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Henry Cavill Briefly Comments on JUSTICE LEAGUE Scope and Script

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With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a few weeks away, Warner Bros. is currently prepping for filming Justice League Part One. It was recently confirmed that the superhero ensemble will begin production on April 11th. And now, Superman actor Henry Cavill has talked a little bit about the movie.

Speaking with MTV News(via ComicBook.com), Cavill confirms that he has seen the Justice League script, but he obviously can't give any specifics. However, he has this to say about the movie's epic scope. "We're talking about Justice League here. The DC Cinematic Universe is finally getting its chance to really grow in this one. I think all of the characters are fantastic. I'm looking forward to being a part of that whole gig." He also says that he's a "big fan" of Aquaman actor Jason Momoa, and he looks forward to working with him on this installment.

For Cavill's comments on Superman's love for humanity and how Batman will use that as an adva…

Watch The New BATMAN V SUPERMAN Clip; Plus A Hilarious Deleted Scene

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During Jimmy Kimmel's Oscar show actor Ben Affleck showed off some new footage from his film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Here we see a little more of the fight between the two titans, along with a hilarious "deleted "scene featuring Jimmy Kimmel. Check it all out down below!

Here in our first clip we have Superman showing off his power. We also see that if he wanted it, Batman would have been dead already.



In the second clip we have Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck discuss a scene that was cut out of the original version of the film. Thankfully Affleck allowed Kimmel to show the clip so we all can enjoy this wonderful footage.

For more Batman v Superman coverage stay tuned. Also don't forget about our 25 days of Batman v Superman, all of the information on that is linked here.

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wres…

Carla Gugino Teases Small Voice Role in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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Actress Carla Gugino has worked several times with director Zack Snyder. She appeared in Watchmen and Sucker Punch, while she voiced the robot Kelor in Man of Steel. And now, it looks like Gugino is bringing her voice back to the DC Extended Universe in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

On Twitter, Gugino responded to a fan inquiry about Batman v Superman. She said that we "might hear" her in the film, so we have to listen carefully. In other words, Gugino is voicing someone or something in Dawn of Justice. Who or what could that be? We won't have to wait long to find out.


You might hear me in it if you listen carefully. ūüėŹ https://t.co/54sNVfmmb3 — Carla Gugino (@carlagugino) February 28, 2016
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 direc…

OFFICIAL: 25 Days of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE on Watchtower of Babel News

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The month of March marks the long-awaited theatrical release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. To celebrate, Watchtower of Babel News is planning a 25-day series of reviews, features, editorials and other posts inspired by the upcoming motion picture.

A new original post will be published each day for 25 days in the month of March. The series will kick off on March 1st and end on March 25th, the release date of the movie.

The first nine days will be a series of editorials/features about the characters in the film, as well as the incoming DC Extended Universe, what we want to see in future installments and more.

Afterwards, once a day, we will share a review of a previously released Batman or Superman film. These will conclude with our review of Batman v Superman, which will be published on March 25th.

Below is our full schedule for "25 Days of Batman v Superman on Watchtower of Babel News."

Day #1: Batman Movies Ranked [Feature] Day #2: Superman Movies Ranked [Feature] Da…

BATMAN V SUPERMAN News Bits: Early Box Office Predictions, A Doomsday Actor Revealed, Ben Affleck Tweaked the Script?

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We are only four weeks away from the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and with tickets set to go on sale Monday, box office predictions have begun to hit the web. According to Deadline, rival studios and tracking executives are projecting that the film will open with a $100-140 million opening weekend. The film will hit tracking boards on Thursday, so we'll receive a more definite prediction then.

Of course, this is only an early number; often, a franchise movie will open higher than the initial projections. For example, Fox's Deadpool was originally expected to open with $65-75M, but ended up with a huge $150M four-day weekend. So, expect Batman v Superman to open big - at the very least, it should beat out The Hunger Games' $152M debut as the biggest March opening weekend in history.

There are analysts who are projecting a particularly huge opening for Batman v Superman, with one telling Deadline, "These are two massive properties coming together.&quo…

FLASH SPOILER Review: Episode 2x15 - "King Shark"

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Funko Officially Unveils New Wave of DC Superheroes Pop! Figures

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At Toy Fair 2016 earlier this month, Funko unveiled concept art for a new wave of DC Comics Pop! figures, based on the characters' appearances in the comic books. And now, Legion of Collectors has officially unveiled the five new Pops!

Included in this wave are Supergirl, Firestorm, Cyborg, Power Girl and Black Manta. All of these figures are set to release in May this year.

Check out the first-look images below, and stay tuned for more news as we have it.





An R-Rated "Ultimate" Cut of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is On the Way

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Well, this is probably the most unexpected headline you'll read today. A few months back, MPAA confirmed a PG-13 rating for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. You know, the rating that accompanies 99% of superhero movies nowadays. However, there is another cut of this film that was just classified by the MPAA, and it has been given a rating of...R?!

