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Man of Steel

In the wake of the first wave of interconnected films from Marvel Studios, and the promise of a Justice League film, there’s the expectation that Warner Bros. is building DC Universe pointers into films such as Man of Steel. And this weekend’s successful launch of a new incarnation of Superman will have fans hopeful that we’ll see that expanded universe come together sooner rather than later.

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder, and David Goyer, who wrote stories for the Christopher Nolan Batman films and scripted Man of Steel, have both said that their Superman movie takes place in a different world from Nolan’s movies. But there is a definite design towards this film with future efforts. The existence of famous and not-so-famous characters is hinted throughout the movie.

What follows is not an exhaustive list of all the Easter Eggs in the film. There are many of those, from visual honors given to classic Superman artists, and appearances from minor characters that the most serious Superman comic fan might strain to recognize.

This list is all about the characters we see in Man of Steel — or the personas whose existence is hinted in the film — that could end up in future DC Universe movies. Full spoilers for Man of Steel follow. Read More »

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It’s been six months since Dan Trachtenberg, formerly of The Totally Rad Show and director of the short Portal: No Escape, was announced as director of Y: The Last Man.

The Vertigo comic series, which follows two male beings who remain alive after mysterious circumstances kill any mammal with a Y chromosome, has been targeted for adaptation a few times in the past, but has never made the leap to the screen. In part, that’s because the comic series tells one long interlinked story about the young man Yorick and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand, as Yorick seeks to reunite with his mother, a US Congresswoman.

There’s a lot more to the story than that, of course, and that leads to the other factor: the simple fact of the post-apocalyptic, country-spanning scope of the story. Cramming it into one film didn’t seem prudent, but planning a multi-film arc based on a property the public at large doesn’t know is something that always gives studios pause.

But now David Goyer, who is producing, says the film could shoot next year.  Read More »

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As superhero nation flocks to theaters this weekend to see Man of Steel, everyone is going to be talking about what’s next. How is Warner Bros. going to continue expanding the DC Universe? What bits of this film foreshadow that expansion? And what steps will be taken to eventually get to the Justice League?

None of those questions can be fully answered yet, but screenwriter David Goyer has provided some clues. The writer of Batman Begins, Man of Steel, the upcoming Man of Steel 2 and probably even Justice League revealed that not only does Man of Steel set up that larger DC Universe in theaters, Superman’s revelations in the film will directly influence characters in that world. Read his quotes, as well as a updates on Wonder Wonder, Aquaman and The Flash. Read More »

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Man of Steel is simultaneously bigger and smaller than you are expecting. What’s bigger? The action. Super-sizing even The Avengers, Man of Steel has more action set pieces and devastating destruction than you’ve probably ever imagined. It’s jaw-dropping, heart-pumping stuff. What’s smaller? The story. Most of the film takes places in a very condensed, focused timeline, giving it an urgency and immediacy lacking in other superhero films. A smaller narrative raises the stakes as well as the emotional complexity.

Zack Snyder has made an epic and heartfelt adventure that successfully reboots the Superman character in a realistic, and humanistic way. Read More »

Justice League

Along with the news that Man of Steel writer David Goyer will be writing the sequel, Man of Steel 2, comes the news he’s also likely to pen a new script for Justice League. Deadline mentioned Goyer’s deal for Man of Steel 2 included the superhero team-up film, and at the Man of Steel premiere in New York he reportedly confirmed he is indeed writing Justice League. Read More »

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How high is Warner Bros. on Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, opening this Friday? The studio is now officially fast tracking the sequel, Man of Steel 2. And the plan is to bring the director back, as well as the screenwriter David Goyer. Christopher Nolan will also return as a producer, but in a smaller capacity than he served on the film that hits screens this week.

This likely assures a second Superman film will be out before Justice League, though that film is still in the cards, possibly with Goyer writing. Read More »

Batman Easter Eggs

Want to see a shadow of a new Iron Man 3 armor? What did David Goyer say regarding Lex Luthor in Man of Steel? Has the writer seen Zack Snyder‘s Superman movie? How does the producer of Red 2 feel about the film? Are there really funny deleted scenes from Superman IV? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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