Tag: Warner Bros.

Zack Snyder Says He Wrote A Third ‘300’ Movie During The Pandemic But Warner Bros. Took A Pass

For the past few months, Zack Snyder has been an open book when it comes to his work. While those conversations have centered mostly around the HBO Max release of his Justice League director’s cut (a.k.a. the Snyder Cut) and his upcoming zombie heist film, Army of the Dead, recently, Snyder has been getting candid […]

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WB Is Reportedly Committing to a Black Director for Its Black Superman Film. Let’s Go Up, Up and Away With Our Guesses

Ryan Coogler attends 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 04, 2019; Barry Jenkins attends the IFC Films Spirit Awards Party on February 08, 2020; Regina King attends the 2019 American Music Awards on November 24, 2019. Photo: Jerod Harris (Getty Images), Jean Baptiste Lacroix (Getty Images), Rich Fury (Getty Images) Put on your […]

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Zack Snyder Was Convinced Warner Bros. Would Retaliate Against Him If He Supported The Extended ‘Justice League’

It took three years, but in March frustrated (and persistent) DC heads finally got their precious “Snyder Cut.” The new edition gave something approximating the insane ambitions director Zack Snyder’s had for Justice League, which was supposed to be the comic line’s version of Marvel’s Avengers. But it almost didn’t happen, and in a new […]

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‘We Cannot in Good Conscience Provide Economic Support:’ Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua Pull Film Production Out of Georgia

Will Smith at the Premiere of 20th Century Fox’s “Spies In Disguise” on December 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California; Director Antoine Fuqua attends “The Magnificent Seven” premiere on September 19, 2016 in New York City.Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/ Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) Emancipation, the upcoming “runaway slave thriller” from Apple, Warner Bros., director Antoine Fuqua […]

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The ‘Justice League’ Set Was Strictly Bring Your Own Booyah, Apparently

Last year, Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in Justice League, came forward last year with allegations that Joss Whedon and other WB execs had created a toxic work environment (which were subsequently backed up by some other actors who had worked with Whedon). But this week, Fisher gave an in-depth interview to Kim Masters at […]

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Warner Bros. Confirms Ava DuVernay’s New Gods ‘Will Not Be Moving Forward’

Ava DuVernay arrives for the 72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards on January 25, 2020.Photo: Jean-Baptiste Lacroix / AFP (Getty Images) On Thursday, some disappointing news came out of Ava DuVernay’s anticipated project from Warner Bros. film slate. According to The Hollywood Reporter, WB confirmed that it will not be going forward with DuVernay’s […]

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‘I’ve Become a Bit More Confident in Who I Am’: Issa Rae Talks Life After Insecure for Variety

Photo: Photo: Trotter for Variety If there’s one person whose rise to fame I’ve loved being a witness to, it’s Issa Rae. Advertisement From her creative prowess to her effortless ability to light up a screen with authenticity, style, and natural humor, Issa Rae continues to be a fierce force in the industry—and it doesn’t […]

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Nadria Tucker Discusses ‘Seemingly Out of Nowhere’ Dismissal From Superman & Lois Writers’ Room and WB Investigation

Nadria Tucker (Superman & Lois, Krypton)Photo: Courtesy of Nadria Tucker Nadria Tucker writes for TV. She also wants to make sure her own personal story and truth are told, as well. Advertisement In November 2020, Tucker took to Twitter to announce that her contract as a producer on The CW’s show Superman & Lois had […]

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Nadria Tucker Discusses ‘Seemingly Out of Nowhere’ Dismissal From Superman & Lois Writers’ Room and WB Investigation [Updated]

Nadria Tucker (Superman & Lois, Krypton)Photo: Courtesy of Nadria Tucker Nadria Tucker writes for TV. She also wants to make sure her own personal story and truth are told, as well. Advertisement In November 2020, Tucker took to Twitter to announce that her contract as a producer on The CW’s show Superman & Lois had […]

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Caught Up in the Masters: Anita Baker Asks Fans Not to Stream or Buy Music as She Fights to Reclaim Her Music Rights

Anita Baker accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award onstage at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Leon Bennett (Getty Images) Anita Baker, the legendary singer that brought us “Sweet Love” and the soundtrack to Saturday morning cleaning sprees, is currently embroiled in a fight for her music […]

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The Root Presents, Role Call: A Black Entertainment Roundup Joint

George C. Wolfe George C. Wolfe attends “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” premiere at SVA Theater on April 18, 2017, in New York City.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images) George C. Wolfe, the director behind Netflix’s acclaimed film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, will be adapting Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon for Playground Entertainment and Freemantle. […]

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PageTurners: The Literary Journey of Black Voices

The Black Church; Honey Girl; Reaper of SoulsImage: Penguin Press, Park Row, HarperCollins It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root Black history has been passed down from generation to generation through storytelling. Stories of religion, trauma, love and family have been the backbone of our communities, and the most recent releases from […]

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! Nah, It’s Ta-Nehisi Coates Writing the Script for the Next Superman Movie

Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty Images) Look, I’m not saying I yelled “LET’S FUCKING GO, BAYBEEE!” when news broke that Ta-Nehisi Coates has been tapped to write the next Superman movie. But I’m also not saying that I didn’t. Shadow and Act reports that Coates is set to write the script for an upcoming Superman film […]

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Ray Fisher Confirms Warner Bros. Dismissed Him From The Flash, Claims DC Films President Undermined Abuse Investigation

