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'Justice League' Movie To Hit May 2017, 'Wonder Woman' & 'Green Lantern'/'Flash' Crossover Coming Same Year

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 12, 2014 4:23 PM
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If you're one of Hollywood's most legendary gossip-mongers, forced to sit in your hands for months by a non-compete clause before launching your own self-titled website, you'd better come back with a doozy of a scoop. Fortunately, that's what Nikki Finke has done. The much-feared, much-ridiculed writer debuted her new NikkiFinke.com site earlier today, and has followed it up with a pretty huge story: the details of Warner Bros.' plans for their DC Comics movies, which the studio were planning to reveal at Comic-Con.

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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David S. Goyer, D.C.
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.

10 Big Screen Superheroes With Incredibly Uncomfortable Family Issues

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 7, 2013 3:00 PM
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Ten Onscreen Superheroes With Incredibly Uncomfortable Family Issues
This weekend sees the release of "Thor: The Dark World," which, on the surface, is just another superhero film. But, in fact, it also works as a crystallization as to what makes superheroes tick: family issues. Thor's got to save the universe, but he's also got an obnoxious brother gumming up the works, and he can never agree with his father, who is also a King. To rub it in, the sequel also seems to suggest that Mom likes Loki better. Things just aren't going Thor's way!

Ben Affleck: His Best And Worst Performances

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • October 2, 2013 3:12 PM
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Ben Affleck: His Best And Worst Performances
It’s several weeks later now and the global stock market has more or less recovered from the news that Ben Affleck, of all the living human males ergonomically appropriate for cape-wearing, has landed the role of Batman in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel. And it’s a good thing that the petition campaigns, the hunger strikes and the spate of protesters setting themselves on fire on the White House lawn have died down, as this week another Affleck-starring film gets its roll of the box office dice. “Runner Runner” is Brad Furman’s follow-up to 2011’s surprise hit “The Lincoln Lawyer” which performed the unlikely conjuring trick of jump-starting Matthew McConaughey’s now thriving career rehabilitation. Perhaps Furman will be a similar talisman for Affleck? The vehemence of the hatred for whom we have to say took even us by surprise after that casting announcement.

Comic Book Issues: Larry Fong To Photograph 'Man Of Steel' Sequel, Wolverine Was Almost In 'Spider-Man'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2013 4:47 PM
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Man of Steel, Superman
When "Man of Steel" was released this past summer, it didn't feature a key member of director Zack Snyder's creative brain trust: cinematographer Larry Fong, a contemporary of J.J. Abrams' (they grew up together) who furnished Snyder with the almost plastic visuals for "300," "Watchmen" and "Sucker Punch." Fong was replaced by "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" cinematographer Amir Mokri, but that appears to have been a blip: Fong is back for the still-untitled "Man of Steel" sequel that will pit Batman against Superman in a no-holds-barred superhero rumble. And if you like superheroes coming together, wait for the story about how Wolverine was almost in "Spider-Man."

The Problem With ‘Man of Steel’: Where Does It Go From Here?

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 20, 2013 5:03 PM
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Man of Steel
Is there a more loaded and fractious divide on a tentpole this year than Warner Bros. “Man Of Steel”? Yes, it made a ton at the box-office (though it was only the 15th biggest opening of all time, well below “Iron Man 3”), but audiences and critics have been heavily divided. One could argue that the movie has split people even more than the ending of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” Movie writers have been gunning for each other's throats on Twitter, audiences are tearing each other apart in comments sections -- it’s all a bit of madness. And everyone feels like they have to weigh in. James Franco’s reviewed it, Kevin Smith has reviewed it and so has “Prometheus” writer Damon Lindelof.

David Goyer Reveals What Character DC Comics Blocked From 'Man Of Steel,' Early Draft Details & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2013 9:01 AM
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Man of Steel
Well, a week hasn't even passed from "Man Of Steel" hitting theaters, and the movie continues to be broken down and studied over. We've already gone into our Best & Worst Of 'Man of Steel', and lots more information has arrived about the approach to the movie from Christopher Nolan's initial resistance to the ending, the tally of just how much damage was done in the wake of the big 9/11-esque action scenes, and the six DC Comics characters teased in the movie. But had it gone writer David S. Goyer's way, there would have been yet another. And duh, in case it isn't obvious yet, spoilers ahead.

3 More DC Characters Teased In 'Man of Steel' & Why The Sequel Probably Isn't Coming In 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2013 12:39 PM
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Man of Steel
So, you've likely seen "Man Of Steel" by now and like the rest of the planet, you probably have a very loud opinion on it (and if not, spoilers below). But the bottom line is that the movie is a smashing success at the box office (whether or not it joins the billion dollar club remains to be seen), and Superman has unequivocally been rebooted with a sequel fast-tracked and on the way. We'll get to the followup in a moment, but first, it turns out there were even more superhero/DC comic world teases in "Man Of Steel" than first thought.

'Man Of Steel' Writer David Goyer Talks Superheros & How World May React To Superman In Next Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2013 10:22 AM
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Man of Steel
With "Man Of Steel" now in theaters, the weekend will find everyone discussing Zack Snyder's job on the Superman reboot, which even on amongst the Playlist stuff has caused a wide range of reactions. But the one thing we can mostly all agree on is that while the execution may rankle some, the ideas contained within the film are bold and brave tweaks on the established canon. In short, Superman has been updated for our times and as writer David Goyer suggests, his story won't just be an American one, but a global one.

'Man Of Steel' Sequel On Fast Track With Zack Snyder & David Goyer Returning To Direct & Write

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 9:02 PM
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Man of Steel, Snyder, set
How can you tell when a studio is feeling confident? Well, with reviews for "Man Of Steel" officially landing in just a couple of hours (ours too), it looks like a follow-up is not only on deck, but coming faster than... well, you know...

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