ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Warner Bros. makes big superhero plans, Marvel wants to start a Civil War, and a certain actress may be playing a certain character in 'Batman vs. Superman.'
There's a reason why people have been pretty tight-lipped with 'Batman vs. Superman' details. It seems that everyone, even the extras, face a $5 million lawsuit if they divulge anything at all. But that hasn't stopped one member of the film's background talent, who went to local Detroit news station with some new story details, including the identity of Batman's sidekick, Robin.
"I don’t want to say ‘literary,’ because that’s a bad word," said Paul Thomas Anderson, attempting to describe the essence of Thomas Pynchon's 'Inherent Vice.' It's "beautifully written and, sort of, profound and deeply felt stuff mixed in with just the best fart jokes and poop jokes and silly songs and stuff that you could imagine." As he says, he was "trying to be as faithful to the feeling of the book as possible" in adapting it for the big screen.
President Snow is back with another message for the citizens of Panem. After the first 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1' teaser video hit the airwaves, showing us Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) seemingly siding with the tyrannical President Snow (Donald Sutherland), a new presidential address debuted -- before ultimately getting hijacked by the rebels of District 13.
In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' the 75th annual Hunger Games tournament (known as the Quarter Quell) draws contestants from the existing pool of victors from the 12 districts. Katniss and Peeta go face to face with seasoned fighters and dangerous new foes, but also interesting new allies Finnick, Johanna and Beetee. Joining Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson for the fight are new faces like Sam Claflin, Jena Malone and Alan Ritchson. Before you head off to see this exciting new sequel, get acquainted with the new tributes and find out where you've seen them before!
We're almost to the release of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' on November 22, so how's a look at the final posters and campaign art, and up-close looks at some of the cast members? Jennifer Lawrence is ready to literally set the world ablaze as she re-enters the kill-or-be-killed arena.
There's a whole lot of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' casting rumors going around, and at this point it's hard to say what's real and what isn't. Though they listed a number of Hollywood hunks, Finnick Odair has yet to be cast, nor have we heard if Philip Seymour Hoffman is officially on board. But the latest word is that Jena Malone is up for the role of Johanna Mason.