Showing posts from April, 2014

Blu-Ray Cover Art For DC Animated Feature BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM Unveiled

We recently saw the first trailer for DC's next animated movie, Batman: Assault on Arkham, which is set in the universe of the acclaimed Arkham video game series. And now, Warner Bros. has released the Blu-Ray cover, featuring the Dark Knight as well as the Suicide Squad. Assault on Arkham follows the supervillain team - consisting of Deadshot and Harley Quinn, among others - as they attempt to defeat the Joker, who has planted a bomb in Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Batman is working on the same case. Kevin Conroy returns to voice Batman in Assault on Arkham, which hits stores this summer. Stay tuned for more news on DC animation as we have it.

Miniseries Adaptation Of Frank Miller's RONIN In Development At SyFy

SyFy announced a slew of new potential shows today, and among them is an adaptation of Ronin, which was written and drawn by the iconic Frank Miller. Via The Hollywood Reporter, the television network is developing the DC Comics story as a possible miniseries. It's unknown how many episodes will be used to bring the six-issue comic series to life, and a writer is currently being sought. SyFy's Ronin takes place "eight centuries after a Japanese Ronin samurai failed to protect his master from a demon. He awakens in a futuristic, nihilistic New York in the body of Billy, a medical experiment. Now Billy/Ronin is chasing the demon, which has reawakened. Both parties want control of a sword with magical properties and will stop at nothing to get it back."

Ronin has also been in development as a feature film at New Line Cinema since 1998. Darren Aronofsky and Stomp the Yard's Sylvain White were both linked to direct the movie. Most recently, writers Joby Harold and Cha…

Video Games: INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US Follow-Up In The Works

Last year saw the release of the DC fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us. The title was a huge success, spawning an iOS version as well as a strongly received comic book series. Now, it looks like a second game is in development. At WonderCon recently, DC discussed its upcoming video game slate. During the panel, many mistook some comments as news that Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight is no longer coming in 2014. However, the "not a 2014" title was referring to a new Injustice game, and not the highly anticipated Arkham City sequel, which will still be released this fall.

No other details are known about the Injustice sequel. However, with the original's wide array of DC Universe characters - from Batman and Deathstroke to Superman and Cyborg - it will be interesting to see what other characters will make their debut in the next game. Stay tuned for more news as we have it. [Via Furious Fanboys]

Warner Bros. Reportedly Developing Nine More DC Adaptations

Last night, it was announced that a Justice League movie is officially set to follow Superman vs. Batman, with Zack Snyder on board to direct both. This move once again proves Warner Bros.' interest in exploiting its DC Comics catalog. Now, we have another tidbit of info regarding the studio's long-term development. An article from the Wall Street Journalchronicles WB's recent push in adapting DC properties, and it reveals that, in addition to the Man of Steel follow-up and Justice League, there are nine other films based on DC comics in development. The site doesn't give any specifics, but let's speculate.

WSJ's Justice League announcement last night also mentioned that movies based on Shazam, Metal Men, Fables, and 100 Bullets are in the works. Films for Sleeper and Federal Bureau of Physics were recently confirmed, while low budget movies starring Deathstroke, Suicide Squad, and Booster Gold were rumored. Then there's the Sandman movie, produced by Jose…

Katrina Law's Nyssa Al Ghul Returns For ARROW Season 2 Finale

The Season 2 finale of Arrow, titled "Unthinkable", is expected to feature a number of guest stars. Cynthia Addai-Robinson will return as Amanda Waller, while John Barrowman's Malcolm Merlyn and the Suicide Squad are expected to be present. And now, we have confirmation of another ally for Team Arrow in the war against Deathstroke.

