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Over the weekend, the first official trailer for Batman Vv Superman: Dawn of Justice leaked and was then officially released, a few days earlier than its scheduled IMAX premiere. Like most of the things to come out of the Warner Bros. and DC camp of superhero filmmaking, the trailer was met with both excitement and controversy, thanks largely to its dark color palette, tone, and anti-Superman sentiment.
The tone and color palette aside, I think the important thing worth talking about here is how the teaser portrays Superman. Many felt that the video wrongly portrayed the Man of Steel not as the heroic figure we know and love, but as a menacing, “evil” Superman. They aren’t wrong. In fact, that was the entire point.
Man of Steel brought the »
- James Garcia
[With Avengers: Age of Ultron opening next Friday, I’m taking a look back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These articles do not contain spoilers for unreleased Marvel movies. If you know any spoilers about the unreleased Marvel movies, please do not post them in the comments section.] 2008 is the most important year in superhero films, which also makes it one of the most important years in modern movie history. It’s the year that launched superheroes to a new level, and ultimately led to “movie universes” thus pumping steroids into the traditional franchise model. 2008 would also solidify the landscape of how geek culture would view superheroes by creating two distinct tones originating from a similar character. Iron Man was released on May 2, 2008. The Dark Knight was released on July 18, 2008. Both have come to define modern movie superheroes with one representing the lighter, happier side of comics and the other driving for a darker, grittier aspect grounded in reality. These two sides originate from the same character—a billionaire who technically doesn’t have superpowers, but who uses his wealth and genius to become a superhero after he’s personally affected by a negative event. While The Dark Knight »
- Matt Goldberg
Tonight, the first series of Caitlin and Caroline Moran's sitcom, Raised By Wolves, comes to an end. Heavily inspired and based on their own adventures growing up in the West Midlands - although this particular writer veers geographically more towards Dudley than Wolverhampton - the six episodes have also given Rebekah Staton in particular a standout role as the kind of mum telly doesn't get very often.
Ahead of the series finale tonight, Caroline put down her pen/quill/word processor/Game Of Thrones boxset to spare us some time to talk about it...
It's a basic question, perhaps, but I'm interested in the answer. How has it been having your own sitcom on the television for the past month? How closely are you monitoring feedback and reaction to it? »
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes. »
- Tom Stockman
And here we go... Zack Snyder has tweeted out the first two posters for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will be handed out at the IMAX events this Monday, April 20th. And they are awesome. I love them both. The two posters, one for Batman and one for Superman (but none for Wonder Woman or Aquaman or Lex Luthor or anyone else... yet), which seem to have an Andy Warhol-esque design that also borrows from the Joker viral campaign for The Dark Knight. We all got to see the first teaser trailer a few days ago when it debuted online, so now we get a tease at more of their marketing and it's definitely going to rile a few people up. Take a look at both new BvS posters in full below - and tell us which one you prefer? Here's the first poster - for Batman! »
- Alex Billington
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd, Anchorman 2) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas, Wall Street), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
- Gary Collinson
The Flickering Myth team react…
The film may still be 11 months away, but we’ve been given our first look at Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice via a teaser trailer! It was first leaked online (who didn’t see that coming?!) and then it was officially released less than 24 hours later. But did the release of the excellent teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens dampen the spirits of the Flickering Mtyh writing and editorial staff?
Let’s find out…
- Luke Owen
While the leaked Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer received something of a mixed response from fans, the buzz surrounding the officially released version has been very positive so far. It is after all hard not to get excited about seeing Batman and Superman squaring off for the first time, even if it is a scene which is familiar to fans after being teased at last year's Comic-Con. So, in no particular order, here are some of the greatest moments from the first teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice! Let us know below if we've missed any of your favourites. A gun? Well, Batman did use one as a grappling hook in The Dark Knight Returns... The trailer plays on religious imagery, whether it's what Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor says about devils coming from the sky, or the fact that some clearly view Superman as the Second Coming. »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Constantine, Batman vs. Robin, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow, The Incredible Hulk, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Defenders, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, The Fantastic Four, The Incredibles 2, Heroes Reborn and more…
So, with Avengers: Age of Ultron less than a week away from release, Warner Bros. has decided to pull the trigger on our first look at its huge DC offering Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, announcing earlier in the week that the first trailer is to be screened in select North American IMAX cinemas this Monday. To whet our appetites, director Zack Snyder took to Twitter with a 20 second tease, and then… just »
- Gary Collinson
Here's what we learned from the first trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
This article contains potential Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice spoilers.
In case you missed the internet crack open like the fiery pits of Apokolips, the new Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice trailer is here, and it is quite the serious affair. Never before have fans seen the Dark Knight and Man of Steel share the same screen in live-action, but this trailer delivers exactly that plus plenty of clues for what to expect from the 2016 superhero grudge match.
Right off the bat, it appears we’re one step closer into the grounded aesthetic of Man Of Steel and about five removed. The first thing we hear is a media onslaught of talking heads judging whether we can trust an »
After a turbulent 24 hours which saw the first full-length trailer leak online while Warner Bros fought to remove it, last night (April 17) director Zack Snyder unveiled the official trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on his Twitter page in all its high-definition glory.
DC movies are "edgier" than Marvel's, says Warner Bros chief
Digital Spy has rounded up the Twitter reaction to the official teaser trailer, including those of fans excited to see clips of Superman and Batman together on screen for the first time as well as those who are less optimistic about the pairing.
