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Marlene met Henry because its part of her job.   She posted this great picture of of Henry during the L.A. Man of Steel press junket.  We are going to say her perks are ok.  Love the picture!  Thx. Marlene!

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Oh, you know just causally meeting Henry Cavill, Superman at work.  Carolynn met Henry last July at the Calgary airport.  Her thoughts on this occasion, “No Biggie.”  Clearly she is a master of understatement.  Great picture!  Thanks for sharing!

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Cat and Pippa met Henry at the Man of Steel premiere in Jersey.  Cat was excited to meet Superman.  ”We met Superman!  Greatest day of my life!” It  probably didn’t hurt that they met Russell Crowe, too.  ”Me and my mate Russell.”  Great day!   Great pic!  Congrats Cat!
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Cat and Pippa met Henry at the Man of Steel premiere in Jersey.  Cat was excited to meet Superman.  ”We met Superman!  Greatest day of my life!” It  probably didn’t hurt that they met Russell Crowe, too.  ”Me and my mate Russell.”  Great day!   Great pic!  Congrats Cat!
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Cat and Pippa met Henry at the Man of Steel premiere in Jersey.  Cat was excited to meet Superman.  ”We met Superman!  Greatest day of my life!” It  probably didn’t hurt that they met Russell Crowe, too.  ”Me and my mate Russell.”  Great day!   Great pic!  Congrats Cat!

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Mark Hughes Interviews Zack Snyder on Batman vs. Superman, New Supersuits, Official Pictures, and Much More.

Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) has been fielding a lot of Batman vs. Superman questions via Twitter the last several months.  Mark took the opportunity to pose those questions to Zack Snyder in his most recent interview.  Batman vs. Superman fans get ready.  These are SOME of the answers that we have been looking for. 
Here’s what you need to know.
Models wore the new Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman suits the first time Zack saw them.  He geeked out, like we will, we’re sure.  It’s definitely a moment in pop culture history and Zack has his picture of that moment in the vault.  He thinks it will be worth money someday.

Even just Batman and Superman standing next to each other… [I]t’s kind of epic. You do sort of sense the weight of the pop culture iconography jumping out of its skin when you’re standing there looking at the two of them and Wonder Woman. It’s crazy. But it’s fun. I mean, I have the first photo, I’ve got it in my archive because I was like, “Okay, I better keep this, it’s gonna be worth something,” [laughs]!

Seriously? It’s worth money now.  We are sensing a tweet coming.  Retweet if you would pay to see the new Super suits?  
If you get invited to Cruel and Unusual Films’ offices, you may have the chance to see the picture.  Zack has a large one hanging in his office.

I’m actually staring at one right now in my office. And it’s just massive on my wall in my office and it’s epic, let me tell you!

Zack isn’t heartless.  If it were up to him he would have posted the pictures to the internet already.  

 And I’m like, “God, I want to send this to the Internet immediately.” But I know I’m not allowed to [laughs]!

But its not up to him.  So layoff Twitter. 
Zack doesn’t know when official pictures will be released.  He did say that filming is scheduled so there should not be any leaks before the official pictures are put out.  

The one nice thing is that, the schedule is designed carefully so that I don’t know that that’ll be [a problem]– but who knows, these cats are pretty good at getting the drop on us with these photos.

Fans are pretty good.  They are also very motivated.  So we hope Zack is right.  Incidently, the Star Wars people probably had the same thought when they decided to film Episode 7 in the middle of the dessert.   
Prepare yourselves DC fans.  Zack is a Marvel fan and knows that DC films win when Marvel films win at the box office.  

I think that’s 100% true. Look, I’m a fan of the Marvel movies… and the thing that’s awesome is, we make a different movie. We have a different product than them, although they both exist in sort of the superhero world, which is great. I think that those are the opportunities. That’s what you get at the movies, you get a chance to go to all these different worlds. And I’m as interested in going to the Marvel Universe as anybody.

 Here’s and interesting fact.  Zack has wanted to make a Batman movie since he read Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight in college.  

For me, that’s really what The Dark Knight Returns did as well. When I read it, I felt like — of course I knew who Batman was and I was familiar with him as a comic book hero — but it was that book that made me say, “Gosh, you know this could be an amazing film.” At the time, I was just starting my college career, but I thought, “Wow this would be a cool movie!”

And no, Batman fans, he didn’t go into Man of Steel hoping to have the chance to re-boot Batman.  Instead the idea evolved organically after Man of Steel was completed.  

