"What really intrigued me was Dr. Emil Hamilton's references to S.T.A.R. Labs," explains Cavill. "Cyborg, I think would make a wonderful character, and an incredible bridge between both superhumans and humanity, in a different way to Batman. And so I don't know where he's going to come in or if he's going to come in, but that's one I'm particularly excited about."
No. I mean, that's the sort of great and terrible thing about this business. Each project is kind of in its own silo, you know what I mean? You do something, it works, people say it works. And if the next one doesn't, you know, it doesn't. You don't get to start ahead because you did well last time. Without getting into the vagaries of the internet and who's sort of out there being vocal about it, at the end of the day, when you get into the arena of those kinds of movies, these superhero movies, particularly ones that are working with characters that everyone's known for so long, everybody's got these strongly held opinions and preconceived ideas about what it should be. I totally understand and recognize that. At the same time, I don't think projections about something that hasn't happened yet are all that meaningful. I think at the end of the day, it's like any other movie or project: You go out and make it great, people will say it's great. If you go out and miss, you'll hear about it. The stuff beforehand is kind of just the noise that happens.
Kevin Smith, a pal of yours and a huge fan of Batman, interviewed Zack Snyder recently and Smith raved about photos of you in the new Batsuit. I appreciate you're not yet about to tell me what's in Batman's arsenal this time around, but what did it feel like wearing the suit for the first time?
Well, I don't want to get too far afield and I'm sure I'll have time to talk about Batman down the road. What I'll say is that I really like Zack. From what I've seen of what's Zack is doing, it's made me very excited. One of the nice things about being an actor in that movie is they show you all the stuff before anyone else gets to see it. So all the sort of world-creation, and the take on the character and the other characters is really exciting. And at the end of the day, the truth is it's really directors that make movies work or not - especially these kinds of movies, where it's about the whole world, and a rising tide lifts all ships. And if it all has integrity, if it all has a sense of realism, then it works. And if it doesn't, than it doesn't really matter what everyone's doing [on the screen] because they just look like a bunch of Mexican wrestlers in suits.
Latino-Review.com has also published snippets from an interview Ben Affleck participated in for the upcoming issue of Playboy magazine.
LENNIX: First of all, when I went there, Tom Cruise was on a panel. I saw Tom Cruise walk off the stage, and I'm a huge Tom Cruise fan, from the time he started. And then, Zack [Snyder] introduced me and the people understood what was coming. It was all in real time, and the audience was playing catch-up to the mysterious weight of this reading. Just to be a part of that and to really be going on auto-pilot was just surreal. It was like an out-of-body experience. I couldn't see anybody out there, just because of the nature of the configuration, but I could feel them. It's like having sonar. You could feel this wave of energy coming up, the lights black out, and then I went off stage. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing. When's the next time I'm ever going to be able to say that Batman and Superman are going to be in the same movie. That's crazy! And then, I got to meet Tom Cruise after I made that announcement, and what a gentleman. He's such a gracious man.
While you were giving that announcement at Comic-Con, did you ever think, "Okay, are you going to put me in the movie"?
LENNIX: Well, to be honest, whether or not I'm in the next movie, it was fun to do that. I would have done it, even if they'd said, "We'll never see you again." I'd have still been thrilled just to be a part of it, as I was with the first film. When I heard that they were going to be doing Man of Steel, I thought to myself, "Man, that would be great! I would play a street sweeper in that." And then, to have actually been a part of that whole process, not in the writing of it, obviously, but through the casting and the reading of the script, was a great honor. I have some confidence that I'm gonna be in the next installment.
He further advances the notion that Wonder Woman and Nightwing will both appear in this follow-up to "Man of Steel", while also hinting at the possibility of Doomsday being inolved...
You'll recall that last month Alter tweeted about a semi-retired Batman, not speaking to Robin, and controlling drones from the Batcave. Only time will tell whether any of his tweets end up being true.
"The Hunt for Harley"
Writer: Tom Taylor
Inker: Jonas Trindade, Mike S. Miller, Bruno Redondo
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)
Available This Week: December 4, 2013.
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Which of these possible Superman/Batman movie titles do you like best?
