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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Getting a Live-Action Movie from Surprising SNL Star

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has come a long way since its humble beginnings back in 1984 when writers Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman brought Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Raphael, the Italian-renaissance inspired turtle ensemble, to life in their comic book series. Since their debut, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Franchise has spawned both Live-Action and animated movies, more comic books, and a sizable plethora of toy lines spanning nearly four decades. The momentum for this much-beloved quartet doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon, either. Deadline just announced that Colin Jost, an accomplished writer for SNL, along with his brother Casey Jost has just signed on to write the script for a new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.

Paramount’s announcement of this upcoming live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie comes in the wake of Nickelodeon’s reveal that they would be making a new animated movie as a companion to their current reboot of the original cartoon series. The animated reboot will be produced by Seth Rogan and his hand-picked crew and is slated to be released on August 11, 2023.

While Paramount has not released any official details about the intended plot for their next live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles big-screen installment, according to Variety, it was confirmed that alongside writers Colin and Casey Jost, that Micheal Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Scott Mednick, and Galen Walker have all signed on to produce.

This new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie will mark the first time that either brother has worked on anything to do with the franchise and Comic Book did point out that this will be Casey Jost’s “…major film credit.” However, by contrast, Colin Jost has quite an extensive list of credits under his belt and this is not his first go working with a widely popular and treasured IP. In fact, he recently starred in the new Tom & Jerry movie that premiered just this year.

Judging by those set to be involved in this upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles project it looks like the “heroes in a half-shell” are in good hands. Michael Bay, who will be one of the producers on the new film, carried the franchise through the last decade with 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles followed by 2016’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Also, in addition to his work on Tom & Jerry, Colin Jost is currently working on a project for Universal called Worst Man and recently released his memoir back in July of last year where he reflects on his life and career.

Fans still have a while to wait until the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit the big screen again, as there hasn’t even been talk of an official premiere date yet. However, in the meantime, they can keep themselves busy by looking through some pretty impressive fan-crafted artwork. The insanely realistic renditions, created by artist Jerad S. Marantz, of not only the turtles themselves but also Splinter, Rocksteady, and Bebop.
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Hopefully not another damn origin story... Again...
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@CEPubDude I agree! For a while there it seemed like every Batman or Superman movie that came out we had to be tortured by watching another origin which took up screen time that could have been used for "butt-kickin'".
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I don't think there has been a good TMNT movie since Corey Feldman was voicing Donatello...
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Hopefully not another damn origin story... Again...

I think a lot of these movie scripts are written by the Department of Redundancy Department.
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I'm not expecting a whole lot from this but I do like Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Comes out Sept. 10 on Netflix.



I'm hoping it's better than Gunpowder Milkshake, which had a similar "action movie stuff you've seen before" vibe. I liked what they were going for in that one but the action itself was subpar, which is inexcusable in an action movie. Netflix's original movies, at least the ones I've watched, have all been underwhelming.
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@xkonk That looks fun. Love Winstead. But agreed, expectations are low.
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A Classic ’80s Superhero Movie Reboot Just Finished Filming





At a time when the coronavirus pandemic is rearing its head again and film productions are getting shuttered one after another with a fresh wave of positive cases amongst its crew and cast, the news of a production actually managing to complete its shooting is certainly a cause of celebration. This is especially if the topic of our conversation is the recently concluded filming of the highly awaited The Toxic Avenger.

A reboot of the original 1984 film of the same name, The Toxic Avenger is directed by Macon Blair and was filmed in Bulgaria. Recently, Blair took to Twitter to announce that they have finished filming the superhero comedy horror film. Elijah Wood, one of the actors in the film, also responded to the tweet by sharing that shooting the film was a fun experience.




