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Justice League - Comic Con Trailer


Bruce Wayne knows that the Earth is under threat from evil forces much worse than any he's - or any other superhero - has previously seen. To defend the people of Earth, Bruce and Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) decide to hunt down some of the most skilled individuals the planet has to offer, each of these people have a special talent and could play a vital part in saving the world.

As well as the new recruits (who include Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash) Batman also recruits Wonder Woman who previously fought alongside Superman whilst trying to beat Lex Luthor's incredibly strong genetically-engineered creature which also killed Superman. The fate of Superman is unclear but given the end of Batman Vs. Superman it's presumed that Superman will return to life albeit potentially temporarily weakened.

The Justice League is DC Comics’ superhero team and it’s thought that a supervillain called Steppenwolf will be their main target – though it’s sure that Lex Luthor will appear and cause as much trouble as he possibly can.

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Zack Snyder Details The Inner Battles Consuming Batman And Superman


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'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' director Zack Snyder opens up about the inner turmoils going on in the minds of both Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent that lead them to ultimately clash following events in 2013's 'Man Of Steel'. Guilt, tragedy and frustration both unite these heroes and divide them.

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After the destructive battle with General Zod at the end of 'Man Of Steel', Superman is now suffering the repercussions of defeating his enemy. Too many innocent lives has been lost in his quest to save who he could, and now he's questioning how much of it was worth it. 

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'Batman V Superman' May Have Smashed The Box Office, But It Hasn't Convinced Critics


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Probably the most highly anticipated film of the year, 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' predictably stormed the box office with $170.1 million domestic ticket sales and $424.1m global. That's easily superseding critically acclaimed hits like 'Zootopia' and '10 Cloverfield Lane', and yet it continues to be viciously attacked by critics.

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As it stands, 'Batman v Superman' starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill is at just 28% on Rotten Tomatoes, actually dropping from 29% in just a day. Both would-be fans and film reviewers were left feeling more than a little disappointed at the distinct lack of any humour, the controversial ending and a lot of over-the-top production. Our own critics, Rich Cline, explained that the main issue lay in the theatrics. 'The problem is that the film is so big and loud that it can't help but feel bloated, especially since so much of what's on screen feels rather vacuous', he said.

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Before 'Batman V Superman', Wonder Woman's Difficult Journey To The Big Screen


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Both Batman and Superman have seen various incarnations on the big screen, but in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice they will be joined by a superhero whose film debut is long overdue, Wonder Woman. The story of Wonder Woman’s journey to the big screen could be a movie in itself, as until now writers, directors and studios have tried and failed to make the heroine leap from comic books to film.

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Wonder Woman’s live-action debut came in a 1974 TV movie starring Cathy Lee Crosby, but she wasn’t quite as comic book fans had expected. This Wonder Woman was blonde and had a very questionable costume, which featured some blue leggings and a red coat with blue and white starred sleeves.

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer


Every superhero has a dark side and being 100% human, Batman is in doubt over how genuine Superman actually is. After all, Superman is from a different planet and has incredibly natural powers; powers that could easily destroy our world.

As Lex Luther manipulates Batman and Superman into a deeper and deeper war, the duo find that they are pitted against a force that's much more of a present threat than either of the heroes. They are joined by a number of other heroes (including Wonder Woman and The Flash) on a quest to save earth from immediate danger.

Warner Bros. Pictures releases Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice in cinemas 25 March 2016.

Are You Not Entertained? Batman Vs Superman: A Modern Gladiator Story - Trailer + Pictures


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Next year is taking comic books to a new level. No longer are the lines between heroes and villains solid. Now we're seeing a new side to our favourite caped crusaders; Marvel's Captain America may be bringing about a civil war, but that's nothing compared to the battle between DC's Batman and Superman in 'Dawn Of Justice'.

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The new trailer sees an evermore intensifying hostility between the two vigilantes: on the one side you've got a billionaire human being named Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) who's disillusioned with what Gotham City has become and determined to fight crime in his own way, and on the other you've got an alien journalist named Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) with supernatural powers who's rather more modest when it comes to his own crime-fighting practices.

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Official Trailer


What happens when two superheroes with vastly differing opinions come head to head? Well, not very well if Lex Luthor has anything to do with it. Superman believes Batman is a vigilante and the civil liberties of the people of Gotham are 'being trampled on' whilst Batman feels Superman's abilities are blown out of proportion by the media and is far from a fan of his superhero outfit.

