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For months we’ve wondered what Jesse Eisenberg was going to look like as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Would he be bald? Would he show some other distinguishing characteristic? Now, exactly one year until the release of the film, the first official image of Eisenberg in character is out, and he’s pretty much as expected:  Bald and mean. The pic also just shows a disembodied head so we don’t learn too much else beyond that. Check out the first Jesse Eisenberg Lex Luthor photo below.

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There are lots of comic book writers who know story. Men and women who weave exciting, layered, multi-dimensional tales across various books. However, very, very few of them are currently doing that in another medium. One who does is Robert Kirkman. The writer and creator of The Walking Dead comic is also an executive producer on the super popular TV show of the same name. It’s a show that, after several successful seasons, is adding a companion series which will expand the franchise.

With that expertise in comic book writing, TV producing and now franchise expansion, Kirkman is a very interesting person to discuss the current movie trend of comic book shared universes. In particular, he thinks the way Marvel slowly rolled out their films was surprising and well-done. On the other hand, he feels Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to be fighting “an uphill battle” with the intense pressure on it to launch a universe that hasn’t even been blessed by audiences yet.

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The instant Warner Bros. announced Jared Leto was playing The Joker in Suicide Squad, the questions began. Many of them were centered on how that character, a character most know solely as a Batman villain, would exist in a film without his counterpart. It turns out – he won’t.

A new scoop from El Mayimbe tells us both that Batman is in Suicide Squad and how, specifically, he plays into the film. If true, it’s very likely a minor, but crucial, spoiler not only about Suicide Squad, but Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice too. Read the Suicide Squad Batman connection below. Read More »

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Last week’s late-night reveal of Jason Momoa as Aquaman was a shock to many people, including the actor himself. In a new interview, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice co-star admits that he didn’t think director Zack Snyder was going to reveal his in-costume photo so soon and didn’t find out until right before it went up.

Momoa also discussed his excitement at playing the role and danced around questions about when we’d actually see the character, how much he’s shot, and if he’d already been teased in Man of Steel. Read the latest Jason Momoa Aquaman quotes below. Read More »

Batman v Superman updates

The fan community has finally come down from the high of seeing what Aquaman looks like in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was an exciting moment, both because of the character himself and because we hadn’t heard many updates on the film in a while.

Jumping off that, a few minor Batman v Superman updates are now out there. First up, the film’s costume designer, Michael Wilkinson, talked a bit about the responsibility of designing a look for Aquaman. Second, composer Hans Zimmer offered up a few thoughts on the score, which he will soon begin working on. He says that, ideally, all of the heroes in this film will have their own themes and reiterates that Junkie XL will be doing the Batman half of the music.

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Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder has been quiet on social media for the past several months, but he returned in a big way late Thursday night. He did so by revealing the first image of Jason Momoa as DC’s Aquaman. See the first Jason Momoa Aquaman movie photo in full below. Read More »

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UPDATE: Star of the film, Henry Cavill, has come out and stated that this story is not true. Read more detail below.

Warner Bros. has yet to comment on this wild rumor, but it’s a super fun one. An image appeared online Friday that appears to be from some kind of promotional material for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. On the image, it says that the movie will be split in two, with Part I, called Enter the Knight, hitting theaters October 23, 2015 and Part II, Dawn of Justice, hitting on the original release date, March 25, 2016.

The order of the dates on the image makes it look like an international image, and the blur on the website makes it unclear if it’s the official site run by Warner Bros. or a fake or fan site. Still, the Batman v Superman split is a fun rumor to discuss none the less. Which we’ll do below. Read More »

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Want to buy some cool, limited superhero art featuring Spider-Man, Batman and Iron Man? Is Weta working on a special scene in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? What is Claudia Kim‘s character name in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Was the Ellen Brandt fight in Iron Man 3 going to be different? Did Stan Lee predict the future of superhero movies in 1988? Can you buy the cowl from Batman: Arkham Origins? Read about all this and more in the final Superhero Bits of 2014. Read More »

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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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