• The Story Behind the Black-and-White Photo That Linked 'Batman v Superman' and 'Wonder Woman'
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    Kevin Polowy

    The Story Behind the Black-and-White Photo That Linked 'Batman v Superman' and 'Wonder Woman'

    DC’s new superhero hit Wonder Woman is an origin story no doubt, but the backstory to Gal Gadot’s Amazonian warrior actually began to unfold more than a year earlier in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The folks behind DC Comics clearly did, and according to Wonder Woman star Ewen Bremner, they wasted no time in capturing the moment.

  • Holy Easter Eggs! How 'The Lego Batman Movie' Celebrates the Caped Crusader's Big-Screen History
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    Marcus Errico

    Holy Easter Eggs! How 'The Lego Batman Movie' Celebrates the Caped Crusader's Big-Screen History

    One triumph of The Lego Batman Movie is its ability to simultaneously satirize and celebrate the legacy of the Dark Knight, a rich history spanning eight decades of comic books, TV shows, and, especially, films. From Will Arnett’s Christian Bale-inspired gravelly growl to callbacks to the 1940s serial, The Lego Batman Movie is overstuffed with cinematic references and inside jokes. The pilot immediately calls out the Joker, pointing out how his previous big-screen endeavors were thwarted by the Caped Crusaders, alluding to both 2008’s The Dark Knight and 1989’s Batman.

  • Razzie Awards 2017: 'Batman v Superman,' 'Zoolander' Sequel Top Nominations
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    Razzie Awards 2017: 'Batman v Superman,' 'Zoolander' Sequel Top Nominations

    Pair vie for worst picture of 2016 with 'Dirty Grandpa,' 'Gods of Egypt,' 'Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party,' and 'Independence Day: Resurgence' 

  • 'Justice League vs. Suicide Squad': Sneak Peek at the Epic Comic Showdown
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    Marcus Errico

    'Justice League vs. Suicide Squad': Sneak Peek at the Epic Comic Showdown

    Remember that mid-credits scene in Suicide Squad? The frosty meeting between Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) ends with her handing over a folder full of metahuman files and him issuing a warning about her Task Force X, of which he definitely does not approve. “You should shut it down. My friends and I will do it for you.” And with that fans began drooling over the thought of a future film.

  • DC Mastermind Geoff Johns on Spoilers, Lost Characters and His Universe's 'Rebirth'
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    Marcus Errico

    DC Mastermind Geoff Johns on Spoilers, Lost Characters and His Universe's 'Rebirth'

    This story contains images and plot points from Rebirth. For a master of the universe, Geoff Johns is surprisingly chill, roaming DC Entertainment’s headquarters outfitted in a T-shirt and jeans under the guise of mild-mannered comics guy. Johns, a boyish 43, has been the architect of DC’s television portfolio, which includes Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl.

  • Up Close and Personal With 'Suicide Squad' Costumes and Props
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    Marcus Errico

    Up Close and Personal With 'Suicide Squad' Costumes and Props

    The Suicide Squad just hit Hollywood. In advance of the anticipated summer movie, due out Aug. 5, Warner Bros. is displaying a wide selection of costumes and props featuring DC Comics’ off-kilter band of baddies for visitors who go on the studio tour. This week, Warners previewed the exhibit, which also includes artifacts from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in its museum. In the coming months, the studio will rotate in new pieces from upcoming DC-based films like Wonder Woman and Justice League, as well as its stable of TV shows, including Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.

  • Superheroes Spotted On Set ... Looking Not-So-Superheroic
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    Superheroes Spotted On Set ... Looking Not-So-Superheroic

    Between takes, actors in their costumes look less intense--and occasionally a little silly

  • Explaining the Great 'Batman v Superman' Divide: The Game Theory
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    Marcus Errico

    Explaining the Great 'Batman v Superman' Divide: The Game Theory

    In a podcast last week, as he was offering his critique of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, inveterate comic nerd Kevin Smith noted something about the performance of Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader: “He moved the way that Batman moves and fights … [it was] the best cinematic presentation of Batman fighting you’ve ever seen in a movie. It looked like the video game, almost.” Smith was onto something with that tossed-off remark, something that explains the polarized reaction to film. Batman v Superman is more relatable as a video game.

