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Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is trying to contain an impressive number of secrets as it works its way through production, and certainly on that list is the identity of the character who will be played by Holly Hunter. The Academy Award-winning actress first signed on to the production back in Apri, but the actress, filmmakers and studio have been playing coy about her role.
What surprises me is that Zack Snyder is still filming. We have been running reports of Batman v Superman shooting since earlier this year, and the notes have been flooding in for months. Snyder could have enough in the proverbial can for 11 Batman v Superman movies.
Reading Christopher Nolan's thoughts on how movies should be made just makes us wish he would have taken Justice League when he had the chance. See what he had to say about a key piece of the comic movie landscape after the jump.
So far, all signs are pointing to Ben Affleck's Batman radically different from the normal Caped Crusader that we're used to seeing on the big screen. The new Batman, so far, has been described as more seasoned and older than we're used to seeing him. But at the very least we know what hasn't changed: he still has the voice that makes the ladies pay attention.
Given its title and release date about one year before Justice League is set to come out, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is expected to feature many more heroes than just those mentioned in the title (and no, I'm not talking about Wonder Woman).
This past summer’s San Diego Comic-Con was a rather disappointing one for comic book movie fans. While many – including myself – had incredibly high expectations of big reveals, we were actually left learning very little big news. This past week, however, has been what I expected Comic-Con to be.
Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII are without question the two biggest Hollywood films currently in production, but what's strange is the fact that there appears to be a bizarre rivalry that exists between them. As it turns out, there is one man fully responsible for the whole thing.
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is set to return to the old stomping grounds of both Man of Steel and Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight movies to turn one of the Midwest's great cities into Metropolis for four or five days in early November.
Batman v Superman is reportedly getting ready to shoot scenes in what could wind up being Wayne Manor. This story, however, comes with a twist. The house that is said to be in use is a rather decrepit old brick building with boarded windows and an unkempt lawn. Obviously this isn’t a typical description of the stately manor from DC Comics, but it could tell us something interesting about what Zack Snyder and his crew are doing with their incarnation of Dark Knight.
The ball is in your court now, Mr. Snyder. What are you planning to share next? Listen to our Monday Movie Memo, perhaps. Take a few of our suggestions. Let’s keep this game going, gentlemen.
Ben Affleck has gotten a lot of stick for his casting as The Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. But that's not going to stop him from leaving it all on the field, in fact he has a secret weapon in his arsenal that he thinks might win the day. Let's just hope it doesn't misfire.
Earlier today, fans got their first full look at the new Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The problem was that the the shots were taken by a fan on the street, and were unfortunately not very high quality. The good news is that director Zack Snyder has come to the rescue to deliver an official and utterly badass real look at the Caped Crusader's new ride :
Zack? If you are reading this, drop me an email. I have a lot of good questions about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the direction you hope to take this entire DC Cinematic Universe.
Spies have been all over the Michigan set for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, eager to catch a peek at any little snippet or detail for the recently rescheduled superhero mash-up. As such, each small piece of information has been analyzed and scrutinized beyond belief. Which is how we arrive at the photo above, which allegedly shows an interesting portrait being carried around.
Wonder Woman's new costume was unveiled at Comic Con today, and the fans went nuts. After the initial reaction, however, there's bound to be a lot of people wondering what happened to their favorite hero's color scheme of red, blue, and gold? Read on for an interesting theory that might answer your questions.
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee is throwing some serious shade on literal comic book interpretations.
Yesterday, Snyder took to his Twitter account to reveal our first look at Ben Affleck as Batman, and fans have been buzzing about it ever since. Practically every pixel of the image is fascinating, from the shrouded figure in front to the stylish vehicle in back to the dark, moody atmosphere that takes over the whole thing.
Last summer, Warner. Bros and director Zack Snyder announced that they had hired Ben Affleck to star opposite Henry Cavill in the untitled Man of Steel sequel known as Batman vs. Superman, and ever since then we’ve been waiting and begging to catch even the slightest glimpse at what we can expect from the latest big screen version of the Caped Crusader.
That's a major gamble for the studio, so the next few months will be spent very carefully selecting the roster for this superteam. The worst possible scenario is that these characters are too familiar, too generic, and ultimately bleed into each other. DC's got a long bench, but there's a massive fall-off from Superman and Batman to the next tier of heroes.
Of course, the shared universe is really what Marvel boasts over DC. The article claims that DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson has been encouraged to “develop diverse and even contradictory takes” on classic characters.
The next four years of the DC Cinematic Universe, all in the hands of one man. But is that a good idea?
While Man of Steel ended up being one of the most divisive blockbusters of 2013, it's hard to deny its success. Made for an expensive $225 million, the film wound up being a great investment for the folks at Warner Bros., as the Superman film wound up making nearly $670 million worldwide. The high grosses were enough to secure director Zack Snyder the job of helming the sequel, the still untitled Batman vs. Superman, and now comes news that he has secured the job of directing the Justice League movie as well.
Snyder seems confident in his portrayal of the Last Son Of Krypton, however. Comparing it to Watchmen (while squashing that silly Gilliam beef), a film which he most certainly has not acknowledged its critics, Snyder says he's brought the character into the real world.
The director of Rise Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole is going to save movies from the Terry Gilliams of the world. SHOTS FIRED.
Trying to introduce The Joker into this universe, which leans heavily on science-fiction (so far) and already has to juggle introductions for Bruce Wayne and Wonder Woman, could be the straw that breaks the sequel’s back.