Just when you thought Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice couldn’t get grimmer or grittier or more x-treme, director Zack Snyder reveals that he had to cut one sequence because it was too dark. Yes, the director of the superhero movie that features executions, suicide bombings, sex slaves, gnarly underground fight clubs, abducted women with demeaning phrases written on their heads, and deeply unpleasant bathtub sex decided that one scene took things a little too far. Even Snyder has his limits, apparently.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
Ever since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters, fans have been buzzing about the possibility of a standalone Batman movie starring Ben Affleck. And after Gal Gadot‘s truly epic debut as Wonder Woman, it’s no wonder people seem hyped for her upcoming standalone movie. But what about the third member of the DC trinity? Will Henry Cavill‘s Superman ever get to fly solo again?
While there’s no Man of Steel 2 on the Warner Bros. release schedule just yet, Cavill and director Zack Snyder aren’t ruling one out. It’s just that they need to find the right time. Or get the right script. Or they’re waiting to see how things shake out with Batman v Superman. Or something.
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Like it or not, everyone is still talking about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice after its second weekend…and we’ll probably going to be talking about it for some time yet. In this round-up of bite-sized news morsels:
- Alternate concept art for Doomsday has been revealed.
- Zack Snyder explains why it was necessary to kill Thomas and Martha Wayne again.
- Details on how that top-secret cameo was filmed.
- Check out art showing off a different take on Superman’s statue.
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One of the chief complaints about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been a convoluted, unnecessarily complex story. But from my perspective, one of the more enjoyable and promising elements of the film were the seeds planted for the movies that will feature the rest of the heroes who will form Justice League. Even though the little teases of heroes like Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg aren’t pulled off as smoothly as the movie-stealing appearance of Wonder Woman, they certainly piqued my curiosity.
Now a new interview with producer Deborah Snyder gives a hint as to what we can expect from a standalone The Flash movie, and it involves teaming up with Cyborg, who had one of the more confusing Justice League appearances in Batman v Superman. Find out what Deborah Snyder had to say about The Flash movie after the jump. Read More »
Ben Affleck proved to be an excellent Bruce Wayne. Even some of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s harshest critics admitted the actor was suited for the role. We got an angrier, more vulnerable and more damaged Bruce Wayne. As depicted in the film, this version of Bruce Wayne has plenty to be angry about. In a new interview, Snyder discusses one particularly painful moment in Batman’s backstory.
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In just a few weeks, Justice League starts production. Since this will be the first time Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg will be seen on the big screen at the same time, it’s bound to be bigger than even Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Of course, that all depends on whether or not the fans who were disappointed by Zack Snyder‘s comic book battle are willing to give him another chance for the DC Comics superhero ensemble.
We’re still not sure what the story will be in Justice League, but it sounds like Jesse Eisenberg may not be reprising his role as the villain Lex Luthor, at least for the first part of the two-part DC Comics flick. Read what Eisenberg had to say about Lex Luthor in Justice League after the jump, but beware of spoilers for Batman v Superman. Read More »
It seems like there’s a huge divide between film critics and general audiences when it comes to their enjoyment of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, if you look at what some of the viewers who enjoyed the film have to say, including the more hardcore comic book fans, you’ll see that they have many of the same complaints that critics wrote in their reviews.
In my personal opinion, while there’s a visual feast to be had, and plenty of blockbuster spectacle, the story lacks focus, is packed with far too much disjointed set up for future movies, and has a real problem with taking itself too seriously, despite the studio trying to paint it as an “an enjoyable afternoon at the movies.” That’s not to say it’s not enjoyable at all, as it has plenty of great cinematic moments, but they just don’t add up to a truly fantastic movie.
Still, if you’re still of the opinion that there is a divide between fans and critics, how about we hear from someone who is not only a huge comic book fan, but also has an unfavorable relationship with critics: Kevin Smith. The filmmaker, who is also good friends with new Batman Ben Affleck, doesn’t seem to be pleased with the movie Zack Snyder made. Find out what he had to say below. Read More »
In case you hadn’t heard, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition is coming this summer, and as we’ve previously revealed, it will have 30 minutes of additional footage. Even though the theatrical cut just debuted this past weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to unveil a deleted scene from the movie, perhaps one that will be put back into the movie for the Ultimate Edition.
To discuss what the Batman v Superman deleted scene might hint at will be to dive into spoiler territory, so you’ll have to watch it after the jump to see what Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) is up to and what it might mean for the future of the DC cinematic universe. Read More »
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If the box office numbers are any indication, then all of you saw director Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice over the weekend. And why not? Negative reviews or not, the film is a proper event and a gigantic, towering moment in geek culture. Those bad reviews grease up discussion and inspire conversation, even as they try to warn you against actually seeing the movie.
And since you’ve seen it, we’re going to take a slightly deeper dive into the movie today, hand-picking stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t work for the purposes of spirited debate. Think of this as less of a review and more of an opportunity to pick this movie apart and/or defend it. And like it or not, Batman v Superman offers a lot to talk about. Spoilers follow.
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Taking in a domestic haul of just over $166 million this past weekend, it’s no secret that a lot of people went to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Even though there were plenty of bad reviews, there was no way they were ever going to squash audience curiosity to see a movie that brought Superman and Batman to the big screen in the same movie for the first time ever.
Now fans who enjoyed the DC Comics face-off can look forward to getting more of Batman v Superman this summer, as that’s when the R-rated Ultimate Edition will be released. In addition, there’s a collector’s edition of the theatrical cut that will come with an extra piece of memorabilia that hardcore fans will want to get their hands on. Get the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition release date and collector’s edition details after the cut. Read More »