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In a recent interview with MTV, actress Amy Adams talked more about her return to the role as Lois Lane in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

"Well, I was doing a Superman [movie] - my part is mostly there," Adams noted. "But it was really fun to get to play with these other characters that were coming in, and get to have Gal [Gadot] there, and get to have another girl on set."

So if she was with Wonder Woman, did she get to see the whole trinity - Wonder Woman, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) - in costume?

"I can't really say!" Adams continued. "But I will say that Gal looks really, really good in that costume. I was like, really? They make them like you? That's awesome... For you. I'm really happy for you. Not so much for me. But, Lois is a mortal."

Check out the complete interview in the following video:

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled to premiere March 25, 2016.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announces World Premiere of
JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS
at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles

Aquaman & Justice League in Spotlight at January 12 event;

Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and The Paley Center for Media proudly present the World Premiere of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis in Los Angeles on January 12, 2015. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion.

The screening will commence at 7:00pm, and attending talent will be announced as confirmed in the coming weeks. The Paley Center for Media is located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills.

A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on January 12 must RSVP via email to JLAtlantisLA@gmail.com.

The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening. No pleas, no begging, no extra words – just three simple lines of information.

Here's an example of EXACTLY how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

Arthur
Aquaman@gmail.com
NameOfWebsite.com

Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.

In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world with our own. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League must band together as they face off against warmongering Orm, an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. In this all-new epic adventure from the DC Universe, mankind’s only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!

The celebrity laden cast features primetime television stars Matt Lanter (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 90210) at Aquaman, Sam Witwer (Being Human, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Orm, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Vegas, Life on Mars) as Batman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) as Flash, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Shazam, Sumalee Montano (Beware the Batman, Transformers Prime) as Mera, Sirena Irwin (Superman: Unbound) as Queen Atlanna, and Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, The Blacklist) as Manta.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on January 27, 2015.





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While recently promoting her latest film "Big Eyes" from director Tim Burton, actress Amy Adams spoke with Collider and discussed her upcoming return to the role of Lois Lane in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

During the course of the interview, Adams revealed some details about how Lois' role in the film will be expanded upon while in the midst of so many other characters debuting in the highly anticipated follow-up to "Man of Steel." Here's an excerpt:

"Lois is still sort of like the key to the information, you know? She's the girl going out and getting it and figuring it out and putting it together and all of that, so she's very much involved, but I kind of leave the heavy lifting to the boys, you know? So to speak.

"They're awesome together. It's kind of like this big fest of muscles... it was really kind of nice. And then you add Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot and I felt very short and, yeah."

In a seperate interview with ComingSoon.net, Adams spoke about the addition of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to the cast and debunked any rumors that there will be any tension between the two in the film.

"They always think that if you put in another woman and automatically... 'Catfight!' No, I think that's a male fantasy thing. I don't think that’s reality.

"I don't know how it will turn out, if we're going to be competition, but we are not in this, I can safely say, and we're not in real life. She's just the coolest girl ever."

It would appear for now at least, any semblance of a Superman love triangle brewing with Lois Lane and Wonder Woman will not be featured within the storyline of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

The film is scheduled to premiere in theaters on March 25, 2016.

Sources: Collider and ComingSoon.net

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Coveroo & DC Comics Announce Contest for Fans to Design a Vision of the 21st Century Justice League

Warner Bros. Fan Art Challenge Designed to Transform the Way Fans and Artists Interact With Brands They Love

Coveroo, Inc., a software platform that strives to build brands big and small through customized products, and DC Comics/Warner Bros. announced today the launch of a contest that encourages independent artists from around the world to make their mark on one of the most iconic brands in the entertainment industry.

The competition challenges artists to create a design inspired by the Justice League. Contestants must submit an original design to be optimized for a mobile device case. Unlike other crowdsourced contests sponsored by a major brand, this is the first contest to require the use of wholly original art, rather than merely reusing existing brand marks, characters and other imagery.

"This contest reflects DC Comics' interest in absorbing the passion and talent of this particular fan community," said Peter Tomassi, head of marketing and product at Coveroo. "While fan art exists all over the internet, almost none of it has been created with the support and encouragement of brands. The competition is the first in a series of Coveroo events and platforms to enable independent designers and their favorite brands to collaborate in ways never possible before."

