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Jesse Eisenberg To Play Lex Luthor In Superman/Batman Film

January 31st, 2014 3:03pm EST
Jesse Eisenberg
Superman has his villain and Batman has his butler.

Warner Bros. revealed today they have cast Jesse Eisenberg as Superman's archenemy Lex Luthor in upcoming Superman/Batman film. Jeremy Irons has been cast as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred.

Director Zack Snyder said in a statement, "Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence posi...

'Fast & Furious' Actress Gal Gadot To Play Wonder Woman In 'Man Of Steel' Sequel

December 4th, 2013 9:31pm EST
Gal Gadot
Actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the planned 2015 sequel to this summer's Man of Steel.

Gadot, an Israeli actress and model who represented the country in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant, is set to join Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the tentatively titled Batman Vs. Superman. Cavill will reprise his role as the Man of Steel, while Affleck is set to take on the role of the Caped Crusader -- a casting move that was met with heavy backlash from Batman fans.

Gadot, best known for her work in three of the films in the Fast & Furious series, is thrilled about the role.

"I Ca...

Ben Affleck to play Batman in Man of Steel sequel

August 23rd, 2013 3:00am EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is set to play Batman in the sequel to 'Man of Steel'.

The Oscar-winning actor-and-director will take on the iconic caped crusader character opposite Henry Cavill's Superman in the untitled Warner Bros. film, which will unite the two DC Comics superheroes on the big screen for the first time.

'Man of Steel' director Zack Snyder is set to helm the highly anticipated movie - which is rumored to be titled 'Batman vs. Superman' - and the movie studio has announced a release date of July 17, 2015, for the picture.

Snyder said in a statement: "Ben provides an interesting counter-ba...

Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling Among Contenders To Play Batman

August 6th, 2013 6:07pm EDT
Josh Brolin
Zack Snyder's reported list of actors in the running to play Batman in an upcoming crossover with Superman includes some intriguing selections.

At the top of the list, as far as name recognition, are Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling. Both have worked with Warner Bros. on Gangster Squad. Broslin is also working with the studio for Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Gosling, on the other hand, seems to be attached to just about everything these days.

However, the trend for DC Comics superhero movies is hiring lesser-known names so that their star power doesn't overshadow the chara...

'Man Of Steel' Sequel To Be Titled Either 'Superman vs. Batman' or 'Batman vs. Superman'

July 24th, 2013 2:01pm EDT
Batman and Superman
Superman and Batman are set to share the screen in Zack Snyder's sequel to this summer's Man of Steel.

The director surprised fans with the news during Comic Con over the weekend, following the presentation of upcoming films on the way from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, taking the stage to make the big reveal.

Snyder then brought out "Man of Steel" actor Harry Lennix, who read a passage from graphic novelist Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," which involves both superheroes at odds with each other.

"I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most p...

Superman To Share The Screen With Batman In 'Man Of Steel' Sequel

July 21st, 2013 10:22pm EDT
Batman and Superman
Man of Steel director Zack Snyder confirmed on Saturday that Superman and Batman will share the screen together in 2015.

The director revealed that Warner Bros. has plans to include the The Dark Knight in the sequel to this year's reboot of the Superman franchise, and Henry Cavill and Amy Adams are both on board.

The Batman character will presumably be slightly different than Christian Bale's version, as the star won't be reprising the character from Christopher Nolan's highly successful "Dark Knight" trilogy.

The announcement for the film, which involved an image of the Batman logo with...

Amy Adams' daughter touched Superman's crotch

June 20th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Amy Adams
Actress Amy Adams was left red-faced during an on-set encounter with her Man Of Steel co-star Henry Cavill after her young daughter accidentally touched Superman's crotch.

The British hunk portrays the comic book superhero in the new Zack Snyder film and tried to befriend little Aviana after learning the three year old had a crush on him - but neither he nor Adams expected her to be quite so forward during the meeting.

Cavill tells America's OK! magazine, "She was always quite shy when I tried to talk to her. She then took the opportunity to actually look at my outfit, and she wanted to t...

Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder shoot National Guard adverts

June 17th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Henry Cavill
New Superman Henry Cavill and Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder have shot a series of ads urging their American fans to serve their country by joining the National Guard.

The British hunk, who plays the iconic superhero in the new film, has thrown his support behind the U.S. Army's latest campaign to recruit reserves for the military branch, which feature civilians holding down regular jobs until they are called into duty during a time of crisis.

The TV spots, which were directed by Snyder and feature actual footage from the new Superman movie, draw parallels between the lives of America'...

