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Man of Steel


Eliza Dushku developing, starring in adaptation of Glen Cook's The Black Company

Else, you'd be like who? If pic current
Apr 26
// Rick Lash
The Black Company, a fantasy series written by Glen Cook and begun in 1984 spanning ten books, deals with magic, and an elite mercenary unit. It's kind of right up Eliza Dushku's alley, as you may remember her from her time o...

Johns: 'Justice League' will address 'BvS' criticisms

Hopey changey stuff
Sep 09
// Matt Liparota
By all accounts, Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe, now three movies in, has struggled to find the same kind of critical footing as Marvel Studios' Cinematic Universe. Since its debut in 2012's Man of Steel, DC flicks have b...
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Man of Steel 2

Warner Bros moving forward with Man of Steel sequel

Get the money, dollar dollar bill y'all
Aug 08
// Nick Valdez
Despite its poor critical reception, Suicide Squad broke crazy records last weekend. Because of this Warner Bros and DC Comics have to decided to move along with their plan, good films be damned. But something we didn't see c...
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...and Wonder Woman!
I've been cautiously optimistic for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There's lots to like (cool outfits, there's a great cast, the plot sounds like it fixes Man of Steel's biggest problem) and lots not to like (it looks li...

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New batch of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice images have hair

Jul 02
// Nick Valdez
While we've seen hi-gloss production images of the Batmobile and Baldy McBaldbald's and the like, we've never got a good look at the actual film beyond that first limp teaser. But with this new batch of character images of En...

New video posits what Man of Steel would look like without that dreary color palette

"Superman should fly in blue skies Ė†not gray ones"
Apr 27
// Matt Liparota
It's not overstating things to say that, as a movie, Man of Steel had a lot of problems. One of those was the fact that Zack Snyder's vision of Superman involved a dreary, washed-out color palette – plenty of fans were ...
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These Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice posters are badass

Apr 20
// Nick Valdez
So what did you think of that first trailer? The majority seems to swing toward apathy, but I really dug it. It looks a bit weird, more sterile than anything, but I'm hoping that'll ease up during the year. If the film can ca...
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First look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Feb 20
// Nick Valdez
After getting our first look at Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Zack Snyder has revealed Jason Momoa's Aquaman in the upcoming, Man of Steel follow up, Batman v Superman: Dawn o...
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Batman v. Superman changes release date, WB announces dates for 9 DC films

Aug 06
// Nick Valdez
Following in their competitor Marvel's footsteps, Warner Bros initially set Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's release to May 6th, 2016...the same day Marvel had chosen for a then undesignated film, which later turned out ...
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Wonder Woman

First look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

You folks don't realize how long it takes to type out that title every time
Jul 28
// Nick Valdez
After teasing for months with two pictures of Batman and a Superman with zero changes from Man of Steel, it's now Wonder Woman's time to shine. After Gal Gadot was cast as the Amazonian princess/goddess/badass in Batman v. Su...
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BvS: DoF B

Here's another image of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's Batman

Wow that's a hard title to write out every time.
Jul 24
// Nick Valdez
My biggest question: Does he still fight for family and live for love?  [via DC Comics] 

Dear Warner Brothers: an open letter regarding your fledgling cinematic universe

Jun 20 // Sean Walsh
First off, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is bloated. There are just too many characters. You've already got Superman, who got his own movie, but you've got to introduce Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg (or at least pre-horrific accident Vic Stone) and apparently Aquaman. That is 5/7th's of the New 52 Justice League to cram into one movie, and that doesn't even count the bad guy (or bad guys, because let's be real, this is a comic book movie sequel). To say that it's an unwieldy amount of big name characters to cram in to one film is putting it lightly. What about Green Lantern and Flash? Well, there's a Flash that will be gracing the small screen this Fall on your channel, the CW. That's awfully convenient. Even more than that? He is spinning out of a universe rich with developed B and C-list characters that. And not just Flash, either! The centerpiece of your small-screen shared universe is Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow. He was one of the first heroes to join the original incarnation of the Justice League in the 60's, and there's no reason the star of Arrow couldn't be considered for a spot on the team at some point. Better yet, TV actors are cheaper than big names like Ben Affleck or Henry Cavill, so in a movie like Justice League that will undoubtedly cost a gazillion dollars, being able to not only save some money but to have well-established characters a good chunk of your fanbase will be familiar with really can't hurt. And, not to besmirch anybody's good name (*cough Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. *cough*), but having a small-screen tie-in to your cinematic universe full of characters we know from the comics is a smashing idea. Why have a group of original characters who are little more than archetypes dealing almost solely with movie-verse themes and issues and the occasional D-list villain when you can have a team of characters that are recognizable and pre-established in other media fighting bad guys that are similarly pre-established? And, honestly, by the time Justice League actually comes out, who knows how many shows you'll have populating your shared universe. Finally, the best part? The real kicker? It's still early enough in your cinematic world's development that this suggestion is completely feasible. To my knowledge, nothing has been done in Arrow or Man of Steel that contradicts either's lore! I cannot think of one reason not to do this, Warner Brothers. Arrow has already built such a rich universe, one that led to a Flash spinoff of all things, that fusing it to your nothing-if-not-ambitious (if the rumors about your film slate are true) plans for a cinematic universe can only result in one much stronger universe for us all to enjoy! And let's be honest: your distinguished competition is already leaps and bounds ahead of you. Having a little super-speed to catch up can't hurt. Love always, Sean Walsh
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You already have a great DC universe in your hands...don't blow it.
(Spoiler alert ahead.) Dear Warner Brothers, You don't know who I am, but that's okay. I'm just another avid comic fan who is excited about the prospect of a cinematic universe that could possibly counter the Marvel Cinematic...