The prize package is valued at more than $4,000 and includes a first-place cash prize, credits for Coveroo.com, limited edition custom watches from Modify Watches and more.

The contest officially begins Dec. 12th. To enter, artists may visit Coveroo for a list of submission guidelines and rules.

"Both Coveroo and DC Comics welcome fans' participation in the evolution of these characters and look forward to reviewing the many new visions of the Justice League," added Tomassi.

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Mariel Hemingway Attending Hollywood Show

Posted on December 13, 2014 by Neil Cole

Actress Mariel Hemingway will be among the featured guests at the upcoming Hollywood Show which will take place January 23rd - 25th, 2015 in in Los Angeles, CA at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.

Hemingway starred in "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" as Lacy Warfield alongside Christopher Reeve in his last starring role as Clark Kent/Superman. In 2006, additional footage of Hemingway's role in the film was released in the "Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition" boxed set.

Hemingway's career has also seen Best Supporting Actress Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations for her role in the 1979 Woody Allen film "Manhattan" as well as memorable roles in "Personal Best" (1982) and "Star 80" (1983).

Other guests appearing alongside Hemingway include Eddie Jones (Jonthan Kent - "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman",) Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura - "Star Trek",) and June Lockhart ("Lassie," "Lost in Space").

Hemingway will be available to meet fans and sign autographs for one day only on Saturday, January 24th.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit HollywoodShow.com.

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Looking for an exciting way to ring in the New Year?

Then Metropolis is the place to be to see the live, action-packed illusions and magic of magician and mentalist Morgan Strebler’s Inside Your Mind show.

Strebler — a native of Sikeston, Missouri and a special guest during the 2014 Superman Celebration — will perform two special shows in Metropolis on New Year’s Eve as a fundraiser for the not-for-profit organization Save The Massac.

He will perform at Baymont Theater, 203 E. Front St., on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Tickets to are $20, and Strebler will donate 100 percent of the ticket sales to Save The Massac.

A special Live Pay-Per-View broadcast of the 7 p.m. show will also be available. The live 30-minute event will be streamed on StageIt at 7 p.m., and is available for a minimum donation of $5.

As if two shows were not enough, Strebler, like other magicians, has another trick up his sleeve. Near the midnight hour at the Superman statue, he will be hoisted by a crane into the air and suspended in a straight jacket.

Strebler calls himself a “Superman geek,” noting even before he was a special guest at the Celebration, he attended the event several times throughout the years. Strebler said he wanted to do something to give back to the community.

“I’m really excited about this show because I’ve been all over the world, but this is my favorite city in the world. I’m a huge Superman fan, and I’ll do anything to help this community out. It’s such an honor to perform here,” he said.

From bursting clouds in the sky and making them disappear to bending forks and spoons, Strebler, who is known as the Man Who Bends Steel, is a leader in the field of psychokinetic magic, also known as PK, which uses only the power of the mind to physically alter or affect various objects, such as forks, coins and keys without logical explanation.

He has hosted a live show in Las Vegas for 10 years and has performed in hotspots such as Pure at Caesar’s Palace, Body English at the Hard Rock, Caramel Lounge at the Bellagio and VBar at the Venetian. Last year he performed internationally during a tour in Seoul, Korea.

Strebler’s introduction to the world of magic came when he was a young child and went to see the magician Harry Blackstone Jr. “It was amazing,” he said, recalling how the magician floated a light bulb into the audience, and it floated past Strebler. “It was lit up and the most magical thing I had ever seen in my life,” he said.

A few years later he saw David Copperfield in Las Vegas. “That pretty much cemented the deal for me,” he said, noting he wanted to be involved in magic.

When he was around 7, Strebler was immersed in creating his own magic. The first trick he learned was the cups and balls. The first illusion he developed involved cutting his body in half with a checkerboard.

“It looked cool visually and I’ve been creating magic ever since,” he said.

According to Strebler’s website, at the age of 17 he produced his own first full-scale illusion show, which opened with Strebler producing a sports car out of thin air. At the age of 22 he moved to Las Vegas to pursue his dream. He became the youngest magician in the world to catch a live bullet between his teeth, which had killed 13 performers. His feat was featured on CBS Evening News and received front-page coverage on many newspapers.

