Howdy ladies and gents time for a bit of late film news. Now there has been a fair amount of news circulating about the Man of Steel sequel, but to be frank, I don’t care. Nothing substantial has taken place since the internet freaked out about Jesse Eisenberg being Lex Luthor. But now Zack Snyder has appeared out of the wood work with some interesting comments about the upcoming film and comic book fan backlash. The following info comes from superherohype:
“300: Rise of an Empire hits theaters this Friday and writer and producer Zack Snyder is doing the publicity rounds. Earlier today, we brought you his response to Joel Silver’s recent comments about Snyder’s big screen take on Alan Moore and David Gibbons’ Watchmen. Now, Snyder has spoken with The LA Times, where he dropped a few details about the status of the much anticipated Batman vs. Superman.
“We’re getting ready to start shooting in a month or so,” Snyder says. “It’s going great. I’m very excited… 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!'”
Snyder goes on to discuss the shared continuity of the 2016 release, hinting that the big screen release won’t necessarily adhere to any specific comic book storylines.
In ‘Man of Steel,’ we had to create an origin story,” he continues, “a mythology. 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! …[it] literally takes the ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Batman’ universes and explodes them.”
Set to feature the return of Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne, Batman vs. Superman features Ben Affleck debuting as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Although more names are expected to be confirmed in the near future, Snyder says that online comments are, to him, a mixed bag.
“We know the material,” he promises. “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.”
Batman vs. Superman hits theaters on May 6, 2016.”
Okay, so let’s cover his comments covered paragraph by paragraph. Firstly Snyder talks about the suits for Batman and Superman, he’s seen them, he likes them, great… But hey, we can’t see them. The fans don’t know how great these suits supposedly are. Until we get official images, the suits might as well be invisible.
Secondly the talks about creating the origin story in MoS and then meshing the worlds of Batman and Superman together too. He sounds really excited. Good for him. But again it is just it is all just talk, I want to believe that he knows what he is talking about, however MoS wasn’t the epic tale that I wanted for Superman, so this sequel is gonna have a hard time winning me over. But then this sequel has Batman in it, so it will at least be a lot better.
And finally Snyder basically takes a second to reaffirm that he and his team know the source material, that they’re doing their best and will put their own spin on it. For me I am not overly confident with him, Snyder makes things look good, no doubt about that. But I have yet to see a film of his that will end up in my favourite films of all-time. With all the changes and dark aspects that went into MoS that wasn’t how I would have done Superman, I just have a hard time trying to see this film being good. I want to believe that it’ll be great, I want a good Batman and Superman film, but I’m gonna have to be convinced with some visual material.