Lady Gaga In Talks To Join Todd Phillips’ Joker Sequel

The sequel to 2019’s Joker, Joker: Folie à Deux will reportedly be a musical which will likely star the original film’s lead Joaquin Phoenix, and Lady Gaga is set to join him, according to THR.

Per story, Gaga would play DC’s Harley Quinn but a different incarnation than that played by Margot Robbie’s version from current DC Universe. And it will also be a musical.

Phillips and Gaga have worked together before in 2018’s A Star is Born, which starred Gaga along with Bradley Cooper, and which Philips served as a producer.

The original 2019 blockbuster was a huge hit for Phillips. That film grossed $1 billion at the boxoffice worldwide, received 12 nominations at the Oscars, one of which won by Phoenix for playing the iconic lead anti-hero.

More recently, Harley Quinn has been played by Margot Robbie three times, in 2016’s “Suicide Squad,” 2020’s “Birds of Prey” and 2021’s “The Suicide Squad.

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B.J. Novak’s Directorial Feature Film Debuts At 2022 Tribeca Festival

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The stars were out in support of B.J. Novak’s feature directorial debut, Vengeance

Dove Cameron, Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher and Boyd Holbrook were all at the premiere of their new movie Vengeance held at the 2022 Tribeca Festival on Sunday at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City.

Vengeance is a darkly comedic thriller about a journalist who travels from New York City to West Texas to investigate the mysterious death of a young woman. Novak stars in an ensemble cast that also includes J. Smith-Cameron, and Dove Cameron.

The film, written and directed by Novak, is scheduled to be theatrically released this summer in the United States on July 29, 2022, by Focus Features.

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“Top Gun: Maverick” Wows Cinemacon

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top gun maverick paramount picturesSometimes, good things come to those who wait. After a couple of release delays, Paramount Pictures’ tentpole made a stop in Vegas, where fans at CinemaCon got their first view of the film and received soaring reviews, with some calling it the “best of the year.”

The film will also play out of competition at Cannes next month.

In Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise reprises his role as the cocky fighter-pilot character Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. This time around, Maverick also recruits to train a new class of aspiring aviators. Val Kilmer also returns as Maverick’s old nemesis, Tom “Iceman” Kazansky.

Oscar and Grammy winner Lady Gaga wrote an original song for the movie, titled “Hold My Hand,” set to be released May 3.

On the final day of CinemaCon 2022 on Thursday, Paramount Pictures also unveiled a thriller trailer for Mission: Impossible 7, and teaser Damien Chazelle’s highly-anticipated film Babylon.

Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 27, 2022.

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New Trailer for “The Batman” Closes Out 2021

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“Vengeance equals justice for both the Bat and the Cat.”

The trailer for one of the most anticipated films for 2022, The Batman, has been release to close out 2021. The film brings filmmaker Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), and star Robert Pattinson’s (High Life (2018), The Lighthouse (2019)) together in this upcoming superhero film based on the DC Comics iconic character Batman. Matt Reeves also wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig.

The new trailer, titled “The Bat and the Cat,” brings to focus the relationship between the Dark Knight and Zoë Kravitz’s Selina Kyle, as well as another iconic villain, Paul Dano’s ominous take on the Riddler and his plan for the Dark Knight and Gotham. From the looks of it, it seems that the Riddler has figured out Batman’s real identity.

The action-packed trailer also features car chases in the Batmobile and Bruce’s martial arts skills.

The Batman is scheduled for release in the United States on March 4, 2022.

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“The Get Together” Trailer Released

aiphotoimaging aiphotographicsVertical Entertainment has released the official trailer and poster for the coming-of-age comedy THE GET TOGETHER starring musician Alejandro Rose Garcia (aka Shakey Graves), Johanna Braddy (EASY A, QUANTICO), Comedy Central’s Courtney Parchman (@averagefashionblogger on Instagram and TikTok), GLEE’s Jacob Artist, Stephanie Hunt (frontwoman of band Buffalo Hunt), Ellar Coltrane (BOYHOOD) and is directed by Will Bakke. THE GET TOGETHER will be released On Demand on May 14, 2021.

The film focuses on the lives of four mid-twenty year-olds that intertwine over the course of one raging Friday night house party in Austin, TX. August (Courtney Parchman) is a quirky recent college grad struggling to find her footing. Damien (Jacob Artist) is in town from NYC with his girlfriend, Betsy (Johanna Braddy), and plans to propose. Caleb (Alejandro Rose Garcia/Shakey Graves) is a directionless musician whose life unravels after letting go of the love of his life. Each of them attempts to navigate the often difficult and hilarious problems that come with growing up in the modern world.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

The lives of four twenty-somethings intertwine over the course of one Friday night house party in this inventive and hilarious coming-of-age comedy. August, a quirky recent college grad struggling to find her footing in a new town discovers her roommate and only friend has different plans for the future that don’t include her. Damien and Betsy, a cute couple returning to Austin, bump into an old friend of Betsy’s who invites them out to the party upending Damien’s secret plan to propose. Caleb, a directionless musician whose life unravels after letting go of the love of his life suddenly gets a second chance when he runs into her at the party. Each character attempts to navigate the often difficult and hilarious problems that come with growing up in the modern world.

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“AMERICAN BADGER” Lands With Cranked Up For June Release

Cranked Up Films, Good Deed Entertainment’s genre label, has announced the acquisition of AMERICAN BADGER for a digital and video on demand release on June 15, 2021. Writer/Director Kirk Caouette is a well-respected stunt veteran with films like X-Men, Fantastic Four, Mission to Mars and “Superman & Lois.”

