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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Casts Patrick J. Adams as Surprise DC Character

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow was recently renewed for a second season. It was previously reported that the next season will feature a fan-favorite DC character, who will make his debut in the season one finale. And now, that unnamed role has been cast.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Suits alum Patrick J. Adams has been cast as the mystery DC character. He will appear in the season finale of Legends of Tomorrow, as well as the season two premiere and possibly beyond. EW describes him as a "fun character the fans will love."

Already, fans are speculating on who this character could be. One popular theory has been Booster Gold. However, TV Linehas since ruled out this possibility. So, we'll have to wait and see who it'll be.

Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Surpasses $500 Million at Worldwide Box Office

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After opening in a few international markets on Wednesday, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened worldwide on Friday. The film grossed $422.5 million globally in its opening weekend, the fourth biggest worldwide opening in movie history and the biggest global superhero debut ever.

Now, the film, has surpassed another milestone. It has been confirmed (via The Hollywood Reporter) that Batman v Superman has now grossed $501.9 million worldwide. This figure brings the movie a little over halfway towards the coveted $1 billion mark. An impressive feat for a movie that has been out for less than a week.

Domestically, Batman v Superman has made $193.3 million. It is expected to cross the $200 million mark today. Meanwhile, it has grossed $308.6 million internationally. The film also had the biggest-ever March Monday and Tuesday in North America, grossing $15M and $12.2M, respectively.

Warner Bros. global distribution chief Veronika Kwan Vandenberg had this to say about Batman v Superman

Ben Affleck Has Completed Script for BATMAN Solo Movie

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Ever since Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in 2013, fans have expected him to star in and possibly even direct his own solo film. Last summer, it was reported that Affleck will not only direct and star in the movie, he's also co-writing the script with Geoff Johns.

This has never been confirmed officially by Warner Bros.; however, Affleck expressed interest in directing The Batman (the rumored title) if his schedule allows it, and he confirmed that he's working on "something" with Johns. Now, we have an update on the standalone movie.

WME's Patrick Whitesell recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his client, Affleck. He reaffirms that Affleck is contracted to play Batman in two Justice League movies (plus a cameo in Suicide Squad), and he reveals Affleck has completed a script for the next Batman film. "There's a script that he's written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that's out there as an option."

Now that a script exist…

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Composer Hans Zimmer Says He's Done Scoring Superhero Movies

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Hans Zimmer is a frequent film composer for current big-budget tentpoles. One of the genres he is best known for is the comic book movie genre, particularly his work at DC Entertainment. He scored all three films in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy, as well as the first two installments of the DC Extended Universe, Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, it looks like Zimmer's time with the genre has come to an end.

Speaking to BBC News (via Screen Crush), Zimmer reveals that he has "retired" from scoring superhero films. "I’m sort of…I might as well just say it. I have officially retired from the superhero business." He then admits that Batman v Superman, on which he collaborated with Junkie XL, was "very hard" to score.



If Zimmer is serious about retiring from superhero movies, it looks like Zack Snyder's Justice League is gonna need a new composer. Could Junkie XL completely take over that film's score?…

James Wan Discusses The Tone of AQUAMAN and Directors' Creative Freedom at DC Films

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We recently heard from Aquaman director James Wan about his approach to the DC Comics character, and now, the filmmaker has elaborated on his vision. In an interview with LA Times, Wan discusses exactly what sort of tone he wants to capture with Aquaman, as well as having creative freedoms within the DC Extended Universe.

Wan reaffirms that Warner Bros. intends to make the DCEU a filmmaker-friendly mega-franchise, with each director having plenty of creative freedom on his or her film. "Well, like Zack [Snyder] said, from Day One, Warner has always said to me that we are a filmmaker-driven studio and we want each of the DC characters to have the stamp and the trademark of the filmmakers that they’ve picked to come shepherd it." Wan then compares working within the DCEU to playing in a sandbox. "As I’ve always said, whether it’s at Marvel or at DC, they have that sandbox. That sandbox is in place. So you have to come in there and play within their sandbox. But the key h…

Zack Snyder Comments on Cyborg's Origin Story in the DC Extended Universe

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In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we saw glimpses of several future members of the Justice League. One of these is Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher. The character will appear in the two Justice League films, before getting his own spinoff film in 2020.

