Superhero RSS: Justice League Dark Eyeing Damian Szifron to Direct, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Delayed, And More
In Superhero RSS, we discuss some of the latest news coming out of both film and TV when it comes to comic books. In this edition, we check in some items including Justice League Dark seeking Damian Szifron as director and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 getting delayed.
In this edition of Superhero RSS, we will cover:
- Director Damian Szifron being eyed for Justice League Dark
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 gets delayed until Avengers 3 and 4 are released
- Sequel Plans for Wonder Woman
- Stick’s State of Mind in The Defenders
- Power Man’s Direction for The Defenders and Luke Cage Season Two
- Trailer for Gotha
Director Damian Szifron Being Eyed for Justice League Dark
With Doug Liman not directing Justice League Dark, Warner Bros. is now searching for a new director to take over the project. The name that’s been going around lately is Argentinean director Damian Szifron. During the latest episode of Meet The Movie Press, Jeff Sneider revealed that Szifron was added to the list of possible replacements to direct the adaptation. Szifron isn’t known in the States, but he is about to become a household name when his film Six Billion Dollar Man comes out soon. We don’t know if any talks have been done or if Szifron is somebody that the studio is keeping their eye on. The studio seems like they really want to get Justice League Dark off the ground, so we should expect to hear some more news in the coming weeks.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 On Hold Until After Avengers 3 and 4
It’s going to be awhile before fans get a change to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as it’s being held until the release of Avengers: Infinity War and it’s sequel. Sean Gunn, actor and brother of director James Gunn, revealed the news at Fan Fest. In the statement, he said:
I know that James is being a little bit more patient this time around. Partially because some of what happens with the Guardians is dependent on what happens with them in Infinity War. And even though my brother’s a producer on Infinity War, those movies aren’t finished yet so until we kind of see where everything lands there that’s going to have some bearing on what happens with the Guardians. So it’s a little bit of a wait and see but I’m sure there are a lot of ideas already in the works.
As the new Avengers film will fit into the future of the Guardians, it makes sense that we will be seeing the intergalactic team in Avengers: Infinity War. Whatever happens in the Avengers’ next film will surely tie into the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 so we should be fine waiting for their next space adventure soon.
Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot Discuss Wonder Woman Sequel Plans
With Wonder Woman getting released, director Patty Jenkins and actress Gal Gadot are already looking ahead for the superheroine’s next adventure. With good reviews coming from critics, it’s hard to imagine the studio not planning for a sequel. The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke with Jenkins and Gadot on the prospects of seeing the Amazonian Princess going on another solo outing. When asked if the positive reactions from fans might influence her in the direction of the sequel, Jenkins said that no matter what, the director must bring their own vision on where the story will go. “I think you need to have a strong vision of your own. We had a bunch of fan screenings yesterday and they named their favorite scenes, and every single one named different scenes.”
Gadot also went in to share her thoughts on where she thinks Diana should go next, revealing that she would like to see the female hero during the early days of humanity. “She’s 3,000! So it’s hard to just pick one, but I would love to explore the early years of her in man’s world.” It seems like an interesting origin story to get into. What do you guys think?
The Defenders’ Scott Glenn Says Stick’s State of Mind is in a Grey Area
The Defenders, which comes out later this summer on Netflix, will bring in characters across all four shows from the streaming service. That would also include Scott Glenn’s Stick, who ended up appearing in Daredevil’s first two seasons. Stick served as a mentor to both Matt Murdock and Elektra, but his relationship with them as adults haven’t been particularly easy. Speaking with AOL Build, Scott described Stick’s state of mind as a ‘weird gray area’ when when find him in The Defenders and his relationships with both his students.
It’s like Daredevil and Elektra are my kids and I essentially adopt them both, trained them to fight. The written problem I have with Daredevil is the one line he won’t cross – taking human life. He’ll beat people up horrendously, put them in a hospital, do whatever he has to do but he won’t kill people. All I do is kill people. And working with the Chaste, I’m a blind assassin. I’m a defender against the worst evil in the world and my only way of dealing with that is killing people. So it is a gray area kind of thing.
I don’t think of myself as a bad person. But I don’t think of myself as a particularly good person either. And the way I work with that is that I’m a soldier in combat in a desperate war and that’s the way I have to behave.
Mike Colter Describes Luke Cage’s Journey in Season Two
During the first season of Luke Cage, we discovered how he became a hero in the public eye without forging a secret identity. At a convention, Mike Colter discussed how The Defenders and the second season of Luke Cage would explore the character’s identity in the public.
It’s something that we’ll explore in The Defenders and hopefully in Season 2 of Cage, which I start very soon. It’s very different. He’s out. People know what he looks like. He’s not in any kind of disguise. People know where he lives. They know where to find him so its something he has to deal with. Most superheroes don’t have to deal with that and can kind of keep it separate.
Gotham Pretty Hate Machine Promo
We are only an episode away before the season finale of Gotham, and the penultimate installment will have Bruce (David Mazouz) making a shocking decision that will change him. The clock is ticking as the Court of Owls plans to bring on the ultimate weapon to spread onto Gotham City, which is the Alice Tetch Virus. It is up to James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and the GCPD to stop the secret organization from destroying the city. We should expect some unholy alliances as the villains rally up to save the city as well. Check out the promo below and let us know what you think.