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Ben Affleck's Batsuit: Is It A Hit Or A Miss For Snyder's Caped Crusader?


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Finally we’ve able to feast our eyes on Ben Affleck’s Batsuit and well, was it worth the wait? In the black and white photo tweeted by director Zack Snyder a bulky Ben can, for the first time, be seen as the caped crusader, though he doesn’t look to happy about it. Sad Batman memes aside, Affleck probably will be cracking a smile soon as he might just have exceeded our expectations with his new look.


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Who Is Ray Fisher's 'Batman V Superman' Character, Cyborg?


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Exciting news has been trickling in about new cast members set to join Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League movie, Batman v Superman. New York theatre actor, Ray Fisher, is rumored to be the newest addition, allegedly landing the role of Victor Stone AKA Cyborg.

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A Variety report revealed that over the past several weeks Warner Bros. and DC Comics have been screen testing actors for the role. Fisher has apparently won the producers over, although the studio has yet to confirm whether or not he has officially landed the role.

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Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' Announced As Warner Bros Attempt Superhero Parity With Marvel


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An official, standalone Justice League movie has been confirmed. It will follow 2016’s hugely anticipated battle between Batman and Superman in what has been dubbed either ‘Man of Steel 2’ or ‘Batman v Superman’, set to commence in 2016.

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Zack Snyder will pilot the project, which kicks off an important period for Warner Bros in the Superhero space. Marvel’s dominance of the genre is plain to see, with The Avengers breaking box office records and finding itself in illustrious, billion-dollar company amongst the all time box office grossers list. 

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Introducing Ray Fisher As Warner Bros. "Batman Vs. Superman" Cyborg


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The Batman vs. Superman movie casting may have had comic book fans on the brink of desperation up until now, but it looks like Zack Snyder and Co. may have gotten one thing right. Meet your new Cyborg – Ray Fisher. Now, Fisher is primarily a stage actor, although that has been known to work for past superhero movies and he has been cast as Victor Stone. That’s all we know at this point, according to Variety. Early reports claimed that Fisher was being considered for a part in Snyder's Star Wars Episode VII, but it looks like he was transferred to another big-budget Snyder production.

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Fisher's background is mostly theatrical.

The character has a minor role in Batman vs. Superman, but this casting and Fisher’s appearance are intended to pave the way for future appearances by the superhero within the Justice League franchise that Warner Bros. is setting up for. A little background on Cyborg: the character made his first appearance in 1980's "DC Comics Presents" #26. In the "New 52" continuity, he's a high school athlete who, after getting caught in a S.T.A.R. Labs explosion, is given powerful bionic abilities that lead to him becoming a founding member of the Justice League.

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'Mr. Peabody And Sherman' Vanquishes '300: Rise Of An Empire' To Claim Box Office


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Mr. Peabody & Sherman has defied expectations by claiming the box office number one spot in its second weekend of release. Dreamworks' animated children's comedy moved up from last weekend's second place to become the most-watched film of the week, with domestic box office takings of $21.2 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

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'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Enjoys A Surprise Trip To The Top Of The Box Office.

The lively movie about a genius dog and his human son was held off last week's number one action fantasy movie, 300: Rise of an Empire. Zack Snyder's R-rated sequel was forced to settle for second best this week, taking $19.2 million. It seems that the initial excitement surrounding the follow-up to the highly-quotable 2006 film dissipated when critics began to file crushing reviews.

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300: Rise Of An Empire Review


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Fans of the 2007 Spartan war romp 300 probably won't care that this spin-off is even more chaotic and much murkier to look at. It still features armies of scantily clad muscle men grunting idiotic declamatory dialogue as they charge into cartoon-style battles against all odds. No, this isn't particularly subtle filmmaking: it's loud and brutal. And good for an unintentional laugh.