Caouette also stars as “Badger,” whose real name is Dean — but that’s the lamest name ever for a hitman. The nickname came from his wife, who died 4451 days ago. Since her passing, Badger has been living the life of a recluse, operating in the shadows, hardly speaking a word to anyone in years. But all that is about to change with his latest assignment. His job is to make friends with a sex worker named Velvet (Andrea Stefancikova, “Debris”) and extract information from her about the inner workings of an Albanian gang she works for. Soon, Badger realizes he is much more emotionally vulnerable than he thinks as his short relationship with Velvet takes a sharp turn into an unlikely romance.

Suddenly Badger’s Handler tells him that it is time to take down the syndicate — and the first person he must kill is Velvet. But will he be able to do it? The ensuing carnage may not shock anyone who’s familiar with Badger, but the freedom and confidence he ultimately gives Velvet was something that nobody saw coming.

“I was very inspired by the early works of legendary Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai; the way he blended slow burning film noir with explosive action pieces,” stated Caouette. “With this in mind, I set out to create a film that would delve into that space but would also satisfy the appetite of a modern audience that has been gobbling up comic book movies and John Wick films.”

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Second New “The Suicide Squad” Trailer Released

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Another trailer for James Gunn‘s highly anticipated film The Suicide Squad has been released today, April Fool’s Day.

“Although it’s April Fool’s, the only joke here is on the super-villains who agreed to work for Amanda Waller. Brand new #TheSuicideSquad trailer which dropped last night exclusively in theaters! Meet us in theaters August 6!”, director James Gunn tweeted today, along with the film’s trailer.

The trailer, which is also playing in theaters along with the screenings of WB’s own Godzilla vs. Kong, shows the more gloomy and ominous tone of the film, sans the profanity and bloody violence from the Red Band trailer that was released last week.

Set to the cover “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” the trailer features some for the powers of the film’s characters.

The film is currently set for release in theaters and HBO Max on August 6.

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Sci-Film Film “Enhanced” Trailer and Poster Released

enhanced film sci fi creative mediaVertical Entertainment has released the debut trailer and poster for the forthcoming sci-fi action film ENHANCED.

The film follows private military officer George Shepherd (George Tchortov, THE EXPANSE, MOLLY’S GAME) who specializes in capturing mutant fugitives. A super mutant David (Chris Mark, THE BOYS) has emerged who is hunting other enhanced allies in order to gain power. George must join forces with an unlikely partner to end David’s mutant killing spree.

ENHANCED also stars Alanna Bale (CARDINAL, KILLJOYS), Adrian Holmes (NETFLIX’S V-WARS), Eric Hicks (BAD BLOOD) and Michael J. Delaney (MURDOCH MYSTERIES). The film is directed by James Mark, whose stunt credits include SHAZAM!, PACIFIC RIM and SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD.

Directed by James Mark, Enhanced is set for release on March 26, 2021 (VOD).

Here is the film’s synopsis:
George Shepherd is part of an elite private military unit that specializes in capturing mutant fugitives. When David, a super mutant, claims vengeance against the government, he gains power by eliminating his enhanced allies, getting stronger each time he kills others like him. On the cusp of total domination, George must join forces with an unlikely partner to end David’s killing spree.

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League Official Trailer Released

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After a few sneak peeks and short teasers, Zack Snyder’s Justice League finally now has a new trailer. Featuring plenty of action-packed, the never-before seen footages from director Snyder gives fans a fresh look at the movie for the first time.

Here we see the superheroes re-introduced individually, then later all together. We also see Henry Cavill’s Superman in a black suit and shooting lasers from his eyes, and Jared Leto’s return as Joker since Suicide Squad.

“I need warriors. I’m building an alliance to defend ourselves,” Ben Affleck’s Batman said in the trailer at one point.

The upcoming re-cut of 2017’s Justice League is set to feature around 150 minutes of new footage.

Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is set for release on HBO Max on March 18, 2021.

Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:

“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”

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“The Affair” Official Trailer and Poster Released

the-affairVertical Entertainment has released the official trailer for their upcoming period drama THE AFFAIR, adapted from author Simon Mawer’s international best-seller, The Glass Room.

The film, directed by Julius Sevcik, is set in 1930s Czechoslovakia and stars Carice van Houten (GAME OF THRONES) and Hanna Alström (THE KINGSMAN franchise), as best friends who harbor forbidden romantic feelings for one another and follows the pair as their relationship is tested through various obstacles during World War II.

THE AFFAIR begins in 1930s Czechoslovakia, as newlyweds Viktor (Claes Bang) and Liesel Landauer (Hanna Alström) are filled with optimism and happiness in their new home. But all too soon, extramarital temptations bring out their darkest secrets and desires. As Liesel turns to her sensual friend Hana (Carice van Houten) for the passion she lacks in her marriage, Nazi troops enter the country, threatening the Landauer’s lives and the burning desire between the two women.

THE AFFAIR will be available On Demand on March 5, 2021.

Here is the film’s synopsis:

In 1930s Czechoslovakia, newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer are filled with optimism and happiness in their new home. But all too soon, extramarital temptations bring out their darkest secrets and desires. As Liesel turns to her sensual friend Hana for the passion she lacks in her marriage, Nazi troops enter the country, threatening the Landauer’s lives and the burning desire between the two women.

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