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.
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The Superman actor is to star in Christopher McQuarrie's sixth 'M:I' film - after engaging in an awesome Instagram conversation.
Superman star Henry Cavill has been unveiled as a cast member in the forthcoming sixth instalment of the Mission: Impossible movie franchise, with his participation being announced in a particularly unique.
It took the form of Cavill ‘accepting’ a role as a top-secret mission via an Instagram conversation with the new film’s director, Christopher McQuarrie.
“Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you're interested in a role in the 6th instalment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure,” the 48 year old director, who directed 2015’s fifth film Rogue Nation, wrote on Instagram.
The winners of the awards no one wants to take home have been announced.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tied with political documentary, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party with four ‘wins’ at the annual Golden Raspberry Awards on Friday night.
The Razzies celebrate the worst in cinema every year and take place two nights before the Academy Awards, The unlucky ‘winners’ (who rarely appear to collect their trophies) receive a statue of a "golf ball-sized” raspberry which has been spray-painted gold.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won four Razzie awards at this year’s ceremony on Friday
Continue reading: 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Cleans Up At Razzie Awards
The nominations are in for the award season gong no one wants to receive.
The nominees for the 37th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, aka the Razzies, have been revealed and according to organisers 2016 was so bad for movies there’s more contenders than ever.
Leading the pack with nine nominations is Zoolander 2, described as a "15-years-too-late sequel”, which is up for nine awards, followed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a "WTF comic-book battle royale,” which has eight nods.
Zoolander 2 leads the 2016 Razzie nominations
Cavill is back solo, after 2013’s ‘Man of Steel’.
Henry Cavill is currently putting on his tights and red cape and working on a new standalone Superman movie, it has been confirmed. The news was announced by the actor’s manager Danny Garcia, who confirmed the latest standalone movie for the comic book hero is currently in development over at Warner Bros.
Henry Cavill will be getting another standalone Superman movie
Speaking to Newsweek, Garcia, who also manages the career of ex-husband Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, said: “Henry has a big appetite. We’ve been in a five-month period of time where he’s re-strategizing, acquiring property [for his production company Promethean]."
Continue reading: Henry Cavill Is Currently Developing A New Standalone 'Superman' Movie
Bruce Wayne knows that the Earth is under threat from evil forces much worse than any he's - or any other superhero - has previously seen. To defend the people of Earth, Bruce and Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) decide to hunt down some of the most skilled individuals the planet has to offer, each of these people have a special talent and could play a vital part in saving the world.
As well as the new recruits (who include Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash) Batman also recruits Wonder Woman who previously fought alongside Superman whilst trying to beat Lex Luthor's incredibly strong genetically-engineered creature which also killed Superman. The fate of Superman is unclear but given the end of Batman Vs. Superman it's presumed that Superman will return to life albeit potentially temporarily weakened.
The Justice League is DC Comics’ superhero team and it’s thought that a supervillain called Steppenwolf will be their main target – though it’s sure that Lex Luthor will appear and cause as much trouble as he possibly can.
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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:
The actor will be taking the reigns for Batman’s first solo outing in Warner Bros. DC cinematic universe.
Ben Affleck will be directing and starring in his own stand-alone Batman move, Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed yesterday at CinemaCon. Affleck, who currently stars as the caped crusader in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, has also reportedly written the script for the movie.
Ben Affleck will be directing a stand-alone Batman movie.
Speaking about the recent record-opening of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was Affleck’s first Batman outing, Tsujihara said: "It set up a great foundation for our DC slate, which includes at least 10 movies through 2020.”
Continue reading: Ben Affleck To Star In And Direct Stand Alone 'Batman' Movie
The comedy has dethroned 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at the US box office.
Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss has taken the top spot at the US box office over the weekend, knocking off Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The comedy stars McCarthy as a former tycoon adjusting to life after prison and was directed by her husband Ben Falcone.
Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss is on top of the US box office.
The Boss took an estimated $23.5 million during its opening weekend, according to Forbes. It managed to narrowly beat Batman v Superman’s $23.4 million total, with one of the closest margins between any top two films in recent years.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Shows 'Batman V Superman' Who's Boss At US Box Office
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.
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'
With Daniel Craig widely believed to be quitting the role of 007 after 'Spectre', Cavill's name has been cited as a replacement.
He might currently be setting box offices alight with his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as the world’s greatest superhero, but Henry Cavill has revealed he’d “love” the opportunity to play the world’s greatest spy.
With Daniel Craig reportedly finished for good with his role as James Bond, the 32 year old actor has been rumoured as in the running to be the next 007. He was asked about the whispers during filming for this week’s ‘Graham Norton Show’, and whether he’d like to take up the role as the suave British spy.
Henry Cavill at the London premiere of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'
Continue reading: Henry Cavill Would "Love" To Be The Next James Bond
Ben Affleck makes his debut as Batman
After starring in the 2006 critical bomb Daredevil, Ben Affleck declared, "I've inoculated myself from ever playing another superhero!" But here he is back in a costume as the Dark Knight for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zack Snyder and actor Henry Cavill's followup to 2013's Man of Steel.
