BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Comic-Con Panel Recap – Batman and Superman Square Off, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman Revealed

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The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Comic-Con panel recap was one of the most highly anticipated panels of this year’s Con.  We also expected it to be this year’s closer for Warner Bros. panel.  “The Grand Finale,” of their presentation, if you will.  Instead, the studio decided to make the day explode by showing the first footage from the superhero movie.  And it did not disappoint.

Hit the jump for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Comic-Con panel recap.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE – Warner Bros.’ Comic-Con Presentation Reveals First Look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

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During Warner Bros.’ Comic-Con presentation in the convention center’s famed Hall H today, a crowd-pleasing presentation kicked things off with Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  While we’ve previously seen Henry Cavill in costume as Superman, along with Ben Affleck in costume as Batman, this presentation was the first glimpse of Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman armor.  Needless to say, it looks like the Internet’s knee-jerk reaction to Gadot’s casting was premature; no surprise there.  They also screened some footage that apparently wowed the crowd, which Matt covers in his panel recap.

Also starring Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, and Laurence Fishburne.  Batman vs. Superman opens May 6, 2016.  Hit the jump to check out the new Wonder Woman image.

New Ben Affleck BATMAN V SUPERMAN Image Celebrates the Character’s Anniversary

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Though director Zack Synder’s Man of Steel follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice doesn’t open in theaters until 2016, Comic-Con-goers will be quite disappointed if we don’t see something from the film during the Warner Bros. Hall H panel on Saturday.  The thirst for superhero footage should be temporarily quenched by today’s reveal of a new Ben Affleck Batman v Superman image that gives us another look at Affleck as the Caped Crusader.  The image premiered on the convention floor at the DC Booth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Batman character.  This image is a much tighter shot than the previous character reveal, giving us a great look at some Batfleck Stubble.  I really think the choice of casting Affleck as Batman was a fantastic move, and I’m crossing my fingers we get to see a short tease of the character in action this weekend.

Hit the jump to take a look at the new Ben Affleck Batman v Superman image.  The film also stars Gal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterCallan Mulvey, Tao OkamotoScoot McNairy, and Jeremy Irons.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.

Zack Snyder Trolls the Internet with Henry Cavill SuperJedi Image

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San Diego Comic-Con is a time when studios start touting or teasing a number of upcoming films, some of which haven’t even been officially announced yet.  However, director Zack Snyder has presumably decided to toy with this culture of intrigue and pop-culture excitement, as he recently shared an image on Twitter of Henry Cavill dressed up in full Jedi regalia with the hashtag “SuperJedi”.  Before you start getting any ideas, no Warner Bros. does not own the rights to Star Wars, Disney does, so no, a Star Wars/Superman crossover will not be happening.  A full Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice panel has not been officially announced for Warner Bros.’ Hall H block on Saturday, but I’d be surprised if we didn’t see at least something from the film.  Whether it has anything to do with this so-called “SuperJedi” I have no idea, but the internet is sure to be aflutter with Superman/Star Wars speculation throughout the next couple of days.  Well played, Mr. Snyder.

Hit the jump to check out the Henry Cavill SuperJedi image, and check Collider frequently over the next four days for our wall-to-wall Comic-Con coverage.

Stan Lee Confirms AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Cameo, Offers Advice for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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These days, comics legend Stan Lee might be known more for his Marvel movie cameos than his creation of the self-same heroes seen in the flesh on the big screen.  With the latest news that Lee just wrapped his cameo in Joss Whedon’s upcoming sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, that status isn’t likely to change.  This past year has been relatively slow for Lee’s acting career, especially since the previous 13 years saw him cameo in 17 different movies.  And with Lee’s 92nd birthday coming up at the end of this year, he shows little sign of slowing down.  He even reached across the comic book aisle to offer up some advice to Zack Snyder’s DC superhero film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Hit the jump for that and more.

