Not what you expected and better than you could have ever hoped, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot save DC’s world.
No, seriously, these posters are actually pretty awesome.
In the wake of the leak WB released the new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and now that you can see everything that’s going on its not any better at all.
Two things: First, “leaked”. Heh. Second, they still haven’t changed the name. Anyway, hit the jump to watch while you still can.
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”
The the finest known copy of the first ever appearance of Superman is on eBay and you can probably buy it with the change from under the couch cushions at Bill Gates house.
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.
Continue reading “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”
Warner 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](http://variety.com/2013/film/news/gal-gadot-wonder-woman-batman-vs-superman-1200918310/):
“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.
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.
Hot 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.
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.
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](http://awesomefriday.ca/2013/07/awesome-batman-vs-superman-is-happening/). 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.
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:
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.
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.
Wow, between Star Trek and this it’s turned out to be a pretty damn good day for us nerds.
So let me be the millionth person to say this: this looks like it might be really fucking good. Everything from the tone to the scope of the plot to the performances to the look of things, this looks like it might be _really_ fucking good and I hope that it is.
Second, I kind of feel sorry for Zack Snyder if it does because while he’s made a couple of crap movies but he’s also made a couple of good movies and if this turns out to be good people are going to say “well that’s because Nolan was involved”. Now, Nolan being involved certainly couldn’t hurt, but he also didn’t direct or style this.
Third, I mean just _look at it_. It looks gorgeous.
What do you guys think??