The Toxic Avenger, due to release in 2022, was first announced in 2013 and will be the fifth film in the franchise, although it will be a “contemporary reimagining” of the original blockbuster. For now, all that is known about the film is that its core storyline will follow the first film i.e., we will see a “struggling everyman” get turned into a mutant freak when he is pushed into a vat of toxic waste. While he was a nobody before the incident, he becomes a hero when he decides to go up against bigger powers, dabbling in corruption to quench their ever-increasing greed, to save his son, friends, and community. As reported by Deadline previously, The Toxic Avenger will also include environmental themes and will be twisting the superhero genre somewhat like the Deadpool films.

Initially, when the film was announced, Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to join the cast of the film. But at the time he also had Terminator Genisys in his hands and opted to drop The Toxic Avenger. For a few years, the development of the film and the process of picking its cast was paused until 2020 when Peter Dinklage became the first actor to join the cast followed by Jacob Tremblay, Taylour Paige, Kevin Bacon, Julia Davis, and Elijah Wood. While it is yet to be disclosed what roles the carefully selected cast will be playing, it has been reported that Bacon has been brought on board to play the villain in the film. The film is produced by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, who were also the directors and producers of the 1984 film.

As stated above, no explicit details about the upcoming The Toxic Avenger are known, but Kaufman has praised the choice of Blair as the writer/director of the reboot and claimed that its script is better than the original. Kaufman has no doubts that the film will be terrific as Blair is well-versed in the unique sense of humor of The Toxic Avenger franchise and already loves all the films under it. To his credit, even though Blair has only directed one film in the past i.e., I Don’t Feel Like At Home In This World Anymore, it ended up winning the Grand Jury Prize at 2017’s Sundance Film Festival. Only time will tell if Blair successfully brought his unique vision to this film as well or not. Fingers crossed!
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Here's 2 of my 4 Toxic Avenger books I have...



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So this just happened yesterday...WOW! Who wudda thunk?


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Time to grade



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If Booster Gold #1 is $500 I don't see why Toxic Avenger #1 can't be. What's next? PSI Force #1?
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Time to grade





Maybe me too! Got 2 in my collection.
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If Booster Gold #1 is $500 I don't see why Toxic Avenger #1 can't be. What's next? PSI Force #1?


One could only hope! I have one of those but personally, I'm holding out for Mai the Psychic Girl, I have 1-4 lol!





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To go along with #1.....




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@flanders That looks AWESOME!
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loved the easter egg Hobgoblin!
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I was looking forward to seeing this in October...

https://collider.com/venom-let-there-be-carnage-delayed-2022/
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I was looking forward to seeing this in October...

https://collider.com/venom-let-there-be-carnage-delayed-2022/


I guess it will be Christmas before I can finally sell my ASM 361 for the price I want.
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I was looking forward to seeing this in October...

https://collider.com/venom-let-there-be-carnage-delayed-2022/

Hopefully they plan on improving the VFX with this bump...
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The District 9 Sequel Is Finally Happening But With Huge Changes




It was said to be two years to get a follow-up to District 9, yet we have been waiting 12 years for the District 9 sequel. That being said, we got something of an update when director and writer Neill Blomkamp told The Hollywood Reporter last week (August 17) about what fans should expect and where he is in the process. One thing is for sure; it will be “as stripped-down and bare-bones” as he can possibly make it.

The idea for Neill Blomkamp is about how sequels often try to get too much bigger. He recognizes what made District 9 such a huge hit and wants it to be worth the wait for fans. The District 9 sequel will require the script he is writing to strike a good balance as more stuff happening on paper will result in needing a bigger budget. If he can hit his goal, then it should make the film more “nimble” and “creative,” which is what he is striving toward.

These are fitting ideas for what Neill Blomkamp is known for. His latest horror project Demonic and his sci-fi ventures like District 9 and Chappie showcase how the filmmaker utilizes his special effects on a lower budget. To this day, people rave about District 9‘s looks as its CGI was as good as even the biggest blockbusters had delivered. Its style and techniques made for a movie that has aged far better than most that were released in the years around its time. The District 9 sequel would have to hold up along the same lines.




