GUILLERMO DEL TORO TURNS OFF THE DARK
A world where Batman asks Superman if he bleeds, jokes are not allowed by corporate memo and the story below this one exists is a happy world of smiles and rainbows, which means that any Justice League movie that gets made must be contrasted with a Justice League Dark movie. That one smidgen of darkness in an otherwise bright and breezy film franchise will however be moving forward without Guillermo Del Toro, who had been attached to direct.
Warner Bros recently moved any movie production of DC Vertigo properties (Justice League Dark, Swamp Thing, Sandman etc) to New Line Cinema, having enough on their plates right now with the mainstream DC stuff that they’re tripping over themselves to put out. Del Toro had written the script for JLD and wanted to direct, but as has been reported, Del Toro also has too much on his plate between new film Crimson Peak and Pacific Rim 2, so he’s out.
SUICIDE SQUAD KEEPS THERAPIST ON SET, BECAUSE OF COURSE
Ugh. Because Jared Leto is such a serious actor, he’s been getting into character as the Joker for Suicide Squad in cool, edgy, definitely-not-for-PR ways, like sending fellow cast members quirky gifts, like a rat in a box for Margot Robbie. It’s mad love right? It’s so cool and edgy over on the Suicide Squad set that director David Ayer has hired an on-set therapist, because yep.
In case the psychological torment of getting in the head of Captain Boomerang gets to be to much for Jai Courtney, now he’s covered. Although to be fair, getting into the head of just about any character has to be at least migraine inducing for Jai Courtney.
WHERE WE’RE GOING WE DON’T NEED REBOOTS
It might seem like somebody saying that a film isn’t going to be rebooted isn’t news, indeed at first glance it’s essentially the opposite of news, but look: there are a lot of reboots. Bucking the trend (for now) would seem to Back to the Future, of which original director Robert Zemeckis said would not be allowed to happen as long as he and co-writer Bob Gale are alive.
“Oh God no”, he told The Telegraph when asked, echoing all of our thoughts on the subject.
“That can’t happen until both Bob and I are dead. And then I’m sure they’ll do it, unless there’s a way our estates can stop it.
“I mean, to me, that’s outrageous. Especially since it’s a good movie. It’s like saying ‘Let’s remake Citizen Kane. Who are we going to get to play Kane?’ What folly, what insanity is that? Why would anyone do that?”
You wouldn’t have thought they’d be able to resist doing 2015-1985 instead of 1985-1955, so it’s refreshing to see him so adamant about avoiding it, especially when we’re getting Youtube ads with James Cameron telling us to see the new Terminator, because it’s good no really he’s not a T-1000 ha ha why would you ask that. Let’s just hope Zemeckis hasn’t inadvertently dispatched Hollywood assassins to his and Bob’s homes with that statement.