So what drew Affleck back to the genre? "I thought the script and the themes it evokes were special," he says of Batman v Superman. "I liked the character. And I wanted to be in one of these movies that works!"
Continue reading: Affleck And Cavill Drew On The Psychology Of Batman V Superman
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
Reports suggested that Warner Bros. was getting ready to cancel the premiere altogether amid security concerns.
The screening at the Odeon in Leicester Square on Tuesday evening (March 22nd) happened as planned amid a heightened security presence, with the movie’s stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill attending the premiere along with the director, Zack Snyder. However, the red carpet reception part of the evening, including interviews and press lines, was scaled back.
Henry Cavill at the London premiere of 'Batman v Superman' on Tuesday (Mar 22)
The actor has said there’s ‘a bit of a double standard’ when it comes to women hitting on men.
Actor Henry Cavill has said he’s tired of ‘disrespectful’ female fans hitting on him in front of his girlfriend. The Superman star has been dating 19-year-old college student Tara King since late 2014 and says there’s a "double standard" when it comes to women hitting on men.
Henry Cavill has called out girls who hit on him in front of his girlfriend.
“I’ve heard some things in my time, I’d best not say what,” Cavill told the Sunday Times. "I don’t mind it – not unless I’m with my girlfriend and someone is being complimentary to me in order to disrespect her.”
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.
'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.
Guy Ritchie, Jacqui Ainsley , Henry Cavill - Film4 Summer Screen People's Premiere of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' held at Somerset House - Arrivals at Somerset House - London, United Kingdom - Friday 7th August 2015
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.
Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill - A host of celebrities were snapped as they attended Warner Brothers' The Big Picture which was held at CinemaCon 2015 in Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015
We got a closer look at the Batmobile this week.
Zack Synder, the director of 2016's hugely anticipated superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has tweeted a picture of the Batmobile that will feature in the movie.
Zack Synder revealed a picture of the Batmobile this week
Fans had already got a glimpse of the vehicle in May, though the latest snap shows the Batmobile in its full glory. As the Guardian describes it, this is a "hulking cyberpunk vehicle" and has a machine gun on the bonnet.
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For those desperately looking for nuggets surrounding the upcoming Batman v Superman movie – entitled Dawn of Justice – a juicy new rumor has emerged via a supposed chatty extra that worked on the movie for 10 days. There are potential spoilers ahead, but they are simply rumors.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
According to this loquacious actor, the ending of the movie has already been shot, and featurs Batman breaking into Lexcorp to steal kryptonite. Also, apparently Lexcorp had somehow attained General Zod's body.
Continue reading: Fresh Rumours Emerge Surrounding 'Batman V Superman' Plot
Henry Cavill is a Jedi, and also Superman. So...that means...
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Synder sent the comic book movie world into raptures on Thursday (July 24, 2014) after tweeting a photo of Henry Cavill - aka Superman - dressed in Jedi garb, holding a lightsaber.
Henry Cavill, the Man of Steel
Posted with the hashtag #SuperJedi, the photo features the Man of Steel himself dressed in black hood, with saber in hand. It's an intriguing little photo which is yet to be explained Synder and comes ahead of the Warner Bros Comic-Co panel.
Continue reading: Zack Snyder Tweets Batman/Star Wars Crossover Picture At Comic-Con 2014
So, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice it is.
Warner Bros has announced the official title for the Man of Steel sequel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The title effectively confirms the studio's plans to expand into a Justice League trilogy.
The sticklers amongst Batman/Superman fans have already noted that the title contains just a 'v' rather than a 'vs'.
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
The Dark Knight trilogy actor will not be reprising his role as Batman in the planned Justice League movie
The Dark Knight trilogy has been lauded as the greatest comic book adaption series ever committed to film and has re-written the way Hollywood sees superhero movies, but Christian Bale has decided that when it comes to wearing the famed black mask and cape; three times is enough. The Oscar-winning actor told Entertainment Weekly that although he cherishes the time he had making the movies, he thinks it better to leave things as they are and not tamper with Christopher Nolan's astounding vision.
Bale wont be returning as Batman/Bruce Wayne
"We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That's enough. Let's not get greedy," said the Batman/Bruce Wayne actor during the interview to promote his new film, Out of the Furnace, adding; "Chris [Nolan] always said he wanted to make it one film at a time and we ended up sitting there looking at each other, saying 'We're about to make the third.' We never really knew if we were going to get to be there, but if that was how it was going to be, this was where it should end as well."
Continue reading: Christian Bale Wont Be Doning His Black Cape For The Justice League Film
Henry Cavill has been linked to actress Kaley Cuoco, according to sources speaking to 'US Weekly'. The 'Superman: Man of Steel' star has previously dated actress Gina Carano and show-jumper Ellen Whitaker. If the source is speaking the truth, Cuoco will be Cavill's third girlfriend in the past 18 months.