With Batman v Superman now in theaters, director Zack Snyder spoke with Entertainment Weekly about Cyborg's cameo, the character's origin story, and what it means for the future of the DC Extended Universe.

[Warning: The Following Contains Mild SPOILERS From Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.]
In Batman v Superman, Lex Luthor is collecting data on several metahumans, including Cyborg. The footage in question features a video diary from Dr. Silas Stone, whose son, Victor, had undergone a horrible accident, which resulted in the loss of most of his limbs. However, a shapeshifting box acquired by Stone went over to Victor and began to transform his body. Dr. Stone then shuts off the camera.
Zack Snyder confirms to EW that the box…

The Watchtower of Babel News Team Weighs In on BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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After a nearly three-year wait, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is now finally playing in theaters. The film, which formally launches the DC Extended Universe, has received a strikingly polarizing reception upon release. Critics pretty much hate it, but the fans have been more positive about the movie, which is doing very well at the box office so far. But what do WE think of the film?

Now that we've seen it, some members of the Watchtower of Babel News crew are here to individually share our thoughts on Batman v Superman. In addition, you can check out Connor's full review HERE, and our podcast about the movie HERE.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an exciting debut for the DC Extended Universe. It benefits from strong acting, exhilarating visual effects and stunning plot twists. However, the film suffers from an unfocused storyline, bad pacing and poor editing. Even with these flaws, the critics’ reviews have been unfairly harsh. I recommend Batman v Superman to long…

Recap: SUPERGIRL S1 E18 "World's Finest"

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It's worth mentioned that last week's episode was another solid addition to an impressive rookie season. We saw Martian Manhunter's transformation into Hank Henshaw, and the revelation that Alex's father might still be alive! Sadly, we weren't able to cover last week's episode (blame Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), but we are back and we have new friend in town!

This week we had the appearance of the Scarlet Speedster (Grant Gustin) in National City. This is the first crossover between The Flash and Supergirl. We didn't know if they'd ever crossover with both shows on different networks (Flash on The CW, and Supergirl on CBS), but Greg Berlanti (the DC TV god) made it happen!

Barry accidentally travels to this earth, but that's never really explained. This episode takes place after tomorrow's episode of The Flash; maybe that ends with him coming to National City? Either way it's nice to bring Barry into the Supergirl world. The chemist…

Cryptic Deleted Scene from BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Released

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice began its record-breaking run at the box office this past weekend, and it is already a huge win for the DC Extended Universe. However, Warner Bros. is already hyping up the R-rated, three-hour long "Ultimate Edition," which will be released on home video later this year. Today, the studio has released a deleted scene from the film.

[Warning: The Following Contains Mild SPOILERS From Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.]

Titled "Communion," the scene shows off more of Lex Luthor inside the Kryptonian ship, where he asked to learn "everything" about other worlds. Here, he sees a vision of an unknown, beastly character. It looks like Mother Boxes are present in the scene, so the character probably has some ties to Darkseid and/or Apokolips. The scene concludes with Lex being arrested.

Check out the clip below, and stay tuned for more as we have it.

Second Teaser Trailer for THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Released

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We saw the first trailer for 2017's The LEGO Batman Movie the other day, and now, Warner Bros. has released a second teaser. This time, we get a look inside Wayne Manor.

In this trailer, we get our first look at Alfred (voiced by Ralph Fiennes), as well as some of Batman's iconic villains. There are also references to Batman's past cinematic history, ranging from Batfleck to Batnipples.

Check out the trailer below, and stay tuned for more news as we have it. The LEGO Batman Movie hits theaters on February 10th, 2017.

FLASH SPOILER Review: Episode 2x16 - "Trajectory"

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