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8:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

When a not-sequel/prequel to 300, a film that hit theaters over eight theaters ago, was first announced, I was the first to complain about how boring the whole thing looked. And as time went on, and trailers were slowly ...

Nick Valdez


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Apocalypse showing up in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse? photo
Apocalypse showing up in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse?
by Matthew Razak

UPDATE: According to Twitter, Fox's next X-Men movie is titled X-Men: Apocalypse and is releasing May 27, 2016. No other details have been released at the moment. Original story below.

Are somewhat obscure Tweets a valid news source? It seems like we're getting bigger and bigger stories that way as directors and actors Tweet whatever they want without any care to the fanboy pandemoneum it may cause. Case in point, Zack Snyder's recent Tweet that read: "#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!"

I mean, this one isn't too hard to figure out, cut come on! That's just mean. Snyder is most likely telling us that the next X-Men film will release in 2016 and that Apocalypse will be in it. It's weird, though, that two big announcements (three if you count Snyder possibly confirming himself as director) like this landed in a simple Tweet. Villains are usually especially hidden until closer to the film's completion to help drive up speculation and interest. Wonder if the Fox people are scrambling like mad.

Then again, maybe Snyder is just Tweeting his dream for the next film.

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10:00 AM on 12.05.2013

Second trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire sure does exist

For the three of you still interested to see what the not-prequel/sequel to 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, will bring to the table, this second trailer for the film sure will probably interest you...maybe. After a delay from l...

Nick Valdez

Snyder offers up a BS excuse for the end of Man of Steel photo
Snyder offers up a BS excuse for the end of Man of Steel
by Matthew Razak

The conclusion of Man of Steel was a bit off putting for many people as Superman is basically responsible for the deaths of thousands without blinking an eye until suddenly he cares for a random family in front of him. It's bad character development, it's bad plotting and it basically made Superman not Superman. Thanks to the film premiering in Japan recently Snyder has been able to attempt to defend the ending of his film.  

"I wanted the movie to have a mythological feeling," the director told The Japan Times in an interview (via THR). "In ancient mythology, mass deaths are used to symbolize disasters. In other countries like Greece and Japan, myths were recounted through the generations, partly to answer unanswerable questions about death and violence. In America, we don't have that legacy of ancient mythology. Superman... is probably the closest we get. It's a way of recounting the myth."

*cough* bullshit *cough* That's like some English-101 student's first crack at explaining The Sound and the Fury. Ranting follows.

(via IGN)

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8:00 AM on 08.26.2013

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

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...

Hubert Vigilla

8:00 AM on 08.14.2013

Rumor: WB offers Bale $60 million to return as Batman

A number of names have been floated to play the Caped Crusader in the forthcoming Batman vs. Superman film. Some possibilities include Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Scott Adkins, and Orlando Bloom. Time to add another name ...

Hubert Vigilla

8:00 AM on 08.12.2013

Scott Adkins has apparently auditioned to play Batman

UPDATE: New rumors suggest that both Orlando Bloom and Jeffrey Dean Morgan are also being considered to play Batman. Last week's rumors about Superman vs. Batman involved some older actors portraying the Dark Knight, includin...

Hubert Vigilla

8:30 AM on 08.05.2013

Rumor: 40-year-old Batman sought for Man of Steel sequel

A few rumors have been brewing over the weekend concerning the Superman vs. Batman movie. First of all, there's a report that Zack Snyder and Frank Miller will meet to discuss the new film, which fuels lots of speculatio...

Hubert Vigilla

Does Batman have a place in Snyder's Superman universe? photo
Does Batman have a place in Snyder's Superman universe?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

With the next Man of Steel film confirmed to be featuring Batman (and potentially being called Batman vs. Superman), it seemed only appropriate to ask whether or not that makes any sense. The world that Zack Snyder and his team have created in Man of Steel is vastly different from any Superman universe that has come before (and in many ways the character is as well). The rivalry between the characters, brilliantly depicted in Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, is one for the ages... but this is a whole different beast.

Especially if, as the name implies, they're going to be fighting. Seriously, how is that going to work?

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12:00 PM on 07.21.2013

Justice League movie still happening...in 2017

While adding Batman to Man of Steel 2 is a great step forward, looks like DC Comics is taking two steps back when it comes to the big Justice League team up. Since the Man of Steel sequel is releasing in 2015, JL's tentative ...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 06.24.2013

Man of Steel features $2 trillion in overall damage

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...

Hubert Vigilla

11:00 AM on 06.13.2013

Trailer: 300: Rise of an Empire

Here's the first trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire (which I still want to refer to as 299) and it's everything you should expect from a 300 movie...if you can remember back that far. Since the new film will take place at th...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 05.22.2013

Trailer: Man of Steel

A new trailer dropped last night for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. It uses the General Zod viral video as a starting point and builds out from it to showcase a little of the mayhem to come. Now, I might be in the vast minority...

Hubert Vigilla

4:00 PM on 04.24.2013

Snyder confirmed to be asked to direct Justice League

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...

Logan Otremba

Trailer: Man of Steel photo
Trailer: Man of Steel
by Nick Valdez

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 looks as good as he sounds, and Russell Crowe isn't completely terrible. 

Forgive the sudden gushing, but I was so worried about Man of Steel until now. Please, please let it be as good as this trailer. Man of Steel punches theaters real good June 14th. 

[via Warner Bros]

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8:00 AM on 04.10.2013

First look and details of 300: Rise of an Empire

Now that Xerxes 300: Battle of Artemesia 299 300: Rise of an Empire is set to release this August, it's about time that we get our first look and plot details of the not quite sequel to 2006's blockbuster man meat parade...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 04.03.2013

Man of Steel receives positive feedback

The Man of Steel has been on an uneasy slope since photos and the trailers were released. No one knows how much influence Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight has spread. It looked like Man of Steel may turn out to be a fair...

Logan Otremba

9:00 AM on 01.31.2013

Man of Steel action figures for Zod and Jor-El

[UPDATE: Additional pics of Superman action figures, a Superman vinyl figure, and the Lego box added to the gallery.] We've been getting a lot of pics of Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, but we've yet t...

Hubert Vigilla

1:00 PM on 01.29.2013

Check out these new Man of Steel pics

The folks over at Empire magazine have a special treat for subscribers this month (which of course immediately found its way to the internet) in the form of a special edition cover of the rather dashing Henry Cavill as Superm...

Thor Latham

11:00 AM on 01.24.2013

Man of Steel steals a PG-13 rating...obviously

I hope you weren't expecting too much "grittiness" from a Superman film. Superman has always been a good, clean hero and it looks like that's not changing too much for Man of Steel. Despite Snyder and Nolan's gritty take...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 01.14.2013

Rumor: Zack Snyder developing samurai style Star Wars

Because of the amount of confusing hubub surrounding this news, we'll be placing it in the rumor category until its completely settled one way or the other. It all started with a story on Vulture this morning that stated Zack...

Nick Valdez

Trailer: Man of Steel photo
Trailer: Man of Steel
by Matthew Razak

Just start the slow clap now people and let it build until Man of Steel releases in June of 2013 because if this new trailer is any indication of the brilliance going on then we're in for a treat. Eschewing the big punches and explosions of most action film trailers this one focuses on the character of Superman, absolutely pulling you in before literally launching into space. 

It also subtly nods at the previous film's perceived lack of success with the question of the world not being ready for Superman. The trailer is almost asking us if we're ready for the last son of Krypton this time around since we evidently didn't want him last time despite the fact that we were given an awesome movie. I can only give a resounding yes after watching this trailer.

Also, Henry Cavill is an attractive human being. 

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