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Dwayne Johnson teases Shazam role in new tweet

- July 25th, 2014

Bam Shazam!

On Thursday, Dwayne Johnson tweeted out a photo that has the blogs blogging, the tweeters tweeting and Comic Con cheering.

 

Like I said, bam Shazam.

If this isn’t confirmation Johnson is about to get his own Shazam movie, or a role in the upcoming Justice League film, I don’t know what is.

People have been speculating about the former wrestler’s role within the DC universe since December of last year, when he sent out yet another cryptic tweet regarding the possibility of a major upcoming role.

To sweeten the deal, Johnson told Screen Rant he had found a character that would not only allow him to explore his acting capabilities and personalize a beloved member of an enormous franchise, but one that would be able to stand on par with Superman.

“…the most important [quality] is that he had to be a badass motherf—– and on a Superman level of power where he could throw down,” Johnson said. “I’m happy we’ve found that character and right now we’re out to a lot of writers.”

DC has been looking to expand their movie franchise for years, entrusting studio veteran Zack Snyder with crafting the future of their cinematic world.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to release in 2015, and we already know a Justice League movie is in development.

The only remaining question is when we’ll recieve actual confirmation from studio executives that Johnson is playing Shazam.

Answer? It might be sooner than expected.

 

Johnson tweeted out Friday that he had made a “surprise” visit to Comic Con to celebrate the release of his most recent film, Herclues, with his fans.

If he’s at Comic Con, though, chances are we’re going to get a final declaration of confirmation sometime today or tomorrow.

Keep an eye out, internet, Twitter may just explode.

Zack Snyder tweets new Batman photo

- July 24th, 2014

If Zak Snyder posts a photo on Twitter, and no one notices it within the first five minutes, was it really ever posted at all?

On Thursday, Snyder posted a close up side profile shot of Ben Affleck in the new Batman costume. While the shot is undoubtedly cool, and very modern in comparison to Nolan’s Miller-esque Batman style, the bigger news is that it took outlets twenty minutes to discover it.

That’s pretty alarming. But don’t worry, I’ll stick to the Batman photo.

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Let’s examine this close up of Affleck, shall we?

He’s brooding, as Batman does, but does he ever look like he was ripped directly from the pages of a Jim Aparo book.

Affleck’s jaw is clenched, and he’s rocking the heavy stubble look that reminds me of the battered down Bruce Wayne in the ’93 Knightfall series.

Like Snyder’s previously released photo of Batman, it’s obvious he’s setting up the mood for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film. Expect dark, emotionally driven performances between DC’s most powerful superheroes (even though Batman is technically a vigilante), and a massive fight between the two at some point as well.

Even sweeter, the Batman photo comes just one day after Snyder tweeted this shot of Superman actor Henry Cavill dressed in Jedi garb.

jedi-cavillIs Snyder hyping up is film? Clearly.

What can we say, though? It’s working.

Whether or not Snyder can actually produce a top notch quality film (we’ll save the debate on whether Man of Steel was great or not for the comment section), we’ll just have to wait and see.

First look at Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’

- July 3rd, 2014

After a teaser snap of Henry Cavill sporting his Clark Kent duds surfaced on Twitter earlier this week, Warner Bros. is giving Superman fans their first glimpse of the Man of Steel in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In the upcoming sequel, Superman and Batman (Ben Affleck) will battle for comic book fans’ attention, but they won’t be antagonists for long. In an interview with USA Today, Snyder says that the “V” in the title instead of “Vs” was a way “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.”

The sequel – which also features Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) – will be followed by a Justice League team-up, another Superman solo film and then a standalone Batman film. But all of the attention in Dawn of Justice will be on Batman and Superman together on the big screen for the very first time.

“You can talk all you want about other superhero movies, but it’s Batman and Superman, let’s just be honest,” Snyder continued. “I don’t know how you get bigger than that.”

Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6, 2016.

Superman sequel gets a title: ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’

- May 21st, 2014

After months of speculation, Warner Bros. has officially titled its 2015 sequel to Man of Steel. The superhero team-up film, which will also feature Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman will be called Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane are returning from Man of Steel, Jesse Eisenberg will be playing Lex Luthor, with Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Ray Fisher will also appear in a cameo as Cyborg.

The announcement was made on the film’s official Facebook page.

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Principal photography on the film is underway in Detroit, with additional shooting scheduled in Illinois, Africa, and the South Pacific.

Last week, director Zack Snyder tweeted the first photos of Affleck in costume and a glimpse of the Batmobile.

Snyder will reportedly shoot Dawn Of Justice and Justice League back-to-back.

Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice opens May 6, 2016.

First image of Ben Affleck as Batman from ‘Batman vs. Superman’

- May 13th, 2014

UPDATED – Zack Snyder has shared the first photo of Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight in Batman vs. Superman. And let me just say, haters ain’t gonna hate anymore. The costume looks super cool.

From what we can tell, it’s considerably different from the outfit Christian Bale worn in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, which, let’s face it, was to be expected. The emblem, for one, looks bigger, and Batfleck’s sporting some serious muscles.

It looks like now might be a good time to start following Mr. Snyder on Twitter.

Our original post from earlier follows below. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Now that we’re (almost) done with the casting news on Batman vs. Superman (or Superman vs. Batman or Batman/Superman), we’re getting our first look at some of the toys on Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

The director tweeted the first image from the set of the film showing the Batmobile covered by a tarp. He promised a full reveal later today.

It doesn’t appear to be a completely new concept, then again how much tinkering did you expect? I’m more curious to see what Snyder does with Ben Affleck’s Batman costume. Friends of the actor that have seen the design have raved about it. Earlier this year wife Jennifer Garner said: “I’ve seen the suit… the suit is unbelievably cool. It’s a total reinvention, it looks great.”

Snyder will shoot his Man of Steel sequel and Justice League back to back in Detroit this year. So far, other than Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. is staying quiet on what other heroes may be inserted into its version of Marvel’s Avengers.

Batman vs. Superman opens on May 6, 2016.