BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Two juicy rumors just dropped, in fact, but I’m going to protect you from yourself. Stop reading this story now if you do not want to possibly be spoiled about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice plot developments.
Imagine a Bruce Wayne/Batman dichotomy that isn't merely about dispensing justice, but about a man who's starting to lose faith in what his ultimate cause is all about. Imagine a man who wants to pass the mantle onto someone else, but has a past that makes him question whether he actually can. The possibilities are plentiful, and for the sake of brevity we've picked six Batman stories that would be perfect big screen adaptations to feature a more aged, but no less badass version of The Dark Knight.
What is a big deal is that we're dealing with a more mature Batman than we're used to. When you think about it, Batman has always been old enough to kick ass, but young enough to keep kicking ass.
It's true that this year is an excellent case study, at least in regards to the domestic box office. The two biggest films of the year domestically are Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Lego Movie, which bowed in the spring. And aside from Transformers, no other film opened at the level of The Winter Soldier until Guardians Of The Galaxy, an August release.
Marvel Studios certainly has a jump start on the DC when it comes to building a cinematic universe, having been establishing itself as a brand since 2008, but don’t count the home of Batman and Superman out. In addition to having the big blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice scheduled to hit theaters in 2016, they have huge active plans for the entire rest of the decade. And this week we got a very limited peak into exactly what they have in the works.
With dates for nine untitled films being announced this week, DC Comics has sparked the speculative fires at any and every movie site in town. If you're tired of Marvel running the show, and want to see some competition, continue reading on!
How will the citizens of Metropolis feel about Superman after what happened in Man Of Steel? Thanks to the apparent erection of a Superman Statue, many fans initially speculated the general public might be on Clark Kent’s side, but new rumors coming out of the set are painting a very different picture.
Spies have been all over the Michigan set for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, eager to catch a peek at any little snippet or detail for the recently rescheduled superhero mash-up. As such, each small piece of information has been analyzed and scrutinized beyond belief. Which is how we arrive at the photo above, which allegedly shows an interesting portrait being carried around.
Marvel Studios and Warner Bros./DC Comics have been playing a serious game of chicken these last few months. While Marvel claimed the May 6, 2016 release date as their own all the way back in June 2013 (later announcing the date as being for Captain America 3), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice decided to move to the exact same weekend this past March after being delayed nearly a year.
The reveal of an Aquaman cameo is exciting – if slightly anticipated. We know that a Justice League movie lies on the horizon (to distant horizon, but still, the horizon), and so we’ll have to start meeting these characters in time.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice is currently in production in Michigan, and a lucky bystander has out first look at some video showing us just what Ben Affleck looks like as Bruce Wayne. Apologies to those looking for more Sad Batman meme fodder.
Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy once again proved this weekend that there are few more successful genres running than blockbuster comic book movies - so it's only fair that Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice poke its head of of its hole.
There are two different kinds of San Diego Comic-Con trailers. The first category is filled by those that make their debut in Hall H, Ballroom 20, or one of the other big venues in the San Diego Convention Center, and then officially find their way online either immediately after the panel or a few days later. The second category, however, is made up of the reels that nobody outside of the expo's attendees are supposed to see.
While there were many out there who were a little perturbed by the immense destruction featured at the end of Man of Steel, it will probably only slightly diminish the amount of action featured in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Collateral damage will surely be kept to a minimum, but various objects in various environments - buildings, parked vehicles, lamp posts, etc. - will be open season.
Warner Bros. kicked off what was supposed to be an historic day in superhero movie news. And while the Hall H presentations at San Diego Comic-Con were a little light on “breaking” news, the buzz swirling around the first footage from Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was intense.