DC Comic‘s latest big screen endeavor, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, from director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), is continuing to do incredibly well at the domestic and international box office, despite the terrible reviews from critics, and a pretty decent body of fans. The film has grossed more than $420 million worldwide, but it’s not the enormous success that should have fans and studio execs worried, its what lies ahead that could be potentially hazardous. The problem is that DC and the production studios royally fucked up in terms of their plan to unveil their Justice League movies. Unlike Marvel, who succeeded in introducing all of the Avengers characters in film-worthy, individual projects, DC left Batman vs Superman, not only with the task of serving as a sequel to Man of Steel (2013), but also of introducing the other Justice League characters, including Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), and Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Continue reading →
A new trailer has just been released for director Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film will be the follow up to Snyder’s Man of Steel (2013), with Henry Cavill (Stardust, The Man from UNCLE) and Oscar-nominee Amy Adams (American Hustle, Big Eyes) reprising their roles as Superman and Lois Lane, and introducing Ben Affleck (The Town, Argo) in the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne. Honestly, it already looks terrible, but I’ll let you judge for yourself. In preparation for Warner Bros/DC Comics big screen production of Justice League, which is expected in theaters in 2017, the film will also introduce Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7) in the role of Wonder Woman (with an independent Wonder Woman movie also expected in theaters in 2017) and Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian, Bullet in the Head) in the role of Aquaman. And yes, there will be an independent Aquaman movie coming out in 2018, along with The Flash, who will be played by Ezra Miller (We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Perks of Being A Wallflower) and may be making a brief appearance in this movie. In other words, once Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out, it’s right back to milking the comic books. Continue reading →
A lot of news was revealed at the annual Comic-Con event in San Diego this year; so much, in fact, that we’ll probably be telling you about it all week. One of the highlights of the event was the Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice panel, which featured actors Henry Cavill (The Cold Light of Day, Immortals), Ben Affleck (The Town, Argo), Gal Gadot (Entourage, Furious Seven), and Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Zombieland) discussing the movie and the new (much extended) trailer that was unveiled for fans. The movie has a lot of weight resting on its shoulders. Not only will Batman be re-introduced to the big-screen after Christian Bale’s Dark Knight series ended, but Wonder Woman will also make her big-screen debut and (if DC gets their shit together and starts coordinating their superhero movie plots) will lay the groundwork for the upcoming Justice League movies. Wonder Woman is also expected to have her own independent movie coming into production and Ben Affleck has signed on for both the Justice League movies and additional independent Batman movies. Talk about milking the cow! Anyway the new trailer for Batman Vs. Superman, which is expected in theaters March 24th, 2016, is here on MADE. Enjoy!
Even though fans still have the rest of 2015’s impressive release schedule to appease their appetites, this weekend saw a new teaser-trailer for next year’s highly anticipated Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and starring Henry Cavill (Immortals, Man of Steel) as Superman and Oscar-winner Ben Affleck (Argo, Gone Girl) as Batman, the film will act as both a follow-up to 2013’s Man of Steel and a pre-cursor for DC Comic’s upcoming Justice League movie(s), due out in 2017 and 2019. Screenwriters David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel) and Chris Terrio (Heights, Argo) penned the script for the film, which will also feature Amy Adams (The Fighter, American Hustle) as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot (Knight and Day, Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian, Bullet in the Head) as Aquaman, Jessie Eisenberg (The Social Network, Now You See Me) as Lex Luther, Jeremy Irons (The Lion King, Die Hard With A Vengeance) as Alfred, and Diane Lane (The Perfect Storm, Unfaithful) as Martha Kent. The trailer includes a glimpse of Affleck’s Batman suit but doesn’t give any solid hints as to why Batman ends up facing off with Superman (although fans of the comics will probably have more knowledge about that!). Enjoy!
There is so much news these days regarding upcoming comic-movie projects that it’s getting hard to keeps facts and rumors straight, but this seems pretty much certain. Michelle MacLaren has agreed to direct the independent Wonder Woman project for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, with Zack Snyder (300, Man of Steel) producing. The character will initially appear in Snyder’s upcoming Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and then MacLaren’s film will be an independent character project. I am assuming that Gal Gadot will carry the role over from Batman Vs. Superman, but we’ll have to wait and see about that. Another bit of recent news that also seems pretty set in stone (coming from Variety) is that Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inside Llewyn Davis) has been cast by Twentieth Century Fox to play the title villain in the upcoming X-Men installment Apocalypse. This one is scheduled to hit theaters in May 2016, and will also bring the characters Cyclops and Jean Grey back to the big screen as the film is expected to take place in the 1980s.