At the same time as Spartan King Leonidas (a briefly glimpsed Gerard Butler) is leading his 300 men to battle against Xerses (Santoro), Greek General Themistocles (Stapleton) approaches Leonidas' wife Gorgo (Headey) for help facing Xerses vengeful military commander Artemisia (Green) on another front at sea. Themistocles' main officers are Aesyklos (Matheson) and Scyllias (Mulvey), whose son Calisto (O'Connell) secretly joins the army as they set sail for an epic ship-based battle against Artemisia's fearsome forces. And there are two more watery conflicts to come, each more outrageous than the one before, as Artemisia taunts Themistocles seductively while dispensing fiery death and destruction at every turn.

The addition of two strong women adds a bit of interest here, but the focus is still on the bare-chested men, even if only three or for of them actually emerge into proper characters. Headey's chief contribution is a rambling voiceover narration explaining everything for us, while Green's wry smirk and momentous glower let her steal every scene. By contrast, the men seem rather feeble. Stapleton is manly and commanding, but not hugely charismatic. Rising-star O'Connell barely gets two decent scenes. Santoro is hilariously grouchy eye candy. And everyone else is clearly expendable.

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New Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Signs Three Movie Deal: Does This Mean A Solo Movie?


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Gal Gadot has signed to play superhero Wonder Woman for three movies, confirms Variety. The Israeli actress and model has been cast in the iconic comic book role by DC Comics and Warner Bros. and will first appear in Zack Snyder's upcoming 2016 hero face-off, which is currently titled Batman Vs. Superman.

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Gal Gadot Has Signed To Play Wonder Woman For Three Movies.

28 year-old Gadot will bring Wonder Woman to the big screen for the first time alongside Henry Cavill, who'll reprise his Superman role, as well as the recently-cast Ben Affleck as Batman. Gal's three picture deal will reportedly be fulfilled with a Justice League movie and a Wonder Woman standalone film.

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Ben Affleck's Batman Debut Held Back Until May 2016


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It seems as though we'll have to wait a bit longer to see Ben Affleck in tight spandex pants, sharing screen time with Henry Cavill's equally tight spandex pants. DC were looking to launch their own multi-hero film franchise with the release of the Man of Steel sequel, working under the title of 'Superman vs. Batman,' in July 2015, however a recent announcement from the studio has said we'll have to wait a little longer.

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The first Man of Steel was a hit and the sequel promises to be even bigger

Warner Brothers revealed on Friday (17 Jan.) - via The Hollywood Reporter - that it planned on holding back on the Man of Steel sequel until 6 May, 2016, with the studio's prequel of Peter Pan - titled Pan - replacing the initially planned 17 July, 2015, release date. The studio did not give any reason as to why the films were trading release dates, however has been suggested that Warner Bros. wanted a May release for the superhero film owing to the month's tendency to yield higher box office returns in recent years.

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Jason Momoa In Talks For 'Superman Vs Batman' - Are We Looking At A Justice League Movie?


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More news from the upcoming 'Superman Vs Batman' movie as Jason Momoa is apparently a definite maybe to join the cast.

The 'Conan the Barbarian' star could be set to star as Martian Manhunter in the upcoming film, which currently has no official title but will serve as a sequel to this year's 'Man Of Steel'. The character is one of the superhero members of the DC comic book team, the Justice League of America so if this suggestion is true, it could throw into question an 'Avengers' style movie given that Wonder Woman will also make an appearance in the movie.

Kryptonian supervillain Doomsday from the Batman franchise is another possibility for Momoa; a character known to be the only supervillain to have ever managed to kill Superman - a storyline that appeared in the 1992 comic 'The Death of Superman'.

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Wonder Woman Role Falls To Ex-Army Model Gal Gadot


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Gal Gadot will play superhero Wonder Woman in Zac Snyder's 2015 action crossover movie, Batman Vs. Superman it has been announced, via Deadline. The news that the Israeli model, actress and former army recruit has been picked to don the legendary leotard and lasso has been confirmed by director Snyder himself who said that she has a "magical quality."

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Gal Gadot Is Set To Take On The Wonder Woman Role.

The movie will see Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman engage in a faced-off for the first time on the big screen in what is currently being titled as Batman Vs. Superman but is expected to change after Warner Bros. registered a list of possible titles, many involving the word "dark." Check out the full list here.

