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The latter half of this week may give us the first on-set photo of Ben Affleck as Batman we’ve all been craving. Last night, a four-day shoot began at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit. The exterior of this locale may be the most Gotham-appropriate building we’ve seen for a live-action adaptation since the Burton days. In fact, it looks suspiciously similar to the building in which the first Batman and Batmobile photo was taken. Since sightings of Henry Cahill on-set in the super suit have been plentiful, and such sightings have NOT occurred here, we think this week may focus on a solo Batman outing. Could it be possible that our first introduction to the new Caped Crusader takes place in a dingy, gigantic warehouse? Nearby citizens have been alerted to loud noises and the use of pyrotechnics. Might we meet the Dark Knight as he viciously deals with a certain Firefly?
My Friends Are Addicted
Last fall, my friend and I frequented the Barnes & Noble at the mall to look at books, comics and games – the usual stuff. Every time we went, we would always stop at the game section where we saw Cryptozoic Entertainment‘s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game, and every time we would ask, “What is this?”
We’re excited about Destiny, we’re also excited about Christopher Nolan’s next film Interstellar. So what better way to build our anticipation for both than with this awesome, fan-made Destiny trailer with a Matthew McConaughey monologue dubbed over? ….Did you feel that? Goosebumps.
Note: This article serves as both a review and an editorial discussion on the concept as a whole. The Episode VII title discussion is below the pictured text.
Today marks a milestone for fans of the Jurassic Park film series. With over a decade of no releases, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has taken to Twitter, letting fans know that the next installment has finished filming. Like J.J. Abrams with Star Wars, Trevorrow’s updates always contain overt teases. It seems that the final slate has found itself in the familiar jaws of a certain royal creature.
Weird, funny, and a perfect change of pace.
I’m hooked on a feeling: I’m in love with this movie! Guardians of the Galaxy is the first standalone Marvel movie we have seen in a while, and boy, does it deliver. Right from the beginning, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, sets the funny and carefree tone that continues throughout the movie. This is a great change of pace for the Marvel movies and superhero movies in general which tend to focus on darker themes and varying levels of brooding.
The Ape-pire Strikes Back
In 2011, audiences were shocked upon seeing the surprisingly-great re-imagining, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Director Rupert Wyatt, and screenwriters/married couple Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, delivered a well-conceived story that paid homage to original five-film series throughout. Andy Serkis’ portrayal of Caesar, the leader of the apes, quickly garnered overwhelming praise for its subtlety and believability. By all means, no one expected such a great, modern film with an old, rather ridiculous premise. However, despite little marketing compared to other summer blockbusters, Rise surprised us all with its characters and heart.
Superman is (probably) headed to Gotham
This morning, USA Today released the first official image of Henry Cavill as Superman from Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.