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Which Arrow cast member is returning to play a different character in the fifth season? Has the name of Mads Mikkelsen‘s Doctor Strange villain been revealed? Who is playing Vicki Vale‘s aunt Valerie Vale on the next season of Gotham? Which former DC Comics TV star is playing the president on the next season of Supergirl? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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After the polarizing reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. has taken great pains to restore fans’ faith in the fledgling DC Extended Universe. We’ve heard about corporate restructuring, personnel changes, and even rumors of reshoots. The latest play in the studio’s ongoing effort to earn back some goodwill was the Justice League set visit. Our own Peter Sciretta dropped by London last week and came back with cautiously optimistic reports about a “lighter” tone and more “colorful” characters.

It’ll be a while before we see how things actually pan out, since Justice League won’t hit theaters for another year and a half. But in the meantime, Warner Bros. has served up a brand-new Justice League logo to ooh and ahh over, as well as an official Justice League synopsis for you to pick apart.  Read More »

Justice League Concept Art

Thunder crashes in the distance as lightning flashes on a gothic-looking rooftop. The iconic Bat Signal shoots a beam of light into the sky as Commissioner Gordon looks out over Gotham City. On the other side of the rooftop, Batman appears, flanked by Wonder Woman and the Flash.

“How many of you are there?” asks Gordon.

Batman dryly responds, “Not enough.”

I’m on the set of Justice League watching a scene be filmed for Zack Snyder’s follow-up to the divisive Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Ben Affleck Batman

Visiting the set of Zack Sndyer‘s Justice League, we were told that we would not be interviewing any of the film’s cast. And especially not Ben Affleck, whom I’ve heard typically doesn’t do press while he’s filming a movie. We were watching them film a scene that features Commissioner Gordon meeting with a few members of the Justice League (read about that scene here). As production wrapped for the day, the costume department removed his bat cowl, leaving him with a damp head and eyes ringed with black eyeshadow. On his way to his dressing room, Affleck stopped to say hello to us.

Christian [Bale] never let reporters see him with the raccoon eyes, proving that Christian is a much smarter man than I am.

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two-part Justice League

Has the originally announced two-part Justice League movie event been demoted into one film? Or is that a bit of perception wrangling? We find out the answers on the set of Justice League, talking to director Zack Sndyer and producer Deborah Snyder.

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Justice League's Batmobile - Batman's new technology

As you might expect, Batman will get a bunch of new vehicles, technology and even a new suit in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice follow-up Justice League. Join me as we take a look at these new additions and also explore all the cool bits that just didn’t fit in the rest of our set visit coverage. That includes:

  • What happened to Superman?
  • Is this film being shot in IMAX?
  • Who is scoring the movie?
  • Could we see a Suicide Squad crossover in this film?
  • How will Ben Affleck‘s solo Batman film might connect with this movie?
  • Why did Warner Bros release that Batman v Superman deleted scene right after opening weekend?

…and much more!

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jk simmons commissioner gordon

J.K. Simmons is one of our finest living actors, the kind of performer who can vanish into any kind of role and elevate bad movies through sheer force of will. While he’s played his fair share of loving fathers and desk jockeys and Spider-Man-hating news editors, it should be mentioned that Simmons is also a downright terrifying physical specimen who could probably twist your head clean off your shoulders should you cross him. Just look at image above from his Oscar-winning turn in 2014’s great Whiplash. There’s a reason he wears tight t-shirts throughout that entire movie. The man is ripped.

And now that he’s re-entering the comic book movie world with his role as Commissioner Gordon in Justice League, Simmons has seemingly decided to look the part. New photos from his personal trainer have arrived online and they reveal a 61-year old character actor who could probably kill you with a single finger.

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Lex Luthor in Justice League

Shortly after the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there was some doubt from Jesse Eisenberg regarding his return as Lex Luthor for Justice League. The DC Comics superhero ensemble was on the verge of starting production, but the actor wasn’t sure if he was needed just yet. But that seems to have changed in the past couple months.

While appearing at MCM London Comic-Con over the weekend, Jesse Eisenberg confirmed that we’ll see the return of Lex Luthor in Justice League. And if the previous rumor is to be believed, that means we’ll have at least two villains appearing in the film. Read More »