Batman Vs Superman news round-up

News Simon Brew 21 May 2014 - 07:24

Lex Luthor, Batman, Batmobiles, and a fake-looking tease for The Joker in our Batman Vs Superman round-up...

Production has finally begun on Batman Vs Superman, with the key cast now in Detroit as director Zack Snyder calls shots on the movie. And, as you might expect, a few new stories about the film have come to light as filming is underway.

Firstly, off the back of the Ben Affleck Batman suit reveal last week, Kevin Smith has been hinting that there's more to come.

Smith, in his latest Hollywood Babble-On podcast, was talking about how the picture released was monochrome, and didn't give a full impression as to what Batman will look like in the film. He said that "if you want to see what this fucking suit looks like, you just go to Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, go to the third book, Hunt The Dark Knight - it's the exact fucking outfit he's wearing". Smith also teased that there may be more than one Batsuit and Batmobile in the film.

Furthermore, Jesse Eisenberg, the new Lex Luthor in the film, has been talking a bit more about his casting. On why he took the job, he said that "it's important to be in those big things. I happen to want to do this movie because the character is awesome, but it's also important to be in those for some kind of longevity". He admitted too that the role has brought him attention, saying that "you're just exposed to more people, so walking down the street is more annoying". Eisenberg will start work on the film himself in the next few weeks.

Finally, cinematography Larry Fong seems to have been having fun with igniting online speculation. He shared the following photograph, apparently from the set of the new film...

Unsurprisingly, some concluded that this was a nod to The Joker appearing in the new film, although more suspected - correctly, we'd wager - that this was Fong having a bit of fun. We'd like to think that Fong had a bet with his Batman Vs Superman chums to see just how many websites would pick up on the picture and speculate on it, so rest assured that the only reason we've run the story ourselves it to make him a cheeky tenner. Ahem.

Batman Vs Superman is due in cinemas in May 2016.

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Maybe it's not the Joker - maybe it's a tease for the apperance of GAMBIT!! (Cue Basement dweller nerd rage in 3... 2... 1...) ;) ^moobit

Wait for it...

So is Detroit is filling in for the destroyed metropolis from MoS?

If only it were a tease for the Royal Flush Gang.

But Fong being cheeky also has its advantages, I guess. A well-deserved tenner if that's the case!

Gambit is marvel! Tut ;)

It would have been great for Superman to be an enemy of the people in the second film (before it became the WB version of Avengers) maybe this would have been a good idea

GAMBIT?? In a Superman/Batman film???




Whats that mum?? NO! I don't want beans on toast, I hate beans! Ok!!!! I'll be up in a minute!!! LEAVE ME ALONE MUM IM TRYING TO RANT ON A WEBSITE!!!!

Well, it's an aging Batman right?

With all the characters they are forcing into this film it wouldn't surprise me one bit if Joker made some sort of appearance.

Hell, it wouldn't surprise me if Rorschach and The Comedian popped up along the way...

Actually, that would be a wicked awesome.

Don't talk to your mother like that, I'm trying to watch the news!

And it's disrespectful!

And tell your friend that card's not even glowing! If it were glowing that's one thing!

I LOVE the idea of several batmobiles.

I also hope that the destruction of metropolis hangs over this film like a stormcloud. Superman should be suffering PTSD from that. And it should be the largest character motivation for his actions

Could be The Mad Hatter. He uses playing cards for mind control.

nah its the Royal Flush gang

Snyder thought it would be cool to have Robocop in the movie

Has anyone else seen the somewhat odd choice for the title of the film - it has been announced (if these things can be believed since the release was on facebook) that it will be called Batman vs Superman - Dawn of Justice. I can understand why but still - its a bit weak.

If shooting started yesterday, this could be done by the end of the year, easy! Why wait until end of April 2016? Star Wars must take far more effort, and that's coming out five months sooner.

The Joker might well appear just to indicate to audiences that this is not Bale/Nolan's Batman, but a whole new iteration.

Who is this 'Dawn' they speak of? Is she like Judge Judy?

Jeez talk about a clusterfcuk! Suit looks like that tubby owlman suit repurposed!

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