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Update: Add the X-Men: The Adamantium Collection (Limited Collector's Edition) Blu-ray to the mix as it is on sale for $100 off at $99.99. The set includes all six X-Men films on Blu-ray -- X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011) and The Wolverine (2013) -- in exclusive "claw" packaging, plus a bonus disc. Click here top pick it up. Amazon has a little DC Comics and Marvel movie sale today, offering the The Dark Knight Blu-ray trilogy and Man of Steel Collectible Figurine Limited Edition Gift Set Blu-ray at a massive discount, not to mention 69% off the "Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection". Topping it off, you can also get 70% off a Marvel Blu-ray bundle as well as 59% off the "Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 1-11 Bundle" First off, the The Dark Knight Blu-ray trilogy includes Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises plus »
- Brad Brevet
Clark Kent. Bruce Wayne. Diana Prince. One of these is not like the other. The alter egos of Batman and Superman are almost as well known as their costumed counterparts, as each part of their character is common knowledge – everybody knows the tragic origin story of the Dark Knight, they know the one weakness of the Man Of Steel. They dress up as them at Halloween, they appear on lunchboxes, they get multiple successful film franchises between them. For Diana Prince – otherwise known as Wonder Woman – things are a little different.
For the most part, people’s perceptions of the Goddess Of Truth consist of the campy seventies TV series starring Lynda Carter, which consisted mainly of punching Nazis and wearing what looked a bit like a star-spangled nappy. Unlike Batman, who eventually manage to shake off associations with the similarly silly Adam West series, Wonder Woman has »
- Tom Baker
Marvel may have crafted their own wide-spanning cinematic universe, but DC and Warner Bros will strike back from 2016 with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder's sequel to last summer's Man of Steel.
We may be just under two years away from release, but cameras are already rolling and fan anticipation is cranking up. Digital Spy rounds up everything you need to know on the superhero epic below...
DC Comics' iconic heroes will come to blows…
When Zack Snyder announced the crossover movie at Comic-Con last year he got his Man of Steel star Harry Lennix to read a line spoken from Batman to Superman in Frank Miller's landmark comic 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 my hand at your throat. I »
‘Batman vs. Superman’ movie: Batsuit, Batmobile revealed — Will the world ever be the same again?? (photo: Brooding Ben Affleck as Batman in ‘Batman vs. Superman’) Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder has used his Twitter account to post a couple of monochrome shots taken on the set of his upcoming DC Comics flick, ahem, epic. One, posted yesterday (May 12, 2014), shows a half-covered Batmobile, featuring the accompanying tweet: "Could be time to pull the tarp … Tomorrow?" Oh, the suspense! The Internet is on fire. Comic book nerds are having Twitter orgasms. Since yesterday morning, Snyder’s Batmobile tweet has been retweeted 16,150 times and favorited another 9,733 times. For comparison’s sake: In the last four hours, the New York Times‘ tweet linking to a report about the Syrian government using chlorine gas in attacks has been retweeted all of 47 times. Even more pressing news such as "Alec Baldwin Arrested After Biking the »
- Andre Soares
A new documentary about the real life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls. Here's our review...
Kristy Guevara-Flanagan's documentary jogs through a history of American comics, feminism, and culture, leavening its depressing content with a fundamentally optimistic tone.
While its 79 minute running time doesn't leave much scope for nuance, Wonder Women certainly provides enough material for the viewer to start pondering the issues it raises. It entertains along the way too, with an impressive array of talking heads ranging from Lynda Carter to Jane Espenson to young fans of the present day. It's also well made, with simple, effective editing, and the animation of static comic book pages giving it a nice visual aesthetic.
Moving in chronological order, taking in the advent of superhero comics, the Great Depression, the background to »
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Sinister Six, Venom, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Batman: Strange Days, Son of Batman, Teen Titans Go! and more….