The CW has released the first official image from the final episode of Arrow's second season, and it confirms the return of Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul. The daughter of Ra's al Ghul was previously featured in "Heir to the Demon", and her return has been teased since. At the end of "Seeing Red", Sara left Starling City to see an "old friend". Well, it turns out she's bringing in Nyssa and the League of Assassins to combat Slade and his army. "[Sara] went to go get help, because when you’re fighting an army, you need an army," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells GreenArrowTV. "She g…

Rumor: Matt Damon Wanted To Play Aquaman; Will JUSTICE LEAGUE Feature A "Barbarian" King Of Atlantis?

While not confirmed, Aquaman is expected to be a member in the recently announced Justice League movie. Actors such as Jason Momoa and Josh Holloway have been rumored to play the character in a Superman vs. Batman cameo appearance, to set up the superhero ensemble. Now, to accompany last night's big announcement, we have a couple of new possible tidbits surrounding the King of Atlantis.

According to The Wrap, one casting rumor that has circulated for "more than a year" has linked actor Matt Damon - a longtime friend and collaborator of Ben "Batfleck" Affleck - to the role of Aquaman. While it's unknown if the Bourne star will sign up for the part, it does make sense to pursue a respectable actor such as Damon to play a character who has been the butt of comic book jokes for decades. The Wrap then reaffirms that Jason Momoa is "expected" to appear in Superman vs. Batman in an unknown capacity.

Meanwhile, Badass Digestweighs in on the Zack Snyder/J…

Breaking: Zack Snyder Confirmed To Direct JUSTICE LEAGUE For 2017/2018 Release; Will Shoot Back-To-Back With SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN

Warner Bros. recently teased a major DC movie announcement, and now it's here. Via Wall Street Journal, WB President of Worldwide Production Greg Silverman confirms that Zack Snyder, who directed Man of Steel and the tentatively titled Superman vs. Batman, will return for the Justice League movie. "It will be a further expansion of this universe. Superman vs Batman will lead into Justice League," he says. Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot are expected to reprise their roles as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, respectively. And with Ray Fisher playing Cyborg/Victor Stone in Superman vs. Batman, he will likely be a member of the big screen JLA too.

The script is currently in development, and even though WSJ says it likely won't be released before 2018, The Hollywood Reportersays that a 2017 debut is possible. Latino-Revieweven has a rumored release date: May 5th, 2017. That is another date previously nabbed by Marvel Studios, who plans to release an unknown …

DC TV Bits: ARROW Season Finale Logline, Andrew Kreisberg On [SPOILER]'s Exit, GOTHAM Adds New Writer/Producer

We only have three episodes left of Arrow's remarkable second season, and it sounds like the year will end on an incredibly high note. The CW has released the plot summary for the season finale, which airs on May 14th. Titled "Unthinkable", the episode will deal with Oliver's final (?) showdown with Slade, as the latter threatens a specific target close to The Arrow. Meanwhile, a conflict between Diggle and Amanda Waller is teased. The Suicide Squad is also expected to return in this episode, making it all the more exciting. Check out the logline below.

OLIVER MUST DECIDE ONCE AND FOR ALL IF HE’S A KILLER OR A HERO — Slade (Manu Bennett) moves forward with his plan to kill one more person in Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) life. While Oliver has fought all year to be more than the killer he once was, when Slade kidnaps someone close to Oliver’s heart, Oliver is pushed to the edge and realizes sometimes it takes doing the unthinkable to stop the monster. Meanwhile, Diggle (D…

Jason Momoa Confirmed For Role In BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN?

Yesterday, we received major casting news for Batman vs. Superman, as the film added theater actor Ray Fisher as Justice League member Victor Stone/Cyborg. Now, an old rumor has resurfaced. According to Batman-News, Jason Momoa signed on for an unspecified role in the Man of Steel sequel "a couple of months" ago. The Game of Thrones actor was reported to be negotiating to join the movie late last year, but he then denied involvement. A rumor that emerged shortly afterwards linked Momoa to the role of Aquaman, who may be one of the various cameos in Batman vs. Superman that will set up Justice League.

