Warner Bros. has yet to formally announce a title to the Man of Steel sequel, set for release in July 2015, which will feature Batman. Rumors swirled it would be called Batman vs. Superman, and a member of the crew even called the film that during some early filming in Los Angeles. Apparently, though, the studio has yet to make a final decision and has registered multiple domains for multiple different titles to the film, all of which focus on calling the film “Man of Steel” in some way. Read the full list below. Read More »
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“A young John Hawkes type.” That was the description reportedly being floated a few weeks back for the role of Dick Grayson in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs. Superman. The truth of that statement became the subject of conversation, especially when the name Adam Driver started to get mentioned in connection to the role. Driver, best known for his role on Girls, fits that description perfectly and was rumored to be a “front runner” for the role, along with a few others.
Driver is currently doing press for the Coen Bros. Inside Llewyn Davis and says there are no truth to those rumors. But which rumors is he denying? That he’s actually been cast? That he’s a front runner? It’s definitely a matter of semantics, but it doesn’t look good. Watch some video below. Read More »
Man of Steel came out on Blu-ray this week, so it’s about time for the Screen Junkies team to do their thing. That means Man of Steel gets its own “Honest Trailer” and though I’m a big fan of Zack Snyder’s film, these things always make me laugh. Among the highlights this time around: the Spencer’s Gift reference, the way Superman honors both Dads, product placement and a whole lot more. Check it out below. Read More »
Kevin Smith moderated a chat with Zack Snyder over the weekend to promote the blu-ray release of Man of Steel, and while there wasn’t a lot of big overt news about the film, a couple of small things did end up online. One was in the fan Q&A itself, in which Snyder dropped a small reference to Lex Luthor, in a way that suggests Luthor will be in Batman vs. Superman.
And then Smith, on one of his own podcasts, said that he’s seen the new Batsuit, and promises that it represents a new direction for Batman on film. Read More »
Talk is heating up about the possibility that Wonder Woman will show up in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs. Superman. Rumors say that Jaimie Alexander was testing for a role in the film, even though her contract with Marvel makes any major role unlikely, and the particulars of her comments led to the idea that she was talking about Wonder Woman.
Now we know that three other actresses — Gal Gadot (Fast 6), Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) — are testing or have tested for the lead female role in the film. Is that going to be a romantic interest for Bruce Wayne, or is the “tall, brunette, athletic and exotic” character going to be Wonder Woman? 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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