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Batman Vs. Superman Possible Titles Registered By Warner Bros: Which Sounds Best?


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Warner Brothers have sparked off plenty of excitement after registering several possible titles for the Man of Steel sequel this week, through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor, reports Fusible. Currently referred to as Batman Vs. Superman, the movie will see Henry Cavill's Superman go head-to-head with Ben Affleck's Batman.

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Ben Affleck Will Become The Next Batman.

The Zack Snyder-directed sequel is set to premiere in 2015 but the filmmakers are ensuring that there's sizeable fan interest in the project way, way before the movie is released. During August's Comic-Con panel, Man of Steel actor Harry Lennix read from Frank Miller's graphic novel from a scene in which the caped heroes are locked in battle to set the scene for the new movie: "I want you to remember, Clark. In all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you" to which the Superman and Batman logos were projected on to a screen melded together.

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Let's All Talk About Jaimie Alexander's Naked Dress [Pictures]


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Jaimie Alexander has become one of this week's most talked-about actresses, less for the rumor that she's preparing to become the next Wonder Woman, and more for her daring choice of outfit to the recent premiere of Thor: The Dark World.

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Indeed, Alexander did turn up wearing one of the most revealing dresses we've ever seen: the bold attire showed us the entire length of her body from neck to toe but was kept "modest" by some clever wavy, opaque panelling. The Azzaro outfit has grabbed headlines because Ms. Alexander is very clearly not wearing any underwear. When she turned and walked away from the cameras, we were hit with the back of the dress which gave an equally surprising flash of buttock. See all our photos of Jaimie Alexender's dress here.

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Jaimie Alexander Courts Wonder Woman Rumours After Comikaze Speculation


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Jaimie Alexander made sure all eyes were on her at the Thor: The Dark World premiere when she arrived in the most revealing dress we've seen all year. However, everyone's thoughts were mulling over whether Jaimie's Thor character, Lady Sif, was actually going to turn out to be Wonder Woman.

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Could Jaimie Alexander's Be The Face Of Wonder Woman?

If it emerges that Sif will be the female lead in the upcoming Superman Vs. Batman movie, then a Wonder Woman transformation will be a sure bet. Otherwise, it could turn out that Wonder Woman has her own movie with Alexander attached.

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Batman's Commissioner Gordon To Get Spin-Off TV Series: Will Gary Oldman Resume The Role?


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Police Commissioner James Gordon from the Batman action comics and films is about to get his own spin-off television series thanks to TV network FOX who won a bidding war to air the new show, reports Deadline.

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Gary Oldman Played Commissioner Gordon In The Dark Night Rises.

The series, currently entitled Gotham, has bypassed the tentative pilot stage and has been given a straight-to-series order which shows just how keen the network are for the Warner Bros. produced Batman spin-off. The series will apparently focus on the detective James Gordon's career and "the villains that made Gotham famous" before Batman arrived on the scene.

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Ben Affleck Will Play A "Tired & Weary" Batman Says Warner Bros. Chief


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Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne/Batman will be an older, world-weary version of the crime fighter, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara revealed during a recent discussion with investors at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference. The executive told his audience that Affleck's Batman will be “tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for awhile.”

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Ben Affleck's appointment as Bruce Wayne/Batman has met with fierce opposition

This is the first tidbit of information about the direction that the company are looking to go about in order to introduce the character into Superman's world in the upcoming sequel to The Man of Steel. Affleck was officially announced as the man to fill in Christian Bale's shoes on 22 August, a decision that was met with fervent opposition from a number of fans, although the movie execs have continued to back their choice. According to Variety, Tsujihara said that Affelck was “perfect” for the role, and insisted that “Ben is perfect for the vision Zack [Snyder] has for that character. The fact that you saw such a passionate response in the blogosphere is really kind of a testament to the love that people have for this character.”

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Bryan Cranston To Fill The Bald-Headed Shoes Of Lex Luther For SIX Films


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The theory that Walter White’s meth empire crumbles, he assumes a new identity as Hal Wilkerson, marries a woman named Lois and fathers four boys – Malcolm, Reese, Dewy and Francis - has just been rendered useless: Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luther.

