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Reading Christopher Nolan's thoughts on how movies should be made just makes us wish he would have taken Justice League when he had the chance. See what he had to say about a key piece of the comic movie landscape after the jump.
Instead of making Superman Lives, Tim Burton moved on to future projects, and Bryan Singer took a stab at the Man of Steel for Superman Returns.
While Christopher and Jonathan Nolan spent years improving the stock of DC Comics characters up on the silver screen, it appears that their time making superhero-related movies has come to an end. The latter, who scripted both The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, has revealed in an interview that he and his brother are no longer affiliated with the growing DC Cinematic Universe.
Everything there is to know about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is here, including release date changes, new casting and all the latest news on the Batman vs. Superman project in one place.
Here you’ll find our latest quiz, testing just how well all of you know the not-so-famous players in the history of DC Comics based films. Read our hints, guess the name, check your answers, and be sure to take our poll at the end to see how well you did compared to others!
Because he is Superman – and he’s impervious to pain – the buckets of ice water just keep coming. Two. Three. Four. By the time we get to buckets five and six, the crew of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice have graduated to plastic garbage pails filled with chilled liquids.
An argument has broken out over whether Superman deserves the statue being erected in his honor in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Needless to say, we've thrown our hat in the ring and have a couple of things to say ourselves.
Like it or not, there's a rivalry between Marvel and DC, and not the good kind that means thrilling crossover comics or mash-up movies. It turns out one of Marvel executive hated DC's Man of Steel, and he's not shy about telling the world why.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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).
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
“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.”
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.
Now that Ben Affleck is Batman, we actually have a pretty decent picture of what to expect in Man of Steel 2, a.k.a. Batman vs. Superman, which will follow-up on Superman's story while also introducing Ben Affleck as the new face of Bruce Wayne. But there's still plenty of fan speculation about how Lex Luthor might fit into the story
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.
As a life-long comic book and film geek with little artistic skills, I’ve always been a big advocate of fan art. It’s one thing to really enjoy something, but completely different for it to inspire a person to be creative and invent something of their own. For whatever reason, superhero movies tend to be a great source of this inspiration, artists from all around the globe illustrating their best ideas through posters and trailers, and the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film from director Zack Snyder is proving no exception.