There’s a lot to process.
This is where the DC Cinematic Universe starts, and it looks epic.
This article contains spoilers, you may want to skip if you want to go with a clean mind when you see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in theaters.
At this point everyone knows how Ben Affleck will look like in the Batman costume. Early last week, a picture of the Batfleck was going around many sites. These pictures could be a bit spoiler-filled. I’m just gonna post the first promo art that contains Batman and Superman. If you feel like looking at the armor that the Caped Crusader will use to fight agains the Man of Steel, you can continue reading. I got these in my e-mail yesterday, but someone came up with it earlier.
The trailer leaked some hours ago. Many trades have been putting a link to their site, but Geek Broadside is not here to do that. Warner Bros. is very unhappy about this. The release of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer was about to be an IMAX event. People were getting tickets to enter an IMAX theatre only to see this trailer.
The 15 last seconds of the trailer were leaked and uploaded all over Instagram, when we are not able to listen properly to the new Batman’s voice since the quality of the video was beyond terrible. Last night the full trailer leaked online and already has more than 6 million views. I saw it, everyone saw it. The quality of the video is bad, again. And just like the other 15 seconds, it has subtitles written in portuguese. What I’m hearing is the source of the leak is brazilian, a guy on Twitter with the username @MuDragon who uploaded the video which was taken down by Warner Bros.
The little teaser for a teaser backfired. See why that’s a stupid idea? If you say a trailer for a highly anticipated movie is coming out in four days people will try to find it earlier. The team involved in the film wanted to take Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer spotlight, and that’s what they get. Anyways…
Like I mentioned before, I saw the trailer. It’s good, but not very good. However this is better than the thing I was expected. Many people like the take on this characters with Zack Snyder and good for them, his take on Superman hurts me. Batman in the other hand looks very cruel and he is a living nightmare. Just like Frank Miller wrote him in The Dark Knight Returns, very nice.
This version of the trailer is too dark and gritty for its own good. There’s absolute no joy here. While the Star Wars trailer was fun to watch, what this trailer does no nothing more but intriguing and showing beautifully shot images.
Superman is a pretty hated figure in this film. Being familiar with scenes of the script, there are some fun moments in the movie, but this trailer just wanted to be cool and grim. When something is too serious it gets silly at times, I hope this is not the case with Dawn of Justice. At the very end of the video after the serious – surprisingly good – dialogue we see Batman in his Dark Knight Returns armored costume and he says: “Tell me… do you bleed? You will.” Which is actually a pretty good line. Then Superman comes to the ground to start one of the few fights they have in the film. The other villain is under wraps and probably they he will a surprise for many when the movie comes out next year.
But what really calls my attention is Batman’s voice. What Ben Affleck is using for this movie is something similar to Christian Bale’s voice when he was in costume, back in the Nolan era. The Batman voice was something that many times took me out of the films. I love the Dark Knight Trilogy, but let’s be honest with ourselves and admit that the voice sometimes came out as silly. Maybe this is how Ben Affleck sounds when he is inside the armor. I just hope the voice is different. I would love the voice to be menacing, not like a growling man who wants to be scary in front of a group of kids.
I’m afraid about this movie since Man of Steel was so bad, but the few fantastic elements here and the take on Batman make me hopeful. My initial feelings towards the trailer were bad, but after the third viewing, I think this movie may be good.
Update: Warner Bros. decided to upload the extended teaser some minutes ago. Let’s make this a lesson. No more trailers for trailers.
Also, the voice is very good. The quality of the leaked version was very bad and the audio was terrible. Batman’s voice sounds pretty good, so far. This take is not the laughable growl that turned ridiculous by the third Nolan movie. The images are clear now and most of the trailer makes perfect sense. It looks very intriguing. This sets up the hype.
Here’s my conclusion: The extended teaser looks awesome, but there’s no joy or fun. What do you think about the trailer? Answer in the comments below!
El Mayimbe from Latino-Review strikes again. He has a lot of access, probably more than anyone in the film journalism world, to the Suicide Squad screenplay. He even knows how Deadshot is going to look like in the movie, and now he gives some interesting details about Amanda Waller.
According to Viola Davis, her character is brutal. Waller is a badass, she is unapologetic and has no humor. In the movie she owns a trophy case in the lower levels of the prision where she keeps all the “superpowered metahumans. But, what does she have inside that case?
Spoilers from Suicide Squad ahead, and probably Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Umberto Gonzalez states this is a rumor, but he has been hitting the nail lately with all of his Suicide Squad scoops. Amanda Waller has Aquaman’s trident in her trophy case. This thickens the plot of Suicide Squad and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Aquaman only has some kind of cameo in the movie, but what is going to happen in that movie? How did she come into the trident’s possession? Does this plays a role in the upcoming Aquaman movie or Justice League?
