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Here is the latest trailer for “Justice League”.

The film brings together Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).

With news that Warner Bros. wants to revisit “The Matrix” hitting recently, speculation has run wild about what a new film would focus on.

Birth.Movies.Death. is reporting that a new Matrix film would center around a young Morpheus, with Michael B. Jordan starring.

Lawrence Fishburne played Morpheus in the original trilogy.

If true, it looks as though WB wants to tell more stories in the film’s universe instead of a straight reboot.

Writer Michael Green, who scripted WB’s upcoming “Robopocalypse” has been hired to do rewrites on “Blade Runner 2”. Hampton Fancher, writer of the original “Blade Runner” wrote the first draft. Ridley Scott (“Prometheus”) is returning to direct. The first film starred Harrison Ford.

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This was originally just going to be shown at WonderCon and Cinema Con, but now WB is releasing that trailer of “Pacific Rim” to the public. Here it is!

The film looks awesome to me. From director Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”), the film stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and more.

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Empire Magazine is reporting that “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder will be offered the director’s job for WB’s “Justice League” film, which is still planned for a 2015 release. The only catch? That the offer is contingent upon how well “Man of Steel” does this summer. It makes sense. Christopher Nolan said no to the JL film so Snyder would be the obvious next choice. If the latest trailer is any indication, Snyder shouldn’t have too much to worry about, although “Superman Returns” failed to find a big audience.

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Here’s the latest trailer for Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”.

Ok. This officially has me excited for Superman. The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne and more.

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Yep. WB President Jeff Robinov closed the door on rumors that Christopher Nolan (“Batman Begins”, “The Dark Knight”, “The Dark Knight Rises”) and Christian Bale may be involved with a “Justice League of America” film. “Man of Steel” producer Chris Roven, however, said “Man of Steel” from director Zack Snyder is setting a universe up a la Marvel Studios:

“It’s setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward, In that, Man of Steel is definitely a first step. Nolan’s Dark Knight series was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world the films lived in was very isolated, without any knowledge of other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.”

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At this point it’s clear: Warner Brothers has no idea what the heck they’re doing. Last month there were reports that maybe, just maybe, Christopher Nolan would return for the “Justice League of America” film and Christian Bale would be back as Batman. But now reports are that Nolan is not returning because he doesn’t want to mess with the universe that his Batman films (“Batman Begins”, “The Dark Knight”, “The Dark Knight Rises”) created. And reports are out there that Nolan is even hesitant that “Man of Steel” Superman Henry Cavill should appear either. Also, Bale is backing out. And WB is doing a page one rewrite. Yeah. We’re never seeing this film are we?

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By now, fans of “Veronica Mars” know, its Kickstarter reached its goal in less than a day. That means the show from Rob Thomas and starring Kristen Bell (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) is looking like it’s going to get the big screen treatment and soon. But this development could have far reaching impacts. First, many shows should be very excited Zachary Levi, star of “Chuck” said this is a good sign and that fans should be patient and wait for more news. Warner Brothers owns the rights to both “Veronica Mars” and “Chuck”. On a personal level, this gives me hope for the “Friday Night Lights” movie based on the TV show. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton were amazing and that series was, for my money, the best TV series I’ve ever watched. Shawn Ryan, the creator of “The Shield” has also expressed interest in the past about making a movie. HBO’s “Deadwood” could also benefit from this. Clearly this could open the flood gates. The question is whether that’ a good thing.

WB stands to basically ask fans to pay for it twice. Help fund the movie, then pay to see the movie. WB’s investment is minimal and they rake in nearly all profits that way. There’s talk that studios could turn to Kickstarter more and more to fund projects to minimize financial risk. This would be a bad development for a variety of reasons. First, Kickstarter was meant for more independent projects. If you have major studios or big named directors like David Fincher (who tried his own Kickstarter project in the past) using it, it seems to defeat the purpose of the site. Second, the studios using it as a way to fund movies just seems, on a moral level wrong. If they’re not willing to invest their own money in a project, is the project worth moving forward? And audiences are paying enough as it is. You’re telling me that you’re going to ask us for more money?

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You know, the Wachowskis are a rare breed of directors. They continue to make fun and unique films unlike anything we’re seeing in cinema today. They ushered in a new era of sci-fi and action films with “The Matrix”. “Speed Racer” was an underrated family film and of course “Cloud Atlas”, the amazing, best film of last year. Now they’re back with “Jupiter Ascending”, which stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne. The big budget sci-fi epic is, from Cinema Blend: a futuristic drama set in a future world where humans have become the lowest species on the intergalactic totem pole.

And now WB is giving it a release date of July 25, 2014. This is significant for a variety of reasons. First, it’s getting a summer release that’s not August. And this is the time of year WB has traditionally released it’s biggest guns of the summer: “The Dark Knight”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “Inception”. So yeah, they’re putting a lot of faith behind this film. It will have stiff competition. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is getting released just a week before and Brett Ratner’s “Hercules” starring Dwayne Johnson is opening July 25 as well.

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