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Zack Snyder Says Batman Vs. Superman Won't Be As Tied To The Comic Book Mythology
It's worth noting that while Christopher Nolan's take on Batman in The Dark Knight Trilogy was largely original, he still borrowed certain elements from famous comics like Batman: Year One, The Long Halloween, The Killing Joke, Knightfall, and, yes, even The Dark Knight Returns. Hell, even Man of Steel took some inspiration from Superman: Secret Origin.
Batman's New Suit Reveal Delayed, But It May Happen Next Month
While it’s certainly no Star Wars: Episode VII in terms of leasing out a city-sized rumor mill, Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman, Superman and the Gang feature has been the source for many a superhero-inspired conversation over the last few months.
Zack Snyder Keeps Connecting Batman Vs. Superman And The Dark Knight Returns
Director Zack Snyder has long been talking up the film’s ties to the seminal The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel, but given that the specifics are different (not everyone believes the book is canon, for example), it remains unclear as to how the material will mix with the established universe.
Hero Blend #3: Reinventing Lex Luthor, Alfred Pennyworth And... Wasp?
Casting is always one of the most exciting parts of the production process in comic book movies. Fans spend so much time speculating about who should play their favorite superheroes and villains and building wish lists that when actors are officially announced it always sparks a great deal of debate and sometimes even controversy (I’m looking at you, Ben Affleck).
Matt Damon's Seen Ben Affleck's Bat Suit, Swears It's Wicked Awesome
You know what would be great? A photograph. One picture of Affleck in the suit. Imagine Warner Bros. dropping a hammer down on the film geek community by giving us a sanctioned photograph of Affleck and Henry Cavill in their suits… possibly with Gal Gadot at their side?
Tom Hanks Was On The Studio Wish List To Play Lex Luthor
Don’t you think that’s EXACTLY how people felt back when Gene Hackman signed on to play the role in Richard Donner’s 1978 masterpiece? At the time, Hackman was coming off Richard Attenborough’s A Bridge Too Far with Sean Connery and Michael Caine. He didn’t need a superhero movie… and yet, he crushed in the part. I’m sure this was considered when they floated Hanks’ name.
Batman vs. Superman Movie: What We Know So Far
Everything there is to know about the upcoming Batman/Superman Movie is here, including Jesse Eisenberg cast as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred. Release date changes, new casting and all the latest news on the Batman vs. Superman project in one place.
Why Jesse Eisenberg Is The Perfect Choice For Lex Luthor In Batman Vs. Superman
Despite this vitriol and pessimism, however, the truth is that Eisenberg could end up playing the most fascinating version of Lex Luthor that we’ve seen on the big screen yet.
Jesse Eisenberg Cast As Lex Luthor In Batman Vs. Superman
Is he a good choice? At age 30, he strikes us as very young to be playing a super villain. But he has that droll, inherent menace that should lead to the creation of an ideal counterpart to Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel.
Ben Affleck Addresses The Batman Backlash In Recent Playboy Interview
Affleck goes on to admit that he passed on the role initially, but was swayed by Snyder’s approach to the classic Batman character. "The stuff was incredible. … It was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology. It made me excited."
Batman Vs. Superman's Production Is Still On Schedule Despite Release Date Shift
if they’re ready to shoot now, why was the movie delayed at all? Why depart that primo 2015 release date? The opening slot of summer 2016 is undoubtedly also primo real estate, but by that time it will be only the fifth big DC hero film (not including Jonah Hex) since 2008, the start of Marvel Studio’s self-produced empire.
Avengers Sequel, Batman-Superman Hint At Possible Filming Locations
The Governor of Valle d'Aosta, Augusto Rollandin, reportedly held a press conference revealing the Avengers news, though there was no clear indication about what would be filmed here. If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say that this ominous fortress could house Baron Wolfgang von Strucker and the forces of HYDRA.
Hero Blend #1: Waiting For Superman
Like many of you, we here at Cinema Blend really love superheroes. Whenever a new rumor or news story breaks about a film, television series or video game based on our favorite comic book characters, our minds are sent spinning as we begin to imagine endless possibilities of adventures with costumed heroes. It’s a passion that we indulge in on a daily basis, and now we’ve taken a new step forward by dedicating an entire section of our site to it.
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Contract Includes A Justice League Movie And A Solo Film
The contract that Gadot signed is half the length of the ones most stars get over at Marvel Studios - where stars are locked in with six-picture deals - and the reason for this is because Warners is still unsure about how audiences will react to the portrayal.
Arrow Star Stephen Amell Shoots Down Those Justice League Movie Rumors
"I find it incredibly discouraging to see a headline like the ones I've been seeing this morning," Amell said. "Headlines that aren't just a stretch, they're totally fabricated. At no point, have I had 'studio level' discussions about any feature films at Warner Bros."