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!

J.K. Rowling Film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Gets a Release Date

Warner Bros. has set the release date for the new J.K. Rowling film adaptation Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for November 18, 2016.

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The studio struck up a deal with Rowling last year for a film adaptation of her 2001 book of the same name, which is also the name of a textbook in the Harry Potter series.

Rowling is writing the screenplay for the new film. The film’s synopsis, according to IMDb: “The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.”

No one has been cast and there is currently no director attached to the project. 

Thrilling New Clip from “Godzilla” Teases Monster Battle

An exciting new clip has been released from Warner Brothers’ upcoming monster flick, Godzilla.  In this new clip we get a great look at Godzilla himself as a battle between him and another monster is teased. As Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) says, “Let them fight.”

Here is part of the official synopsis (via Apple Movie Trailers): “An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.”

Godzilla is directed by Gareth Edwards and also stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, and David Strathairn.

What do you think about the overall character design of Godzilla? Did you know that Andy Serkis was a motion capture consultant on the film? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Sources: Entertainment Weekly, iO9, and Apple Movie Trailers