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And don’t worry, that’s not a season five Breaking Bad Spoiler, the show doesn’t just morph into Malcolm in The Middle… or does it? It really doesn’t, honestly.

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Lena Headey And Eva Green Ensure '300: Rise Of An Empire' Has A Strong Female Presence [Trailer]


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300: Rise of an Empire promises to have a stronger female on-screen presence, which isn't exactly a difficult feat considering 300, released in 2007, was nothing but wash-board abs and a host of handsome men.

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Lena Headey at Elle's Women in Hollywood event, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in L.A.

The sequel's list of equally butch men includes Jack O'Connell (Skins); Sullivan Stapleton (Gangster Squad); Hans Matheson (Sherlock Holmes) and Callan Mulvey (Zero Dark Thirty). David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan and Rodrigo Santora are reprising their roles from 300.

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'Superman: Man Of Steel' Sequel: Who Will Play Batman?


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The question on every DC fans lips since director Zack Snyder announced plans for the next Superman film, which will feature Batman, is who will play the caped crusader? Christian Bale, who starred in the Dark Knight trilogy, is definitely out of the running as he has no interest in reprising the role.

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Ryan Gosling at a special screening of Only God Forgives at the BAM Harvey Theatre, New York.

Here's what we know about the film so far: Snyder announced at last month's San Diego Comic-Con that a sequel is in the works and will star Henry Cavill as Superman. The script is currently being written by David Goyer, who wrote Man of Steel. The film is due to be released in cinemas in 2015, with filming scheduled to begin next year. Owing to the film's tight schedule, reports are suggesting Snyder's casting decisions will be revealed in the next few weeks. 

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Batman Graphic Novel Writer Grant Morrisons Talks Wonder Woman And 'Superman: Man Of Steel'


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Graphic novel writer Grant Morrison is hanging up his Batman cape in order to step, metaphorically, into something a little brighter as he takes on Wonder Woman. 

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Henry Cavill at the world premiere of Superman: Man of Steel in New York.

Morrison has written the Batman graphic novels for seven years yet he has decided, following the release (on Wednesday) of his thirteenth novel Batman Incorporated, to move on to Wonder Woman. His latest project is entitled Wonder Woman: Earth One which he says will focus on the relationship between Diana and her mother Hippolyta. 

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Is 'Batman Vs. Superman' The Title Of New DC Comics Movie?


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After Zack Snyder's Comic-Con announcement that Batman and Superman would meet on screen for the first time in a 2015 Warner Bros. movie and sequel to 2013's Man of Steel, there's now fresh knowledge from screenwriter David S. Goyer that the production team are mulling over a few specific titles. "We're already in pre-production," Goyer told a Comic-Con panel on Sunday. "(The film) comes out in summer of 2015 ... We're actually not sure whether the title is 'Superman vs. Batman' or 'Batman vs. Superman,' but yes, it's that rematch, that combination, the two guys onscreen and that's happening," as reported by the NY Daily News. The franchise will apparently eventually build up to match Marvel's Avengers movies with DC Comics' Justice League of America team that should also include Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman.

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Zack Snyder Teases Fans With New Movie Concept.

Superman vs. Batman/Batman vs. Superman certainly gets the point across well: two opposing forces fighting it out. But to juxtapose the two characters in such a way seems a bit blunt; not least the question of superiority to whichever superhero's name comes first in the title. Secondly, the 'vs.' part implies the combatants represent antithetical concepts: good vs. evil, light vs. dark, heroes vs. villains, etc.

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Ryan Gosling, Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Frame To Become New Batman


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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ryan Gosling are leading the race to become the new Batman, following the announcement at Comic-Con that both Superman and the Caped Crusader will unite for the first time on-screen.

Following the success of Man of Steel, it is likely that Henry Cavill will return as Superman, though with Christian Bale announcing his departure from the Batman franchise, the race is on for one of Hollywood's hottest roles.

