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One of the big twists in the Supergirl origin story is that while she was sent to Earth to protect Kal-El (Superman), she actually arrived on the planet after Kal-El had already grown up. In fact, for show runner Greg Berlanti‘s version Clark Kent had already made his appearance as the Man of Steel in the Man of Steel. So there wasn’t much for Kara (Melissa Benoist) to do, Superman could obviously take care of himself. So when it was announced that a young Clark Kent (Daniel DiMaggio) would be making an appearance on Supergirl, it left more than a few of us scratching our heads. Well, now we know how that is all happening and have your first look at young Kal-El. (more…)

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Dawn Of Justice hasn’t even been released and it has already been a point of contention, lots of hype and a torrent of fan speculation. Obviously, Warner Bros have a heck of a lot riding on the spanking new DC Movie Universe that they are going to throw at us and it seems like they are already pulling all the stops. Already, the new Suicide Squad trailer is ready to hit the Interwebs and the Cartoon Network animated seriesDC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League is about to prep us for the next big-budget incarnation of the Justice League of America.

In a concerted effort to get the hype-train rolling into full speed, Warner Bros has gone ahead to reveal their concept art for their new Justice League, as well as to present the full roster and look of Earth’s Bravest and Boldest.

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With Marvel already dominating the Box Office, it’s no wonder that DC should scramble into action with its next big cross over movie, Batman V Superman-Dawn of Justice. The mere mention of the movie’s development caused untold Internet hype, tipped millions of nerds to the breaking point when Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman and has some of the more cynical among us worrying whether all this belly aching is going to be even worth it.

The movie promises to be the first step toward the first proper Justice League live action movie. According to the buzz created after the first appearance of Scaleless Doomsday McGee, fans speculate that Batman V Superman might tease into a whole lot of the DC trademark cosmology, all at once. Apparently, their suspicions were well-founded as the movie will indeed introduce another threat to the future Justice League in the form of…

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Hot Toys has officially (after a bit of teasing, of course) revealed their Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 1/6 scale collectible figures! The figures are movie-accurate, and based in the likenesses of Ben Affleck for Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman. What’s more, a video has also been released by Hot Toys detailing the Batmobile in all its 1/6th scale glory; watch it and sneak a peek at the figures after the jump! (more…)

Are Batman and Superman Coming to ‘Arrow’?

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It looks as though fans of the show Arrow may get something they’ve been hoping for since the show premiered three years ago. One of the things that really makes a large, interconnected universe enjoyable is seeing different characters crossover and interact with each other, especially when the characters have decades of comic book history behind them that fans can look forward to seeing brought to life. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is dominating the box office right now (with other franchises hot on their tail), the Arrowverse currently has television pretty much locked down. The popularity of Arrow and The Flash has led to the development of another spin-off, Legends of Tomorrow. There’s even talk of a crossover between the Arrowverse and the successful new show Supergirl. The rapid expansion of the Arrowverse has led some fans to wonder whether they might even see DC‘s big three (Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman) on the small screen again. Recently, Steven Amell, Green Arrow himself, addressed this very question.

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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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‘Supergirl’ Going For an Unexpected Superman

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DC really seems to know what it is doing lately when it comes to their TV properties, and the latest hero  to hit the small screen is no exception. Supergirl has been both a critical and ratings powerhouse,  despite the first episode being leaked a full 6 months early on download sites and has been a career kick starter for its star Melissa Benoist, but what is more important, it has given female comic fans something to really sink their teeth into, without feeling like a rehash or a low rent Superman clone. In fact the writers have gone out of the way to make sure Supergirl, while referencing and recognizing her  Superman based origins, is a hero in her own right without pandering to a general female audience. (more…)

Superman Prequel ‘Krypton’ Still a Thing, Goyer Updates

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Recently, the film Pan opened and died at the box office. Apparently, no one in the history of storytelling, or at least since J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan, ever wondered what happened in Neverland before Wendy, Peter and John went there. Shocking though this may be, that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from loving the concept of the story before the story, and this is another example. It’s been a while since we heard anything about the proposed Man of Steel prequel Krypton. One might hope that it’s because someone at Syfy came to their senses, but no, David S. Goyer said that there is timing to everything, including Krypton. (more…)

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If you think this sounds like something out of the 90s, you can be forgiven. There was a storyline that ran through the Superman books in the mid-1990s called “The Death of Clark Kent,” where one of the Man of Steel’s adversaries learned his secret identity and launched an attack to destroy him, forcing Superman and his adoptive parents to become fugitives flying under the radar in a Winnebago. But this time is different, because in the 90s Supes never got around to choosing a new name for himself, and this time, he has. Say hello to truck driver Archie Clayton: Last Son of Krypton. (more…)

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There has been much discussion and dissection about the possibilities of a Man of Steel 2. At present, no where in Warner Bros‘ exhaustive list of upcoming movies based on DC Comics movies, is there a release date for a sequel to Man of Steel, even though the movie was good enough to inspire a whole interconnected universe of movies. New rumors have pointed to the possibility that Mad Mad: Fury Road director George Miller was being warmed up for Man of Steel 2, and then almost as quickly it was suggested that Man of Steel 2 was being put on development ice. As it turns out though, Zack Snyder says that Man of Steel 2 is much closer than you think… (more…)