We’ve already seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier setting box office records, and now we’re just days away from the arrival of 2014′s second superhero offering The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is due to open here in the UK on Wednesday ahead of a North American release on May 2nd. The Marc Webb-directed sequel is currently tracking a $95 million opening weekend in the States, which would put it roughly on par with that of The Winter Soldier. Flickering »
- Gary Collinson
As Zack Snyder and actress Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) gear up to give a big screen debut to the Amazon Princess, former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter has shared her feelings on how she’d like to see the character portrayed in the Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman, telling The Huffington Post that…
“I’m in [Gal's] corner. I just hope they write well for her. I’m very hopeful she embodies the essence of Wonder Woman. It’s less about super powers and more about heart and intellect and a sense of right and wrong with a goodness in her. Often times, writers really want to take a male superhero and dress him up as a female – and that’s just not who she is… They make Wonder Woman a macho Superman type character – they make her mean – and that’s not who she is.”
Do you agree with Carter? »
- Gary Collinson
Reddit user Hitokirivader created a collage of most (but not all) of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman's live-action costumes.
I made tributes to the Supermen and Batmen, so it only felt fitting to include all 73 years of Wonder Women too
A few things come to mind, wow what a crazy imbalance, why is Wonder Woman not spelled Wonderwoman, Gal Gadot looks like she's got the same build as Lynda Carter, I don't miss Superman's underwear on the outside look, and none of the movie Batmen can turn their heads.
- Free Reyes
It's no secret that women have been neglected in comic book movies. Certainly, only a tiny number of female superheroes have so far made it to the big screen. Female leads are still shockingly rare, and even Joss Whedon only managed one out of six in his Avengers ensemble movie.
Things are looking up, with Scarlet Witch and Gamora coming to Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy respectively, hints at a Black Widow solo outing, and Wonder Woman due to feature in the Batman vs Superman film - although, tellingly, not in her own movie.
It's time that the women of comics got some recognition. Here are our top picks from the many worthy candidates that we want to see in their own solo movies:
Who is she?
As if you need to be told. DC Comics's foremost heroine, she is a feminist icon »
At a press conference, Neil Patrick Harris responded to speculation about him taking over for David Letterman as Late Show host, “I’m super-focused on Hedwig at the moment, so that hasn’t even been a conversation at all.” He later added, “It would be an asinine amount of work.”
Meanwhile, as the speculation into the next Late Show host continues, TheWrap reports that CBS was talking with Chelsea Handler about hosting a syndicated talk show or taking over The Late Late Show when Letterman announced his retirement. Now, those talks have moved towards the Late Show spot.
Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of Olympus, a drama about a young man who grows to be someone capable of banishing the gods to Hades.
- Lyle Masaki
Here we go again, the season premiere of Game of Thrones managed to crash HBO Go. Not too long ago, the app crashed when people tried to use it to watch the season finale of True Detective.
Speaking of Game of Thrones, how about that Red Viper? (There are spoilers at the link, of course.) After the initial thrill faded, it felt like the status quo for me.
I don’t have many complaints about looking at Pedro Pascal, at least.
FX has signed a big deal with the creators of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The deal includes two more seasons of Sunny (which will make it cable’s longest-running live-action comedy, in terms of seasons), an order for a new series starring Tracy Morgan (from all three Sunny creators) as well as ordering three scripts for potential comedy series. One of those series, We’re Good, »
- Lyle Masaki
Before the wave of smartphones, apps and video games, children obsessed over plastic toys sandwiched into moulds and cardboard boxes. Boys would ask Santa nicely for G.I. Joe and concoct their next military take-down, while girls would dream of brushing Barbie’s lustrous golden hair and attempt to smear their mum’s lipstick or blusher all over the poor doll’s face. Sometimes siblings swapped toys and imagined a new world where Barbie ditched Ken for a whirlwind romance with Stretch Armstrong, later to be found wrapped in a sweet embrace, to then take off on her horse with Polly Pocket strapped down in her luggage – though, much to Polly’s chagrin.
But the toy market isn’t just for children nowadays and it isn’t dominated by great companies such as Mattel, Hasbro or Toy Biz either. The collectible action figure market has »
- Colette Stirling
Batman vs Superman costume designer Michael Wilkinson has discussed his approach to the iconic superhero outfits.
Wilkinson, who has worked with the blockbuster's director on 300, Watchmen and Man of Steel, said creating big screen superhero suits "all comes down to the crotch. And if you're doing a female superhero, the bust".
"You have to present things in an appealing way but something that's not too confronting and has the right tone for the film. It's something where you have to use all of your costuming skills to find that balance," Wilkinson told Esquire.
