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If you’re bored and want a little excitement in your nerdy life, just go down to your local comic shop, stroll in and loudly proclaim that there’s no way that Batman could ever beat Superman, or the Thing is stronger than the Hulk, or cross the DC/Marvel lines with one of my favorites – Who wins in a Namor/Aquaman fight? Bring some snacks, you’re most likely going to have someone take the bait and start a lively discussion. With Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, the old Batman versus Superman fight topic is back on the top of the Who Would Win arguments happening in comic book shops, the back of school buses, and the Internet. Who better to answer the question of why Superman doesn’t just use his incredible powers to take out Batman in a single blow is Henry Cavill, that man who plays Superman himself. (more…)

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Rumor hit the Internet  yesterday that the first five seconds of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer will be leaked by the film’s director Zack Snyder tomorrow at 9am. Just an hour before the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim kicks off. Read on to find out why I’m personally excited about this as well as get more details on the trailer. Feel free to yell at me in the comments about how Batman isn’t that great. Fight me IRL, I don’t care. With any luck, this is going to be a bloodbath. (more…)

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The show is called Supergirl, but fans have been curious if the show will be limited to the appearance of just one Kryptonian. Superman is the more famous, but the question is whether DC Comics and Warner Bros. would want to have their most famous character turn up in a guest spot on a CBS series? Well question no more because the Supergirl production has sent out a casting call for a tall, muscle-bound, square-jawed man for an “iconic DC Comics superhero.” Plastic Man! No, that doesn’t sound right. Anyway, if you fit the right type, and you’re going to around the Los Angeles area for the next couple of months, than the Supergirl casting department would like to talk to you. For Superman! (more…)

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There’s been talk around the internet about Superman rocking a new costume. I can get next to that as sometimes you gotta freshen things up – just as long as you don’t stray too far away from the original stuff. Wolverine did it when he went from yellow to brown, but that was a well designed fluke. Not everybody can pull that off. Personally, I see no way around updating Superman without the blue and red. The changes are thankfully minimal, but they also come with a brand new way for him to destroy someone he doesn’t like. Yes, you read that right. Somebody decided that Superman wasn’t omnipotent enough and now he’s got to have this new power. This new, unbelievably awesome and destructive new power. (more…)

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The ‘Supergirl’ series is gradually picking up with the speed of a locomotive. They’ve cast the main character in the form of a bucket of water! Melissa Benoist. With that out of the way, there’s nothing more to do than hire a few supporting characters and whip together a pilot. But while we were all led to believe the series to be Superman-Lite, we’re now hearing that the connections to the Last Son Of Krypton will be very obvious. That’s a good thing, otherwise he’ll always be the elephant in the room to fans. You can’t just not talk about the guy in a Supergirl TV show. Got your characters, got your references, got your story. Now you just need a villain. In this case, a really goofy-ass villain. Read on. (more…)

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I think it’s been an avowed rule of portrayals of Jimmy Olsen that Superman’s best friend is – What’s the word I’m looking for? – a nerd. He was a young kid that wore a bow tie for decades for crying out loud! Unless you’re The Doctor, nothing says “nerd” like wearing a bow tie and being under the age of 50 (of course Doctor Who may not exactly be the lampshade I’m thinking of for this rule). But if Jimmy Olsen isn’t supposed to be anything, it’s a well-cut side of beef that’s part underwear model, and part athlete. After all, what good is it to be Superman’s best friend if it looks like you’d have a good chance at kicking his ass if he didn’t have super-powers? To wit, Mehcad Brooks has now been cast as Olsen in CBS’ Supergirl series. (more…)

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The great thing about a shared universe is having characters not necessarily a part of the comic book a hero is based on, pop up in movies that all take place in the same world. You know what I mean. Like when Tony Stark rolled up to General Ross at the end of The Incredible Hulk, or when Loki did a very authentic Captain America cosplay in Thor: The Dark World. Of course, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are thinking along those same lines as they construct an interconnected world for the DC Comics-based characters. Exhibit A is the team-up of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. And now it looks like that Exhibit B is going to be 2016’s Suicide Squad, which, according to rumors, may want to be called Batman V. Suicide Squad. (more…)

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We’ve seen a couple of Alex Luther‘s fan made videos and teaser trailers before. The Marvel Vs. DC Epic Trailer was pretty damn good. This time around he’s pitting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes combined against the incredible power of the Dark Side. That’s right, Emperor Palpatine and his Sith Apprentice Darth Vader are bringing all their powers to bear on Earth. Who can save us? Certainly not some scruffy Nerf Herder like Han Solo. This is a job for the likes of Superman, Iron Man, Batman, Thor, The Green Lantern Corps, and Star Lord. Wait… who the hell is Star Lord? (more…)

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The hotly-anticipated Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is a mere 14 months away, and there will be many DC fans, comic book fans – and movie fans in general – desperately awaiting the release of DC’s cinematic juggernaut. Directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Superman: Man of Steel), the film is essentially a prerequisite to the Justice League movies and subsequently, the DC Cinematic Universe. Given that Snyder has now wrapped principle photography, the team behind the movie are now entering a lengthy post-production phase. It does seem like a long and tormenting wait, but luckily we have information from visual effects guru Joe Letteri, which is sure to whet your appetite. (more…)