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Yesterday marked the one year wait for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Today, we are one day closer to seeing this epic DC Comics movie play out on the big screen, and 5 character portraits richer for our troubles. Thus far, director Zack Snyder has been kind enough to offer a look at his superheroes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. And then yesterday, he finally unveiled the very bald Lex Luthor. We've collected them all for you to see here!
Can you believe it's been almost two years since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was first announced at Comic-Con 2013? It wasn't until several months later, on March 13, 2014, that we got our first look at Ben Affleck in his new Batman costume standing next to the Batmobile, which sent fans into a frenzy. Four months went by before we got our first look at Henry Cavill in his new Superman costume, »
Eisenberg follows in the famous footsteps of other actors who’ve taken on the roll of the evil genius in both film (Gene Hackman, Superman: The Movie & Kevin Spacey, Superman Returns) and on TV (John Shea, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” & Michael Rosenbaum, “Smallville”).
Eisenberg starred in Zombieland (2009), The Social Network (2010), and Now You See Me (2013). The actor is filming the sequel, Now You See Me: The Second Act, with director Jon M. Chu. That film will be in theaters on June 10, 2016.
Warner Bros. Pictures will release Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice on March 25, 2016.
- Michelle McCue
We’ve had a good look at the premier cosplayers in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, from the caped crusaders to Wonder Woman to Aquaman. But what about the enemies they’ll be up against? Well, Warner Bros and Entertainment Weekly have now given us our first point blank image of Jesse Eisenberg as the Man Of Steel’s chrome-domed nemesis Lex Luthor…
It’s perhaps not a great surprise that Eisenberg has shaved his head for the role, though this was obviously a topic of debate amongst fans. The character isn’t known for his lustrous locks, though Gene Hackman jumped between scalpy and curly during his time as Luthor in WB’s original franchise.
Snyder also remarked that a new approach will be taken to DC’s nefarious capitalist in line with his unusual casting choice:
He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, »
- Steve Palace
Next year's DC Comics adaptation Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice not only brings Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) together on the big screen for the first time, but it also introduces Justice League members Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). During a recent interview, Gal Gadot spoke about criticisms about how her body type wasn't right for Wonder Woman, her character's powers, and much more. First, though, she spoke about how long she had to wait before learning she had won the role.
"I never had to wait so long for a reply. It was a month and a half of torture. It was a crazy roller-coaster. I couldn't talk about it to anyone. On the day they promised a reply I was flying to NY for another gig. When the plane landed I saw I had a lot of missed calls. »
Here's what we know about Warner Bros.' Justice League Part 1 so far: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice director Zack Snyder will return to helm along with Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. They'll be joined by Jason Momoa's Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and at least one other character who has yet to be revealed. The movie will be written by Chris Terrio, and has a release date of November 17, 2017. Now obviously we've heard numerous rumors about the project, but right now that's really the only concrete information we have. We want to know what else you'd like to see: Who should be the seventh team-member? Should there be more than seven? Which comic arcs (if any) should be the basis for the story? What villain(s) would you most like to see the »
Dwayne Johnson is a man who constantly has something on his plate, and his schedule for 2015 and 2016 is stacked. But that doesn't mean he won't find time to join the DC Movie Universe a few years early. While we're not supposed to see the man otherwise known as The Rock on the big screen as Black Adam in Shazam! until 2019, there's a chance he might suit up before then. Speaking with IGN, he teases that he may join Justice League Part 1, which will be in theaters summer 2017. This would be two years before he is actually supposed to appear in his own movie. Though, in a later tweet, he makes the statement that he'd rather fight this iconic team of superheroes rather than join them.