  • 11 Actresses Who Almost Played Wonder Woman
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    Kevin Polowy

    11 Actresses Who Almost Played Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is one of the brightest spots in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a dark superhero spectacle critics and audiences are otherwise split on. Before the Israeli actress lassoed the role though, there was a lengthy list of other lovely ladies in the mix to finally bring Wonder Woman to the big screen (Friday Night Lights’ Adrianne Palicki got the closest, playing the Amazonian in a failed 2011 TV pilot). Here’s a look at those would-be Wonder Women (with the help of some fan-made art).

  • See Lex Luthor Commune With Alien in 'Batman v. Superman' Deleted Scene (Spoilers!)
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    Ethan Alter

    See Lex Luthor Commune With Alien in 'Batman v. Superman' Deleted Scene (Spoilers!)

    Piggybacking off the record-setting success of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros.  on Monday released a deleted scene that will presumably be part of Zack Snyder’s three-hour, R-rated director’s cut. The 45-second, near-wordless clip depicts Jesse Eisenberg’s manic Lex Luthor — acting speechless for a change — deep within the bowels of Zod’s Kryptonian vessel, communing with a giant creature that’s most definitely not of this world. The creature vanishes as a gun-toting SWAT team approaches, presumably to take Lex into custody.

  • 'Justice League' v 'Seven Samurai': Zack Snyder Says Superhero Sequel Channels Kurosawa Classic
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    Marcus Errico

    'Justice League' v 'Seven Samurai': Zack Snyder Says Superhero Sequel Channels Kurosawa Classic

    Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg make a magnificent seven. With that in mind, director Zack Snyder says his upcoming Justice League team-up will pay homage to one of cinema’s all-time classics: Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai. Snyder’s Justice League, the sequel to his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set for November 2017, will be structured in similar fashion.

  • How 'Batman v Superman' Sets Up the Rest of the DC Movie Universe
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    Marcus Errico

    How 'Batman v Superman' Sets Up the Rest of the DC Movie Universe

    Ostensibly, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel. But, as the second half of the title suggests, the Zack Snyder-helmed superhero smackdown also serves as the launchpad for an interconnected series of DC Entertainment-based films, a slate that includes at least a dozen films over the next several years. BvS not only introduces Ben Affleck’s Batman into the same world as Henry Cavill’s Superman, but we also get a big dose of Gal Gadot’s mighty Wonder Woman and quick glimpses of Ezra Miller’s Flash, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. Together, the quintet will dawn into the Justice League.

  • Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, and More at the 'Batman v Superman' London Premiere
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    Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, and More at the 'Batman v Superman' London Premiere

    The DC Comics movie family got all dressed-up for the UK premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, held Tuesday evening at London’s Odeon Leicester Square. Despite the terrorist attacks that occurred earlier that day in Brussels, the event went forward as scheduled (minus the press line), with the stars of the film and others showing up in their finest, non-superhero-costume attire.

  • Superman Henry Cavill's Embarrassing Supernaked Hotel Story
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    Superman Henry Cavill's Embarrassing Supernaked Hotel Story

    On 'Late Night with Seth Meyers,' Superman Henry Cavill dropped by and shared an embarrassing story of when he was left exposed in a hotel hallway in desperate need of a pair of shorts and a bathroom.

  • 'Batman v Superman': Here Are Their Greatest All-Time Fights From the Comics
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    Marcus Errico

    'Batman v Superman': Here Are Their Greatest All-Time Fights From the Comics

    It’s been a schoolyard staple for decades: Who would win, Batman or Superman? At first blush, the easy answer would be the god-like Kryptonian in a cakewalk over the all-too-human Caped Crusader. But not so fast. While the two heroes are typically depicted as the bestest of super friends in the DC comics universe, they’ve come to blows for various reasons over the years and the fights are not as one-sided as one might think.

  • 'Batman v Superman' London Premiere Cancels Red Carpet After Brussels Attacks
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    'Batman v Superman' London Premiere Cancels Red Carpet After Brussels Attacks

    Warner Bros. is moving forward with its London premiere Tuesday of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but has canceled the red carpet in light of the Brussels terror attacks that killed dozens.

