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.
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'
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.