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Henry Cavill Out as Superman; Ben Affleck To Direct A DC Movie? (NEWSLETTER)

Henry Cavill Out as Superman; Ben Affleck To Direct A DC Movie? (NEWSLETTER)

Henry Cavill is out as Superman, Ben Affleck might direct a DC movie, a new Spider-Man trailer was dropped by Sony, and more changes come at Warner Bros. Discovery.

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Henry Cavill Out as Superman, New Reboot Film In The Works

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In a shocking turn of events after Henry Cavill’s surprise return as Superman in Black Adam, James Gunn has officially announced that Henry Cavill will no longer be playing Superman in the DCU.

Henry Cavill wrote in a statement that “After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life”. Gunn additionally revealed that he was working on a new Superman film that took place at the beginning of his career at the Daily Planet, and would include the first meeting between Superman and Lois Lane.

More Details About DC Slate Emerge

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Gunn also revealed Ben Affleck has been in talks with Warner to potentially direct a film in the DC franchise. Based on his remarks about the role though, it is unlikely he will return to star as Batman.

It has also been revealed by The Hollywood Reporter that Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Superman film is still in active development. Of course, with the head-spinning rate of announcements and cancellations, even official confirmation does not mean any of the projects will happen, but Warner Bros. Discovery seems confident in its choice of Gunn.

WBD Reveals More Cancellations on the Way

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The cancellations have also hit Warner Bros. as a whole as well. In a securities filing, WBD has revealed that they plan on taking write offs for an additional billion dollars of cancellations of content, up from between $2 billion and $2.5 billion.

This comes as they announce that they are planning on removing more content from their services, including hit show Westworld, in order to sell this content to other streaming services. This additional billion dollars in cancellations means that this already brutal slash of projects is just going to get worse.

Director Patty Jenkins Responds to Wonder Woman 3 Rumors

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Patty Jenkins has responded to the reports of the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3, stating that “I never walked away. I was open to considering anything asked of me. It was my understanding that there was nothing I could do to move anything forward at this time.”

Previously, it was under speculation that Patty Jenkins had removed herself from the project, going as far as to send Warner Bros. studio head Michael DeLuca a dictionary definition of “character arc”. James Gunn somewhat responded to that accusation in a response to Jenkins, stating that “I can attest that all of Peter and my interactions with you were only pleasant and professional.” Of course, Gunn’s response notably only mentioned correspondence between himself, Peter Safran, and Jenkins, which does nothing to combat the reports about DeLuca.

Library of Congress Announces Classic Films for Preservation

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The Library of Congress has announced new additions to their National Film Registry, adding Iron Man, The Little Mermaid, Carrie, Hairspray, and When Harry Met Sally, among others. The Registry exists to preserve films for future generations that are seen to have a cultural or historic impact.

God of War Series in Development

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For fans of the hit game series God of War, it has been revealed that a new television series at Amazon will be adapting the story of the games for a television audience. Rafe Judkins, showrunner for The Wheel of Time, will be the showrunner on this new series.

The Santa Clauses Gets Season 2 Renewal

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Just in time for the holiday season, the new show The Santa Clauses, a television sequel to the Tim Curry film series. The Santa Clause has been renewed for a season 2 at Disney+.

New Spider-Man Trailer

Spider-Man fans will be happy to know that a new trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has been released. The film is the sequel to the hit film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is considered by many fans and critics to be the best Spider-Man film. Only in theaters June 2, 2023

Scream VI First Look

Fans of the Scream franchise can now get a first glimpse at the new film ‘Scream VI’, as the first trailer for the film has been revealed. Only in theaters March 10, 2023

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