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The European premiere of 'Wonder Woman' in London next week has been called off in the wake of the Manchester terror attacks.
Warner Bros. has cancelled the scheduled red carpet premiere of Wonder Woman in London next week, following the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
The studio announced the news on Wednesday (May 24th), a week ahead of the planned red carpet affair in Leicester Square on May 31st for its European premiere. It is due to open in the U.K. on June 1st, and on the following day in the States.
“Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the U.K.,” Warner Bros. said in a statement to Deadline. “In light of the current situation, we will not be proceeding with our plans for the Wonder Woman premiere and junket activities in London.”
The DC Extended Universe instalment is right around the corner.
As all eyes are on the MTV Movie & TV Awards tonight, those watching will be treated to a first look at an assortment of movies coming out this summer and beyond, with one of the visual feasts looking set to be the final trailer for the upcoming DC Extended Universe flick, 'Wonder Woman'.
Chris Pine and Gal Gadot lead the new superhero movie
Led by Gal Gadot in the titular role alongside Chris Pine as love interest Steve Rogers, with Patty Jenkins in the Director's Chair, the flick will be hoping to end the curse of bad critical reviews that the first trilogy of films ('Man Of Steel', 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' and 'Suicide Squad') received upon their release. With just under a month to go until the movie hits cinemas, a final trailer could drop at any minute, and it looks like it'll be premiered tonight (May 7) at the MTV Awards ceremony.
Continue reading: 'Wonder Woman' Final Trailer Incoming
The Head of DC Films wouldn't let anything slip at WonderCon.
As the DC Extended Universe aims to prove it can be a major success not only with those filling out movie theatre seats - but with critics who panned the first three movies of the franchise - will come the release of 'Wonder Woman' a little later this year, starring Gal Gadot in the leading titular role.
Chris Pine and Gal Gadot in 'Wonder Woman'
Finally getting her own solo movie, the Amazonian Princess will traverse through three distinct time periods alongside fellow iconic comic book character Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine. Patty Jenkins directs the flick, as we first go through an Amazonian origin story for the superhero before moving into the First World War and finally, a modern day adventure that could serve to set up the events that will take place in this year's 'Justice League' film. Split into three wholly-different acts, the movie's sure to tick a lot of boxes for those watching.
Continue reading: Geoff Johns Comments On 'Wonder Woman' Sequel Rumours
In the wake of his friend Clark Kent's monumental sacrifice, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince are determined to recruit the most powerful superheroes on the planet to help them fight a new menace that Lex Luthor predicted was coming to the Earth. They are the intrepid Arthur Curry or Aquaman, king of the sea; the young but lightning-fast Barry Allen, also known as The Flash; and the half-man half-machine known as Victor Stone or Cyborg. Together they must fight an army of parademons that have descended upon them, apparently in search of the Mother Box that transformed Victor Stone into the biomechanical creature he is. They are serving the villainous extra-terrestrial Steppenwolf, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants and take over the world. But as you can probably work out, these heroes have an advantage in that Superman is far from dead as they initially suspected.
Continue: Justice League Teaser Trailer
Gadot and husband Yaron Versano have welcomed their second child.
Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot has announced the birth of her second child, a baby girl named Maya.
Gadot announced the news with a sweet Instagram post which showed herself, husband Yaron Versano and eldest daughter Alma, 6, leaving the hospital with baby Maya in a stroller.
Continue reading: 'Wonder Woman' Gal Gadot Welcomes Daughter Maya
A wonderful year for female movie icons.
This year has been a really strong year for the development of female film roles in Hollywood. We are quickly moving away from gender stereotypes and incorporating qualities of real life everyday women, as well as real life once-in-while-women whose impact on human history are becoming more and more prevalent.
Here are our favourite female film characters from 2016:
1. Wonder Woman ('Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice')
Rich Cline talks us through some of the most anticipated movies for release in 2017.
As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but hopefully they'll be better than 2016's lacklustre batch. (Release dates are subject to change.)
