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So Bryan Singer takes to Twitter, as Bryan Singer loves to do, and reveals simply that X-Men: Apocalypse will be in theaters in 2016. The Internet responds, as the Internet loves to do, with passionate speculation. Who will direct? Who will star? Who.ll be back, and who will pass? Today, we have some concrete details. Vulture is going on record to say that Singer . beyond being the "Mad Tweeter" . will also direct X-Men: Apocalypse after putting the finishing touches on X-Men: Days of Future Past. This wouldn.t be the first back-to-back foray into mutant-dom for the storyteller. He famously helmed X-Men and X2: X-Men United in 2000 and 2003 before taking a break and focusing on movies like Superman Returns, Valkyrie and the childrens. fantasy Jack the Giant Slayer. Now that he.s back in the X-wheelhouse, though, it appears as if Singer wants to stay a while. He.ll work »
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman vs. Superman, Wonder Woman, Arrow, The Flash, Young Justice, Hourman, Gotham, Justice League: War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United, Kick-Ass 2 and more...
Well, the past seven days may just have been the busiest week of the year in terms of superhero news, with several huge stories dropping throughout the week, and the biggest surprise of all? Marvel Studios and its multitude of projects has been virtually anonymous as Sony, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox grabbed all (well, most) of the headlines. We've got a lot to get through this week, but we'll start things off with our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man...
So, things have been almost deathly »
- Gary Collinson
When Zack Snyder cast Henry Cavill as the lead in Man of Steel, it wasn't the British actor's first brush with Superman. Back in 2004, Cavill was cast as the iconic superhero in Superman: Flyby, a planned reboot from director McG (Charlie's Angels) and screenwriter J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness), which ultimately fell apart when Bryan Singer came on board and cast Brandon Routh in 2006's Superman Returns. And, thanks to ThinkMcFlyThink, we have a glimpse of Cavill in the red-and-blue from his 2004 screen test for Flyby...
Superman: Flyby was intended as an origin tale that would have radically altered the traditional Superman story, with Kal-El being sent to Earth as an infant during a Civil War on Krypton and eventually coming to battle his evil cousin Ty-Zor and his three Kryptonian cronies, but only after being killed in action and subsequently resurrected. Other actors said to have been considered »
- Gary Collinson
It was also a time when he was a potential Superman in what was then known as "Superman: Flyby," the second attempt to revive Superman following Tim Burton and Nic Cage's "Superman Lives" in the late 1990s.
This incarnation had McG & Brett Ratner directing at different points with at least two scripts by "Alias" and "Felicity" creator J.J. Abrams. It ultimately fell apart once Bryan Singer came onboard and started over with "Superman Returns".
- Garth Franklin
Years before Man of Steel became an international hit, Henry Cavill was attached to star as Clark Kent/Superman in the ill-fated Superman: Flyby, which was written by J.J. Abrams with McG set to direct and Robert Downey Jr. starring as Lex Luthor. The project ultimately fell apart, reportedly because of McG's fear of flying, since Warner Bros. wanted to shoot in Australia and the director opted for an American production. Ultimately, Bryan Singer took the reins and reworked it into the 2006 adventure Superman Returns. Today, we have the first photo of Henry Cavill from his 2004 screen test, plus a photo of the red and blue suit he was wearing.
In 2004, before Henry Cavill was Zack Snyder's Superman in Man of Steel, Cavill was cast by McG ("Charlie's Angels") to play Superman/Clark Kent in his unproduced Superman film, Superman: Flyby. A film that was written by J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek Into Darkness"), and would've also starred Robert Downey Jr. as Lex Luthor. That's why you see him in the banner above. Keep in mind, this took place two years before Bryan Singer's super-dull, Superman Returns. So what killed McG's Superman: Flyby? Well, the director revealed that it was his fear of flying that grounded the production. Warner Bros. wanted the film to shoot in Australia for cost-savings, while McG wanted it to be shot entirely in North America so that he never had to get on a plane. Even though Cavill would have to wait nearly a decade to suit up as the Man of Steel, »
Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni | Written by David S. Goyer | Directed by Zach Snyder
Man of Steel sees the troubled cinematic journey of Superman take a rather bold new direction. After years of developments, 2006’s Superman Returns saw Bryan Singer unable to shoulder the burden of creating a Superman for our times, instead going for an overly reverential and somewhat dull film which unlike the previous year’s Batman Begins, made one of DC’s most celebrated characters big-screen journey stall once again. With the Batman films’ key creative spearhead Christopher Nolan on board for Superman this time and with notoriously love him or hate him director Zack Snyder in tow, film studio Warner Brothers are hoping Man of Steel will not only re-establish Superman’s success on the big-screen, but can also be »
- Ian Loring
While I’ve always found Kate Bosworth to be easy on the eyes, as well as a pretty easy interview, it is hard for me to pinpoint a favorite role. She has appeared in a number of major feature films including Superman Returns, 21, The Rules Of Attraction as well as the underrated flick Wonderland. Yet in her latest Homefront, she gives what may be her best performance to date. As an addict and mother she is pretty darn effective as the girl who causes all sorts of trouble for Jason »
Update: Director Bryan Singer has responded to the reports of “reshoots” via twitter. He has clarified that these aren’t reshoots, contrary to how Montreal film commissioner Hans Fraikin characterized the work. They are pick-ups, which are “when you grab additional shots & beats,” as opposed to reshoots, which are “when stuff didn’t come out right so you have to reshoot it.”