Henry Cavill has been dating Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco, according to US Weekly. Apparently, the Superman: Man of Steel star split up from Gina Carano in May of this year. However other reports indicate the couple were still together as late as June 14th.
So why has Cavill been linked to Cuoco?
Kaley Cuoco at the 48th Annual MGM Awards, L.A.
Continue reading: Is Henry Cavill Dating Kaley Cuoco? What Happened To Gina Carano?
In an interview with ABC, Henry Cavill ('Superman') says it is unlikely a Justice League movie is not on the cards for DC Comics. The Avengers-like movie would see Superman alongside Batman, The Green Lantern and Wonder Woman.
The Justice League (DC's version of Marvel's Avengers) movie will not, speculating from what Henry Cavill said in a recent interview, be in cinemas in the near future.
Should such a film be made would we see Cavill as Superman saving the world (or possibly the universe) alongside Christian Bale's Batman and Ryan Reynolds's Green Lantern? They would, of course, be supported by a team of other less known superheroes: Wonder Woman, Martian Man-hunter, Flash and Aquaman.
Henry Cavill at the Superman: Man of Steel Premiere in London
Continue reading: Henry Cavill: The Justice League Movie "Needs Building Up"
Man of Steel is a moneymaking machine.
Zack Snyder may just be Warner Bros. golden boy, what with his Man of Steel currently being projected to earn 345.6 million worldwide by the end of the weekend (figures courtesy of Deadline.) The dark retelling of Superman’s story earned an impressive $19 million on Friday. Up until that point, the flick had made a cool 135.6 million over the nine days since its release, adding up to... one happy production company. Read what our own Rich Cline has to say about the film itself.
Looks like the folks at Warner Bros. have stumbled onto a particularly successful strategy – or borrowed one from Marvel, anyway. Rumors have been swirling for the past couple of weeks that Man of Steel is just the first step towards a film reunion of DC Comics’ Justice League superheroes – much like the phenomenally successful Avengers franchise. Of course, while it is no doubt a massive earner, Man of Steel isn’t quite catching up to the record takings of Iron Man 3 a few weeks prior. Just a few days ago, Iron Man crossed the $400 million mark domestically and has to date raked in over $1.2 billion domestically.
Continue reading: Box Office: Man Of Steel Turns Into Golden Hen For Warner Bros.
The film has becoming the top grossing debut released in June and is well on course to becoming one of the major hits of the year.
Man of Steel may not have won everyone over yet, but the latest Superman adaption still went on to show that the man from Krypton still knows how to pull in a crowd, with the new film collecting a whopping $125.1 million at the box office in it's opening weekend. This figure now makes Man of Steel the top grossing debut in the month of June, and should this success continue then it could be on course to draw over a billion dollars in ticket sales.
The phenomenal takings for the film means that it has already come close to recouping it's suspected $225 million budget, and as well as being to top grossing film in June of all time (beating Toy Story 3's 2010 record of $110.3 million), it is also the top grossing film that any of the movie's stars have appeared in. That includes Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne and even Russell Crowe, as well as any films that Henry Cavill or Amy Adams have appeared in or director Zack Snyder has worked on, not bad for a film that was so routinely given a hard time by critics in the lead-up to the actual release.
Right now, the film looks as though it could make up the entirety of it's budget within another week, although there has been a trend lately that has seen audience number plummet after first week sales and Man of Steel could be the latest to adhere to the trend. Eitherway, the early signs will probably be enough to encourage Warner Bros. that they have another hit or their way and, therefore, should determine whether we'll see another Superman film at some point. It should also go some way towards deciding whether a Justice League film should be made, which we hope happens with every fibre of our bodies.
The new film has the potential to be one of the biggest and best superhero films for some time, but will it live up to the hype?
The Man of Steel is the latest foray onto the big screen from arguably the comic book-world's biggest star; Superman. There is often a sense of anticipation surrounding a new Superman adaptation whenever one is made, but now it seems as though anticipation levels are in over-drive, and with good reason too, as the latest big screen take on the man who wears his underwear on the outside of his trousers has the potential to be one of the biggest comic book movies to date. However that doesn't necessarily mean that the film will be a hit, as this overview will try to explain why the film could be as big a disappointment as Superman Returns.
There are two names hanging above Man of Steel that seem to indicate big things for the movie: Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan. Snyder has been lauded since his take on Frank Miller's 300 graphic novel and his work with Supermna is the first time he has had the chance to work with a proper superhero, and he now has the chance to bring something new to the Superman tale, a chance he is sure to take. As tempting as Snyder's name is, the real excitement is surrounding Christopher Nolan, the man who remade Batman and turned comic book movie-making into what it is today, and with the Brit filmaker on hand to write the story for the film, the chance to see a Superman film that retains the dark, seriousness of The Dark Knight shouldn't be one that you would want to pass up too easily. What usually happens when two greats come together though is usually a little underwhelming,a nd with Man of Steel this might be the case again - and the critical reception the film has so far received seems to indicate just that.
