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The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise returns the DC Comics universe of characters back into the twisted talons of the Emmy Award®-winning Robot Chicken. This time around, the villains take charge of the narrative, and their unpredictable tale takes them from the swamps to the sky to the beach, where they finally face a mind-boggling threat to their very existence! The all-star cast includes Seth Green as Batman and Robin, Zac Efron as Superboy, Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor, Sarah Hyland as Lex Luthor's daughter Lena, Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern, Alex Borstein as Wonder Woman, Clancy Brown as Gorilla Grodd, Giovanni Ribisi as the Joker, Tara Strong as Harley Quinn, Breckin Meyer as Superman, plus Hugh Davidson, Matthew Senreich, Clare Grant, Zeb Wells, and Kevin Shinick as the narrator.
Robot Chicken uses stop motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. The Emmy Award®-winning series began airing in February 2005 and remains among the top-rated original series on Adult Swim. Robot Chicken is created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, who also serve as executive producers along with their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner. Green and Senreich also write, voice and with Zeb Wells, direct the multiple Annie Award-winning series. Robot Chicken head writers/co-executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root are joined by season 7 writers Matthew Beans, Rachel Bloom, Mikey Day, Mike Fasolo, Brendan Hay, David Phillips, Erik Weiner and Wells.
Robot Chicken season 7 will feature voice talent from Chris Pine, Max Greenfield, Zac Levi, Jordan Peele, Keegan Michael Key, Saoirse Ronan, Kate Mara, Rob Corddry, JK Simmons, Kyle Chandler, and many, many more!
The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise is executive produced by Stoopid Monkey's Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, Buddy Systems' John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner along with DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. Animation's Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs Sam Register. The special is also directed by Green. Head writers/co-executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root and co-producer Kevin Shinick are joined by season 7 writers Matthew Beans and Mike Fasolo, as well as Davidson, Green, Johns, Senreich, and Wells.
After multiple missed chances, and interview attempts that were defeated by unforgiving time zones, it was my absolute pleasure to interview England's first singing Superman, Craig Berry. Despite his busy schedule as the star in All Star Productions revival of "Its a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman!" - Craig was kind enough to pull back the curtain, and entertain my every question. So without further ado, I present to the members of the Superman Homepage, my interview with the talented and charismatic actor, Craig Berry:
GEORGE: Craig - Sorry about the crossed wires last night, I came home early to be ready for the interview - and you had already turned in for the night. Long night of rehearsals?
CRAIG BERRY: Yes indeed George, we've put the show together in 3 weeks, so it's all been quite intense...
GEORGE: Okay so let's get the formalities aside. For the members of the Superman Homepage I'm talking to Craig Berry, the latest in a long line of Supermen, soon to make his debut on stage in All Star Productions revitalized take on the classic Broadway hit "It's a Bird... It's a Plane....It's Superman!"
But before we get to Superman, let's start with you Craig. I took a peek at your Facebook page. You've obviously got a great sense of humor and an undeniable dramatic flair - that much comes across clearly in the way you carry yourself on camera.
Beauty & The Beast (Beast)...
Little Shop of Horrors (the sadistic Orin Scrivello DDS)...
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Miles Gloriosus) ...
The Producers (Max Bialystock)...
La Cage aux Folles...
Jesus Christ Superstar...
Titanic... so many productions and so many choice roles, and those were from just a quick overview of your Facebook page - this is obviously not your first time on stage. Have you always known you wanted to act professionally? When did the acting bug bite you and how did you get your start?
CRAIG BERRY: Firstly, thank you very much... Secondly, acting has always been an enormous passion in my life, as has singing, so Musical Theatre has always been a part of my life... I wanted to act since I was around 9 or 10 years old, and discovered a singing voice at around 13...
I wanted to go to Drama School straight after high school, but life circumstances made it impossible at the time, so I fell into the world of business sales, and fuelled my artistic passions into high quality non-profit regional theatre productions. In fact I only recently gave up the 'day job' in 2012 to make the leap into professional performance after being 'discovered' by a fantastic agent in the production of The Producers that you mentioned earlier.
GEORGE: You're obviously a man of many talents, acting, singing, dancing but I couldn't help but notice you participate in charity bike races, Triathlons, you're a survivor of the Men's Health Survival of the Fittest 2011 (congrats) - obviously being physically fit is relatively important to you? Did you have to do any special preparation to take on the role of Superman beyond what you were already doing?
CRAIG BERRY: Hahaha! I wouldn't say they were all talents of mine (especially dancing)... When it comes to exercise and physical fitness, I enjoy it but I thrive best under a challenge... Hence the charity events, I sign up for something that I think would currently kill me, & then I'm forced to train so that it doesn't... :)
Now I'd been trying to get back into good shape for a little while before I got cast as Superman, & I've always been a big guy... But I'm comfortable admitting that I panicked a little (a lot) when I got cast... and have been trying really hard to get into the best shape I've been in. Knowing you have to be on stage in that Lycra bodysuit in front of many people is a great incentive, but it's even more pronounced when you are going to be playing your very own hero on stage... I really want to do him justice.
GEORGE: You're less than a week away from the opening. How are rehearsals going so far? What's the feeling on the set right now - are you eager to open before a live audience now?
CRAIG BERRY: The whole cast and creative team are amazing, we've put this show together in 3 weeks, & rehearsals have been intense but great fun. It's rare in this business to get an entire cast that gels together so well, & it's testament to their talent and personalities that everyone is still such great friends. We have two days now before we open and we're all very keen to see if people enjoy what we consider to be an amazing show!
