COMIC REEL: "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" Revealed; "Big Hero 6" Trailer Debuts

Thu, May 22nd, 2014 at 9:10am PDT

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Yes, the "Man of Steel" sequel finally has a name, and it's a mouthful. "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" got an official name and logo treatment following last week's release of a new image of Ben Affleck as Batman alongside the Batmobile.

Opens May 6, 2016

BIG HERO 6

For those more interested in animated films based on comics, Disney teased the trailer debut of "Big Hero 6" yesterday and the full trailer has been revealed online.

Opens November 7

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Simon Kinberg spoke with Variety about mixing the old "X-Men" trilogy and the "First Class" franchise, as well as the film's tone.

"There’s a tone, it probably most closely resembles a 'Dark Knight' tone. It’s a little more dramatic and weighted and almost operatic than any other superhero movie," Kinberg told Variety. "However, this movie has some lightness and humanity. It’s a dramatic franchise that’s hard to integrate into anything else. Licensing issues aside, Batman and X-Men are not going to exist together."

SciFiNow spoke with Brian Singer, who briefly discussed the online comparisons between Fox's X-Men franchise and Marvel Studios' Avengers franchise.

"It’s not healthy for us," Singer told SciFiNow. “I’ll tell you why: they’re both comic-books and at some point you can expand the universes, that’s where the comparison ends. The Marvel universes -- particularly Avengers and Iron Man -- are… and it sounds defensive, and it is defensive, but only because people make comparisons between ['X-Men: Days Of Future Past'] and 'The Avengers,' which is ludicrous. 'The Avengers' is a mash-up of massive single character franchises of incredibly familiar characters and Iron Man. And did I mention Iron Man? Oh, and by the way -- Iron Man.

"They are huge, colossal franchises that are peppered with all these other characters that are, again, extremely famous and so yes, Fox will at some point synergise [the X-Men] characters and that process is slowly beginning, but it’s very different than taking movies that gross close to a billion dollars and then pushing them together into these giant broad movies. If you want to give me Robert Downey Jr. in a metal suit and have him join the X-Men, then yes, let’s go head-to-head [with Marvel Studios]."

Opens Friday

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

Promotion continues for "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," with five new posters featuring Jessica Alba as Nancy and others that give new looks at Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis.

Opens August 22

GODZILLA

Have you been wondering how Godzilla's roar was engineered? Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have released a featurette on how the sound team recreated and reimagined the iconic sound effect.

Now in theaters

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