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A new “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” teaser trailer debuted during the midseason finale of Fox’s “Gotham,” and the intense new scene showed a powerful confrontation between Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel — all without a punch being thrown.
Affleck admitted that he was drawn to the role of the iconic hero because “Batman v Superman” will provide a version of the Caped Crusader that we haven’t seen before — “This older, more broken, kind of f—ed up Batman … We have seen that Batman is willing to cross the line to protect people. That vigilantism has been a part of his character all along, and we »
- Laura Prudom
Last week, Fox aired a new preview for the fall finale of Fox's Gotham, Worse Than a Crime, airing tonight, Monday, November 30 at 8 Pm Et, which revealed that the episode will also include a sneak preview of Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In case you missed tonight's episode, we have the full preview to check out below, featuring plenty of new footage from director Zack Snyder's highly-anticipated superhero adventure, arriving in theaters March 25, 2016. This preview offers a new look at comic book icons Batman (Ben Affleck), as he's being unmasked by Superman (Henry Cavill).
The footage opens with Batman chained up along with a few other unidentified characters, when Superman arrives, causing several armed soldiers to kneel before him. We briefly saw this shot of soldiers kneeling in the previously-released trailers, but this is the first time we see that the Man of Steel »
In just a few short days, Fox's Gotham will wrap up the first half of Season 2 with their fall finale Worse Than a Crime, airing Monday, November 30 at 8 Pm Et. The network debuted a new promo for the last episode of 2015, which reveals that fans will be treated to a sneak peek of the highly-anticipated DC Comics adaptation Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice during the broadcast. This promo doesn't include any of the new Batman v Superman footage we'll see on Monday night, but we do get to see the Gotham cast reveal which hero they would side with in this epic battle.
The video features Gotham stars Morena Baccarin (Dr. Leslie Thompkins), Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nygma), Robin Taylor (Oswald Cobbelpot), Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean), and Drew Powell (Butch Gilzean) revealing who they would pick in the ultimate battle between »
DC is getting ever-closer to its dream of having a shared cinematic universe and a superhero team of its own to rival Marvel’s Avengers at the box office. The ongoing war between the two venerable companies may have started at the newsstands, but the real battle is now being fought in the cinemas and getting the Justice League onscreen is now DC’s main priority. A lot of the groundwork is being done in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, but there are still some important roles that remain unfilled (officially at least).
DC is already making some of these characters more popular with the general public through TV shows such as Arrow, The Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow but unusually they aren’t looking to bring the pr-established versions and their actors onto the screen. Instead Warner and DC are casting separate cinematic counterparts and reintroducing »
- Mark Grainger
One of the biggest differences between Marvel and DC's approach to television has been that of how the properties are linked. Marvel has opted to include all its film and TV properties as part of the same cinematic universe, whereas DC is not only keeping its film and TV worlds separate but allowing the TV properties to go off into either their individual or combined universes.
The biggest difference is this allows multiple versions of the same DC character to appear at any one time - from both Grant Gustin and Ezra Miller playing the small and big screen versions of The Flash respectively, to a show like "Gotham" having essentially free reign to develop whatever villains they want. If Marvel's "Daredevil" wants to use Thor, they'll need Chris Hemsworth to cameo in the role.
- Garth Franklin
Call it the Tsujihara Doctrine.
Soon after Kevin Tsujihara took over as Warner Bros. chairman-ceo, he made the decision to break with protocol from the previous regime — a change that would have a profound effect on the studio. At an early strategy session, senior execs recall him issuing a new edict: DC Entertainment is open for business across the lot.
Tsujihara made it clear that the vast archive of comic-book characters in the DC vault would no longer be under the tight control of Warner Bros.’ film division. WB’s television and interactive units would have new flexibility to develop projects derived from the properties, even if they were concurrently being eyed for movie projects.
He established the studio’s equivalent of the Justice League. Every two weeks, top execs including DC Entertainment’s Diane Nelson and Geoff Johns, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Sue Kroll and Greg Silverman and Warner Bros. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Get your pinch of salt at the ready, as Latino-Review has a new rumour about the DC Extended Universe, with the site claiming that the Black Canary is set to feature in Zack Snyder’s two-part Justice League movie, with an eye to including the character in a Birds of Prey film further down the line.
