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More Highlights From Empire's BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Coverage

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The latest issue of Empire Magazine, which covers Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is out now. And we continue to receive more and more info on the movie from this issue.

Batman-Newshas shared some more interesting details from the issue. What did The Dark Knight Trilogy director Christopher Nolan think about Zack Snyder helming the new reboot of Batman? Who else did Snyder meet with for the Batman role? When did Warner Bros. begin to discuss the idea of a Batman/Superman film? All that and more can be found below.
Zack Snyder sought Christopher Nolan's blessing before committing to Batman v Superman. Nolan gave the blessing, but according to Snyder, the filmmaker found it a "little bit hard" to let go. Nolan said, "Well, we don’t own these characters. When you’re done making Batman movies, someone else will."Before Ben Affleck was cast, Snyder met with Josh Brolin and Richard Armitage about playing Batman. Brolin has been particularly vocal about these meeti…

DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW "Pilot, Part 2" Review

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Coming off of a rather mediocre and over-stuffed pilot, Legends Of Tomorrow's second installment overall turned out to be a substantial improvement over it's first. 

This uptake in quality can likely be owed to the show's groundwork being laid so fervently in the premiere, and so the pilot's follow-up (and hopefully the rest of the season) is consequently free to explore the full potential of this concept without being restrained by exposition. The pilot's "straight out of the comics" tone returned in this episode, with sweeping action spectacle that would not look out of place on either a DC Comics' splash page or in the midst of a superhero blockbuster. The opening scene, where the team unsuccessfully attempts to apprehend Savage at a 1975 arms auction, was the highlight of the episode, featuring a surprise appearance by current Arrow antagonist Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) and possibly the most comic book-esque moment in a show filled with them, …

Blu-Ray Cover Art, Bonus Features and Release Date for JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS Announced

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We recently saw the first trailer for DC's next animated film, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, which is the latest installment in the New 52-inspired universe. And now, Warner Bros. has confirmed the exact release date for the direct-to-video release, as well as a list of bonus features that'll be on the Blu-Ray.

All that, along with the Blu-Ray cover artwork and more, can be found in the following press release. Are you looking forward to Justice League vs. Teen Titans?




Burbank, CA (January 29, 2016) – The demonic forces of Trigon infiltrate the minds and bodies of the Justice League, turning the veteran super heroes against their youthful counterparts in the all-new DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League vs. Teen Titans. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on April 12, 2016 on Blu-Ray™ Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. Order due date is March 8, 2016.

Justice League vs. Teen Tit…

DC and Cartoon Network Announce JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION Animated Series

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After months of rumors and speculation, Cartoon Network and DC Entertainment have finally announced a new Justice League animated series. Titled Justice League Action, the series will compose of eleven-minute episodes. No word on a premiere date yet.

Longtime voice actor Kevin Conroy will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. He will be joined by James Woods as Lex Luthor and Diedrich Bader (who voiced Batman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold) as Booster Gold.

And, in perhaps the most exciting news, Mark Hamill will once again voice The Joker. The actor said a few years ago that he would retire from this role after the Batman: Arkham video games, even though he is rumored to be voicing Joker for the Batman: The Killing Joke animated movie. Additional cast members have yet to be announced.

Justice League Action will be executive produced by Sam Register. The series will be produced by Butch Lukic, Alan Burnett, and Jim Krieg.

Cartoon Network has also released the poster for Justice L…

More New BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Images Released

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The latest issue of Empire Magazine, which focuses on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is available now. And with that, we have higher quality looks at a bunch of new images from the movie.

The following stills (via CBM) feature everyone from Batman and Superman to Lex Luthor and Lois Lane. There's also an iconic shot of Wonder Woman, while another image teases the epic battle between the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight. There are also some behind-the-scenes images, as well as a couple pieces of concept art.

Check out all of the images below, and stay tuned for more news as we have it.













For more on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Empire Magazine.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to hit theaters March 25th. The second installment in the DC Extended Universe stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. Zack Snyder directs from a scrip…

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW's Marc Guggenheim Explains *That* Twist From This Week's Episode

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Last night, The CW aired the second half of the two-hour pilot for DC's Legends of Tomorrow. A lot happened in this week's installment; Martin Stein encountered his younger self, Arrow's Damien Darhk made an appearance, and tension continued to rise between Atom and Captain Cold.

However, the episode ended with a shocking twist that proved that nobody is safe on this show. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim weighs in on the reasoning behind this twist, and what it means for the future.

Warning: The Following Contains MAJOR SPOILERS From Last Night's Legends of Tomorrow Episode.
So, the latest attempt to take out Vandal Savage was unsuccessful, as the villain kills Carter Hall, aka Hawkman. This happened just as he and Kendra Saunders, aka Hawkgirl, began to draw closer and embrace their romantic destiny. But now, it's up to Kendra to kill Savage.
Guggenheim explains to Variety why Hawkman was killed off, and how it will affect Kendra. "The first thing we were …

DARK KNIGHT RETURNS-Inspired Version of Green Arrow is Coming to DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow will utilize time travel to its full potential, heavily exploring both the past and the future. It was previously confirmed that past and/or future versions of both Green Arrow and The Flash will appear on the series. Now, it has been revealed that we'll be getting a look at Oliver Queen's future this season, and fans of The Dark Knight Returns will get a kick out of this.

