Batman Vs Superman latest news round-up

News Simon Brew
30 Oct 2013 - 06:49

Costume rumours, the new Batmobile chatter, production design and David S Goyer, all in our latest Batman Vs Superman round-up...

The first shots are in the proverbial can for Zack Snyder's 2015 Batman Vs Superman movie, with some early footage taken the weekend before last of an American Football game. That's to be used in a match-up in the film between the Gotham City University and Metropolis State University teams.

The full shoot isn't set until 2014, though, but that hasn't stopped bits and bobs of news rolling in.

Firstly, Production Weekly has confirmed that the movie now has a production office, at Raleigh Michigan Studios in Pontiac. More interestingly, though, it's also revealed that Patrick Tatopoulos has signed on as Production Designer for the movie. He's previously served as Production Designer on the likes of Independence Day, Dark City, the Total Recall remake and, most recently, 300: Rise Of An Empire.

Next up? The suit that Batman wears, and the equipment he uses, is getting a redesign for Batman Vs Superman, to establish that this is a different take on the character than the one we got in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. As such, Batman On Film reports for a start that the Batmobile is going to be different this time around, and not a military vehicle, a la the Tumbler. It's being designed and built at General Motors in Hollywood right now, and the site speculates that it'll be an 'old Cadillac' concept car style.

Comic Book Movie, meanwhile, reckons that Batman's look in the new film will take inspiration from the 2011 graphic novel, Batman: Noel. Here's how he looked in that...

Finally, David S Goyer, who's penning the screenplay for Batman Vs Superman (based on a story he's sharpening with Zack Snyder) has now signed a three year first look deal with Warner Bros. Given that Goyer is Warner's go-to man at the moment for DC properties, this may be significant, although the first fruits of the deal are an unrelated sci-fi thriller.

Batman Vs Superman is set to land in July 2015.

Production Weekly.
Batman On Film.
Comic Book Movie.

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