Zack Snyder currently has his hands full.
After rebooting Superman with last summer's Man of Steel, the director is cooking up the as-yet untitled sequel that tees up a whole cinematic universe for DC, introducing new cinematic versions of Batman and Lex Luthor while also introducing a live action Wonder Woman on the big screen. And, of course, providing the requisite event-movie explosions and superheroic spectacle.
While promoting this week's 300: Rise of an Empire, which he both produced and co-wrote, Snyder took some time to wax enthusiastic on Batman vs. Superman, providing an update on pre-production, as well his thoughts on casting controversy.
Now that a week has passed since Warner Bros. announced that Jesse Eisenberg is playing Lex Luthor in the 2016 Man of Steel sequel, hopefully everybody has calmed down a little.
Hopefully, in a world with no shortage of things getting truly upset about, the choice of an excellent, unexpected actor to play a familiar role is no longer causing aneurysms across fandom.
If some folks still have their pitchforks at the ready, though, hopefully the first rumored nuggets of information on the Luthor we'll meet in Batman vs. Superman give them pause.
Even as a top-tier director, Ben Affleck is an often inexplicably polarizing figure. Yet when the guy speaks, he displays a self-aware charm that's pretty hard to resist.
He's displaying that charm in talking up Batman vs. Superman, hinting a bit more at what we can expect from his take on the Dark Knight and assuring outraged fans that he feels their pain.
The delay of Batman vs. Superman by almost a year has done nothing to stem the tide of rumors, speculation, and tiny suspect info-nuggets from the 2016 Man of Steel sequel.
Today brings more unsubstantiated bits regarding the slugfest that tees up a big DC universe. We've got more rumors regarding the batsuits (yes, plural) Ben Affleck will sport as Batman, as well as pictures of an architecturally distinctive possible shooting location that Zack Snyder's been exploring. Also, guess which Marvel Studios movie has slid into the summer 2015 release date initially staked out for Batman vs. Superman.
The big dust-up between Batman and Superman will have to wait a little while, as will Warner Bros.' plans to start building a Marvel-style shared continuity for its DC heroes.
The has officially announced that the release of Zack Snyder's as-yet untitled Man of Steel sequel has been delayed by almost a year.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the full list of nominees for the 86th Annual Academy Awards bright and early this morning.
Longtime awards season heavy hitters American Hustle and Gravity both racked up the greatest number of nominations with ten each, but early favorite 12 Years a Slave is no slouch, either, earning nine nominations.
Now that the Golden Globes are over, all eyes turn to the Oscars.
With the announcement of the 86th Academy Awards nominations only a few days away, we here at IAR thought it was time to weigh in on the names we think will be read on Thursday morning.
IAR's Oscar expert Brett Gursky and IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick give their predictions on which acclaimed films and performances will go from awards season favorites to official competitors in the Oscar race.
'This is the beautiful mess we hoped it would be," declared Tina Fey, standing alongside her co-host Amy Poehler at the close of the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.
This was just after 12 Years a Slave won the coveted Golden Globe Award for Best Motion-Picture in the Drama category. American Hustle, meanwhile, took home the big prize in the Comedy/Musical category, and saw two of its stars, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, win as well.
Believe it or not, it’s already time to predict the Oscars. The year in movies is winding down and the 86th Academy Awards are less than three months away. The race is on, with front-runners taking the lead and others in the mix hoping to shake things up. A few movies have still not yet been released, but every film that hopes to qualify for the Oscars will be in theaters by the last day of December. Here is how the six major categories are taking shape, with the top contenders fighting for the five coveted slots (or, in the case of Best Picture, up to ten).
Another exceedingly fit actor is signing up to appear in the Man of Steel sequel that we're all calling Batman vs. Superman for the time being.
Jason Momoa – Khal Drogo himself! – is in talks to play a mysterious role in the superhero slugfest from Zack Snyder.