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 »
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Posted on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Last week, producer Joel Silver said a little something about how Terry Gilliam‘s Watchmen would have been “a MUCH much better movie” than the one Zack Snyder turned in, complete with a detailed explanation of the ending that Gilliam had had in mind. Snyder himself has read Silver’s words, and (unsurprisingly, and understandably), he’s inclined to disagree.
Bashing Gilliam’s conclusion as “completely insane,” Snyder declared that he’d made the movie himself “to save it from the Terry Gilliams of this world.” And he’s pretty happy with the way his Watchmen turned out, even if Silver wasn’t — Snyder says it’s “probably” his favorite of his own films. Read Snyder’s defense of his movie after the jump.
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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 »
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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Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
The summer of 2015 just got a tiny bit less crowded. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has just pushed the Man of Steel sequel from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016. The new date pits the Zack Snyder-helmed film directly against an as-yet-unnamed Marvel Studios project, though in all likelihood one or the other will move before then.
Joe Wright‘s Peter Pan origin tale will now move into the July 17, 2015 slot, having previously been slotted for June 26, 2015. More, including the official press release from Warner Bros., after the jump.
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A new rumor is circulating that could explain the number of superheroes potentially showing up in Batman vs. Superman. We know for sure Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman will be in the Zack Snyder sequel, set for release July 17, 2015. We’ve also heard wild rumors of other superheroes, such as Green Lantern, Flash and Aquaman, possibly popping up in the film. Whether those rumors are true or not, the addition of Wonder Woman alone has fans worried Snyder’s film will bite off more than it can chew.
Well the new rumor is Batman vs. Superman will end on a huge tease for a Justice League movie, which will shoot immediately after. Read about that, and a few other rumors, below. Read More »
Fresh off working with Warner Bros. on Her, it seems Joaquin Phoenix is being eyed by the studio for the villain role in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs. Superman. Variety reports the actors has been offered the lead bad guy rule, believed to be Lex Luthor.
Update: Phoenix is quoted in a new LA Weekly story, expressing his desire to do a blockbuster. Read below.
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Briefly: We don’t know who he’ll play (Doomsday might be a safe bet) but Jason Momoa (Conan, Game of Thrones) is in talks to join the cast of Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman. He joins Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman and the most recent addition Gal Godot as Wonder Woman.
With that roster of three heroes, and the supposed involvement of the Flash, speculation is rampant that this is really turning into a Justice League movie. That leads to further speculation that Momoa might play another hero, with Martian Manhunter’s name cropping up. We’ll update with more details as soon as we get them. [THR]