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Here is the latest trailer for “Justice League”.

The film brings together Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).

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Empire Magazine is reporting that “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder will be offered the director’s job for WB’s “Justice League” film, which is still planned for a 2015 release. The only catch? That the offer is contingent upon how well “Man of Steel” does this summer. It makes sense. Christopher Nolan said no to the JL film so Snyder would be the obvious next choice. If the latest trailer is any indication, Snyder shouldn’t have too much to worry about, although “Superman Returns” failed to find a big audience.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Here’s the latest trailer for Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”.

Ok. This officially has me excited for Superman. The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne and more.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

News about the “Justice League of America” film has been…sparse. There was news that Ben Affleck was going to direct (he’s not), then it was perhaps the Wachowskis (as far as we know, they’re not). Then there was a script, but Warner Brothers decided to do a page one rewrite. Casting rumors have been just as confusing. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in as Batman, then he wasn’t. They were going to keep Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern…but then maybe not. It’s clear WB has no idea what they are doing. That could be changing. Rumors are out there that Christopher Nolan is taking on the overseer as WB’s DC properties. He’s already producing Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”, so this makes sense.

That’s not all though. Rumors are also out there that Christian Bale is returning as Bruce Wayne/Batman for the film. But that may not be for a “Justice League” film. It might be a team up film with Henry Cavill (Superman). If you’re asking how this would make any sense what-so-ever given the mythology created by Nolan in “Batman Begins”, “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises”, I’m just as confused as you.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

This year will be a big year for both DC and Warner Brothers and Marvel Studios. “Iron Man 3” kicks off phase two for Marvel while Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” is going to kick off “Justice League of America”. But if one of these falters, which company will be in a tighter spot?

At first glance, it’d be easy to say WB. “Green Lantern” starring Ryan Reynolds stunk. Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” ended both his and Christian Bale’s involvement. If “Man of Steel” isn’t well received, the JL movie has absolutely nothing to build on. No individual films to introduce other characters. Which means if this Superman film fails, WB may just cancel its plans for a JL film.

That would be pretty bad for WB. But the situation could be far worse for Marvel.

If “Iron Man 3” isn’t as financially and/or critically well received as the other films, they could be headed down a slippery slope. They have everyone contracted for multiple movies. We already are getting “Thor: Darkworld”, “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and “The Avengers 2”. That’s a lot of expensive blockbusters that, if “Iron Man 3” stars a run of diminishing returns, means Marvel has over saturated the market and will see worse and worse performances from each film. WB might have one stinker, but can then cut its losses. Marvel is all in on this. If it starts to go badly, Marvel could be in for a long, bad run.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Michael Rosenbaum is no stranger to the comic book world. He played Lex Luthor on “Smallville”. Now, Rosenbaum has joined the ranks to test for Peter Quill, AKA Star Lord, for “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was in “The Dark Knight Rises” has also tested, as have  Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace and Eddie Redmayne, with Garrett Hedlund, James Marsden and Sullivan Stapleton .

Looks like we’ve got no shortage of candidates here. Who do you want to see?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Superhero showdown in 2015!

2015 is already the year Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers 2” hits theaters. Now, WB and DC announced it will also mark the release of “Justice League” and is reportedly to contain at least Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash. What we don’t know is if Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” is setting up a shared universe, if Henry Cavill will play Superman or if the JL movie will have any connection at all to the other DC movies to hit, including “Green Lantern” starring Ryan Reynolds or of Joseph Gordon-Levitt would play Batman, or perhaps Armie Hammer. There’s also no director yet either, though the Wachowskis did come up as a name as of late.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

We all want a Justice League film. Now, we get to see them pitted against some of DC’s greatest villains. Get ready for the trailer for… “Lego Batman: The Movie-DC Superheroes Unite”.

Yep. That’s happening. Based on the game, the movie sees Batman, Superman and more go up against Lex Luthor, The Joker and more.

Now, don’t confuse this for the other Lego film being planned that may feature the voice of Will Arnett. That’s still happening too. And, it will have Batman and Superman as well.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

The “Justice League” rumors continue to swirl. After Ben Affleck denied he is involved, the Wachowskis name came up, though that may change if “Cloud Atlas” bombs. Then, there’s been confusion on whether to reboot “Green Lantern” or keep Ryan Reynolds and whether to reboot Batman before or after the Justice League, leading to speculation that Joseph Gordon-Levitt may appear in a JL film. Now, reports are WB is considering throwing Lobo into the mix as well. WB is already developing a stand alone film with Dwayne Johnson set to star as the character. This hasn’t been confirmed, but reports say that WB also is considering whether to release a Lobo film before or after the JL.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

From way back when rumors swirled that Megan Fox would play Wonder Woman, this project has been green lit and cancelled on numerous occasions. From the failed attempt by producer Joel Silver to David Kelley trying to get it to television, it seemed doomed until rumors started that there would be a Wonder Woman reference in “Man of Steel” from Zack Snyder.

Now, it appears CW is looking to develop a TV show on Wonder Woman under the working title Amazon. Obviously, the company has to be pleased with Arrow and wants more success like Smallville. We’ll see if anything comes of this though. We’ve heard this before.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.