the DCEU on the right track as far as films go, and of course further grows my desire to fight Ben in the streets. I will be ranting about this next week on the podcast, but make sure you find our current episode, here!

Black Adam in the “Suicide Squad”?

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For the past week  there has been so much talk about New Line Cinema & DC’S “SHAZAM!”. From who will play the titular character and his youthful counterpart to who will potentially be his nemesis. But the question has constantly come up about SHAZAM’s greatest opponent Black Adam & where would he fit in with the film.

Well we all know that Dwayne Johnson is set to be Black Adam in an upcoming solo film that does not include the aforementioned SHAZAM. But now we may be finding out where he is making his debut.

Now according to an exclusive from The Wrap, the plot of Suicide Squad 2 will revolve around “members of Suicide Squad [who are] tasked with tracking down a weapon of mass destruction.” That weapon is apparenty…. you guessed it …..or maybe you didn’t Black Adam.

So this shouldn’t come a too much of a shock. Because Johnson himself teased a surprise introduction for the villain earlier this year, when he told Fandango: “We have a really cool surprise for Black Adam that I can’t reveal, in terms of where we will see Black Adam being introduced.” Granted he didn’t say much but he kinda told us it would be in another movie before his own solo film.

Even though Suicide Squad 2, doesn’t have a set release date yet it’s expected to begin early 2018.
Are you pumped up for this potential cameo or would just rather see Black Adam in SHAZAM?