The first full trailer for The Witcher dropped in San Diego today, based off the excellent novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Starring Henry Cavill in the lead role of Geralt, Netflix looks to have a potentially huge hit in the making.
“I don’t think you’ve ever known a woman like me.”
We’re not only weeks away from the arrival of the newest chapter in DC’s film universe, and perhaps the most ambitious movie they’ve ever done. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will mark the first time we have seen the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel together in a major feature release, but that’s not the half of it. Through in Wonder Woman and this film takes shape a whole other shape. Suddenly, this isn’t about Bats and the Big Blue Boy Scout, but about the whole DC universe. Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman haven’t been shown in footage yet, but they are all said to make appearances here too.
Here’s the brand, spankin’ new Comic-con trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice fresh out of Hall H.
From the moment the Man of Steel sequel was announced as Batman vs. Superman, speculation began as to who would be next to don the legendary cowl. It seemed like every actor of a certain age was rumored to be Warner Bros.’ next “favorite.” Then it was rumored that Zack Snyder wanted Batman to be older, so a whole new batch of actors were rumored.
While seemingly every other actor in Hollywood was named in the Batman casting rumors, Affleck’s name was not one that was at the forefront by any means. However, the speculation has finally ended and we now know that Affleck with be going head to head with Henry Cavill’s Superman in the Man of Steel sequel.
No doubt there will be plenty of pissing and moaning over this choice, because frankly, we’ve seen Affleck as a superhero before and it wasn’t pleasant. Daredevil anyone? Nothing good came from that film, except maybe some hot Jennifer Garner/Ben Affleck chemistry but even that couldn’t save the sinking ship.
We can take solace in the fact that even Affleck himself didn’t like Daredevil. Plus, Hollywoodland wasn’t awful. Wasn’t great by any means but Affleck as the actor (George Reeves, of course) who played Superman wasn’t near as bad as the Daredevil fiasco.
So how do you like Ben Affleck as Batman? Can he be a convincing Caped Crusader? Do you buy him as the billionaire Bruce Wayne? Thankfully we have plenty of time to speculate on how great or awful the move is as Batman vs. Superman is not due in theaters until Summer of 2015.
It seems as if the film adaptation of the popular 60s spy show, Man From U.N.C.L.E. is finally making some headway. After languishing in preproduction with directors coming and going, the project has finally gotten underway with Guy Ritchie at the helm. Not only that but actors are coming on board and things are starting to take shape.
Man of Steel star, Henry Cavill, is set to take on Napoleon Solo, the role made famous Robert Vaughn, and Armie Hammer will be Illya Kuryakin, originally played by David McCallum. For a long while, Hammer was sure to be the next Batman (though he did not make our list of Justice League casting) but has recently been telling anyone who will listen that is he no longer interested in the role. Well good for you Armie, we aren’t interested either. We can only hope that he brings a better performance to Man from U.N.C.L.E. than he did to The Lone Ranger. It would be a shame for yet another TV institution be ruined at his hand.
Joining Caville and Hammer is the beautiful Elizabeth Debicki who most recently starred in The Great Gatsby. It has not yet been announced what role Debicki will be playing.
Most interesting, and probably at the same time most distressing, is the news that this film version of Man from U.N.C.L.E. will be an “origin story”. It has been reported that it will take place in the 60s but “Unlike the friendly banter of the original series, the pair are initially hostile to each other.”
Hard to believe that Armie Hammer didn’t run screaming from yet another origin story of a well known franchise. You know, because The Lone Ranger did so well and all. The film is planning to start filming in September, no release date has been set.
Man of Steel has proven itself to be a commercial success, if not entirely a critical one. But to the eyes of the studios it did exactly what it set out to do, which is make money. The sequel was officially greenlit before the film even came out, and the future of DC’s Cinematic Universe began to develop.
We were already working under the assumption that the recently ‘confirmed’ Justice League was dependent on the success of Superman’s big reboot, and since that went swimmingly it’s time to start looking forward. While we would still have a few years to wait for Justice League, we can start casting our dream team right now!
With the opening of Man of Steel I figured it was about time we took to Pinterest to see just what kind of Superman related pins I could find. As usual, I was not disappointed.
Let’s start right off with a little biblical imagery. Of course Superman is [this] close to Jesus so it makes perfect sense. I’m considering finding a way to get this printed and framed on my wall. I think it would look amazing next to my Aquaman as John the Baptist painting.
I have no idea what is going on here but I feel as if I must have it. I mean who wouldn’t want a raccoon (right?) wearing a dishtowel carrying around a samuri sword? NO ONE. I have a feeling the DC Comics copyright department isn’t too worried about people mistaking this Man of Steel for the real deal.
Are you hosting a Man of Steel party and looking for the perfect dessert? Well look no further because this pin is actually a rather good tutorial on how to make some great looking Superman logo cookies. Actually, that’s a lie. The pin goes to the main page (major pet peeve) but this link here will take you to the actual post.
I love this. That’s all I can really say, I just love it. If you aren’t familiar with superhero movies and/or have been living under a rock for the last year, this is a version of the Iron Man 3 poster with obviously Henry Cavill’s Superman as opposed to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.
Awwww, who doesn’t love Krypto? I’m a dog person myself and I have a soft spot in my heart for Superman’s best friend. He does seem like the perfect dog. He can freeze things, his senses are superior to other dogs who already have heightened senses, and he can fly. I wish my dogs could fly as it would really save on travel costs – “Come on Ninja, fly me to St. Louis”. Oh to dream.
Not much to say about this one but, how cool is it to see the Superman logos through the years laid out like that? All I know is I really want a t-shirt of that 2003 Superman/Batman logo because that is awesome.
That wraps up this edition of Pinterest finds! Here’s hoping Man of Steel is as good as early reports say it is and in the words of the late great Roger Ebert, I’ll see you at the movies!
Apparently the formula for trailers nowadays is to keep releasing them until you find the perfect one. As if Man of Steel didn’t look fabulous enough in the last epic trailer that showed glimpses of Krypton and the other Kryptonians such as Jor-El and General Zod, the latest trailer shows a whole lot more of Kal-El-Clark-Superman in action! It was a little bit of a combo trailer with a quick TV spot that was shown at the MTV movie awards involving Zod calling out Kal-El to give himself up or Earth will pay the price and outing Superman as an alien. Pretty crappy of you Zod. Anyways, check out the trailer below:
Tons of goodness to come out of this one! Heat vision, Kryptonians pummeling one another, destruction in Metropolis and a weird looking robot that I can only hope is an early incarnation of Brainiac. My favorite part of the trailer was Faora’s line to Kal-El threatening to kill millions if he continues to fight. Very chilling. I’m hoping this movie shows the true extent and danger that more than one Kryptonian can present to the human populace. I know they sort of already did that with Superman II but let’s face it, it was a little bit on the lame side. The lameness is definitively evidenced here in another trailer below:
Apr 18, 2013 marked the 75th Anniversary of our introduction to one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time. Three quarters of a century later and Superman is still relevant and preparing to release a new movie. From the looks of things, this should be the first good Superman movie since 1980 when Christopher Reeve stared in Superman II.
It’s been over 30 years since we last had a great Superman movie (I’m looking at you Superman II) and now, with the impending return of General Zod, Warner Bros’ Man of Steel is hoping to break the slump created by the last 3 movies (Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest of Peace, and Superman Returns) and they have pictures popping up all over the place…