Star Wars: Episode Viii - Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill continue the saga (Dec). More sci-fi sequels worth waiting for: the gang reteams for more space antics in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (May), Michael Fassbender returns for Alien: Covenant (May), and Harrison Ford is back for Blade Runner 2049 (Oct).
Continue reading: The Ten Most Anticipated Films Of 2017
Diana Prince is a goddess and princess of the Amazons. She lives her life surrounded by strong women who know how to fight, so she is more than fascinated when a US Army Pilot called Steve Trevor washes up on the shore of her island paradise after a plane crash. She nurses him back to health and learns that he is fighting a huge war in the rest of the world, and it's then that she learns her true destiny. She wants to save the world at any cost, and it will cost her dearly. She returns home with Trevor and learns the ways of the women in his life, particularly those of his kooky secretary Etta Candy, but she uses her magical weapons and out-of-this-world fighting skills to protect her new friends and end the war for good.
Continue: Wonder Woman Trailer
Jeff and Karen Gaffney live the suburban dream, Jeff works in HR in the city and Karen works from home as well as looking after their children. The summer finally arrives and the kids go off to summer camp but that leaves a huge gap in Karen's day to day life.
Though her work is busy, she isn't exactly stimulated and once their new neighbour move in to the house across the street, Karen can't help but envy the love the newlyweds appear to share.
Tim and Natalie Jones are the latest additions to the neighbourhood and they're about to add a new touch of glamour to the family friendly street. They're beautiful, sophisticated and educated and Karen is intrigued by them and decides to investigate further. She follows her new neighbour and finally convinces Jeff that there's more to the Joneses that they're letting on. Karen and Jeff break into their house and uncover some missile blueprints, a whole room full of spy gear and personal information on all the people in the street.
Continue: Keeping Up With The Joneses Trailer
The claims were made in an anonymous letter to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara which was published online, Friday.
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has hit back a claims the upcoming film is a “mess”. In an anonymous letter to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara published by Pajiba on Friday, a former employee described the movie as ‘another mess’ for the studio, while also hitting out at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
“What are you even doing? I wish to God you were forced to live out of a car until you made a #1 movie of the year. Maybe Wonder Woman wouldn't be such a mess,” the anonymous letter read.
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.
Continue: Justice League - Comic Con Trailer
Diana is a princess and one of the best fighters on the island she was raised on. Her homeland was very different to what we know, it's a beautiful paradise inhabited only by women and Diana herself was brought to like by the mighty god Zeus. When a body washes up on the shore of the island, Diana cannot believe what she sees, a man has somehow found his way to their land and is in need of help.
Nursing the his back to help, the two bond and Diana learns that the man, an American pilot by the name of Steve Trevor was flying a plane when he crashed and found himself at her mercy. Steve regales many tail about the outside world and tells Diana of a catastrophic world war that's currently happening.
Moved by the pilot's stories, much to the dismay of the queen, Diana decides to leave her homeland and help fight with the Allies. The new outer world is a completely different place for Diana and she soon sees that life is very different for women outside of her normal environment. Demonstrating her fierce fighting method and lasso and sword skills, the superhero learns that her abilities are needed to protect the humans and must only be used for the greater good.
Continue: Wonder Woman Trailer
The upcoming movie sees Affleck reprise his role as Batman, alongside Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller.
Ben Affleck surprised fans at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday (July 24) during Warner Bros’ panel at Hall H. The Batman actor appeared alongside his co-stars from the upcoming Justice League movie and helped unveil the first footage from the much-anticipated comic book film, which is due for release next November.
Ben Affleck surprised fans at Comic-Con on Saturday.
Appearing in front of the 6,000-strong gathering of fans, Affleck first paused to have his own ‘nerd’ moment. Taking a picture of the huge crowd he said: ”I've never done this before, it’s kind of nerdy. It’s just not going to happen again, it’s kind of a cool moment for me.”
There's a lot to get through, and that's certainly not the end.
