Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
You’d think an actor as popular, talented, and versatile as Tom Hanks would have his pick of the roles, and it’s true he’s had some interesting parts over the years. He’s been a soldier, an astronaut, a cowboy, a ship captain, and an entertainment mogul. He has two Academy Awards, and three additional nominations on top of that.
But in a recent interview, Hanks reveals that the one job he can’t seem to get is as a comic book superhero. “God, I want to throw a shield at somebody,” he said. He named The Flash as a dream role, but said he’d also be up for playing a Batman villain. Hit the jump to read Hanks’ comments.
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A few weeks back, a European casting call said Zack Snyder would begin filming Batman vs. Superman overseas this weekend. We contacted Warner Bros. to confirm or deny this, but never heard back. Either way, filming on the highly anticipated film is definitely happening this weekend. But it’s happening in the U.S.
The East Los Angeles College Campus News is reporting production of the 2015 superhero film starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck will take place October 19 at halftime of a college football game between ELAC and Victor Valley College. The stadium will be transformed to Gotham City University for a game between GCU and Metropolis State University. Read More »
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.
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Note: This article contains spoilers for Man of Steel.
The final act of Man of Steel is filled with a few things that caused all kinds of controversy. Besides the wanton destruction of Metropolis, many fans were not happy that Superman resorted to murder to defeat General Zod. Their argument is that Superman, a being who is (ideally) utterly good, would never have killed his enemy. He’s beyond such actions, and a “no killing” policy has been adhered to for decades in many of Superman’s stories.
David S. Goyer, however, disagrees. The writer of Batman Begins, Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman vs. Superman recently spoke about his work in the DC Universe. He doesn’t think the “Superman doesn’t kill” rule is necessarily valid in the films. He also suggested the act will have ramifications moving forward, in films such as Batman vs. Superman. Read his quotes and more below. Read More »
Since the announcement that Ben Affleck will play Batman in Zack Snyder‘s 2015 sequel, Batman vs. Superman, we’re heard what everyone thinks: The director, the potential composer, past Batmans, other actors, friends, and family. But there’s one person who has not yet commented. That person is Ben Affleck himself.
Affleck was on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to promote his new movie, Runner Runner, and finally spoke up about Batman. He spoke about his excitement, how Warner Bros. got him to do the role and how they tried, and failed, to prepare him for the inevitable Internet backlash. Watch the clip and read the quotes below. Read More »
If you hated the news of Ben Affleck being cast in Zack Snyder‘s sequel to Man of Steel, you’ll probably blow a gasket for real with this item. Justin Bieber added a new photo to his Instagram feed tonight, in which he shows off his own copy of the Batman vs. Superman script — or a fairly well-made fake that looks like it bears his name. Making things weirder, his only caption was “#robin ??”
This is some real trolling — Bieber is perhaps big enough to get his hands on the script, but he’s rich enough to pay someone to make a good fake. Or maybe just have it handed to him, to as Bieber had tweeted earlier “Off to do something funny… or die.” So everyone can probably relax and enjoy the weekend, and return to ignoring Bieber.
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Zack Snyder‘s choice of teasing text from The Dark Knight Returns, as well as casting Ben Affleck, both offer huge hints of what we can expect July 17, 2015. That’s when Snyder’s DC expanding follow up to Man of Steel, likely titled Batman vs. Superman, will be released. Affleck is older than any other new Batman ever cast and in The Dark Knight Returns, Bruce Wayne is an older gentleman who has retired from crime fighting.
So we know Snyder’s Caped Crusader will be older. But how will he carry himself? Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara told investors Affleck’s Batman is “kind of tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for a while.” Read More »
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Before this Summer’s Man of Steel, Zack Snyder‘s most successful film was 300 from 2007. The visually stunning take on Frank Miller’s graphic novel grossed over $200 million domestic. The film was so influential in fact, not only is there a sequel coming out next year, but numerous others films continue to duplicate its aesthetic. Much of that was due to the work of cinematographer Larry Fong, who went on to work with Snyder on Watchmen, Sucker Punch and then with J.J. Abrams on Super 8.
Fong didn’t work with Snyder on Man of Steel (that honor went to Amir Mokri) but it seems the pair could team up again. A since-deleted update on Fong’s website listed the DP’s next project as Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman, starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck. Read More »