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Does Counterprogramming Work? 11 David Vs. Goliath Box Office Stories
There are few things Hollywood movie studios do more than obsess over release dates. They are put together years in advance like a giant jigsaw puzzle. In theory, you would think every single movie would scratch and claw to get the easiest competition possible, but sometimes, the best thing a flick can do is find the biggest, most splashy entry on the calendar and position itself as counter-programming.
Darren Aronofsky Almost Directed Man Of Steel
Of course, this is not the first time Aronofsky has backed away from a superhero project. He probably takes meetings all over town for these things, even though it doesn't seem like he ever has any intention of making one, despite his praise for the Man Of Steel gig.
Superman Viral Video Gives You A POV Shot Of Kal-El In Flight
Corridor Digital’s video likely made the rounds this week because people are Jonesing for new Superman action… and they know that it’s going to be several years before they see anything new.
Batman vs. Superman Movie: What We Know So Far
Everything there is to know about the upcoming Batman/Superman Movie is here, including Jesse Eisenberg cast as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred. Release date changes, new casting and all the latest news on the Batman vs. Superman project in one place.
Bryan Singer's Superman Sequel Would Have Been Called Man Of Steel, Featured Darkseid
"It was a movie made for a certain kind of audience. Perhaps more of a female audience. It wasn't what it needed to be, I guess," Singer says. "I think I could lop the first quarter off and start the movie a bit more aggressively and maybe find a way to start the movie with the jet disaster sequence or something. I could have grabbed the audience a little more quickly."
The 5 Biggest Musical Snubs At The Oscars
This year, the Academy tried to spread the wealth musically. When the nominations were announced this morning, the music categories honored a rock band (U2), an idiosyncratic experiment (Her), two animated films (Frozen, Despicable Me 2) and John Williams (The Book Thief). But like each year, there was a whole lot left on the table.
How Man Of Steel Stopped The Shazam! Movie
In the comics, Captain Marvel was born as Billy Batson, a 12-year-old homeless newsboy. One day he is led into a subway tunnel and taken to the lair of a great wizard named Shazam who bestows upon Billy a great gift. By shouting the wizard's name, Billy becomes Captain Marvel, an adult superhero with the abilities of Solomon (wisdom), Hercules (strength), Atlas (stamina), Zeus (power), Achilles (courage) and Mercury (speed).
The Year In Movies: A Gif Look-Back At 2013
I'll be recapping the highs and lows of the movie business experienced over the past 12 months. 2013 has been a pretty fascinating time for film, full of reversals of fortune, dizzying successes and even some truly polarizing pictures. So let's look back and GIF out!
We Don't Want The Joker In Zack Snyder's Batman-Superman
Trying to introduce The Joker into this universe, which leans heavily on science-fiction (so far) and already has to juggle introductions for Bruce Wayne and Wonder Woman, could be the straw that breaks the sequel’s back.
Superman Heirs Taking Warner Bros. Back To Court
Lawyer Marc Toberoff is issuing a request for a re-hearing of the November 21st decision to award the rights to the studio, backing the 1976 Copyright Act. WB argued successfully that a deal with Shuster’s siblings in 1992 allows them the rights to the character in perpetuity, and the debate is largely whether that agreement can be considered legally binding
Henry Cavill Wants Cyborg In His Man Of Steel Universe
If Cavill’s mentioning Cyborg in official interviews, you can bet the character is being bandied about in DC executive meetings. The character has been around since 1980. During the 2011 reboot of DC’s universe, though, Cyborg received a “promotion” of sorts. He was established as a founding member of the Justice League, and now plays a more prominent role in DC’s timeline.
Man Of Steel Honest Trailer Points Out That Superman Is Kind Of A Dick
You should know the drill by now, but here is the warning anyway: this video contains many, many SPOILERS, people, so if those are your kryptonite you may just want to check out something else on the site.
This Week In Home Entertainment: Man Of Steel, Dexter And More
Coming off of 2011’s critical and box office disaster Sucker Punch, Zack Snyder had a lot to prove with Man of Steel. The director has never had a problem with introducing fans to visual wonders, and this time around, he had David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan on board to handle the script. The combination resulted in an intricate action story that captivated audiences
Man Of Steel's David S. Goyer Defends The Controversial Ending
“We were pretty sure that was going to be controversial. It's not like we were deluding ourselves, and we weren't just doing it to be cool. We felt, in the case of Zod, we wanted to put the character in an impossible situation and make an impossible choice.”
Zack Snyder Defends Man Of Steel's Violence With Mythology
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.