Rumor: BATMAN V SUPERMAN Will Directly Address MAN OF STEEL Criticisms

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We all knew Man of Steel would provoke discussion once it opened in theaters last summer.  After all, this was a major studio rebooting the most iconic superhero of all time—of course the movie was going to be a worldwide event that would get people talking.  But boy did the movie ruffle some feathers.  Passionate discussion took place in the weeks following the film’s release and just kept going, right up to this moment right here in which people are still discussing/debating the major decisions that Superman makes in the film’s final act.  While director Zack Snyder’s follow-up film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is introducing a plethora of DC Comics heroes to a new interconnected universe while also serving as a tee-up for the two-part Justice League film, new plot details suggest that the film will also be addressing some of the major Man of Steel criticisms head on.

More after the jump, but beware of possible minor spoilers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Jason Momoa Talks AQUAMAN; Says He’s Signed for 4-Picture Deal, and Wants Zack Snyder to Direct Solo Picture

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Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wrapped filming this weekend, so we still have a very long 15 months of trying to find out every single thing we can about the movie before it opens, and that’s not to mention all of the other DCCU movies in the works.  One of those movies is 2018′s Aquaman starring Jason Momoa as The King of the Seven Seas.  Speaking at Comic-Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil, Momoa couldn’t comment on the details of Batman v Superman, but he did talk about his contract, when he came on board, his hopes for the character’s future, and more.  The most surprising revelation is that he’s only signed for four movies.  While he didn’t specify, I assume he’s talking about Batman v Superman, Justice League: Part I and Part II, and Aquaman.  This is yet another way DC/WB is breaking away from Marvel in that rather than sign an actor to a ton of pictures and figuring out when to deploy and cross them over, Aquaman is locked into the big team-up, his solo picture, and that’s it.

Hit the jump for what Momoa had to say.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016, and also stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, and Jeremy Irons.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Wraps Filming

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After nearly eight months of production, it appears that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has finally finished filming.  Production began on director Zack Snyder’s superhero follow-up to Man of Steel back in April, and then today cinematographer Larry Fong shared an image from an icy location with the caption, “That’s a wrap.”  While it’s possible Fong meant only that work in that particular location has wrapped, given that production has been ongoing for nearly the length of a full pregnancy, it makes sense that Batman v Superman would be completed just before the holiday break.  More after the jump.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE to Show Batman’s Parents Getting Murdered Yet Again; Scene Will Be Shot in IMAX

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I’m willing to bet if you walked up to ten people on the street and asked them “What happened to Batman’s parents?” at least nine of would correctly answer “They were murdered.”  They could also probably tell you that it was by a mugger in a back alley.  And yet Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will apparently need to tell us yet again that Thomas and Martha Wayne were gunned down in front of their young son, Bruce Wayne, thus teaching him that crime is bad, and that the best way to fight it is to dress up like a giant rodent and be a vigilante.

I’ll admit that’s a tad reductive, but it’s also true that we don’t need to see the Waynes die again.  We especially don’t need to see it in Batman v Superman, which features an older, more experienced Batman (Ben Affleck).  This is not an origin story, which, by the way, we will never need for Batman ever again unless something is radically altered in his history like being a computer programmer named Bruce Wain.  But new set photo and videos shows that we’ll be getting the Dark Knight’s life-changing event for the umpteenth time.  Hit the jump to check it out.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.

New BATMAN V SUPERMAN Rumors Hint at New Details for Batmobile and Batsuit

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As Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice prepares to wrap filming in Michigan, new rumors have surfaced regarding Batman (Ben Affleck) and his weapons.  The photos we’ve seen have shown some mighty glowering, but we might have some new details regarding Bats’ suit and ride.

