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Jesse Eisenberg‘s portrayal of Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice left a lot of fans disappointed. Words like “mis-cast”, “overdone” and “long-haired evil hipster” were thrown around, creating an uncertainty on whether or not Eisenberg would return to the role for Justice League. The actor himself didn’t even seem to have the answer; not even at the beginning stages of production for the DC heroes. It seems that the fog surrounding the matter has cleared, though, as Eisenberg enlightened us with some info this weekend at MCM London Comic-Con. (more…)

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Now that protests have finally died down, now that our customary 3 week spoiler silence ended, now that Jeremy finally had 5 minutes to toss the whole random grab bag of a podcast together, we are now ready to share the 90 minute conversation on the 151 minute big screen edition of the 75 year build up to the battle between the world’s greatest 4 color titans (that lasts about 8 minutes.)

MILD SPOILER ALERT: Jeremy, Jason, and Matt talk in depth(ish) about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice so this will spoil it for you if you are one of the few who have yet to take in billion dollar (let’s call it) divisive blockbuster that no one can seem to agree upon. Is it the greatest movie ever? The worst? Is it fever dream of a mad space-god-turtle? The guys are not here to convince you of any of that. What you will hear is a little exploration in the highs, the lows, and expansive middles the movie had to offer. (more…)

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Zack Snyder, director for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tweeted out an apology to fans early today, explaining that the cut of the movie released to theaters was actually all a big mistake. An April Fool’s Day prank that snowballed out of his control. Apparently he didn’t realize the mistake in the prank’s dates until after all the negative reviews started to roll in. The problem was, he was too embarrassed at first to admit he had somehow changed the calendar date on his Apple watch to an old, incorrect calendar when planning this elaborate prank. (more…)

Jimmy Kimmel took Oscar night to a new level with guest Ben Affleck promoting Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Affleck brought the sad news that Kimmel’s cameo in BvS had been deleted and might never been seen. He decided to soften the blow by bringing that deleted clip and trying to bury the hatchet between Kimmel and Matt Damon. Check out how it all turned out in the videos below. (more…)

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Well, we finally got the new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and, boy, was it underwhelming. Many fans have been expressing fears about DC rushing into things since the movie was announced. A team-up with Batman already when he hasn’t even been introduced into the DC Extended Universe? Still, fans were with Batman v Superman, because all of the footage seen thus far had looked pretty cool. The showdown between Batman and Superman on a rainy rooftop next to the Bat-signal set up great expectations for the movie. Despite some concerns about casting, Ben Affleck looks to be a very capable and appropriate Batman, bringing to mind Frank Miller’s stocky brawler, which is a Batman we’ve not yet seen on the big screen. Even Jesse Eisenberg, who is a complete departure from any sort of Lex Luthor known to anyone anywhere, didn’t appear to be completely terrible. Unfortunately, it looks as though our willingness to give DC the benefit of the doubt will not be repaid, as the new trailer makes it clear that every bit of interesting and compelling footage from the movie must have been used up already.

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Tired of the same old summer fare?  Romantic comedies, superheroes, animated animals getting into trouble, and stuff blowing up – they can all be found en masse at your local Cineplex every year during the warmer months.  American Ultra, swooping in towards the end of the “popcorn” season, is a movie that may feel both very familiar but oddly foreign at the same time; the film features everything on the list in the previous sentence, but is presented in a highly unorthodox manner.  The result is an experience that feels very unique, but definitely won’t ring everyone’s bell.

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Empire Magazine recently debuted the cover of its upcoming September 2015 issue, featuring the likes of Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight and Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel as they’ll appear in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. If the cover hasn’t motivated you to drop $10.00 on the mag, Empire has just released a new batch of photos from its multi-page article. The photos give us a better look at The Dark Knight, Supes and a rather hip looking Lex Luthor.  (more…)

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Ever say something out loud that didn’t seem so bad in your head, but after it came out of your mouth you realized what a dumb, dumb thing you just said?  Odds are good that actor Jesse Eisenberg is feeling that way after committing a pretty egregious vocal blunder last week at San Diego Comic Con – although so far, Eisenberg has yet to apologize or show any remorse for his statement.

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As far as Jesse Eisenberg is concerned, next spring, in a movie called Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, he will be portraying a man named Lex Luthor.  In his mind, “Lex Luthor” is a person, distinguishable from “Superman super-villain Lex Luthor”.  Eisenberg explained to MTV how his own personal expectations for his performance of Luthor may differ from fans’ expectations, because he’s not portraying a “comic book character”, he’s portraying a deeply troubled and complex man.

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Surprise! It’s an all-new episode with your favorite podcast personalities that aren’t actually famous or Chris Hardwick. Since last we left our plump buddies, Jeremy has become a totally hairless karate master and Jason has watched Double Dragon and subsisted on beard leavings. Enough foreplay, here’s what you’re getting yourself into: (more…)