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CLIP: Justice League – Gods & Monsters

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has recently posted the first official clip from the upcoming DC Universe Original Movie Justice League: Gods & Monsters on their Youtube channel. The clip gives fans a glimpse at the feature-length animated thriller, which has been scheduled for a Friday, July 10, 7 pm World Premiere at the San Diego Comic-Con (Ballroom 20), way ahead of its Digital HD launch on July 14 and the BR/DVD release on July 28.

Jason Momoa to Play Aquaman in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice?

Former Game of Thrones cast Jason Momoa is reportedly locked in to play the king of the seas, Aquaman, in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as the planned Justice League film. Now, considering how well the Ben Affleck turned out to be (based on the images of the actor in costume released,) we’ll be giving Momoa’s casting a little bit of slack, even though we find it curious that DC has cast one of the few actors in Hollywood who looks a lot like Lobo as Aquaman.

Warner Brothers Reveals DC-Related Big Screen Plans

Over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal managed to get Warner Bros. To confirm their plans over their DC Comics properties, showing that the studio is intent on catching up to Marvel as far as comic book movies are concerned.

According to Warner Bros., director Zack Snyder will be following up his Superman vs. Batman (tentative title) with a team-up movie – a full-blown Justice League movie. The Superman vs. Batman feature for its part is already shooting, with both Wonder Woman and Cyborg confirmed as having roles in the story.

Wonder Woman, as previously reported, is played by Gal Gadot, while the role of Cyborg went to Ray Fisher. They will be joining the previously confirmed Ben Affleck and the returning Henry Cavill as Batman and Superman, respectively. All actors will be reprising the roles for Justice League.

Justice League: War’s Andrea Romano, James Tucker, & Jay Oliva Preview Tomorrow’s Release

When you get Andrea Romano, James Tucker and Jay Oliva together for a DC/Warner Bros animated project, it’s bound to be brilliant. Having worked together on previous animated films like Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Parts 1 & 2, and the Flashpoint Paradox, they are now bringing their newest masterpiece, Justice League: War, to Digital Home Video, Blu-ray, and DVD. The Digital version is already available, while the other versions will be released tomorrow, Tuesday, February 4, 2014, in stores everywhere.

Batman vs. Superman Casts Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

After all the casting rumors and speculation that saw names like Ben Kingsley and Bryan Cranston being bandied about, Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman film has finally revealed an unexpected casting choice for Lex Luthor: Jesse Eisenberg, who may have the acting chops for the role but many people consider too young (on the basis that some characters in the movie are depicted as older than their mainstream comic book versions).

Aside from Jesse Eisenberg, the Man of Steel sequel also casts Jeremy Irons in the role of Alfred the butler. The two actors will be joining a A-list cast that already includes Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and series newcomers Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

Superman Retrospective ’86 – ’99 pt. 8

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You can check out the previous installments of this rather lengthy series here.

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Action Comics #591

If the cover isn’t clear enough for you, this issue has Superman fighting Superboy while the Legion of Superheroes watch from a safe distance and bet on which one’s going to come out on top. The issue also has Krypto the super dog, and some semblance of comic book continuity. In the interest of saving you a lot of time, don’t bother wondering who won. I read the issue five times, used an excel spreadsheet to score each combatant, and I’m still not entirely sure who won.

As for why they are fighting, Superman #8 had Superman learning of a parallel reality where Clark Kent already had fully developed powers as a kid, became Superboy, and traveled to the future and joined the Legion of Super-Heroes. It turns out this was all part of an extremely roundabout ruse by a villain named The Time Trapper. He’s a guy who lives at the end of time and spends all day watching costumed teenagers through his time portals, apparently. TTT is so obsessed with those crazy kids at the Legion of Super-Heroes that he created an entire universe where Superboy exists and then had the Boy of Steel infiltrate the team. There was probably a less complicated way to get a spy in there, but you have to admire the guy’s insanity/dedication.

Anyway, Superman ends up in Superboy’s universe and meets alternate versions of his friends and family in Smallville, then gets into a fight with Superboy (who is under the control of The Time Trapper) and his intelligent flying dog Krypto. However, Superman then realizes Superboy is intentionally throwing the fight because he doesn’t want to obey the Traper’s orders anymore. So, Superboy turns good again and he and the Legion of Super-Heroes go off to fight The Time Trapper at the end of time, but they don’t let Superman come with them because he’s old and lame. (And to protect the sanctity of the timestream I guess.)

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