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It’s happening. Christopher Nolan is now filming The Dark Knight Rises and some actual urban set photos have emerged. Want to see what they are shooting? Also, what is the film going to cost and why is the guaranteed blockbuster causing stress at Warner Bros.? Plus, who won’t be appearing in X-Men First Class, who will be appearing in The Avengers, director Martin Campbell comments on Green Lantern 2 and more. Only in today’s Superhero Bits. Which starts right now. Read More »

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Power to the people Marc Webb, Martin Sheen and Andrew Garfield. We’ve got information on your movie, The Amazing Spider-Man, and so much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Want to know the latest buzz on the return of the Spider-Man musical? How real are the stunts, and lizard makeup, in The Amazing Spider-Man? Would you like to see some of the Easter eggs in Thor and possibly even Captain America: The First Avenger? New Avengers info? Green Lantern poster? And could an actor known as Superman be going over to Marvel? Raise a fist and find out about all of this and more in this edition of today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Disneyland is home to many celebrated attractions: pirates, haunted mansions, Indiana Jones, Michael Jackson in 3D, kid Jedi training, and so much more. Now it’s time to add mutants, webslinging and Norse gods to the mix. It’s still just talk at this stage, but with Marvel Studios now being a subsidiary of Disney, Marvel president Kevin Feige is excited about what sort of possibilities are available should they expand their presence to theme park rides and the like.

Check out what Feige had to say, and a whole slew of other superhero-related movie news, after the break. Read More »

Sundance Invades The Summer of 2011

Everyone’s talked ad nauseam about how the summer of 2011 is going to be a blockbuster bloodbath. Week after week of high concept, big budget sequels featuring superheroes, robots and wizards. But those aren’t the only movies that’ll be playing at your local theater during the long, hot months of May, June, July and August. A huge chunk of movies we reviewed in January at the Sundance Film Festival – from award winners to our personal favorites – are also finding their way into theaters during that time. As the heat quickly approaches, we’ve decided to highlight over 20 Sundance films that are scheduled to open opposite the traditional Hollywood fare. See images, read reviews and find release dates all below. Read More »

In today’s superhero bits we’ve got two new cast photos from X-Men: First Class, a rumored upcoming animated adaptation of Frank Miller‘s classic Batman story The Dark Knight Returns and a whole bunch of juicy rumors on Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot called Man of Steel. That’s quite the all-star team. Read about all of this superhero movie news after the jump. Read More »

While most movie news sites were kneeling before Michael Shannon as Zod this weekend, several other interesting superhero movie bits also were revealed. First up, despite some strong suggestions that Tom Hiddleston would reprise his Thor role as Loki in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, the actor himself has reportedly more or less cut down those rumors. Second, word from a recent Source Code Q&A is that director Duncan Jones will meet with 20th Century Fox to discuss him possibly directing Darren Aronofsky’s abandoned The Wolverine and third, we have an update on Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish‘s script for Marvel’s Ant-Man. We’ve got more information on all of this after the jump. Read More »

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No need to scream the geeky battle cry of “Nathan Fillion!” in this casting story, the star of Castle and Firefly already has the job. Fillion has been cast as Hal Jordan, aka the Green Lantern, in the latest film version of the DC Comics superhero. The film comes out this June, but it’s not the Martin Campbell/Ryan Reynolds live action film. Fillion instead will lend his voice to Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, a direct to video film by Warner Brothers Animation that will also feature the voices of Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men) Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) Henry Rollins and Roddy Piper.

After the jump, read more about that project as well as who Zack Snyder‘s favorite Superman artists are, possibly hinting at what we might see in his film, as well as a few quotes from Marvel main man Kevin Feige about The Avengers. Read More »

Critics Bash ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’

With a traditional Broadway show, critics hold their reviews until the show officially opens. They let the production iron out all the kinks during preview performances and then, once the show is ready to officially open, critics can have at it. But nothing has been traditional about Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. Several delays, injuries, a ballooning budget and more have made it into the most infamous show to ever open on Broadway. The show has now had about two months worth of previews and though the official opening isn’t scheduled to happen until March 15, the critics have all banded together to run their reviews to coincide with the original opening of February 7. And these reviews are beyond scathing. An example:

The sheer ineptitude of this show, inspired by the Spider-Man comic books, loses its shock value early. After 15 or 20 minutes, the central question you keep asking yourself is likely to change from ‘How can $65 million look so cheap?’ to ‘How long before I’m out of here?’

Ouch. Read more excerpts, and see a video montage, after the jump. Read More »

Does someone have a case of the Mondays? We understand. Going back to work sucks but while you probably had the weekend off, Slashfilm hasn’t stopped working. If you can call watching movies non-stop working.

Myself, Peter Sciretta and David Chen have been all over Park City Utah at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival which continues through next Sunday. We’ve reviewed over a dozen movies, quested for tickets, done video blogs and much more. Did you miss any of the coverage? No worries. We’ve created this convenient rundown of everything we’d published so far including reviews of the recently acquired films Project Nim and Margin Call, hidden gems like Win Win and Bellflower and, of course, all the Red State coverage you can handle.

Later today, be on the look out for reviews of My Idiot Brother, Like Crazy, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and more. But until then, see the roundup of all our coverage below:

Thursday January 20

Why do we come to the Sundance Film Festival? We explain it’s allure.

We have arrived at Sundance, and here’s what we are most excited for. Video Blog.

Friday January 21

Getting tickets to Red State was quite the ordeal.

The opening night film was James Marsh’s Project Nim. Here’s our review.

Ever see a horror movie all done in one shot? It’s called Silent House and here’s a review.

Margin Call stars Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci and was reviewed here.

Saturday January 22

Bloody revenge came to Sundance in the way if I Saw The Devil. Our review is here.

It’s got big stars like Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson but does The Ledge deliver big? Find out here.

Around here we call it the Four M’s or MMMM. The real title is Martha Marcy May Marlene and it’s supposed to be amazing.

A mini-review roundup featuring The Future by Miranda July and Bobby Fischer Against the World.

Sunday January 23

Peter loved it at Toronto and a whole bunch of people, including David, loved it at Sundance. It’s a Submarine Video Blog!

Between movies, David was walking around Park City talking to movie fans. Here’s what they had to say.

My favorite film of the festival so far is Tom McCarthy’s Win Win with Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan. Amazing movie.

Peter generated controversy by calling Bellflower “500 Days of Summer for the Jackass Hipster Generation,” read exactly what he meant.

Red State

Right after the movie ended, here’s what we all thought about Red State.

Kevin Smith made some major, big time, groundbreaking revelations about his film and its distribution. Read them here.

Here’s my full review of Red State and probably not the last.

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