Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
Certain core facts about Batman don’t change much from incarnation to incarnation. You can pretty much always count on his parents being dead, his alter ego being a millionaire playboy, and his costume consisting of a dramatic cape and pointy bat ears. But the details change every time he launches a new comic book miniseries or movie franchise, and Ben Affleck‘s version in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel will be no different.
While it’ll be some time yet before Warner Bros. unveils the first official look at the Batfleck, a new report suggests that a 2011 graphic novel titled Batman: Noël could hold the key to his latest look. And he isn’t the only one getting a makeover for the new film. General Motors is reportedly working on his new Batmobile, while an army of costume designers is revamping the Superman suit. Get the scoop after the jump.
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Ben Affleck is currently enduring a grueling shoot and will follow it up by getting in the barrel for fanboy nation. Affleck is now filming Gone Girl with David Fincher and will follow it as a turn as the latest big screen Caped Crusader in Zack Snyder‘s 2015 sequel to Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman. It’s one of the most discussed and scrutinized pieces of casting in recent memory, yet Affleck has only commented on it once.
His second comments have just hit the web and he talks about having an initial hesitance toward playing the character, but getting excited at a new and “surprising” take on the hero. Read his quotes below. Read More »
The Summer of 2015 is going to be one of the biggest ever for film releases and this past weekend, the first of its mega-blockbusters started filming. Director Zack Snyder was on hand at East Los Angeles College on October 19 to film scenes from Batman vs. Superman, the sequel to Man of Steel that will star Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Neither star was on hand but several extras got to watch a few takes of Gotham City University playing Metropolis State University on the GCU gridiron. You can check out some footage of that below and hear an assistant director call the film Batman vs. Superman. Read More »
Normally this would be a Superhero Bits kinda thing, but since Germain is in London that column is on pause.
That said: with these, the flow of minor details from Zack Snyder‘s sequel to Man of Steel officially begins. These are the jerseys for football teams from Gotham City University and rival Metropolis State University, to be used in the shoot this weekend when East Los Angeles College is turned into Gotham’s local institute of higher learning during halftime of a game tomorrow. Read More »
Hans Zimmer crafted strange and memorable scores for all three of Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, and when the director did producing duties on Man of Steel, the composer was brought on to the new Superman movie as well. The result was great; Zimmer’s score for Man of Steel was instrumental in crafting an identity for the film.
So it’s natural for fans to expect, or at least hope, that Zimmer would return to work with Zack Snyder for Batman Vs Superman, or whatever the Man of Steel sequel will be called. And it would be a strange project, as the film will feature a new Batman, with Ben Affleck playing the role. So if Zimmer did the film would he go back to the Batman themes he created for Nolan’s movie, or treat this as an all-new deal?
Turns out that might not be a question he has to answer. Zimmer says that Snyder hasn’t talked to him about the film, and the composer doesn’t sound much like he wants to do the film, anyway. Read More »
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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 »