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Superman in ‘Gravity’: Watch the deleted scene

- April 3rd, 2014

I still haven’t gotten around to watching all the extras, so I had no idea that there was a deleted scene involving Superman in Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-winning Gravity. But apparently Warner Bros. rejected an opening sequence that showed the real cause of the disaster that sends Sandra Bullock’s Dr. Ryan Stone drifting into space. A sharp-eyed redditor posted the clip after it leaked on YouTube.

The sequence might have potentially been a setup for Warner’s next Superman film, or it could have been an April Fools’ joke. Watch the clip and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Major [potential] ‘Batman Vs Superman’ spoilers surface online

- January 22nd, 2014

As you know, the Man of Steel sequel (aka Batman vs. Superman) has been delayed until May 2016. Plot details thus far have been scarce. Besides the appearance of Batman and Wonder Woman, it has been assumed that Lex Luthor will be (one of the) villains, and there may be cameos from other DC heroes for an eventual Justice League film. But really, no one knows what’s going on.

Well, we now have some major news. But fair warning – take this with a huge grain of salt. The folks at Latino Review have uncovered a message board post from NeoGaf that hints at some of the plot points in Batman vs. Superman.

According to Latino-Review, the poster writes: “My source is someone from the art department that supposedly got shitcanned (apparently a bunch of them were fired). I confirm nothing. Just passing along what I heard. Take it with the proper amount of salt.”

The site does warn these ‘spoilers’ could be complete B.S., but I figured we should still share them here.

They continue after the photo – you’ve been warned.

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    • There will be two villains, Lex Luthor and Metallo
    • After Metropolis’ destruction in Man of Steel, Batman forms a coalition to stop Superman from wrecking another city
    • Aquaman is in it, but not called Aquaman. He’s there because the world engine in the ocean did something to the fish
    • Wonder Woman poses as a Wayne Enterprises investor to retrieve an item that belongs to her people. Just as a separate note, Batman-News.com is reporting that Gal Gadot has signed on to play the Amazon princess in three films.
    • Lex Luthor is in the shadows a lot, a manipulator. Not much face time with Superman.
    • Robin betrayed Batman at some point, leading to a falling out between them
    • The Batcave was super cool looking, and the mobile looked similar to [Tim] Burton’s
    • Lois is investigating Lex.
    • Metallo “kills” Clark
    • The Daily Planet is purchased by Lex Luthor for PR purposes
    • At the end Superman is living in exile (hmm, sounds like Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight), and the Justice League is an government approved superhero team.

How does this sound as a plotline for the film? To be honest, I kinda like it. It sounds like it might be a lot to cram into a two-hour movie, but I think it plants some good seeds for an eventual JLA movie.

We’ll know for sure when Batman vs. Superman opens May 6, 2016.

‘Batman vs Superman’ delayed to 2016

- January 17th, 2014

DC is stepping back into the ring, going head to head with Marvel after delaying Batman vs Superman to May 2016, instead of summer 2015.

Warner Bros. announced the reason for the ten month delay was to give the director, writers, and producers more time to realize their vision and release the best film they possibly can.

With all of the news surrounding the production of Batman vs Superman, from script nightmares to almost daily casting rumors, the news of the film’s delay isn’t overly surprising. Somewhat worrisome, absolutely, but it was a move we were all kind of anticipating, twiddling our thumbs until it was officially said.

Cough cough, coincidentally May 6, 2016 is also the release date for an unofficially announced Marvel Phase 3 film.

If we go by Marvel’s previous track record, and considering the lack of details present at the moment, we are, it looks like Batman vs Superman could be going up against a new Iron Man installment.

It’s going to be a rough weekend for the Marvel and DC fanboys and girls, that’s for sure.

But with the film being pushed back, DC isn’t going to let Marvel just take over the 2015 summer block that easily. IGN reported that Joe Wright’s (Atonement) Peter Pan will be released on July 17, taking on Marvel’s heavily anticipated Ant-Man.

“”We share the fans’ excitement to see DC Comics’ most popular figures, Superman and Batman, together on the big screen for the first time, which will now be arriving in theaters in May 2016.  Peter Pan has delighted people of every generation for more than a century, so we are thrilled to bring him back to the screen next summer for today’s moviegoers,” Warner Bros. President of domestic distribution told IGN in a statement.

Peter Pan versus Ant-Man will be an interesting match up to say the least. My early guess is that once again Marvel will dominate the summer blockbuster window.

Too bad DC doesn’t have their own Joss Whedon to call in whenever scripts and shots are looking a little troublesome.

Don’t worry DC, I hear Kevin Smith might be available.

Are you guys worried about the delay, or are you relieved they’re taking the time to work out the kinks?

‘Man of Steel 2′ rumour: Lex Luthor won’t be the only villain

- January 6th, 2014

With its release date a year-and-a-half away, filming on Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel 2 (aka Batman vs. Superman) will be getting underway soon in Detroit. So far, other than the appearance of Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and the news that Oscar-winning screenwriter Chris Terrio was asked to give the script a rewrite, details on the film remain scarce.

In terms of who will turn up as the film’s main villain, it’s been widely speculated that Lex Luthor will be the baddie in the upcoming sequel. Names that have been thrown around to play him include Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington and Bryan Cranston. But it turns out that Lex may not be the only nemesis in the film.

Batman-on-Film [via Collider] is reporting that Luthor will be in the movie, but there’s another villain in the mix as well. Of course nothing is confirmed until Warner Bros. reports it. The site also states that Wonder Woman’s role ranks as a “cameo-plus” part akin to Black Widow’s appearance in Iron Man 2.

The film’s bad guys are Superman villains and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel/Clark Kent is the main character. Of course, Batfleck will play a major role in the movie; but I suspect that one of the main reasons for Batman’s inclusion is to establish a new “DCU on Film Batman” and set up future solo Bat-flicks. Same goes for Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman – though I think her role is much smaller than BA’s Batman.

In related news, Batman-on-Film is also reporting that while filming starts soon – as early as next month – the Batmobile scenes won’t be shot until this summer.

What do you think of the news that Lex might not be the only villain? Will it be too crowded? And should filmmakers have a Batman nemesis in there somewhere? Sound off in the comments.

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Superman vs. Hulk: Watch the epic CGI fight

- December 27th, 2013

It’s the age-old question comic book fans have debated for decades: Who is the strongest superhero of all time, DC’s Superman or Marvel’s Hulk?

On the one hand, you have a guy who is “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” On the other, you have someone who, after just a little bit of stress, can turn into a “living engine of destruction.”

You could literally debate the super fight for hours, and make a case for either hero.

Well, animator Mike Habjan is attempting to answer the question of who would win that hypothetical fight with a series of highly-entertaining YouTube videos that show the two heroes squaring off in the Mojave Desert.

Habjan, who says the videos are “an independent project… not affiliated with any company,” has been working on the series for over a year (the first one came out in 2012). The most recent instalment debuted just a few days ago and shows Christopher Reeve’s Superman and a Lou Ferigno/ Edward Norton version of the Hulk both taking a pounding. But you can’t keep Supes down. The clip ends with the Man of Steel grabbing hold of Big Green and flying him way, way up into the sky where he’ll either throw him into space, or drop him down to Earth.

The video ends on a cliffhanger, and Habjan says he already has ideas for the fourth instalment.

Watch the fight unfold chronologically below, from the meeting to the brutal beatdown of the Hulk in Part Three, and let us know who you think would win in a battle between Superman and the Hulk in the comments.