According to the MPAA (via Batman-News), an "Ultimate Edition" of Batman v Superman has been classified. It is rated R for "sequences of violence." The cut is distributed by Warner Home Entertainment, so presumably, this is a director's cut, which will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray.

Based on the rating, it looks like this cut will up the ante in terms of violence. But what exactly will happen to justify the R-rating? I guess we'll find out in a few months, when the movie comes out on home video. Stay tuned for more as we have it.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to hit theaters March 25th. The s…

POWERLESS Pilot Adds Alan Tudyk and Two More to Cast

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Yesterday, it was announced that Vanessa Hudgens will star in NBC's Powerless pilot, a workplace comedy set in the DC Universe. Now, the pilot has added three more actors to its cast, and television fans should be familiar with these names.

Via Variety, actors Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Danny Pudi (Community) and Christina Kirk (A to Z) have joined the cast of Powerless in (potential) series regular roles. Tudyk will play Del, who is described as "Emily’s (Hudgens) new boss in the claims department. Del has just been promoted, not through any merit of his own, but because he’s the owner’s son. A self-proclaimed 'rich, over-educated globetrotting wastrel,' Del is a power-mad disastrous dictator of a boss."

Pudi's character, Teddy, is a "...best friend to Emily at work and her trusted confidante. He spends his days creating time-wasting pranks as a way to make their office, the 'least super place on earth,' just a little less 'unsuper.'" 

Recap: SUPERGIRL Season 1, Episode 14: "Truth, Justice, and The American Way"

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WARNING This review contains full spoilers from the episode.

First off I'd like to say thank you to Jason for covering the previous episode of Supergirl. He did an amazing job, and it's greatly appreciated. Who knows maybe the multiverse will allow us to do this again someday.

Back in the world of Supergirl, we have Cat still holding a grudge because of the mess that happened in the last couple of episodes; Kara breaking up with Adam, J'onn doing a terrible Kara impersonation etc. Having Cat hire a new assistant because Kara can't do her job was a interesting side story. The new assistant is named Siobhan Smythe (or assistant number one), and is truly terrible person. She is such a waste of space, hopefully she makes a better impression next week. She doesn't add anything to the story, and she's not even a good foil to Kara.

Kara is holding a grudge against Hank for because he killed Astra. This seems to be the episode of grudges. Non is having a funeral for As…

Zack Snyder Shares First JUSTICE LEAGUE Behind-The-Scenes Image; Flash and Other Costumes Glimpsed

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Earlier today, it was confirmed that Justice League Part One will kick off production on April 11th, shortly after the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Prep is currently underway in the UK. And now, director Zack Snyder has shown off a new behind-the-scenes shot, giving us new glimpses at the film's costumes and other props.

On Twitter, Snyder shared the following sneak peek, where he's Warner Bros.' Leavesden Studios with Aquaman actor Jason Momoa. As you can see, we have new teases of the Flash suit, as well as a tweaked costume for Aquaman. Also on display are Batman's cowl, concept art of (seemingly) Mera, and other costumes of unknown characters.

Check out the image below, and see what other things you can find. Stay tuned for more as we have it.


Deep in it with Jason on JL #Aquaman#JusticeLeague#Leavesden@PrideofGypsiespic.twitter.com/3BIgebQvHF — ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) February 22, 2016
Justice League Part One is scheduled to hit theaters Novembe…

Vanessa Hudgens Set to Star in NBC's DC Comedy Pilot POWERLESS

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Casting is now underway on NBC's pilot, Powerless, a workplace comedy set in the DC Universe. The pilot and potential series will follow a group of workers at an insurance company, as well as their perspectives on their world's superheroes. Today, the pilot has cast its first role, recruiting a big name to join the DCU.

It has been announced (via THR) that Vanessa Hudgens will star in the Powerless pilot. The Spring Breakers and High School Musical alum will play Emily Locke, described as "an insurance claims adjuster who loves her job because she gets to help people. Emily likes to fly under the radar and just get her work done. She finds herself increasingly exasperated by the disruptive antics of the various Super Heroes that proliferate in her city." If the pilot is ordered for a full series, Powerless will mark Hudgen's first regular television role.

Powerless is the latest DC Comics venture to television, but so far, it sounds like the most unique entry yet…

GIVEAWAY: Enter For A Chance To Win A BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Poster!

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is almost a month away, and to celebrate, we here at Watchtower of Babel News are giving away this awesome Batman poster! This Batman poster was given away during the Batman v SupermanIMAX event last year, and was one of our first looks at Ben Affleck's Batman.

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

To enter for a chance to win this figure, here are the instructions:
1. FOLLOW@WatchtowerBabel on Twitter.

2. RETWEET the following tweet.

RT and Follow @WatchtowerBabel for a chance to win a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Poster! pic.twitter.com/y4QXaI9WP5 — Watchtower of Babel (@WatchtowerBabel) February 22, 2016
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