According to the report, Warner Bros. is looking at Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Alona Tal (Supernatural) to don the fishnets. Should there be any truth to the report, it would mark the big screen debut of the Black Canary, although there have been several live-action incarnations of the character on the small screen, most recently in Arrow where both Caity Lotz and Katie Cassidy have assumed her identity.
See Also: Follow all of our DC Extended Universe coverage here
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros.' beloved Harry Potter franchise came to an end back in 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, and while it remains uncertain if we'll ever see the magician on the big screen again, fans will get a different glimpse at this magical world next year. The studio is releasing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them next November, which is currently in production and is set 70 years before Harry Potter and his friends ever set foot in Hogwarts. Entertainment Weekly spoke with David Heyman, a producer on all eight Harry Potter, who revealed that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is most comparable to the fourth Potter movie, 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, directed by Mike Newell.
"[Fantastic Beasts has] got the charm of the fourth. It's like the fourth. Mike talked about the fourth as being like an Indian musical - and it's not that, »
Warner Bros.’ budding franchise starter Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them may take place a full 70 years before the birth of the Boy Who Lived, and it may feature an entirely new protagonist in the form of Eddie Redmayne’s wizarding prodigy Newt Scamander, but make no mistake, the prequel will still hue closely to its magical roots.
Not only did author J.K. Rowling lend her help to the film’s screenplay along with David Yates, but more recently executive producer David Heyman noted that out of all the Harry Potter movies to have been released, Fantastic Beasts resembles the fourth cinematic chapter, Goblet of Fire.
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For the uninitiated, Goblet of Fire featured Harry partaking in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, pitting a handful of students from three different schools – Hogwarts included – against as many deadly challenges. And though that doesn’t necessarily mean that »
- Michael Briers
Welcome to the DC Weekly, where every week we write up DC news, TV show reactions, editorials, and random speculation.
This Week I talk about the new Batmobile in the upcoming “Batman v Superman” film, as well as DC movies vs. DC TV. Is Warner Bros making a mistake by not merging their universes?
News-LETBatmobiles in History
Ever since the 1960s "Batman” live-action series, the Batmobile has become one of Batman’s most recognizable trademarks to the mainstream public. Yes, the Batmobile had been introduced in the comics many years before that, but with the Adam West series, audiences were able to see what such a vehicle would look like in the real world.
However, the first cinematic Batmobile, created for Tim Burton’s 1989 film, “Batman,” was much different from its TV counterpart. Not only was it incredibly bat-like in appearance, but it’s also gone and inspired the latest »
- Joseph Medina
During a promotional interview with Entertainment Weekly on the set of the currently-in-production Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Ezra Miller spoke briefly about his upcoming role as Barry Allen in the DC Extended Universe, and how the big screen incarnation of The Flash will differ from Grant Gustin’s portrayal in The CW’s DC series.
“Well, [first] it’s going to be a movie,” he said. “I’d like for it to be an exploration of a human being, a multi-dimensional human being, to speak. Wow, I just made such a pun, without meaning to! I’d like the character to have many dimensions. But really, I’d like him to have the usual dimensions we know and love, and then some extra ones that are part of the amazing consideration of this superhero. I hope to realize him as a person, and I think what’s most »
- Gary Collinson
Of all the upcoming films in Warners' DC Extended Universe, the one that's going to be under an unfair spotlight the most is "The Flash" which is due for release March 23rd 2018.
With The CW's "The Flash" series still both a hit with critics and in the ratings (at least CW-wise) in its current second season, it seems very likely the show will still be around on the air at the time the new film comes out, and so comparisons between the two will be inevitable, despite them not being a part of the same screen universe.
Ezra Miller stars as the Barry Allen version of The Flash in the film, a project which has Seth Grahame-Smith penning and directing. EW caught up with Miller this week who revealed that his take on Barry will be more flawed than Grant Gustin's more boy scout-style take in the TV series:
- Garth Franklin
Ezra Miller is currently filming the first in the trilogy of Harry Potter spin-offs, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. It's the first big blockbuster film for the actor, but once he's done with it, it won't be too long before he's heading off to shoot Warner Bros' and DC's The Flash movie, for writer-director Seth Grahame-Smith.
Miller is taking the title role in the film, which will be separate from The CW's The Flash television series. And talking to EW, he chatted about his hopes for the film.
