Ever since Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) was cast in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans haven’t been quite sure what to make of the actor playing Lex Luthor. It’s a completely out-of-the-box choice, which, to me, is exciting. The glimpses of his performance in the Comic-Con trailer teased an eccentric take on the character, but a new piece of Batman v Superman viral marketing gives us a better idea of what to expect from the new Lex Luthor. Learn about Superman’s adversary after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
Is Marvel launching another Civil War? Does Dave Bautista want an Avengers / Guardians of the Galaxy crossover? What would Batman look like as an old-timey Spartan warrior? Which Earth-2 villain is coming in The Flash Season 2 premiere? What’s the next stage in the S.H.I.E.L.D. / Carter Dubsmash War? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Joachim Trier‘s follow-up to the terrific Oslo, August 31st is Louder Than Bombs, which premiered at Cannes and will be seen at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which sees Trier setting a story in the US rather than in Norway, features an impressive cast, including Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Devin Druid, Rachel Brosnahan, David Strathairn, and Amy Ryan, and follows a family which is dealing with the sudden death of its matriarch.
This Louder Than Bombs teaser is quiet, evocative, and rather beautiful, and it ends with a frightening and powerful shot. Read More »
Woody Allen has announced the cast of his next film, which is yet to be officially titled. Hit the jump to see the Woody Allen 2016 film cast reveal.
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Posted on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jesse Eisenberg is just about the last guy you’d expect to emerge as a lethal agent. It’s easier to buy him as a supervillain, even. But that’s exactly the point of his latest movie, American Ultra.
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis, the action-comedy stars Eisenberg as an aimless stoner who’s secretly a highly trained operative. So secretly, in fact, that even he has no idea. Kristen Stewart plays his girlfriend. Watch the latest American Ultra trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
Batman and Superman may not like each other very much at the moment, but for the next eight months they’ll be stuck sharing the spotlight for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice promotional campaign. A new batch of pics reveal a closer look at the Caped Crusader, the Man of Steel, and a younger, Zuckerberg-ier Lex Luthor. See the Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice images after the jump. Read More »
Just recently we featured a quick little edit of some footage from the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer where Bruce Wayne witnesses the final battle from the end of Man of Steel. But now the DC Comics superhero match-up gets a whole new face…literally.
YouTube user and TV writer David Elmaleh has created a mash-up of Batman v. Superman and The Social Network, which features the DC Comics cinematic universe’s new Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) in the lead role. The battle for Facebook between Mark Zuckerberg and The Winklevoss twins has never been so epic, and the David Fincher movie looks like a true battle for the ages.
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Sleeper agents are terrifying when they’re enemy forces, but we love making heroes out of the home-grown version. (See: all those Bourne films.) But what about when the sleeper agent is a stoner working at a convenience store? In American Ultra, Jesse Eisenberg is that guy, and when he’s “activated” via a code phrase he finds himself killing strangers with spoons and freaking out his girlfriend, played by Kristen Stewart. But at least, as this new American Ultra trailer shows, all the violence also gives them the opportunity to enjoy a romantic bit of couples tazing. Read More »
Thankfully, for fans anticipating Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the footage that was shown to fans in Hall H at Comic-Con was a new trailer that was officially released online immediately after it premiere, and you can watch it right here.
But what fans weren’t easily able to see immediately was the panel (hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler) for the film that featured Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and director Zack Snyder. Thankfully, the entire panel for the first big screen meeting of The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel is now available for you to watch online.
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