Batman-News cautions that this should be taken as a rumor, but the site has confidence in its source. If Momoa has a secretive cameo in the movie, then of course he would deny these reports. The actor has also been rumored for Doomsday, who may or may not be Batman vs. Superman's secondary villain. With production expected to begin within the next month, we should hear more…

Breaking: BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Casts Theater Actor Ray Fisher As Cyborg

We have some more casting news for Batman vs. Superman, and this one's for yet another Justice League member. According to Variety, the theater actor - who also tested for Star Wars: Episode VII - is set to play Cyborg in the superhero epic. Victor Stone was previously rumored to be in the movie in a minor role, with Michael B. Jordan reportedly meeting with Zack Snyder for the role. Of course, since he was recently cast as Human Torch in Fantastic Four, that couldn't come to pass. Variety confirms that Cyborg's role in this movie is minor, but will be expanded in future films in the DC Cinematic Universe, such as Justice League. It's unknown whether or not Stone undergoes his transformation into the character in Batman vs. Superman, but it makes sense to introduce him before becoming Cyborg.

Cyborg is the latest Justice League member to be cast in the Man of Steel sequel. In addition to Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman will also play a supporting role. Heroes like T…

ARROW News Bits: "Seeing Red" Clip, "Streets Of Fire" Logline, Hints For Season Finale

This week's episode of Arrow is Roy-centric, as the character descends into the rage driven by Mirakuru. In "Seeing Red", he heads into battle with Team Arrow, and we can get a glimpse of that action in the following clip. In this minute of footage from the episode, Roy breaks a bone (literally) as he takes on The Arrow and Canary. Watch it below, and you can check out the full episode Wednesday night at 8 PM EST on The CW.

Meanwhile, The CW has released the official plot summary for the penultimate episode of the season, "Streets of Fire". The episode teases Team Arrow's war against Slade Wilson and his army, but just as exciting, [Spoiler?] it confirms the return of John Barrowman's Malcolm Merlyn, who finally comes face-to-face with his daughter Thea. As it sets the stage for the much hyped about season finale, this episode should be one of the most pulse-pounding of the series.

MALCOLM MERLYN RETURNS — Oliver (Stephen Amell) rallies his team as Slad…

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Camera Tests Underway In Detroit

We have another production update for Batman vs. Superman, courtesy of actress Diane Lane. Recently, a number of actors from the Man of Steel sequel had reportedly been in Detroit, as well as crew members including cinematographer Larry Fong. Now, Lane - who reprises her role as Martha Kent in the superhero epic - reveals why.

While production hasn't officially started yet, the Oscar nominee tells The Hollywood Reporterthat camera tests are underway in Detroit, and she just returned from the city. Lane says that she filmed a few shots of her "feeling" the new Superman costume, and jokingly regrets not doing the same for Batman.

Presently, online speculation suggests that Batman vs. Superman will officially commence filming on May 19th, just under a month from now. This will likely disappoint fans who were expecting an April start date, especially since it's expected to be accompanied by a first look at the new Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman costumes. However, we …

FEATURE: Five Actors Who Should Be Considered To Play The Flash In The DC Cinematic Universe

The Flash is without a doubt one of DC's most popular superheroes. Despite this, the character has yet to make an appearance on the big screen - save for a split-second cameo in The LEGO Movie. However, with the DC Cinematic Universe coming together, it's only a matter of time for the Scarlet Speedster to make his presence felt. Flash is rumored to be making a cameo in 2016's Batman vs. Superman, and will most likely appear in the planned Justice League movie. A solo film afterwards is also a strong possibility, despite The CW's Flash television series premiering this fall. As for who should play Barry Allen in his cinematic debut? I list five options below.