During his latest interview, which he conducted while promoting his upcoming sequel Furious 7, he offers some background on Black Adam, and teases his origins as a slave. »
When IGN caught up with Jai Courtney to talk all things Insurgent, they asked the Australian actor whether or not he's had chance to suit up as Captain Boomerang yet, and it sounds like the villain will definitely be one of the Suicide Squad's more unique members. "I’ve had a few fittings, but the costume is in development as we speak," he teased. "It’s not going to look like anything that’s been done before, and I think this whole world will look a lot different than anything else." Seeing as all of these villains must have prior history with superheroes - or at least the law - to be locked up in Belle Reve, the site quizzed Courtney on the chances of him making some sort of appearance in The Flash starring Ezra Miller. Sadly, he wouldn't give anything away! "I’m not withholding anything, but »
Even if you’re not a big comic book reader, chances are you will have heard of The Flash, especially now he’s the star of his own hit TV series. Moviegoers will also get better acquainted with The Fastest Man Alive when Ezra Miller plays him in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then Justice League in 2017 and his own movie in 2018.
Introduced in 1956 and created by writers Robert Kanigher and John Broome and penciler Carmine Infantino, forensic scientist Barry Allen received his powers when a freak bolt of lightning stuck the chemicals in his lab and connected him with the Speed Force.
Visually unique and with powers enabling him to travel the speed of light, The Flash is one of most likeable, relatable, and greatest heroes in the DC Universe. However, he’s not the only man to have held the mantle, »
- Josh Wilding
Austin - While it was introduced as a work in progress, Judd Apatow's new film "Trainwreck" looked pretty much locked and ready to release when it played on Sunday afternoon at the Paramount. Since "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was released, Judd Apatow's filmography has been made up exclusively of films he wrote, many of which felt very personal. "This Is 40" felt to me like a summation of a lot of those ideas and themes, and I'm glad he took some time to decide how to follow that film. "Trainwreck" was written by Amy Schumer, and her voice runs clearly through every part of this movie. What Judd's done here, and it's not as easy as it sounds, is turned his own considerable success into a shield he could use to protect Schumer and guarantee that her voice reached the screen intact. As a result, "Trainwreck" is lacerating, smart, »
- Drew McWeeny
With DC ramping up their big superhero-movie push -- beginning with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in theaters March 25, 2016 -- we're starting to get excited about what that movie will eventually lead us to: Justice League, DC's version of The Avengers. When it comes to Justice League on the big screen, we already know who's playing most of the team's members, except for one: Green Lantern. We can check off Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), but one of the League's most powerful and influential members is still without an actor to play him. We know it won't be Ryan Reynolds, who played the character in 2011's Green...
- Erik Davis
With next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zack Snyder has already assembled five-sevenths of what we assume will be the line-up for Justice League in Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg), while Ezra Miller has been cast as The Flash, and may yet pop up in the DC ensemble.
That of course leaves one major ommission in Green Lantern, and if El Mayimbe of Latino-Review is to be believed, Star Trek star Chris Pine could be in line to succeed Ryan Reynolds in the role of Hal Jordan. The Instagram post in question states this to be an unconfirmed rumour, so don’t be too surprised if there’s no truth to it…
- Gary Collinson
It has long been rumored that, at the end of Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Justice League will be assembled, comprised of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Naturally, this will lead into Justice League Part 1 in 2017 and Justice League Part 2 in 2019, but there is still one member of the team who has yet to be cast, Green Lantern. We still don't even know if Warner Bros. plans on using the Hal Jordan version of Green Lantern or John Stewart at this time, but, if a new rumor turns out to be true, Chris Pine may be playing Hal Jordan.
Latino Review's El Mayimbe reveals that Chris Pine is the name he "keeps hearing & floating around," but he also stresses that it's only an unconfirmed rumor. While »
With Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Dwayne Johnson, Ezra Miller, and the all-star cast of Suicide Squad in place, the only two uncast heroes for announced DC Cinematic projects are Shazam and Green Lantern. Since Ryan Reynolds is definitely not reprising his role, the reboot/sequel to Green Lantern will need a new leading man. While we are five years away from the announced release of Green Lantern, I would expect Warner Bros would want their new hero set to »
- Alex Maidy
Lena Dunham had trouble pacing her dialogue while making a guest appearance on ABC’s “Scandal.” “I talked the fastest I could possibly talk and then they said ‘Faster,'” Dunham said during an appearance on Monday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Also Read: Sundance Party Report in Pictures: Ryan Reynolds, Lena Dunham, Ezra Miller, Johnny Knoxville, %u2018Transparent%u2019 (Photos) Ellen, whose wife Portia de Rossi stars on the show, chimed in: “It’s called ‘Scandal’-pace. You get it down, then they say, ‘Do it in ‘Scandal’-pace now.'” Dunham shifted the conversation to de Rossi, »
- Joe Otterson
Last week's episode of Arrow, "Nanda Parbat", gave us our first look at Brandon Routh suiting up as Atom. Unfortunately, the show is on a brief three-week hiatus until "The Offer" on March 18, so fans will have to wait a bit longer to see Atom in action once again. IGN recently spoke with Brandon Routh, who is no stranger to the DC Comics world after playing the Man of Steel himself in the 2006 movie Superman Returns. When asked to compare the Superman and Atom suits, the actor had this to say.