Lex Luthor has enough power to manipulate this situation to his benefit and pitches both heroes against one another - Son of Krypton versus Bat of Gotham however, when his plan doesn't go exactly to plan he creates a monster to destroy both men - on the verge of destruction, Batman and Superman are joined by Wonder Woman, Aquaman and other superheroes on their quest to save their city from destruction.

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is directed by Zack Snyder and it's a precursor to The Justice League films - which are also written and directed by Snyder.

Zack Snyder Tweets Picture Of Cyberpunk Batmobile From 'Batman V Superman'


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Zack Synder, the director of 2016's hugely anticipated superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has tweeted a picture of the Batmobile that will feature in the movie.

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Fans had already got a glimpse of the vehicle in May, though the latest snap shows the Batmobile in its full glory. As the Guardian describes it, this is a "hulking cyberpunk vehicle" and has a machine gun on the bonnet. 

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A Week In News: Batman Revealed, Baldwin Busted, An Elevator Bust-Up


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Cannes Panning: We'd love to say we were starting the round-up on a high with the Cannes Film Festival but unfortunately for new royal biopic Grace of Monaco, there is no good news to be found. The Nicole Kidman-starring true story dramatization has been almost universally crushed by Cannes critics who found the acting wooden, the script trite and the entire picture worse than the much-slated Diana pic. You can watch the trailer here though - it's worth it for the beautiful costumes and idyllic tax-haven setting.

Baldwin Busted: Alec Baldwin should probably sneak off to some meditation resort in the mountains for the next few months until this latest debacle blows over. The hot-headed actor and TV host, who is known for his many altercations with paps, had a run-in with police this week when he was caught riding his bicycle the wrong way down a busy New York street and flew into a rage when the cops asked to see his ID. It didn't end well for the 30 Rock star: read about all the drama here.

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Ben Affleck's Batman Unveiled: Ok, Now We're Excited


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Last night we caught our first glimpse of Ben Affleck in his new role as Batman ready to appear in Zack Snyder's action sequel alongside Henry Cavill's Superman. Following a long line of caped crusaders, Affleck doesn't push boundaries in his new get-up though he does look extremely cool.

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The First Teaser Image Has Been Released Showing Ben Affleck As Batman.

The new snap shows Affleck clad as Batman entirely in black with the obligatory pointy-eared cowl, flowing black cloak and muscle armour. He is posed next to his formidable batmobile which looks otherworldly with its matte black finish, chunky tyres, tiny windows and jagged edges. The image is steeped in atmosphere - Adam West this is surely not - as Batman faces up to the challenge of reigning in the crime-stricken Gotham.

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Zack Snyder Reveals Ben Affleck's New Batmobile In Teasing Photo


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The director of the upcoming 'Man Of Steel' sequel, which will feature both Superman and Batman, teased fans with a sneak peak of the Batmobile.

On Monday morning (May 12th) Zack Snyder took to Twitter to share the snap of the famed vehicle Ben Affleck will be driving in the flick.

"Could be time to pull the tarp...Tomorrow?" the 48 year-old filmmaker wrote along with a dark photo of the back of the Batmobile, which is only visible as the rest of it is covered by a black tarp.

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Can Zack Snyder Really Do Justice To 'The Justice League'?


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It’s no big surprise that Zack Snyder has been announced as the man who will direct the upcoming Justice League movie. Snyder, who directed last year's Man of Steel and is currently working on the 'as yet untitled' Batman vs Superman movie seems to be Warner Bros chosen one when it comes to bringing the DC universe to life. But continuity aside, is Zack Snyder really the right man for the job?

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Snyder made his name in Hollywood when he debuted behind the lens on 2004’s Dawn of the Dead remake. Critically, the movie earned unexpected praise and at the box office it became one of the few zombie films to make over $102 million internationally. His follow up, 300, became an even bigger box office hit taking over $456 million worldwide. But this time many critics weren’t too keen on Snyder’s violent vision and 300 earned its fair share of rotten reviews. Two years later The Watchmen would find itself in a similar situation as Snyder began to seem in danger of becoming one of those directors who polarises opinion yet draws big box office. But when his writing debut Sucker Punch hit theatres in 2011 both critics and audiences stayed away, with the movie drawing particular criticism for its depiction of female characters.

