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Let's build a better tomorrow. Today. Well, this is getting interesting. The 2015 New York Comic-Con opens today in New York City, and LexCorp is making its mark. The company has announced that they are providing free wi-fi during the convention, and also distributing free "portable charging devices" (or mini batteries to charge your phone). This also ties in with the launch of a new website for LexCorp to tie-in with the movie and all this branding. Just a few days ago, Fortune magazine published a profile on LexCorp's Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and this is the continuation of that LexCorp viral marketing connecting into the real world. This is pretty cool so far.
"I don't know very many 'war mongers' who have a foosball table in the conference room." Nice one, Lex. This is pretty dang cool, actually. Warner Bros has hidden a sneaky viral article in Fortune magazine, and it's now available online to read in full. The article is about Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg in the movies, and his LexCorp company which became a Fortune 500 powerhouse soon after he took over. This is all a world-building promotion for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, getting in the DC characters again in big ways, but it's cool to see them diving into the deep end and embracing DC's universe.
Another up-and-coming director has been hired to make a big comic book movie. Following the news from last week that Taika Waititi will be directing Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok comes news, via THR, that young writer Seth Grahame-Smith has landed the job of directing DC's The Flash movie for Warner Bros. Seth Grahame-Smith is the screenwriter behind Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, the novel and the movie, as well as Dark Shadows for Tim Burton. While he has directed some episodes of "The Hard Times of RJ Berger", this will be Grahame-Smith's feature directing debut. Warner Bros is apparently finally ready to launch their big screen version of the character, with Grahame-Smith in negotiations to write and direct the movie. Read on.
While we wait patiently for more footage, let's take a closer look at a few behind-the-scenes images from Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman. Empire has debuted a new cover and photos and lots of info in their upcoming print issue. Along with new shots debuted online, a few scans of the magazine feature some cool behind-the-scenes shots of the set. We get to see Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Zack Snyder as Directorman, and Jeremy Irons as Alfred. You can see the full Comic-Con trailer here. I'm really excited for this, now it's just a countdown to the release. Check ’em.
"This means something… it's all some people have, it's all that gives them hope." Warner Bros has debuted a new IMAX trailer for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that is a condensed version of the new Comic-Con teaser. There are a few new shots of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in this one, which is cool to see, but it's still pretty much the same of what we've seen before. And same as before I think this looks awesome, way more exciting than what Marvel is doing. Henry Cavill plays Superman, Ben Affleck plays Batman, Amy Adams plays Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg plays Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons plays Alfred. This ends on a very cool shot that finally puts meaning to "The red capes are coming…"
After years of speculative buzz, Zack Snyder finally unveiled a complete look at where the future of DC is headed at Comic-Con with an extended trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Technically speaking, this is a sequel to Man of Steel, but Zack is adamant to remind fans that this is the beginning of something new (meaning: Justice League and other DC movies) and not so much a sequel to Superman's re-imagined origin. That said, it's clear with some of the footage in the trailer that these two movies connect directly. There's a shot of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) on the ground in Metropolis watching Supes fight Zod as buildings collapse around him. This changes everything about Man of Steel. Or does it?
And here we go… Warner Bros has suddenly released the Comic-Con sizzle reel teaser for David Ayer's Suicide Squad, after the footage leaked to the internet following its debut in Hall H. The studio released a statement saying: "Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed." It's awesome, and I'm glad they're doing this, but it also sucks that it was leaked. This looks dark and gritty and different than anything we've seen, but I am so excited for it. There's even a glimpse of Batman in this, along with all your favorite villains: Deadshot, Harley Quinn, The Joker, Enchantress, Killer Croc and Rick Flagg. Have at it.
"Black and blue. God vs man. Day vs night." Warner Bros has debuted the new full-length trailer for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice following the debut during the Comic-Con 2015 panel. This time they don't hold back, giving us major glimpses of the battles and many of the new characters we're meeting. Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane and Jeremy Irons all star. This looks really extraordinary, they're covering the complaints about Metropolis from Man of Steel, and introducing so much more. Move aside Marvel, I'm way more excited for DC's upcoming set of movies. Seriously, just watch this video right now. We are not worthy!
Are you ready for the return of DC? It's time to get underway in Hall H on Saturday at Comic-Con 2015 - beginning with Warner Bros, and ending with 20th Century Fox. The WB panel kicks things off as the first show of the day, highlighting these new movies: Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featuring Wonder Woman, David Ayer's Suicide Squad, Joe Wright's Pan and maybe a few others. There also may be some very special surprises, tons of never-seen-before footage, reveals, interviews, appearances and much more. We'll be live blogging the full Warner Bros panel from start to finish below. Let's begin!
We can't exactly say "it's official" until Warner Bros sends out the press release, but this is about as close as we'll get until then. Deadline is reporting that the rumor first reported by Latino Review a few weeks ago is actually true. Ben Affleck will be co-writing and directing the solo spin-off Batman movie following his appearance in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice coming out next year. He'll be teaming up with DC's Geoff Johns, writer of Batman: Earth One, to write the script for this before he directs. Well I'll be damned, this doesn't so bad at all. "They are likely to turn in a script before the end of the summer."
Meet the new DC superheroes (and villains). Next week it's Comic-Con 2015, the annual convention in San Diego where thousands of comic book/pop culture geeks of all kind converge. Entertainment Weekly has published their annual preview piece, and that means revealing some new photos from movies we expect to show up at Comic-Con in Hall H. Warner Bros has a big panel on Saturday morning, and we expect Zack Snyder to bring lots of never-before-seen footage from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It's DC's chance to pull the spotlight away from Marvel for a bit. The photos show Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. See them below.
Ten years ago the state of the Batman franchise – and the movie industry – was in a much different place than it is now. In today's movie climate, the term "reboot" is a word bandied about casually and Batman as a character and movie franchise is held in high regard. However, ten years ago things were completely different. Before Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, the future of Batman in live-action was uncertain. With the ten year anniversary of Christopher Nolan's seminal film this week, let's take a look back at how Nolan – before he was the enormously successful filmmaker he is today – redefined Batman and the reboot.
Throughout Batman history, the Batmobile has been an iconic part of the superhero's stories, and a key part of the marketing for all the movies. Warner Bros has been hosting rolling roadshows of all the various Batmobiles throughout history, so it makes sense they're already showing off the latest model now. Wired has snapped a nice, clean shot of the new Batmobile from Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that's on display at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this week. A few other photos from social media have been added below. We've seen this before, but it's always nice to see it in closer detail. There's a hint it may even show up again in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, which is filming right now. Batman is back.
Well now we know what's in store for James Wan. Warner Bros has officially confirmed that James Wan will be directing the Aquaman movie based on the DC Comics superhero, with Jason Momoa already set to play the aquatic superhero (since he's supposed to potentially appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). Wan just came off of directing Furious 7, which is setting some epic box office records, and has also been confirmed for the Robotech movie (via THR). "The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James's span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material," Warner Bros' Greg Silverman commented on the news.