#5 - Grant Gustin
After his likable performance as Barry Allen on Arrow, Gustin will reprise the role in The CW's Flash spin-off. Currently, there are no plans to connect the two shows to WB/DC's cinematic universe, but it would be ideal to do so, in my opinion. By the time Justice League rolls around, Gust…

Easter-Egg Filled BATMAN BEYOND Animated Short From Darwyn Cooke Now Online

DC's second Batman animated short, based on the excellent Batman Beyond series, made its premiere at WonderCon's Batman 75 panel yesterday. And now, the short is online in its entirety. Created by Darwyn Cooke, the minute and a half short sees the elderly Bruce Wayne (Kevin Conroy) and new Batman Terry McGinnis (Will Friedle) face off against a robotic Batman, before preparing for battle with a slew of others. These Batman robots pay homage to a slew of animated and live action incarnations of the Caped Crusader, including Beware the Batman, The Dark Knight Returns, and the 1966 and 1989 versions of Batman. Watch the short in full below, and stay tuned for more Batman 75 news as we have it.

First Trailer For DC's Next Animated Movie, BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM

With Son of Batman premiering tonight at WonderCon and arriving on home video in a few weeks, we finally have a first look at the next title in DC's animated catalog. A trailer for this summer's Assault on Arkham, which is set in the universe of the Batman: Arkham video game series, is now online. Surprisingly, it appears that the Suicide Squad plays a big role in this movie, featuring members such as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and King Shark. Characters such as Amanda Waller, Joker, and of course Batman himself are also present.

Kevin Conroy returns to voice Batman in Assault on Arkham, while the cast also consists of Neal McDonough, Hynden Walch, and Matthew Gray Gubler. Justice League: War's Jay Oliva returns to direct. More details should be announced in the near future, so stay tuned for more as we have it.

DC Movie News Bits: First BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN BTS Pic, Jonathan Nolan Talks Batfleck, Anthony Mackie Campaigns For WONDER WOMAN Movie

The Dark Knight Trilogy co-writer Jonathan Nolan, brother of director Chris Nolan, recently appeared on Larry King Now (via Man of Steel Fan Page). Naturally, he was asked to share his thoughts on Ben Affleck replacing Christian Bale as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel. Also naturally, Nolan was very positive about this news, and reveals if he found it to be surprising. "No, I think it’s… Warner Bros has a fantastic relationship with Ben. He’s a fantastic filmmaker, and a phenomenal lead. I think he’s going to be an incredible Batman." He then explains what makes him a fan of the iconic character. "His superpowers were rage and money. There was nothing extraordinary about him. He was an ordinary man, sufficiently pissed off to want and go turn his life into a simple go out and fight crime in the middle of the night." 

Anthony Mackie can currently be seen in theaters as Falcon in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, he has now advocated the de…

WGN America Bringing DC/Vertigo Title SCALPED To The Small Screen

Yet another DC/Vertigo title is being adapted for television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, WGN America is developing a small screen take on Scalped, which ran for 60 issues over five years. The TV series will be written and executive produced by Doug Jung (Banshee). Scalped follows "the Oglala Lakota inhabitants in the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation in South Dakota as they grapple with organized crime, poverty, drug and alcohol addiction and local politics while trying to preserve their cultural identity. The plot was partially inspired by Native American activist Leonard Peltier, who was arrested for gunning down two FBI agents on a reservation in 1975." The critically acclaimed comic series was written by Jason Aaron and drawn by R.M. Guera.

Again, Scalped is the latest in a long line of DC and Vertigo titles coming to the small screen. The Flash, iZombie, and Hourman are in the works at The CW, while Fox is doing Gotham and The League of Extraordinary …

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Director Zack Snyder Discusses Reintroducing Batman, The Trinity's Costumes, Modernizing Superman And More

