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Yesterday, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder spoke about why he prefers the DC Universe to the Marvel Cinematic Universe during an appearance on the Hall of Justice podcast. The filmmaker also had plenty more to say during his appearance, offering new details about both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, which he starts filming this spring. First, the director essentially confirmed rumors that the rest of the Justice League, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) will be featured in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, although he admitted that they have small roles.
"I really feel like this movie... I mean as far as the other Justice League characters go, it's very small roles. It's a whisper that they exist. Except for Wonder Woman, we see her pretty well. But the movie is about Batman and Superman. »
Way back in November 2014, it was revealed that composer Hans Zimmer is teaming with Junkie Xl (a.k.a. Tom Holkenberg) to work on the score for Warner Bros.' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Hans Zimmer will craft the theme for Superman (Henry Cavill), like he did in 2013's Man of Steel, with Junkie Xl working on a new Batman (Ben Affleck) theme. Earlier today, Water Tower Music released the Batman theme, entitled "Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite), which you can listen to below.
Before taking on the job, Hans Zimmer admitted in September 2013 that he was unsure about taking on this job, because he didn't want to create new Batman music after working on Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy. Junkie Xl, a.k.a. Tom Holkenborg, most recently composed scores for Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Mass and Point Break, along with the upcoming Deadpool. »
What an interesting situation Hans Zimmer was put in when he was asked to do the music for Batman v Superman. This was the guy who shaped the tone for The Dark Knight Trilogy (along with James Newton Howard for the first film), as well as Man Of Steel with his epic and fitting scores. However, with Batman v Superman he was facing a bit of a conundrum. Sure, since BvS takes place within the same universe as Man Of Steel, it makes sense that he'd come back to do the music. But what about Batman? This Batman is a very different one than what Nolan brought us with Christian Bale, and as such, how weird would it be that Zimmer would be responsible for bringing themes to two completely separate iterations of the same character?
Instead of doing that, Zimmer decided to bring on composer Junkie Xl to assist him with the film, »
- Joseph Medina
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fabulous Friday? Senior citizens react to the Netflix phenomenon, a new video points out everything wrong with Fantastic Four and Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets a 60-second animated breakdown. But wait, there's more! Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets mashed up with the beloved sci-fi series Doctor Who. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Youtuber VG934 has combined his love of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the sci-fi series Doctor Who to create a wonderful mashup trailer. The footage is from the 2005 season of Doctor Who, with Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper, but with the help of some clever editing »
Gloriously off-message and packed full of punky insouciance, the current crop of superhero films suggests we’re entering an era in which even the silliest of source material can shine
In The Dark Knight, which arguably ushered in the modern comic-book film era, the Joker’s “Why so serious” refrain is a call to arms in the face of mankind’s refusal to buy into his distinctive brand of psychopathic glee. Why bother with the burden of the human condition, wonders Heath Ledger’s killer clown, when it’s far easier to freewheel murderously through life without a care in the world?
Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy is often seen as the dark, brooding counterbalance to the cheerier Marvel movies that followed it. And yet in many ways, Ledger’s cackling, sociopathic performance supercharged the trilogy’s 2008 middle instalment in the same way as Joss Whedon’s diamond-cut dialogue rocket-fuelled 2012’s The Avengers. »
- Ben Child
Citing Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight as inspiration, all signs pointed to Sony gunning for a post-apocalyptic aesthetic for Zorro Reborn. In the time that’s lapsed since we last caught wind of the studio’s masked bandit, it appears the project has been given a total overhaul, with plans now in place for the reboot to be rooted in the near-future.
That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that Gravity co-writer Jonás Cuarón will write and direct the remake now formally known as Z. It’s by no means the only property to get the futuristic treatment under Sony, given the company is also whisking Robin Hood and his fellow men in tights into the not-so-distant future for a “revisionist” and “gritty” and “reimagining” and just about every other buzzword that comes to mind.
As for Zorro – sorry, Z – Cuarón is reportedly eyeing a summer start date, »
- Michael Briers
It seems like overnight George Miller has become a huge sensation. This is a man who's been in the business for more years than I've been alive, but all the same, in the wake of his latest film, Mad Max: Fury Road, everyone is realizing what a talent the man is in Hollywood. All of a sudden, that canceled Justice League: Mortal film from back in 2007 is a huge deal.
