DC Movie Announcements This Month. Place Your Bets On What We’ll See

- 08-08-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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There’s so much pressure on Warner Bros. to catch Marvel in the comic book movie industry that jockeying with them for release dates has lost its effect. Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution for WB explains, “The reality now is there really isn’t a bad week to open a movie.” Warner Bros. updated their DC Comics movie schedule this week, including dates that shoot all the way up to 2020. In a showing of superhuman confidence, the juggernaught film company listed nine as yet untitled projects. In a display of shaky insecurity, WB is still that little brother to Marvel Entertainment that’s always trying to catch up. But this move is more a sign of strength and less of a preoccupation with whatever Marvel is doing. Keep going for more, as we speculate about these mysterious movies. (more…)

Your Daily Dose of ‘Batman VS Superman’ Rumors: Wonder Woman’s Costume, the Batcave, & Lex Luther’s Motivation

- 06-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Once more into the breach dear friends, once more! That’s right, we’ve got more Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice rumors that run the gambit from Wonder Woman’s costume, to the Bat Cave and all those wonderful Bat-Goodies Batman uses finally ending with Lex Luther’s motivation for the movie. Potential spoilers ahead, click-through at your own risk! (more…)

Warner Bros. Re-ups with Mattel for DC Toys

- 06-12-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Recently, Nerd Bastards’ own Jason Tabrys discussed whether or not toy tie-ins to blockbuster movies are still relevant. Jason landed somewhere in the middle on whether or not that’s a good or bad thing, but toys and action figures are still a valuable side of the business regardless of what Jason Tabrys thinks. (JK, love that guy!) Anyway, in toy business meets show business news today, Warner Bros has announced that they’ve renewed their 15 year deal Mattel in a new multi-year contract. (more…)

Are These Superman’s New Duds for ‘Dawn of Justice?’

- 05-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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So let’s talk about Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yes, the title is ludicrous, and yeah Man of Steel was below par in terms of what we’ve come to expect out of a superhero movie, but let’s skip all that and get to the new stuff. Now we already know what Batman is going to look like in the film played by Ben Affleck, and many have noted the comic book connections between the Batfleck suit and its variations on the printed page. But what about Superman’s clothes? Does the Last Son of Krypton, and his portrayer Henry Cavill, get some new duds for the new movie? Does the below photo offer a sneak peak? (more…)

So the Official Subtitle of ‘Batman v. Superman’ is…

- 05-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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DAWN OF JUSTICE!

You know, I wasn’t sure how to feel about this official subtitle when I saw the logo pop up in my Twitter feed today (though the rest of Twitter has seemingly decided that the subtitle somehow spells doom for the movie). So, instead of rushing to snap judgements, I thought I’d call up one of my top sources…Batman himself. In this EXCLUSIVE (WORLD STAR!) interview, I get good ol’ Bruce Wayne’s feelings on the new title to his upcoming movie.

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‘Justice League’ Film Official, Director Named

- 04-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Randy Geren

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This Just In: The sun is round, people get easily offended on the internet, and there will be a Justice League movie following Batman and Superman: Friendship is Magic; this according to The Wall Street Journal, the acknowledged primary source for nerd news.

To direct Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavil), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and all the other eventual members of the Justice League (who will play Snapper Carr?!?!), Warner Bros. will once again turn to Zack Snyder, the man behind both the Man of Steel and its upcoming sequel as they hope to release the Justice League: Rise of the Superfriends as soon as 2018.  (more…)

Zack Snyder Talks About the Creative Process & Screen Testing the Trinity

- 04-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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I know. Marvel’s kicking DC’s @$$, Warners is grapsing desperately to catch up, Zack Snyder is a hollow, talentless hack; all the talking points for why Man of Steel 2 (AKA: Batman Vs Superman) will be handing its lunch money to Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016. But let’s put all that aside for the moment and talk about expectations. Not yours or mine, but the director’s. Snyder is talking about his own ideas, how he struck upon the notion that led to the movie known to all Batman Vs Superman, and he’s also talking about those initial screen tests for the costumes on the holy trinity: Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman. (Sadly, the above image is as close as you’ll get to seeing it for yourself… For nooooooowwwwwwww…) (more…)

Get a Close Look at the Unused Venom Suit From Sam Rami’s ‘Spider-Man 3′

- 04-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Even with the, much deserved, criticism that Sam Rami’s third foray into the movie world of Spider-Man gathers anytime someone mentions the movie on the Internet, the film did have some amazingly cool stuff in it. The problem was that there was just too much of everything, to many characters, too many villains, too much dancing dousche Peter Parker. Turns out, there was some amazing stuff created for the film that wasn’t used, like this Venom costume. (more…)

Is DC Fan Casting a Rebooted ‘Green Lantern’?

- 04-01-14Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by Randy Geren

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With the success of The Lego Movie, Gravity, the buzz surrounding the upcoming Batman & Superman team up film and the news that we will see a new trilogy from the Harry Potter-verse in the future, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara is surely riding high, but he’s not Marvel Studios high, and that may be something that the exec wants to change. (more…)

‘Man of Steel’ Writer David Goyer Says Listening to “Fan Chatter” Is “A Mistake”

- 03-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Randy Geren

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Fans are like protective parents sitting at their daughter’s wedding reception; happy to see their child going off on a new adventure, but in a well hidden corner of their minds they’re always secretly convinced that their kid just won’t be as protected and as loved by this new person. They were ours before they were theirs. We will always have that attachment, and so when that day comes that this new person wants to take our kids away, it hits us hard.

I am not allowed to watch Father of the Bride 2 while writing an article ever again. (more…)