BATMAN v SUPERMAN May Be The Most Expensive Movie Ever

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to need to be a massive hit if this new report about its budget is to be believed! According to Latino-Review, that has now rocketed to a whopping $410 million. That's an insane amount and puts the movie on track to being the most expensive ever shot. If it grosses over $1 billion (as any movie starring Batman and Superman really should), then it will be a worthwhile investment, but if things go wrong...well, that could spell disaster for Warner Bros.' upcoming DC Comics slate! So, why is it so expensive? The site puts it down to, "the addition of big name cast members, practical sets, and an extended production schedule could have all contributed." Don't go expecting the two part Justice League to be anywhere near as expensive as Avengers: Infinity War though, as the budget for those is reportedly around the $500 million mark for both in total. The movie is expected to shoot in London for 16 month in total, so it will be interesting to see if we get any set photos or if the whole thing will be done in studio. Thoughts?

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‘Transformers 4′ Trailer: The ‘Age of Extinction’ Brings Forth the Dinobots

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After the first bit of footage teased us with some dinobots at Super Bowl 2014, the complete ‘Transformers 4‘ trailer has made its way online, and it brought along with it some of the dinobot action we’ve been craving.

Where Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox (and eventually Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) headlined the previous ‘Transformers’ films, the new ‘Transformers 4′ trailer sees Mark Wahlberg (‘Pain & Gain’), Nicola Peltz (‘Bates Motel‘) and Jack Reynor (‘Delivery Man‘) taking over as the new faces of the franchise. While director Michael Bay does not refer to this film as a reboot, it does feature new looks for Optimus Prime and his autobot comrades … and, of course, dinobots!

Though not all of the fan-favorite transforming dinobots have been confirmed by Paramount, we’ve so far learned that Strafe (two-headed pterodactyl) and Grimlock (t-rex) are coming in on the dinobot side, with Crosshairs (the green parachuting bot) coming in for the autobots.

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Fans are only two movies deep into Marvel Studios' Phase Two, a cycle of films that will culminate in 2015 with the release of "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," but eager Marvelites have been looking forward to Marvel Phase Three for months, even before the announcement of Paul Rudd's casting as Ant-Man.

Paul Rudd Is Ant-Man -- But Which One?

It's a good bet that the third installments of "Avengers," "Thor" and "Captain America" will be part of phase three, and perhaps, if all goes well, a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy." Beyond those staples, the House of Ideas will be looking to new characters and properties to expand their cinematic universe, ideas that will add to the world that began with Robert Downey Jr. first donned the "Iron Man armor in 2008. Some have been rumored for months, others have seen rumors about their movie possibilites dismissed outright, but the following seven characters and storylines are the ones we'd love to see introduced or make their return to the big screen in 2016 and beyond!

The Winter Soldier

In the wake of Bucky Barnes confronting Steve Rogers for the first time as the Winter Soldier, a major character arc for Cap's former partner kicked off, one which stretched out for several years. Under the guiding hand of writer Ed Brubaker, the Winter Soldier became a major player in the Marvel comic universe, even becoming Captain America for a lengthy period of time. There is an amazing amount of gripping material to be explored with the Winter Soldier, including his past as a Soviet Agent that can easily tie into the back story of Natasha Romanov. Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada teased huge things coming for the Black Widow post "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," and while a solo turn would be great, her story could also easily continue in a Bucky Barnes-headlining film. Quite simply, for a character who's been a modern comics staple for less than a decade, there is so much choice Winter Soldier material to explore that a movie spinning out of the events of the new "Captain America" film would be a natural narrative progression.

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What Is Fox's 2018 Mystery Marvel Project?

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Fox has made their move in the great superhero movie arms race: last week they announced 2017 release dates not only for a third Wolverine and a second (also fourth!) Fantastic Four, but a 2018 berth for a "mystery" Marvel movie. Unlike Marvel Studios, who own a plethora of original characters and thus a bevy of potential franchises, Fox only owns X-Men and Fantastic Four properties. 

Of course, within those properties are dozens of potential spinoffs. Sony is really pushing it by turning the Spider-Man villains into potential tentpole stars. But the X-Mens eries holds infinite mutant possibilities for a number of strong characters. And whileThe Fantastic Four are just re-starting their mythos, the core group have several satellite affiliations that could make the transition from the page to the silver screen. The question remains: who will we see in 2018? Here are six strong possibilities

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Interview with Godzilla Director Gareth Edwards

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Gareth Edwards is exhausted. As ‘Godzilla‘ prepares to open in theaters this week, it marks the end of a four-year journey for the British director. After getting some insight into his production schedule and doing a little math, we calculated that Edwards worked over 13,500 hours making ‘Godzilla’. If you worked a normal 40-hour work week, that’s over six years of work, and Edwards did that in just two years of filming and post-production. It’s an interesting shift for a director who got his start in the business by winning a film challenge where a movie had to be created, start-to-finish, in just two days.

