About Danny Santos

Freelance writer, filmmaker, actor, musician, and visual artist. Writing online professionally for 4-plus years and has produced and performed in over a dozen films and webseries. He has also been everything from a social media consultant to managing a JUNO award winning musician.

Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 6: How To Communicate With Actors

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The first five parts of our Directing Actors series dealt exclusively with pre-production and now we’re nearing the end of the series. You may think it’s strange that I haven’t talked much about actually communicating with your actor on set, but that’s … [Read more...]

Even More Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Set Photos


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Just a few days ago Empire Magazine released a couple new images taken on set during for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Those were just the tip of the iceber,g as we now get more images and some quotes about where we find Batman in this film, from both … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The very first Mission: Impossible tried to be a serious take on the television series, which I really enjoyed. That got thrown out the window for the terrible second film directed by John Woo and has never looked back. That's more of an observation than it is a … [Read more...]

Is This What Spider-Man Will Look Like In Marvel’s Upcoming Film?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After a few hints from Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada about the new Spider-Man suit for the upcoming Sony/Marvel Studios film, and some possible images from Captain America: Civil War directors' possible Twitter account, the floodgates seem to be opening … [Read more...]

Former Top Gear Trio Head To Amazon Prime


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After the infamous fracas with a producer, BBC abruptly ended their partnership with Jeremy Clarkson, who was credited with reinvigorating the Top Gear brand into a worldwide phenomenon for the last 13 years. With him, his two co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond … [Read more...]

Netflix Throws Light On Marvel’s Defenders Series, Other Shows’ Releases


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel outdid themselves with their first Netflix series Daredevil, which premiered earlier this year. I have absolutely no problem calling it the best superhero television series ever produced, and I'm looking forward to seeing the next season. During the … [Read more...]

Michael Douglas Has Not Signed On For Any Ant-Man Sequels

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios is known for its multi-picture deals, from Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth's six-picture deals, to Samuel L. Jackson and Sebastian Stan's nine film deals. So it's actually pretty shocking to learn that Michael Douglas has no deal in place to reprise … [Read more...]

Chris Pine To Play Steve Trevor In Wonder Woman

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There were rumors a while back that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were interested in hiring Chris Pine to play love interest Steve Trevor opposite Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman. Those rumors turned into Warners wanting him to play Hal Jordan in the upcoming … [Read more...]

Gambit Film In Trouble As Channing Tatum May Exit


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It was only a couple of weeks ago when Channing Tatum showed up at the end of the X-Men: Apocalypse panel at the San Diego Comic-Con to take a selfie of the largest cast assembled on the Hall H stage, consisting of X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine, Fantastic Four, and … [Read more...]

New Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Images

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are slowly winning me over with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Everything that I've seen about the film before the Warner Bros. Hall H panel left me disappointed. The Comic-Con trailer, in conjunction with the Suicide Squad … [Read more...]

New Deadpool Pics, Plus Hugh Jackman Shares Wolverine 3 Art

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios was conspicuously absent at this year's San Diego International Comic-Con, giving Warner Bros. and DC Comics their chance to shine in the convention's famous Hall H. While I enjoyed their presentation, and they have started winning me over to their … [Read more...]

Tye Sheridan’s Cyclops In X-Men: Apocalypse Is Lost & Angry


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have to say that for a character with the position of leader for the X-Men, Cyclops has gotten very little character development. James Marsden did a fine job with what little he was given, before being unceremoniously killed off near the beginning of X-Men: The … [Read more...]

Mark Hamill Likely To Reprise The Joker For Batman: The Killing Joke

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I will continue to say this until someone comes along and tops him, but Bruce Timm produced the definitive Batman in television and film with Batman: The Animated Series. I'm not the only one who believes this, because when DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. and Timm … [Read more...]

Writers John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein Discuss Marvel’s Spider-Man


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel and Sony's upcoming re-reboot of Spider-Man seems to be shaping up nicely. With the announcement of Tom Holland taking on the part of the Webslinger, and Jon Watts directing, who beat out other shortlist possibilities, such as Vacation writer/directors John … [Read more...]

Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow Was The Gateway Drug To Hollywood’s Effects Heavy Future


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In the mid-2000s I sat in a theater and watched an awesome film called Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. It had the same ideas and design aesthetics of another great retro-futuristic film I loved called The Rocketeer, but cranked up to eleven. Sure, some of … [Read more...]

Bryan Singer Confirms Possible X-Men & Fantastic Four Crossover


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Earlier this month, we reported a rumor that Fox seemed to want Bryan Singer to direct the next Fantastic Four film as a prelude to an X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover. In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, it seems that those talks may actually be taking place and Fox … [Read more...]

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