It seems I spoke too soon when I said I hadn’t heard of any upcoming independent Wonder Woman project in the midst of all the crazy Avengers and Justice League news that has been coming out from Marvel and DC Comics. Apparently there is a solo movie featuring Wonder Woman is in the works from Warner Bros. studios that will feature Gal Gadot carrying her role over from Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and that project has already been given a release date of June 23, 2017. While Batman Vs. Superman is obviously already in the works with director Zack Snyder, the studio is quite not looking to Snyder to direct this independent project. Instead they are on the hunt for a female director to take on the film, and some names already being tossed around the grapevine (specifically from Forbes Magazine) include Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), Catherine Hardwicke (Lords of Dogtown, Twilight), Julie Taymor (Titus, Across The Universe), Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones), and Tricia Brock (Killer Diller, The Walking Dead). While a decision has yet to be made on the matter of directing, the screenplay is already being worked out by writers Michael Goldenberg (Contact, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Matthew Jennison, William M. Marston (Wonder Woman-1979), and Brent Strickland. Gadot is the only confirmed cast member at this point. Stay tuned for more news.
I know there has been a lot of news recently regarding the comic-movie universe, stretching between the Marvel and the DC Comic characters. We already know that Captain America 3 and Avengers 3 are already on the plan books, with Avengers 4 potentially introducing an entire new cast of Avengers, not to mention that Avengers: Age of Ultron is still scheduled for release next summer. But what’s been going on in the DC Comic world? As I’m sure you know by now Ben Affleck has been cast to portray Batman opposite Henry Cavill‘s Superman in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will also feature Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luther, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. The film will be directed by Man of Steel director Zack Snyder, who has now been confirmed by Warner Bros. to return for the Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2 in 2017 and 2019, and that Affleck, Cavill, and Adams will have roles in those films. Jason Momoa will also be featured in a stand-alone Aquaman movie, and Ezra Miller will portray The Flash in a stand-alone movie. Batman and Superman are also both expected to have additional solo movies before 2020 rolls around. I have not heard anything regarding an independent Wonder Woman movie but I wouldn’t necessarily count that either. All this is supposed to happen before we get to 2020, so we should see a a lot of news coming out regarding our comic-hero icons, so stay tuned as we follow these stories more closely.
With an entire line up of superheros already set to be appearing in the sequel to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, some are beginning to wonder if Batman vs. Superman will be about Batman and Superman at all. Recent reports have indicated Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa will be taking a role in the film as Aquaman, alongside Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Henry Cavill as Superman. The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg will also appear in the movie as super-villain Lex Luthor, so screenwriter David Goyer has definitely had plenty of material to work with for the plot. Many are now surmising that the film will also serve as a prequel to the upcoming Justice League movie, which will also be directed by Snyder, but details on that film are still few-and-far-between at this point. Batman vs. Superman is currently under production with filming underway, and is expected to hit theaters in May 2016.
The production on director Zack Snyder’s sequel to Man of Steel, thus far only dubbed Batman vs. Superman, has been doing a great job about keeping details under wraps. Warner Bros. recently decided to push back the release for the film to 2016, and the big rumor is that the movie will be filmed to coincide with The Justice League movie, but now the company has announced two very unexpected cast members have joined the project. Warner Bros. announced last week that Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Zombieland) and Jeremy Irons (Die Hard With A Vengeance, The Man in the Iron Mask) would be joining the cast of Batman/Superman in the roles of the villainous Lex Luther and dedicated Alfred Pennyworth, respectively. The news of the casting choice has come as a complete surprise. The names of the two actors have not even been considered by the public media, and neither Snyder, nor anybody else involved with the project, ever hinted at the two names even being considered for the roles. Eisenberg made a name for himself in 2011 when he was nominated for an Oscar for his lead role in The Social Network, and Irons has been a veteran name in Hollywood for the last 20 years, having received his first Oscar back in 1992 for Reversal of Fortune. Eisenberg and Irons join Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in the cast of Batman/Superman, as well as Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, and Lawrence Fishburne.
2015 is already bound to be a huge year for the movie industry. I can’t even begin to list all of the movie sequels and remakes that will be coming out that year without inevitably missing a few. Among the major names that instantly come to mind are Independence Day, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Star Wars Episode 7, Jurassic Park 4 (titled Jurassic World), The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ted 2. With all that to look forward too, fans will still be a little disappointed to hear that Man of Steel director Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman has been pushed back for release in 2016. There has been a lot of speculation that Warner Bros. and the producers want to shoot the film back-to-back with the upcoming Justice League film, which Warner Bros. is also producing, and with this recent announcement of the Batman/Superman release change, that is probably exactly what’s happening. The Justice League cast is slowly, but surely, taking shape, having cast Gal Gadot for the role of Wonder Woman and rumors that the Green Lantern and The Flash will also be making an appearance in the film. The idea is most likely to release Justice League within a relatively short period of time after Batman/Superman so as to build up the story of Justice League with the Batman/Superman plot. If all goes well, fans will be satisfied and Warner Bros. will have made a huge haul after both films have hit theaters, but we’ll all have to wait another couple of summers to see the excitement finally hit the theaters.