Forbesrecently landed an extensive interview with director Zack Snyder, who is currently preparing to begin filming on Batman vs. Superman. Of course, he discussed the hotly anticipated superhero project. When asked if he ever thought he would end up rebooting Batman after being hired for Man of Steel, Snyder revealed the process of including the Dark Knight in the Superman reboot's sequel. Spoiler alert - contrary to (flawed) popular opinion, it had nothing to do with Man of Steel's reception. "I gotta be honest, it definitely was a thing that… after Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman. In the first meeting, it was like, “Maybe Batman?” Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne’s house or something. Like in a cryptic way, that’s the first time we see him. But then, once you say it out loud, right? You’re in a story…

MAN OF STEEL Composer Hans Zimmer Confirms Plans To Score BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

After his stellar work on The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel, Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer will return to the DC Universe in the follow-up to the latter. Speaking with Digital Spy, Zimmer confirms that he has been asked to score Batman vs. Superman by director Zack Snyder, and plans to visit the set of the film after finishing his work on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. "We've already had a couple of chats, and once I finish the movie that I shall not talk about I will probably head over to where Zack is shooting his movie and just hang out a bit and see if we can come up with any ideas." 

Zimmer was initially hesitant about returning for the Man of Steel sequel, but it appears that he is confident enough to move forward. However, he admits that one problem he will have in the process is creating a new theme for Ben Affleck's Batman, after scoring the Christian Bale-led saga. "That's my problem, that's my dilemma. I don't want to b…

MAN OF STEEL's Henry Cavill Wins "Best Hero" At 2014 MTV Movie Awards

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards took place last night, and Man of Steel took home the one prize it was nominated for. Henry Cavill, who starred as Superman in Zack Snyder's reboot, won the "Best Hero" award, beating out Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 3), Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), and Channing Tatum (White House Down). You can check out a list of the full categories and nominations by clicking here.

Cavill isn't the first DC actor to win this award. In 2006, when the "Best Hero" performance was first introduced, Christian Bale won for his amazing performance as the Dark Knight in Batman Begins. The Oscar winner was also nominated for the prize last year for The Dark Knight Rises, alongside co-star Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle). However, The Hobbit's Martin Freeman won then.

Congrats to Cavill on winning this year, as his performance as Superman was flawless. Hopefully, many more awards will be in …

Warner Bros. Developing Film Adaptation Of Vertigo's FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS, Produced By David Goyer And Written By SUICIDE SQUAD's Justin Marks

While several DC titles are reportedly in development at Warner Bros., the studio is also pursuing another Vertigo series to bring to the big screen. According to Deadline, WB has hired The Jungle Book scribe Justin Marks to write a film adaptation of Vertigo's Federal Bureau of Physics. The script will be based on co-creator Simon Oliver's treatment. Marks previously penned the in development Suicide Squad movie and the shelved Green Arrow: Escape From Supermax. DC go-to guy David S. Goyer, who co-wrote Supermax, is producing FBP. The story for this Vertigo title follows the Federal Bureau of Physics, "a group formed in a world where quantum disturbances happen all the time and must be dealt with." 

FBP will be overseen by Jon Berg for Warner Bros., with Nellie Reed producing. Stay tuned for more news on this film adaptation as we have it.

Former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter Discusses How Gal Gadot's Incarnation Should Be Portrayed

While Gal Gadot's casting as Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman has been surprisingly (?) controversial, Lynda Carter has shared her support for this move. Speaking with The Huffington Post, the former Diana Prince once again endorses the Fast & Furious actress for the highly coveted role. "I'm in her corner. I just hope they write well for her!" 

As for how exactly Wonder Woman should be written, Carter explains, "I'm very hopeful she embodies the essence of Wonder Woman. It's less about super powers and more about heart and intellect and a sense of right and wrong with a goodness in her. Often times, writers really want to take a male superhero and dress him up as a female - and that's just not who she is. ... I'm saying they make Wonder Woman a macho Superman type character -- they make her mean -- and that's not who she is." Batman vs. Superman marks the big screen debut of the iconic heroine, so how she is portrayed here will …

ARROW Composer Blake Neely Signs On To Score The CW's FLASH Spin-Off

After his solid work on Arrow, Blake Neely is set to reunite with the crew of the hit CW series for its next DC show. Via Film Music Reporter, the composer has been hired to score the planned spin-off series The Flash. The pilot, which recently wrapped filming, stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Detective West, Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, and Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon. In addition to Arrow, Neely is currently scoring ABC's Resurrection. The CW will announce next month whether or not The Flash makes it to series.

