IT’S OFFICIAL!!! Patty Jenkins will direct Wonder Woman 2

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After an amazing showing at the box office and still continuing to make money, it has officially been confirmed that Patty Jenkins will direct the sequel to the immensely successful Wonder Woman.

The story was broken by Variety today and states the film which the script is being written with Geoff Johns, (who oversees the DC film universe) is set to arrive in theaters December 13, 2019.

Gal Gadot is also set to return as the titular  Heroine who is Princess Diana of Themyscira with an alter ego of Diana Prince. After a captivating debut in Batman V. Superman and then a phenomenal solo film debut, Gadot is set to lasso in audiences again in the upcoming Justice League movie due out this November.

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Wonder Woman 2 Gets December 2019 Release Date

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All we were waiting for was what’s considered an official release date announcement, now we have that.

Now we know the Princess of Themyscria will be back on the big screen in time for the 2019 holiday season.

Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that Wonder Woman 2 is officially slated to hit theaters Dec. 13, 2019, a date the studio recently staked out for an undisclosed “WB event film.” The sequel will also be screened in IMAX.

The first Wonder Woman movie, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot in the title role, opened to strong reviews in June and has raked in more than $389 million at the domestic box office, making it the highest-grossing film of the summer. Making a sequel was a no-brainer, and Warner Bros. confirmed it would do so over the weekend at Comic-Con.

A New “Justice League” trailer has arrived

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Well we’ve been promised it and today we got the 2nd full traicler for the upcoming Warner Bros. And Zach Snyder “Justice League” movie.

The film which stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman seek out to bring together other powerful meta humans in Cyborg,The Flash and Aquaman after the death of Superman to combat a new outerworldly threat.

The trailer gives us our first glimpses of Cyborg in Action and full flight, Amber Heard as Queen Mera, JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and others. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Wonder Woman may be in trouble According to DC insider

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Well we at the Trusty Sidekick have tried to have high hopes for the latest installment into the DCEU. Even after the leaked angry Warner Bros exec who said negative things.

Well now a DC insider has said something that may pretty much confirm everyone’s worst fears.

Via MovieWeb.com

2016 didnt wind up being the year that infused copious amounts of hope for the future of movies based on DC Comics, like many thought it would be. Both Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were divisive at best, even though they were among the highest-grossing movies of the year. Still, in order for the DC Extended Universe to survive long-term, the quality of the movies will have to improve. Unfortunately, it is starting to seem like Wonder Woman won’t be that movie.

On a recent episode of the Schmoes Know show, it was revealed that Wonder Woman may be a big mess. According to host Sasha Perl-Raver, someone with insider info has seen the movie, or at least a decent chunk of the movie, and claims that it is “discombobulated” and not the great movie the trailers have led fans to believe it might be. Here is what was said by Sasha Perl-Raver on the Schmoes Know show.

“So, I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus. We have somebody within our community who has gotten insider information that broke my effing heart this week, because I have tremendous belief that Wonder Woman is gonna be awesome and I heard it stinks from the same person who told me that they heard that BvS stinks…The person who I spoke to…their response was ‘I’m very disappointed in what I saw, and it seems like all the problems are the same problems. It’s discombobulated, it doesn’t have narrative flow. It’s just very disjointed.”

Pretty much all of the movies that have come out in the DCEU so far have had very lofty expectations placed on them for a variety of reasons, but Wonder Woman really may take the cake. Not only is it having to shoulder the responsibility of course correcting thanks to the lukewarm reception to both Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, but it is also the first female-led superhero movie of the modern era. Not only that, but Wonder Woman has never had a live-action movie, so there is a lot this movie needs to accomplish in order to satisfy fans. Sadly, if these statements are even half true, it looks like this first Wonder Woman movie may not be what everyone was hoping for.

Despite getting trashed by critics and really dividing moviegoers, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice still made $873 million at the box office. Many felt the movie should have easily sailed past the $1 billion mark and had it been more universally well-liked, maybe that would have been the case. Since that movie didn’t hit in the way the folks at Warner Bros. were hoping it would, Suicide Squad had to try and fix things that it never really should have. Again, the movie was incredibly divisive and critics mostly didn’t like it, but it still made $745 million worldwide. So, even if Wonder Woman meets the same fate in terms of perceived quality, it may very well still be able to make bank. But one can’t help but wonder how long Warner Bros. can sustain that kind of success without more positive reception. Granted, there are very aggressive defenders of the DCEU, but for these movies to really succeed, the general public has to be behind them.

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was one of the most positively received elements of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which gave fans even more hope that her first solo movie would be great. And yes, is tough to judge a movie solely by a couple of trailers, especially in the case of the DCEU so far, but the response to both of the Wonder Woman trailers we have seen so far by the movie community and fans has been overwhelmingly positive, which has helped set expectations for the movie very high. As they probably should be, but now we may have to temper them a bit.

There have also been recent reports that Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a “mess,” so fans may want to start tempering expectations now. Granted, these are unconfirmed reports and are based on word of mouth, so it also could wind up being untrue and both Wonder Woman and Justice League are every bit as good as fans hope they will be. We’ll have to wait and see what director Patty Jenkins was able to do with Wonder Woman when it hits theaters on June 23. There is no telling how it will affect Justice League, which is set to arrive on November 17, if Wonder Woman is a mess, but it will surely complicate things even more for the DCEU moving forward. You can check out the clip from the Schmoes Know show for yourself below at about the 1:41:30 mark.

