The Defenders - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, The Defenders gets a Recap Rap in order to catch viewers up on the exploits of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist before they assemble for a team-up on Netflix. Plus, a video essay finds deeper meaning in the narrative of Tomorrowland while another dives into the cinematography of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Watchmen cinematographer Larry Fong. Read More »

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I have learned that Cinematographer Larry Fong has been hired as cinematographer for Shane Black‘s The Predator. This is great news for the upcoming reboot/sequel to the iconic 1987 sci-fi film Predator. More details on Fong and the production, after the jump.

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice responses

For the better part of 2014, Zack Snyder has been filming arguably the biggest superhero movie ever made: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The sequel to Man of Steel is not only the first time two of the biggest superheroes ever will appear together on screen, the film is the set up for a DC Comics universe that extends through at least the year 2020.

If rumors of the film’s plot didn’t make it sound massive enough, the fact it’s been in production since April, with innumerable different sets, locations and photos revealed, only bolster the point. This is going to be an epic film when it finally hits theaters March 25, 2016.

Well that epic film is now in the can. Production on Batman v Superman has wrapped. Read more about the Batman v Superman filming below. Read More »

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Before this Summer’s Man of Steel, Zack Snyder‘s most successful film was 300 from 2007. The visually stunning take on Frank Miller’s graphic novel grossed over $200 million domestic. The film was so influential in fact, not only is there a sequel coming out next year, but numerous others films continue to duplicate its aesthetic. Much of that was due to the work of cinematographer Larry Fong, who went on to work with Snyder on Watchmen, Sucker Punch and then with J.J. Abrams on Super 8.

Fong didn’t work with Snyder on Man of Steel (that honor went to Amir Mokri) but it seems the pair could team up again. A since-deleted update on Fong’s website listed the DP’s next project as Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman, starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck. Read More »