Christopher Nolan Discusses Ben Affleck’s Casting in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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After directing three Batman films, Christopher Nolan opted to take a step back and serve as executive producer on Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Even though that means Nolan isn’t as deeply involved in the production this time around, he’s still got an opinion on Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman.

Hit the jump to check out Nolan’s first thoughts after finding out Affleck was interested in the role.  Batman v Superman hits theaters on March 25, 2016 and also stars Henry CavillGal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterScoot McNairy and Jeremy Irons.

Christopher Nolan Vetoed a MAN OF STEEL Post-Credits Scene

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As director Zack Snyder’s superhero pic Man of Steel approached release, there was a high level of both anticipation and curiosity in the air.  The previous year, Marvel Studios had capped off its Phase One of interconnected superhero movies with The Avengers, which enjoyed both critical and commercial success to the tune of $1.5 billion.  Their experiment worked, and they would continue building out their MCU for years to come.  With Warner Bros., though, Man of Steel was seen as possibly the first piece of a larger puzzle that could lead to the studio’s own interconnected universe of DC Comics adaptations.  How would Man of Steel compare to Marvel’s approach?  Would there be many similarities?

The finished film, it turns out, was actually quite different from Marvel’s output.  It maintained the same dramatic tone of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy even though the films weren’t connected, and there weren’t too many nods to other DC characters.  But the film almost had one big similarity to Marvel’s approach: a post-credits stinger. However, when WB brought up the prospect of adding a coda, Nolan (a producer on the film) reportedly nixed the idea quite strongly.  More after the jump.

Zack Snyder Says BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Shoot Will Move to Chicago Next; May Return to Detroit for Future Films

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Production is about to wrap for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in Michigan and before heading out, director Zack Snyder wanted to take a moment to thank the town and say a little something about Jason Momoa’s Aquaman.

Hit the jump to catch what Snyder had to say including the possibility of returning to certain Michigan-based locations for future films.  Batman v Superman opens on March 25, 2016 and stars Ben Affleck, Henry CavillGal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterScoot McNairy and Jeremy Irons.

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.

Jason Momoa Confirms Aquaman for JUSTICE LEAGUE; Predicts AQUAMAN Will Be an Origin Story

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We got some solid reports claiming that Jason Momoa was set to take the role of Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice back in June, but now that Warner Bros. has confirmed it via that enormous release date announcement, Momoa himself is finally allowed to talk about it.

While at Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta, Momoa discussed the super secretive casting process, why he’s so pumped to take on the role and how he’s prepping for the 2018 Aquaman solo movie.  On top of that, Momoa also confirm that the character will appear in the first Justice League movie.  Hit the jump for more.

Jena Malone Will Appear in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE in “Mystery Role”

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You might have noticed some Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice news floating around courtesy of an extra who chose to break his signed confidentiality agreement today, but now we’ve finally got a more concrete report that doesn’t call for Warner Bros. to file lawsuit.

Apparently multiple sources have confirmed that Jena Malone is indeed in the film, but there’s no word on whether or not she’s actually portraying a female version of Batman’s sidekick, Robin.  Hit the jump for more on Malone’s involvement in the film.  Batman v Superman is due in theaters on March 25, 2016 and also stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy and Jeremy Irons.

Zack Snyder Set to Direct Two JUSTICE LEAGUE Movies

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The Warner Bros. and DC news continues to pour in.  We just found out that Justice League will make its way into theaters in 2017 and that Justice League 2 will follow it up in 2019, but DC Entertainment just sent out an official press release with more information on the films.

Zack Snyder will direct both of them, which the press release refers to as Justice League Part One and Justice League Part Two.  On top of that, it also confirms that Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams will all reprise their roles for Justice League Part One, but makes no mention of their involvement in Justice League Part Two.  Hit the jump for more.

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.

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.

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.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Set Pictures Detail the New Batmobile

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It’s been an entire week without any kind of photos from the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, so how about we blow the dust off with a reveal of Bruce Wayne’s new Batmobile?  Okay then.  To me this thing looks like it was informed both by Christopher Nolan’s films and by the more classic Batmobile designs.  It’s got the militaristic look and jagged edges from the Nolan-verse, but the shape itself leans ever-so-slightly back to the old school design in the way it tapers off in the middle.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The Zack Snyder directed film stars Ben Affleck, Henry CavillGal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterScoot McNairy and Jeremy Irons.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on May 6, 2016.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Set Pictures Feature Henry Cavill as Clark Kent

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We got a look at Ben Affleck in Bruce Wayne form a few weeks ago so how about some shots of Henry Cavill as Clark Kent to go along with them?  As long as Zack Snyder’s busy shooting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice out in public, bystanders will be snapping photos of the action and this time around, they caught some material that involves Clark Kent having a discussion with a woman in front of the Gotham City jail.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Gal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterScoot McNairy and Jeremy IronsBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on May 6, 2016.

Jesse Eisenberg Talks About the Psychology of Lex Luthor in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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When Jesse Eisenberg was cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel (perhaps it’s actually a spinoff at this point considering how many new characters there are) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there was a lot of head scratching.  But I actually can totally see him in the role.  Leaving aside the completely arbitrary question of whether the character will have hair or not, Eisenberg has an intelligence that reads well onscreen not to mention the fact that he can really play entitled and angry.  Eisenberg recently spoke about the film and, while he couldn’t say much, what he did say makes me more confident than ever that he’s the right choice for the role.  In fact, I think his casting could potentially be the most interesting thing about the movie.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently filming in Detroit under the direction of Zack Snyder for a March 2016 release.  The film also stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams and Jason Momoa.  Hit the jump to see what Eisenberg has to say about playing Lex Luthor.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Set Image Reveals a Different Look at Henry Cavill’s New Costume

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Judging by some of the reaction to this picture, it appears as though there are some slight shifts away from the established Man of Steel look in Henry Cavill‘s costume for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Not that I can tell.  I’ve seen Man of Steel exactly once and don’t really plan on seeing it again to see if I can spot some minute differences.  This set image (obviously) adds more color to the costume than the official still from last month, and I suppose it’s interesting to see the painted-on muscle patterns in the light of day.  But, on the whole, I think this is a less interesting development than the picture of Scoot McNairy as (potentially) The Flash.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently filming in Detroit under the direction of Zack Snyder for a March 2016 release.  The film also stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Jesse Eisenberg.  Hit the jump for the Batman v Superman Henry Cavill set image. 

Ben Affleck on the Reaction to His Casting in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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When you sign on to play a superhero, especially someone as iconic as Batman, you’re going to undergo quite a bit of scrutiny.  Warner Bros. was well aware of it and the studio wanted to make sure Ben Affleck was well aware of it before taking the role as well.  However, clearly that didn’t stop Affleck from joining the cast of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as the new Bruce Wayne/Batman.

While discussing his decision to take the part, Affleck highlighted that if he didn’t think he could do it, he never would have signed on in the first place.  Hit the jump for more of Affleck’s thoughts on being the new Batman.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016 and also stars Henry CavillGal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterScoot McNairy and Jeremy Irons.

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