Go Gareth Edwards is tired, but, as he notes, he’s certainly not complaining (“The sound of someone complaining about directing ‘Godzilla’…that’s a guy you want to punch in the face.”). The good news for Edwards is, the work has paid off, with this trilling new ‘Godzilla’ movie. We caught up with Edwards recently in New York City to talk about his lack of sleep, what specific sounds made up Godzilla’s new roar and the many easter eggs he has hidden throughout the movie.

It’s been a while for you, right? You’ve been working on this movie for about four years?

It’s not a relief until the film comes out and we know how it’s doing. For a year-and-a-half it was kind of in a loose development phase. It was more of, is it going to happen or is it not going to happen? And, then as soon as they pulled the trigger on it, it was non-stop for two years. It was relentless. Probably in the last two years, I had a total of, like, five days off or something. And, they weren’t really days off.

When you were working, how much sleep would you get on any given night?

When you’re filming, you get about four or five hours a night. But, the problem is, it’s every single day. So, you don’t get Sundays off or anything. Well, you do in theory, but Sundays for me were either filming with second unit, or having to go through an infinite lists of tasks and prepare for the next week. It’s just non-stop. You can’t keep up with it. The train is going faster than you can keep up with it, so you just have to keep running and running. I can’t complain though.

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Avengers 2 Possible Villains


Just last week it was unofficially confirmed that Don Cheadle (House of Lies) may get his wish of joining his armored partner Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) onscreen again in The Avengers: Age of Ultron after their box office smash buddy cop adventure in Iron Man 3. For a roster of heroes that’s seemingly growing, the villainous Ultron (James Spader) may need some backup in his vendetta against Earth’s Mightiest, and backup he shall get.

It’s not just the dangerous AI – that may or not be created in part by Tony Stark – that The Avengers need to re-assemble to defeat. With next spring’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier serving as a bridge of sorts between The Avengers 1 and 2, there’s a lot more at play. We know the secretive S.H.I.E.L.D. organization is on shaky ground, and part of that we can expect has to do with the return of familiar enemy faction – a faction that may show up in The Avengers: Age of Ultron as well.

Latino-Review has the scoop on another villain that Marvel Studios is looking to cast for The Avengers: Age of Ultron and if true, we can expect the evil organization known as H.Y.D.R.A. to re-surface after their first appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger. The insider info reveals that Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, another Hydra villain from Captain America’s WWII days will pop up in The Avengers sequel.

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Need A Solo Black Widow Movie

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When previously asked about the lack of female superhero movies, Marvel chief Kevin Feige has remained diplomatic, yet non-committal. During the press tour for ‘Thor 2,’ Feige’s comments were “I’m not sure when that will be” and “we’ll see what happens.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement for a female-led Marvel movie. Apparently, things have changed over the past few months and now Feige, when asked specifically about Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow, said that they are actively developing her own solo movie.

Feige was speaking to Total Film about ‘Captain America 2‘ and how that film gives us Black Widow’s biggest role yet and how the upcoming ‘Avengers 2‘ will give us details about her past. He then added:

We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film. The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that.


Feige didn’t exactly make a big splashy announcement about a future film, but it’s good to hear that it’s something they want to do. The Black Widow character is almost perfect for a ‘Bourne Identity’ style spinoff and an easy transition to the first female-driven Marvel movie. Hopefully the success of that movie would open up even more doors for characters like Ms. Marvel and, even in the DC universe, Wonder Woman herself.

Considering the Phase 3 movies are all but set, we don’t see a Black Widow movie happening in the immediate future, but if Marvel really is looking at releasing four movies a year (one per quarter), they’re going to need to start thinking outside of the “Phase 3″ box and scheduling some spinoffs.

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Title: On the Set: Fringe's Final Hours

It's the end of the worlds as we know it. And all Fringe Division wants is soup.

"I swear I saw someone walking around with it!" says ­Jasika Nicole, bubbly and bundled up between takes while filming on a Vancouver lot. With a week left before wrapping Fringe's fifth and final season, the mood on this drizzly December afternoon is unexpectedly light. Especially for folks facing a string of long night shoots involving the ultimate battle between our ­heroes and their bald overlords, the Observers. "It's going to be big," says Anna Torv, whose Olivia Dunham is already bearing the bumps and ­bruises of the previous episode's action. "I'll be impressed if we can shoot it in the time allotted."

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