Prolific action director Michael Bay is being eyed to direct his
first-ever superhero movie, “Lobo,” which DC and Warner Bros. hope could
be their answer to “Deadpool,” multiple insiders told TheWrap
Bay met with DC to discuss the project and gave some notes that
“Wonder Woman” writer Jason Fuchs will incorporate into a rewrite, the
insiders told TheWrap. The studio plans to show the rewrite to Bay to
see if they can make a deal, the insiders said.
The project centers on a blue-skinned, 7-foot-tall, heavily muscled
antihero alien who works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter.
The character became popular among DC fans following his revival in the
early ’90s as a biker anti-hero.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (written and directed by Rian Johnson) was nominated for “Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form” at the 2018 Hugo Awards. Winners will be announced at the ceremony held on August 19th, on the final night of Worldcon 76 San Jose.
Other nominees from this category include:
Blade Runner 2049, written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, directed by Denis Villeneuve
Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele
The Shape of Water, written by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, directed by Guillermo del Toro
Thor: Ragnarok, written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost; directed by Taika Waititi
Wonder Woman, screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, directed by Patty Jenkins
With Wonder Woman in the can with a female director, Marvel is now getting close to its first female lead movie with a Oscar winning actress reportedly in the lead for the role.
Variety says Brie Larson who recently won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Room is the leading candidate for the role.
Larson is 26 Carol Danvers is a officer in the army prior to becoming Captain Marvel which puts Larson on the young side for the role. In fact she’d be the youngest cast member of the MCU outside of Tom Holland. Would this mean a revision of the character’s pass to have her be younger? Probably.
Will a director announcement come soon? The names that floated out have all been women including Niki Caro (Whale Rider) and Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) according to THR. A female director, female writing team and a female lead would trump Wonder Woman whose script was written by Jason Fuchs.
I think Brie is a good actress but she seems young. I’d rather Emily Blunt. Thoughts?