With the release of Demonic, the latest release from Neill Blomkamp, maybe he can finally deliver the District 9 sequel. The first film was his feature-length debut, and it was held as a masterpiece with four Oscar nominations. Unfortunately, his following films have not hit that same critical note since. Elysium received middling reviews and did not perform well at the box office with its $115 million budget and $286 million global return. Chappie was praised for its visuals but was heavily panned overall due to its narrative issues. It also performed poorly as it had a $49 million budget and received $102 million at the box office. Demonic only recently came out in theaters on August 20 and VOD on August 27, and it has received the worst reviews out of the director’s filmography.

The District 9 sequel will hopefully be the redemption that Neill Blomkamp needs. He will rejoin with co-writer Terri Tatchell (Chappie) to write the long-awaited sequel. It will maintain the social significance of the first, or at least will attempt it. District 9 grabbed people with its themes and commentary on apartheid, and its sequel will tackle a piece of American history, although he has not clarified what he means. To him, it fits in the world he has built with Tatchell. So, at least we can expect a visual spectacle that mixes sci-fi action and thought-provoking commentary.

On top of the Oscar nominations that Neill Blomkamp and his team had gotten for District 9, the film received $210 million worldwide at the box office, making it a major success considering this seemingly large production had a modest $30 million budget.
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*Key Release Dates
The Batman (2022)
Release Date: Mar 04, 2022

DC League Of Super-Pets (2022)
Release Date: May 20, 2022

Black Adam (2022)
Release Date: Jul 29, 2022

The Flash (2022)
Release Date: Nov 04, 2022

Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom (2022)
Release Date: Dec 16, 2022

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods (2023)
Release Date: Jun 02, 2023




The Flash Movie Isn't Really A Comic Book Movie Says Cinematographer
According to the film’s cinematographer, The Flash shouldn't be looked at as just a "comic book movie" but a visual and emotional journey.

According to the film’s cinematographer, The Flash isn’t really a comic book movie. Ezra Miller’s first solo outing as Barry Allen/Flash in the DC Extended Universe entered production earlier this year. The film is being directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Christina Hodson, who is also writing the screenplay for HBO Max’s Batgirl movie. Taking place after the events of Justice League, The Flash will explore its titular speedster’s ability to manipulate space and time.

Following Warner Bros.’ abandonment of the SnyderVerse, The Flash will presumably allude to the best aspects of both Zack Snyder’s Justice League and the theatrical cut. In addition to further elaborating upon Speed Force, the film will star Kiersey Clemon’s Iris West, and both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton’s Batmen—which is made possible by Flash's ability to alter timelines and/or access the Multiverse. Set photos have also revealed Sasha Calle as the Kryptonian cousin of Superman, Supergirl.

The Flash: How Keaton's Batman Could Challenge Affleck's Batman On The No-Kill Rule
In a recent interview with Collider, cinematographer Henry Braham spoke about his work on James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad before being asked about The Flash. Like comments made about The Suicide Squad, Braham said The Flash should be looked at as more than merely a comic book movie. Read what he had to say below:

“[The Flash is] going great. I mean, it's a complex movie, and it's a fantastic concept of bringing in the generations of these kind of comic books. Again, it's not really a comic book movie. It's not based in reality, but it’s a much more kind of technically complex — I think all the film makers are really keen that the technical complexity of the storytelling doesn't get in the way of just good quality filmmaking. Hopefully, I don't think it'll ever come across as a superhero movie. It will come across as a movie, and that's what it is. I think that's the way these things need to go. We need to be making great, great, great films that happen to have superheroes who have truthful characters behind them, with all the character flaws that we find in humanity.”

As superhero movies continue to permeate popular culture and filmmaking legends make claims like “Marvel movies aren’t cinema,” a certain stigma has plagued the genre. It’s certainly true that the average comic book movie is formulaic, predictable, and takes screen time away from worthier films/art. However, there are plenty of others, The Dark Knight for example, that resemble the best of every genre irrespective (or because) of the source material. Braham's comments are clearly addressing the unwarranted idea that a film based on a certain medium adheres to certain clichés. Braham went on to talk about The Flash’s amazing cast, call Keaton a genius, and clarify that he’s not interested in comic book movies, but rather films that take the audience on a journey.