However, one of these reports isn’t so much of a rumor as a confirmation that Batman will have two suits.  The first is his standard costume and the other is the armor we saw during the Comic-Con presentation.  However, some new rumors have emerged regarding Batman’s armored suit.  Hit the jump for the Batman v Superman rumors [possible spoilers ahead].  The film also stars Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, and Jeremy IronsBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Works to Save the Bats

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It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes a blockbuster will pick up a charitable cause, and I’m glad it’s happening with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  The film has become part of the “Save the Bats” campaign, and the production has released a video where director Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck and Amy Adams explain why it’s so important to keep these creatures (which I’ve been told aren’t bugs) as part of our ecosystem.  I don’t disagree with that, and I’m glad that Batman v Superman will bring a great amount of attention to this cause; I hope other blockbusters follow suit with their own projects.  That all being said, if a bat flew into my home, I would run away screaming.  The bat would be the new owner of my apartment.

Hit the jump to check out the video, which contains plenty of fun bat-facts, and head over to savebats.org to learn more.

Producer Charles Roven Says Ben Affleck Was the First Choice to Play Batman in BATMAN V SUPERMAN; Wanted Someone Who Could “Tower Over” Superman

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Producer Charles Roven recently took part in an extended interview at Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television, and his comments with regards to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are quite interesting.  We already shared what he had to say about Wonder Woman’s origin story earlier today, but more of the interview has now surfaced online, offering up even more revealing tidbits about director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel follow-up.  Roven says that Ben Affleck was the first actor they approached to play Batman in the pic, adding that they were looking for someone who could physically tower over Superman and play a “very, very, very rough” version of Batman.

Additionally, Roven talked a bit about Christopher Nolan’s involvement in Batman v Superman, saying he’s acting in an “advisory capacity” on the film.  Much more after the jump.

Wonder Woman’s BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Origin Revealed; Ben Affleck Is “Team Batfleck”

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Wonder Woman is a popular character by name but not by history.  If you were to ask someone about Batman’s origin story, they would probably know his parents were murdered so he learned crime was bad.  If you were to ask someone about Superman’s origin story, they would probably know that his planet blew up and he was raised by good-hearted Midwesterners.  But ask people about Wonder Woman’s origin, and you’ll probably get confused looks.  It’s the result of Wonder Woman lacking the ubiquity of her male counterparts, and to be fair, plenty of non-geeks are probably just as ignorant of many superheroes’ origins.  However, those superheroes are rarely set next to two of the most famous superheroes of all-time.

Because Wonder Woman’s origin is mostly unknown, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has room to play with it as opposed Superman or Batman where the confines are strictly mandated by geek culture.  Geeks don’t care as much about Wonder Woman, and so her original origin is being tossed out for something more “modern” and “realistic”.  Hit the jump for more.

Ben Affleck Disses DAREDEVIL; Explains Why BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Will Be Better

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When Ben Affleck was announced to play Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the news was met with the inevitable uninformed backlash.  Part of this backlash came from the fact that Affleck’s previous superhero movie, Daredevil, wasn’t good, and therefore he must be kept away from all superhero movies whatsoever until the rest of time.  While Affleck doesn’t sympathize with these people, he does recognize that Daredevil kind of sort of sucked.

During an appearance on NRP’s All Things Considered, Affleck said “Indeed I have regrets about Daredevil,” and “Look, if I thought we were remaking Daredevil, I’d be out there picketing myself.”  He explained that his frustration came from “exacting standards” and “I want to do excellent work and I don’t always succeed, but I think you have to start out with that drive.”  Hit the jump for what he says drove him to play Batman.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also stars Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, and Jeremy Irons, and opens on March 25, 2016.

Watch the Batmobile Drive Around Slowly in 13 Minutes of Video from the Set of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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Interest in superhero movies is at a fever pitch, so it’s no surprise that a flood of video and photos from the set of the now-filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will continue to flow so long as cameras are rolling.  Zack Snyder knew exactly what he was doing when he recently unveiled the new Batmobile in full, because Snyder and his crew are currently shooting a number of scenes on the streets of Detroit that feature Bruce Wayne’s new wheels.  A rather lengthy piece of video of the aforementioned Batmobile “in action” has now surfaced, giving fans the opportunity to take a look at the car from a variety of angles.  It’s admittedly a very tame piece of video, and it doesn’t even feature any actual filming, but for those who are curious to see more of the Batmobile’s practical applications it might be of interest.

