So many Hollywood films are so fraught with destruction, the complaints directed at Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel were definitely a surprise. At the end of the film, Superman and Zod battle all across the city of Metropolis, creating apocalyptic chaos. It’s basically the same ending of every blockbuster film, with one difference: Superman is usually infallible. He doesn’t do anything that would endanger the public, like throwing his enemy through a skyscraper. Then again, he doesn’t kill people either, and he did that in the movie, too.
The argument was that, in the movie, Superman has only been “Superman” for a few days. He hadn’t fully created his moral code yet, or even explored the depths of his abilities. Then again, he still creates havoc that may or may not have killed thousands of people, which is very un-like the character.
This was, and has continued to be, a big debate since the film’s release. Many expected Snyder’s follow-up, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to deal with this. We now know not only is that true, we know specifically how Batman v Superman will deal with the Man of Steel destruction complaints.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
Jason Momoa has spent the past several months deflecting Aquaman talk, even though we’ve known since this summer that he’d won the role. But now that DC’s finally made the official announcement he’s finally free to spill the details on his splashy superhero gig.
During an appearance at the Comic-Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil, Momoa spoke quite a bit about his new role, including the length of his commitment, the character’s “badass” nature, and his choice of director. Hit the jump to read the Jason Momoa Aquaman contract details and more. Read More »
Production just ended on Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the spoilers are already coming faster than a speeding bullet. We’ve been hearing rumored plot points including some major villains, some of the Justice League heroes and much more.
Now comes another potential plot point that’s not exactly a spoiler because it’s about a character who isn’t in the movie at all. This is an important character in the world of the film’s heroes, one you probably expected to be in the film, but apparently is not. Apparently, this character is already dead.
What does this missing character mean for the remainder of the DC Cinematic Universe? Possibly a lot. Read more about the pre-Batman v Superman death below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 by Angie Han
When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in 2016, Ben Affleck will be only the fifth actor to portray the Caped Crusader on the big screen. He’ll also be the first new Batman since Christian Bale‘s reign from 2005-2012, and Bale admits he felt a bit “jealous” seeing his signature role go to someone else at first.
Eventually, though, he came around and even offered Affleck some advice. Hit the jump to read the Christian Bale Ben Affleck comments — plus Emily Blunt‘s response to the Captain Marvel fan-casting.
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UPDATE: An IMAX spokesperson confirmed to /Film that IMAX cameras are being used for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The original article follows, with minor edits.
Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is, without a doubt, one of the biggest movies of all time. Now it quite literally might be one of the biggest of all time too. The film is currently shooting in Chicago (including a particularly recognizable, even iconic scene involving Batman) and several fans who were watching the filming say they saw IMAX cameras capturing the action. We had an idea it would be released in IMAX, but it’s news if the film is shooting in IMAX.
A rumor about this did begin floating over the summer but no one representing Warner Bros. or IMAX would confirm. Now they have. Batman v Superman is filming in IMAX. Below, we reveal how we discovered the Batman v Superman IMAX connection. Read More »