Everyone just assumes the upcoming Superman vs Batman movie is going to be called… Superman vs Batman. I mean, right? What else would you call it? Well, this week, Warner Bros. secretly registered a host of domain names (indicating possible titles) through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor. Those domain names? “Man of Steel Battle the Knight,” “Man of Steel Beyond Darkness,” “Man of Steel Black of Knight,” “Man of Steel Darkness Falls,” “Man of Steel Knight Falls,” “Man of Steel Shadow of the Night,” “Man of Steel The Blackest Hour,” and “Man of Steel The Darkness Within.” Shorter variations of the names were also registered like, “Battle the Knight,” “Black of Knight,” “Knight Falls,” and “The Blackest Hour.” Aaaaaand I hate them all. Read the whole story (and get the links) at Fuseable.
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Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve on the set of 1978′s Superman: The Movie. (via)
A piece of artwork depicting Ben Affleck as Batman as imagined by DC Comics artist Steve Scott has hit the online forums today. No word on whether this is Bat’s official new look, but Steve Scott did work with Christopher Nolan on the comic book for The Dark Knight, so it could very well be. The bad news? NO BAT NIPPLES. Awww. (via ComicBookMovie)
The interweb EXPLODED this morning when an anonymous source (always the best kind) at DC said that Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Hoechlin is being “heavily considered” to don the cowl as the next Batman in the newly-announced Batman Superman film. It also reports that Hoechlin is set to screen test alongside current Superman Henry Cavill in the near future. Which is just… too… OMG SQUEEEEEEEEEEL. I’m shaking. No, I’m VIBRATING. I’m HUMMING. He’s PERFECT. He’s got the stubble, the tortured puppydog look, he has the low-talking voice thing DOWN. Tyler Hoechlin IS Batman. Please let this happen. (via CosmoBook News)
“Justice League could be great if done correctly, “ Henry Cavill recently told Variety. “It’s a very tough one to do because the DC comic heroes are all god-like in their power. So in this real world universe, real-world setting we’re telling our story in, it’s going to be tough to achieve that. It has to be done very delicately with a lot of thought. So, it won’t be right away. I hope it’s not, anyway. It may take some time of building up other movies and other characters and introducing them together in one way or another,” I have to agree. After the bitter disappointment of The Man of Steel (don’t get me started), I need time to regroup. I’m not ready for another steaming pile of shit from DC right now. (Don’t get me started.) I mean, let’s face it: Man of Steel was THE WORST. I mean, REALLY Superman? You’re going to KILL General Zodd? SUPERMAN is going to snap someone’s neck? SUPERMAN WOULD NEVER DO THAT. That’s just lazy screenwriting. You send him back to the freakin’ Phantom Zone. You shrink him and keep in the bottled city of Kandor. You encase him in ice and hurl him into space. You put him in a prison on a red sun. You don’t snap his neck. You aren’t Jason Bourne. You’re SUPERMAN. Ugh. You got me started. And no Justice League movie until you’ve learned your lesson, guys.
Like everyone else, I was overjoyed when Superman saved the day and gave that annoying General Zodd the pounding of a lifetime, but I couldn’t help but shake my head and wonder AT WHAT COST did victory come? Metropolis was all but LEVELED in the climactic blow-out. Building after building was destroyed, along with how many countless lives? How does a city recover after devastation like that? Well, BuzzFeed contacted the hazard-assessment team at Watson Technical Consulting led by Charles Watson, and using analytical models on the Metropolis stand-ins of New York and Chicago, Watson estimated that some “129,000 people would have died, with another 250,000 going missing in the rubble, and nearly a million beyond that left injured…. The overall impact, Watson says, ‘seemed to be similar to an air burst from a 20kt nuclear explosion in terms of shock effects, but without the radiation or thermal effects.’ (But with the heartwarming effects of seeing Superman and Lois hug.) All told, he puts the cost of the physical damage for the film’s third act at $750 billion, with a total economic impact of around $2 trillion.” If he had just surrendered like a good little alien and left the planet with Zodd all of this could have been avoided. The beautiful ones are always so selfish. (via AV Club)