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Zack Snyder To Direct 'Justice League' Movie Following The Completion Of 'Superman Vs. Batman'


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Zack Synder has signed onto direct a 'Justice League' movie.

The 48 year-old filmmaker will helm a project that depicts a D.C. Comics comic book that follows a team of superheroes.

Warner Bros. president of worldwide production Greg announced the news to the Wall Street Journal that the studio will be going ahead with the film once 'Superman vs. Batman'' is complete and released in 2016.

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A Week In News: L'Wren Scott, A Middle Finger Lawsuit, And A Clever Pooch Takes On An Army


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RIP L'Wren Scott: L'Wren Scott, the esteemed fashion designer and girlfriend to The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, was found dead in her apartment on Monday having hanged herself. Read the full report. Mick and the band were on tour in Australia when the dreadful news broke, prompting them to cancel a show as the rocker tried to come to terms with the loss. Read his statement here. Having not left a suicide note, Scott's reasons will always be unknown but her company's financial details have shown that creditors were owed millions and that L'Wren was going to close her label. L'Wren Scott: 1964 - 2014.

Chris Pine Driving Ban: Star Trek actor Chris Pine pleaded guilty to DUI on Monday after he was caught drunk driving with his girlfriend after celebrating the wrap of new thriller, Z For Zachariah, in New Zealand. The 33 year-old star was fined and received a six month suspension on his New Zealand license, meaning he's going to have to look out for the designated driver next time he's out boozing.

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A Week In News: SXSW In Full Swing, Fury For 'Frozen', 'Noah' And 'Mean Girls' Mania


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South By Southwest In Full Swing: The annual Texas celebration of music, film and art has kicked off in Austin and is proving as successful and exciting as ever. As usual, the evening's music festival events have proven the most popular news stories worldwide, thanks to live streaming of some of the event's biggest shows. This week we've seen Brit rockers Coldplay take to a stripped-back stage to perform songs from upcoming album Ghost Stories, Lady Gaga get puked upon voluntarily in a stomach-churning finale and a 'Watch The Throne' reunion from world-conquering rappers Jay Z and Kanye West.

A 'Mean Girls' Musical?: Tina Fey has whipped her legion of Mean Girls fans into a frenzy this week after she ruled that there would be no official sequel to her oft-quoted 2004 teen classic. However, she did throw us a bone when she revealed that she and her composer husband are developing a stage musical based on the comedy. As the film's 10 year anniversary creeps into view this could be the perfect way to celebrate. Find out more here.

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'300: Rise Of An Empire' Trumps Box Office Competition, But Falls Behind Original


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Meet your new box office champion – Zack Snyder’s 300: Rise of an Empire. Considering everything, the odds were pretty much stacked against Rise, what with its March release and the seven-year gap between Rise and the original. But in the absence of any real competition, the CGI-fueled action flick easily rose (get it?) to the top of the box office. It’s $46 million opening weekend was on point with predictions.

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Rise is just as bloody, but maybe not quite as profitable, as the original.

According to Forbes, $6.8m of those profits came from its 343 IMAX locations (it’s their second-biggest R-rated debut). Rise of an Empire doesn’t even come close to matching its predecessor’s debut from 2007. Back then, the original 300 made $70.9 million on opening weekend, even without the additional IMAX charge. But then, few franchises ever match the success of the first movie. A successful trilogy is pretty much the Holy Grail of the film industry – things like Men in Black ($51, $52 and $54 million opening weekends) and the Matrix trilogy come to mind.

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Critics Peg "300: Rise Of An Empire" As One Big Bloody Mess. Literally.


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Today is the day. After months of eye-popping, but low on story trailers, Noam Muro’s 300: Rise of an Empire hits theaters today. It was written by Zack Snyder, so regardless of which side of the Snyder divide moviegoers stand on, it’s fairly obvious what to expect from this film. Even so, early reviews are controversial at best.

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300: Rise of an Empire is little more than stylish, say critics.

Here’s the quick rundown. As much as some critics have loved the stylish, gory look of Rise,  in terms of substance it mostly fails to impress. The LA Times’ Betsy Sharkey puts it thusly: “As much performance art as movie, 300: Rise of an Empire unfolds as beautiful, bloody, slow-motion machismo.” While it lacks some of the freshness of the 2006 original, she writes, Rise’s impact is helped by “passionate music perfectly underscoring this latest round of the "beautiful death" the ancient Greeks were so poetic about.”