Rumor: Doomsday One of the Five Villains in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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It’s getting hard to keep up with all of the villains (and heroes) rumored to be participating in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Heck, it’s hard enough keeping up with the rumors about who wrote which version of a fake script that all of this info may or may not be coming from.  And now there are fresh rumors that Doomsday will be making an appearance in the film, perhaps as one of the five villains people claim are on tap for this franchise installment.

Hit the jump for more on the possible Batman v Superman Doomsday appearance.  The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry CavillGal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterCallan Mulvey, Tao OkamotoScoot McNairy, Diane Lane, and Jeremy Irons.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Rumored to Have Four Villains in Addition to Lex Luthor

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice already feels crowded.  What could have been a straight sequel to Man of Steel that focused solely on Superman (Henry Cavill) and pushed past his origin story now includes heroes Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) as well as Supes’ requisite arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), and Bats’ requisite butler Alfred (Jeremy Irons). There are also returning characters (Lois Lane, Perry White, Ma Kent) plus unnamed characters played by Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, and Scoot McNairy.  Now there’s word of four new characters joining the party.

Hit the jump for more on possible Batman v Superman villains, and click here for the first official shot from the sequel of Cavill as Superman.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6, 2016, and also stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane[Possible spoilers ahead.]

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Image Reveals Official First Look at Henry Cavill’s Return as the Man of Steel; Zack Snyder Explains Why the Title Has ‘V’ and not ‘Vs’

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Warner Bros. has released the first Batman v Superman image of Henry Cavill back in costume as the Man of Steel.  It’s a way of showing something “new” from the movie without really showing anything new, although it’s far better than the image of Cavill just standing around in normal clothes and calling him “Clark Kent”.  The Superman costume remains the same, and Cavill still fills it out well.  What’s meant to spark speculation is the context of the image, which could be a depressing indicator of the movie to come.  Frankly, it looks like Superman stumbled into Batman’s movie, and this photo could be set in Gotham, a town where the sun never shines and no one ever smiles.  I usually don’t associate “Superman” with “gloomy”, but that’s what this image is.  Maybe Warner Bros. can provide some balance by having the next official image show a confused Batman looking around a bright and sunny Metropolis.

Hit the jump to check out the Batman v Superman image along with director Zack Snyder‘s explanation of why the title contains a “v” rather than “vs”.  The film also stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Scoot McNairy, and Jeremy IronsBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Image: First Look at Henry Cavill as Clark Kent on the Set of the MAN OF STEEL Sequel

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The first Batman v Superman image of Henry Cavill on the set has arrived.  Production is currently underway on director Zack Snyder’s follow-up to last year’s Superman reboot Man of Steel, though instead of a direct Superman sequel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is really more of a set-up for Justice League.  Regardless, one imagines Cavill’s Superman still plays a major role in the proceedings, and this new green screen-filled image gives us a first look at Cavill in costume as Clark Kent in the new superhero pic.  Admittedly it’s not incredibly revealing, but those itching to see anything and everything from the DC Comics adaptation will likely enjoy poring over every detail.  Confirmed: Clark Kent does carry an over-the-shoulder bag.

Hit the jump to check out the Batman v Superman image.  The film also stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, and Jeremy IronsBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.

Weta Digital’s Joe Letteri and Dan Lemmon Talk Building to LOTR with THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES; Confirm They’re Working on BATMAN V SUPERMAN

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The visual effects company Weta Digital became a household name following their groundbreaking work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and they’ve worked on a number of other impressive films in the interim, ranging from District 9 to Avatar to The Avengers.  With Rise of the Planet of the Apes, however, the company built upon the technology used to bring Gollum to life in Lord of the Rings to create phenomenal motion-capture apes.  That technology has advanced even further for the sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Steve recently got a chance to speak with senior visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri and visual effects supervisor Dan Lemmon about their work on the film.

During the course of the interview, Steve also asked Letteri and Lemmon about Weta’s progress on The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.  They talked about ensuring that the titular battle has massive stakes and builds a bridge to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Additionally, Letteri confirmed that Weta is also working on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  More after the jump.

