Trailer-Batman V Superman

“Is she with you?”

Warner Bros have released the second full trailer for the upcoming, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The trailer has a whole load of new footage and ikt gives us a better sense of the characters we’ll see in the film.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out in March 2016.

Henry Cavill (Formerly) The unluckiest man in Hollywood

It may seem hard to believe now, but there was a time when Henry Cavill was widely regarded as the unluckiest man in Hollywood. He often made it to the final rounds of consideration, for major franchises. I knew about him, before I even knew is name.

With the news that Man of Steel 2 has been put on hold until WB get their next slate of movies out. I thought I would take a look back at the five roles Henry Cavill almost had before he represented the house of El.

  1. James Bond-Casino Royale(2006)

After die another day received a critical mauling, Pierce Brosnan was forced to retire his Walther PPK. Which meant Bond had to be rebooted.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, managed to whittle down a list to two suave actors to play 007. Those actors were Daniel Craig and Henry Cavill.

Cavill has said in interviews:

“I came very close.”

Ultimately at 22, they decided Cavill was just a bit too young for the role and they instead went with Daniel Craig.

  1. Batman – Batman Begins (2005)

Whilst Cavill states that he didn’t actually test for this, he has confirmed that his name was on a shortlist of actors which included; Joshua Jackson, Eion Bailey, Hugh Dancy, Billy Crudup, Cillian Murphy, Jake Gyllenhaal and, of course, Christian Bale.

 

  1. Superman – Superman Returns(2006).

You may remember that before Brian Singer helmed Superman Returns, it was set to be directed by McG.

When McG left the project Brian Singer gave Henry Cavill the old tin-tac and he was replaced with Brandon Routh.

  1. Green Lantern/Hal Jordan – Green Lantern (2011)

Cavill’s third unlucky attempt at a superhero movie happened in 2011, with Green Lantern. When casting began in 2009, his name was listed alongside Bradley Cooper, Justin Timberlake, and of course, Ryan Reynolds.

 

  1. Edward Cullen – Twilight (2008)

Twilight creator, Stephanie Meyer has previously stated that she based the Vampire on Henry Cavill, she even tried to get him cast. Ironically, two short years after he was told he was too young to play Bond, he was told he was too old to play a 200+ year old vampire and the role went to Robert Pattinson.

 

Trailer-Batman V Superman

Fresh from it’s worldwide debut at San Diego comic con, here’s the trailer the world has been waiting for. I got goose bumps watching this. I can’t wait. Roll on 2016.

Here’s the synopsis:
“Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before”.

Batman V Superman:Dawn of Justice is released worldwide in March 2016.

Dean Cain to voice Jonathan Kent 

Former Man of Steel, Dean Cain whom older readers may remember from four series of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. 
Since hanging up his cape, Cain has appeared in a few episodes of Smallville and is about to be seen in Supergirl playing Kara’s adoptive father. On top of that, he’ll also be voicing Jonathan Kent for DC’s Super Hero Girls.

He broke the news at a recent comic convention. 
“I’m actually currently voicing Jonathan Kent, now I’m the dad. It’s called DC Girls, it’s an animated special. I don’t know if it’s going to series yet or not.”

DC Super Hero Girls was announced earlier this year and is targeted towards girls from the age of 6-12, across digital content, television specials, direct-to-DVD features. 

Supergirl-First look

The American networks are currently having a thing called “upfronts” from what I can gather, it’s where they show extended trailers, or sizzle reels to would-be advertisers.

The Network, CBS have released an extended trailer for their new Supergirl TV show. The six and a half minute trailer, shows us what we can expect from the series. 

I hope Supergirl is a genre defining female superhero that kicks of a new wave. I fear we’re getting Supergirl and the City, or Ugly Betty:The Super years.

Trailer-The Death of superman lives:What happened?

The final trailer has been released for The death of Superman lives:What Happened? 

The documentary is directed by Jon Schnepp and is a fascinating look into the failed Tim Burton Superman project.  The Death of Superman Live: What Happened? 

It includes interviews with Tim Burton, Jon Peters, screenwriters Kevin Smith and Dan Gilroy, and many, many more more.

As a life long Superman fan, I have long been interested in the details of this failed project. This documentary seems to be the most insightful look we’ll get. 

The film is released worldwide onJuly 9th, via streaming, DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD.


Batfleck revealed

Zack Snyder had released the first image of Ben Affleck as Batman. You can’t really see much, but so far, I like what I see. It’s very reminiscent of the costume from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.
Is that the Joker’s face I spot, just behind Batman?

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Thanks to Tom from the Facebook page for pointing the image out.

What are your thoughts? Let us know below.

Batfleck speaks

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Yesterday, Ben Affleck appeared on ‘Late night with Jimmy Fallon’ (American chat show). He discussed his casting and the internets reaction to it.

Affleck said on playing Batman.
“It’s so awesome, I’m so excited. They called me up and said, ‘Do you want to do this?’ And I said ‘I’m not 25, are you sure?’ And they said, ‘Come down, we want to show you what we’re doing.’ And it was incredible.

“Zack [Snyder] is directing it and he’s got this incredible take on it. Obviously he can’t do what Chris [Nolan] and Christian [Bale] did – those movies are amazing – so he wants to do something different but still in keeping with that. And I thought, ‘This is a brilliant way to do this, I really know how to hook into this.’”

On the Internet reaction.
“Before I accepted, they wanted to be sure I was ready. So, they showed me the reaction that-well, I won’t say their names, but other actors have received with their casting. I thought, I’m tough, I handle shit! I clicked online after it was announced and the first comment said Noooooooooooooooo!”

Batman Vs Superman is scheduled to open in July 2015.

Watch the full interview below.

Episode 94:Man of steel

In which Martyn and Mark take a look at man of steel. It was recorded on an extrememly hot day, in Martyn’s garden so, there is a bit of background noise.

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New trailer for MAN OF STEEL!

Warner Brother Pictures and Legendary Pictures have unveiled the new trailer for Man of steel.

The film stars Henry Cavill (“Immortals,” TV’s “The Tudors”), Amy Adams (“The Fighter”), Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”), Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”), Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”), Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”) and directed by Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”). MAN OF STEEL will be flying into UK cinemas on June 14, 2013.

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