Strebler has been on television in 106 countries and performed on five continents. Most recently he has filmed multiple spots on an upcoming TV series Masters of Illusion, hosted by Dean Cain on the CW network. He is immersed in pre-production, design and planning for a future television series and a nightly live show.

To order tickets to the show online, individuals may visit www.savethemassac.com. Individuals who want to purchase a ticket in person, may stop by Creations the Florist, 600 Ferry St.

*Republished from the Metropolis Planet by permission from the author.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and The Paley Center for Media proudly present the World Premiere of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis in New York on January 26, 2015. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion.

The screening will commence at 6:30pm, and attending talent will be announced as confirmed in the coming weeks. The Paley Center for Media is located at 25 West 52nd Street in New York City.

A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on January 26 must RSVP via email to JLAtlantisNY@gmail.com.

The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening. No pleas, no begging, no extra words – just three simple lines of information.

Here’s an example of EXACTLY how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

Arthur
Aquaman@gmail.com
NameOfWebsite.com

Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.

In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world with our own. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League must band together as they face off against warmongering Orm, an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. In this all-new epic adventure from the DC Universe, mankind’s only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!

The celebrity laden cast features primetime television stars Matt Lanter (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 90210) at Aquaman, Sam Witwer (Being Human, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Orm, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Vegas, Life on Mars) as Batman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) as Flash, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Shazam, Sumalee Montano (Beware the Batman, Transformers Prime) as Mera, Sirena Irwin (Superman: Unbound) as Queen Atlanna, and Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, The Blacklist) as Manta.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on January 27, 2015.

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DC Comics Announces Movie Themed Covers

Posted on December 13, 2014 by Neil Cole

DC Comics has unveiled the following list and images of movie-inspired variant covers for their March, 2015 title line-up. Each variant will feature artwork based on Warner Bros. movie posters including such films as "The Fugitive," "Super Fly," and "Gone With the Wind."

  • ACTION COMICS #40 inspired by BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, with cover art by Joe Quinones
  • AQUAMAN #40 inspired by FREE WILLY, with cover art by Richard Horie
  • BATGIRL #40 inspired by PURPLE RAIN, with cover art by Cliff Chiang
  • BATMAN #40 inspired by THE MASK, with cover art by Dave Johnson
  • BATMAN & ROBIN #40 inspired by HARRY POTTER, with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards
  • BATMAN/SUPERMAN #20 inspired by THE FUGITIVE, with cover art by Tony Harris
  • CATWOMAN #40 inspired by BULLITT, with cover art by Dave Johnson
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #40 inspired by THE MATRIX, with cover art by Brian Stelfreeze
  • FLASH #40 inspired by NORTH BY NORTHWEST, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
  • HARLEY QUINN #16 inspired by JAILHOUSE ROCK, with cover art by Dave Johnson
  • GRAYSON #8 inspired by ENTER THE DRAGON, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
  • GREEN LANTERN #40 inspired by 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, with cover art by Tony Harris
  • GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40 inspired by FORBIDDEN PLANET, with cover cover art by Tony Harris
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #10 inspired by MARS ATTACKS, with cover art by Marco D’Alphonso
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 inspired by MAGIC MIKE, with cover art by Emanuela Lupacchino
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #40 inspired by BEETLEJUICE, with cover art by Joe Quinones
  • TEEN TITANS #8 inspired by THE LOST BOYS, with cover art by Alex Garner
  • SINESTRO #11 inspired by WESTWORLD, with cover art by Dave Johnson
  • SUPERGIRL #40 inspired by WIZARD OF OZ, with cover art by Marco D’Alphonso
  • SUPERMAN #40 inspired by SUPER FLY, with cover art by Dave Johnson
  • SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #17 inspired cover by GONE WITH THE WIND, with art by Gene Ha
  • WONDER WOMAN #40 inspired by 300, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz







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    Profiles in History will host an Animation Auction on Thursday, December 18th and Friday, December 19th showcasing over 1,000 unique lots of amazing art by Walt Disney, Walter Lantz, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros., Charles Schulz, and many others.

