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(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)

In this edition of Superhero Bits:

  • Get ready for Thanos to come back to Fortnite for another tournament
  • Find out how Zack Snyder responded to a recent Batman/Catwoman controversy
  • Hear what Owen Wilson thinks of Tom Hiddleston‘s impression of him
  • Discover why Drax was gray instead of green in Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Learn about a fan theory that thinks Loki is leading to Secret Wars in the MCU
  • All that and more!

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twilight of the gods

Zack Snyder‘s next Netflix project will be divine. Last summer, it was announced that the Army of the Dead filmmaker was teaming up with longtime creative partner Jay Oliva (The Dark Knight Returns) to create an all-new anime series for Netflix that will be set “in the world of Norse mythology.” As part of Netflix’s Geeked Week, the streamer announced the cast for the Norse-inspired anime series, which is now officially titled Twilight of the Gods.

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Army of the Dead VFX

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, we let Zack Snyder‘s zombie heist movie Army of the Dead take the wheel. Find out how visual effects made it possible for comedian Tig Notaro to replace Chris D’Elia in a key role in the film, check out the hierarchy of the movie’s uniquely evolved zombies and how they stack up against other hordes of the undead, and have a laugh with the Army of the Dead Honest Trailer. Read More »

Army of the Dead VFX

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how Army of the Dead brought zombie mayhem to Las Vegas by creating a 3D model of the iconic strip. See how the screenplay for Portrait of a Lady on Fire provided plenty of details in meticulously crafting one of the movie’s pivotal scenes. Finally, check out The Hollywood Reporter’s dramatic television actresses roundtable with Elizabeth Olsen, Anya Taylor-Joy, Cynthia Erivo, and more. Read More »

snyder school

Zack Snyder‘s relationship with color is pretty well-known. He’s a filmmaker with specific aesthetic tastes, most of them being very desaturated or just black-and-white altogether. But at least he’s aware of this. In the latest episode of Snyder School, a four-part YouTube series released by Netflix in the wake of Snyder’s zombie heist thriller Army of the Dead, Snyder admits, “I do love black and white photography, I always have. I’ve always been a fan of slightly desaturated and high contrast imagery. That’s just aesthetically what I’m attracted you. And so yeah, I’ve pushed that pretty far.”

Watch the latest Snyder School episode, which is all about Snyder’s use of color (or lack thereof). And also music, because why not?

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Evolution of Artificial Intelligence in Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how artificial intelligence has evolved in movies over the years, from the classic film Metropolis through The Terminator, Blade Runner, Her and beyond. Plus, see how The SnyderVerse approach to DC Comics compares to the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And finally, listen as Emma Stone recites Steve Martin‘s famous profanity-laden rant from Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Read More »

snyder school army of the dead

Let Zack Snyder take you to school, with the latest episode of, well, Snyder School. In a four-part YouTube series, the filmmaker goes in-depth on the making of Army of the Dead, his new zombie heist thriller on Netflix. This episode: cinematography.

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zack snyder dark knight returns

The Dark Knight Returns, writer/illustrator Frank Miller’s acclaimed four-issue comic miniseries from 1986, casts a huge shadow over the Zack Snyder-directed DC Extended Universe movies. The filmmaker was heavily inspired by that comic to create specific imagery in movies like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it turns out that Snyder is not content with being able to craft those nods and winks to the source material.

In a new interview, the director says he still wants to make a full-fledged adaptation of the comic for the screen, but without Batman v Superman stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the lead roles.  Read More »

zack snyder star wars

A year after Disney purchased Lucasfilm and before we knew that J.J. Abrams would direct Star Wars: Episode VII, a report came out saying that director Zack Snyder (Justice League, Army of the Dead) was developing a Star Wars film that was inspired by Akira Kurosawa movies like Seven Samurai.

Snyder’s representatives denied the report at the time, but in a new interview, Snyder confirms that plans were being made for it back then and explained that it has since been reworked into a different, non-Star Wars-related idea that audiences may see one day.
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DC Extended Universe Honest Trailer

Ever since Marvel Studios successfully built their Marvel Cinematic Universe, every studio has been riding their coattails and trying to do the same. That’s especially true for Warner Bros. Pictures and the DC Extended Universe they tried to create with director Zack Snyder after too many failed attempts at bringing Superman back to the big screen. So the studio said to hell with it  and allowed the creation of the film franchise that the 400th Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies calls the equivalent of a chaotic goth nerd who never lived up to their potential. Read More »