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Want to see some hilarious footage from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Has Marvel commented on the rumor of Jeremy Renner being out of The Avengers 2? What is Warner Bros. doing to possibly tease the upcoming Justice League movie? Will Kevin Conroy be back for Batman: Arkham Origins? Which comic creator dropped some new nuggets about Guardians of the Galaxy? Read answers to all these questions, and more, in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Justice League

In theory, there’s no reason a DC Cinematic Universe shouldn’t work every bit as well as — perhaps better, even — than a Marvel Cinematic Universe. In practice, however, we’ve seen Marvel dominate while Warner Bros. struggles mightily to get their non-Batman and non-Superman properties to take flight. The rumors surrounding the planned Justice League movie haven’t been terribly encouraging so far, either.

Plenty of fans and pundits have put forth ideas on why exactly Warner Bros. is flubbing so badly, and today two prominent industry figures have a bit of advice on how the studio could turn things around. After the jump, read Kevin Feige and Damon Lindelof‘s comments on how to solve a problem like the Justice League.

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There’s a lot we don’t know about Warner Bros. planned Justice League superhero team-up film. We don’t know for certain what characters will be involved, who will star, or what the story will be.

We do know that Will Beall (the Gangster Squad screenwriter) wrote a draft at one point, and the general party line is that the studio has abandoned it in favor of a different take. We’ve heard that the future of the film depends heavily upon the success of Zack Snyder‘s Superman revival Man of Steel, and that Snyder’s Superman success is looking more and more like a guarantee based on reactions to trailers for his film.

The reported relationship between Superman’s fate and the super-team’s future has led to the supposition that Snyder would be asked to direct Justice League. Now there’s a new report to fan the flames of rumor saying that Snyder is WB’s choice for the job. Read More »

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Two of the biggest questions surrounding Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot Man of Steel would be how much of the original origin he kept intact, and whether or not the film would feature cameos from other superheroes. Answers to those questions are both provided, or at least strongly suggested, in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. The article details how the origin manages to be both similar to and radically different from the original version. It also confirms that the film “allows you to really introduce other characters in the same world.”

UPDATE: EW published a few more quotes that confirm Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale will not be a part of Justice League, but we can expect an announcement in that realm very soon. Read More »

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What new footage do TWO new Iron Man 3 TV spots reveal? Is the Warner Bros. Justice League movie in trouble? What’s going on on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Did an extra from that film reveal something about Jamie Foxx as Electro? Where can you get a working Rorschach mask from Watchmen? Read about all that and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins Wolverine

It seems like just about every hot young star these days gets to tackle a superhero franchise, but Ryan Reynolds is the rare actor who has three under his belt. Unfortunately, none of them have quite worked out for him. Blade: Trinity didn’t have any successive sequels, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in which he played Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool, was a critically panned box office disappointment, and Green Lantern fared even worse on both fronts.

Nevertheless, Reynolds remains enthusiastic about the upcoming Deadpool movie, which he reveals will actually acknowledge how terrible X-Men Origins: Wolverine was. He seems somewhat less excited, however, about the impending Justice League film, in which he says he has “very little interest.” Hit the jump to read his comments.

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Joss Whedon said it’s “nonsense.”  Mark Ruffalo said it’s “not in the works.” Yet the idea of a standalone Hulk movie, maybe even a Planet Hulk movie, keeps coming up. The rumor gained real traction when Latino Review said The Avengers 2 would set up a Phase Three standalone movie with Hulk on a planet by himself, setting up an Avengers vs. Hulk showdown in The Avengers 3. That rumor was then seemingly obliterated. However, both Ruffalo and Whedon have recently clarified their thoughts on the whole thing. They haven’t changed their tunes, but each – especially Ruffalo – has left the door open a bit.

After the jump, read what the director and star had to say about Hulk as well as Whedon’s thoughts on a DC Cinematic Universe, how S.H.I.E.L.D. is going and Star Wars Episode VII. Read More »

Until Warner Bros. says something official about Justice League, the rumors about the studio’s plans for expanding the DC Universe are going to keep coming. The latest is that, despite his previous statements about being done with Batman, Christopher Nolan will oversee Justice League and the rest of the DC movie universe, with Christian Bale and Henry Cavill possibly appearing as Batman and Superman.

Furthermore, if the Superman relaunch Man of Steel does as well as early reports suggest it might, Zack Snyder could direct the team effort. Read More »

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