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CBMB: Steven Spielberg to Lead ‘Blackhawk’ Picture for Warners and DC

By Muuka Muyumba

Legendary, Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg is moving from the virtual-reality world of Ready Player One to the gritty World War II action-adventure hero Blackhawk. In very surprising news, Spielberg will finally get to produce, and hopefully direct, a ‘superhero’ title

CBMB: Margot Robbie Picks Cathy Yan to Direct Harley Quinn Movie

By Muuka Muyumba

In a surprising announcement, Warner Bros and DC Entertainment picked Cathy Yan to direct a yet-to-be-titled Harley Quinn spin-off film starring Oscar-nominee Margot Robbie. At the time of this article, the deal has not been consummated, but WB would likely

CBMB: Pedro Pascal Set to Join Wonder Woman 2 in ‘Crucial Role’

By Muuka Muyumba

Game of Thrones and Narcos star Pedro Pascal has been cast to join the sequel to the blockbusting Wonder Woman 2. The film does not have an official title yet, but is rumored to center around Diana (Gal Gadot) returning

CBMB: Ava DuVernay Tapped by WB to Direct DC’s ‘New Gods’ Movie

By Muuka Muyumba

Esteemed director Ava DuVernay is reportedly closing a deal with Warner Bros. to lead the development, and direct, of a New Gods movie. DuVernay is hot off bring the first black woman to shepherd a $100 million film to the

STAR WARS NEWS: Jon Favreau to Helm New Star Wars Series for Disney

By Muuka Muyumba

In a move that has seemed somewhat inevitable, Lucasfilm has tapped Iron Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau to produce a live-action Star Wars TV series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Favreau has one of the pillars of the

CBMB: Sony Goes Back to the Drawing Board on Silver and Black

By Muuka Muyumba

Sony has suspended development on the Spider-Man spinoff film, and they seem to be struggling primarily with the script according to director Gina Prince-Bythewood. The film is another attempt by Sony to expand the Spider-Man brand, but apparently without the

CBMB: Fox Issues Marvel Team Up of Tim Miller and Brian Michael Bendis

By Muuka Muyumba

Prolific comics writer and creator, Brian Michael Bendis, has signed on with Fox to develop a treatment for an X-Men project titled 143. The allusion in the title is not immediately known, but if you Google x, 143, and Marvel,

CBMB: Tim Miller Returning to Fox to Develop Kitty Pryde Movie

By Muuka Muyumba

Collider’s Frosty Weintraub is reporting that Deadpool director Tim Miller is developing a Kitty Pryde movie for Fox. There is no definite release date or star attached, but Miller has a lot of goodwill with Fox after turning Deadpool into

STAR WARS NEWS: Rian Johnson Lines Up New Trilogy for Lucasfilm

By Muuka Muyumba

Writer-director Rian Johnson has been hired to create a new Star Wars trilogy apart from the Skywalker line of films. As Lucasfilm put it, the new series will “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars

CBMB: Patty Jenkins to Helm Wonder Woman II

By Muuka Muyumba

In a strange way, the biggest star to come out of the success of Wonder Woman has been its director Patty Jenkins, and now Warner Bros is rewarding her with a writing/directing on the sequel for the film. However, this

STAR WARS NEWS: JJ Abrams Coming Back for Episode IX with New Release Date (UPDATED)

By Muuka Muyumba

Lucasfilm has announced what many have posited since they parted company with former Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow: JJ Abrams will return to complete the trilogy of films he started. Abrams will co-write IX wtih Oscar-winner Chris Terrio and will

STAR WARS NEWS: Colin Trevorrow Out as Star Wars: Episode IX Director

By Muuka Muyumba

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has announced today that they are moving on from putative director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) who has been slated to start production on Episode IX sometime in January. In what has somehow become a bit of

STAR WARS NEWS: Oscar-winner Ron Howard to Direct Han Solo Film to Completion

By Muuka Muyumba

Well, that didn’t take long…Kathleen Kennedy moved quickly to restore some faith in the untitled Han Solo film production by installing her friend, and a long-time Lucasfilm collaborator, Ron Howard as the director. Howard is best known for his more

CBMB: Dark Phoenix to Reunite X-Men under Kinberg Direction

By Muuka Muyumba

Deadline is reporting that Simon Kinberg had signed on as director of the next installment of the x men franchise. Dark Phoenix will adapt the classic storyline of the explosion of Jean Grey’s psionic power into a dark and vengeful