    Among the items featured in the auction are the following vintage animation cels featuring the Man of Steel from the 1966 Filmation series, "The New Adventures of Superman" and the 1973 Hanna-Barbera "Super Friends" series:





    For more information and a complete listing of items in the auction, please visit Profiles in History.

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    MONTEGRAPPA CELEBRATES NEW DC HEROES & VILLAINS COLLECTION WITH ART CONTEST ASKING FANS TO PUT PEN TO PAPER. PRIZES INCLUDE A DC HEROES & VILLAINS PEN SET, SELECT DC PENS, AND ARTISTS HAVING THEIR ORIGINAL ART PROFESSIONALLY FEATURED BY MONTEGRAPPA.

    To celebrate the launch of the new DC Heroes & Villains pen line, Montegrappa invites comic fans from across the globe to compete in a special art contest using pen and ink to draw their favorite DC superheroes and supervillains.

    Not only will artists get the chance to win collectible pens from the new DC Heroes & Villains line, but top-voted submissions will also be featured exclusively on the Montegrappa website and newsletter.

    “A long line of truly talented comic book artists have made iconic DC superheroes and villains like Batman, the Joker, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Catwoman jump off the page right into our imaginations,” comments Elmo & Montegrappa CEO Giuseppe Aquila. “We want to give new and emerging artists the chance for their original artwork to be seen. This contest is an opportunity for artists to make their favorite DC characters come alive.”

    The special DC-inspired art contest offers an excellent opportunity for artists of all kinds to have their illustrations featured by a global luxury and lifestyle brand. The Montegrappa DC Heroes & Villains collection features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, as well as Batman rogues Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, and Riddler. Two winners will be selected from a group of eight finalists selected by Montegrappa. Contest details are included below in this post...

    What are the guidelines?

  • Art submissions must feature at least one superhero and/or supervillain from the Montegrappa DC Heroes & Villains line. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, and/or Riddler are eligible subjects.
  • All submitted art must use pen and ink. Submissions do not have to be colored. Artwork must be signed by the artist and dated with their full name included. Montegrappa will only consider original artwork. No plagiarism will be tolerated.
  • Be creative! Draw your favorite superhero or villain in action. Montegrappa will give special consideration to art having a DC character using or wearing a pen in a unique and interesting way.
  • Artists are encouraged (but not required) to feature the Montegrappa logo in their art submission if possible. Visit www.montegrappa.com to reference the logo.
  • How does the contest work?

  • Montegrappa will narrow the field to the top eight submissions. All finalists will automatically win a new Montegrappa DC Heroes & Villains rollerball pen. U.S. retail price for each pen is $350.00.
  • The eight finalists will have their artwork posted on Montegrappa’s Facebook page for voting.
  • The superhero art with the most Facebook likes on the Montegrappa page will win a complete set of Montegrappa DC Heroes pens (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern). U.S. retail price for the set is $1,400.00.
  • The supervillain art with the most Facebook likes on the Montegrappa page wins a complete set of Montegrappa DC Villains pens (Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, and Riddler). U.S. retail price for the set is $1,400.00.
  • Where do I send my art?

    Email Montegrappa your original artwork to:
    comicart@montegrappa.com.

    How does voting work?

    All voting will be conducted on the Montegrappa Facebook page.
    Anyone is free to vote on finalist artwork on the Montegrappa Facebook page.
    Each DC superhero and supervillain (2) with the most likes on the Montegrappa Facebook page page wins.

    What are the deadlines?

    Art submissions must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 10th, 2014.
    Finalist submissions will be posted on the Montegrappa Facebook page for voting Wednesday, January 7th, 2015.
    Voting ends a week later on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015.
    Contest rules and dates are subject to change.