Continue reading: Is The 'Man Of Steel' Really The Superhero Movie We've Been Waiting For?
The cast and crew of 'Man Of Steel' including stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adam, Antje Traue and Russell Crowe, screenwriter David S. Goyer, director Zack Snyder, composer Hans Zimmer and co-producer Christopher Nolan are interviewed on the red carpet at the UK premiere by TV's Alex Zane.
Is Man of Steel as good as first assumed?
Today, Friday 14 June 2013, marks the day when the world falls back in love with Superman as the Man of Steel flies into cinemas across the globe as the man in the bright red underpants has been reinvented for the big screen once again and this time we might have a reboot worthy of rivalling the 1970’s movie series. At least, that’s what the movie execs behind the film are hoping for, however the expectations of movie producers is rarely met by audiences and critics and with Man of Steel, we may have another case of a rather disappointing foray into film by the planet Krypton’s most famous son.
On the whole, the critical response to the film has been mostly lukewarm, and only on occasion has a critics staunchly defended the film and said that it is the summer blockbuster we’ve all been waiting for (since The Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises at least). After a week of critical response to the film, it currently holds the rather underwhelming 58% on critic aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, however the film does have a much more appealing 82% approval rate from audience, with a number of people commending the film for being a successful enough spectacle to make the occasional detours into generic blockbuster territory barely discernible. With such a stark contrast between the two percentages, it might leave a few people scratching their heads and wondering whether it will be worth seeing or not, but the only real way to see who has the better opinion of the film would be to go see it yourself.
The overall criticism with the film, it seems, is that the overall spectacle that Zack Snyder has created is too erratic and all-over-the-place, rarely giving the story or development of the characters room to breath. But still, it is a spectacle and one that is still highly entertaining to watch, even if it is pretty hard to follow (think of a smarter version of Transformers). David Sexton’s review for the London Evening Standard seems to summarize the film pretty competently, saying; “some films make you wish you were 12 again so you could appreciate them as they deserve.”
Continue reading: What’s The Final Word On Superman ‘Man Of Steel’?
Superman gets the Dark Knight treatment, as Christopher Nolan offers a much grittier, more intensely personal look at the biggest superhero of them all. It's a flawed film that feels far too violent for its own good, but the pungent story holds us in its grip all the way through, cleverly weaving the character's back-story into a series of emotive flashbacks along with massively thrilling action sequences. And along the way there are resonant ethical dilemmas, family issues and pointed political drama.
Some 30 years ago, scientist Jor-El (Crowe) packed his infant son Kal-El into a pod and sent him to Earth to escape certain doom as the planet Krypton imploded after centuries of ecological abuse. This enrages the viciously tenacious General Zod (Shannon) who spends three decades searching for the child. Meanwhile, Kal-El (Cavill) was raised as Clark in Smallville, Kansas, by the Kents (Lane and Costner), who taught him to keep his powers in check. But when he activates a downed Kryptonian ship, he alerts Zod to his whereabouts. And just as nosey journalist Lois Lane (Adams) learns Clark's secret, Zod arrives to launch a full-on attack.
This is a film about internal conflicts, and everyone has to face up to their own desires and responsibilities. Even Zod, whose dedication to his people means that he is willing to wipe out humanity in order to recreate Krypton on Earth. So Kal-El is caught between protecting his adopted planet and being loyal to his birth species. Lois is struggling with keeping a big secret or reporting the news. All of this provides plenty of gristle for the actors to chew on, even if the dilemmas aren't actually that difficult. And even though they sometimes seem consumed by the elaborate sets and costumes.
Continue reading: Man Of Steel Review
The red carpet of the world premiere of 'Man of Steel' held at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York saw Superman himself, Henry Cavill, posing for paparazzi as well as his onscreen adoptive father Kevin Costner and Kevin's wife Christine Baumgartner and eldest daughters Annie and Lily McCall.
Ben Affleck has certainly scored some awards over the past year.
Ben Affleck was awarded with the Spike’s Tv ‘Guy of the Year Award’ on Saturday (aired last night). The ceremony took place in Culver City, California. Affleck was presented his antler shaped (nicknamed ‘mantler’) award by fellow Oscar winning actor and director, Clint Eastwood. This is one of many awards; Affleck has received this year including an Oscar for his film Argo.
The Awards were first held in 2007 and previous winners have included Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Mickey Rourke, Maek Wahlberg and Matt Damon. As you’d expect, the awards are hardly female friendly (there is an award named the ‘holy grail of hot’) yet many turned out for the event including Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba.
The awards are hardly on par with the Oscars or a Golden Globes – there was a category in 2012 for ‘Hottest Zo(o)e(y)’. The nominations for this particular award were somewhat limited. However, the award’s lack of prestige did not prevent Affleck celebrating backstage with Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn and Jimmy Kimmel.