I gotta be honest, it definitely was a thing that… after Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman.


Finally, it’s interesting to note that Batman and Kryptonite were supposed to make his appearance at the end of the 2nd movie.

In the first meeting, it was like, “Maybe Batman?” Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne’s house or something.

So at one time there was going to be a straight Man of Steel sequel.   Now that the Batman time table has been moved up, one can only assume that Kryptonite’s appearance has been moved up, too.  We have been hearing for a while that we are likely to see a Kryptonite based villain in Batman vs.  Superman.  So hello Metallo.  Feel free to re-boot your plot theories.
This is only a portion of what is covered in the article.  Mark and Zack also discuss Zack’s image as a controversial director, and explore the roots of that perception.  If you are a Zack Snyder fan you will definitely want to check out the rest of this article.  If you aren’t a fan, you should still read it.  The article may offer a new perspective on Zack’s motivations and vision during filmmaking.
We will keep the Batman/Superman updates coming as we get them.

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Mark Hughes Interviews Zack Snyder on Batman vs. Superman, New Supersuits, Official Pictures, and Much More.

Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) has been fielding a lot of Batman vs. Superman questions via Twitter the last several months.  Mark took the opportunity to pose those questions to Zack Snyder in his most recent interview.  Batman vs. Superman fans get ready.  These are SOME of the answers that we have been looking for. 

Here’s what you need to know.

Models wore the new Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman suits the first time Zack saw them.  He geeked out, like we will, we’re sure.  It’s definitely a moment in pop culture history and Zack has his picture of that moment in the vault.  He thinks it will be worth money someday.

Even just Batman and Superman standing next to each other… [I]t’s kind of epic. You do sort of sense the weight of the pop culture iconography jumping out of its skin when you’re standing there looking at the two of them and Wonder Woman. It’s crazy. But it’s fun. I mean, I have the first photo, I’ve got it in my archive because I was like, “Okay, I better keep this, it’s gonna be worth something,” [laughs]!

Seriously? It’s worth money now.  We are sensing a tweet coming.  Retweet if you would pay to see the new Super suits?  

If you get invited to Cruel and Unusual Films’ offices, you may have the chance to see the picture.  Zack has a large one hanging in his office.

I’m actually staring at one right now in my office. And it’s just massive on my wall in my office and it’s epic, let me tell you!

Zack isn’t heartless.  If it were up to him he would have posted the pictures to the internet already.  

 And I’m like, “God, I want to send this to the Internet immediately.” But I know I’m not allowed to [laughs]!

But its not up to him.  So layoff Twitter. 

Zack doesn’t know when official pictures will be released.  He did say that filming is scheduled so there should not be any leaks before the official pictures are put out.  

The one nice thing is that, the schedule is designed carefully so that I don’t know that that’ll be [a problem]– but who knows, these cats are pretty good at getting the drop on us with these photos.

Fans are pretty good.  They are also very motivated.  So we hope Zack is right.  Incidently, the Star Wars people probably had the same thought when they decided to film Episode 7 in the middle of the dessert.   

Prepare yourselves DC fans.  Zack is a Marvel fan and knows that DC films win when Marvel films win at the box office.  

I think that’s 100% true. Look, I’m a fan of the Marvel movies… and the thing that’s awesome is, we make a different movie. We have a different product than them, although they both exist in sort of the superhero world, which is great. I think that those are the opportunities. That’s what you get at the movies, you get a chance to go to all these different worlds. And I’m as interested in going to the Marvel Universe as anybody.

 Here’s and interesting fact.  Zack has wanted to make a Batman movie since he read Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight in college.  

For me, that’s really what The Dark Knight Returns did as well. When I read it, I felt like — of course I knew who Batman was and I was familiar with him as a comic book hero — but it was that book that made me say, “Gosh, you know this could be an amazing film.” At the time, I was just starting my college career, but I thought, “Wow this would be a cool movie!”

And no, Batman fans, he didn’t go into Man of Steel hoping to have the chance to re-boot Batman.  Instead the idea evolved organically after Man of Steel was completed.  

I gotta be honest, it definitely was a thing that… after Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman.

Finally, it’s interesting to note that Batman and Kryptonite were supposed to make his appearance at the end of the 2nd movie.

In the first meeting, it was like, “Maybe Batman?” Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne’s house or something.

