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What could be worse than your mortal enemy running a billion dollar company, having infinite resources to work on your doom? How about that same mortal enemy being President of the United States.
In the early 00s, Lex Luthor ran for the country’s highest political office and surprisingly won, giving him complete control over the American government and manipulated events to make him look like a good president. Superman and Batman made a deal with each other that they wouldn’t forcefully remove Lex from office until he did something to force their hand. That time came in the storyline Public Enemies, the opening arc to the Superman/Batman title by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness.
When a huge Kryptonite asteroid heads to Earth, threatening to wipe out all life, Luthor »
- Ricky Church
As promised, the final trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has arrived! And it doesn't disappoint. This latest explosive sneak peek is full of never-before-seen footage! We get to see Bruce Wayne suit up to take on a small army. And then he's seen fighting The Man of Steel. In his armored Batman suit, we even see how he might be able to stop the last son of Krypton. It's a roller coaster ride full of sexy promises and hard hitting thrills. Will Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice be the movie of the year? It just might be. We also have the epic IMAX poster which promises the biggest battle to ever grace the silver screen, along with select footage shot exclusively on IMAX cameras.
When it comes to making great superhero movies, Warner Bros. don’t exactly have a great track record away from a few obvious modern classics. That’s really frustrating too, especially as they’re not restricted in the same way as Marvel Studios when it comes to rights issues. They have a whole catalogue of DC Comics characters to choose from, but they’ve continuously got them wrong during the transition from page to screen!
There’s obviously a lot of excitement surrounding the DC Films Universe, but when you look back at their horrendous track record, it’s hard not to fret about Warner Bros. once again screwing up a bunch of the publisher’s best comic book characters. In fact, at least a few more members of the Justice League one day being added to this list feels like a depressing guarantee.
Going back to the »
- Josh Wilding
Tonight’s episode of The Flash was one of the best to date, as Barry Allen, Cisco, and Harrison Wells all paid a visit to Earth-2. Once there, we were treated to a long list of Easter Eggs (including nods to Supergirl, the Justice League, and even Atlantis), but things look set to get even more intense next week, as the team makes some unusual alliances to rescue The Flash and return home.
For more details on what to expect from next week’s episode (titled “Escape From Earth-2″), here’s the official synopsis:
On Earth-2, the team races to find Zoom’s lair and asks for help from the most unexpected source. Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) rushes to perfect Velocity-9 so that Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) can stop the Geomancer (guest star Adam Stafford). J.J. Makaro directed the episode with story by Todd Helbing & Aaron Helbing »
- Josh Wilding
We live in an age of fractured, multi-universe storytelling. You can blame multimedia licensing agreements that started long, long ago. They're the reason the X-Men can't be in a Marvel Studios movie, they're the reason The CW's The Flash will be a different version of Justice League's The Flash, and they're the reason we'll soon have two different Star Trek universes. That last part actually isn't too terrible, though. The J.J. Abrams version of the Star Trek universe is only seven years old and while it is a perfectly cast version of Trek, it's not traditional TV Trek. It's not all about boldly going where no man has gone before. It's not about a vision of the future that has evolved beyond the problems of contemporary Earth society...
- Peter Hall
First, let's talk about the title: "For the Girl Who Has Everything" is an homage to "For the Man Who Has Everything," a story by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons in Superman Annual No. 11. It is widely accepted as one of the Best Superman Stories Ever, by two of the best guys ever to tell one — and it came out in 1985, just one year before the same writer/artist team would go on to make Watchmen, which is widely accepted as one of the Best Comic Books Ever. "For the Man Who Has Everything" is an excellent Superman story, and it was previously adapted in an excellent Justice League Unlimited episode of the same title. Supergirl's take is pretty faithful — though it's retooled to fit into the season's ongoing plot, the original is effectively a stand-alone story, so the heart of it all remains intact. But there's a »
- Joshua Rivera
Long before the DC Extended Universe was created, Warner Bros. intended to introduce the cinematic Justice League for the first time through Justice League: Mortal. Helmed by Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller, the blockbuster was intended to pit the team against Maxwell Lord, and it would have existed separately from the then still-in-progress Dark Knight trilogy. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the movie never saw the light of day, and Miller provided more details about its demise. When asked about several of the DC projects that he didn’t end up directing, George Miller told THR that the Justice League: Mortal was the main one, and it was thanks to financial difficulties that it fell through. Miller explained: That was, oh, seven years ago, I think. And there was a really great script...I really was attracted to it...And we cast it really quickly and we »
Last week, a new report surfaced that revealed what studios were planning on airing new movie footage during Super Bowl 50. That report claimed that Warner Bros. would be sitting out today's big game, which surprised some fans, especially since their highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25. However, that report did tease that, while there may not be a new trailer during the big game, there may be an ad featuring Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice characters from one of the movie's promotional partners. During today's pre-game coverage, Turkish Airlines unveiled two new ads, announcing that the airline now offers "service" to both Gotham and Metropolis.
