Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Keep Up With Everything Durrell Wildlife At Durrell TV


It's hard to believe it's already been nearly two months, since The Durrell Challenge that benefited animals around the world (we're already looking ahead to next year's run!). And while we try and bring you updates on Durrell's projects and Henry's work with the charity, there is always so much going on it's hard to keep up. That's where Durrell TV comes in. Host Rosalie e'Silva told us more about their latest episode:

Durrell TV is a round-up of our top stories from Durrell Wildlife Park and from our conservation projects around the world. This is a jam packed episode - from pygmy hogs, to our gorgeous bear cub to Prof. Carl Jones and much more!

Henry was featured in the first Durrell TV episode (it's a must-watch). Catch the latest one below.



You can learn much more on Durrell's fight to save endangered animals at durrell.org, and keep up with Henry's updates and learn how you can get involved at cavillconservation.com 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition: Extended Clip, BTS, Review


The Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition is out today on digital HD, ahead of its release on Blu-ray July 19. And you can watch the first ten minutes of it via Fandango's extended clip (see if you can catch the new scenes in there). Today Warner Bros. also released a behind the scenes clip included in the special features, which shows you how the Batcave was made. 



We got a chance to check out the Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition on the big screen last night, at one of the two special screenings in Los Angeles (Thank you Anne and Stuart). And the fans we talked to, were super excited to be there.



The 30 extra minutes in the "BvS: Director's Cut" are all good scenes. They add context, humor, action, and clear up some misconceptions we might have had about a few of the characters including Superman. You do see a lot more of Henry, as both Supes and Clark. The extended scenes also give a better flow to the film, providing some key answers, but also raising a few others (who paid for Clark's funeral?). Be on the lookout for some cool cameos at the end, and some additional touching moments between Clark and his mom and dad. You'll also get more of his relationship with Lois. We really liked the theatrical cut, and this version is even better. Feel free to leave your thoughts below, we'll continue this conversation when the Blu-ray comes out! 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Henry's Message To 'BvS Ultimate Experience' Donors




How cool is this?!

Omaze has published the message Henry sent Patti and her family, after they entered to win the Batman v Superman Ultimate Experience, ahead of the film's release in March.

The contest benefited several charities, including Durrell Wildlife -- which Henry represents (read our exclusive with the winner).

Thanks to Patti for letting us know about her personal message from Henry!


UPDATE: Watch Karen's message from Henry.


Countdown To BvS Extended Cut, Music Of DC Comics: Vol. 2

New behind the scenes shot shared by set photographer Clay Enos.

Happy Monday!

We're just hours away from the digital release of the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition, and we hear those extra 30 minutes are pretty awesome. Here is the link to order your copy, the Blu-ray comes out July 19 (here's more info on that).

For those of you headed to tonight's special screenings of the extended cut, enjoy!


For music lovers out there, The Music of DC Comics: Volume 2 is coming next month and is now available for pre-order. It includes tracks from both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman.

(June 27, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA) – WaterTower Music announced today the July 15, 2016 release of The Music of DC Comics: Volume 2 on CD and Digital formats, with Double Vinyl coming soon. A follow-up companion piece to 2010’s critically acclaimed The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection, Volume 2 of the series continues to celebrate the rich musical history of DC Comics. A must-have for fans, this compilation features recordings from 1940 to 2016 from a variety of DC Comics movies, television shows, animated series, videogames, and radio shows. Containing over 60 minutes of music, the album features John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Junkie XL, Sun Ra, Shirley Walker, and Mark Hamill, among others. It includes 11 never-before-released recordings from the DC Archive, such as the themes and narration from 1949’s Columbia Pictures serial Batman and Robin, 1958’s The Adventures of Superpup, 1978’s Challenge of the Superfriends and ‘The Ballad of Batman’ from 2002’s Batman The Brave And The Bold. Additional unreleased music includes themes from 2015’s “Supergirl” and 2016’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”, both of which were produced by composer Blake Neely specifically for this album. The full 3 minute version of “Get Your Cape On” from 2015’s DC Superhero Girls is included along with “Penguin Makes Moves”, the first commercial musical release from 2015’s Gotham. This album also features 3 tracks from Sun Ra & The Blues Project that have been out of print since the 1960’s.

It is a collection for DC Comics fans, created by a DC Comics fan - Executive Album Producer Peter Axelrad produced both this album and “The Music of DC Comics: 75thAnniversary Collection. “DC Comics has an amazingly rich history of characters and stories that continually evolve to adapt to changes in society,” offered Axelrad. “In curating this collection, it was a great pleasure to dive back into the musical archives and examine how music has progressed and morphed along with the characters through the development of new musical genres over seven decades.” Axelrad is the Director of Music Finance for Warner Bros. Entertainment, a professional DJ and music producer, and describes himself as an accomplished and long-time comic book nerd.