So at one time there was going to be a straight Man of Steel sequel.   Now that the Batman time table has been moved up, one can only assume that Kryptonite’s appearance has been moved up, too.  We have been hearing for a while that we are likely to see a Kryptonite based villain in Batman vs.  Superman.  So hello Metallo.  Feel free to re-boot your plot theories.

This is only a portion of what is covered in the article.  Mark and Zack also discuss Zack’s image as a controversial director, and explore the roots of that perception.  If you are a Zack Snyder fan you will definitely want to check out the rest of this article.  If you aren’t a fan, you should still read it.  The article may offer a new perspective on Zack’s motivations and vision during filmmaking.

We will keep the Batman/Superman updates coming as we get them.

Source:  Mark Hughes

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"The perfect  Hollywood experience…"  That’s what Mirella called meeting Henry.  Mirella met Henry last year before Man of Steel premiered, and shared this great picture.  Wonderful souvenir!

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COMICS REVIEWS: EARTH 2 ISSUE # 22

Written by: Tom Taylor

Art by: Nicola Scott / Trevor Scott

Reviewed by: baudyhallee

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FINALLY!!!  The moment we’ve all been waiting for since the beginning of the new 52 – and Tom Taylor built it up from issue 17 when he took over this series.  Amazing, fantastic storytelling.  I can’t believe we got it so quickly!

Lois Lane had been fridged (killed!!! off for Superman’s ‘benefit’) six times in many books within two years and was kicked to the curb in the new 52’s main continuity.  One of those six times has been redeemed by Taylor with the resurrection of the character as the Red Tornado.  Some readers weren’t happy with Lois inside a gynoid (female android) body but these panels from Taylor’s first issue sold me.  (Besides wikipedia says she has the capability of transforming into human)

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General Sam Lane kept his daughter Lois alive for a moment such as this.  He knew.  (start reading this book if you haven’t already.  All good things begin in issue #17)

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Lois is always Lois.  - A Superman mythology truism.

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Lois is Superman’s hope.  She is the best of humanity.  She never gives up and she never gives in.  Her will is as strong as Clark’s, if not stronger.  Personality traits that will be much needed in this story because of this:

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This looks like a job for Lois Lane … Kent.   

Yes, this is Lois’ husband who did not die but has returned brainwashed by Darkseid.  So he’s a bit psychotic and murderous.  What could possibly get through to a Darkseided Superman? 

Now you know why readers were so excited!  The only answer is Lois.

So go buy issues 17 through 21 as well as the Earth 2 Annual and see what other developments happened along the way.  Taylor has just kept building and building these past six months.  More forward motion.  Great action and great character development for each and every character.

For those people who aren’t so thrilled with a Batman and a Superman returning to the book, Taylor continues the characterization and development of the ‘Justice Society of America’ heroes.  In fact, in this issue Alan Scott, the Green Lantern is resurrected in Metropolis.  Doctor Fate is our ‘oracle’ to what lies ahead even though he ‘babbles.’  Again another element of forward motion.  Great introduction to these characters if folks never picked up a JSA or Earth2 book before.

In this issue, Taylor has Doctor Fate’s mumblings explained.  There is humor and emotion in Taylor’s work.  He really puts the reader through the gamut of everything a comic book and great storytelling should be.

A word about Nicola Scott’s artwork.  LOVE!  Every character shines!  And she can draw one sexy Darkseided Superman.  Lois is expressive despite the fact she’s a gynoid.  Her relationship with young Val, the Kryptonian who just walked out into the yellow sunlight, is a thing of beauty. 

For a run down on the amazing characters Taylor has brought to this book.  Here’s the breakdown of Doctor Fate’s prophesying in this issue:

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Resurrected Green Lantern Alan Scott

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Addled Doctor Fate, Red Arrow and Jimmy Olsen

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Mentions here of Aquawoman, Hawkgirl and the new Kryptonian, Val-Zod

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Batman is Thomas Wayne, read his story in Earth 2 Annual 

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Yes, this is why you should be reading this book.  Hope has been resurrected in the Superman mythology despite a Darkseided Superman.  

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Val is a young Kryptonian just finding his powers under a yellow sun.  What better mentor to have than the woman who knew Superman best and intimately, Lois Lane.

And now for the best page in the new 52, of course it is outside main continuity:

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Taylor gives us what we’ve been craving in the new 52 since its beginning.  And Scott delivers in spades.  Look at his face!!! 

The Clark and Lois connection spans universes.  It isn’t phased by alien god mind control or different DNA or composite bodies.  Clark and Lois’s will, spirit and heart are deeply connected and it’s what gives Superman’s mythology hope and inspiration to its readers.

