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Aaron Couch

Senior Editor, Heat Vision

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DC Films “Reset” Adds More Confusion for Warner Bros.’ Slate

“We’ve done a reset.” That’s how Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav described DC on Aug. 4, days after he made the call to shelve the $90 million HBO Max film Batgirl. The mogul said there’d now be a team that would create a “10-year” plan for DC, although who’s on that team is unclear. […]

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Co-Writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson Talks Cracking the Ending and the Key Scene Found in Additional Photography

[This story contains spoilers for Thor: Love and Thunder.] For screenwriter Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, landing Thor: Love and Thunder was the good news in a good news/bad news conversation. When she booked the job, she had already been in contention to write several Marvel Studios projects, including Black Widow and Hawkeye. In February 2020, she […]

DC Will Have 10-Year Plan Akin to Marvel’s Playbook, Says David Zaslav

Just two days after Warner Bros. Discovery made the stunning move to cancel the HBO Max film Batgirl, an unapologetic CEO David Zaslav sought to reassure Wall Street there is a cohesive plan for the future of DC. “You look at Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman — these are brands that are known everywhere in […]

Chris Pratt’s ‘Garfield’ Sets 2024 Release Date

Sony’s Columbia Pictures is setting a dinner date for Garfield, the animated movie that will voice-star Chris Pratt as the lasagna-loving cat. The film will debut Feb. 16, 2024 in theaters. Samuel L. Jackson also voice-stars in the animated feature as a new character, Vic, who is Garfield’s father. The project hails from Andrew Kosove […]

Behind the Cancellation of ‘Batgirl’

On Tuesday, Batgirl filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were in Morocco, where they had recently celebrated El Arbi’s wedding at a bash attended by guests such as their Bad Boys for Life star Will Smith. In the afterglow of the happy occasion, they received the stunning news that their upcoming DC film Batgirl […]

‘Batgirl’ Directors “Saddened and Shocked” After Movie Is Shelved

A day after the surprising news that Batgirl will not be released, the filmmakers behind the project are speaking out. “We are saddened and shocked by the news. We still can’t believe it. As directors, it is critical that our work be shown to audiences, and while the film was far from finished, we wish […]

‘Batgirl’ and ‘Scoob!: Holiday Haunt’ Scrapped at Warner Bros. Amid Cost-Savings Push

In a surprising development, Warner Bros. will no longer be releasing Batgirl, the DC film that already completed shooting and was expected to arrive on HBO Max this year. The unusual move comes after a change in leadership at Warners, with newly installed Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav prioritizing cost-cutting measures and refocusing Warners […]

Michelle Rodriguez on Why ‘Fast X’ is “French ‘Fast & Furious'”

“He’s so dope, man,” gushed Michelle Rodriguez of filmmaker Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) who jumped in the driver’s seat to take over directing Fast X when Justin Lin pushed the eject button after reaching a breaking point during a disagreement with Vin Diesel, as THR reported. Leterrier has since packed the car with […]

‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Turned Kevin Hart and Other Stars Into Their Own Audio Engineers

When it came time to voice their roles in DC League of Super-Pets, stars such as Kevin Hart had to get creative. The film was made in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, when rules were so strict that voice talent recorded their parts in isolation without the aid of an audio engineer on […]

’80s Sci-Fi Doc ‘In Search of Tomorrow’ Explores How Theater Lobbies Were the Original Hype Machines

A week ago, genre fans descended upon San Diego Comic-Con to catch glimpses of films from Marvel and DC. Even those who didn’t attend were treated to trailers released online, instantly available in this glutenous age of fandom when publications — including this one — cover the ins and outs of sci-fi, superhero and horror […]

Ben Affleck Returning for ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’

Arthur Curry and Bruce Wayne are reteaming, with Jason Momoa revealing that Justice League costar Ben Affleck will appear in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Momoa revealed the news on Instagram on Thursday, after fans on a Warner Bros. bus tour apparently caught wind that Affleck was there filming with him. Affleck previously announced his […]

‘Tomb Raider’ Film Rights Has Hollywood in “Feeding Frenzy”

Tomb Raider is in search of a new home. Studios and streamers are bidding to acquire the film rights to the property that for nine years was at MGM and has now returned to producer Graham King and his GK Films. Opening bids were taken last week, but things have escalated into a bidding war. […]