Superman in Justice League

Justice League, the latest adventure in the muddled DC Extended Universe, has problems. But, surprisingly enough, Superman isn’t one of them. After two movies that misunderstood what makes the Man of Steel tick, Justice League finds fun new ways to let Superman be Superman again. All it took was a brutal death and a sudden resurrection.

Spoilers for Justice League follow.

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man of steel aquaman

The world (or ocean) of the DC Extended Universe may be a lot smaller than we anticipated. The shared cinematic universe was born fairly recently, launched from Zack Snyder‘s 2013 Superman origin movie, Man of Steel. But it turns out Snyder was laying the ground for Justice League and beyond, with a secret (so secret you don’t even see it!) cameo from none other than Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman.

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Frank Miller Superman comic

Comic book writer and artist Frank Miller believes he’s never had a “meaningful crack at Superman.” He’s now taking his shot with a new Superman project. The author of The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City, and Batman: Year One is revolving his Superman story around the Man of Steel’s younger years. “It’s telling his beginnings from when Pa Kent discovered him in the cornfield, and the little boy goes to youth, and then to manhood,” Miller said. According to artist John Romita Jr., who worked with Miller on “Daredevil: The Man Without Fear,” Superman: Year One isn’t exactly a retelling of that familiar tale.

Below, Romita Jr. discusses the Frank Miller Superman comic.

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Man of Steel Costume Test photo

“I knew when I saw him he was my Superman,” director Zack Snyder says of Henry Cavill, who was cast as Clark Kent/Superman over six years ago. How exactly did the actor land the life-altering role? By dressing up in a replica of the Superman suit Christopher Reeve wore.

Snyder recently shared a photo of Cavill in the costume and you can check out the Man of Steel costume test photo below.

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Man of Steel 2 director

Man of Steel was the first movie to kick off the DC Expanded Universe that would eventually include a new version of Batman, as well as the first big-screen iterations of Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, all coming together to form the Justice League. The assembly of the DC Comics superhero team and the individual movies for each of the superheroes on the team has kept Warner Bros. Pictures kind of busy, but now they may be ready to bring their attention back to The Big Blue Boy Scout.

A new report indicates that Kingsman: The Secret Service and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn is the studio’s top choice to direct Man of Steel 2 and they’ve already had “preliminary conversations” about working together on the sequel. Find out more below. Read More »

Doctor Strange - Dormammu Alternate Design

Which comic book movie has Doctor Strange surpassed at the global box office thanks to its opening in Japan? Have you see the trailer for Teen Titans: The Judas Contract? When is the first trailer for Justice League coming? Which mutant does Dan Stevens want to see pop up on Legion? Want to see some alternate designs for Dormammu from Doctor Strange? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Man of Steel sequel

Update: Henry Cavill‘s manager Dany Garcia has confirmed that another Superman standalone movie is a top priority right now:

“Henry has a big appetite,” she told Newsweek about Cavill’s Hollywood ambitions. “We’ve been in a five-month period of time where he’s re-strategizing, acquiring property , he’s filming [‘Justice League‘] now, he’s in development for the Superman standalone… he’s beginning to expand that world. It’s beautifully teed up. In a year from now, or two years from now, he’s going to be a force globally.”

I wonder how the Superman world will be expanded.

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James Gunn DC Movies

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 »

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Henry Cavill Comic-Con Disguise

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 »