‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is arguably one of the most anticipated movies of 2016, and just a few days before release the first reviews are in. Fans have been getting pretty worked up for the ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off, especially since J.K. Rowling has written the screenplay (for the first time, no less). David Yates, helmer of several previous Potter adventures, is on directing duties and has just been confirmed to be in charge of all five movies in the new franchise.
There’s been plenty of talk where the DC Expanded Universe in concerned, especially when we’ll actually see ‘Man of Steel 2′ come to fruition.
With ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ in cinemas this month, the anticipation for the ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off couldn’t be higher. Naturally its star, Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne, felt the pressure to make a great film after the enormous success of the Potter franchise but was always likely to rise to the occasion. It’s an interesting response that not only tries to take the focus off him but also brings characters Porpentina Goldstein, Queenie Goldstein, and Jacob Kowalski into the picture.
The list also includes Amazon, where you can buy its DVDs legit, the Sky Cinema store, and also the IMDB listings for their movies. A company specialising in combatting copyright infringement called Vobile was responsible for filing the list on behalf of Warners.
Warner Bros. and DC may be struggling to secure positive reviews for their movies (notably recent release ‘Suicide Squad’), but it hasn’t deterred them from starting work on a ‘Man of Steel’ sequel. 2013 saw Henry Cavill don the red and blue suit for the first time but any news on a follow-up has been pretty quiet until now. Instead, the focus was on ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, which was a long and gruelling process alongside new Batman Ben Affleck.
Marvel has been dominating the comic-book genre for quite a few years now. While this news can be twisted and turned to make it seem like Warner Bros. are hot on the heels of Marvel Studios, it also doesn’t really mean anything at this stage.
Ben Affleck, the star of Zack Snyder’s epically titled ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’, says there’s an enormous weight on their shoulders to get it right.
Director Cary Fukunaga has spoken at length on why he walked away from the long in-development big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s novel ‘It’ - and his remarks paint a fairly scathing portrait of his producers at Warner Bros and New Line Cinema. - Director Wes Craven Dies - James Wan Hints At Monster Movie - Laments of Nightmare On Elm Street Reboot Make-Up Artist Fukunaga had been attached to ‘It’ since 2012, and says he “was trying to make an unconventional horror film. They didn’t care about that. “In the first movie, what I was trying to do was an elevated horror film with actual characters. Interestingly, Fukunaga would seem to allude to Freddy Krueger when hinting at his efforts to make iconic villain Pennywise “more than just the clown, after 30 years of villains that could read the emotional minds of characters and scare them.” Memorably portrayed by Tim Curry in the 1990 TV mini-series adaptation of King’s novel, Pennywise was set to be played by Will Poulter in Fukunaga’s film, although it is unclear whether or not the actor is still on board now that the project is up in the air.