Marvel stayed strong and Warner Bros. moved first and changed the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice release date to March 2015.
The collaboration of Batman and Superman, two of DC Comics most intense superheroes, has been a project highly anticipated for fans all over the globe for some years now. With Batman’s tortured past and complex present depicted magnificently in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy and Superman’s difficulties in combining his Krypton heritage and his life on Earth given dramatic integrity in Zack Synder’s Man of Steel, in the film which combined the two, the stage was set for a motion picture filled with complicated emotions, spectacular drama and a lot of action.
The collaboration of DC Comics Batman and Superman has been widely anticipated
But perhaps, when fans were dreaming of this dynamic duo and the endless possibilities that the pairing and film could bring, they did not anticipate the rise of Marvel and its own brand of exciting and enthralling superheroes.
Batman v Superman has been brought forward, to avoid a battle with 'Captain America 3'.
Warner Bros has brought forward Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - the follow-up to Man of Steel with Ben Affleck playing the Caped Crusader - to March 25, 2016. The movie had previously been set to open on May 6, 2016 - the same day as Marvel's 'Captain America 3'.
In truth, those dates were never going to remain fixed and it was Warner Bros that decided to make the first move (though it's likely the studios came to a mutual agreement). The studio has also revealed plans to release new DC Comics-based movies on August 5, 2016, June 23, 2017, November 17, 2017, March 23, 2018, July 27, 2018, April 5, 2019, June 14, 2019, April 3, 2020 and June 19, 2020.
Continue reading: 'Batman V Superman' Doesn't Want To Be Anywhere Near 'Captain America 3'
Which films were on the brink of a completely different lead star?
With Robert Downey Jr fitting so perfectly as likeable irritant Tony Stark, Christian Bale slipping so easily into the tortured billionaire psyche of Bruce Wayne and Daniel Day-Lewis transforming himself into the epitome of Abraham Lincoln, it's hard to believe that for all of the above roles, there were some serious previous contenders. But contenders there were and some of the not entirely savoury.
Tom Cruise as Iron Man
The pint-sized action hero made it his mission impossible to kick ass as IMF agent, Ethan Hunt, but could he have romanced Pepper Potts in quite the same way as Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man? It seems like we very nearly found out with Cruise at one point in serious contention to play the arrogant but entertaining genius.
Continue reading: Lead Film Roles That Could Have Looked Very Different
Welcome to the gun show, aka Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman look.
Oh, hey Marvel, good luck trying to top DC’s Comic-Con panel this year. On Saturday, the crowd in Hall H got their first glimpse of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice film. And it was cool.
Continue reading: Chill, "Justice League" Fans! Wonder Woman Looks Just Fine.
His casting as the new Batman may have ruffled a few feathers, but Ben Affleck has just earned the seal of approval from one very important man: the original caped crusader, Adam West.
There are still two years to go before we see Ben Affleck take on the mantel of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the argument about the Oscar winner's suitability for the role rages on. Today one very worthy commentator gave his thoughts on the subject- Adam West, who played Batman from 1966 to 1968 in a staggering 120 episodes of the eponymous television series as well as the 1966 film.
Affleck has the Adam West stamp of approval
Speaking at San Diego Comic Con, West had only compliments for his successor. "My feeling is that Ben Affleck will be really good simply because he's a great talent, and I'd be very interested in seeing him in the role."
Continue reading: Adam West Approves Of Ben Affleck As Batman
Director Zack Snyder gives comic book fans a sneak peek at the new Batman outfit.
Fans at this year’s Comic-Con at San Diego have been treated to a preview of the new Batman costume. The new design will be worn by Ben Affleck in the next instalment of the Batman series, which will be directed by Zack Snyder. The film will see Affleck’s Dark Knight alongside Superman, which itself will be Henry Cavill’s second portrayal of the man from Krypton after last year’s Man Of Steel.
Director Zack Snyder's designs for the new Batman costume to be worn by Ben Affleck
The project, currently with the working title Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is tipped for release in May 2016. Work has already begun on the film, which also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Most importantly, it's the first time that both Batman and Superman will share the big screen.
Continue reading: Comic-Con Treated To First Look At Affleck's Batsuit
Your weekly dose of Justice League news. With the release date two years away, Warner are beginning the steady stream of teasers.