So, as suggested in the original article, these extra weeks of shooting are, indeed, to add extra content to the hotly-anticipated feature.
In a move that’s become more and more common over the years for large scale blockbusters, Bryan Singer and Co. are heading back to Canada for a round of reshoots. While no official reason has been cited for the reshoots, there’s really nothing to be concerned about here. With films on this epic scale, with hundreds of millions of dollars invested, it »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Following on from our comprehensive look at the 20 Most Obscure Marvel Movie Easter Eggs, attention must now turn to the other side of the divide.
Just as Marvel packed their films with a raft of Easter Eggs and comic book movie in-jokes, DC’s stable of movies includes self-referential nods and winks designed to delight the most ardent and observant of fans. Some are obvious – like the J Kerr hint at the end of Batman Begins – and some far less so, and it is the latter that will come into focus here.
The Eggs in question are the most rewarding to find – and are sometimes unnoticeable for all but the most knowledgeable comic book fans – and deserved to be saluted for their fiendish cleverness.
Incidentally, no matter how insistent they might be, never let a conspiracy theorist convince you that they have spotted a subliminal message in a movie poster that points to the Illuminati, »
- Simon Gallagher
With the release of Man Of Steel on DVD/BluRay/digital/brain implant this week, we thought it would be time to show you the next step in the merchandising blitz. (No, not the Superman/Batman movie.) Fresh off his gritty reboot, Superman returns to animated form with all-new powers! Come along and watch Man Of Steel: The Animated Series!
Created & Directed by Andy Signore – http://twitter.com/andysignore
Characters & Animation by Low Brow Studios
Edited by Dan Murrell
Original Music by Sean Motley
Lex Luthor / Jimmy Olsen – Piotr Michael – http://www.youtube.com/user/pokedachef
Superman – Andy Signore – http://twitter.com/andysignore
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Originally published on ComicMix as Saturday Morning Cartoons: Man Of Steel: The Animated Series! »
- Glenn Hauman
Welcome to Issue #22 of The Marvelous Da7e!
Real quick mission statement: this column is for discussion and speculation of/on superhero movie news and superhero movies. Titular allegiance aside, this sphere includes non-Marvel properties.
This week: In the back alleys of Los Angeles, rumors of a scrambling Warner Bros give weight to concept that no one knows what the score is for the DC Universe. On the flip side, Marvel makes a super-corporate but very symbolic tweak to their brand.
Disclaimer: The following conclusions are my opinion alone, me, Da7e Gonzales. They do not represent the editorial opinion of Latino Review as a publication or any of its non-Da7e contributors.
There’s a question that’s on the edge of my mind whenever new Batman Vs. Superman non-news hits. It’s so-and-so for Wonder Woman and so-and-so for Nightwing. Batman’s costume is going to look like »
One of the many questions raised by Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel sequel Batman Vs Superman is who will the villain of the film be?. Many have assumed that Lex Luthor may make his cinematic return and become the primary antagonist of the piece however it is only now that Snyder has hinted at this being the case.
With the abundance of rumours surrounding possible appearances of characters such as Wonder Woman and Nightwing, fans have been left wondering who will take on these characters as the villain. Lex Luthor has been previously played by Gene Hackman (Superman The Movie) and Kevin Spacey (Superman Returns) which was the characters last appearance on the big screen. This of course not forgetting Michael Rosenbaum’s acclaimed take on the character in televisions Smallville that ran from 2001 to 2011.
