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.

Game of Thrones Final Season Length and Possible Spinoffs


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Winter has finally come and Game of Thrones is coming to an end next year. The show has been a huge winner for HBO, and I'm sure they would like to keep it around for as long as they can. The upcoming seventh season of Game of Thrones will be a shortened … [Read more...]

Is Wonder Woman Another DC Disaster?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Things are starting to look grim for the upcoming Wonder Woman film starring Gal Gadot, and the DC Extended Universe in general. Of all the movies that DC and Warner Bros. needed to get right it is this one. Unfortunately, according to Schmoes Know Show an … [Read more...]

Stranger Things Season Two Will be Bigger and Darker


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Like many fans of the 1980s, I absolutely loved Stranger Things. The Duffer Brothers created a fantastic love letter to films of the era in a pitch perfect series, and I couldn't be more excited to see the second season. Producer Shawn Levy revealed a bit more … [Read more...]

Rampant’s Split Design Titles and Modern Lower Thirds for Premiere

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love a good template. Anything that allows me to get a project done just a little bit faster is like a godsend, especially when it comes to simple graphic supers and one of the most common are dynamic lower third title supers. Rampant Design has released two … [Read more...]

Author Steve Alten Talks Meg Film Adaptation


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Shark films have become a bit of a punching bag for horror movies, with the Sharknado films, as well as other straight-to-video movies. Still, there's no denying that killer sharks are popular, and the best-selling novel Meg is headed to the big screen to bring … [Read more...]

Channing Tatum Is Still Playing Gambit: Producer


Gambit is stuck in limbo By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Let's get this out of the way: The only studio that knows exactly what to do with their superhero films is Marvel Studios. Film after film have been critical and commercial successes, to the point where it's hard to figure out why other … [Read more...]

Woody Harrelson Opens Up About his Star Wars: Han Solo Role


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The stand-alone Star Wars: Han Solo film recently cast another great actor with Woody Harrelson stepping in to play the smuggler's mentor. The casting choice is pretty fantastic, and, lucky for the actor, he isn't reprising a character that has ever been played on … [Read more...]

Inhumans Character Breakdowns May Reveal The Main Cast


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the more surprising things to come out of Marvel Studios was the announcement of an Inhumans television series. What made this especially out of left field was that a feature film was announced before being put on indefinite hiatus. Marvel Studios … [Read more...]

Is Disney Negotiating With Carrie Fisher’s Estate for Future Star Wars Appearances?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The world was shocked when Carrie Fisher passed away over the holidays after suffering a massive heart attack. The actress finished filming her role for Star Wars: Episode VIII, but it was revealed that she would have had an even larger role in the next chapter … [Read more...]

Peter Dinklage in Talks for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4; Is He MODOK?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Any one who is a big fan of Game of Thrones is also a big fan of Peter Dinklage and his character Tyrion Lannister. Dinklage is a fantastic actor, and if you haven't seen some of his earlier works, I highly encourage you to watch The Station Agent (2003). Now … [Read more...]

The Defenders Images, Plot Released; Sigourney Weaver’s Role Revealed


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage are possibly my favorite superhero television series of all time. What makes them even better is that what the Marvel Cinematic Universe did on the big screen, these shows (along with the upcoming Iron Fist) are doing it on … [Read more...]

Wonder Woman Villain Revealed, Plus New Plot Details


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Spoilers for Wonder Woman to follow! You have been warned! Wonder Woman has a lot riding on it for not only the DC Extended Universe, but for comic book films in general. This is the first solo led female superhero comic book movie, and a litmus test to see how … [Read more...]

Daniel Wu Cast in Tomb Raider Reboot


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Things are finally picking up for the Tomb Raider reboot after years of development. First we heard that Alicia Vikander had been cast as Lara Croft, followed by news that Walton Goggins would be portraying a currently unnamed villain. Now Variety is reporting … [Read more...]

Steadicam Launches Smartphone Stabilizer on Kickstarter

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I've been saying that the next revolution in independent filmmaking will be mobile filmmaking. There are a lot of bugs to be worked out, but with devices like the Kodak Ektra Smartphone (which may just be my next smartphone), the Light L16, and even the dual-lensed … [Read more...]

Deadpool 2 Will Still Be a Solo Film, Albeit With More Superheroes


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Deadpool was a fantastic film, not only as a straight up comic book superhero film, but a satire of the genre as well. Very few characters both exist in a comic book universe AND make fun of it, too. Oh, and then there's the fact that the film was the biggest … [Read more...]

No Star Wars TV Series For a Number of Years


By Danny F. Santos We've heard on and off again reports about a live-action Star Wars television series since even before Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm for $4 billion dollars back in late 2012 (was it really that long ago?). And even after the purchase, it looked like it would still happen, … [Read more...]