A few days ago we reported Nightwing is set to make his live-action feature film debut in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman, and Warner Bros. was eyeing Adam Driver (Girls) for the part. Supposedly, Driver is the frontrunner for the role, which is described as being Batman/Bruce Wayne’s (Ben Affleck) estranged partner, Dick Grayson. Grayson took on the Nightwing moniker to go off on his own crime-fighting adventures after being taken under Batman’s wing as his side-kick, Robin, but this new iteration finds the former dynamic duo apart for a number of years, and it remains to be seen just how frosty the relationship is between the the Dark Knight and his former protege.
So when I sat down with Driver during the press junket for the Coen Brothers awesome movie, Inside Llewyn Davis (Driver has a small but memorable role), I asked him about the rumor. Hit the jump for what he said.
With Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and this summer’s Man of Steel, composer Hans Zimmer has now had the chance to write music for arguably the two most popular comics characters in the world: Batman and Superman. Now that Zack Snyder has decided to bring a new Batman into the fold for the Man of Steel follow-up, Zimmer is faced with the decision of whether to revisit the Dark Knight or step aside and let someone else tackle the character.
Steve recently visited Zimmer in his studio and during the course of their extended conversation, the composer talked about whether he would be willing to return to score the Man of Steel follow-up and how his work with Nolan affects his decision. Zimmer also chimed in with his thoughts on the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in Snyder’s film. Hit the jump for much more.
With positive buzz and strong indications that Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is going to churn out a big box office this weekend, it comes as no surprise that a sequel is now going forward at Warner Bros. It’s being reported that the writer/director team of David S. Goyer and Snyder will return as the creative team behind the sequel. Producer and story contributor Christopher Nolan is also expected to return in some fashion for the follow-up, but not to the extent to which he was involved on Man of Steel. As Deadline also reports, Nolan will be involved with the Justice League film plotted for the future with Superman at the center. Hit the jump for more.
While Marvel has been hitting homeruns with critics and fans, DC and Warner Bros. have been struggling to bring their superheroes to life, unless his name is Batman. However, on June 14th, that’s all going to change, as the studios are releasing director Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be the start of a new billion-dollar franchise.
In addition to making Superman cool again, the studios have other plans that require his help: their Justice League movie. While rumors have the movie being released in 2015, as of now, no director is officially attached, and no one is sure if the movie would work without introducing the other characters in their own movies first (like Marvel did before The Avengers). So when I sat down with Snyder a few hours ago at the Los Angeles Man of Steel junket, I asked his thoughts the Justice League movie and if that would get his attention before a Man of Steel sequel. Hit the jump for more.