Some Pointed (General) Rumors Regarding The MAN OF STEEL 'Sequel' And JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie!! - Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.
The whole of CBM’s article is HERE - and offers more information. Do treat these bits as RUMORS until further illumination is provided.
Here are a few bullet points…
** Joaquin Phoenix has the lead villain role if he wants it.
** Superman will have more of a shorter, KINGDOM COME haircut. The new cut will include the “S” curl.
** The project was not delayed due to Ben Affleck having sustained an injury, as has been rumored. Delay may be due to budget issues, and whether or not to inject Wonder Woman’s home (Themyscira) into the mix.
** Back-to-back shooting of MOS2 and the official JUSTICE LEAGUE movie is being mulled. [[Might this be a logistical reason for the delay?]]
** WB intends to use substantial cliffhangers to bridge their DC universe films. MOS2 will have such a cliffhanger, bridging it with JUSTICE LEAGUE.
** Short films for lesser-known DC characters will feature at the end of each DC universe film.
So, what do you think? It’s all fascinating and exciting at the very least. Does it feel like WB is going for ‘too much, too quickly?’ here? This isn’t meant to be a value judgement as much as a legitimate question…a question which may not be altogether fair without knowing which JL characters will feature in either 'MOS2' or the actual JUSTICE LEAGUE movie. Can introducing JLers into (presumably only part of) MOS 2 and in JUSTICE LEAGUE itself feel in any way organic? I mean, Marvel took a number of films to flesh-out the personalities we’d see in AVENGERS - ’twas one reason the movie worked so well.
Come what may, I do wish them the best. There’s much richness to be mined in the DC verse, and I’d love to see some of its denizens on screen - many for the first time ever. And, yeah, I think there’s plenty of room for perpetual DC and Marvel in theaters…especially if they’re both handled wisely.
Time will tell.
Some BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN story rumors pop up following the release date change! - Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.
The usual bs rules apply. And if there is any truth to any of this...considerable spoilers. No matter what, get your head around the idea...this is a Superman flick in name only. This is a JLA launch with a full blown follow up flick being planned simultaneously. The tea leaves are just too hard to ignore.
Batman would never work for the UN. Gov't sanctioned superhero group would be lame.
Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons Is Alfred In Zack Snyder's Batman - Superman Film - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Wow.Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.
As everyone knows, Alfred is Bruce Wayne’s most trusted friend, ally and mentor, a noble guardian and father figure. He is an absolutely critical element in the intricate infrastructure that allows Bruce Wayne to transform himself into Batman. It is an honor to have such an amazingly seasoned and gifted actor as Jeremy taking on the important role of the man who mentors and guides the guarded and nearly impervious fašade that encapsulates Bruce Wayne.