Of the rumored possible titles (based on recent domain names registered by Warner Bros.), it seems that none of them captured the imagination of Superman fans, with nearly 60% of you voting for "None of them".
The title that received the most votes (with 13%) was "Man of Steel: Knight Falls".
Here's the complete breakdown:
Man of Steel: Battle the Knight
7% [8 Votes]
Man of Steel: Beyond Darkness
5% [6 Votes]
Man of Steel: Black of Knight
2% [3 Votes]
Man of Steel: Darkness Falls
6% [7 Votes]
Man of Steel: Knight Falls
13% [16 Votes]
Man of Steel: Shadow of the Night
7% [8 Votes]
Man of Steel: The Blackest Hour
0% [0 Votes]
Man of Steel: The Darkness Within
2% [2 Votes]
None of them!
59% [72 Votes]
Here's what took place in tonight's show:
Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, December 9 at 7.30pm PST in the U.S. (click here to check what time this is at your location).
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Cover date: January 2014
"A Good Defense"
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Breakdowns: Scott McDaniel
Penciller: Tyler Kirkham
Inker: Art Thibert
Colors: Arif Prianto
Reviewed by: Keith Samra
I really enjoyed Robin's lack of confidence this issue, and that he admitted to being out of his depth. Also the fact that Solstice called him out on it.
Also liked that we got to see more of Solstice this issue. She is the only Teen Titan that I feel hasn't had too much screen time since her debut in this universe.
United States of America
Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. each weekday morning. This week's episodes are Monday - 6.00am "Echo"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Roulette", 6.00am "Crossfire"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Kandor", 6.00am "Idol"; Thursday - 5.00am "Pandora", 6.00am "Disciple"; Friday - 5.00am "Absolute Justice - Part 1", 6.00am "Absolute Justice - Part 2".
Fans of "Lois & Clark" can watch the following episodes on The Hub in the U.S. On Saturday, December 7 at 1.00am "When Irish Eyes are Killing" is followed by "Just Say Noah" at 2.00am. Then on Sunday, December 8 at 1.30am "I've Got a Crush on You" will be followed at 2.30am by "Smart Kids".
Episodes of "Superman: The Animated Series" series will be shown at 8.30am Monday-Friday on The Hub in the U.S. This week's episodes are: Monday - "Doube Dose". Tuesday - "Solar Power". Wednesday - "Brave New Metropolis". Thursday - "Monkey Fun". Friday - "Ghost in the Machine".
The "Justice League Unlimited" episode titled "Alive" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, December 7 at 9.30am on The CW's Vortexx programming block.
Two episodes of "Krypto The Superdog" air back-to-back on Boomerang in the U.S. on week days from 2.00pm. This week's episodes are: Monday - "Pied Pussycat Piper; Solar Specs"/"Too Many Cooks; Join the Club", Tuesday - "Bailey's Back; Streaky's Inner Struggle"/"Face Time; Catopia", Wednesday - "The Parrot and the Pirates; Robbie's Return"/"Revolt of the Beavers; Invasion From the Planet Peanut", Thursday - "Mechanikalamity; Barrumpbarrump"/"Krypto's Scrypto". Friday - "Super Flea; A Bug's Strife"/"Meet the Dog Stars; The Streaky Story".
"Superman: The Movie" will air on HBO Films in the U.S. on Friday, December 6 at 11.00am and again at 7.00pm.
NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.
In Australia, the "Smallville" episode titled "Disciple" will air on Saturday, December 7 at 6.30am on FOX 8. Later that same day the episode titled "Masquerade" will air at 10.30pm on FOX 8; and then again on Sunday, December 8 at 4.00am. Later on Sunday the episode "Society" will air on the same channel at 6.50am; and then again on Monday, December 9 at 6.30am.
In Australia, the animated movie "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" will air on Tuesday, December 3 at 4.10am; and then again on Friday, December 6 at 11.10pm on the Family Movie Channel.
If there's anything I've missed please don't hesitate to let me know.
Check out his review of the Season 3 episode titled "Super Mann" in which three Nazi agents, who had been in suspended animation, are revived and begin their plan to take over the U.S. government.