Hello, remember that ill-advised attempt at a Justice League franchise Warner Bros. is still pushing at? If so, then you may be interested in seeing a sneak peek at Henry Cavill, being his Supermanliest in the upcoming movie. The photo comes almost two months after director/Hollywood golden boy Zack Snyder tweeted the first picture of an oh-so-moody Ben Affleck as Batman. This time, it’s an oh-so-moody Cal-El. Check out the photo below.
Get your first peek of the Batman v Superman movie below
The first official, bona fide, straight from the horse’s mouth, genuine image from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has arrived, and it sees Henry Cavill as the caped superhero once more.
He’s standing fully clad in his Superman gear, looking into the camera with a forlorn expression. The whether is pretty terrible; maybe that’s got something to do with it. Or maybe he’s waiting to meet Batman.
The keen fans amongst you will have already noticed that Metropolis probably isn’t the city in the background. No, what we’re looking at is likely director Zak Snyder’s first attempt at Gotham City.
The cast of the 2016 movie - and a possible "Justice League" - is shaping up.
It has been confirmed: DC now has its Aquaman and it’s none other than Jason Momoa. The news that Momoa will play the DC Comics superhero Aquaman in both the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and its sequel Justice League was confirmed by Variety, after months of heavy speculation.
Momoa cleverly brushed off the Aquaman rumors, right until his contract was confirmed.
Back in December, it was reported that Momoa was in talks to play Aquaman, in addition to the already announced main cast, which includes Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor (that announcement raised a fair few eyebrows) and Jeremy Irons as Alfred.
'The Justice League' are coming, but who exactly are they?
The subtitle for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman v Superman movie has been officially announced as Dawn of Justice, meaning it's pretty clear where this one is going. We already knew that a Justice League movie was next on Snyder’s list, but the subtitle certainly implies that this movie will serve as a set up for the fourth instalment. But who are the Justice League and why should we be excited to see them together on screen?
Justice League director, Zack Snyder
Superhero collectives don’t get much bigger than The Justice League, that is, if you ignore the Avengers. But for DC Comics, The Justice League has been their ultimate team of superheroes since the 1960s.
Will that tarp come off tomorrow?
Ben Affleck took a lot of criticism when he was announced as the new Batman, but it’s all looking worth it now that the company car is ready for collection. Zak Snyder gave us all a sneak peak on Twitter, and the reaction to the new Batmobile has been wholly positive, it seems.
Superman will be taking on Batman in the sequel to 'Man of Steel' (pictured above)
“Could be time to pull the tarp...Tomorrow?” wrote Snyder, who is directing the film dubbed ‘Batman v Superman’, the follow up to Man of Steel which is set to feature the hugely anticipated battle between the two superheroes.
Broadway actor Ray Fisher is the latest addition to Zack Snyder's upcoming "Batman v Superman", but who is he billed to play?
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.
Broadway star Ray Fisher has been cast as Cyborg
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.
Continue reading: Who Is Ray Fisher's 'Batman V Superman' Character, Cyborg?
In the battle of the superheroes, Marvel are currently an evil genius.
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.
Henry Cavill as Superman in 'Man of Steel'
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.
The actor has a minor part in Batman Vs. Superman, to be expanded later in the series.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Introducing Ray Fisher As Warner Bros. "Batman Vs. Superman" Cyborg
The 'Big Bang Theory' actress opened up on her personal life in a new interview.
Actress Kaley Cuoco has not only admitted to having had a boob job at the age of 18, but has also stated that she thinks it was the best decision she ever made. The 27 year-old star of hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory opened up on her plastic surgery and her relationship with husband Ryan Sweeting in the May issue of Cosmopolitan.
Kaley Cuoco Said Having A Boob Job Was "The Best Decision" She Ever Made.
Cuoco revealed that she underwent a breast augmentation in 2004 around the time she starred in ABC comedy 8 Simple Rules. It was "the best decision I ever made," she told the women's magazine. The TV star wed tennis star and now-husband Ryan Sweeting last New Year's Eve after having dated for only six months.
Continue reading: Kaley Cuoco Says Her Boob Job Was The Best Decision She Ever Made
Kaley Cuoco is gracing the cover of Cosmopolitan's May edition and was more than happy to discuss her past relationships, wedding and social media haters.
Kaley Cuoco, the Queen of US Sitcoms and star of The Big Bang Theory, discussed her love life in Cosmopolitan's upcoming May edition. She was questioned on her extravagant wedding to tennis player Ryan Sweeting; her short romance with Superman: Man of Steel star Henry Cavill; her former relationship and friendship with Johnny Galecki; and her obsession with social media.
