I am a diehard Aquaman fan (a fact I have made known previously) and I loved the MAN OF STEEL movie (take your whining about Superman killing Zod and shove ’em where the sun don’t shine) so I have been amped out of this world ever since it was announced that Aquman was going to have a small role in the upcoming BATMAN V SUPERMAN movie as a prelude to the Justice League film. I was even more jazzed when Jason Momoa was cast in the role because Jason Momoa only plays badasss characters and I really wanted to see a badass Aquaman on the big screen. And I just went over the moon when Zack Snyder went out of his way to show he felt pretty much the same way about Aquaman. So now that Snyder has given us a glimpse of Momoa in full Aquaman regalia I am angry that I have to wait an entire year to see this awesomeness on a big screen.
I wasn’t nearly as adorable in my exuberance but I was pretty darn close.
Warner Brothers Animation teamed up Zack Snyder and Bruce Timm to create a snazzy 2 minute video of Superman throughout his 75 years of existence from the first issue of Action Comics through this past summer’s MAN OF STEEL. It’s a really cool tribute to the character.
According to a website called Cosmic Book News (yeah I have never heard of it before either but outlets from Rolling Stone to The Daily Mail are reporting the story ), WB has signed BREAKING BAD’s Bryan Cranston to a multi-picture deal to be Lex Luthor. Cranston was on my list of candidates for the gig so I am going to be quite pleased if this turns out to be true. I wonder how Cranston’s hiring will effect the opinions of the rabid anti-Affleck freak shows.
Click the jump to see a cool fan-made pic of what Cranston’s Luthor may look like.
A lot of pearl clutching and catching of the vapors has been happening with Superman fans since the opening of the MAN OF STEEL movie a few weeks ago largely because of an action that Superman takes at the end of the film. Turn back if you have yet to see the movie or have a general aversion to spoilers because there is a big one after the jump.
While I had no problems with the massive amounts of destruction that resulted from the fighting in the MAN OF STEEL movie but I know some people were quite bothered by it. Well artist Kyle Baker (WHY I HATE SATURN) was bothered enough that he created a game about it called MASS MURDER OF STEEL. And its pretty damn fun.
Check it out.
MAN OF STEEL is on track to net over $125 million bucks (which is huge especially for a 3 day/non-holiday weekend) and Warner Brothers has already greenlit the sequel. Now this movie is the first Superman film to not feature Lex Luthor since SUPERMAN 3 gave us Robert Vaughn and Richard Pryor as Superman’s adversaries even though we got glimpses of LuthorCorp building and trucks so we know Lex is a major player in this new Superman universe. the question to be asked though is: who should be Lex Luthor?
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 58% (Critics) / 82% (Audience)
Directed By: Zack Snyder
Written By: David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon and Russell Crowe
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Synopsis: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. (Source)
I think it would be really interesting with the age-old Batman/Superman conflict,” he tells SFX, “because they are two different sides of the same coin and their methods are entirely different. And I think it would actually make for an interesting story as to why, first of all, they were going head to head and how. I think that would make a great story.
So that instantly got my mind racing with thoughts of just who would be the Batman opposite Cavill’s Superman?