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Gal Gadot Is Wonder Woman! So, Who Is Gal Gadot?


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Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the follow-up to this year's Superman blockbuster The Man of Steel. Gadot will star alongside Henry Cavill, who will be returning to his role as Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck, who will be portraying Bruce Wayne/Batman for the first time, in the hotly anticipated superhero movie that has been on our mind since it was announced earlier this year.

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Gadot will be taking on her biggest role to date

The upcoming Man of Steel sequel was already looking as though it would be an action-packed spectacle, one that has had movie and comic nerds across the land salivating at the thought of seeing Superman take on Batman on the big screen. Now that we know Wonder Woman is getting involved, things just seem that much more exciting. Before we get any more excited at the thought of the upcoming DC movie, we've hardly had the chance to find out who the woman who will be wearing the indestructible bracelets in the movie is. So, just who is Gal Gadot?

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Heads Up, Geeks! Doctor Who's Matt Smith Rumored To Be Involved In Star Wars: Episode VII


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Matt Smith is stepping down from his Doctor Who reign this Christmas (in case you hadn’t heard), which opens up a realm of other possibilities for the 31-year-old star. Rumor has it that among those is – now don’t get overly excited, Whovians – a part in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. Now that would be one geek crossover to rule them all obviously, however nothing has been confirmed at this point.

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Wonder where Smith would fit in with 'Episode VII'?

According to a “fairly well-placed source” speaking for Bleeding Cool, Smith went in for a meeting with JJ Abrams and George Lucas. However, that’s where the information ends. The source didn’t know whether the meeting was an audition, a screen test or just a talk, but the possibility alone was enough to set tongues wagging across the deepest, darkest, nerdiest reaches of the internet.

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Ben Affleck Was Anxious About Playing "New And Different" Batman


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If you’re one of the Batman fans up in arms about Ben Affleck’s highly publicized casting, you’re not alone. Well, that was obvious to begin with, but the actor has recently revealed in an interview with 411mania that he experienced plenty of anxiety over the part himself.

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Affleck may not have been some fans' first choice for the role.

Obviously, Ben Affleck doesn’t live in a media vacuum and he was well aware of the backlash he’d receive after taking on the beloved character. He tried to quell the spirits by explaining that this iteration of the character would be new and different – perfect for a somewhat unexpected actor to step in. Little did he know how much internet folk hate anything having to do with change.

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First Affleck, Now Bieber? Could The Singer Be Considering A Part In "Batman Vs. Superman"?


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Could Justin Bieber have hopped on the Batman Vs. Superman casting bandwagon? Lately, the internet has been abuzz with rumors about possible casting choices for the 2015 Zack Snyder movie and JB instagramming a photo of himself holding the script certainly isn’t helping matters.

Check out the photo in question below.

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Ben Affleck Could Play Batman In 'Multiple' Films, And May Direct The 'Justice League' Film


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Ben Affleck was announced as Christian Bale's successor to the famed black cowl of Gotham City's caped crusader Batman last week, a move that outraged a huge number of fans of the superhero franchise. Thursday's (22 August) announcement that Affleck has been picked by Warner Bros. as the next Bruce Wayne/Batman has since been followed up with further news that will no doubt shock and reduce many fans to tears, and that is that Affleck will not only play the Bat in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, but will also take on the role for multiple films.

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Affleck has the chin, but does he have the chops to play Batman?

An analysis on his appointment by the Hollywood Reporter has revealed that, should his appearance in the Man of Steel sequel be a success, then Affleck will be given the green light to portray the Dark Knight for "multiples movies" and may even be given the chance to step behind the camera and direct one of the upcoming films. In particular, the studio's answer to The Avengers; The Justice League, will be Affleck's directing job of choice, with the actor also expected to star as Batman should the JL film come to fruition.

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Fans Split As Ben Affleck Picked As The New Batman: He Has The Chin, But Does He Have The Chops?


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In a move that has surprised, and in some cases outraged fans, Ben Affleck has been picked to play Batman in the upcoming sequel to this years Superman epic Man of Steel. The Oscar-winning Argo actor was announced as the future Caped Crusader in a statement by Warner Bros. - published by the Hollywood Reporter - on Thursday (22 August) and since then fans have been split over whether this was an inspired pick, or a blunder on a Gotham-sized scale.

