Just as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. portion of the WB panel ended at Comic-Con 2015, the extended trailer for Guy Ritchie’s upcoming action flick has arrived online. And it’s very extended — the new trailer features five minutes of action-packed footage from Ritchie’s big screen reboot of the classic series, starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.
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Here’s something you don’t see at every Comic-Con. Although fans and critics alike get the chance to see major franchise stars in Hall H, they rarely get to interact with them up close. That will change this Saturday, as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill will put aside their superhero squabbling and hit the con floor to sign autographs for fans.
If you think you’re going to reeeally love Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and you have a disposable income, you’re in luck! A few statues depicting those title characters in Exciting Action Poses are going to make their grand debut at Comic-Con 2015 before becoming available to purchase in January. You (yes, you!) will soon be able to have the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel preparing for battle on your shelf forever, frozen in time, their faces in perma-scowl mode.
For a long while, it was reported that Batman vs. Superman was in actuality a sequel to Man of Steel (albeit one that has Batman in it). It has the same cast, the same director and it’s a direct follow-up to Man of Steel, even dealing with the fallout from that movie. But, if you think Batman vs. Superman is just another Man of Steel movie, Superman himself, Henry Cavill, says you’re wrong.
Faster than a speeding bullet, Comic-Con is upon once again. The biggest, nerdiest party in the world kicks off on Wednesday in San Diego and, yes, Team ScreenCrush will be on hand to cover it all. With Marvel, Sony, and Paramount, all sitting out this year’s big geek bash, the clear #1 panel to anticipate is Warner Bros. Saturday morning showcase of their upcoming slate. The presentation will include clips from the new live-action Pan starring Hugh Jackman, and the movie version of the ’60s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. But the star attraction is unquestionably an appearance by Zack Snyder and the stars of next spring’s hotly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Can Guy Ritchie work the same magic on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that he did with Sherlock Holmes (not the sequel, let’s not mention that)? After seeing the first trailer back in February, it seems possible, but even more so with the second trailer which just arrived today. Rather than modernize the classic ‘60s television series, Ritchie keeps things retro with this period action piece, and it looks like it could be kind of fun.
Seemingly taking a cue from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, the latest promo art for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (be sure to take a break to catch your breath every time you say that title) is also adorned with graffiti. According to the official plot synopsis released yesterday, Batman and Superman aren’t just fighting — they’re at war. And these new promo photos definitely encourage that idea.
The title of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is so detailed that you almost don’t need an official synopsis of any kind. From that collection of words, you can easily extrapolate the following: the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel will fight each other, but it will ultimately lead to them teaming up and forming the Justice League. Anyway, the actual, official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s superhero throwdown has arrived and it confirms everything you expect it to confirm.
Man, it’s just all about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this week. And this movie doesn’t come out for almost another year! You’ve got the first teaser, you’ve got the first posters, and now there’s a new video, from Bleacher Report, that features NBA player DeAndre Jordan touring through Warner Bros. Studios’ Batman exhibit, and getting a special sneak preview of the Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman costumes from Batman v Superman, along with the brand-new Batmobile. It’s not enough that he’s hugely successful and wildly rich? He gets to see the Batman costume before the rest of us too? Lucky son of a gun.
Man, things are just not going well lately for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. First, someone leaked the filmmakers’ plans to release a snippet of the film’s teaser trailer on Twitter to advertise a big premiere event for the rest of the coming attraction at IMAX theaters around the country. Then someone uploaded a grainy bootleg of the trailer, essentially spoiling the big reveal almost a week early. (Warner Bros. later released a high-res version.) Now someone’s defaced the movie’s first posters! Damn internet hooligans! Get off my digital lawn!