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Report: Studio Holding 'Funeral' Screenings of Batgirl

But the public will probably never see almost-completed canceled project

(Newser) - The Warner Bros. lot in California has been hosting secret screenings of a movie the public will probably never see, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . "Funeral screenings" of Batgirl are being held for cast and crew members before the movie, which was canceled when it was deep into post-production,...

Ezra Miller Sorry for Behavior, Has 'Begun Ongoing Treatment'

'I am suffering complex mental health issues,' actor says

(Newser) - After multiple arrests for assault, disorderly conduct, and felony burglary, actor Ezra Miller has publicly apologized and announced a plan to seek treatment. In a statement to NBC News, Miller said, "Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental...

Directors of Nixed Batgirl React to the Shock Move

'We still can't believe it,' say Belgian filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah

(Newser) - One studio exec called the move by Warner Bros. Discovery to never release Batgirl, despite the fact that shooting on the film has already wrapped up, "unprecedented." The movie's directors seem to agree with that take. They're now speaking out on the move that has taken...

Shooting Complete on Batgirl, but Film Will Never Be Released

Exec from rival studio calls the move 'unprecedented'

(Newser) - If you'd been looking forward to watching In the Heights actress Leslie Grace play Batgirl, with Michael Keaton reprising his iconic role as Batman, well, you'll apparently never get the chance to do that after all. Despite shooting having already been completed on Batgirl, the movie also starring...

Lawsuit: Warner Let Matrix Sequel Bomb at Box Office

Co-producer says company 'desperately' wanted to boost HBO Max subscriptions

(Newser) - Warner Bros. bungled the release of The Matrix Resurrections so badly that it damaged the entire Matrix franchise, co-producer Village Roadshow claims in a lawsuit against Warner. The Australian company accuses Warner of wrecking the sequel's chances of box office success by releasing it on HBO Max at the...

Dune Sequel Gets Green Light
Dune Sequel Gets Green Light

Dune Sequel Gets Green Light

2023 release will be all-theatrical, Warner Bros says

(Newser) - A sequel Denis Villeneuve's Dune has been confirmed just days after the sci-fi epic hit the big screen. Dune had healthy box office numbers over the weekend despite a hybrid release, and Warner Bros announced Tuesday that the sequel will have an all-theatrical release, reports Deadline . The studio and...

Batwoman Star Accuses Show of Misconduct

Warner Bros. TV argues Ruby Rose was the problem

(Newser) - The original star of TV's Batwoman accused the show's network and studio on Wednesday of running an abusive and dangerous workplace that drove her from the program. Ruby Rose listed a series of injuries and accusations, Rolling Stone reports, which Warner Bros. TV argued in a statement later...

You Might've Seen It Coming. Now, Ellen Confirms It

Her show will wrap in 2022 after 19th season

(Newser) - The end of an era of daytime TV approaches, with Ellen DeGeneres' announcement that her long running NBC talk show will wrap next year. "As great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore," the comedian tells the Hollywood ...

Awards Show Loses Network
Network Drops
Show Under Fire

Network Drops Show Under Fire

NBC says Golden Globes may return to air in 2023 if host organization diversifies

(Newser) - Amid growing pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022. In a statement, the network said it believes the press association—which is facing possible boycotts from Netflix, Warner Bros., and many Hollywood stars—is committed to reform. "...

Ellen DeGeneres Hemorrhages Viewers After 'Toxic' Allegations

Comedian's daytime talk show has seen a 43% ratings decline since 'toxic workplace' allegations

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her daytime talk show's 18th season in September, that episode drew in the highest ratings for one of her season openers in four years. Since then, however, there's been a "startling setback," per the New York Times , which reports on a...

At 90, Clint Eastwood Has New Film Coming Out

'Cry Macho' will be released in the fall

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood may be less than a decade away from being a century old, but he's showing no signs of slowing down. His latest film, Cry Macho, will be released Oct. 22, Variety reports. Eastwood, who also directed the movie, stars as a former rodeo star and horse breeder...

2 Big Pieces of News for Wonder Woman Fans

'1984' installment makes $16.7M in its opening weekend, and a 3rd installment is on

(Newser) - Despite the COVID-19 pandemic having shuttered an estimated 65% of North American movie theaters, Wonder Woman 1984 scored a decent box office win: $16.7 million in its US opening weekend after debuting Christmas Day. That's a pandemic record, USA Today reports, and Variety calls the number "robust...

Man Sues After Photo Appears in Movie for 1 Second
Man Sues After Photo
Appears in Movie for 1 Second
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Man Sues After Photo Appears in Movie for 1 Second

It was under the label 'Suspected Gambino family associates'

(Newser) - A businessman who argued that his reputation and business were damaged when his photo briefly appeared in the Ben Affleck movie The Accountant has been awarded $30,000 by a judge in Spain. The Moroccan man, who lives in Spain, had sought $300,000 from Warner Bros., saying he was...

Ellen DeGeneres Has Virus
Ellen Suspends Show

Ellen Suspends Show

DeGeneres tests positive for COVID

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres' talk show has been stop-and-go this year, and now it's stopping again. Ellen shut down early in the pandemic, then returned the air in early April, hosting from her living room. After an internal investigation into workplace mistreatment, it wasn't certain that the fall season would...

Blame AT&T for Warner Bros.' Controversial HBO Max Plan

Telecom giant has different priorities, Edmund Lee argues

(Newser) - Theater chains and big Hollywood names are furious at Warner Bros.' plan to simultaneously release all of its 2021 movies at theaters and on HBO Max, the streaming service owned by WarnerMedia. At the New York Times , Edmund Lee has an explanation for the controversial move: AT&T...

Big Hollywood Name Unloads on Warner Bros. Strategy

Director Christopher Nolan blasts idea to stream movies immediately on HBO Max

(Newser) - Warner Bros. stunned the film industry last week with the announcement that it would stream its 2021 movies on HBO Max at the same time they are released to theaters. Now, one of Hollywood's biggest directors is joining the criticism . Christopher Nolan, behind films such as Dunkirk, Inception, and...

AMC Is Furious About Warner's HBO Max Plan

Studio is releasing all its 2021 movies on streaming service

(Newser) - The world's biggest theater chain appears to have been blindsided by a studio's "seismic shift" in how its movies will be released in 2021. AMC says that by releasing the year's entire slate of movies on HBO Max at the same time they are released in...

Studio's Move Signals 'Seismic Shift' for 2021

Warner Bros. will simultaneously release its movies next year to theaters and to HBO Max

(Newser) - Warner Bros. is done waiting for the pandemic to clear. The studio announced Thursday that it will make all of its movies in 2021 available for streaming on HBO Max at the same time they are released in theaters, reports Deadline . That means potential blockbusters such as The Matrix 4,...

Johnny Depp Shot Just One Scene. He'll Get His Full Salary

Warner Bros. asked actor to resign from 'Fantastic Beasts' role, but contract still requires he gets paid

(Newser) - Johnny Depp shot just one scene as Gellert Grindelwald in the next Fantastic Beasts film when it was announced to the London production crew that Warner Bros. had asked him to step down after he lost his "wife beater" libel case against a UK tabloid. Depp agreed to resign,...

More Bad News for Johnny Depp
More Bad News
for Johnny Depp

More Bad News for Johnny Depp

Actor lost 'wife beater' libel case against tabloid; now he's stepping down from movie franchise

(Newser) - The last several days have been tough going for Johnny Depp. First the 57-year-old actor lost his libel suit against the Sun for calling him a "wife beater." Now, Warner Bros. has delivered a second whammy: Per Depp, the studio asked him to step down from his starring...

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