Losing track of the upcoming DC Comics movies? We're here to help you out with that, and stop you getting confused with Marvel. All you need to know right now is that 'Suicide Squad' comes this summer and we'll be seeing a lot more of Batman and Superman over the next four years.
'Suicide Squad' is coming this August
Here's the DC schedule so far:
Almost criminally entertaining, this preposterous thriller mixes buckets of humour and emotion into the violent, twisty action. And Kevin Costner gets his best role in years, a remarkably complex character who's unpredictable and thoroughly engaging. So even as the story grows increasingly ridiculous, the film remains both gripping and a lot of fun.
It's set in London, where hot CIA operative Bill (Ryan Reynolds) is on the trail of an evil anarchist (Jordi Molla) when he's captured, tortured and killed. To stop an imminent attack, the CIA chief Wells (Gary Oldman) needs to know what Bill was working on. So he calls in scientist Franks (Tommy Lee Jones), who has been experimenting with transferring memories from brain to brain in animals. For his first human trial, he copies Bill's dying memories into the only suitable brain available on such short notice: psycho killer Jericho (Kevin Costner), who's serving a death sentence in prison. And now Jericho is desperate to sort out the chaos in his head.
Director Ariel Vromen (The Iceman) keeps everything moving so briskly that there isn't time to stop and think about how silly the premise is. All of these characters act on their basest impulses, never thinking through anything before they charge into the next situation. Viewers who try to make sense of the plot, or of London's geography, will find their brains aching like Jericho's. So it's better to just hang on and enjoy the ride. The film's edgy, urgent tone adds the illusion of depth amid the mindlessly brutal violence, while the formidable cast adds weight to a variety of rather thinly drawn characters, from Oldman's bluster to Jones' wry wit. Only Costner gets some real depth to play with, and Jericho is constantly surprising, mixing a killer instinct with brainy invention and some properly dark emotions. His scenes with Gal Gadot (as Bill's wife) are unnervingly tense and moving.
Continue reading: Criminal Review
Wonder Woman is the movie's real star.
Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in her first live action embodiment since the 70s when she was portrayed by Lynda Carter. 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' sees two uber-macho superheroes go head to head, but their rivalry is disrupted by the arrival of a much wiser peer in the form of centuries-old Diana Prince.
Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince
We're hardly new to the idea of a strong female superhero in cinema. There's been at least ten in the 'X-Men' franchise, then you've got Gamora in 'Guardians of the Galaxy', Catwoman in 'Batman' and Black Widow in 'The Avengers', but there's still a lot more room for oestrogen in the comic-to-film world and its incredible that it's taken until now to re-boot the Amazonian princess Wonder Woman.
This year's most eagerly anticipated movie is a critical flop.
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.
It's Batman VS. Superman VS. the critics
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.
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' features the film debut of Wonder Woman, but why has it taken so long for the heroine to make it on to the big screen?
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.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
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.
The 'Batman v Superman' star explains the central conflict between the two comic book icons.
Batman and Superman are clashing on the big screen in Dawn of Justice, where Henry Cavill’s character faces off against the debuting Ben Affleck. The pair are arguably the two most recognisable superheroes of all time, but as Cavill explains, they’ve always been on opposite sides of the spectrum.
Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“When it comes down to Batman, Clark, Superman doesn't agree with the way he carries out justice,” Cavill said. “He understands that Batman is trying to do this justice thing, but Clark’s view is entirely different.”
Continue reading: Henry Cavill: 'Batman And Superman Have Different Views On Justice'
After 2013's beefy Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder goes even bigger and darker with this sequel, cross-pollenating Clark Kent's story with flashbacks to the origins of Bruce Wayne and his Dark Knight alter-ego. 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. But it looks amazing and is relentlessly gripping.
