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First Look At Margot Robbie & Alexander Skarsgard in Tarzan

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Check out a first official look at Margot Robbie as Jane and Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan in the upcoming David Yates-directed film.

Set images previously hit the net as well.

Tarzan has a July 1, 2016 release also starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Casper Crump, John Hurt, and Djimon Hounsou.

Synopsis:

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. 

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David Yates’ Tarzan Gets A July 2016 Release

Press Release

 

WARNER BROS. PICTURES SWINGS INTO A NEW BIG-SCREEN TARZAN ADVENTURE, SLATED FOR A JULY 1, 2016 RELEASE

Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, and Christoph Waltz are starring under the direction of David Yates, with Jerry Weintraub producing.

 

BURBANK, CA – February 11, 2014 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that the Studio has entered into pre-production on a new live-action 3D Tarzan action adventure, bringing Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary character back to the big screen. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.  

Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, also announced that the film has been slated to open domestically on July 1, 2016.  

Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) has been set to star as the man who was orphaned as a baby and raised in the jungle, later to return to the urban jungle of London.  The film also stars Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction”); Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), as Jane Porter, who becomes the love of Tarzan’s life; and two-time Academy Award® winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”). 

David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters, will direct the new feature from a screenplay based on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  A Jerry Weintraub production, the film is being produced by Weintraub (“Behind the Candelabra,” the “Ocean’s” trilogy), together with David Barron and Alan Riche.

In making the announcement, Silverman said, “We have assembled a phenomenal international cast to tell this extraordinary story.  Warner Bros. has also enjoyed long and successful collaborations with both David Yates and Jerry Weintraub, and we look forward to seeing what they and the entire team have in store for this timeless tale.”

Kroll added, “Tarzan has been an enduring and enigmatic figure in literature and cinema for more than a century.  The adventures of a man who was torn between two worlds has entertained and intrigued people young and old, and we are excited to bring him to the screen for a new generation.”

Fellman stated, “This is a perfect entry for the summer movie season corridor, with a terrific combination of action, adventure, romance and suspense that is sure to appeal to a broad audience.”  

Jerry Weintraub added, “I am so pleased to be reuniting with the team at Warner Bros. on this thrilling project.  David Yates and I are going to be using the best of today’s technology in creating this new adventure, and we can’t wait to get started.”

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Superman Man of Steel Henry Cavill Up For Role of Tarzan From David Yates

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2432:]] Harry Potter‘s David Yates has been officially named as the director of the upcoming Tarzan movie, which appears to be the reason why he bowed out of doing the Justice League movie.

According to Vulture, Yates is set to meet with a few up-and-coming actors for the role, one of which is said to be the new Man of Steel Superman, Henry Cavill.

Henry Cavill recently finished filming Man of Steel and looks to begin work on the Great Wall of China mystery thriller, The Great Wall, which is said to be in pre-production with a 2014 release.

In addition, there has been mention of a sequel for Man of Steel as well as Henry Cavill appearing as Superman in the Justice League movie, which has a 2015 release date.

Among the other actors also said to be up for the role of Tarzan are Pacific Rim‘s Charlie Hunnam, True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård and Tom Hardy of The Dark Knight Rises.

If Henry Cavill does indeed play Tarzan, he would need to squeeze it in by next Fall if the rumor that the Justice League movie will begin filming in September is true.

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha “Ma” Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan “Pa” Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

Be sure to check out the Cosmic Book News Superman Movie Hub for even more news and information.

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Is Zack Snyder Directing The Justice League Movie?

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With all the recent news and rumor in regards to who is directing the Justice League movie, could it actually be Man of Steel‘s Zack Snyder?

We’ve heard a bunch of names thrown around, from Christopher Nolan, to David Yates, Ben Affleck, to the Wachowski’s, and Brett Ratner.

Maybe that’s all smoke and mirrors.

Initially, Zack Snyder came out and said that his Superman was going to have nothing to do with the upcoming Justice League movie – it would be stand alone – much like Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy.

So Snyder was trying to tell us that Warner Bros. was rebooting Superman only to have a new Superman featured in the new Justice League Movie?

Yeah, we weren’t buying that either, and sure enough, it eventually came out that the Man of Steel will be spearheading a DC Comics shared movie universe — with Henry Cavill as Superman.

Snyder seems like the obvious choice to helm Justice League. He has the experience directing an ensemble cast of action heroes and special effects with Watchmen and 300. In addition, Warner Bros. is banking on the director with the Man of Steel, and from all reports, the movie looks to be amazing.

Would you want Zack Snyder on as director of the Justice League movie or one of the aforementioned names?

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Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha “Ma” Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonat han “Pa” Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

Be sure to check out the Cosmic Book News Superman Movie Hub for even more news and information.

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Justice League Movie To Be Directed By The Wachowski’s Of Matrix and Cloud Atlas Fame?

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2745:]]With apparently Ben Affleck out of the picture, it’s being reported online that the Wachowski’s are the next contenders to direct the Justice League movie.

Reportedly, Warner Bros. is very happy with their epic sci-fi movie, Cloud Atlas, that the Wachowski’s have jumped to the top of the short list, reports MovieHole.

Of course, the Wachowski’s are known for the Matrix Trilogy, so they would be no stranger to helming super powered individuals.