 

See, What People Don’t Realize Is: Marvel vs DC

Hey there, shes, hes, shims, hers, hirs, zes and so on – show co-host Bobby Hill here. Time for some real talk. As we grow the podcast and live shows, Jay and I want to also be able to put some original content out to you here, so that you can get our unfiltered opinions on these universes, even ONE MORE additional way. Sometimes you just want a salient opinion or two, right? With that in mind, I proudly present: See, What People Don’t Realize Is.

If you don’t listen to the podcast regularly, first of all, shame on you. Secondly, Jay has a tendency to couch “bombshell” tie-ins or reveals of easter eggs or even things that people would never think to realize at all, to the phrase, “See, what people don’t realize is…” It’s hilarious, it happens once every couple of shows, and now I catch myself doing it, too. In honor of that, every so often, we’ll deliver an original post about a piece of news, an opinion we have, etc about either the MCU or the DCEU, and they’ll all be titled similar to our first “See, What People Don’t Realize Is,” which, as you can see, is the mighty argument of Marvel vs DC.

With the failure of Suicide Squad in the form of what seems to matter most to the “die-hard,” Spider-man underoo owning, “I’ve been a member of Superherohype since it was Spidermanhype” crowd – that is – the critical reviews, DC again finds itself in an artistic/storyline problem when it comes to how it’s compared to Marvel. Man Of Steel was bleak, BVS even bleaker, as well as misshapen and a bunch of other adjectives meaning “not very good,” and the director of those two, Zach Snyder, was already on to helm Justice League. Cyborg looks like he’s not going to get used right, everyone except the execs at Warner seem to want Grant Gustin to be every Flash (understandable,) leaving the hopes of the franchise on Gal Gadot (unproven) and Jason Mamoa (terribly nice, but no box office cred,) with the hope that Ben Affleck will Robert Downey, Jr his way through each film. Let’s face it, Affleck hasn’t done nearly the amount of drugs necessary to have the charisma of Robert Downy, Jr.

As DC is producing all of that, Hollywood scene-darling Benedict Cumberbatch (Oscar nominated) and Brie Larson (Oscar winner,) are about to release and prepping to film, respectively, for Marvel. “How is Marvel so good at this and DC so bad?” is the question you should be asking. We have – for a couple of years now. As we’ll be talking about on episode 38 of our podcast, Time Warner CEO, Jeff Bewkes as even admitted the quality from DC is lacking. Marvel has made their series of films look seamless, as well as weaving in elements from their various television series’ while DC has kept their movie and TV divisions, well, divided. In fact the product put out by Greg Berlanti through the CW network (and Supergirl on CBS till they moved to the CW,) is really the only watchable DC fare in the live-action world. Now he’s taking on a Booster Gold movie which will rightfully not be connected to whatever mess is happening in the formerly Snyder run world, now helmed by Geoff Johns. A lot of people hope Johns will right the ship. He’s a DC stalwart who’s been involved with nearly everything there for almost 20 years. But can he?

See, what people don’t realize is, what Kevin Feige has done with Marvel is unprecedented. Because it’s 8 years and multiple successes in, it seems like what Marvel is doing isn’t even new any more, but it is! Before Tony Stark showed up at the end of the Incredible Hulk, the idea of live-action superhero continuity – or continuity of different movies through a series of loosely connected characters was unheard of. Sure, you might get a spin-off character, but by the time of the first Avengers movie, there had been 5 connected films, directed by 4 different people, with the 6th film bringing all of those characters together and directed by an entirely different person. And, while none of those films are “perfect” movies, they are all entertaining, fun, worth whatever the theater was charging prices, and you know it because when they pop up on TV now, you watch at least a half-hour of any one of them if you’ve got time.

Then they followed it up with 6 new films with 5 new directors and the same guy who directed the last uniting of all the characters, coming back to direct them all again; and once again, despite none of them being perfect, and one or two even being a little lackluster (Thor and Ultron, anyone?) the rest were outstanding. Guardians Of The Galaxy and Winter Soldier are so good, yet so far apart in style, that you almost don’t get how they’ll ever bring all of those characters together, but your trust it at this point, because 13 movies in, the track record is pretty solid.

I contend that the magic is in Kevin Feige. Making ONE successful movie is hard to do. Making a series of 13 and counting, interconnected films with different directors and main characters, etc, and having them almost all be at least decent, is a skill that maybe a few people could pull off? Managing the fact that actors age while comic book superheros normal do not, the economics of paying returning actors whose profiles have risen, largely due to what they’ve accomplished in their Marvel role, making schedules work, and still not dropping a string of shit-piles? There might be 4 people on the planet who might be able to make a thing like what he’s done, happen. I don’t know who the other 3 are, I just have my over/under set really low on this. Is Geoff Johns one of them? I don’t know. Does this let DC off the hook for fucking things up so far? Not at all. At the very least, good management knows that you don’t have the artillery yet, or at least realizes that one of your underbosses deserves more shine (I’m looking at you, Berlanti.)

They really should let Greg Berlanti in on more of the movie-verse. Yes, his CW shows are a little, uh, built for the CW is probably the best way I can describe it. But, if Booster Gold is a hit and he makes the Black Lightning show he’s prepping for Fox into another success, they need to start paying attention. Or, they could always take my advice from a previous episode, and do what Sony did – let Marvel make your movies!

That’s What’s Up!