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Man of Delay

Batman vs. Superman delayed until 2016

Most likely for the best
Jan 20
// Nick Valdez
It looks like 2015 is going to get a bit more breathing room. Instead of releasing next year to many fans' distress since the film still doesn't have an official title and seemingly adds more and more Super Friends everyday, ...
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Batmeng vs. Supermeng?

Jason Momoa in talks for Batman vs. Superman

Should just call it Justice League at this point.
Dec 11
// Nick Valdez
Although he may have been unsuccessful in joining Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, looks like Reboot Conan has worked his way to the other side of the comic book pond. Joining the recently announced Gal Gadot (as Wonder Woma...
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Batman of Steel

WB registers terrible names for Batman vs. Superman

Man of Steel: Blacker the Berry Sweeter the Juice
Nov 22
// Nick Valdez
While we here at Flixist have been using Batman vs. Superman as a shorthand way of referring to the Man of Steel followup starring Batman, it was never the official title. David Goyer has been simply considering calling it th...
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FFS: Superman 75

Flix for Short: Superman's 75th Anniversary Short

Oct 16
// Nick Valdez
Regardless of what you believe Superman's become in the last few years, Superman is an iconic character for numerous reasons. Above all, Superman's a character that stands for truth, justice, and moral way. To celebrate Supe...

Nolan won't have creative input for Batman vs. Superman

He will serve as an executive producer rather than a producer
Aug 26
// Hubert Vigilla
The times, they are a-changing. With Interstellar underway, it seems like Christopher Nolan won't have as much (if any) creative input on Batman vs. Superman. Rather than serve as producer on the film, Nolan is now an executi...

