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Warner Bros. blew the roof off Comic-Con immediately by bringing director Zack Snyder out to Hall H, introduced with some awesome concept art in motion from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The footage shown was a teaser that seemed shot specifically for the convention with Ben Affleck decked out in a bulky, metal batsuit reminiscent of Iron Man, turning on the bat signal. And that's where Superman (Henry Cavill) shows up in the sky, floating down to a rooftop, flaring his heat vision eyes. But in addition, we also got to see a quick shot of concept art of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and she looks great. Look!
Right now production is underway on Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and while we've only seen photos of Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman, the latest photo to come from the set is mindblowing. That's mostly because we're not sure why it exists. Director Zack Snyder took to Twitter with a photo featuring Cavill as Superman, but he was also wearing a cloak and wielding a red lightsaber. All he included with the photo was the hashtag #SuperJedi, which seems a little weird since the photo looks pretty dark, and we've never seen a Jedi with a red lightsaber, but there you have it. Look below now!
"He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector." Taking place this week is Comic-Con 2014, but it's also the 75th Anniversary of Batman, the comic book superhero created by Bob Kane. In honor of the anniversary, DC's booth is filled with Batman everything, including costumes, capes and masks from every single Batman movie (photos in our showfloor gallery). While many fans are scrambling for a look at the older costumes, few seem to realize the new "Batfleck" costume is there, too. They're showing off Ben Affleck's Batman cape & cowl from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (seen before) at the Con and we have photos.
With the beginning of Comic-Con just a couple days away, the influx of news about forthcoming comic book movies (like what titles Marvel has planned for release through 2019) will increase exponentially. And there's no official word on DC Entertainment having a presence at Comic-Con, we're betting the Warner Bros. panel on Saturday will have a couple of surprises, and one of them just might involve Dwayne Johnson. The actor has been teasing involvement in some kind of DC Comics property, and while past stories have linked him to Lobo, it sounds like our answer might have already come from the past. Read on!
He's back!! Warner Bros has dropped off the first official photo of Henry Cavill as Superman in the sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, currently in production. This compliments that first moody black & white photo of Ben Affleck as the Batman, which was our very first shot from the sequel. Thanks to an early leak of Henry Cavill on set supporting a charity, Warner Bros has followed-up and just put out this very comic book-like shot of Superman standing in the rain, with his full Superman outfit. There certainly seem to be a few tweaks (like extra ribbing underneath his actual ribs), but it otherwise looks quite similar.
After starring in Non-Stop earlier this year, and having a small role the Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave last year (not to mention Oscar winner Argo the year before), character actor Scoot McNairy is stepping into comic book territory. Deadline has word that the star of Monsters and Killing Them Softly is taking a role in the DC Comics blockbusters Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, the actor's role is being kept under tight wraps for now, so we don't know if he's playing a character who has roots in the DC Comics universe, or someone created just for the film like Christopher Meloni's character in Man of Steel.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Tim Burton's Batman. Let's take a look back all the way to the summer of 1989 when the superhero genre saw a resurgence and the Dark Knight was reborn again for a new generation of moviegoers. Batman came out on June 23rd, 1989 - a month after I was born. As such, Burton's Batman was my cinematic introduction to the character. His take on Batman is special to me mostly because of his approach to the character. Michael Keaton doesn't look like a typical superhero, he looks like an average guy. The great appeal of Burton's take on the character is that anyone can be Batman.
In case you hadn't heard from the rest of the internet, today marks the exact 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of Tim Burton's 1989 adaptation of the classic DC Comics superhero Batman. It's tough to remember a time when comic book superheroes weren't guaranteed box office champions, but when Warner Bros. decided to bring Batman to the big screen for the first time in over 20 years, they had some convincing to do. Not only was the mainstream public not all that interested in what was still believed to be a campy superhero, but the film industry itself needed to be sold on The Dark Knight's marketability and appeal to audiences. And that's why the following 20-minute promo for the film was put together. Watch!
With director Zack Snyder currently shooting Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, comic book fans are anxious to see what kind of DC Comics universe this leads to on the big screen. A potential leak of Warner Bros. timeline plans for franchises hitting the big screen following the 2016 sequel just showed up, and along with that came another rumor that a standalone film following Ben Affleck as The Caped Crusader might pop up in 2019. And while Batman is expected to be part of Justice League, there's obviously no indication of what a standalone Batman film would be like outside of the superhero ensemble. But one element hasn't been discussed much when it comes to all these plans: Batman's trusty sidekick Robin.
Late last year, first season "Game of Thrones" star Jason Momoa was in talks for an unknown role in the film that is now known as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor has been spotted up in Michigan where the film is currently shooting, and lately he's been getting annoyed because people keep asking him if he's playing Aquaman in the film. Funnily enough, HitFix has word that Momoa is definitely playing the aquatic superhero in what has basically become a prequel to Justice League, which may be confirmed by a rumor about Warner Bros. plans for their DC Comics properties heading to the big screen.
The gathering of geeks at Comic-Con in San Diego is still over a month away, but you can count on some big surprises meant for the convention getting spoiled before then. One such major announcement may come from Warner Bros. as former Deadline head Nikki Finke has returned to the entertainment news battlefront with her own site and a big scoop to kick things off. Normally this kind of rumor would be brushed off, but coming from someone like Finke, we're inclined to believe it. Supposedly the studio has a timeline plan for how they want to release films in the DC Comics universe following Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and their plans are pretty damn ambitious, and they also tell us who will be in Justice League.
Following yesterday's tease of the new Batmobile for Batman vs. Superman, we understood that today would bring a full reveal of Bruce Wayne's signature Dark Knight vehicle. However, director Zack Snyder decided to sneak attack us with not only a better look at the Batmobile, but with the first image of Ben Affleck suited up as The Caped Crusader. It's a suit design that we haven't seen on the big screen before, and Affleck certainly looks pretty bulky in it. Is that all his own muscle or is that just the suit adding that definition? Anyway, Snyder shot this on set with his Leica M Monochrom camera. See the first look photo!
Production on Batman vs. Superman is happening imminently, which means it's about time we get an official first look from the film. Director Zack Snyder has already talked about seeing Ben Affleck in the suit, but Warner Bros. isn't ready to reveal that just yet. However, it sounds like we're going to get our first look at the new Batmobile tomorrow as Snyder teased the reveal with a glimpse at the vehicle hidden under a tarp. However, it's been pulled back a little bit so we can see the giant tires and exhaust. It looks to have some inspiration from the Tumbler in Christopher Nolan's series, but the front is much smaller. Look!
Briefly: Following last weekend's news that director Zack Snyder would be shooting the Man of Steel sequel, tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman, and a Justice League movie back-to-back, The Wall Street Journal reports on Warner Bros. ambitious plans to bring much more of the DC Comics universe to the big screen. Apparently the studio has nine more films in development based on various DC Comics properties. At this time, the only other titles known are Sandman with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Fables from A Royal Affair director Nikolaj Arcel. Considering the number of heroes appearing in Justice League, it's not hard to guess some of the other films will be Wonder Woman, The Flash, and more. Stay tuned.