Film & TV News: March 18

News

  • It’s Batman Week on Motion State for several reasons, not least of which is because no self-respecting film criticism consortium would ever be caught dead hosting a Superman Week.
  • Zack Snyder will be tackling the first installment of the Justice League two-parter following Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now he’s stated that he also wants to adapt…The Fountainhead? Will Howard Roark be the hero we deserve?
  • J.K. Simmons will be taking the role of Commissioner Gordon in that Justice League movie, presumably leaving behind any chance of him playing J. Jonah Jameson again. Gary Oldman’s got some big shoes…
  • In other Batman news, the animated Killing Joke released a teaser photo to mark the start of production. The exciting prospect of adapting Alan Moore‘s comic with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill as Bats and Joker is almost enough to wash away that nostalgia for the more endearing animation of Batman: The Animated Series in favor of the new style. Almost.

Trailers

Someone out there thought it wise to remake Ben-Hur:

 

Meanwhile, Tim Burton’s last weird thing has a trailer:

Dwayne Johnson basically takes Ice Cube’s role from Ride Along in Central Intelligence:

Remember that Johnson will be Black Adam in the DC Universe’s Shazam movie, which is exciting both because it’s great casting and because Johnson can do a heck of a lot better than Central Intelligence.

In Cinemas

Have you been paying attention at all?

On TV

The latest episode of Better Call Saul (“Rebecca“) is a series-high, and that’s saying something. The Walking Dead is also killing it (ha!) at the moment. Oh, you’re only interested in Batman-related stuff? Good thing Gotham was renewed for a third season today.

On Netflix

For those of you intent on stirring that “Marvel v. DC” debate, the second season of Daredevil is now streaming.

Review of the Week

Are you a fan of the latest live-action Batman? Or the original? Or maybe Burton’s? Or maybe you agree that the best Batman so far isn’t live-action at all? Or maybe you’re one of those people who like Superman?

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