Movies – Warner Brothers Reveals Official Title and New Logo for “Batman v. Superman”

In a recent press release, Warner Brothers Pictures revealed the official title and logo for Zack Snyder’s anticipated Man of Steel sequel. As this film is the prequel to the upcoming Justice League film, the title Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice makes sense.

The new logo is also quite interesting because it incorporates both of the iconic Batman and Superman symbols.

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Details about production and shooting locations were also revealed in the press release:

“Principal photography is underway in Metro Detroit, Michigan

BURBANK, CA, May 21, 2014 – Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Principal photography will take place on location at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan; Illinois; Africa; and the South Pacific.

Set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.”

What do you think of the title and the stylized logo? Are you looking forward to getting more details about this film as production continues? Sound off in the comments!

First Look – Exclusive Trailer and New Images from “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Marvel’s production company has been working with Walt Disney Studios to get a highly awaited adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy comic books onto the silver screen.

The film has an incredible cast that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, and Lee Pace. Plus, actors John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, and Peter Serafinowicz are also all members of the extensive cast.

Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (image via Collider)
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (image via Collider)

Just yesterday, the first official trailer was released and Collider shared some terrific new images as well. The trailer gives us a nice introduction to the characters and gives us an expansive look at the world director James Gunn has created.

Overall, the tone of the trailer is very comedic and it looks like this is going to be a hilarious and action-packed film that audiences will enjoy. Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters this summer on August 1, 2014. Watch the trailer and take a look at some of the first images below:

(Image via Collider)
(Image via Collider)

What do you think of this new trailer? Would you have had like to seen more of the storyline rather than character introductions? Are you looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy being out in theaters?

Sources: Collider (Image post #1), Collider (Image post #2), YouTube, and IMDbPro

Casting News – Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons Join “Batman Vs. Superman”

Warner Brothers Studios shared some exciting Batman Vs. Superman casting news today. Actors Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons have officially joined the awaited Man of Steel sequel. Eisenberg will be taking on the role of Lex Luthor and Irons will be portraying Alfred.

It is quite exciting that both of these characters will be brought into the franchise as Lex Luthor is a staple character in Superman and Alfred is a major character in the Batman universe.

(Image via WEBN-TV on Flickr.com)
Jesse Eisenberg (Image via WEBN-TV on Flickr.com)

According to an article on Variety, the film is still in early pre-production. This also became evident when it was announced recently the studio will be pushing the blockbuster from a prime July 2015 position to May 6, 2016.

Batman Vs. Superman is being directed by Zack Snyder and the screenplay will be penned by David S. Goyer. Plus, the cast also includes Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

Jeremy Irons (Image via Getty Images on IMDb)
Jeremy Irons (Image via Getty Images on IMDb)

What do you think of these casting choices? Do you think Eisenberg and Irons are right for these roles? Are you looking forward to seeing them as these characters? Stay tuned for more Batman Vs. Superman news as production continues!

Sources: VarietyFlickr.com, and IMDb

Movie Exclusive – First Official Trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

Fans of the Marvel universe may be very excited to know that the first official full-length trailer was released today for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This thrilling and action-packed trailer gives us a closer glimpse at some of the major characters joining the franchise.

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In this second film the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, the stakes seem much higher as more powerful villains have come into power. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is put to the test as Spider-Man when his new foes come into town. He must solve a mystery when he realizes they are all connected through OsCorp.

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We get a closer glimpse at Paul Giamatti as The Rhino and Jamie Foxx as Electro, who are the two major villains Spider-Man must face in this film. We also get our first look at Chris Cooper and Dan DeHaan as Norman and Harry Osborn. Of course, we see more of Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Sally Field as Aunt May.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to hit theaters on May 2, 2014! Watch the exciting and action-packed new trailer below:

What did you think of this new trailer? Are you excited to see more of the new characters joining the franchise? What do you think of the new cast members joining this project?

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Source: YouTube and IMDbPro

Casting Exclusive – Gal Gadot to Join “Batman Vs. Superman” as Wonder Woman

Warner Brothers and director Zack Snyder announced today that they have officially cast actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the highly anticipated Batman Vs. Superman film.

The actress has been in three Fast and Furious films. She and many others are mourning the tragic passing of co-star Paul Walker. However, playing this iconic role could be a major breakthrough for Gadot as Warner Brothers is gearing towards doing a more with a Justice League movie franchise. She also had supporting roles in romantic comedies, Knight and Day and Date Night.

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Gal Gadot

Zack Snyder had this to say about the iconic role of Wonder Woman: “Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”

What do you think of this casting choice? Do you think Gadot will do well with the role of Wonder Woman? Are you looking forward to the Batman Vs. Superman movie? Be sure to check in for more news about Batman Vs. Superman as early production continues!

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Sources: Deadline and IMDbPro

First Look – Exclusive New Images from “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Entertainment Weekly recently shared five exclusive new images from the highly awaited X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film is not set to come out until next May, but fans have been patiently waiting for some exclusives. These five new photos give us a sneak peek at some of the major characters in the film.

The first image gives us a look at Hugh Jackman as Logan, Michael Fassbender as Erik ”Magneto” Lehnsherr, and James McAvoy as Charles ”Professor X” Xavier. We also get a look at Jennifer Lawrence as her character Mystique and Peter Dinklage as Dr. Bolivar Trask. Of course, we also get another look at Patrick Stewart as Professor X and Ian McKellen as Magneto.

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This next film in the franchise was inspired by the original comic-book written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne in the 1980s. The casts from the original X-Men films and the recent prequel, X-Men: First Class will be brought together for a time-travelling journey. Wolverine (Jackman) is sent from the future back to the 1970s by Professor X (Stewart) and Magneto (McKellen) to change certain important events.

Bryan Singer directed the first two X-Men films and has returned to the franchise to direct Days of Future Past. In a recent interview he had this to say about the anticipated film: The stakes are high, not just for the world and the future but also the stakes of some of the characters. Clearly there was enormous fragmentation between the characters that happened at the end of First Class. That left the characters on a certain path. This movie will show you where those paths lead.”

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X-Men: Days of Future Past will be hitting theaters near you on May 23, 2014. Are you an X-Men fan? Are you looking forward to this next film in the franchise? Who is your favorite X-Men character? What do you think of these new photos?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Television Exclusive – “Glee” Star Grant Gustin Joining “Arrow”

Fans of the hit television show Glee may know actor Grant Gustin as the tricky and conniving Dalton Warbler, Sebastian Smythe, but he is now going to be playing a bit of a different role on the CW’s Arrow.

The actor was recently cast in a guest starring role as Barry Allen or The Flash for the sophomore season of Arrow. A Warner Brother’s TV representative shared with The Wrap that this could potentially help Gustin transition into starring in a backdoor pilot for a new spinoff, Flash.

Barry Allen is being described as a Central City assistant forensic investigator who is investigating a series of unsolved robberies that may have a more personal connection to his troubled past.

Grant Gustin
Grant Gustin

As the TV network did with their new Vampire Diaries spinoff, The Originals, episode 220 of Arrow this season will act as the backdoor pilot for Flash. Gustin will be guest starring in episodes 208, 209 and 220, which will all be written by Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns. The pilot will serve as an origin story for The Flash.

What do you think of this interesting casting news? Are you looking forward to the second season of Arrow? Do you think that this new “backdoor pilot” format has been successful for the network?

What do you think of this interesting casting news? Are you looking forward to the second season of Arrow? Do you think that this new “backdoor pilot” format has been successful for the network?

Source: The Wrap