Superhero movies are nothing without their big, wild set pieces. And one critic thinks he knows what’s wrong with the DC Extended Universe’s big fights.
If you’re sick and tired of repeatedly seeing pearls snap off a necklace and the bodies of Bruce Wayne’s parents slumping to the cold, grimy concrete of Park Row, just imagine how Martha Wayne feels. That’s right: she hates it and says as much in a spoofy fake commentary track for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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.
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.
The films the io9 team has picked as the best science fiction and genre films of 2016 are a very motley crew. This year we loved superheroes, animation, farting corpses, live action, talking animals, and more. These are films spanning different genres, disciplines, and themes, which experienced varied levels of…
Zack Snyder has never made it a secret that he’s a Star Wars fan. During production on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams would exchange fun photos on social media, mashing up the DC and Star Wars universes. But Snyder just took it to another level.
The funniest comment I read about Batman v Superman was when someone said they loved the scene in the movie when Wonder Woman sat down and watched the trailer for Justice League. Thanks to that scene—and a new behind-the-scenes featurette—we finally have a closer look at Aquaman and Cyborg.
Recently, io9 was on the set of Zack Snyder’s movie Justice League. The trip was coordinated to try and change perception after the polarizing response to Batman v Superman, but it also provided answers to some burning questions. Among them, why the heck did DC release a deleted scene online immediately after that…
Last Friday, io9 was among a group of journalists invited to the London set of Justice League. There director Zack Snyder, star/executive producer Ben Affleck, and everyone involved all had one, simple message for us: We know. And we’re trying.
For anyone who missed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s coming home June 28 in a brand-new Ultimate Edition. As promised, it features an R-rated extended version of the film that runs 30 minutes longer and the first trailer for it is here, and its packed with unseen footage from the movie.
After Batman v Superman, we all pretty much knew who the villain of Justice League would be, right? Darkseid. Lex Luthor seemed to tease him in one of the film’s final images, talk about a being from beyond in his last speech, and we even see his symbol in Batman’s dream. But this may not be the case.
Warner Bros’ CinemaCon presentation started off with a bang tonight: a 15-minute spotlight on upcoming DC Films. It touted the huge success of Batman v Superman (and the head of WB confirmed that Ben Affleck will be directing a solo Batman movie), showed the new trailer for Suicide Squad, and did a sizzle reel that…
Over the long history of Marvel Comics, they’ve built some of their most memorable stories on “What If” scenarios. What if this character fought this character? What if this universe crossed over with that one etc. So, we posed our own “What If” to the president of Marvel Studios.
In Batman v Superman, one of the many teases to the larger DC Universe is Bruce Wayne’s Batcave memorial to Robin. Logic, and those ominous laughs painted on the chest, suggest the Joker killed him. Now we have confirmation, as well as a few more details.
There’s a reason Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice went with that slightly wordy title. In addition to featuring a showdown between the two DC heavyweights, Zack Snyder’s film was largely created to help set up a bigger DC Extended Universe. How exactly did it do that? We’ve got you covered.
Three years ago, Superman got his own Christopher Nolan-influenced movie reboot, full of brooding portents and Kryptonian politics. Man of Steel was a pretty good movie, albeit one with serious flaws. Now the sequel is out, and it deals with a lot of the same ideas and themes. And fumbles them completely.
For the next week or so, things are going to be very Batman v Superman all over the Internet. You may as well just embrace it. Case in point: this officially licensed poster from one of our favorite artists, Tom Whalen.
Some of the biggest questions about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have to do with the shared universe it sets in motion. How will it affect future DC Comics movies, and who is steering the ship? The film’s director, Zack Snyder, explained all that and more at a press conference today.
Watching the trailers, reading the interviews, there’s no doubt that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to be a dark movie. Both literally dark, as lots of it takes place at night, and tonally dark, in that it’ll deal with some deep issues. But the film’s writer says things aren’t going to stay that way.
Sunday was supposed to be all about the Oscars on Jimmy Kimmel Live but, really, it was all about Batman v Superman. The host had Ben Affleck on to talk about the movie, premiered a new clip, and showed this special “deleted scene” from the film.