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Is Superman: Man of Steel really that good?
Zack Synder's Superman reboot Man of Steel is really good - that's what you've heard right? It's sort of a fresh reimagining with an impressive new lead actor, right? Well, that's what we were hearing at the start of the week, when its Rotten Tomatoes score was riding high somewhere in the mid 70%'s and all was good with the world. Since then, a handful of seriously unimpressed critics have had their say, leaving Man of Steel surging towards the dreaded 50%'s. It's miles behind Superman Returns, put it that way.
Andrew O'Hehir of Salon.com said, ""Man of Steel" is second-tier and third-generation Chris Nolan-flavored neo-superhero material," while Chris Cabin at Slant wrote, "All its faux-patriotism isn't played for satire, but instead utilized to align the film with an idyllic, unquestioned vision of goodness." The A.V. Club were thinking along the same lines, writing, "By effectively denying Superman his defining traits-his complex relationships to duty and humanity-the movie robs the character of any depth or agency."
One thing pretty much every critic agreed on was the superb addition of Henry Cavill to the Superman story. The British actor - playing the Man of Steel himself - has superhero good lucks and is a seemingly perfect fit. "[Cavill is] a superb choice for someone who needs to convincingly convey innate modesty, occasional confusion and eventual strength," said Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times. Claudia Puig of USA Today agreed, "Henry Cavill has the strapping good looks of the comic icon, and humanity to match his superheroism," he wrote.
Who would win in a fight between Superman 2006 and Superman 2013? The critics say the 06'!
The progression of the Superman movie is, well, showing a lack of progression. For all its special effects, high profile stars and big budget marketing, Man of Steel has failed at one thing: outdoing its predecessor.
That’s right, a quick peek at Rotten Tomatoes – the film review aggregator site – shows us that the critics preferred Superman Returns to Man of Steel, with the former standing at 76% and the latter on a mere 70%. Of course, the scores are close enough to argue that an inflation of expectations has acted in the 2006 film’s favour; Man of Steel comes after a flurry of hugely popular super hero movies, and probably was never going to justify the hype. That’s not to say Henry Cavill’s turn as the caped steel man is awful – “'Man of Steel' is punchy, engaging and fun, even if it slips into a final 45 minutes of explosions and fights during which reason starts to vanish and the science gets muddy,” say Time Out. “It's a thumping, gauntlet-clad fist of a movie, making its impact with brute force, then letting shockwaves reverberate through you,” say The Telegraph.
Continue reading: 'Man Of Steel' Reviews? Out-steeled By 'Superman Return'?
Zack Snyder's new Superman movie, 'Man of Steel', is about to hit cinemas and the first reviews are in, but can Superman be saved from the critics' cynical eye?
A 35 year-old graphic novel myth given the CGI reboot on the big screen, the hotly anticipated Man of Steel hits screens this Friday in a long-awaited reinstatement that aims to better Bryan Singer's 2006 chancy incarnation, Superman Returns.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film will, of course, follow Clark Kent - journalist and alien offspring from Krypton trying to find his place in our world - played by Henry Cavill (Stardust, Immortals) as he goes through the old tale of self-discovery, realising he has special powers but trying to live a normal life working at The Daily Planet, where he encounters Lois Lane (Amy Adams: The Fighter, Sunshine Cleaning).
Cue rebellious villain, General Zod, played by Michael Shannon (Take Shelter, Boardwalk Empire) who plays the Kryptonian general with fire and conviction.
Continue reading: Man Of Steel Reviews - What Are The Critics Saying?
The youngster opens up on playing a young Superman
Henry Cavill takes the column inches for his tall, dark portrayal of Superman in Man of Steel, but little Dylan Sprayberry provides a vital backdrop to the character, playing a 13-year-old Clark Kent as the film delves even deeper into the blue-spandex kryptonite-hating super hero.
“I think a lot of the percentage of young boys when they are growing up want to be a superhero. I know I did,” explains Sprayberry to MTV. “I would put a towel on my back, run around, and across my couch and try to practice flying and things like that. So I was definitely a fan just of superheroes in general and then you have Superman the ultimate superhero — it was like a dream come true.”
At the tender age of 14, Dylan has an impressive list of credits to his name from Criminal Minds to Glee, as well as starring alongside his 12-year-old sister Ellery Sprayberry in Soccer Mom. This will actually be his sixteenth movie, so we’re expecting a mature performance from the youngster.
Continue reading: Dylan Sprayberry On Playing A Young Clark Kent In 'Man Of Steel'
Henry Cavill says he only used 'positive pressure' during the shooting of Man of Steel.
Henry Cavill, the man tasked with portraying a reimagined version of Superman in Zack Synder's new movie Man of Steel, says he refused to get hung up on the pressures of donning the famous suit and potentially letting down a legion of fans. Cavill was the surprise choice to play the superhero in the big-budget movie - likely to form part of a franchise if successful - though he took things firmly in his stride.
