Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Confirmed: Henry Attending BAFTA Film Gala In London



He was there last year, and he's back!

Today BAFTA announced Henry will be attending its second annual Film Gala in London.

Press release below.

London, 9 February 2016: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that the BAFTA Film Gala, in support of its ‘Give Something Back’ campaign, will take place on Thursday 11 February at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, London, ahead of the EE British Film Academy Awards on Sunday 14 February.

The BAFTA Film Gala will raise funds for ‘Give Something Back’, a BAFTA-driven campaign which calls upon BAFTA members, award winners and industry organisations to nurture and support talented young people from all backgrounds and help inspire and guide their careers. The money raised from last year’s Gala allowed ‘Give Something Back’ to deliver a host of initiatives, providing scholarships and masterclasses and a research project around industry progression for people from under-represented groups.


BAFTA supporters confirmed to attend include Amma Asante, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, David Gyasi, Jason Isaacs and Will Poulter, alongside those who have benefitted from the ‘Give Something Back’ campaign.

Guests will enjoy a dinner followed by auctions featuring film- and television-related lots, including pre-release film screenings, exclusive premiere tickets, behind-the-scenes experiences and an intimate dinner accompanied by world-famous actors in Fortnum & Mason’s private boardroom. After the auction and dinner, an after party will take place in BAFTA 195 Piccadilly’s exclusive members’ bar.

The BAFTA Film Gala is sponsored by the Emicapital Foundation and is supported by Atelier Swarovski, Audi, Champagne Taittinger, Duppy Share, Fisher Productions, Mad Dog Casting and Villa Maria Wines.

The BAFTA Film Gala forms part of a week of activity around London in the lead up to the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 14 February at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, including the BAFTA Lancôme Nominees’ Party at Kensington Palace the night before the ceremony. The EE British Academy Film Awards will be hosted by Stephen Fry for the 11th time and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD at 21.00, preceded by a special BBC Three programme at 20.30. The ceremony is also broadcast in all major territories around the world. On the night, www.bafta.org will feature red carpet highlights, photography and winners interviews, as well as dedicated coverage on its social networks including Facebook (/BAFTA), Twitter (@BAFTA / #EEBAFTAs), Tumblr, Instagram and Snapchat.

Henry attended the Gala last year (as well as *the* bash of the weekend), ahead of his appearance at the BAFTA awards where he was a presenter. We're hoping for a confirmation soon on whether he's attending the awards this year as well. Look for the latest pics, videos, and updates from tomorrow's party as we get them.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Flashback Monday: Henry Being Awesome With Fans In London



Marnie has brightened our Monday, with this funny video from last year's Empire Awards in London where Henry was a presenter.

Thanks for sharing, Henry is the funniest and the nicest.


Now vote for him and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. so we can get him back there as a nominee!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Super Bowl Sunday: New 'Batman v Superman' Footage


As we've been expecting, Warner Brothers released new Batman v Superman footage on Super Bowl Sunday through its promo partners.

Here are the "Fly to Gotham" and "Fly to Metropolis" ads by Turkish Airlines, which now has a contest running to attend the U.S. premiere of Batman v Superman listed as March 20 (location not revealed). Enter by booking a flight to Metropolis. Good luck!



This is some of what passengers will be treated to, if they book a flight with the airline during the Batman v Superman promotion.


More to come.

Cute Photobomb: Henry Out Cheering For England Rugby Team



Henry let us all know, about his excitement ahead of the Six Nations Championship a few weeks ago..




So we're not surprised to see that he was out cheering for England (and wearing his rugby jersey) in London Saturday, as the team went up against Scotland.



Needless to say, we are picturing Kal at that pub with those furry cuties.

It was a big win for England, which will now face the Italian team in Rome on Valentine's Day.

Thanks for sharing your fun pic, Alastair!

Super Bowl Sunday Surprise?, 'Batman v Superman' On GMA

Our guys getting a little closer in this updated Batman v Superman banner.


Well, well, well, look who is reminding us what this Super Bowl Sunday is *really* all about..


While Warner Brothers reportedly didn't buy any ad spots for the big game, we have a sneaky suspicion by the end of it we will have seen some new footage. Still on the fence?

On Friday, Alberta Film Ratings (Canada) released its classification of a new trailer that runs 2 minutes and 12 seconds long. That normally happens days before its release, so fingers crossed we get it today.

At the very least, it looks like some cool promo is on the way. Stay tuned.





There is also exciting news from New York!


Good Morning America is planning a huge Batman v Superman event for February 15, and some very lucky fans will get to be there. Tickets are already sold out, but look for updates as we get them.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Henry Shares Pic: Begins Training For 'Justice League'



They don't call him Man of Steel for nothin.' That's what hard work at the gym gets you.

Justice League is set to begin filming in April, so Henry has plenty of time to reach and (we're sure) exceed his goal.

Go Superman!


On his Instagram post, Henry replies to his trainer Michael Blevins -- who you can find at gritandteeth.com. We had a chance to sit down with Michael for an exclusive last year. He talked us through what it takes to get Henry in Superman shape and much more. Watch Part 1 and Part 2 below.




The press can hardly contain themselves..


As for your reactions..

