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Superhero State Of The Union: Are These Franchises Too Big To Fail?
The coming years have a full 10 (!) more superhero films scheduled for release, with countless others to follow, just waiting for a schedule space to clear up. But what happens if these films don't work? What happens if the fans don't want to see certain characters again and again?
Hans Zimmer Says He's Returning To Score Batman Vs. Superman
Hans Zimmer looked like he was going to walk away from scoring duties on Zack Snyder’s newly rebooted Superman franchise. He wasn’t sure if he had any new ideas that’d trump or distance any new Batman theme from his previous magnum opus. Not only does it look like he’s found that inspiration, it looks like he’s ready to come home.
Hero Blend #12: Batman Vs. Superman Vs. Captain America
Marvel and DC have been competing as the biggest names in the comic book industry for decades, and that rivalry has spilled over into Hollywood in a major way. Big screen adaptations of classic characters like Iron Man, Batman, Captain America and Superman have helped the two companies compete for dominance in the comic book movie world, both in terms of quality of product and success at the box office. In 2016, however, their quest for dominance will be coming to a head.
Holly Hunter's Role In Batman Vs. Superman Possibly Revealed
Thompkins has a surrogate mother relationship with Bruce, and also happens to know about his alter ego, frequently treating him for battle wounds that he can‘t simply take to the hospital and blame on spelunking. As a result, she’s supportive, but not very enthusiastic about his quixotic quest for revenge.
Batman Vs. Superman Won't Back Down From Captain America 3
Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros., says, "It doesn’t make a lot of sense for two huge superhero films to open on the same date but there is a lot of time between now and [May 6, 2016). However at this time, we are not considering a change of date for Batman vs. Superman.”
Batman Vs. Superman Casts Holly Hunter, Tao Okamoto In Key Supporting Roles
Speculating on whom they could play is ridiculously hard. They could be supporting roles on Batman’s side of the equation. They could be portals into Wonder Woman’s mythology. Mulvey could be playing a villain.
Chris Evans Reacts To News That Cap 3 Will Open Opposite Batman Vs. Superman
it’s sweet and charming to see Evans’ pure, honest reaction to learning for the first time that he’s going to have to go up against Zach Snyder’s sure-to-be-blockbuster. “Wait a minute,” Evans says. “So you’re saying we have to go against them?” And then his verdict, which is priceless. “Well, that’s a shame.”
Marvel Studios' May 2016 Project Won't Move Away From Batman Vs. Superman
So what is the next step here? It's hard to say. May 6, 2016 is still a long time from now, so both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. will have plenty of time to think about whether or not they really want to release two such big projects on the same day. If they do end up coming out the same weekend, then it's possible that they will both just end up eating each other's box office and then nobody walks away a winner.
Batman Vs. Superman Script Still Isn't Finished, According To Jeremy Irons
While it's somewhat strange that the script isn't at a point yet where Irons feels he can start getting into character (unless he was just trying to evade the question), I must say that I'm almost happy that the script isn't considered "done" yet.
Has Batman Vs. Superman Begun Production Up In Michigan?
This year is going to see the release of some extremely anticipated films, from Captain America: The Winter Soldier to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, but perhaps even more exciting are the movies that will be heading into production. Despite its delayed release date, Zack Snyder's untitled Batman/Superman movie is still scheduled to come together this year - and apparently that process has already begun.
Zack Snyder Says Batman Vs. Superman Won't Be As Tied To The Comic Book Mythology
It's worth noting that while Christopher Nolan's take on Batman in The Dark Knight Trilogy was largely original, he still borrowed certain elements from famous comics like Batman: Year One, The Long Halloween, The Killing Joke, Knightfall, and, yes, even The Dark Knight Returns. Hell, even Man of Steel took some inspiration from Superman: Secret Origin.
Batman's New Suit Reveal Delayed, But It May Happen Next Month
While it’s certainly no Star Wars: Episode VII in terms of leasing out a city-sized rumor mill, Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman, Superman and the Gang feature has been the source for many a superhero-inspired conversation over the last few months.
Zack Snyder Keeps Connecting Batman Vs. Superman And The Dark Knight Returns
Director Zack Snyder has long been talking up the film’s ties to the seminal The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel, but given that the specifics are different (not everyone believes the book is canon, for example), it remains unclear as to how the material will mix with the established universe.
Hero Blend #3: Reinventing Lex Luthor, Alfred Pennyworth And... Wasp?
Casting is always one of the most exciting parts of the production process in comic book movies. Fans spend so much time speculating about who should play their favorite superheroes and villains and building wish lists that when actors are officially announced it always sparks a great deal of debate and sometimes even controversy (I’m looking at you, Ben Affleck).
Matt Damon's Seen Ben Affleck's Bat Suit, Swears It's Wicked Awesome
You know what would be great? A photograph. One picture of Affleck in the suit. Imagine Warner Bros. dropping a hammer down on the film geek community by giving us a sanctioned photograph of Affleck and Henry Cavill in their suits… possibly with Gal Gadot at their side?