Sure, we're getting Batman v Superman this year, and a Justice League film late next year, but there's something romantic and mysterious about a film that never was--especially when it could have been helmed by someone like George Miller.
We know that the world was a much different place back then. Comic book movies weren't really a sure thing by that point, and the idea of throwing these different superheroes together seemed like a huge risk. Heck, even as »
- Joseph Medina
In 2005, Electronic Arts published a video game version of Christopher Nolan’s epic superhero reboot Batman Begins. It got mixed reviews, however due to Batman’s evident popularity and the hype surrounding the release of Nolan’s sequel The Dark Knight, another video game tie-in was warranted and EA and Pandemic Studios began working hard to get the game finished before the movie’s release.
That didn’t happen for various reasons and this video courtesy of DidYouKnowGaming? sheds some light on the specifics behind why the game was cancelled. The video also has some footage and concepts from The Dark Knight game.
Check it out below:
What do you guys think?
- Gavin Logan
There was supposed to be a videogame of The Dark Knight - and footage from the cancelled Batman release has surfaced.
You might recall that back in 2008, just before the release of Nolan's highly anticipated sequel to Batman Begins (which did get a pretty bad video game adaptation), actor Gary Oldman let slip that he'd signed on to reprise his role as Jim Gordon in the upcoming Dark Knight video game, a secret that Pandemic Studios and Electronic Arts had yet to reveal to the public.
Since then, fans have scrutinised the project and the reasons behind why The Dark Knight video game never saw the light of day (night?). This new video gives us those reasons, »
After almost three long years of waiting, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will finally hit theaters on March 25th. The film has become one of the most highly anticipated cinematic experiences of all time, but the enthusiasm of many seems somewhat dulled by their poor opinion of the movie.s predecessor: Man of Steel. Whether it.s Zack Snyder.s direction, the chaos and destruction of the film.s third act, or even the mere tone of the film, naysayers seem to constantly find new ways to call it a terrible movie. While there.s a degree of truth to of some these accusations, I am of the mindset that Man of Steel is a far better film than its detractors would ever give it credit for. Is it perfect? Of course not; not even Christopher Nolan.s The Dark Knight is a perfect movie. However, Man of Steel »
What other DC Comics characters might be coming to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? What does John Krasinski have to say about auditioning for Captain America years ago? What did the canceled video game tie-in for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight look like? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Roy Harper is […]
The post Superhero Bits: Canceled Dark Knight Video Game, Sgt. Rock, Disney Princess X-Men & More appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Vin Diesel’s supernatural action thriller The Last Witch Hunter is coming to DVD and Blu-ray here in the UK on March 7th, with Entertainment One announcing that Zavvi is offering an exclusive Blu-ray steelbook of the movie.
Pre-order The Last Witch Hunter Via Amazon Us Or Amazon UK, Or Get The Steelbook Via Zavvi
Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious franchise, xXx, Riddick) heads up The Last Witch Hunter as Kaulder, the eponymous protagonist, alongside an acclaimed and mighty cast including; Oscar Winner© Michael Caine (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Kingsman: The Secret Service), a priest and Kaulder’s keeper, also known as the 36th ‘Dolan’; Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Sin City The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) is a young priest, who is chosen as the 37th Dolan; and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Luther) plays Chloe, a young witch.
Hundreds of years ago, the »
- Gary Collinson
Last July, Mattel unveiled its Wonder Woman Barbie doll from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now the toy company has unveiled another of its Barbie line, this time featuring The Dark Knight! Check out some promotional images here, along with images of the boxed Wonder Woman…
See Also: Mezco Toyz unveils Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice collectible figures
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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.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees »
- Amie Cranswick
It was just last week that we got the second full-length trailer for the highly anticipated DC Comics adventure Suicide Squad. Now, the official Instagram page for the movie has released a quick teaser for the movie. And while it doesn't give us a whole lot of new footage, it does give Jared Leto's The Joker the last laugh.
The Joker appears to be much more deranged than the rest of his squad-mates. And most of the publicity materials leading up to the release have shown The Joker to be set apart from the rest of the group. USA Today caught up with director David Ayer, who shed some new light on the clown prince of terror. He has this to say about the quite "scary" to take on such an iconic DC villain.
