Batgirl film to be written, directed, and produced by Joss Whedon

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That’s right! You read correctly. Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, is joining the DC Comics side of film to create a Batgirl solo film for the DC Extended Universe. This could be a big win for DC.

So the next question is, which incarnation of Batgirl are they planning to use?  Well, according to EW, DC and Whedon will be adapting from the “New 52” comics version of the Barbara Gordon/Batgirl character as a starting point. Continue reading “Batgirl film to be written, directed, and produced by Joss Whedon”

Oscar-Winner Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin in talks with both DC and Marvel Studios

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Aaron Sorkin, best known for writing A Few Good Men, The Social Network, and even The Newsroom, is about to have talks with BOTH DC Studios and Marvel Studios about writing movies and/or television for either for them.  This week at Cinema Con, Sorkin told Comicbook.com in an interview he was scheduled for upcoming meetings with both studios.  Continue reading “Oscar-Winner Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin in talks with both DC and Marvel Studios”

Chinese investor buys SeaWorld investor Blackstone’s shares

635938414228120863-1213372505_sea-worldIt looks like change is on the horizon for SeaWorld and whether that’s good or bad for the Orlando based company is yet to be clear.  SeaWorld’s current investor firm, Blackstone, has sold its 21% stake in SeaWorld to the Chinese company Zhonghong Group.

SeaWorld announced Friday Zhonghong Group would be purchasing the shares at $23 a share, a 33% premium on Thursday’s closing price, and Zhonghon executives will then join SeaWorld’s board.  Once the deal is complete, Blackstone will no longer hold any interest in the SeaWorld company. Continue reading “Chinese investor buys SeaWorld investor Blackstone’s shares”