Rumors of Gal Gadot getting screwed over on Wonder Woman have been overstated

Given that the Hollywood gender wage gap—i.e., the phenomenon that sees Jennifer Lawrence rank as Hollywood’s top-paid female star, and still make $30 million less a year than her male contemporaries—is demonstrably still a thing, people have been eyeing the paychecks headed to Warner Bros.’ latest female action star, …

Watch Zack Snyder get amped about Superman snapping a guy’s neck

Zack Snyder, a 5-foot, 7-inch steward of comic book franchises, is known for his attention to detail. This is clear to anyone who has observed his keen interest in actors’ heights, revealed in a Bloomberg profile before Batman V Superman’s release, where he noted, “I think Ben [Affleck] is a pretty good Batman… I…

The DC films don’t have a tone problem—they have a character one

When trying to diagnose the problems with the DC Extended Universe, many critics point to the franchise’s gritty, joyless tone. But video essayist Patrick H. Willems has another theory as to why the movies are so unsatisfying to watch: They don’t know how to create compelling characters. In this 12-minute video,…

Michael Shannon fell asleep during Batman V Superman, must’ve missed the good parts

Michael Shannon has a weird relationship with DC’s movie universe. He played the villainous General Zod in Man Of Steel, where he was controversially murdered by an angry Superman. And when rumors came out that he’d make some sort of cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, he revealed that his character in the…

Mouth-breathing bystanders in superhero movies love staring upwards

“Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane!” Those iconic words, heard in each episode of The Adventures Of Superman, established a clear precedent for the superhero genre. Civilians exist in these stories mainly to be rescued from danger and to gaze in slack-jawed bewilderment at the costumed crime fighters…

LAPD investigates death threats sent to a critic who didn’t like Man Of Steel

The internet has introduced a lot of wonderful things to modern society, but surely one of the its biggest downsides (if not the biggest) is the ease with which it allows assholes to send death threats to people they disagree with. It’s not even a new phenomenon, but the popularity of social media outlets like Twitter…