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This weekend, while the Ohio State Buckeyes took a halftime break from their utter annihilation of Penn State, the school's marching band decided to pitch in with their own brand of day-ownage as well and performed one helluva movie-themed routine.
Dubbed the "Hollywood Blockbuster" halftime show, these OSU marchers pulled out all the stops to give a little homage to their favorite film franchises, and what's really interesting is that all of their choices are pretty relevant to today's market as well. Get More »
Over the last few years, we've seen a ton of movie reboots coming out of Hollywood. Many hardcore fans groan in protest when a new one gets announced, but there's always enough curiosity that there's no reason to stop making them. With "Carrie" hitting theaters today and new "Godzilla" and "Robocop" films still in the works, it certainly doesn't seem like we'll see any less of them going forward. The team over at The Verge has put together a particularly awesome infographic that details the trends in reboot culture and what properties we could be seeing brand new on the big screen in the near future.
The most interesting thing that's pointed out here is that the reboots seem to be coming in cycles. Comic book film franchises, much like their source material, seem to reboot quicker than almost anything else. But, as the years have gone on, studios have had to go further and further back to find properties to relaunch. "Carrie" is a prime example, with this reboot coming nearly 40 years after the original.
Justin Bieber may very well have spent the weekend following Floyd Mayweather around Vegas like a puppy, but one thing the Biebs was not doing — even though he'd obviously like you to believe he's cool enough to — was putting his grubby little mitts on that covetous "Batman Vs. Superman" script. Get More »
With all due respect to Gene Hackman, John Shea, Michael Rosenbaum, Kevin Spacey and all those other dudes who bravely put razor to scalp to become Superman's arch-rival Lex Luthor on the big or small screen, the most picaresque fella for the job might just be "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston.
With his show being officially dunzo and a "Batman Vs. Superman" movie on deck to follow up Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel," well, the planets seem to have aligned on that note indeed! And Cranston is totally down for the job, too, because obviously. Get More »
With Christian Bale out of the Batman picture for good, director Zack Snyder's got some serious wheel-turning to do over who he'll choose to put on the black cape next for his "Man of Steel" follow-up, set to crossover the Big Blue Boy Scout with Gotham City's very finest in 2015.
And it looks like there might already be a few frontrunners for the coveted gig of the Caped Crusader — though nothing's even remotely official yet as it's script drafts, not talent offers, which are currently crowding the guy's table. Get More »
Everyone loves a good superhero movie. But with all of these remakes, reboots, prequels and sequels (see: "Man of Steel", "The Amazing Spider-Man", "The Wolverine", this new "Batman vs. Superman" business, et al.), it seems as if we've been watching the same films over and over again, just with a different set of actors and a few tweaks here and there.
However, there is a reason why those big Hollywood execs think these movies are worth rebooting: because they're gonna sell. Audiences have come to idolize and identify with these iconic characters and their journeys — so much that we're willing to watch their stories get re-hashed on the big screen time and time again.
Artist Khoa Ho has beautifully captured this sense of timelessness in his new poster series, which is aptly titled "Trials of the Past." In these illustrations, Ho puts his own spin on the classic superheroes we've all come to know and love. Get More »
This weekend Warner Bros. made us geeks in Comic Con's cathedral-like Hall H have to rush to the bathroom to change those Wonder Woman underoos after they announced that the follow-up to this summer's smash-tastic "Man of Steel" wouldn't be a straight sequel but would instead be a team-up movie along the lines of the "World's Finest" comic books, combining both Superman (Henry Cavill) and a new Batman (who has yet to be cast). The creative team behind "Man of Steel" — director Zack Snyder, screenwriter David S. Goyer and producer Christopher Nolan — are all returning for the project, along with much of the "Man of Steel" cast, so this thing is legit.
But what oh what will such a movie be called, we wondered (especially in light of the big "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron" mind melt that also happened at SDCC). Scribe Goyer, for one, seems to suggest that we should expect to see a "Vs." tag in there somewhere between the two heroes' names. Get More »
Here's some SUPER FREAKING HUGE news for fans of comic book movies: Superman and Batman will team up on the big screen, for real this time.
Warner Bros. plans a 2015 release of a movie bringing the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader together, LA Times' Hero Complex blog reported this morning, before director Zack Snyder confirmed at Warner Bros.' Comic-Con panel.
Snyder made a previously unannounced appearance at the panel, where he thanked fans for supporting "Man of Steel" before rambling a bit about the next step for Superman.
He then introduced actor Harry Lennix: "He was in 'Man of Steel' and the reason I brought him out is that his voice is just way better than mine," Snyder said. "He's gonna read a little thing and some of you will recognize it and we're not adapting this thing but it is the thing that will help tell the story."
Reads Lennix, from Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Falls": "I want you to remember, Clark. In all the years to come, and all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you."
The Superman-Batman logo appears on the screen, and the crowd goes bananas.
"Man of Steel" star Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman, but look out for a new face to scowl beneath Batman's cowl: Christian Bale, star of Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy, has already said that he's hanging up his cape and won't return for any "Justice League" shenanigans. In a press release this afternoon, Warner Bros. confirmed that Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne would also be returning, which has us thinking that this movie could actually be the "Man of Steel 2" greenlit last month.
"Zack Snyder is an incredibly talented filmmaker, but beyond that, he's a fan first and he utterly gets this genre," Greg Silverman, president of creative development at Warners said in the release. "We could not think of anyone better suited to the task of bringing these iconic superheroes to the screen in his own way."
"Man of Steel" screenwriter David Goyer will return to pen the one-two superhero punch, working on the story alongside Snyder.
The Hollywood Reporter also reported that the duo movie will be followed by a "Flash" movie in 2016, and the long-awaited "Justice League" movie in 2017, though that news has not been confirmed by Warner Bros.
The Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its opening on May 27, 1937, and it seems like Hollywood has been doing its damndest to close the thing down ever since. The nearly two-mile-long wonder that connects California's San Francisco to Marin County has been the target of many ruthless attacks throughout movie history, from the earthquakes that might one day actually destroy the bridge to your garden variety monsters. Get More »
Goodness knows there were a s**t-ton of Easter eggs in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel," so would it really surprise anyone if there was a throwback to the very man who first made Superman, well, so super in Hollywood in the first place?
Obviously, we're referring to the late, great Christopher Reeve ,who filled out his cape like no one else ever will, and there is an actual theory floating through the web-o-sphere today that the newest iteration pays blink-and-you'd-miss-it homage to him. Get More »