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    As previously reported, crews recently completed filming of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in the Taos Ski Valley of New Mexico. As a thank you to the TSV staff, location manager Michael Dellheim sent the following message to The Taos News this past weekend:

    On behalf of the cast and crew of 'Sage and Milo,' thanks to everyone at Taos Ski Valley for making our recent film shoot such a success. Gordon Briner and the staff at Taos Ski Valley staff are truly exceptional. It's not easy bringing a major Hollywood film to the top of Kachina Peak, but with the assistance and support of the TSV staff, we successfully completed our work without incident or injury. Special thanks to Michael Mitchell - we couldn't have pulled off our ambitious plan without his tireless efforts. Thanks also to Eric Garner and Kevin Lehto at the Carson National Forest for their help in permitting our film project. With first-rate support like this, New Mexico is sure to continue to attract major film productions, along with the positive economic impact they bring, to the Land of Enchantment.

    In related news, the New Mexico Film Office issued the following press release to local New Mexico media:

    New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that Warner Bros. Pictures' "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the title roles and directed by Zack Snyder, successfully completed production in New Mexico.

    The production estimates that they spent more than $13 million in the New Mexico economy, on everything from local construction hires to lumber and catering supplies. The film completed its principal photography in New Mexico, after shooting in Michigan and Illinois. The production company estimates that it hired approximately 200 New Mexico crew members during the course of the production.

    "We are thrilled that the towns of Playas and Taos, New Mexico could play host to such a large-scale production. In fact, they built one of the largest set pieces in New Mexico film history," said Maniatis. "We are pleased with the number of New Mexican residents and suppliers that the show was able to utilize during their stay."

    "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled to debut on March 25, 2016.

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    "Man of Steel" scribe David S. Goyer is currently developing a Superman origin story for the SyFy Channel which will be entitled "Krypton."

    The Hollywood Reporter broke the news earlier today on the upcoming series which will take place on the Man of Steel's homeworld during the days of Superman's grandfather. Here's an excerpt:

    From Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics, Krypton takes place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This drama, which is in development, follows the Man of Steel's grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.

    Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, FlashForward) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Goyer. The story was conceived by both Goyer and Goldberg.

    "Krypton" will be the latest series based on a DC Comics character currently airing on television including "Gotham" (FOX), "The Flash" (CW Network), "Arrow" (CW Network), and "Constantine" (NBC).

    A TV series based on "Supergirl" is also currently in development and will star actress Claire Holt in the lead role.

    Source: Hollywood Reporter

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    Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons recently journeyed to the Moroccan capital of Marrakech to receive a career tribute from the city's international film festival.

    During the course of his visit, Irons spoke briefly about his upcoming role as Batman's loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

    "He is quite a different Alfred than we have seen so far. Zack Snyder had very clear views about what he wanted," stated Irons. "I would just say he's more hands-on perhaps than just a butler."

    The highly anticipated film is scheduled to premiere in theaters on March 25, 2016.

    Source: Hollywood Reporter

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    Cinematographer Larry Fong posted the following mysterious video earlier today via Instagram along with the announcement that production work on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has officially wrapped.

    That's a wrap.

    Un vídeo publicado por Larry Fong, ASC (@unclewow) el

    Speculation is that the image may be of a part of Batman's costume, battle armor, or the Dark Knight's cape.

    Even though filming is complete, it will be still be another 15 months before the the highly anticipated film premieres in theaters on March 26, 2016.

    During this time period, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will go through an extensive post-production phase which will hopefully result in an official teaser trailer being released in the coming weeks.

    Source: Tech Times

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    AQUAMAN JOINS THE TEAM AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS ON BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL HD ON JANUARY 27, 2015

    All-New 75-Minute DC Universe Original Movie Features Iconic Justice League Characters including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman!

    The newly formed Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman discover another super hero on the planet – Aquaman – and the group must band together to prevent a war between the inhabitants of land and sea as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment unleash Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Packed with non-stop action, the brand-new 75-minute DC Universe Original Movie comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on January 27, 2015.

    Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and on DVD for $19.98 SRP. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also ownJustice League: Throne of Atlantis in Digital HD on January 13 via purchase from digital retailers.

    In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world with our own. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League must band together as they face off against warmongering Orm, an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. In this all-new epic adventure from the DC Universe, mankind’s only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!

    “We are thrilled to introduce this exciting new Justice League film to fans with the release of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. “As the Justice League saga continues to expand, fans are looking for exciting new adventures for this vibrant group of super heroes and this brand-new film is sure to deliver!”