Take a look at the latest Batman v Superman Batmobile video after the jump.  The film stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, and Jeremy IronsBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on March 25, 2016.

The STAR WARS: EPISODE VII and BATMAN V SUPERMAN War Continues with a First Official Look at the Return of the Millennium Falcon

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Directors J.J. Abrams and Zack Snyder have been going back-and-forth online by parodying their respective blockbusters, Star Wars: Episode VII and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Snyder struck the most recent blow by showing a Stormtrooper getting arrested for hi-jacking Batman’s ride.  Abrams has retorted in a way that will be tough to top.  He’s stolen the Batmobile back and placed it on the underside of the Millennium Falcon.  And this isn’t just a cutesy little model.  This is a real shot of the Millennium Falcon with a huge pan and everything.

Hit the jump to check out the Star Wars: Episode VII Millennium Falcon video featuring the Batmobile.  It’s now your move, Mr. Snyder.  May I suggest putting Batman behind the wheel of a Star Destroyer?  Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Video Sends the Batmobile on a Chase

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The past week, Batman v Superman news has been all about the Batmobile, and that trend continues with new video.  Instagram user shiva_honey captured some video of the Batmobile speeding down the street in a high speed chase, and I have to say I’m impressed.  It’s a big, clunky vehicle and yet it handles corner without missing a beat.  However, I love the second video where the Batmobile is presumable returning to its starting point, and the music overlaying the return is Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice”.  It would amuse me to no end if they used that music in the movie by having Batman playing it on the radio.  You can still fight crime while listening to Doggystyle.

Hit the jump to check out the Batman v Superman Batmobile video.  The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, and Jeremy IronsBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.

New BATMAN V SUPERMAN Batmobile Image Charges a Stormtrooper with Grand Theft Auto

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Filmmaker Zack Snyder continues to make excellent use of social media when it comes to teasing fans, with the latest being a new Batman v Superman Batmobile image with yet another Star Wars tie-in.  This is the third such Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars mash-up, as Snyder previously tweeted a photo of Henry Cavill dressed as a Jedi and another photo of Batman hanging out with R2-D2.  This new image offers another look at Ben Affleck’s formidable-looking Batmobile, as a Stormtrooper is seen being arrested by GCPD for the theft of said vehicle.  It’s clearly a joke, but Snyder seems to be laying on the Star Wars love pretty thick.  Is he simply a big fan, or could those long-ago rumors of a Snyder-helmed Star Wars spinoff have some truth to them?  Whatever the case, the filmmaker’s tied up in the DC universe for the next few years as he’s poised to shoot Justice League directly after BvS.

Take a look at the new Batman v Superman Batmobile image after the jump.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice storms into theaters on March 25, 2016.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Set Video Shows the Batmobile in Action

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First we got those unofficial images of the new Batmobile on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then Zack Snyder followed those up with the real deal, a hi-res shot of the vehicle courtesy of film set photographer Clay Enos.  Now we’re moving on to a video of the Batmobile in action and for that, we’re going back into unofficial territory.

Hit the jump to catch the Batman v Superman Batmobile zipping down a street during filming.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben AffleckHenry CavillGal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterScoot McNairy and Jeremy Irons, and opens on May 6, 2016.

Zack Snyder Tweets New Image of the BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Batmobile

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We posted set photos of the Batman v Superman Batmobile earlier today.   They were cool and all, but nothing compared to what the director and still photographer of the movie has to offer.  Zack Snyder took it upon himself to tweet out a new official image of the Batmobile with the caption: “Here’s a real picture of the #Batmobile.”

Ben Affleck, Henry CavillGal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterScoot McNairy and Jeremy Irons star in the May 6, 2016 release.  Check out the Batman v. Superman Batmobile image after the jump.

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