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Reportedly Set To Debut In The UK One Week Before US Release

In recent weeks, there has been much discussion over Warner Bros.' decision to release Batman vs. Superman on May 6th, 2016 - the same date that Marvel will debut the now highly anticipated Captain America 3. While Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are clearly much more popular than Captain America, a follow-up to one of the most critically acclaimed comic book movies in a couple years could certainly slow down the box office gross of the Man of Steel sequel, which is the stepping stone for the DC Cinematic Universe. Neither studio is planning to move, setting up a collision course for the ages.

In the meantime, it looks like WB is taking another page out of Marvel's book. According to FDA (via Digital Spy), Batman vs. Superman will be released in the UK on April 29th, 2016. That's one week before its May 6th debut in the United States. Marvel Studios is known for making this move on several of its productions, while Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will arrive in the …

ARROW News Bits: Season 2 Finale Title, S2E21 Description, Another DCU Easter Egg

Today's Arrow news bits edition kicks off with the title for the Season 2 finale. GreenArrowTVhas learned that the final episode in the stellar season is named "Unthinkable". Obviously, this serves as a potential clue that something happens in this finale that most won't see coming. "Unthinkable" has been particularly hyped, as many players in this season of Arrow will be featured. And no, Oliver Queen isn't going away just yet - The CW recently confirmed that Arrow will return for a third season next fall.

In the meantime, we have new details for Episode 21 of Season 2, "City of Blood". This episode will see Oliver come to an extreme in an attempt to save his family and loved ones from Slade, much to the dismay of his teammates. Also, Laurel decides to crusade against Sebastian Blood again, while Slade makes his move on the city. More details can be found in the plot summary below. "City of Blood" airs on The CW April 30th.


Watch Bruce Timm's Batman 75th Anniversary Short, BATMAN: STRANGE DAYS

In celebration of Batman's 75th anniversary, a couple of animated shorts have been scheduled for release this year. One of these is Batman: Strange Days, from acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series mastermind Bruce Timm. This short recently aired on Cartoon Network's "DC Nation" program, and it is now available online. Strange Days is set in the year 1939 (the year of Batman's birth), and sees the Dark Knight tracking a giant that leads him to Hugo Strange. Watch the short below, and stay tuned for more Batman 75 news as we have it.

Warner Bros. Would "Love" To Create Cohesive DC Movie/TV Universe, But David S. Goyer Says It's "Too Early"

After a couple of unsuccessful attempts, Man of Steel is officially the starting point for Warner Bros.' highly demanded DC Cinematic Universe. However, the only movie definitely confirmed is Batman vs. Superman, scheduled for May 2016. Justice League is expected to follow shortly after that. Then, in addition to the currently running Arrow, there are a number of DC television shows in development, including The Flash, Gotham, and Constantine. Despite the apparent lack of plans to connect the TV shows and movies, it doesn't sound like the possibility is completely out of the question.
Speaking with IGN, Man of Steel scribe David S. Goyer addressed this point. He says that Warner Bros. wants its DC Universe to be more "cohesive", but adds that it's too "early" for such a move. "I mean, it's too early. I know that Warner Bros. would love to make their universe more cohesive. There have been a lot of general conversations about that, but it's…

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN News Bits: Warner Bros. On CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 Face-Off, Callan Mulvey Comments, Holly Hunter's Character Revealed?

