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Super Hero

HBO original drama Watchmen drops its second episode tonight October 27, 2019.

#WatchmenHBO is based on literature of the same name.

rottentomatoes: 95%

metacritic: 85

imdb: 6.8


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Concrete Camarederie

Ben Affleck will portray the Caped Crusader in Zack Snyder’s Superman vs. Batman.  Though Affleck was Oscar snubbed this year as a director, the film he directed won Best Picture.

And let’s be honest, when it comes to directing films, Snyder is going to need all of the help he can get.

54.6% mean rottentomatoes score

Whereas Ben’s is 94.6%as a director.

“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some” said Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production atWarner Bros. earlier today. “His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”

“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman,” added director Snyder. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”

“We are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.’ remarkable legacy with the character of Batman,” continued Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution President Sue Kroll. He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes.”

Warner Bros. has a longstanding relationship with Affleck. His most recent hit for the studio was 2012’s Argo, which won Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Affleck’s next directorial effort, Live By Night, will also be produced by Warner.

The film will be penned by Snyder and Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer, and is currently slated to open worldwide on July 17, 2015. The sequel will reunite Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams and Diane Lane.

Man of Steel has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date.

UPDATE:

Superman Vs. Batman will film in Detroit, Michigan.

Superman Vs. Batman 2

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Righteous Nobility

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Man of Steel might literally “set the tone” for a linear cinematic DC Universe, as Empire Magazine reports that Warner Bros. will want Zack Snyder to direct Justice League: given Man of Steel’s success at the box office.

Which quite frankly makes me question if  WB executives even took the time to SEE the film they made with Snyder less than two years ago, entitled: you guessed it, Sucker Punch (23%).  Trololol.

In related superhero arms race” news, Thor: The Dark World released a pretty bossy one-sheet this week along with it’s first trailer:

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Sentient Fortitude

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My trolling of Zack Snyder evidently will be to no avail as he seems to have turned out a solid film with executive producer Christopher Nolan at his back:

In all fairness though he’s quite good at making trailers, and less good at making movies.  Anywho, it seems that viral marketing campaigns are what all the “cool kids” are doing nowadays and apparently The Big Blue Boyscout is no different:

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Super Brawl

A Justice League of America film will now officially compete directly with The Avenger’s  2 in the summer of 2015.  Warner Bros. green lit the project and will reportedly ramp up development on it following a decisive legal victory involving the rights to Superman.  Opening the door for competing super squads of epic proportion.  A CLASH OF TITANS if you will.  Okay.  Maybe I got a little excited there.  It is looking pretty legit though as DC/Warner Bros. has made it clear they want a high caliber director at the helm.  As for the cast, let’s hope they go for a little more depth than Megan Fox.  Why does WB want a super-squad of it’s own?  Perhaps a better question is: Why WOULDN’T they want a super-squad of their own.

Can Batman go toe-to-toe with The Hulk? Could Superman beat up Captain America?  I don’t know.  I’m not a rocket scientist.  The two superhero teams will indeed clash at the box office in the summer of 2015, as Warner Bros. looks to sign a director and all star cast within the near future.  Having had talks with The Wachowski Brothers and Ben Affleck about directing, it seems they are willing to spend a pretty penny on bringing a Hall of Justice to the big screen in top class fashion.  Why are all the cool kids making movies about superhero teams these days?  Because effective team synergy is a powerful thing.  Let’s take a look.

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Solid Steel Logistics

Despite the tragic shooting that happened in a movie theater in Aurora Colorado, The Dark Knight Rises has become the biggest box office 2d film of all time, beating out its predecessor The Dark KnightChristopher Nolan’s swan song to the batman franchise was quite the conclusion, but what lies in the future for Warner Bros./DC.  Well I suppose rebooting America’s favorite superhero of all time will have to be ample recompense:

Let’s all hope that Zack Snyder doesn’t do to Superman whatever the hell it is he did to Watchmen and Sucker Punch.  It does look like the franchise is in good hands however as Christopher Nolan is producing the film and let’s be honest, that guy knows whatsup.  The film seems to be peppered with the darker and more grounded tone that Nolan used to reinvigorate the Batman Franchise.  With Nolan’s powerhouse trilogy concluding (somewhat), DC/Warner Bros. will be looking to further establish solid superheroes in the DC universe in order to continue competing with Marvel/Disney in Hollywood.

Who is the Man Of Steel?

Superman is a hero that reflects the potential in all of us for greatness; a beacon of light in times that are grim and a glimmer of hope for the hopeless. He’s an archetype for us to project upon; whether you consider him a messiah or just a Big Blue Boyscout, Superman’s impact on the genre and pop culture is undeniable.”  Let’s take a look.

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Strategic Bloodthirst

The brutal yet delightful showdown between Marvel and DC rages on as Warner Bros. execs are scrambling to make some moves seeing as they have to sit back and watch The Avengers become a worldwide box office juggernaut (1.4$ billion) while it boasts a formidable critical reception(93%).  Warner Bros. president and CEO Jeff Robinov and company have their work cut our for them as sources say they are currently spit-balling ferociously to figure out how to put a successful and high-caliber Justice League of America franchise together.  A major factor in accomplishing such a feat involves wooing and recruiting  big boss-man randy savage Christopher Nolan to spearhead what would essentially be a “JLA initiative”re-invigorating Warner Bros’ stake in Hollywood.