One ad features Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne representing Gotham, who is rebuilding his city through a substantial grant from his foundation, with Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor representing Metropolis, which is being rebuilt thanks to Lex's generous donations. »
Ryan Reynolds is certainly no stranger to comic book movies. Having previously starred in such films as Blade: Trinity, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Green Lantern, and Ripd, his latest endeavor is that of Deadpool, which is garnering much praise from both fans and critics who have been lucky enough to attend early screenings (read our review here).
When a notable actor stars in one or more comic book movies, an internet brush fire is often lit as fans begin to fancy themselves as casting directors. Although Reynolds will not be reprising his role as Hal Jordan in any future Green Lantern or Justice League movies, speculation still runs rampant as to whether or not any other characters are on his bucket list.
Here’s what he had to say when IGN recently caught up with him:
“I never want to play another comic book character again; Deadpool, I would like to »
- Eric Joseph
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Deadpool, Wolverine, Deadpool vs. Wolverine, X-Men: Apocalypse, Legion, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Justice League Mortal, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, Teen Titans, Batman: Bad Blood, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash and more…
The 2016 superhero season kicks off next week with the hotly-anticipated arrival of Deadpool (which has been granted a 15-certificate from the BBFC, for any of our younger UK readers who were worried they might miss out), and so naturally Fox’s marketing department has been working overtime. Among the promotional material flooding the internet this week, we have a Rob Liefeld poster, »
- Gary Collinson
Ahead of its release next month, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has debuted a new clip from Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash which sees Brainiac preparing to do battle with the League; check it out here…
The brilliant, hyper-obsessive-compulsive, super-computer Brainiac is combing the universe for new additions to his collection of worlds when he stumbles upon a ripe planet for his taking – Earth. But Brainiac quickly discovers Earth has a “firewall” – the Justice League. When Brainiac cleverly displaces several members of the Justice League to other time periods in Earth’s history, Batman, Flash and Cyborg must build and use the Cosmic Treadmill to race across time to retrieve their comrades – while members of the Legion of Super Heroes attempt to hold off Brainiac’s assault. »
- Gary Collinson
How long is the Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl spot? Is there a chance we’ll ever see Deadpool vs Wolverine in the movies again? How big are the roles of the other Justice League members in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Super Bowl […]
The post Superhero Bits: Deadpool vs Wolverine, Civil War Super Bowl Spot, Justice League and More appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Last year we got a peek at concept art for Justice League: Mortal, the project that George Miller was slated to direct back in 2007. Our own Chris Clow provided a very detailed account of the project nearly three years ago, pointing out that Miller had been "relatively silent" about his role in the production. Miller, who has now been nominated for two Academy Awards for his work as producer and director of Mad Max: Fury Road, recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss some of his career highlights. He also touched on the superhero project that, sadly, never took flight. "There was a really great script. And Warners said, 'Let's do it. Let's do a Justice League.' I really was attracted to it. But there was a writers strike...
