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Lethal Weapon 5 Star Mel Gibson Set to Take Over Directing
While plans for a fifth Lethal Weapon were in limbo following the franchise director Richard Donner's passing, it looks like the torch has been officially passed courtesy of his widow Lauren Shuler Donner, who's given her blessing to star Mel Gibson, according to The Guardian undergoing final talks to helm the Warner Bros film[...]
Superman Star Gene Hackman Pays Tribute to Director Richard Donner
The now-retired actor worked with the late director Richard Donner, who died at the age of 91, on the original 1978 film and the sequel he originally leads before he left over creative differences before Richard Lester took over that featured Terrence Stamp's General Zod as the main villain Hackman shared a memory of Donner[...]
Superman: How Richard Donner Created the Modern Superhero Film
As predictable and formulaic superhero films are today, none of it would have been possible without Superman director Richard Donner, who passed at the age of 91 While the late director wasn't the first to put a superhero let alone, the Man of Steel, up on the big screen, the template he left behind in[...]
DC Publish Superman ’78 and Batman ’89 Comics With Those Movie Tones
Now DC Comics is to publish two new digital-first series in July, based on the Tim Burton Batman and Richard Donner Superman movies. Batman '89 from DC i  by Sam Hamm and Joe Quinones – Sam Hamm co-wrote that screenplay for Tim Burton and later write the Batman: Blind Justice comic book. Superman '78 is by Rob Venditti[...]
Richard Donner Confirms That Lethal Weapon 5 is the Last One
While the modern-day superhero boom owes a lot to the 1-2-3 punch of Blade, X-Men, and Spider-Man, those movies wouldn't have ever made it to the big screen if it wasn't for 1978's Superman. Richard Donner showed the world that a man could fly, and we've never looked back For Donner, in a recent interview with The[...]
Richard Donner Got Death Threats for Superman Because Of Course He Did
However, in the 1970s, when Richard Donner was directing the first Superman movie, you had to work a lot harder to get someone that death threat Donner recently did an extensive interview with The Telegraph, and one thing he talked about was getting death threats for the religious allegory in Superman. Then there were the death[...]
“Lethal Weapon 5” Producer Dan Lin: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Richard Donner Returning, Awaiting Script
mainly he lets us know that is it fact real, and that Richard Donner is in Way back in January, which seems like three years ago at this point, news leaked out that a fifth Lethal Weapon film was being bandied about Gibson and Danny Glover would be returning to their roles as Roger Murtaugh[...]
The Goonies Gets A Huge 4K Blu-ray Set From Warner Bros.
The 1985 Richard Donner classic will come out in a special box set edition as well as a single release The box set will include a map, a patch, buttons, and will come housed in a treasure chest box The release will include a 4K disc and a regular Blu-ray, along with a digital code[...]
Jerry O'Connell arrives for the {Event} on February 09, 2019 in Pasadena, CA. Editorial credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com
He watched them all, but his favorite remains the 1978 Richard Donner original The actor had an opportunity to play a role in a live-action setting screen testing for Superman Returns (2006) before the part went to Brandon Routh O'Connell's first exposure to voiceover work in the realm of Warner Bros animation for DC was[...]
Doomsday Clock as a Love Letter to Superman
If Watchmen was intended as a last word on superheroes, Doomsday Clock is all about why superheroes have longevity, and specifically, the original superhero that would embody all the tropes that would one day be common, Superman. Geoff Johns, its writer, worked in Los Angeles, as a production assistant alongside Superman movie director Richard Donner in[...]
Kevin Hart to Star in Paramount's 'Scrooged' Remake
Kevin Hart will be asking fans "to put a little love in their heart" as he'll be developing and starring in Paramount's remake of Scrooged, the 1988 modernized take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol that starred Bill Murray and directed by Richard Donner. Actor Kevin Hart – Photo by Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com Hart will be producing[...]
Superman (1978) Is FINALLY Getting a 4K Release
It's a bird, it's a plane, IT'S RICHARD DONNER'S 1978 SUPERMAN finally being released on 4K! We've been waiting FOREVER to see Christopher Reeve's friend from another star in 4K, and it's finally happening this year. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Superman will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR, which expands the color palette and contrast range by uses dynamic[...]
Action Comics #1000 cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair
We both enjoyed the Geoff Johns, Richard Donner, and Olivier Coipel story with the infamous car from the cover to the original Action Comics #1. In any case, despite the lateness of this particular podcast, I hope you enjoy this discussion of Superman and Action Comics #1000 We certainly enjoyed making it, and my co-hosts were an absolute joy to work with[...]
Action Comics #1000 cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair
I will say that my personal favorites from the release have to be "The Car" from Geoff Johns, Richard Donner, Olivier Coipel, Alejandro Sanchez, and Nick Napolitano and "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet" by Brad Meltzer, John Cassaday,  Laura Martin, and Chris Eliopoulos, with the one that did the least for me being "Actionland" by[...]