High ups in the Warner Brother roster even openly admitted that Marvel/Disney is doing a much better job than they are:

Quote1.pngSources indicate that the execs now realize they need to hire creatives that genuinely understand the characters the way Joss Whedon was comfortable with The AvengersQuote2.png

If these people just knew what was up with the Four Basic Personality Types, maybe they’d have a viable Super-quad right now.

DC/ Warner Bros. however is still in the fight as it has yet to unleash the epic dope sauce-ee-ness that will be The Dark Knight Rises.  Other than that though, they indeed better start making some moves, as Marvel/Disney continues to put itself in a position to dominate Hollywood’s lucrative box-office.

Speaking of Hollywood dominance for those of you silly gooses who aren’t well-versed, the The Avengers Easter Egg post-credits scene revealed that the next major villain for Earth’s Mightiest hero’s will be none other than the Mad Titan himself, Thanos the Overmaster.  A Bloodthirsty Intergalactic General on a mission to rid the universe of existence, if Thanos is conceived and casted correctly; he could serve as Marvel’s ultimate supervillain.

Who is Marvel’s God of War you ask? A character based off of the Greek God of Death?  Let’s take a look.

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Super Brawl

A sh*t ton of movie nerd news has hit the fan so to speak and clearly I’m not very good at sugar coating stuff so I’ll just give it to you straight.  Seemingly in response to Marvel’s The Avengers already climbing to the third highest worldwide grossing movie spot of all time at about 1.4 billion dollars, cinematic rivals Warner Bros. Entertainment have hired scribe Will Beall to pen a script for a Justice League of America film in order to directly compete with Marvel Studios’ current grip-hold on the booming superhero movie industry.  Though Warner Bros. Entertainment is significantly behind the 8-ball in creating and establishing major characters in a linear DC Universe, they do indeed have The Dark Knight Rises opening July 20, 2012 to give The Avengers a run for its money.  With Christopher Nolan’s swan song to the batman franchise approaching, Warner Bros. is now desperate to throw together some high-caliber franchises in order to stay in direct competition with Marvel.  And they will have their work cut out for them as Disney CEO Bob Iger recently confirmed that an Avengers sequel will indeed be happening after Iron Man 3, Thor 2, and Captain America 2 provide us audience folk even more back-story in the Marvel Universe.  Speaking of such a universe sources say that a Black Panther film will be Marvel’s next solo superhero flick after Captain America 2 drops in April of 2014IN RELATED MOVIE NERD NEWS Fox Studios recently registered the name Days of future Past, which is a classic X-men comic plot-line, in which a dystopian alternative future has mutants incarcerated in internment camps.

So far it seems like Marvel indeed has the upper hand in being able to pump out blockbuster movie franchises, so Warner Bros. is trying to throw together a Justice League film in hopes of being able to hang with the big boys.  They have yet to establish their major characters though, as The Dark Knight Rises will likely not take place in the same universe as a JLA film, and neither will the upcoming Man of Steel.  Leaving Warner Bros. only with their epic fail Green Lantern to have established characters in JLA continuity.  Given their desperation however lets assume that they will pay that screenwriter to slop in either Christian Bales’ Batman or Henry Cavill’s Superman knowing that they have Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern.  Thus all they would need is a solid Wonder Woman and BAM.  The four basic personality typesAnother SuperSquad that is representative of THE FOUR BASIC PERSONALITY TYPES?!?! NO WAY!!  You must be saying.  Well.  Lets take a look. Continue reading Super Brawl

Super Brawl

DC Comics is relaunching its entire stockpile of 52 comic book titles this month in hopes of reaching a broader audience.  Such a ‘reboot’ goes hand-in-hand with DC’s parent company Warner Bros. aspirations to put a Justice League Film together by 2013 in order to directly compete with Marvel’s The Avengers.  Warner Bros. new president Jeff Robinov has made it clear that such a project is the studio’s top priority with the company looking for a new cash cow in the wake of Harry Potter’s franchise concluding.  Regardless of the logistic reality of such a task let’s take a look at the four main characters of DC’s flagship team of superheroes.  Superman is the indestructible Guardian known as the Big Blue Boyscout who is steadfastly reliable and follows a strict code of ethics.  Batman is the billionaire playboy industrialist Artisan who dons a mask at night and ‘beats criminals to a bloody pulp with his bare hands’.  Green Lantern is the nurturing Idealist who wields a ‘power ring’ that translates his imagination into green energy using the strength of his willpower.  Finally The Flash is the Rational scientist who thinks at superhuman speed, travels through time, and defies the laws of physics.  Marvel/Disney clearly has an advantage in Hollywood having almost wrapped principal photography on the Avengers after solidly establishing all four major characters.  DC/Warner Brothers on the other hand has it’s work cut out for it having not successfully established any major characters yet outside of Chris Nolan’s Batman franchise.  Robinov however has made it clear that a Justice League of America film will happen in 2013 regardless of how many characters have been solidly established with audiences beforehand.  Given these two supersquads I think the question on everyones mind is: which one wins in a streetfight?