GEORGE: Obviously I've seen the promotional photos now - and you guys look fantastic. Clearly channeling the spirit of the original show. How familiar were you with the production before you were cast? Had you seen it staged before or heard the original cast's soundtrack album?
CRAIG BERRY: I've been a Superman fan for many years, and as a MT fan too it'll be no surprise that I have owned a copy of the soundtrack for many years, but I knew very little about the production itself.
GEORGE: Whose idea was it to restage that original photo with Patricia Marquand kissing Bob Holiday's Superman on the cheek alongside the two other principals?
CRAIG BERRY: Ah, now that came from Paul Harwood, our Max Mencken... Paul is a gifted photographer and is very creative... Totally his idea, & a fantastic one to boot :)
Click "Read More" below or the headline link above to read the entire interview with Craig Berry right here at the Superman Homepage.
Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Julien Hugonnard-Bert
Cover: Jheremy Raapack
Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)
"System Override: Firewall"
Writer: Christos Gage
Penciller: Iban Coello
Inker: Rob Lean
Cover: Khary Randolph & Emilio Lopez
Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)
Zack Snyder: We're getting ready to start shooting in a month or so. It's going great. I'm very excited. It's very fun to get into this world with different heroes coexisting in the same universe, but a lot of balls in the air as they say. As a fan, it's an amazing opportunity. You know, Superman and Batman in the movies have never existed in the same frame together. So it's an interesting historical thing. We were just testing the suits, right? The new Batsuit and the Superman suit. It wasn't even with the actors, right? It was just to see 'em. I was standing there, they were standing next to each other. And I was like, "Guys, someone take a picture! This has never happened before." We slightly dork out. Like, "Are you kidding me?!"
HC: How surprised are you by all the outcry over some of your casting choices? From Gal Gadot to Ben playing Batman? Jesse as Lex Luthor?
ZS: There are two ways to think about it. We know the material. Unfortunately, the fans don't know the material. So, we're casting according to what's happening in the script. And we're hoping that leads to enough originality, enough perspective on what we're doing that you get something fresh and exciting. I understand the canon. I'm not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint. I think Jesse is going to be an amazing Lex. Let's not forget he was nominated for an Academy Award. It's not like I just grabbed my friend to play the guy! This guy's the real deal. By the way, in looking at all the talk-back, you can get all different perspectives in there too. Some people are hating to hate. Some people - someone did some fan art. And you look underneath and someone wrote, "I guess I can see it." Honestly, are you kidding me? Just stop it! It's reassuring and frustrating at the same time.
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Does Lex Luthor need to be bald in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie?
The majority of you think Lex absolutely must be bald in the upcoming movie. But it was interesting to see that the second most popular vote was amongst people who think baldness for Lex is not that important. Closely followed by those fans who would prefer it, but don't insist on it.
Here's the complete breakdown:
Yes, he absolutely must be bald!
42% [53 Votes]
I'd prefer him to be bald
25% [31 Votes]
3% [4 Votes]
It's not that important for him to be bald
27% [34 Votes]
No, he should not be bald!
2% [3 Votes]
Here's what took place in tonight's show:
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Zack Snyder: Yes and no. [The leak] was definitely not a planned thing.
Deborah Snyder: Things get leaked so often these days, it's a shame because even casing announcements, or whatever, you're in the middle of a process and sometimes they're so off base - and then it gets picked up by multiple places and it's all over the place.
Like Adam Driver being Nightwing, which wasn't true.
Deborah Snyder: Or some of it, you're just having conversations, but that doesn't mean they are a contender, but you're just exploring and it gets made public. It's kind of a shame that you can't go through the process in a pure way and then be able to announce it in a way that's exciting. With the [Comic-Con] announcement, there was rumblings and we were like, "Aw." Because we wanted to bring it to the fans. We wanted to bring them something special. We went to Comic-Con for "Watchmen" and we were bringing the cast to announce it and it got leaked a couple of days before. We wanted to give that to them and we got cheated out of it.
Zack Snyder: I think it does another thing. The leak becomes the audience involvement. They are now part of it, the process. Do you know what I mean? And you have to take that as the world we live in, as opposed to "Oh, that's too bad."
I am under the impression that the three big casting announcements that weren't wrong - Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Jesse Eisenberg - were done on your timetable. Is that accurate?
Zack Snyder: That is accurate.
And nobody saw those coming.
Zack Snyder: Right! And that was fun. That's fun for us when we're able to announce Jesse Eisenberg to the audience.
Deborah Snyder: Everyone was like, "What?! Ah!"
Zack Snyder: Yeah, that's fun.
To coincide with the Oscar telecast theme, the Academy also presented "The Oscars Celebrates Movie Heroes," an exhibition in the Grand Lobby Gallery of its Beverly Hills headquarters. On display through Wednesday, March 5, the show features still photographs and posters from 70 titles spanning nine decades, as well as video montages comprised of excerpts from classic and contemporary films. The exhibit includes films centered on real-life heroes ("Gandhi," "Silkwood"), super heroes ("Superman," "The Dark Knight"), animated heroes ("Shrek," "The Incredibles"), action heroes ("Seven Samurai," "Gladiator"), literary heroes ("To Kill a Mockingbird," "Grapes of Wrath") and more.
No release date has yet been announced for this miniseries.