The Oscar-nominee hinted that Ben Affleck's outfit won't feature nipples, which were derided by fans on the Val Kilmer and George Clooney costumes, and also spoke about the potential unveiling of the new suit.
"I know last time when we worked on Man of Steel, we released an image of the Superman suit well before the movie was released, »
International Women's Day, Bristol & London
Bristol's Translation/Transmission takes International women's day at face value with a documentary survey of women's activism around the world. The scope is equally diverse, from a 1970s deconstruction of Rapunzel to poet Audre Lorde's Berlin years. Each screening is accompanied by discussions and/or introductions. Taking a different tack, April's Birds Eye View film festival launches with a BFI screening of doc Wonder Women! The Untold Story Of American Superheroines, a celebration of female super-empowerment taking in the likes of Xena, Riot Grrrl and, of course, Lynda Carter.
Watershed, Sun to 30 Mar; BFI Southbank, SE1, Sat
Blending his visual virtuosity with a mystifying Scottish sci-fi story, Glazer's latest movie is beguilingly strange and highly anticipated. But the questions just »
- Steve Rose
The popular Birds Eye View Film Festival (now in its 12th year) is back again this April. Dedicated to showcasing work by female film-makers from around the world, there’s a special Gala screening to tie with International Women’s Day this Saturday. The BFI Southbank are screening the super entertaining documentary, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.
This informative and reverential hour-long film uses the famous DC character as a springboard to tackle modern feminism in a wider context. Using some nice pop art-infused comic book graphics to tell her story, director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan has gathered together a number of key figures as interview subjects, including 70s TV Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, and renowned political activist and women’s liberation movement figurehead, Gloria Steinem.
Created in the early 40s (seemingly as a response to both the desires of female comic fans and a propaganda-led, fascist-fighting device) Wonder Woman »
- Adam Lowes
The actress, who will play Wonder Woman in the Superman vs Batman film, is in line for the solo and team films, according to Variety.
Gadot was reported earlier in the week to have signed a three-picture deal with Warner Bros to play the iconic DC Comics hero.
She was unveiled for the much-anticipated role in December.
It was previously noted that multiple-film contracts are common and might not promise further appearances for Gadot.
Wonder Woman on screen - photo gallery: »
Gal Gadot has officially signed a three picture deal to play Princess Diana of Themyscira — or, as she’s widely know, Wonder Woman. Find out the details of this amazing deal — including whether or not it will include a standalone Wonder Woman film — below!
It’s about freaking time. No offense to Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and especially Anne Hathaway — who would have been great in a standalone Catwoman film — but it’s been maddening to see the ladies always playing second-fiddle to the male leads in the bazillions of Marvel and DC films that have come out over the past decade or so. Not that »
- Shaunna Murphy
Jonathan Groff attends the Queer Brunch at Sundance.
Overstock.com Co-President Reacts To Exec Jon Johnson‘s Statements Calling For Religious Protections Against Lgbt
Insane lady says insane thing.
Here’s the first trailer for Wgn’s Salem, which is about witches or something.
Seriously, why is he new to me?
Via Towleroad comes these tweets from Goldie Hawn, apologizing for her “meeting the wonderful President of Nigeria” tweet. »
Bethesda Softworks has announced a stellar voice cast for its highly anticipated Mmo, The Elder Scrolls Online. Set for release on April 4th, 2014, the game will boast the talent of esteemed actors like John Cleese, Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale, and Michael Gambon.
“This extraordinary group of actors helps bring the distinctive characters in The Elder Scrolls Online to life,” said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online. “In The Elder Scrolls tradition, we sought world class talent to add a deep and enriching component to the immersive world the series offers players.”
As for who each of the voice actors will portray, the following paragraph explains exactly that and is taken from the official press release:
- Matt Joseph
The actress is lined up to play Princess Diana beyond Warner Bros' Superman vs Batman movie.
According to Good Evening with Gai Pines (via Batman-News) the actress will begin shooting in May.
It has been noted that multi film deals are common, and this news may not indicate the certainty of a solo Wonder Woman film.
Gadot was announced for the iconic superhero role in December.
Superman vs Batman is now scheduled for May 6, 2016.
Wonder Woman on screen - photo gallery: »
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