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The Week in Movies – Avengers: Infinity War character accidentally revealed, new Batman director announced, Star Wars Land!!! and more…

The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including Josh Brolin accidentally revealing an Avengers: Infinity War character, the new Batman director being announced, Star Wars Land and more…

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These weekly Batman movie updates are getting more and more like the 1966 television show.

Next Week! The Evil Warner Bros. takes on BatFleck! Can our caped hero escape his contractual agreement alive!? Find out same Bat Time, same Bat Channel!

The answer, for now, appears to be ‘yes’. Cloverfield and Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is in early talks to direct The Batman, and the studio are “very happy” with the script.

Which sounds comforting, until you remember Affleck told The Guardian last month he wouldn’t direct The Batman if
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Behind-the-scenes images of The Dark Knight’s warehouse fight from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may have come in for heavy criticism in some quarters, it’s fair to say that the big warehouse showdown between The Dark Knight and Anatoli Knyazev’s goons is one of – if not the – best Batman fight scenes ever put to film, and thanks to Heroic Hollywood, we’ve got a look at some behind the scenes images from the production of said sequence…

See Also: Zack Snyder shares Batman v Superman before-and-after VFX video

“The script was still being worked on when we came in, and that’s generally earlier than a lot of directors have us come in, but Zack likes to really let it flow from early R&D,” said second unit director Damon Caro with regards to the conception and construction of the scene. “Half the time it’s like, ‘try this, try that,’ because there are a
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Justice League is “the rebirth of hope”, says Batman v Superman second unit director

Much has been made of the upcoming tonal shift in the DC Extended Universe in the wake of the criticism aimed towards Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with Zack Snyder’s Justice League said to be much lighter and “a lot more fun” than its predecessor. And now, Batman v Superman second unit director Damon Caro has echoed that sentiment, describing Justice League as a “rebirth” for the Dceu, whilst revealing that Dawn of Justice was always intended to be much darker.

“On Man of Steel, in [Zack Snyder’s] head he had the storyline treatment of where they were going to go, and at the beginning of BvS it was even richer and deeper,” Caro told Heroic Hollywood. “The arc was BvS was the midway point and the darker movie. Hence what happens at the end; the whole tone of it was darker. If you play your story all at one level,
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Superhero Buzz: 'Justice League' Offers a New Hope, 'The Batman' is Getting Overhauled and More

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The DC Extended Universe goes through some ups and downs regarding buzz on two of its most anticipated movies, while Wolverine has a miserable time in a delightful new clip in today's superhero roundup:   Justice League Will Turn Things Around  If you're tired of the dark quality of the DC Extended Universe, then you'll be happy to hear that Justice League is going to be a new hope for the franchise. Actually, Damon Caro, stunt coordinator and second unit director for the movie (and Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), likens it to another part of the original Star Wars trilogy. From an interview at Heroic Hollywood: Justice League was always the rebirth of hope and the rise. People try to say that...

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Batman V Superman's Assistant Director Touts Justice League As The "Rebirth Of Hope"

Zack Snyder's Justice League is a superhero film with a heavy burden on its shoulders; in addition to handling the introduction of one of the biggest superhero unions in comics, the movie will also be judged on the back of its predecessor, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a film that was less-than-loved by fans and critics alike. It's well-known by now that there were some drastic shakeups at Warner Bros. following the movie's reception, along with the consistent message that future films in the Dceu would be more "fun" and "optimistic". In an interview with Heroic Hollywood, Batman v Superman second unit director Damon Caro (who is also working on Justice League) explained that despite the lighter tone in upcoming films, Batman v Superman was always supposed to be the dark film in contrast to Justice League. "And the interesting thing is, on Man of Steel, in [Zack Snyder’s] head
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Justice League Crew Members Trumpet The Hopeful Tone Of DC Ensemble Movie; New Image Of The Batsuit Emerges

Shortly before giving up directing duties on The Batman – he’s still attached to produce and star, for now – Ben Affleck likened the upcoming Justice League movie to the Dceu’s rebirth.

It’s a fairly accurate description, too; following the back-to-back disappointment of Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. is banking on Zack Snyder’s ensemble movie to deliver the goods, and effectively fire their shared universe on track. Wary of repeating the same mistakes over again, we’ve heard reports in the past of WB brass reshuffling their deck to allow for a more light-hearted spin on DC’s finest heroes, and that’s something that really shone through in the Justice League Comic-Con trailer.

