Briefly: Three new actors have been added to the cast of Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel, tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman. They are Oscar winner Holly Hunter, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 300: Rise of an Empire player Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto, Logan’s love interest in The Wolverine. While there’s no word on specifically which role each actor will play, the roles are not from the comics and have been created specifically for the movie.
The film, which stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, opens May 6, 2016. [Deadline]
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Posted on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Any property with a devoted following also typically has a very vocal following. When fans aren’t convinced a superhero movie is doing justice to the source material — or a TV show is headed in the right direction, or a reboot gets the old characters quite right — they’ll say so, loudly and repeatedly. Whether anyone is actually listening, though, is another question.
David Goyer, for one, says he doesn’t necessarily find it worthwhile to listen to “fan chatter.” In fact, the Man of Steel scribe thinks studios and networks stumble by paying too much attention to what fans think they want. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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On May 6, 2016, Marvel and DC are going head to head at the box office. In one corner is DC’s highly anticipated Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman. In the other corner, an untitled Marvel Phase Three film. Marvel planted their flag on the day in June 2013. Six months later, DC all but challenged them by bumping Zack Snyder’s film to the same date. Many believed Marvel, which have yet to reveal what film will be released that day, would move off the date, scared at competing against two of the biggest superheroes in the world. But, according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Marvel has no plans to move, which would result in for an epic box office showdown. Read More »
Batman vs. Superman starts filming in about a month and director Zack Snyder couldn’t be happier. In a new interview, the director talks about geeking out when he’s in the same room as the new suits, and discusses the backlash over his casting decisions such as Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Ben Affleck as Batman. Most interestingly though, he says the film “explodes” the universes of each character because they’re “not as tied to the mythology.” Read his quotes below. Read More »
Almost a week has passed since Warner Bros. dropped the casting bombshell that Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg would be playing Lex Luthor in 2016’s Batman vs. Superman. Some fans raged over the idea of Eisenberg, a young, short man with lots of hair, playing the bald baddie. Since then, many have warmed to the interesting idea, others have simply gotten over it, but few are asking exactly why director Zack Snyder went this way with his casting. Mostly because that would mean revealing huge spoilers from a script very few people have seen.
But some have seen it and, if you are into that kind of thing, we got some details below. Read More »
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You didn’t see this coming: Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder‘s sequel to Man of Steel, currently referred to as Batman vs. Superman. Jeremy Irons is also joining the film, to play Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred.
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