The time honoured tradition of debating the outcome of a fight between two superheroes is as old as the medium itself. Undoubtedly right now somewhere someone is in the middle of a debate over who wins between two of our four colour champions and it is really all part of the fun of loving comicbooks (unless it is online, there it seems to be a vile spittle filled all-caps-apalooza that eventually degrades into personal insults. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) These Days if you casually glance at the comment section on the latest capes-and-tights movie trailer you’ll be washed over with a flood of bile and vitriol filled statements that are based more on brand loyalty and tribe mentality than anything actually related to the work itself.
Anyyyyyway. Will these duels ever have a definite and finite answer? Probably not, but if anyone can settle one of these conflicts and put the matter to rest it is Stan Lee. This past weekend at the ‘The Men, The Myths, The Legends‘ panel at this years Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) Hostess Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) asked for Stan’s insight on the eventual outcome of an all out mano-a-mano, drag-out, winner takes all, fist fest between Marvel’s star spangled man, Captain America, and DC Comics Dark Knight, Batman. And yes, he gave the perfect answer (via Heroic Hollywood.) (more…)
The big DC Films team-up movie, Justice League, is set to drop a whole new trailer this upcoming Saturday (March 25,) so of course that means a galactic threat level hype machine is currently laying waste to social media across the globe that would leave Despero envious. From Twitter, to YouTube, to Facebook and beyond, Warner Bros. social media interns have been enduring the first 3 cords of The White Stripes ‘Icky Thump’ on repeat as each member of the team has been getting their own 20 second teaser and character poster.
Aquaman was up first, shortly followed by a few other teammates: (more…)
If you’d told us a few years ago that the thing that would re-ignite fan interest in the Batman cinematic saga would feature a protagonist made of LEGO, we probably wouldn’t have believed you. Still, these are strange times that we live in and now that the bad taste of Batman Vs. Superman has been washed from our mouths, it’s time to get excited to go back to Gotham again. With the news that DC Films will be adding a standalone Nightwing Movie to the mix, that excitement has only grown. The only question is: who will play Dick Grayson? We may be inching closer to the answer, as a fan favourite has just dropped a possible hint in the Twitterverse. (more…)
Other than last years Comic-Con teaser/sizzle reel and a couple of officially released images, things have been kind of quiet on the forthcoming big screen debut of The Justice League. With the film knuckle deep in post-production, director Zack Snyder has released one of his patented “we making a movie” behind the scenes stills of someone hard at work color processing a scene. Of course that scene shows off Batman mid being all Batman-y. Classic Zack, amiright? (more…)
It’s a Clown Prince of Crime Thunderdome when ismahawk YouTube channel brings us a look at what might happen if two versions of Joker ever came to blows. On one side is Heath Ledger‘s Dark Knight Joker going up against Jared Leto‘s Suicide Squad gangster Joker. Who do you think would come out on top? Check out the Minute Match-Ups video below. (more…)
Things seemingly weren’t looking good for Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie. First there was the fallout of Batman v Superman which was panned by critics and rocked Affleck pretty hard – #SadAffleck. Then there was the uncertainty with the script, which Affleck had repeatedly said variations of “it’s ready when it’s ready” and “I won’t do it unless it’s perfect”. With the culminating pressure of starring in, writing, and directing one of the biggest comic book licenses of all time, Affleck had made the shocking announcement that he will no longer be directing The Batman. Some fans, of course, went into a tale spin over this, thinking the project was dead, that Affleck is done with Batman, and that he’s keeping his apathy silenced until Justice League rolls out.
Well, weary not Batfleck fans. The Batman is still on. The script is good. Affleck will once again don those Bat tights. And as word would have it, a replacement director has just been solidified. (more…)
With the recent news that Ben Affleck will not be directing the upcoming solo Batman movie, to which is both starring and writing, a great many names have popped up on who might be taking the helm in his place. Warner Bros. is supposedly considering such A-List names like Matt Reeves, Gavin O’Connor, Denis Villeneuve, and George Miller. If the fans had their way, however, it would be ex-Affleck friend and geek god Kevin Smith taking over the reins. (more…)
If you happen to have a spare $40,000 lying around right now, you can get in on the bidding and grab yourself a couple of iconic pieces of vintage film memorabilia, before they undoubtedly get snatched up. The original Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve in the first Superman film from 1978 has just gone up for auction online, along with Michael Keaton’s original Batsuit from the 1989 Batman movie. Which classic superhero costume will go first? Get bidding!
After a few months of wild speculation, sourceless rumors, and multiple postings of that same old ‘Sad Batfleck’ picture, we have an actual update on the semi-confirmed forthcoming Ben Affleck written-directed-staring solo Batman movie.
Matt Damon’s better half was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (Jan 9) promoting a sadly non-Batman related film, Live By Night (come on, the title is sooooo close,) and offered a brief statement on the status of the much-scrutinized DCEU production. (more…)
Director Kevin Smith is a lifelong Batman fan and all around professional geek. Most of his films have some sort of Star Wars reference, he has written Batman, Green Arrow, and Daredevil comic book issues. Needless to say, his geek cred run deep. While he has been in a little bit of a slump for his experimental films, he has been killing it on the small screen. Smith directed two of the best episodes of The Flash (“The Runaway Dinosaur” and “Killer Frost”) and his Supergirl episode (“Supergirl Lives”) airs January 23rd. The lifelong Batman fan has never directed anything associated with his favorite comic book character Batman, until now.