From Batman v Superman being shifted to Avengers: Age of Ultron wrapping up production, it’s been a busy week for sure in Hollywood. And here are the top stories that made the headlines…
DC FLINCHES BUT ANNOUNCES MORE FILMS
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was scheduled to go head to head with Captain America 3 on 6 May 2016 but Warner Bros. has decided to bring its release a week earlier to 25 March instead. Although it may seem that Warner Bros. decided to back-off from a decisive superhero showdown, smart business dictates that both films have more to gain by not going up against each other.
DC’S 9 NEW SUPERHERO PROJECTS
Interestingly, the announcement of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also came with the news that DC and Warner Bros were going to release 9 other untitled superhero films based on DC Comics characters from 2019 all the way to 2020.
Three big productions wrap up this week and they were all announced on Twitter. Director Colin Trevorrow closed out the production of Jurassic World with a shot of the final slate within the jaws of a T-Rex. Later in the week, Joss Whedon Tweeted a photo announcing the end of production for Avengers: Age of Ultron with a witty question mark over his future. Last but not least, Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed the end of production of the new Terminator film, which has been officially titled Terminator: Genisys.
We can’t explain why America has a fascination with the Sharknado franchise but with the second addition to the franchise notching up huge ratings for SyFy and a one day release in cinemas, the producers are going back to the well for another Sharknado outing which be released in 2015.
THE FLASH RUNS UP INTEREST
The CW Network is turning on the heat with the all-new Flash TV Series with a new teaser introducing the Scarlett Speedster. This time around, the new teaser sees the World’s Fastest Man blazing a path in order to save a cyclist from a crash. With impressive special-effects, great production and action sequences it looks like the Flash’s race to the small screen may be a winning one indeed. The Flash premieres on 7 October 2014.