We’re a little over four months from the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will launch a whole new world of films into our lives: the DC Cinematic Universe. Spinning out of the events of 2013’s Man of Steel, it will pit Henry Cavill’s Superman against Ben Affleck’s Batman, and put both characters on the path toward a massive two-part film about DC’s heavy-hitting super-team, the Justice League of America, which will also feature the exploits of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and more.
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Since Batman vs. Superman was first announced, many openly wondered how Batman, a dude with no discernible superpowers, would be able to fight Superman, a dude with ALL the superpowers, without getting completely destroyed rather quickly. Director Zack Snyder knows that’s on your mind and has a very simple answer for how Batman plans to even the playing field: he’s going to cheat.
We’ve already seen one teaser and one full trailer (not to mention the extended version) for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a film that isn’t hitting theaters until next March. But with a reported budget of over $400 million, you should expect to see a lot more of Zack Snyder’s epic superhero film over the coming months. In fact, Snyder says we can expect a new trailer very soon.
As we’ve seen in the trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and as the title suggests), there’s going to be a whole lot of Batman v Superman as Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne is clearly not-very-okay with Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel and his superpowers. But what is it that sets Bruce off? A new interview with the stars of the film shines some light on this battle between heroes, while Affleck himself has confirmed that he may direct a solo Batman movie.
This week, Batman co-creator Bob Kane was posthumously given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder in attendance to give a speech about Kane’s ongoing influence in film, television and comics. Snyder also took some time out to discuss his own vision for Batman, portrayed by Ben Affleck in his upcoming film.
It’s a bit strange that we’re still five months away from the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and yet we’ve already seen so, so much from Zack Snyder’s epic superhero showdown. We’re destined to see a whole lot more as the holiday season approaches and we edge ever closer to the actual release date. For now, Warner Bros. has revealed four new photos from the set of the upcoming film, which is reportedly costing them over $400 million.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice doesn’t hit theaters until next March (if you can believe it), but we’ve already been inundated with so much marketing, including teasers, trailers, featurettes, photos, et al. Compare that to Disney’s approach with marketing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it seems like a lot — and here’s one more! But this latest feature is pretty interesting, as it gives us a closer look at the new costumes for Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
Somewhere, Alan Moore’s beard is tingling. Zack Snyder’s cinematic adaptation of the iconic Watchmen comics divided fans, some sticking with assertions of the source material as “unfilmable,” others acknowledging the film’s effort. That conflict may end up sparked anew, now that Snyder has officially met with HBO for a Watchmen TV series.
There’s been a lot of uncertainty about the Man of Steel sequel — Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller was rumored to be involved, but then more rumors started circulating suggesting that Warner Bros. has put Man of Steel 2 on hold for the time being, and the film doesn’t seem to have a place on the studio’s DC film schedule. According to Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is basically a Man of Steel sequel, so you don’t need to really worry about it.
Last week Zack Snyder served Marvel a diss while discussing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and reiterating that the film is very serious and mythological. Shots were effectively fired, and this week they’re being returned by Sebastian Stan, who serves a diss right back at Snyder and DC while talking up Winter Soldier’s role in Captain America: Civil War.