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The Batmobile – from Adam West's convertible to Ben Affleck's beast

Since its appearance in the Batman comics of the 1940s, the Batmobile has constantly evolved as the caped crusader's favoured mode of transport – from camp convertible to noirish drag racer to the tank-like behemoth of today

Batmobile: the superhero accessory no caped crusader can be without

Ben Affleck's new Batman means a new souped-up car, as every era of the screen franchise redefines itself with fins and firepower<p>First look at Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman – plus his Batmobile<p>Gallery: The Batmobile – from Adam West's convertible to Ben Affleck's beast<p>Most comic-book superheroes …

Channing Tatum to play superhero Gambit, 'X-Men' producer says

Channing Tatumis the latest actor to join the ranks of the X-Men. The "22 Jump Street" star will portray the card-throwing Cajun mutant Gambit in an upcoming movie, producerLauren Shuler Donnerconfirmed at the premiere of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" in London.<p>Speaking to Total Film on the red …

Action Hero

In China, foreign film junkets take on a funny flavor

Compared with many other Hollywood A-listers,<p>Hugh Jackmanis an old China hand. The Aussie actor has had a string of hits on the mainland in recent years, including"Real Steel,""Les Miserables"and "Wolverine." And Uncle Wolf — as Jackman is known to fans here — even sang in Mandarin in the 2011 …

China

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' compelling, if convoluted, early reviews say

The new superhero epic<p>"X-Men: Days of Future Past"has a lot going for it, including the return of directorBryan Singerto the franchise, a storyline adapted from a beloved comic-book arc, and the merging of the star-studded casts of the original "X-Men" trilogy and the period reboot"X-Men: First …

Comics

X-Men producer makes Gambit with Channing Tatum

Star of Magic Mike and White House Down to play Gambit in another X-Men spin-off film<p>Channing Tatum will play the superhero Gambit in a forthcoming spin-off movie from the X-Men series, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>Tatum will become the second X-Men character to get his own film. Hugh …

Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson on Movie Monsters, 'Avengers 2,' and Sequels

This weekend's "Godzilla," from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros, is a <i>big</i> movie.<p>It's a massive reboot based on the classic Japanese character of Godzilla, a towering behemoth that rises out of the ocean and destroys many, many cities. But at the heart of this new "Godzilla," directed by …

X-Men: Days of Future Past - watch the trailer for Bryan Singer's new film

The court found no legal basis for the lawsuit against the X-Men director, leading to speculation that a separate abuse claim may also be dropped, writes <b>Ben Child</b><p>Published: 28 Jul 2014<p>Lawyers for Michael Egan III drop suits against TV executives and theatre producers, but leave charges against …

Networks Cancel 23 Shows; Which of Your Favorites Won't Be Returning?

Brace yourselves, folks. Twenty-three TV shows from 5 major networks were given the official network axe this past week. And while you might be aware of some of the major losses (RIP, "Community") there are a slew of other small screen programs that bit the dust as well. Let's get you up to …

X-Men: Days of Future Past review - 'like trying to follow two games of chess at once'

Non-devotees might struggle, but director Bryan Singer whips up the action towards a symphonic climax<p>The latest instalment in this sector of Marvel's comic-book empire is a film of two halves. It takes place in two different eras, which means two different teams of superheroes battling to save …

'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Set Photos Show First Look At Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Joss Whedon's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" hit Aosta, Italy on Monday for a day of filming that included the franchise's two newest characters: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. The twins, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, will help Marvel usher its Cinematic Universe into the age …

Batman v Superman director Snyder teases glimpse of new Batmobile

Batman fans have been given the teasing first glimpse of the new look Batmobile by Zack Snyder, director of the upcoming "Batman vs Superman" movie.<p>Snyder revealed the vehicle's rear wheels and axle yesterday in a tantalising tweet, though the rest of the car remained hidden beneath a tarpaulin. …

Mel Gibson Was Offered The Role Of X-Men's Wolverine Back In 1997

Before they eventually decided on Dougray Scott, they also went after Mel Gibson, who was hugely popular at the time, and Russell Crowe, who was not. As luck would have it, fate stepped in, and Dougray Scott had to bow out of the film, due to obligations to Mission: Impossible 2, which needed him …

Superhero Franchises Are Going To Have A Problem When They Run Out Of Compelling Bad Guys

The films, however, have been different. Case in point, <i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</i>, which finds Spidey battling three marquee villains, with plenty left to come in sequels. Many suggest villain overload is to blame for the film's underwhelming opening weekend. But is it possible that the <i>Spider-Man</i> …

