Despite what you may have heard, BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is a fantastic movie... according to my wife and I. And really, we're not alone in thinking that, as the box office has been robust, and the most vocal critics always tend to be the loudest. While I loved the film, I do believe some important details were cut in the sake of time (BVS is 2½ hours as-is), and the lack of certain things probably led to some confusion - particularly among those not deeply familiar with the elements of the DC Universe that inspired the movie. Today, Warner Bros. unleashed the first deleted scene, "Communion," in which Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) is definitely having a deep connection with something. Exactly who is unknown, with speculation pointing to several characters, but what's clear is that some Mother Box action is happening - the same type of box that appears when [SPOILER] the creation of future Justice League member, Cyborg is seen. Take a look...

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When I was a kid growing up in the 1980s, I was undeniably a “DC kid.” While I had an appreciation for MARVEL’s stable of heroes including Spider-man and Captain America (and the SECRET WARS toys were way cool), my allegiance was planted firmly with the residents of Metropolis and Gotham City, and all of their counterparts living within the pages of DC Comics.

Reruns of the 1966 BATMAN aired regularly on Channel 32 in Chicago, while the SUPER FRIENDS cartoon fueled my desire to get my parents to buy me more of Kenner’s SUPER POWERS Collection action figures. Christopher Reeve’s SUPERMAN films were a regular viewing staple, with the under-appreciated SUPERMAN III and the fairly bad SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE watched more times than they should’ve been, thanks to HBO. When it comes to the source material - the actual comics, it was John Byrne’s 1986 MAN OF STEEL that truly hooked me with it’s then-more grown-up portrayal of the character. Superman was my #1 for a few years, and then the summer of 1989 came around and Tim Burton’s BATMAN hit the screen, and ever since it’s been The Caped Crusader as my #1, with “The Big Blue Boy Scout” as #2.

As an adult, I’ve been there right with everyone else in appreciating how well-handled the MARVEL Cinematic Universe has been cared for at Disney, and while their 13-strong film series continues to grow, my heart is still with Batman and Superman...

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It's #BatmanvSupermanWeek here at THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, and with the epic battle finally making its way into cinemas around the world, there's certainly no shortage of cool toys and collectibles for kids of all-ages... and yes, I'm including grownups as "kids." For the collector that's looking for something extra-special to occupy some valuable real estate within their Hall of Justice home, DC Collectibles has something for you - a quartet of statues (2 Batman + Wonder Woman & Superman) featuring what's often hailed as the "Trinity" when it comes to heroes at the top of the DC Comics Universe... BATMAN, SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN. These highly-detailed works of art by sculptor James Marsano will be shipping in April, with pre-orders up now through my allies at Entertainment Earth, and the Official DC Entertainment Store. Ben Affleck's Dark Knight is featured in two editions - standard and armored - alongside Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Henry Cavill as The Man of Steel. Check 'em out...

I grew up a DC Comics kid. Despite how much I love what Disney has done (and continues to do) with their MARVEL Cinematic Universe, my two favorite comic book characters are the ones that Warner Bros. Pictures are making go head-to-head this March - BATMAN v SUPERMAN. Yes, the DAWN OF JUSTICE set the the internet on fire yesterday with the release of the film's final trailer, and I'm completely digging it. I was sold on the film before - but I was in the camp that likes Director Zack Snyder, enjoyed MAN OF STEEL, and was totally down with Ben Affleck putting on the cowl this time around. There is definitely some fight. Check this out...

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On March 25th, my two favorite superheroes of all-time will face-off before they can team-up, with Zack Snyder's BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE hitting the big screen. Tonight, Warner Bros. is calling upon audiences to predict #WhoWillWin?, with a pair of new TV spots and an all-new poster that posits the "Man of Steel" versus "Bat of Gotham." Check them out below, and then weigh in - who do you think will win when these two titans take on each other?

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The Force is strong with JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Just days after the debut of the first trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, and a week out from a full STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS special, last night brought forth the debut of a full-length trailer for BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE - a film not part of the Disney ABC family, but from rival Warner Bros. Kimmel is the go-to spot for trailer debuts right now, and this new look at BATMAN v SUPERMAN is setting the 'net a buzz this morning. Check it out below, your first on-screen look at Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) fighting alongside Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)...

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