Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
To say Jesse Eisenberg was an unexpected choice to play Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman is an understatement. The Internet practically exploded in shock and confusion after the casting was announced.
But now that the dust has settled, we’ve moved on from debating whether he should’ve nabbed the role to wondering what he plans to do with it. In a new interview, Eisenberg opens up a bit about his approach to the comic book villain, as well as what attracted him to the part in the first place. Read his comments after the jump.
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We usually keep the meme stuff in Page 2 or Superhero Bits, but I thought this one was particularly funny. Yesterday, after Zack Snyder revealed the first photo of Ben Affleck in the Batman costume alongside the new batmobile (from the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie), the internet took to photoshop and started cropping sad Batfleck into various funny photos and animated gifs. Basically, its the geek version of the Sad Keanu meme from 2010. Hit the jump to see some of the best of the photos and even get a template to create your own Ben Affleck sad Batman photos.
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Zack Snyder revealed both the new Batman costume and the Batmobile from his upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman. It’s a moody black and white shot, and we don’t really get to see the full car, but I think the fact that Ben Affleck‘s Batman is standing next to it, in costume, is more than enough to make up for that. See the first image of the new Batman suit and Batmobile below. Read More »
The potential Justice League roster just expanded by one in Zack Snyder‘s new vision of the DC Universe. Theater actor Ray Fisher (not the football player) has been cast as Cyborg in Batman vs. Superman. Since Fisher just played Muhammed Ali in a play staged in New York, he should have the chops to sign on as Cyborg. Read More »
By now you’ve probably read a bit about plans for May 6, 2016. Marvel Studios first claimed the release date for an unspecified film, only to be challenged when Warner Bros. moved Batman vs. Superman to the same date. Kevin Feige said Marvel wouldn’t budge and officially named Captain America 3 as the film opening that day. The head of Warner Bros. then stood firm on the date and the company placed another movie in the classic DC late-July slot.
But no one in a million years thinks both Captain America 3 and Batman vs. Superman will open on the same date. Now, the chairman of Disney Studios said the company is “struggling” with the Captain America 3 release date. Read More »
Directing a massive superhero film has lots of privileges. Money? Sure. Fame? Of course. But also the ability to geek out and see things before anyone else in the world. In a new interview, Zack Snyder – the director of Man of Steel and 2016′s Batman vs. Superman – admits he doesn’t know when fans will get to see the new Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman costumes. But he has a huge of them photo up in his office, geeks out over it daily, and really wants to upload it. He just knows he can’t.
He also talks about the first moment Batman was mentioned as a possible foil for Superman in the sequel, what it will be like when they finally show down, the “rivalry” with Marvel Studios and, oddly, Slashfilm. Read the quotes below. Read More »
Want to see new featurettes for X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Has an awesome spoiler regarding Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron been revealed? Has the first set photo from Batman vs. Superman come online? Where does Spider-Man have an Electro-proof suit? Does Shailene Woodley think she’ll be back for Amazing Spider-Man 3? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Hans Zimmer provided the emotional sound of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, and he he helped build the soul of Zack Snyder’s new Superman, too, for Man of Steel. But Zimmer has been reluctant to commit to the Batman vs. Superman film that acts as sequel to Man of Steel, because it will bridge his own Superman, and a new version of Batman. It’s a strange spot to be in for a composer. Yet it seems that whatever reservations the composer had are now slipping away, as he says in a recent interview that he’s going to work on ideas for Batman vs. Superman. Read More »