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‘Batman vs Superman’ rumour: Nightwing to appear, Bond girl auditions for Wonder Woman

- November 7th, 2013

So as it turns out there might be not one, but two familiar faces in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

Latino Review is reporting that Dick Grayson aka Nightwing is rumoured to be in Batman vs. Superman.

Apparently, Warner Bros. is looking for a “young John Hawkes type,” El Mayimbe says. And that adds up to Nightwing how? Not sure I buy this one.

You’ll remember that prior to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, there were rumours that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be playing Nightwing in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film.

If Nolan’s iteration of Batman had continued, then that might have been a possibility (Gordon-Levitt was ‘Robin’ in the film)

And while you’re digesting the Nightwing nugget, Schmoes Know are reporting that Wonder Woman will definitely be in Batman Vs. Superman.

And Schmoes is reporting that former Bond girl Olga Kurylekno has tried out for the role.

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Olga Kurylekno is seen at the Toronto International Film Festival in this 2012 file photo. QMI Agency

 

Thor 2′s Jaimie Alexander is also rumoured to be in the running for the role.

With Batman already set to be a focal point in the new film, I’m getting a little hesitant about the possibility of these additional heroes popping up in Man of Steel 2.

I get that DC wants to set up a Justice League feature, but it might get a wee bit muddled if they start cramming the film with secondary characters. What do you think? Sound off in the comments.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt set to play Batman in ‘Justice League’?

- November 27th, 2012
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from The Dark Knight Rises.

 

Earlier this week, Man of Steel director Zack Synder hinted that next summer’s Superman reboot could tie in to a larger DC Comics ensemble film that will gather several heroes from the Justice League.

Now Drew McWeeny from HitFix is adding fuel to the fire with speculation that Joseph Gordon-Levitt could appear as Batman in Justice League, which is tentatively due in 2015.

Gordon-Levitt played police officer Robert Blake in final instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, last summer.

McWeeny quotes sources who say Gordon-Levitt “absolutely” will be appearing in Justice League as the new Batman. He even suggests the caped crusader might have a cameo in a post-credits sequence in Man of Steel. “They appear to be solidifying deals for Gordon-Levitt and, potentially, at least one other actor from the Nolan films to do… something,” he writes.

Without ruining anything, the ending of The Dark Knight Rises opened up the possibility of Gordon-Levitt’s character filling Bruce Wayne’s bat-suit in future films.

When Synder was asked by the New York Post whether Man of Steel will be the launchpad for a more ambitious superhero film set in the DC Comics’ universe, he replied: “Um, how can I answer that? I can’t really say anything to that, because that’s a big spoiler. I will say, yeah, they trust me to keep them on course.”

Sounds pretty cool, I’d say. What do you think about Gordon-Levitt playing Batman in Justice League? Is this a good direction for the series to go? Let us know in the comments.

Man of Steel will be in theatres June 14, 2013. The Dark Knight Rises will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 4.

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‘Man of Steel’ getting 3-D makeover

- July 11th, 2012

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So after much haggling, it appears next summer’s Superman reboot will be released in 3-D after all.

Batman director, Christopher Nolan, who is producing the upcoming Man of Steel, resisted shooting this month’s Dark Knight Rises in 3-D, opting instead to film some of the sequences in IMAX.

But according to a report on Bleeding Cool, Supe’s second kick at the can in seven years will be converted to 3-D. If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can see a preview for the 2006 version here.

Director Zack Snyder chose not to go the 3-D route with last year’s Sucker Punch, and his 2009 film adaptation of the Watchmen comic book.

The film will also be converted for IMAX screens. A press release that was leaked on IMAX’s site, and has since been taken down, reveals some of the plot details.

“In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.

The IMAX release of Man of Steel will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.”

In more Man of Steel news, Comicbookmovie.com reports that the movie may feature cameos from other heroes in the DC Comics universe.

After Marvel’s domination with The Avengers, it will be interesting to see if DC can successfully launch their own team-up franchise.

Man of Steel hits theatres on June 14, 2013, and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne and Christopher Meloni.