New York Comic-Con is in full swing today, so there are bound to be some big updates coming from the convention this weekend. Some viral marketing in conjunction with NYCC has already kicked off with a Fortune profile on the vegan hipster billionaire Lex Luthor Jr. (played by Jesse Eisenberg) from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now another interesting tie-in has popped up online.
LexCorp has debuted a new video advertising the forthcoming release of Lex/OS, the world’s most secure and private operating system. This was teased in the aforementioned Fortune interview, and it’ll be interesting to see what comes out of this Batman v Superman viral marketing campaign. Watch the Batman v Superman viral video after the jump. Read More »
A new rumor recently popped up saying that Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller was in talks to take over the Man of Steel franchise from Zack Snyder. But considering the movie isn’t officially on Warner Bros. Pictures’ schedule for their DC Comics cinematic universe, it didn’t sound like it was an immediate concern for the studio.
Now another rumor seems to confirm a lack of urgency to get Man of Steel 2 off the ground as the project is reportedly on “permanent hold.” But what does that even mean? Read More »
Even before the Comic-Con trailer for Suicide Squad officially made it online, spy photos from the Warner Bros. set had confirmed that Ben Affleck will appear in the DC Comics cinematic universe film as Batman. It only makes sense, as his arch nemesis, The Joker (Jared Leto) is a primary character in the movie.
However, what about his future opponent, The Man of Steel? Since Superman and Batman will soon come to blows in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it stands to reason that Superman could get involved with what happens in Suicide Squad. Well, someone finally asked Henry Cavill about whether or not we’ll see Superman in Suicide Squad. So what did he say? Read More »
Whenever there’s a big superhero movie coming to theaters, there’s usually a barrage of merchandising tie-ins and promotions that span toys to cereal to shaving cream to fast food and much more. However, did you know that there are DC Comics Super Heroes Cafes that serve food inspired by your favorite superheroes?
Over in Malaysia, there are two DC Comics Super Heroes Cafes, and you might be surprised to hear that these are actually officially licensed dining establishments. In fact, there’s actually a third one set to be opened next month in Singapore. If you’re curious as to what these DC Comics cafes look like and what kind of food they serve, we have some images you can check out. Read More »
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As of now, following his role as The Dark Knight in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, we already know that Ben Affleck is going to stick around as Batman for another solo movie that he will also write and direct. However, it sounds like Warner Bros. wants to stay in the Batfleck business for a little longer.
A new rumor has surfaced saying that a screening of Batman v. Superman just took place for the film’s crew and Warner Bros. executive, and Zack Snyder‘s working cut of the movie got a standing ovation from those in attendance. That’s not hard to achieve in a room of people that worked on a movie, but reportedly Ben Affleck does such a good job in this movie that the studio wants him for an entire Batman trilogy instead of just one more more.
Find out more about Ben Affleck Batman sequels after the jump! Read More »
If you’re a frequent reader of SlashFilm, you know that we love LEGO, and we love even more when the building block toy gets blended with our favorite films. Whether it’s an official Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set or a custom Jurassic Park visitor center, we like seeing the building blocks come together to make things from the movies we love.
Therefore, our interest is piqued by the forthcoming video game LEGO Dimensions, a new collectible figure video game which combines the likes of Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Batman (and other DC Comics heroes), The LEGO Movie, Ninjago and even The Wizard of Oz.
And now a new trailer has arrived online, showing the story behind how all these different franchises came to be mixed up with each other. But the real highlight is seeing Batman fight another Batman. Watch the LEGO Dimensions trailer after the jump! Read More »
Grammy winner turned actor Tyrese Gibson already counts two big franchises in his career with Transformers and Fast and Furious, but early this year we learned the actor was campaigning hard to be the new Green Lantern for the developing DC Comics cinematic universe.
Gibson seemed to hint that a big announcement was coming at Comic-Con, but the only thing we learned in San Diego was that the reboot of the aforementioned DC Comics property was called Green Lantern Corps., essentially confirming the previous rumor that there would be two Green Lanterns taking the lead this time, almost in a buddy cop kind of scenario.
Now the actor has confirmed that he has met with Warner Bros. Pictures about playing Green Lantern, but that’s about all he can say right now. Find out more about the potential of Tyrese Gibson playing Green Lantern below. Read More »
Even though we’ll just be seeing The Dark Knight taking on The Man of Steel on the big screen for the first time in March of 2016, there’s a long history of rivalry between Batman and Superman that goes back decades.
Before you see Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice next year, you should take the time to catch up on the longtime battle between the two most popular characters to ever come out of DC Comics. In the history of Batman vs Superman, you’ll learn that before the two heroes ever battled, they actually worked together. Watch the video below! Read More »
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Over on Adult Swim, the stop-motion comedy of Robot Chicken has taken on nearly every facet of pop culture, all with the help of action figures. Now the series from Seth Green and Matt Senreich will return to the world of comic books with their third special focusing on the characters of DC Comics.
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: A Magical Friendship is coming in October, and the first trailer for the special premiered at Comic-Con. But now it’s available online for your viewing pleasure, complete with some familiar voices for those who grew up on the classic 1960s version of Batman and Robin.
Watch the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3 trailer below! Read More »
Comic-Con is nearly upon us, and you can bet Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment are going to bring out the big guns when they show off Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in San Diego. Before that, the studio has released some new photos from the movie to hold fans over until the good stuff arrives next week.
The new photos from the first big-screen battle between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel show us plenty of new stuff, including Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, but with a healthy mane of hair; a shot of Batman in his steel suit with the bat signal; Superman (Henry Cavill) being worshiped by a crowd; and a couple shots of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, one of which also has Gal Gadot as Diana Prince. Check out the new Batman v Superman photos below!
Update: High-res versions of these photos have been released; you can see those below.
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