Yesterday the world was given a second trailer to the upcoming continuation of the Star Wars mythos and it was absolutely awesome to behold. If you doubt me just click HERE and see the post that I did that shared it with our site readership. Later in the day there was some buzz about a leaked trailer for the 2016 release of “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” and since it was not posted on an official channel I held back from sharing it here but now Warner Brothers has put it out there a little ahead of schedule so check it out and lets discuss afterward. Here we go.
Director Zack Snyder tweeted a photo earlier yesterday to showcase actor Jason Momoa as “Aquaman”. He will be joining the large ensemble cast of DC Universe heroes and villains that are set to appear in the 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice”; take a look.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I will stick by my stand on being against this particular casting based on how I have long known Aquaman to look like in the comics and animated form even though I like Momoa as an actor from “Game Of Thrones” and even his portrayal as “Conan The Barbarian”. Of course my view no longer matter since he has the role and will deliver it and hopefully excel in the task. To me he looks more like Poseidon or even Marvel Comics own “Namor The Sub-Mariner” (a character I hope we see added to their already expansive film universe). “Unite The Seven” is definitely a dramatic way to present the photo and I am sure that the remaining two are The Flash and Green Lantern who we shall get when this film is done and leads us to the eventual two part “Justice League” film of 2017. Momoa does look like a badass in the garb just the same and perhaps that is what the oft-maligned King Of The Seven Seas needs at this point. His current title by DC Comics is a solid read and he recently starred in the film “Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis” which is a worthy animated feature. What do you readers think about it? Fill me in where the comments allow you to do so and we will mull upon this together.
Official Film Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_v_Superman:_Dawn_of_Justice
Official Character Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaman
So I want to apologize for being a few days late with this news but yeah the big scoop is that Warner Brothers Pictures has locked nine dates that will continue what they are going to be presenting in the 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice”. That film was originally supposed to be released in May of 2016 but they moved it up a couple of months to March which many are saying was to avoid competing with Marvel Studios release of “Captain America 3”.
As you already know, “Batman v. Superman” stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill and will essentially be the second film in their own cinematic universe. If one can trust these dates and their mystery films, it looks like we will be getting two new DC superhero films a year all the way up until 2020 which is pretty cool. If Marvel Studios keeps putting out two to three films a year then there has never been a better time to be a geek. Below are the newly announced dates for the as yet undisclosed films that will occupy the slots.
Aug. 8, 2016: Undisclosed Film
June 23, 2017: Undisclosed Film
Nov. 17, 2017: Undisclosed Film
March 23, 2018: Undisclosed Film
July 27, 2018: Undisclosed Film
April 5, 2019: Undisclosed Film
June 14, 2019: Undisclosed Film
April 3, 2020: Undisclosed Film
June 19, 2020: Undisclosed Film
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m sorry but I am laughing over here because as much as the news about the possibility of nine more superhero films is coming to some sort of launching point is awesome, it seems kind of ridiculous to make a big deal out of dates alone with no idea about a film. Maybe it comes from the immediate success that Marvel’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” seems to be finding. That film opened up just over a week ago and people are raving about it. I have not yet seen it but its my plan over the coming days for sure since I don’t want to risk any spoilers about it. Of course this film follows the earlier in the year release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” which was incredible. Warner really has to step up their game with these films because Marvel is already riding high on entertaining us with this stuff. Hopefully we shall see a trailer for this “BvS” film soon enough. So let’s be hopeful for what will fill all of these slows. I will assume that there are single films focused on various Justice League members. What films do you hope that Warner Brothers Pictures offers up with these heroes? Let me know in the comments below.
Learn more about the growing superhero universe from the Warner Brothers Pictures side of the fence via the official Wikipedia entry below.
Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Extended_Universe
So this past week has been the San Diego Comic Con, an event that I have been dying to attend but has just not been possible based on the already insane itinerary that I keep here at the Metal Command HQ. Among the many highlights for this year’s Con have been some reveals of what fans can expect in the 2016 film by Zack Snyder entitled “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice”. For those not yet paying attention, this film is the direct sequel to “Man Of Steel” and continues in the building of the DC Cinematic Universe. It’s about time all these characters live in the same place don’t you think? Anyway, I have culled the prominent ones from DC Comics official site to share with you all and will give you some personal views on it afterward. Let’s first get another look at Henry Cavill who will reprise his role as the Man Of Steel, Superman. This image was revealed a few weeks ago.
Queue dramatic music………….sound the trumpets and hit that big tympani drum for the title will be…….“Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice” – I just read this on Superherohype.com and had to share it with you all because I’ve been discussing this upcoming presentation on the blog. So what do you readers think? Does it work for you? Let’s examine.
So we already have learned that “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” will star Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman (just as he did with “Man Of Steel” along with Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman, and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. We’ll also get Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from the “Man of Steel” film portraying the roles of Lois Lane, Perry White and Ma Kent. Jesse Eisenberg will be Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Callen Mulvey, Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) and Holly Hunter in roles that have been newly created for the film and not disclosed at the time of this writing. They did cast Ray Fisher as Victor Stone and if you have read any Teen Titans over the last dozen years you know exactly who this is. With the title and some of the castings this is obviously going to be a direct lead in to the proposed “Justice League” film that WB has been clamoring for ever since “Marvel’s The Avengers” took home so much $$$. It’s not going to be easy and especially if they are rushing to do it.
I’ve already lined out disappointment in the choice of Ben Affleck as Batman and honestly even though I like him as an actor, do not think we need to keep revisiting Luthor in almost every case of Superman on the big screen. Come on Hollywood, the Big Blue Boy Scout has such powerful and intergalactic of scale enemies at times. Use one of them. The title makes it obvious that our heroes meet and then throttle each other and somewhere along these happenings we meet Wonder Woman. Okay. I am willing to give it a chance. Please Hollywood, make this one good because Marvel has not put out a bomb yet and is way ahead of you in terms of defining their universe on the big screen. What do you readers think of the title? Fans can follow along with the new developments on this film via its official website and its Wiki which I have linked for you below.
Official Website: http://www.BatmanvSupermanDawnofJustice.com
Official Film Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_vs._Superman_film
Since Batman will go head to head with Superman I decided to embed some links to classic “World’s Finest” tomes since those were some great stories that showcased these heroes cameraderie. See you next time.