We’re going to take a break from your regularly scheduled Superhero Bits to focus on what might be the biggest superhero story of the year: Ben Affleck being cast in Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel. (Provisionally called Batman vs. Superman.)
Below, you’ll read bits about how Affleck was cast, the crazy fan reactions, the similarity of this to other Bat-castings, Affleck’s physicality, the potential location of the new Gothan City and so much more. Check it out in today’s All-Affleck edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Warner Bros. has chosen the new Batman, and his name is Ben Affleck. The studio has officially announced that Affleck will join Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel.
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Legendary’s exit from under the Warner Bros. umbrella is one of those insider Hollywood business deals that made waves in studio boardrooms, but not anywhere else. Their latest deal is kind of the same thing – it won’t affect fans at all – but it’s still a very interesting and kind of awesome turn of events.
Warner Bros. and Paramount are co-financing Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, which just started filming. Warner Bros. and Legendary teamed up on Man of Steel, which opened earlier this summer. Nolan has a great relationship with both companies and, in the deal to leave Warner Bros., Legendary negotiated a trade. They gave up their stake in the Man of Steel sequel, rumored to be called Batman vs. Superman, to keep their name on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Read More »
With LexCorp logos all over Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, it’s a pretty safe bet Lex Luthor will play a role in the film’s sequel. That sequel, we now know, will feature Batman and is likely going to be called Batman vs. Superman. Several actors have been mentioned as possibly being up for the role of the evil genius, including Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and in a new interview, Cranston suggested he was open to playing the role. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
At last month’s San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. announced their plans for a Batman vs. Superman film by reading a passage from Frank Miller‘s comic book classic The Dark Knight Returns. Judging by the deafening roar and frantic tweeting that followed, the news was a welcome shock for fans the world over. That includes Miller himself, who apparently had no idea about the studio’s plans to pit the characters against one another.
Now that they’ve been revealed, however, the comic book author / artist is ready to get involved with the new film. Indeed, he’s reportedly scheduled a meeting with director Zack Snyder to “go over the plans” for the project. Whatever that means. More on their planned discussion after the jump.
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The news that Batman would appear opposite Superman in Zack Snyder‘s follow up to Man of Steel shook the movie community to its core Saturday morning. If you don’t believe me, listen to the reaction here. Now that we know the movie is happening, the more specific questions can begin, such as casting and the title.
Speaking on a Superman anniversary panel the film’s writer, David Goyer, said he believes the film will not be called Man of Steel 2, or Batman and Superman, and certainly not The Dark Knight Returns (pictured above in animated form).
Goyer said the film will either be Batman vs. Superman or Superman vs. Batman. Read More »
One of the loudest crowd sounds I’ve ever heard in my life was the deafening roar that erupted in Hall H at Comic Con this year when Zack Snyder rolled a short video in which Superman’s ‘S’ logo appeared, then was shadowed by Batman’s own symbol.
The video was the culmination of Snyder’s announcement that the sequel to Man of Steel will feature Batman. Now you can watch most of Snyder’s short talk, and see that video for yourself. Read More »
OK, here’s the official word about the future of the DC Universe on screen via Warner Bros. Or the official suggestion. Zack Snyder took the stage at the end of the DC panel, gesturing that moderator Chris Hardwick should move aside. Snyder said, “I’m gonna take the lectern from you, because some shit’s going to happen up here.”
It’s official that we are going to make another Superman movie. And you say, Zack, what is the movie about? But you don’t want me to tell you that. You want to go and see the movie. But I can say that maybe there’s a single element that will be in the film that I could… help you out with. I was thinking about how to do that. I pored through the DC Universe to look for a way to tell this thing. We’re writing the thing now, but I came across a thing I found that’ll help you understand it.
And then Harry Lennix read this line, from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns: “I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember your hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.” That’s Batman speaking to Superman from the end of Miller’s story, and that quote blew the roof off Hall H. Read More »
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