And they are no stranger to comic book films as well, having adapted Alan Moore’s graphic novel, V For Vendetta.

While they also did direct Speed Racer, three out of four (assuming Cloud Atlas is a hit) ain’t too shabby.

Keeping track, the Wachowski’s would be the fourth choice by Warner Bros. to direct the Justice League movie.

The first pick was Christopher Nolan who bowed out citing he didn’t want super hero movies anymore; then there was David Yates (Harry Potter) who was wanted to helm, but is apparently taking on Tarzan; next up was Ben Affleck who said he is not directing, and now we have the Wachowski’s.

Do you think the Wachowski’s would be a good fit with Justice League movie?

I wonder if it’s been offered to Man of Steel director Zack Snyder, seeing how the new Superman movie is going to lead into the Justice League movie?

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Toldja: David Yates Wanted To Direct Justice League Movie

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With the news that has hit the past couple of days pertaining to Ben Affleck directing and possibly starring in the Justice League movie, a bit of news also surfaces that Cosmic Book News first told you about back in June.

While Deadline has contradicted the earlier Variety report, calling it “bullshit” about Affleck directing Justice League, Deadline reports David Yates (Harry Potter) was offered the director’s chair, but it seems Yates has his sights set on Tarzan.

Our source at DC Entertainment first told us that Justice League was “Yates’ to lose” on June 30th.

And we were also told Christopher Nolan was wanted for the job as well, but Nolan has since come out and stated he is done with super heroes.

Back in June, our source also told us that a director would be named within 3 months along with the producers. 

Cosmic Book News was also the first one to let it be known that the new Superman movie, the Man of Steel, would be spearheading a DC Shared Universe, which has since been verified by the Hollywood Reporter. We’ve also been told Henry Cavill will star as Superman in the Justice League movie.

And regarding a Batman reboot, we’ve been told it will feature a Batman in his second year of being a superhero.

For everything we’ve been told about the Justice League movie and related movies check out our full article here.

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Justice League Movie is David Yates’ To Lose; Not Like Avengers; Christopher Nolan “Godfathering”

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1852:]]Yesterday we posted some news we received from a source close to DC Entertainment about the Justice League Movie.

Included was information that the Man of Steel would be spearheading a DC shared movie universe, news about the Batman reboot, Lobo, The Flash, Wonder Woman – and lots more.

The source has previously filled us in about the Green Lantern Movie, the Man of Steel, and The Dark Knight Rises.

Now we have just been told the following:

• The Justice League movie is David Yates’ to lose; he is the heavy favorite to become director of the movie.

• The look of the film will not be as colorful or as bright as Marvel’s The Avengers  – which looked like a comic book in real life.

• The Justice League Movie will look like an epic blockbuster film in tone with The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel, which is something Warner Bros. is keen on – to avoid similarities with The Avengers.

• Christopher Nolan is “godfathering” the project from a distance, meaning more or less Warner Bros. went to him and asked his opinions and how he would he do things.

• Christopher Nolan may well be credited as an Executive Producer on the film with wife Emma Thomas. 

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David Yates Still Says Doctor Who Movie Is Underway

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1134:]]Back in November, David Yates, director of four Harry Potter movies, stated that a Doctor Who movie was being planned, that they were looking for writers, and that it might take 2-3 years to get it right.

This was followed up a couple weeks later by the showrunner of the current Doctor Who TV series, Steven Moffat, who said that it wasn’t true, that Yates was “speaking off the cuff.”

Now this seemed odd to yours truly as why would Yates say something like that in the first place?

Well, now we are hearing word (via Bleeding Cool) that Yates is indeed planning a Doctor Who movie, that it is 5-6 years away, and that it may tie in to the TV series. Yates apparently also mentioned that he looks forward to sitting down with Steven Moffat to discuss the plans.

Moffat previously mentioned if a Who movie was ever green lit, it would star the TV version of the Doctor, and be made by the BBC team — “and certainly NOT be a Hollywood reboot.”

We’ll be sure to update when more becomes available.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Doctor Who Hub for more news, images, trailers and more.

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Steven Moffat: Doctor Who Movie Will Not Be Reboot; Not In Development

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Mid-November the director of the four Harry Potter movies, David Yates, stated that he was going to helm a new Doctor Who movie, and that it would not be related to the TV series.

Now Who showrunner, Steven Moffat, has taken to twitter to clear things up.

Actually Moffat says the exact opposite.

“To clarify: any Doctor Who movie would be made by the BBC team, star the current TV Doctor and certainly NOT be a Hollywood reboot.”

Moffat continues, stating that Yates may have jumped the gun a bit.

“David Yates, great director, was speaking off the cuff, on a red carpet.”

Moffat even states there there are no plans for a Who movie, and reiterates that it will star television’s Doctor Who in an official statement.

“[Doctor Who] is a vitally important BBC brand with a huge international audience [that] not even Hollywood can start from scratch,” he says. “There simply are no developed plans for a Doctor Who movie at the moment. If and when the movie happens it will need to star television’s Doctor Who – and there’s only ever one of those at a time.”

Hmmm…so Yates was either just really excited (or drunk?) and made that bit about Who up?

Or is something in the works and we will see a new Who, with a new movie, followed by a new TV series or vice versa?

Interesting.

Via Total Film via Radio Times

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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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