'Man Of Steel' Sequel Reportedly Fast-Tracked For 2014 Release

June 17th, 2013 7:14pm EDT
Man of Steel
The success of Superman re-boot Man of Steel over its opening weekend, pulling in a record $113.1 million (not including the $12 million from Thursday night screenings), can mean only one thing... a sequel.

Not surprisingly, Warner Bros Pictures has already greenlit a sequel to the film and is reportedly fast-tracking it for a 2014 release.

The studio reportedly already has a deal in place to bring back director Zack Snyder; and screenwriter David S. Goyer's deal is said to include not just penning "Man of Steel," but writing the film's sequel AND the highly anticipated "Justice League" m...

'Man Of Steel' Director Zack Snyder: Christ Parallel Has Always Been There

June 15th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Man of Steel
Zack Snyder, director of the superhero blockbuster Man of Steel, says that he didn't add the Christ allusions to the film - they were there since the character's first appearance 75 years ago.

Snyder tells CNN, "The Christ-like parallels, I didn't make that stuff up. We weren't like, 'Hey, let's add this!' That stuff is there, in the mythology. That is the tried-and-true Superman metaphor. So rather than be snarky and say that doesn't exist, we thought it would be fun to allow that mythology to be woven through."

In case you don't follow Superman's mythology, the Christ connection starts ...

Superman movie opens big in Southeast Asia

June 14th, 2013 3:12am EDT
Man of Steel
The new Superman movie had a super start at the box office in Southeast Asia, landing the biggest opening day ever in the Philippines and the best start for a Warner Bros. movie in Taiwan.

Director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel racked up $1.7 million (£1.1 million) in 24-hour sales in cinemas in the Philippines and a further $795,000 (£513,000) in Taiwan.

The blockbuster opens in America on Thursday night (13May13) and around the world on Friday (14May13).

It is expected to top the box office in the U.S. this weekend (15-16Jun13) with an estimated $80 million (£52 million) three-day take.

Director Zack Snyder's daughter was in Oklahoma during deadly tornadoes

June 13th, 2013 8:53pm EDT
Zack Snyder
Watchmen director Zack Snyder flew into a panic after learning about the devastating storms in Oklahoma last month (May13) because his daughter was in the town worst hit by the twister, visiting her boyfriend.

A number of deadly tornadoes touched down on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, and the town of Moore was ravaged by the natural disaster, which claimed the lives of 24 locals.

And Snyder admits he became a nervous wreck as he worried about his daughter's safety.

He tells USA Today, "She didn't tell me (she was going there). I was like, 'What are you doing?'"

And he had a difficult t...

10 Things You May Not Know About Superman 'The Man Of Steel'

June 12th, 2013 3:03pm EDT
the Man of Steel
With Man of Steel right around the corner, speculation is running high as to just how different—aside from the lack of red shorts—Zack Snyder’s Superman is going to be from what’s come before. How many surprises can there be for a character that’s been in the pop culture spotlight for three quarters of a century?

But one of the reasons the character’s been around so long is that there’s always something new to pull out of that blue sleeve. And even his past contains some things you may not know. Here are ten such little known facts from Superman’s vast history that may well surprise you (u...

Amy Adams Dazzles At 'Man Of Steel' Premiere - See Pics Of Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe & More!

June 11th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Amy Adams
Amy Adams rocked the star-studded world premiere of "Man of Steel" at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday night. The actress wore a strapless black dress with lace side paneling. Her red hair hung to her shoulders in silky waves.

Adams unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Lois Lane two times before finally landing the part of Clark Kent's love interest in the new film. A version starring Matt Bomer was never made, while 2006's "Superman Returns" featured Brandon Routh as the titular character and Kate Bosworth as Lois.

"Man of Steel" centers on a young man with extraordinary po...

Superman babies relieved themselves all over Russell Crowe

June 5th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Director Zack Snyder gave Russell Crowe a real taste of the unpleasantness of fatherhood on the set of new Superman movie Man Of Steel - each of the four babies chosen to play his infant son Kal-El in the film relieved themselves while the Gladiator star was holding him.

Due to filming laws, Snyder had to hire four newborns for scenes with Crowe as Jor-El and the movie star admits he experienced all manner of toilet trouble with the bare babes.

He tells WENN, "I had a very interesting experience being a father on this movie... Unlike in my own experience as a father of two, I've managed t...

Zack Snyder Not Directing 'Star Wars' Spin-Off

January 15th, 2013 2:07pm EST
Zack Snyder
Another big name director has refuted reports that he is working on a Star Wars project. Zack Snyder was reported by Vulture to be working on a film in the Star Wars universe that was not Episode VII, but the Watchmen director has now denied he is doing the project.