As it stands, bookmakers Paddy Power have Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the 3/1 favourite to play the role, though many would regard it as an odd choice, given his role as 'Robin' in The Dark Knight Rises. 

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Zack Snyder Confirms That A Superman & Batman Movie Will Be Happening


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One of the biggest rumours to be circulating around this years San Diego Comic-Con International was the potential big screen team up with two of the most famous superheroes of all; Batman and Superman. These rumours were confirmed towards the end of the convention when Man of Steel director Zack Snyder told an eager audience that he and a team of others are currently working on the script for the superhero crossover, with Warner Brothers going on to confirm their involvement in the project shortly after the announcement.

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Henry Cavill will reprise his role as the Man of Steel

Much to the delight of many of the comic book fans at the San Diego convention, and indeed to the delight of superhero fans the world over, a Batman/Superman crossover film has long be awaited and following the huge success of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy and this years equally impressive Superman re-boot, Man of Steel, an eventual collaboration between the heroes had been expected. In the DC comic universe, the two have teamed up on more than one occasion, beginning with a slew of friendly team-ups in the 1950's to the 70's, before Frank Miller's The Dark Knight comics changed the complexion of their relationship to an antagonistic one where the two heroes barely see eye-to-eye on anything. The big screen hook-up will probably take the latter route.

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Superman And Batman Set To Team Up In 2015 'Man Of Steel' Sequel


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Warner Bros. announced, during their Comic-Con panel appearance, that Henry Cavill would be reprising his role as Superman. However Batman will also be dropping in to lend a helping hand. It will be the first time the caped heroes have appeared together on the big screen.

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Henry Cavill at the Australian premiere of Superman: Man of Steel.

Many comic-book fans have welcomed the announced as it is a step towards such DC 'Avengers-like' teams as the Justice League. Marvel's superheroes are considerable more integrated with references to the various Avengers in their individual films. A Justice League movie was rumoured to be in production earlier this year, following the success of Superman: Man of Steel, however Cavill confirmed no such film had been mentioned to him. Should the Justice League movie be shot, it would feature a team of superheroes including Superman, Batman, The Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. 

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Dark Night Of Steel? Warner Bros. Explodes Comic Book Nerds' Universe With The Announcement Of A Superman/Batman Collaboration


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We recommend you take a breath before reading the following – Batman and Superman will team up in a 2015 movie, directed by Zack Snyder. The long-standing rumor about an upcoming Justice League franchise from Warner Bros. is finally coming to life, with Flash and Justice League films possibly in the works for 2016 and 2017, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio confirmed the news during a lengthy, two-and-a-half hour panel in Hall H this Saturday. To be fair, the panel also contained announcements about a number of upcoming projects, including a live action World of Warcraft movie, Godzilla, 300: Rise of an Empire and a freaking Lego movie – all prospects thoroughly exciting for geeks the world over.

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Warner Bros. is once again betting on Snyder for its franchise plans.

We’re still willing to eat our hats, if anyone paid any attention to a word mentioned after the Batman/Superman announcement though. The movie is clearly a response to the success of Marvel’s Avengers and an obvious step towards a full-fledged Justice League film. Unlike Marvel however, Warner Bros. have apparently decided to take an additional step to raise expectations and fan excitement for the big one - a collaboration between two heroes, before unleashing the mayhem that is Justice League on the world. After all, while Man of Steel was a considerable success, it didn’t even come close to the earnings of Iron Man 3, released earlier in the summer. As far as excitement goes, a cross-over between the two most famous superheroes on the planet should probably do it.

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Zack Snyder - Australian Premiere of 'Man Of Steel' at Event Cinemas - Sydney, Australia - Monday 24th June 2013

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Box Office: Man Of Steel Turns Into Golden Hen For Warner Bros.


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Zack Snyder may just be Warner Bros. golden boy, what with his Man of Steel currently being projected to earn 345.6 million worldwide by the end of the weekend (figures courtesy of Deadline.) The dark retelling of Superman’s story earned an impressive $19 million on Friday. Up until that point, the flick had made a cool 135.6 million over the nine days since its release, adding up to... one happy production company. Read what our own Rich Cline has to say about the film itself.