"This is different from the Arrow and Arsenal suits, and Canary - it's badass. It's a whole different feeling from the Superman suit -- the only other suit that I've been in. It's a whole persona. I mean, so is any suit that you put on, but this one is just different. It's cool."
The actor's Atom costume is mechanical, »
IFC Films has booked U.S. rights to The Stanford Prison Experiment, which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at Sundance. Kyle Patrick Alvarez's drama is based on Stanford professor Philip Zimbardo’s social experiment using college kids as prison guards and inmates that became one of the most shocking and famous of all time. It stars Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons and Olivia Thirlby… »
At last, Kyle Patrick Alvarez's nerve-prickling drama "The Stanford Prison Experiment" has been acquired for Us release by IFC Films, which has slated a 2015 release for this winner of Sundance's best screenplay and Alfred P. Sloan prizes. This exasperating film tells the real-life story of Dr. Zimbardo's 1971 simulated prison study involving 18 male undergrads randomly assigned the role of prisoner or guard who are stripped of their humanity (among other things) by each other—and by the psychologist's sadistic, power-playing mind games. Name a hot young indie rising star and he's probably in this terrific cast, including Ezra Miller, Keir Gilchrist, Jack Kilmer, Michael Angarano, James Wolk, Tye Sheridan and fresh-faced Sundance breakout Logan Miller. Billy Crudup astutely leads the ensemble as Philip Zimbardo, whose ill-conceived faux prison breaks them down and throws them into degrading, even uncomfortably erotic scenarios. Olivia Thirlby co-stars as Zimbardo's »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The movie tells the story of a controversial, groundbreaking experiment at Stanford University by psychologist Philip Zimbardo (Crudup) in 1971 that had 18 male undergraduates take on the roles of either prisoners or abusive guards.
The script by Tim Talbott is adapted from Zimbardo’s book “The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil,” and the project had been in the works with various casts and directors attached for more than a decade.
“Strictly on a technical level, Alvarez’s filmmaking is largely faultless here,” Variety film critic Justin Chang wrote in a review. »
- Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang
The distributor has acquired Us rights to Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s recent Sundance premiere and plans a 2015 theatrical release.
The story centres on the real-life research of Dr Zimbardo’s infamous 1971 psychological tests in which 18 male undergraduates were assigned the role of guards and prisoners.
Abandon Features produced with Sandbar Pictures’ Lizzie Friedman and Greg Little, Coup d’État Films’ Brent Emery and Lauren Bratman. Brian Geraghty is the executive producer. Abandon Features, Sandbar Pictures and Vineyard Point Productions financed.
Arianna Bocco brokered the deal with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the film-makers. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
While Marvel movies have been dominating the box office as of late, their rivalry with Warner Bros.' will be taken to the new heights over the next few years, especially in 2016. Marvel will kick off its ambitious nine-movie Phase Three next year, while Warner Bros. and DC Comics are bringing iconic heroes Batman and Superman to the big screen at the same time with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With the competition, and likely the debate over which camp is better, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara revealed at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference today that he believes his DC brand is "edgier" than Marvel.
"The worlds of DC are very different. They're steeped in realism, and they're a little bit edgier than Marvel's movies."
The Warner Bros. CEO did add that both Marvel and DC's differing approaches are good for both sides, dismissing any notions of »
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