Scoot McNairy Added to BATMAN V SUPERMAN; Will Poulter Joins Leonardo DiCaprio in THE REVENANT

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A couple of interesting casting stories have surfaced this afternoon.  Firstly, Deadline reports that Scoot McNairy (Argo) has joined the cast of director Zack Snyder’s now-filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, though the nature of his role is under wraps.  Given that the superhero pic will lead directly into Justice League (which will also be directed by Snyder), plenty of characters are poised to be introduced that will have larger roles later on.  It’s possible that McNairy could play a major role in the DC Cinematic Universe, or maybe he just has a key supporting role in the Man of Steel follow-up.  I’m selfishly hoping it’s the former, as the actor has become a welcome scene-stealer as of late in pics like Monsters, 12 Years a Slave, and Killing Them Softly.  He currently has a lead role on the new AMC drama series Halt and Catch Fire.

Hit the jump for more on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and casting news for director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s next film.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Rumors: Wonder Woman’s Costume, Lex Luthor’s Motives, Batman’s Lake Cottage, and More

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Last week, we had some Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice rumors regarding Lex Luthor’s hairline and attitude.  Today, more Batman v Superman rumors have gone online covering not only Luthor but also more details about Wonder Woman, her costume, weapons, how she’ll be integrated into the story, plus a little bit of  background on this latest big-screen interpretation of Batman.  Leading off with Luthor, JoBlo reports that this is a familiar Lex Luthor: an egomaniac who can’t stand the notion that there’s someone out there more powerful than him.  He then tries to persuade people to dislike Superman, and is moderately successful.  Some people see Superman as a savior, and others see him as “the ultimate threat”.  And if you’re wondering about the hair, JoBlo says Lex Luthor starts out with long, red hair.

Hit the jump for more Batman v Superman rumors including Wonder Woman’s costume, her weapons, how she factors into the plot, and miscellaneous Batman details.  The film stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, and Laurence FishburneBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6, 2016. [Potential spoilers ahead]

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Rumor: Lex Luthor to Have Hair; Will Still Be the Jerk We All Know and Love to Hate

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Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel already stepped away from the beloved character in more ways than one.  Some of these moves were bold and controversial, but I still respect him for his willingness to make tough decisions.  There’s no reason to think he’s going to back off any time soon, and he might have made another decision that will no doubt arouse the ire of Superman purists.

One of defining aspects of Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor is his chrome dome.  There are comics and adaptations where he has hair, but he’s always doomed to lose it.  That may be the case when it comes to Jesse Eisenberg‘s Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Hit the jump for more.  The movie opens May 6, 2016 and also stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, and Laurence Fishburne[Potential Spoilers Ahead]

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE – Jason Momoa to Play Aquaman, with Major Role in JUSTICE LEAGUE [Updated]

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While the LA Kings were establishing their rule over the ice last night, Jason Momoa was staking his claim as king of the seas.  A confident new report pegs the former Game of Thrones star as playing Aquaman in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with a larger role likely in the superhero team-up movie, Justice League.  It sounds like Snyder’s design for the character is already set, so even though we haven’t heard any official confirmation yet, Momoa is expected to play the part.  There’s also a hint of some plot elements for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that would be in direct response to the destructive events that took place in Man of Steel.  Hit the jump for more.

[Update: THR has corroborated HitFix's report, citing their own sources as saying Momoa will indeed be playing Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  We'll let you know when we get official word from Warner Bros.]

Superman Statue under Construction for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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Production on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is underway, and although Superman destroyed Metropolis in Man of Steel, it looks like he’s earned himself a commemorative statue for the sequel.  A Michigan native snapped a photo of the statute with a green screen in the background.  This tells us absolutely nothing about the movie, although you can speculate away at why Superman would be getting a statue.

Hit the jump to check out the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice image.  The film opens May 6, 2016 and stars The film also stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, and Laurence Fishburne.

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