This Unmade ‘Batman vs Superman’ Movie Would Have Been Super Dark
It was “the darkest thing you’ve ever seen,” Akiva Goldsman says.
Why ’Civil War’ Worked and ‘Batman v Superman’ Didn’t
Want to understand why ‘Captain America’ was a huge smash and ‘BvS’ was a disappointment? One scene explains where one went right -- and one went very wrong.
A Visual History of Superman and Batman’s Costumes
With ‘Justice League’ on the way, we’re looking back at the evolution of Batman and Superman’s movie costumes over the years.
Here’s How DC Films Will Fit the ‘Justice League’ Timeline
One of the odd concerns of opening your cinematic universe with two of its biggest crossover events — Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League — is deciding where to place the standalone movies. Take Wonder Woman, for example. Rather than move forward in the modern era, Wonder Woman circled back to World War I to introduce the character of Diana Prince and her family history. Do you do the same thing with movies like Aquaman and Flash? Walk audiences through their origin stories and get to know some of the supporting characters in their universe? Or do you move forward after the events of Justice League and pick people up along the way?
See the Souped-Up New Batmobile for ‘Justice League’
A new Batman vehicle demands, in a more literal sense, a new Batman vehicle. As Ben Affleck prepares to don the cape and cowl once more to reprise the role of Bruce Wayne in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League movie, modifications have also been made to his singular whip, the teched-out Batmobile. Snyder applied his bigger-is-better filmmaking ethic to the Batmobile in last year‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, diverging from Christopher Nolan’s utilitarian, industrial look towards something a little more tanklike. And today, Snyder’s taken to his favored social media channel of Vero to offer fans an advance look at what the latest edition of the Batmobile has to offer.
Watch the VFX Evolution of the ‘Batman v Superman’ Fight
One of the side effects of CGI is our inability to appreciate the effort that goes into a good movie scene. A few decades ago, you could look at a shot from a movie and instinctively know how much time and energy went into it. You could see the production design, the costumes, the makeup, the lighting, all of which required people to make real things with their hands and put them in front of the camera. These days, we just chalk everything up to computers without thinking much about what that means.
Razzies Name ‘Hillary’s America’ the Worst Film of the Year
The Razzies are a tough award show to love. Oh, I’m sure plenty of people probably read the headline to this article and — depending on their opinion of both Dinesh D’Souza and the DC Cinematic Universe — found great comfort in the public mockery of Hillary’s America and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But while awards shows in general might serve the noble purpose of raising awareness about powerful films, the annual Razzies Awards often feel like you’re kicking someone when they’re already down. They’ve already flopped with audiences and critics; throwing a Razzie award at them is the Hollywood equivalent of kicking them when they’re down.