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Gal Gadot shows off muscles for ‘Batman vs Superman’

- February 18th, 2014

In case you thought Gal Gadot was too thin to be playing Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman/Superman film, the Fast & Furious actress shared a photo on Facebook over the weekend showing she’ll be bringing the gun show to the upcoming film.

“There’s nothing like a good workout in the morning. Love it! You?” she captioned the pic, which shows Gadot flexing her rather large bicep.

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In an interview with Good Evening with Gai Pines last December, Gadot dismissed critics saying: “I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine… I’ll gain body mass.”

Before Gadot was cast, a slew of actresses were tipped to be playing the Amazonian warrior including Gia Carano and Thor’s Jamie Alexander. So what do you think now people? Is Gadot going to make an outstanding Wonder Woman or what? I’ll plunk my $12.99 down for a standalone Wonder Woman film.

Batman vs. Superman is out on May 6, 2016.

Matt Damon: Ben Affleck’s Batman costume is ‘excellent’

- February 5th, 2014

So far we’ve heard from Kevin Smith and Jennifer Garner on Ben Affleck’s Batman costume in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel. But now we’re hearing from his best friend, Matt Damon.

In in interview with MTV, Damon gave the Bat-suit two big thumbs up saying, “I have seen a picture. It’s excellent. And I’ve talked to him about the storyline, and it’s great.”

In the same interview, Damon also said that he would have told Affleck to stay away from the film if he thought it was a bad idea. “Look, I’ve known him for thirty-something years,” Damon said. “I’d be the first guy being like, ‘Buddy, what are you doing?’ But I think the movie is going to be great.”

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Ben Affleck receives the Modern Master Award from actor Matt Damon at the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Klein

 

’300: Rise of an Empire’ to host fan event in Toronto

- February 3rd, 2014

Fans of Zack Snyder’s 300 will want to head down to Scotiabank Tuesday night. Warner Bros. has announced it is holding a special 13-minute preview of the upcoming sequel 300: Rise of an Empire at 6:30 p.m. The sneak peek will be shown on Imax 3D and fans attending the special event will be given a print of a Mondo poster designed for the event.

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Rise of an Empire is based on Frank Miller’s upcoming comic sequel Xerxes and follows a new set of Persian invaders squaring off against Greek general Themistocles (played by Sullivan Stapleton).

Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) will be back as the Spartan Queen from 300, while Eva Green will appear as Artemisia.

To obtain tickets visit facebook.com/WarnerBros.PicturesCanada.

300: Rise of an Empire hits theatres March 7.

Jesse Eisenberg cast as Lex Luthor in ‘Batman vs. Superman’

- January 31st, 2014

Huge villain news on the Superman/Batman front.

According to Variety, Warner Bros. has announced that Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s untitled Man of Steel sequel. Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the new film.

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Jesse Eisenberg is seen in this 2013 QMI Agency file photo.

 

“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940,” Snyder said in a statement. “What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.”

Eisenberg and Irons join a cast that includes Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. The film also stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

Warner Bros.’ Batman/Superman film is in pre-production in Michigan now, with filming scheduled to take place over the next year.

Major spoilers that [potentially] hint at the storyline were leaked online last week. You can read them all here.

In the meantime, what do you think of the casting news? On the face of it, it seems bad, but remember folks Eisenberg was fantastic in The Social Network. Sound off in the comments below.

Gal Gadot signs three-picture ‘Wonder Woman’ deal, plus news on Ben Affleck’s Bat-Suit

- January 23rd, 2014

If you were at all miffed by the selection of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Man of Steel 2 (aka Batman vs. Superman), then you’re probably not going to like this news.

According to Variety, Gadot will be playing the warrior princess of the Amazon not only in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman-Superman pic, but in the Justice League and a standalone Wonder Woman film.

An Israeli entertainment show reported that Gadot will earn a whopping $300,000 per film.

Given the character’s track record – a planned television show was shelved – Warner Bros. likely wants to roll the character out slowly to gauge audience appetite.

Let’s face it, a solo Black Widow film with Scarlett Johansson will eventually probably hit theatres. But several years ago, when the character first appeared in Iron Man 2 that didn’t seem like a sure thing.

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In related Batman-Superman news, Latino Review has a rumoured update on the Batman costume Ben Affleck will be wearing in the new film.

“Batman will actually wear 2 batsuits in the film, but where as Grey-and-Blue has already been designed and Affleck has worn it, the second Batsuit is more armored like the one in the Dark Knight Returns and Kingdom Come comics.”

Actual images of the costume are expected to surface in the next few months. To read [major] possible spoilers, head on over to yesterday’s blog post.

Batman vs. Superman opens May 6, 2016.