The reported film was controversial: A spin-off of Akira Kurosawa's classic Seven Samurai set in the Star Wars universe. The movie has since been re-imagined several times, including the Western film Magnificent Seven. Kurosawa was a huge influence on Star Wars creator George Lucas; Star Wars Episode IV was written with the Jap...

New Superman Henry Cavill To Make Comic-Con Appearance

July 13th, 2012 8:14am EDT
Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill, who's playing Superman in "Man Of Steel," will appear at Comic-Con on Saturday, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

There has been much speculation over whether the actor would be attending the massive fan event in San Diego, and the Comic-Con schedule didn't reveal much about the panel for the film. The film's director, Zack Snyder, will also be attending. Other stars, including Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe, are not expected to be there.

Born on the alien planet of Krypton, Kal-El (Cavill) is sent by his parents to live on Earth, where he named Clark and raised by farmer ...

Zombies, Spartans, And Owls: The Strange Journey Of Zack Snyder

November 9th, 2011 3:15pm EST
Zack Snyder and Gerard Butler
You awaken to a rabid 8 year old viciously chewing on your husband’s neck. A dark army, more than a million strong, bears down upon you and your kingdom. A masked man breaks in during the night and throws you out a window. A giant samurai statue engages you in battle, all the while feathery, cartoon owls fly around you. You are in the strange and violent world of Zack Snyder. Hang on; you’re in for a wild ride.

Zack Snyder, the director of the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel, has had the strangest start to a career of any director in recent memory. Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Le...

Henry Cavill Dressed To Impress In First Superman Photo

August 4th, 2011 12:51pm EDT
Henry Cavill
It's a bird, it's a plane -- it's Henry Cavill as Superman! Warner Brothers has released the first photo from Zack Snyder's man of steel that features Cavill as the iconic superhero. And yes, he's wearing the costume!

Henry Cavill is the new Superman and today he's marking his territory. Warner Brothers finally released a photo of the actor dressed in the famous red and blue suit and fans are going wild. It's not an image taken from the movie Man of Steel, but it's a promo shot used to introduce Cavill as the new man of steel.

Cavill recently spoke to TotalFilm about the first time he wor...

Henry Cavill Eats 5,000 Calories A Day For Superman Role

August 4th, 2011 9:16am EDT
Henry Cavill
British actor Henry Cavill is pushing his body "beyond its normal limits" as he prepares to play Superman in "Man Of Steel," eating a massive 5,000 calories a day to bulk up for the action man role.

The Tudors star landed the coveted role in Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan's new blockbuster earlier this year, and he's been training - and eating - hard ahead of filming.

He tells Total Film magazine, "I'm on 5,000 calories a day... You've got to eat protein first, then a little bit of carbs... you've gotta keep your hunger levels going.

"I'm training two-and-a-half hours a day, pushing m...

Check Out 'Sucker Punch' On DVD, Blu-ray & Download

June 30th, 2011 7:00am EDT
Sucker Punch
Close your eyes. Open your mind. Engage in a spectacular fantasy adventure when "Sucker Punch" arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download June 28!

The story of "Alice in Wonderland" receives a hyper-violent makeover in "Watchmen" and "300" director Zack Snyder's fantastical tale "Sucker Punch" about a young psychiatric patient who escapes into a vivid world of fantasy after being committed to a mental hospital by her abusive stepfather.

Set in the 1950s, Sucker Punch takes viewers on an incredible journey into the mind of Babydoll (Emily Browning), who finds herself at the...

Russell Crowe To Play Jor-El In 'Superman' Reboot?

June 15th, 2011 9:38pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe is in talks to take on Marlon Brando's role in the upcoming Superman revamp.

The Oscar winner is slated to portray the Man of Steel's father Jor-El in Zack Snyder's new superhero movie, opposite Brit Henry Cavill.

If he signs on, he'll join Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in the movie.

His Gladiator co-star Connie Nielsen is also reportedly in negotiations for the film - to play Jor-El's wife, and Superman's mom, Lara.

Brando played Jor-El in Superman: The Movie (1978) and was featured in 2006's Superman Returns, thanks to CGI (computer-generated imagery) effects.

Vanessa Hudgens Defends Saucy 'Sucker Punch' Outfits

April 11th, 2011 12:14pm EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens is adamant she had no qualms about showing off her body in new movie Sucker Punch following harsh criticism of the female cast's revealing costumes.

