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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.]
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
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.
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
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).
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.
You’d think Kevin Smith, one of America’s foremost fanboys, would be heavily partial to DC Comics when it comes to assessing this year’s slate of superhero movies. The Clerks filmmaker once wrote a script for a Superman movie that would have starred Nicolas Cage, and just two weeks ago co-hosted the TV special DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League, which teased early looks at Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman.
As audiences gear up to see Supes and the Caped Crusader battle it out in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we bring you this excusive look at the final poster (above) showing the two superheroes, played by Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, in a tense head-to-head confrontation.
Still think Aquaman is a joke? Think again. DC Films introduced its cinematic take on the much-maligned superhero during a preview special Tuesday, and this incarnation aims to dispel any lingering notions of Aquaman as the chump of the Justice League. He’s just misunderstood.
The clip, unveiled Tuesday during The CW’s Kevin Smith-hosted special, DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League, is set to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and offers a quick overview of the film’s premise. The inveterate troublemakers — Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Slipknot (Adam Beach), and Katana (Karen Fukuhara) — have been locked deep in the bowels of Belle Reve, an off-the-grid, ultra-max prison.
We’ve been focusing on — and indeed Warner Bros. has been emphasizing — the Batman v Superman showdown aspect of the upcoming DC-based superhero flick. That film, however, has a subtitle: Dawn of Justice. And today, the Justice League dawned online.
Between Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (due in theaters March 25) and the 50th anniversary of the campy Adam West-powered Batman TV series (it debuted on Jan. 12, 1966), the brickmeisters will be releasing four different sets centered on the Caped Crusader. First up is a trio of models based on Batman v. Superman that just hit stores this month. Then there’s Kryptonite Interception ($30), which includes the Dark Knight, his tricked-out new Batmobile, and a bunch of Lex Luthor’s henchmen.
Traditionally, every new big screen Batman has been outfitted with a new Batmobile, and in turn, every new Batmobile has been parked in a sweet new gadget-filled garage. The latest Dark Knight, Ben Affleck, is no exception, and this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly offers up a first look at the new Bruce Wayne’s updated Batcave from the 2016 movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The DC superheroes are ready for their close-ups. Clearly unafraid of Star Wars’ mighty grip on the cultural conversation, on Wednesday, Warner Bros. and DC had the three main stars of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice post new posters featuring their characters to social media. There’s not a whole lot of new material here to take in or pick apart, but Ben Affleck did provide a closer look at Batman’s wicked new armor, which looks like Ironman’s Hulkbuster suit with even more impressive abs. #BatmanvSuperman pic.twitter.com/seVdBBMh7x— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) December 16, 2015 As for Superman, we already know what his costume looks like, but are still impressed by Henry Cavill’s jaw line and perfectly cleft chin.