After a Bat-origin prologue, the story kicks off with the climactic battle from Man of Steel as seen from the perspective of Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), watching his city being destroyed by Superman (Henry Cavill). This further fuels the rage that began when his parents were murdered. And that fire is stoked by the mischievous millionaire Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Meanwhile, Superman/Clark is struggling with how the world is revering him as a god, which is straining his relationship with intrepid reporter Lois (Amy Adams). As these very different vigilante heros head toward a climactic confrontation, Luthor is up to something seriously nefarious. And the ensuing chaos brings another hero into the open, Wonder Woman Diana Prince (Gal Gadot).
While the various plot threads are fascinating, and Snyder maintains a snappy pace, the overall story centres on the fact that Affleck's prickly, bitter Bruce is easily manipulated into doing terrible things, which makes him rather unlikeable. And Cavill's fundamentally good Clark isn't much easier to identify with. Both are also oddly constrained by their costumes and bulked-up physicalities, which leave them unable to move properly. This allows the side characters to steal the show: Adams adds emotion and passion, Eisenberg provides the nutty nastiness, Irons is hilariously cynical as Bruce's butler Alfred, and Fishburne is all bluster as Lois' editor. But in the end, the film belongs to the gorgeous, clear-headed Gadot, instantly making her stand-alone movie the most anticipated superhero project on the horizon.
Continue reading: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Review
Gadot will appear in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ later this month.
Gal Gadot will make her big screen debut as Wonder Woman on March 25th in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Israeli actress is just as excited as the rest of us about it. Appearing on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Tuesday, Gadot explained how she landed the coveted role and how much it means to her, especially as the mother of a four-year-old girl.
Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Gadot said when she first auditioned for the role with director Zac Snyder she had no idea what film she was reading for. She was then asked to read again, this time with Ben Affleck so decided it was time to ask Snyder what the top secret role was.
After a post-apocalyptic dystopia (The Road) and Prohibition-era America (Lawless), Australian director John Hillcoat brings his edgy Wild West sensibilities to this gritty present-day heist thriller. The film is fierce and stylish, and utterly gripping even though there's the nagging sensation that nothing is happening under the surface. Thankfully, the actors add plenty of terrific texture to their characters.
It's set in Atlanta, where Terrell (Chiwetel Ejiofor) leads his crew of thugs (Anthony Mackie, Clifton Collins Jr., Aaron Paul and Norman Reedus) through a riotously dangerous bank robbery. They're working for the cold-hearted Russian mobster Irina (Kate Winslet), who demands an even bigger heist before she'll pay them. Terrell has a child with Irina, so feels like he has little choice in the matter, but his team is made up of unstable hotheads and corrupt cops who have their own opinions. One of the cops also has a new partner in Chris (Casey Affleck), a tenacious good guy who's the nephew of a cynical detective (Woody Harrelson) who's just beginning to crack this case. So the gang decides to distract the city's police force with a triple 9, code for a downed officer, while they carry out their next elaborate robbery. The question is who will take the bullet.
Matt Cook's script is a bundle of mad twists and turns, usually the result of impulsive gang members who act without thinking. The tension is very high, as each person's morality is warped at every turn. All while Chris tries to remain upright in the middle of a storm he doesn't quite understand. Each character is up against a wall, ready to do whatever it takes to survive in a situation that is getting increasingly out of control. And without more subtext, or at least a sense of these people's back-stories, no one on-screen is very likeable.
Continue reading: Triple 9 Review
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.
Pine will play Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman’s love interest in the upcoming movie.
Chris Pine is gearing up for his role in the much anticipated Wonder Woman movie, which stars Gal Gadot as the super-heroine. Pine will play Steve Trevor, a military man and Wonder Woman’s love interest in the film, which the actor confirmed will be set during World War I.
Chris Pine will play Steve Trevor in the upcoming Wonder Woman movie.
"It’s a period we don’t see often; it’s usually World War II," Pine told the Toronto Sun. "Our costume design is incredible. We have scenes with, like, 500 extras all in period dress. I’d never been on a film with extras casting as beautifully done as it is here.”
