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New Images From Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

1 hour ago | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

These images have been doing the rounds for sometime in scanned form from a recent Empire cover story, but feast your eyes on some uber-shiny hi-res stills from the highly anticipated (understatement, really) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, featuring a new look at the new batmobile, Diana Prince sans Wonder Woman attire, Alfred, team Daily Planet, and Superman looking hella pissed. Check them out below. Released: March 26th 2016 Released: Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs.  And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.   »

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New Official Image Of The Batmobile In Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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To call Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice one of 2016’s most highly anticipated movies would be an understatement, but with still quite some time to go until it’s released and Star Wars: The Force Awakens stealing everyone’s attention, it’s feels like forever since that Comic-Con trailer dropped along with those big magazine features from Entertainment Weekly and Empire.

It was in the latter publication that a new batch of images debuted, and while high quality scans quickly found their way online, Warner Bros. has only just now got around to officially releasing them.

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The full set can be found in the gallery above, but the biggest reveal here is a new shot of the Batmobile. After that recent video, which gave us our best look yet at Zack Snyder’s take on this iconic vehicle, this »

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Check Out A New Official Image Of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice's Batmobile

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Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.   Starring Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa will also be making an appearance as Aquaman. Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to open in theaters on March 25th, 2016. »

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New WB Tour Video Offers Up Best View Of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Batmobile To Date

4 September 2015 7:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hollywood’s Warner Bros. Studio Tour is about to get a new recruit in the form of the Batmobile from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and a new video released today has offered up the best look at Zack Snyder’s armored tank to date.

Rubbing shoulders with a hoard of other props, costumes and vehicles from the existing 8 Batman movies, the latest rendition of Bruce Wayne’s hulking vehicular companion is part of a special exhibition hosted by the studio itself, and the video above details some of the design tweaks that went into the creation of the Batmobile.

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Mixing elements from Nolan’s Tumbler along with the elongated look of the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s movies, Snyder’s is a lean, mean war machine. Sporting a deadly machine gun at the front, the closest comparison would be to the one found »

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Hoyte Van Hoytema Won’t Shoot Wonder Woman Standalone Film After All

3 September 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Let The Right One In and Interstellar cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema won’t shoot Wonder Woman for Warner Bros., despite reports to the contrary.

That’s according to the man himself, who spook to The Playlist recently and confirmed that “I have nothing to do with that movie.” A shame, really, considering van Hoytema’s flair behind the camera – a talent that would have no doubt been a major coup for Patty Jenkins’ standalone feature. Currently, Wonder Woman is still on course to begin filming in London this fall, assembling Gal Gadot as the title heroine and Chris Pine as love interest Trevor, respectively.

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What this means is that, despite Hoyte van Hoytema not featuring in the production, Warner Bros. will waste no time in filling the cinematographer place, especially when you consider that Jenkins’ is reportedly scouting for locations in the English capital for when the cameras start rolling. »

- Michael Briers

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50 Best Comic Book Movie Adaptations

1 September 2015 7:49 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

20. Story of Ricky (Lik wong) – Starring Siu-Wong Fan as the titular character, Riki Oh, based on a manga series which eventually became an anime, marks the end of an era of Japanese exploitation flicks, before the new generation of filmmakers such as Takashi Miike took over. Unlike Miike’s movies, or other recent entries such as Tokyo Gore Police, Riki Oh’s tone borders on comedy, played up by bad voice dubbing, foolish plot lines, cartoonish gore and eccentric characters (including a one-eyed assistant warden with a hook for a hand). For a prison film, the movie never seems mean-spirited, and if anything it masquerades as a bizarre superhero flick. The effects are the main draw – Riki Oh exists simply to showcase several outlandish set pieces, ramping up the level of violence, gore and action with each new scene. Made before the days of CGI, director Lam relies simply on practical effects, »

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50 Greatest Comic Book Movie Adaptations

1 September 2015 7:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

40. Road to Perdition

One of the more surprising and lesser-known facts about Sam Mendes’ second film, Road to Perdition, is that it’s actually adapted from a graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. The plot follows Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks), an Irish mob enforcer as he goes on the run with his son Michael Jr. after Jr. witnesses a murder and their family is killed in an effort to cover up any witnesses. There’s many great things in this film that standout, such as Jude Law’s creepy performance as assassin Harlen Maguire, one of Paul Newman’s final and finest performances as mob boss John Rooney, and Hollywood got an early look at the talent of Daniel Craig as the unstable Connor Rooney. However, it’s the climax that remains the most memorable thing in it, featuring some of the most iconic work from »

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'Wonder Woman' Shooting in Italy with 'Interstellar' Cinematographer?