Now Luthor may finally make his return to the silver screen in Batman Vs »
- Ben Read
Zack Snyder’s reboot of the Big Blue Boy Scout was a great big success, in that it made Superman cool again. Oh sure, there were a couple of questionable choices (destroying half of Metropolis, Hologram Dad, etc.), but overall “Man of Steel” marked a triumphant return to the big screen for a superhero that has long been marred by, shall we say, lackluster outings. “Man of Steel” blasts onto DVD/Blu-ray, and every other outlet of your movie viewing choice this November 12th. A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Even though I totally dug most »
Every generation brings about an actor who is quite obviously head and shoulders above his peers. The period from the early 1990′s to the start of this century saw one particular name stand out a mile, with outstanding performances and award nominations becoming commonplace- that of former shoe salesman Kevin Spacey.
Starting out in theatre, Spacey made a well-received move into television in the late ’80′s with roles in L.A. Law and Wiseguy. This led to film roles in which he was predominantly cast in ‘character actor’ parts, before Oscar success in the mid 90′s hastened his claim as a strong leading man. While not everything Spacey touched turned to gold (he looked bored throughout 2000′s Pay It Forward and the 2006 Superman Returns did nobody involved any favours) there is a seam of gold running throughout a large proportion of his work and, for me anyway, he certainly has a »
- Barry Marshall
I'm weirdly invested in the idea that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the most underappreciated movie of last year. That's absurd, of course; there are hundreds of much better movies that received much worse reviews, or much less attention, than a multi-hundred-million-dollar fantasy blockbuster from Warner Brothers that made a billion bucks worldwide and garnered a tepid, but hardly vicious, Tomato score. In the pantheon of movies where the empirical narrative has overtaken what actually happened at the time, though (see also: Superman Returns), The Hobbit (Part 1) is one of those movies that is largely looked upon as a disappointment. By any yardstick, I guess it was; but then, for The Hobbit to fail to do anything other than set the entire moviegoing...
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The Texas State Fair was fortunate enough to host what many would consider the ultimate opportunity to get up close and personal with the oldest comic book hero, Superman. The Man of Steel and Superman 75th Anniversary Costume Tour was housed inside the Centennial Building from September 27th through October 20th. The exhibit was a sight to take in for fans of the Last Son of Krypton who grew up watching him go up against Lex Luthor, giant computers, Richard Pryor, and General Zod on television and the big-screen.
Each costume was enclosed in a glass case and adorned with a plaque and poster with a picture of the actor and information on which movie it was from. The super hero's costumes from Superman III, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Superman Returns, and Man of Steel were all on display. You could walk around each one and examine them front to back. »
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Anghus Houvouras with a weekly wander through the media making its way across the world wide web, including Thor: The Dark World, X-Men: Days of Future Past, About Time, The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle...
I’m not sure if it’s the bad writing and pedestrian directing, the good actor, or the complete bloodlessness of these Marvel movies, but after brutally killing thousands innocent people, ushering in an alien invasion, and leveling Manhattan, Loki is still the most likable character in a Thor movie. Does that strike anybody else as weird? All these different characters in this universe and the only person with an ounce of charisma is the murdering, would be world conqueror?
- Gary Collinson
Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog Bryan Singer has been beating the proverbial drum for his X-Men: Days of Future Past, a movie that doesn.t actually reach theaters until next summer. But he teased fans with an Instagram clip, a Twitter conversation, and . finally . a full trailer. Then he gave MTV a running commentary of that trailer, with we.ve posted for you above. Oddly enough, the Superman Returns director likened his moody trailer to the Man of Steel teases that Warner Bros. ran in the run up to that blockbuster: I asked for something emotionally driven for this first piece, to just reintroduce characters and the stakes. It's got plenty of action and scope, but I think at it's core to remind audiences of the world, the stakes, and the characters, so it was nice to lead with a piece like this," Singer told MTV. "To be honest, »
Welcome to Issue 20 of ‘The Marvelous Da7e!’
Real quick mission statement: this column is for discussion of superhero movie news and superhero movies. Titular allegiance aside, this sphere includes non-Marvel properties.
This week: While Marvel properties spoil us rotten with trailers, the other guys quietly up and leave me all alone.
What to discuss this week, as we’re right on the cusp of all being able to talk about Thor: The Dark World and it’s many secrets?
We pause, for a moment, to remember DC Comics NYC, the publishing house that – like industry rival Marvel – has come to represent one of two standards in comic’s entertainment will be pulling their New York City offices and moving them across the country to Burbank, California to be closer to their parent company, Warner Brothers.
This makes a certain degree of sense, assuming that it’s easier to »
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