Continue reading: Chris Pine Spills On 'Wonder Woman' Role And Reveals Film's WWI Setting
'Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice' makes an adversary of everyone.
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'.
Henry Cavill reprises his role as Clark Kent
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.
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.
Terrell Tompkins and his team of officers are corrupt, finding ways to embellish their wage has turned into a habit that's about to land them in a lot of trouble. When a powerful member of the Russian mafia learns of Tompkins' money making ways, she blackmails him and his team into pulling a heist for her. Fearing they'll be exposed, the gang carry out the job for Irene, a woman who might look glamourous but has a dark soul. Once the job's complete, the crew believe they're in the clear but savvy Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen has been put on the case and he soon discovers that there's probably more to the robbery than first thought.
That's not the only problem facing Tompkins, Irene tracks the cop down and requests another job - if refused Irene won't hesitate in taking their lives. This job is far bigger than the last and is an almost impossible mission. Feeling their only option is to distract all the cops in their district, the team come up with a plan to pull a Triple 9 call - police code for 'officer down'. However, with Sergeant Detective Allen constantly uncovering more information and being faced with the ordeal of killing one of their own, the job will be far from straight forward.
Triple 9 is directed by John Hillcoat who also directed 2012's Lawless starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy & the film adaptation of The Road starring Viggo Mortensen.
Production on the superhero movie has just begun, with Warner Bros. announcing the full cast.
Gal Gadot has given us our first look at her as Wonder Woman, as shooting begins on the long-awaited superhero movie. Wonder Woman will be the first time the comic book character has been brought to the big screen, with the film set for release on June 23, 2017.
Continue reading: Gal Gadot Shares First Photo From 'Wonder Woman' Filming
Another year of epic geekdom is over - but the excitement remains.
As usual the San Diego Comic-Con International was the place to be for comic and movie fans across the globe. Not only were a ton of new trailers unveiled, but loads of questions were answered and there were some pretty interesting moments in between.
Superman isn't feeling the love in the 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice'
Comic-Con 2015 was, as usual, a roaring success with attendees desperate to learn more about the upcoming 'Star Wars' movie and, of course, 'Batman v Superman'. But that wasn't all that gripped the world at this year's event; and here are but a few moments of pure joy from SDCC 2015.
Contenders jostle for Cannes Film Festival awards on Sunday, 'Star Wars' offers fans a chance to join the cast, and 'Batman v Superman' starts filming in Michigan. New trailers arrive for action blockbusters 'Transformers', 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Kingsman' and 'Life of Crime'...
As the Cannes Film Festival winds down this weekend, a handful of films are emerging as frontrunners for the prestigious awards ceremony. Higher-profile contenders include David Cronenberg's 'Map to the Stars' starring Robert Pattinson, Mike Leigh's 'Mr Turner' starring Timothy Spall, the Dardenne brothers' 'Two Days One Night' starring Marion Cotillard and Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman' starring Hilary Swank. Disappointments have included Olivier Dahan's 'Grace of Monaco' starring Nicole Kidman and Ryan Gosling's directing debut 'Lost River' starring Christina Hendricks. Take a look over our own top five Palme d'Or Winner predictions.
But for most movie fans, the even bigger news is that 'Star Wars: Episode VII' has started filming at Pinewood in London, complete with a competition fans can enter for a chance to actually appear in the movie. In a video clip for the charity initiative Star Wars: Force for Change, Jj Abrams explained this week that the programme will work with Unicef to help children around the world. Watch 'Star Wars: Force For Change' Trailer.
The film didn't quite feel real up until Zack Snyder unveiled his new take on the caped crusader.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck's Batman Unveiled: Ok, Now We're Excited
The cast for the 2016 feature is shaping up nicely.
Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor in Warner Bros’ upcoming Batman vs. Superman. We’ll give you a minute to recover from the news. This comes as another surprising decision in the franchise, after Ben Affleck was announced as Batman to widespread uproar from fans last year. The news was first reported by Deadline from a press release by Warner.
Say hello to your new Lex Luthor.
"Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman's rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What's great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He's a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions," director Zack Snyder said in a statement.
A new box office champion, a silly teenager on drugs, an angry director and the rumour of three Wonder Woman movies kept us hooked on the news this week.
Bieber Banged Up For Druggy Drag Racing: Justin Bieber has just had the mother of all terrible fortnights. The recalcitrant popstar was under investigation for a vicious egg attack on his neighbor's home by police who discovered drugs upon raiding Bieber's abode. The 'Baby' singer headed snowboarding with his equally rebellious chums with the threat of deportment looming. The singer was then arrested yesterday for DUI and drag racing in Miami.
Bieber showed what a true hard-ass he really was when police stopped him and he immediately snitched on himself, saying he was drunk and high on weed and prescription medication. The 19 year-old was released from a Miami jail an hour after a Miami judge, set a "standard" $2,500 bond Thursday afternoon. The widely-circulated mugshot shows the fallen star grinning ear-to-ear in his orange prison v-neck, prompting Seth Rogen to brand him "a piece of s**t."
Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman opposite Affleck and Cavill, while Rita Ora heads for the 50 Shades set. We also hear about Paul Walker's posthumous Hours and are teased with new Spider-man and BoxTrolls trailers...
The big story this week is that Wonder Woman will make her long-awaited big-screen debut in the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Israeli actress Gal Gadot has nabbed the key role; she's best known as Gisele in the last three Fast & Furious movies. 'Batman vs. Superman' has found its Wonder Woman, but who is Gal Gadot?
It was also announced that Rita Ora has joined the cast of Fifty Shades of Grey, which is currently filming in Vancouver with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the lead roles, and Sam Taylor-Wood directing. Others joining the cast include Marcia Gay Harden and Jennifer Ehle. We take a closer look at the appointment here.
Gal Gadot is the new Wonder Woman.
Batman and Superman now have a gal pal. The sequel to 2013's Man of Steel has found their Wonder Woman in actress Gal Gadot.Gadot may be best known for her role in the last three Fast and Furious films, or, according to Entertainment Weekly, "the actress from Fast & Furious who isn't Michelle Rodriguez or Jordana Brewster." The 28-year-old joins Henry Cavill who is back as Superman and Ben Affleck who has signed on as Batman for the film. She paid tribute to her late co-star Paul Walker this week.
The Stunning Gal Gadot
"Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe," Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter. "Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."
Continue reading: 'Batman Vs. Superman' Has Found Its Wonder Woman, But Who Is Gal Gadot?
We take a closer look at the woman chosen to play Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman
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.
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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The most impressive thing about the sixth entry into this noisy franchise is that it's both more preposterous and more self-important than ever before. Which is no mean feat. The cast and crew clearly went for something bigger and more explosive, but by removing their tongues from their cheeks they leave us laughing at them rather than with them. Even so, some of the crazed action scenes are breathtaking.
The story picks up right where the last one ended: Dominic and Brian (Diesel and Walker) have taken the fortune they grabbed in Rio and started an idyllic life in the Canary Islands. Brian and Dom's sister Mia (Brewster) have even produced an adorable baby. Then US Agent Hobbs (Johnson) appears asking for their help in capturing the villainous Shaw (Evans), who is collecting military technological gadgets for some nefarious purpose. And they agree to go along because Dom's presumed-dead girlfriend Letty (Rodriguez) is working with him. So they reassemble the team (Pataky, Gibson, Bridges, Kang, Gadot and Carano) and get started in London.
Yes, this chapter takes place in Europe, which gives the filmmakers new landmarks to race past in their elaborately orchestrated chase sequences, throwing cars like toys at every plate-glass window in sight. The first night-time set-piece in London is fairly incoherent (and nonsensical), but things get better from there, with a whizzy bit of competitive driving for Dom and Letty and a few other showdowns before the action moves to Spain for a couple of massive, gob-smacking action sequences that would boggle the mind if we thought for a second that they were even marginally possible.
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