ComicBook.comhas confirmed that Stephen Amell's Green Arrow will return in episode six of Legends of Tomorrow this season. The episode will be set in 2046, and we'll be seeing a very different Oliver Queen. Not only will he don his iconic goatee, but he will be missing his left arm. This takes obvious influence from The Dark Knight Returns, which depicted an elderly Queen assisting Batman in his climatic battle against Superman.

Additionally, the episode will mark the debut of Connor Hawke, Oliver's son in the comics. However, it was previously reported that that aspec…

Stephen Amell Hopes That Deathstroke Will Return to ARROW

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Slade Wilson/Deathstroke was the main villain in Arrow's second season, serving as a truly excellent adversary. His one episode in season three was underwhelming, while there are seemingly no plans to bring him back in season four. Actor Manu Bennett said last year that he was unsatisfied with the show's direction for Deathstroke, suggesting that he won't reprise the role again. However, series star Stephen Amell really hopes to see Deathstroke come back.

Appearing at the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest last weekend (via ComicBook.com), Amell reaffirms what many Arrow fans have been saying: the show feels incomplete without Slade Wilson, and he needs to return. "Manu [Bennett] is a character, and Manu played a great character. And I really honest think that Arrow has been missing something since he hasn't been around. I really do. He was a transformative villain. I would really love it if Deathstroke could keep being a part of the Arrow universe."

While Slade W…

Check Out the Trailer for JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS Animated Movie

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With Batman: Bad Blood now available on digital download, DC has begun to promote its next animated film, Justice League vs. Teen Titans. We recently learned about this movie's voice cast, and now, thanks to IGN, we have a trailer.

Justice League vs. Teen Titans is the latest installment in DC's New 52-inspired animated universe, and it is the first to feature the Teen Titans. In this film, the villain Trigon possesses the Justice League and uses them in his quest to conquer the world, and only the Teen Titans can stop him.

Check out the trailer below, and stay tuned for more as we have it. Justice League vs. Teen Titans will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download sometime this spring.

Recap: SUPERGIRL Season 1, Episode 11 "Strange Vistors From Another Planet"

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Warning this review contains fullspoilers.
In last week's recap I said that the series is at its best when it focuses on J'onn and Kara; this episode definitely delivers. It seems that J'onn accidentally alerted the white Martians when he was investigating Maxwell Lord a couple of episodes ago. What makes this one of my favorite episodes of the season is that we get to see more of J'onn's backstory. We see flashbacks to Mars and he tells us what happened to his people. Seeing what happened to the Green Martians reminded me of the Holocaust, and you sense the anger in J'onn whenever the White Martians are mentioned. This was really well done, and they told Martian Manhunter's origin perfectly.
The secondary plot of the episode was about Cat and her son Adam (Blake Jenner). We learn that Cat writes letters to Adam but never send them out. She never had the Mother-Son relationship with him, and she wants to get closer to him. Kara takes it upon herself to finish…

Highlights From Empire's BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Coverage; New Images Released

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The latest issue of Empire Magazine, coming on January 28th, features Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as the cover story. We've already seen the three different covers for the issue, and now, it's time to delve into the issue itself.

Empire has interviewed director Zack Snyder, as well as various cast members from the movie. They talk about everything from Doomsday's inclusion and Batman's Knightmare to Wonder Woman's role and the conflict between Superman and Batman. Additionally, some new stills from the movie have been released. Many thanks to Comic Book Movie for compiling the following info.

Warning: The Following May Contain Mild Spoilers From Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

-The last trailer for Batman v Superman confirmed that the two heroes, as well as Wonder Woman, will team up to take on Doomsday. When asked about why this villain was chosen for this movie, Snyder says"To go up against heroes like Batman and Superman, we wanted to introduce…

Empire Unveils Three New BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Covers, Including One Drawn by Jim Lee

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the cover story for the latest issue of Empire Magazine, which hits shelves on January 28th. This week, the magazine has revealed three covers for the issue. One cover features Batman, while the second features Superman.

Additionally, there is a subscribers-exclusive cover drawn by acclaimed DC artist Jim Lee. This uncolored cover depicts the highly anticipated brawl between Superman and Batman.

Check out the three covers below, and stay tuned for more news as we have it.




Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to hit theaters March 25th. The second installment in the DC Extended Universe stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. Zack Snyder directs from a script by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer.

LUCIFER Review - "Pilot"

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Based on the eponymous 75-issue comic run by Mike Carey (itself a spin-off of Neil Gaiman's Sandman), Lucifer tells the story of the titular lord of Hell (played by Tom Ellis) who chooses to leave his domain in favor of the mortal realm. While there, he eventually partners with LAPD detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), and begins to assist her with homicide cases, viewing it as another outlet by which he can punish the wicked. And it is here that the pilot (and possibly the series as a whole) more or less derails.