Kaley Cuoco has spoken candidly about her love life to Cosmo.
Cuoco was photographed in the magazine in a number of low-key looks, matching her relaxed California girl lifestyle and attitude. Cosmopolitan claims, in advance of May's publication, Cuoco has "never looked more stunning!" One only needs to scroll through the numerous pages of her Instagram feed to see she enjoys a comfortable and laid back life surrounded by her dogs, friends and new husband. This was evident throughout the interview in which Cuoco was happy to open up about her love life over the past seven years.
Continue reading: Kaley Cuoco's Cosmo Cover Focuses On Relationship With "Superman"
Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill are set to play Batman and Superman respectively, but what else do we know about the Batman vs. Superman movie?
Star Wars Episode VII isn’t the only movie currently shrouded with mystery and dogged by rumours. Batman vs. Superman still remains an enigma to us, but we’ve done some investigation and managed to pool together what we know so far about the movie.
it has been confirmed that Henry Cavill will reprise his Man of Steel role and slip back into his very clingy superhero suit to play Superman (won't hear any ladies complaining there), although Christian Bale won’t be following (in his Batman) suit. Ben Affleck is billed to take over from Bale and don the Dark Knight cape. Website Movie Pilot is claiming that Affleck’s Batman will be forty years old and retired from superheroism. Since his retirement Batman has accumulated his gang of super pals, NightWing, BatWing, BatGirl and RedRobin. Batman’s best known sidekick, Robin, will allegedly have been killed by The Joker, who had returned to Gotham after the events of The Dark Knight Rises.
Ben Affleck will take over the Batman role from Christian Bale
Continue reading: What Do We Know So Far About 'Batman Vs. Superman'?
These (often unlikely) actors were once also in the running to play British secret agent, James Bond.
Before Bourne, there was Bond. James Bond is a name that has become synonymous with the idea of classic British sophistication and suave. Professionally trained and with a license to kill, 007 has been played by some of the most debonair actors in the business, including Sean Connery and Roger Moore. The role has been much sought after and many an actor has been on the disappointing receiving end of a casting call - and some you wouldn’t even imagine would ever have been in the running to begin with.
The Dark Knight star Michael Caine was once in the running for Bond
East End lad Michael Caine was considered for the role back in 1967. Caine had already starred in three spy movies and was concerned that if he were to play Bond, he’d have been typecast. Caine has since had a long and varied career, although he’s also become one with his Cockney twang. Can you imagine Caine ditching his accent in favour of Bond’s more upper-class drawl?
Continue reading: Mel Gibson? Actors Who 'Could' Have Been James Bond
Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Batman/Superman sequel to 'Man of Steel'.
Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor.
Eisenberg, who is best known for his roles in The Social Network, Zombieland and The Hunting Party, has joined an already star-studded cast. Ben Affleck and Jeremy Irons, in addition to Henry Cavill as Superman, will play Batman and his loyal butler, Alfred, as Deadline reports.
Continue reading: Jesse Eisenberg To Play Lex Luthor In 'Superman: Man Of Steel' Sequel
The multiple movie deal could mean two solo Wonder Woman outings in addition to 'Batman Vs. Superman.'
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.
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.
The Zack Synder- directed 'Batman vs Superman' movie has delayed its première for almost a year as the new released date is now May 6th 2016.
The new 'Batman vs Superman' will surely be an epic sequel to 2013's 'Man Of Steel' but fans will have to wait a little longer to see the two superheroes come face to face. Plans for the two DC Comic characters to face off was revealed by director Zack Synder at last year's comic-con in July (2013).
Zack Synder will direct the Batman vs Superman' movie
Warner Bros. pictures announced on Friday (Jan 17th) that the film's premiere has been pushed back until a new release date of May 6th 2016, CNN News notes.
Continue reading: Warner Bros.' 'Batman Vs Superman' Movie Postponed To 2016 Release
The 'Superman vs. Batman' movie has been put on hold for 9 months
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.
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.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck's Batman Debut Held Back Until May 2016
The actor could be set to appear in a superhero action movie.
Joaquin Phoenix could be the next actor to be announced for the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie, scheduled for 2015. The movie will see Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman go head-to-head for the first time on film. If the rumour is confirmed, Phoenix will join Cavill and Affleck as well as Amy Adams' Lois Lane and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman.
Could Joaquin Phoenix Play Lex Luthor?
