Batman Vs Superman news round-up

News Simon Brew
21 Jan 2014 - 09:44

Lex Luthor, Joaquin Phoenix, Ben Affleck, Batman, Justice League and more in our latest Batman Vs Superman round-up...

Over the weekend, Warner Bros announced that Zack Snyder's Batman Vs Superman movie was set to be delayed by ten months to a May 2016 release date. One rumour doing the rounds was that an injury to Ben Affleck had put the production back, although it now seems that that wasn't the reason for delaying the film. Comic Book Movie, for one, has speculated that it's a budget-driven delay.

A few bits and bobs surrounding Batman Vs Superman then.

Firstly, Jennifer Garner has talked briefly about the new Batman suit that her husband will be wearing in the film. Chatting to Entertainment Tonight, she declared that "the suit is unbelievably cool. It's a total reinvention. It looks great!". Granted, she's hardly going to say that it looks like it came out of a fancy dress shop January sale, but we thought you'd like to know that anyway.

Elsewhere, it seems that Joaquin Phoenix is still in line for a villain role in the movie - if he wants it. It's the main villain role that he's apparently been offered, and Variety reports that its sources say that the decision "is still in Joaquin Phoenix's court". It's been suggested that the role he's been offered is that of Lex Luthor. Which would make sense.

Jason Momoa, meanwhile, has refused to confirm reports that he's been linked with a Batman Vs Superman role. Badass Digest has declared that he was offered the part of Aquaman, with the idea being a small cameo in Batman Vs Superman, ahead of more substantive appearances in the future. Momoa has basically denied this.

Further rumours last week suggested that Warner Bros was looking into the possibility of filming Batman Vs Superman back to back with its planned Justice League movie. The strong rumour is that Batman Vs Superman will have a big cliffhanger ending (rather than a Marvel-esque post- or mid-credits sting), and the studio apparently wants to capitalise on that as quickly as possible. If that story was true, then we wonder if the Batman Vs Superman delay might accommodate that a little easier now.

There are lots of rumours there, and some of them may come to fruition soon, as the plan is still to start shooting Batman Vs Superman this year. We will, of course, keep you posted...

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