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.
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…)
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…)