The Flash’s scope and scale will be facilitated by its hero’s powers. The blockbuster’s visual effects supervisor is John “DJ” Desjardin, who also worked on Flash’s climactic sequence in Snyder’s Justice League. As with that scene, in which Barry runs faster than the speed of light to save the world, The Flash’s effects should enhance the emotional impact of its story. In the wake of Justice League’s lackluster reception in 2017, continuity has been thrown to the wayside. The Flash looks to be a technologically impressive and nostalgia-driven reset button that aims to rival Spider-Man: No Way Home. That being said, The Flash isn’t just a comic book movie, it's the studio’s multiversal linchpin.
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@OGJackster I interpret their description of ‘The Flash’ movie as: “we’re really trying this time, guys. We promise, we’re getting better”.
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This looks bad-ass!

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I would love to see Marvel release movies under their MAX title. Similar to how Deadpool was but allow characters not usually in that R-rated scenario to be badass and for adults.
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@Gustafson26 Like ‘Howard the Duck’?

Seriously, that would be awesome.
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Exclusive: Michael Keaton Solo Batman Project In Development
By FAITH MCKAY




DC just came off a big win with The Suicide Squad. The movie has great ratings and has fans even more excited to see what the studio is going to do for their next project. Those upcoming projects have been pretty big ideas, too, with a growing list of HBO Max developments and ever-bigger promises for movies like The Flash, where we’ll again be seeing Michael Keaton reprise his role as Batman. After so many decades and many other Batmans in the intervening years, this came as a big surprise. An even bigger surprise has been that The Flash isn’t going to be his only new project in the role.

Giant Freakin Robot has now exclusively learned from one of our trusted and proven inside sources that Warner Bros is developing a solo Batman project for Michael Keaton. At this point, the solo project is in development, meaning it’s in the early stages and could still be a ways off yet. Knowing that it’s coming is a very big deal though since it’s been unclear for many just how central Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne is going to be in the DC Extended Universe moving forward.

In addition to this solo movie for Michael Keaton, we’ve also learned that the actor has a multi-picture deal with several appearances in his future. We were unable to learn where the solo Batman project will fall in his schedule. It seems most likely that we’ll be seeing movies like Batgirl on HBO Max first, especially since that project is expected to stream in 2022. He’s already filmed his part for The Flash, which is currently expected to release in theaters on November 4, 2022. By the time 2023 comes around, Michael Keaton’s Batman will firmly be established in the DC Extended Universe, making way for this new solo project with audiences, and hopefully setting up what we’ll be seeing in the solo movie.




With so many Batman appearances in his future, it isn’t going to take long for Michael Keaton to get very sick of being asked in interviews about what it means to be playing an older Bruce Wayne. It’s an obvious curiosity at this point, and while that’s going to certainly irritate the 70-year-old actor, it’s also one of the more interesting aspects of all these Batman movies he’s working on.

Audiences have seen so many superhero movies by now, and a lot of Batmans have been among them. Most often, that character is shown on-screen as just starting out his career as the Dark Knight. With Michael Keaton taking up the role again, we’re going to get to see what Batman is doing with his life in his 70s. While we were unable to learn the story of the solo project, it’s likely going to include a closer look at how a 70-year-old Bruce Wayne is protecting Gotham, likely with some new strategies in place, an updated Batmobile, and probably some aches and pains that weren’t there in 1989.

Knowing that the solo Michael Keaton movie is coming makes his appearance in The Flash all the more exciting since it’s going to be setting up all the Batman appearances for the actor to come. It’s going to be interesting to see how his Bruce Wayne develops over these projects, and what story they’ll decide to tell for the solo movie to come.
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