Looks like the folks at Warner Bros. have stumbled onto a particularly successful strategy – or borrowed one from Marvel, anyway. Rumors have been swirling for the past couple of weeks that Man of Steel is just the first step towards a film reunion of DC Comics’ Justice League superheroes – much like the phenomenally successful Avengers franchise. Of course, while it is no doubt a massive earner, Man of Steel isn’t quite catching up to the record takings of Iron Man 3 a few weeks prior. Just a few days ago, Iron Man crossed the $400 million mark domestically and has to date raked in over $1.2 billion domestically.

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Video - The Cast And Crew Of 'Man Of Steel' Are Interviewed At The UK Premiere By Alex Zane


The cast and crew of 'Man Of Steel' including stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adam, Antje Traue and Russell Crowe, screenwriter David S. Goyer, director Zack Snyder, composer Hans Zimmer and co-producer Christopher Nolan are interviewed on the red carpet at the UK premiere by TV's Alex Zane.

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What’s The Final Word On Superman ‘Man Of Steel’?


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Today, Friday 14 June 2013, marks the day when the world falls back in love with Superman as the Man of Steel flies into cinemas across the globe as the man in the bright red underpants has been reinvented for the big screen once again and this time we might have a reboot worthy of rivalling the 1970’s movie series. At least, that’s what the movie execs behind the film are hoping for, however the expectations of movie producers is rarely met by audiences and critics and with Man of Steel, we may have another case of a rather disappointing foray into film by the planet Krypton’s most famous son.

On the whole, the critical response to the film has been mostly lukewarm, and only on occasion has a critics staunchly defended the film and said that it is the summer blockbuster we’ve all been waiting for (since The Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises at least). After a week of critical response to the film, it currently holds the rather underwhelming 58% on critic aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, however the film does have a much more appealing 82% approval rate from audience, with a number of people commending the film for being a successful enough spectacle to make the occasional detours into generic blockbuster territory barely discernible. With such a stark contrast between the two percentages, it might leave a few people scratching their heads and wondering whether it will be worth seeing or not, but the only real way to see who has the better opinion of the film would be to go see it yourself.

The overall criticism with the film, it seems, is that the overall spectacle that Zack Snyder has created is too erratic and all-over-the-place, rarely giving the story or development of the characters room to breath. But still, it is a spectacle and one that is still highly entertaining to watch, even if it is pretty hard to follow (think of a smarter version of Transformers).  David Sexton’s review for the London Evening Standard seems to summarize the film pretty competently, saying; “some films make you wish you were 12 again so you could appreciate them as they deserve.”

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Director Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder - 'Man of Steel' European Premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 12th June 2013

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Man Of Steel Reviews - What Are The Critics Saying?


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A 35 year-old graphic novel myth given the CGI reboot on the big screen, the hotly anticipated Man of Steel hits screens this Friday in a long-awaited reinstatement that aims to better Bryan Singer's 2006 chancy incarnation, Superman Returns.

Directed by Zack Snyder, the film will, of course, follow Clark Kent - journalist and alien offspring from Krypton trying to find his place in our world - played by Henry Cavill (Stardust, Immortals) as he goes through the old tale of self-discovery, realising he has special powers but trying to live a normal life working at The Daily Planet, where he encounters Lois Lane (Amy Adams: The Fighter, Sunshine Cleaning).

Cue rebellious villain, General Zod, played by Michael Shannon (Take Shelter, Boardwalk Empire) who plays the Kryptonian general with fire and conviction.

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Zack Snyder and Denise Snyder - World premiere of 'Man of Steel' at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center- Arrivals - NYC, NY, United States - Tuesday 11th June 2013

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Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder - World Premiere of 'Man Of Steel' at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center - New York City, NY, United States - Monday 10th June 2013

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Man Of Steel - International Trailer


The world is facing the biggest global threat that it has ever come across as the Kryptonian villains General Zod and his assistant Faora attack with vengeance in their hearts searching to destroy a lost member of their race. Clark Kent is a journalist for the Daily Planet, adopted as a baby by a loving Kansas family and, though he has always been aware of his extraordinary powers of strength, speed, flight and not to mention intelligence, he has rarely sought to use them preferring to make an attempt to fit in with the rest of human civilisation. However, when his existence threatens the destruction of mankind, he finds he must embrace his true identity and use it to defend the world that has become his home.