Ten possible Batman actors worse than Ben Affleck

Aug 23 // Nick Valdez
10. Tony Mendez While Tony Mendez may have been the brave soul who rescued a few U.S. diplomats from Iran during the hostage crisis of the 1970s (as recently portrayed by Affleck in the award winning Argo), Mendez is far too grizzled to be a good Batman. A good Batman actor needs to be a believable level of badass, and Mendez is so badass, it'll seem too fantastical for the general public.  9. Bartleby Bartleby may be the third most badass fellow on this list (after Tony and the #2 pick), but could you imagine working with the guy? First consider the logistics. You'd have to raise him from the dead, deal with all of his issues (like questioning his own nature and humanity's worth), and even if you managed to get him in one place, I can't imagine him wanting to don the cowl. Oh and the murders. You're better off dealing with Christian Bale and his explosions.  8. Ollie Trinke While Ollie Trinke has proven himself to be a good father, I'm not really sure he can act. And if he could act, would he want to waste his time playing Batman when he's got a family to worry about? I'm sure if he were approached for the role he'd probably recommend that the part was more suited for his actor friend, Will Smith. Wait, just get Will Smith to play Batman! Could you imagine a Will Smith Batman? The Fresh Prince of Gotham would be so sweet.  7. Basketball Player #10  This kid has got his own issues to worry about.  6. This picture of Batman I drew I may be extremely confident in my artistic capabilities, but even I think a drawing of Batman playing the role of Batman is a bad idea. I mean, look at that smile! BATMAN DOESN'T SMILE. EVER.  5. This incomplete LEGO Batman The inanimate object might have made a good Batman if it just managed to be dressed for the part. It's my fault. I lost the cowl somewhere and I really haven't bothered to look for it. Oh well. Maybe next reboot.  4. This shoe This shoe has no ties to the Batman-verse or acting schools, but it is wearing black. That's like half the requirements to be Batman, right? Henry Cavill could have been talking to this shoe if it weren't for Affleck.  3. Bennifer (Garner version)  If you could separate the two long enough, you'd could have two potentially great Batmen. But as they are now, the Bennifer gelatin hybrid, the best they could amount to is maybe like half a Robin.  2. Me It's time I come clean with something. You see, a while back, I auditioned for the role of Batman. I've lost a lot of weight recently and was feeling super confident in myself. But when I arrived at the audition, I was escorted out by security. Turns out I was such a good Batman I couldn't feasibly act as Batman. I would've been so believable, I would've have scared the general public. So there you go. You all know my private Batman shame.  1. Bennifer (JLO version) As bad of Batman as I would have been (because I was keepin' it too real), there is another. It was another form of Bennifer before it evolved into Bennifer: Garner. JLO and Ben Affleck were inseparable. They appeared in movies together (Two! Two whole movies!), music videos (when Jenny was still from the block and not various dance clubs), and one time I think they did something else. Point is, Jennifer Lopez would've been a bad Batman. Wait, what were even talking about?  You see folks? Stop complaining about Ben Affleck playing a role of a superhero two years from now. It's not worth our time. Think positively. I mean, it could've been worse.  [Thanks to Jordan Mann for the amazing header! ] 
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You think Ben Affleck is bad?
So Ben Affleck is going to play Batman in a few years (in a Superman movie no less) and a lot of folks are angry about that for some reason. Despite his Academy Award win and not being terrible for the last ten or so years, s...

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Batman of Steel

Man of Steel sequel possibly titled "Batman vs. Superman"

Who'd win in a fight between Box Office Performance vs. Title Originality
Jul 23
// Nick Valdez
Now that Batman is starring alongside Superman in the Man of Steel sequel, and we've pretty much gotten all of our anger/pity/celebration/confusion out of the way (but expect just a little more of that later this week), what ...
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Because nothing screams "Superman movie" more than Batman
I'm sure no one guessed DC Comics would take its first concrete steps toward Justice League so soon. But since Man of Steel was a success (despite its problems), I suppose anything is possible now. The sequel to Man of Steel ...


Flixistentialism 21 - Turtle Goofy

Seriously ... he's the worst
Jul 04
// Andres Bolivar
On this patriotic episode of Flixistentialism... Dre starts a gang, Liz gets shot for being in a gang, Nicholas discusses his deep rooted hatred for Planes and his affinity for The Little Mermaid. We also discuss a bit of Man of Steel, Pixar vs. Laika and answer some questions. Also, this might be the most explicative explicit podcast ever because 'MURICA THATS WHY.
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Man of Steel

Max Landis also has opinions about Man of Steel

The guy knows his Superman.
Jun 26
// Nick Valdez
Man of Steel has certainly caused a ruckus with the Flixist staff. Hubes outright hates it, Matt liked it to a certain degree, Alec liked everything but the ending, I love pancakes, but we can all mostly agree that Man of St...

Man of Steel features $2 trillion in overall damage

It's not an "S." On my world it means "hundreds of thousands missing or dead."
Jun 24
// Hubert Vigilla
I'm probably the only person on staff who outright hates Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, which Matt enjoyed but also found problematic as a Superman movie. To me, Man of Steel is a film so joyless and unheroic that it makes Super...

