Posts Tagged ‘ Superman ’

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.

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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.

 

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.

Batman v Superman v Justice v Suicide Squad v Joker.


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San Diego Comic Con is in full effect, and some folks though that with Marvel’s absence, there wouldn’t be that much to cheer for.  Wrong.  The 3 minute and 40 second full length trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tore the roof off the convention center in San Diego.  I myself was furiously texting my homegirl Vicki, and screaming at the to of my lungs at my television, when I got a fresh look at the movie.  The 9/11 style opening shows Bruce Wayne’s relation to events of ‘Man of Steel’, and you see his true nature as people flee from danger, and he runs directly into it.  A dead Robin suit, the hint of Doomsday, Superman tearing to doors off of the Batmobile, and the Dark Knight using the man of steel as a skateboard, are all in the extended trailer.  Words can’t describe the excitement, check the method below.

 

The Batman/Superman news isn’t the only thing that DC and Warners had up their sleeve.  The ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer was also put online, in a much more glorious fashion.  In traditional Comic Con fashion, there is a grainy cell phone video, of the trailer, and many a person whooping when the new Joker shows up.

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From the logo, to Joker being the antagonist to the character designs, to Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis) explaining how Superman brought out more individuals with “abilities”… this movie seems a bit more solid than people have given it credit for in the past.  Check the method.

Check Out Six Flags New Roller Coaster Line Up.


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This morning, Six Flags has announced plans for two new DC Comics-themed attractions to debut at some of their parks including a new version of Batman: The Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis. Both attractions are set to debut in 2015 at their respective parks.

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The construction of Batman: The Ride features:

  • The world’s first, one-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring six smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track;
  • A 4D wing coaster that seats up to eight and has riders “face their fears” by allowing them to physically face each other as they tumble head-over-heels;
  • A 120-foot tall hill that is ascended by an elevator-style lift straight up;
  • Two beyond 90-degree raven drops giving the sensation of free-falling;
  • Five vehicles with eight passengers each;
  • A Bruce Wayne/Batman theme throughout the queue line featuring the Batmobile and Bat-Signal.

 

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The ‘Justice League: Battle for Metropolis’ will feature:

  • An interactive queue line and loading area where guests will receive instructions, 3D glasses and a stun gun to stop the bad guys.
  • A storyline that unfolds with Lex Luthor and The Joker hacking into BATMAN’s computer system and uncovering vital information that exposes vulnerability in the JUSTICE LEAGUE’s defenses. Riders will fight alongside SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and GREEN LANTERN to save the world from being infected with The Joker’s special laughing gas.
  • A nexus of new technologies to put guests right in the center of this interactive battle.
  • Lifelike animatronic super heroes designed by Sally Manufacturing, the industry leader in dark rides.
  • 3D graphics and film produced by Pure Imagination, the gurus of Computer Generated Imagery.
  • Robust gaming elements by Alterface, renowned for their work in site-based interactive game play.
  • First-of-its-kind, fully programmable, multi-DOF (degree-of-freedom) vehicles that will transport guests through all the exciting twists and turns designed by Oceaneering.

The New Batmobile Is Here. (Full Reveal)


batmanvssupermanbatmobilelargeFollowing yesterday’s teaser image, director Zack Snyder has given us not only a look at the Batmobile, but a first look at Batman (Ben Affleck) in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman! Check it out below and let us know what you think of the designs.  Snyder’s tweet said: “I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham”.  And if the photo below is a little dark in contrast, click here to see a brighter (in order to see the Bat-Suit a little better.

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