Thanks for your feedback everyone. #TeamSupes

'Batman v Superman' Is In San Francisco!

A photo posted by Batman v Superman (@batmanvsuperman) on


No presence at the big game huh?


Super Bowl weekend is here!




Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Show Your Love For The Man From U.N.C.L.E. At Empire Awards


You have shown nothing but love for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. since Henry was cast in the role of Solo, and now is the time to give the film and Henry the credit they deserve.


The polls are now open in the first round of the Jameson Empire Awards:

To play your part in deciding which films and stars will be lauded on the night, cast your votes in the categories below. What's more, everyone who votes will be entered into a competition to win a pair of tickets to the Awards themselves. The first round of voting closes on February 12, with a second shortlist round of voting beginning on February 18. All voting closes on March 14 and is open to over-18s only. All films released in the UK between February 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016 are eligible.


The winners are decided by fans. And with categories like Best Actor, Best Film (and Comedy), Best Director, and Best Soundtrack, there is plenty of ways you can show support for the film and its cast and crew. Henry attended last year's award as a presenter, how about this year we get him a win?



Screencaps: mrcavill.com

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Photographer Sarah Dunn Talks Working With Henry Then & Now



It was a picture that instantly captured the attention of Henry's thousands of fans.

Photographer Sarah Dunn shared the rare black and white photo from 2004 on social media last week.  

The feedback was so overwhelming, we decided to reach out to Sarah to learn more about that day.

She was kind enough to answer a few questions exclusively for us.

You are an internationally known photographer, with a portfolio filled with the biggest stars in Hollywood. Can you share more about the day you took that photo?

I knew Henry's agent at the time and he asked me if I would take Henry's new head shot, as a favour, I said of course and we met in my tiny flat in north London.

What was your experience working with Henry, who at the time was just starting his rise to the top?

I found him to be very charming and he took direction really well. He told me he was down to the last two for the new SUPERMAN RETURNS movie. Unfortunately he lost out to Brandon Routh, but fate is a funny thing and all good things come to those who wait!

Fast-forward to 2016, and Henry is about to reprise his role as Superman in what's expected to be one of the biggest films of the year: Batman v Superman. Do you see a difference in the film's promo shots from the young man you photographed back then, and what would you say to him if you were to see him again?

We have worked together a few times since that first shoot in my tiny flat, it's always fun to reminisce about that day. He is now a fully fledged movie star and physically very different to the boy I met in my flat 14 years ago. Still the charming well mannered, articulate, humble boy I met all those years ago too.


Henry photographed by Sarah Dunn for BAFTA 2013


Where can people find your work, and is there any special project you are working on right now?

My website is www.sarahdunn.com. I'm currently working on a very special, secret project with Jeremy Renner that I cannot wait to share with the world!!

We'd like to thank Sarah for taking time out of her busy schedule to talk with us.

Sarah's work has been published all over the world, with an impressive client list that includes movie studios, media companies, and magazines. You can keep up with her on Facebook at Sarah Dunn Photography, Instagram @studiobaby, twitter @studiobaby.

Monday, February 1, 2016

'BvS' Not At The Super Bowl?, Digital Hype, Premiere Contests



That awesome fan-made cover by @wesleystark5, the perfect way to kick off the week leading up to Super Bowl Sunday!


Yes, we've heard the news. The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, say Warner Brothers has yet to buy a TV spot for Sunday's Super Bowl. But who here really thinks Batman v Superman will have no presence at the big game ahead of the film's release next month? -- THR went on to say..

While Warner Bros. hasn't bought an ad proper, it's possible a promotional partner could plug Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, in their spot, sources say. (Rival studios say they wouldn't be surprised if some of the cast were at the Super Bowl.)

HELLO.


Our guess is that it will have something to do with the Doritos collaboration with director Zack Snyder. We agree with those thinking that stars may show up in person.. and you know who we're hoping to see!

According to Variety, DC Entertainment took the lead in TV ad spending recently, with Batman v Superman commercials showing up all over the place:

Ads placed for the superhero movie, which pits Ben Affleck’s Batman against Henry Cavill’s Superman, had an estimated media value of $7.74 million through Sunday, for just 11 national ad airings across 7 networks. Ads for blockbuster releases are typically placed on TV using a flood-the-zone approach, inundating viewers across a range of high- and low-cost availabilities, but DC Entertainment just executed on a high-cost, high-impact strategy, promoting “Batman v Superman” in a handful of pricey sports programming slots, including NFL Football and the College Football Playoff National Championships.

The strategy seems to be paying off.


Among the slew of comic book films set for release in 2016, including new “Captain America” and “X-Men“ adaptations, early social and digital tracking places “Suicide Squad” and “Batman v Superman” 500% stronger than competitors based on standing at the same point pre-release. “Batman v Superman” is currently the #1 film by volume, followed by “Suicide Squad” and “Deadpool.”

Pro.boxoffice.com estimates an opening weekend for Batman v Superman of around $154,000,000. It's important to note that's their long range forecast. You can read the breakdown on their site.

Finally, here are two contests you definitely want to enter..


Nationwide Mutual Insurance is also running a contest for a chance to attend the premiere, in connection with a NASCAR event taking place the third weekend of March. You can enter here

Good luck everyone, and have a great week!