  • Ben Affleck's 20 Years on the Red Carpet: Photo Flashback!
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    Giana Mucci

    Ben Affleck's 20 Years on the Red Carpet: Photo Flashback!

    As Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice finally reaches theaters, let’s remember the actor’s path to becoming the new Batman by retracing his steps down the red carpet going back to 1997.

  • Stream 'Batman v Superman' Soundtrack Before You See the Movie
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    Marcus Errico

    Stream 'Batman v Superman' Soundtrack Before You See the Movie

    Batman and Superman have always inspired great music, whether it be Neil Hefti’s classic 1966 da-na-na-na-na Batman TV theme or John Williams’s soaring Superman main title from 1978. Now, Hans Zimmer, a veteran of the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight movies as well as Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, and Junkie XL have teamed up to score Snyder’s upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the results are streaming online for fans to sample.

  • Christian Bale Plans to See 'Batman v Superman' … Eventually
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    Kevin Polowy

    Christian Bale Plans to See 'Batman v Superman' … Eventually

    Christian Bale has every intention of seeing Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but don’t expect to catch him at the red-carpet premiere — or his local cineplex. “I think it looks great,” Bale told Yahoo Movies while promoting his new drama, Knight of Cups, directed by Tree of Life helmer Terrence Malick. “My little boy really likes watching the trailers online.” [Bale’s toddler son Joseph is 18 months old.]

  • Batmobile-Driving Ben Affleck Surprises Fans Taking Studio Tour
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    Batmobile-Driving Ben Affleck Surprises Fans Taking Studio Tour

    Ben Affleck surprises folks on the Warner Bros. studio tour by revealing he's sitting in the Batmobile, and personally lobbies Superman fans to support the Caped Crusader in clip for Omaze fund-raiser contest

  • New DC Digital Comic Sets Up Events of 'Batman v Superman' (Exclusive)
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    Marcus Errico

    New DC Digital Comic Sets Up Events of 'Batman v Superman' (Exclusive)

    With less than a month to go before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters, clues about the top-secret plot — especially the cause of the titular acrimony between two of DC Comics’ marquee heroes — are at a premium.

  • Rey! Wonder Woman! Black Widow! Female Action Figures in Focus at Toy Fair 2016
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    Marcus Errico

    Rey! Wonder Woman! Black Widow! Female Action Figures in Focus at Toy Fair 2016

    Have the toy makers heard the complaints? After a year seemingly bereft of female hero action figures from blockbuster films, 2016 is bringing a welcome change. As showcased over the holiday weekend at the North American International Toy Fair in New York, there will be a slew of female characters alongside their male counterparts on store shelves in the coming months from such films as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Captain America: Civil War, and Ghostbusters. Click through to see the highlights

  • 'Batman v Superman' Final Trailer Proves Caped Crusader Can Hold His Own Against Man of Steel, But Wonder Woman Rules
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    Marcus Errico

    'Batman v Superman' Final Trailer Proves Caped Crusader Can Hold His Own Against Man of Steel, But Wonder Woman Rules

    The final Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has arrived and it gives us more of an inkling of why Batman is v-ing Superman, while also showing us Lex Luthor oozing evil and revealing more of Wonder Woman’s devastating power. From there, we get more some background on why exactly Bruce Wayne is concerned about Superman (Henry Cavill).

  • DC's Ultra-Realistic 'Batman v Superman,' 'Suicide 'Squad' Figures Get Little Details Perfect (Exclusive)
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    Marcus Errico

    DC's Ultra-Realistic 'Batman v Superman,' 'Suicide 'Squad' Figures Get Little Details Perfect (Exclusive)

    With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad on the horizon, DC has two of the year’s most anticipated films. Yahoo Movies has an exclusive sneak peek at DC’s inaugural line of highly detailed, virtually photorealistic figures created using 3D sculpts of the films’ stars. “We’re not holding anything back,” Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Entertainment, tells Yahoo.

  • Do Those Turkish Airlines Ads Tell Us Anything About 'Batman v. Superman'?
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    Do Those Turkish Airlines Ads Tell Us Anything About 'Batman v. Superman'?

    Bruce Wayne shills for Gotham City, while Lex Luthor pitches Metropolis