Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
When Zack Snyder shot Man of Steel, he did so about two years before its release date. Despite early reports, it looks like he’s following a similar schedule for the sequel, Batman vs. Superman. The release date for the film is July 17, 2015 and a recent article stated filming would begin in early 2014. However, the film’s screenwriter, David Goyer, recently teased that the movie is a bit “a further a long than what I think people realize.” So how soon could Batman and Superman do battle on camera? A European casting call says three weeks from now, October 18.
Read Goyer’s quote and more below.
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.
That’s pretty interesting. If you read Wednesday’s 500th edition of Superhero Bits, however, you might have been one step ahead of the game. /Film reader Jean M sent us a casting call searching for extras to be in a big action scene for the film shooting October 18 in France. Visit this link for more information.
The casting call doesn’t have more information than that, but it does suggest it’s a big crowd scene. Meaning stars like Henry Cavill, currently shooting Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Ben Affleck, about to start shooting Gone Girl, won’t be there. Most likely, Snyder and crew are just getting a few important shots early before true principal photography begins next year. We’ve emailed Warner Bros. for further clarification.
Goyer didn’t stop there though. He spoke about how aware everyone is of the fans, but said they aren’t being taken into consideration:
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.
As much as we don’t want to hear that, he’s right. If Christopher Nolan had pandered to fans with his movie, no good would have come of it.
Finally, Goyer addressed an elephant in the room: who would really win in a fight between Batman and Superman.
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.
What are your thoughts on Goyer’s sentiments here?