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The Flickering Myth Team react…
The final trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice landed yesterday – and the Internet exploded in praise. It’s fair to say that the trailers prior to this one (the last one in particular) split audiences with some thinking it was pretty great, while others thinking it was a spoiler filled waste of time. This one, however, seems universally loved.
But what did the writing staff of Flickering Myth think?
Chris Cooper: I’m over the moon with it. The first 45 seconds alone show how well they understand Batman. His movement, his fighting, even his attitude towards Alfred. It’s fantastic. The rest goes by in a bit of a blur, but the look on Superman’s face when he gets blocked. ‘That’s never happened before’! This should have been the trailer released before. We didn’t need the previous one.
- Luke Owen
Welcome to the DC Weekly, where every week we cover the land of DC comics, TV, and movies. Be it random bits of news, TV show reactions, or miscellaneous reviews, editorials, or speculation, you can be sure to get your DC fix here!
This Week I'll be talking about the recent trailer that dropped for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
5 Reasons the Final Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer Kicked Ass
Holy wow, WB dropped a bombshell on us today. I know I'm not the first to say, this, but where in the hell was this trailer a few months ago?
I'll admit, I had my trepidations at first. After all, we've already seen a decent chunk of footage from the film, and in the previous trailer, I expressed my concerns over the direction the marketing was taking. On the whole, I still found myself thrilled with the »
- Joseph Medina
“It’s simple, we kill the Batman.”
The Joker’s famous words from “The Dark Knight” don’t ring true in the final trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” as the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) struggles to take down the Caped Crusader (Ben Affleck).
“He has the power to wipe out the entire human race,” Affleck’s Bruce Wayne says of Superman. “If we believe there is even a 1% chance that he is our enemy, we have to take it as an absolute certainty.”
The Batman-heavy new trailer, in which Superman doesn’t say a single line, also shows footage of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) leaping into battle. The trailer, however, features Gadot’s superhero speaking for the first time.
The film, which boasts footage filmed with IMAX cameras, also debuted its IMAX poster on Thursday, promising “the battle is bigger in IMAX.”
- Maane Khatchatourian
Surrounding your workspace with more clutter than a mid-noughties Myspace page is one way to assert individualism inside a bland corporate identity. It tells the world, ‘I’m not a number, I’m a free man! A free man overly fond of Pikachu!’ It can also be an act of mild rebellion, akin to leaving out the short and skinny bit of your school tie instead of the long, fat bit of your school tie that the man wants to see.
And then there’s sentimental desk décor, the talismans from loved ones from which you draw daily strength, reminding you why you shackled yourself to the capitalist cart horse in the first place. These are the photos, drawings and poorly made pottery items that prove you exist outside of work, »
The exciting Gilmore Girls news just doesn't quit! After several returning cast members were announced yesterday, we now have word that Supernatural star Jared Padalecki will return as Dean Forester. At this time, we don't have any specifics about his role in the plot.
Dean Forester had the notorious distinction of being Rory's (Alexis Bledel) first boyfriend. Though they broke up, he remained a constant fixture in her life, and is always remembered as 'the perfect first boyfriend'. They would eventually get back together three different times. But Jared Padalecki left the show in Season 5.
Jared Padalecki starred on the pilot episode of Gilmore Girls, and was the new kid at Stars Hallow High School. He's responsible for Rory's first kiss. But when Dean tells Rory that he loves her, and she doesn't respond, nothing is ever the same between the two. Will Dean and Rory eventually become the star »
The Joker has a truly rich history in comics, popping up countless times to ruin lives around the DC universe. Over the past 75 years, writers and artists have spun hundreds of stories around this troubling and intoxicating character. So why do people talk about only a handful of discussed-to-death storylines, just a single square’s worth in the massive crazy quilt of Joker’s existence?
Comics like “The Killing Joke,” “Mad Love,” “Arkham Asylum,” and “The Dark Knight Returns” are all rewarding, but surely there’s a bigger world out there for fans that want to soak up all things Clown Prince. Let’s go beyond his iconic appearances from recent years, like the fork-tongued butcher served up in “R.I.P.,” the degenerate punk of “Joker,” or the jilted court jester of the New 52. Let’s also bypass the foundation-laying classics— his first appearance in 1940, his origin »
- Nathan Hastings
It’s been fifteen years since Derek Zoolander and Hansel last walked the runway. This year they're back, and better than ever.
With the highly anticipated Zoolander 2 hitting theatres this Friday, it's the perfect opportunity to look at some of the best movie sequels of all time.
We have high hopes for Zoolander 2. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell are joined by Kristen Wiig,Penelope Cruz, Benedict Cumberbatch, and even Justin Bieber. It’s a sequel that’s going to be filled with cameos, laughs, and hopefully a lot of “Magnum” and “Blue Steel.”
The question is, will Zoolander 2 be better than the first? It’ll be tough to out-do the cult comedy classic, but below we take a look at ten sequels that arguably did just that. A great idea can sustain more than one film, and here’s proof that sometimes things are even better the second time around. »
- Adriana Floridia
In conjunction with the much awaited release of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice due out on the 25th March 2016 which pits the wits of these 2 DC comic superheroes against one another who must put their differences aside and tackle a new threat to mankind devised by the charismatic super villain Lex Luthor called Doomsday. We take a trip down memory lane to look at the one of the most acclaimed Batman films ever made “The Dark Knight.”
The Dark Knight was released in 2008, produced and directed by Christopher Nolan, the star-studded cast includes Christian Bale (Batman), Heath Ledger (Joker) Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman to name but a few. It quickly became hugely popular with hard core batman fans all over the world.
Set in a dark Gotham City, where organised crime still rules notably under the leadership of the deranged yet criminal genius “The Joker” hell-bent on causing »
- The Hollywood News
The stage is set for a David vs. Goliath battle at the 88th academy awards.
In one corner are the Goliath box office hits that Oscarcast viewers have heard of — and maybe even seen: This year’s top three on the nominations tally are Fox’s “The Revenant” (12 noms), Warner Bros.’ “Mad Max: Fury Road” (10) and Fox’s “The Martian” (seven).
Together, they’ve amassed over $1.2 billion at the global box office.
In the other corner are the likes of Fox Searchlight’s “Brooklyn,” which was acquired at Sundance and had a production budget of $11 million, and A24’s “Room,” which is the first best picture nominee for the emerging studio.
Together, they’ve made just over $40 million at the domestic box office (though neither one is close to finished, especially with three weeks to go until the Oscars).
Blockbuster Oscar winners such as “Rocky” and “Titanic” have given way »
- Geoff Berkshire and Tim Gray
In the 75+ years the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight have existed, there has been a wealth of stories involving two of the world’s greatest heroes. With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arriving in a few short weeks, Flickering Myth will be recommending some of the most influential and iconic stories that have examined the friendship (and sometimes rivalry) between both characters.
First up is the most obvious one, The Dark Knight Returns. Considered to be one of the most influential graphic novels of all time, the famous story sees Bruce Wayne in his late sixties after having retired as Batman for 10 years. Fed up with the increasing amount of crime in his absence Bruce once again dons the cape and cowl, setting off a chain of events in »
- Ricky Church
Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight is considered by many to be one of, if not the, greatest comic book movies of all time, which makes it the perfect film to kick off our latest regular recurring video series, Pop-Up Movie Facts. We'll be taking a look at some of our favorite flicks with this new series, and, similar to VH1's Pop-Up Video show, bubbles pop up containing cool facts,... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
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, »
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