Watch: THE DARK KNIGHT Video Compares Storyboards to Final Film

Christopher Nolan's Batman sequel The Dark Knight is one of the best superhero movies ever made. Even if star Christian Bale feels his performance was lacking and he couldn't raise his game enough to match what Heath Ledger was doing as The Joker (he's kinda right about that last part), it's still an outrageously good movie, and I think a lot of people reading this site would point to it as one of their favorites.

Glass Distortion tracked down some of the film's storyboards for the truck sequence and put together a quick video showing how the final movie matches up to them. It's always cool to get a little peek behind the curtain into the development process, and since storyboards for big blockbusters don't make the rounds on movie blogs as much as VFX breakdowns or other aspects of filmmaking might, this should be nice for the artists out there to see how it all comes together.

Via: PressPlay

’90s Boy Bands Battle Zombies in Trailer For SyFy Western DEAD 7

Hear me out for a second: I think a big part of the reason Donald Drumpf (I don't even want to write his real name) is in the position he's in right now is because media outlets are constantly writing about him. For the past few months, I've scrolled past twenty or thirty articles per day about him in my Twitter feed thinking to myself, "If none of you want him to succeed, why don't you just stop talking about him? Don't give him the attention that he wants."

I'm not saying that SyFy's new western movie Dead 7 is going to be as bad as Drumpf, but I sort of have the same mentality about it: if I don't want it to succeed, why would I write about it at all? Well, it's a SyFy movie for one thing, so it's not necessarily taking eyes away from other films that are playing theatrically that I think are actually worthwhile. And it also looks pretty bad, so I doubt many of you will actually sit through this whole movie, but I figure a handful of you will watch the trailer, get a kick out of it (either genuinely or ironically), and be able to have something to talk about with your friends at the bar tonight during your St. Paddy's Day celebrations. So feast your eyes on the trailer for a western that stars members of '90s boy bands fighting zombies. Dead 7 comes to SyFy on April 1st at 8pm.

THE HATEFUL EIGHT: Cool Side-By-Side Video Shows Off Some of Tarantino’s Film References

Everyone knows that writer/director Quentin Tarantino is a voracious consumer of movies. Love him or hate him, he may be one of the most knowledgable people in the world about the topic, so you can be damn sure that he's going to include references and homages to classic films in the movies he makes. His latest film, The Hateful Eight, is chock full of them, and editor Ollie Paxton put together a cool side-by-side video compilation that shows just how closely he came to capturing some of these shots and repurposing them in his own story. (That Lawrence of Arabia one might be my favorite, just because of how it takes its time to get there.)

Via: /Film

Daredevil, Elektra, and The Punisher Unite in One Last Promo Before Season 2 Debuts

Marvel TV and Netflix have just released one final promo just in time for the debut of the second season of Daredevil. The title hero and his once-and-future lover Elektra, a badass in her own right, do hand-to-hand battle the gang known as the Hand, and The Punisher rolls in with his minigun, ready to blow everyone away.

We'll see how these characters interact when season 2 of Daredevil hits Netflix on Friday morning, March 18th, at 12:01am.

Watch: Henry Cavill Rocks Superman Shirt But Isn’t Recognized in Times Square

You might think that if people saw one of the stars of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on the sidewalk in one of the world's biggest cities, people would go nuts trying to get a selfie or an autograph with that star. With as addicted as our culture is to celebrity gossip and the borderline-unhealthy way many people worship actors, it's not an unreasonable assumption to make. But as this new video from Henry Cavill's Instagram reveals, that's not what happened when the actor wandered through New York City's Times Square yesterday.

EW points us to this clip below, which features Cavill donning a Superman shirt, surrounded by billboards and massive advertisements of himself promoting Batman v Superman, and not being noticed by a single person.

The obvious must be pointed out here: this is a heavily-edited piece of video, so it's possible that Cavill was actually recognized but he just left those parts out in order to make his joke about the glasses being a good enough disguise. (Besides, it'd be weird for a celebrity to post a video of themselves being hounded by fans.) But even if it did go down this way, it's not too surprising. Cavill certainly isn't a household name, and Times Square is the most touristy section of New York City — who knows how many of the people walking around that area at that time would have even recognized Tom Cruise or Will Smith standing on the street?

With so much riding on this movie, you have to think that WB would have much rather seen Cavill being swamped by fans instead of completely ignored here.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters next Friday, March 25th.

