Posts Tagged ‘superman’

Stop Everything. First Look at Affleck as Batman With the Batmobile from BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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Director Zack Snyder took to Twitter yesterday to tease the unveiling of the new Batmobile, and he won’t be disappointing anyone today.  Take a look!

Following yesterday’s teaser image, Snyder has given us not only a look at the Batmobile, but a first look at Batman (Ben Affleck) in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman! Check it out below and let us know what you think.

Click the photos for bigger versions. Opening on May 6, 2016, the movie stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto and Ray Fisher.

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Zack Snyder Teases BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Batmobile

Monday, May 12th, 2014

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Director Zack Snyder took to Twitter today to tease the unveiling of the new Batmobile for the Batman vs. Superman movie tomorrow.  Check out the image below!

Opening on May 6, 2016, the movie stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto and Ray Fisher.

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We will post the full unveiling as soon as he does.

Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN; Jeremy Irons is Alfred

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Before Star Wars Episode VII casting news gets the Internet rage machine going, we welcome any and all Batman vs. Superman news.  Warner Bros. has just announced the casting of both Lex Luthor and Alfred in director Zack Snyder’s follow-up to Man of Steel. Jesse Eisenberg will be playing Luthor in the untitled Batman vs. Superman film, while Jeremy Irons will be taking the role of Batman’s trusted companion Alfred.

Warner Bros. recently pushed the release date of Batman vs. Superman from July 2015 to May 2016, production is still to start in the next couple of months.  Eisenberg is 30 years old, so my first thought of him in this flick would not be that of Lex Luthor who I still think of as a bald asshole.  Perhaps they are going in a different direction with his movie, get some young actors to get some young butts in the theaters?  Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad was once rumored to be taking on that role, now that would have been something to see.

Snyder had this to say about Eisenberg:

“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.”

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As for Alfred, Irons taking on the iconic role is perfect if you ask me.  He looks like he could have been Batman himself in an older role, so I expect him to be more than a butler this time around and more of side kick.

“As everyone knows, Alfred is Bruce Wayne’s most trusted friend, ally and mentor, a noble guardian and father figure. He is an absolutely critical element in the intricate infrastructure that allows Bruce Wayne to transform himself into Batman. It is an honor to have such an amazingly seasoned and gifted actor as Jeremy taking on the important role of the man who mentors and guides the guarded and nearly impervious façade that encapsulates Bruce Wayne.”

The movie opens May 6, 2016.

MAN OF STEEL Sequel Pushed to 2016

Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Warner Bros. has announced a new release date for the Man of Steel sequel or Batman vs. Superman depending on who you ask.  The movie will now open May 6, 2016 instead of the planned July 17, 2015 release date. The reason for the delay is explained for “allowing the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story.”

That May is pretty busy as it is so I fully expect the date to change again or for other movies to bow out of the hectic time period as an untitled Marvel movie and X-Men: Age of Apocalypse are set to be released then.

Check out the history of this ongoing production:

The LEGO Movie: Batman and Superman Posters Show Off Batitude and Superness

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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The LEGO Movie is going all out with marketing and no one is complaining here.  The latest posters for the outrageous looking movie shows off Superman (voiced by Channing Tatum) and Batman (voiced by Will Arnett), the two DC characters are set to square off in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s animated adventure next month.

The LEGO Movie hits theaters on February 7, check out the posters below:

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Warner Bros. Officially Announces Superman/Batman WORLD’S FINEST Movie

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

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It’s official folks, Superman and Batman will team up in a live-action movie and sooner than you might think – 2015!  Warner Bros. will develop the project as a sequel to Man of Steel, which means Henry Cavill will return as Superman. Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer will return as director and writer respectively. Christopher Nolan is expected to return as a producer.

It was not too long ago I was reminded of this project in our Easter Egg post and now it’s really happening, I don’t know what to think – I can’t see it yet.  These two icons of culture together, interacting on the big screen…yowza.  WB is also planning for Flash in 2016 and Justice League in 2017.  We know Christian Bale has no plans to return to Batman (at this point), so who will play the caped crusader this time around?  Joseph Gordon-Levitt had an opening, but it’s a tall order – he may not be ready in the studios eyes.

Check out the full press release below:

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Cut To The Chase Review: MAN OF STEEL – He Is Risen, Finally

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

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Cut To The Chase Reviews from The City of Films are spoiler free Reviews ‘abridged for your pleasure’. Quick, concise, and sometimes entertaining opinions on the go!

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This is the best Superman movie ever made, take that however you please. The Christopher Reeve Superman movies are classics for one reason or another. It was the first time Superman graced the big screen blending humor and then “special” effects, crafting a tribute to an American pop culture icon. It’s been done again, but with a far more serious tone. This Superman doesn’t smile, nor does he have much reason to.

Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns wasn’t his own; I felt he just made a checklist of things to include in the film to remind people of the original Superman. Here Zack Snyder nearly puts it all away for a reboot that works, and was very necessary.  Zack Snyder has updated Superman for the 21st Century; the action scenes are incredible to watch. Henry Cavill brings charisma and character to Superman; you can feel his agonizing thought process throughout the film. He has to actually think about whether to save the humans who don’t even believe in him. That’s what I loved about this movie, it makes you ask yourself what this ultimate hero should do or could do. It’s not as easy as swooping in and flying off into the sun winking anymore. The movie shows that Superman has a moral compass, and it’s sometimes scary to consider this man has options.

With every Superman movie to date, this one is no exception when it comes to calling back to Superman mythos whether we like it or not (I don’t).  The movie is still entertaining, inspiring, heartfelt, and beautiful to look at. The cast is incredible, and should be getting more attention. You can breathe a sigh of relief: we don’t have to start this over again anytime soon – this Superman works.

8/10

+ The cast: Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon are in top form.
+ Intense action on an epic sci-fi scale.
+ You will wish Krypton was a real place.
- Panders to Superman of yesteryear.
- It’s enough with Jesus already.

MAN OF STEEL – Final Trailer

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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Man of Steel, a film that many of us probably wrote off in the beginning, is fast becoming one of the biggest must see movies of the summer.

Each trailer has improved on the last and we’ve seen some incredible images so far, yet it feels as though they’re wisely holding a lot back.  Too many movies nowadays release so much footage that by the time the film comes out, you’ve already seen a good 20 minutes of it.  Man of Steel still has just under a month to go until its release so I may end up eating my words there.

Check out the final trailer for Man of Steel!  It features a great voice-over by Michael Shannon as well as some cool new action pieces we haven’t seen yet.

Man of Steel opens on June 14th.

Super New Trailer for Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

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Here is a new trailer that Warner Bros. has released for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill as Superman.  It’s not your typical superhero action based movie trailer that’s for sure; it asks what would you think if Superman really existed?

The tone feels somber and mournful much like the marketing for Superman Returns, which was actually an OK film.  Will the Last Son of Krypton finally have a great movie is the question.

We also get a look at Amy Adama as Lois Lane, the great Michael Shannon as Zod, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, and Diane Lane as  Martha Kent.

Man of Steel opens on June 14, 2013.

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Teaser Trailers for Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

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Some of you may have seen the teaser for Man of Steel this weekend attached to The Dark Knight Rises, it was pretty great I must say.  A true teaser trailer, and it’s always good to hear the amazing LOTR soundtrack again.

There are two teasers, basically the same but with one narrated by Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent) and the other (my favorite of the two) by Russell Crowe (Jor-El).  Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel hits theaters June 14 2013.

The film is from director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan.

Check out all of our Man of Steel news and watch the trailers below:

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