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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Director Zack Snyder Explains Why Batman Breaks His Own Rules

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by Britt Hayes March 26, 2016 @ 12:20 PM
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A darker, edgier version of Batman is far from new, especially to comic book fans acquainted with the work of Frank Miller. Zack Snyder took some inspiration from Miller’s Dark Knight books for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, giving us Ben Affleck as an older, more cynical version of the caped crusader. But there’s at least one aspect of the new Batman that has raised a few eyebrows among fans, and if you’d like an explanation, Snyder has one for you — sort of.

‘Batman vs. Superman’ Almost Had Jesse Eisenberg Play a More Shocking Role

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by Britt Hayes March 25, 2016 @ 6:03 PM
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This goes without saying at this point, but spoilers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to follow — so if you haven’t had a chance to see Zack Snyder’s new blockbuster just yet (it’s only Friday, after all), feel free to turn back now. That said, Snyder reveals the very different role Jesse Eisenberg almost had, along with some insight into a key scene that takes place early in the film.

Zack Snyder and Cast Talk Bad ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Reviews: ‘It Is What It Is’

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by Mike Sampson March 24, 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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As has been widely reported, the early critical reception to Batman vs. Superman has not been kind. The Rotten Tomatoes rating continues to plummet; what was once at 42% yesterday, now stands at 32%. What’s awkward is that the cast is still making...

Wonder Woman Is the Biggest Reason People Want to See ‘Batman vs. Superman’

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by Britt Hayes March 23, 2016 @ 5:27 PM
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It's right there in the title: Batman fighting Superman is the titular attraction (and also maybe some justice?), and yet according to a new survey, Wonder Woman is the part of the film audiences are looking forward to the most. Gal Gadot's debut as the iconic superhero ranked highest in the poll, with Jesse Eisenberg's wacky take on Lex Luthor coming in second.

‘Batman vs. Superman’ Breaks Fandango’s Superhero Movie Pre-Sale Record

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by Britt Hayes March 22, 2016 @ 6:22 PM
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It’ll be several more days before we find out if Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice managed to break any box office records (early predictions suggest it might not), but Zack Snyder’s superhero epic has already broke at least one record: the film now holds the record for highest ticketing pre-sales…at Fandango, anyway.

‘Batman v Superman’ Review: Titans Clash (Eventually, After Like Two Hours)

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by Matt Singer March 22, 2016 @ 4:59 PM
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Zack Snyder makes superhero movies, but his characters don’t act very heroic. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice features all the other trappings of the superhero genre: Capes, gadgets, outlandish muscles, punching stuff. But the two stars aren’t noble or chivalrous; they’re violent, aggressive, and angry — mostly at each other instead of the bad guys. In Snyder’s formulation, protecting the world from evil isn’t a gift or a calling; it’s a burden. And that feeling is reflected in the movie itself, a burdensome 150- minute slog about two men fighting over who is in the right when both are very clearly in the wrong.

‘Batman vs. Superman’ B-Roll Footage Shows Off the Batmobile, Explosions and Goofy Actors

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by Britt Hayes March 21, 2016 @ 5:50 PM
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters this week (in four days, but who’s counting?), and although we’ve seen plenty of footage in all the trailers and TV spots, Warner Bros. has released another preview of Zack Snyder’s superhero epic — just in case you’re feeling a bit impatient. Four minutes of B-roll footage has arrived online, offering a sneak peek at some previously unseen sequences, along with another look at the Batmobile in action and one particularly silly Laurence Fishburne.

Zack Snyder on Why He Didn’t Want Grant Gustin as Flash in ‘Batman vs. Superman’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 21, 2016 @ 3:50 PM
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Close to a decade into Marvel’s extended cinematic universe, we’re conditioned to want our favorite heroes to share the screen, just as in comics. DC has made little apology of taking a different approach, and while both Arrow and Flash stars alike have chimed in on being overlooked to join the big-screen Justice League, Zack Snyder now explains that the CW Flash just wouldn’t fit the DCEU’s tone.

‘Batman vs. Superman’ Almost Featured Two Major Batman Villains

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by Britt Hayes March 20, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice already has a pretty stacked deck when it comes to characters, with both superheroes bringing their own roster of supporting players to the table in addition to a couple of big villains — maybe more. According to Zack Snyder, there were almost two more villains to contend with in his superhero epic; specifically, a couple of major Batman baddies. And even though these characters never made it into the script, the film still wound up having to leave a few others on the cutting room floor.

‘Batman vs. Superman’ Featurettes Profile the Dueling Superheroes With New Footage

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by Britt Hayes March 19, 2016 @ 3:40 PM
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters in just six days, and we’re currently sitting at peak marketing for Zack Snyder’s superhero epic, with Warner Bros. unleashing a torrent of clips, featurettes, photos and images leading up to the film’s highly-anticipated release. Today brings two featurettes exploring Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel, their respective motivations and mythology, and while a lot of it is stuff we’ve been hearing for months (Batman is older and crankier and probably needs a nap!), there’s some footage in these videos that we haven’t seen before.