Overall, reaction to the trailer's release was mixed - while some people are willing to give the film the benefit of the doubt, others are less enthusiastic about how the movie will play out:
Oh my god Batman V Superman looks incredible, also pretty cool version of the dark knight score played »
Next year, Warner Brothers are trying their hand at building a super hero universe, and the opening salvo, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has just debuted it's first trailer. While a good number of the Justice League will appear, this teaser is more concerned with building up the inevitable clash between two of DC Comic's biggest heavy hitters. Make no mistake about it, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel follow-up is cranking the grimdark dial all the way up to eleven. While I kinda dig that they are directly addressing the destruction happy approach Superman had to saving Metropolis last time we saw him, Warner Bros.' 'gritty' approach to DC's superhero is appealing to me less and less. It's obvious Snyder is drawing from Frank Miller's classic The Dark Knight Returns (he always wanted to adapt it, and, god bless him, he is, throwing in some of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Not blurry and not pirated, those were the sentiments of director Zack Snyder when he premiered the first Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer on Twitter this afternoon following the leaked, bootleg version that arrived online late last night. The plan was to release the trailer following an IMAX event this coming Monday, April 20, and those plans are still on and fans in attendance will now not only get the trailer in IMAX, but additional bonus footage. So all is not last folks. https://twitter.com/ZackSnyder/status/589198612074078208 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars 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, »
- Brad Brevet
It’s still baffling to me that a film franchise that began in 2001 with a fairly forgettable movie about cars is now seven films deep and stronger than ever. Not only that, but its latest installment—Furious 7—is one of the highest grossing films of all time. And it’s only been in theaters for 17 days. Universal Pictures announced today that with Friday’s grosses included, director James Wan’s Los Angeles-centric sequel will cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. It is now the fastest film to ever achieve that benchmark, as well as Universal’s first movie to ever reach $1 billion in initial release. Those are some crazy statistics. I thought it was a mostly Ok movie; it’s better than the forgettable Fast & Furious 6 but not as fun as Fast Five, though given the circumstances it's a miracle it works this well, and »
- Adam Chitwood
For a time during the early 2000s, Josh Hartnett was one of Hollywood's It Boys, starring in Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, and 40 Days and 40 Nights. However, his acting output has been noticeably slim over the last decade, a fact Hartnett attributes in a new interview with Playboy (via Variety) to turning down the role of Batman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy. Yeah, that'll do the trick. In lieu of his decision, Hartnett made some smaller movies, and then he stopped working for a while because, as he tells Playboy, "I was tired and wanted to spend more time with my friends and family." Looking back, however, Hartnett wishes he'd have reconsidered his decision to turn down the cape and cowl. "I've definitely said no to some of the wrong people." He further elaborates: "I learned my lesson when Christopher Nolan and I talked about Batman. I decided it wasn't for me. »
- Jordan Benesh
David Ayer’s Suicide Squad film has officially begun production, and while the main cast have all been revealed, the roles they’ll be playing have not. As such, a cloud of rumor and speculation still hangs over the film and will only grow as production continues.
Last week, Ayer tweeted out an image of the film’s cast at a table read and present were several faces that had not yet previously been announced: True Blood alum Jim Parrack, The Mindy Project‘s Ike Barinholtz and Flags of our Fathers actor Adam Beach.
Rumor initially broke out that Barinholtz will be playing Dr. Hugo Strange, Beach will play Squad member Slipknot and that Parrack had been cast as Deathstroke the Terminator. After the initial reports, however, Parrack’s role became less clear, as his own girlfriend took to Instagram to tell people that he wasn’t playing the orange and black-clad mercenary, »
- James Garcia
DC Comics proves once again that if you can’t continue producing a television series, the next best thing to do is keep it alive via the printed (or digital) page. Batman Beyond 2.0 Volume Two: Justice Lords Beyond brings together issues 9 through 12 of the popular 1990's series. The graphic novel collection gives the world of Terry McGinnis an even more epic feeling than ever before through merging alternate timelines together to cataclysmic results.
In Batman Beyond 2.0 Volume Two: Justice Lords Beyond, Wonder Woman is back. What secret is she hiding? Meanwhile, Batman’s journey through the dystopian world of the Justice Lords takes a deadly turn. The Dark Knight of the future finds himself facing Lord Superman!
- email@example.com (Eric Shirey)
Even the biggest movie stars have career regrets. At least, that’s what Josh Hartnett revealed in an interview with Playboy when he admitted that he turned down an offer from Christopher Nolan to play Batman in his superhero reboot.
“I’ve definitely said no to some of the wrong people,” Hartnett told the magazine. “I learned my lesson when Christopher Nolan and I talked about Batman. I decided it wasn’t for me. Then he didn’t want to put me in ‘The Prestige.’ They not only hired their Batman for it, they also hired my girlfriend (Scarlett Johansson) at the time.”
Hartnett went on to explain that he didn’t reject the offer due to any beef with Nolan, whom he describes as “incredibly cool and very talented,” but that his decision was a result of his resistance to being boxed in as only a blockbuster star. The »
- Marianne Zumberge
The DC multiverse is a comic book line like no other. The oldest publisher still in the game, they have a good thirty years on their closest competitors – which means they have a good thirty years more classic stories to draw on. Take into account that, unlike Marvel, DC have long since curated a good couple dozen alternate universes alongside their main fictional world (the place where Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Ambush Bug all play nice), and that adds a heck of a lot more source material to draw upon.
And draw upon they soon will, with parent company Warner Bros planning to bring no less than ten movies based on DC properties from now through the year 2020. Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel set the stage, and it’ll duff the planks up a little with next year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice – the »
- Tom Baker
Interstellar director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) isn’t afraid to give viewers what they can’t understand. Interstellar stars Academy Award-winning actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Oscar-nominated Casey Affleck and Jessica Chastain. The film takes place in an undescribed future society where exploration and invention are frowned upon and farming is […]
The post ‘Interstellar’ DVD Review: More Weird Than Stellar appeared first on uInterview. »
- Anya Ferguson
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