Hudgens stars alongside Emily Browning and Abbie Cornish in the Zack Snyder movie, which tells the story of a young woman who is involuntarily committed to a mental institution.

A series of dream sequences reveal the hospital as a brothel filled with scantily-dressed dancers and the actresses' saucy outfits prompted criticism of the film's erotic undertones, with a writer for movie magazine Variety branding it "fantasy fodde...

Michael Shannon To Play Superman's Archenemy General Zod

April 11th, 2011 9:43am EDT
Michael Shannon
Actor Michael Shannon has landed the coveted villain role in the upcoming reboot of the Superman franchise.

The Revolutionary Road star will play General Zod opposite British hunk Henry Cavill as the young superhero - and director Zack Snyder is delighted with the casting.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Zod is not only one of Superman's most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don't. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role."


Margot Kidder Supports Casting Amy Adams As Lois Lane

April 1st, 2011 12:32pm EDT
Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder has welcomed the casting of her latest Lois Lane successor in the new Superman movie, insisting newly-hired Amy Adams is a "better actress than I am."

The Enchanted star will play the intrepid reporter in director Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot of the comic book franchise, alongside Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.

Kidder, who portrayed Lane in Superman: The Movie in 1978 and three sequels with Christopher Reeve, was delighted to hear about Adams' casting, and is convinced the Oscar nominee is perfect for the role.

She tells MTV, "She's a brilliant, wonderful actress! Sh...

Emily Browning Defends 'Sexist' 'Sucker Punch'

April 1st, 2011 11:28am EDT
Emily Browning
Actress Emily Browning is fuming after her new movie Sucker Punch was labeled "sexist" in its portrayal of women, as she's adamant the story shows "girls breaking free."

The new Zack Snyder movie stars Browning as a girl called Baby Doll, who is locked up in an asylum after she is accused of causing her sister's death. The hospital is later revealed to be a brothel as the lead character plots her escape in a series of imaginative dream sequences.

The movie has met with mixed reviews and some critics have taken aim at the film's erotic undertones, with movie magazine Variety branding it ...

Justice League Tells Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan to Get Bent

March 31st, 2011 1:58pm EDT
When Marvel Studios decided to put together next year's mega blockbuster "The Avengers," they made the bold choice to include all the actors and characters from their other superhero franchises, including "Iron Man"'s Robert Downey Jr., "Captain America"'s Chris Evans and "Thor"'s Chris Hemsworth. The ambitious shared world continuity is like nothing seen on film before and it has led comic book fans to pretty much go out of their skulls with rapture.

But there's at least one group of people who don't think it's a good idea: the executives at Warner Bros.

In an interview with the website ...

Amy Adams Is The New Lois Lane!

March 28th, 2011 7:53am EDT
Amy Adams
Oscar nominee Amy Adams will steal the heart of new Superman Henry Cavill after landing the role of Lois Lane in the upcoming reboot of the comic book franchise.

The Fighter star learned she would be putting on her reporter's hat on Sunday after receiving the good news from director Zack Snyder.

The filmmaker admits it was no easy task casting the highly-coveted part - but he knew Adams was the one from the moment he saw her.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "There was a big, giant search for Lois. For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditio...

Review: Synder’s 'Sucker Punch' Fails At Social Commentary

March 25th, 2011 3:10pm EDT
Sucker Punch
Your enjoyment of Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” is entirely dependent on what type of film that piques your interest. If you are looking for a story about scantily clad women wielding heavy weapons, then you will be thoroughly satisfied. However, if you are seeking a tale that makes social commentary about the objectification of women, then you will be sorely disappointed.

Snyder’s first original work focuses on Baby Doll (Emily Browning), a girl who has experienced a traumatic series of events following her mother’s death. After her stepfather finds out that he has been left out of the ...

'Sucker Punch' Star Abbie Cornish: 'I'm Not The Type To Want To Go Shoot A Gun'

March 24th, 2011 3:32pm EDT
Abbie Cornish
Australian actress Abbie Cornish, who stars in the big-budget fantasy film Sucker Punch (which opens this week), adorns the cover of the April issue of GQ magazine, on sale now.

Abbie's outfit, above, features a bodysuit by Louis Vuitton, along with Victoria's Secret bra, fishnet stockings by Wolford and a pair of red high-heels by Melissa. The image is from a series of outtakes that didn't make it into the new issue. Check out more pics here (you won't be disappointed!)

In Sucker Punch, Abbie plays the role of Sweet Pea, a young girl institutionalized in a mental institution who teams up...

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