Fans of the 39 year-old Walk The Line actor won't be used to seeing Phoenix star in such big-name, huge budget action blockbusters which means the Batman Vs. Superman movie will be an intriguing change of role for the reclusive star. According to sources speaking to Variety, Phoenix is being linked to the movie as the film's antagonist, probably Lex Luthor.
Continue reading: Joaquin Phoenix To Play Lex Luthor In Batman Vs. Superman?
Jason Momoa in talks to star in the 'Superman Vs Batman' movie as Doomsday or Martian Manhunter.
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'.
Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in 'Batman Vs. Superman.'
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."
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.
Continue reading: Wonder Woman Role Falls To Ex-Army Model Gal Gadot
The British actor was voted as the 'Sexiest Man Alive' by Glamour magazine
Henry Cavill has topped the latest poll by Glamour magazine to determine the '100 Sexiest Men Alive.' The Man of Steel actor took the top spot from four-time winner of the accolade Robert Pattinson, who after four consecutive years of being declared the world's biggest hunk, fell down to number two this year.
Henry Cavill is apparently the sexiest man alive
The Twilight-star has long been a favourite for the magazine when compiling their yearly list of sexiest men, but this year the spandex-wearing DC superhero Cavill proved too dashing to ignore, as he leaped to the top spot. Cavill was chosen as the sexiest man alive by the magazine on the back of his successful turn as Superman in the blockbuster Man of Steel, with his chiselled abs and facial features probably going some way towards securing his spot at the top of the poll too.
Continue reading: Superman Is Super-Sexy: Henry Cavill Tops 'Sexiest Man Alive' Poll
DVD releases 2013: A comprehensive list for all your Christmas present-buying needs.
It’s been a pretty special year for cinema: we had Henry Cavill donning the big S and playing Superman in Man of Steel; Steve Carrell and his Minions sending everyone into raptures, and low budget horror, Insidious: Chapter 2 thrilling its way to the top of the box office. And with all these titles either just released, or coming out at some point in December, here’s your definitive Christmas DVD list, so you can be sure not to miss out on a single stocking filler. All release dates are American.
Kick Ass 2 - Released on December 17th
These super heroes might not have super powers, but they certainly kick ass
Continue reading: Christmas DVD Releases: From Superman To Minions - See What's Out, When
Warner Bros. register a list of possible titles for the 2015 action movie.
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.
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.
Her 'Thor' premiere dress is apparently more newsworthy than the possibility of becoming Wonder Woman.
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.
All Eyes Were On Jaimie Alexander At The 'Thor: The Dark World' Premiere.
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.
Continue reading: Let's All Talk About Jaimie Alexander's Naked Dress [Pictures]
No sooner has Jaimie's Superman Vs. Batman role been announced, talks of taking on the Wonder Woman role start to sizzle.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Jaimie Alexander Courts Wonder Woman Rumours After Comikaze Speculation
Attention now turns to finding the right actor to play Mr Christian Grey.
The 50 Shades of Grey movie appears to be in turmoil with just over two weeks before a huge crew descends on Vancouver for the first official day of shooting, with Universal and Focus Feature expecting to release the movie - based on E.L. James' erotic novel - in August, 2014.
Continue reading: '50 Shades Of Grey' Movie Cast In Turmoil After Charlie Hunnam's Exit
'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is sexiest movie star according to Empire poll, with Emma Watson landing the sexiest female star title.
The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star isn't the most likely sex symbol of Hollywood, but the Brit definitely proved to be best after he was picked by 50,000 more fans than any of the other movie screen hotties. Perhaps the people of the world prefer the mysterious, intelligent look these days - or maybe it's just the accent as 'The Avengers' star Tom Hiddleston came in at second place.
We're surprised at the outcome as 'Man Of Steel' hunk Henry Cavill and 'The Place Beyond the Pines' cutie Ryan Gosling looked like dead certs to receive the honour, with the latter's numerous onscreen romances (we all remember 'The Notebook') and the former's portrayal of Superman, one of the most charming characters ever created.
"When you know, you know." Kaley Cuoco is engaged to tennis star Ryan Sweeting.
Actress Kaley Cuoco and her tennis player boyfriend Ryan Sweeting have topped off their three month romance with the ultimate sign of commitment: an engagement ring. The pair have only been dating since August but have clearly decided that they have eyes for no one else, a representative confirms to Us Weekly.
It Is Confirmed: Kaley & Ryan Are Engaged!