What a cliffhanger!  Can’t wait for #23.  

RATINGS:

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Reviewers note: This book is fantastic!  Tom Taylor’s storytelling is more powerful than a locomotive and  Nicola Scott’s art is able to leap the tallest concepts and action in a single bound. 

This team is setting a very high bar for all the other books.  This book is moving up the monthly charts.  It is already beating Action and Superman whose orders numbers have been in a downward spiral for the new 52 years. 

Team Earth2 should be teaching the rest of the new 52 a thing or two.  Love your characters and let them live without restraint.

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"This is Superman. He’s a lot like you. Crash-landed on Earth, didn’t know what he was doing… but he only uses his powers for good, never for evil. Remember that."

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NEW VIDEO!! Henry Cavill talking about his experience becoming Superman in Man of Steel. Thanks to SkyMovies for sharing this amazing video as part of promoting Man of Steel.

Source: skymovies.sky.com

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BatmanvsSuperman Update: Test Shots or the Start of Principal Photography?

Larry Fong is the Director of Photography for Batman vs. Superman. He posted this picture to Twitter this afternoon.

This is more evidence that things are under on the Man of Steel sequel. We aren’t quite sure what we are seeing. But the person pictured definitely looks Bruce Wayne(ish).

Larry was also the DP on Now You See Me that starred Jesse Eisenberg Jesse Eisenberg. You can tell from his Twitter account that he is a fan of magic and illusions. So is this picture a case of hiding in plain sight or just a tease?

We will find out. Updates are starting to roll in on a daily basis. As always, as we get info we will pass it on.

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Batman vs. Superman Update: Name and Official Logo Coming Soon!  Amy Adams is in Detroit!  Hanz Zimmer will score Man of Steel sequel. 

BATMANONFILM just shared some important info.  According to them, the official name of the Man of Steel sequel will be revealed soon.  The official logo will be revealed, as well.  Finally.

FYI: I’ve heard the film’s official title and logo might be revealed soon. As far as Ben Affleck’s Bat-Suit, all I’ll say is that we’ll see it officially before there’s any chance of the reveal coming from spy pics. So stay tuned!

It will be good to refer to this movie by its proper name instead of the still untitled  or unofficially title Batman vs Superman movie.  Can’t wait!

Amy Adams is on the ground in Detroit! This fan shared a plane ride with Adams and describes his encounter.

Amy Adams joins Henry Cavill who has been in Michigan since January.   Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Tao Okamoto arrived in Detroit at the end of last week.  Although true to her word, Tao’s Friday visit was only a day trip.  She shared pictures on Instagram indicating she took a weekend trip to the Hamptons.  Her latest Instagram post indicates she is traveling again.  We are hoping her next stop is Detroit.

 Update: Looks like Tao is back. She posted a new instagram video.  It seems she is surprised by Detroit’s April weather.

The main players are now gathered in Detroit.  According to Batmanonfilm some filming has already been done, with the official start to principal photography still to come.  We will keep you posted as things develop on Batman vs. Superman.  We are hoping the next development will be the release of official pictures of the new Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman suits.

ICYMI:  Hanz Zimmer will return to score the Man of Steel sequel.  Super secret movies seem to be Hanz Zimmer’s forte.  Along with scoring The Man of Steel, his work includes The Dark Knight Trilogy, and Christopher Nolan’s latest directorial outing, Interstellar.   Interstellar is so secret it premieres this year and we still aren’t sure what it’s about.  Once Hanz completes his work on Interstellar he will travel to Detroit and start work on Batman vs. Superman.

Hanz Zimmer did amazing work on the Man of Steel sound track.  In the video below he discusses his journey to create the soundtrack to Superman.

It seems Hanz thought of everything to create the truly special 6th man that is the Man of Steel soundtrack.  Once of those special touches included securing the use of a Stradivarius.  The haunting solo, which accompanies the heart wrenching scene where Jor and Lara give up their only son was recorded on the renowned instrument.   Below, the violinist discusses what it’s like to translate the emotion to music using one of the rarest and most valuable instruments in the world.

Hanz also gathered 12 of the most talented and successful drummers in the world to lay down the percussion for the Man of Steel soundtrack. Guest artists include Sheila E. and Pharrell Williams. You can see some of the creative process below.

We know that Hanz will put that same thought and effort to create another beautiful score for the unofficially title Batman vs. Superman movie.

Picture:  Associated Press via THR

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