Who Should Ride the Lightning?
For a time, it appeared as if “The Fastest Man Alive” would be the next DC Comics superhero to get his own feature film. After initially commissioning Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) to pen a script for a live-action The Flash movie, Warner Bros. (WB) ended up passing on Mazeau’s script and hired Green Lantern writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to write the screenplay. That was over a year ago, however, and WB appears to have put the brakes on all of their planned solo superhero movies as they strategize their next movie in the wake of the end of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Some industry insiders have suggested that WB plans to copy Marvel Studios’ formula for The Avengers, but in reverse — first releasing the super-team movie and then spinning off individual characters into solo movies — which would mean that the Flash's first big screen appearance would be in the Justice League movie.
There have been several superheroes called the Flash, but the current incarnation, and the one that WB is likely to go with in the Justice League movie, is Barry Allen, who works as a forensic scientist when he's not circling the globe looking for trouble. Who do you think has what it takes to play a fast-talking speed freak who is also a detail-oriented detective?
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Posted 10.15.12 by BrentJS
In what should be a surprise to no one, Warner Bros. wants to make a third Hangover.
After The Hangover Part II scored a record-setting opening weekend, The Wrap reports that Warners has hired screenwriter Craig Mazin to write the third installment. Mazin co-wrote The Hangover Part II with Scot Armstrong and director Todd Phillips.
Deadline reports that no deal is in place yet for Mazin to write the sequel, but since The Hangover Part II is about to pass the $200 million mark in worldwide box office, that an official announcement from the studio is inevitable. where would a third Hangover go? >> Posted 06.01.11 by Ryan
The red carpet premiere of one of the most highly anticipated comedies of all time, writer-director Todd Phillips' The Hangover Part II, takes place later today and Bing is giving you the opportunity to feel like you're part of the action. Starting at 6:30 PM PDT/9:30 PM EST, you can watch live streaming coverage of the premiere right here via the NowLive video tool (below).
Unfortunately, hirsute funnyman Zach Galifianakis, who reprises the role of Alan from the first movie, will not be in attendance, but the rest of the "Wolf Pack"—Bradley Cooper as Phil, Ed Helms as Stu and Justin Bartha as Doug— will be, along with Ken Jeong, returns as Mr. Chow, Mike Tyson and Jamie Chung, who joins the cast as Stu's fiancé. Other celebrities confirmed to appear include Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Will Ferrell, Rainn Wilson, Danny McBride, George Lopez, Nas, Jay-Z and Rihanna. watch the red carpet premiere LIVE! >> Posted 05.19.11 by BrentJS
While The Hangover Part II won't open for another month, promotional material for the highly-anticipated sequel continues to arrive online in the form of new posters, TV spots, or statements from co-writer and director Todd Phillips about whether or not he taught a monkey how to smoke cigarettes for the movie.
In a recent interview with MTV, Phillips cleared up another issue involving the sequel's title. Originally thought to be called "The Hangover 2, Phillips explained why he changed it to "The Hangover Part II."
Gibson talks cameo, Phillips talks three-quel >> Posted 04.25.11 by Ryan
I think there are very few sequels that have been made that live up to or exceed their first film. The Godfather [sequel] is the first one. We had always planned on calling it The Hangover 2, and when we finished the script, I changed the cover page and wrote The Hangover Part II, because I think the film lives up to or exceeds the first one. It was very much a nod to The Godfather [franchise].
Last month, a teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel The Hangover 2 debuted, claiming "the Wolfpack is back" and showing Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis walking up a street of Bangkok, Thailand, with a monkey in tow but without Justin Bartha, the groom lost in the original Hangover. In the recently released photos in Empire Magazine (via The Playlist), Bartha is also not pictured, something Bartha says is nit indicative in the sequel.
Doug isn’t lost in this one. There are similar circumstances, but he’s a little bit more involved.. cameos debunked >> Posted 03.15.11 by Ryan
Mel Gibson was originally set to cameo as a Bangkok tattoo artist in the upcoming sequel The Hangover 2 before his casting upset the crew and was eventually dismissed. Liam Neeson took over the role in the sequel, with his The A-Team co-star Bradley Cooper reportedly being "instrumental" in getting Neeson to agree to the cameo. While appearing on The Tonight Show (via Monsters and Critics), Neeson explained how "instrumental" Cooper really was.
Neeson calls the shoot "intense" >> Posted 02.17.11 by Ryan
[Previously] I said to Bradley, "Look, I will do anything in Hangover 2, you know, just open the door...the concierge...anything, you know, just to be with you guys." And then, one night, I was sitting [at home], I had put the kids to bed, I was watching TV, I was having a glass of wine, and I suddenly got this text from Bradley. It said, "Do you want to be in Hangover 2?" I was like, [pretends to sip his wine, then text] "Yeah. When?" And he texts back, "Tomorrow?" I went, [pretends to sip again] "Yeah."
This May, The Hangover gang returns to theaters for a sequel we're actually looking forward to. Instead of returning to Vegas, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zack Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha are headed off to Thailand. This time for Stu's (Helms) wedding.
We know that Mike Tyson is back, Paul Giamatti is joining the the cast, and even President Bill Clinton makes a cameo. We also know that Mel Gibson's was axed. Now we have a clip of the cast talking about the movie and filming in Bangkok. (Any bets on how many jokes will reference that city's name?) watch the interview >> Posted 02.11.11 by reelz
Warner Bros. is getting the word out about 2011. The Hangover 2 won't open until May 26, but a new photo and synopsis have been released.
In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy "The Hangover," Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis), and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.
So that's why the photo shows the four friends walking through an airport. Jamie Chung was recently cast as Helms' fiancee, while Liam Neeson and Bill Clinton will cameo as a Bangkok tattoo artist and a former President of the United States, respectively. Todd Phillips returns to direct. Posted 11.24.10 by Ryan
In Holy Rollers, now available on DVD, Justin Bartha enlists a rabbinical student who's also his younger brother's best friend (Jesse Eisenberg) to unwittingly become a drug mule. This week, Leonard Maltin talks with Bartha about the joys of working with Eisenberg in Holy Rollers, as well as the upcoming buddy comedy The Hangover 2.
Tune in for the Maltin on Movies premiere Friday, October 22, at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT. Or catch one of its encore showings on ReelzChannel (Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and your cable system). Posted 10.20.10 by reelz
When The Hangover 2 was announced, it didn't take long for director Todd Phillips to announce that the sequel wouldn't take place in Las Vegas. When Thailand became a rumored location for the sequel, however, Phillips denied it, revealing that Hangover 2 wouldn't be set in either Thailand or Mexico. Recently, reports have revealed that Phillips was deceiving fans with his Thailand location denial, forcing him to admit to Empire that Thailand would indeed be the location for Hangover 2.
Shooting has begun >> Posted 10.11.10 by Ryan
It takes place in Bangkok and L.A. There's gonna be some f**ked-up surprises. The three guys are back. Mr. Chow's [Ken Jeong] back too.