When Kaley appeared on the set of the movie she's filming, The Wedding Ringer, no one could work out at first whether the enormous diamond ring on her finger was a prop for her character or whether it was for real. However, a source speaking to the magazine reveals that it's the real deal: "It's only been three months but she knows Ryan is the one: when you know, you know," adding "[She's] never felt this way. She knows this is it. And the ring is gorgeous!"
Batman's crime-fighting ally is going to get his own TV show.
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.
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.
Location confirmed, but is Cranston really Lex?
Now that its all-star yet controversial cast is pretty much in place, Man of Steel 2 has a filming location: Michigan, with possible jaunts to Morocco to film the meteor crash scenes. The sequel is expected to hire around 400 people in the area and is expected to generate $131 million in revenue.
Does Affleck care about the haters? Doesn't look like it
Director Zach Snyder stated: “Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie.” The Michigan city, which filed for bankruptcy last year, has also been the backdrop for Transformers 4
Batman alumni, Michael Keaton, said he approves of Ben Affleck's casting as the caped crusader. Affleck will play Batman in the 2015 Superman: Man of Steel sequel, alongside Henry Cavill.
Former Batman Michael Keaton says he approves of Ben Affleck's casting as Batman. Affleck has been under fire from fans of the superhero ever since news of his casting was revealed. Affleck will star as Batman, alongside Henry Cavill as Superman, in the 2015 sequel to Superman: Man of Steel.
Michael Keaton approves of Ben Affleck as Batman.
Keaton featured as Batman in two films. The first in 1989 was directed by Tim Burton and featured Jack Nicholson as the Joker. Keaton reprised his role in 1992 in Batman Returns, also directed by Burton, playing opposite Danny De Vito as the terrifying Penguin villain.
Continue reading: One Batman To Another: Michael Keaton Approves Of Ben Affleck Casting
Rumours are rife that the 'Breaking Bad' star is being considered by Warner Bros. bosses to be the next actor to portray Lex Luthor
Bryan Cranston could be about to break even badder, by donning the bald look once more for what would be his most sinister role to date; as Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel. The star of AMC's soon-to-end hit series Breaking Bad is apparently in advanced talks with Warner Bros. to take on one of comic book-land's most iconic villainous roles in the eagerly anticipated Superman sequel.
Cranston may be about to break evil with his latest role
Cosmic Book News first announced that Cranston had already been cast alongside Henry Cavill and the controversial Batman choice, Ben Affleck, in the upcoming film, with the site adding that Cranston has signed a multi-movie deal that will see him star in cameo-like appearances as the super-villain, describing his role as being like that of Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury in the Marvel movies. The site also alleges that Warner Bros. are only holding out on the announcement because they want to wait for the end of Breaking Bad before they confirm anything.
Continue reading: Will Bryan Cranston Play Lex Luthor In New 'Man Of Steel' Film?
We can see it, this works.
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.
Bryan Cranston outside Letterman
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.
Continue reading: Bryan Cranston To Fill The Bald-Headed Shoes Of Lex Luther For SIX Films
Affleck has been chosen ahead of an army of lesser known actors and some more obvious choices to walk away with Batman's cowl
Ben Affleck has been chosen as the next actor to portray the immortal role of Batman in the upcoming sequel to this year's Superman epic Man of Steel. In a move that frankly no-one saw coming, the Daredevil actor has been picked above a bevy of more obvious candidates, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Josh Brolin, as former Caped Crusader Christian Bale couldn't be forced out of retirement despite a number of enormous offers.
Affleck has emerged as the surprise winner in the race for Batman
Affleck's appointment was first announced via The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday (22 August), following the release of a statement from execs. at Warner Bros., with the studio's president of creative development and worldwide production, Greg Silverman, issuing a gushing appraisal of Affleck. He said, "We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics' most enduringly popular superheroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent, and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character."
Batman v Superman: who will win?
What’s an aeon? We’re not 100% sure, but kids have arguing about who could win in a fight: Batman or Superman for loads of them. The news that this epic coming together of superheros is set to be filmed in Toronto due to tax reasons, though, takes the magic out of it somehow.
Perhaps don’t show this to your thirteen-year-old.
Who will will win? And will Robin make an appearance?
Continue reading: Batman And Superman To Clash In... Toronto, Why? Ask The Taxman
Henry Cavill has a couple of ideas on keeping Superman relevant and realistic.
Henry Cavill has given the first hint at the possible plot direction for the Batman vs Superman movie, telling io9.com that Lois Lane must discover Clark Kent's secret for the franchise to remain realistic.
