Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder have been keeping mum on their upcoming 'Batman vs. Superman' film, despite letting slip that Lex Luthor will pop up as the new villain. With pre-production underway and the recent release of 'Man of Steel' on Blu-ray and DVD, though, stars Henry Cavill (Superman) and Ben Affleck (Batman) have chimed in on what we can expect from the upcoming superhero follow-up.
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As they continue to work toward the big 'Justice League' crossover, Warner Bros. is also planning the further expansion of the DC cinematic universe. Not unlike how Marvel has made billions off of second-tier characters, Warner Bros. is looking to do the same, releasing two lower-budgeted superhero films every year outside of the summer blockbuster season.
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While Warner Bros. never confirmed it, most everyone has assumed the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie will be called 'Batman vs. Superman' because, well, duh. But, now comes a report that Warner Bros. has purchased a few related domain names, which indicates the studio is ditching the 'Batman vs. Superman' title for something more 'Man of Steel' friendly.
Fans walked away from the 'Man of Steel' live event this past Saturday still knowing little about the upcoming sequel, 'Batman vs. Superman.' (So much for all those teased announcements!) But one person who did get to see something more than commissioned artwork was Kevin Smith, the host of said event, and it came in the form of a first look at Ben Affleck in his Batman suit.
Earlier today, 'Man of Steel' director Zack Snyder and star Amy Adams sat down with Kevin Smith at a special fan event for the upcoming Blu-ray release, with Henry Cavill telecasting in from London -- but the making of that film wasn't all they discussed. Snyder dropped a few hints about his sequel, working under the tentative title 'Batman vs. Superman,' which, obviously features the caped crusader going up against the Man of Steel himself.
Though it isn't due out until July 2015, it seems that Zack Snyder's 'Batman vs. Superman' (or whatever they eventually call it) has done some shooting, and is now auditioning people for the film. The latest scoop is that the film might feature Dick Grayson, also known as Robin or Nightwing.