Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Metropolis Is Toast: Latest Pictures From Detroit

Sure, we've known for a while an epic battle is taking shape in downtown Detroit. Fake concrete slabs sticking up from the ground in apparent crater formations could only mean we're in for a badass fight on the set of Batman v Superman. (See more photos from this set).





But after seeing these latest pics of smashed vehicles, there's one thing we know for sure: Metropolis is toast unless Supes can save the day.



And here's a cool prop from Gotham, spotted at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios. 


There was some real damage in the backlot of the Pontiac studios, after storms toppled some green screens there Sunday. It doesn't look like it caused any filming delays though, since we hear that set has been very busy these last few days.

Images: @Bananadoc

More to come from a stormy Detroit! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Best of The Best: Zack Snyder Delivers The Goods At SDCC


Peoplemag: "A little shocked the stage hasn't burst into flames."

People magazine couldn't have said it better. About 6,500 fans got to witness film history in the making at Comic-Con, as Henry and his Batman v Superman costars took the stage for the first time together. You could feel the excitement in Hall H, as director Zack Snyder showed fans a first clip from the film, and then surprised the crowd with the stars. According to Variety, the Warner Bros. presentation generated the most online buzz Saturday:

The first look at Warner Bros. and DC’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” edged out Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” generating 112,108 overall mentions and 8,356 intent-to-view mentions, or 7%, according to research group Way to Blue.

“Age of Ultron” received 62,542 overall mentions, but a higher intent-to-see response, with 8,483, or 14%.

What helped WB and DC was the surprise appearance of Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, who play Batman and Superman, respectively, along with the first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the film.


We have to admit it took all of our self-control not to tweet the big secret, when we saw Henry waiting to take the stage along with Ben and Gal. What came next was the awesomeness that is Batman v Superman at Comic-Con. Here are the highlights.
 
Selfie of Justice: Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) had the Batman v Superman stars pose for a quick selfie. Boom! best shot of the day. You can see how it looked from his perspective on his Instagram account.

Image: JeddtheJedi

Most scream-worthy moment: When Zack gave fans a preview of Batman v Superman, it was the appearance of Superman that had the crowd going wild. You know, just like that guy in the bootleg version that we're not posting. But it kind of looked like this fan poster below. Read a description in our wrap.     


Of course another highlight was the Wonder Woman costume reveal. And fans didn't waste any time putting together new posters, like this one below by Faran Moradipour. Hello DC Trinity!


If you're wondering what that green bracelet Superman was wearing is all about - Henry is now an ambassador for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. That bracelet representing the cause goes pretty much everywhere with him. Learn more about the charity and why it's so important to Henry.  


When we heard this story we just couldn't believe it. But it's apparently true.
People.. Ben Affleck was walking around the convention floor and NO ONE spotted him??


Add to that the new image of Batman at the DC booth we had to be flagged about..
We've failed at Easter Egg hunting Comic-Con. Let's do better next year.

We should mention there was also a WTH moment during the Warner Bros. presentation. Remember that rumored DC slate the studio was supposed to confirm in San Diego? never happened. Does that mean we don't get a Man of Steel sequel in 2018? we remain hopeful. Guess Warners will reveal its cards when it is good and ready to do so.

From all the epicness we experienced at Comic-Con, we have to say the image of Henry dressed as Superman crossing over to the dark side was the mouth-dropping moment of the week. Which is why it now glows on our screensaver. As MTV put it: "Batman V Superman’ Crosses Over With ‘Star Wars’ And Now Oh God Our Brains Are Broken" - Yup. Just like that. Thanks for the cool treats Zack Snyder and company, we can't wait to see what you have planned for next year. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Jealous Doesn't Even Begin To Cover It: New Fan Pic With Henry

via juliannaf03/wasim_the_dream

Wow. Thanks for reminding us how hard work pays off when you've been working out since last summer. You look HUGE Superman! 

UPDATE: Added original pic. Julianna shared the photo she took with Henry last night in Detroit, captioning it: "I met Superman! Sweetest guy!"


Told you: Teddy Bear of Steel

Henry & 'Batman v Superman' Team Arrive Back In Detroit


Now we know how the Batman v Superman team was able to get into San Diego unnoticed, in time to surprise the thousands of fans in Hall H Saturday morning. They flew private of course. In these new pictures you see Henry, Gal Gadot, Zack Snyder and his wife Deborah as they arrived back in Detroit last night (that was quick, but duty calls!). Producer Wesley Coller was also with them. We got kind of jealous seeing Henry hugging everyone goodbye as they went their separate ways. Yeah, he's a teddy bear of steel too.  

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

DC Trinity Surprises The Crowd At San Diego's Comic-Con



We knew Warner Brothers wasn't gonna disappoint at their Hall H panel in San Diego, and boy did they blow everyone away!

Not only did fans get a first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, the studio also treated  fans to some exclusive Batman v Superman footage presented by director Zack Snyder. All we can say is you're gonna squee **really hard** when you read what it was all about --> 1/2/3.


And then came the biggest surprise, when the director brought his Trinity on stage. Needless to say the crowd went wild.. 





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Images: Zimbio/Just Jared/Black Film

We can tell you the footage looked amazing, and the cast was greeted with excited cheers. 2016 can't get here soon enough!