Ray Fisher attends People’s “Ones To Watch” on October 4, 2017.Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images (Getty Images) Though Warner Bros. Pictures has concluded their investigation into Justice League co-star Ray Fisher’s work abuse claims against director Joss Whedon, the issue is far from resolved. On Wednesday, Fisher posted an extensive tweet confirming that WB has dismissed […]

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Christopher Nolan Doubled Down On His Blistering Takedown Of Warner Bros.’ Controversial HBO Max Deal

Christopher Nolan was the first filmmaker to come out against Warner Bros.’ controversial decision to dump their 2021 movie slate onto HBO Max, and he’s also been the most furious. Since then other directors, including Dune’s Denis Villeneuve, have joined him, calling the studio out for what they see as a short-sighted decision. Now Nolan […]

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Director Patty Jenkins Had A Far More Measured Reaction To The Warner Bros.-HBO Max News Than Christopher Nolan

Last week Warner Bros. announced it was moving its entire 2021 movie slate — some 17 films, many of them big screen blockbusters — to its newish streamer HBO Max. (Granted, they’ll also get theatrical releases on the same day. But still.) The news has not been met kindly by many. One critic is Tenet […]

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Christopher Nolan Had Some Extremely Unkind Words About Warner Bros. Putting Its 2021 Slate On HBO Max

Last week it was revealed last month that Warner Bros. was releasing its entire 2021 film slate — from Wonder Woman 1984 to Dune to The Matrix 4 — to HBO Max the same day they hit theaters. When the news hit, some wondered if the brash, potentially industry-shattering decision came in part due to […]

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The Production Company Behind ‘Dune’ And ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ May Sue Warner Bros. Over Their New HBO Max Deal

Last week came shocking news that may completely alter how Hollywood works even after the pandemic: Rather than wait for movie theaters to be safe again, Warner Bros. moving their entire 2021 slate — some 21 films — to HBO Max, the streamer owned by their parent company. It’s a move that could change the […]

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Here’s Why Roku And HBO Max Are Apparently Still At Odds Over A Streaming Deal

Much to the chagrin of movie theater enthusiasts, HBO Max got a lot more valuable to cinephiles last week when Warner Bros. announced that its entire 2021 slate of movies would premiere on the streaming app the same day they hit theaters. But the news was especially cruel to some streaming enthusiasts, mainly those that […]

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Warner Bros. Announces Plans To Release Its Full 2021 Film Schedule On HBO Max

In an unprecedented move, Warner Bros. Pictures Group has announced that its entire 2021 theatrical slate will have a simultaneous HBO Max release. The approach will mimic the studio’s current release strategy for Wonder Woman 1984, which will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max on December 25 where it will be available for streaming […]

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Game of Thrones: Conquest introduces Heroes update to juice mobile game

Heroes have arrived in Game of Thrones: Conquest, the mobile game created by Warner Bros. Games and HBO. The update is the biggest change since October 2018 when the game got its dragons update. Game of Thrones: Conquest has been downloaded 20 million times since it debuted in 2017 as a mobile game based on […]

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Emmy-Winner Cord Jefferson Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. Television Group

Image: Matt Sayles (Courtesy of Warner Bros., Warner Bros. If 2020 Emmy-winner and alumni of The Root Cord Jefferson wasn’t already having a bomb-ass year, then this latest announcement via Warner Bros. is sure to seal the deal. It’s been announced that Jefferson has now signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, […]

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Warner Sister: Channing Dungey Has Been Named the New Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group

Channing Dungey attends The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women in Entertainment on December 11, 2019.Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter (Getty Images) That moment when WB stands for “Woman Boss!” According to Deadline, Channing Dungey has been named the new chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group. The announcement was made on Monday, […]

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Warner Bros. Is Producing a Feature Film Based on a Comic Where Only Black Folks Have Superpowers

Black by Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3Illustration: Warner Bros. Shhh, don’t tell Terry Crews, but I think a Black supremacist comic just got acquired by a major movie studio. Advertisement Seriously, according to Deadline, Warner Bros. will be adapting a feature film based on Black, a comic written and created by Kwanza Osajyefo and […]

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Ray Fisher Is Getting More Screen Time in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, New Scenes Will Be Shot in October

Ray Fisher attends the ‘Justice League’ photocall on November 4, 2017, in London, England. Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images (Getty Images) Justice League fans are going to be treated to more Cyborg—thanks to Zack Snyder’s cut. Advertisement According to The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder is set to start shooting for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, a restored […]

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Ray Fisher and Jason Momoa Claim Warner Bros. Is Using ‘PR Tactics’ to Distract From Work Abuse Investigation

Ray Fisher, left, and Jason Momoa during the “Justice League” autograph signing at Comic-Con International 2017 on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images (Getty Images) Ray Fisher’s public battle with Warner Bros. seems to be heating up. As background, the 33-year-old actor who portrayed Cyborg in the studio’s Justice League […]

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Ray Fisher Hit Back At Warner Bros. Over His Allegations Of Abuse On The Set Of ‘Justice League’

Justice League, the DCEU’s flailing attempt at their own Avengers-style all-star mash-up, may have gotten a Mulligan, with the much-hoped-for “Snyder Cut” en route early next year. But there are still skeletons tumbling from the troubled production’s closet. In July, one of its stars, Ray Fisher, aka Cyborg, alleged on-set abuse at the hands of […]

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Warner Bros. Doesn’t Want ‘Tenet’ Shown At Drive-Ins Where Other Theaters Aren’t Open

Tenet is finally heading to theaters early next month, but the question of which theaters and where is still very much up for interpretation as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to complicate things in the entertainment industry. Christopher Nolan’s secretive sci-fi thriller has obfuscated and confused since its (sorry) inception, and the filmmaker believes that the […]

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