Ever since Warner Bros. pushed Batman vs. Superman to May 6th, 2016, there has been much talk over its taking on an unknown Marvel Studios movie on that date. After the record-breaking opening of Marvel's latest film, the excellent Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the studio confirmed that its 5/6/16 movie is indeed Steve Rogers' next solo outing. Despite The Winter Soldier's success, however, WB is still intending to release its next DC movie on that date.

Dan Fellman, Warner Bros.' president of domestic distribution, recently told Bloomberg that, despite Captain America 3 tackling it head-on, there are no plans to move Batman vs. Superman's release date. "It doesn’t make a lot of sense for two huge superhero films to open on the same date but there is a lot of time between now and 5/6/16. However at this time, we are not considering a change of date for ‘Batman vs. Superman.’" Disney/Marvel declined to comment on the super competition.

Of course, c…

New Details On CONSTANTINE Pilot's Plot, Characters And More

With NBC's Constantine pilot now shooting, we have some new plot and character details for the Hellblazer's small screen debut. Shock Till You Drophas shared some tidbits from the pilot's script. While the site says John Constantine's characterization is the highlight, the story (compared to Supernatural and Sleepy Hollows) could use some improvement. Then, ten pieces of information were listed, offering insight into what we can expect.

- The pilot takes place in and around New York City.

- When we first find John, we learn he has voluntarily checked himself into a psychiatric clinic. He's haunted by an incident in which he lost a 9-year-old girl to a demon who has dragged her soul to hell. This incident has a significant impact on his life and it's hat is driving him. He checks himself out of the hosptial after six months to find something sinister is afoot in the realm of the supernatural.

- John's a clever wise-ass. His business card reads "Exorcist, …

DC Movie News Bits: Update On Batfleck's Training, Gina Carano Talks Wonder Woman, Richard Ayoade Endorses Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor

After getting Ben Affleck in excellent shape for The Town, trainer Rehan Jalali is reteaming with the actor-director for his Dark Knight role in Batman vs. Superman. Affleck has been beefing up to play Batman for several months, and we now have an update from Jalali. During a Q&A session on Twitter, the trainer commented on how big Affleck will be as Batman, revealing that they're going for a "real-life superhero look" for the Caped Crusader's next big screen outing. "Big muscular yet lean and good body symmetry! Going for the Real-life superhero look! #RJfit." Jalali later followed that up with, "Update: Batman is getting Large! He's working very hard! #Dedication #Excited #DarkKnight #BatFleck #TheSixPackDietPlan." He later deleted these tweets, but thanks to SuperHeroHypefor embedding them beforehand.

Before Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in the Man of Steel sequel, Gina Carano was among the fan favorites for the role. It's eas…

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Casts Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter And Tao Okamoto In Original Roles

We finally have some more official casting news for Batman vs. Superman. This week, Warner Bros. announced that Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire), Oscar winner Holly Hunter (The Piano), and Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) have joined the impressive cast of the Man of Steel sequel. Mulvey was previously in contention for a role that was reportedly the secondary villain, who is rumored to be Metallo or Doomsday. However, according to WB, he and these other two additions will play completely original characters, rather than characters previously featured in the comics. Regardless, all three are exciting additions to the cast of the hotly anticipated superhero epic, and with Batman vs. Superman expected to start shooting within the next month, we should be hearing some more news soon.

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar®-winning actress Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey of “300: Rise of an Empire,” and Tao Okamoto of “The Wolverine” have joined the cast of the upcoming Zack Snyder …

Details On SON OF BATMAN's WonderCon World Premiere Panel; New Clip Sees Batman Taking On Killer Croc

It was announced previously that Son of Batman will make its world premiere at WonderCon, and now, we have details on the panel that follows. The panel will be attended by star Jason O'Mara and other people behind DC's next animated film, as well as "special guests". More details can be found below. Additionally, we have a new clip from the movie, featuring a battle between Batman and Killer Croc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation present the World Premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. In the film, Batman learns he has a son, Damian-and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of Batman's most dreaded enemies, Ra's al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwar…