A few years can give anyone perspective and that seems to be the case with Ben Affleck and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Thanks to Marvel, superhero movies and post-credit scenes basically go hand in hand. Recently, Marvel has really played with that expectation, going super excessive with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and including a knowing wink in Spider-Man: Homecoming. DC movies, on the other hand, have never felt beholden to…
This week we heard about the news that is rocking the production of Justice League to its very core: Henry Cavill’s Mission Impossible-mandated mustache must be digitally edited out of scenes being filmed during reshoots. But, as this delightful video shows, couldn’t a movie be improved by extra mustaches?
The ’90s were a mixed time for superheroes on film and TV. Sure, there was Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, but there was also Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin. Then you had Lois and Clark: the Corny yet Harmless Adventures of Superman. So, you can imagine that Zack Snyder’s ultra-mega-dark Batman v Superman would have…
Diana of Themiscyra has taken her place at the top of DC’s movie trinity—at least, at the US domestic box office. This morning, Wonder Woman officially topped Batman v Superman for the highest domestic box office within the DCEU, and even did so like it was possessed by the speedforce itself.
Brett Ratner, the Rush Hour and Hercules director who co-financed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, thinks the real problem with Hollywood isn’t that people don’t like bad movies. It’s the damn Rotten Tomatoes score that confirms it.
Tina Guo, the cellist who helmed Hans Zimmer’s powerful theme for Wonder Woman’s action scene in Batman v Superman, has teased a kickass metal version of the song, making us more pumped that she’s back for the Wonder Woman solo film.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cleaned (some of the) house at this year’s Razzies, winning four awards and making us all a little more afraid that Ben Affleck really will end up dropping out of The Batman altogether.
It’s been a tumultuous few weeks behind the scenes of the upcoming Batman film, but now it’s official. Warner Bros. announced that Matt Reeves, the director of Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and this summer’s War for the Planet of the Apes, is directing a standalone Batman film.
It’s not a surprise that Batman v Superman had a lot of CGI. But an almost 12-minute effects reel reveals how many things were added, removed, and composited. For example, did you know Superman’s cape wasn’t real?
Batman v Superman production designer Patrick Tatopoulos has shared concept art of a bat thing (not Man-Bat, I don’t think) that was originally literally going to be part of Bruce Wayne’s nightmares. It will be part of mine, now. If you click this, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Supergirl has been firing on all cylinders this season. A move of networks and locales hasn’t diminished the show at all, and thanks to an experienced stunt team borrowed from the rest of the Arrow-verse, the action’s improved tremendously. But you know what would kick Supergirl up a notch before the inevitable Crisis…
Can you hate a movie but love its characters, or does a bad cinematic experience poison you against them? Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was a massive disappointment for me, but damn if I don’t adore DC Films’ Superman and Armored Batman figures.
It couldn’t have done it without you, Batman v Superman.
Batman and Superman might have something else that unites them other than their common love of the name Martha: They could dual-dominate the Razzies this year.
Some shots are just not important enough to bother the expensive actor with.for example, if all you need is a close-up of a body part that’s not the face, somebody standing around the set can step in. And sometimes that someone is the director.
He’s also not a fan of the state of movies generally.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may only be 27 percent “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, but I’d bet the percentage of people impressed by the visual effects is much higher.
In a recent interview, Charles Roven, producer of all the DC films so far, explains why he’s stepping back from the universe, what Wonder Woman and Justice League will be like, and defends the box office of Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman.
The Justice League just officially gained a new adversary and a matriarch.