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Batman Superman

by Brett White

With a summer 2015 release date getting closer and closer, production on "Superman vs. Batman" is revving into high gear. They've got a filming location, they've got a Batman (Ben Affleck, or did you miss that news?), and now director Zack Snyder and company are looking for Batman's leading lady.

According to Latino Review, the woman in question will be in her late 20s with no specified ethnicity. Additionally they're looking for good actresses who are tall and "possesses physicality." Latino Review points out that vague-yet-oddly-specific casting breakdowns were how the female parts in the Christopher Nolan trilogy were cast as well, with actresses auditioning for roles without knowing exactly which role they were up for.

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by Brett White

There have been a lot of casting announcements and speculation regarding "Arrow's" second season on the CW, but little in the way of actual footage. That's all changed with the release of the first promo for the series' October 9th return.

The promo shows off the state of Starling City following season one's epic throwdown. The surviving cast members run through all that they've lost along the way while new footage shows off where they're all headed. Check out the promo below and you'll also get to see a bit more of Caity Lotz in action as Black Canary—a character we've all been waiting to see come to life.

What do you think of this first look at "Arrow" season 2? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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Action Comics

by Brett White

Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.

Of particular note this week: DC's villains month kicks off with Batman, Action Comics and more, the new X-Men event begins in X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1, and Marvel's cosmically inclined adventure Infinity continues with its second issue.

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Superman Batman

by Brett White

Hans Zimmer's name has become as synonymous with DC Comics as it has with director Christopher Nolan. The composer's compelling work can be heard in all three of Nolan's Bat-films, and he extended his reach a bit this year with "Man of Steel," providing an anthemic theme featured in the film's trailers that pretty much turned the film's good word of mouth up to eleven. Now Zimmer's weighed in on Ben Affleck's controversial casting as Batman in the upcoming Superman/Batman film.

"I actually think it's a really good choice, because number one—he's a great filmmaker," Zimmer told Red Carpet News. "He's smart. He wouldn't have taken it if he had set himself up for a fall. And, you know, he's a bit older these days and that's what we need, and he's got a good chin."

The composer even opened up about the odds of him returning to score this franchise mash-up.

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Zack Snyder

by Brett White

Whatever your thoughts on the kinda divisive "Man of Steel," you have to admit that the film had it's fair share of destruction and (at least implied) death. I had my own thoughts about "Man of Steel's" big finale, where I wondered why a movie about Superman was so bogged down in mass destruction. Now director Zack Snyder has talked to the Japan Times about just why so many buildings got knocked down in "Man of Steel."

"I wanted the movie to have a mythological feeling," said the director. "In ancient mythology, mass deaths are used to symbolize disasters. In other countries like Greece and Japan, myths were recounted through the generations, partly to answer unanswerable questions about death and violence. In America, we don't have that legacy of ancient mythology. Superman is probably the closest we get. It's a way of recounting the myth."

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Superman Batman

by Brett White

With it's 2015 release date fast-approaching, the team behind the film-still-not-officially-titled "Superman vs. Batman" is definitely on the move. After announcing Ben Affleck as Batman last week, the Michigan Film Office announced today that the sequel will film in metro Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan. The exact start date is not yet known, but production is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2014.

"Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie," said director Zack Snyder. "Detroit and the entire state of Michigan have been fantastic collaborators, and we are looking forward to working together on this film."

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General Zod Hot Toy

by Brett White

Continuing the villain streak they started earlier this month with their "Iron Man 3" Mandarin figure, the gang over at Hot Toys have unveiled their latest creation: the evil General Zod from "Man of Steel."

The 1/6th scale figure perfectly captures Michael Shannon's deranged smile in all of it's toothy glory, and accurately recreated every layer of the General's highly-detailed Kryptonian armor. Now you have the perfect figure for your Hot Toys' "Man of Steel" Superman to, uh, play nicely with.

You can check out a few more pictures of the new General Zod figure after the jump, and be sure to check out the rest over on Hot Toys' Facebook page.

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Amanda Waller

by Brett White

At the pace "Arrow" is growing, there'll be no DC Comics characters left to introduce in seasons 3 and beyond. The website SpoilerTV has a tip that Amanda Waller—the determined head of the government agency known as A.R.G.U.S.—will appear in the second season's sixth episode, reportedly titled "Keep Your Enemies Closer."

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Justin Timberlake

by Brett White

With his "Runner, Runner" co-star Ben Affleck now set to play Batman in Zack Snyder's "Superman vs. Batman," Justin Timberlake is now fielding a number of Robin-related questions on his latest press tour. Radio station Fresh 102.7 asked the pop star/actor if he'd suit up as Batfleck's sidekick, a notion that Timberlake immediately shot down.

"Not a chance in hell," said Timberlake. "I ain't playing Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie." But don't despair, Timberlake fans! While he doesn't want to play a hero, he does namedrop a villain he'd sign up to play in a heartbeat: The Riddler.

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Matt Damon

Enough with the "Matt Damon is totally going to play Robin" jokes, folks. Batfleck's Oscar-winning pal isn't having any of it.

"It's safe to say I won't be Robin," Damon said in an interview with The Times of India regarding Ben Affleck's recent casting as Batman. "I am a little older than Ben. I never saw Robin as older than Batman."

But even if he's not donning the tights alongside his "Good Will Hunting" comrade, Damon has nothing but confidence in Affleck's suitability for the Caped Crusader.

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