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Affleck: born to be Batman or born to recreate a Batman & Robin-shaped disaster?

After numerous attempt to lure Christian Bale out of Bat-retirement, including a reported $50 million contract offer, Affleck was chosen as his successor following numerous meetings and screening tests by studio bosses. Those involved in the film, including director Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. boss Greg Silverman, agreed that the appointment was the correct one, with Snyder telling THR, "Ben provides an interesting counterbalance to Henry's Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him."

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Ben Affleck As Batman: Brilliant Or Blunder? And Did His Chin Land Him The Role?


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Actor Ben Affleck has been announced as the next Batman who'll succeed from 'The Dark Knight' Christian Bale to battle Superman in the 2015 Batman Vs. Superman/Superman Vs. Batman (that's the bit they haven't decided yet) sequel to Man of Steel.

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Ben Affleck Will Be The New Batman.

With Teen Wolf Tyler Hoechlin, Drive's Ryan Gosling and Mad Men's Jon Hamm all rumoured to be in line to adopt the black cowl and the gravelly voice, Ben Affleck's name has truly come out of the blue. The 41 year-old is a couple of years older than 39 year-old Bale so audiences will be presented with a slightly more mature caped crusader.

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Early Predictions Peg Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin As Possible Options Warner Bros.' Next Batman


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Advance planning for “Man of Steel 2” is well underway and that can only mean one thing – Warner Bross and DC are looking for their next Batman. Sure, they could have teamed up Kale-El with, say, Wonder Woman for their next step towards the franchise to end all franchises – Justice League. As it stands, though, the list of contenders is largely male, white and around the age of 40.

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Predictions abound as to Henry Cavill's co-star in Man of Steel 2.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, quite a few actors have been considered for the part – from Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles and The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln (could you imagine Rick Grimes as Superman?) to trending names such as Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. More outlandish rumors have even pegged Simon Pegg (ha!) and Daniel Dae Kim as being in the running. As of yet, however, no one is actually in the running.

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Tyler Hoechlin More Likely To Be Batman Than Ryan Gosling: Here's Why


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Ever since Zack Snyder announced a Superman/Batman film in the works at last weekend's Comic-Con, the internet has exploded with rumors; few of which have been about the movie and more about who should replace Christian Bale as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel.

Ryan Gosling's was a name that surfaced quickly and it's easy to see why: Gosling has great stage presence and, as we saw in Drive, the ability to flip from calm to guns blazing in mere seconds. What Culture say that the 32 year-old "perfectly fits this more brutal and tortured Batman, not to mention that he possesses the suave playboy looks to serve as the cover story." So it's a shame really that it's not going to be Ryan.

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Sorry Gosling Fans, It's Probably Not Going To Be Ryan.

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Step Aside Ryan Gosling! Tyler Hoechlin Could Be In Line For Batman Role


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Zack Snyder announced at last weekend's Comic-Con that the Man of Steel sequel would also include Batman as DC Comics edged closer to its Avengers equivalent: the Justice League of America. Stunned fans were treated to a reading from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns comic book - in which Batman and Superman clash - followed by a projected teaser image that combined the superheroes' logos. Shortly afterwards, writer David S. Goyer revealed that the production team were mulling over names such as Superman vs. Batman or Batman vs. Superman after a similarly titled project failed to get the green light back in 2002, Yahoo! News reports. However, the focus has shifted to who would replace the gravel-voiced Christian Bale as Batman.

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Could Teen Wolf Tyler Hoechlin Evolve Into Batman?

Cosmic Book News claims to have been told that "Regarding the new Batman, Tyler Hoechlin is being heavily considered for the part and will be getting a screen test alongside Henry Cavill. Warner Bros. and Snyder are looking at somebody to play the new Batman with a reputation similar to Cavill's, when Cavill was testing for Superman. It's also said that better known actors could also be testing for the role. As filming is expected to begin in early 2014, screen tests should be happening soon."

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As The Batman & Superman Crossover Is Announced, Here's Some Other Superhero Cross-Overs Hollywood Should Consider Next


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At the San Diego Comic Con International this weekend, Man of Steel director Zack Snyder made the entire conventional - and pretty much everyone else in the world who was't able to show up to the four-day event - simultaneously jump for joy with the news that a Superman and Batman will cross paths when the sequel to the Man of Steel is released in 2015.

