Kristen Wiig cast as Wonder Woman villain

By Alex Wiggan After a couple of days of speculation, it’s now official – Kristen Wiig will play the villain in Wonder Woman 2. Wiig is to take on the role of Cheetah for the forthcoming Wonder Woman sequel. Director Patty Jenkins confirmed the news via Twitter. In a tweet, Jenkins, said: “So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true! So … Continue reading

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Joss Whedon quits Batgirl

By Alex Wiggan Joss Whedon has quit Batgirl. The writer/director, who was attached to Warner Bros’. forthcoming Batgirl movie has walked away from the project after admitting he simply “didn’t have a story.” Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon said: “Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realise I … Continue reading

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The DCEU to undergo a creative ‘shake-up’

By Alex Wiggan Warner Bros. is to restructure its DC Extended Universe (DCEU) following the less-than-stellar response to Justice League. According to Variety, the studio is planning a “shake-up” after a lukewarm reaction to the tent pole film. As part of this change, producer Jon Berg will step down from overseeing the comic book films. A replacement for Berg is … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #77: Movies coming your way in 2018

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! As we wing our way towards the end of 2017, it’s fair to say that this has been a good year for movies – certainly better than 2016 anyway! Sure, the box office has struggled somewhat his year and there have been major disappointments along the way, but 2017 has certainly served up some fantastic … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about a certain plot point that was missing from Justice League

By Alex Wiggan **SPOILER WARNING. THE FOLLOWING DISCUSSION INCLUDES SPOILERS FOR JUSTICE LEAGUE. IF YOU’VE NOT SEEN JUSTICE LEAGUE YET, AND YOU DON’T WANT THE FILM SPOILED FOR YOU, STOP READING NOW.** If you’re still reading then presumably you have seen Justice League or you have no issues with spoilers. Agreed? Good – then let’s talk shop. First and foremost, … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #69: Justice League – What the critics think

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! The time has arrived – Warner Bros’ huge comic book event movie, Justice League hits cinema screens this week (Friday 17th November to be exact) and finally the reviews are in! Good, bad, indifferent? Well, you can find out that below, via ten (yes, TEN review snippets), but before getting onto that… …here’s a quick … Continue reading

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Shazam! finds its lead

By Alex Wiggan New Line’s forthcoming superhero movie, Shazam! has found its lead. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zachary Levi will star in Shazam!, which is based on the DC comic book of the same name. Levi is perhaps best known for his role as Chuck Bartowski in the series, Chuck. The character Shazam – formerly known as Captain Marvel … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Talking Point #7: Who would you cast as The Joker?

By Alex Wiggan A couple of weeks back, news broke that Warner Bros is working on a standalone movie centred around The Joker. The movie – to be produced by Martin Scorsese – is an origin story that will not be connected to the DC Extended Universe and will not star current Joker actor, Jared Leto. Since the news was … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #52: What the heck is going on with the DC movies?

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! If you’re a comic book movie fan then you’ll know that the last couple of days have been both exciting and confusing. On the one hand, news has hit that Warner Bros has many, many DC movies in the works – including three films featuring The Joker! On the other hand, the details being released … Continue reading

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Harley and Joker movie in the works – with Jared Leto

By Alex Wiggan Yesterday, news broke that Warner Bros has a standalone Joker movie in the works. The film – which will tell the origin of Batman’s greatest adversary – is not connected to the DC Extended Universe and will not star Jared Leto. The Joker movie will be directed by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips and will be written by … Continue reading

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