The Dark Knight Rises
Warner Bros. has promoted longtime execs Jon Berg, who oversaw “The Dark Knight Rises,” and Courtenay Valenti, who supervised “The Lego Movie,” to exec VP of development and production. They will…
The Ben Affleck backlash (bat-lash?) has been swift. But, as Variety critic Brian Lowry has pointed out, fans weren’t so keen on the casting of Michael Keaton in Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman.” But what…
Christian Bale may not be suiting up as Batman in future films, but the trilogy he did star in is getting repackaged by Warner Bros. as an "ultimate collector's edition," complete with two new…
CRIX ON PIX: Variety reviewers sift through the wreckage of Zack Snyder's Superman reboot and other post-9/11 blockbusters.
Continuing to pick actors from the “Batman” franchise, Wally Pfister has added “Dark Knight Rises” thesp Josh Stewart to his sci-fi pic “Transcendence” starring Johnny Depp. Paul Bettany and Rebecca…
Global box office grew to a record $34.7 billion in 2012, with domestic totals reaching a benchmark $10.8 billion, according to the annual theatrical statistics report released today by the Motion…
Christopher Nolan had long resisted the idea of featuring Selena Kyle, aka Catwoman. Eventually his brother/co-writer, Jonathan, convinced him otherwise.
Giantscreen format prompted unusual workflow
The deflating effect of the Aurora, Colo., shootings on last week's opening for Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight Rises" has box office observers wondering just how long it will impact the shaken…
Forced by tragedy to re-evaluate its marketing and PR plans for "The Dark Knight Rises," Warner Bros. was poised to cancel the remainder of the pic's international press tour.