Release Date: 25 March 2016 Certification:12A Running Time:151 min Director: Zack Snyder Starring:Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Gal Gadot
After decades of development hell and countless fanboy arguments, pop culture icons Batman and Superman are finally squaring off on the silver screen in Zack Snyder’s sequel to the 2013 Superman reboot Man of Steel. With a reportedly massive budget and hopes for a new franchise of shared universe superhero films, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a lot riding on it.
This week has been monumentally nerdy, in the best possible way. Punctuating my three (yes, three) viewings of Gizmo Del Turbo’s kaiju pow-wow Pacific Rim has been an unstoppable stream of trailers, teasers, panel highlight reels, photosets, gifs and Vines straight from San Diego Comic Con 2013. Every year the convention manages to be a highly-potent antidote to the dearth of content in TV-season limbo, and this year continued to uphold this tradition in earnest.
Elsewhere in the world, Netflix revealed some insight into their future plans to distribute original documentary and comedy programming, infamous Harry Potter fanfic ‘My Immortal’ becomes a web series, Terrence Malick is being sued for being too damn productive, and the world bids adieu to beloved character actor, Dennis Farina.
Earlier this year, I was introduced to Jason and Brandon Trost’s joint directorial venture, The FP — a post-apocalyptic, adrenaline-fuelled homage to both 80s cinema and Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution, packed top-to-tail with an infectiously immature wit played with admirable sincerity. Shortly after watching, I had the opportunity to interview Jason about the film and his upcoming ventures. Tomorrow sees the US VOD release of his latest film, All Superheroes Must Die — a comparatively dramatic outing which sees a group of four superheroes stripped of their power and forced to complete in a series of challenges in order to save a town of civilians held captive by the villain, Rickshaw (James Remar).
Check out the trailer below and read on to hear about Jason’s journey to release, opinions on VOD distribution, his surprise film of the year and a tease or two about his upcoming projects.