In this sense-shattering issue of This Week in Superhero Movies and TV: Batman and Superman fight back rumors, “Thor 2” rules the box office, high-paid Hollywood actors argue about their salaries, we get an update an the long-in-the-works “Preacher” adaptation, and more. All this, plus a look at a real life superhero. Read on, true believers…
“Batman vs. Superman”
Information is starting to trickle in, although it’s difficult to know what’s genuine and what’s just hopeful rumor. A mysterious new tweet has folks speculating that Alex Ross’ landmark “Kingdom Come” may provide some sort of inspiration for the “Man of Steel” sequel.
Meanwhile, in San Francisco, the real Batman stole the hearts of superhero fans everywhere, including Ben Affleck himself.
“Thor: The Dark World”
Despite some surprise competition from “Best Man Holiday,” the Marvel sequel is expected to top the box office
for a second week. Katniss will take out Thor next week, however, when “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” opens.
“Iron Man 2”
That’s right: “Iron Man TWO.” Former Rhodey Terrence Howard recently blamed Robert Downey Jr. for Howard’s exit from the franchise a few years ago.
The Netflix original series based on the Marvel comic now has a very high-profile writer.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” and beyond
HeroFix breaks down where we might expect to see those other Infinity Stones mentions in “Thor 2.”
Is Garth Ennis’ foul-mouthed spiritual-western-fantasy finally being adapted? According to Badass Digest, it may find a home at AMC.