Comics

Statistics Show Hollywood Should Be Making More Superhero Movies

This was the subject of Samuel Adams's weekly survey at CriticWire, which led RogerEbert.com's Matt Zoller Seitz to write a forceful essay declaring: "This genre is where imagination goes to drown itself."<p>He levels many popular arguments against superhero movies, ranging from valid critique of some …

Superhero Movies

Here's The First Photo Of Ben Affleck's Batsuit In The 'Batman/Superman' Movie

Here's you first image of Ben Affleck as Batman in the new "Batman / Superman" movie.<p>One day after teasing an image of the new batmobile, director Zack Snyder released an image featuring the Caped Crusader's new ride along with the new Batsuit.<p>Here's a larger look at the suit and car:<p>Let's take a …

Comic Books

Why We Still Love Godzilla

For a creature who's been asleep for hundreds of millions of years, Godzilla is surprisingly adept at changing with the times.<p>Across 60 years and 30 movies, from his first appearance in 1954's "Godzilla" to the second American reboot "Godzilla" opening this week, the Lizard King has reflected the …

Here's Ben Affleck's Batsuit and Batmobile From 'Batman vs. Superman'

Zack Snyder is such a tease.<p>Yesterday the director tweeted a rather lush photo of the Batmobile with a dust cloth over it.<p>Snyder made good on his promise and posted a photo of what looks like Ben Affleck in the full Batman regalia standing next to his Batmobile, which Snyder shot with a fancy Leica …

First look at Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman – plus his Batmobile

Zack Snyder, director of the forthcoming Batman v Superman film which is still without an official title, has unveiled the first look at Ben Affleck's Batman. An image on Snyder's Twitter account shows a stocky, glowering Affleck alongside the new iteration of the Batmobile – a similarly moody and …

It’s Official: Channing Tatum Will Play Gambit, Because His Dad Is Sort Of From Louisiana

Our boy C-Tates had said he wanted to play Gambit as early as September 2013, and X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner has now confirmed his casting at the <i>X-Men: Days of Future Past</i> premiere. No matter how you feel about his casting as Gambit, I’d like to think Channing Tatum owes a lot of his …

The New Batmobile Has Wings! And Batman Is On TRT.

As promised when he lifted the skirt on it yesterday, Zack Snyder has a revealed the new Batmobile (sort of). If Tim Burton’s batmobile was more of a muscle car, and the Bale-mobile was sort of a tank, this looks like kind of a cross between the two (but with wings!). The only trouble I can …

Finally! Channing Tatum Confirmed to Play X-Men's Gambit

High-powered "X-Men" producer Lauren Shuler Donner has confirmed that Channing Tatum will indeed be taking on the role of Gambit... eventually. She was walking the blue carpet at the X-Men X-Perience Global Tour when she confirmed to Total Film that Channing Tatum is confirmed to play Gambit.<p>In …

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 - Photos with Rhino and Green Goblin

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Televisions

Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Muppets Most Wanted; and 20 Feet From Stardom: Guardian Film Show podcast

Movies<p>The Guardian Film Show<p>Join Catherine Shoard for a look at the week in film. Chris Evans is back as Captain America takes on The Winter Soldier in another chapter of Marvel's multi-film Avengers franchise; the Muppets return in Muppets Most Wanted, aided and abetted by Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey …

The Guardian Film Show: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Muppets Most Wanted, 20 Feet From Stardom – video reviews

Join Catherine Shoard on the sofa to review the week's big UK releases. Chris Evans is back as Captain America takes on The Winter Soldier in another chapter of Marvel's Avengers franchise; the Muppets return in Muppets Most Wanted, aided and abetted by Ricky Gervais; and Oscar-winning documentary …

Marvel/Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Casts TJ Miller as Fred – /Film

<b>T.J. Miller</b> is going to be a Marvel superhero — sort of. The <i>Cloverfield</i> star has boarded the voice cast of <b>Big Hero 6</b>, becoming the first actor to do …

Animation

Shell shock: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer suggests sinister tone

Those heroes in a half-shell are back, and this time they really do look like they've crawled out of some grimy corner of New York's sanitary system. The first trailer for producer Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot has hit the web, hinting at a more grown-up take on the comic book …

Battle of the 'Ninja Turtles' Trailers: 2014 vs. 1990

<i>Editor's Note: The Ninja Turtles trailers -- 2014 up against 1990, the superest of superhero kids ever, and more in our end-of-the-week roundup.</i><p>A …