1 September 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in February, we reported that Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Wonder Woman begins production this fall, but we were never given any specifics about where shooting may take place. During last week's episode of Meet the Movie Press, it was revealed that the superhero adventure has landed a cinematographer, with Interstellar's Hoyte Van Hoytema signing on, while Yahoo! Italy reports that Wonder Woman will be partially shot in Basilicata, Italy. These reports haven't been confirmed at this time, but if shooting is scheduled to commence sometime this fall, we should get confirmation soon.

Hoyte Van Hoytema first made his mark with director Tomas Alfredson's 2008 thriller Let the Right One in, which lead to more high-profile work in The Fighter, Tomas Alfredson's English language debut Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Her and Interstellar. He also served as the Dp on the upcoming James Bond action-thriller Spectre, arriving in theaters »

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Batman And The Joker’s Stunt Doubles Hit Toronto In All-New Suicide Squad Photos

1 September 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Just when you thought it was safe to venture back out onto the streets of Toronto, members of Task Force X have spilled onto sidewalks of the Canadian city once more – or, rather, their stunt doubles have. In the latest – and surely final – batch of set photos from David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, eTalk has unearthed images of Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn all partaking in a scene that will be all too familiar for those who have kept up with every shred of information pouring out of Warner’s villainous feature.

In fact, we’ve also posted the original set photos from when the scene was first shot, and you can check them out along with the new snaps in the gallery above.

Essentially, it’s the car chase sequence from Suicide Squad that is spotlighted here, which is, as far as we understand, »

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Is Joker the real hero of The Dark Knight? A new fan theory explains all

1 September 2015 1:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Batman is bad news for Gotham City and the only man who can stop him is The Joker.

Sounds far-fetched, but a new fan theory doing the rounds suggests that the Clown Prince of Crime is the true heroic force in The Dark Knight.

According to Reddit user Generalzee, Heath Ledger's cackling supervillain should be credited with saving Gotham. An excerpt of the theory can be read below, for more head over here.

"Entire sections of the city were closed off due to madness, organised crime ran rampant, and the majority of important city officials were wildly corrupt.

"The city even tolerated a renegade vigilante who ran around wearing a rubber suit (Okay, special armour and carbon fiber, but they don't know that).

"Along comes the Joker and by the end of a very short time, almost all organised crime was eliminated, many corrupt officials were imprisoned or dead, »

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Pierce Brosnan shares his thoughts on a gay James Bond

28 August 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week we brought you some comments from Pierce Brosnan about turning down the opportunity to play The Dark Knight in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie, and now the former 007 has been speaking about the possibility of a gay James Bond.

“Sure. Why not?” said Brosnan, when asked by Details if he could picture the iconic spy as a gay man. “Actually, I don’t know how it would work. I don’t think Barbara Broccoli would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing. Let’s start with a great black actor being James Bond. Idris Elba certainly has the physicality, the charisma, the presence. But I think Daniel Craig will be there for a while yet.”

Daniel Craig’s Bond will next be seen in Spectre, which opens in the UK on October 23rd in the UK and November 6th in the States. »

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The Weird Reason Pierce Brosnan Turned Down Tim Burton's Batman

27 August 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Before Michael Keaton made movie history and landed the role of Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton.s Batman, a crop of other great actors were up for the role - including Bill Murray and Charlie Sheen. Last year we also found out that James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan was among the names in contention, and now new information has come to light revealing why he ultimately didn.t get the part. Considering how popular the Dark Knight is now, the actor.s reasoning is pretty mind-boggling. During an interview Details, Brosnan briefly revealed the reason. In a nut shell, he just couldn.t take the role seriously. But it put it a bit more harshly. Said Brosnan, It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman? Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton like, .Any »

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Superhero Bits: Suicide Squad, Daredevil, Supergirl, The Flash, Heroes Reborn, Batman, Vixen, S.H.I.E.L.D.

26 August 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Which superhero did Suicide Squad‘s Margot Robbie almost play? Why did Pierce Brosnan turn down Tim Burton‘s Batman? Which caped hero does Wes Bentley wish he could play? What’s the Supergirl pilot about? Why does Megalyn Echikunwoke think the world needs Vixen? How pissed off does Nick Fury look in his Hot Toys figure? Read about all […]

The post Superhero Bits: Suicide Squad, Daredevil, Supergirl, The Flash, Heroes Reborn, Batman, Vixen, S.H.I.E.L.D. appeared first on /Film. »

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Pierce Brosnan Turned Down The Chance To Play Batman For Tim Burton

26 August 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

West. Kilmer. Keaton. Clooney. Bale. Affleck. Brosnan? Speaking in an interview with Details, former 007 Pierce Brosnan revealed that he was once offered the chance to play The Caped Crusader for Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film.