While the concept of Satan as an (anti) heroic figure is always going to be a hugely tough sell, Lucifer positioning of the figure into a police procedural formula does nothing to remedy this inherent problem. Police Procedural television (even those with a supernatural angle) are a dime-a-dozen, and a feeling of ubiquity seeps into the show as soon as Lauren German's blandly performed Chloe/Strong Female Television Cop #87 enters the frame. This is compounded by…

New BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Poster Released as "Who Will Win?" Campaign Launches

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We are now two months away from the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Warner Bros. is launching the final phase of its marketing campaign. Courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, we have a brand new poster for the movie. Dubbed as the "final" one-sheet, the poster features a stare-down between Batman and Superman, once again teasing the highly anticipated battle.

Additionally, director Zack Snyder has shared the following announcement on Twitter, offering more insight into the "Who Will Win?" campaign. If you tweet "#Batman" or "#Superman," the hashtag will be accompanied by an emoji of the Bat symbol and the S symbol, respectively. Check out the announcement video below. And if you have a Twitter account, be sure to participate in this campaign.

#Batman#Superman#WhoWillWin? https://t.co/n1shHdZ8NN — ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) January 24, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to hit theaters March 25th. The second installment in …

Kevin Smith Wants to See the DC Films and TV Shows Crossover Via the Multiverse

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For years, fans have been debating whether or not DC's television shows should cross over with Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe. Some want to see the likes of Arrow and The Flash connect to Justice League, while others think it is best to keep the two separate. Ezra Miller's casting as the DCEU's Flash and the Suicide Squad movie, among other things, confirmed once and for all that the two mediums did not exist in the same universe. However, is a Multiverse a possibility?

Kevin Smith recently co-hosted The CW's "Dawn of the Justice League" special, which offered a new look at the DCEU, with Geoff Johns. Appearing on his "Fatman on Batman" podcast (transcription via ComicBook.com), Smith reflected on parts of his conversation with Johns that were cut from the final version. He asked why the movies would create a new version of Flash when the television series is doing so well.

Then, Smith suggested to Johns that the two mediums can crossover, …

DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: "Pilot, Part 1" Review

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As the third installment in The CW's live-action DC universe, Legends Of Tomorrow has been hotly anticipated, and having finally premiered last night, now is an excellent time to dive into what might be the one of the most accurate representations of a classic comic-book tone out of print media.

Legends Of Tomorrow follows 22nd century "Time-Master" Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) as he assembles a team of supporting characters from the "CWverse" (Sara Lance/White Canary and Ray Palmer/The Atom of Arrow in addition to Professor Martin Stein & Jefferson Jackson/Firestorm, Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl, Carter Hall/Hawkman, Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, and Mick Rory/Heatwave of The Flash) to perform missions throughout time in an effort to stop immortal warlord Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) before he can complete his conquest of the Earth in 2166.

Just from that log-line, it's clear Legends Of Tomorrow will be loaded to the brim with Silver-Age comic book goodness, a…

Lauren Cohan to Play [Redacted] in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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We are now two months away from the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, yet another key casting announcement has been made for the film. It has been speculated that The Walking Dead alum Lauren Cohan had a role in the movie, and now, IMDbhas confirmed this. Normally, IMDb is very unreliable for this type of thing, as anybody can go in and edit a movie's page to include any info, true or false. However, Cohan herself retweeted the news on Twitter, so that confirms it.

BREAKING! @LaurenCohan has been added to the cast list of #BatmanvSupermanhttps://t.co/rGvUS6xyHV#CastingNewspic.twitter.com/mBKVSrASjf — IMDb (@IMDb) January 22, 2016
So, according to IMDb, Lauren Cohan is playing none other than Martha Wayne, the mother of Bruce Wayne/Batman. There is a flashback sequence in Batman v Superman that retells the deaths of Bruce's parents, featuring Jeffrey Dean Morgan as father Thomas Wayne. Both he and Cohan can be seen in the following screenshot from the Com…

Purchasable SUICIDE SQUAD Character Statues Unveiled

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As August slowly inches closer to arriving, merchandise for the DC film Suicide Squad is slowly being rolled out. 
A couple of weeks ago, Mezco Toys revealed their action figures featuring characters from the film, and today, DC Entertainment (via USA Today) has revealed six Squad member statues that you can purchase and display in your home wherever you desire.

Standing at 12 inches tall, these six statues are priced at $150 each, with Harley Quinn, The Joker, Deadshot, and Killer Croc being available for purchase sometime in July, while Captain Boomerang and Katana will be available later on in August.

Take a look at these spot-on replicas!


Deadshot

Killer Croc

Katana

Captain Boomerang

Harley Quinn

The Joker

Will you be saving your money to add one of these statues to your figurine collection?
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th, and stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukahara, Jay He…