Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
As Us Weekly‘s familiar refrain goes, celebrities are just like us! They, too, like to check out the summer’s big studio releases and then talk about their opinions afterward. The difference is that when the famous people in question are comic book writer Grant Morrison and filmmaker David Gordon Green, they’re weighing in as pop culture creators, not just consumers.
Morrison, whose works include the DC Comics series All-Star Superman, recently offered his ambivalent thoughts on Supes’ latest big-screen outing Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Green professed to liking Pacific Rim, though he had one major complaint. Hit the jump to see their comments.
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Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
At last month’s San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. announced their plans for a Batman vs. Superman film by reading a passage from Frank Miller‘s comic book classic The Dark Knight Returns. Judging by the deafening roar and frantic tweeting that followed, the news was a welcome shock for fans the world over. That includes Miller himself, who apparently had no idea about the studio’s plans to pit the characters against one another.
Now that they’ve been revealed, however, the comic book author / artist is ready to get involved with the new film. Indeed, he’s reportedly scheduled a meeting with director Zack Snyder to “go over the plans” for the project. Whatever that means. More on their planned discussion after the jump.
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Anything happen in the world of superhero movies in the past week? Holy crap. After Saturday at Comic-Con it feels like everything is different, but the Bits are now back!
Does Chris Evans know who Ultron is? Is Jeff Wadlow writing X-Force? Want to see some Guardians of the Galaxy costumes? What happens in Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter? Will there be an unrated version of The Wolverine? Is a Venom movie still possible? Want to watch some new footage from Kick-Ass 2 and what’s up with Vin Diesel‘s Marvel meeting? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
One of the loudest crowd sounds I’ve ever heard in my life was the deafening roar that erupted in Hall H at Comic Con this year when Zack Snyder rolled a short video in which Superman’s ‘S’ logo appeared, then was shadowed by Batman’s own symbol.
The video was the culmination of Snyder’s announcement that the sequel to Man of Steel will feature Batman. Now you can watch most of Snyder’s short talk, and see that video for yourself. Read More »
OK, here’s the official word about the future of the DC Universe on screen via Warner Bros. Or the official suggestion. Zack Snyder took the stage at the end of the DC panel, gesturing that moderator Chris Hardwick should move aside. Snyder said, “I’m gonna take the lectern from you, because some shit’s going to happen up here.”
It’s official that we are going to make another Superman movie. And you say, Zack, what is the movie about? But you don’t want me to tell you that. You want to go and see the movie. But I can say that maybe there’s a single element that will be in the film that I could… help you out with. I was thinking about how to do that. I pored through the DC Universe to look for a way to tell this thing. We’re writing the thing now, but I came across a thing I found that’ll help you understand it.
And then Harry Lennix read this line, from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns: “I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember your hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.” That’s Batman speaking to Superman from the end of Miller’s story, and that quote blew the roof off Hall H. Read More »
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The colossal battle at the end of Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel spawned an equally big massive debate earlier this summer. Would a character as perfect as Superman have allowed so much destruction when there was surely a way to avoid it? Most people say “No.” Others believe the film justifies it, but the guys from How It Should Have Ended have a different take entirely. One that’s both hilarious and almost maddeningly logical.
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Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
This summer, Henry Cavill became the latest in a long, long line of men to portray Superman on the screen. At this weekend’s Comic-Con, DC Comics brought along some precious artifacts to celebrate several of them.
The publisher’s booth on the convention floor included a display of several famed Superman costumes from over the years, including the suits worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman: The Movie and Superman III, Dean Cain in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Tom Welling in Smallville, Brandon Routh in Superman Returns, and of course Cavill in Man of Steel. Hit the jump to check them out. Read More »
Would Russell Crowe do a Man of Steel prequel? Have the Guardians of the Galaxy villains been revealed? How do superheroes take selfies? Is a Guardians of the Galaxy animated series in the works? Which incarnation of Superman is the latest cast into plastic by Hot Toys? Which details about the Deadpool script did Ryan Reynolds reveal? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Hans Zimmer and John Williams are probably my two favorite film composers of all time, so I was very keen to see how Zimmer would tackle the job of crafting a score for the new Superman film, Man of Steel. The soundtrack for the latter was suitably epic, and I actually think the way it’s structured says a lot about the themes of the film.
After the jump, you’ll find my thoughts on an excerpt from each score. I tried to point out patterns and elements in each track that I thought were important but I’m not particularly well-versed in musical theory so I’m open to your constructive feedback. If you disagree with my thoughts, feel free to put forward alternate explanations (e.g. just saying “you are reading too much into the music” does not add anything to the conversation). Have at it!
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