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Batman V Superman Rated PG-13; Eisenberg Teases ‘Sophisticated’ Themes

2016 is a big year for both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures/DC; Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will begin with Captain America: Civil War, while the DC Extended Universe (as it’s currently known) will vastly expand upon the release of director Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Snyder’s latest comic book adaptation is headlined by Man of Steel star Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Superman, along with Ben Affleck in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (with other superheroes slated to cameo in the film).

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‘Batman V Superman’ Should Be Marketed As ‘Man Of Steel 2,’ Not A ‘Justice League’ Prelude

Zack Snyder has been making the interview rounds to promote the “Crash the Super Bowl“ Doritos contest in which he is participating and has been dropping random tidbits about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I’m not going to dissect every word, but there was a tidbit in an interview with Canoe yesterday that caught my eye. When asked about the status of a second Man of Steel movie, rumors regarding which have been bouncing around the Internet for a few weeks (“George Miller will direct!” “It would’ve starred Supergirl and Brainiac!” “Etc., Etc!.”), Synder exclaimed “I think in a way Batman v Superman is Man of Steel 2.” Now others, including Henry Cavill, have been on record in the past saying that Dawn of Justice is less of a Superman sequel and more of its own separate thing. But, even with rumors concerning Ben Affleck’s Batman taking over the movie floating around, there is genuine value in continuing to pump the notion that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is indeed a Man of Steel sequel with a bunch of added value elements as opposed to something akin to a Justice League backdoor pilot.

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Ridley Scott on Bringing ‘The Martian’ to Life and How He’s Reviving ‘Blade Runner’

With 1978’s monster-thrillerAlien and 1982’s neo-noir epic Blade Runner, directorRidley Scott helped set the tone for more than 30 years’ worth of dark, gritty, and thought-provoking science-fiction films. After three decades of working on everything from historical epics to crime capers, he returned his roots with 2012’s Alien prequelPrometheus, and now, the 78-year-old British filmmaker continues his own person sci-fi revival with The Martian, the highly anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s hit 2011 novel.

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Hardware director Richard Stanley to adapt H.P. Lovecraft story

Indie-horror company SpectreVision has confirmed that it will produce Richard Stanley’s new film, Color Out of Space, his first movie since 1992’s Dust Devil. The film is an adaptation of famed “weird” author H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, “The Colour Out of Space,” about a meteorite that drives people insane. Stanley will direct and pen the screenplay for the project, which he has been working on for several years. “There needs to be a scary Lovecraft movie,” Stanley said last year. “I want to make a bad trip film and ‘The Colour…’ definitely has what it takes to be a very, very bad trip indeed.”

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