COMIC REEL: Hear Zimmer's "Batman v. Superman" Music; "Luke Cage" Star Talks Part

Sat, February 27th, 2016 at 8:44am PST | Updated: February 27th, 2016 at 8:44am

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BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Batman and Superman's epic on-screen clash is only weeks away from hitting theaters, but fans get a taste of the action with a new track from the film's soundtrack. Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer is known for his broad, percussive film scores, and he has re-teamed with his "The Dark Knight Rises" collaborator Junkie XL for "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." The new track is called "Their War is Here," and can be streamed below.

The pulse-pounding orchestrals and soaring chorus vocals could mark the first drums of war between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.

In other "Batman v. Superman," news, io9 has a rundown on the team-up movie that might have happened in an Elseworld.

"Batman vs Superman: Asylum" was originally the 2004 brainchild of "Se7en" screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker, until a script was completed by "Batman Forever" and "Batman and Robin" writer Akiva Goldsman. In Goldsman's script -- a version of which can be found by savvy internet sleuths -- dueling mid-life crises, and some master manipulation from Lex Luthor and the Joker, pit Bruce vs Clark. The story seems even darker than the upcoming Zack Snyder story. Hit io9 for more details on the clash that might have been.

In theaters March 25

LUKE CAGE

Alfre Woodard, the Oscar-nominee who will play Harlem politician and power-broker Mariah Dillard later this year in the "Luke Cage" series, spoke with Variety about her part on the Netflix show, and whether the "True Blood" and "Twelve Years a Slave" actress would get the chance to play a superhero, alongside lead Mike Colter:

"I can’t tell you what I get to be, because Marvel is part production company, part NSA!" Dillard said. "They’re very secretive. It’s a lot of fun. But you have to be good at keeping secrets. Even from other actors."

Debuts on Netflix in 2016

JUSTICE LEAGUE

Warner Bros.'s sprawling "Justice League" movie begins shooting this April, but could the film's working title provide a clue into the villain of the picture?

According to ComicBook.com, Zack Snyder's "Justice League" is being filmed under the production name "Caveman," which could mean that despite heavy speculation that it would be Darkseid that unites the heaviest hitters of the DC Universe, it may be another mainstay villain--the immortal Vandal Savage, (DC) history's first murder--squaring off against Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and company.

Working, production titles are often used to maintain lower profile on high-visibility projects, but can also be indicators of films' plot. Is "Caveman" a clue, or a misdirect?

In theaters November 17, 2017

SUPERGIRL

In a new clip from "Solitude," this week's episode of "Supergirl," Kara is faced with a brainy, data-hungry, blue-skinned foe -- Indigo.

It doesn't take a Brainiac to guess that the latest threat to National City may share an origin with another famous Super-villain/Legionnaire, giving Supergirl yet another in her growing rogue's gallery.

Airs Mondays on CBS

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN

Even the combined might of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange might not be enough to stop the Ultimate Green Goblin in a new clip from "Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6," leading Peter Parker to summon his Ultimate counterpart to join the fray against the berserk Osborne.

Team-ups abound as Spiders-Men and Sorcerers Supreme fight off deadly, webby foes.

Airs Sundays on Disney XD

AGENT CARTER

In the upcoming second season finale of "Agent Carter," Haley Atwell's Peggy Carter has her Strategic Scientific Reserve boss in the cross-hairs, with the fate of Whitney Frost hanging in the balance.

Airs Tuesday on ABC

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