7/06/2015

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Superman (Henry Cavill)

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 is coming. While Marvel is skipping the event, Warner Bros is hosting a promotional panel at Comic-Con on Saturday will include the Batman v Superman cast, including stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, and director Zack Snyder. Entertainment Weekly is celebrating by releasing a ton of cool interviews and photos from the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While we're not totally convinced the movie will make us forget about Sucker Punch, Snyder does seem to be heading in the right direction. Here's what we've learned so far.

1) There Will Be Kryptonite

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"For his climactic rooftop brawl with Superman, Batman outfits himself with a reinforced mech-suit equipped with strength-augmenting armor and, yes, kryptonite. The design resembles the one used for the confrontation between these two in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns." - Entertainment Weekly

2) Batman and Wonder Woman Know Each Other’s Secrets
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Batman and Wonder Woman meet at a party as Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince. They know who they are. "I love the fact that there was this Thomas Crowne Affair, Bond-y sexy scene that they wrote about two people who are pretending to be two different people who each know the secrets of the other person." - Ben Affleck.

3) Superman is More Human
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"I like to think that Man of Steel was the perspective of the world from Clark, Kal-El, looking at the world and trying to exist with in it. Batman v Superman is definitely more mankind’s perspective of Superman." - Henry Cavill

4) DC Is Darker Than Marvel
 
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The dark look of Man of Steel was an attempt to capture the realism of Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies and contrast Marvel’s bright and colorful look. So, expect a lot of rain. "It means that when it was supposed to look rainy and miserable, it had to be rainy and miserable. The long dark night of the soul and whatnot." - Ben Affleck

5) Lex Luthor Has Hair...Or a Wig
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We know Jesse Eisenberg will be bald as Lex Luthor, but he sports hair at some point in the film. Either he loses his hair in the movie or wears a wig like Gene Hackman.


6) Zack Snyder is Spending a Decade on DC Superheroes

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“It’ll be five years by the time the movie comes out,” says Snyder “And then if everything goes to plan it’ll be another five years of Justice League. I’ll be 10 years of superheroes by the end of this.”
Image Credit: Clay Enos


7) What Old Bruce Wayne will Be Like
“He really keeps up the image of the playboy, actively. So you have more of a dichotomy which I thought was really fun, and a little sad, like the aging playboy.” - Ben Affleck


“[Superman's] on the verge of being swallowed up by the anger and the rage that we see haunt this character in the other manifestations of it. But this guy is further down the line and has become more embittered and cynical.”  - Ben Affleck

8) Why Batman Hates Superman

"One of the things I liked was Zack’s idea of showing accountability and the consequences of violence and seeing that there are real people in those buildings—And in fact, one of those buildings was Bruce Wayne’s building so he knew people who died in that Black Zero event." - Ben Affleck

Buy this week’s Entertainment Weekly for even more behind-the-scenes with Batman v Superman and more Comic-Con 2015 previews.


What do you think of Batman v. Superman so far? Are you looking forward to it

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20 comments:

MsMariah@ASpaceBlogyssey.com said...

Hi guys! I'm really looking forward to this movie, but I am still disappointed with the casting of Eisenberg as Lex Luthor? Perhaps he will prove me wrong.

jeremy [retro] said...

Problem i have at this moment, is the cover of the magazine is sexually charged by Wonder Woman as the title Superman/Batman take a back seat to her. If that is how they are selling this, it's going to make the film a bad... it's misleading. I know it's a cover shoot and they know sex sells, but it's not her film and I still don't get all the anger Batman has towards Superman. Just because it looks good, doesn't mean "good"... I want it to be a well scripted, not just assuming we know the players in this film, so they can cheat. I don't care for Eisenberg as an actor, the roll of Luther is bigger than I think he can take, he may surprise us.

DAVID WALSTON said...

I might be in the minority here, but I really love Zack Snyder's films. He and Larry Fong can tell great stories visually. I hope with Batman figuring out Wonder Womans secret identity, we finally get to see an on screen adaptation of Batman World's Greatest Detective.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, do we have a long time to wait for a JLA movie...

spacerguy said...

Wonder Woman looks mighty fine in the magazine shoot but how does she get away with crime fighting without getting hurt? Theoretically, we should see a few scratches on her body.

Maurice Mitchell said...

It’s a tough sell for me too Ms. Mariah. He can play a bad guy but it’s hard to imagine him as the larger than life supervillain. He may prove us wrong though. Thanks for the link back BTW!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Like you and Ms. Mariah said Eisenberg may surprise us! It is strange that Wonder Woman’s front and center, but maybe that’s to show that the two characters are at odds and she’s going to help bridge the gap? I’m not sure. From everything we’re hearing though she plays a big role in the film. Sex does sell Jeremy, but hopefully they sell a good script too. :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

You’re not in the minority David and he has impressive visual skills. His films are always breath-taking to look at. He just has trouble with a character driven story. Maybe he learned his lessons and “Man of Steel” is an example of how he’s developing as a film-maker. We’ll see if lightning strikes twice.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Yeah ten years sounds like forever…

Maurice Mitchell said...

There’s no armor on those legs SpaceGuy that’s for sure. LOL

Donna Hole said...

Superman as a bad guy? Or is it Batman? Too weird. Not sure I will care in 5-10 years. I still haven't seen Man of Steel, shame on me. Can't believe Marvel isn't going to Comicon.

Perhaps Wonder Woman will make this worth watching though. Female super heroes need more attention.

Pat Dilloway said...

Like a lot of upcoming movies I'm more ambivalent than excited.

MarkM said...

Looking forward to this, but still not sure on Eisenberg as Luthor. I thought Kevin Spacey did a great job in "Superman Returns" and wish they would have used him again.

Maurice Mitchell said...

They do need more attention Donna and hopefully this will turn the tide. We'll see if Batman v Superman becomes a classic.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Slavery was excellent Mark.He didn't do an impression of Gene Hackman but he captured the feel of the rule perfectly

Maurice Mitchell said...

They're working hard to change that Pat

jeremy [retro] said...

thank you, i forgot to mention for the solid post. i am just getting worried that hollywood is churning out movies with heroes and by-passing story for effects... nothing of ant-man is drawing me in, same with fantastic four... the cast is to young looking, not responsible enough. ant-man is using humor to the trailers and watching "terminator:g" there wasn't a new trailer for a film that is coming very soon. i was upset with my expectations for "avengers 2" and it being not a great/good film... where with t:g, i got what i wanted... 2 hours of mindless fun. where marvel films are building until the end game, they still need to focus on the film... superman and batman... wonder woman, together is going to be awesome for the first few moments... i want more, give me the take of bruce wayne... don't assume we know. same with diana and clark.

remember in star wars: phantom menace, in the first 10 minutes when the jedi's melted the door with their light sabers... that was awesome, then what happened...

Jeremy

Justin Bonner said...

::yawn::.....what's amazing about this?

Bakeca Milano said...

Some facts ...

Ama Rama said...

There will be bad choice of actors...

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