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Henry Cavill will be back as Superman

The announcement really did a number on Marvel's big reveal; the title of the next Avengers movie (Avengers: Age of Ultron), but now that the door is well and truly open for big name superheroes to cross paths, who knows what could happen next. With the Avengers already out there as a major motion picture and Gardians of the Galaxy and a Justice League movie coming soon, we can hopefully expect to see more and more superheroes all in one movie. Until then, here's what we hope/pray we can see in the not-so-distant future.

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Finally, It's Batman V Superman... Let The Fanboy Forums Commence!


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Comic-Con 2013 hasn’t disappointed – the myriad TV announcements, with many extended trailers and air dates being divulged have seen geeks thrown into raptures on social networking sites and blogs. The most ‘Comic-Con’ of all the announcements, though, was the news that Batman and Superman would be appearing in the same film.

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The argument ‘who could win a fight, Batman or Superman’ is as old as… well not time itself, but it’s certainly as old as the first point Batman and Superman both existed in their respective universes. But that’s not as pity, so we’ll go with ‘old as time itself’.

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Summer Blockbuster Season Is Open, As Monsters And Zombies Dominate The Weekend Box Office


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It’s been a tense weekend at the box office, with contenders for a summer blockbuster out in full force. Unsurprisingly, the top spot over the weekend went to Monsters University with estimated $82 million earnings (all data courtesy of Hollywood.com), proving that even when the critics disagree, the folks over at the Emeryville studio know what they’re doing. For those keeping score at home, Pixar’s perfect streak of 14 out of 14 films debuting at number one on their first weekend remains unbroken.

Zombies came second to monsters, as Brad Pitt’s crack at the contagion genre, World War Z, followed closely with $66 million; having debuted this weekend at 3607 theatres across the US. The film was based on the eponymous Max Brooks novel and helmed by Marc Foster. It’s no secret that the zombie genre is having its Renaissance in recent years and the Pitt production apparently manages to tap into the Zeitgeist. It turns out to be Brad Pitt’s best opening weekend, followed by Mr. and Mrs. Smith with $50.3 million.

The second runner-up again comes as no surprise, as Warner Bros’s Man of Steel continues to perform, despite the second weekend drop of 65%. With estimated weekend earnings of $41,2 million, Man of Steel is still going strong. Note: it isn’t matching the box office success of this year’s Iron Man 3 though, which, if reports of Warner Bros. modeling a Justice League franchise after The Avengers are true, would be the studio’s goal.

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Greeks Will Rise And God Will Fall When '300: Rise Of An Empire' Arrives In Cinemas [Trailer]


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300: Rise Of An Empire isn't a sequel, nor is it a prequel to Zack Snyder's blood and guts-fest 300, but it is still very much from the same story-line as the film adaption of Frank Miller's Spartan comic book. The newly released trailer gives us our first glimpse of the movie and it looks as though the follow on to 2007's 300 will be even more epic and over-blown as the first.

Watch the trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire

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A Week In Movies: Superman Arrives, Armie Hits Cowboy Bootcamp, Naomi Is Diana


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A still from Man Of Steel

The new Superman and Lois Lane, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, were out on the red carpet this week for two big premieres for Man of Steel, the franchise reboot by Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan. After major events in Los Angeles and London, they're now heading to Shanghai. Critical reaction has been strongly positive to the film, which opens this weekend

Also opening this weekend in America, and July 5th in the UK, The Bling Ring tells the true story of a group of teens who systematically robbed Hollywood homes, including those of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. The film's star Emma Watson, discusses the movie in a special short feature alongside director Sofia Coppola and producer Youree Henley.

Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Superman Arrives, Armie Hits Cowboy Bootcamp, Naomi Is Diana

Video - Director Zack Snyder And Producer Deborah Snyder Arrive At The 'Man Of Steel' Premiere - Part 3


A diverse set of celebrities turned up to watch new Superman movie 'Man Of Steel' at the world premiere at Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center in New York City. Among them were, of course, the man himself, Henry Cavill with his family, director Zack Snyder and his wife and producer Deborah Snyder.

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Zack Snyder - Man Of Steel Video Interview


Director Zack Snyder is interviewed about his new movie 'Man Of Steel', talking about the challenge of having such a strong element of humanity, about the indecisiveness over Superman's underwear and why people still love Superman so much.

