BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
For the past few weeks we've been hearing regular rumors regarding the possibility that Wonder Woman could show up in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, and today those rumors have been confirmed. It's now being reported that Gal Gadot has signed on to play a key female lead role in the Man of Steel sequel, and thanks to a quote from director Zack Snyder we now know that she will be playing Princess Diana of Themyscira.
"It was fantastic. I'm already a flag waver for this movie, but the costume, it blew my mind," Smith said. "I think everyone is just gonna be like 'Holy ****!' It's its own thing, man. It's like we haven't been down this path at all."
Holy sidekick scoop, Batman! Grayson, as you know, is the adopted son of Bruce Wayne who assumed the identity of Robin so he could fight crime alongside of Batman. As Dick grew older, he dropped the Robin moniker and assumed the mantle of Nightwing.
"Zack [Snyder] hasn't talked to me about it, so I don't have to worry about it! I'll worry about it when I have to worry about it, and then, if I'm lucky, I'll have an idea," Zimmer says. "If I have an idea, I can do something with that, but if I don't have an idea, then my good idea is going to be, 'Get somebody else.'"
Snyder worked with Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) and Warner Bros. to create this fascinating and fluid trip through each style changing iteration and form of media of Superman’s evolution. Beginning with the iconic first appearance in the 1938 debut issue of Action Comics...
For all we know Ben Affleck has yet to step into the Batsuit and there's not even a villain in place for Batman and Superman to tussle with, but you-- yes, you!-- could have the chance to be in Batman vs. Superman this weekend. During this Saturday's football game between East Los Angeles College and Victor Valley College, the stadium will be transformed into Gotham City University
Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer has crafted original themes for both Batman and Superman, working on Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy and Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, but at this time he doesn't know if he will be the one writing the music when the two legendary comic book characters come together in Snyder's Batman vs. Superman, set to hit theaters in 2015.
Larry Fong has signed on to shoot the film, marking his fourth collaboration with Snyder. Fong first shot for Snyder back in 2006 on the polarizing filmmaker’s stylish war drama 300, which proved a smashing success pulling in more than $456 million worldwide, not to mention a legion of new fans for Snyder.
A couple of months ago, Watson Technical Consulting analyzed the damage done to Metropolis and gave it real world statistics. When all is said and done, over 129,000 people would be dead and nearly a million would be injured, not to mention the 250,000 that it would take days to find.
It's worth noting that for the Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan used both Chicago (in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) and Pittsburgh (in The Dark Knight Rises) to stand in for the fictional DC Universe city, so perhaps by using Detroit Man of Steel director Zack Snyder wants to make his version of Gotham different from what we've previously seen.
Whether or not you are a huge fan of Superman as a hero, Man of Steel was a nice entry into DC’s superhero canon and if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a copy, you won’t have to wait too much longer; the summer blockbuster will hit Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on November 12.
The immediate aftermath of the Batman/ Superman mash-up announcement at Comic-Con was filled with a lot of high fives and frenzied excitement. Within about ten minutes, however, that disorganized excitement was replaced by a sea of wild speculation with one question getting way more play than any other: who the hell is going to play Batman?
Frank Miller and Zack Snyder go way back. Snyder's adaptation of Miller's graphic novel 300 was his giant breakout hit, and Snyder adapted Miller's Xerxes for the upcoming sequel 300: Rise of an Empire. So when Snyder took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con two weeks ago to announce his big Superman-Batman team-up, it shouldn't be a surprise that he accompanied it with a quote from Miller's graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. And yet, Miller was surprised anyway
Since it's directed by Snyder and stars Henry Cavill and is written by David S. Goyer, it's certainly got enough of the Man of Steel creative team behind it to qualify as a Man of Steel sequel… but come on. Everybody is going to go into this movie talking about it as Superman vs. Batman… or Batman vs. Superman… or both? Warner Bros. doesn't only know that, but they seem to be as confused about the order as we are
"I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years to come…in your most private moments…I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…I want…you to remember…the one man who beat you."
"My hope is, when I get home I can sit down with everyone and it’ll be like ‘Okay, so what are we going to do? ... We need to do something," Snyder says about conversations with Warner Bros., which haven't happened yet.
We can't stop talking about the ending of Man of Steel, and we're not alone. Everyone on the Internet it seems, including people who are bona fide Superman experts, are obsessed with the way that Zack Snyder wraps up his taken on the blue Boy Scout, either criticizing the needless destruction, defending Snyder's action skills, or doing both at the same time. It's a very confusing time to be a superhero fan
For the last thirty-three years, human beings not directly related to the Kent family or not directly saved by Clark have moved about their daily lives without any knowledge that an alien with stunning, almost unfathomable powers was living amongst them, until suddenly, they’re made aware of said fact by a pissed off warlord alien who threatens to destroy the world if Superman doesn’t turn himself in.
Part of me thinks that Snyder and his team should be given time to develop what they have started in Man of Steel. At the same time, I can understand Warner’s sense of urgency, and a desire to strike while the iron is hot.
We've done a lot of talking… and now it's your turn! SPOILERS ARE WELCOME in the comments below, so vote in the poll to rate the movie, and then jump into the comments to discuss everything on Krypton, Earth, or the space in-between. We'll spend the weekend talking over the movie, and then we'll have the box office numbers for you throughout the weekend to see just how well the Man of Metropolis has done for himself.
Far be it for me to criticize the guiding forces that drove this man to the top of the precipice of the tentpole, but his first rule is “There are no rules.” Classic rookie mistake. I kid, of course.
Well, it was really only a matter of time before this news crossed our desk. Even though Man of Steel isn't set to open until Friday, positive buzz and a swell of anticipation amongst movie-goers has led Warner Bros. to officially green light a sequel to the Superman film, with Zack Snyder attached to return as director and David Goyer once again working on the script.
When you think about it, Man of Steel has three very key elements to it that make editing trailers seem easy. First there’s the visual spectacle, as it appears that Zack Snyder went all out for his Superman movie, filling it with brilliant color and lighting as well as impressively detailed CGI.
June has arrived, and with it, comes a new 13-minute featurette for Man of Steel, courtesy of Warner Bros. In addition to showing off some of the more exciting glimpses of the film, the featurette also includes comments from screenwriter David S. Goyer, director Zack Synder and some of the cast and producers, who speak about the film, the story, the characters and the tone, scope and scale of the movie.
They’re keeping the details about the project secret, but sources say the two-minute animation could be one continuous uncut shot of Superman throughout the ages, from the old Max Fleischer cartoons to the definitive comic artists’ interpretations to the actors who portrayed him on the big and small screen.