Now, as we inch ever closer to release, crew members Damon Caro and Bryan Hirota sat down with Heroic Hollywood to discuss the film’s hopeful tone. Assistant Director Damon Caro
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New Bts Shots From Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Bring You Into The Warehouse

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Whether you loved it or hated it, you can’t deny that Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice had at least several exciting, well-executed moments. They may have been few and far between, but they were there and one of them is, without a doubt, that thrilling warehouse scene.

If you’ve seen the film (which, let’s face it, you definitely have by this point), you surely know what we’re referring to and now, some new behind the scenes images have arrived online to give us a better look at it. Though there’s nothing here that’s going to stop the presses, fans will no doubt appreciate getting a peek at what went into bringing this particular moment to life.

Debuted by Heroic Hollywood, the stills were accompanied by a rather interesting interview as well, with assistant director Damon Caro
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Amazing Behind-The-Scenes Photos And Details From Batman v Superman's Epic Warehouse Scene

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had a lot of cool moments, but chief among them was that warehouse scene. While many fans were understandably disappointed to see Ben Affleck's Caped Crusader murder a bunch of dudes, it was truly like seeing the comic books come to life as he leapt into action in a bid to save Martha Kent. Now, a new batch of behind-the-scenes images have surfaced.  You can check those out below courtesy of Heroic Hollywood, while they also caught up with assistant director Damon Caro and visual effects supervisor Bryan Hirota. You can read that over at the site, and it's revealed that it was the first scene shot by Zack Snyder due to its complexity and that the only time Batman was CGI was when he blasted through the floor. The hero's cape was also a special effect! What do you guys think of these new images?
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Stunt Designer On "Batman v Superman" Fight

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Guillermo Grispo, a stunt and fight choreographer on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," recently spoke with Spanish website Los Andes Diario (via Batman-News) and appears to have dropped some interesting details about the film and the key fight at its center.

Grispo says he almost worked on Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" but the contract couldn't be resolved in time. On this film he prepared choreography for the stunt coordinator and second unit director, Damon Caro, and has worked on Snyder's "300," "Sucker Punch" and "Man of Steel".

This included "operating the camera for the action shot tests, doing the choreography, and afterwards all of the image composition for these kinds of sample action scenes". Asked what he can you tell us about the story, he says:

"It's no surprise if I say Batman and Superman come face-to-face in the movie. It's one of the most important sequences and
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Going with the Flow: Bryan Hirota & Danielle Plantec talk about 300: Rise of an Empire

Trevor Hogg chats with Bryan Hirota and Danielle Plantec about the visual effects work created by Scanline for the latest instalment of the 300 franchise…

Bryan Hirota

“I was the client contact and handled the on-set supervision for Scanline in Bulgaria,” explains Scanline VFX Supervisor Bryan Hirota. “Once principal photography wrapped I stayed in the La office and supervised the teams there. Danielle was in Vancouver nearly full-time and supervised the teams in that location. Given her experience working in the Munich office for a number of years it made sense for Danielle [Plantec] to oversee the work sent there as well. Stephan oversaw all Flowline simulation.” Orchestrating the visual effects for the stylish historic epic helmed by Noam Murro (Smart People) was Richard Hollander (Wall•E). “I’ve known Richard for many years so it was easy to establish a dialogue with him while we were in Bulgaria during principal photography
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Wamg At The 300 : Rise Of An Empire Press Day Featuring Zack Snyder

300 : Rise Of An Empire, the much-anticipated follow-up to it’s 2006 fantasy/action predecessor 300 hits theaters this Friday. Recently, Wamg attended the press day where Lena Headey, Eva Green, Jack O’Connell, Callan Mulvey, Noam Murro (Director), and Zack Snyder (Producer and Screenwriter) held a press conference to talk about the film. Check it out below.

Unfortunately Sullivan Stapleton and Rodrigo Santoro were not in attendance for the press conference. I did, however, get to speak with them at an intimate press conference at Comic-Con 2013. You can check that out Here.

“300: Rise of an Empire,” told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” is a new chapter of the epic saga, which takes the action to a new battlefield—the sea.

The story pits the Greek general Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces, ruled by the mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and led by Artemisia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
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Fight & Flight: The Making of Man of Steel

Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisors John 'DJ' DesJardin, Guillaume Rocheron, Dan Lemmon, Chad Wiebe and Max Ivins about bringing The Last Son of Krypton back to the big screen...