“We’re extremely proud of WaterTower Music's ongoing association with DC Comics and continue to celebrate their legacy through music collections and soundtracks from DC movies, games, TV and animated properties,” commented Jason Linn, Executive in Charge of WaterTower Music. “We’re fortunate to have such a passionate, dedicated historian like (Executive Album Producer) Peter Axelrad mining the vaults to offer fans these unique and thorough historical albums.”

The 29 track Music of DC Comics: Volume 2 will be available on CD and digitally July 15. It can be preordered at iTunes and Amazon. The double vinyl version of the album is coming soon. The track list is as follows:

1.    The Baby From Krypton Intro (from Superman Radio Show) – Bud Collyer (1940)
2.    What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving the World? (from Man of Steel) – Hans Zimmer (2013)
3.    Superman Theme (from Ruby-Spears Superman) – John Williams (1988)
4.    Superman The Animated Series Theme – Shirley Walker (1996)
5.    The Flying Sequence / Can You Read My Mind? (feat. Margot Kidder) – John Williams (1978)
6.    Fight Night (from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) – Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL (2016)
7.    Batman Theme – Neal Hefti (1966)
8.    Batman The Animated Series – Danny Elfman (1996)
9.    The Ballad of Batman (from Batman: The Brave and the Bold) – Dynamic Music Partners feat. John DiMaggio (2002)
10.  Batman and Robin: Batman Takes Over (Intro) – Mischa Bakaleinikoff (1949)
11.  Why Do We Fall? (From Dark Knight Rises) – Hans Zimmer (2012)
12.  Christmas with the Joker / Jingle Bells Batman Smells – Shirley Walker feat. Mark Hamill (1992)
13.  Joker is Wild – The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Sun Ra and the Blues Project (1966)
14.   Mischief (Harley Quinn’s Theme) [from Infinite Crisis Videogame] – Matthew Harwood (2015)
15.   Lex Luthor’s Lair – John Williams (1978)
16.   Penguin Makes Moves (from Gotham) – Graeme Revell and David E. Russo (2015)
17.   Penguin’s Umbrella – The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Sun Ra and the Blues Project (1966)
18.   Challenge of The Super Friends – Hoyt Curtin (1978)
19.   The Theme of The Justice League of America – Arthur Korb (1966)
20.   Supergirl Theme – Blake Neely (2015)
21.   Robin’s Theme – The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Sun Ra and the Blues Project (1966)
22.   The Adventures of Superpup – TV Pilot  (1958)
23.   DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Theme – Blake Neely (2016)
24.   Metamorpho – Arthur Korb (1966)
25.   Get Your Cape On – Jordyn Kane (2015)
26.   The Flash TV Series Theme – Danny Elfman (1990)
27.   The Flash vs Arrow – Blake Neely (2014)
28.   Wonder Woman – Arthur Korb (1966)
29.   Wonder Woman TV Series Season 3 Theme – Charles Fox and Norman Gimble (1978)

Keep checking back for the very latest on everything DCEU. Have a great week everyone. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Henry Thanks Those Who Serve, Celebrates Rugby Win



Today Henry honored those who serve in the military by thanking them and urging others to do the same. Isn't he a fitting ambassador for The Royal Marines Charity? -- Hope you can join him in the Commando Challenge coming up in October.

Recently Henry told us he's found his voice on social media, focusing on things like the charities he supports while giving fans "a slight insight" to who he is as a person.

And that includes showing his love for Rugby! (here's more on the big victory he's talking about).




Don't forget you can also follow Henry on Facebook and Weibo.

We can't wait to see his next post!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Superman Training In London: Victor's Pic With Henry


victorestimabjj: "Look who I have met here @rogergracieacademy. It's great to see that @henrycavill is a BJJ lover. #jiujitsuforeveryone #whatisyourmission #missionsubmission"


Henry is looking leaner and ready for Supes duty (hair is definitely getting longer!), as he continues his training at Roger Gracie's Academy in London. Victor met him today and shared this great pic. 

We just learned A TON of new details on where Justice League is going with its story, but the studio is keeping Superman's return a big secret! (which makes us even more excited for November 17, 2017).

Catch up on the latest in this post, and keep checking back.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Henry Participating In Commando Challenge, You're Invited!




It's only been a month, since Henry participated in The Durrell Challenge in support of Durrell Wildlife, and now he's turning his attention to raise funds for The Royal Marines Charity!



Today Henry announced on his Facebook and Instagram, that he'll be participating in the Commado Challenge set to take place October 8-9 in Devon, England. And he wants you to join him! 

Here's the basic info on the event, which is also looking for volunteers.


Henry has been a very active ambassador for The Royal Marines Charity, representing them at several events including the Gibraltar Rock Run in October of 2014.

So are you in? 

We hope to see you on race day! -- Look for updates as we count down to the big weekend.



P.S. Don't forget to put in your nomination for Henry at the JustGiving awards. He deserves to win.

Thanks so much everyone.

U.S. Ultimate Edition Screenings, New Footage, Zack On Backlash



We hope you were lucky enough to get tickets to one of the special screenings of the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition happening on Monday. DC put out the link on their app, and they went FAST.

Today we also got a second trailer for the extended cut, and it includes some of the behind the scenes footage you'll see in the Ultimate Edition.








Ahead of Tuesday's release, DC and Warner Brothers have been highlighting the backstories of the characters involved in the film. Today they focused on Lois, and of course Supes was in there ;)




Finally, please don't miss this interview that director Zack Snyder did with USA Today.


We love the film too, and can't wait for Justice League!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Photographer Ben Watts Teases New Photo Shoot



And here we thought we were gonna have to wait to see Henry's new look for Justice League..

Hello longer hair! -- Famed photographer Ben Watts just posted this pic with him today, that seems to tease a new photo shoot (to clarify, there is no confirmation on what the shoot is for). 

A photo posted by Ben Watts (@wattsupphoto) on


It only adds to an exciting Tuesday, following the release of the Justice League logo and hundreds of details on what to expect when the movie comes out next year. DON'T MISS THIS POST.

We're staying on top of the very latest for you, so keep checking back.

Justice League: Official Logo, Synopsis, Tons Of Details!


"Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions." 


There is A LOT to digest following the release of the details journalists learned, during their visit to the Justice League set outside of London. Start with the video from JoBlo.com, then make your way down the links from the different outlets. What stuck out to us? Supes will have longer hair, possible new costume (yes!), and will return later in the film (which we kind of figured).

But What About Superman?

Henry Cavill was not on the set the day we were there (which, again, was just this past Friday). The talking points on Superman were basically this: Yes, of course he’s coming back. No, we aren’t going to tell you how. When we were given a tour of the costume shop (all the costumes are made on site), Superman’s costume was suspiciously missing — which probably means there will be some sort of redesign they don’t want us to know about yet. --
 uproxx.com



Superman may have “died” in the climactic battle of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice but like most comic book character deaths, that means little. The final scene of BvS clearly shows the dirt above his coffin defying gravity and as producer Deborah Snyder put it best when we visited the War Room of the production for Justice League, “obviously Superman is part of the Justice League.”

“And we know where we ended up with him,” she continues. “And there wouldn’t be a Justice League without Superman. But I think his way back to us we don’t want to really spoil that. But he’s here. He’s back there,” she finishes, pointing to a standee cardboard cutout of Henry Cavill suited up in the red and blue beside the other Justice League members.

Superman was entirely absent from the sets we visited, from the costume department, and mostly from the concept art as well for Justice League. According to producer Charles Roven and director Zack Snyder, Superman’s return and role in the film is part of the story and not something they want to spoil a year and half out from release. --
screenrant.com



The one character noticeably absent from everything that we saw on the Justice League set was Superman, and it was here that producer Deb Snyder and her husband, director Zack Snyder, played coy. As you all remember, Batman v Superman ended with the world mourning the death of Superman (Henry Cavill). But Snyder consciously ended his movie with a few pieces of dirt levitating off of Superman's coffin, indicating that the hero wouldn't stay dead for too long.

But for all of the storyboards we saw for Justice League, the bulk of the movie seemed to involve Batman and Wonder Woman recruiting three additional members of the team -- Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) -- and preparing for the arrival of a new threat. Superman wasn't part of any of these scenes, from what we were shown, though the team made it clear that he's absolutely part of the Justice League that they were forming.

When I specifically pressed Snyder on the mystery stance that they were taking regarding Superman, he explained:

I wanted to get to a Superman [in Dawn of Justice] who has a reason to be Superman. A reason to feel the way he felt about humanity, or feel the way that we all understand about him from the comic books. He's pretty -- as far as a moral compass goes, he's pretty [much] the thing. But I feel like he had to go through something to be that. And I'm not saying he shows up in this movie... [Laughs] There's a process, clearly, that would have to go on in the... I feel like the idea is to -- that's part of the story. If he does appear, I think that would be a big part of the story, right? Like, how you bring him back. --
cinemablend.com


Justice League is now also described as a standalone film (though Zack Snyder stresses that a second one is still on the schedule for June 14, 2019). READ ON..


















I brought up the same question earlier in the day to Deborah Snyder, who told me that Bruce Wayne has renewed his faith in humanity after seeing Superman’s sacrifice.

“I think Superman’s death made such a strong effect on Batman that I think he really regains faith in humanity and everything that’s good, because here’s this alien that just gave his life, really, for us,” she said. “And I think this really changes who Batman is, and I think he really feels responsibility to honor him, because he didn’t feel like he did it while he was living, so I think you really are seeing the elevation of these heroes.”






And apparently there is more on the way.. makes you wonder what they have planned for Comic-Con!


TONS of awesome info in those links. Filming is set to wrap in October via Collider:

Justice League is filming in London until September and after they wrap there they go to Los Angeles and another still to be determined location. Filming is currently scheduled to wrap in October.

So what do you guys think? -- let us know below. We'll keep updating this post as we get more details.