"There is that external worldwide pressure of people wanting me to do this and that 'don't mess it up' kind of thing," he explains, "...and I chose not to acknowledge that because that's not going to help me in any way.The pressure I put on myself was far more positive." Cavill clearly boasts the right physique to play the legendary superhero, though the British star hinted that it was his acting talents that probably landed him the role and not his muscles. Brains not Brawn. "It's a story first and there's an emotional being at the centre of it first, he just happens to have these incredible abilities," he says, "You don't balance the two, you be them both. This is what makes this movie different."
Continue reading: Henry Cavill Refused To Acknowledge Pressures Of 'Man Of Steel' [Video]
Henry Cavill talks about his role as the legendary Superman in an interview for his new movie 'Man Of Steel'. He talks about the pressure on him to play the role, maintaining the emotional and physical balance of the character and wearing the suit for the first time.
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Henry Cavill talked life as Superman in a recent interview.
If you’re looking for a new Hollywood heartthrob to fawn over, look no further than Henry Cavill. No, but seriously, the 30-year-old actor, hailing from the island of Jersey in the English channel has quite a list of achievements behind his back, including starring in The Tudors and in Immortals and, with the “Man of Steel” trailer looking as cool as it does, there’s a good chance that this might be a career-defining moment for the actor. As for Cavill’s take on the whole thing, he just wants to do the fans proud.
"This character matters so much to so many people," Cavill says in the June/July issue of Detailsmagazine. "I want to get that right. I want to do it justice. I want people to believe in the character and have faith in the character and kids to grow up wanting to be Superman." He also goes on to recount the experience of learning that he would get to play the iconic character:
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Warner Bros bank again on Man Of Steel star
We already know that Tom Cruise has dropped out of the action spy film – we don’t blame him, with another Mission Impossible film and a new franchise in Jack Reacher on his hands, he probably doesn’t need another similar role. However, it would appear that Cavill is going to step into the role, with Variety claiming that he has entered talks with Warner Bros about the film. If he does get involved, he’ll be co-starring alongside Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander in the flick, which will be directed by Guy Ritchie.
Cavill has a good relationship with the studio and had apparently already met for the Hammer role when Cruise had already been negotiations for the lead. He has worked with the studio before, on Superman film Man of Steel, while they’ve also apparently been looking at him for a co-starring role opposite Chris Hemsworth in In the Heart of the Sea. Given that Cavill currently has a pretty open schedule at the moment, it could be that Warner Bros have found their man. The wider success of the cult 1960’s TV adaptation remains to be seen.
Forget the Zod you knew as Superman re-boot draws ever nearer
We all love General Zod mincing around in Superman II back in the 80's, however the Zod who Superman must face in the 2013 re-boot Man Of Steel doesn't look he's going to offer any such comedy - instead he's going to bring pestilence, pain and more than a little mass killing. That's unless unassuming Daily Globe journalist Clark Kent's secret alias of Superman can stop him.
Zod and his lieutenants are on their way down to planet earth to take vengeance on one of their own kind, who they believe to be hiding on planet Earth. You can guess who that is of course; however this is set during Superman's earlier years, and all he's known is the love of his adopted Texas family. While he knows his super powers, it's only when he finds out that Zod and co will stop at nothing to get at him, even if it means thhe extinction of the planet he's come to call home.
The world is facing the biggest global threat that it has ever come across as the Kryptonian villains General Zod and his assistant Faora attack with vengeance in their hearts searching to destroy a lost member of their race. Clark Kent is a journalist for the Daily Planet, adopted as a baby by a loving Kansas family and, though he has always been aware of his extraordinary powers of strength, speed, flight and not to mention intelligence, he has rarely sought to use them preferring to make an attempt to fit in with the rest of human civilisation. However, when his existence threatens the destruction of mankind, he finds he must embrace his true identity and use it to defend the world that has become his home.
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Clark Kent was born on the planet Krypton to two loving parents in the midst of its impending destruction. In a bid to save his life, his parents blast him safely to Earth where he is adopted by a Kansas couple named Martha and Jonathan Kent who raise him as their own son. As he grows older, however, he becomes an outcast having developed extraordinary superpowers that allow him to accomplish great feats of strength. He attempts to conceal his abilities to fit in as a budding journalist for the Daily Planet, but when a threat of galactic proportions threatens to destroy the Earth, he is forced to venture on a path of heroism and become the planet's saviour.
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This extended trailer has got us excited for the new film!
This summer will see a new Superman movie, Man of Steel, attempt to supersede the Batman Dark Knight trilogy as king of the comic book movie. No mean feat, but judging by the trailer, it’s got a good chance.
We’re not saying there haven’t been any good superhero films since Batman; the Iron Man franchise is strong, as are The Avengers movies, and The Wolverine is showing promise, but The Dark Knight stands as the saviour of the genre, and set the standards to which other films are judged. This epic trailer for Man of Steel takes us on a journey. From Superman’s journey to earth, to that incident on a bus, to saving humankind from the evil that threatens to destroy it. At 3 minutes, this is a ‘make a coffee’ trailer, so do that and watch. And let us know what you think! Either way, with the Superman movies so far being far from satisfactory, this will be a welcome addition to the franchise.
Everyone getting all excited about the forthcoming Justice League film just hold onto your hats – the movie might not even be getting made.
A recent report by Variety assesses the future of Warners studios and pinpoints that the Henry Cavill-starring Superman film Man Of Steel is the key target for them this year with regards commercial success. This much we already knew; what we didn’t know is the suggestion that the success of that film could impact plans further down the line – namely the production of the Justice League film. If the film tanks it’s unlikely that that film would then happen – disappointing news for all those who’ve reported on rumored directors, actors, plots and characters so vehemently. As Variety points out, Warners hasn’t been able to fully exploit its DC Comic titles that well – Christopher Nolan’s Batman films aside – with Green Lantern most notably struggling at the box office.
The studio has of course been prospering elsewhere, with the likes of the Harry Potter films, The Hobbit, and The Hangover franchise all doing well in recent years, as well as Batman. Yet in turbulent economic times, even the biggest movie companies know that the collapse of their fan base could always be just one bad film around the corner, and so the suggestion that The Justice League is being treated cautiously is a sensible, if not slightly disappointing, decision.
Continue reading: Have Warners Cancelled The 'Justice League' Film Project?
After breaking up with his fiancé after a five-year-relationship in 2012, Henry Cavill has officially revealed his relationship with 'Haywire''s Gina Carano.
'Man of Steel' star Henry Cavill has begun dating Gina Carano of 'Haywire'. The couple were seen walking arm-in-arm on Thursday 10th January (2013) out of the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in California, after Gina received a nomination for Best Actress in an Action Movie. While the couple have supposedly been dating since September 2012, 29-year-old Cavill and 30-year-old Carano have now made it official.
Cavill has shot into public eye since being cast as the Krypton-born, Kansas-raised Superman for the Zack Snyder reimagined reboot of the iconic superhero. In 2012, he secretly split up with his professional show jumper fiancé Ellen Whitaker after being together for five years. The news of the split came months afterwards in August of 2012; before he allegedly moved on to start dating Gina Carano.
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As always, we'll need to sift through a vast number of sequels and remakes to find something original next year. But here are a few things worth looking forward to. Of course, release dates are subject to change...
1. Star Trek: Into Darkness (May)
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Man of Steel, the newest Superman franchise reboot, is looking pretty good from the latest movie still.
The shot shows Clark Kent, sporting the classic Superman suit and cape and staring into the distance in classic pensive superhero fashion. Unfortunately, as far as costume reveals go, this one isn’t the most exciting. We only get to see Henry Cavill’s back in this one, which is great as far as backs go, but doesn’t really give away much in terms of changes to the suit. Fans don’t get a good look in the trailers that have been released so far either, but they do, at least, give us a feel for the movie itself.
As origin stories go, this one will be pretty dark it seems, going for sleekness and style, which has been the trend these days, but with Christopher Nolan producing, is anyone really surprised. Nolan has set the bar high with The Dark Knight trilogy and there’s no question that comic book geeks and casual fans alike will be going into the theatres with high expectations. The flick will also be competing with Thor 2, which comes out later in 2013. Looks like it’s going to be a good year for superheros.
Continue reading: New Man Of Steel Movie Still Reveals Little About Superman's New Look
In New York, Leonardo Dicaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson and a bald-shaven Christoph Waltz attended the premiere of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, joking with the photographers as they posed for them. And Tarantino even turned up with his Kill Bill star Uma Thurman on his arm.
Meanwhile in London, the first part in Peter Jackson's new trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, had its royal film performance this week with much of the cast in attendance, including Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen, who watched the film alongside Prince William. The film is in cinemas now, with the following chapters scheduled for next Christmas and the summer of 2014.
Clark Kent is a young reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper. He was adopted when he was a child after planetary disaster caused him to be sent down to Earth when his home planet Krypton was destroyed. His adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, brought him up in the rural town of Smallville in Kansas. Throughout his life, his super-abilities isolated him from the rest of the population; he had to make a choice about what kind of man he wanted to become equipped with these powers. Naturally, he transforms himself into the Superman, a new found alter-ego, and uses his astonishing faculties to defend the planet when it comes under attack from an evil force that could prove to be a match for his abilities.
'Man of Steel' is the epic DC comic book movie rebooting the original 'Superman' film series from the 80s. It was directed by the award-winning Zack Snyder ('300', 'Watchmen', 'Sucker Punch') and produced by his wife Deborah Snyder (who co-produced many of his movies) alongside 'The Dark Knight' trilogy producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Charles Roven. Based upon characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in DC Comics and written by David S. Goyer, 'Man of Steel' was filmed mainly in Plano, Illinois with Chicago and Vancouver as backdrops. It is set for UK release on June 14th 2013.
