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Today’s fun packs include some heavy hitters from the DC Universe. All three of these characters come equipped with some pretty useful skills. What do you expect from a bunch of superheroes? They aren’t necessarily going to open up any new gameplay since everyone has access to the DC Comics adventure world through the Lego Dimensions Starter Pack, but you’ll probably find yourself reaching for these guys as one-stop shopping for a lot of skills. Plus, who doesn’t want the Justice League as part of their collection?
At long last, Batman and Superman are finally sharing the silver screen. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice finds the two heroes at cross purposes. If you want to see how that plays out, you’ll have to see the movie. Or you could just watch the trailer and assume that they team up with Wonder Woman to fight Doomsday and form the Justice League in the already-announced follow-up movies. But where’s the fun in that? Like most cinematic prize fights, this one will probably end inconclusively. But that’s not how we roll here at Le Blog. We’re having a Super Hero Smackdown which will end with a definitive victor. Who will it be? The Man of Steel or The Dark Knight?
In anticipation of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, I ranked all of the Superman movies from worst to first. Naturally, I asked readers to do the same. And once again, the readers and I were mostly in agreement. But while the overall rankings were pretty close to my own, there was one movie in particular where readers were extremely conflicted.
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Later this month, Superman and Batman will appear on the big screen for the first time. Leading up to the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, we’ll be looking back at the cinematic history of the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight. To kick things off, we’re going to rank the Superman movies from worst to first.
Let me start off by saying something that is very hard for me to say as a lifelong Superman fan. Most of the movies featuring the Last Son of Krypton aren’t very good. There’s really only two that are worth watching. For the rest of the bunch, we’re splitting hairs to determine which belong at the bottom of the barrel.
The Batman Vs. Superman trailer leaked yesterday. It’s being shut down all over the Internet. If you haven’t gotten to see it yourself, I have a summary.
It has been said that we are living in a Golden Age of super hero stories. The genre is certainly experiencing a boom in popularity at the movies and on TV. But the seventies were no slouch in the super hero department either. Some of the seeds of our modern day super hero explosion were sown back in the 70’s.
I have to hand it to this kid. He picked the best scene in the entire movie. Man of Steel is not a favorite of mine. But watching this 16-month old react to Superman flying melts my cold, cold heart. Note to his Dad: Show him the Richard Donner Superman. Bet he’ll love it.
DC has a lot going on right now. “Arrow” is wrapping up its second season and “Gotham” debuts this year, but it’s really hard to focus on anything when you have “Batman vs. Superman” looming in the distance. And all that talk of a “Justice League” movie is now just a fading memory.
Imagine an Avengers movie without all of the character development that took place in Marvel’s individual superhero films. It could have been a decent effort, especially in the hands of Wizard Whedon, but it would have been missing substance and foundation. That’s why the world wasn’t ready for a Justice League movie. DC needs to create the universe first, before tackling such a complex assembly.
I have been a vocal critic of this year’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel from Zach Snyder and David Goyer. Their involvement in the sequel has me less than excited about the project. The announcement that Ben Affleck would co-star as Batman had me even less excited – both because I didn’t care for the casting and because I didn’t really want to see Batman crowding Superman out of his own movie. I had suggested that if WB wanted to team Superman up with another hero, it made more sense to have Wonder Woman co-star.
Well, apparently I will get my wish. Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the untitled sequel.
On their Daly Show, Tim Daly (the voice of Superman) and his son Sam take on Kevin Conroy (the voice of Batman). Mostly they just quote every recent Batman and Superman movie. But no necks are snapped. And coming from these guys, it’s all awesome.
“I think a lot of us have realized that being a nerd … it’s not about what you love. It’s about how you love it.”
–Wil Wheaton, King of the Nerds
This year marks 75 years since Superman’s first appearance in Action Comics #1 in June of 1938. When he first appeared, he wore a circus strongman’s outfit while performing feats of strength. The original Superman couldn’t fly. He leapt tall buildings in a single bound. Over the years, Superman has been adapted to stage, screen and radio. He’s been on TV and the movies both in animation and live action. Not surprisingly, the Man of Steel has changed with the times. In the post 9/11-era, the original super hero was in danger of seeming outdated. To that end, Christopher Nolan and David Goyer, the creative force behind the Dark Knight trilogy, have teamed with Watchmen director, Zach Snyder, to reinvent Superman for the 21st Century.