David Goyer and Christopher Nolan“I heard a rumour it was during the time Christopher Nolan [Inception] and David Goyer [Blade: Trinity] were coming up with the script for the third Batman movie [The Dark Knight Rises] and it was something that David had been thinking about,” recalls John ‘DJ’ DesJardin (Watchmen, Sucker Punch) as to the origins of the latest cinematic rendition of Superman and how filmmaker Zack Snyder (300) came to be involved with the project. “I don’t know who floated the idea for Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder to team up, but it seems like a pretty formidable match.” Looming over the production was original 1978 movie which spawned three sequels with Christopher Reeve (The Remains of the Day) donning the signature red “S” glyph and cape.
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Henry Cavill Almost Cried Watching Man Of Steel

Respected online film critic Drew McWeeny at HitFix is a fan of Man of Steel. He calls the film powerfully emotional. Actor Henry Cavill echoes those sentiments stating, "The first half-hour, [and] I was in the movie - I know what the script was, I almost cried three times. I was like, 'Man up, man-up, don't be seen crying.' McWeeny continues that unlike other similar films, Man of Steel is "character, defined by action" to which Cavill replies, "Absolutely, and that's the intelligence of this filmmaking. Zack [Snyder] and Damon Caro really, really went to town on building this stuff so that it became something special and meaningful. It wasn't just a brawl, it wasn't just 'Oh, look at this spectacular fight' it means something, everything means something. It wasn't just there for the sake of being there." Related Content: Zack Snyder Says Superman Is A "Fallen King" And
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New Set Photo From Man of Steel

It looks like next summer's Man of Steel will cover a lot of ground in the Superman mythos. Check out this new set photo from Superman Homepage featuring the Young Clark Kent and Pete Ross. From left to right the photo shows Robert Gerdisch (Whitney Fordman), Jack Foley (Pete Ross), and Dylan Sprayberry (Clark Kent) posing in front of Stunt Coordinator Damon Caro's chair. The June 14, 2013 release stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff.
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Henry Cavill Lifting Weights and Fight Training for Superman Reboot

In an interview with ScreenRant, director Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) revealed that Henry Cavill is putting on muscle and learning to fight for the upcoming "Superman" reboot. "Henry is gonna be hitting the iron pretty hard," he said. Producer Deborah Snyder added: "They've put him on a plan. He has started in England and as of April 1st we have him full time with us for all that training." Cavill is getting in shape with the help of Mark Twight, who trained all the actors in "300." Meanwhile, Damon Caro ("300" fight choreographer) will be teaching the actor how to fight. All this confirms Snyder's earlier comments, in which he stated that Superman will be very physical. Click here to read more about "Superman."
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Henry Cavill Hitting the Gym for 'Superman' Role

The folks over at ScreenRant had an opportunity to speak with Zack Snyder at the Los Angeles premiere of his new film Sucker Punch, where the director revealed that 'Superman' star Henry Cavill is hitting the gym and taking fight training in preparation for playing the Man of Steel.

"Henry is gonna be hitting the iron pretty hard," Snyder said.

"They've put him on a plan," producer Deborah Snyder added. "He has started in England and as of April 1st we have him full time with us for all that training."

Cavill is getting in shape with the help of Mark Twight, who trained all the actors in 300. Meanwhile, Damon Caro (300 fight choreographer) will be teaching the actor how to fight.

Meanwhile, speaking about the film's visual style, Snyder had this to say:

"I think the visual style of 'Superman', though I can’t say for certain as it’s
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Sdcc 2010: Jena Malone Exclusive Interview Sucker Punch

Saturday evening at Comic-Con, I had the opportunity to catch up with Jena Malone (Into the Wild) to discuss her role in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch (check out my interview from Comic-Con with Zack and Deb here). In my opinion, the talented young actress has yet to appear in a bad film and, after meeting her, I’m convinced she is the real deal. Both eloquent and insightful, Malone elaborated on what it meant for her to appear in an action/fantasy film that is primarily female-driven and talks about the challenges of acting out Snyder’s fantastical script. She also describes the intense training she and the rest of the girls underwent in preparation for their roles and, in the process, made me feel like a huge slob for not being able to string together consecutive pull-ups.

While short, this is a solid interview and perfect if you
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Vanessa Hudgens to Get Tough in Sucker Punch

Vanessa Hudgens isn't famous for playing action roles but that's about to change in her next project, Zack Snyder's all-female action movie Sucker Punch. The director told MTV that even he was nervous about bringing in the High School Musical star.

I wasn't sure at first – [the casting people] were like "Oh, Vanessa's coming" and I was "Oh, okay – that sounds cool" but I didn't know what to think. Then I saw the tape and I literally went "Wow, she's good." She's really good. While Hudgens' role is not the main part (that role went to Emily Browning when Amanda Seyfried was forced to drop out), Snyder sees the smaller role as a plus for Hudgens:

She has a big part, but she's not the center of the movie. It'll allow her to stretch herself and do whatever she wants, and not be too exposed by the movie – but also, on the other hand,
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