As we close out this year of big nerdy events, and news of bigger nerdy events to come, we get some more talk about the upcoming Man of Steel sequel project, which is more colloquially known by the unofficial title, Batman Vs Superman. The film is expected to start production early next year in and around the Detroit area, and today Eastern Michigan University alum and BvS co-producer Wesley Coller talked to the hometown crowd at M Live about the project, stating that not only is he personally excited about the movie, but also fans should know that they’re taking great care with such beloved characters.
Obviously, the prevalent quotes concern the two most controversial aspects of the film (so far), Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck as Batman. On the subject of the former, Coller talked about the special affection he has for the Amazonian heroine.
“[My daughter’s] favorite book is this little Wonder Woman flip book,” Coller said. “It has the lasso, the invisible plane, the bracelets – every page has an image she’s just in awe with. And something that’s become a reality, being a dad with a new daughter, is that I have a special place in my heart for the idea of a strong, empowered female superhero being out there.”
“We’re super excited to have her in the film,” he added. “It will be a ton of fun, but at the same time, we’ve got to stay focused on the film we’re working on now.”
As for the latter, Coller explained that he understands the internet outrage and reiterated the party line about waiting and seeing what director Zack Snyder has in store.
“Anything you do that’s culturally significant,” he said. “or any time you deal with an iconic character or story, you’re going to hear responses from every possible perspective… If anything, that gauges the relevance of a property or character, and it’s invigorating to know people care that much. It inspires you to make the coolest version of the movie that you can. Ben is the perfect fit for Zack’s vision for this story.”
Batman Vs Superman (or whatever they’re gonna call it) will be out in theaters everywhere in July 2015.
Source: Coming Soon