At the time, Pierce Brosnan was one of a number of stars in line for the coveted part, rubbing shoulders with Mel Gibson – fresh off the Mad Max trilogy – Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and Bill Murray. Ultimately, though, it was a role that never really caught the actor’s attention, and here he reveals exactly why he passed up the chance.

“It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman? Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton like, ‘Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.’ So, yeah.”

Low and behold, it was »

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'Suicide Squad': Jared Leto Says Goodbye to the Joker

25 August 2015 5:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This might be sad news for some, but Jared Leto's time spent on the set of Suicide Squad as The Joker has come to an end. He's had a lot of fun portraying the Clown Prince, and the stories he's provided the press over the past few months could possibly end up being more entertaining than the movie itself. And they'll surely fuel a few fun behind-the-scenes retrospectives. But now it's time for the actor to say goodbye to DC Comics' most iconic villain as the movie officially wraps. Will he turn in a performance that stands side-by-side with the other great actors who have inhabited the role? We'll have to see. For now, he's leaving the Gotham madman behind, with just a few snippets of green hair left on his stylist's floor.

Jared Leto whispered a quiet 'Goodbye' as he shook off the insane creature that had »

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Pierce Brosnan on turning down Tim Burton’s Batman

25 August 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last year, Pierce Brosnan revealed that he’d turned down the opportunity to play Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 reinvention of The Dark Knight, and now the former 007 has spoken about his decision in an interview with Details.

“It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman?” states Brosnan. “Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton, like, ‘Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.’ So yeah.”

Brosnan was one of a number of actors considered for Batman, with the likes of Mel Gibson, Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and Bill Murray all in the frame at one point or another. The role of course went on to be filled by Michael Keaton, who also reprised the role for 1992’s Batman Returns before hanging up the cape and cowl. »

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Holy Murder! Watch Batman Kill a Bunch of People

25 August 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The notion of Batman refusing to kill people has long been misunderstood, thanks in no small part to the stagey deadpan of Adam West. With its onomatopoeia and West’s potbellied pedantry, the 1960s Batman adhered more closely to Susan Sontag’s camp than Bob Kane’s vengeful Dark Knight. It was DC Comics editor Whitney Ellsworth, not Kane, who decreed that Batman couldn’t kill. Ellsworth feared that readers wouldn’t sympathize with a guy who killed without remorse, and thus wouldn’t buy comics. Kane’s Batman was a mean son of a gun, though: In his very first solo issue in 1938, Batman gunned down a henchman, tossed another off a building, and hanged a third from his Batplane. (“He’s probably better off this way,” Batman intoned.) Two years later, he impaled a Chinese swordsman, threw an American disguised as a Chinese swordsman out of a window, »

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7 Pieces Of Evidence That May Confirm The Joker Used To Be Robin

25 August 2015 4:55 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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From the second that first official image was revealed, Jared Leto’s Joker has been causing controversy among comic book fans. Whether it’s the teeth or tattoos, this new take on the Clown Prince of Crime has divided opinions and left us all with a lot of questions about the direction the iconic villain will be taken in in both Suicide Squad and (possibly) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

While it’s blatantly obvious that the DC Extended Universe‘s Joker is drastically different to previous live-action iterations (in part because of how much Jared Leto has revealed about his take on the character), one theory which has been doing the rounds lately is so shocking that the backlash will be massive if it’s true.

That points to Leto playing a former Robin who has become The Joker. That’s not to say that he’s »

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Batman Has Killed A Lot Of People On Screen, Here's The Proof

24 August 2015 8:36 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Batman is well-known for falling into the category of heroes who don't kill... but the truth of the matter is that he's bent this rule several times over the years. This is true in the comics, but also true in big-screen versions of the Caped Crusader, as you can see in the video below: This supercut was put together by the YouTube channel Mr. Sunday Movies, and as you can see from the tally at the end, a total of 45 people have been killed at Batman's hand in the various live-action incarnations. Obviously the guy isn't exactly putting up Punisher numbers, but he basically still ranks as a serial killer. Watching the various clips featured in this video, you'll probably notice that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher era of movies was pretty loose on the whole "not killing idea," and that it was really Christopher Nolan who really enforced »

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Henry Cavill on whether Lois Lane or Wonder Woman is a better fit for Superman

24 August 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lois Lane could find some competition for Clark Kent’s affections in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in the form of Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman, and Heny Cavill has offered a rather diplomatic response when asked by Cosmopolitan whether the intrepid Daily Planet reporter or the Amazon Princess is a better fit for the Man of Steel.

“This is a very long discussion because there are a lot of questions to be asked and answered,” states Cavill. “I mean who is better for a super-powered alien, a human or a goddess? Yes, the goddess can do all the normal things, which we would think are normal in a relationship, and not have any fear of Superman. But you also need to have that baseline of humanity, which Lois provides. And literally keeps his feet on the ground, keeps him down to earth. So »

- Gary Collinson

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