Ever since the release of Man of Steel back in 2013 many DC fans have been clamoring for a movie centralized around Lobo, a crude, loudmouthed intergalactic bounty hunter. It looks like they are going to get their wish! However, their director choice may stir up some controversy.
According to a story put out by The Wrap, Transformers director Michael Bay is being eyed to help the project. This would be Bay’s first superhero movie.
For the most part the internet has reacted negatively to Bay’s involvement once this news was released. The director has created good to great films in the past such as The Rock, Armageddon, and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. However, the stench of the Transformers franchise is all fans can think about. Those films do make money, but are consistently critically panned, and have gradually become detested by audiences with each installment.
As of now Warner Brothers has not confirmed The Wrap’s story, but the film does fall within the director’s wheelhouse, so it’s probably true.
As of now the Lobo film does not yet have a release date.
Something we haven’t heard a lot about lately from Warner Bros. is their plans to make a Man of Steel sequel. While one was announced a few months back, there is still no release date and still no casting news or plot details. After what seems like months of no talk at all, the silence has been broken.
Per a report put out by Collider, Mathew Vaughn is currently the studio’s top choice to direct Man of Steel 2, and preliminary conversations about Vaughn’s directing positions have taken place. If you are not familiar with the director, his best-known work is directing critically successful, action packed movies like Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class, and Kick-Ass.
The report is quick to point out that Vaughn is not yet signed on as the director, and could very well end up not directing the project. However, Warner Bros. is still showing interest in Vaughn and will probably want him to helm other superhero movies tied to the DC movie universe should he not end up the director of the Man of Steel sequel. (more…)
It looks like DC fanboys/girls have had it with critics giving their movies bad reviews!
A fan mad petition was created on change.org to shut down the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes over the fact that the last three DC comic book based movies received poor critic scores. 2013’s Man of Steel received a overall critic rating of 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, this year’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice received a very low 27% critic rating, and the soon to be released (August 5, 2016) Suicide Squad at the time of writing is sitting at a surprisingly low 30% with early critic screenings.
The creator of the petition is identified as a fan from Alexandra, Egypt, and argues that the bad reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are negatively affecting people’s opinion on the DC movies, even if they’re “really great.” The unnamed organizer says:
We need this site to be shut down because It’s Critics (sic) always give The DC Extended Universe movies unjust Bad Reviews, Like 1 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 2- Suicide Squad 2016…And that Affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great movies (sic)”
Here we have a very special type of question. It’s a straight up opinion question – and I love me some opinion questions. It means I get to give my truest answer and I’m not wrong in any way, shape or form. And it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks.
And this very special question is asked by Victoria Neet.
Which villain would you have preferred in “Batman v. Superman” instead of Doomsday?
For those you who don’t know who Doomsday is; he is a villain in the DC Universe who is most famous for being the one to murder superman in the 1992 comic “The Death of Superman.” If you watch the trailer below you can see him appear at the end of the trailer around the 2:20 minute mark.
Hey guys, It’s not just Captain America and Iron Man suiting up to fight each other! DC Entertainment’s biggest superheroes are also preparing for war, with the latest trailer for Warner Bros’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuting on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Anticipation for the biggest showdown in comicbook history is growing as we get closer and closer the film’s 2016 release date.