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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everything about this screams that they are rushing to jump on the avengers band wagon rather than taking its time to build a world that will lead to a justice league. They want the money from an avengers movie but want it now instead of putting the work in.

I hope they release an image of the Batsuit soon to appease us for the delay. I try to keep an open mind regarding all news about this and am really rooting for this movie to be kickass so this delay should be good.

Marvel sure did a superb job at setting up the MCU. But I think DC has its own plan rather than copying what Marvel did. I read somewhere that there isn't a problem with introducing a bunch of characters in one movie: LOTR, The Hobbit, Star Wars, Watchmen did it, so why can't the soon-to-be-DCCU? Even if Marvel succeeded, DC/WB can still take a separate path.

The fact they hired new screen writers a month ago, and now they have delayed it by 10 months - to me - seems like they have no concrete story or plot and are just making it up as they go along.

I am very worried about how this film will turn out.

They need to ignore Marvel and their success if they want their new Justice League franchise to pay off.

The rumours about a big cliff hanger ending have me worried. No problem with them setting up something that leads into Justice League so long as they remember to actually finish BvS in a satisfying way too. Sadly with the current track record of WB / DC I'm not entirely convinced that's going to happen...

Jingle bells, Batman fell, two movies delaaaayed! Jason mamoa hurt Joaquin's Phoenix, and Jennifer's batsuit's greaaaat!

Round-up. (Drop mic)

Come on DOG, How about some pics of the actors + comic book characters in these articles so we can see them? Do we have to Google everything ourselves?

Judges say...

So long as Jason Momoa keeps the whiskers, because he just looked weird in Conan.

Wow, I don't know what to say (unrolls cartoonishly long parchment) I'd like to thank my wife, my kids, my dog, my dog's kids, my tv, my foster parents, my coach, um, big ups to my crew, Crazy Legs, Mr. Wiggles, Fast Feet, Zulu Gremlin, Taisuke, Lilou, Paradox, Câ Blaze, Nonstop, Chibi, Hoosker Do's, Hoosker Don'ts, Raph, Mikey, Leo, Jonah, and all the Rocksteady Crew all over the world, love, peace, and SOOOOUL!!!

That movie was dumber sharpener. And what in the world was T-Pain doin on it. Jason, keep your whiskers, T, keep your autotune, and both I y'all: leave the classics be.

And xmen have had 6 movies before finally uniting 2 great casts (where's everyone from wolverine origins HAHA!!) with time travel. Sure eventually they'll meet the FF and hopefully X-Force, but time travel from a great story, that was smart thinking, Fox.

Now Spider-Man, the one time favorite hero franchise, has the most uphill battle, cuz, who's really looking forward to it? Of geeks I mean. Everybody else wil watch it. As a geek that I think I'm in the minority in that I liked TASM a lot. And I expect this try will nail Venom, one of my favorite comic book characters, but even more so because of the 90's cartoon.

I hope from here on there are no more reboots. FF, cover your ears, you are excused. One thing in defense of rise of the silver surfer: that summer, it was better than pirates 3, Spider-Man 3, and shrek 3.

I think they're ignoring Marvel, otherwise they would've just announced a straight-up Superman movie instead.

One argument I found bizarre about the move of the date was that Marvel would beat them (with that unannounced movie on May 6th 2016). No, even if Superman/Batman was a bad movie it would still beat them after all these guys are iconic and are ambassadors to the comic book genre, the only Marvel character who could possibly do that would be Spiderman, and Marvel studios doesn't have the movie rights to him.

Rumours, rumours, rumours. Couldn't this be the moment where we can adopt a fingers-in-ears policy and just wait for a trailer at this rate?

why BEN?? i wish Stephen Amell!

I hope they don't. Any costume for any movie that's shown in pictures in advance of a film coming out always ends up with 'the internet' labelling it as the worst thing ever. I'd rather just see it in the film in action.

Really? I think everyone was in awe when Captain America's new suit was revealed. If it's good, it's good. If not, then it's not.

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