- Peter Martin
Over the past six months or so, we’ve had our first real glimpse at George Miller’s aborted DC movie Justice League Mortal, including concept art of Aquaman, a sculpture of Martian Manhunter, some storyboards, and images of Megan Gale’s Wonder Woman. Now the Mad Max: Fury Road director has been talking about the 2007 project to The Hollywood Reporter, explaining how it came about, and how it fell apart…
“There was a really great script. And Warners said, ‘Let’s do it. Let’s do a Justice League.’ I really was attracted to it. But there was a writers strike looming. We had to cast it very quickly, which we did with Warners’ casting people. And we cast it really quickly and we mounted it very quickly. And it depended on a start date and it depended on some basic rebate legislation that had just got through a new Australian government. »
- Gary Collinson
In Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash, the brilliant, hyper-obsessive-compulsive, super-computer Brainiac is combing the universe for new additions to his collection of worlds when he stumbles upon a ripe planet for his taking – Earth. But Brainiac quickly discovers Earth has a “firewall” – the Justice League. When Brainiac cleverly displaces several members of the Justice League to other time periods in Earth’s history, Batman, Flash and Cyborg must build and use the Cosmic Treadmill to race across time to retrieve their comrades – while members of the Legion of Super Heroes attempt to hold off Brainiac’s assault. Only time will tell in this battle for the fate of the Earth and the Justice League! »
Where in seasons past, the prestigious NAACP Chairman’s Award has gone to one deserving person, this year’s honor is being presented to five individuals and three organizations who, per the NAACP, have “used their distinct platforms to create agents of change.”
The eight honorees, selected by Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the National Board of Directors of the NAACP, are Justice League NYC, a criminal justice task force founded in 2005 by Harry Belafonte; the U. of Mississippi NAACP College Chapter; U. of Missouri Concerned Student 1950 Collective, a group of students that rallied against racism on the Columbia campus; Brittany “Bree” Newsome, an activist and filmmaker from Charlotte, N.C., who scaled the flagpole on the Statehouse grounds and took down the Confederate flag; “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, a social justice advocate who volunteers for such organizations as the Black AIDS Institute and the United Negro College Fund; the Rev. »
- Malina Saval
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is getting very close to its release date. For months, fans have been trying to piece together the breadth and depth of this film. How much of the Justice League will make a cameo? Is this character the real villain? Just how much of plot is dedicated to the fight between Batman and Superman? True answers are still a month out. However. Beginning today you can pre-order the Batman v Superman soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Junkie Xl. Which means we now have all the title tracks, in their vaguely spoilery glory. So what can we infer from these 18 tracks? Let’s find out! Warning: Spoilers Ahead! #1: Beautiful Lie #2: Their War Here #3: The Red Capes Are Coming #4: Day of the Dead #5: Must There Be A Superman? #6: New Rules #7: Do You Bleed? #8: Problems Up Here #9: Black and Blue »
- Donna Dickens
In case you missed the first track released, listen to it below.
WaterTower Music has announced the March 18 release of the soundtrack to the upcoming feature film Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, a collaborative effort by film composers Hans Zimmer and Junkie Xl (aka Tom Holkenborg).
Available digitally, on CD, 2-disc deluxe CD, and on Limited Edition 3-disc deluxe vinyl. The album is available for preorder now. The 2-cd deluxe package, the digital deluxe version, and the 3-disc deluxe vinyl set feature over 90 minutes of music, five bonus tracks, and exclusive fold-out poster and liner notes from the composers. Additionally, the vinyl set features etched vinyl art and an album download card.
“Junkie Xl is an incredibly insightful film composer. It »
- Michelle McCue
Last year we got a peek at concept art for Justice League: Mortal, the project that George Miller was slated to direct back in 2007. Our own Chris Clow provided a very detailed account of the project nearly three years ago, pointing out that Miller had been "relatively silent" about his role in the production. Miller, who has now been nominated for two Academy Awards for his work as producer and director of Mad Max: Fury Road, recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to...
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The respective studio heads will be hoping that this brace of superhero team-up films can rake in Avengers-esque levels of dosh. And if Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice does decently by all available commercial, critical and audience appreciation barometers when it drops later this year, it’s likely that those high hopes for The Justice League will become realities.
But who on Earth are the Justice League anyway? And how will they slot into the DC Extended Universe? Here’s everything we know so far…
The Justice League in the Dceu – set-up, crossovers and spin-offs »
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