    The celebrity laden cast features primetime television stars Matt Lanter (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 90210) at Aquaman, Sam Witwer (Being Human, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Orm, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Vegas, Life on Mars) as Batman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) as Flash, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan,Stand By Me) as Superman, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Shazam, Sumalee Montano (Beware the Batman, Transformers Prime) as Mera, Sirena Irwin (Superman: Unbound) as Queen Atlanna, and Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, The Blacklist) as Manta.

    Justice League: Throne of Atlantis delivers an action-packed addition to the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, which have shipped more than 14 million units to date. The film features brand-new extra content for collectors and fans alike.

    Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Blu-ray contains the following special features:

  • Scoring Atlantis: The Sound of the Deep – Every great film needs a great musical score. Filled with emotion, music takes us on a dynamic journey as we adventure with the hero. Throne of Atlantis takes us on that quest through the eyes of Arthur Curry.
  • Robin and Nightwing Bonus Sequence – Producer James Tucker provides video commentary for this exciting bonus sequence where Robin and Nightwing join forces.
  • Throne of Atlantis: 2014 New York Comic Con Panel – The entire, lively one-hour panel discussion between actor Matt Lanter, producer James Tucker, screenwriter Heath Corson, character designer Phil Bourassa and dialogue director Andrea Romano.
  • Villains of the Deep – From Ocean Master to Black Manta to King Shark, each villain operates from his own deep sense of conviction, presenting an incredible challenge for the hero in Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman. This documentary goes into the biographical details of the villains.
  • A Sneak Peak at Batman vs. Robin – An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie with the creators and cast.
  • Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis DVD contains the following special features:

  • A Sneak Peak at Batman vs. Robin – An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie with the creators and cast.
  • Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Target Ticket, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting January 27, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

    *Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, Target Ticket, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices, go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

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    The roster of characters appearing in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" just got a little bigger with the confirmed addition of Anatoli Knyazev, aka KGBeast.

    According to a report from Badass Digest, the character will have a cameo role in the highly anticipated film as one of Lex Luthor's agents:

    Yes! Lex Luthor has many agents making his dark agenda a reality, an agenda that includes keeping an eye on all metahumans, mainly a woman who walks the streets today but who is seen in pictures from the 1800s. A wonder woman, you might say. At any rate, one of Luthor's agents has a name, and that name is Anatoli Knyazev. Hardcore fans will recognize that as the name of the KGBeast, a Batman villain introduced in 1988's classic Ten Nights of the Beast storyline. In that story the Beast, an enhanced agent of the KGB, came to the US to kill ten targets, and he did it with extreme measures, including poisoning an entire 200 person dinner party to get one guy. He battled Batman to a standstill, and at one point when entangled in the Batrope the KGBeast cut off his own hand to escape. He of course put a cybernetic gun on the stump, as you do.

    You won't see this version of KGBeast in the movie, but the character name is there - in the script at least - for those who care to pick up on these little easter eggs.

    Knyazev has been featured in recent media such as a member of the Suicide Squad in the DC Original Animated Movie, "Batman: Assault On Arkham" and as Oliver Queen's Russian informant on the CW series, "Arrow."

    "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled to hit theaters on March 25, 2016.

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    An unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 - graded 3.0 by CGC - was snapped up for $310,700 as the undisputed top lot in Heritage Auctions' $7.17-million Comics & Comics Art Signature Auction which took place November 20th - 22nd.

    The copy of the fabled comic book came to auction via The Prospect Mountain Collection, which, in and of itself, totaled just more than $1-million.

    "High-end, vintage comic books across the board continue to show incredible market durability," said Ed Jaster, Senior Vice President at Heritage Auctions. "The auction total, at $7.17 million, is the third-highest grossing comics auction in history, period."

    On the comic art side of the auction, several strong prices were realized, including the $179,250 final price seen for Frank Frazetta's original paperback book cover painting for Jongor Fights Back, an absolute classic fantasy image showcasing the things for which Frazetta is most beloved; warriors, women and monsters.

    The Loveland Collection of Silver Age Comic Books, another featured grouping in Beverly Hills, performed very well, with a total just shy of $500,000, led by a CGC-graded 9.4 copy of Journey Into Mystery #83, which realized an impressive $179,250 for famous first appearance of the mighty Thor.

