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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.
For the past few weeks we've been hearing regular rumors regarding the possibility that Wonder Woman could show up in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, and today those rumors have been confirmed. It's now being reported that Gal Gadot has signed on to play a key female lead role in the Man of Steel sequel, and thanks to a quote from director Zack Snyder we now know that she will be playing Princess Diana of Themyscira.
"It was fantastic. I'm already a flag waver for this movie, but the costume, it blew my mind," Smith said. "I think everyone is just gonna be like 'Holy ****!' It's its own thing, man. It's like we haven't been down this path at all."
Holy sidekick scoop, Batman! Grayson, as you know, is the adopted son of Bruce Wayne who assumed the identity of Robin so he could fight crime alongside of Batman. As Dick grew older, he dropped the Robin moniker and assumed the mantle of Nightwing.
"Zack [Snyder] hasn't talked to me about it, so I don't have to worry about it! I'll worry about it when I have to worry about it, and then, if I'm lucky, I'll have an idea," Zimmer says. "If I have an idea, I can do something with that, but if I don't have an idea, then my good idea is going to be, 'Get somebody else.'"
Snyder worked with Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) and Warner Bros. to create this fascinating and fluid trip through each style changing iteration and form of media of Superman’s evolution. Beginning with the iconic first appearance in the 1938 debut issue of Action Comics...
For all we know Ben Affleck has yet to step into the Batsuit and there's not even a villain in place for Batman and Superman to tussle with, but you-- yes, you!-- could have the chance to be in Batman vs. Superman this weekend. During this Saturday's football game between East Los Angeles College and Victor Valley College, the stadium will be transformed into Gotham City University
Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer has crafted original themes for both Batman and Superman, working on Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy and Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, but at this time he doesn't know if he will be the one writing the music when the two legendary comic book characters come together in Snyder's Batman vs. Superman, set to hit theaters in 2015.
Larry Fong has signed on to shoot the film, marking his fourth collaboration with Snyder. Fong first shot for Snyder back in 2006 on the polarizing filmmaker’s stylish war drama 300, which proved a smashing success pulling in more than $456 million worldwide, not to mention a legion of new fans for Snyder.
A couple of months ago, Watson Technical Consulting analyzed the damage done to Metropolis and gave it real world statistics. When all is said and done, over 129,000 people would be dead and nearly a million would be injured, not to mention the 250,000 that it would take days to find.
It's worth noting that for the Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan used both Chicago (in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) and Pittsburgh (in The Dark Knight Rises) to stand in for the fictional DC Universe city, so perhaps by using Detroit Man of Steel director Zack Snyder wants to make his version of Gotham different from what we've previously seen.
Whether or not you are a huge fan of Superman as a hero, Man of Steel was a nice entry into DC’s superhero canon and if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a copy, you won’t have to wait too much longer; the summer blockbuster will hit Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on November 12.
The immediate aftermath of the Batman/ Superman mash-up announcement at Comic-Con was filled with a lot of high fives and frenzied excitement. Within about ten minutes, however, that disorganized excitement was replaced by a sea of wild speculation with one question getting way more play than any other: who the hell is going to play Batman?
Frank Miller and Zack Snyder go way back. Snyder's adaptation of Miller's graphic novel 300 was his giant breakout hit, and Snyder adapted Miller's Xerxes for the upcoming sequel 300: Rise of an Empire. So when Snyder took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con two weeks ago to announce his big Superman-Batman team-up, it shouldn't be a surprise that he accompanied it with a quote from Miller's graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. And yet, Miller was surprised anyway
Since it's directed by Snyder and stars Henry Cavill and is written by David S. Goyer, it's certainly got enough of the Man of Steel creative team behind it to qualify as a Man of Steel sequel… but come on. Everybody is going to go into this movie talking about it as Superman vs. Batman… or Batman vs. Superman… or both? Warner Bros. doesn't only know that, but they seem to be as confused about the order as we are
"I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years to come…in your most private moments…I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…I want…you to remember…the one man who beat you."
"My hope is, when I get home I can sit down with everyone and it’ll be like ‘Okay, so what are we going to do? ... We need to do something," Snyder says about conversations with Warner Bros., which haven't happened yet.