Judging by images alone, you would think that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is actually just a clothing catalogue for privileged vigilantes and alien superheroes. There’s so much pensive staring and gloomy brooding and handsome, chiseled faces in nice jackets and expensive button-ups. All that’s missing is a caption with a price tag and one-click ordering.
Christopher Nolan delivered a solid trilogy of Batman films (okay, two really good Batman movies and a competent sequel we begrudgingly accept) and inspired a wave of gritty blockbuster imitators. His Dark Knight trilogy gave us the best Batman movies since Tim Burton’s time with the iconic superhero, which made fans feel a little skeptical about Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck’s plans for the character. In an attempt to soothe your fears — however reasonable and totally justified they may be — Snyder has revealed that he received Nolan’s blessing for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So that’s something, right?
Like Quicksilver trying to keep up with the Flash, DC’s movie offerings have lagged far behind Marvel’s Cinematic Universe for almost a decade. But DC and Warner Bros. are stepping up their superhero game in a big way in 2016. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in just over two months, with Suicide Squad trailing not far behind. After that, the floodgates open: Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, and, of course, the Justice League. And that one comes in two parts, in 2017 and 2019.
That first Justice League movie isn’t due for another year, but the marketing onslaught is about to kick off, as DC Films just launched its official Facebook page with a very cool piece of artwork: the first official look at the movie Justice League, in concept art form.
There’s no arguing that DC Comics maintains a stronger foothold on TV than Marvel, but 2016 will be a huge year for the former’s cinematic exploits as well. To wit, The CW has arranged two new TV specials for January, the first to preview Arrow-Flash spinoff Legends of Tomorrow, followed by a look at Batman v. Superman’s Justice League future, as well as a brand-new Suicide Squad trailer!
We’ve seen a lot of intimidating glares and one-liners exchanged between Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman in the Dawn of Justice trailers, but we haven’t seen too much of their actual fighting — you know, the actual Batman v Superman stuff. A new international trailer offers a little previously unreleased footage, featuring some of what the film’s title has promised.
Alright, Batman and Superman fans, listen up. If you haven’t been watching Gotham (or if you’ve been catching up with it on your DVR), FOX has a good reason for you to tune in to the midseason finale on Monday, November 30. A new, exclusive sneak peek at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to air sometime during the episode, and to promote the special event, some of the cast members of the Batman origin series have revealed which side they’re on in the upcoming superhero super-battle.
Fandom among TV superheroes has ups and downs across both Marvel and DC; the former sharing continuity, but never screentime with its cinematic brethren, while DC’s lot keep explicitly separate from the Batman v. Superman world, and its Justice League. Now, DC’s Diane Nelson opens up as to why Arrow or The Flash will never join the Man of Steel, lest they “hinder the ability” of creatives to tell good stories.
Just yesterday we got a new look at the Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and today brings even more official photos from Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero showdown. Among them you’ll find a furious Superman, a brooding Batman and a quite lovely Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman.
Although Henry Cavill’s Superman defeated Zod in Man of Steel, the trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have shown that Michael Shannon’s not really done with the franchise just yet. As Shannon confirms in a new interview, Zod will indeed return…though he won’t be quite how we remembered him.