Some Like It Hot: Amy Adams

Jun 21 // Sean Walsh
Name: Amy Lou Adams Birthday: August 20th, 1974 (38) Partial filmography: Enchanted, Doubt, Leap Year, The Fighter, The Muppets, The Master, Trouble With the Curve, Man of Steel  (view her IMDb page here) Background: Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy, the fourth of seven children. Her father, a U.S. servicemen, moved the family from base to base until Amy was eight, when they settled in Castle Rock, Colorado. Growing up, she sang in the school choir and danced at a local company with dreams of becoming a ballerina. Eventually, ballet gave way to musical theater, before graduating to a professional dinner theater actor. In 1999, she appeared in her first film role in the satirical Drop Dead Gorgeous, as a beauty pageant contestant. Encouraged by co-stair Kirstie Alley, she moved to LA. After a handful of small roles in movies like Pyscho Beach Party and a bevy of guest roles on television shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she appeared in Catch Me If You Can. It was her role in the indie film Junebug that helped gain her the acclaim she needed to elevate her career to the next level, and she appeared in films like Talladega Nights and Underdog before landing the lead role in Disney's Enchanted. Since then, she appeared in films like  Doubt, which netted her her first of several Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and Sunshine Cleaning, and  then more recently The Fighter (another Best Supporting Actress nomination), Muppets, The Master (another BSA nomination and a win in our Flixist Awards), Trouble With the Curve, and most recently, Man of Steel. With several more films on the horizon, including Her and Lullaby, Adams years of hard work seem to be paying off in dividends. Best feature: Her hair It's no secret that I love redheads. In fact, it's a well-documented fact on this site. With her pale skin and that wonderful red hair, every time I see her it sets my heart aflutter. While the rest of her is virtually perfect, that hair really sets her apart, lifting her up into the highest echelon of my Hollywood fantasies, next to her doppelganger Isla Fisher and Emma Stone. Sure, it might be naturally blond, just like Ms. Stone, but that won't stop me from getting the job done if you know what I mean. According to an interview with the Washington post, before she dyed her hair, she typically got stuck playing the bitchy girl. Hey, works for me. Hottest role: Probably as Rose from Sunshine Cleaning. She's more exposed in The Fighter and certainly more sexual in The Master, but I'd rather watch her interact with Steve Zahn in a sexual manner than Mark Wahlberg or Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Nobody should have to witness one of their favorite actresses give PSH a handy. Nobody. And besides, who doesn't want to watch a pretty girl clean up crime scenes? Where I'd take her on a date: You can't just take an Academy Award-nominated actress just anywhere. But where does one take the star of The Master? Medieval Times, of course. Imagine the look on her face when she discovers not only does she get to eat roasted chicken and spare ribs with her hands while watching two hours of jousting? And how exactly does one top oneself after taking Lois Lane to Medieval Times? You can't. it's just not possible. It's all or nothing time at that point and you invite her back to yours for some fancy champagne, some Barry Manilow, a rousing game of Peggle. Academy Award-nominated actresses love Peggle. In conclusion: With almost a decade and a half in the business, leading roles in AAA films like The Master and Man of Steel under her belt within the last year, and intriguing future projects like Her in the pipeline, Ms. Adams is not going anywhere any time soon. Like I said up top, she is gorgeous, talented, and versatile. Being a redhead only sweetens that deal. Peep some other hotties in our Some Like It Hot gallery!
SLIH: Amy Adams photo
A sexy examination of Hollywood's most Enchanting redhead
With Man of Steel hitting and missing with audiences across the world, I saw the perfect opportunity to write about one of my favorite things in the whole wide world: pretty redheads. Amy Adams is one of those women who reall...

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Mondo Man of Steel

Mondo's Man of Steel posters are super

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's gorgeous!
Jun 12
// Nick Valdez
Mondo has a such a way with its movie posters that even if you weren't excited for an upcoming film, just looking at one of its pieces will instantly change your mind. Case in point: Mondo's Man of Steel collection. The heade...
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Man of Real

New Man of Steel images are "the most realistic" yet

Buh whuh?
May 06
// Nick Valdez
Here are a collection of new images (mostly showing Clark's Smallville days) and a disturbingly mis-aligned poster for Man of Steel (which Zack Snyder claims is his most realistic movie he's ever made). But that's not the imp...

Snyder confirmed to be asked to direct Justice League

Apr 24
// Logan Otremba
This comes with a big if however, this will only happen if Man of Steel is a success. Seeing as it was received rather well during early screenings, I don’t think this will be an issue. To clear up the confusion, in the...

Trailer: Man of Steel

Apr 16 // Nick Valdez
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Superman's steely resolve
Everyone, this trailer for Man of Steel does everything, and I mean everything, right. It gives a better look at the man behind the cape, gives you plenty of quick looks at Superman punching guys real good, Michael Shannon l...

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Man of Steel Zod viral

General Zod has slow internet in new Man of Steel viral

Kneel before Zo- oh wait, jumped the gun a bit there.
Apr 15
// Nick Valdez
Although this premiered online yesterday, I actually didn't see this until it played during the MTV Movie Awards. While it was just a commercial, it actually made Man of Steel look a lot better than any of the trailers (or w...

First Superman TV spot is up and away

Apr 09
// Matthew Razak
I can't really get enough of Man of Steel. I'm personally of the opinion that it is going to be a fantastic movie despite not being a love letter to the Richard Donner movies. That's why even though this new TV spot has noth...

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