Or maybe it's something more. If Warner Bros. is serious about establishing their own superhero universe, they'll have to have a lynchpin, and it need not be one character. Batman and Superman are clearly the most visible heroes in DC's cinematic world thus far, but in the comics they hold down the foundations of the superhero world alongside Wonder Woman.
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.
Our very own Eric was hunkered down in Hall H to witness the exclusive footage. Surprisingly, Warner Bros. led off their anticipated panel with Batman v. Superman instead of making fans wait. As the footage happened, Eric reported.
In the world of comic book movies, there is perhaps no bigger event in the world than San Diego Comic-Con. Every year, the major studios arrive in the coastal Southern California city to present previews of their biggest genre and fan-driven projects – and perhaps the most anticipated ones are the big blockbuster superhero films coming out over the next few years.
The show floor of San Diego Comic-Con is always packed with all kinds of cool stuff. Various dealers and booths have all kinds of cool comics, toys and gadgets for fans to buy, and big companies and studios pack their booths with special display cases and presentations. There's always something to see, and this year one of those things was the brand new Batman costume that will be worn by Ben Affleck in the upcoming blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
With Warner Bros. and DC Comics currently in the process of building up their comic book movie status, many have wondered if the companies are considering incorporating characters from Arrow and the upcoming Flash show. Today we finally seem to have a firm answer,
The Marvel-DC movie rivalry hasn't quite reached WWE levels yet, but something tells me it's getting there. There hasn't been any direct competition between the two sides as of yet: Marvel has consistently made comparatively strong films, while DC's range from great (The Dark Knight) to stupefyingly awful (Green Lantern).
A YouTube user cobbled this together, cleverly using General Zod’s pirate-radio telecast from Man of Steel to suggest how Ben Affleck’s caped crusader might be brought into the fold in the Batman v Superman team up.
It could be days, weeks or months or years before the images taken actually make their way to us - let's not forget the film won't be out until 2016 - but with San Diego Comic-Con lingering I have a feeling that we will them sooner rather than later.
Playfully joking about the rivalry between the comic book powerhouses, Lee said from the stage of the convention, “DC could probably make a lot more money with Superman and Batman if they announced that I'd have a cameo in it! People wouldn't believe it - they'd have to go to the theatre to see it!"
The Cinema Blend offices have been buzzing these past few days as we all get ready for one of the biggest events of the year in our industry: San Diego Comic-Con. The massive geek-fest will be kicking off on July 23rd, and just like every year we will once again have a team on the ground (including myself) covering the expo.
Doomsday is an unstoppable, lethal machine. He’d be a tremendous on-screen presence, and I don’t doubt that Warner Bros., DC Comics and Zack Snyder will want to use him in a movie somewhere down the line.
Just when we thought we'd heard everything there was to say about the Kevin Smith/Batman v. Superman script rumor, the man himself came out to deny he was even a part of the whole thing. The truth is, he's been too damned busy with his own matters to even attend to something like this, and he has the proof.