The complaints surrounding the battle between Superman and General Zod at the end of Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel have been pretty rife to say the least. During the final confrontation, Superman and Zod battle it out; causing apocalyptic chaos across the city of Metropolis. Hollywood films are fraught with destruction, what makes this any different?, I can here you all asking! Well, fundamentally, it all boils down to the fact that Superman is supposed to be infallible; he has suppose to have a code; a moral duty to prevent individuals from being harmed. Thusly, there doesn’t seem to be any thought for innocent standers-by when Superman throws Zod through a skyscraper, causing a hefty amount of collateral damage. Superman isn’t suppose to kill people, but yet, he does in Man of Steel, and you are about to learn why this is. (more…)
David S. Goyer is a mixed bag when it comes to his output within the nerd-o-sphere and all things comic book related, having single-handedly ruin the Blade franchise with the godawful Blade: Trinity, and further destroying its legacy with the unwatchable Sticky Fingaz staring vehicle Blade: The Series, the man is still a ticking time bomb when given carte blanche on various projects. Goyer is co-creator of NBC‘s Constantine, which suffered from a shaky pilot and its consequent first few episodes trying to gain some traction, eventually coming into its own; but it is probably too late now as it has been put on hold after 13-Episodes with NBC failing to pick up the back nine. I guess what I’m trying to say here, is that Goyer is rather hit’n’miss and tends to work better when he is co-writing scripts – just look at The Dark Knight trilogy for example (Goyer was working alongside Jonathan Nolan on penmanship duties). Now he is set to take on another project for the network SyFy, and while it is great that SyFy are starting to develop great original shows again instead of repeating The Wrestling all night (Helix is a prime example of what the network is capable of, although the last few episodes left a lot to be desired. Anyway, I digress, …Goyer is bringing a Superman prequel to the SyFy network simply titled Krypton. (more…)
With Interstellar from director Christopher Nolan premiering this Friday, early reviews are calling the film the auteur’s most ambitious project yet. With a laundry list of phenomenal works on his resume—including the Dark Knight trilogy and Inception—that bit of early praise is saying something. With all of the clamor in anticipation of his latest work, though, it might be easy to forget that Nolan was pegged by Warner Bros. to be the guiding force behind the film studios’ efforts to create a superhero movie universe to rival that of Marvel. However, despite the WB’s drive to butt up against the Marvel film juggernaut, don’t expect Nolan to follow Marvel Studios’ movie-making blueprint, at least where post-credit scenes are concerned. (more…)
Marvel may have DC ducking and diving in the cinematic boxing ring but when it comes to the small screen, DC has decided that this is the season to finally deal a solid blow in the clash of the comic book titans. The Flash hit the ground running and is already a fan favorite over at CW, with iZombie set to join the network very soon, Gotham took a minute to get there but the Batman television prequel series has become a solid fixture over at FOX, and plans for Supergirl, Teen Titans, Lucifer, and Static Shock series’ are well underway. All of this is, of course, in addition to CW’s wildly popular Arrow, which just started on its third season. So, what’s next for DC? Well, if Bleeding Cool has it right, it looks like fans may next be visiting the birthplace of Kal-El, Krypton. (more…)
While it’s still not been confirmed one way or the other whether Aquaman will joining the already overflowing cast of super heroes in DC/WB’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there are some new rumors flying around the Internet that address the big screen debut of the King of Atlantis. The first concerns what some believe to be the new look that WB will be giving Aquaman, while the other suggests that Zack Snyder was already paving the way for Aquaman’s appearance back when he made Man of Steel. Read on for the latest unconfirmed speculation. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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.