Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer/director James Gunn is one of the most active big directors on social media. If you’re not following him on Twitter or Facebook, you should be. He regularly talks very honestly about his past and current projects as well as the filmmaking industry at large. Yesterday the filmmaker did a Question & Answer session on Facebook, which included some good bits of intormation which I think is worth highlighting. He talks about the collaboration process with other Marvel directors, future Marvel movies, how he had an oppurtunity to direct a DC movie, how Guardians Vol 2 improves over the first installment and much more.
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Which director is at the top of a new poll asking who should direct Man of Steel 2? How is the cast and crew of Justice League reacting to negative Suicide Squad reviews? Want to see the new, grown up Poison Ivy coming to the next season of Gotham? Which The Wire star is already campaigning to play Black Manta in Aquaman? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
Man of Steel kickstarted the entire DC cinematic universe as it exists right now, opening in 2013 to rake in $668 million worldwide. Despite that, Warner Bros. made the decision to follow it up with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, rather than a straightforward Man of Steel sequel. But the big blue Boy Scout may finally be getting his due. A new report indicates that a Superman solo film is in the works. Read More »
Some of your favorite actors and actresses can be just as geeky and nerdy as you and me. However, since they have some of the most recognizable faces on the planet, they can’t walk around places like the Comic-Con show floor without being bombarded with fans looking to snap a picture or get an autograph. That means celebrities often have to have some kind of disguise in order to enjoy Comic-Con like an average attendee, and Henry Cavill did just that this past week.
In a video posted to the actor’s Instagram, Henry Cavill shows how he donned the Guy Fawkes mask from V for Vendetta in order to walk around Comic-Con. He even snapped some photos with fans wearing Superman shirts and ended up surprising some of the cast members of Suicide Squad during an autograph signing sessions at the DC Comics booth. See the Henry Cavill Comic-Con disguise fun after the jump. Read More »
The first 10 minutes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and the Ultimate Edition) is a flashback where Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) rushes into Metropolis to help save as many people as he can. The sequence takes us back to the climax of Man of Steel where the world engine is dispatched with, but Superman (Henry Cavill) and General Zod (Michael Shannon) have it out one last time, destroying much of the city in the process. However, Batman v Superman only gives us Bruce Wayne’s perspective while Man of Steel focuses on Superman. But one fan has fixed that.
A new video put together by a fan takes footage from both the Batman v Superman opening scene and the Man of Steel climax and combines them into a singular scene where we get the perspective of both of our heroes during this destructive action sequence. Watch the Batman v Superman and Man of Steel mash-up after the jump. Read More »
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Even though every superhero movie brings with it a certain amount of destruction of property, usually in major cities, we became really curious about the damage done and lives lost when we saw the sheer amount of devastation caused by the end of Man of Steel. There was such outrcy from the destruction in that movie that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice even has a few lines to let the audience know that certain moments of disaster had little to no casualties.
Now this consciousness of superhero destruction, or even destruction by cinematic disasters or movie monsters like Godzilla, has caused some genuine thought as to whether or not how we think about the destruction in superhero movies may make us more aware of how we would handle real-life disasters with the same level of devastation. Find out how the real world might handle superhero movie destruction after the jump. Read More »
Before you head off to see the first nationwide showings of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tonight, why not revisit all the contemporary DC Comics movies leading up to this point from the past decade? Starting with Batman Begins in 2005 and running all the way through Suicide Squad later this year, this retrospective covers the good (The Dark Knight), the bad (Superman Returns) and the ugly (Green Lantern). Watch the DC Comics movies retrospective after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
The first reviews for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are in, and they’re… well, see for yourself. But this isn’t the first time some fans and critics have taken issue with Zack Snyder‘s vision of the DC universe. Back when Man of Steel opened, one of the most frequently raised complaints was the ending’s high body count. But Snyder’s stood by that controversial finale, and he’s doing so still — this time by taking aim at another giant blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read More »
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters this Friday, an event film that my 10-year-old self wanted but could never have imagined would actually happen. So what did I think of the movie? What did I like? What did I have problems with? After the jump you can read my spoiler-free reaction to the film. So if you’ve seen the trailers, feel free to proceed without any worry of plot points, twists, or reveals being spoiled.
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