Warner Brothers’ 2020 Vision – Harry Potter & LEGO Trilogies and a Justice League Ten Pack

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Warner Bros. had a lot to say at their Time Warner investors meeting today, and most of it was “YOU WANT MOVIES? I’LL SHOW YOU MOVIES!”  CEO Kevin Tsujihara gave us a timeline of what Warner Bros. will be working on over the next 6 years.  Buckle up (and maybe submit a resume), because it’s one hell of a breakneck pace they’re working with.  One that’s not going to leave much room for error, and I would assume means we won’t be seeing Ben Affleck direct movies for a little while.  And that isn’t the only thing we won’t be seeing. Continue reading “Warner Brothers’ 2020 Vision – Harry Potter & LEGO Trilogies and a Justice League Ten Pack”

Awesome: Captain America 3 and Man of Steel 2 (AKA Superman vs. Batman) Are Coming Out On The Same Day And Nerds Of The World Will Have a Field Day Arguing Who Will Win The Box Office That Weekend For The Next Two Years

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We’ve known for a while that Marvel had a film scheduled for 6 May 2016, and we’ve known for a while that Man of Steel 2 was bumped back to that same date. Now it turns out that Captain America 3 is going head to head with Superman. And also Batman.

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Podcast Episode 60: I, Frankenstein, Nidhogg, and Superheroes

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It’s time for another very special episode of Awesome Friday! This week we’re discussing the film I, Frankenstein, the game Nidhogg, and the state of Superhero movies, and the Marvel Universe, and where they can go from here.

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Fast & Furious Badass Cast As Wonder Woman

WW2Warner Bros have just announced that Israeli actress Gal Gadot will be donning Wonder Woman’s famous outfit for the sequel to Man Of Steel, currently known as Batman vs Superman. You may remember her from kicking all kinds of ass in the most recent Fast & Furious movies, so she’s definitely got the moves to match the jawline.

From director Zack Snyder in Variety:

“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”

 

Some might say that she hasn’t got the stocky figure that Diana is known for, but remember that Michael Keaton was physically no Batman yet he turned out to be one of the best. It’s also reassuring that Warner have gone for an actress who has proven she can both act and fight. For me, this is the first real positive piece of news to come out of the production, so I can’t wait to see her cleaving her way through another movie.

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These Might Be The Titles for the Superman vs. Batman Movie

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We’re all wondering what Man of Steel 2, otherwise knows as Superman vs. Batman on the web and Warner Brothers Cynically Adds Batman To Superman Movies here at Awesome Friday HQ, is actually going to be called. We can now add a whole much of fuel to the speculation fire as Warner Brothers has registered a boat load of terrible domains.

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So…Ben Affleck is Batman

ben-affleck-as-batmanHot on the heels that Warner are following up Man Of Steel with Batman vs. Superman, and that they were taking their story cues from the excellent The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel by Frank Miller, and that they were rumoured to be auditioning older actors to play a Dark Knight who would convey the deep hatred of Supes’ red, white and blue sensibilities, they announced today that they’ve decided to go with…Ben Affleck.

Yep.

He of Daredevil and Gigli fame, who by all accounts is a very nice man, will be donning the cowl and gravelly voice to follow in Christian Bale’s booted footsteps.

I’m kind of hoping it’s a ridiculously convoluted hoax at this point. There’s no denying that Affleck can shine with the right material, but I think casting him as Batman is a terrible decision. At least we know that Warner aren’t going to try and replicate the deep relationships between the two that was the whole backbone of TDKR – this is going to be an effects-heavy cashgrab with some kind of last-minute voodoo magic ensuring that Batman isn’t flicked into the sun within the first 8 milliseconds of their fight.

Come on, Warner. Prove me wrong. Please.

I’d even take Clooney back at this point.

Gah.

 

Podcast Episode 51: Pacific Rim, Kerbal Space Program, Only God Forgives, and Batman vs. Superman

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Awesome Friday on a Saturday! That’s a thing, right? Either way we’re back and we’re talking about Pacific Rim, Kerbal Space Program, Only God Forgives and The Batman vs. Superman announcement.

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Putting Batman in a Superman Movie Is Kind Of Bullshit

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As you’ve probably heard by now: at San Diego Comic Con last week it was announced that Zack Snyder’s follow up to Man of Steel is going to be Superman vs. Batman. They got Harry Lennix out on stage to read the last few lines from the Superman vs. Batman fight in The Dark Knight Returns and the crowd went crazy and the internet followed suit.

But you know what? I think this is a dumb idea and here are some reasons why.

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Awesome: Batman vs Superman Is Happening

In his packed San Diego Comic Con panel, Man Of Steel director Zack Snider brought the house down this afternoon by announcing that the MOS sequel will feature Batman. Here’s the symbol that got the crowds going:

BatsSupes As if that were not enough, he then brought out actor Harry Lennix to read out the following lines:

I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years to come…in your most private moments…I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…I want…you to remember…the one man who beat you.

In Frank Miller’s amazing graphic novel Dark Knight Returns, Batman has an epic fight against Superman and the above speech is from the final moments. It’s considered one of the standout stories in both franchises, so this could be very exciting indeed.

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Review: Man of Steel

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I feel like somewhere here there was a great movie waiting to happen. That’s not to immediately say that Man of Steel is bad, but I do very much feel that it could have been quite a bit better than it is. There are a lot of things to like here but the film is hampered by its writing, both in terms of dialogue and pacing.

Should you see it? Yeah, it’s fucking gorgeous to watch. Will you enjoy it? I’m not really sure, and here’s why.

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