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Common Reveals The Name of His Mysterious SUICIDE SQUAD Character

About ten months ago, actor/rapper Common was cast in David Ayer's upcoming supervillain movie Suicide Squad. But while we had a pretty good idea of which characters all of his co-stars would be playing, Common's role was a mystery to the blogosphere. Some fans speculated that he might be portraying Green Lantern, since he was cast as John Stewart in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal years ago before that project fell apart, but others thought he might be playing a villain called the Tattooed Man after he was spotted with tattoos covering his body on the set of the film.

Now, thanks to a new interview with Complex (at the 2:48 mark), we know the name of his character, but it's not one that's going to ring a bell for fans of DC Comics:

"My role is basically a character who's in business with The Joker. His name was Monster T."

"Monster T" doesn't pop up in a search of the wiki for DC Comics characters, so I guess we'll have to wait until Suicide Squad hits theaters to find out the extent of his character, whether or not Monster T is a code name for a better-known character, and how his interactions with Jared Leto's Joker will play into the story.

Suicide Squad arrives on August 5th.

Via: CBM

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Heroes and Villains Spotlighted in 9 Empire Magazine Covers


Earlier today we posted a new trailer for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, and it packed quite a powerful punch of awesomeness. Now Empire has released nine magazine covers featuring several of the heroes and villains from the film. These covers actually give us our best and most detailed look at some of the characters so far. The characters all look great, but I'm still not a fan of the uniforms they're wearing. I wish Singer would have finally gone with a more classic X-Men look. I'm still excited about the movie, though!

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set to be released on May 27, 2016.


The Russos Talk AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, Costume Changes, and How to Recast Iron Man

The Russo Brothers are about to dive deep into doing press for Captain America: Civil War, but with the two-part Avengers: Infinity War movies just over the horizon, fans are desperate for any scraps of info they can get. Anthony and Joe Russo sat down with Forbes for a long interview that covered many different topics, and they touched on which characters we might see pop up in Infinity War

Anthony: There are certain characters you don't know.
Joe: New characters that are going to appear in Avengers: Infinity War. It’s a big sprawling ambitious movie, it’s about as ambitious as movies get and it should be, and the title alone indicates that there will be an incredible scape [sic] and scope to it.
Anthony: It is intended to be the entire culmination of the Marvel cinematic universe and, in many ways, the end to that part of it. But we don’t even have the first draft in on that script yet; we’re still in the outline phase. It’s hard not to talk about it too specifically now only because of spoilers but also because we’re still figuring it out.

The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn't been fully announced beyond the year 2020, and many fans are wondering if Infinity War will mark the last time we see some of the current actors playing the heroes they've become known for. When asked about possibly replacing the actors and recasting those characters down the line, Joe had an interesting response:

It’s almost impossible to replace Robert, he’s the biggest movie star in the world. One close up from Robert is worth another actor’s entire performance, he’s incredibly gifted and insanely talented. I think if and when he is done with the character I think you will find that Iron Man might disappear for a while. I think the only way that you could reboot that character is to give a generational gap that would allow another actor to at least have a chance to redefine that character without the enormous spectre of Robert hanging over it. There are so many characters in the Marvel universe that can pick up the ball and run without it through the next phase or two before you need to see Iron Man again, frankly. 

I never even considered that Marvel Studios might be willing to essentially sideline what might be its most popular character for a decade to give the audience time to get used to the idea of a different actor eventually stepping into the role, but if any studio would actually make that decision (which, by the way, is the right decision), it's Marvel. Hopefully that's how it'll actually go down once Downey is ready to call it quits.

I wrote about the duo's comments about Spider-Man's upcoming appearance in Civil War earlier this morning, but they addressed whether or not Spidey's costume might change and evolve if he were to appear in Infinity War (which, let's be real, he's definitely going to appear in Infinity War):

Joe: Without question. We like making strong choices with characters so while this might be a slightly more traditional, Steve Ditko influenced suit, it is certainly in our vocabulary to develop it into something more extreme as the storytelling requires. I think there are things that people will discover when they see the film about why the suit operate the way it does, why the eyes move, all that stuff is substantiated. Everybody wants the answers yesterday but then what would be the point of seeing the movie?

There's one more quick Civil War tidbit that's worth talking about. When asked whether we'd see Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange show up in a Civil War post-credits scene, here's how Joe responded:

We can’t say who is going to be in it but we can say that there certainly could be one, or two, maybe three. We can confirm that you should stay sat in your seats when the movie is done.

As if any true Marvel fan would ever walk out of a theater right when the credits started rolling! We're eight years into this interconnected universe, and I think by now everyone knows to stick around and see what teases await us after the credits finish. I look forward to analyzing it to death as soon as I get out of the theater!

Civil War opens on May 6, 2016, Infinity War — Part 1 opens on May 4, 2018, and Infinity War — Part 2 hits theaters on May 3, 2019.