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I’ve Seen Better Batman vs. Superman Battles

It seems that Batman fighting Superman is all the rage now, and the Internet isn’t about to deal with that lying down.

Not quite an epic rap battle of history, but I’ll take it! Quality animation, stylish rhymes, hip beats…and the like. I dunno. I’m hardly a good judge of a rap battle. But major kudos to Top Trending for making this happen!

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6 Musings on Robin in the DC Cinematic Universe

The second full trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was released at Comic-Con this past weekend, and my worst fears were realized: Robin is dead. We don’t know how and we don’t know who, but the sight of Robin’s costume covered in graffiti from the Joker confirms the rumors that the Boy Wonder is dead, buried and mourned in the DC Cinematic Universe.

Can we not have nice things?

Must he stand alone?

But I’m not giving up hope, at least not completely. I love Robin too much to give in to sadness and grief. There are going to be a lot of movies in the future. There’s going to be a solo Batman movie directed by Ben Affleck in a few years. There will be sequels and spin-offs, and who knows what else.

So with my Blue Lantern ring clutched firmly in hand, I thought I’d ponder a little about what I’d like for Robin in the DC Cinematic Universe.

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The Batman v. Superman Train is Rumbling Down the Tracks!

Rumors are still swirling that Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to have a huge, blowout appearance at Comic-Con next week. To get us even more excited for that moment, Entertainment Weekly has released a new set of images of the movie, including our first really good look at Wonder Woman!

Apparently print issues are still a thing!

Looks pretty good! I never for a moment thought she was only going to wear brown, based on those early pics. But this looks fine to me.

Here’s another picture of Diana with Bruce Wayne, so it looks like she’ll be stepping out out of costume at some point in the film.

If only this movie was called ‘Batman v. Superman v. Wonder Woman’

And hey, here’s a shot of Batman facing off against Superman, nifty!

They’re both gonna catch their deaths of cold in that rain

A couple more pics are at EW’s website, so swing on by. Maybe this movie won’t be so bad after all. And somebody get me some news on Robin, gosh darn it!

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The Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer Finally Gets Official Release

I was waiting for this all day: the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice┬átrailer has finally, officially been released by DC Comics and Warner Bros. I watched the crappy leaked trailer last night, like everybody else, but I didn’t want to post the crappy version. I knew the big wigs would eventually relent and release the full trailer. It was only a matter of time – though I wish they’d done it much earlier in the day. But nonetheless, check out the full, official, quality trailer.

And despair.

Seriously, wow, this is a grim movie trailer. And I don’t think I like it – though I definitely like the HD version better than the crappy cell phone version that leaked the other night. Clarity does make for a better movie trailer.

And by all means, if you love the trailer, more power to you. I’m not saying it can’t be loved, but so far, it’s just not for me. It’s dark, joyless and exactly the sort of ‘extreme’ that I was afraid might happen. I didn’t like Man of Steel, and not because Superman was out of character or because of the wanton destruction. I didn’t care about that. I didn’t like Man of Steel because it was a poorly made movie. But I kept my hopes up for Batman v. Superman. Heck, I still kind of have my hopes up. You better believe I’m going to see it opening night. And Batman looks pretty damn awesome in this HD trailer.

But after the utter joyful euphoria of the Age of Ultron and Ant-Man trailers, after the glee of The Force Awakens trailer, this Batman v. Superman movie could stand to lighten up a little bit.

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