"I’d like for it to be an exploration of a human being, a multi-dimensional human being, to speak….Wow, I just made such a pun, without meaning to", he said. "I’d like the character to have many dimensions. »
November 17th is looking to be a great day for genre-related home entertainment releases as we’ve got quite an eclectic array of titles coming out this Tuesday. For those who may have missed it earlier this year, The Stanford Prison Experiment is arriving on DVD this week and the good folks at Scream Factory are keeping busy once again with their HD releases of both Troll films as well as the 1987 thriller White of the Eye.
Olive Films is also resurrecting a bevy of cult classics this week on both Blu-ray and DVD and for those of you Amazon shoppers out there, you can pick up the 20th anniversary edition of The City of Lost Children (which is amazing if you’ve never seen it) exclusively on their site.
On a futuristic oil rig, »
- Heather Wixson
You've got to feel for actors who sign on to these huge roles which won't be seen for several years; everyone wants to ask questions but they can provide no answers. Ezra Miller signed on to play Barry Allen a.k.a The Flash in Warner Bros. The Flash over a year ago but has never been able to say anything totally concrete about his role in the film. Ezra Miller spoke with Entertainment... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Last October, Warner Bros. announced their massive DC Comics movie lineup that will follow next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. One of those stand alone adventures is The Flash, set for release on March 23, 2018, with Ezra Miller starring as Barry Allen and Seth Grahame-Smith coming aboard last month to write the screenplay and direct. It has already been confirmed that this movie universe will be separate from the TV universe that includes Grant Gustin's version of The Flash on The CW network. Entertainment Weekly recently spoke with Ezra Miller, who teased that his version of Barry Allen will be more flawed than The CW's incarnation.
"Well, [first] it's going to be a movie. I'd like for it to be an exploration of a human being, a multi-dimensional human being, to speak. Wow, I just made such a pun, without meaning to! I'd like the character to have many dimensions. »
The casting of young and out-there Ezra Miller as Barry Allen in the DC Extended Universe has been met with both hot and cold reception amongst comic book fans everywhere, with many fans supporting it and loving him as an actor, citing his credits such as "We Need to Talk About Kevin" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" as perfect examples as to why he should be playing the character, and other's stating that they are not fans of him playing such a classic comic book character because they don't like the actor himself. But regardless of how you feel about him in the role, we could all at least agree that he seems very excited to be playing the character, and expresses genuine interest in the role in all of the interviews he's been involved in when talking about the Flash, where as most comic book actors are »
- Nicholas Williams
Grant Gustin may be saving the world week in, week out over on The CW for The Flash, but there’s another version of Barry Allen incubating in development at Warner Bros., and this time it’ll be We Need to Talk About Kevin breakout Ezra Miller assuming the role of the fastest man alive.
Having two versions of the same character running concurrently will certainly present its own problems for studio heads and writers, who are set to ensure that both projects will remain largely independent of one another.
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But different mediums naturally present their own framework to work within, with Warner constricted to a feature-length film and The CW choosing to dish out concentrated doses of the Scarlet Speedster episodically. For Miller, though, he’ll be hoping to bring a new dimension to the character and ultimately, as the actor revealed to Entertainment Weekly, »
- Michael Briers
Ezra Miller will play The Flash in the Dceu. That's a fact, whether you like it or not. It's true that Grant Gustin has done a great job since stepping into the role of the Scarlet Speedster on The CW's hit TV series, but WB chose to separate their TV and movie universes, and in doing so, required another talented young actor to portray Barry Allen. Speaking to EW, the Perks Of Being A Wallflower star elaborated on how his take on the character differs from Gustin's. "Well, [first] it’s going to be a movie. I’d like for it to be an exploration of a human being, a multi-dimensional human being, to speak." Miller began, before pausing and adding, "Wow, I just made such a pun, without meaning to!" (in reference to The Flash's history of parallel universe storylines in the comics). "I'd like the character to have many dimensions, »
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Before a little-known Disney film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens began to occupy the lion’s share of Entertainment Weekly’s output, it was Harry Potter offshoot Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that adorned the outlet’s cover, bringing with it a slew of details about Warner Bros. budding franchise starter.
It was here that we began to form a clearer picture of the journey that awaits Eddie Redmayne’s wizarding prodigy Newt Scamander, and today sees the release of a trio of high-resolution images for the spinoff that takes you up close and personal with the magical world of New York City during the 1920s.
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Much like previous stills highlighted, Redmayne’s travels bring him into contact with the Magical Congress of the United States of America, but as the first unofficial story synopsis revealed, there »
- Michael Briers
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