Tag: batman

Review: In Overstuffed JUSTICE LEAGUE, More Proves Less For DC Team Up

DC's first superhero team-up extravaganza has arrived, and while an improvement on last year's much-derided Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League suffers from many of the same problems that have plagued the DC Extended Universe. The two-hour running time is...

Interview: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Director Jon Watts on Batman vs. Spidey, Leaning on Iron Man and Resurrecting the Franchise

Beloved as New York’s own wall-crawler is, no one was sure they wanted another Spider-Man movie so soon after the last disappointing Spider-Man reboot.  It fell to director Jon Watts to either resurrect or bury the franchise. Watts spoke with...

Farewell, Old Chum: Seminal Batman Adam West Dead at 88

Adam West, the titular star of ABC's Batman television series that ran from 1966 - 1968 and left a defining mark on popular culture, passed away Friday, June 9th, from a battle with leukemia. The iconic thespian was eighty-eight years...

Review: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Just Might Save the DC Cinematic Universe

Following a string of direct-to-video animated outings for DC characters in LEGO form, themselves spawned from a series of successful video games, Batman appeared in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 2014 smash hit The LEGO Movie and promptly stole the show....

Affleck Tweet Teases New BATMAN Villain

After the new Justice League film Ben Affleck will suit up for the next Batman flick and also direct. Today via his Twitter account he teased what is likely the next villain the Caped Crusader will face.    [https://twitter.com/BenAffleck/status/770259217940746245]  ...

Screen Anarchists On BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

(The gloves come off as our team becomes a league, FOR JUSTICE!) Sweeping the world faster than Superman, but tanking harder than the Batmobile on the review front, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently the topic of...

Review: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, Overburdened By Expectation And Obligation

DC Comics kick-starts its expanded cinematic universe by pitting its two greatest superheroes against one another in Zack Snyder’s hugely anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Man Of Steel.   With the Nolan/Bale Dark Knight trilogy looming large in the background, Ben...

New BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Trailer Puts It All On Show

Normally these big budget franchise movies show us only a taste of what is to come in their trailers, but this latest look at Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice wheels out all the major players. Clark Kent and...

Ben Affleck To Co-Write, Direct And Star In Solo BATMAN

And so it was that the age of the Batfleck truly began.In news that has surprised no one, Ben Affleck, who has his first outing as the caped crusader in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice next spring, will be...

Destroy All Monsters: R-Rated DAREDEVIL For An R-Rated World

Some spoilers for Marvel's Daredevil. On the weekend I afforded Marvel's Daredevil a status I've previously only given to new-released Harry Potter books: the "I am consuming all of this before I do anything else" thing. It's the fastest I've...

The DC Cinematic Universe Ramps Up

Are you ready for a whole lotta DC Comics characters cavorting around on the big screen? Well, regardless if you are, they're coming. In droves. And in pretty fast succession. After years of questioning when and how DC Comics would...

Destroy All Monsters: GOTHAM And The Cult Of "Before"

"Before there was Batman, there was Gotham," the posters for Fox's new series bark. This is a molecular deconstruction of the Batman mythos taken at its most mundane. Coming up: an origin story for the Batarang (its horrible secrets laid...

BIRDMAN: Michael Keaton Flies Again In Groovy First Trailer

Michael Keaton sounds like he's channeling Christian Bale in the groovy first trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. That would be the 1989 Batman, speaking with a gravelly Dark Knight voice as he remembers his past glories. The trailer begins...

The Title Of The New BATMAN V. SUPERMAN Film Is...

Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of JusticeTHR says that the tile acts as a lead-in to the launch of the Justice League film, expected (perhaps) in 2017. Between this and all those Sad Batman memes the other week, is this a rocky start?Talk...

First Shot Of Ben Affleck As Batman

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Batfleck. Yes, fresh from Zack Snyder's Twitter feed, that there is your first look at Ben Affleck as Batman along with the first look at the latest incarnation of the Batmobile as they will appear...

WB Confirms Plans For Zack Snyder-Directed JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Warner Brothers president of worldwide production, Greg Silverman, has confirmed that the studio is planning to follow 2016's Man of Steel sequel with a Justice League movie, to be directed by Zack Snyder."It...

Jesse Eisenberg Is Zack Snyder's Lex Luthor In BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

Via press release, Warner Bros. has announced that Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming, still untitled sequel to Man of Steel. Jeremy Irons will play Alfred, Bruce Wayne's faithful man-servant. Eisenberg is certainly an unexpected...

Are Kurylenko, Gadot & Yung Testing For Wonder Woman?

Variety is reporting that its sources claim Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6), Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion) are all currently testing for a role in Warner Bros' upcoming Batman-Superman film, and the role is most...

Destroy All Monsters: Hollywood And Ben Affleck Don't Owe You A Damn Thing

Look, I was as surprised as anyone else when the Batffleck (note proper spelling, please) casting came down last week . This wasn't because of any presumption on my part about whether Ben Affleck was "right for the role" of...

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks YOU'RE NEXT and THE WORLD'S END

Twitchvision's back after a week's hiatus, and we've got a couple of films to chat about that didn't quite make the top of the box office charts. Almost two years since I first saw Adam Wingard's You're Next with a...