    A CGC-Graded 7.0 copy of Pep Comics #22, the finest copy of the first appearance of Archie Andrews that Heritage has ever offered, realized $143,400, while a 6.5 CGC-graded copy of Captain America Comics #1 smashed pre-auction estimates to bring $107,550 and a 5.0 GCG-graded copy of Batman #1, one of the most sought-after comic books in collecting, showed very strongly at a final price realized of #83,650.

    Bill Everett's original cover art for Strange Tales #152, one of the few covers that the artist penciled in the 1960s, brought spirited bidding and a final price of $71,700, while Ron Wilson And John Romita, Sr.'s original cover art for Avengers #118, featuring a host of famous Marvel characters, rounded out the top original comic art offerings with a final price realized of $65,725.

    Rounding out the top comic book offerings was a CGC-graded 5.5 copy of All Star Comics #8, the first appearance of Wonder Woman, which realized $44,813, more than triple the guide value, and a CGC-graded 3.5 copy of More Fun Comics #73, featuring the debut of Aquaman, brought a premium at $38,838, more than 10 times the guide price for the book.

    "Anticipation of Wonder Woman and Aquaman being in the new Batman-Superman movie spurred these comics to their high prices," said Jaster. "The continued appearance of more and more characters in mainstream vehicles is leading to higher prices realized for their original appearances."

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    Congratulations to Steve Lakewood who was our October/November contest winner of one hardcover edition of "DC Comics: Super-Villains: The Complete Visual History".

    For our December contest, we have once again teamed with IDW Publishing to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win one hardcover copy of "Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies Volume 3: 1963-1966".

    The third volume of the Superman Silver Age daily newspaper strips presents the never-before reprinted stories from November 1963 through the series' conclusion in April 1966. Wayne Boring provides the classic artwork, and once again, Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel scripts adaptations of stories that first appeared in comic books. Siegel and Boring offer alternate versions of now classic stories originally written by Siegel himself, Leo Dorfman, Otto Binder, Robert Bernstein, Edmund Hamilton - and drawn in comic books by Curt Swan, Al Plastino, Kurt Schaffenberger, and Pete Costanza. Stories include "Lex Luthor, Daily Planet Editor," "Superman's Sacrifice," "The "Man Who Stole Superman's Secret Life," "Lois Lane's Love Trap," "Clark Kent in the Big House," and "The Goofy Superman," among others. More than 750 daily strips - over two years worth of stories - from Earth-N (for Newspapers) that comic book fans have not previously seen. Edited and designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Sid Friedfertig, and cover drawing by Pete Poplaski.

    To enter, simply enter your name and email address below and click the "Enter Here to Win" button. We will select the winner on Wednesday, December 31st.


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    DEC. CONTEST

    For our December contest, we have once again teamed with IDW Publishing to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win one hardcover copy of "Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies Volume 3: 1963-1966".

    The third volume of the Superman Silver Age daily newspaper strips presents the never-before reprinted stories from November 1963 through the series' conclusion in April 1966. Wayne Boring provides the classic artwork, and once again, Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel scripts adaptations of stories that first appeared in comic books.

    To enter, simply enter your name and email address below and click the "Enter Here to Win" button. We will select the winner on Wednesday, December 31st.




    DATES OF INTEREST

    12/01: Richard Pryor, Gus Gorman in Superman III, born in Peoria, Illinois in 1940.
    12/01: Joanne Siegel, wife of Jerry Siegel and the original model for Lois Lane, born on this day.
    12/08: Teri Hatcher, Lois Lane on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born.
    12/10: Richard Pryor, Gus Gorman in Superman III, dies of a heart attack in Encino, Los Angeles, California in 2005.
    12/12: Sarah Douglas, Ursa in Superman and Superman II, born in 1952.
    12/15: Artist Kurt Shaffenberger (Lois Lane, Superboy) born in 1920.
    12/15: Helen Slater, star of Supergirl, born in 1965.
    12/29: John Haymes Newton, star of the 1st season of the Superboy TV series, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1965.
    12/30: Kristin Kreuk, Lana Lang on Smallville, born in Vancouver, B.C.



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