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Video - 'Man Of Steel' Cast And Crew Including Charles Roven, Zack Snyder And Henry Cavill Talk About The Making Of The Movie


The cast and crew of 'Man Of Steel' are interviewed about the making of the movie, the modernisation of the story and the ethics and emotions behind Superman as a character. Among them are producer Charles Roven, director Zack Snyder and lead actor Henry Cavill.

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A Week In Movies: The Hangover Saga Ends, The Hunger Games Cast Talk Catching Fire And Jennifer Aniston Plays A Stripper


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The Hangover III

The big global release this week is The Hangover Part III, and the cast has been jetting around the world for premieres in Los Angeles and London, where fans screamed at actors Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Ken Jeong as they paraded up the red carpet. The critical response hasn't been quite as positive.

The 66th Cannes Film Festival winds down this weekend in France. Critics are praising new films by Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon), Alexander Payne (Nebraska with Bruce Dern) and the Coen Brothers (Inside Llewyn Davis with break-out actor Oscar Isaac). They weren't so thrilled by Ryan Gosling's reunion with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn for Only God Forgives, although they praised costar Kristin Scott Thomas for going far against type.

Continue reading: A Week In Movies: The Hangover Saga Ends, The Hunger Games Cast Talk Catching Fire And Jennifer Aniston Plays A Stripper

Man Of Steel - Alternative Trailer


Clark Kent is a mysterious young journalist who as adopted as a child by Martha and Jonathan Kent in a small, rural town in Kansas. However, he is an outcast on the planet Earth who possesses extraordinary alien powers because he was born on the planet Krypton; a planet that was destroyed when he was a baby. While he has tried his best all his life to fit in, his super-abilities inevitably come out when he prevents a tragic disaster as a teenager. As an adult, his new home is confronted by his own race who wish to destroy it and the time for hiding his powers away is over. He must use his gift to be the world's ultimate ally and defend it from forces human beings never dared wish existed.

'Man of Steel' is the brand new reboot of the 80s 'Superman' film series. It has been directed by Zack Snyder ('300', 'Watchmen', 'Sucker Punch') with production from his wife and frequent collaborator Deborah Snyder alongside 'The Dark Knight' trilogy producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Charles Roven. This epic new super-flick is based on the DC comic book characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and written by David S. Goyer. It will hit the UK this summer on June 14th 2013.

Man Of Steel - TV Spot Trailer


Clark Kent is a young reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper. He was adopted when he was a child after planetary disaster caused him to be sent down to Earth when his home planet Krypton was destroyed. His adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, brought him up in the rural town of Smallville in Kansas. Throughout his life, his super-abilities isolated him from the rest of the population; he had to make a choice about what kind of man he wanted to become equipped with these powers. Naturally, he transforms himself into the Superman, a new found alter-ego, and uses his astonishing faculties to defend the planet when it comes under attack from an evil force that could prove to be a match for his abilities.

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'Man Of Steel' Trailer Shows New Superman Movie To Be A Sentimental Affair


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It's easy to think of Superman as nothing more than 'super', a man with unfathomable strength who can fly and with the power to repeatedly save the world. But we often seem to neglect the fact that he's ultimately fallible, not only because of his allergy to kryptonite, but also because despite being from another planet, his wholesome Kansas upbringing has imbued within him a strong set of morals which make him painfully human. 

It is these more complex attributes that Man of Steel seems to be exploring, as implied by the newest trailer released today. We see a young Clark Kent, struggling to cope with his powers, and being told by his father to keep them hidden. He rescues his classmates from almost certain death using his strength, but his father chastises him. "What was I supposed to do, just let them die?" Clark asks. "Maybe." His father replies.

This initial notion of sacrifice seems to be resurface later in the trailer as Superman asks whether he'll be accepted and is then seen handcuffed. "My father was convinced I wouldn't be accepted..." He says, "What do you think?" 

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New Poster Sees Superman In Shackles


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'Superman in shackles!?' You cry. Yes: it's Superman wearing cuffs surrounded by soldiers. All you comic book aficionados will be screaming out, saying the unless those cuffs are made of Kryptonite (and they're clearly not, as SM isn't writhing about in pain) then there's no chance he's in chains. 

