While superhero films have become dominant at the box office in the past decade, there still hasn’t been one that successfully brought a major female hero to the screen. There have been a couple big attempts, such as Elektra and Catwoman, but perhaps thanks to the failures of both those efforts, no studio seems willing to risk a load of cash on a solo film for a female character. Just witness Kevin Feige’s reponse to interest in a solo female Marvel character over this past weekend.
And what of Wonder Woman, at DC? The character has been the focus of feature development efforts for years, and would have been part of George Miller’s Justice League, had that come to fruition. There have been multiple efforts to create a new TV series for Wonder Woman, too, the most notable of which was scuttled after a pilot shoot.
Lately, there has been suspicion that Wonder Woman will end up in Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel, Batman Vs Superman. As if introducing a new Batman (Ben Affleck) wasn’t enough, and having to get Superman and Bats together, there are those wondering how Wonder Woman could fit in. And yet the policy of late seems to be to introduce a female hero in one film anchored by male heroes, and then perhaps spin her off into a standalone title.
So what does Warner Bros. have to say about that? Read More »
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The Summer of 2015 is going to be one of the biggest ever for film releases and this past weekend, the first of its mega-blockbusters started filming. Director Zack Snyder was on hand at East Los Angeles College on October 19 to film scenes from Batman vs. Superman, the sequel to Man of Steel that will star Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Neither star was on hand but several extras got to watch a few takes of Gotham City University playing Metropolis State University on the GCU gridiron. You can check out some footage of that below and hear an assistant director call the film Batman vs. Superman. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
The real Batman vs. Superman won’t hit theaters for another two years, but while we wait comedian Pete Holmes offers his own vision for us to ponder. In his Batman vs. Superman, the Man of Steel proposes a team-up — only for the Caped Crusader to shoot him down, dismissing him as “fucking whitebread.”
The gloves come off at that point, as they bicker about their secret identities, their symbols, and their dead parents (“Get over your dead parents already!”) Commissioner Gordon even gets involved, though he’s frankly not much help either. Check it out after the jump.
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Normally this would be a Superhero Bits kinda thing, but since Germain is in London that column is on pause.
That said: with these, the flow of minor details from Zack Snyder‘s sequel to Man of Steel officially begins. These are the jerseys for football teams from Gotham City University and rival Metropolis State University, to be used in the shoot this weekend when East Los Angeles College is turned into Gotham’s local institute of higher learning during halftime of a game tomorrow. Read More »
Hans Zimmer crafted strange and memorable scores for all three of Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, and when the director did producing duties on Man of Steel, the composer was brought on to the new Superman movie as well. The result was great; Zimmer’s score for Man of Steel was instrumental in crafting an identity for the film.
So it’s natural for fans to expect, or at least hope, that Zimmer would return to work with Zack Snyder for Batman Vs Superman, or whatever the Man of Steel sequel will be called. And it would be a strange project, as the film will feature a new Batman, with Ben Affleck playing the role. So if Zimmer did the film would he go back to the Batman themes he created for Nolan’s movie, or treat this as an all-new deal?
Turns out that might not be a question he has to answer. Zimmer says that Snyder hasn’t talked to him about the film, and the composer doesn’t sound much like he wants to do the film, anyway. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
You’d think an actor as popular, talented, and versatile as Tom Hanks would have his pick of the roles, and it’s true he’s had some interesting parts over the years. He’s been a soldier, an astronaut, a cowboy, a ship captain, and an entertainment mogul. He has two Academy Awards, and three additional nominations on top of that.
But in a recent interview, Hanks reveals that the one job he can’t seem to get is as a comic book superhero. “God, I want to throw a shield at somebody,” he said. He named The Flash as a dream role, but said he’d also be up for playing a Batman villain. Hit the jump to read Hanks’ comments.
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A few weeks back, a European casting call said Zack Snyder would begin filming Batman vs. Superman overseas this weekend. We contacted Warner Bros. to confirm or deny this, but never heard back. Either way, filming on the highly anticipated film is definitely happening this weekend. But it’s happening in the U.S.
The East Los Angeles College Campus News is reporting production of the 2015 superhero film starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck will take place October 19 at halftime of a college football game between ELAC and Victor Valley College. The stadium will be transformed to Gotham City University for a game between GCU and Metropolis State University. Read More »
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When Zack Snyder shot Man of Steel, he did so about two years before its release date. Despite early reports, it looks like he’s following a similar schedule for the sequel, Batman vs. Superman. The release date for the film is July 17, 2015 and a recent article stated filming would begin in early 2014. However, the film’s screenwriter, David Goyer, recently teased that the movie is a bit “a further a long than what I think people realize.” So how soon could Batman and Superman do battle on camera? A European casting call says three weeks from now, October 18.
Read Goyer’s quote and more below. Read More »