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Any given day you can find some sort of argument online between DC and Marvel fanboys. The constant “Marvel vs DC” debate has been ongoing since before most of us were born, since Marvel and DC were young comic book publishers.  Now that there are cinematic universes surrounding DC and Marvel characters, the endless debates have continued to a new medium. Now, of course, we don’t have to pick a side. As comic fans, it’s perfectly OK to like both equally. In fact, many actors/producers/directors in both universes often offer praise to each other for the success of their films and many endlessly gave DC their props for Wonder Woman. Now, the heads of the Marvel and DC cinematic Universes joined together in praise of someone else.

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Deadpool fans weren’t the only ones pleased that the Merc with the Mouth is finally going to get his own movie, Deadpool’s creator Rob Liefeld was too. Liefeld takes a lot of heat from fans for this drawing skills, particularly in the areas of proportionality and appendages, but he is responsible for co-creating a number of popular X-Men characters introduced in the early 90s, including much of X-Force. So with Deadpool now definitely maybe coming soon to a theater near you, Liefeld talked about his involvement with the project to fans at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in Los Angeles this past weekend. And guess what? He’s a little bit excited about it. (more…)

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Goonies never say die! And apparently neither do Goonie directors. A couple of weeks ago, the news broke that a sequel was in the works nearly 30 years after the release of the original, and although fans might have been excited by the news, the were understandably skeptical. But if you anyone could get The Goonies back together again after three decades it’s original film director Richard Donner, and in a recent, albeit, impromptu interview, Donner let loose several clues that seemed to confirm that Goonies 2 is happening, and that it goes all the way to the top.
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It’s been a long-ass time since the first Goonies flick hit the screens and there have been rumors flying around in recent years about the possibility of a sequel coming. Now it looks like the vague rumors may be solidifying into maybe-possible rumors. The director of the original, Richard Donner, has stepped up and said that a return to the Goonies is on its way. (more…)

In a movie, music is everything. Even with a stellar cast, strung together with strong writing and insane visuals, a movie could become unwatchable without a banging musical score. Thankfully, if your Hollywood blockbuster is lacking that musical touch then Hans Zimmer is the man to call.

With over 100 film scores to his credit, including Rain Man, The Last Samuari, Inception and the entire Christopher Nolan Batman franchise, Hans is a natural choice when it comes to making beautiful music. So contrary to reports from last year, Zimmer has been called up once again to score the upcoming Man of Steel feature film. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last year, Hans said:

My heart belongs to Batman… I wouldn’t even know how to go and give voice to it [Man of Steel].

But that was then. Now that his work on The Dark Knight Rises is finished, Variety is reporting that Zimmer has signed on to create the score for the Warner Bros. reboot. It’s going to be tough though, since Zimmer must contend with the iconic theme to Richard Donner‘s original Superman from 1978, created by John Williams. Does this mean he’ll be revamping the 34 year old theme currently humming in your head (we’re doing that too)?

[It] happens to be one of his greatest themes…So no. And I’m not thinking of rewriting Beethoven’s ninth either. It just sounds like a thankless task, you know? So that’s unequivocally a no.

Zack Snyder is one lucky man. Not only does he get to use the theme associated with one of the greatest DC characters of all time, but one of the greatest living composers today will bring it back to theaters. Whatever brought on this change of heart will probably be mentioned in the near future, should Hans ever release a statement as to why he signed on.

Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff hits theaters June 14th.

Source: Coming Soon

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Matthew Vaughan & Brett Ratner: Cat Fight!

In one corner of the sandbox, we have Matthew Vaughn, director of X-Men: First Class (2011). Aaaand, on the other, we have Brett Ratner, director of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). Vaughn had been brandishing his claws at Ratner at every turn, claiming that he could’ve done a better job with X-Men: The Last Stand had he directed it as was originally planned. In a counter strike, Ratner so-very-subtly reminded the world that his work had the greatest success, financially, of all the other X-Men movies (even though it got mauled by anybody who knows anything). This fight could continue for quite some time; neither contender has been able to land just a single hit. But, y’know, fighting in different directions can do that.

So, hey… whose balls are bigger?

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Richard Donner‘s world of Superman set the bar for film adaptations of the Man of Steel and even if they’re a little laughable today they’ll always play an important role in film and the character’s history. But that doesn’t mean we need to constantly revisit his vision. Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns was very much a movie paying homage to those films of the 70s and 80s. And it hurt the film because  audiences wanted something fresh.

Now, Zack Snyder is all about fresh, game-changing films; 300, Watchmen, the yet to be released but looks freakin’ incredible, Suckerpunch. This is the man to breathe some new life into the mild-mannered Daily Planet reporter. /Film is reporting from an interview Snyder gave to the L.A. Times,

Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we’re making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there’s been no other Superman movies. If you look at  ‘Batman Begins,’ there’s that structure, there’s the canon that we know about and respect but on other hand there’s this approach that pre-supposes that there haven’t been any other movies.  In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of respect the canon but don’t be a slave to the movies.

What Christopher Nolan brought to his Batman movies was a concise vision that blended what we know about Batman and what Nolan wanted us to learn about Batman. If Snyder brings this approach to Superman I think we’ll have a new iconic image of the Big Blue Boy Scout. I only hope he doesn’t aim to make Superman dark and gritty. He’s the antithesis of gritty, Superman’s world is shining and full of possibility.

For now, we wait to hear what more little tid-bits of news continue to trickle out about Snyder’s Superman. I know I’m most excited to see a picture of Henry Cavill in those tights? Anyone else or is it just the geeky girl in me?

source: /Film