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Posts Tagged ‘ Batman ’

Batman v. Superman Took Some Serious Work.


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Say what you will about Batman v Superman (and let’s face it, there’s a lot that can be said), but the visuals were amazing. Some were better than others obviously because Doomsday certainly didn’t look that great, but this new VFX reel from Scanline VFX puts the spotlight on how they enhanced this world and created many of the locations most of us probably just assumed were actual places and sets.  The visuals in Snyder’s movies are always pretty distinctive, but this video really emphasises just how different he made our world look to help create the DC Films Universe. Of course, the huge amount of special effects shots no doubt played a big role in why Batman v Superman’s budget was so massive, something which has resulted in its impressive box office haul being considered “disappointing.”  Anyway, watch the VFX reel below and then let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

via CBM.com
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The Saturday Evening Post Honoring Super Heroes?


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Granada, Spain-based artist Ruiz Burgos (a.k.a. “OnlyMilo“) has created an amazing series of illustrations featuring DC Comics heroes and villains in the style of Norman Rockwell‘s iconic covers from The Saturday Evening Post. Burgos’ design process for each piece can be viewed on his art blog.

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Batman v Superman May Not Have Been The Movie We Needed, But It Had The Soundtrack We Deserved.


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Composer Tom Holkenborg (better known as Junkie XL) teamed up with the legendary Hans Zimmer to create the score on the extremely controversial ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, and it was a work of art.  Regardless of what the (very divided) public thinks of the film, its soundtrack is something to be held in high regard.  From the guitar shredding theme of Wonder Woman, to deep piano and horns of Lex Luthor’s theme, this film shines from a sonic standpoint.  Superman’s theme from the ‘Man Of Steel’ film makes a resurgence, and Ben Afflecks’ Batman receives a new and ominous sound.  Check out the entire, official soundtrack below.

 

Take A New Look At The Suicide Squad.


 

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DC’s Suicide Squad has been a primary source of interest since 2015’s Comic-Con reveal.  A few days after the release of their character posters for the film, DC and the powers that be have revealed a new trailer, showing off tons of new footage, and a bit more of the story.  Lets start with the negative (simply because there isn’t much of it.)  The CG doesn’t seem complete, and could be better in certain shots, specifically in regards to El Diablo.  Thats really about it.  You get more well rounded view of all the characters, and their individual roles with the exception of the Joker.  It appears as if Joker isn’t the only advisory if he’s an advisory at all, and he gets a bit more screen time than the previous footage.  Both “Mr. J” and Harley Quinn steal the show, with Joker doing his famous laugh while laying amongst a kaleidoscope of knives, and Harley giving an amazing line about the voices in her head.  Check the trailer below.

 

Batman vs. The Ninja Turtles?


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As a child growing up in the 90’s one of my favorite cartoons/franchises/collection action figures sets/anything in the world was the ninja turtles.  Those toys and cartoons dominated the landscape in the way Jordan’s dominate urban footwear, and the Turtles still have massive nostalgic value to this day.  On the other hand, since the 90’s and the original Michael Keaton Batman film and all the subsequent films, books, and events, people all over the world have grown to become fans of the Dark Knight in droves.  Because the Turtles are technically a Mirage property, and Batman stays squarely in the clutches of DC, this crossover is one people many people never saw coming (much like the protagonists in its’ pages).  Check the synopsis below, and look out for the books in stores and online as soon as December 9th.

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DC Comics and IDW team up for the crossover you never saw coming as two of the greatest entertainment icons meet for the first time. In Gotham City, a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he’s up against a group of highly trained ninjas known as the Foot Clan. Somehow, they’ve crossed over to another dimension and are determined to take advantage of the situation while looking to get back home. But they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are hot on their trail. Get ready for excitement as heroes and villains from both worlds clash and team up in an epic battle that threatens the very fabric of reality.

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Superman Rips Off Batman’s Mask??? Batman v Superman Clip.


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With the brand new trailer officially set to be released during Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, Warner Bros. has unleashed a brand new sneak peek from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featuring the Man of Steel tearing off the Caped Crusader’s mask to reveal his identity… Oh snap son.

Flemish Superheroes


Artist and Costume designer Jackie Tadeoni takes a new spin on superheroes costumes in Flemish style.

What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century?
And what if the Hulk was a Duke?
How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White?

The collection demonstrates the use of 17 century techniques counterpointing light and shadow to illustrate nobility and fragility of the super powerful of all times. It also invites you to celebrate the heroes of your childhood. These characters have become icons to reveal their humanity: tired of having to save the world without respite, promised to a destiny of endless immortality, forever trapped in their character.
The superheroes often live their lives cloaked in anonymity. These portraits give them a chance to « fix » their narcissism denied. By the temporal disturbance they produce, these images allow us to discover, under the patina of time, an unexpected melancholy of those who are to be invincible.

As science fiction meets history of art, time meets an inexhaustible desire for mythology which is within each of us.

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