"We started with 32 superheroes, 16 from Marvel and 16 from DC, ranging from powerhouses Captain America and Batman to underdogs Black Widow and Green Arrow. And it turned out that strength and superpowers beat popularity quite a few times. Marvel box-office draws Iron Man and Captain America were both knocked out during the Elite 8, by The Hulk and Thor, respectively. We won't spoil how it went down in Batman v Superman, but in our bracket, Superman handily knocked out Batman, 62% to 38%.
After three rounds of voting at usatoday.com, and thousands of votes cast, only two heroes were left standing. Representing Marvel: The gamma radiation-powered rage monster of The Hulk. Representing DC: The Man of Steel himself. But when it came down to it, Superman knocked out Hulk (65% to 35%) to take the title."
Supes rules, and him and Wonder Woman are also rocking the public's interest over on IMDb this week.
"Fandango reports that it is seeing 30% more repeat business than the ticketer usually sees for a blockbuster film, indicating some fans enjoyed the spectacle."
Deadline: "In a statement, Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, Warners’ president of Worldwide Distribution beamed, “These incredible numbers are building momentum for not only this movie but for the upcoming slate of DC superhero films.”
You really want to take the time to watch this video below. He's a guy who seems to really "get it," and whose films capture the spirit of why these characters mean so much to so many.
Henry was photographed arriving in Los Angeles today, as the Batman v Superman promo tour winds down. He's set to appear on Conan on Thursday along with the rest of the cast, but that show has already been recorded. So our guess is as good as yours, as to why he's in town. A lucky fan did have a brush with Henry as he left London earlier.
Just got "star-struck" - breakfast next ("nearly with"😜) the real Superman - Henry Cavill😍😍😍 ps.… https://t.co/30P9cIObta
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Finally we want to send a huge shoutout to director Zack Snyder, who is now busy in London preparing to start filming Justice League. He not only gave us Henry as Supes, he's about to create a world we've never seen on screen before. We are very grateful for his awesome vision, his amazing energy, and we cannot wait to see what comes next. You have our full support.
The cast of Batman v Superman has been heavily promoted on Good Morning America (don't miss Henry's appearance on the show), and today ABC aired a new clip from an interview they conducted with the cast in LA a few weeks ago. It's a funny one, with Amy talking about her inappropriate Lois kiss, and Gal's silence saying a lot about who may be making a cameo in Wonder Woman (hint: It's SO Henry). WATCH IT AT THEIR SITEor below.
This explains a lot. Warner Bros. has released a deleted scene from Batman v Superman, and it clears up some questions you may have after watching the film. For a spoilery theory check out Collider's explainer.
More pictures are surfacing from the DC Trinity's shoot for USA Today, during the U.S. Batman v Superman press junket in LA. We'll keep adding them on this post. You can watch their interview with them in our latest interview wrap. Catch up now!
In a much-needed win for Warner Bros., Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice— introducing Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader and returning Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel — opened to a massive $170.1 million from 4,242 theaters, a defining moment in DC Entertainment's battle to compete with Marvel's superhero universe. It also helped deliver the biggest Easter weekend in history, up 13.5 percent over last year's record level, which was fueled by Furious 7 (..) If the $170.1 million estimate holds, it will also be the biggest start ever for Warners, edging out the final Harry Potter film ($169.2 million). And it easily bested the $152.2 million debut of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in March 2013 to boast the biggest pre-summer debut in history (..)
"There is no question this is an extraordinary achievement," said Warners domestic distribution chief Jeff Goldstein. "Clearly, audiences have embraced it and we are already seeing repeat business. It's just fun. Often, there's a disconnect between critics and audiences."
The stunning debut of the $250 million colossus provided a super start for Warner Bros. and Chairman Kevin Tsujihara‘s five-year strategy built on a DC Comics Universe: spend hundreds of millions on 10 Justice League superhero movies to make billions at the box office and more from on-demand and TV rights, licensing and merchandising for parent company Time Warner Inc., as Marvel Comics have done for Disney.
“When you swing for the bleachers and connect, it’s a tremendous feeling,” Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. distribution chief told TheWrap Sunday. “This felt like we were launching several films, so to come through like this makes all of us very proud.”
In addition, there’s a lot to be said for this Easter release date, and Warner Bros. decision to book a summer blockbuster on it. “The beauty of this date around the world versus summer is that you don’t have titles before and afterward. When you kick off Easter, you’re all by yourself. We have all this head room moving forward,” beamed domestic distribution Warner Bros. chief Jeff Goldstein. F7 played at No. 1 for four weeks before Avengers: Age of Ultron opened during the first weekend of May. Hopefully, BvS can do the same and not be tripped up by Disney’s The Jungle Book and Uni’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
Congratulations to Henry and the rest of the cast and crew of Batman v Superman. Henry is already preparing for Justice League, which begins filming April 11. Today his trainer (Michael Blevins) shared a pic from their previous work together, hinting on what's to come (don't miss our interview with him).
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We have some Easter eggs for you as well -- Okay, more like several really great articles and this video below that break down what you may have questions about after watching Batman v Superman. Fair warning, it's only going to get you more excited for what's to come! -- SPOILERS AHEAD.
Finally, Zack also talked to Collider about the production schedule for Justice League and its official title. Check it out on their site and stay tuned for updates, as we begin our countdown to the start of filming at the Warner Bros. Studios outside of London.