"It's a scary character to tackle. This iteration of him, people will realize there really »
While DC seems to weather a decent amount of internet hate these days, there's no denying the fact that Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Batman alone was able to garner billions in the The Dark Knight Trilogy, so throw him together with Superman, and the studio is bound to come across some serious coin.
But, of course, the real question is how much the film will make. The folks over at BoxOffice.com have crunched the numbers, and they've seen fit to track the film at a $154 million domestic opening, well ahead of Man Of Steel's $116 million opening, though a bit behind The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises' opening weekend earnings of $158 million and $160 million, respectively.
Despite the fact that the movie will indeed have two supers at the forefront, the site took into account the »
- Joseph Medina
Mezco Toyz has released a batch of promotional images for its upcoming One: 12 Collective action figures for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, featuring both The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. Check out the images and details here…
Featuring a incredible digitally modeled portrait sculpt to craft an exceptional screen-accurate likeness of award winning actor Ben Affleck. Batman is assembled on a newly designed One:12 Collective body featuring over 44 articulated points of movement. This figure is costumed in a film accurate outfit utilizing ground breaking methods to achieve a remarkably authentic look.
The portrait sculpt has been expertly modeled to craft an exceptional screen-accurate likeness of acclaimed actor Henry Cavill. Built on a newly designed One:12 Collective body featuring over 38 points of articulation Superman is outfitted in an amazingly detailed and accurate costume. To match the on-screen creation of award winning designer Michael Wilkinson, the One:12 Collective Superman »
- Amie Cranswick
A few weeks ago, The CW Network aired a half-hour special entitled DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League, which was hosted by director Kevin Smith and DC's Geoff Johns. The special featured the second trailer for the highly-anticipated Suicide Squad, which stars Margot Robbie as the iconic comic book character Harley Quinn. As many fans know, Kevin Smith named his own daughter Harley Quinn Smith after this character, and the director revealed he gave his daughter the actual bat Margot Robbie used in Suicide Squad.
"The folks at @warnerbrosentertainment gave me the #harleyquinn bat from @suicidesquadmovie as a thanks for hosting the #dawnofjustice special on @thecw. I gave it to my daughter @harleyquinnnn_ before we left for #Sundance last week. Asked 'You know what a totem is? It's a powerful, mystical object that wards off evil and gives the bearer strength and power. Before you begin your journey »
After several years of delays, The Hollywood Gang production company is finally moving forward with Robin Hood 2058, which offers a futuristic take on the classic Robin Hood story. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the production company has brought on British writer Tony Lee to work on the script. Other writers who have worked on the project in the past include Jason Dean Hall (Paranoia) and Michael Ross (The Throwaways). Gianni Nunnari, known for his work on 300 and Immortals is producing with The Hollywood Gang.
The story is set in a futuristic, dystopian version of London, following a rogue MI5 agent on a mission to avenge injustice. The project's working title Robin Hood 2058 is believed to change at some point, but the site didn't reveal what the replacement title may be. Despite the massively different setting, writer Tony Lee revealed that he plans on staying faithful to the original source material. »
Let's go back in time. A time before Rocksteady made Batman: Arkham Asylum. A time where EA made DC movie video games, Marvel made video games period, and the Nintendo Wii was kicking everybody's ass. A time where EA and Pandemic Studios were working on video game tie-in to Christopher Nolan's masterpiece, The Dark Knight. Very little has been seen from the game besides environment work throughout the years (trust me, I've looked) but now in the newest Unseen64 video, we have a first look at The Dark Knight video game along with the story behind why it never came out. »
With less than two months to go before The Dark Knight takes on the Man of Steel, BoxOffice.com is forecasting a $154 million domestic box office opening for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which would be the tenth biggest North American opening of all time behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($158 million).
The Dark Knight Rises holds the record for the biggest domestic opening for a DC movie, debuting to $160.9 million in 2012. Its predecessor The Dark Knight opened with $158.4 million four years prior. Zack Snyder’s previous DC outing Man of Steel earned an opening weekend of $116.6 million back in 2013.
2016’s first superhero movie Deadpool is reportedly tracking a $55 million opening weekend, although the X-Men spinoff has a »
- Gary Collinson
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