At the movies, Marvel is currently kicking DC’s ass. Yes Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies were fantastic. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was a very strong start to the development of a potentially bigger world. But Marvel is already in Phase 2 of a cinematic universe, is setting up Phase 3, has a TV show that ties in on the air, with four more shows announced.
DC has Arrow, with a version of the Flash set to debut on that show, but those guys are unrelated to the big-screen heroes. Then there’s Batman vs. Superman on the horizon, but besides some rumors of hypothetical Flash and Justice League films, that’s it for the big screen in the near future.
If we are to believe Guillermo del Toro though, they have a very big plan, we just don’t know all about it yet. The director is attached to a potential DC film called Justice League Dark, which will feature Swamp Thing, The Demon, John Constantine, Deadman, The Spectre and others. He said DC is planning an “entire DC universe” including movies, TV and more. Read More »
Is there a website where you can explore The Wolverine‘s immortality? Does Thor: The Dark World empower women? Want to see some concept art from the Deadpool video game? Will there be Batman vs. Superman news this weekend? How did hair braids play a big role in Thor: The Dark World? Did the star of Arrow tease he’ll appear in Justice League? And what’s up with that weird extra on the Man of Steel Blu-ray? All that and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Did Thor: The Dark World do well at the international box office? Want to learn about the Man of Steel Blu-ray extras? How is Marvel redefining the franchise? Want to see Chris Pratt talk about Vin Diesel in Guardians of the Galaxy? Is Michael Fassbender going to use a new accent in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Was it hard to create Thor‘s hammer? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Want to see an extra from the Man of Steel Blu-ray? Would Natalie Portman be interested in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Why did Gavin Hood think X-Men Origins: Wolverine was unsuccessful? Which DC film does Stan Lee want to appear in? Was Beware the Batman cancelled? Does James Gunn want to make more movies in the cosmic Marvel Cinematic Universe? What does Samuel L. Jackson sound like if he was Loki? Will we see the X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer soon? Read about all this and more in the return of Superhero Bits. Read More »
DC Comics is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, and the summer release of the film called Man of Steel is just part of the big plan.
A while back we told you that director Zack Snyder was working with Bruce Timm on a two-minute animated short that would cover the comic and motion picture history of Superman, and now that short is online. It runs through the big moments in the character’s history, more in the sense of how he’s depicted in media than on a personal level.
Which is to say, this doesn’t start with Krypton; it starts with Action Comics #1, and works its way through all the major projects that have brought Superman to life, right up to and through this summer’s film. Read More »
Note: This article contains spoilers for Man of Steel.
The final act of Man of Steel is filled with a few things that caused all kinds of controversy. Besides the wanton destruction of Metropolis, many fans were not happy that Superman resorted to murder to defeat General Zod. Their argument is that Superman, a being who is (ideally) utterly good, would never have killed his enemy. He’s beyond such actions, and a “no killing” policy has been adhered to for decades in many of Superman’s stories.
David S. Goyer, however, disagrees. The writer of Batman Begins, Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman vs. Superman recently spoke about his work in the DC Universe. He doesn’t think the “Superman doesn’t kill” rule is necessarily valid in the films. He also suggested the act will have ramifications moving forward, in films such as Batman vs. Superman. Read his quotes and more below. Read More »
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If you had questions about the portrayal of Superman as a hero in Man of Steel, you’re going to be interested in the latest comments from director Zack Snyder. The film concludes with a battle in Metropolis, during which Superman and General Zod pummel the hell out of one another, and in so doing destroy massive sections of the city. The aftermath looks recognizably like a real-life war zone.
For months, people have argued over whether or not Metropolis had been evacuated prior to the battle. If it wasn’t, then scores of people must have been killed in the battle. But if people had been killed we would have seen them in the film, right? We don’t see them, ergo there are no dead people. (And what of the idea that we would have seen an evacuation happen?) I got the impression that there are mass casualties, and the fact that the “hero” of the film did nothing to try to avert them was a source of conversation afterward.
Now comments from Zack Snyder suggest that, indeed, loads of people were smushed in Metropolis, all to enahance some sense of myth. Read More »