Mystery is good. Is nice to see that Warner Bros. and DC are actually building an universe because that wasn’t the plan when they first released Man of Steel. Throwing Batman into the sequel was a movie to save Superman’s franchise since a movie based on this character made what a Marvel B-lister does nowadays. Having so many (yet little) links between these movies is great. I just expect these films to be self-contained, and less “You have to see Man of Steel, Batman V Superman, and Suicide Squad to understand what happens in Justice League Part I“.
This week is all about confirmation of things reported last year. Many months ago, a fan uploaded a picture of herself and Jesse Eisenberg. When she released the picture Jesse Eisenberg didn’t look bald at all, but she said that Eisenberg’s hair looked more like a wig.
Many were saying this version of the character wasn’t going to be bald in the movie, because it really doesn’t if the guy is bald or not, this is all about how he acts and not how he looks. I disagree, how hard is it to cut someone’s hair for a role?
But here it is, the first picture of bald Jesse Eisenberg looking really bald for Lex Luthor. The picture was taken by Clark Enos who has previously worked with Zack Snyder, like the Watchmen Portraits. The picture is released by Entertainment Weekly.
One last thing, is he wearing prision clothes?
Source: Entertainment Weekly
By: Marv Castillo
The Aquaman played by Jason Momoa that we are going to see in the DC Cinematic Universe looks exactly like almost all of us pictured him in our mind. Long hair, covered in tattoos, and pretty much colorless.
The Justice League is shaping up in a very a colorful way, the characters still have darker colors than the Marvel characters… but Wonder Woman has the red and blue, just like Superman. Batman is not completely bLack. Aquaman, I think, for this kind of adaptation has to look really tough and dark.
I still think we are going to get some green over there, and you can see some gold sprinkes in the suit. I’m not disappointed, it’s what I expected.
Zack Snyder took his Twitter account last night to release this picture and added the tagline “Unite the Seven”, which clearly means: unite the Justice League. I don’t think that “Unite the Seven Seas” is valid in a movie like this. According to some people, the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice script has a short cameo characters such as Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman. Green Lantern is missing at this point, but perhaps he has been added to one of the upcoming movies in a short cameo. The rumor is that Green Lantern is not going to show up until the second part of Justice League, but reshoots can squeeze him in Dawn of Justice or Justice League.
By: Marv Castillo
Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Lex Luthor, Cyborg, Doomsday would be already be introduced to us by the time Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is over. The source of these news is Badass Digest, and there was a rumor going around the batvillain that will show up in the movie. There’s something that for me is way more exciting, but we will get to that later.
In the movie, Lex Luthor is actually a bad guy, not like in the past movies, where we saw a very different version of the character. He has some kind of dark agenda and there’s people working for him to help this baddie accomplishing his objectives. For example, he has one woman under surveillance, a girl who walks with us in present day, but who has been seen in pictures from the 1800’s. One of Lex Luthor’s agents is called Anatoli Knyazev, who is KGBeast in the comic books.
We won’t the version introduced in the comics, but the character’s name is there.
Also, the Joker already exists in this movie and Superman knows about him. As a wise choice, he won’t be in the movie, possible he will be in Suicide Squad for the first time in the DC Cinematic Universe, but hey, he exists! Yay.
The thing that got me excited of the whole news is that Devin Faraci from Badass Digest just confirmed that Doomsday is in the movie. This was a rumor some time ago, just like KGBeast, but Doomsday is of course a more important character and it would be cool to see him finally in the big screen. So, yay, again.
Source: Badass Digest
By: Marv Castillo
We saw it in the Burton movie’s, and in the reboot trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. The death of Batman’s parents is repeated over and over in the comic books. We have seen Thomas and Martha Wayne die so many times, it’s almost painful.
I’m starting to the get the feeling that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be a long movie. And by long and mean long. They’re giving personality to Superman and from what I’ve heard this is more of a Batman movie, so this character will have a lot of screentime. Then there’s the big, epic fight that we are all waiting for and many characters have to be introduced. The new characters will be introduced through cameos, and I guess Wonder Woman will be the member of the Justice League to have more time on screen, outside of Batman and Superman. It’s not called Trinity, she will not be in the movie all that much. But still, I think this will be a long flick now that we are entering the territory of Wayne’s childhood memories. I’m worried, how will they cover up all of that?
Marvel movies and the critically aclaimed X-Men: Days of Future Past did an outstanding job having many characters and stories in their screenplay. With Chris Terrio working as the writer of Dawn of Justice, I have some faith. This is like my most expected movie in life and I don’t want it to fail.
In the picture, we see that Mask of the Zorro will be part of the origin of Batman. I believe this is added in one of Frank Miller’s stories. We have some fresh stuff over here, and it’s good to see something different now that we are going witness the death of the Wayne’s again, and you know Snyder. Zack is popular because he takes the panels of the comic books and basically uses them as storyboards. The murder of little Wayne’s family will be some kind of frame-by-frame adaptation.
We recently saw the Wayne’s die again in the opening act of Gotham. Enough is enough?
Source: Danimalish Instagram