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Does 'Man Of Steel' Need To Make $1 Billion To Be A Success?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2013 1:30 PM
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Man Of Steel
In case you've been living in a cave, you probably already know that one week from today, "Man Of Steel" will be flying into theaters. Warner Bros. has been going into overdrive promoting the movie, with 13 TV spots and 4 clips to date, and while the final trailer dropped yesterday, there is likely much more to come over the next seven days. It's easy to understand why WB are pulling out all the stops -- with Batman's cowl retired for now, and nothing else on the DC docket, they need "Man Of Steel" to not only revitalize this lucrative franchise, but also to open the gateway to "Justice League." But what will be the metric of success? How much money will this have to make for Warner Bros. to feel comfortable?

Over 40 New 'Man Of Steel' Images; Zack Snyder Suggests A Superman Sequel Must Arrive Before 'Justice League' Can Happen

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 1, 2013 11:21 AM
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Man of Steel, press conf
"I get my evil from Satan. I drink it. It hurts. But then I take some Pepto and the pain goes away," Michael Shannon joked yesterday in typically mischievous fashion regarding his villain character Zod at the "Man Of Steel" press conference in Los Angeles. Yep, Zack Snyder's Superman movie is only 14 days away, press in L.A. have seen it (including us) and reviews should be hitting closer to release. More from the press conference soon, but more immediately, Warner Bros. has released 47 "new" images from the movie, some of them that you've already seen in lo-rez fashion and some that you haven't seen before, period.

If 'Man Of Steel' Is A Hit, Warner Bros. Will Ask Zack Snyder To Direct 'Justice League'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2013 4:46 PM
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You might remember that earlier in the year it was reported that Warner Bros. were waiting to see how "Man Of Steel" fared before deciding on "Justice League." And, well, duh. It's a move that only makes sense given that there's already a lot riding on the Superman reboot, and given the millions of dollars involved, everything involving DC Comics is a chess move of epic proportions. It's not exactly a shock WB roped Christopher Nolan in to bring this quality brand to "Man Of Steel" as an executive producer, and it seems they want to keep key creative talent in the mix if/when they proceed on "Justice League."

Is WB Thinking Of Revisiting 'The Dark Knight' Trilogy? Studio Confirms Christopher Nolan Not Doing 'Justice League'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 3:35 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Hoo boy, just as one rumor is put firmly in the ground, enough room is given for more to crop back up, so take a take a deep breath and get ready to geek out...

Rumor: Christopher Nolan In Talks To Oversee 'Justice League,' Christian Bale To Return As Batman

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 4, 2013 9:04 AM
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In every interview he did last year -- including our interview with him from December -- Christopher Nolan maintained that his take on Bruce Wayne and Batman was over with “The Dark Knight Rises.” Now, however, Latino Review (via Forbes) is reporting that Warner Bros. -- after possibly scrapping Will Beall’s draft -- is in talks to get the secretive director on board for the future of their superhero slate with a little help from his friends.

Rumor: Warner Bros. Has Scrapped Will Beall's 'Justice League' Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 3:33 PM
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Somewhere, Mark Millar is smirking. After bluntly saying that a "Justice League" movie is an "excellent way of losing $200 million" it seems that Warner Bros. are already more than aware of the risks. This rumor has been one we've been hearing here and there recently, but if these whispers are true, it means that the geekgasm superhero dream-team movie is going to see a new script.

Mark Millar Says 'Justice League' Characters Dated & Superhero Film Is “Excellent Way Of Losing $200 Million”

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 7, 2013 9:44 AM
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While Warner Bros. attempt to play catch-up to Marvel and their host of box-office superhero successes, over at 20th Century Fox, things are a bit more hushed, as the studio attempts to find ways to blend the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool into compelling entries. But fear not, brash remarks and exaggerated claims live on in Fox's consultant Mark Millar, and he's got a few for WB's high-stakes venture.

Warner Bros. Waiting To See How 'Man Of Steel' Does Before Moving Ahead With 'Justice League'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2013 9:02 AM
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While there have been plenty of rumors surrounding Warner Bros.' "Justice League" -- from the (kinda obvious) lineup to the supposed plot centering on baddie Darkseid -- there has been little, if any, official word on the movie. Right now, the studio is keeping their eyes firmly on their Superman reboot "Man Of Steel," and that movie could determine the future of the superhero team-up flick.

Final 'Justice League' Roster Rumored Plus Adam Sandler & Jim Carrey Reportedly Eyed For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 24, 2013 2:52 PM
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Latino Review continues their run of comic movie rumorin'. Today's rumor du jour involves the good folks at that site revealing that producers of 2015's planned "Justice League" movie have nailed down a cast of characters for the film, and are limiting the famously huge roster to five core members. We always knew Superman and Batman would be a part of the group, having their own separate franchises with this year's "Man Of Steel" and a possibly forthcoming "The Batman" on it's way. But who would join them?

Christopher Nolan Responds To 'Dark Knight Rises' & 'Justice League' Tie-In Rumors, Storyline Reportedly Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 1:46 PM
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So, about a week ago rumors surfaced that the brewing "Justice League" movie would have the God-like Darkseid as the villain of the superhero team-up movie. But just what will his nefarious plot be? Well, if this latest buzz is anything to go by, his scheme will certainly require a few hands on deck.

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