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Man Of Steel - TV Spot


Clark Kent was born on the planet Krypton to two loving parents in the midst of its impending destruction. In a bid to save his life, his parents blast him safely to Earth where he is adopted by a Kansas couple named Martha and Jonathan Kent who raise him as their own son. As he grows older, however, he becomes an outcast having developed extraordinary superpowers that allow him to accomplish great feats of strength. He attempts to conceal his abilities to fit in as a budding journalist for the Daily Planet, but when a threat of galactic proportions threatens to destroy the Earth, he is forced to venture on a path of heroism and become the planet's saviour.

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Zack Snyder - CinemaCon 2013 - Day 2 - 'Man of Steel' at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 16th April 2013

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Oscar Isaac, Abbie Cornish, Carla Gugino, Emily Browning, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens and Zack Snyder - Oscar Isaac, Jamie Chung, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Carla Gugino, Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Zack Snyder London, England - Sucker Punch - UK film premiere Vue Cinema, Leicester Square - Arrivals Wednesday 30th March 2011

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Zack Snyder - Director Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder Hollywood, California - Warner Bros. Pictures Los Angeles Premiere of Sucker Punch held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre Wednesday 23rd March 2011

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Zack Snyder - Sunday 10th October 2010 at Odeon West End London, England

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Zack Snyder - Zack Snyder, Sunday 19th September 2010 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Hollywood, California

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Zack Snyder Thursday 2nd April 2009 ShoWest Awards Gala held at the Paris Hotel and Casino - Press room Las Vegas, Nevada

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Zack Snyder - Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder London, England - The UK premiere of 'Watchmen' held at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square. - arrivals Monday 23rd February 2009

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Zack Snyder Friday 27th July 2007 "300" DVD Release Party at PETCO Park San Diego, California

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Zack Snyder

Date of birth

1st March, 1966

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.70




Zack Snyder Movies

Justice League Trailer

Justice League Trailer

The planet is in turmoil. Superman is apparently dead and crime rates have surged around...

Wonder Woman Movie Review

Wonder Woman Movie Review

Boldly optimistic, this action-packed adventure breathes fresh life into the DC universe with a welcome...

Justice League Teaser Trailer

Justice League Teaser Trailer

In the wake of his friend Clark Kent's monumental sacrifice, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince...

Justice League - Comic Con Trailer

Justice League - Comic Con Trailer

Bruce Wayne knows that the Earth is under threat from evil forces much worse than...

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer

Every superhero has a dark side and being 100% human, Batman is in doubt over...

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Official Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Official Trailer

What happens when two superheroes with vastly differing opinions come head to head? Well, not...

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer

Clark Kent is a reporter for the Daily Planet in his everyday life, but a...

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Teaser Trailer

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Teaser Trailer

When an alien lifeform crashed to Earth decades ago, no one noticed. When his own...

300: Rise of an Empire Movie Review

300: Rise of an Empire Movie Review

Fans of the 2007 Spartan war romp 300 probably won't care that this spin-off is...

Man Of Steel Trailer

Man Of Steel Trailer

The world is facing the biggest global threat that it has ever come across as...

Man Of Steel - TV Spot Trailer

Man Of Steel - TV Spot Trailer

Clark Kent was born on the planet Krypton to two loving parents in the midst...

Man Of Steel Trailer

Man Of Steel Trailer

Clark Kent is a mysterious young journalist who as adopted as a child by Martha...

Man Of Steel Trailer

Man Of Steel Trailer

Clark Kent is a young reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper. He was adopted when...

Man Of Steel Trailer

Man Of Steel Trailer

Clark Kent is a young reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper. He was adopted when...

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