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As Hollywood rolls into awards' season, the head honchos at Universal Pictures and Focus Features are probably busy plotting for 2013 having landed the rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Paramount and Mark Wahlberg's company all placed bids for the rights in one of fiercest movie bidding wars of recent times. Despite the general critical mauling of E.L. James book (though massive sales figures), the movie boasts a pretty impressive team. The Social Network producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti have signed on while Terra Nova's Kelly Marcel will pen the script.
But that's all the boring stuff. We want to know who's playing Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele right? Murmurings around Hollywood suggest Ryan Gosling is pretty much everyone's first choice to play the wealthy protagonist. Universal want Gosling, the producers want Gosling, the fans want Gosling, hell, Gosling probably wants the role himself. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power have the Drive actor as 2/1 favourite, though one man threw a pretty giant spanner into the works this week. He's the third favourite with the bookmaker, he plays Superman in the forthcoming movie Man of Steel. He is Henry Cavill.
The 29-year-old British actor - who screen-tested for the role of James Bond before Daniel Craig got the part - discussed Fifty Shades of Grey during a recent interview with Details magazine. When quizzed as to whether he would take the role, Cavill gave a curious answer. Whereas Gosling, Ian Somerhalder and Michael Fassbender have coyly laughed off suggestions of becoming Mr Grey, Cavill said, "Whether that happens, that decision will be made at the time it has to be made. It would be a very different kind of thing than Man of Steel." The interviewer observed that Cavill spoke in "the measured tones of someone who knows his way around a Hollywood gag order."
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Next year looks set to be a seminal year for movies. Forget sequels and the so-called impending apocalypse; 2013 is all about beginnings as we discover the dubious past of 'The Wizard of Oz' in upcoming sequel 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' and how loveable 'Monsters, Inc.' protagonists Sulley and Mike got qualified to become scarers. Move over 'Breaking Dawn', 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'Skyfall', and let's see what 2013 has in store! There have been plenty of dodgy trailers come out for 2013 releases, but here are ten of the trailers we consider worthy of your time!
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After seeing Skyfall this week, Roger Moore described Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes' new James Bond film as "without a doubt... the best Bond there's ever been." The film's crew is seemingly made up entirely of Oscar winners and critical reaction has suggested that Skyfall could be the first 007 movie to win big at the Academy Awards.
Though there were murmurings of discontent when British star Daniel Craig replaced Pierce Brosnan in the secret agent franchise, he's since become a revelation, with many considering him to be the finest Bond yet. His turn in Casino Royale had far more depth than anything Brosnan (or Dalton for that matter) had delivered, leaving Bond geeks squabbling between just three actors as to who was the best Bond ever: Moore, Connery or Craig? Though Quantum of Solace failed to reach the heady critical heights of its predecessor, early reaction suggests Skyfall betters Casino Royale and possibly anything before it. But it all could have been very different, couldn't it? Cast your mind back to 2005, when the protracted process of choosing the new James Bond was reaching its final stages. With Ralph Fiennes unable to commit to the filming schedule of Casino Royale, and Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana and Heath Ledger discounted, producers chose to go ahead and run screen tests on the four 'finalists'. (They had lost the chance of landing Clive Owen after refusing to include gross profit points in his contract) The contenders were Layer Cake star Daniel Craig, ER actor Goran Visnjic, Australian actor Sam Worthington and 22-year-old Henry Cavill, reported Variety. All were relatively inexperienced, though producers were keen for someone considerably younger than the 52-year-old Pierce Brosnan. In fact, writer Paul Haggis told the Hollywood Reporter at the time, "We're trying to reinvent Bond. He's 28 - no Q, no gadgets."
Clark Kent is a young reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper. He was adopted when he was a child after planetary disaster caused him to be sent down to Earth when his home planet Krypton was destroyed. His adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, brought him up in the rural town of Smallville in Kansas. Throughout his life, his super-abilities isolated him from the rest of the population; he had to make a choice about what kind of man he wanted to become equipped with these powers. Naturally, he transforms himself into the Superman, a new found alter-ego, and uses his astonishing faculties to defend the planet when it comes under attack from an evil force that could prove to be a match for his abilities.
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The latest big screen adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo" has such a conspicuously clean Hollywood ending that, even though I've never read the book, I was suspicious and went online to bone up a little before writing this review.
Sure enough, even the central act of revenge that motivates this classic tale of obstinate, meticulous reprisal has been unduly rewritten to make for a cinematic and action-packed climax. The hero has been acquitted of his less honorable acts, the fates of characters have been drastically altered (those that haven't been dropped completely, that is), and comic relief has been shoehorned into the story so crudely you can almost see the impatient studio suit tapping his foot on the set and saying, "Can't this be funnier?"
Yet even with these gross departures, this "Count" has such a flavorful, popcorn-literature air about it that at its worst it still recalls the best of Golden Era swashbuckler flicks.
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