"...if we're trying to base it [on] reality, there's no way that Lois has these direct interactions with Superman, and then doesn't recognize Clark sitting next to her in the office," Cavill quite rightly asserted at Comic-Con, "If she falls in love with Superman, and she's ignoring a guy who looks just like Superman, behaves just like him, and has the same kind of mannerisms and behavior, then what does that say about Lois? I like this relationship. She saves him just as much as he saves her."
Has Cavill just hit the nail on the head? It's an issue that has plagued superhero movies for years. In the modern age of movies, filmmakers simply cannot treat audiences like idiots any longer. Lois Lane knows Clark Kent is Superman. She does. So let's see it play out on screen.
Continue reading: Henry Cavill: "It's 'Essential' Lois Lane Knows Clark Kent As Superman"
Grant Morrison, the writer of Batman comics, has decided after a seven years to change to writing about Wonder Woman. He has numerous comments to make on the psychology of superheroes and was especially vocal on the latest Superman film: 'Man of Steel'.
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.
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.
Hot on the heels of Zack Snyder's announcement that Batman and Superman would meet on screen to gear up for an eventual 'Justice League of America' movie, David S. Goyer has revealed a few titles he has in mind...
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.
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.
Continue reading: Is 'Batman Vs. Superman' The Title Of New DC Comics Movie?
Marvel and DC competed for supremacy at the San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. Marvel, through sheer force of films, won. The Avengers, Thor and X-Men appeared with their full casts. DC's Superman caused a stir by announcing the Man of Steel sequel will feature Batman.
Henry Cavill at the New York premiere of Superman: Man of Steel.
The X-Men panel certainly had the most impressive cast turnout. Actors from across the X-Men films appeared to promote X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is due to be released in 2014. Ian McKellan flirted with the younger reincarnation of his character Magneto, Michael Fassbender, commenting on Proposition 8, he said "It's great to be back in California, I feel safe here now." He continued by announcing "I'm looking for a husband", cheekily adding "it's great to meet you Michael".
Could Ryan Gosling be the new Batman?
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.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling, Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Frame To Become New Batman
The director said at Comic-Con that although the script is still being finished, the movie should be out by 2015
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.
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.
Continue reading: Zack Snyder Confirms That A Superman & Batman Movie Will Be Happening
A sequel to Superman: Man of Steel was announced at the San Diego comic-con this weekend. The 2015 film will see Superman, once again played by Henry Cavill, face-to-face with Batman.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Superman And Batman Set To Team Up In 2015 'Man Of Steel' Sequel
The story finally continues with Warner Bros.'s latest announcement.
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.
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.
The actors have gone public after rumors started to surface.
Kaley Cuoco’s Penny dates a man who worships Superman in the hit U.S show The Big Bang Theory. But now the 27-year-old actress has bagged the closest thing possible to the man with an S on his chest by dating Henry Cavill – the handsome devil who played him in Man of Steel.
Cuoco has bagged Superman
The pair went public with their romance when they stepped out holding hands to go shopping on Wednesday (July 3). “They are totally hot for each other," a friend told Us Weeky of the couple. Cavill recently ended his 10-month relationship with actress Gina Carano while Cuoco has a long list of ex-boyfriends. She most recently split up with Bret Bollinger, and previous to that, her and Josh "Lazie" Resnik's engagement got cancelled. She also dated her co-star on the Big Bang Theory, Johnny Galecki – who plays her nerdy boyfriend Leonard – for two years, and managed to keep it a secret!
Continue reading: Kaley Cuoco Bags Superman – Big Bang’s Leonard Will Be Mad!
The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco apparently has begun dating Man of Steel's Henry Cavill in a romance that seems to have come out of nowhere.
In a pleasing irony Kaley Cuoco, who plays The Big Bang Theory's Penny, has started to date superhero and Man of Steel hunk, Henry Cavill. The pair have confirmed their relationship by being pictured out and about in California, hiking, grocery shopping and generally looking comfortable by each other's side.
After a refreshing hike through the hills, the loved-up pair went for sushi near Cuoco's home in Sherman Oaks, reports The Daily Mail. According to insiders, the stars are trying to keep their relationship "hush hush" despite spending the last few days together in public yet Cuoco sparked interest when she went to fetch her morning coffee - but bought two. Regardless of attempts to keep a low profile the couple, who were pictured smiling and holding hands, seem happy with the press attention and are happy to let the world new about their exciting new romance.
Continue reading: Kaley Cuoco Dating Henry Cavill As She Bags Herself A Superhero
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