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Zack Snyder Calls Terry Gilliam A “Genius,” Backs Down From ‘Watchmen’ Beef

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 17, 2014 1:34 PM
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Forbes has a new interview with director Zack Snyder. You know, the guy that’s directing possibly the most geek-anticipated film of all time, “Batman Vs. Superman.” Don’t get too excited, Snyder reveals almost zero details. He doesn’t talk Ben Affleck, Lex Luthor, the Justice League or anything. Perhaps more interestingly he discusses his beef with Terry Gilliam over “Watchmen.”

Hans Zimmer May Return To Score 'Batman Vs. Superman' After All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2014 11:18 AM
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"Quite honestly, I’ve gotta sit down with Zack [Snyder] and have a chat with him about what he’s trying to do because what I don’t want to do is go back to that well," Hans Zimmer said last fall, when asked if would return to score "Batman Vs. Superman." "It’s a different Batman; Christian Bale and what I did with Chris, that needs to have its autonomous life. I don’t want to go and now appropriate that and put that into the other Batman.”

'Batman Vs. Superman' Will Open One Week Earlier In U.K., But WB Plans To Keep Film Opposite 'Cap 3' In U.S.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2014 12:25 PM
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Won't someone please think of the children! Given some the comments flying around Twitter, you'd think that Warner Bros. was committing a capital crime by scheduling "Batman Vs. Superman" opposite "Captain America 3" on May 6, 2016. Providing something of a Sophie's Choice for comic nerds on opening weekend, right now, neither WB or Marvel are budging, in a weird game of chest-puffing that will inevitably end in someone shifting dates anyway, because it doesn't make any financial sense not to (why cannibalize your all important opening weekend audience?). But before that happens, more schoolyard taunting will have to happen.

Rumor: Holly Hunter Plays Dr. Leslie Thompkins ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2014 10:01 AM
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Whatever your opinion on Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel," you certainly can't fault his casting, with the director rounding up some impressive actors for his blockbuster superhero flick. And he's continuing that with the sequel, "Batman Vs. Superman" (or whatever it winds up being called). Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Gal Gadot are already joining the returning cast of Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Diane Lane, and in recent days, Holly Hunter also boarded the project. But, as with most things surrounding the movie, her role was kept under wraps, but word is already percolating about what it might be.

David S. Goyer Discusses Connecting The D.C. Universe For WB & Not Emulating Marvel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 8, 2014 1:43 PM
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Connecting universes is cool these days, but only insofar as that a billion dollars is cooler than a million dollars. Proof in the pudding? With the release of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the highest grossing franchise of all time domestically, beating both the "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter" series.

'Batman Vs. Superman' Adds Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 1:26 PM
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Zack Snyder's "Batman Vs. Superman" is certainly shaping with an intriguing cast, that had you told us this last year, we probably wouldn't have believed you. Of course, Henry Cavill is back in the cape and Ben Affleck will wear the cowl, and they'll be surrounded by a roster that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane and Gal Gadot. And now three more are coming aboard.

Marvel Sets 'Captain America 3' Opposite 'Batman Vs. Superman' In 2016

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2014 5:14 PM
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It looks like two major Hollywood studios are pulling down their pants and seeing whose comic book dick is bigger. When Warner Bros. postponed the 2015 release of "Batman Vs. Superman" and moved it to 2016, they did so by choosing a weekend that Marvel had already planted their flag on: May 6, 2016. At the time, Marvel hadn't yet announced what that movie will be. And even recently, Kevin Feige played coy, saying they would reveal the title "in the next few months.” Well, we got the news a lot sooner.

Zack Snyder Says 'Batman Vs Superman' Explodes Comic Universe, Matthew Vaughn Disses 2005 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 4, 2014 9:19 AM
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Comic book fanboys are a conservative bunch that recoil at any hit of any changes to the way characters are portrayed on the screen vs the page and they’re fiercely protective of canon. One upcoming project that has drawn the ire of the geek community is the as-of-yet untitled “Man Of Steel” sequel that’s thrown everyone through a loop with its casting news over the past few months. And with cameras yet to start rolling, director Zack Snyder is already tired of the scrutiny.

Rumor: Michael B. Jordan Has Met With Zack Snyder For 'Batman Vs. Superman' And Recurring DC Universe Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2014 6:56 PM
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Earlier this week, Michael B. Jordan was (mostly) confirmed as one of the new "Fantastic Four" over at Fox. And so, while Latino Review are reporting that the actor has met with Zack Snyder for a potential role in "Batman Vs. Superman," we don't see it happening for the simple reason that Fox won't want their "Fantastic Four" lead popping up in a rival franchise. But that's not the important part of this rumor.

Rumor: Lex Luthor Is Basically Mark Zuckerberg With Tattoos & 'Captain America 2' Will Tie Into 'Avengers 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 9:20 AM
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Ah, the every churning comic book rumor mill, where fans go to nitpick movies that aren't even close to being released. And the last twenty-four hours has brought some info various points of chatter that should make comic heads interested. So let's dive in.

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