Well perhaps the man of steel is perpetrating a ruse? Allowing himself to be captured only to release himself in a moment of glory. Now this is the power of a movie poster, it's got us guessing in anticipation of the latest addition to a growing list of excellent superhero films. And like many of the recent superhero flicks, the leads have enjoyed a deeper characterization than those of the 70's and 80's. "It's a more serious version of Superman," explained director Zack Snyder. "We took the mythology seriously. We take him as a character seriously. I believe the movie would appeal to anyone. I think that you're going to see a Superman you've never seen before. We approached it as though no other films had been made."

Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe and Amy Adams is out in the summer of 2013, on June 14th in both the America and the United Kingdom. Building on the success of The Dark Knight triology, Superman's latest cinematic outing could herald the comic book watchword for the next few years, should this one be a hit. 

Man Of Steel To Be Shown In 3D Next Year


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Just in case two different ways of experiencing the sure-to-be lavish special effects of Man Of Steel wasn’t enough for your eyes, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announced yesterday (November 7) that they are to release the film in 3D in some select movie theatres. Get digging those weird looking plastic glasses out, readers!

Man Of Steel, the latest in the Superman franchise, is going to star Henry Cavill in the famous cape, alongside Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne and Russell Crowe among others. So that’ll be nice seeing them in ultra-high definition eh? Director Zack Snyder certainly seems pretty pumped about it: “The film is going to be a visually exciting experience in all formats: 2D, 3D and IMAX. Anticipating how audiences today embrace 3D, we designed and photographed the movie in a way that would allow Man of Steel to captivate those movie goers, while respecting fans who prefer a more traditional cinematic experience,” he said in a statement. “We’ve taken great measures to ensure the film and the story come first, and 3D is meant as an enhancement.”

We’ve heard that before, with the The Hobbit the latest to currently worry people that the story is going to fail thanks to the focus on effects. Hopefully Man Of Steel will get it right.

Warnerbros Wins Out In Fight Over Superman


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Warner Bros. have been fighting for its rights to Superman and the hugely lucrative franchise that has come with the classic superhero character for years. The film production company that has been responsible for a wide variety of superheroes over the years, has held a large stake in Superman but their relationship with Superman has been rocked by the sister of Joe Schuster, who was the co-creator behind the character. Schuster's sister claims she has rights over the royalties of the character because she is the recipient of her late brother's estate, which she thinks includes Superman.

According to the Hollywood Reporter this all regards an agreement made in 1992, which “precludes the estate's attempt to terminate a copyright grant” with Warner Bros. Four years ago one judge confirmed the validity of the termination notice. And on Wednesday (17th Oct. 2012) the judge ruled "that the 1992 Agreement, which represented the Shuster heirs’ opportunity to renegotiate the prior grants of Joe Shuster’s copyrights, superseded and replaced all prior grants of the Superman copyrights. The 1992 Agreement thus represents the parties’ operative agreement and, as a post-1978 grant, it is not subject to termination."

Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan are currently working extra hard on a massive budget Warner Bros. film, 'Man of Steel'. We're sure everyone on set can breathe a sigh of relief after the judge's ruling. Hopefully Superman may continue unhindered by this kind of judicious kryptonite in the future.





Sucker Punch Review


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There are so many layers of fantasy in this eye-catching filmbut we never see any real humanity. This sucks all tension and emotion from what should be a provocative thriller. Although 12-year-old boys will probably love it.

After her mother dies, Babydoll (Browning) is sent to a gothic madhouse where a sinister orderly (Isaac) arranges, behind the back of the head doctor (Gugino), to have her lobotomised when the specialist (Hamm) arrives in five days.With less than a week to escape, she hatches a fantastical plan involving four fellow inmates (Cornish, Malone, Hudgens and Chung). They fantasise that they're on dangerous missions led by a mysterious man (Glenn), gathering the items they need to break out.

Continue reading: Sucker Punch Review

300 Trailer


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300, one of the highlights of the Berlin Film Festival, had its world premiere last night and received a standing ovation in the sold out Berlinale Palast. The film inspired by the work of graphic novelist Frank Miller, was attended by director Zack Snyder and cast members Gerard Butler (King Leonidas) and Rodrigo Santoro (Xerxes).

300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. The film brings Miller’s (Sin City) acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale.

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Zack Snyder

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1st March, 1966

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