It looks like the 'Batman vs. Superman' casting rumors are true! After various reports and speculations that Wonder Woman would be joining Batman and Superman in director Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' follow-up, the character has been confirmed and actress Gal Gadot has been cast in the role!
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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.
DC's live-action properties have long been faced with far fewer continuity ties than Marvel's cinematic universe, but 'Arrow' fans have remained optimistic that the CW-DC drama could in fact hold a place within the world of 'Man of Steel,' and 'Batman vs. Superman.' Muddy though things have been, producers finally have an answer about the CW's Green Arrow prospects on the big screen.
As we wait for more information to eventually make its way to the internet about Zack Snyder's tentatively-titled 'Man of Steel' sequel, 'Batman vs. Superman,' we have been blessed with a few tidbits of info -- specifically, one producer who took to Twitter yesterday to drop some plot details concerning the status of the caped crusader in the upcoming sequel. And those details might surprise you.
One of the best parts of the 'Thor' movies is Jaimie Alexander's Sif, one of Thor's female fighting companions who's just as badass as her male counterparts. And while we wait for Marvel to pull the trigger on a female-centric superhero movie, Alexander herself has hinted that she's been talking to Warner Bros. about joining up with their superhero team as well. Could Alexander be Wonder Woman, perhaps?
Zack Snyder did some filming on Saturday night in L.A. for 'Batman vs. Superman,' which is what Warner Bros. themselves referred to as the title. The filming took place at a football game, set up at Weingart Stadium, which serves as the set of the Gotham City University home stadium. The Gotham City team, in black and gold, was playing against the Metropolis State University team, in red and white. If we've learned anything from 'The Dark Knight Rises,' no football game is safe as long as Batman is around.
While everyone is still debating whether or not Ben Affleck will make a good Batman in Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel 2,' which will feature a "Batman vs. Superman" element, we can tell you who was almost cast: Josh Brolin, who confirms that he was considered for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming sequel. Obviously, it didn't work out, but Brolin doesn't have any hard feelings about it.
While 'Man of Steel' shot primarily in Vancouver, and the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy shot, well, everywhere (mostly in London, Chicago and L.A. though), it appears that the untitled 'Batman and Superman' movie will be calling Michigan its home. But will Detroit be standing in for Metropolis or Gotham City?
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