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‘Batman v Superman’ rumour: Superhero epic could be split in two

- January 9th, 2015

So here’s your superhero rumour of the week. Ain’t it Cool has posted a screengrab from Imgur that purportedly shows the final frame for Warner Bros.’ upcoming trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (the ad is rumoured to screen ahead of next month’s Jupiter Ascending).

The image makes it seem that the upcoming superhero film will be split in two with the first part hitting theatres Oct. 23 with the title Enter the Knight. The second instalment retains Batman v. Superman’s original release date March 25, 2016, and will be titled Dawn of Justice.

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Warner Bros. hasn’t commented and given the nature of the comic book movie business, it seems unlikely the film will be divided on such short notice. However, we’ve checked and if Enter the Knight was to open on Oct. 23 it wouldn’t face very stiff competition. The untitled Steve Spielberg/ Tom Hanks Cold War film opens on Oct. 16, with the 23rd currently the home to Jem and the Holograms and The Last Witch Hunter. Releasing the film earlier would also give DC a big bootprint in year that will be dominated by Marvel’s Avengers and Ant-Man.

What do you think? Would you like to see Batman v Superman hit screens sooner? Sound off in the comments.

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Henry Cavill stars as Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

 

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Ben Affleck plays Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

 

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Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

 

Zack Snyder tweets new Batman photo

- July 24th, 2014

If Zak Snyder posts a photo on Twitter, and no one notices it within the first five minutes, was it really ever posted at all?

On Thursday, Snyder posted a close up side profile shot of Ben Affleck in the new Batman costume. While the shot is undoubtedly cool, and very modern in comparison to Nolan’s Miller-esque Batman style, the bigger news is that it took outlets twenty minutes to discover it.

That’s pretty alarming. But don’t worry, I’ll stick to the Batman photo.

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Let’s examine this close up of Affleck, shall we?

He’s brooding, as Batman does, but does he ever look like he was ripped directly from the pages of a Jim Aparo book.

Affleck’s jaw is clenched, and he’s rocking the heavy stubble look that reminds me of the battered down Bruce Wayne in the ’93 Knightfall series.

Like Snyder’s previously released photo of Batman, it’s obvious he’s setting up the mood for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film. Expect dark, emotionally driven performances between DC’s most powerful superheroes (even though Batman is technically a vigilante), and a massive fight between the two at some point as well.

Even sweeter, the Batman photo comes just one day after Snyder tweeted this shot of Superman actor Henry Cavill dressed in Jedi garb.

jedi-cavillIs Snyder hyping up is film? Clearly.

What can we say, though? It’s working.

Whether or not Snyder can actually produce a top notch quality film (we’ll save the debate on whether Man of Steel was great or not for the comment section), we’ll just have to wait and see.

First look at Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’

- July 3rd, 2014

After a teaser snap of Henry Cavill sporting his Clark Kent duds surfaced on Twitter earlier this week, Warner Bros. is giving Superman fans their first glimpse of the Man of Steel in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In the upcoming sequel, Superman and Batman (Ben Affleck) will battle for comic book fans’ attention, but they won’t be antagonists for long. In an interview with USA Today, Snyder says that the “V” in the title instead of “Vs” was a way “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.”

The sequel – which also features Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) – will be followed by a Justice League team-up, another Superman solo film and then a standalone Batman film. But all of the attention in Dawn of Justice will be on Batman and Superman together on the big screen for the very first time.

“You can talk all you want about other superhero movies, but it’s Batman and Superman, let’s just be honest,” Snyder continued. “I don’t know how you get bigger than that.”

Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6, 2016.

‘Batman V Superman’s’ Clark Kent Appears on Twitter

- June 30th, 2014

We’re still a little under two years away from Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and after getting a look at Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight costume last month, fans got a fresh look at Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent in his Daily Planet duds via Twitter today.

Cavill was snapped holding up a shirt for the U.K.’s Royal Marine 1664 Challenge fundraising initiative that helps wounded and severely injured Royal Marines.

The upcoming sequel stars Cavill and Affleck, as well as Fast & Furious star Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman/Diana Prince), Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa (Aquaman/Arthur Curry), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Ray Fisher (Cyborg) and Jeremy Irons (Alfred).

Batman V Superman is currently filming with Man of Steel director Zack Snyder behind the lens and is set for release May 6, 2016.

First image of Ben Affleck as Batman from ‘Batman vs. Superman’

- May 13th, 2014

UPDATED – Zack Snyder has shared the first photo of Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight in Batman vs. Superman. And let me just say, haters ain’t gonna hate anymore. The costume looks super cool.

From what we can tell, it’s considerably different from the outfit Christian Bale worn in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, which, let’s face it, was to be expected. The emblem, for one, looks bigger, and Batfleck’s sporting some serious muscles.

It looks like now might be a good time to start following Mr. Snyder on Twitter.

Our original post from earlier follows below. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Now that we’re (almost) done with the casting news on Batman vs. Superman (or Superman vs. Batman or Batman/Superman), we’re getting our first look at some of the toys on Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

The director tweeted the first image from the set of the film showing the Batmobile covered by a tarp. He promised a full reveal later today.

It doesn’t appear to be a completely new concept, then again how much tinkering did you expect? I’m more curious to see what Snyder does with Ben Affleck’s Batman costume. Friends of the actor that have seen the design have raved about it. Earlier this year wife Jennifer Garner said: “I’ve seen the suit… the suit is unbelievably cool. It’s a total reinvention, it looks great.”

Snyder will shoot his Man of Steel sequel and Justice League back to back in Detroit this year. So far, other than Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. is staying quiet on what other heroes may be inserted into its version of Marvel’s Avengers.

Batman vs. Superman opens on May 6, 2016.