We’ve all seen the Batfleck and Batmobile picture from Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Batman VS Superman production released just about everywhere the last couple of days. Details are hard to pick out in that picture and we’ve seen some great Photoshopped examples adding color and light, not to mention all those funny Sad-Batman memes, but many people wondered how much was suit and how much was Ben Affleck. Now we’ve got some pictures of how Affleck’s training for the role is going and a nice “In the Shop” picture of the new Batmobile. (more…)
I know. Marvel’s kicking DC’s @$$, Warners is grapsing desperately to catch up, Zack Snyder is a hollow, talentless hack; all the talking points for why Man of Steel 2 (AKA: Batman Vs Superman) will be handing its lunch money to Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016. But let’s put all that aside for the moment and talk about expectations. Not yours or mine, but the director’s. Snyder is talking about his own ideas, how he struck upon the notion that led to the movie known to all Batman Vs Superman, and he’s also talking about those initial screen tests for the costumes on the holy trinity: Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman. (Sadly, the above image is as close as you’ll get to seeing it for yourself… For nooooooowwwwwwww…) (more…)
The official title of Zack Snyder‘s follow up to Man of Steel hasn’t been chiseled in stone yet, everyone’s just been calling it Batman Vs. Superman. So when Warner Bros. registers a slew of new domain names, one can expect the Internet to erupt into a storm of speculation. (more…)
The Man of Steel Live Fan Event just wrapped up over on Yahoo, a Q & A session promoting the films DVD/Blu-ray release next Tuesday. Obviously the lion’s share of the 60 plus minutes was spent talking about that movie, however rumor had it that we would see some new information on its still untitled sequel. So what did we we learn? (more…)
To be fair, screenwriter David S. Goyer didn’t call you a chump, but he kind of implied it. In an interview with the Associated Press, Goyer says that fans would be “surprised” just how far ahead in the game that he and Zack Snyder are in the production of the Man of Steel sequel Batman vs Superman, and by the way, he isn’t really thinking about what you want to see in the film.
Now one would think that Goyer, who’s been involved in comic-based movie projects since he co-scripted the David Hasselhoff Nick Fury TV movie in the 90s, would know better than to say something so incendiary about fans, like implying that he’s more creative then they are, but… Well, let’s just go to the videotape:
From a fan point of view, we’re conscious of that when you’re working on these things, but you can’t let yourself be paralyzed by that. At the end of the day you still have to create something. And if you try and think, ‘Well what would the fans like’ then you stop being creative. It’s sort of like where does it end? You have to write the story that you want to write, and hope that people want to see it.
To be fair, Goyer has a point, opinions are like @$$holes after all, and you eventually just have to go with your gut. Goyer would later add though that in the case of Batman vs Superman, anyone hoping to have influence in how the film is developed maybe disappointed:
One of the things that has been fun for us, is we’re a bit a further a long than what I think people realize.
How far along? Well, /Film recently posted a story about a casting call for a crowd scene in France to be shot on October 18. Of course, since stars Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are currently busy with other projects, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Gone Girl respectively, chances are they won’t be suiting up for a mid-October start date. The more likely scenario is early 2014.
As for the film itself, and the potential outcome that the central conflict of the film that the title implies, Goyer has some thoughts about that too:
Most comic book purists would say Batman because he is the ultimate strategist. Even though it makes no sense whatsoever. If Superman just flicked his finger Batman would be done for.
There. That shouldn’t cause too much controversy.
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Composer Hans Zimmer‘s musical scores for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight trilogy and Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel are incredible musical pieces that helped take those movies to the next level of critical and fan acclaim. If one were to replace that music with something else, the movie’s tone just wouldn’t be the same.
The question isn’t, will he be back, but how will he take the two and merge them now that the sequel has added Batman to the mix?
This is really complicated for me. Because we all went, ‘Okay, we’re done with Batman,’ and now it’s sort of getting smuggled back in. I’ll have to have a think about that one. I might give you a new Batman if I do it.
When asked about the casting of Ben Affleck, Zimmer had this to say:
I actually think it’s a really good choice, because #1 he’s a great filmmaker. He’s smart. He wouldn’t have taken it if he had set himself up for a fall. And, you know, he’s a bit older these days and that’s what we need, and he’s got a good chin.
Take a look at the video interview below with Red Carpet News. If anyone can come up with score to handle two huge characters in one movie, Zimmer is the composer to do it.
David Goyer is handling the scripting chores with the help of Snyder. Henry Cavill is back as Superman with Ben Affleck donning the caped crusader’s cowl as Batman. Also returning in their prior roles in Man of Steel are Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. With the Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor rumor debunked, who might play that iconic villain?
Production begins in February of 2014 and Superman Versus Batman will hit theater screens on July 17th, 2015.
The big Internet casting rumor last week was Bryan Cranston’s signing to play Lex Luthor opposite Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in director Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel, Superman Versus Batman. Boston.com caught up with Cranston to confirm the Internet’s latest hot topic about his six Superman movie deal, Cranston went full Jon Snow and responded:
I’ve heard that too, six? This is all news to me. I think that maybe my name is bandied about because I’m known to be bald. ‘What bald guy can we get?’ The reality is they can take any actor and shave his head or put a bald cap on him.
Just like Game of Thrones Jon Snow, Bryan Cranston knows nothing . . . about being cast as Lex Luthor. Cranston has plenty of projects in the works, and is set to direct another episode of ABC’s “Modern Family. When asked about his plans after that:
I think I’ll relax the rest of the year. There’s some irons in the fire, things that people are talking about, but nothing is set.
The six movie deal is what should have tipped everyone off. Cranston is too busy to sign a deal that locks him into a contract that will tie him up for ten plus years and limit the projects behind the camera that he could take on.
Who might take on the role of Luthor? There are plenty of actors that would go bald for the role and exposure. Let us know who you think should take the part in the comments section below.
Production on the film is scheduled to start in February of 2014 so there is still plenty of time to find the right Luthor. As of now we know that Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will all be back to reprise their Man of Steel roles in the sequel.
The Internet has been ablaze the last couple of days with the Ben Affleck and Bryan Cranston Batman/Luthor casting news. It was only a matter of time before someone spliced together some footage to show us what the Batman Versus Superman movie might look like with those two, who thought it would look so damn good?
It might not immediately change your mind about the casting, but it should at least slip a glimmer of hope into the most pessimistic Batman fanboy or girl’s noggin. It’s easy to see how the whole thing might come together, and how about that casting choice for Alfred? It might just start an Internet campaign.
Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below. Venting will help lower your blood pressure.
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For as long as I can remember voraciously following the latest movie news, going back to the old days of reading them in print magazines even, there’s always been hints and rumors about a movie version of the classic 60s spy series, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. It was getting so that one might think we’d never see an U.N.C.L.E. movie, or at the very least won’t see it until long after everyone remembers seeing it on TV were dead.
But cynicism loses this round because it seems that The Man From U.N.C.L.E. will be starting production on time next month, and they’ve added a new member to the supporting cast today as a result. Who is it? Why it’s the charmingly befuddled Hugh Grant, who The Hollywood Reporter says is playing the head of British Naval Intelligence.
Grant will join Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kullyakin as the two main agents from the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), who are sworn to protect the world from the schemes of the villainous THRUSH. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander and The Great Gatsby‘s Elizabeth Debicki are also attached. The film will be directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes).
Grant himself had been taking a break from films until recently, most notably playing six parts in the Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis film Cloud Atlas, he also recently completed work on a romantic comedy for Marc Lawrence co-starring Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons, and Chris Elliott.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. should (finally) be in theaters sometime next year.
Source: Cinema Blend