Now that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, and X-Men: Apocalypse have all made their mark on the summer box office, all eyes are on August’s Suicide Squad to see where it will fall within the superhero film adaptation pantheon. While we’re still well over a month from the film’s release, Warner Bros. is making the wait more bearable by releasing tons of promos, including 11 new comic-inspired posters, one for each member of the cast. Also in today’s Movie Morsels, we have the latest on the Spider-Man animated film, Ron Howard’s new Beatles documentary, and much more!
Yesterday, Warner Bros dropped 11 new Suicide Squad character posters (plus an IMAX poster). But just in case some of us managed within the last 24 hours to forget about the long-awaited big-screen debut of Task Force X, the studio has just released 11 more. This time around they’re “comic inspired,” though the comics they appear to be inspired by are more of the underground variety than anything published by DC. But hey, I’m sure they’ll look good on the school supplies that hit K-Mart by the time the film’s released on August 5. You can check out a full gallery of these posters at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!
Spider-Man: The Animated Movie
With Spider-Man: Homecoming starting production this week, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s as-yet-untitled Spider-Man animated movie is also starting to move forward. While the Lego Batman Movie helmers will no longer direct the film, they will serve as writer and producers. Bob Persichetti, head of story on Puss in Boots and The Little Prince has just signed on to direct the wallcrawler’s big-screen cartoon debut.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
Can you ever really have too many documentaries about the Beatles? Ron Howard sure doesn’t think so, because he’s adding another one to the already impressive pile we’ve accumulated over the years. Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (a title only slightly less convoluted than your typical dystopian YA adaptation) arrives in theaters on September 15. Here’s the first trailer…
And the Eli Roth career reconstruction project continues… Jim Carrey is the latest victim, er, actor to hitch his wagon to that of the Hostel creator. Carrey will star in Roth’s adaptation of writer Steve Niles’ horror comic Aleister Arcane. Illustrated by Breehn Burns and first published by IDW in 2004, the book concerns a late-night TV horror host whose stunts go awry. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death‘s screenwriter Jon Croker will provide the script.
Untitled Detroit Riots Drama
Finally today… The Force Awakens star John Boyega is keeping pretty busy when he’s not working on the next installments of the Star Wars saga. After signing on for the sci-fi thriller The Circle and Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, the fan-favorite actor will next work with Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow in a thus far untitled drama about the 1967 Detroit riots.
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