Zack Snyder Reveals Photo Of Gal Gadot As Wonder Woman; New ‘Batman V. Superman’ Footage Unveiled
“I don’t think it is quite fair to say DC is finally getting their act together,” replied Kevin Feige when Empire said so, and asked the Marvel Studios president/producer how he felt about Warner Bros. releasing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on the very same day as Captain America 3.
“The Dark Knight movies were rather successful and genre-defining, they altered the genre in big ways. So I think there has always been competition that way. I mean Iron Man was the number one movie of 2008 until The Dark Knight came along, and I loved it. frankly. I love that the number 1 and the number 2 movies of that year, and it has happened a number of times since then, being comic-book movies, even if it wasn’t one we made. Here we are now, 14 years since the first Marvel movie I worked on. At that point it had been eight years and for about those eight years people had been asking ‘How much longer gonna last?’ ‘When are people gonna get tired of these movies? And my answer always was ‘People only get tired if a whole slew of terrible ones come out’. And it was our job to make sure that doesn’t happen. If there are other people out there interested in that not happening as well, I’m all for it!”
He continued, “So I continue to be all for quality entertainment for moviegoers to enjoy on weekends. If it is on the same weekend I enjoy it slightly less. But we are doing what we’ve always done, which is sticking to our plan and sticking to our vision for the movies going forward and we have a very large vision that we’re working on for Cap 3 and for all the threes movies and just because another movie plops down onto one of ours doesn’t mean we are going to alter that. Maybe we should, but we’re not going to.” For those who don’t know, both Captain America 3 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are currently scheduled for release on May 6, 2016. As for the other Marvel Studios adaptation that’s likely scheduled for release later that year, Feige was asked if Scott Derrickson directing Doctor Strange indicates a horror/supernatural-like direction. “I would say you can certainly look at the past work of the filmmakers we hire as a bit of an indication for the tone of the movie, but not necessary everything,” he said. “The Russos, who are well known for their sitcoms, there is nothing sitcom about The Winter Soldier! No, I wouldn’t say just because he has only done horror movies means that Doctor Strange is going to be a horror movie. It means he is a talented filmmaker who we think could add something unique and very fresh to the particular franchise. But there could be scary moments. There are scary moments in all our movies! There are some scary people that Strange has to deal with, I will say.
The DC Universe has brought us endless storylines that draw on the differences and similarities between their two top heroes, Superman and Batman. We’ve seen them as enemies, we’ve seen them as friends and we’ve seen their ups and their downs. Though there is a stark contrast between the shining boy scout that is Clark Kent and the brooding Dark Knight, they are united in the Justice League and as partners in the war against evil.
And, of course, the folks at DC Direct‘s toy lines have always shown a certain bias towards Batsy and Supes as the lead toys, focusing on them in their figures, statues and assorted collectibles. It is rare to find a line, from All Stars to the Deluxe collection, that doesn’t feature a character from either character’s lore. But for purists, check out these groups for a more character-focused look at Batman, Superman or the combined forces of both…
Of course, as I’ve already mentioned, the two don’t always see eye-to-eye. And that was the case very recently in New York, when the costumed heroes got into it with none other than the NYPD. MTV News reports…
Believe it or not, last week’s report that Ryan Reynolds will double up as both Deadpool and Green Lantern in upcoming films wasn’t the most bizarre superhero news of the week. That distinction goes to a story involving comic book heroes Superman and Batman.
In a turn for the truly surreal, the New York Post reports that the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight were handcuffed and arrested in Manhattan Friday evening after a brief skirmish with police officers — and, believe it or not, I’m only sort of joking.
According to the Post, a man in a Superman costume was parading around Time Square — right outside of Splash Page HQ, to be exact — before being confronted by a group of police officers. The man, identified as 23-year-old Maksim Katsnelson, allegedly punched a female officer in the face as she attempted to subdue the would-be crimefighter. A witness said that Katsnelson “freaked out” after being asked a series of questions by the police officer, thereby leading to the aforementioned fisticuffs.
The report also mentions that Batman himself — who we know to be Bruce Wayne (or possibly Dick Grayson) even if the article identifies him as Frank Frisoli — was arrested at the time of the altercation. This alleged Caped Crusader was stripped of his cowl and subsequently handcuffed to a lawn chair, rendering him helpless during his superhero ally’s rampage against New York’s finest.
When the dust settled, police decided to release Mr. Frisoli due to his lack of involvement in the altercation. Superman, however, wasn’t as lucky — though it took seven police officers to finally subdue the Krypton-born hero, according to one witness. The witness was unable to determine whether the police officers were outfitted with kryptonite-laced weaponry.
Well, I guess Lex Luthor branded these guys “Public Enemies” for a reason.
Naturally, there is video…