Fans around the world want to see what Zack Snyder has up his sleeve for Batman Vs. Superman. As time goes on we will learn more and more about the movie, but I just can't wait to actually start seeing stuff from it. In a recent interview with the LA Times, Snyder talked about the film, which is set to go into production in about a month.
"We’re getting ready to start shooting in a month or so. It’s going great. I’m very excited. It’s very fun to get into this world with different heroes coexisting in the same universe, but a lot of balls in the air as they say. As a fan, it’s an amazing opportunity. You know, Superman and Batman in the movies have never existed in the same frame together. So it’s an interesting historical thing. We were just testing the suits, right? The new Batsuit and the Superman suit. It wasn’t even with the actors, right? It was just to see ‘em. I was standing there, they were standing next to each other. And I was like, 'Guys, someone take a picture! This has never happened before.' We slightly dork out. Like, 'Are you kidding me?!'"
Hopefully that picture leaks online sometime in the near future! A few of the main characters have been cast in the film, including Henry Cavil as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. Some fans aren't happy with the choices, others are. When asked about the casting choices and the fanboy outcry, the director said,
"There are two ways to think about it. We know the material. Unfortunately, the fans don’t know the material. So, we’re casting according to what’s happening in the script. And we’re hoping that leads to enough originality, enough perspective on what we’re doing that you get something fresh and exciting. I understand the canon. I’m not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint. I think Jesse is going to be an amazing Lex. Let’s not forget he was nominated for an Academy Award. It’s not like I just grabbed my friend to play the guy! This guy’s the real deal. By the way, in looking at all the talk-back, you can get all different perspectives in there too. Some people are hating to hate. Some people — someone did some fan art. And you look underneath and someone wrote, 'I guess I can see it.' Honestly, are you kidding me? Just stop it! It’s reassuring and frustrating at the same time."
I personally find it entertaining to watch and read the fan reactions of these announcements. A lot of people like to rant, it's just what geeks do. I do it too! I just think it's funny that once they release a photo or footage, most of the fans that were complaining will change their minds and be crazy excited about it. Just like when Heath Ledger was cast as The Joker. Synder went on to talk about the film he's making, saying,
"[The movie] literally takes the Man of Steel and Batman universes and explodes them. You’re not as tied to the mythology. In Man of Steel, we had to create an origin story, a mythology, and there’s a lot of energy into that, which we love doing. Don’t get me wrong. But when you think about how fun it is too — now that you’ve got these characters — to now let ‘em loose. That’s fun!"
The movie will be released on May 6th, 2016. Even though I'm not the biggest fan of Man of Steel, I'm still really excited about this flick. How can I not be?! It's Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen!