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JUL
9
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DC Reverses Decision Banning Superman Logo on Statue of Murdered Boy

 DC Reverses Decision Banning Superman Logo on Statue of Murdered Boy

DC Entertainment has reversed its decision not to allow a statue of a murdered 5-year-old to bear the insignia of his favorite superhero, Superman.

PHOTOS: Batman: Tracking the Caped Crusader From His Goofy Beginnings to Modern Mettle  

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FEB
7
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The Audition That Made Jesse Eisenberg Into Lex Luthor (Parody Video)

The Audition That Made Jesse Eisenberg Into Lex Luthor (Parody Video)

Admit it: No matter how you feel about the idea of Jesse Eisenberg playing Superman's archnemesis Lex Luthor in the follow-up to Man of Steel, you'd love to see the audition reel. Until that inevitable bonus material accompanies the Blu-ray release in late 2016, here's the next best thing: Scott Gairdner's interpretation of the real thing.

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JAN
17
8 MOS

Batman-Superman Movie Bumped to 2016, Setting Up Marvel Showdown

Batman-Superman Movie Bumped to 2016, Setting Up Marvel Showdown

Superman and Batman are going to have to wait a little longer to team up.

Warner Bros. announced Friday that the Man of Steel follow-up will hit theaters May 6, 2016, nine months later than its previous July 17, 2015, release date. That date will now be reserved for a Peter Pan movie directed by Joe Wright.

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JAN
6
9 MOS

Forget Franchises: Why 2014 Will Be Hollywood's Year of the 'Shared Universe'

Forget Franchises: Why 2014 Will Be Hollywood's Year of the 'Shared Universe'

This story first appeared in the Jan. 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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DEC
31
9 MOS

Best of 2013: The Most Apocalyptic Movies of the Year

Best of 2013: The Most Apocalyptic Movies of the Year

2012 was supposed to be the year the world ended, but you wouldn't have thought so judging by some of the cinematic offerings this year. Call it an apocalyptic hangover or a mass cultural death wish, but 2013 brought out more than the usual amount of movies concerned with the end of the world -- there were even two comedies explicitly about that very subject (not to mention two separate movies about life after apocalyptic scenarios in After Earth and Oblivion).

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DEC
27
9 MOS

Is Hulk Stronger Than Superman? (Video)

Is Hulk Stronger Than Superman? (Video)

It's a question well-known to comic book fans: Who would win in a fight between Superman and the Hulk? Animator Mike Habjan has attempted to provide an answer, with a series of CGI-animated short videos that draw on both characters' cinematic histories.

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DEC
4
10 MOS

Warner Bros. Finds Its Wonder Woman for 'Batman vs. Superman'

Warner Bros. Finds Its Wonder Woman for 'Batman vs. Superman'

Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman, the follow-up to Man of Steel.

Gadot, an Israeli-born actress who was seen in Fast and Furious 6, joins Henry Cavill, who is reprising his role as Superman and Ben Affleck, who is playing Batman.

PHOTOS: Two-Timing Superheroes: Ben Affleck and 10 Actors Who've Played Multiple Comic Characters

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NOV
11
10 MOS

Why Superman's Human Parents Matter (Video)

Why Superman's Human Parents Matter (Video)

It's not just the superpowers or the costume that make Superman who he is -- it's also the moral code and desire to do good that he was given by his human parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent. In this exclusive clip from Strong Characters, Legendary Roles, a documentary from the new Man of Steel Blu-ray, Zack Snyder, Kevin Costner and others talk about the impact the Kents had on the famous superhero.

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NOV
9
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Zack Snyder Teases 'Man of Steel' Sequel Details (Video)

Zack Snyder Teases 'Man of Steel' Sequel Details (Video)

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Man of Steel.

Director Zack Snyder revealed a few details about his upcoming Man of Steel sequel during a Yahoo! live event promoting the Blu-ray release of his summer blockbuster.

While the director spent plenty of time dissecting Man of Steel, he also delved into the 2015 follow-up, which will feature Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman.

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OCT
28
11 MOS

Ohio State Marching Band Pays Tribute to 'Man of Steel,' Harry Potter (Video)

Ohio State Marching Band Pays Tribute to 'Man of Steel,' Harry Potter (Video)

The Ohio State University marching band paid tribute to Hollywood over the weekend with an impressive halftime performance.

Saturday's halftime show of the Ohio State-Penn State football game was themed "Hollywood Blockbusters." During its performance, the band played theme songs from such movies as Jurassic Park (John Williams), Man of Steel (Hans Zimmer) and the Harry Potter movies (Williams, again).

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OCT
16
11 MOS

Decoding Zack Snyder's Two-Minute History of Superman (Video)

Decoding Zack Snyder's Two-Minute History of Superman (Video)

The collaboration between Zack Snyder and Bruce Timm celebrating this year's 75th birthday of Superman has finally made its way online, offering up two minutes filled with Easter Eggs, homages and celebrations of the career of the Last Son of Krypton. In case you couldn't decode everything on show, here's a guide to what you might have missed.

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SEP
27
12 MOS

Goyer Reveals Who'd Win in His Personal Superman-Batman Face-Off

Goyer Reveals Who'd Win in His Personal Superman-Batman Face-Off

When the still-untitled sequel to Man of Steel hits screens in 2015, movie audiences are likely to finally get an answer to the often asked question: Who would win in a fight: Superman or Batman? The real answer, of course, is "the fans," but Man of Steel screenwriter David Goyer is offering some hints on his personal feelings on the subject.

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SEP
10
1 years

Ben Affleck is Batman in 'Good Will Hunting: Recut' (Video)

Ben Affleck is Batman in 'Good Will Hunting: Recut' (Video)

Just when you thought it was safe to go online without running into a Ben Affleck Batman parody, here's a version of Good Will Hunting that inserts Batfleck into the Oscar-winning movie and makes it so, so much better.

It's the simplest of ideas, but what makes this video -- from the upcoming Pete Holmes Show on TBS -- work is the Affleck-as-Batman impression, which manages to include digs at Christian Bale and the Christopher Nolan movies as much as at Affleck himself.

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AUG
29
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'Man of Steel's' Death Toll Is Mythic, According to Zack Snyder

'Man of Steel's' Death Toll Is Mythic, According to Zack Snyder

When it was released this summer, Man of Steel came in for a lot of criticism for the sheer carnage -- and civilian death toll -- that resulted from the movie's climactic battle between Kal-El and Zod's forces. With the movie about to open in Japan, director Zack Snyder has explained his reasons for the high level of destruction on display.

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