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When it was announced in mid-January that Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel sequel had been pushed back nearly a full year to May 6, 2016, we assumed that the project was undergoing some major changes. Just a few weeks earlier it had been revealed that Academy Award winner Chris Terrio was being brought in to rewrite the script put together by Snyder and David Goyer, and persistent rumors suggested the project was becoming an even bigger blockbuster than originally thought. What is surprising, however, is that nearly two full months have passed since then and apparently the script still isn't finished.
Absolute Radio (via Variety) recently covered the red carpet for The Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards 2014 and while speaking with Jeremy Irons - who will soon become the next Alfred Pennyworth - got the scoop that the screenplay for the untitled Batman vs. Superman film is still not ready to go before cameras. "The script isn't entirely finished," the actor said. "So it will be as much a surprise to me as it is to you." He also had nothing but positive things to say about his future co-star Ben Affleck, remarking that he is excited by the casting and that he is looking forward to getting the chance to work with him.
You can watch the full albeit brief interview below:
While it's somewhat strange that the script isn't at a point yet where Irons feels he can start getting into character (unless he was just trying to evade the question), I must say that I'm almost happy that the script isn't considered "done" yet. This movie is going to be such a massive undertaking that the filmmakers really need to make sure that they know what they are making is great. They've already given the production plenty of breathing room thanks to the release date push and that will definitely help when it comes to the post-production process, but before they shoot a single frame they should make sure that the screenplay they're working from is perfect.
The Man of Steel sequel is scheduled to go into production with an awesome ensemble cast that already includes Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Lawrence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. The next few months should be filled with a bunch of new updates about the film and new casting additions, so stay tuned!