Thunder crashes in the distance as lightning flashes on a gothic-looking rooftop. The iconic Bat Signal shoots a beam of light into the sky as Commissioner Gordon looks out over Gotham City. On the other side of the rooftop, Batman appears, flanked by Wonder Woman and the Flash.
“How many of you are there?” asks Gordon.
Batman dryly responds, “Not enough.”
I’m on the set of Justice League watching a scene be filmed for Zack Snyder’s follow-up to the divisive Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was supposed to get fans pumped about the rest of the DC Extended Universe film slate. Instead, got them worried. Warner Bros. is clearly aware of this, as evidenced by the steps they’ve taken to right the ship. But what about the other directors tasked with fleshing out this world? Are they concerned about the sour reception to Batman v Superman, and what it might mean for the rest of the franchise?
Aquaman director James Wan weighed in on the Batman v Superman backlash, and he seems to be taking it in stride. Though it sounds like he’s learned a thing or two from it — for one thing, he promises Aquaman “won’t be very dark.” Well, kind of.
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If the original cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice left you wanting more, then Warner Bros. Pictures and director Zack Snyder have a treat for you. A new cut of Batman v Superman is getting released this summer, and as we’ve previously heard, this Ultimate Edition of the movie will put 30 minutes of cut footage back into the movie, some of which is so violent that it has earned an R-rating.
Now the first Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition trailer has arrived, showing tons of new footage, including glimpses of new supporting characters, including Jena Malone as Barbara Gordon, and more action for the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) and the Dark Knight (Ben Affleck). Watch it below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
Jeremy Irons‘ Alfred Pennyworth was one of the best parts of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a welcome font of warmth and humor in an otherwise pitch-dark movie. Nevertheless, he’s well aware of the drubbing that the film has received from critics, and he’s even inclined to agree that it “deserved” those terrible reviews. But don’t worry — he sounds more optimistic about Justice League, in which he’ll reprise his role as Batman’s loyal butler. And not just because the role gives him “a bit of an income,” as he puts it. Read More »
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Just one week after DC chief content officer Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon Berg were announced to oversee the newly created DC Films division, more changes behind the scenes after the fallout of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The Dark Knight trilogy producer Charles Roven stuck with Warner Bros. to help build their DC Comics universe on the big screen, starting with Man of Steel and continuing through Batman v Superman. But now that the film didn’t perform as well as Warner Bros. was hoping, he’s taking a step back and will only executive produce upcoming DC movies. Find out more about the latest Batman v Superman fallout after the jump. Read More »
Ever since a shot in one of the trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice showed the vandalized suit of Batman’s sidekick Robin being displayed on a mannequin in a case, fans have been wondering just which version of The Boy Wonder bit the dust. Sadly, when Batman v Superman hit theaters, they didn’t get an answer.
Now, thanks to a revelation from the Warner Bros. Studio Tour where costumes and props from Batman v Superman are on display, the studio has confirmed which version of Robin was killed by The Joker before the events of Dawn of Justice. Read More »
Shortly after the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans were surprised to see that Warner Bros. quickly released a deleted scene from the movie. The scene in question revealed just how Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) came to be apprehended and imprisoned for the later scene when he’s confronted by Batman. However, it also raised more questions because it featured a previously unseen character with some levitating Mother Boxes briefly appearing before disintegrating and flying away from the scene. But if a new rumor about who the Justice League villain will be is true, we now know who this mysterious character is. Read More »
For years to come, one of the most divisive comic book films will be Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Among comic books fans, there are those who like what Zack Snyder to the table, and there are those who hated what he did with DC Comics iconic superheroes. Among general audiences who don’t care about comic book mythology, there are those who loved the movie while others were underwhelmed. But the film is officially the seventh highest grossing comic book movie of all time, even if it didn’t perform quite as well at the box office as Warner Bros. Pictures hoped.
If you’re one of those fans who wasn’t happy with Batman v Superman, then you’ll probably be happy to see the latest installment of How It Should Have Ended. Since the two superheroes have been a staple of every video from these folks, this particular installment is particularly a good one.
Watch How Batman v Superman Should Have Ended after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Regardless of whether you loved Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or loathed them, the world they exist in probably isn’t one you’d want to live in. It’s dark and dangerous and grimy, and often visited by superpowered extraterrestrials who reduce entire cities to rubbish. But dropping by for a brief visit? Yeah, that could be fun. And you’ll get your chance to do just that this summer.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and DC Entertainment have revealed that DC Universe: The Exhibit is coming to the Warner Bros. lot, with sets and props from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Suicide Squad. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice offered a smorgasbord of reasons to get riled up and annoyed and angry, from the inane and nonsensical plot to the cinematic Doomsday who looked like a third rate cave troll to a Superman who was an all-powerful stick-in-the-mud. But now, nearly a month after its release, one aspect irritates me like no other: the portrayal of Batman as a remorseless killer who dispatches his enemies with machine guns and explosives.
While some fans have speculated that this iteration of Batman has been driven to murder after years of psychologically agonizing crimefighting, a piece of concept art nips this theory in the bud while also dragging (the deceased) Robin through the mud. It turns out that Robin’s weapon on display in the Batcave isn’t what you think it is.
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