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SUNDAY RECAP: New Direction For the DCEU; Awards Season In Full Swing (NEWSLETTER)

SUNDAY RECAP: New Direction For the DCEU; Awards Season In Full Swing (NEWSLETTER)

Between the shakeup at DC Studios, awards season’s first announcements, and a plethora of trailer releases, this week has been an eventful one for film news. This is your weekly Sunday Recap.

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Baffling Name Change at HBO Max

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It has been well-reported that Warner Bros Discovery has had controversy after controversy since the merger, and this week was no exception, with two different stories coming out that led to a public backlash. First, we saw the reveal that WBD is considering the name change of HBO MAX to simply MAX, which has caused many in the industry to become baffled at the lack of brand recognition in the new name.

Major Shakeup at DC Leaves Uncertain Future

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The word of the week for DC Studios must be “canceled”, as a bombshell report came out at The Hollywood Reporter that revealed major shakeups at DC Studios under new bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran. After script disagreements between WB executives and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins over the direction of the third installment, Wonder Woman 3 is currently canceled at Warner Bros.

New Details About Canceled DC Movies

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It was revealed that a Batman Beyond film starring Michael Keaton had a script actively being worked on, but was canceled days after James Gunn and Peter Safran took charge of DC Studios. Reports also indicate that, despite support from Dwayne Johnson and former DC Films head Walter Hamada, plans to bring Henry Cavill back as Superman for Man of Steel 2 have been canceled. Also revealed alongside this cancellation was the news that plans were in place to adapt DC Comics’ Crisis on Infinite Earths, but that has been canceled as well.

First Awards of the Season Revealed

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In lighter news, the top films and shows of the year from the American Film Institute and Critics Choice Awards have been revealed. The AFI’s TV list includes such hits as Abbott Elementary and White Lotus, while the Critics Choice Awards’s Best Drama Series nominees include such hits as Andor and Yellowstone. Notably, Better Call Saul was featured on both lists, which is great news to fans who believe the show has been snubbed in awards shows over the course of the series.

Trailers of the Week

The first clip from Illumination’s upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie was revealed at The Game Awards. Only In Theaters April 7, 2023

Good news for all the horror fans out there, a new trailer for M3GAN has been released. Only in Theaters January 6, 2023

For all those Star Wars fans out there, Bad Batch Season 2 has gotten an official trailer. Only on Disney+ January 4, 2023

Fans of Teen Wolf will be happy to hear a new trailer for the film Teen Wolf: The Movie has been revealed. Only on Paramount+ January 26, 2023.

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